OMG PD: Wrong Bleeping Donut! and Other True Tales

Your weekly romp through all things strange but true in our local police ledgers.

There's the odd person who doesn't get cranky when they are hungry, tired or under-caffeinated, I'm sure.

I'd really like to be that person. 

One could conjecture that a woman visiting a Briarcliff Manor donut shop recently is not one of the lucky few.

I doubt I can improve on this narrative, served up by Briarcliff Manor PD and our own Sarah Studley:

"10:27 a.m. — A dispute was reported at . A woman said she had received the wrong donut order earlier in the day. A Dunkin Donuts employee told police he tried to explain to the woman she provided the wrong name when asking for the order, which led to her taking the wrong donuts. The woman was given the correct order and asked not to come back to the shop."

Verdict: Sugar crashes can be scary — just watch a group of 3 year olds an hour after gorging on a Yo Gabba Gabba birthday cake — but they don't need to be this dramatic.


One eagle-eyed reader thought I missed some blotter gold in Sleepy Hollow last week. Happy to revisit.

I'm not sure if he was referring to the drunk driver who took out a utility pole and cut off power to 600 people or this roundup that has everything from people being accused of selling diapers to unfounded "home alone" reports.

Here's the Readers Digest version for those too lazy to click through — and you know who you are:

March 13, 12:25 p.m. A caller tells police someone is on a street corner trying to sell diapers. Police investigate to find the person was just placing the diapers on the road for anyone to pick up for free. Kudos to the officer for getting to the, cough, bottom of this one.

March 12, 12:15 p.m. Police notice someone burning leaves in violation of village code. Do people really think no one is going to check why plumes of smoke are billowing from their backyard?

March 10, 9:55 a.m. Upstanding and civic-minded young man drives around in an unregistered car with a broken muffler and non-matching license plates. Oversight, officer.

March 10, 6:33 a.m. A Clinton Street resident reports a ring stuck on her finger. I hate when that happens. Where Crisco fails, ERs usually succeed. Taken to Phelps.

March 8, 9:58 a.m. Tenants accuse landlord of removing the Dumpster for their apartment building to force people to pay for garbage removal. On to civil court. 

March 7, 3:44 p.m. Resident calls Child Protective Services to say a neighbor has left a 4-year-old home alone. Police find the child was actually at home with the mother and the caller was annoyed at the noise level. In her defense, she told police she tried to report the disturbance to the child's mother and when no one answered the door, the caller assumed the child was left alone. 

Verdict: Whenever I read blotter like this (and this was just half of it) I'm reminded of the volunteer fire department near my house. The sign outside often says something like, "Join the busy house," referring to the fact, obviously, that they get a lot of calls. Same for PDs!

Katherine Pacchiana March 26, 2011 at 07:41 PM
Love this story! Patch at its best!
joanne March 27, 2011 at 11:27 AM
People really have nothing better to do then cause trouble. good grief!
Maggie Pinque March 27, 2011 at 11:56 AM
This was a fun way to start my morning...and I haven't even had my coffee yet.


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