POUND RIDGE, N.Y. A Pound Ridge resident was the target of a phone scam last week, but caught on to the plot before any money exchanged hands.
Pound Ridge police responded to call from a resident on Pound Ridge Road who told them she had received a call from a person claiming to be her grandson. The caller told her he had been arrested and need money wired to him for damages that occurred.
A second phone call was then received from a person calling themselves Ari and claiming to be the grandsons lawyer. The intended victim realized it was a scam and refused to cooperate.
In other police blotter news:
Police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle on Apple Tree Lane. Police located the vehicle, which turned out to be a contractor working for NYSEG.
Police were called to Westchester Avenue for a car/deer accident. There were no injuries and no tow was needed, but the deer was killed. It was removed from the roadway.
Pound Ridge police stopped a car for speeding along Long Ridge Road and contacted State Police to conduct a field sobriety test. The case was turned over to the State Police and no further information was forthcoming.
Police responded to a harassment complaint on Old Stone Hill Road, which turned out to be a dispute between a husband and wife. No further information was forthcoming.
Police received a report of a rabid raccoon on Long Ridge Road. Officers located the animal and dispatched it.
Police responded to a one-car accident on High Ridge Road. The motorist struck a tree branch but no injuries were reported and no tow was needed.
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