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Hastings Police: Nude Man Emerges from Car, Pushes Resident into Bushes

A look at recent police activity in Hastings.

July 3:

  • A female staff member of the came to headquarters reporting that her ex-boyfriend had come to the school and approached her inside the Ziccorella School parking garage and harassed her by grabbing her arms. The woman said he was driving a Chevy Trailblazer. Police are investigating the complaint.
  • A resident came to headquarters reporting having lost a $3,300 personal check somewhere in the village business district. The man reported having called the bank to cancel it—but later that evening Hastings' Sgt. Visalli found the check and gave it back to the owner. 
  • A caller reported he was at the parking lot and saw a woman sitting inside her car; he told police he believed she was intoxicated. The caller said he was afraid she would attempt to drive. Police came to the scene and found that the driver's license had been revoked; the owner was advised not to leave the car, and her boyfriend came and picked her up. No charges were made because the car had been off and the key was not in the ignition when the woman was found.

July 4:

  • Chief David Bloomer reported that two helicopters had landed by the BP property by the river and wanted to know why. Westchester County PD responded that were doing an aviation training exercise there.
  • Illegal fireworks reported, illegal fireworks reported, illegal fireworks reported, illegal fireworks reported...
  • A man on Rose Street said he'd come home and found a vehicle parked on his property. The caller's mother went out and confronted the driver, who got out of the black Lexus completely naked and pushed the resident into the bushes. Police ran the car's plates and contacted the owner, a Hastings resident, who said his son was operating the car that night. Attempts to contact the son were unsuccessful. No charges were made.

July 5:

  • Police received numerous calls about a rollover accident on Warburton Avenue at around 2:16 a.m.Officers found the Cadillac by the side of the road unoccupied after having struck and damaged a parked Range Rover. No more information is available at this time.

July 7:

  • A caller reported that he had just returned home from vacation and his dog-sitter told him that between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day, one of the resident's rear storm windows had been shattered. Police confirmed the vandalism, but found no signs of forced entry into the home. Nothing was taken or disturbed. 
Dave July 12, 2012 at 05:55 PM
That goes to show you that no matter where you live,there are predators out there.
Dominic Deciana July 12, 2012 at 07:25 PM
another naked man in Hastings? Why don't they just declare the town nudist?
Mandrake July 13, 2012 at 12:07 AM
I spent the day in Hastings recently. Many of the structures look much the same, save for the Youth Center and monstrosity they erected across the street from it. Though much of the brick and mortar remains, there was something different. The village felt grey, lifeless, the energy nothing like I remembered. What was different? As I walked through the village it was soon clear what was missing? The people. Hastings has become gentrified. The color and authenticity that truly made Hastings a very special place was no longer. Avoir Hastings, your people once made you a very special place, a very special moment in time.

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