A person complained to Tarrytown police on August 1 that they had been the victim of identity theft, with several accounts opened under her name.
An unknown person had opened accounts, and racked up charges, from the following businesses and amounts:
Cox Cable accounts, $104, $853
Dominion Virginia Power, $1,014
Police filed a report so the woman could correct the condition with her credit agency.
A caller reported to police the receipt of a strange package at her doorstep.
On August 2 at 9:36 p.m., the Putnam Avenue woman called police to report she had received a live goldfish in a small plastic container on her front porch. It came with a letter addressed to the woman and had been hand delivered. The letter was on PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) letterhead which police believed was fraudulent.
Police said they believe this was a practical joke and advised the woman to call police if she received anything else.
Prostitution at the DoubleTree?
A caller reported to Tarrytown police on August 3 at 3:28 a.m. that there were suspicious activities, and possible prostitution, going on in a room at the DoubleTree hotel. Police found the caller to be uncooperative, however, before the caller hung up.
Police contacted the hotel whose manager said that complainant had been unhappy with his room and had made many unfounded complaints to the staff. The manager said both he and his security went to the floor outside of the room and all appeared to be quiet with nothing unusual going on at this time.
Overnight Hit and Run
A Midland Avenue caller reported to police that his parked car was struck sometime overnight in front of his home on August 3. Officers knew the car involved because it left its license plate behind.
Police contacted the Putnam County Sheriff's department to send a deputy by the car's registered owner. Police did not find the car there. The registered owner's brother would contact his sister on the phone. The owner said she was in Queens and not aware of any accident.
Our police department left her message which she did not return. However, following an interview with the complainant by a detective, the car owner was issued a summons for leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident.
Police questioned a man they noticed seemed to be hiding in the rear gate of the Dollar Dream store. The man, a Sleepy Hollow resident, had no warrants out under his name, police said, and they didn't charge him with anything.
However, they found him to have two knives on him, which they removed and placed into evidence.
Four Bikes Stolen
A Crescent Drive resident reported that four bikes had been taken out of a storage unit in the basement at a total value of $600.
Police filed a burglary in the third degree case which they are investigating.
Mother-Daughter Dispute Ends in Hospital, Arrest
A caller reported a domestic dispute on August 6 at 1:28 p.m. on Church Street.
Officers took an adult-aged daughter into custody who allegedly struck her mother.
The mother was brought to headquarters as well were she filed a domestic incident report.
At 3:36 p.m. the daughter was taken by ambulance to Phelps Memorial Hospital to have her required medication administered by a physician and she was brought back to await her arraignment. She was then released with a court date.
An officer was flagged down on August 6 at 6:40 p.m. by the owner of Bella's Restaurant saying that someone had tried to exchange a $20 counterfeit bill in his restaurant at 5 South Broadway.
The restaurant owner said the man, a while male, about 5'9" with dark hair and warning a polo shirt with black and white stripes and dark jeans, attempted to dupe him with bad money. While talking to police, the complainant pointed out the suspect standing in front of 21 Main Street.
Police approached the man and he began to run down Main Street towards North Washington. Then he get into the passenger seat of a silver Toyota Camry parked near Set Back Inn on Main. Police got the plate number but a check revealed it to be false.
The car had three men in it, who pulled onto Main Street, made a left onto South Washington and continued to elude police who searched the area unsuccessfully.
Baseball Bat Threat
A man came into police headquarters to report a dispute that went down the night before among coworkers of Sunset Cove.
He said he was leaving work at the Cove on August 6 around 11 p.m. when he was met in the parking lot near Striped Bass by a coworker. The coworker was with three other cars fully occupied, who confronted the man about an incident that happened during work. The man said the other coworker had a baseball bat in his hand and began to threaten him, then punched him in the head.
A few others in the group were holding baseball bats as well, the man said. The complainant wanted this noted for the record and would tell police if anything further occurs.
The Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force requested Tarrytown police assistance with a drug investigation in the parking lot at 140 Wildey Street on August 7 at 6:40 p.m.
Police arrested one man from Montrose and charged him with controlled possession of a criminal substance in the seventh, after he was found with two glassine envelopes of alleged heroin.
He was released with a court date, with evidence secured in a locker.
Note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.