Dog Walker Accused of Stealing 40K in Jewelry

The information below was provided by Bedford police and does not indicate a conviction.

A Buchanan resident has been charged with stealing jewelry valued at $40,000 from a McClain Street family who hired her to house-sit and walk their dog while they were away, Bedford police said.

The residents reported the theft on Sept. 3 and claimed the jewelry was taken between Aug. 21 and Sept. 1. Police identified dogwalker/housesitter Claire O'Sullivan, 39, as a person of interest and conducted an investigation.

Police learned that O'Sullivan had sold some of the items stolen from the home at an area pawn shop and arrested her on Sept. 21.

She was charged with third degree grand larceny and fourth degree grand larceny exceeding $1,000. Approximately $7,500 in jewelry has been recovered. O'Sullivan is being held at the Westchester County jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

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Danbury man charged with DWI

A 34-year-old Danbury man was arrested on Sept. 22 after police observed his car parked in the middle of Railroad Avenue near the Saw Mill River Parkway exit.

Officers approached the car, a 1996 Honda Civic, and interviewed the driver, Ryan O'Keefe at 5:35 p.m. Police noted a strong smell of alcohol coming from the car and asked O'Keefe to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was taken to police headquarters for processing. He submitted to a breath test which revealed he had a .16 BAC, twice the legal limit. 

He was released without bail pending a return to town court on Oct. 4.


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