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Police Blotter - Week of July 18th

July 29, 2005

July 18

9:16 AM: There was a report of a gas odor in the vicinity of Municipal Place. Fire Department and Patrol responded but could not confirm any type of leak.

10:15 AM: There was a report of debris in roadway on Route 9 near the Warren Road overpass. Patrol responded, moved debris to side and contacted the New York State Department of Transportation who removed the debris from the area.

2:43 PM: There was a report of disorderly male shouting and screaming obscenities at the Croton Harmon train station. Patrols responded and located party involved and detained him until MTA police arrived who took the individual into custody.

6:36 PM: There was a report of house hit by lightning Oak Place in the town of Cortlandt. Fire Department and Patrol responded and reported no damage resulting from the incident.

10:29 PM: There was a report of two youths in the Picture Tunnel painting graffiti. Both subjects, a Croton resident and a Montrose resident were apprehended, and during the course of investigation, one of the individuals was found to be in possession of Marijuana. They were both charged with Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, Making Graffiti, and Possession of Graffiti Instruments. One youth was also charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. They were later released to their parents and are due in court July 22, 2005 at 9:30 AM.

July 19

12:34 AM: There was a report of two more youths who were observed in the area of the picture tunnel. Patrol interviewed the two individuals and had them clear the area without incident.

9:15 AM: There was a report from the Croton Recreation Department that someone had written graffiti on the park sign at Silver Lake Park. The matter is under investigation.

3:34 PM: There was a report of female placing hand bills on the windshields of parked vehicles in the Croton Harmon train station parking lot. Patrol responded and notified the individual that it was illegal distribute handbills on cars, had the individual remove them and clear the area.

11:03 PM: A local Croton youth was struck by a motor vehicle driven by a resident of Yorktown at the intersection of Maple Street and Municipal Place while riding his bicycle. The injured youth was transported to Westchester County Medical Center. The accident is under investigation.

July 20

12:23 PM: There was a report from a resident of Alexander Lane of a suspicious vehicle in their driveway. Patrol responded and interviewed the party to discover that they were part of the lawn maintenance company doing work at the house.

3:24 PM: There was a report of debris in the roadway on Route 9 north by Warren Road. Patrol responded and found that a cargo net had broken free from a truck causing debris to scatter on the roadway. The owner of the company sent a cleanup crew to clear the debris while police assisted with traffic control.

8:40 PM: There was a report of a minor spill of fluid in the area of the Bank of New York in Croton Commons on South Riverside Avenue. Patrol responded and confirmed spill. The Fire Department was dispatched to clean up the area.

July 21

8:44 AM: The Fire Department was dispatched Lincoln Road and East Mount Airy Road in the town of Cortlandt in response to reports of downed wires. Con Edison and Verizon responded to the scene and repaired the wires while the Fire Department managed the scene.

10:22 AM: There was report of an auto accident on North Riverside Avenue and Senasqua Avenue involving two vehicles and a Westchester County bus. Three individual involved in the accident reported injuries and were transported to Phelps Memorial Hospital and Hudson Valley Hospital. The accident is under investigation.

4:44 PM: There was a report from a resident of Nordica Drive of a large group of people trespassing on their property. Patrol responded and advised the group to leave the area. Apparently, the group was cutting across the property to gain access to Croton River waterway.

5:17 PM: There was a report of a large tree limb down in the roadway on Benedict Blvd. Patrol responded and moved the debris to the side of the road while Croton DPW was called to the scene to remove the debris.

6:11 PM: There was a report of a large piece of furniture in the road on Route 9 South by Croton Point Avenue. Patrol responded to clear the roadway and contacted the New York State Department of Transportation who later removed the debris from the area.

6:29 PM: There was a report from a resident of Truesdale who observed a large group of people on the Croton River using his neighbor's canoes. Patrol responded to the scene and witnessed the youths running into the woods on the Ossining side of the river to avoid police. Croton and Ossining Police later apprehended seven individuals from Tarrytown. The Youth Officer detective division is following up with parents of youths. Both canoes were recovered and returned to the rightful owner.

July 22

9:56 AM: Patrol came upon a vehicle stopped in the center median of Route 9 South near Croton Point Ave. Patrol discovered the operator of the vehicle possibly having a seizure. The operator, a resident of Montrose, was transported to Hudson Valley Hospital for treatment.

2:28 PM: There was a report of a suspicious looking bottle with wires sticking out of it in the area of Truesdale Drive, near Silver Lake Park, that appeared to look like a bomb. Patrol responded, confirmed the report and cordoned off area for safety. Patrols summoned the Westchester County Bomb Squad to investigate and found the object to be to a hoax. The matter is under investigation.

6:13 PM: There was a report from a resident of Truesdale Drive who reported seeing three teenagers walking in the yard of a neighbors a house. Upon investigation, Police arrested two Croton youths for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and trespassing. The Youth Officer Detective Division is following up with the parents of youths.

July 23

7:24 AM: A motorist called from Croton Commons to report that they had locked the keys inside the car with the engine running and a dog inside. Patrol responded and gained access to the car without incident.

3:55 PM: There was a report from the groundskeeper with the Croton School District that a group of people were playing on Spencer field without a permit. Patrol responded, issued a warning to the two local residents and cleared the area.

5:20 PM: A Croton youth reported that while swimming in the Croton River swimming near Nordica Drive, someone stole his backpack and its contents. The matter is under investigation.

5:29 PM: A lifeguard at Silver Lake Park called to report that he was having problems with 8 disorderly Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow residents who were swimming west of the park and would not comply with a request to exit the river. Patrol responded and had the group clear the area.

July 24

2:55 AM: There was a report from a resident of Grand Street requesting assistance with a vehicle horn that would not turn off. Patrol responded and disconnected horn for the resident.

3:55 PM: The Park Ranger reports two non-residents loitering in the Black Rock Park area. Park Ranger asked them to leave the area because the Black Rock Park is for Croton residents only.



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