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Lewisboro Police Investigate Theft of Handguns

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Lewisboro and state police are investigating a burglary in which four handguns reportedly were stolen last week from a residence on East Street in South Salem.

Police were called to the home May 14, where the owner told them she had been staying with her son in Stamford, Conn. since May 5. When she returned home, she noticed the striker plate to the door off the living room was on the floor and the door itself was damaged. She then discovered the four handguns were missing from the master bedroom nightstand.

The missing handguns included a 9mm, a .22 caliber, and two .32 calibers. Also missing from the kitchen table was a bottle of oxycodone painkillers that contained approximately 60 pills.

The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called in to assist. The investigation is ongoing.

The following items also were reported by the Lewisboro police:

Two-Car Accident: On Wednesday, police were called to the intersection of Ridgefield Avenue and Old Post Road (Route 35) for a two-car accident. The first vehicle, a 2012 Mercedes Benz, was attempting to turn onto Old Post Road from Ridgefield. The motorist said she was stopped and moved forward to gain a better view and then stopped again and was struck from behind by the second vehicle, a 2008 Saturn. There were no injuries.

Coyote Killed: A motorist informed police May 16, a car had struck and killed a coyote on Route 35 near Avery Road in Cross River. Police located the animal and removed it from the road and notified the state Department of Transportation for disposal. The vehicle that struck the animal did not stop.

Larceny: On Thursday, police were called to a home on Jay Court in Cross River for a reported larceny. The homeowner told officers she was putting items outside her door for pickup by an area thrift store. At the same time, she received a UPS package of her daughter’s belongings from college, which included clothing, electronic equipment, jewelry, a DVD collection and a passport. The homeowner said the thrift store took the UPS package, as well as the items intended for them. The total value of the items missing is approximately $9,100. Police say the homeowner is working with the thrift store on restitution.

Burglary: Police were called to John Jay High School on a burglary report Thursday. The principal told officers a teacher found an open roof access door inside her supply closet, which apparently had been open all weekend. At the time, the teacher believed no property was missing, but later discovered a balance scale worth $513 had been removed.

Suspended License Arrest: On Saturday, while conducting a radar post at Elmwood and Lockwood roads, police stopped a vehicle for traveling 47 mph in a 30 mph zone. A check revealed the driver, John Spector of Connecticut, allegedly was driving with a suspended license. Spector was charged with second-degree unauthorized operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and transported to the Lewisboro police station for processing. His vehicle was impounded. He was released on $100 bail and is due back in court June 11.

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