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Tarrytown Police: Multi-Village Chase Leads to DWI

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Tarrytown police said they charged a man with driving while intoxicated after he fled Sleepy Hollow police and headed down Route 9 to the neighboring village last week.

The man, 19-year-old Rayshon O. Belton, was stopped on North Washington Street Thursday and taken to police headquarters while police had his car towed. Belton refused to take a breath test three times, police said. A police investigation revealed that Belton had previously been convicted of driving while intoxicated in Briarcliff Manor, upgrading his charge to a felony.

Police took inventory of Belton's car and found a plastic bottle containing unknown pills. A pharmacist at Walgreens identified the pills as amoxicillin, which is not a controlled substance.

Belton was later released from custody and is awaiting arraignment.

The following items were also reported by police:

Disorderly Guest: Police charged a woman staying at the DoubleTree Hotel with disorderly conduct after someone called to report that she had been shouting and listening to loud music inside her room and wouldn't let hotel security inside. The woman has also been charged with resisting arrest after she flailed her arms around and refused to be handcuffed by police.

Dead Coyote: A mother called police on Jan. 25 after her son walked their dog and found a dead coyote in the area of Gracemere Road and Emerald Woods. Police went to look for the coyote and found nothing.

Identify Theft: A Tarrytown man reported on Jan. 25 that his identify had been stolen.

Harassment: One Tarrytown woman reported on Jan. 24 that her husband's co-worker had been harassing her on an ongoing basis.

Wallet Theft: A Tarrytown woman reported that her wallet had been stolen sometime around 2 p.m. on Jan. 23 after she had visited the Chase Bank and Walgreens on Wildey Street. The woman told police the wallet contained $230, numerous credit cards, an ATM card and her driver's license. Police filed a grand larceny case.

Heavy Gas Odors: Several calls were placed to 9-1-1 reporting a heavy odor of gas from locations surrounding the intersection of South Broadway/Route 9 and Route 119 around 3 p.m. on Jan. 23.

Snow Day Injury: Emergency responders transported a 5-year-old boy to the Westchester Medical Center on Jan. 22 for a possible head injury sustained while sleigh riding on Benedict Avenue.

Coyote Sighting: The manager of TGI Friday's reported that there were two coyotes in the bushes in front of the White Plains Road restaurant and that he feared for his patrons' safety around 11a.m. on Jan. 21. Police could not locate the animals.

Public Works Accident: A public works department plow truck struck a parked car on Linden Place while backing out of a driveway around 5 a.m. on Jan. 21, breaking the passenger-side tail light and damaging the passenger-side rear quarter panel and bumper. Village officials were unable to notify the car's owner at the time.

Angry Confrontation: The manager of the Striped Bass restaurant reported that an ex-employee confronted her in front of two children about money that was owed to him from the restaurant by using abusive and obscene language, exposing his penis, urinating on the building's exterior wall and then breaking the restaurant's sign around 2 p.m. on Jan. 20.

Police charged Fabio Romano with public lewdness, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. He was later booked into the Westchester County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $7,500 bond.

Student Hit Twice By Car: A Sleepy Hollow Middle School student was hit twice in the left leg/hip area around 8 a.m. on Jan. 20 by an unknown gray vehicle while she was walking to school on North Washington Street. Another student helped the injured girl to the school. The girl was later taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital.

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