Rye and Rye Brook Police have dealt with a range of incidents during the past few weeks. Here's a rundown of reported thefts, vandalism and criminal mischief in the area:
Female victim reported a purse larceny to Rye Brook Police on January 27. The theft happened at the Villa Rustica Pizzeria and Trattoria restaurant in Washington Park Plaza. Victim said she placed her hand bag on a shelf before starting her shift as waitress at the restaurant. She told police she came in to work at 11 a.m. At about 3 p.m., the victim went to get her purse and it was gone. Her handbag had a value of $700 and contained a black wallet with a visa credit card, house keys, car keys, a cell phone charger and a New York state driver's license.
Female victim reported harassment to Rye Police on January 27 just before 10 a.m. Victim states that she was at her Purchase Street office when the incident occurred. Victim states that male suspect became irate when she asked him to wait so her assistant could take a business call. The man then threw a pair of scissors in her direction, but the woman was not seriously injured.
On January 26, Rye Police were dispatched to take a criminal mischief report on Nursery Lane. When police arrived on the scene, they spoke with the victim who stated that on January 25 at approximately 8:30 p.m. she parked her vehicle outside Rye Auto Collision. When she returned to her car on the next morning at 5:00 a.m. she noticed that three of her tires--the rear driver, passenger and front passenger tires--had been slashed and both side view mirrors had been smashed. She believes this damage may have done by a family member.
Police were dispatched to the Rye Grill & Bar on January 23 to deal with a fight between two males in the parking lot of the restaurant. Police arrived on the scene and met a 23-year-old male, who was highly intoxicated and had an injury to his lip and his forehead. Police asked him if he needed medical attention and he said no. The man told police that the bouncer had assaulted him. Police asked the man several times why the bouncer assaulted him and he refused to answer. Police spoke to the 38-year old bouncer, who said the man stole a beer and drank it. The man was then asked to leave but refused. The bouncer said he escorted the 23-year-old male out of the bar but did not throw a punch. All parties involved said they did not want to press charges.
A 16-year-old Rye resident came into Rye Police headquarters on January 22 at 5:30 p.m. Female victim stated that she had received numerous messages posted to her Facebook account of a threatening nature.
On January 22, police were dispatched to a residence on Kirby Lane after a female victim reported that her car had been vandalized while parked at her home. Both the victim's car and house were egged. The victim stated it was the second time in recent months that her property had been egged.
Male victim told Rye Brook Police on January 18 that when he went to a local AT&T store to purchase a cell phone, the store told him that he owed money on a delinquent account. The account was opened in November 2002 in Lakeworth, Fla. and has a delinquent balance of $847. The victim, a Rye Brook resident, thinks someone got a hold of his social security number and opened the account.
On January 13, a woman reported to police that sometime overnight a person threw a beer bottle at her car, which was parked in her driveway. The rear tail light was smashed. She stated that she found a broken bottle of beer near her vehicle. Victim said she may have heard something around 2 or 3 a.m.