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Rye Teen Arrested for Hoax Police Calls

Rye Police have arrested a 14 year old suspect for allegedly making fake police calls last week.

Authorities were not amused by what turned out to be and now a Rye teenager is in serious trouble for allegedly

Police Commissioner Connors also confirmed another call was made "in a similar manner" on Friday, June 29 to the County Fire Control Center also using a text line for the hearing impaired alleging the caller's mother was injured that turned out to be unsubstantiated. Connors did not say whether Friday's 'spoof' call was being investigated as related to the Wednesday incident. The Friday call was reportedly dispatched to a nonexistent address on North Street.

“These are far from prank calls. They divert valuable resources from other duties, often at considerable expense," said Commissioner William Connors. "The quick arrest in this case should serve notice on people engaged in this type of activity that they will be caught and held accountable for their actions.”

Last Wednesday afternoon, at 2:50 p.m., Rye Brook Police Department relayed what seemed to be a report of an ongoing home invasion at 105 North Street in Rye. When Rye City police answered the call and made entry into home, reinforced by authorities from the county and surrounding areas including Rye Brook, Harrison, Port Chester and the MTA, they discovered a startled homeowner with her son and two teens in the house. The caller, using a text telephone, claimed to be in the house hiding under a bed while intruders barricaded residence doors with couches.

On Monday evening, Rye Police Department issued a statement regarding the arrest of a 14 year old suspect:

On Friday, June 29, 2012, detectives from the City of Rye Police Department and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety arrested a fourteen year old male, who resides in the City of Rye, and charged him with Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree and Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree. Because of his age, his case has been referred to Family Court; therefore, his identity cannot be released.

According to the release, the investigation remains open "as detectives work toward identifying additional possible suspects as well as the source of other similar incidents."

Tea Leaves July 07, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Alley, just ask yourself, what is the difference between the majority of Rye's youth and the majority of PC's youth? Here's a clue: How did Port Chester end up with 6 votes per person?
Ross Revira July 07, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Ryedad, You hate racism but condone character assassination and rumor mongering. You are one stand up guy.
Tea Leaves July 07, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Alley, Actually the answer was Rye's kids "come from money". They live and are raised in a well-to-do community. But with privilege comes expectation. You're expected to show respect for yourself... for others... for the law. You're expected to be responsible, trustworthy, productive members of the community. With expectations come consequences. People don't end up in a community like Rye by accident. Many work their hee-haws off to get there. They are the kind of people that expect more. I know 100% there are many many good families in Port Chester that raise their kids with the same expectations enumerated above and who work their tushies off as well. Which brings us to the answer to the second question: That's what you get when a community becomes disengaged with its expectations. That lawsuit was decades in the making.
Zach Oliva July 10, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Rye Dad, It was taken down because the words you quoted violate Patch's terms of service. I know you are citing something you saw somewhere else and not actually using the words yourself, but there's no reason to have that language on the site.
RyeDad July 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM
No problem Zach. Those words, as you refer to them, were posted on Rye Patch. My blogs were only meant to help identify the racist and to bring them to justice. I'm sure you want the same. Hopefully Mimi Connors has already contacted you and the Patch for this racist poster's IP address.

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