The following information was supplied by the Tarrytown Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
On Oct. 25 at 9:44 a.m., a man came into police headquarters to report his motorcycle had been stolen overnight from his home at John Street. It was a 2008 white Suzuki and valued over $1,000, meriting a grand larceny case.
On Oct. 25, at 9:37 p.m., an employee at Caravela Restaurant on North Broadway reported he was involved with a dispute with a customer over paying a credit card bill. Officers reported that the customer was refusing to sign the credit card bill because the restaurant owner had added his own amount of tip on the bill. The owner was advised that he cannot force customer to leave a tip if the customer is not satisfied with the service. Customer signed the bill for $123 and all was in order.
Dead Deer, Hungry Coyote
Two similar stories on White Plains Road? Same deer? Same coyote? Unclear.
On Oct. 28, at 4:18 p.m. a caller reported a coyote had been struck by a car on White Plains Road. Officer found a coyote eating a dead deer. Coyote looked to be uninjured.
On Oct. 29 at 12:42 a.m., someone from the NYS Thruway Authority reported that a coyote was eating a dead deer on White Plains Road. Caller was told the DPW would be removed the animal the next day.
Knocking on State Barracks
On Oct. 31 at 5:18 p.m. NYS Trooper T officers stationed in Tarrytown at the entrance to the Tappan Zee Bridge reported that an intoxicated woman had been banging on their door, possibly in need of assistance. State police requested Tarrytown PD. Officers requested Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps since the woman was requesting medical assistance. TVAC transported the woman to Phelps Memorial Hospital for psychology evaluation and intoxication.
Hackley False Alarm
On Oct. 31 at 5:33 p.m. an alarm company reported the fire alarm was sounding at Hackley School. The alarm was indicating a general fire in the middle school building. Fire department responded. Luckily for Hackley, who just completed one of their historic buildings after it was gutted in a fire, this was a false alarm.
On Nov. 1 at 4:40 a.m., a caller reported that she was afraid of her boyfriend and she believed he was trying to take their child.
Police learned that a boyfriend and girlfriend with a child in common apparently had a fight in their residence in Port Chester. The girlfriend fled the home because she was afraid of harm coming to herself or her child. She ended up in Tarrytown at her mother’s house on North Washington.
While the girlfriend was getting out of her car there, her sister arrived with the child’s father and the argument continued. The girlfriend reported she was afraid so she locked herself in her car and waited for the police to arrive.
The boyfriend admitted to police that he was angry and had punched out the rear and side window of the silver Honda Civic he had arrived in. The owner of the car was not on the scene and did not return phone calls from police. The girlfriend did not wish to purse charges for the damage. Both boyfriend and girlfriend were transported to headquarters.
Police placed Marcos Penaloza, 29, of Port Chester under arrest for stalking in the fourth degree and held him pending arraignment. The vehicle was towed and impounded.
Note: Police Beat is in no way a complete summary of all Tarrytown Police activities and responses during the listed dates.