10/26: Fraudulent withdrawal attempted at Capital One bank. Bank manager stated suspect identified self as “Oscar Sanchez” while attempting to take out $4,963. Teller tipped off when subject used wrong DOB for account holder. Officer discovered perp’s NYS license was fake after easily separating it into two pieces. Was also missing hologram.
When asked if “Oscar Sanchez” was his name, suspect replied that two men gave him the ID. Asked again if he was “Oscar Sanchez”, man said “No”. Suspect added that two men approached him in front of his Bronx home and inquired whether he wanted to make $500. They brought him to an NYC location, where he had his picture taken and a fake ID and credit card made.
Suspect said the men dropped him off in Rye and told him to call to be picked up. At officer’s request, perp called and asked for “grandson to come pick him up”. Officer observed gray Ford Fusion driven by two African-American males drive by front of bank and then leave. When asked if these were the men, the suspect replied, “probably”. Perp, real name James Sallard, arrested and charged with possession of forged instrument.
10/26: Resident received threatening phone call from unknown party, who cursed at him and claimed to know who he was. Victim did not recognize number on caller ID. Incident classified as hate crime.
10/26: Garden Drive resident reported valuable piece of art stolen from home.
10/27: Larceny victim said vehicle was broken into overnight while parked in Glendale Road driveway.
10/27: Caller reported nanny’s car broken into on Hunter Lane.
10/28: Minor motor vehicle accident on Boston Post Road and Cedar Street. NYSPIN search showed driver’s license suspended. Car impounded and Bronxville driver arrested.10/28: Vehicle observed traveling on Boston Post Road 26 miles faster than posted school zone speed limit at 1:33 p.m. Vehicle pulled over and officer detected strong odor of marijuana in cabin. When officer asked if she had anything in vehicle, driver, a 17-year-old Rye female, handed over a black container with marijuana residue in it. Driver said she’d smoked 90 minutes earlier at home with friends.
After back-up arrived, officer asked if there were any more drugs in the vehicle. Driver went under passenger seat and forked over small black box, which contained clear bags: one with cocaine, a second with marijuana, and a third with two small blue pills.
Driver and 17-year-old male passenger were placed under arrest and transported to headquarters, where the female also failed a sobriety test.
10/28: Overnight larceny reported on Central Avenue.
10/29: Library staff stated unknown vandals relocated metal library benches to the Village Green. Leg broken on one bench.
10/29: Intoxicated youths given first aid and transported to Greenwich Hospital. E-mail sent to youth detective regarding incident.
10/30: Officer detected smoky oil smell and observed dark haze in the area of Island Drive. Noticed black smoke coming out of residential chimney, and informed homeowners of the situation. Inside of house had overwhelming noxious order. Emergency shut off switches activated and family removed. Rye Fire Department aired house out. Family, unaware of hazardous condition, contacted heating contractor to have system checked.
10/30: Driver of tan Nissan Pathfinder with CT plates observed using cell phone while making left from Boston Post Road onto Peck Avenue. Vehicle stopped and Stamford resident claimed not to have driver’s license or wallet on him. He did, however, have a glassine bag of marijuana in his center console, found after NYSPIN revealed offender’s privilege to drive in NY suspended. Placed under arrest.
10/31: Garbage truck fire at I-95 South ramp extinguished by Rye and Port Chester Fire Departments.
10/31: Photos taken of graffiti at Rye Town Park after criminal mischief reported.
10/31: Resident claimed someone, without permission, tampered with her phone line.
11/1: Complainant reported he was harassed by limo driver during morning run.
11/1: Unknown perp removed gold ring with 2.5-carat diamond from inside victim’s Osborn Home residence. Complainant said she last wore ring October 21, and placed it in box along with watch inside bedroom. Discovered watch still in box, but ring missing.
11/1: White Plains resident stopped by headquarters to report her USA Alliance bank account illegally accessed. Stated two separate withdrawals made in Manhattan for a total of $1,000. Canvas of 600 Midland Avenue bank location for any sign of skimming device yielded negative results. Bank manager advised to view tapes for suspicious behavior.
11/2: White Chevrolet van with no seats or seat fitting behind driver and construction equipment in rear compartment pulled over. Driver said van used for business purposes, and that he did not have driver’s license. NYSPIN revealed privilege to drive in NY suspended. Placed under arrest.
11/3: Unregistered silver Mercedes Benz with AZ plates parked on Purchase Street. Vehicle towed, owner notified, summons issued.
11/3: Second vehicle, this time a gray Mazda with NY plates, parked unregistered on public street. Summons issued, vehicle towed.
11/3: More towing. Smith Street resident reported his driveway was completely blocked by Toyota Land Cruiser. Summons issued, vehicle towed.
11/3: Unlicensed driver of black GMC truck observed chatting away on cell phone. NYSPIN revealed suspended license. Arrested.
11/3: Responding to call of accident on Boston Post Road, officer found gray Volkswagen Tiguan askew across northbound lane of road with significant front end damage and driver slumped over airbag. Unoccupied black Audi sitting in right southbound lane in intersection with heavy rear end damage. Two females standing on sidewalk near Audi.
When officer opened VW door, driver, later identified as Stamford man, yelled, “I’m fine!” with slurred speech. Strong odor of alcohol emanating from vehicle along with airbag powder stench. Driver’s face bloodied and large lump on forehead where contact made with windshield, which was cracked and contained some of driver’s hair at point of impact. Driver’s eyes bloodshot and glassy. Second officer arrived and assisted VW driver while first officer tended to driver and passenger of other vehicle.
VW driver unable to stand on own and needed help onto stretcher after EMS arrived. Upon removing driver, who had soiled himself, strong odor of alcohol detected from vehicle. Officer observed open container of Stella Artois on front passenger seat.
Once in ambulance, driver became belligerent, acted confused, and shouted and cursed at attending EMS tech and officer. Man placed under arrest for DWI, and, after reading warning from DMV, driver yelled, “Get out of here!”, “**** you!”, and “Why are you doing his to me?” Upon arrival at Westchester Medical Center, driver became more combative and was sedated.
11/5: Responded to HQ on report of aggravated harassment. Complainant said a friend notified him that a facebook page had been created using his identity. Racial tones used on page, and creator contacted multiple people attempting to have conversations. Offense considered cyber bullying, and a second degree hate crime.
11/5: Complainant said brother harassing him while he attempted to clean up parents’ home.
11/6: Black Volkswagen Jetta crashed into tree at intersection of Purchase and Wappanocca. Rye woman said she was not injured, but was swaying and sagging at the knees. She admitted she was the driver, but speech was slurred and trailed off when trying to explain what happened. Eyes appeared glassy and bloodshot, and strong odor of alcohol detected. Driver admitted she was drinking, “but not enough to cause this”. Officer repeatedly asked for ID, but received no response. Since it was cold out and woman was wearing only a T-shirt, officer asked if she wanted to sit in back of patrol car. Woman’s speech was impaired and slobbery when she replied, “No way am I getting in your car”.
Woman claimed she was coming from the CVS in Rye Brook, and had been drinking wine. Once EMS arrived, explained she had blood clot and was on blood-thinning medication. Officer checked accident scene and it appeared driver was traveling south on Purchase, hit curb at Wappanocca, went through bushes across both lanes and center island on Wappanocca, took down divider sign, went back onto another curb, and, finally, into a tree. EMS informed officer that in addition to blood thinning meds, woman was on medication for depression.
Driver failed all sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol content of .22, nearly triple the legal limit. Arrested for DWI, but due to blood clot and blood thinner meds, officer took offender to White Plains Hospital.
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