Tarrytown Police: Teenager Asleep in Street

A summary of incidents in Tarrytown from August 2 through August 9, 2012

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


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On August 2 at 9:44 p.m. a North Washington Street caller reported finding what appeared to be a pile of human feces in the driveway behind her house. She said there was toilet paper near the feces. She didn't need an officer to come she just wanted her findings noted for the record.


Robin Hood Who?

On August 3 at 10:09 p.m., County Fire Control reported a possible car fire in front of the 7-Eleven store at Main and South Broadway. The original caller had stated his name was Robin Hood. Officers responding reported finding nothing amiss at this location.


Numerous People Passed Out on the Streets of Tarrytown

An ambulance was requested on August 4 at 3:09 a.m. for an intoxicated woman lying on the sidewalk on North Washington Street with a cut to her head. The patient was transported by Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Phelps Memorial Hospital.

On 6:32 a.m. on August 5, police found a 17-year-old girl unresponsive in the roadway of Tarryhill Road (a road with no sidewalks). TVAC was dispatched and awakened the girl, who was reported to be conscious and alert, and transported her to Phelps. The girl's parent was notified who met her at the hospital. A friend of the girl said a group of friends had been drinking in the woods at Turtle Pond. The girl had become drunk, the friend said, and walked west on Tarryhill Road where she lost consciousness. The friend said that when the girl passed out he went to look for her car, but was unable to find it. Officers searched the area as well and were unable to find the car. Police report that the car was later located by the girl's family.

In another unrelated incident, a caller reported that someone had passed out in front of on August 7 at 9:31 p.m. Officers found a conscious woman on the scene with a cut on her head; TVAC transported her to Phelps.


Outdoor Seating Violations on Main

Three restaurants with outdoor tables on Main Street were reported to be in violation of village code on August 5 at 11:45 a.m. The , , and were all found to be lacking in the permits required for outdoor sidewalk dining and were directed to follow up with the building department.


Community Center Trashed, Missing Trash Cans

On August 6 at 9:04 a.m. the reported possible criminal mischief from a party that had occurred at the facility over the weekend. A group had rented a room in the space, after which the COC noticed three garbage cans were missing. The party room was allegedly left in such a state of disarray that clean up costs were $800. The director of the center wanted the incident on the record as she planned to file a civil suit.



On the morning of August 6 at 9:31 a.m. a car rear-ended another car on North Broadway near Central Avenue (see photo). One driver whose airbags were deployed reported back and neck pain and was transported by TVAC to Phelps. Stiloski's towed both vehicles from the scene. 

Student Assault of Cops

More details emerge in the police report on the case of , the EF student who assaulted officers in his attempts to resist arrest for marijuana possession on August 7 at 2:15 p.m. Apparently the taser unit was deployed to bring the man in after detectives called in for support, saying they were involved in a physical altercation with suspect. A total of three detectives and one officer claimed minor injuries (bruising) were sustained from the confrontation in which the 21-year-old allegedly kicked and struck officials. The defendant refused medical attention at headquarters where he was sent to county jail. The two other male students with him were arraigned on possession charges and released.


Talks and Sings But Doesn't Fly?

On August 7 at 9:57 p.m. a 911 caller requesting a Spanish interpreter asked for help for this family parrot. The bird, which talks and sings, was stuck in a high tree on the Storm Street property. Police informed him that this was not a police emergency and notified the fire department instead. The fire department, who also is not responsible for animal-in-trees rescues, did nonetheless assist the homeowner with his bird.


Smoked 'Spice'

On August 9 at 5 p.m., county fire control requested an ambulance for a woman who reportedly smoked 'spice' and was now semi-conscious. Officers located the woman and the EF school security supervisor at the sports building field; the woman was transported by Irvington ambulance to Phelps.


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




DeeplyConcernedabout T-town August 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Two months after I questioned the tables on Main St. before the village investigated the question.Why? They were found in violation, but were they given summonses? They know the rules, but choose to ignore them. Glad to see that the village fathers are fast to act.
Josh Blackler August 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM
What is the big deal about a couple of tables on main street? They do not block the main walking route, and this just seems like needing a permit for the village to need something to do.
Josh Blackler August 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM
And why is the village so quick to act on this when larger issues take months or are not brought up at all for other priorities?
DeeplyConcernedabout T-town August 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Josh, I have no problems with the tables, it is that they block the sidewalk. Why should my family & others be forced aside to accomodate a restaurant on PUBLIC space? They knew about the rules, but choose to ignore them. Almost any village/town has laws regulating how much of an area that may SAFELY block out space for restaurant use.
Krista Madsen (Editor) August 16, 2012 at 01:16 PM
I will be following up with the Village and looking into the code here, how much room needs to be left for sidewalk, etc.
Josh Blackler August 16, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Admittedly, I'm not there at 1145AM weekdays, but I've always seen the tables under the restaurant awnings/storefronts, so I find there is plenty of sidewalk space. Perhaps I saw them after the warnings and they were further out? I will be interested in Krista's followup, because the amount of space seems to vary widely within the village at the different establishments. I'm not sure if that is due to code or just variability from each merchant.
DeeplyConcernedabout T-town August 16, 2012 at 02:27 PM
The night that I questioned the legality of the tables, in June, my family had to walk single file past the tables. In addition, there was some sort of edging around the trees that further reduced the space. You arecorrect in that they should be uniform so as not allow one restaurant the advantage over another. In order to attract visitors AND new business, the village should be appealing.
Steph August 21, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I'm just wondering how Lefteris Gyro is allowed to take up most of the sidewalk on Broadway and Main and does not get any violations for it. Not only do their tables take up more than 1/2 of the sidewalk on the Broadway side but then you also have people blocking the crosswalks by standing on the corner waiting for tables. Ever try to walk past that restaurant during lunch or dinner times? You can't get by AT ALL and some of the wait staff is extremely rude and will literally push you out of the way.
Rich August 21, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I agree 100% and nothing will change at that location until someone is seriously injured or worse. It will happen sooner or later.
Steph August 21, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Every time I walk by, I have to resort to walking in the street. Unbelievable
Krista Madsen (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Here's the update, and yes the width allowed does depend on the overall sidewalk width, three feet minimum of passage required. http://patch.com/A-xC3y


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