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Brewster Man Charged With DWI in Lewisboro

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – New York State Police, along with assistance from the Lewisboro Police Department, arrested a Brewster man Thursday, Oct. 20, and charged him with DWI.

At about 4:23 p.m., Lewisboro police were called to North Salem Road, about a half-mile south of Waccabuc Road, on the report of a personal injury accident. When officers arrived, they discovered a vehicle in a ditch with a man standing next to it.

Police identified the man as William Keefe, 45, of 2 Curiosity Lane in Brewster. Officers smelled an odor of alcohol on Keefe’s breath and noticed that he was unstable on his feet. State troopers arrived on the scene and arrested Keefe, charging him with driving while intoxicated. Keefe was transported to the North Westchester Hospital Center by the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

In other Lewisboro police blotter news:

OCT. 18

A customer got stuck inside the ATM vestibule of the Bank of America at the Goldens Bridge Shopping Center and police had to open the door from the outside to release him. Police noted there was a sign on the door saying it was broken and the customer stated he didn’t see it. Police tied yellow tape around the door handles to avoid a repeat incident.

OCT. 20

An employee of DeCicco’s at the Cross River Plaza found himself locked in the store. After police arrived, he store manager showed up and was able to open the store and let the employee out.

OCT. 21

Police were called to a residence on Lakeside Drive in South Salem on the report of an intoxicated man who was punching himself in the face. Officers arrived and secured the scene, allowing the Vista Fire Department and the Westchester EMS to evaluate the person, who was highly intoxicated. He was transported to North Westchester Hospital Center.

OCT. 22

A man, accompanied by his stepfather, came to Lewisboro police headquarters to advise him that he is a registered sex offender in New Hampshire and that he would be staying at West Road residence for the night and would be leaving the next day. He noted that he is required to register with all police departments when he travels. Police made a copy of the temporary travel permit. The following day, the man came back to the police station, accompanied by his parents, to say he was leaving the state as per his parole release.

OCT. 23

Police responded to Main Street over a dispute about election signs. A woman who was walking her dog flagged down an officer and stated that a man who was jogging down the road – she pointed him out – was pulling up election signs and throwing them. She said that when she told him to stop, he yelled and cursed at her. Police interviewed the jogger who they say was “quite worked up” and he admitted that he pulled three signs out of the ground and threw them down. He claimed the woman used foul language with him, which she denies. The jogger went on to say that he did not set out to remove the signs – it just happened. Police informed that the incident would be reviewed and further action could result.

Police were called to Increase Miller Road on the report of shots fired in the vicinity. Upon arrival, a bow hunter told offers that he had permission to hunt on the property from the owner. He said that while hunting, a neighbor approached him and began to yell profanities at him and told him to get off “his” property. According to the bow hunter, he was not on the neighbor’s property. While this exchange was taking place, deer were running away from the men. The neighbor, who was carrying a rifle, began shooting at the deer, which alarmed the bow hunter, who called the police. What alarmed the bow hunter was the statement made by the neighbor: “Anyone who comes on my property will be sorry they did.” The rifle in question turned out to be a pellet rifle and the owner smashed it rendering it inoperable. He told police he did not want deer coming near his residence because his wife had contracted Lyme’s disease on two occasions. He was counseled not to do it again and he replied that he wouldn’t.

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