Pelham Manor police blotter: January 13-19

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Sunday, January 13

1:27 a.m. – An officer on patrol reported he would be checking on a suspicious vehicle parked and unoccupied in the Town of Pelham Public Library lot at 530 Colonial Avenue. He reported the car had no registration or inspection stickers, or license plates identifying what state the car was registered in last. A VIN check yielded negative results. Vehicle was unlocked and the interior was checked for any signs of ownership paperwork, which also yielded negative results. Nothing further to report at this time.

2:02 p.m. – An officer on patrol reported a group of youths, two on all-terrain vehicles, and one on a dirt bike, riding Northbound on Pelhamdale Avenue and turning right onto Mount Tom Road. Officers were dispatched. Said group exited the village via Mount Tom Road and entered the city of New Rochelle. A canvass of the area yielded negative results. New Rochelle Police were notified.

2:25 p.m. – Received a call from the Fairway Market of 847 Pelham Parkway, requesting medical assistance for an employee who had fainted. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the victim, who stated that while at work her stomach started to hurt, then she threw up and fainted. She was transported to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital for further treatment.

4:11 p.m. – Received a call stating that there were three youths damaging school property at Prospect Hill Elementary School. Parties were described as three white males, approximately 16 years old. One party was wearing a Pelham Pelican sweatshirt. The caller stated the youths removed the protective foam from the bottom of the basketball hoop and threw it over the fence. Parties were last seen traveling north on Peace Street from the Prospect Hill playground. Officers were dispatched. Officers reported the youths threw the foam padding from the base of the basketball hoop onto the roof of the school. The three youths were provided with a courtesy transport by Pelham Manor police officers to their home address, at which time the parents of the youths were advised of the situation. The head custodian of Prospect Hill Elementary School was notified of the incident and advised to contact Pelham Manor police if there was damage to the foam padding.

Monday, January 14

8:56 a.m. – Received a phone call from a resident, stating she sighted a loose dog on Pelhamdale Avenue. The dog was described as a Golden Retriever with a blue collar. An officer was dispatched, and reported the dog was apparently gone on arrival.

2:33 p.m. – Received a call from the manager of Manor Market of 4775 Boston Post Road, reporting a black male had attempted to steal bags of shrimp, and when confronted, fled the rear of the store and drove off in an unknown direction of travel in a gray 2004 Toyota Corolla with a valid New York license plate. A check revealed the registration to be suspended as of December of 2018 for an insurance lapse. A canvass of the area by responding officers yielded negative results. Upon arrival, officers spoke to an employee, who stated that he was working when he observed the above suspect stuffing bags of shrimp into a shopping bag by the back door. The employee stated he recognized the suspect as someone who had stolen from the location multiple times in the past. He said that he approached the suspect, and told him to drop the bag. He said the suspect dropped the bag, which contained the recovered 10 bags of shrimp, and fled the store, getting into the above vehicle that was waiting right outside the back door of the location. The employee stated he was able to capture a picture of the above vehicle as it left the parking lot and fled in an unknown direction. He stated the picture was available to detectives upon request. He stated he was unable to locate the above suspect or vehicle on any surveillance cameras. An owner’s deposition and supporting deposition were secured from the employee. A receipt for the shrimp was obtained as evidence.

5:00 p.m. – Received a call from a resident, who stated there were teenagers at Shore Park attempting to launch a boat. Officers were dispatched. Officers reported the parties were building a project to see if it would float.

6:20 p.m. – Received a call from a resident of Townsend Avenue, stating someone was shining a flashlight through her windows. Officers were dispatched, and report the light was from the person interviewed, a USPS employee, who was delivering mail to the above residence.

9:31 p.m. – Received a call from a man stating he was concerned about the welfare of a dog that was in a parked car at Dave & Buster’s of 881 Pelham Parkway. The caller stated the car was not running. An officer was dispatched. The officer reports the dog appears to be in good health. All in order.

Tuesday, January 15

12:10 a.m. – Received a call from a man who stated he observed what appeared to be a dark-colored vehicle parked at Monterey Avenue and Witherbee and became concerned. Officers were dispatched. Officers reported the surrounding area had been canvassed, yielding negative results, and the vehicle was gone on arrival.

12:19 a.m. – Received a call reporting that there was an activated burglar alarm at Edo’s Japanese Steakhouse of 4787 Boston Post Road. Officers were dispatched to the scene. Officers reported that there was a vehicle parked and unoccupied in the parking lot of the above location. Further reported all appeared secure. No keyholder on scene. Nothing further to report.

8:12 a.m. – Received a 911 call from an employee of 24 Hour Fitness of 887 Pelham Parkway, reporting two customers, described as brothers, both white, well-built, one wearing a gray hoodie and one wearing a gray and blue shirt, threatening employees. Officers were dispatched, and report the parties were gone prior to officer arrival. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with a man who stated that the above two parties were harassing other members of the gym while working out. He stated that they were yelling and making vulgar comments to other members. They specifically engaged with another man who was also working out inside the gym, when the man who called stepped in and separated them. The two parties then told him to meet them outside to fight them. He then contacted Pelham Manor police and the two parties left the premises. The brothers in question later called the gym manager and canceled their memberships and stated that they would not be coming back. The gym does not wish to pursue any further action at this time and could not give any more information on the brothers according to company policy. A supporting deposition was completed by the man who called 911.

4:59 p.m. – Received a 911 call from a party wanting to remain anonymous, reporting a male that was possibly attempting to force a female into a vehicle on Shore Road by the Athletic Club. The vehicle was described as a dark-colored Nissan bearing a New York license plate. Registration returned a black Ford Fusion. Male was described as a thin black male. Officers were dispatched. Officers reported the area was canvassed and Athletic Club security were interviewed with negative results. Security footage was reviewed and no incidents or vehicles matching the description were observed. Incident is unfounded at this time. Party would not answer phone upon multiple calls back.

Wednesday, January 16

3:16 a.m. – Received a 911 call from a woman, who stated that her 72-year-old mother had passed out and lost consciousness. Upon officer arrival, they met with the victim, who was alert and conscious. She stated that when she was walking to the bathroom she felt dizzy, nauseous, and had body chills, then she passed out. She stated that she did not suffer from any injuries nor were there any signs of injuries when she fell on the bathroom floor. A paramedic and ambulance arrived on scene. She was transported to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital via ambulance for further medical evaluation.

1:06 p.m. – Received a call from an employee of CVS of 4760 Boston Post Road, reporting that she wished to report a larceny that had occurred on a prior day and had been discovered during a review of security video. Upon arrival, the person interviewed advised she reported for work the previous day and at around 2:28 p.m. she discovered a blank space on a shelf, where the above-listed property had been on display for sale. The property included a variety of Crest Whitening Strips, valued at about $200. The person interviewed then reviewed the store security cameras that covered the aisle where the merchandise had been. The video shows the suspect enter the aisle and pick up items off the shelf, in the area where the white strips were on display. She then moved up the aisle away from the camera, along the back of the store, and cannot be seen below the head. She then left the store without making a purchase. At no time can you see the suspect conceal or set down the merchandise, and it is unclear if she left the store with the merchandise at this time. Supporting and owner’s depositions and a copy of the video and screenshots of the suspect were collected and entered into evidence.

2:32 p.m. – Received a call from a man at Dave & Buster’s at 881 Pelham Parkway, stating that he discovered his wallet missing and when it was subsequently located, the cash had been removed. Upon officer arrival, they spoke to the complainant, who stated that he arrived at Dave & Buster’s at around 1 p.m. with some friends and realized that his wallet was missing from his person at around 2:30 pm. He was not sure where the wallet was on his person. He stated it may have been dropped or possibly left in his jacket pocket and the jacket may have been left unattended for some time. While asking around if anyone had found a wallet, an unknown male approached and handed over the missing wallet, stating that it was found in the men’s bathroom. Approximately $140 in cash was missing and a Bank of America Visa card which was also missing was located alongside one of the games that the complainant had not been playing. He checked his account and confirmed that there were no charges on any of his debit or credit cards.

Thursday, January 17

5:44 p.m. – Received a 911 call from 24 Hour Fitness at 887 Pelham Parkway. The caller stated that the call was accidental and hung up. Officers were dispatched. Officers reported all in order and that the calling party refused to provide his information.

Friday, January 18

10:45 a.m. – Received a 911 call from BJ’s Wholesale Club at 820 Pelham Parkway, reporting a party that just attempted to run over the caller and was banging on her car window. Party left in a Toyota Camry bearing a NY license plate in an unknown direction. Officers were dispatched, and advise it was a verbal dispute over a parking space. The area was checked and the suspect was gone on arrival.

11:47 a.m. – A person came into the police station to report the larceny of her cell phone the previous night at Dave & Buster’s at 881 Pelham Parkway. She stated she arrived at Dave & Buster’s at around 5 p.m. She further stated that at approximately 6:35 p.m., she left her Sprint iPhone 8 unattended on her table and went to play games. When she returned five minutes later, she noticed that the phone was not there. She stated that she looked around the area and checked with the customer service desk to no avail. She advised she was able to track her phone’s location via another iPhone and its last reported location was an address in Mount Vernon. Owner’s and supporting depositions were completed.

12:35 p.m. – Received a 911 hang-up call from Dollar Tree at 806 Pelham Parkway. Upon call back, person reporting advised she had a customer in the store who was being disruptive. The customer had since calmed down. Officers were dispatched, and advise it was a civil matter, and all was in order.

Saturday, January 19

7:56 a.m. – Received a call from a resident of Plymouth Street requesting police assistance for his neighbor who had locked herself out of her house. Officers were dispatched and requested assistance from the Pelham Manor Fire Department. PMFD arrived, and entry was gained.

3:40 p.m. – Received a call from an employee at the Pelham Manor Car Wash & Lube at 4391 Boston Post Road, stating he was in front of Fairway Market and noticed a vehicle there that may have been involved in a larceny of car mats earlier that day. Officers were dispatched, and report the vehicle, described as a white Toyota van, was gone on arrival. At 6:30 p.m., an officer on patrol reported he would be on a vehicle stop with a van matching the earlier description. Two parties were in the vehicle; one party showed a valid Florida license, and the other party had a valid license but had a warrant out of Woodbury Town Police Department for Petit Larceny. Woodbury Police were contacted and the warrant was confirmed, but they stated they would not extradite at this time. Officers spoke with the employee of the car wash, who requested the parties respond to the carwash the following day by 12 p.m. to pay for the said car mats. If they did not, then the employee would pursue charges. The driver of the vehicle was issued a summons for a traffic violation, VTL 375/22.