4 Home Intrusions, 3 Attempts
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3:40 a.m.—Police received a call of an intruder in her home on School Street. The caller said she was roused from sleep by a noise in a spare bedroom. She screamed, and the suspect fled out a window downstairs. Dobbs Ferry Police responded to the call as well. The area was canvassed, but the suspect was not found.
During the canvas, police discovered that three more homes had been burglarized. Access had been gained on all homes via an unlocked first-floor window, police said. Cash and jewelry were stolen. Two homes had been entered on Hillside Avenue, as well as an unsuccessful attempt on a home with a locked window. Another unsuccessful attempt was found on a School Street home.
Later that morning, a resident of Prince Street reported that his home had been entered, and an unsuccessful attempt was found on that street as well.
Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity and to call them if they see or hear anything, as well as secure their homes. Homeowners with security systems are asked to arm their system during the day and at night.
6:50 a.m.—A Fenwick Road resident reported that the windshield of his 1988 Volvo was smashed. The car was parked in front of his house between 1:30 a.m. and the time of the report.
Local Pot Dealer in the Joint
5:15 p.m.—The Greenburgh Drug & Alcohol Task Force arrested three Hastings residents along Quarry Trail. Two 17-year-olds were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. They were released on their own recognizance and returned to court on March 30. Juan Heffelfinger was arrested for the criminal sale of marijuana in the second degree, a D-felony. The 27-year-old was remanded to Westchester County Jail in Valhalla. He returned to court on March 30 and bail was set at $5,000. Unable to post bail, the defendant went back to prison.
Insulin Kit & Cell Phone Stolen from Teen
5:00 p.m.—During a game of lacrosse at the Burke Estate, a 14-year-old’s bag was rifled through and his $450 cell phone and insulin kit were stolen. This incident occurred between 3:15 and 5 p.m.
18-Year-Old Arrested for Trying to Pass Fraudulent Check
5:20 p.m.—An 18-year-old Bronx resident was arrested on criminal possession of a forged instrument for trying to pass a fake check at the Hastings Chase Bank on March 19. The defendant had presented a check to the bank teller in the amount $957.43, attempting to cash it. The check did not belong to her, but she made it out to herself. The defendant was already at Westchester County Jail in Valhalla when the arrest warrant was issued for a similar charge in Dobbs Ferry. Bail was set at $500. She did not post it, and went back to Westchester County Jail.
Note: Police Beat doesn't include every action or response of the Hastings-on-Hudson PD during the listed dates.