Clarkstown Police Department reported the arrest of Edward Tabaracci of New City at 6:20 p.m. Thursday for a telephone threat against police officers.
Police charged him with making a terroristic threat, a felony, and aggravated harassment 2nd degree, a misdemeanor.
Sgt. Jo Anne Fratianni said the 51-year-old placed several calls to the department’s non- emergency number.
“Tabaracci grew increasingly hostile with each phone call,” she said. “In the final call, Tabaracci stated, ‘This is not a warning this is a promise. Two officers will die in the next 24 hours’.”
Tabaracci called a non-emergency number at the Police Department at least three times on Thursday afternoon prior to his arrest. Tabaracci’s first call around 4:30 p.m. was a complaint about a traffic problem on Strawtown Road. He placed a second call about 19 minutes later followed by the third threatening call at 5:22 p.m.
Tabaracci was arrested at his residence without incident. He is awaiting arraignment in Clarkstown Justice Court.
Police report he has a criminal history dating back to 1981 and with arrests for patronizing a prostitute and numerous driving while intoxicated charges.
This is the second arrest of a Clarkstown resident for making terroristic threats in less than two months.