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Unusual Suspects: Rooster, Owl Statues Stolen; 70-Year-Old Woman Allegedly Threatens Security Guards; Pellet Gun Shots Fired at Residence

Recent weird and unusual crime in the Hudson Valley. Reports do not indicate a conviction.

A rooster and owl statue were apparently stolen from the , according to Bedford Police. The animal statues are worth approximately $400.

Four men and one woman from Rockland and Putnam Counties were arrested during an undercover probe investigating the open-air sale of multiple kilos of cocaine in both counties. The probe found that the drug operation was based in Yonkers. Rockland County Narcotics Task Force members, Haverstraw police, New York Drug Enforcement Task Force Group T-31, state troopers from the Troop F barracks in Haverstraw, and the Westchester County District Attorney's Narcotics Bureau participated in the probe.

A Sparkill woman was taken to Nyack Hospital after getting her right hand caught in a machine at the factory where she worked. Emergency workers were able to release the woman's hand from the machine in the Intercos America cosmetics manufacturing plant. 

Complaints of suspicious activity led to an undercover drug investigation and raid of a West Nyack home. Numerous prescription drug medications including oxycodone, opana, and xanax with an approximate $2,000 street value were found at the home. 

A 70-year-old Peekskill woman is accused of stealing approximately $1,774.78 in jewelry, wallets, and clothing from the Jefferson Valley Mall. Police say she also allegedly told security guards she had a gun. 

When a blue Toyota Paseo flipped on the Hutchinson River Parkway near the Mamaroneck Ave. exit, motorists passing the scene apparently helped the driver out of the car before emergency workers responded to the scene. It is believed the driver was the only person in the car and did not sustain serious injuries. 

A Connecticut woman driving with a revoked license drove her Porsche onto a Port Chester sidewalk and was charged with felony drunken driving. A village police officer spotted the car on the sidewalk and the driver took off and drove through a red traffic signal. Police say the driver was uncooperative with village officers and when she was arraigned in Port Chester Village Court.

The sound of pellets hitting a bathroom window caused a 55-year-old Port Chester man to take cover. Police observed the window had been several times. No one was injured. 

A dispute over music volume and cellphone use at a BP/Master Mart and Gas Station on Route 22 led to a fight that involved a revolver and ended in a brief police chase.

White Plains police say an Amawalk man charged at an officer while under the influence of drugs while police were conducting a bar patrol along Mamaroneck Ave. 

Two women who were not properly licensed offered undercover investigators massages at Shanghai Massage Therapy in Somers. They were charged with unauthorized practice of a profession, a felony.

Johan August 21, 2012 at 02:02 PM
I thought Patch was supposed to be local news? How is it that no matter how much police activity I witness in Mamaroneck I can never read about it here. There were people cuffed on park benches the other day on Madison Street. No info on Patch though.

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