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On August 8 at 7:16 p.m., a cab driver reported that he picked up a fare at the going to the Hess gas station. When the driver arrived at the Hess station, however, the passenger refused to get out of the cab. The man drove her to the Tarrytown Police headquarters parking lot. The woman got out of the cab and said she would take the train back to the Bronx where she lives.
A few minutes later, someone came to headquarters reporting that a woman was panhandling for money in the train station. Police brought the woman back to the Hess station where she had left her car earlier. Police watched her drive away.
On August 17 at 3:04 p.m. a caller reported being visually threatened by a man driving a blue jeep on the H-bridge. The man apparently was driving fast and pointed his fingers at the complainant as if pretending he had a gun. The caller said the car was now in Sleepy Hollow. Tarrytown PD called Sleepy Hollow police for assistance. SHPD stopped the Jeep in question at Phelps. Tarrytown officers went and advised the driver of the complaint, though the caller had left the scene.
The caller did come into headquarters at 3:38 p.m. to follow up on his complaint. Police conducted a follow-up investigation that revealed David Votta, 47, had a warrant for his arrest out of Yorktown for felony criminal mischief. Police held Votta awaiting pick-up from Yorktown PD.
A potential bridge jumper was taken into custody on August 17 at 8:40 p.m. The Fire Department had dispatched their fire boat to the Hudson River on a report of a jumper off the Tappan Zee Bridge. Ambulance and paramedic responded as well. A call came from Fire Chief Logan cancelling the response, reporting that the person had been taken into custody by state police before jumping.
Woman Says She Was Drugged and Touched
A caller reported that his girlfriend, on August 18 at 1:17 a.m., had possibly been drugged and forcibly touched earlier that evening by two unknown persons. This had happened after the woman had left a local bar and gone to an unknown house in Tarrytown.
The victim left the home and called her boyfriend to meet her at Hope Hose Fire House where he noticed that she seemed intoxicated. The victim apparently told her boyfriend that she had been the victim of forcible touching and drugging by one of the males.
The caller then told police he took her to the emergency room of Phelps and there asked an officer to come for assistance. The detective division was notified to respond; a blood sample was secured for analysis at the county lab. The bar owner said he would make a copy of his video surveillance footage. Officers filed case for forcible touching that detective division would further investigate.
Assault of a Minor
Police responded to a call on August 19 at 3:54 p.m. at Patriot’s Park from a woman saying her son had been assaulted. Officers placed one male in custody for reportedly endangering the welfare of a child; James Harvey Zorn, 56, was then released to return to court on August 22. At 7:39 p.m., the parent came into headquarters to turn over a photograph of the boy’s neck.
Attempted Burglary Thrwarted
The on August 21 at 12:07 p.m., only to find the tenant home, seems to have taken a short stroll before police arrested him. He was last seen on foot heading eastbound on Leroy Avenue. Police put out a hotline with his description and got multiple jurisdictions to assist with the search, including county K-9 units. An officer found the suspect in the area of 320 South Broadway heading south. The man was finally stopped at the Mobile Mart and taken into headquarters for further investigation. Nathaniel Greenhill, 56, of Yonkers was arraigned and sent to county jail for a return court date of August 22.
Flying Quench Gum
A woman reported on August 21 at 5:04 p.m. that while she was securing her children in her car on North Broadway she was struck on the side of her face by an object. She believed it was a piece of “Quench” bubble gum thrown from a passing vehicle, though she couldn’t describe the vehicle or the person who threw the object. She was offered but refused medical attention.
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