Yorktown Police Investigate Burglary of Darby Drive Home

Yorktown police responded to a possible burglary at a residential home on Darby Drive, located off of French Hill Road, Thursday afternoon. 

When police got to the scene they found that a rear window had been broken and they immediately cordoned off the house, Yorktown Police Lt. Kevin Soravilla told Patch.

Police said at first they did not know whether the suspect might have been in the house or if that person was spooked by the alarm and ran into the woods.

Police were using the help of the Westchester County Aviation Unit to search for the suspect and make sure no one was in the house before they made an entry. 

Police also searched the home with the help of a K-9 and found that no one was inside, Lt. Soravilla said. They were preparing to clear the scene at around 4 p.m. 

The homeowner reported to police at 2:45 p.m. that the burglary alarm had went off. No one was home at the time.
nightowl December 12, 2013 at 05:41 PM
A little overboard I might say bringing in the aviation unit, K9 Along with 55 or so YPO's weren't enough I guess?
Common sense December 12, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Overboard? You could say that until your home is burglarized. As for the use of aviation why not? It's a great resource and it's out there for a reason and has the ability to see things that officers on the ground can't see. YPD has their own K-9 unit what do you think they have it for? it's not a show dog. How do you know this isn't a isolated incident because there may have been a string of burglaries in other towns. And I'd like to know where you got the number 55 from? The entire Town of Yorktown PD has a little over 40 police officers in it's patrol division from the last I remember I doubt every cop in the department was as this incident when on average there's only 5-6 cars/ officers the road when they are fully staffed. Bottom line is the YPD does an unbelievable amount of work with the few officers they have patrolling the roads on good day.
nightowl December 12, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Mr Common, There are actually 54 they just swore in two more and 5-6 cars on the road when fully staffed you need to check your numbers pal and as far as Air Unit it cost tax payers 20+ thousand to fire that bird up everyday so for a burglary it is a huge waist. Abduction or missing person yes absolutely.
Common sense December 12, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Oh I'm sorry guess i was way off. So which is it 55 or 54? And is that the total number for the entire department? which includes The Detective Division, Staff Services Division and Patrol Division or just the number of Officers assigned to the patrol division? Number of cars on the road may vary, but not including the school resource officers and times when special events are happening there is a Sargent, and 4-5 officers on the road on a normal day. The helicopter is expensive yes, but I don't know how any abductions occur daily in Westchester hopefully a low number and how many missing persons are considered a criminal matter, but if I'm paying for a helicopter in my taxes you better bet I'd like to see them get every penny out of it by using it to actually make a difference not collect dust in a hanger at the county airport.
nightowl December 13, 2013 at 08:01 AM
Actual number doesn't matter at this point other than they are still over staffed in all of the YPD! Helicopter still a waste looking for a needle in haystack mid afternoon. Maybe you shuld volunteer some time there and witness 1st hand what it's all about?
Sharon Sutherland December 13, 2013 at 04:04 PM
The first burglary was in Mohegan Lake. Does anyone know where in Mohegan Lake?
nightowl December 13, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Not in Mohegan Lake, it was in town of yorktown
Sharon Sutherland December 13, 2013 at 09:22 PM
The first burglary was in Mohegan Lake and the second in Yorktown according to the Media.
Sharon Sutherland December 13, 2013 at 09:23 PM
FYI Mohegan Lake is part of Yorktown.
Common sense December 13, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Maybe Nightowl should get a dictionary and a map so he can learn how to spell and see how big our town is and what's actually in the Town of Yorktown for that matter. No wonder why he thinks the Police Department is too big, he doesn't even know what the different hamlets in the Town of Yorktown are let alone what the police do and what they need to better do their jobs.
nightowl December 14, 2013 at 07:37 AM
Sharon, Sorry but we are talking about the Darby dr burglary and not the lake mohegan being not part of this post and as far as lake mohegan being part of yes I know born and raised here!
nightowl December 14, 2013 at 07:40 AM
Maybe Mr Common should pull his head out of his and take a reality check. I am here all my 54 years and most likely forgot more than you know so FO and have a nice life.


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