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Harrison Cop Shoots Suspected Burglar After Traffic Stop

Harrison police issued a statement Thursday morning confirming the shooting, which happened just after 6:40 p.m. Wednesday.

A Harrison police officer shot a suspected burglar during a traffic stop on Westchester Ave. Wednesday night, police have confirmed.

Police were in the process of arresting three men suspected of a Sep. 3 burglary when the officer fired two shots—one of which hit Daniel Dibiase, 55, of Poughquag, N.Y., police say.

Dibiase was transported to Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla. His current condition is unknown. 

Dibiase was traveling in a Chevrolet Blazer with two other men—Carmine Stanzione (a.k.a. Paul Dibiase), 57, of Poughquag and Jason Foskey, 34, of Stormville. Police stopped them on an Interstate 287 exit to Westchester Ave. in Harrison at about 6:40 p.m.

The three men are accused of stealing more than $500,000 worth of jewelry during the September burglary. Police say they had been monitoring the suspects and pulled them over with the intent of placing them under arrest.

All three are also suspects in another attempted burglary in Harrison as well as numerous similar crimes in Westchester county and other parts of New York, police say. 

Stanzione, Foskey and Dibiase have been charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree attempted burglary, felonies. Stanzione and Foskey were held overnight in police headquarters and are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. Dibiase is under police guard at Westchester Medical Center, police say.

Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini declined to comment further, citing on on-going investigation. Harrison police requested the Westchester County Department of Public Safety to review the shooting, according to a police statement.

Several Harrison police officers were treated at Greenwich Hospital and released, according to a police statement. Police did not release the nature of their injuries.

Police executed search warrants Wednesday night in the homes of all three men. Stanzione and Dibiase live together and are brothers with a history of arrests for burglary and other crimes, police said.

Check back for updates.

UPDATE: 1:58 p.m.: Carmine Stanzione and Jason Foskey are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Harrison court. We will have updates from court as soon as they are available.

grassroots December 10, 2012 at 06:18 PM
More to this story! A police Lt's automatic weapon went off by accident wounding the suspect and a fellow detective.
mark December 28, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Great job from the harrison police
Glenda March 20, 2013 at 06:10 AM
Yes there is more to this story. I agree, I've known one of these men all of my life. As he is a good father an was a good husband to my mother, an still is. There is nothing he wouldn't do for u, an could be trusted with your life. In his whole life he's never hurt anyone. Lets hope that none else gets pulled over there, Id hate for them to be shot at right? Although I do not live there, so that's a good thing for me
Glenda March 20, 2013 at 06:35 AM
Tony "Carmine" doesn't do drugs. An NEVER carried a gun on him much less have one in the home, out of his whole 57 years of living. And one of the most level headed people you'd ever meet. That's a few little factoids on just one of the men that was involved in this unfortunate event. U know right is right an wrong is wrong.
Glenda March 20, 2013 at 07:14 AM
I hope for a speedy recovery to "Danny", an all who were involved, including the officers. Prayer is needed now. All of these people have families, and are someone's sons, fathers, husbands, friends.

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