HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. A 24-year-old Yonkers man led Hastings police on a nearly three-hour-long chase after officers foiled an attempted burglary Monday afternoon. Police said the man was found hiding in a garage loft of a home on Ronny Circle around 2 p.m. after the resident called police with the tip.
Hastings Chief of Police David Bloomer said the department received a phone call at about 10:45 a.m. of a suspicious man on Clunie Ave. who appeared to be looking to break into a home. Police said officers responded and as they pulled up, a man came out the front door of the home and fled through the nearby marsh area that is parallel to the Farragut Parkway.
Police followed the man through the marsh, wooded area and the Saw Mill River with the assistance of several canine units.
After about two and a half hours we were about to wrap it up when a resident called and said he had seen the commotion earlier and there was a man in his loft, Bloomer said.
Police found the man in a garage loft at a residence on Ronny Circle after the homeowner called police at approximately 1:24 p.m.
Police arrested the man, who sustained a head injury in the process, at about 1:45 p.m. Bloomer said the man was attempting to climb a ladder when police grabbed him and was injured in the fall. Police did not know the extent of the injury, but said he was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Although police said the Yonkers man changed clothes in the Ronny Circle loft, he was not able to get away with anything else due to a quick response by officers.
He didnt really get a chance to steal anything, Bloomer said.
Bloomer said the man will be charged with multiple crimes, including burglary in the second and third degrees.
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