Police: 'Very Disturbing Attack'

Both Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow reported rough fights with resulting or expected arrests in their blotters.

To each village, a bloody street fight.

In Tarrytown:

On October 5 at 1:27 a.m., police responded to a call they received for a fight in progress at 33 Main Street.

A complainant, a witness and two defendants were treated by Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Greenburgh ALS at police headquarters.

Two police officers were left with the defendants' blood on their hands, forearms, and bulletproof vest covers while making their arrests. Lieutenant William Herguth said the protocol on officers getting blood on themselves is simply that they disinfect and clean themselves and their uniforms.

The two defendants were released to their fathers. Terence M. Capucci, 22, and Jonathan W. Paul, 27, were charged with assault in the third degree with intent to cause physical injury with a return court date of Oct. 10. The victim’s torn shirt was left in evidence. 

In Sleepy Hollow:

On October 6 an alleged attack that Lieutenant Anthony Bueti described as “very disturbing” took place on Beekman Avenue.

A man came into headquarters at 3:34 a.m. saying he had just been assaulted. Officers came to the station with an ambulance and medic, as the man apparently “took a good licking,” Bueti said. “I was amazed he was able to walk away.”

Officers searched the area for suspects, apparently multiple adult men.

Bueti said the parties involved were known drug dealers “with histories.” There is video, he said, of “definitely more than three people” fighting the man. In New York State, Bueti clarified, anything more than two people is considered a “gang” assault and prosecuted as such, whether or not there’s an official gang affiliation behind it. 

Bueti said the case was still under investigation and police were identifying suspects. No arrests have yet been made. “It was very disturbing,” he said, “because no one called the police.”

The victim, meanwhile, reported later that when he had returned from the hospital, the bike that he had parked in front of his residence was now missing.

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Truth October 26, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Thanks for the effort, Ms. Madsen. It's preposterous that it would take any municipality this long to communicate with residents regarding two very serious matters that impact public safety. It all seems rather fishy to me and those "in charge" should be called out on this one. Maybe they're all too busy planning for a Haunted Hayride that ends up losing money each year it occurs. What a joke!
J. Cattano October 26, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Very Very fine line between cops and criminals-
Krista Madsen November 08, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Update: arrests release is here: Six arrested (note they were not all just arrested now, this has been ongoing). http://patch.com/A-zwW2
bill smith November 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM
What are you so worried about residents when you have stated that "you are happy to have moved out of the slums of the inner village of Sleepy Hollow" which one is it? Oh & I see that you are somewhat negative towards our municipality but then you later state "great job SHPD/Detective" which one is it again? You seem fishy to me!!!!
Andrea Santiago November 10, 2012 at 02:07 AM
How funny that you comment on 10/24 & are stating that the family doesn't have an attorney yet when it happened on the 6th? If he was really the victim shouldn't he have hired one right away? oh i forgot he is a criminal. That is going back to jail for violating his parole. So he must be the "most wanted"


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