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Man Enters Katonah Home While Residents Sleep, Police Say

A family in Katonah reported that a man entered their home to the Bedford Police Department.
A family in Katonah reported that a man entered their home to the Bedford Police Department. Photo Credit: Bedford Police

BEDFORD, N.Y. - A strange scene unfolded in Katonah recently, when a local resident contacted police about an unknown man that entered his family's home while they were sleeping.

At approximately 3:24 a.m. on Wednesday March 22, police were dispatched to an Anderson Road home when the resident reported that an unknown male had entered his home while he was sleeping.

According to police, the front door of the residence was unlocked and the suspect walked in and left without taking or disturbing anything or anyone. Police eventually tracked down the suspect, a 52-year-old man from Brooklyn, walking on Cross River Road in Katonah.

Police said that the man was taken back to the Anderson Road address, where he was positively identified as the person that had entered the residence, but the family told officers they did not want him arrested.

The man had no identification, and after being fingerprinted at the police station, his prints matched no records, police noted. A canvas of the area around Anderson Road determined that he had not entered other local residences or been seen by neighbors. Ultimately, the man was taken to Northern Westchester Hospital for treatment and evaluation after complaining about pain in his legs.

Other items on the Bedford Police Department blotter include:

  • On Monday, March 20, an employee at a medical group on Bedford Road in Katonah reported that when she exited the building and went to her car in the parking lot, the driver’s side door lock of her Honda had been damaged and the car’s air bag was stolen. Police are currently investigating the incident as a larceny.
  • On Sunday, March 26, police received multiple reports from residents on Upland Avenue in Bedford, when several mailboxes - valued at approximately $150 each - was reported as destroyed. According to police, they believe the instances took place the night before.

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