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Lewisboro Cops Return Escaped Patient To Four Winds

Lewisboro police helped return an escaped patient to Four Winds Hospital last week.
Lewisboro police helped return an escaped patient to Four Winds Hospital last week. Photo Credit: Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – A patient escaped from Four Winds Hospital last week but quickly was tracked down by state police and, with the aid of the Lewisboro Police Department, returned safely to the facility.

Lewisboro police received a call at around 2:50 p.m. Nov. 19, that the patient left the hospital with a rock and a large stick and vowed never to return. Hospital officials reported he was seen heading west on Route 35.

When state police found the patient, he became extremely agitated, yelling and not complying with troopers’ requests. In time, police were able to calm him and Lewisboro police transported him back to the hospital without further incident.

The following items also were reported by the Lewisboro police:

On Nov. 20, police were called to School House Road for a report of a man who had fallen. The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps also responded. The victim had fallen in his garage and struck the right side of his head causing a laceration and bleeding. He was transported by ambulance to Northern Westchester Hospital Center.

Police received a call Nov. 20 of a reported motorist who was driving while intoxicated south on Smithridge Road from Oakridge Commons. The caller, who wished to remain anonymous, said the vehicle was a gray Volkswagen with Connecticut license plates. Lewisboro police notified the New Canaan Police Department and then proceeded to patrol the area from Smithridge Road to Country Club Road in New Canaan. There was no sign of the vehicle in question.

Police were called Wednesday to John Jay High School on a larceny report. A student reported her black iPad Touch, valued at about $250, had been taken from her bag in the girls' locker room the day before. No other information was available.

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