Tarrytown Police: Many Car Entries, Theft

A summary of incidents in Tarrytown August 23 through August 30, 2012

The following information was supplied by the . Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.


Voodoo Spray

On August 23 at noon, a caller reported that her neighbor had sprayed her front door of a River Plaza apartment with a voodoo spray. She just wanted this noted for the record.


No Signal

A man sustained small scratches and bruises and his bike frame was damaged on August 23 at 4 p.m. when a car reportedly turned without signaling. The man said he was riding northbound on North Broadway at the intersection of Cobb Lane when a gray Buick turned right onto Cobb Lane without using turn signals, almost striking the bike. He fell off his bike and wanted incident on the record.


Tranformer Explosion

On August 26 at 6:40 p.m., several emergency calls came in for a transformer explosion on Van Wart Avenue, with fire spreading to the trees. Police and fire department responded. Officers reported putting out fire with extinguishers upon their arrival. Con Edison was notified about downed wires.


Shell Troubles

On August 26, the Shell gas station on South Broadway saw two police incidents. Around 8 p.m., county fire control reported a father having an unknown medical condition with his son at the station. Officer at the scene reported the man was having a panic attack; he was transported to by Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

A few hours later at 11:30 p.m., an anonymous caller reported a dispute at the station. Officers found a boyfriend/girlfriend fight in progress that was verbal in nature only. Parties left scene without further incident.


Rainbow Connection

On August 27 at 1:40 p.m., on South Broadway reported that two rainbow flags were stolen from in front of the church. The church official noted that the first flag was removed sometime on July 25 while the second was removed between August 11 and 13. The flags were valued at $60 each.


Many Overnight Car Entries

On the morning of August 29 into the afternoon, numerous calls came in about car break-ins overnight, but sometimes for cars that were already unlocked.

  • One Low Avenue parker reported a GPS system stolen from an unlocked car.
  • On Crest Avenue: GPS system, cash stolen from a parked car in a driveway with doors unlocked.
  • A Highland Avenue caller reported a vehicle possibly broken into overnight but police found nobody home at address to talk to.
  • Riverview Avenue: radar detector, GPA system stolen from car.
  • Another Riverview Avenue incident: nothing reported missing but an unlocked car seemed to have been entered.
  • Benedict Avenue: GPS system stolen from car in driveway.
  • Church Street: glove compartment and center console left open and items thrown about vehicle. Nothing reported missing.


Kitchen Fire

Highland Avenue was also the scene of a kitchen fire at a residence on August 29 at 4:45 p.m. The fire department responded and requested ambulance on standby for a fire resulting in some damage.


Arrest for Possession, Resisting Arrest

A task force officer requested additional units to the rear of McDonalds on August 29 at 1:05 p.m. for a man under arrest for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third and fifth degree and resisting arrest. Irving Molina, 34, was taken to headquarters and processed pending arraignment. By 6 p.m., Judge Kyle McGovern arraigned the defendant with bail set at $15,000 cash or $25,000 bond. Molina was transported to Westchester County Jail with a return court date of Sept. 5.


Note: Police Beat is in no way a complete summary of all Tarrytown Police activities and responses during the listed dates.





Krista Madsen September 05, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Moral of the story: lock your car doors, people. Even in your own driveway.
Patricia September 06, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Voodoo spray???? really, I guess you can call the police for anything. I wonder if that spray will stop my door hinges from squeaking?


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