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Croton Police Blotter - Week of July 30th

August 13, 2007

croton on hudson police blotter

July 30

7:28 PM: There was a report from a resident of Cleveland Drive who was being harassed by a telemarketer. On behalf of the complainant, Croton Police contacting said business entity and had them “cease and desist” from calling the woman.

July 31

1:58 PM: There was a report from a motorist that several cones had fallen off a truck near the Croton River Bridge on Route 9. Patrol responded to the scene and remove the cones from the roadway.

10:04 PM: Officer on patrol charge a 25-year-old female resident of Ossining with vehicle and traffic violations and driving without a license on Route 9. The woman was taken to Police HQ, later released after posting $100.00 bail and is due in village court at a later date.

August 1

10:26 AM: There was a report from a resident of Brook Street about damage to his fence. The matter is under investigation.

1:16 PM: There was an anonymous call from a person at Black Rock Park that there was an individual in the park whose dogs were swimming in the Croton River. Police responded to the scene and informed the man, a resident of Montrose, that there was no swimming and that the park was only open to residents of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.

August 2

7:08 AM: Police from Croton, Briarcliff and Ossining executed a search warrant at a residence on Brook Street. Subsequently, a 33-year-old resident of Croton-on-Hudson was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, a felony, for an alleged sale at another location. Additionally, police seized the man’s car, an unspecified amount of Marijuana and illegal fireworks. Once arrested, the man was arraigned and later transported to the Westchester County Jail after her was unable to post $15,000 bail.

August 3

9:11 PM: There was a call from a person aboard a sailboat with nine other occupants, some of which were children, in the Hudson River who was requesting assistance as high winds and an approaching storm might cause their boat to flip. Subsequently, Croton Firefighters responded to the scene in the marine rescue boat and towed the boat to a mooring near Senasqua Park until the storm passed. None of the occupants aboard the sailboat were reportedly injured.

August 4

7:02 AM: There was a report from a resident of Wayne Street of a water leak in the roadway. Patrol responded to the scene and subsequently notified the Croton DPW that in fact a water main had broken and was in need of repair.

8:47 AM: Croton Fire Department was summoned by County Fire Control to Tarrytown, New York to assist with a structure fire on the campus of the Hackley School.

August 5

12:56 PM: Croton Park Ranger while on patrol asked five people and their dog, who did not have a Village of Croton-on-Hudson Parks and Recreation ID card, to leave Black Rock Park, which is located on Quaker Bridge Road.

2:49 PM: There was a report from a resident of Grand Street that the exterior electrical service connection to her house was on fire. Patrol and Croton Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire and as a result, the structure sustained minor damage. Later, Con Edison was dispatched to fix the connection and restore power.

2:50 PM: Croton Park Ranger while on patrol asked several people, who did not have a Village of Croton-on-Hudson Parks and Recreation ID card, to leave Black Rock Park, which is located on Quaker Bridge Road.

4:38 PM: Croton Park Ranger while on patrol asked several people, who did not have either a NYS fishing license or a Village of Croton-on-Hudson Parks and Recreation ID card, to leave the Mayo’s Landing conservation area, which is located on Nordica Drive.

5:29 PM: There was a report from a resident of Nordica Drive about a group of youths who were trespassing on private property near the Mayo’s Landing conservation area. Patrol responded to the scene and asked the youths to leave the area in question.

5:29 PM: Croton Park Ranger while on patrol asked several people, who did not have a Village of Croton-on-Hudson Parks and Recreation ID card, to leave Black Rock Park, which is located on Quaker Bridge Road.

6:47 PM: Police responded to a report of shoplifting from an employee at the Goodwill store. After arriving at the store, patrol arrested a 23-year-old female resident of Peekskill with Possession of Stolen Property. The woman was taken to Police HQ where she was later released after posting $100.00 bail pending a future appearance in village court.

August 6

8:57 AM: There was a report from a resident of Half Moon Bay that sometime overnight someone went through her car, while nothing was reported missing.

11:35 AM: Croton police responded to an automatic alarm at the Chase Bank ATM. Patrol responded to the scene and determined that the alarm was accidentally set off by a Brinks employee who was servicing the machine.

August 7

7:15 AM: There was a report from two Croton Water Department employees that while they were changing a chlorine gas tank at the village well field, the valve malfunctioned. Subsequently, enough gas escaped from the building to cause the police and fire and fire department to evacuate people from 70 nearby homes while Rt. 129 was closed. Further, three people, two Croton police officers and a female resident of Daley Drive, were taken to the hospital for observation after inhaling a small amount of gas. Later, with water service restored and the air clear, residents were allowed to return to their homes and the roadway was reopened.



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