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Police: Ossining Man Used Bat on Apartment Complex

OSSINING, N.Y. – Westchester Police say they arrested an Ossining man Saturday after he allegedly “broke into the (Cedar Lane Heights Apartment) complex’s boiler room and damaged the heating control panel by smashing it repeatedly with a baseball bat.”

Tathagata Chaudhury, 28, was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday by Westchester County Police and charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, according to a press release. Officers Ellen Chadwick and Manuel Dacruz reportedly responded to the apartment complex on the report of Chaudhury wielding a baseball bat.

Chaudhury was arraigned this week in Ossining Town Court and “released on his own recognizance pending a future court appearance,” according to the release.

In other news from the police blotter:

- Westchester County Police say a check on illegal dumping Feb. 23 in Ryder Park yielded no results. Police say an anonymous caller “reported that medical waste had been dumped in Ryder Park. The park was checked but no sign of any illegal dumping was found,” according to the release. Police say other area park properties were checked but nothing was found.

- After being pulled over for failure to stop at a stop sign, a Rye Brook resident was reportedly arrested after Westchester Police discovered she had a warrant charging her with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second-degree, a misdemeanor, according to a press release.

Gabriella McDonough, 22, was reportedly stopped at around 11:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Reeback Drive and Stormytown Road. McDonough was transported to Ossining command and later turned over into the custody of the New Castle Police Department, according to the release.

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