GREENBURGH, N.Y. During the month of December, the Greenburgh Police Department has noticed a higher call volume, meaning that they are more aware of the possibility of suspicious activity in the community.
"People are being diligent and calling in something that doesn't seem right to them in their neighborhood," said Lieutenant Brian Ryan, commanding officer of the special investigations unit. "People have a heightened sense. They are our eyes and ears out there. I've seen an up take in those calls."
Lt. Ryan chalks the residents' diligence to the community's cognizance of the town's crime in past months. While burglaries have taken place in Edgemont and the Parkway Homes sections of town, other crimes have been scattered throughout town, including Hartsdale, Fairview, on Knollwood Road and near Central Avenue.
"It's what we want," said Ryan. "We want people to call in for things that they deem are suspicious, even if they turn out not to be. But it is good to be deferring to the police just in case."
Here is some more news from the Greenburgh Police Department.
Final burglary: The last reported burglary of the year occurred on Dec. 27 in Edgemont. The rear glass door leading to the dining room was broken while the homeowner was away. A canine unit conducted a house search with negative results. Neighbors of the homeowner responded to the scene.
Wrong house: Police was called to a house in the south section of Greenburgh after receiving a call of an alleged suspicious vehicle roaming the streets. Officers found the car, and the driver said that they were searching for a New Year's party on the same street.
Home alone: A 16-year-old called police on the afternoon of Dec. 31 after reportedly witnessing a Honda drive slowly down his street. A man exited the vehicle and looked around at houses on the street before returning to the car and driving off.
Car peeking: A woman reported to police that she saw a man walk down her street and look into the vehicle outside of her home. The man was then allegedly picked up by a Toyota. Police canvassed the area with negative results.
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