Threats, Needles, Suspicious Cars: Croton Police Blotter

Here are a few of the incidents to which the Croton Police Department responded.

Jan. 16: 6:41 p.m.—A caller reported an ex-roomate was en route to kill him and told police the man might be armed with one of his father's guns. Police turned up no guns; a 31-year-old Montrose resident faces a misdemeanor charge of aggravated harassment. 

Jan. 14: 6:25 p.m.—Police on patrol stopped a driver northbound on Route 9 because the car had broken taillights. The driver had a Tennessee license that had expired in 2006. Jose R. Aucapina, 29, was charged with of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no tail lamps. The car's owner is a Peekskill resident but Aucapina had no fixed address, police said. He posted $100 bail and is due in Village Court Jan. 23.

Jan. 12: 10:56 p.m.— A call to New York State Police about a suspicious vehicle was transferred to Croton Police. Investigating officers found it was part of a boyfriend-girlfriend dispute.

Jan. 10: 2:36 p.m.—A caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Old Post Road North—a gray car with two men parked across the street from her house. Police interviewed the operator and reported the vehicle was registered to a taxi company and the driver was there to pick up a fare.

1:41 p.m.—Security officials at the Shoprite on South Riverside Avenue reported a shoplifter in custody. The item reported stolen was from the pharmaceutical aisles. A 76-year-old Ossining man was charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. 

Jan. 8: 10:40 a.m.—Police responded to an automobile accident in the Van Wyck Shopping Center. An elderly driver backed a Subaru into a concrete pole near the CVS. Emergency medical services were called for the driver, who was anxious about having had the accident; the car was towed and family members picked up the driver. 

4:26 p.m.—A resident went to Police Headquarters to report that her credit card had been stolen and used to charge purchases at a Domino's Pizza in the United Kingdom. She had reported the fraudulent activity to her bank and wanted the incident on record.  

10:44 p.m.—A caller reported a rowdy group of young people on Lower Brook Street who appeared intoxicated. She also reported smelling something funny. A patrol searched but found no one in the area. 

Jan. 7: Staff from Croton Enterprises LLC reports unauthorized people have been dumping overnight in the large steel waste containers between Shopright and the New York Sports Club.

Jan. 4: A caller reported a suspicious package on the grassy area near the small shopping center on Maple Avenue. Police responded, found hypodermic needles and cleaned the scene. 


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