Pelham Manor police blotter: Jan. 26-Feb. 2

Jan. 26

Officers were called to arrest a party for obstructing governmental administration in the second degree. The person was physically resistant and verbally refusing to comply with the officer’s orders. The party threatened to punch the officer in the face once the handcuffs were removed. They continued to become irritated and refused to comply with orders while they were being processed. The party was eventually processed and scheduled for court at the Town of Pelham Court. The person was also photographed stealing multiple items which were recovered by the officers and returned to the owner. 

Jan. 27

1:02 p.m.— A call was received regarding suspicious activity in the Fairway Market parking lot in Pelham Manor. The caller stated that they were about to get out of the car when a gray vehicle containing two parties advised the person to get out of the car because something was wrong with the car. The person ensured the parties that nothing was wrong with the car and promptly drove away. The caller did not give any more information and did not wish for an investigation.

7:03 p.m.— A call was received from an NYC operator reporting an assault on Boston Post Road involving a silver vehicle which fled the scene. Whether or not weapons were used is unknown. Officers state that the assault was not confirmed and was reported by an uncooperative intoxicated party. The report was later cancelled. 

Jan. 28

11:05 a.m.— Officers were sent to the Pelham Car Wash on Boston Post Road after the panic alarm was activated. An employee and witness stated they were fearful of a person trying to rob the store. The party had fled prior to the arrival of the officers. A person who matched the description given by the employee was later seen in the Dave & Buster’s parking lot. The subject refused to cooperate or give any personal information. They stated that they were walking home and no further information was reported. 

2:00 p.m.— A call was received reporting their involvement in an motor vehicle accident. The accident included an 18-wheel tractor trailer and occurred at the Boston Post Road Fairway entrance. The accident resulted in property damage and neither parties were injured. 

Jan. 29

2:55 p.m.– A party reported larceny in the past from BJ’s Wholesale. The BJ’s Regional Asset Protection Manager stated that while conducting inventory on Jan. 25, they discovered 485 pair of eyeglasses missing, totaling in a loss of approximately $7,500. The sale of similar eyeglasses was found on eBay. The account name matched the last name of an employee who had access to the eyeglasses which were secured in a locked box. No video surveillance was available and an E-justice check yielded negative results.

Jan. 30

A caller reported that they saw a party enter their car from a camera located outside of the house. The caller does not believe they had locked the car after arriving home and does not wish for any further action taken. 

3:20 a.m.— An officer parked at the intersection of Iden Avenue and Wolfs Lane observed a vehicle driving without lighted headlights or taillights. The officer began to follow the vehicle and observed it cross over the double yellow lines two times and stopped approximately 25 feet prior to the stop sign. The officer approached the vehicle and asked the driver for their license, which they struggled to get, while slurring their words. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol and continued on to administering sobriety tests of which the party performed poorly. The party eventually admitted to drinking earlier that evening and received a DWI. No further information. 

7:50 p.m.— A call was received reporting an motor vehicle accident on Wolfs Lane near Colonial Avenue involving two cars. The accident resulted in property damage and no injuries were reported. Officers decided the accident did not occur in their jurisdiction and should be handled by the Village of Pelham. 

10:20 p.m.— An employee at Fairway reported that multiple personal belongings were stolen from their vehicle which was located in the store’s parking lot. No damage was done to the vehicle, however the employee stated that they believe the car was locked when it was left unattended. An officer was dispatched to record what was stolen. No further information is available.

A member of Fairway security reported shoplifters and requested for police officers to be dispatched. The suspect was arrested for reckless endangerment and criminal possession of forged instrument. As police were responding, the suspects were fleeing the scene in a vehicle and almost hit a person in the parking lot. The suspected vehicle was seen by an officer heading West on Boston Post Road. The vehicle appeared to be disabled and upon commands to pull over the driver struggled to park the vehicle. The vehicle slowly rolled back into the front of the car and rested upon the vehicle’s push bar. The suspect was detained and perishable merchandise found in the vehicle was recovered. Upon inspection, it was determined that the vehicle was unregistered, had improper plates, and the New York State inspection sticker was forged. The driver was also found to have a suspended license. 

12:15 p.m.— An anonymous complaint was received regarding multiple parties soliciting people in the parking lot of Fairway for auto body work. One party had an invalid driver’s license and received a traffic ticket and the other parties were let off with a warning. There is nothing further to report.