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Lewisboro Police Help Find Missing Kids Quickly

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Lewisboro police investigated two reports of missing children last week and in both cases the children were found within hours.

On Oct. 8, police responded to parking lot No. 1 at the Ward-Pound Ridge Reservation on the report of two boys who had been hiking had gone missing. A description of the children was given to officers by the children's father, who was an off-duty state trooper. Assisting in the search was the Pound Ridge police and the Westchester County Police Department.

The father told police that the boys were hiking in the reservation with their mothers when they became separated and lost. They had been heading toward the Lewisboro Town Park upper parking lot. Police began the search. They arrived at the upper parking area of Town Park, above the Little League baseball field, and found the two boys standing there.

Headquarters was notified and police transported the boys back to the Ward-Pound Ridge Reservation where their families were waiting for them.

On Oct. 5, police received a call from a woman at Lake Kitchawan Beach who said her son was missing. She told officers that her son, as well as another boy, who lives on Grandview Road had been gone for three hours. Police interviewed the father at the Grandview Road residence, who confirmed they were missing. State police responded and took over the investigation. The investigation ended when both boys turned up at the Grandview Road residence a short time later.

Oct. 3While patrolling, police observed a vehicle on Elmwood Road travelling 44 mph in a 30 mph zone. In a subsequent interview, officers discovered the motorist's driver's license was expired. The vehicle was impounded and two tickets were issued, one for speeding and one for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Oct. 4Police responded to a report of aggravated harassment at a residence on Lower Salem Lane in South Salem. The homeowner told police that had received numerous calls to the house where the caller just hangs up. The resident said he had received seven calls on Oct. 1, two calls on Oct. 3 and two more on Oct. 4. He said the number is always blocked and the caller ID shows "unknown." Police advised the homeowner that an incident report would be provided and that they should call the Verizon Annoyance Bureau as they could track the number and provide investigators with additional information.

Oct. 5Police responded to the call for a disabled bus on the shoulder of Conant Valley Road. Officers placed flares and assisted with traffic direction until a replacement bus and a mechanic arrived on the scene.

Police were detailed to a home on Green Hill Road in Goldens Bridge for a residential fire alarm. The Goldens Bridge Fire Department was on the scene "desmoking" the residence. After interviewing the occupants one of boys in the family informed them he had started the fire in his room when he lit a roll of toilet paper on fire to "see what would happen." The house filled with smoke. The boy got nervous, grabbed the burning roll with a sweater and threw it in the sink. The boy's father was notified of the incident The GBFD finished desmoking the house and no further problems were reported.

Oct. 6Police were dispatched to the tennis courts along Oakridge Drive in South Salem to assist a man with a shoulder injury. Vista Fire Department was on the scene. The victim reported he had fallen off his bicycle and was taken to Norwalk Hospital.

Oct. 8While on patrol on Smithridge Road in South Salem, police observed a vehicle cross the double yellow lines. The vehicle was sopped on Kitchawan Road, west of Smithridge. It was discovered that the driver only had a junior license, so the vehicle was towed. All the vehicle's occupants were driven home and released to their parents.

Oct. 9Police were dispatched to a community-based services residential facility on Fairmont Road for a harassment complaint after a 911 hang-up. Police spoke to an employee there who told them that her husband had been calling her at work – they have been having domestic issues. The employee said she does not wish to speak to her husband and wants him to stop calling her at work. Officers told her they would contact her husband and relay the request. She was also advised to file a complaint with the Larchmont police, where they currently live, and to go to family court in White Plains for further assistance.

A resident of the Oakridge condo complex in South Salem reported seeing a suspicious vehicle. She told police that she saw a blue Kia driving around the complex on Oct. 8 and then on Oct. 9 saw the same vehicle parked in the complex with an open hood and a young male in front of the car. Later, she was the same vehicle parked near the woods. She said a male ran out of the woods and jumped into the car as she approached. The resident provided police with a license plate number, which revealed the car was registered to a New Cannan, Ct. resident. Police contacted the resident, who claimed he had not gone to the Oakridge complex. Nonetheless, police advised him not to return without a reason.

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