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Pound Ridge Cops Investigate Fraud Complaints

POUND RIDGE – Pound Ridge Police investigated a case of fraud and a case of potential fraud involving a suspicious person this past week.

On Sunday, July 10, police responded to a call from a resident on Nancys Lane who told them she had received a call from a male who stated he was from Publishing Clearing House and that she had won some money, but need to pay taxes on it. He told her the amount was $750.22 and gave her an address in Jamaica, West Indies to which she was to send it. The resident then sent a money order for that amount to the address. Publishers Clearing House was contacted and they stated that she was not a winner and that they “do not require a payment.” Police did not release the name of the victim.

On Wednesday, July 6, police investigated a complaint of a “suspicious person” going door to door on Westchester Avenue selling beef tenderloins and stating that he worked for North Star. North Star was contacted and said that the person was not their employee. Police searched the area but could not find the individual.

In other police blotter news:

JULY 7

Police responded to a complaint from a Trinity Pass resident who said they heard a banging on their A/C unit and there were individuals in the woods behind the house. Police checked the backyard and wooded area but were not able to locate anyone. The resident was advised to call again if anything else occurs.

JULY 8

Police responded to a complaint from a London Road resident for a report that a section of their stockade fence had been knocked down. Police took pictures and the incident is under investigation.

Police observed a vehicle with less than two operating tail lights on Westchester Avenue and made traffic stop. Police discovered that the driver, Lina Basilaia, 18, of Mount Kisco, had a suspended license for failure to pay a fine. She was cited for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Her car was towed and bail was set at $170. She is due in town court July 25.

JULY 10

Police responded to a residence on Upper Shad Road. The resident told officers that when three guests were leaving her house they discovered some type of fecal matter on their cars’ windshields and hoods. The resident wanted to file a report.

JULY 11

Police were dispatched to Trinity Pass for a report of a tree and utility wires down. The road was coned off. NYSEG arrived and fixed the problem.

Police investigated a trespassing complaint on Lower Shad Road. The subject was found fishing on Rockrimmon Country Club property the grounds superintendent. He was notified he would be arrested for trespassing should he found at this location again.

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