Briarcliff Manor, NY - On the evening of February 1, 2024 the Briarcliff Manor Police Department received a report of a disturbance at a residence located on Tuttle Road. The Westchester County authorities were prompt to extend their support, deploying multiple resources, including the County Helicopter, drone, K-9, the SRT Unit, and Ossining Police to assist with our local investigation. We recognize that the presence of the helicopter and additional resources may have caused concern among our residents; we assure you that ensuring the safety and security of our community is always our top priority. Based on the level of deployed assets yesterday evening and the nature of the disturbance, the Department felt confident that there was no threat to the general public.
This matter is currently under investigation and, as such, we are limited in the details we can provide at this time. We wish to emphasize that, based on our preliminary assessments, we believe this incident to be isolated in nature.
We are aware that any incident of unusual police activity can give rise to speculation and rumors. We urge the community to rely on official sources for accurate information, and recognize that the timeliness of that information may not be immediate. The facts surrounding this event are being thoroughly investigated, and misinformation does not contribute to our community's safety or wellbeing.
As always, the Briarcliff Manor Police Department advises all residents to practice standard safety precautions to protect their property. We recommend adhering to the "9 PM Routine," which includes removing valuables from your vehicles, ensuring that your vehicles and homes are locked, garage doors are closed and locked, and exterior lights are turned on. These simple steps can significantly enhance the security of your property and deter criminal activity.
We will provide updates as more information becomes available and is permissible to share. We thank the community for their understanding and cooperation during this time.
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