GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Two Greenburgh men were arrested early Monday morning and charged with taking part in a night of thieving escapades in Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant.
An Orchard Hill resident called police at about 4 a.m. Monday, July 9, to report that someone was breaking into his vehicle. When Greenburgh officers arrived at the home, Saul Rodrigo Sotelo Rosales, 23, and an unidentified man fled the scene, police said. After a short chase, police caught Rosales, but the unidentified man remains at large.
A third man, Milton Garcia-Cabrera, 24, was found "hiding in a van that was reported stolen from the Village of Elmsford," the police report read. The vehicle was used in other larcenies committed earlier that night in both municipalities, and contained the stolen property from Mount Pleasant and three separate Greenburgh cars.
The apprehended men were each charged with three counts of larceny and one count of criminal possession for the stolen property from Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh, both misdemeanors. They were also both charged with criminal possession of the stolen Elmsford van, which is a felony.
Police are still looking for the unidentified man who escaped the Orchard Hill chase. If residents have any information, Greenburgh detectives ask to be contacted at (914) 682-5331.
More news from the Greenburgh blotter:
Grabbing a snack: On July 8, an employee at Bagel Oven in the Crossroads Shopping Center told police a man grabbed two donuts and ate them as he exited the eatery. Officers located the man at the intersection of Tarrytown Road and Manhattan Avenue. He was positively identified by the Bagel Oven employee and transported to a White Plains emergency room after stating he had not taken his psychiatric medication for two days.
Car vs. building: On the morning of Sunday, July 8, police responded to the intersection of Payne Street and Sears Avenue after a Mercedes struck a fire hydrant and the side wall of a home. The building department, water department and Con Edison also arrived on scene to evaluate the premises.
Laptop larceny: A Greenburgh man reported that his laptop was stolen from his Nissan parked on Lawrence Drive on the evening of July 6. Police reported that the man said his ex-wife might be the culprit, as she has keys to his car. During an interview with the ex-wife, she told police that she did not steal from her ex-husband.
Untapped oil: Police arrived at Central Avenue's T.G.I. Friday's in Edgemont, responding to a call that a van was taking wasted oil from behind the restaurant on July 6. The van left before police arrived, but officers did not see any property damage to the oil container.