LEWISBORO, N.Y. Lewisboro police arrested two Poughkeepsie women last week for trespassing at Four Winds Hospital in Cross River.
Police said that Elena J. McFarlane, 33, went to the hospital to pick up her daughter. She was accompanied by her mother, Elena B. Ballard, 63. They were informed by hospital staff that the patient was committed to the hospital and that she had attempted an overdose the week before and could not be released.
When Lewisboro police arrived, along with state troopers, hospital staff informed them of the situation. Police told the McFarlanes that the patient could not be discharged and that they would have to go through the proper procedures. Police said that at that time, the McFarlanes refused to leave the hospital. They said after several warnings and consultations with hospital staff, both suspects were arrested for trespassing. They were transported to the Lewisboro police station for processing.
In other police blotter news:
Police were called to a Wild Oaks Road residence in Goldens Bridge on the report of suspicious people in an apartment building. A resident there told officers she saw two people working on the cable box outside her apartment. She told police that one subject was an older man and the other was younger and wearing a hoodie. She said both subjects were white, but no further description was given. Officers advised her that since the property was owned by Cablevision, she should file a complaint with them. She told officers she had filed a report with the Cablevision theft of services department, but that she wanted to file a police report as well.
Police responded to a panic alarm at a residence on Tribrook Road in South Salem. Lewisboro police met with a state trooper there, who informed them that his sergeant wanted him to gain entry to residence because the address had a history of domestic violence. The Vista Fire Department was also on the scene. Entry to the home was gained by removing the air conditioning unit from the window on the rear deck. Police searched the residence but nothing appeared unusual or out of place. Police were able to secure the residence before departing and the Visa FD reinstalled the AC unit into the window.
Police received the report of a dog bite from a residence on Boutonville Road in South Salem. The victim was bitten on the upper lip and was transported to Northern Westchester Hospital Center by the Lewisboro Volunteer Rescue Squad. The dogs owner and the victim were gone by the time police arrived. Police interviewed a dog trainer who was taking the dog to be quarantined. A county animal bite card was filed.
A man came to the Lewisboro police station to report that his vehicle had been damaged while visiting friends on Lower Salem Road. He said that a friend was backing her vehicle out of the driveway when she struck his car causing damage to the front headlight and bumper. Police advised him that they could not produce an accident report for him, but he may need to fill out a civilian report if he was going to report it to his insurance company.
Police were dispatched to a residence on Lake Kitchawan Drive on a report of criminal mischief. The resident told police that someone had removed the lug nuts from the front left side of his Jeep the night before. The vehicle was parked in the Lake Kitchawan Association parking lot. The man said he was driving with his children to church when the wheel started making noise. While attempting to drive the car back home the front left wheel came off, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The man told officers that many of his neighbors and the Lake Association have complained about him parking on the road. He stated he had received two notes telling him to park his car in his driveway. He said he and his wife feel they are being targeted by their neighbors. Police canvassed the area, but no one reported seeing suspicious activity that night. State Police were called by the resident to follow up and take a report.
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