This Month's Winners & Losers
Westchester County Police. The department has added a newly designed, unmarked “ghost car” to its fleet to catch unsuspecting motorists who are driving while texting.
Energy-conscious residents. The County government has received $4.5 million in federal stimulus money to fund emergency conservation projects throughout Westchester.
David Mobley. The 50-year-old grandfather of eight was the oldest graduate in this year’s class of recruits at the Westchester Police Academy—and was awarded top honors as the “Best All-Around Recruit” in his class of 48.
Scarsdale’s “Terminator” burglar. After being caught in the act by the family he was robbing, a burglar in Scarsdale brazenly (stupidly?) threatened, “I’ll be back,” before fleeing the family’s home empty-handed.
Barbara Liotta. The Greenburgh resident—an assistant principal of a Bronx school—was arrested by Greenburgh police for DWI after losing control of her car and smashing into a tree. She told police that she may have had “three glasses of vodka and diet coke.”
Sleepy Hollow residents. Authorities are reopening an investigation into possible environmental hazards emanating from the village’s former Duracell battery plant, after recent tests revealed mercury and lead contamination that could pose health risks.