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Irvington Police Beat: 15 Confiscated Guns Destroyed, E-Mail Scam, Deer Impaled on Fence

In this week's look at incidents investigated by Irvington police, beware of e-mails requesting money sent via Western Union and look out for deer by the road...and by iron fences.

Feb. 10

Police Destroy 15 Guns Confiscated Over 3 Years

12:05 p.m.— As part of police procedure, Sergeant Buck and Chief Cerone destroyed 15 assorted firearms, shotguns, handguns, and rifles, that had been confiscated, surrendered, or seized over the past three years. The guns are cut into at least five pieces with a pneumatic press. Several checks are made before the guns are cleared for destruction.

ID Thief Makes Resident Co-Owner of Card

5:22 p.m.— A resident of Rutter Dubois Lane reported being the victim of identiy theft. She said had been alerted by her bank that her credit card limit had been reduced, saying it was because of an unpaid account.

Without her knowledge, the Irvington resident was listed as a joint account holder on a GE Money Bank credit card opened in June, 2010. Charges were made in the amount of $1,933 on the card. It went unpaid until the account was closed in January of this year. The other person is unknown to the victim and is reported to live in Washington State.

Feb. 12

Traffic Stop AUO Arrest

9:45 p.m.— Officer Crisci stopped a 1999 Jaguar for having a headlight out, a traffic violation. The operator, a 47-year-old Irvington resident was found to be driving with a revoked driver’s license and was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation (AUO) in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Her vehicle was impounded and she posted $500 bail. She’ll return to court on March 7.

Feb. 13

Side Mirror Damaged

9:54 a.m.— A resident of South Buckhout Street reported that while his Ford Expedition was parked on the east side of the street between Feb. 11 and 12, someone damaged the passenger side mirror. No estimate of damages has been given at this time. Police are investigating this matter as criminal mischief.

Feb. 15

Malicious Destruction of Mailbox

7:55 a.m.— A resident of Manor Pond Lane reported that her street-side mailbox had been maliciously damaged. No estimate of damage has been provided at this time.

Good Samaritan Returns Check

10:45 a.m.— An Irvington resident found a check on Main Street and entered the police station so she could turn it over. Police contacted the owner of the check, and she went to the station to retrieve it.

Feb. 16

Scammer Gets Money from Victim's Email Contacts

2:50 p.m.— An employee of a local business reported that someone had accessed her e-mail account and sent a mass e-mail to all of her contacts, depicting a story of being the victim of an armed robbery in London, and in dire need of $2,850 via Western Union. The resident found out when friends responded to the request to see if she was okay and sent various amounts of money.

Deer Impaled on Memorial Park Fence

7:57 p.m.— A deer was impaled on a wrought-iron fence along Memorial Park on South Broadway. The DPW was notified to dispose of the carcass. This happens several times a year in Irvington, Tarrytown, and Sleepy Hollow, police said.

Injured Deer Near IHS

11:07 p.m.— Police received a report of an injured deer in the roadway along North Broadway at Heritage Hill Road, near the Irvington High School. The deer had died.

Note: Police Beat doesn't include every action or response of the Dobbs Ferry PD during the listed dates.

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