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Greenburgh Police Investigate Attempted Abductions

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – The Greenburgh Police Department recently conducted an investigation into two attempted abductions involving two 10-year-old girls.

One took place in October or November 2011 near Saw Mill River Road while the other occurred on Jan. 5, 2012 on Winthrop Avenue. Police said that they were only made aware of the attempts earlier this month.

The girls both provided a similar description of the alleged abductor, said Greenburgh Police Sergeant Michael D'Alessio, commanding officer of the juvenile aid units. The girls told police that they saw a short male, either Caucasian or Hispanic, with short brown hair and a full beard. He was reported to have been driving a red, four-door vehicle.

Here is other news from the Greenburgh Police Department:

Criminal trespass: A 47-year-old Greenburgh man was arrested last week for neglecting to abide by the Greenburgh Housing Authority's bar-out list. Officers said that they saw the man on the grounds of 376 Saw Mill River Road, and recognized him as having an active bar-out at that complex. Confirmation established that the man has been on the list since Sept. 2006. He was arrested and transferred to Greenburgh Police headquarters.

Turned in: On Jan. 13, police said that a woman with an active warrant in Mount Vernon turned herself in. Police consulted with the assistant district attorney before calling a Mount Vernon detective. The detective arrived at Greenburgh Police headquarters and escorted the woman back to Mount Vernon.

Stolen iPad: A Connecticut resident allegedly had an iPad stolen from his Chevrolet while inside the Westchester Skating Academy last Friday. He allegedly told police that the iPad was left on the front seat and his doors were unlocked.

Sound the alarm: Early Monday morning, police said an Edgemont couple was awoken by their neighbor's alarm and rustling outside their home. Knowing that their neighbor was away, they suspected a potential criminal. When police arrived, a neighbor approached the officers and reported that he accidentally set off the alarm.

Cell phone drive: Police pulled over a Greenburgh resident last Saturday afternoon for driving while talking on her cell phone. When they pulled her over, it was revealed that she had a suspended license. Her Toyota was towed and impounded.

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