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Mamaroneck Village Police Blotter: Vehicle Crashes Through Playground at Harbor Island

Concrete blocks set up where fence was damaged at playground at Harbor Island Park

Tragedy was miraculously averted late Saturday evening, July 1, when a minivan drove through the playground at Harbor Island Park where several families were hoping to enjoy a fun summer evening at play.

The vehicle went ripping through the fence before crashing into swing sets. Police attempted to stop the vehicle which was driving recklessly on the grassy area adjacent to the Firemen’s Carnival, but the minivan accelerated into the playground filled with children playing.

According to police, the 17 year old driver who did not have a license was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, as wells Reckless Endangerment 1st deg. (D Felony).Criminal Mischief 2nd deg (D Felony). Reckless Driving (U Misdemeanor) Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle (Violation) Refusal to take a breath test (Violation). A police spokesman says the juvenile, a Mamaroneck resident, was arraigned by a youth magistrate, and released on his own recognizance pending a future court date at the Youth Part of Westchester Superior Court. 

Two nights prior to the incident the carnival was closed by police after a large group of disorderly people were escorted off the grounds. 


Playground at Harbor Island Park

More from Village of Mamaroneck Police Blotter:

July 2 DWI Mamaroneck Avenue arrest

June 30 Accident, Child injured Florence Park Caller reports she struck a child. No injuries. Child taken to Westchester Medical Center

June 30 Illegal Dumping, Mmaroneck Avenue Police respond to report of illegal dumping in front of a location on Mamaroneck Avenue.Building Department notified.

June 29 Truck stuck under the railroad bridge on Mamaroneck Avenue

June 29  Burglary, North Barry Avenue, Cedar Street Two incidents involving a short Hispanic man wearing a camouflage sweatshirt. In one case he was described as having taken a pool ladder, placed it against a house to look inside. A short time later he was reported attempting to break into another home.

June 28, 2023 Disorderly Conduct, Harbor Island  A large group of disorderly persons forced the closure of the Firemen’s Carnival. All persons were escorted out of the park with no resistance.

June 27 Dispute, West Boston Post Road. Road rage incident that began in Larchmont area of Boston Post Road and ended near Mamaroneck High School 

June 23 Dispute, Mamaroneck Avenue Argument over a parking space. Situated settled by police.

June 23 Truck struck the railroad bridge at Mamaroneck Avenue and left the scene leaving debris scattered in the area. Truck had left the scene but police arrived.

June 22 Truck under the railroad bridge caller reports a tractor/trailer truck struck the MTA bridge and left scene down Halstead Ave. with heavy front end damage to the truck.

June 21, 2023 Person with Gun, Mamaroneck Avenue  Police officers flagged down and warned a woman waving a firearm in front of Mamaroneck Convenience Store. Turned out to be a toy gun.

June 18, 2023  Larceny, Washington Street Report of four masked people entering a vehicle.

June 12, 2023 Drug Offense,  Mamaroneck Avenue Police conducting a traffic stop requests K-9 Ike to location after which the dog detects illegal substance in vehicle. One person arrested.


Debra Quintana
Debra Quintana
Debra Quintana has been reporting for The Loop for several years. After living in Larchmont for 20 years she and her husband moved to Mamaroneck 3 years ago. Debra was a television news reporter in Texas, Florida, Colorado before moving to New York where she worked at WPIX-TV and WCBS-TV. She currently serves as the manager of The Golden Shoestring in Larchmont.


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Manor resident 2
Manor resident 2
July 13, 2023 7:06 AM

So a non-licensed teen is DRUNK and nearly KILLS children and then he’s released? I have no doubt he learned his lesson and will no longer be a threat to the Mamaroneck community.

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