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Unusual Suspects: Unlicensed Home Contractor; Dog Dispute; Pizza Hut Closed Off

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

Bedford police arrested Mark Cooper of Port Jervis, NY for soliciting home improvement jobs without a proper license and peddling without a license. Cooper was working for a Bedford client at the time of the arrest; his equipment was seized.  

Two Peekskill residents weren't very happy with each last Sunday. One neighbor's dog ran onto the other's lawn and when the former tried to retrieve her dog, she was allegedly met with foul language. The dispute ended there, with both returning to their respective homes.

A Hastings woman discovered all four of her Honda Accord's tires missing, replaced with milk crates. The tires were worth about $2,000.

The Pizza Hut on Central Park Ave. was closed off with no explanation. The Greenburgh Police Department and a tactical unit were on scene. Police from Greenburgh and Scarsdale would not comment.

Laundry detergent was apparently the cause of a car crash in Sleepy Hollow. A car skidded on the soap into a stone wall.

In Tarrytown, a woman heard her neighbor asking for help. Police arrived and discovered the woman's door had been painted shut. They were able to open the door with the superintendent's assistance.

The manager of Serafina in White Plains called police when a man said he had no money to pay his bartender. The man allegedly had done this in the past. After ordering two fancy drinks and running up a $23 tab, the man reportedly attempted to call his wife to pay the bill, but got no response. He was then placed under arrest.

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