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Pound Ridge Police Bust Man for Pot Possession

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Pound Ridge police arrested a Stamford, Conn. man on Saturday, Sept. 10, and charged him with marijuana possession, as well as being an unlicensed operator.

Leonard A. Patricelli IV was stopped by police for travelling 57 mph in a 30 mph on Westchester Avenue. A subsequent check revealed he was an unlicensed driver and had a warrant out for him out of New York City. During the stop, police discovered the marijuana, but did not reveal how much was found.

Patricelli was issued summonses for all the violations and bail was set at $100. He is scheduled to appear in Pound Ridge Justice Court on Oct. 3 at 9 a.m.

In other blotter news:

SEPT. 7

Police responded to Twin Fawn Lane for an animal bite call. A delivery man was bitten and the dog control officer is investigating.

SEPT. 8

A dog-bite summons was issued to a dog owner on Bender Way by the dog control officer.

Police assisted a Sellecks Walk resident with trying to get a raccoon out of his garage. They were unable to do so and the homeowner was given the number of a trapper.

Police responded to a possible electrical fire at a residence on Rollin Meadow Lane. The Pound Ridge Fire Department was on location. The investigation revealed that the house had been struck by lightning and there was damage to the electrical box.

Police respond to a two-car accident on Lower Trinity Pass. One of the cars had to be towed from the scene. One of the drivers was taken to Stamford Hospital by the Pound Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Corps and was issued a summons for being an unlicensed operator.

SEPT. 10

Police investigated a larceny complaint on Westchester Avenue. A Verizon subcontractor reported that he left a piece of equipment at the location and when he came back, it was missing.

A Fancher Road resident reported to police that fraudulent charges had been made on his American Express Card. American Express was notified.

SEPT. 11

Police arrested Biagio Rivieccio, 59, of Norwalk, Conn. and charged him with driving while intoxicated. Officers stopped Rivieccio on Stone Hill Road for a moving violation – failure to keep right. Cops say the subsequent investigation revealed that Riviecco was intoxicated. He was processed and released on $200 bail and is expected back in court on Sept. 19.

Police issued a summons to a motorist on Westchester Avenue for failure to yield the right-of-way.

Police were called to a two-car accident on Westchester Avenue; no injuries were reported.

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