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Briarcliff Kids Charged With Stealing Electronics

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – Two Briarcliff High School students were arrested after a cleaner for the school allegedly saw them taking large amounts of computer equipment out a back door and putting it into a vehicle, police said.

The male students, whose names were not released because they are youths, were charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal possession of stolen property and grand larceny in the fourth degree, police said.

According to police, the youths took the equipment at around 6:30 p.m. on July 14. They were arraigned on July 27 before village Judge Fred Weinstein.

The following items were also reported by local police in Briarcliff:

- Electrical wires on Holbrook Lane, Scarborough Circle and Macy Circle were knocked down and burning on July 29 at around 6:45 p.m. after a severe "microburst" storm, police said. Con Edison was notified of the wires so they could shut power off from the wires and replace/repair them.

- An Ossining woman was injured in a three-car accident on Pleasantville Road in which her vehicle was rear-ended, police said.

Diedre Thomas was taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital by ambulance with back injuries, police said.

The accident occurred on July 26 at around 8:15 a.m. in front of the Briarcliff police station, police said. Elizabeth Manocchi of Ossining was driving the vehicle that rear-ended Thomas, and Erin Guven of Ossining was in the third vehicle.

Police said that no summonses were issued.

- A mailbox and mailbox post were taken from 100 Lodge Rd. on July 27, police said. The mailbox owner told police it was the third time in a year and a half that their mailbox has been taken.

- An Ardsley woman left the Landmark Diner on South Highland Avenue on Monday at around 9:45 a.m. without paying her bill, police said.

The diner's management did not wish to pursue charges against customer Cecilia Schultz, but requested for her never to come back to the diner again, police said.

- A red and black Gary Fisher mountain bike and a bike helmet were reportedly stolen from the Scarborough train station on July 28. Police said there are no suspects for the theft.

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