Rye and Rye Brook Police Blotter

A log of police incidents in the area

Stolen Property

On Feb. 16, a Mamaroneck man reported to police that his wallet was stolen from the Rye YMCA. Man said that his wallet was taken on Monday, Feb. 15 from locker #17 at around 10:30 a.m. The victim notified his credit card company about the incident.

Missing Child

Rye Hospital Center called police on Feb. 16 to report a missing female runaway diabetic. When police arrived to the hospital, the nurse told them that a teenage girl who was in there care had left the hospital and could not be located. The girl was later found in the Bronx that same day and admitted to a hospital there.

Coyote Sighting

On Feb. 15, a woman called police and told them that she and her dogs were attacked by a coyote around midnight while she was out walking them. The woman said the incident occurred in her backyard, but that none of her pets were injured. She said she saw other coyotes in the distance before and after the incident.

Animal Struck

On Feb. 15, police were dispatched to the intersection of Boston Post Road and Woodland Drive to respond to an animal report. A deer was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. The animal was severely injured and lying in the street. Police dragged the injured animal from the roadway.

Rabid Raccoon

On Feb. 11, a man called police to report a rabid raccoon. Police arrived at the man's home on Kirby Lane and the man told them that a raccoon had attempted to bite him. Man said that the raccoon had charged him several times in his yard and was hiding under the deck. Police lured the raccoon out from underneath the deck and sent it away.


On Feb. 10, a man called police and told them that his parents' home had been burglarized. Man said they had been away for the past few weeks and he was checking on the residence. When he came to the garage, he noticed that the garage door had been broken. Police did not receive any information at the time about what items were stolen. The man told police who would come to headquarters to file a report.


On Feb. 8, a Rye man reported to police that a kayak was stolen from his backyard sometime over the Christmas holiday. Man said the theft likely occurred sometime between Dec. 2009 and Jan. 15 2010. 

DWI arrest

Rye Brook Police arrested a woman from Texas for driving under the influence at 4 a.m. on Feb. 6. An officer who was on patrol observed a white Volvo SUV swerving to the left of the traffic orange on Hawthorne Avenue and Westchester Avenue. The officer stopped the car and noticed that the driver, Maria Warmington, 26, from Addison, Texas., had difficulty speaking and had glassy eyes. He also smelled alcohol on her breath. Warmington told the officer she had two beers two hours before driving. The officer did a field sobriety test, which Warmington failed. She was placed under arrest, brought to headquarters and administered a breath test. Police discovered that her blood alcohol content was .22 percent, more than two times the legal limit. She was charged with an aggravated DWI. 


A woman reported to Rye Brook Police that sometime between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on the Feb. 2 an unknown person removed four credit cards from her purse. She said her purse was sitting on a filing cabinet behind her desk at the doctor's office where she worked. When she arrived at home for lunch, she realized her card was missing. She then received a call from the bank about suspicious activity. The woman discovered that her bank cards were used at CVS, Walgreens and a Target store in Rye, Rye Brook and Stamford. Some charges were declined while others were approved.


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