Loose Dogs, No Power: Croton Police Blotter

Here are some of the incidents in Croton-on-Hudson the week of Nov. 26.

Nov. 26: 8:46 a.m.—A black dog was reported running loose on North Riverside Avenue near Senasqua Road. Police on patrol could not locate it.

10:17 a.m.—A resident reported a belligerent driver tailgated her from Pleasantville into Croton on Route 9A and threw something at her car as he went by.

12:05 p.m.—A loose brown dog was reported on Grand Street with no collar or tags. Police found the dog, which was unfriendly; and located the owner who corrected the condition.

1:25 p.m.—A caller reported two women going door to door offering carpet cleaning services on behalf of Sterling Marketing of Shelton, CT. Police located the duo and informed them they need a permit to solicit in the village.

7:09 p.m.—A caller said skateboarders were creating hazardous conditions on South Riverside Avenue. Officers spoke with the skateboarders.

Nov. 27: 3:24 p.m.—Numerous call reported a power outage at Shoprite Plaza and on South Riverside Avenue, including traffic lights. A Riverview Trail resident reported being without power and unable to get her garage door open. As an officer responded, the power returned at about 3:50 p.m.

4:25 p.m.—A caller complained that three vehicles had been parked for several months at the entrance to Barry Place. Barry Manor management was informed; since the front part of the road is not private property, police also issued storage notices. 

Nov. 28: 2:32 a.m.—A malfunctioning alarm was activated at the convenience store on South Riverside Avenue and again at 3:21 a.m. 

9:52 a.m.—A resident came to police HQ to report her train station parking permit was missing. She filled out the necessary paperwork and was sent to the village office.

Nov. 29: 12:45 p.m.—A Half Moon Bay resident called to report a phone con attempt. She had received a call congratulating her on winning $875,000 in a sweepstakes and informing her that all she had to do to collect the award was to pay the taxes and surcharges, working with "federal agent Christopher" to do so. She told police she recognized the scam and did not reveal any personal information. 

1:18 p.m.—A caller reported a suspicious package had just washed up at Half Moon Bay that might contain something valuable. Police on patrol searched but found nothing.

11:38 p.m.—The owner of Elena's Boutique called to say a person watching her store had reported all the gold and silver items stolen. An investigation is underway.

Nov. 30: 2:32 p.m.—Harry B. McCann, 27, of the Bronx, was arrested on a bench warrant for a previous misdemeanor DWI arrest. He posted $5,000 bond and is due in Village Court Dec. 5. 

3:34 p.m. A resident reported a lost train station parking permit. Paperwork completed, the resident was sent to the village office. 

Dec. 1: 3:53 p.m.—A caller reported a large shepherd-breed dog running loose around the CVS parking lot. Officers located the owner, the dog was recovered and put back in the car.

5:40 p.m.—An Ossining resident stopped on Route 9 was issued tickets for speeding and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The car was impounded.

10:27 p.m.—A Beekman Avenue resident reported a loud party on lower Grand Street. Police on patrol reported no noise when they investigated.

Dec. 2: 1:08 a.m.—A caller reported a suspicious vehicle in the north lot at the train station. Police found an MTA employee taking a nap.


Information supplied by the Croton Police Department. Arrests do not imply convictions.


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