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CRIMINAL APPREHENDED BY POLICE...PARTICIPATE IN NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM!
Release Date: February 25, 2009

Yesterday, about 2 PM one of the Greenburgh police officers in Edgemont spotted a male suspect acting suspiciously.  When the officer approached the subject and began to interview him, a residential burglar alarm sounded nearby and the suspect bolted from the officer.  After a short foot pursuit the individual was apprehended in the rear yard of a home on Tanglewood Road.  In the search of the subject, a woman's wallet was discovered.  Believing it may have been stolen in a burglary from a local home, a thorough canvass of the neighborhood was conducted by police officers and K-9 units from Greenburgh and Yonkers.  Although no burglary was discovered, further investigation revealed the wallet had been stolen earlier in the day from a woman at a restaurant on Central Avenue in Yonkers.  The subject has been placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest.  Pending the return of a fingerprint request we made to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, we are unable to positively identify the suspect who gives his name as Younnis Massour Sharhan, age 20 of 4028 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, New York.  The investigation is continuing and we will continue to explore a possible connection between this suspect and our Edgemont burglaries. 
The Greenburgh police dept deserves to be commended for this apprehension. We can reduce the numbers of burglaries in Greenburgh if members of the community become partners in the process. The town has a crime prevention unit headed by Police Officer Peter Dandreano. His number is 682-5334.  The Greenburgh Police Department has the only full time Crime Prevention Unit in Westchester County. Police Officer Peter Dandreano is assigned to the unit as the Crime Prevention Officer
What is Crime Prevention? 
It’s the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk, and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it. The Crime Prevention Officer's position is to work with the community, get the community involved in law enforcement, and be a readily available resource to the community for its safety needs. This involvement can be with individuals, civic groups, or businesses. The primary focus of this program is to go to these individuals or groups and give recommendations on personal, residential, and business safety.
  • Some of the programs that are available through the Greenburgh Police Department Crime Prevention Unit are: neighborhood watch programs, safety talks and safety fairs. If your neighborhood is interested in reducing the potential for crime you should give him a call. We need your help in fighting crime.
Yesterdays apprehension occurred in Edgemont. The town cannot prevent crime but we can take action steps to reduce serious crime. These are some statistics from Edgemont. Crime is still low and burglaries, robberies actually went down last year.
PAUL FEINER
           Offense Type                          1998                         2003                     2007                       2008
 
 
 
 
 
Robbery
2
4
5
2
Rape
0
0
0
0
Assault (Felony)
2
2
2
2
Burglary
30
28
29
20
Motor Vehicle Theft
36
11
3
3
Larceny
183
112
105
110
 
 
 
 
 
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JOB E MAIL LIST---I am trying to help unemployed Greenburgh residents find work. If your company/business has any job openings please e mail me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com. If you are out of work and want to be advised of job openings please advise.
 

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