The following information was supplied by the Tarrytown Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A 911 call came from Bellas Restaurant on Sept. 27 at 2:34 p.m. reporting a kitchen fire. The fire department and police responded. Police on the scene requested an ambulance for an employee suffering from smoke inhalation. Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps reported that the person refused medical aid after an evaluation. Fire Chief Eugene Gasparre reported that the village building department and the County Department of Health were notified of the incident.
Lieutenant William Herguth said Bellas was reopened by the next morning from what was determined to be a grease fire. The extent of the damage, he said, was mostly just a mess from the smoke and extinguisher chemicals on utensils and some food.
On Sept. 29 at 11:43 a.m., a Powder Horn Way resident, up the hill across from Lyndhurst, called to report he had video surveillance of his property indicating that three unknown people circled the residence on Sept. 27, looking into windows and taking pictures between 11 and noon. The caller said he was refinancing his home and police suggested it may have been the appraisal company on the property. The man said he checked with his bank which assured him it wasn’t the appraisal company.
Lieutenant Herguth said he could only discern what appeared to be a middle-aged woman walking around the house in the video. He saw no evidence of her looking in windows or taking pictures, or two other people.
In any case, the department put out a bulletin to Westchester Crime Analysis asking if they’d seen any similar complaints, but he said he hasn’t heard back from them.
On Sept. 27 at 11:40 p.m. a caller reported that her daughter was chased by a possum into a different apartment building at 207 South Broadway. An officer walked the person to her apartment, and the possum gone upon police arrival.
Cat was reportedly creating a “major disturbance” on Sept. 28 at 4:46 a.m. according to the police report on a call that came in from Summit Street. A cat had been trapped in a sewer drain and was thought to be in danger of drowning. Officers responded along with the fire chief who said that a sewer is a confined space which the fire department is not authorized to enter. Chief Gasparre advised the police to contact DPW Supervisor Scott Weaver. The DPW retrieved the cat who was reunited with its family.
On Sept. 28 at 10:59 p.m. Greenburgh Task Force arrested Donavon Sherrod, 38, on White Plains Road, charged with the criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. The defendant was arraigned with bail set at $5,000 cash, and sent to County Jail with a return court date of Oct. 3.
Money Stolen From Wallet at Bank
A complainant came into headquarters to say that she had accidentally left her wallet behind at the Chase Bank in Tarrytown Centre on October 2. She received a call from a bank employee that the wallet was found. But when she returned to get the wallet, she discovered that $1,000 cash was missing. All other documents were in the wallet. Case filed.
Note: Police Beat is in no way a complete summary of all Tarrytown Police activities and responses during the listed dates.