Village of Pelham police blotter: September 9-15

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Sunday, September 9

5:40 a.m. – Officers responded to Store Avenue and Washington Avenue on report of an intoxicated party. Upon arrival, party was having difficulty walking and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Party was transported to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital for further treatment.

10:05 a.m. – A party on River Avenue was complaining of back pain and possible injuries from a previous fall. Party was transported to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital for further evaluation.

2:45 p.m. – Officers received a call of an open car door on Fifth Avenue, with no driver in sight. An officer was dispatched and closed the door.

8:18 p.m. – Officers responded to a Seventh Street address on report of a suspicious person looking into a first-floor apartment window. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the complainant, who stated that at approximately 8:10 p.m. she was sitting in the living room of her apartment when she heard a noise at the window. When she approached the window to investigate the noise she observed an unknown suspect peering into her apartment window. Suspect was described as a very tall dark-skinned black male with a medium build. Suspect was wearing a grey hoodie with white lettering going down the rear center of the hoodie. Suspect had what appeared to be a goatee and glasses and was carrying a white and black umbrella. Once the suspect realized the complainant had seen him he then ran from the rear yard of the location onto Seventh Street and then headed East towards Seventh Avenue. A canvass of the area yielded negative results. Video footage of the incident was obtained and an owner’s deposition completed.

Monday, September 10

5:00 p.m. – Officers responded to a Fifth Avenue address on report of a dispute. Upon arrival officers spoke with the first party, who stated she got into an argument with her neighbor. Both parties were in front of the location when both their dogs began to bark and jump at each other. This caused a verbal dispute to ensue. During the dispute the second party accidentally dropped the leash for her dog and her dog began to run onto Lincoln Avenue. While going after the dog, she stated that she accidentally pushed into the first party’s back. The first party stated that the second party intentionally pushed her in the back. Neither party’s dog was injured in the incident. No parties involved reported injuries and the first party refused medical attention on scene. The first party wishes for no further police action but did wish for the incident to be documented.

11:41 p.m. – An officer on patrol was alerted to a vehicle with five open tickets totaling $825 parked on Fifth Avenue by the license plate reader. A boot and warning sticker were applied to the vehicle.

Tuesday, September 11

11:43 a.m. – A woman called requesting a welfare check for her cousin. She stated that she and the party’s mother had not seen or spoken to the party in six months. Officers were dispatched, and advised there was no living in the given address by the name given. They also spoke to the landlord, who did not recall the party living there. An inquiry found the party with an address out of Mount Vernon. Complainant was advised to speak to Mount Vernon Police.

4:34 p.m. – Officers responded to Maple Avenue and Poplar Avenue on report of a suspicious circumstance. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the complainant, who stated his son had told him he was out walking in the area when he observed a man drive by and display what he described to be a handgun. Officers spoke with the son, who stated that he was on Maple Avenue about to turn to walk Westbound on Poplar Avenue when a blue Toyota Highlander approached him and he could see the driver show what appeared to him to be a black gun. He stated that the driver of the vehicle was a light-skinned black male with black hair. He stated the driver was seated while operating the vehicle and that the apparent gun was on his waist, and that he only saw “a little piece of it.” The driver did not stop or say anything to the son. A canvass of the area was conducted with negative results.

8:08 p.m. – A woman walked into the police department to report a violation of an order of protection. She advised she had not spoken to her ex-boyfriend since their order of protection was set in place in September of 2017. She stated she had met a new friend earlier in the day. She stated that her new friend advised her that he was contacted by her ex-boyfriend via Instagram. He stated he was receiving concerning messages. She stated that the suspect was sending her friend intimate photos and videos of her and the suspect from years ago. She also stated he was continuously calling and messaging her from several different numbers in an attempt to mask the calls. She advised she would send any text messages or photos related to this incident to detectives.

9:52 p.m. – Pelham Manor Police reported an unwanted party on a Liberty Lines bus in the area of Colonial Avenue and Pelhamdale Avenue. Officers were dispatched, and advised the party was removed from the bus without incident and sent on his way.

9:37 p.m. – An officer on patrol reported a village violation on Fifth Avenue. A neon sign was in use after the business’s hours of operation. An appearance ticket was completed.

Wednesday, September 12

3:14 a.m. – A resident of Seventh Avenue called to report that the second-floor tenants were moving furniture and making too much noise. Officers were dispatched and advised condition was corrected.

3:39 a.m. – An officer on patrol observed a suspicious person sleeping in their vehicle on Fifth Avenue. Party was checked out and sent on their way.

12:35 p.m. – Received report of a lost elderly female walking up Boulevard. The party did not speak English. An address for the party was located and the party dropped off at said address.

3:15 p.m. – A resident of Third Avenue called, stating a truck was blocking the driveway. An officer responded, and advised that the vehicle was parked legally and not blocking the driveway.

7:58 p.m. – Officers responded to a residence on report of property damage to a vehicle in the past. Upon arrival, complainant stated that his vehicle was parked on Pelhamdale Avenue in Pelham Manor earlier that day while he was at Pelham Memorial High School. He noticed the minor damage to the vehicle that evening and notified police. Cause of damage could not be determined at that time. A photograph of the damage was taken.

Thursday, September 13

11:42 a.m. – An officer on patrol reported a suspicious person in the area of Julianne’s Playground. The individual was checked and was an employee of a Fifth Avenue business just having a cup of coffee prior to starting his shift.

4:49 p.m. – An officer on patrol was flagged down by a man on Fifth Avenue, who stated he was having trouble seeing out of his left eye. He stated he was seeing odd lights/spots and when he closed his eyes he could see a light ring, which caused him discomfort. He refused medical attention after stating the discomfort had apparently subsided.

6:27 p.m. – Complainant walked into the police station wishing to make a report for an unwanted guest in her home. She stated that around the end of July 2018, she allowed another party to stay at her residence in an effort to help her get “back on her feet.” She stated that the party is homeless and jobless and doesn’t have a place to live. She further stated that she was willing to let the party stay in her home until August 31, 2018. Complainant stated that the party was not willing to leave the residence. Complainant stated that she will not let the party in her home at this time and wants to return her things that were left in her home. An officer was dispatched to assist with property removal. Complainant was advised that this is a civil matter but would be documented for police information. Assistance was provided with property removal without incident. At 8:55 p.m., the party responded to the police station stating that she believes she was illegally locked out of the complainant’s home because she was living there. The party wished for this to be documented. Party was advised that this was a civil matter.

7:30 p.m. – A resident of Sixth Avenue called to report found property. An officer responded and spoke with the complainant and took possession of the property. Complainant stated she found the bicycle on her property and it did not belong to anyone at the residence. The bicycle was placed into storage.

Friday, September 14

10:48 a.m. – Officers were dispatched to Pelham Middle School on report of a student with a possible broken leg. Victim stated he was playing during gym and fell over a basketball. The right lower part of the leg was swollen and the victim had pain in that area. He was transported to Lawrence Hospital and a guardian was contacted.

1:52 p.m. – A resident of Linden Avenue advised someone was at her property demanding she clean it up, so she called police.

5:33 p.m. – Officers were dispatched to Boulevard on report of a dark-colored vehicle occupied by a Hispanic male who had apparently followed the complainant while she was walking to her friend’s residence in Pelham. The vehicle in question was described as a dark blue Toyota Camry with a Connecticut registration. Officers canvassed the area and located the vehicle parked on Boulevard, occupied by the suspect. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer did observe in plain view in the center cup holder a large can of Budweiser beer that appeared to be open. Additionally, officer could also see a small bottle of vodka in the front passenger seat. Officer addressed the suspect, who had extremely poor coordination and glassy bloodshot eyes. Suspect stated his name and officer could immediately smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath. Suspect was instructed to turn off the vehicle and hand the officer his keys, and then instructed to step out of the vehicle. He was extremely unsteady on his feet. Officer did ask suspect if he had been drinking today and suspect stated that he had consumed two 24-ounce Budweiser beers and two shots of vodka prior to driving his vehicle in an effort to get home. He further offered that he “was drunk.” When asked by officer, suspect stated he would be willing to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Officer asked suspect if he suffers from any medical condition to which he replied “no.” Another officer assisted and observed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests as a witness. Suspect stated that he would be unable to perform the Walk and Turn Test or the One-Leg Stand Test due to his level of intoxication. These tests were not administered. Suspect failed the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test that he attempted. Suspect was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and was subsequently handcuffed, searched, and transported to the police station without incident. Suspect was read his Miranda warnings and DWI warnings, signed both forms, and did acknowledge that he understood his rights and stated he was willing to submit to the chemical breath test. Chemical test was performed at 6:43 p.m. and revealed suspect’s blood alcohol content to be .27%.

7:30 p.m. – Officers responded to a Wolfs Lane address on a report of a civil dispute. Officers met the manager of the restaurant who stated he had a verbal dispute with a woman who was not on scene. He advised that the party phoned his restaurant to buy a gift card via phone in which he requested she email a copy of her license to the business to confirm the credit card information that would be given. This party allegedly did not wish to send a copy of her ID and believes this practice is illegal. Officer did not speak with this second party and no further information on this party was able to be obtained at this time. The manager wished for the incident to be documented. No further police action at this time.

Saturday, September 15

2:48 a.m. – Two parties came into the police station at the same time to report a domestic incident. The first party stated he and his girlfriend got into a verbal argument over her stating that he wasn’t paying enough attention to her at a party they hosted at their residence. He stated that she then left the apartment and he attempted to look for her before arriving at the police station. She stated that she and him had a verbal argument because she believed he wasn’t paying enough attention to her. Both parties appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Both parties agreed to stay in separate rooms for the remainder of the night. No further police action at this time.

3:04 a.m. – Officers responded to a Lincoln Avenue address on a dispatched welfare check of a possible assault victim. Upon arrival, this officer met the complainant, who advised that his wife had just called him saying that she was attacked by an unknown male in front of the building. This officer then spoke with the wife, who stated that she made up the story in an attempt to get her husband home from work. All in order. No further police action at this time.

1:56 p.m. – Received a call of a white Chevy SUV parked in front of an Elderwood Avenue residence. Officers were dispatched, and advised the vehicle was gone on arrival.

8:32 p.m. – USA Central phoned in an alarm at a Fifth Avenue address with an indication of the rear shed door. Officers were dispatched to check. Shed door found open, and was locked by the officers. Business owner was contacted and responded that all appeared in order.