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Pound Ridge Cops Bust Man for Unlicensed Operation

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Pound Ridge police arrested a Port Chester man Friday, Oct. 7, and charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree.

Police stopped Manuel B. Merchan, 30, on Salem Road when radar indicated he was travelling 57 mph in a 40 mph zone. A DMV check revealed that his driving privileges were suspended in New York State.

In addition to the aggravated unlicensed operation charge, Merchan was also issued a ticket for speeding.

Merchan was processed and released on $240 bail. He is scheduled to reappear in court on Oct. 31.

In other blotter news:

Oct. 5

Police investigated a domestic disturbance on Parkview Road between a husband and wife. No further information was revealed at this time.

A motorist on Westchester Avenue was issued a ticket for having no brake lights.

Police were called to Highcliff Terrace to dispatch a sick raccoon. Due to the animal’s location, officers were unable to dispatch it.

Oct. 6

Police were called to Hack Green Road on the report of a suspicious person. A local resident reported seeing a person on the roadway with a flashlight. The subsequent search turned up nothing.

Officers were dispatched to a two-car accident on Route 137. No injuries were reported.

Oct. 7

A dead deer on Stone Hill Road was reported to the police. The Wolf Conservation Center was contacted for removal.

Police were called to Upper Shad Road for a domestic disturbance between a husband and a wife. No other information was forthcoming.

Police were dispatched to Autumn Ridge Road for a dog at large. The dog was found and brought to the Pound Ridge vet until the owner is located. The dog control officer was notified.

Oct. 8

Police were called to a building on West Lane for a burglary. The case was handed over to the state police and is under investigation.

Two motorists were cited for speeding on Westchester Avenue – both going 50 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Oct. 9

Police were asked to assist with an ATV accident on Great Hill Farm Road. The subject was transported by the Pound Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Stamford Hospital.

Police responded to a single-car accident on Cross River Road. No injuries were required, but the car was towed.

Oct. 10

Police were dispatched to a residence on Stone Hill Road on a burglary call. The case was handed over to the state police and is under investigation.

Police were called to a home on Horseshoe Hill Road on a report that area residents could smell smoke. The Pound Ridge Fire Department located a small leaf fire and the homeowner was advised of county laws regarding leaf burning and warned of future fines.

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