June 14, 2023: On June 11, 2023, Bronxville Police Chief Christopher Satriale sent out an email with the following information regarding police activity in the village.
June 11, 2023
It was a busy evening last night resulting in a large police presence and multiple searches throughout the Village.
It started at 7:33pm when an alert resident called us after seeing a suspicious male on the property of a Homesdale Road residence. The caller was able to provide a license plate of the vehicle that the subject left in – a check of the license plate revealed it was an active stolen vehicle from New Jersey. Our Officers responded immediately and conducted a search of the home and surrounding residences. Our search of the home revealed that entry into the home was not attempted, and the subject was likely checking vehicles in driveways.
During our search of neighboring properties, we found that an unlocked vehicle with the key fob inside had been stolen from a driveway nearby. A short time later, these two vehicles were pursued by multiple police agencies throughout Manhattan and into New Jersey – unfortunately, no arrests were made but both vehicles were recovered at different locations in New Jersey.
Overnight in an unrelated case, at about 3:34AM the County Police pursued a stolen vehicle into the Village, which crashed in Morange Square. The three occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and were chased from the west side to Garden Avenue to Tanglewylde Avenue by multiple police officers. After separating and fleeing through numerous yards while scaling fences these subjects were able to flee and were not arrested.
If you live in proximity to any of the above locations and have cameras on the exterior of your home, please review the footage during the periods and let us know if you have any valuable recordings.
Motor vehicle thefts and larcenies from parked vehicles continue to account for most of the crimes committed within the Village. The rise in these crimes throughout NY, NJ and CT is continuing.
Please always lock and alarm your vehicle – even during the day when parked in your driveway for a short period of time. Never leave your key fob within the vehicle when parked. Even when locked do not leave anything of value in plain sight within the vehicle. These subjects often arrive in a stolen vehicle and walk neighborhoods looking for unlocked vehicles with fobs inside. Unfortunately, considering the lack of serious consequences in place the subjects do not fear arrest and often lead police on dangerous high-speed pursuits.
We need your help to prevent these thefts and reduce the risky pursuits. Report suspicious subject(s) or activity immediately to the Police Department and always lock and alarm your car.
Any questions or concerns you can always reach out to me directly.
Chief Christopher Satriale
Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.
While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.
Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.
The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.
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