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Door-to-Door Fundraising Prompts Calls to Police

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – The door-to-door solicitation of donations by a nonprofit environmental organization prompted a spate of calls to the Pound Ridge Police Department reporting suspicious activity.

Pound Ridge police received at least three calls on Monday from residences in areas that included Indian Hill Road, Deefield Road, and Lower Trinity Pass to report someone had come to their homes asking for donations to help save the environment. According to police, they located the individual who presented indentification indicating he worked for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). Police determined the individual was registered on the NYPIRG list of employees. The solicitation was part of the group's door-to-door outreach, which is taking place throughout the month of August.

The following items were also reported by local police:

JULY 27 – Police responded to a trespassing call on South Bedford Road. An area resident reportedly told officers that landscapers were working on their neighbors’ property and had trespassed on their property to gain access to the worksite. Police said the landscaper was advised and the situation was resolved.

JULY 30 – Police were dispatched to Clearwater Lane for a possible residential burglary. Officers reported that the area was secured. Officers said they found a copy machine that appeared to have either fallen off or was dumped from a motor vehicle. Pound Ridge Highway Department was said to be notified.

JULY 31 – Police issued a summons to a vehicle traveling along Westchester Avenue for equipment violations.

Police were dispatched to High Ridge Road on a report that the road was blocked by rocks. The officer reportedly patrolled the roadway and removed the rocks.

AUGUST 1 – Police were dispatched to Honey Hollow Road on the report of a tree in the road. The tree was dragged to the side and the Pound Ridge Highway Department was notified.

Police said an investigation of the issuance of a bad check is underway. No further information from the police could be obtained at this time.

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