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Dobbs Ferry Police Beat: Hair-Pull Assault, Eggs Pelted at Runner, Woman Throws Ex's Clothes from Window

A look at Dobbs Ferry Police activity the first week in April.

April 2:

  • are still taking interviews in a case in which a staff member allegedly was slapped in the back of the head by a 16-year-old male student who was embroiled in a fight with another resident. According to the staff member, the student had been repeatedly kicking the other student in the genital area, and when the 45-year-old teacher at Bethune High School stepped in, he got slapped. Though the man sustained no serious injuries, he wants to pursue charges against the teenager. Police anticipate arresting the student for harassment, but no charges have yet been made. 
  • A 42-year-old resident of Grandview Avenue reported that someone had filed tax returns in her name sometime in March. Luckily, the woman't accountant caught the fraudulent filinf before the forms went through, The IRS is currently investigating. Read more about this increasing trend in ID Theft
  • A Beacon Hill resident reported a domestic dispute between her and her ex-boyfriend, who now lives elsewhere. The girlfriend apparently threw her ex's clothes out the window of the apartment complex. No arrest was made on either party.
  • At around 6:30 p.m. a 20-year-old St. Christopher's resident allegedly "pulled a clump of hair" from another girl's head during a cat fight that took place in the bathroom of their residential cottage. Police arrested Aisha Marquez for Assault in the 3rd degree, though both girls were allegedly involved in the fight, only the 18-year-old victim sustained any considerable injuries. She was treated at the school's infirmary. The suspect was arraigned in and returned last Thursday. An order of protection was issued to the victim against the suspect. 

April 3:

  • Police are still investigating an incident in which a 17-year-old Children's Village student barricaded his female teacher in a classroom and proceeded to throw desks in her direction, while holding the door shut with his foot. Many other teachers tried to intervene, but the 6-foot-2-inch, 300-pound student was too powerful for them to gain entrance. A similar incident occurred with the same student back in August, when he was charged with menacing. But the difference in the more recent incident, was that the suspect was actually throwing the desks at the teacher, who fortunately was uninjured. Police are still interviewing witnesses and expect to make an arrest in this case. 

April 4:

  • Between 10:30 and 11 a.m., a Man jogging on Ashford Avenue at King Street reported that four males in a blue SUV started throwing hard objects he believed to be rocks at him as he ran. When the man returned to his Northfield home, he discovered dried yolk on his leg, deducing that the objects had been eggs. He was uninjured but sticky. 
  • A CV staff member alleges that a 18-year-old male student "pulled a chair out from under her," causing her to fall and sustain injuries to her right shoulder. Police are still awaiting medical reports, but they expect to make an arrest for Assault in the second degree. It is worth noting that the suspect is one of

April 5:

  • A 36-year-old Ardsley resident reported that her Kindle e-reader was stolen from the when she left it unattended on the gym floor for a few minutes at around 10:30 a.m. She told police that the Kindle was worth $150 and its leather case $50.

April 6:

  • Sometime between April 5 at 9 p.m. and the 6th at 2:30 p.m., someone broke into the Bethune High School at Children's Village, ransacking three offices. Police believe the perpetrator forced open a rear door and all three office doors. Since it was a vacation weekend, they couldn't verify with staff what was taken. No alarm sounded, but the school says it has surveillance video footage, which they believe will help police solve the crime. 
J April 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM
The children's village needs to be removed. It's bringing Dobbs ferry down. There is nothing but crime happening there all the time. I am shocked to see teachers still want to work there.

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