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Unusual Suspects: Fake Home Invasion; Plane Ticket Scam; Man Shot By Pellet Gun While Walking To Work

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

Rye police arrested a local teen, 14, for allegedly calling in emergency situations to the police department that were fabricated. One call indicated a home invasion was underway and when units from the county and surrounding towns arrived, a woman and her teenage children were surprised.

A New Rochelle travel agent was arrested for allegedly taking payment for booking plane tickets that she never actually secured for her clients. The woman owned a travel agency that catered to Spanish-speaking clients. She filed for bankruptcy after collecting approximately $21,000 from the families who used her services. The families would arrive at the airport to discover no tickets had been purchased under their names.

said a man who was walking to work was shot in the hand by a pellet gun and needed treatment at Nyack Hospital to have the metal pellet removed. Police believe the shot came from the Nyack Plaza apartment complex on Depew Avenue. The shot was apparently the second attempt to hit the man, who heard an initial shot whizzing by his head. 

Three women were arrested for allegedly stealing $160 worth of Annie Sez underwear in Pelham. An employee of the store followed the women in her car while police caught up to the group. Police found merchandise from T.J. Maxx in Mount Vernon, Staples in Mount Vernon and a Marshall’s located in the Bronx that they also believe was stolen. A type of screwdriver that could be used to remove security tags was found, as were numerous drivers licenses.

A fight between 7- and 8-year old boys got a 15-year-old in trouble when he retaliated on behalf of his younger brother. The two young boys engaged in a fight and neither was seriously injured. When the younger of the two told his brother, the teen tracked down the 8-year-old and punched him in the stomach, according to Port Chester police, but the boy was not seriously injured. The teen now faces child endangerment charges.

Bad Lane Change Gets Woman Caught With Illegal Fireworks and Marijuana

State Police stopped a woman on the Sprain Brook Parkway making an unsafe lane change and found illegal fireworks, a partially burnt marijuana cigarette and a clear plastic bag containing marijuana in her car. 

An Elmsford house painter was arrested after his Scarsdale clients called police after seeing someone hiding in a bedroom closet on the third floor of his home. The house painter revealed himself after police investigated the third floor. Police also found "the basement windows had been covered with cardboard to prevent people from seeing into the basement area. Within the basement area, patrol found the defendant's lunch box, sneakers, t-shirt, silicone vagina-style sex toy... and a dark stain that was left on the carpet," according to the police report.


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