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Lewisboro Police Investigate Threatening Text Message

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – A South Salem resident told police he’d received a threatening text message on Thursday, prompting an investigation.

Police were called to a residence on Mill River Road, where a man told them he’d received a text message that stated, “Tell ur [sic] cousin to give me my money or I will be posted outside your house every night waiting to break ur [sic] head and his fat head open.”

The man told police he did not have a cousin by the name mentioned in the text message and he does not know anything about the money to which the text message refers. He said he doesn’t want to press charges at this time and said he was unsure if it was a prank or a mistake, but wanted to make sure there was a report on file with the police. Officers told the man they would contact the person who wrote the text message and advise him to cease any further texting.

In other police blotter news:

FEB. 20

Police were called to a home on Cider Mill Farm in South Salem for a 22-year-old woman who had fallen down some steps. The woman told officers she had injured her back. She was transported by the Lewisboro Volunteer Rescue Squad to the Northern Westchester Hospital Center.

A woman on Brundige Road in Goldens Bridge told police that her dog was downstairs and “acting weird” and that a light had been turned on in her home. She thought someone might be in the house. Lewisboro police and state police searched the home but no one was found.

FEB. 21

Lewisboro police received a BOLO - be on the lookout - notification from Mt. Kisco police for a vehicle that had left the scene of an accident. The license plate of the vehicle had a Cross River address. Police went to the residence, where the homeowner said his wife had been driving the vehicle in question. He called her and she told him of the accident. Police advised the man that it is in strict violation to leave the scene of a property damage accident without filling out the required paperwork. He told officers that his wife had only been in the country and was not familiar with the law. Mt. Kisco police officers were notified of the findings and the information was passed to them for their own investigation.

FEB. 24

Lewisboro police served 12 appearance tickets to nine different residents for unlicensed dogs.

FEB. 25

Lewisboro police were called to Waccabuc Road in Goldens Bridge for a welfare check. State police also responded to the scene. Officers discovered that the front door to the residence was unlocked and open. They conducted a room-to-room search of the two-floor apartment and found no one home. A check of the home’s perimeter was conducted and no one was found. A neighbor told police she had been alarmed by the fact that the resident’s car had been running idle in the driveway since noon – approximately five hours. The door to the vehicle was unlocked and officers shut it off and turned off the headlights. The neighbor provided police with several contact numbers, which they called but were either unanswered or went to voicemail. Messages were left to call police to help ascertain the whereabouts of the resident.

While patrolling The Meadows condominium complex on Route 35 in Cross River, police saw a vehicle traveling 52 mph in a 35 mph zone. Police stopped the vehicle and learned that the driver had an expired license. Police impounded the car and issued the driver two tickets – one for speeding and one for being an unlicensed operator.

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