Village of Tuckahoe Police Blotter 4-18-14

Collected at the Village of Tuckahoe Police Station on Thursday, April 11, at 9 a.m.

March 27

Police received a call from the Eastchester Senior Citizens office at 11:35 a.m., reporting a fight between two employees at the Tuckahoe Community Center. The victim was at the community center with a cut lip. EVAC was dispatched. The other employee had left the scene by the time police arrived. An officer found the man on Marbledale Road at approximately 11:50 a.m. and placed him under arrest for third-degree assault. The man who punched the victim stated that the victim pushed him first, the victim denies that, saying he doesn’t know what prompted the fight. The victim was taken to Lawrence Hospital.


March 28

At 8:03 p.m., a woman called 911 to report a “drunk driver” almost hit her boyfriend’s car on Main Street. Police found the accused man in the parking lot of Angelina’s. He stated that he had not had anything to drink, but did take prescribed oxycodone pills a few hours earlier. He assured the officers that he would have someone else drive his vehicle home after the dinner party he was attending at Angelina’s.


A blind woman called police at 3:12 p.m. to report missing money from the back of a drawer in her bedroom. The woman stated one of her aides reported it was missing. There is no evidence as to who took the money, but the resident suspects it might have been the new aide.


March 30

Officers noticed the traffic light on Main Street at the intersections of Lake and Columbus avenues were on flash at 2:29 a.m. They placed temporary stop signs at both locations. At 9 a.m., the condition was corrected by Verdi Electric.


March 31

A resident called to inform police about a dead cat in the roadway at 5:02 p.m., causing vehicles to drive around it. The caller stated she had unsuccessfully attempted to contact DPW. An officer was sent to the scene, but the cat was nowhere to be found.


April 1

A man turned himself in to police at 10 a.m. on a warrant issued by Tuckahoe Court. After processing and fingerprinting, he was brought to court for arraignment. He was released on $300 bail, which he posted himself.


April 3

An officer was approached be someone at 6:30 p.m. who advised him that an elderly woman fell and needed help getting up. The woman was on the ground by a planter on Fisher Avenue. She stated that she tripped over a piece of wood that was sticking out of the planter. The officer helped the woman to her feet. He did not observe any injuries and she refused medical attention. The officer left a voicemail for DPW to check the planter in the morning.


April 5

A patrol officer noticed a van parked illegally on Everett Street at 5:45 p.m., preventing vehicles from passing. While writing a ticket, the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the van. The van operator first denied any knowledge of marijuana in the vehicle, but after further questioning, admitted there was marijuana in a zip lock bag in the center console. The officer issued an appearance ticket for UPM.


At 5:08 p.m., an officer noticed extensive damage to a fence behind Westy’s Storage. The owner was not aware of the damage. Officers took photos of the fence.


April 7

The police were informed about a verbal dispute on Midland Place at 3:35 p.m. The dispute was between a pedestrian and a person in a gold vehicle. Officers reported to the scene, but the involved parties had left.


April 8

At 4:51 p.m., a caller reported a car alarm that had been sounding on Sagamore Road since approximately 1 p.m. An officer was sent to investigate. The officer reported that there was nothing suspicious about the vehicle. The alarm stopped shortly thereafter.


April 9

At 8:57 a.m., the owner of a building on Columbus Avenue reported graffiti on the rear of the building. The graffiti is of a dark colored cartoon character and two green colored letters and will cause the building owner to repaint his exterior walls. Police advised the man to place a CCTV and lighting in the area to avoid any future problems.