Dobbs Ferry Police Beat: DWI Arrest; Stolen Eyeglass Frames Stolen—No Lenses

A rundown of police activity over the last week in Dobbs Ferry.

On March 24 at 11:50 p.m. Dobbs Ferry Police stopped a resident of Landing Drive who was suspected of driving while intoxicated.

According to Sgt. Rick Guevara, a neighbor called police reporting the man Richard Abrams, 65—was driving erratically. Officers followed the red Jeep to the intersection of North Broadway and Rochambeau Avenue, observing him swerve on a number of occasions, before they stopped him. 

Besides failing field sobriety tests, Abrams was discovered to have had marijuana on him. The Jeep was impounded and Abrams was brought to headquarters, where he submitted to a breathalyzer test, registering a blood alcohol level of .08.

He was subsequently charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), a misdemeanor, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana), a violation.

He was released with a court date of May 26.

Also this week:

March 18:

  • A pair of eyeglasses–sans frames—and assorted jewelry were reported stolen from a Main Street residence. The frames were estimated to be worth $400; police have no estimate on the jewelry. There was no apparent forced entry to the home, but the caller said the objects had been in a rarely used room, so the theft could have occurred as long ago as March 10.

March 19:

  • A dump truck being used for the Dobbs Ferry waterfront restoration project was reported damaged between 12 and 5 p.m. Both the driver and passenger side windows were smashed and rocks were found near the scene. The Coppola Company—who owns the vehicle—estimates the windows were worth about $200 together.

March 21:

  • At around 4 p.m., police were called to the St. Christopher's School on Broadway because two students—aged 18 and 19—were embroiled in a verbal argument that escalated into a fist fight. Allegedly, one of the teens struck the other in the face, and the victim wanted to pursue criminal charges. Neither student suffered severe injuries, and no arrests have been made at this time.

March 22:

  • A 22 year-old resident reported that Macy's and a JC Penny credit cards were opened unlawfully in her name. 
  • A Beacon Hill Drive resident reported property stolen from the residence over a prolonged period of time. Among the items stolen were jewelry and cash. This is still an open investigation. No arrests have yet been made, but police hope to release more information soon.

March 23:

  • A 13 year-old Children's Village student reported that he was struck by two male staff members at around 11 a.m. The alleged incident was not reported to police until 2 p.m.—after the teen, who is a day student, had left the campus. Police were unable to interview the teenager. No arrests were made. 

March 25:

  • An 18 year-old and a 16-year-old St. Christopher's student were arrested after allegedly stealing $300 from the register of —formerly Sip & Snacks—on Ashford Avenue. Police believe the teens broke into the closed deli through a rear door, stole the cash and ran. A neighbor saw them fleeing suspiciously from the deli and called police, who canvassed the area. The male students were located on Virginia Avenue. They admitted to the crime, were arrested and remanded to the Westchester County Jail to return to court next week. 
Dr. Barks April 01, 2012 at 02:15 PM
It sounds like St Christopher's and Children's Village keep our local police departments pretty busy.


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