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The Park Bench Defecator; Thieves Targeting Cooking Oil Used at Restaurants

Recent weird and unusual crime in the Hudson Valley. Reports do not indicate a conviction.

Police Arrest Second Indian Point Employee in Equipment Theft Investigation

A second arrest of an Indian Point employee was made last week in connection with the arrest of a Tarrytown man who worked at the nuclear energy facility earlier this month. The second employee allegedly stole several thousand pounds of copper wire valued at more than $10,000 and sold it for several thousand dollars in cash. 

Police: Park Bench Defecator Returns

Tarrytown police reported finding human feces on RiverWalk park benches. Approximately seven specimens of human feces were found on park benches and along the periphery of Pierson Park between late November and early December. The problem seemed to have stopped until now. 

Police: Thieves Targeting Cooking Oil Used at Restaurants

An Orangeburg business was the target of a new trend in thefts when $334 worth of used cooking oil was stolen from a Planet Wings location. A Long Island man is accused of the crime, which involved the removal of 125.5 gallons of the used cooking oil.

Port Chester Man Accused of Smashing Store Windows

Port Chester police confronted a 24-year-old Port Chester man near The Capitol Theatre after receiving reports that he was intoxicated and throwing his body into storefront windows. The man broke windows at two store locations before police were able to stop him. Initially the man refused to stop for officers when they called to him and fought with officers, according to police. Police searched the man and found he was carrying Ecstacy pills, leading to a seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge. The man was not injured from the incident.  

Teen Calls Police After Not Getting Her Way

After a father told his daughter she could not go to a friend's house, the 16-year-old Rye girl called the police. Although the girl hung up, the officer who received the call heard crying and called back, at which point the father told the officer why the girl had made the call. 

A Brewster man apparently lost control of his vehicle as he was trying to exit a Main Street driveway and ran through bushes, over a stonewall, and onto the sidewalk before it hit a parked pickup truck and came to a rest. No one was injured and police do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved. 

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