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Bronxville Overrun By Troublemaking Teens

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Pondfield Road - Bronxville, NY - File Photo

Pondfield Road – Bronxville, NY – File Photo

BRONXVILLE, NY (WCBS 880/1010 WINS) - Aside from a an occasional train whistle, it’s quiet and peaceful in Bronxville during the day but at night, especially in the summer, it’s a different story.  

Unruly, rowdy, boisterous, and destructive teens have been running amuck in the village and the mayor calls it a real nuisance.

“It’s very intimidating,” one resident said.

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Officials say groups of 75 to 125 teenagers are involved and for the most part they’re believed to be out-of-towners.

“My kids come by and they’ll say ‘Oh look, they’re all from Eastchester or they’re all from Tucahoe,’ and I’ve heard there’s a lot of kids coming up from the Bronx,” one woman said. 

Police say there have been problems with noise, vandalism and even fighting. One resident said she once saw a boy punch a girl and “throttle” her by the throat.

“It’s changing the nature of Bronxville at night,” Suzanne, a resident, said. “It can’t become safe if it keeps going like this.”

“I think it is a big problem with the local police,” said one woman.

To help keep the peace, police have beefed up patrols. But this is becoming an expensive problem, as overtime piles up.

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