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Greenburgh, County Police Investigate Explosive Package

Greenburgh police and county officials dismantled a suspected explosive on Westchester View Lane.
Greenburgh police and county officials dismantled a suspected explosive on Westchester View Lane. Photo Credit: File Photo

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Greenburgh police and county officials dismantled a suspected explosive on Westchester View Lane.

A suspicious package was reported in the area near Dobbs Ferry Road and Westchester View Lane on April 6 after a man found a package on the side of the street while walking his dog. Police described the package as an egg carton wrapped around a paper towel roll, with a small plastic bag containing a white powder substance. A match was hanging out of the paper towel roll, police said.

The man told police he worked for a company that trained police dogs and his dog had extensive training in bomb sniffing.

Officers directed everyone in the area to move away while they examined the package, closing down portions of Dobbs Ferry Road and Westchester View Lane.

A county bomb squad used its robot to dismantle the package, and officials found the package contained a common fire starter igniter.

The situation is under investigation.

Police also reported the following items:

  • An Edgemont Road resident reported on April 7 someone had stolen several pieces of sterling silverware settings valued at $3,436.
  • A man reported on April 7 that an overseas auction house sold him bowls that were reported to be antiques for about $200. The man said he had unsuccessfully tried to return the bowls after finding they were not actually antiques.
  • A real estate agent reported on April 5 that someone had broken into a home on Tomahawk Drive that was unoccupied and being shown to clients. Nothing was taken.
  • A woman reported on April 4 that someone had stolen a GPS system worth $300, an iPod adapter, an iPod charger and $3 from her unlocked car on Sherman Avenue.
  • A woman reported on April 4 that someone had stolen $1,750 in jewelry from her apartment on High Point Drive.
  • Victims Assistance Services reported on April 3 that someone had stolen 165 MetroCards that the center had mailed to have filled with more money. The center reported the cards had not been found with a check when the package was delivered by FedEx.
  • Papa John's Pizza on Tarrytown Road reported on April 3 that someone had driven up over the curb and struck the laminate tiles below the glass window, causing the window to break.

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