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Dobbs Ferry Man Charged With Choking Woman

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Dobbs Ferry police handled a number of cases in the village this past week, including larcenies, an alleged choking and others.

Scott Green, a 23-year-old Dobbs Ferry resident, was after a 19-year-old female victim reported that she was choked by Green at about 1 a.m. May 31. Officers observed minor scratches on the victim's neck and forearm, police said. Green and the victim live in the same apartment, and the incident was a family dispute, police said. Green was arrested and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a class A misdemeanor. Green was held overnight to appear in court the next morning.

In other items from the Dobbs Ferry police blotter:

• A MacBook Pro, valued at $2,000, was reported stolen from a book bag May 23 at about 11 a.m. at the Masters School. An 18-year-old male student said he left the bag unattended in a cubby in the school, police said. When he returned, the computer had been taken from his bag. Police were investigating.

• A 21-year-old Bronx resident damaged the seat belt and rear seat of a St. Christopher’s Ford van while it was transporting students from a school dance, police said. Omar Reyes allegedly got into a dispute with staff, police said, and ripped out the seat belt guide in the rear seat. He was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief, an E felony, on May 31. Reyes was released to his mother and issued a court appearance ticket.

• A 53-year-old male staff member at Children’s Village was attacked by a 16-year-old student while trying to calm the student, police said. The student grabbed the control rod to the window blinds and began jabbing the staffer with it, police said. Police said there were no signs of injury but were investigating.

• The driver's side door of a 2012 Nissan Altima was scratched while the vehicle was parked at the waterfront on June 1 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., the owner told police. The damage was estimated to be more than $250, police said. Police were investigating.

• An 18-year-old Scarsdale resident was arrested after an alleged dispute with a cab driver over not paying for an $82 cab ride from New York City, police said. Richard Green was arrested June 2 and charged with theft of services and third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, both class A misdemeanors. Green also had a Pennsylvania driver’s license, which caused the forged instrument charge, police said. Green was released on his own recognizance and issued a court appearance ticket.

• Graffiti was found on the community center building just before 2 p.m. June 3, police said. Two 6-foot-high symbols were painted on the south side of the building, police said.

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