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Bedford Police: Harvey School Sign Vandalized For Second Time

The Harvey School's entrance sign was destroyed for the second time this month, Bedford police said. Photo Credit: Bedford Police
Vandals again broke the sign, valued at $1,200. The Bedford police investigation is ongoing. Photo Credit: Harvey School

BEDFORD, N.Y. — The entrance sign at the Harvey School was vandalized again Sunday, according to Bedford Police, the second time in a month that the sign at the co-ed private school in Katonah has been destroyed. 

The plastic sign was also ripped from its post and broken into pieces on Jan. 3 or 4, according to police.

On Jan. 27, Bedford police were called to the school on Route 22 at about 7:33 a.m., police said. The incident must have taken place between 11 a.m. Jan. 26 and 1 a.m. Jan. 27, groundskeepers told police.

There were no known witnesses to the criminal mischief, police said. The area near the school at 260 Jay St. is difficult to monitor because it is so isolated, police said. Patrol officers are aware of the issue there and will be keeping an eye out.

The sign is valued at $1,200, and the investigation was ongoing, police said. Police have no suspects in the case.

The following items were also included in this week's Bedford police blotter:

• A pocketbook was stolen from the ShopRite parking lot in Bedford Hills between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Jan. 25, police said. A woman left the purse in a shopping cart, and when she went back to get it, it was gone, police said. The purse was valued at $100 and contained $40 in cash and assorted credit cards. The investigation was ongoing.

• A 59-year-old Bedford Hills man was charged with driving while intoxicated in Katonah on Sunday, according to Bedford Police. Huntley L. Middleton was driving his blue Volvo on Bedford Road when a patrol officer observed him failing to stay in his lane as he made a left turn onto Harris Road, police said. When pulled over at 11:42 p.m., the officer observed that Middleton had the smell of alcohol on his breath, police said. He refused a prescreening test, according to police, and then failed field sobriety tests. Middleton was charged with two misdemeanors: aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of more than .08 percent and driving while intoxicated. He was also charged with improper lane use, a traffic infraction. He was released on his own recognizance and will return to the Town of Bedford Court on Jan. 31.

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