Police Blotter in Rye 8-8-2014

Collected at Rye Police Headquarters at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6.


July 24

At 12:24 p.m., a Philips Lane resident called police to report a heavyset white male taking pictures of residences in the area that morning. The man was gone when police arrived, but a local contractor working in the area confirmed that he was a business partner.


July 25

At 7:18 p.m., a Grapal Street woman called police to report that she received an obscene phone call from an unknown party. Police advised her to contact law enforcement should the calls continue.


July 27

A Midland Avenue man called police at 10:42 a.m. after his two-year-old son fell and struck his head, which was bleeding profusely. EMS was dispatched to the scene.


July 29

At 6:55 p.m., a resident called police to alert them to a teenage male walking down Midland Avenue toting a shotgun. Though the resident admitted he was not a gun expert, he said the firearm “Looked like a shotgun should look.” Police found no sign of the teen.


July 30

A Chester Drive woman called police at 2:03 p.m. because her son, apparently upset about the family’s decision to move, was being uncooperative. According to the woman, the son was destroying household objects with a wrench before police intervened in the matter.


July 31

Police received complaints about a suspicious man at the Rye YMCA at 9:18 a.m. According to a caller, there was a man with a black duffle bag watching children at the YMCA day camp. When police investigated the matter, the man told them that he was simply waiting for the library to open so he could use the computer.


At 5:25 p.m., a Grace Church Street woman called police to complain about coyotes on her property. According to the woman—who has called several times about coyotes in the last month—the animals are becoming more and more brazen.


Police received a call about a hit-and-run incident at the Rye YMCA at 6:39 p.m. According to the caller, a red Mercedes sideswiped another vehicle that was picking up children from the YMCA and did not stop. Police are on the lookout for the offending vehicle.


A Thorne Place man contacted police at 10:54 p.m. because he was concerned his daughter was throwing a party at his home while he was not there. Police went to the address and dispersed a gathering.


Aug. 1

Police were called to Blooming Nails on Purchase Street at 10:33 a.m. when a customer got chemicals in her eyes. EMS was dispatched to the scene.


Aug. 2

At 12:46 a.m., police were called to a Milton Road residence on account of a loud band disturbing neighbors. The band was playing at a 50th birthday party and agreed to pack it in for the night at police request.


At 11:22 a.m., a Norman Drive man returned home from vacation to find the window in his family room had been broken.


An Orchard Avenue man called police at 12:51 p.m. after his son cut his finger, possibly severing the tip. EMS was dispatched to the scene and the son was taken to Greenwich Hospital.


Aug. 5

At 3:07 a.m., police were called to Redfield Street when a cab driver complained his customer would not pay his fare. According to the driver, the man, who was intoxicated, went into his residence to get money for the fare but never came out. Police got the man to come out and pay his fare.