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Lewisboro Police Investigate Credit Card Fraud

LEWISBORO, N.Y. –  Lewisboro police are investigating a case of credit card fraud reported last week by a South Salem resident for incidents that occurred in November and December of 2011.

The victim came to police headquarters last Thursday and reported the suspicious activity on his Visa card. He said he had received a call in December from the card company’s fraud department inquiring about activity on the card. He was told there had been unusual activity with purchases of approximately $7,296 made in the Stamford, Conn. area. The man told the bank he had not made those purchases and checked his wallet and noticed the card was missing. The bank canceled the card.

The victim told Lewisboro police he had not checked his December card statement because the card had been inactive, but when he did he discovered that all purchases made after Nov. 21 2011 were not his. He provided police with a copy of the statement.

The bank’s fraud department also is looking into the matter.

In other police blotter news:

FEB. 27

A Lewisboro resident came to police headquarters with some trash he found discarded at Fox Valley Park. He stated this has been happening a lot and discovered the possible name of the person responsible in the trash. Police stopped by the residence but no one was home; they left a message on their answering machine regarding the trash.

Police were dispatched to an Oakridge Drive residence on a complaint of suspicious people. The resident told officers two men had tried to sell her windows. The men, who were working for Power House Remodeling, were in the Oakridge Shopping Center and advised they needed to have a permit from the town in order to solicit business.

FEB. 28

Police were called to Four Winds Hospital in Cross River for a possible overdose. Upon arrival, officers learned emergency medical services personnel already were on the scene. The patient was being treated for an overdose of Ambien. She was conscience but very lethargic. Lewisboro Volunteer Rescue Squad transported her to the Northern Westchester Hospital Center.

MARCH 1

A vehicle was observed making an illegal left turn from Route 35 onto Ridgefield. Officers stopped the driver and a subsequent interview revealed he was driving without a license. His car was impounded and he was issued summonses for driving without a license and for not obeying a official traffic control device.

MARCH 3

Police were dispatched to the Goldens Bridge train station for a possible violent person recently dispatched from a hospital. Goldens Bridge Fire Department, Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Somers police, state police, North Salem police and Metro police all responded. There had been a dispute between a father and son; the son suffers from bipolar disorder and had been in argument the previous night in Norwalk, Conn. and continued the altercation at the train station. The son was persuaded to go to Northern Westchester Hospital Center and state police followed the ambulance to that location. No further problems were reported.

MARCH 4

Police were called to Boutonville Road in South Salem on the call of a rabid raccoon. The animal was under the rear deck of a shed. The homeowner was advised the animal couldn't be removed due to its location. They were advised that when it gets dark, the raccoon likely would move away, but they should walk their dog on a leash and call police if they spot the animal again.

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