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Police Beat – Tarrytown: Dog Kills Dog; Elevator Shaft Fall

A summary of incidents in Tarrytown from April 19 to 26, 2012

Police Beat – Tarrytown: Dog Kills Dog; Elevator Shaft Fall


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


Village Hall Again the Scene of Smoking Mulch

The Village Hall grounds were again the scene of several “smoking mulch” incidents last week. On April 20, at 12:44 a.m., someone alerted the police that the mulch was smoking. An officer used a fire extinguisher to stop it. Again that morning at 5:07 a.m., the fire department responded for burning mulch in the same location.


Latest Suicide Jumper

At 4:02 a.m. on April 20, a call came in from County Fire Control requesting the Tarrytown Fire Department's marine unit for a possible jumper in the Hudson River. State Police reported that a vehicle had been left abandoned in the center span of the bridge. At 4:18 a.m., the Marine Unit found the body on the concrete landing at the foot of the bridge, and changed the mission from rescue to recovery. An additional ambulance was requested at 4:51 a.m. to transport the body of of Mt. Vernon to the Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office. A Tarrytown fireman apparently went into the water during the recovery and was treated and released at for exposure to low water temperature.


DWI Arrest

At 11:50 p.m. on April 20, police stopped a Dodge Ram pick-up truck on Crescent Drive. A man was brought to headquarters for being intoxicated; research revealed his license had been suspended after conviction of DWI within the last 10 years. He had a blood alcohol count higher than the legal .08 limit and was charged with a felony (DWI and auto first). Defendant was arraigned in the morning with bail set at $15,000 cash and $25,000 bond and sent to Westchester County jail.


Fall Down Elevator Shaft

A 911 emergency call came in reporting that someone had fallen down the elevator shaft at the on North Broadway. Subject was conscious and alert but transported to Phelps by Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps for evaluation.



Storm Street resident reported on April 21 that he had received a call from a man named Omar Golden informing him that he had won $5 million and a Mercedes Benz. The caller told him he needed to get a "green dot cash stack card" from a CVS to redeem his prize. Incident noted for the record.


Painted In

On April 21 at 10:10 p.m., a 911 call came in from a White Street woman reporting she could hear that her neighbor was in need of assistance. Police found that the neighbor's door was painted shut. Officers and the building's superintendent were able to open the door.


Three-Car Accident on Benedict

There was a minor three car accident on Benedict Avenue and Broadway at 2:50 p.m. on April 22, with no injuries reported and only a property damage report filed.


Roll-over on Tower Hill Road

On April 22 at 5:43 p.m., a caller reported a car was upturned around the Tarrytown Lakes. Police requested an ambulance for the scene of the one-car roll-over at Tower Hill Road at Neperan Road. The car was towed by Stiloski's.


Dog Kills Dog

A 911 caller reported there been a dog fight at Kaldenberg Place on April 24 at 7:05 p.m. Greenburgh Animal Control was notified and responded to scene along with Tarrytown police. In the rear yard of a residence, one dog attacked another. Both dog owners sustained cuts and abrasions and their hands from trying to separate the dogs. The attacked smaller dog sustained fatal injuries. The woman whose dog died had to be administered oxygen at the scene as she was having trouble breathing. Both parties refused additional medical aid. The party with the attacking dog was issued a ticket for village violation of having a dog at large/attack dog with a Village Court return date of May 10 and a summons for having an unlicensed dog, returnable to Greenburgh Court on May 9. Health Department bite/scratch forms were completed. 

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