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Multiple Car-Related Thefts in Ossining

Car-related thefts in Ossining top the list of crimes that the Village of Ossining Police Department responded to.

  • The owner of a 1994 Acura reports that while her vehicle was parked overnight Friday April 20,in the municipal lot at Eastern Avenue and Route 9, three door handles from her vehicle were removed (driver’s door and rear passenger doors) as well as a Panasonic radio.
  • The owner of a 1994 Nissan reports that she parked her vehicle in the lot at 151 South Highland Avenue on Thursday April 19 and on Friday discovered her right side tire was stolen and the right front of the car was resting on a tire rim.
  • On Friday April 20, the Ossining Police responded to a report of a man breaking into a vehicle located at Linden Avenue. When officers arrived they observed a person, later identified as Clive Smith, age 57, standing in a driveway near the car. Mr. Smith identified himself as the owner of the vehicle. When officers checked the computer for the license plate numbers they discovered the plates were reported stolen. Mr. Smith stated the plates came from the same person that sold him the vehicle. Mr. Smith was arrested for possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, a class a misdemeanor.
  • On Friday, April 20, around 12:45 in the morning, the were dispatched to North Malcolm Street near North Highland Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle accident. The investigating officer, Officer Bracer, was directed by an employee of the DPW to a vehicle which had struck the stop sign at the intersection. The driver of the vehicle, a 1995 Nissan Maxima, was picking up debris around the accident scene. The passenger side airbag of the vehicle, which had extensive damage, had deployed. Upon further investigation Officer Bracero determined that the operator of the vehicle, Christopher Grier, age 32, was intoxicated. Mr. Grier was placed under arrest and charged with Driving While Intoxicated.


The preceding reports were produced and written by Lt. Michael McElroy of the Village of Ossining Police Department.

gail burlakoff November 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Ummm...why are we reading on November 17th about events that took place seven months ago, in April of this year? I don't understand!
WestchesterRules November 17, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Because it is so much more interesting for Patch to post the bad news instead of the good ---for example you don't see how the dept. is collecting for the storm victims and making another trip to help out. They are going down for a 2nd trip on Saturday 11/17.
Anne November 17, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Good morning Chris...perhaps you missed this. http://ossining.patch.com/announcements/michael-ragusas-family-in-ossining-collecting-for-those-affected-by-sandy I just got back a short time ago from loading up with them, which we've been doing for days. They are on their way with several vehicles to host a barbeque and to bring donated supplies to the Queens Task Force.
Anne November 17, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Chris...do you have a contact at OFD? (I already left a message in the general mailbox.) I have additional brand new cases of supplies to go down if they're going. Please let me know. Thanks!
gail burlakoff November 18, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Actually, this was the lead article when I opened the Ossining Patch this morning (11/17/12) before work. It was definitely *not* a pop-up article. Thanks for your suggestion. It just doesn't apply in this instance. And I agree that it's sad that bad news travels quicker than good.
Anne November 18, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Mine too Gail. If not for the comment regarding date, I wouldn't have noticed, to be honest. I wholeheartedly agree that not enough of the good is published...anywhere. Not to get off the track of the article, but to add to the "good" regarding OPD in particular, I feel I should add something that happened a couple of days ago. While assisting with Sandy donations as described in the article that I linked I was fortunate to receive a generator through the department and the generosity of the donor, one of many "angels" who have helped us along the way. This will eliminate the need for my medically fragile son to be evacuated for a simple loss of electricity, which has been happening for four years. We will no longer have to use valuable resources for simple safety when his hospital bed deflates. That's absolutely priceless to us. Just thought I'd share. =)

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