On Sunday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m., police responded to Old Bedford Road, Goldens Bridge, for a report of a child, age 3, seen alone at the Goldens Bridge train station.
Both Lewisboro and New York State Police responded. A state trooper arrived first and the child’s father was already on location. The child apparently had walked by himself from the family’s residence on Old Bedford Road, located next to the train station parking lot.
State police made a report.
Below are excerpts from the Lewisboro police report from the period of July 5 to July 11.
Monday, July 5
9:22 a.m. — An employee of Curbside Compost in Ridgefield, Connecticut, was driving on Hemlock Road, Vista, when a low-hanging wire got caught on the top of a box on the back of the truck. That caused the telephone pole to fall across the road and hit the front patio of a residence on Hemlock Road. The pole also damaged a section of bushes in front of the residence’s patio and some siding. Neighbors advised police that the pole was previously damaged in a storm and was left standing next to the new telephone pole that was installed. Police notified New York State Electric and Gas and Verizon of the fallen telephone pole and took insurance information from the driver. No further action was taken.
11:20 a.m. — Police responded to Silver Spring Road, Vista, for a report of a larceny from a vehicle. Upon arrival, the homeowner stated that sometime between July 3 at 5 p.m., and 8 a.m. on July 5, someone entered his 2008 Audi parked in his driveway, and removed a leather purse, which contained his wife’s New York state driver’s license, a People’s Bank debit card, and other items. The man told police another car, a 2004 Audi, was also searched in his driveway, but nothing was removed. Police spoke to an employee of People’s Bank, who advised police of unauthorized activity on the debit card. Police conducted interviews with two neighbors before turning the investigation over to the New York State Police.
3 p.m. — Police responded to Butternut Lane, Katonah, for a report of a parked vehicle playing loud music. Upon arrival, police spoke to the driver of the parked vehicle, who said he was waiting for the next grocery delivery order to be sent to him. Police advised the man to change his location and sit in a public parking spot. The driver left the area.
5:05 p.m. — Police and Goldens Bridge Fire Department responded to Route 138 near Old Bedford Road, Goldens Bridge, for a report of wires that fell and were burning. Police observed a primary line that fell on top of the guard rail on the Route 138 bridge. Grass was burning near the wires. GBFD stayed on location to make sure no one touched the guard rail until New York State Electric and Gas arrived. NYSEG was advised to respond quickly as the line powered a large area between Route 100 and Route 35. New York State Police units directed traffic away from the road with the fire. NYSEG responded and repaired the wires.
Tuesday, July 6
4:35 p.m. — Police were dispatched to Route 35, South Salem, to investigate an accident involving two vehicles. One vehicle was traveling westbound on Route 35 when the driver lost his brakes and backed into another vehicle. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Sal’s Towing. The driver of the vehicle that backed into the other vehicle was found to have a driver’s license with 11 suspensions. Police issued the subject an appearance ticket for the Town of Lewisboro Court on July 26 for aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the second degree. Police processed the driver and released him to a family member.
8:45 p.m. — Police responded to Falcon Ridge Drive, Goldens Bridge, for a report of a white van that had been parked outside the complainant’s house for three hours. Police responded to the location and observed a van that had a Budget Rent A Car company sign on the side. The vehicle was unlocked and mainly empty. Police checked the area and talked to neighbors with negative results. Police contacted the Budget company, which confirmed the vehicle rental but said the main office would not open until the next morning. The complainant was advised of police findings. The next day, the resident called police again because the vehicle was still there. Police returned to the scene. The complainant said he told Budget he would have the vehicle towed if it was not removed. Sal’s Towing was contacted and towed the vehicle. Police completed an impound report.
Wednesday, July 7
10:47 a.m. — Police responded to Mill River Road, Vista, for a report of two loose dogs. Upon arrival, an officer found an Akita and a German shepherd; one had tags on it. Both dogs ran into the woods when the officer attempted to coax them into the police vehicle. Police contacted dog control officer, Joan Dooley, who checked their records and found that they belonged to a resident of Smith Ridge Road, Vista. Police left a message on the owner’s voicemail that their dogs were loose. No further information was available.
3:15 p.m. — A man was pulling into a parking space in front of Bello Pizza in the North County Shopping Center, Goldens Bridge, when his vehicle jumped the curb and hit a barrier in front of the stores. The driver told police his foot was on the brake when his 2009 Lexus accelerated. The manager of the shopping center arrived and assessed the damage to the shopping center. The manager was given the man’s insurance information, and his vehicle was towed by Sal’s Towing.
9:47 p.m. — Police were dispatched to Fay Lane, South Salem, for a report of a suspicious person and vehicle. Upon arrival, the subject left the area. Police interviewed the complainant, who stated she had been sleeping when she heard loud banging on the door. The woman stated she was concerned because she was home alone and was not expecting any visitors. She told police her home did not have security cameras. Police advised her to keep her doors and vehicles locked.
Thursday, July 8
10:36 a.m. — Police responded to an EMS assist at Lewisboro Elementary School, 79 Bouton Road, South Salem, for a child at the Lewisboro Day Camp who fell off the monkey bars and struck the back of his head. The child’s mother was at the scene and refused additional medical assistance after Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps evaluated the child.
12:27 p.m. — Police responded to Oakridge Commons, Vista, for a report of a camper vehicle that had been parked in the lot for approximately one week in the area of the County Children’s Center. Police determined the vehicle belonged to the father of a resident. The owner of the property told police they would speak with the resident to remove the camper.
Friday, July 9
1:09 p.m. — Police were dispatched for a wellness check of a woman at the South Salem Post Office on Spring Street, South Salem. Upon arrival, police spoke to the woman, who stated there was a person at her house she did not know. The officer brought the woman back to her house, where her aide was in the road looking for her. Police were advised that the woman suffered from dementia, and that earlier she went to retrieve the paper in the driveway but did not return. Police left the woman in the care of her aide.
1:19 p.m. — Police spoke with the manager of Green Way Market, who reported that an employee had not reported for work in a week. An officer patrolled to the employee’s residence on Birch Road, South Salem, and found the employee at home. She told police she had been sick for the past week. She was advised to contact her work, and police updated the store manager on the situation.
1:54 p.m. — Police responded to Old Post Road, South Salem, for a large limb in the road near South Salem Fire Department. An officer went to the location and removed the limb from the road.
3:18 p.m. — Police responded to an EMS assist on Increase Miller Road, Goldens Bridge, for a tree that fell on a woman and injured her head. The woman was transported by Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Northern Westchester Hospital. Goldens Bridge Fire Department removed the tree, and the Lewisboro Highway Department was also advised to clear the road.
5:25 p.m. — An officer observed a driver, traveling north on Route 121 in front of John Jay High School, Cross River, cross the center line and collide with the pedestrian crosswalk sign. The officer stopped the vehicle and found the vehicle’s front license plate in the road. Police issued the driver two traffic tickets. Police obtained the driver’s contact information to give to the school for reimbursement of replacing the sign. The driver was advised the school would contact him the next week for follow up.
Saturday, July 10
7:38 a.m. — A resident of Todd Road, Goldens Bridge, contacted police when she found damage to her stone wall from what appeared to be a vehicle impact. Upon arrival, an officer observed approximately 10 feet of the stone wall knocked down, and evidence of vehicle debris at the scene. Police were notified about 45 minutes later that New York State Police arrested an individual involved with accident for driving while intoxicated, and towed the vehicle. An officer gave the resident’s information to state police, and the arresting officer advised state police would contact the resident with the driver’s insurance information.
10:55 a.m. — Police responded to the intersection of Old Post Road and Smith Ridge Road, Vista, for an accident involving two vehicles. One driver was traveling east on Old Post Road, drove through a red light and collided with a vehicle traveling on Smith Ridge Road and turning left onto Old Post Road. The driver of the second vehicle had a junior license, but the driver’s father was with her in the vehicle. That vehicle had damage to the bumper, and the other sustained damage to a door and fender. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene.
8:30 p.m. — An officer responded to a radio call of a female, 40, with injuries from a fall. Police arrived at Mount Holly Road, Goldens Bridge, and Westchester EMS was caring for the woman, who was renting the property while on vacation. She complained of left leg pain and was transported to Northern Westchester Hospital by Westchester EMS.
9:03 p.m. — A man traveling east on Route 35 in a rental car stopped at the traffic light at Route 35 and Route 121 when he was rear-ended by another driver. His car sustained substantial damage to the rear bumper and trunk, and the other vehicle appeared to be undamaged. The two drivers exchanged insurance information but were unable to reach 911 at the scene due to poor cell service. The man driving the rental car contacted police from his residence on Hoyt Street, South Salem, and requested a report of the accident for the rental agency.
Sunday, July 11
8:01 p.m. — Police responded to Old Oscaleta Road, South Salem, for a rollover accident. Upon arrival, the driver was sitting on the side of the road with both of her parents. The driver was complaining of neck and back pain and had a bruise near her left eye. The driver told police she was traveling eastbound on the road when the vehicle went off the right shoulder, hit a tree and then rolled over onto its roof. The driver said she had been looking at her car navigation system when she drove off the road. Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived on the scene and transported the driver to Danbury Hospital. Sal’s Towing towed the vehicle.