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Missing Hat Leads to Assault in Greenburgh

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Seven Greenburgh police officers responded to an assault in an apartment building Feb. 3 that reportedly was triggered by a missing hat.

According to Greenburgh police, Latoya Roper, 21, reported that at approximately 11:55 a.m. on the seventh floor in an apartment on Manhattan Avenue Jason Strange, 19, and Danielle Rolle, 20, knocked on the door to talk to Genard Newman, 19, about a missing hat.

Roper said when Newman opened the door he was struck in the head by Strange with a broom handle, causing injury. When Newman and Strange began fighting, Roper said she tried to break up the fight, was grabbed by Rolle and was punched in the face, breaking her $150 eyeglasses, police said.

Upon arrival, officers observed Strange holding a broom stick near an elevator. Charges of assault with intent in the third degree and criminal mischief were filed, police said.

Threat Made: Police said a human resources manager at AMSCAN in Elmsford reported receiving threatening phone calls toward one of her employees who was out of the country on February 3 at 10:36 a.m. The person stated the caller said he was going to kill the male employee and hung up. No phone identification was available.

Barking Dog: On Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., on Fieldstone Drive, a Hartsdale resident reported that a three-year-old chihuahua was barking continuously for approximately two hours. The owner of the dog said she would correct the situation.

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