Armonk Man Siphons Gas And Swallows, Hospitalized

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North Castle Police responded to several incidents during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Ken Liebeskind

ARMONK, N.Y. ‒ Officers responded to several incidents over the past week in the Armonk area related to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, according to the North Castle Police Department, including one man who was injured siphoning gas.

On Nov. 10, an Armonk man was hospitalized after he ingested gasoline. Police say he was attempting to siphon gas from a car in the driveway of his home on Upland Land when he accidentally swallowed some. The man was transported to Northern Westchester Hospital for evaluation.

On Nov. 8 at around 11:45 a.m., a 45-year-old Armonk woman needed to be hospitalized after shoveling snow at her Wayne Valley Road home, North Castle Police say. The woman was found unconscious by her husband, who called for help. Shortly after, the woman regained consciousness and was transported to Northern Westchester Hospital to undergo an evaluation.

A Chestnut Ridge Road resident reported an ongoing verbal dispute between a neighbor and a utility worker who was working on storm damage cleanup. Police say the dispute was settled and no arrests were made. 

Police and local fire departments responded to a call on Banksville Road in Armonk at around 5 p.m. on Nov. 9 after a resident came home to find his house filled with smoke. Police say the resident did not have electricity and had left a fire burning in the fireplace. No one was home at the time except for two cats. Police say members of the Armonk Fire Department confined the fire to the fireplace and cleared the home of smoke. 

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