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Lewsiboro Police Investigate Forgery Complaint

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Police investigated a forgery complaint on Thursday, Sept. 1, for a Boway Road, South Salem resident.

Police say that the resident came to the police station and informed them he had been scammed. He said he had received a rent check through the mail from the Institute for International Living in the amount of $14,500. He cashed the check at Chase Bank, but was later notified that the check was a forged document. Chase is aware of the incident and the investigation continues.

In other blotter news:

AUG. 29

Police served a vacate order and family court summons to a Deer Hill Road resident in South Salem. The subject vacated the residence upon the request of his parents without incident and was transported by an officer to Conant Valley Road and Route 123.

Police responded to Carriage House Road in Waccabuc to aid EMS. Upon arrival, officers were told that the husband at the residence attempted to move his wife from a wheelchair to the car when she fell and injured her arm. She was transported to Northern Westchester Hospital Center.

Police were dispatched to Fairmont Road in Goldens Bridge on a harassment complaint. The resident told officers that when she pulled up in front of her driveway, a neighboring female came out on her upstairs deck and began cursing at her to move her car. The woman told the neighbor that the car was not near her property and she shouldn’t have to move. Police attempted to contact the neighbor but no one answered the door.

AUG. 30

Police were called to Brookside Trail in South Salem for a vandalism report. The homeowner told officers that her generator had gone out and that she thought it was out of gas. But when she checked in the morning, she discovered someone had pulled out the wire. The sparkplug and wire were replaced by the homeowner.

AUG. 31

Police were dispatched to Boway Road in South Salem on the report of a tree across the roadway. Officers observed a large tree and electric lines down. Police interviewed an area resident who saw the tree fall into the wires. NYSEG was advised and the road was taped off due to unsafe conditions.

Police responded to a call for a domestic dispute between a father and daughter on Twin Lakes Drive in South Salem. Lewisboro police responded along with state police. Police separated the two and conducted interviews. There was nothing further to report.

SEPT. 1

Police responded to a report of a power line burning on East Ridge Road in Waccabuc. Officers discovered a primary line down across the road and a smoking pole. NYSEG was notified and came and repaired the line and power was restored.

SEPT. 2

Police were called to the Town Park on the report of a boy who fell from the Jungle Gym. He was transported by the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Northern Westchester Hospital Center.

Police were dispatched to Oscaleta Road in South Salem for a possible mental health incident. Upon arrival, officers discovered the homeowner was irate because her neighbor had power and her house did not. Police explained the situation and how power grids in the neighborhood operate. She told officers she felt better now that the situation was explained and she knew crews were in the area making repairs.

Officers were clearing a complaint on Oscaleta Road when they noticed a car with Connecticut plates with four passengers in the front seat go by. The vehicle was stopped and it was discovered the driver had no driver’s license. He was issued several summonses. The vehicle was towed to Sal’s where its owner arrived to pick it up.

Police conducted a stationary radar post on Goldens Bridge Road and stopped a vehicle going 62 mph in a 45 mph zone. The operator did not have a driver’s license and a check revealed that it had been suspended for failure to answer a summons in the town of Carmel. The driver was transported to Lewisboro police headquarters and processed and released to his wife.

SEPT. 4

Police were dispatched to East Street in South Salem for a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived at the residence, they were met by the wife who stated her husband was drunk and disrupting the house. Police enter the home and observed a female on the floor who was identified as the wife’s mother. The woman did not speak English. The wife told police she was sleeping when her husband came home intoxicated and woke her up, telling her she was not a good mother. An argument ensued and the wife said she was pushed and hit on the head by the husband. Police saw no visible marks on the woman. She went on to say that the husband pushed her mother to the floor. The husband said that he did have an argument with his wife, but said he was attacked by his mother in law and pushed her away in self-defense. After speaking to both parties, the husband agreed to leave for the night. Police noted that this has been an ongoing problem with the family.

SEPT. 4

Police were called to Beaver Pond Road in South Salem for an aggravated harassment complaint that occurred in the past. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the resident who said she has received 17 phone calls on her cell phone from an unknown person – the messages left were threatening and annoying. Most of the calls had the number blocked, but two appeared to come from the same number in the 414 area code. Police advised the woman to notify her cell phone provider and file a complaint. Police also called the 414 number and left a message to phone the Lewisboro Police Department.

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