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Police Investigate Larceny at Dry Cleaners

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – After an intitial investigation by Lewisboro police, State Police are now looking into a larceny case reported at the dry cleaners in Cross River Plaza.

Lewisboro police said a worker at the store told them that on Thursday, Nov. 10, a person entered the business via the rear door and removed his wallet from a desk. The wallet contained approximately $60 in cash, an ATM card, driver’s license, and a Visa credit card. Later that day, someone withdrew $646 from an ATM located on White Plains Road in Eastchester. They also attempted to get a $400 cash advance from the Visa card at an unknown location.

Police said a security video shows a female exiting a vehicle in the back of the store and entering the rear door of the business.

The incident was origanally reported to the Lewisboro police, who later turned it over to the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).

In other police blotter news:

Nov. 10

Police investigated a hit-and-run accident on Smith Ridge Road. The motorist told officers he was sideswiped by a red pick-up truck, which caused damage to his driver’s side window. The truck left the scene. The motorist said he followed the vehicle south into New Canaan, Conn. The Connecticut license plate number provided to police was not on file.

Nov. 11

Police arrested a Maryland man for driving with a revoked license. While performing selected traffic enforcement on Mead Street in Waccabuc, officers observed a GMC Sierra pick-up traveling 43 mph in a 30 mph zone. The vehicle was stopped and the driver – Edvin E. Vasquez – produced a valid Maryland driver’s license. When a subsequent DMV search was done, it was ascertained that Vasquez had a revoked New York license due to a previous DWAI conviction. Vasquez was taken into custody and later released on his own recognizance after posting $100 bail. He is scheduled to reappear in town court on Nov. 28.

Nov. 12

Police were called to a Mill River Road residence in South Salem on a harassment complaint. The son of the owner of the house said he was slapped by a man and then put into a choke hold. The man claimed the victim owned him money for work he had done for him. There were no injuries and the case was turned over to the State Police.

Nov. 13

Police received a call from a business on Old Post Road in Cross River that a group of kids were in the back lot breaking glass. The business owner told police that he yelled at the kids and they ran off. When police interviewed the man, who lives above the business, he said he saw six people leave in a Nissan Pathfinder after he yelled at them and head east on Route 35. He said the vehicle had a New York plate but he could not make out the number. Another person at the business confirmed the story and said he could ID some of those in the vehicle.

Police walked the lot and the only damage discovered was on an old tractor window. Police were getting ready to go search for the Pathfinder when it returned. The occupants of the vehicle admitted they had been in the vicinity. One occupant said he remained in the vehicle while others went into the woods. Those that went into the woods said they were only breaking bottles, not windows. Police took the names of vehicle’s occupants and they were warned to stay out of the wooded area. The business owner said he did not wish to press charges.

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