CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. Croton police wrestled a man to the ground on Harrison Street, near the Grand Stand bar on Wednesday night, around 9 p.m. The man was attempting to evade arrest by fleeing to the second floor of 6 Harrison St., via a fire escape, when police say they apprehended the man.
Police say they believed the man was involved in a hit and run incident which damaged a parked car earlier in the day. Police say they requested a license check from Manuel Chalco. While Chalco was being interviewed a large crowd began to gather near the Grand Stand bar, police eventually called for backup from Westchester County Police and New York State Police for crowd control.
Police say Chalco eventually admitted he damaged the car, but when police attempted to arrest Chalco he became combative and attempted to resist arrest. Police eventually wrestled Chalco to the ground. He was later arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors.
Chalco was brought to headquarters, and released to his wife on $500 cash bail. He is due in court in Dec. 28 at 9 a.m.
In other police news:
Thursday, Dec. 15 At about 6:30 p.m. the manager of New York Sports Club in Croton reported to Croton police that personal belongings from two lockers in the mens locker room had been stolen. The items included wallets which contained various credit cards. The thief, if apprehnded, could be facing felony larceny charges on the credit cards.
Friday, Dec. 16 A female driver reported to Croton police that she was the victim of road rage, which began near the Mavis shop in Ossining and continued through Croton. The driver said she was taking her mother in to work at Skyview Nursing Home in Croton, at about 11:30 p.m. A second driver them came to police to report the same incident, when police determined that the second driver was the subject involved in the first road rage complaint. No charges were filed.
Monday, Dec. 19 At about 10:30 a.m. a business reported that the potted Christmas trees outside of Perfect Ten Nail Salon on Benedict Boulevard had been knocked over and pulled out of their pots.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 Just after 9 a.m. a maintenance employee for Bari Manor reported that cords to five washers and dryers in the laundry room had been cut. The matter is under investigation.
Just after 1 p.m. a resident of Half Moon Bay reported to Croton police that she had hired a moving company, which had taken all of her furniture to be delivered to Atlanta, Ga., but that the furniture had never been delivered. A Voyager Van Lines had been contracted to Worldwide Van Lines. The woman said she had called several times, and she was unable to reach anyone at the company. The matter is under investigation.
At about 9:40 p.m. Croton cops stopped a vehicle near Riverside Avenue, and conducted a field sobriety test on the driver, Maya Sevilla, 19-years-old. Sevilla was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DWI and released without bail to her parents. She and is due back in court on Dec. 29, at 9 a.m.