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Mailbox Bashings Continue in Briarcliff Manor

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – Roughly 10 more mailboxes were smashed in Briarcliff Manor in the last week, adding to the dozens reported the last several months.

Briarcliff Manor residents on Pine Road, South State Road, Elm Road and Long Hill Road reported their mailboxes were destroyed or vandalized from Aug. 13-21, continuing a series of reported mailbox bashings since April. The Briarcliff Manor Police Department said in Julycontinued efforts would be made to find suspects in the cases but so far police have no suspects in any of the incidents. Police continue to ask the public to offer any tips that could help put an end to the vandalism. 

“This is an unfortunate rite of passage here in Briarcliff and we typically see this type of criminal mischief around the April, May and June time period,” Campion said in July. “In incidents like this it’s important that the community tell us what they hear. Because that’s how we’re going to find the people who are responsible for this type of damage.”

Philip Zegarelli, Briarcliff Manor’s village manager, also is continuing to ask for the public’s assistance.

“We've gotten some tips lately but this mailbox bashing goes back decades,” Zegarelli said in July. “It might be thought of as cute or fun or like a prank but it isn't. It’s really a punk attack on people’s private property.”

Those with information are asked to call the Briarcliff Manor Police Department's non-emergency line at (914) 941-2130

In other police news:

- Two people refused medical attention after a rollover accident at around midnight Friday on the Taconic State Parkway in Briarcliff Manor. Briarcliff Fire Department representatives said the two people were treated at the scene and did not require further attention.

- Briarcliff Manor Police responded at around 8 a.m. Tuesday to the Con Edison storage facility on Woodside Avenue after a call reported that sometime during the overnight a person attempted to cut the padlock of the fence into the facility. Briarcliff Manor police officers canvassed the area and found no other signs of an attempted break-in. Con Edison officials later reported no property missing or damaged.  

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