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Unfounded Suicide Threat, Stuck Elevator, Top Bronxville Police Blotter

The Bronxville Police Department answered several calls last week.
The Bronxville Police Department answered several calls last week. Photo Credit: File

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - The Bronxville Police Department was forced to temporarily secure all bridges in and out of the village over the weekend after receiving what appears to be a prank call claiming there was a suicide threat.

Shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday, No. 3, an unknown female caller reported to the department that her boyfriend was in Bronxville and that he was going to commit suicide before she hung up the phone.

Officers proceeded to secure all bridges in the village and the Metro-North train station, police said. The Yonkers Police Department and MTA Police were also notified of the threat, which police say may have been unfounded after all. The case is being investigated.

Other items on the Bronxville Police Department blotter between Oct. 21 and Nov. 6 includes:

  • A 46-year-old Port Chester resident was busted with a suspended license after blowing a red light in Bronxville. Police said that on Oct. 21, Jose Morales was driving on Midland Avenue when he was stopped for illegally crossing a red light. The subsequent inquiry into his license revealed that his driving privileges had previously been suspended for a prior DWI conviction. Morales was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and released on $100 bail.
  • Members of the Bronxville Police Department and Eastchester Fire Department were dispatched to Lawrence Hospital the following day when there were multiple reports of parties stuck in an elevator. Crews were able to free the riders without incident, and no injuries were reported.
  • A woman was bitten on her wrist by a rogue German Shepherd, which had broken free of its lease and came running out of a Hobart Street yard. The owner of the Shepherd was identified and police were provided with proper vaccination records.
  • Police said a woman driving on Pondfield Road on Oct. 27 became blinded by headlights of oncoming traffic, leading her to drive into a steel column to the Metro-North train bridge, causing her vehicle to catch fire. The situation was quickly handled and no citations were issued. No injuries were reported.
  • A Parkway Road establishment was threatened by a man threatening to “come with a gun (to) shoot up the restaurant,” leading to intervention by officers in Bronxville and Tuckahoe. The incident is currently under investigation.
  • Police are investigating graffiti that was sprayed on the stone wall of a Pondfield Road home. The graffiti is considered by police to consist of two male mars symbols joined in the circular region, with the statement “love is love” written under it. The case is currently being investigated.

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