Police: Children's Village Burglary, Arrests Bring Helicopter to Dobbs Ferry

Wonder about those choppers flying over Dobbs on Tuesday?

Three residents were charged Tuesday for allegedly breaking into a staff member's home, police said.

The students—aged 15, 17 and 17—allegedly knocked on a staff member's door, where his niece was staying. The 18-year-old opened the door slightly, police said, but refused to let them in. 

According to police reports, the three males forced their way into the building on Zimmerman Avenue, ultimately stealing liquor bottles and the victim's cellular phone.

All three students were charged with burglary—a felony—and one 17-year-old and the juvenile face charges of "forcible touching" for putting their hands on intimate parts of the woman's body, said Lieut. James Guarnieri. 

The three were arrested on campus, arraigned and remanded without bail.

The juvenile suspect appeared in Yonkers Family Court today. The two adults have court dates of July 12 in Dobbs Ferry.

Guarnieri said 6-to-7 Dobbs Ferry officers were involved in the arrest and a canine unit from Westchester County PD.

"We certainly didn't call the helicopters," Guarnieri said. "The county police sent them to circle the campus and monitor the situation. It was definitely appreciated, but we had the situation under control."

Note: The information above comes from Dobbs Ferry police reports; it does not indicate convictions. 

J July 06, 2012 at 01:06 PM
And some people say CV should in no way be compared to a jail. Yet the only residents there are mostly criminals! Now we have helicopters! And these thugs are groping and forcing their way into peoples homes! No one will be safe or at peace until they close CV down.
YourNeighbor July 09, 2012 at 06:23 AM
I live on Brace Terrace and my house was robbed on Tuesday, July 3,,,,why isn't this mentioned here??!! Maybe if it were, it would facilitate catching the perpetrators!!!
Lizzie Hedrick July 09, 2012 at 10:42 AM
@YourNeighbor: I was made aware of the burglary recently and will post all the information police have about it in the police blotter tomorrow. I hope we can facilitate police in catching the suspects; I'm very sorry that happened to you!
FLIPFLOP July 09, 2012 at 06:57 PM
I got an alarm because the childrens village is waiting for a dobbs ferry resident to be killed or raped before they do anything. I wrote the administrators numerous times and they change nothing. Dangerous felons living up there along with god knows who else because the CV does not do backround checks on family residents. The administration needs to invest in cameras, badge access and real security. The security up there now smokes pot and hangs out with residents.
FLIPFLOP July 09, 2012 at 06:59 PM
The CV staff does not care about dobbs ferry. Badge access, real security and cameras. It's like they want the crime to continue.


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