Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Edgemont Community council page needs some clarification

I would like to take this opportunity to clarify the questioning of the police department not contacting the Seely Place School regarding the robbery yesterday at the Shell Gas station at 1000 S. Central Ave. The Edgemont Schools were not advised to enact security measures yesterday for several reasons.

The robbery was reported to police at approximately 3:00 p.m. By the time units arrived at the scene and gathered facts it was after 3:00 p.m. Our preliminary investigation revealed that a firearm was not observed. Also, the suspect was tracked by police canine units to Yonkers and there was evidence found in a bordering side street that also corroborated this fact. There were many important questions that investigators could not get answered until after 5:00 p.m. Despite what some concerned residents would like the community to believe, we were confident relatively quickly that the suspect left the area.

In closing, I wish to again assure you that members of the police department are committed to the safety of all residents of the Town of Greenburgh and if there was the slightest chance of a danger to the students and teachers of the school they would have been notified.

Joseph J. DeCarlo

Chief of Police