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Pound Ridge Police Bust Man for Pot Possession

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. –  Pound Ridge arrested a Tarrytown man last week for unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree.

While on patrol on Westchester Avenue, police observed that a vehicle driven by Manual Bastos, Jr., 31, had no registration sticker and an expired inspection sticker on the windshield. When police stopped the vehicle, Bastos produced an expired driver’s license and a valid vehicle registration. The registration sticker had not yet been affixed to the windshield. A subsequent DMV check revealed that Bastos’ license was suspended.

In a subsequent search, officers discovered the marijuana.

Bastos was also issued tickets for failure to attach stickers to the motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate and an equipment violation. He was released on $250 bail and is due back in court on Oct. 17.

In other blotter news:

SEPT. 21

Police were called to a residence on Horseshoe Hill Road for a possible burglary. The incident is now under investigation by State Police.

SEPT. 23

Police issued a ticket to a motorist on Highview Road for operating a vehicle with a front windshield with broken glass.

Police were called to a residence on Honey Hollow Road for a larceny call. The incident is now under investigation by State Police.

SEPT. 24

Police issued a traffic citation to a motorist on Westchester Avenue for going 56 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Police responded to a criminal mischief complaint on Kitchawan Road. The homeowner reported that someone had damaged the fencepost along their driveway.

SEPT. 25

Police issued a traffic citation to a motorist on Westchester Avenue for going 61 mph in a 30 mph zone.

SEPT. 26

Two motorists on Salem Road were given speeding tickets – one for going 57 in a 40 mph zone and another for going 58 in a 40 mph zone.

Police were called to an Upper Shad Road residence for a domestic incident complaint and mediated a dispute between a husband and wife.

Police responded to a trespassing report on High Ridge Road. It was reported that someone was trespassing on the golf course. The subject was located and brought back to police headquarters. No charges were filed and the suspect was released.

SEPT. 27

A Brook Farm East Road resident reported a suspicious incident. They told police that they’d received a call from a male subject who said he was an alumnus from college and was in an accident. The resident hung up on him.

SEPT. 29

A South Bedford Road resident reported hearing shots fired. The resident told police he heard two loud bangs. Police noted that thunderstorms were rolling through the area at the time.

SEPT. 30

Police were called to Eastwoods Roads on the report of shots fired. The area was checked but no problems were found.

OCT. 1

Police issued three traffic tickets while on patrol on Long Ridge Road: one to a motorist with an expired registration, and two to motorists who had uninspected motor vehicles.

OCT. 2

A motorist on Salem Road was issued a ticket for having no front license plate.

OCT. 3

Police responded to a call of wires down on Trinity Pass. NYSEG was notified of the problem.

Police were notified that utility wires were down on Eastwoods Road. Officers noted that wires were across the road. Verizon was notified.

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