Police: Eric Scuccimarra in custody after fire, evacuations at Half Moon Bay Townhouses in Croton-on-Hudson

A small fire in a gated community prompted evacuations and led to a discovery that landed one person in handcuffs. Police, fire and hazmat crews

Police and other response teams were at the

Police and other response teams were at the Half Moon Bay Townhouses Saturday conducting an investigation. (Credit: News 12)

CROTON-ON-HUDSON - A small fire in a gated community prompted evacuations and led to a discovery that landed one person in handcuffs.

Police, fire and hazmat crews were at the Half Moon Bay Townhouses in Croton-on-Hudson for much of Saturday and Sunday conducting an investigation.

At least three buildings in the complex were evacuated at around 10 a.m. after police responded to a small fire in the basement of unit number 1803. The fire led to the discovery of chemicals in the apartment.

Police say a man is in custody and is charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old Eric Scuccimarra, who lives in unit 1803.

Authorities are not yet sure of the exact nature of the chemicals found, but they say they did find a stash of pills.

While residents returned to two of the buildings, the building that had chemicals inside is still evacuated as the DEC continues to remove the materials.

 

 

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