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Police Blotter - Week of July 25th

August 6, 2005

July 26

2:45 PM: A resident of Nordica Drive reported youths on his property accessing the Croton River. Patrol responded and spoke with youths and advised them not to cross private property to access the river.

4:10 PM: There was a report from a resident of Nordica Drive about another group of youths on his property accessing the Croton River. Patrol responded again and spoke with the group and advised them not to cross private property to access the river.

July 27

4:51 AM: There was a report from a resident of Observatory Drive about a fallen tree that struck his vehicle and house. Patrol responded and called Con Edison to take care of downed wires. Croton Department of Public Works also responded to clear the sidewalk and street areas.

9:30 AM: A 23 year-old male resident of Shenorock, New York was arrested after investigation by the detective division for Grand Larceny 3rd degree resulting from a stolen vehicle. The individual was remanded to the Westchester County Jail.

5:35 PM to 8:40 PM: There were numerous reports of trees and electrical wires down at numerous locations around the Village. Patrols, Fire Department, Con Edison and the Croton Department of Public Works all responded to various locations at South Riverside Avenue, Bungalow Road, Radnor Drive, Park Trail, Old Post Road South and Cleveland Drive for a transformer on fire, Truesdale Drive and Cedar Lane, Mt. Airy Road, Ridge Road, Lexington Drive and Park Avenue, and Quaker Bridge Road East for a pole and wires on fire.

July 28

1:58 AM: Patrols and Fire Department were dispatched back to the intersection of Old Post Road and Cleveland Drive because of another transformer on fire. Patrol contacted Con Edison to remedy the problem. Fire Department safe guarded the area until Con Ed arrived.

9:35 AM: There was a report from a resident of Franklin Avenue about his vehicle having been stolen in front of his home. Patrol responded to confirm theft. The matter is under investigation.

10:08 AM: There was a report from a resident of Piney Point Avenue whose vehicle had been broken into. Patrol responded and confirmed that some miscellaneous items were taken. The matter is under investigation.

4:57 PM: There was a report of a vehicle parked illegally at the intersection of North Riverside Avenue and Farrington Avenue causing a hazardous condition. Patrol responded and had the owner move the vehicle and issued a summons.

8:01 PM: There was a report from a resident of Truesdale Drive about hearing fireworks coming from the Croton River area. Patrols responded and reported that the youths involved had left the area prior to the officer’s arrival. No further action has been taken at this time.

July 29

11:04 AM: A resident of Verplanck, New York called to report a black two-door Honda being operated recklessly in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite Supermarket, nearly causing an accident. Patrols responded and found the owner of the vehicle in question, who was a resident of Buchanan, New York, and issued a warning advising the operator to drive in a safer manner.

7:30 PM: There was a report from CSX about numerous vehicles being parked and encroaching on the track in the area of Croton Landing and on CSX property. Patrols responded and verified the parking conditions that were causing freight trains from passing. The owners of the vehicles were located and removed their cars from the area. The tracks were then re-opened.

8:44 PM: Patrol responded to a report of a minor accident on River Road. Upon investigation, the operator of the vehicle was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content level of more than .08%. The operator was arrested and later released on $200.00 bail and is due back in Village Court on August 3, 2005 at 9:30 AM.

July 30

3:54 PM: The Park Ranger observed four males on the CSX property trespassing. Patrols responded and interviewed the group. All four were arrested and charged with trespass. The individuals were from Garrison, Mohegan Lake and Springfield, Pennsylvania. They were released on $100.00 bail each and are due back in Village Court on August 3, 2005 at 9:30 AM.

4:00 PM: A resident of North Highland Place reported criminal mischief to her pool liner. Patrol responded to confirm damage. The matter is under investigation.

11:23 PM: A resident of Nordica Drive called to report a large group of persons near the Croton River. Patrol responded and dispersed the group without incident.

July 31

7:59 AM: A resident of Harrison Street reported that unknown youths had hung a piece of carpeting on the Harrison Street playground jungle gym. Patrol responded and assisted Croton Recreation Department in removing the carpet.

9:00 AM: A resident of Arlington Avenue called to report criminal mischief to her outdoor lights. Patrols responded to confirm damage. The matter is under investigation.

12:52 PM: A resident of Benedict Blvd. called to report a theft of a picnic table umbrella from his yard. Patrol responded and soon found the missing umbrella on Hastings Avenue. The matter is under investigation.

August 1

10:25 AM: There was a report of a suspicious looking white van left unoccupied by CSX property and railroad tracks, near Croton Landing. Patrol responded and located the owner of the vehicle, from Hunter, New York, who was down by the river fishing. The owner was asked to move his vehicle from the CSX property to the Croton Landing parking lot.

3:47 PM: There was a report of a dump truck with debris blowing out of the back on Rt. 9 North. Patrol responded, located the vehicle and issued a summons to the driver, a resident of Monsey, New York for littering on the highway.

August 2

2:52 AM: New York City Police reported that they arrested three occupants of the vehicle that had been reported stolen from a residence on Franklin Avenue on July 28. The three occupants, residents of the Bronx and Manhattan were arrested and kept in custody with New York City Police. The matter remains under further investigation.



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