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Lewisboro Police Destroy Two Rabid Raccoons

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Lewisboro police had to destroy two rabid raccoons this past week that were found in the yards of private residences.

The first incident was on Friday when officers were called to a Stonewall Court home in South Salem. Upon arrival, police met with the homeowner who directed the officers to an “obvious rabid raccoon” on her property. Police killed the animal with three rounds and the homeowner was instructed how to dispose of the animal.

On Saturday, police were called to a home on Elmwood Road on the report of another rabid raccoon. The homeowner told officers that the animal had been around for several hours and looked sick and would just sit in one place looking dazed. When it tried to walk, it would stumble. When the officer approached the animal it became very aggressive. He killed it with a single round from his service revolver. The officer helped the homeowner double-bag and bury the animal because she has dogs, cats and young children and it could not be left lying around.

The following items were also reported by the Lewisboro police:

Larceny Complaint : Last Friday, police were called to a home on Kitchawan Drive in South Salem to investigate a complaint of a stolen iPod. The homeowners told police that the device went missing while workers were in the home. Police interviewed all the workers by phone and all denied taking or even seeing the iPod. The officer informed the homeowners that without probable cause nothing further could be done.

Car/Bike Accident: People were called to the intersection of Oscaleta and Knapp roads on the report of a car/bike accident on Saturday. The cyclist was traveling north on Oscaleta when a car pulled out of Knapp Road and struck him. The bicycle had damage to the front fork and pedal assembly, while the vehicle sustained minor damage to the front bumper. No injuries were reported.

Missing Person Found: Police responded to a call about a runaway from Four Winds Hospital on Saturday. Lewisboro police were searching the area around the hospital when they heard a call come in from the Bedford Police Department that they had located the patient.

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