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Mamaroneck Village Police Chief Delivers Year-End Report

MAMARONECK, N.Y. – Burglary numbers are down in the Village of Mamaroneck, said Police Chief Christopher Leahy during his year-end report to the board of trustees.

Residents were reminded of the active role police officers and firemen play in the Village of Mamaroneck when Leahy reported his department responded to 11,000 calls for service and made 500 arrests up to this point in 2011.

"I think our numbers show that we're a very active department," Leahy said. "I'd like to thank each and every officer of the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department for working as diligently as they do and for keeping this village friendly, but safe as well."

When Trustee Toni Pergola Ryan asked if he had noticed any trends develop in 2011, Leahy noted fewer burglaries. "I didn't expect that," he said.

"It's important to note over the course of last year or so, unfortunately, we had to investigate a homicide, a bank robbery and three sex offense crimes," said Leahy, who said the number of bank robberies had actually increased across the state.

On July 29, the Chase Bank on the corner of Mamaroneck Avenue and Boston Post Road was robbed. The suspect, however, was arrested and the money recovered within seven hours. "We were fortunate we made an arrest the one time we were hit," Leahy added.

Village Police Officers made 70 arrests for drug and marijuana possession, 135 arrests for DWI, 30 arrests for assaults and 20 arrests for larcenies. They also issued more than 6,000 traffic summons and 19,000 parking summons.

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