Dobbs Ferry Police Beat: Alleged Glasses Thief Charged with 2 More Crimes

A look at Dobbs Ferry police activity over the last week.

A 20-year-old resident charged last week with allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Dobbs Ferry shop was charged this week with two more crimes—failing to pay his taxi fare and stealing a phone from the in Chauncey Square, police said. 

On Jan. 22, Aaren Burgos, 20,  took a taxi from White Plains to Children's Village, but fled the cab before paying his $30 fee, police said. The driver called police, who apprehended Burgos and brought him to headquarters for processing.

A concurrent investigation linked the same man to the theft of a $499 Verizon Blackberry from Dobbs Ferry's Verizon store. Burgos was arrested and charged with both crimes. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla. He was issued two appearance tickets for on Jan. 26.

Also this week:

Jan 15:

  • A Children's Village staff member reported that a 2003 Nissan he'd borrowed and parked in the institution's lot was damaged overnight between Jan 15 and 16. The estimated damage is $700; police have no suspects.

Jan 18:

  • A Dobbs Ferry man was arrested for violating an order of protection against his girlfriend, with whom he was apparently still living. According to police, the girlfriend came to police headquarters to complain that her boyfriend had locked her out of her apartment. When police learned that the woman and her 1-year-old child had been issued orders of protection against the man, they charged him with criminal contempt—a misdemeanor—for violating that court order. Police did not know for what the original restraining order was issued because the incident did not occur within their jurisdiction.
  • The parent of a 14-year-old student reported the theft of $2,000 worth of electronic equipment left in front of her son's locker. The reported larceny occurred on Jan 13 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Police implore parents to remind their children who attend all local schools to keep all valuables locked up at all times and to call immediately after suspected thefts occur.
  • A Livingston Manor resident called to say that someone had cut through her chain-link fence. Police have no idea why anyone had done this when there was no further damage to her property and the offender could have simply walked around...

Jan 20:

  • A 56-year-old male staff member at Children's Village was accused of grabbing 12 year-old resident, causing minor bruising, the previous day. No arrests have been made; police are still investigating this alleged assault.

Note: Police Beat does not contain all police activity in Dobbs Ferry during the listed dates. 



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