Unusual Suspects: Dispute Over Deli Sandwich; 'Clean House' TV Crew Causes a Scene

Recent unusual police incidents and weird crime in the Hudson Valley.

Clean House TV Crew Makes a Scene

A when its production van slammed into a telephone pole. The crew was shooting an episode of the popular home makeover show in the area when the incident happened.

The van slammed into the telephone pole and snapped it in two pieces, snarling traffic on a main road in South Nyack for two hours. The pole was repaired after the incident.


Footlong Fight

On Sept. 19, police came to Subway Restaurant in Briarcliff Manor to respond to an odd dispute. A customer and an employee were arguing about the price of a $5 footlong turkey sub sandwich. The matter was ultimately resolved. 


Man Yanks Gold Chain Off 11-Year Old's Neck

A after he snatched a gold chain off an 11-year-old boy's neck, stole his cell phone and threatened him. He was arrested and arraigned in Peekskill City Court.

Woman Arrested for Refusing to Leave Hospital 

A 24-year old Mount Vernon woman came to the White Plains Hospital emergency room last Thursday and left in handcuffs. The woman complained of a headache when she came to the hospital, but when hospital staff tried to help her, she refused. They then told the woman she would have to leave if she did not want treatment.

When she didn't leave, officers tried to handcuff her for trespassing. She began to flail her arms and kicked an officer in the groin when authorities were trying to escort her to a police car. She also was charged with resisting arrest.


Woman Tries to Stiff Taxi Driver

A woman literally ran away from a cab driver to avoid paying cab fare in Pelham on Sept. 19. The woman was on her way to Mount Vernon from New Rochelle when she got into an argument with the driver about the fare.

The woman allegedly got out of the car and broke the passenger side rearview mirror during the argument. She then ran west on Lincoln Avenue. The taxi driver followed her to the Lincoln Avenue Bridge, where police arrived after being called to the scene.

Police talked to both the woman and the driver, who decided not to press charges after the woman agreed to pay $150 for the broken mirror. The issue was resolved after the woman’s father came to the scene and paid the driver.


A Fight Between Friends

On Sept. 27, a man told police he had gotten into an altercation with another man, who bit his neck. The victim also suffered bruises to his head and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He claimed the person who attacked him was one of his friends.


Man Aims at Loose Pit Bull, Points Gun at Bystanders

A and allegedly then aimed the shotgun at several bystanders on Sept. 19. Police arrived on the scene, located the gun and placed the man under arrest. He was released on $2,500 bail and scheduled to appear in court. No one was injured in the incident.

Victoria Cabezas October 02, 2011 at 09:01 PM
What happened to Tarrytown-sleepy Holliw news. Where is Sean! Bring him back!
Satta Sarmah October 02, 2011 at 10:39 PM
Hi Victoria, We've been running this regional feature every Saturday since the beginning of the year, including when Sean was still running Tarrytown Patch. The site is full of Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow news, but we also occasionally run regional and general features such as this one. Thanks, Satta Sarmah Hudson Valley Associate Regional Editor
lucy Johanson October 06, 2011 at 05:14 PM
Not really interested in reading trivial police blotter stuff for towns that are so far away. Please stick to the local stuff for each version.
tom kelty October 07, 2011 at 02:21 AM
If you arent interested.... dont read it ..skip over it. It really isnt a big deal.
lucy Johanson October 07, 2011 at 10:22 AM
I AM interested in my local news, just not news that is for towns 20, 30, 40+ miles away. Each "Patch" used to be more locally oriented, but it doesn't seem that way anymore.


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