Police Blotter, August 29 – September 4, 2023, Print Edition

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County Police/Mount Kisco

Aug. 21: A manager at Stop & Shop on North Bedford Road reported at 11:01 a.m. that more than $1,200 worth of merchandise was stolen the previous evening. Two men filled a large garbage bag with beauty products and ran from the store to a waiting gray sedan. Security footage was collected by a patrol officer and the matter was turned over to detectives for investigation.

Aug. 21: A 21-year-old Queens man was charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor, after he filled a shopping cart at Target on North Bedford Road with $943 worth of merchandise and left without paying. He was detained by store security and arrested upon arrival of patrol officers. The man was booked at the Green Street precinct and released pending a Sept. 14 appearance in Mount Kisco Justice Court.

Aug. 22: Officers responded at 8:21 a.m. to an activated burglar alarm at an office on Smith Avenue. It was determined that a staff member arriving for work set the alarm off accidentally.

Aug. 23: An officer responded to an East Main Street gas station at 4:33 p.m. on a complaint that a man took a pair of sunglasses from a display rack and ran off. Other officers apprehended the 20-year-old man after spotting him run into Leonard Park and onto a trail. The store did not pursue charges against the man, who has a developmental disability. A relative was contacted to pick him up.

Aug. 25: The Westchester County Police Hazardous Devices Unit conducted an investigation on Rutland Place and adjacent streets beginning at 10 a.m. after trash collected in the neighborhood set off a radiation detection device at the Peekskill garbage disposal plant. A trace amount of a medical isotope was found in a garbage can on Rutland Place. It was determined that the source was the disposed contents of a litter box that was used by a cat currently receiving cancer care. Separate arrangements will be made to dispose of that waste while the cat is undergoing treatment.

Croton-on-Hudson Police Department

Aug. 14: A caller on Warren Road stated at 11:10 a.m. that someone damaged his mailbox and a planter at the end of his driveway, and then stole his lemon tree sometime over the weekend. Patrol was dispatched. The owner did not want to file charges at this time.

Aug. 16: A Maple Street resident reported at 10:25 a.m. that someone removed the lug nuts from his vehicle overnight. Patrol was dispatched to take a report. An investigation is ongoing.

Aug. 17: Report from a Grand Street resident of a fire in their backyard at 9:40 p.m. The caller was unable to give an accurate location, saying only somewhere on Grand Street near the entrance to the school. Patrol dispatched and reported it was a small, contained campfire.

Aug. 18: A caller reported at 6:23 p.m. that when she was walking through the parking lot of the Croton-Harmon train station, a male approached her asking for help with his truck. The caller stated that she quickly walked away from him and observed him approach a second female for help. She described the individual as a tall, white male with glasses and a small tan pickup truck with the hood up in the daily parking spaces. Patrols were dispatched and canvassed the area, but reported that the subject and his vehicle were gone.

Aug. 20: A Half Moon Bay Drive resident stated at 9:48 a.m. that she has an ongoing issue with her neighbor regarding his dog. The caller further stated that she went outside to take a picture of his dog tied to a tree. While she was outside taking the picture, the neighbor started to yell at her and told her he could let the dog loose. Patrol was dispatched and spoke with the involved parties.

Aug. 21: At 12:55 p.m., a caller reported that her cash and credit cards were taken from her purse that was inside of her vehicle parked at Black Rock Park. Patrol was dispatched and took all of the information.

North Castle Police Department

Aug. 19: An anonymous caller reported at 9:07 p.m. that there’s a loud party with loud music and excessive bass in the area of Miller Circle. The responding officer reported speaking to the homeowner who was advised to lower the music. The homeowner lowered the volume and stated the party is ending soon. Unit cleared.

Aug. 19: A Sniffen Road resident reported at 10:43 p.m. that he just observed his neighbor light loud fireworks in his front yard and people running away as the fireworks were going off. The caller believes it is his neighbor because earlier tonight the caller asked the neighbor to stop lighting fireworks because his kids were going to sleep soon. The caller has surveillance cameras and is reviewing them. The responding officer reported speaking with the parties involved. A report will follow.

Aug. 20: A caller reported at 10:44 a.m. that his friend suffered a knee injury while hiking on Mianus River Road. The subject is unable to walk and is immobile on the trail that leads to the waterfall. The caller is going to meet first responders in the parking lot that is located on Mianus River Road, and 60 Control was notified. The Banksville, Armonk and Bedford fire departments responded to assist. One of the responding officers reported that the party was transported by Armonk Ambulance to Northern Westchester Hospital.

Aug. 22: Report of criminal mischief on Wampus Avenue at 3:15 p.m. The complainant reported that a party drove a vehicle onto the school fields causing tire marks and damage. Officers responded to the district office to obtain a witness deposition from the complainant.

Yorktown Police Department

Aug. 20: A 26-year-old Yorktown man was charged at 9:26 a.m. with third-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief, all misdemeanors, following a report of a domestic dispute. An investigation revealed the man hit the victim’s head into the wall causing physical injury, applied pressure to her throat impeding normal breathing, restrained the victim from leaving the residence and took the victim’s cell phone preventing her from making an emergency call.

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