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Dobbs Ferry Police Use Joint Effort to Nab Burglars

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Two New York City residents were arrested and charged with burglary on May 3 as part of a joint investigation involving the Dobbs Ferry Police Department, the Greenburgh Police Department, the Greenburgh Police Department Drug and Alcohol Task Force, the Pleasantville Police Department and the Tarrytown Police Department.

Jose Leguen, a 43-year-old New York City resident, and Leopouldo Bello, an 18-year-old New York City resident, were arrested and both were charged with one count of burglary in the second degree, a class C felony, and one count of attempted burglary in the second degree, a class D felony, police said.

Police said the two were involved in a burglary on Sherman Avenue and an attempted burglary on Belden Avenue between 12 and 12:45 p.m. on May 3.  Police said one of the men went to Belden Avenue and attempted to gain access to a home, but was unable to. Pry marks to a window were found and a screen was removed from a window as well, police said. The other suspect went to a home on Sherman Avenue and removed screens from windows and damaged a rear glass door, police said. Police said nothing was taken from either residence.

After recent burglaries in Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant, police collected information about a certain type of vehicle and the task force happened to be surveying the suspect’s vehicle on this day. Police followed the two suspects in their car and pulled them over on Ashford Avenue, police said. The two were arrested at approximately 12:50 p.m., police said.

Police said the two were arraigned in the Dobbs Ferry Village Justice Court and were remanded to the Westchester County Department of Corrections until their court date of May 10.

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