Village of Pelham police blotter: Sept. 20-27

Sept. 20

5:02 p.m. — A minor motor-vehicle accident was reported at a location on Fifth Ave. Units were dispatched, and arrived on the scene to report that there was no damage to either vehicle, and both parties wished no further assistance. No further police action at this time.

9:57 p.m. — An officer reported an open door at the Village Wine and Liquor Store on Fifth Ave. Units checked the business and all appeared to be in order. An employee was contacted in the area and locked up the business. No further police action at this time.

Sept. 21

9:18 a.m. — 60 control notified the department to respond to a location on Sparks Ave, to assist Con Edison on the report of an odor of gas and to make entry into the building. Units were dispatched. An attempt to contact the owner of the building was made with negative results. Forced entry was made, Con Edison remained on scene until the key holder arrived. No further police action.

7:54 p.m. —An officer was dispatched to a residence on Fifth Ave. on report of a possible burglary in the past. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the resident of the apartment who stated she thought someone broke into her house because her kitchen window was broken. She also stated that nothing was taken or out of place. The officer was shown the broken window. Only one of the six small divided panes were broken, and left a space too small for a person to fit through to get inside. The resident also stated that the window was not opened. Upon further investigation, the officer observed an apple outside the window on the roof. It seems as though the apple could have been thrown or dropped and broke the window pane. This incident seemed to only be property damage or vandalism rather than a burglary. Pictures attached to report. No further police action taken.

Sept. 22

6:34 a.m. — A resident of Fifth Ave. reported a possibly suspicious person in the area of the sixth floor of the residence. The reporting party stated that she is a temporary resident at the address and encountered a dark skinned male individual on the sixth floor wearing pajamas who was possibly mentally disabled, or possibly under the influence of an unknown substance. She was concerned about his well being and requested an escort to her apartment. Units were dispatched and provided assistance. No further police action at this time.

8:30 a.m. — An officer was dispatched to an incident location on report of harassment in the past. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the victim, who stated that a female party has been texting her off of multiple phone numbers after she was told to stop. The officer was able to make contact with the party who stated that she had not been texting the victim. He advised her to stop texting the victim. At this time the victim just wants the messages to stop and no charges to be pressed against the suspected party unless the texting continues. Photographs of the tests were attached to the report. No further police action was required at this time.

Sept. 23

2:55 p.m. — An officer was dispatched to a location on Ninth Avenue for a bus on fire. The officer arrived on scene and observed coming from the left wheel well of the bus. Writer spoke with the driver of the bus and he stated she was dropping off a child nearby when she noticed smoke coming out of the wheel. She evacuated everyone out of the bus including herself. The fire was extinguished by the Pelham Fire Department The bus belongs to Astra Trans Corporation bus company. They were contacted and advised by the officer that the bus had to get towed. It was inoperable due to it being a safety hazard. The officer waited by the vehicle until it was towed. The children were picked up by their proper caregivers, and everyone was uninjured. No further police action at this time.

3:32 p.m. — A complaint reported lost property in the past. The male party stated that he ordered several tools for his plumbing business to an address on Third Ave. from CPO Commerce. The tools were set to be delivered on 6/5/19 at approximately 4:36 p.m. and were supposedly led by the garage of the incident address. The party stated that he recieves multiple deliveries daily and for that reason he did not notice the missing equipment until this date. The party does not have any surveillance equipment at the address and does not have any information on who may have taken the equipment. This report is for documentation purposes only at this time.

4:20 p.m.– An officer was informed by the department that a man had fallen off of a house on Park Pl. The officer arrived on scene and observed the victim lying on the ground in the front yard of the residence. The party stated that he had fallen off the side of the house where he was working. The Pelham Fire Department was on site, providing medical treatment to the victim who said that his ankle hurt. A medic and Empress EMS arrived on the scene and provided further assistance. The victim refused medical attention and did not get transported to the hospital. The owner of the company the victim was working for was contacted about the incident, and the unsafe working technique the worker was using before he fell. The building inspector arrived on scene and assessed the working conditions of the job site. No further police action taken.

9:40 p.m. — A male party called headquarters to report a larceny in the past. The larceny occurred at his business on Wolf’s Lane at approximately 3:48 p.m. that day. A black male wearing a sweatshirt and a dark colored backpack came into the store and requested to use the phone to make a phone call. The unidentified party made a call from one of the worker’s phones. While the owner of the store was in the back office, the male party took a pair of Mercedes Benz keys, worth $600 off the front desk. The suspect left on foot on Wolf’s Lane. The officer was unable to obtain further footage because the owner was not able to come to his business at this time. Picture of the suspect was attached to the report. A follow up was planned for the following day to obtain further information regarding the incident. Nothing further.

Sept. 24

6:51 p.m. — An officer on patrol observed a vehicle perform an illegal U-turn and stop in a parking spot on Fifth Ave, despite the unobstructed NO U-TURN signs. The officer initiated a traffic stop. He approached the vehicle and spoke with its operator. After running a NY Registration and Driver’s License inquiry, headquarters advised that the female party has a revoked license, and restrictions for an interlock device. The woman was placed under arrest, and transported to headquarters in a police car. She denied medical attention after stating that she had a blood clot in her leg, and said that she was getting an MRI the following day. The officer filled out a vehicle inventory form, and the vehicle was towed. The vehicle was entered into E-justice and impounded. The party was placed on the bar in headquarters, and was booked and processed by the officer. The officer completed a receipt and release of property form, which was signed by the arrested party. She was released on a bail of $100 and given a bail receipt. The bail was placed in an envelope and placed in the back. The woman is due back in court at a later date. Property was returned to the party following her release from custody.

Sept. 25

9:15 p.m. — A female party came into headquarters to report that her vehicle had been damaged by an unknown person the previous night. The woman stated that she parked her vehicle in the covered section lot 2 in Pelham at approximately 6:30, on 9/24. Upon returning to her vehicle around 7:30 a.m. the following morning she observed the damage to her vehicle. The party does have an order of protection against her ex, and does believe that it was him who damaged the vehicle. The unknown person scratched “FU” on the roof of her cadillac along with other damage. A detective was advised.

Sept. 27

10:56 a.m. — The department received a call from school officials at Colonial Elementary School of a strong odor of gas. The Pelham Fire Department was advised along with County Control. Units were dispatched. The fire department and Con Ed were on scene. Colonial school was evacuated until it was advised by Con Ed that the staff and students could return. Con Ed remained in the area to find the source.

3:25 p.m. — An officer was dispatched to Pelham Middle School on the report of a criminal mischief. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the school’s principal, who stated a sixth grade student discovered a swastika drawn onto locker #56 in the boys locker room and immediately notified his gym teacher who then notified the principal. According to the principal, the children switch lockers every day and she doesn’t believe this was a targeted attack towards anyone in particular; But rather, a random act of vandalism. The principal further stated that the school will attempt to compile a list of students who had access to the locker room today in an attempt to ascertain the culprit. A photograph of the damage was attached to the report.