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Hastings Police Investigating Hillside Break-in

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Hastings police are investigating a number of cases, including an incident where two people reportedly entered the Hillside School just before midnight.

Hillside School Incident: Police said security systems alerted them of activity in the Hillside School just before midnight June 8. Officers were sent to investigate and set up a perimeter around the school. Police said officers went inside to search with a custodian and saw two suspects inside the school. Police said the suspects fled and escaped through a rear door, but they are following up on several leads. Police said the building had been secured and it is unknown how they gained entry. A Westchester County helicopter responded to the scene along with Dobbs Ferry, Greenburgh, MTA and county police.

Stolen Wallet: Police said a 23-year-old employee at the Graham School reported her wallet was stolen June 4. Police said the wallet had been in her purse, which was in her desk when it was stolen. Police said the wallet contained a driver’s license, credit cards, insurance information, a Social Security card, vehicle registration and $250 in cash.

Damaged Vehicle: Police said a 47-year-old Graham School employee parked his Honda Civic on the campus and sometime between 6-7 p.m. the door was dented.  Police said it may have been from a rock that damaged the rear driver's side door.

Missing Drugs: A 58-year-old Hastings man reported to police he suspects prescription drugs had been stolen from his home for the second time since May. Police said the man reported May 18 nearly 100 tablets of Oxycodone, acetaminophen and Robitussin with codeine were missing from his home. Police said June 6 the man reported three tablets of Oxycodone had gone missing.

Criminal Contempt: Miguel Lozada, a 28-year-old Yonkers resident, was arrested and charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, which is a misdemeanor, June 6. Police said the man violated a temporary order of protection against him by a 21-year-old woman. Police said the man was reported by a caller as an unwanted patron at the Hudson Valley Tennis Club on River Street just after 11:30 p.m. Police arrested him and charged him for violating the order and he was later released on $350 bail.

Task Force Arrests: A 17-year-old Hastings male was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, which is a violation, June 7 as part of a Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force investigation. Police said another 17-year-old Hastings male also was charged with unlawful of possession of marijuana. Sangho Park, a 19-year-old Bronx resident, was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree, which is a misdemeanor. Police said Park had an altered license to appear older. The three were at Reynolds Field around 9:30 p.m. when they were arrested.

Suspicious Ac tivity: Police said a man approached a woman on the Metro North platform and asked her for a cigarette and then a dollar and she reported she was afraid she would be robbed. Officers searched the area, but could not locate the man. A retired parole officer reported a man matching the same description approached him and asked for cigarettes and money. MTA police located the man near the train station and advised him of the complaint and told him to leave.

Trespassing Arrest: A 25-year-old Yonkers man was arrested and charged with trespassing, a violation. Police said he walked into the Harvest on Hudson restaurant and began acting aggressively after his demand for water was denied. Police found the man at Waterfront Park and charged him with trespassing as people are not allowed in the park after dusk.

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