BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Bronxville Police Department enjoyed a successful “Black Wednesday,” employing emphasis patrols in the village on the day before Thanksgiving to great effect.
With “Black Wednesday” acting as one of the busiest days of the years for bars and restaurants, the Bronxville Police Department were busy, making a pair of arrests and stopping two other crimes in action.
The night began shortly before 10 p.m. for police, when they arrested Yonkers resident Charles Babcock, 67, for driving while intoxicated after officers observed him strike a parked car on Park Place. Babcock’s breath registered a blood alcohol content of .15 percent, nearly double the legal limit. Babcock was charged with driving while intoxicated and released to his wife on $200 cash bail. He is due back in court on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
At 10:52 p.m. that night, a 16-year-old village resident was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana when she was found to “be in possession of a glass jar containing several clumps of marijuana,” after officers responded to a complaint of a group of youths causing a disturbance on Middle Road.
Fifteen minutes later, police arrested a 33-year-old Manhattan resident when officers responded to an assault in progress. He was charged with third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing, due back in court at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Emphasis patrols concluded their shift the following morning at 2:45 a.m., when 28-year-old Yonkers resident Rose Lourentzatos was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after failing standardized field sobriety tests at a DWI checkpoint on Paxton Avenue.
According to Bronxville Police Chief Christopher Satriale, extra officers were patrolling village streets by design, knowing that many friends and family get together for the holiday.
“With what is often referred to as ‘Black Wednesday,’ being one of the biggest nights of the year for local bars and pubs, the Bronxville Police Department conducted a village-wide safety initiative, staffing extra personnel with special attention to establishment occupancy and traffic safety.”
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