Police Blotter in Rye 3-28-2014

Collected at Rye City Police Headquarters on Tuesday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m.

March 9

A Hillcrest Lane man called police at 1:34 p.m. to report an unknown person threw something at his house’s storm door and broke it.


Police were called to investigate reports of a raccoon acting rabid in the area of Mildred Avenue and Bennett Street around 2:44 p.m. The animal was dispatched and the Department of Public Works was notified.


March 10

Police were called to Citibank on Boston Post Road at 9:56 a.m. after a patron
reported a teller there had taken a
document and was refusing to give it back.


March 11

A Rye man visited the Rye City Police headquarters at 3:14 p.m. to notify them of his sex offender status under Megan’s Law.


March 12

Police were dispatched to investigate a car accident at the Playland Parkway access drive and Old Post Road at 8:33 a.m. Both drivers were transported to White Plains Hospitals with minor injuries.


At 9:53 p.m., police assisted a man who fell and struck his head at the Rye YMCA.


March 13

A caller alerted police of a utility wire that had fallen down near the entrance of Depot Plaza train station around 6:04 a.m.


A Grapal Street man told police he suspected he was being scammed. Police arrived at the scene at 4:14 p.m., spoke with Western Union on the phone and cancelled the man’s money wire transaction.


Police assisted a Glendale Avenue woman, who requested help because she was having trouble getting her daughter, who is manic depressive, back in the house. Officers arrived at 4:49 p.m. and settled the minor verbal disagreement between mother and daughter.


Police responded to a car accident on I-95 southbound by Playland Parkway in which a person became trapped in his car. Rye police were notified at 10:02 p.m. and
assisted state police with the accident.


March 14

The Rye Fire Department requested
assistance from Rye police at 6:21 p.m. to investigate an outside gas leak. Police and fire officials entered several homes on Central and Maple avenues. At 6:56 p.m., firefighters declared the area secure, and Con Edison and the Building Department were notified.


A man came to police headquarters at 7:17 p.m. to report his ex-wife was signing his name on legal documents without his permission.


Police responded to a report of reckless driving made from Rye Town Park at 11:16 p.m. in which a gray Range Rover occupied by two young males and two females drove into the park and almost ran the caller over. The young people were carrying beverages when they got out of the car, the caller reported.


March 16

At 12:35 a.m., police officers were called to Soundview Avenue to mediate a dispute between a taxi driver and passenger about a fare. The disagreement was resolved by officers at the scene.


March 17

A caller reported landscapers were blowing leaves into the Blind Brook in the area of Wappanocca Avenue and Highland Road. Police responded to the scene at 10 a.m., but a search revealed no leaves in the brook.


Police were called to Mead Place for a report of a man going through a dumpster on private property at 12:35 p.m. When police arrived and told the man to leave, he apologized and stated he thought the home was vacant.


A complainant reported a possible shark sighting at Oakland Beach at 5:30 p.m. The police checked the beach and Playland Pier but found no sign of a shark.


Police responded to a report of an open manhole at the crosswalk in front of Five Points Church. Officers arrived at 10:03 p.m. and found the reports to be unfounded. After checking several times, police determined that a small pothole in the crosswalk was the only hole present.


March 18

Police were contacted at 1:19 a.m.
to investigate a suspicious car in a
municipal parking lot in the central
business district. The caller reported the man was sitting with the engine turned off for a prolonged period of time. After police checked on the man’s welfare, they found his license had been
suspended and impounded the car.