While on patrol Friday, June 19, Bedford Police saw two men in a van siphoning cooking oil out of a receptacle behind J&M Deli on Bedford Road in Bedford Hills. William Aviles, 24, and Yonathan Sanchez, 27, both of the Bronx, were arrested on the scene at 4:40 a.m. They were charged with petty larceny.

During processing, it was learned Mr. Sanchez was driving with a suspended license; police report he had 14 suspensions on six separate dates. The van was impounded and both men were released on their own recognizance.

They return to court Aug. 5.

This report was made using official reports from the Bedford police department covering the period of June 15 through June 21. 

Monday, June 15

1:11 p.m. — A parked car rolled backwards on Katonah Avenue, jumping the curb and striking the tent railing and support rail of the outdoor seating area at the Blue Dolphin restaurant. The owner of the car told police she was having brake problems. No injuries were reported.

4:22 p.m. — Police responded to the Katonah post office for a report of a missing man. Outside the post office, they spoke with an elderly woman, who said she came to the post office at noon with her husband to mail a package. She went into the post office while her husband stayed in the parked car. Upon exiting, her husband was gone. Police searched the area and found the vehicle parked on Katonah Avenue about a quarter of a mile away. The husband said it was the closest parking spot he could find to the post office. The man drove his car behind police who guided him back to his wife. The two were reunited and returned safely to their home in Connecticut.

8:59 p.m. — A 77-year-old resident of Old Aspetong Road in Bedford said she slipped and fell in her home. She was transported by Bedford Fire Department to Northern Westchester Hospital for treatment of a cut on her head.

Tuesday, June 16

12:59 p.m. — A car struck a car parked on Bedford Road in Katonah. No injuries were reported.

3:54 p.m. — Police responded to a home on Meadow Lark Lane in Katonah when a mom reported her 9-year-old daughter was missing. When police arrived, the mother was out looking for the child. Police entered the home and located the child in a sleeping loft in an upstairs bedroom. Police said the child was playing a hiding game and there was no issue.

Wednesday, June 17

8:24 a.m. — A 40-year-old female resident of Babbitt Road in Bedford Hills told police she was the victim of a scam involving gift cards. She said after a package she ordered from Amazon did not arrive, she was contacted by a person whom she now believes was pretending to work for the company. She followed the person’s instructions to buy $500 of gift cards and text the card numbers to an unrecognized phone number. A few days later, she realized she was scammed.

1:42 p.m. — A White Plains woman told police while shopping in ShopRite on Bedford Road in Bedford Hills, she left her handbag in the car, taking into the store only her wallet. When she returned home and was unloading her groceries, she realized her handbag was missing. There was no evidence her car was entered in her absence and cash left in the console was still there. A report was made for documentation purposes.

Thursday, June 18

8:40 a.m. — A head-on collision took place on Cantitoe Road in Katonah when a car traveling north drifted into the opposite lane and struck a tractor-trailer traveling south. The car’s driver was transported to Westchester Medical Center by Bedford Fire Department for evaluation.

9:25 p.m. — A report of smoke in a home on Hook Road in Bedford turned out to be a bird’s nest in a light fixture. Bedford Fire Department was on scene. No fire was reported.

9:51 p.m. — Police responded to a report of an intoxicated man on a bench on Main Street in Bedford Hills. The man was awake but lethargic and in the company of a Bedford Hills firefighter when police arrived. The man smelled strongly of alcohol and was unable to provide basic information, police said. He was transported to Northern Westchester Hospital by Katonah Bedford Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Friday, June 19

9:56 p.m. — Police responded to a report of a combative driver in Commuter Lot 3 on Woods Bridge Road in Katonah. A medic with Westchester EMS told police he flashed his lights at an erratic driver on Interstate 684; the driver proceeded to follow him to Lot 3, where the EMS vehicle routinely parks. After a verbal altercation, the driver drove off. That car was located soon after in Somers, where New York State Police took over the case.

Saturday, June 20

4:05 p.m. — A young boy was reported running while wearing what was described as a “hospital gown” on Valley Road in Katonah. The child was located on Edgemont Road where he lives. Police spoke with his mother, who said she would keep a closer eye on him.

4:42 p.m. — A dog reported wandering on Guard Hill Road near Clinton Road in Bedford returned to its home without police assistance.

6:17 p.m. — A man living at a home on Glenwood Lane in Katonah told police for the past month his ex-wife had failed to drop off their children at his home in accordance with their court-ordered custodial agreement. He was given options on how to proceed.

Sunday, June 21

1:57 p.m. — Police responded to a home on Church Street in Bedford Hills for a report of a possible argument. On arrival they spoke with the homeowners, who said their adult children had some friends over and maybe a game of beer pong became noisy. The party was over by the time police arrived. No further action was taken.

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