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Police Blotter - Week of June 27th

July 5, 2005

Police Blotter

June 27

8:03 AM: There was a report from the Hudson National Golf Club of minor damage to the golf greens sometime overnight caused by a motor vehicle. The matter is under investigation.

1:35 PM: The Village of Croton-on-Hudson Recreation Department reported that sometime overnight someone had sprayed paint on the equipment shed on Manes field off Alexander Lane, behind CET. The matter is under investigation.

June 28

10:39 AM: An alarm company called to report a fire alarm activation at Skyview Apartments on North Riverside Avenue. Fire department and Patrol responded to find a false alarm originating on the third floor of the building.

June 29

7:55 AM: A resident of Darby Avenue reported that overnight someone has slashed two tires on his car, which was parked in front of his house. The matter is under investigation.

8:807 PM: A resident of Old Post North reported that there was a solicitor at the door talking about mercury levels in the area. The resident asked the person to leave. When Patrol responded and did not locate the person in question.

June 30

8:32 AM: An alarm company called to report a fire alarm activation at The Harmon Fire Station. Fire Department responded and found that a construction worker was working on air conditioning unit located on the roof cause the alarm to be set off.

11:03 AM: Patrol arrested a person on Albany Post Road, for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, a misdemeanor and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. The individual as brought to Police HQ and was later released their on own recogniacense and is due in Village Court July 6, 2005 at 9:30 AM.

1:47 PM: A fire alarm was activated at a residence on Woodlake Drive in Cortlandt. Fire Department responded and discovered that the alarm was accidentally set off by a contractor. Woodlake Drive is in the Croton fire jurisdiction, but not police jurisdiction.

5:24 PM: There was a report of people using the Fireman's and Manes fields behind CET, which were closed. Patrol responded cleared the area without incident.

7:03 PM: The Village of Croton-on-Hudson Recreation Department reported that during the day at Silver Lake Park, a lifeguard rescued a swimmer that found themselves outside the swimming area, south of the beach. No injury was reported resulting from the rescue.

7:35 PM: A resident of Valhalla reported that her license plate was stolen from her car while she was parked at Croton Auto Park. The matter is under investigation.

11:59 PM: There was a report that the Croton Auto Park was receiving a delivery, a violation of the noise ordinance. Patrol responded, spoke to driver and insured that the delivery would be postponed until 6:00 AM the next day.

July 1

9:03 AM: There were several reports of smoke coming from a residence on Sunset Drive. Patrol, Detectives, Croton Fire Department responded to scene to find the first floor of the home in flames. Fire departments from Ossining, Montrose, Buchanan and Yorktown also responded to assist. The Croton cause of origin team has determined that the fire is not suspicious. Fire Departments safely extinguished the blaze but reported the deaths of one or more house pets as a result of the fire.

11:27 AM: There was a report of a burglary at the Prudential Richard Albert real estate office on Croton Point Avenue where an undisclosed sum of money was taken. The matter is under investigation.

July 2

7:59 AM: There was a report of criminal mischief on Lounsbury Road where sometime overnight, two car rearview mirrors and a mailbox were damaged. The matter is under investigation.

8:52 AM: A resident of Old Post Road North reported that sometime overnight someone had tampered with the gas cap on here car. The matter is under investigation.

12:25 PM: A resident of O'Reilly Court reported a sick fox in the area. Patrol responded, the animal was destroyed and removed from the property. A specialized .22 rifle is used for animal control.

1:30 PM: There was a report of people playing ball on a closed field behind CET. Patrol responded and cleared the area.

July 3

1:15 PM: There was a report of people at Black Rock Park with a lit BBQ grill. Park ranger responded and asked the party to extinguish the fire without incident. Detective Lt. confirms that no fires of any kind are permitted at Black Rock Park.

3:09 PM: There was a report of disorderly group at the Croton River by Mayo's Landing. Patrol responded and cleared the area.

5:55 PM: Patrol stopped a car on Maple Street for vehicle and traffic violations. Upon further investigation, the driver was arrested for DWI and other vehicle and traffic violations. The car was towed, the driver was brought to Police HQ and was arraigned by the Village judge who set bail at $250. The individual was later released on his own recogniacense and is due in Village Court July 13, 2005 at 9:30 AM.

11:10 PM: There was a report of construction noise coming from Hunan Wok. Patrol responded and had construction workers stop work until next day.

July 4

8:35 AM: There was a report from a resident of Montgomery, New York who was anchored in the bay north of Croton Point Park. Sometime overnight, their inflatable boat was stolen from the back of their boat where it was tied. The matter is under investigation.

July 5

6:12 AM: There was a report a theft of money from the Croton Diner. The matter is under investigation.

On July 6, 2005 5:24 PM, SSmith said:

the incident that was reported from june 29 about solicitors on old post road north “talking about mercury levels” was college kids hired by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG, for short). NYPIRG is well known and NOT FOR PROFIT environmental watchdog group that has done very good work over the years. i urge you to check out their website at WWW.NYPIRG.ORG. NYPIRG has successfully helped in getting many superfund and brown field sites cleaned up around our state among many other worthy causes in the name of our health and safety.

what they are asking us to do, in addition to joining them financially, is to simply write a letter to gov. pataki asking him to enact more stringent mercury emission requirements of power plants doing business in our state. the EPA, with much prodding from the environmentally unfriendly Bush administration, enacted very business friendly mercury emission requirements that actually weakened existing requirements. many states including all that surround NY have passed their own tougher laws and gov. pataki has repeatedly dropped the ball on this issue. LET HIM KNOW WE CARE.

the hudson river, which borders our village to the west, and many other water ways in NY state are severely contaminated by high levels of mercury which is known to cause severe birth defects. in fact most fish caught in the Adirondacks and the Catskills, in addition to the Hudson River, contain abnormally high levels of mercury and are not fit for human consumption. IT IS TIME TO MAKE OUR GOVERNOR KNOW THAT WE CARE ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

also, the NYPIRG kids are very friendly, need the job because they are not “fortunate sons” like teddy pataki, and are not out to cause trouble. they are polite and enthusiatic about helping the environment so please give them a listen if they should knock on your door.



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