Police Arrest Three in Village Street Fight

A tenant in the Van Tassel apartment building described the scene as a huge street brawl.

Editor's Note: The original version of this article incorrectly located the fight and connected it with a local bar. That section of the report has been removed. Patch regrets the error. 

The downtown bar scene has been the subject of heated discussion among Sleepy Hollow residents, particularly some at the Van Tassels. See our earlier article here. Check back with Patch for an overview of recent police activity and residents' concerns. 

Three people were arrested after a fight on Pocantico Street at about 3:30 a.m. Nov. 12, Sleepy Hollow police said.

Police responded to a call about a large fight in progress. According to the police report, two Sleepy Hollow units responded, with more from Tarrytown PD soon after. 

Katie Schlientz, a resident of the nearby Van Tassel apartments, said she called the police, reporting a dozen people fighting including a woman who had been punched in the face.

According to the police report, an officer requested an ambulance be dispatched with a medic. The officer also requested that “TTPD step up their response,” which the Tarrytown police did. 

Schlientz said she was awoken by the sounds of screaming on the street. 

Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Gregory Camp said the disputants came from the Oasis bar on Beekman Avenue. Schlientz said she thought they came from the Huddle.

Camp said that his officers found no sign of any problems inside the Oasis, and reported that “nothing started inside the bar, at least that was observed.”

The woman who was punched refused treatment at the scene, Camp said.

Police, who have not yet released the names of the three arrested in the brawl, gave this information about the charges:

  • One 31-year-old man from Tarrytown, charged with third degree assault and resisting arrest.
  • One 23-year-old woman from Elmsford, charged with disorderly conduct.
  • One 23-year-old woman from Tarrytown, charged with disorderly conduct.

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winning10591 November 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Complaining to Mayor Ken Wray is a waste of time as the man is merely a Gandolfo puppet. Unless the fights are happening in front of his house on Maple Ave, he does not care. You have to live in Weber Park, Briggsville, or the Manors to get this boards attention. Or you can hand out a couple of fliers for them on election day and become one of there political cronies. I'm sure the Van Tassel pays it's fair share of taxes, they deserve some attention in this matter and the problem, whatever that may be should be identified and corrected.
Riverhawk November 15, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Murphy or Speno would have gathered the cops and march down the avenue and put a stop to it.
winning10591 November 15, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Do you mean Brophy and Spota?
Riverhawk November 15, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Ha ha ha ha
Krista Madsen (Editor) November 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Information from the Chief is in and here's an interesting turn in the story: they were not in fact patrons of the Huddle (which was indeed closed by now) but the Oasis further down Beekman. And the police came to find the crowd on Pocantico, made arrests. More to come on this! I'll post story soon.
Diane Fiorella November 16, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Closing the establishment doesn't address the problem of it's imbecile patrons -- they'll simply take their unacceptable behavior someplace else on the street. Well-run bars are typically assets to a neighborhood for their nighttime "eyes on the street" factor. I think it's a matter to be seriously and firmly undertaken with the owner(s) of The Huddle, since they are surely aware that these patrons of theirs are obnoxious and causing trouble in the neighborhood. It could be made clear that if they continue to allow delinquent-types to patronize their bar, The Huddle is no longer going to be a welcome presence on Beekman Avenue -- and they're going to know it.
Diane Fiorella November 16, 2012 at 09:49 PM
I don't ever remember JP Doyle's being a problem. They always seem quiet when one walks by it at night, even when the door is open in the summer.
Diane Fiorella November 16, 2012 at 09:55 PM
If this happens so frequently, I'm surprised no one's made a point of video recording one or more of these described episodes. It would hold weight in the event that the local authorities do not effectively address the problem and you need to take it to a higher level.
Diane Fiorella November 16, 2012 at 10:42 PM
What's wrong with someone saying "Sleepy Hollow Police have not yet returned a call..." if it is a true statement??? It would be different if she'd said "The police have given me the brush off and are ignoring the problem", which would be presumptuous and, I'm sure, inaccurate. But she didn't say that. Further, the police were on the scene, thus the matter is not heresay, it is a matter of public record and certainly appropriate to write about, whether here or in the Journal News. Your denigrating the credibility of the source of a story without providing any basis for questioning it leaves the impression that you may be somewhat biased. I have no personal knowledge of the situation as it doesn't affect me. But even if the only side being told is that of Van Tassel residents, Van Tassel residents are a WHOLE-LOTTA residents. They comprise the overwhelming majority of residents in a three-block radius of The Huddle. What's the big deal about insisting that people in one's neighborhood behave appropriately and don't bother anyone else?? Here's the answer: It's not one. Residents SHOULD insist that their neighborhoods are made and kept free of troublesome activity.
Diane Fiorella November 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Believe me, if Webber Park residents got enough attention, we wouldn't have a park that still looks like a neighborhood dump after four years of fighting for improvements and even after it's supposed to have been "renovated" into a "natural playground". The natural playgrounds I've seen don't look anything like the barren wasteland that Douglas Park STILL does. No, unlike the manors, there's a sociological dichotomy in WP that keeps it from being its best. I wouldn't presume that the Mayor "doesn't care" or even that he can control the activity or inactivity of the Board of Trustees, the Zoning Board or any of the other Village entities. I think he's more of a facilitator and he probably does want the best for his Village. That doesn't mean he has total control over decisions made that affect it.
Diane Fiorella November 16, 2012 at 11:12 PM
The Oasis?? How the heck many bars are there on Beekman Avenue now, anyway???
DeeplyConcernedabout T-town November 16, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Given all the hype, both pro & con, The Huddle never came out to answer the allegations. Not that they are required to do so, but to have a say. To all us old timers, these things never happened in the old days at either The Huddle or George Mangeri's! Red or George would throw the bums out forever! And JJ would be in the back taking count!!!!
Krista Madsen (Editor) November 17, 2012 at 01:38 AM
This is only what the Chief said, I must add. I have not confirmed if the Huddle was closed at this time or not. And witnesses say they stand by their assertion that the patrons came from the Huddle. So...stay tuned.
Riverhawk November 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM
George would have said "banned for life"
Aintthatascam November 20, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Back in the 80's when bars and saloons peaked in the SH / TT area, every once in a while there would be a little scuffle, but there were probably 2x more bars back then. Please add to my list of past bars; 3 sons, Micheals, Shotzies (spelled right?) oh, the meat market at the Marriott, what was that called? Ah, the good olde' days. Then there was the tea parties at Marymount. An occasional fist to cuffs with west point guys, but pretty mellow. I can hear Wham and Duran Duran now, lol. Add to my list;
Riverhawk November 20, 2012 at 01:52 PM
T 42 bridge view , Serinas, Louie Martins , Arts, sokols , Al Ryan's (aka mackins) , Pete's, Selnekovic's, jimmy Kane's, Griffens (puple Onion. Rosie's, , George's, Bucci's. club 6 , mcguires, Pats 22, corner of Clinton and cortlandt. Here is an oldie for you Doc Zigs Health Farm in Tt depot plaza. Also ther was one on orchard st and there was variants on central ave and two more on Valley. That's just NT.
DeeplyConcernedabout T-town November 20, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Purple Onion, Tarrytowner, Janos Bros were also dives in that era. Gambitt's was at the Marriott.
wanda November 20, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Lets not forget the after hours bar on Cortland St
wanda November 20, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Carlos Gee November 20, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Courtney's Pub. At 4am Bernie would yell in his Irish brogue "You don't has to go home, but you can't stay here." We live in a much more violent society today. It's a shame, but reality. The youth of today have no respect for authority, adults or each other. Discipline in the home for the most part is nonexistent. Parents can't hit their kids due to "child abuse" allegations. Kids know that so they do as they please. Bars are not at fault, society is. When I was young, I would get smacked by a neighbor adult if I did something wrong. Then smacked again when I got home. Today they would be prosecuted and/or sued. We had that fear factor growing up, kids today don't. They are coddled and spoiled. What these kids need is a good kick in the ass.
AA November 20, 2012 at 03:54 PM
OMG... The VT people AGAIN. I do not understand how they know all that happend in the streets at 3:00 AM. The bedrooms are by the courtyard, Not by the street side. I leave there and I do not hear anything. This is a commercial area. Easy to solve your problem... Just MOVE.
Nanci November 20, 2012 at 05:25 PM
The original Huddle was on the corner of John St and Main, now the Laundry Mat.
bill of rights November 20, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Sleepy hollow residents should get Ny mayor bloomberg to run. He'll be available in a year. He'll Close the bars ,make sure you're eating properly, tuck you in with an officer at everydoor and leave you dependent on him. I cant believe what a bunch of babies live in sleepy hollow! You should have been around when the plant ran 24/7! Those were wild times!
Truth November 20, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Why no names or pictures for this story? I've noticed that those charged in other incidents within the village have their names reported and pics posted on Patch. Why wouldn't the SHPD release names if arrests were made? They do in other cases.
Krista Madsen (Editor) November 20, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Good question, Chief didn't release them to me.
Buddy Speno November 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM
I remember him....he was my father!!! Buddy
Patricia November 21, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Why are people surprised that there are fights outside of bars? What do you think is going to happen at closing time and people spill out on to the street after having a few too many? Why do you think that people are getting "paid to look the other way"? The police responded and three people were arrested. It does not sound like anyone got paid there. What more can the police do in that situation?
Truthhurts November 23, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Its NOT THE BAR but the society. Always to blame everyone but the people fighting and the families that raised the animals.
taba s November 23, 2012 at 03:57 AM
There's a blast from the past. Miss that place...& the "Penny til you pee" promo they had!!
taba s November 23, 2012 at 03:59 AM


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