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North Castle Police Called To Violent Episode At North White Plains School

North Castle police report that a 16-year-old student at the Rye Lake campus of Southern Westchester BOCES was charged with menacing after an alleged "violent episode."
North Castle police report that a 16-year-old student at the Rye Lake campus of Southern Westchester BOCES was charged with menacing after an alleged "violent episode." Photo Credit: Flickr

NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. -- North Castle police were called to the Rye Lake campus of Southern Westchester BOCES in North White Plains recently after a student there had a “violent episode,” they said.

According to police, a 16-year-old boy was charged with menacing Friday, Sept. 9.

Brian Howard, director of communications for Southern Westchester BOCES, refused Friday to comment on the incident and referred all questions to the police department.

No further details were available.

In other blotter items:

Friday, Sept. 9: A resident called to report a suspicious vehicle on Custis Avenue in White Plains.

The complainant told police that the vehicle was a tow truck operated by a man who appeared to have no legs.

Police were also told that the man exited his truck in a wheelchair and looked into the complainant’s car and left.

An officer responded to the scene, but was unable to locate the tow truck or its driver.

Sunday, Sept. 11: Westchester County Police reported looking for a suspicious person on Route 22 around 7 p.m. The subject was described as a “heavy-set while male” hanging around in a wooded area behind The Rising, the 9/11 memorial site at the Kensico Dam.

North Castle police were preparing to send a unit out to check the woods and the top of the dam, but were called off when Westchester County Police radioed into tell them they had located the man.

No further details were available.

Wednesday, Sept. 14 : Police were called to assist another agency at Roberta Place in White Plains.

The complainant told police that he was inspecting a property that he was in the process of purchasing when he smelled cat urine emanating from a downstairs apartment.

He reported that the tenant had a cat and that she had been “recently charged” with animal cruelty and wasn’t supposed to have any animals.

Police said they told the complainant that they would contact the local SPCA.

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