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Police Blotter - Week of July 11th

July 18, 2005

July 11

7:45 AM: There was a report of suspicious vehicle on parked Albany Post Road. Patrol responded and found that the car in question was no longer in the area.

10:20 AM: An employee of Shop Rite on South Riverside Avenue reported that her purse was stolen from inside the store. The matter is under investigation.

5:28 PM: There was a report from a resident of Nordica Drive of fireworks being used. Patrol responded and found the youths in question who were on the Ossining side of Croton River fled into the woods. Croton Police notified Ossining Police of the report.

July 12

11:16 AM: There was a report of a suspicious person in the parking lot area outside CVS. The caller stated that the person in question stopped her and asked her questions in regards to a survey, also indicating that they were from the Journal News. Patrols responded that the person in question had left the area.

2:57 PM: The Croton Water Department reported that someone had turned on a lawn irrigation system on Halfmoon Bay Drive located in the meter pit area. Patrol and Croton Water Department officials responded to turn off system.

5:30 PM: There was a report of a Hispanic male who gestured for a minor female to approach his car at the intersection of Morningside Drive and Benedict Boulevard. Patrol responded and found that the car in question had left the area. The matter is under investigation.

7:28 PM: Police officer stopped an ice cream truck on Old Post Road South near maple Street and issued a warning to the operator for solicitation without a Village permit. Patrol asked the vendor cease selling ice cream until a permit is obtained.

July 13

1:15 PM: An individual reports finding an abandoned canoe in the Croton River. The red canoe is a Pullman-brand and is being held at Police Headquarters until it is claimed by its rightful owner.

1:48 PM: A resident of Melrose Avenue reports that she smelled and saw smoke and coming from the chimney area of a neighbor's house. Patrol and Fire Department responded to find that the homeowner was burning some documents in their fireplace.

3:40 PM: There was a report from a caller in the Shop Rite parking lot of a disoriented person walking around yelling. Patrol responded and transported the individual to Westchester County Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation without incident.

July 15

10:34 AM: A lifeguard at Silver Lake Park called to request assistance from Police with two individuals who had been asked several times in the past not to be in the park prior to opening. Patrols responded and advised said parties not to return to the area without a park pass and when the park is closed.

1:07 PM: There was a report from a woman on Maple Street that while shopping at the Croton Mini Deli, her vehicle was stolen from the lot area in front of store. Apparently, the owner left car running while getting something inside the store. The vehicle was later located in the Town of Cortlandt by New York State Troopers while being driven by person sought in the investigation. No further details are available from Croton Police Department about the suspect or resulting arrest.

7:31 PM: A resident of Devon Avenue called to report that there was a group of disorderly youths at the Good Shepard Chapel property on Young Avenue. Patrol responded and dispersed the group from the area without incident.

July 16

8:44 PM: A vehicle was stopped on Route 9 South for vehicle and traffic violations. The driver was subsequently arrested for DWI, taken to Police headquarters where the individual was arraigned, later released on $250.00 bail and is due in court on July 20, 2005 at 9:30 AM.

11:14 PM: A vehicle was stopped on Croton Point Avenue for vehicle and traffic violations. Upon further investigation, Police discovered that the driver was in possession of a forged Delaware license. The driver was arrested for criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony. The subject was remanded to the Westchester County Jail and is due in court on July 20, 2005 at 9:30 AM.

July 17

10:38 AM: Patrol reports smoke coming from the electric wires at the intersection of Grand Street and Wood Road. Fire Department and Con Edison responded and repaired the overloaded wires.

12:46 PM: Received an anonymous call of an assault having taken place at the Skyview Nursing Home. Patrol responded and investigated and found that no assault had occurred, but one party had an active arrest warrant from the Village of Ossining Police. Croton Police notified Ossining police who later picked up the individual from the scene.

1:30 PM: There was a report of a downed tree blocking traffic in the area of Brook Street and Terrace Place. Patrol responded to direct traffic while Croton DPW removed the debris.

6:41 PM: There was a report from the Croton Recreation Department foreman of unauthorized use of the soccer fields at Alexander Lane without a permit. Patrol responded and cleared the area without incident.

July 18

12:17 AM: The caretaker of a residence on Georgia Lane, called to report smoke conditions from the boiler room inside the home. Police instructed the caller to exit the premesis. He did so taking a dog with him. Patrol and Fire Department responded to find a working structure fire. At this time it is believed that the fire is accidental due to an overloaded electrical circuit.

8:48 AM: Police officer reports damage to a Police call box in front of Croton Country Garderns on Albany Post Road. The minimal damage was believed to be caused a firework and the call box remains in service. The matter is under investigation.



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