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Woman Assaults Greenburgh Detective

The New Year got off to a rough start for Danielle Long, age 18, of Mahopac. She was a passenger in a Blue Bird Tax (New Rochelle) and traveling on the Sprain Brook Parkway at 1:25 am on January 1st when she started yelling at the driver and then punched him while he was driving the cab. The driver pulled off at the Jackson Avenue exit and called the police.

When police arrived, the cab driver did not want to press charges and left the scene.  However, the officer smelled alcohol on Ms. Long’s breath and clothing and she was described as “combative and indifferent.” While the Detective was speaking to her, Ms. Long punched him with a closed fist on the right side of his face.  Having punched an officer, she was arrested and taken back to Greenburgh Police Headquarters where she was charged with harassment and violent behavior. Following the booking she was dispatched to Westchester Medical Center for evaluation and her mother was notified.

From Greenburgh - Another Drunk County Employee

Another inebriated off-duty County employee did some damage in the wee hours of 12/27.  Yancy Johnson, age 48 of Yonkers who is a corrections officer in Valhalla, was driving south on Central Park Avenue near Ardsley Road when she veered into the right lane and struck a southbound police ambulance that was responding to a call for medical assistance. Johnson refused the breathalizer test, but was swaying and having trouble standing up. She was taken to Greenburgh police headquarters and charged with driving while intoxicated. Her car was towed and she was ordered to appear in court on January 5th. There were no injuries as a result of the accident.

In other police news from Greenburgh this week, a group of thieves stole over $1,000 in merchandise from Pathmark on Central Avenue on 12/24 at 1 a.m .  Seven to eight suspects, working together took a large amount of merchandise out of the store without paying and drove off in two cars, heading south on Central Avenue. The store manager called the police who located two cars fitting his description on Central Avenue. Police  pulled the cars over and saw the merchandise through the car windows. The employee was able to identify the suspects who were taken to headquarters and charged with possession of stolen property, possession of burglar tools and operating a vehicle without a license.  The car was impounded and towed and when it was inventoried by the police they found another $3,500 in stolen merchandise in the trunk.  The identified suspects include Milton Simon age 21 of Staten Island, NY, Mahogany Abney age 23 of Jamaica, N.Y., and Said Hammam, age 22 of Rochester, NY.  Four  unknown black men who were involved in the larceny remain at large.

An off-duty policeman at the Best Buy parking lot on Central Avenue on the afternoon of 12/23 saw a man walking around the lot pulling on car door handles in an effort to find an open car. When the man left the lot in his car, the officer summoned the Greenburgh police to follow him.  They pulled him over and found the passenger sweating profusely with tools on his front seat. The man, identified as  Luis Castillo of the Bronx, was unsteady on his feet and said, “I’m sorry I needed the money” and “I just took the methadone 30 minutes ago.”  The man was booked for driving under the influence and for possession of burglar tools.

Harry Stone of New Rochelle reported that his truck, containing over $24,000 in mink coats was stolen from a parking lot on Central Avenue sometime between 12/18 and 12/20.  The 1995 truck is valued at $10,000.

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Home Invasion in Edgemont [UPDATED]

A home invasion took place Sunday 12/20 at 4PM at a home on Fort Hill Lane off Fort Hill Road, near Ardsley Road. Based on information from the police, the homeowners, a man and his wife, ages 65 and 63, answered the door. Three men forced their way in, subdued the couple at knifepoint, tied them up, and then ransacked the house, removing among other things a 51 inch TV, computers and jewelry. Fortunately nobody was hurt. The police are looking for three male suspects described as three Hispanic males, one armed with a knife. We understand that the suspects did not wear masks.  Based on the use of a weapon and the willingness of the suspects to confront the homeowners, the police do not believe this latest incident is connected to other burglaries in the area. Greenburgh detectives are currently investigating with the assistance of the Westchester County Intelligence Unit, which is provided by the Westchester County District Attorney's office.

Until suspects are apprehended, residents are advised to not open their door to anyone they do not know, to take all precautions to avoid burglaries by keeping their houses locked and alarmed, and to report immediately anything that looks suspicious to the Greenburgh police.

In a separate incident, residents on Warnke Road report that at 10 am Monday morning 12/21,  a man drove up to their house in a white van and rang the doorbell. He told the sitter (who would not open the door) that he was there to do a house inspection (which was not true). The residents called the Greenburgh police to report the incident but it was later learned that the man was an employee of J.P. McHale Pest Management who had come to the site to do a legitimate home inspection.

Please share this information with your neighbors Edgemont residents as soon as possible.

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