Police Blotter

By Joyce Farrell

February 24, 2024 –  HOT LINE
On the above date, a stolen gray Nissan with New York plates, wanted in connection with a homicide in Yonkers, was reported going westbound on Lincoln Avenue at First Avenue. A Pelham police sergeant stated that Lincoln Avenue was all clear and was advised that the Mount Vernon police had the car stopped and had detained its lone occupant.


February 22, 2024 –  FRAUD
A resident reported that she had been receiving letters from the Department of Labor regarding unemployment benefits, which requested that she confirm her identity. The resident stated that she has not been receiving such benefits and has not requested any. She has not responded to the requests, and is in contact with the Department of Labor about this matter.


February 18, 2024 –  LARCENY
A resident reported that a package had been stolen from his apartment building. His package had been delivered at 4:30 p.m. on February 17 with delivery confirmation attached. When he exited his apartment at 8:15 p.m. on the same date to retrieve the package, the package could not be found.


February 17, 2024 –  LARCENY/SHOPLIFTING
The police responded to a report from a market on Lincoln Avenue of a person shoplifting. The suspect was described as a light brown skinned male with short, braided hair described as dreadlocks and wearing a black and orange trucker hat and black pants. The store employee believed that the suspect was Hispanic and was on drugs due to his actions and his eyes being bloodshot. After speaking with one of the customers who was in line, who bought the suspect cigars and gave the suspect his phone number, the suspect stated that if he heard of any issues with that customer, he would come back and shoot the store employee. He did not brandish a firearm, but he did make a hand grabbing gesture toward his hip. The suspect then picked up a 12 pack of Corona Extra beer, saying that it was “on the house,” left the convenience store, and got in a black Kia Forte vehicle driven by someone else which then drove away. A car matching the description was caught on the LPR (License Plate Recognition) system leaving the scene. The matter has been referred to the detective division.


February 12, 2024 –  FRAUD
Complainant reported that when she tried to make an online purchase of medical marijuana on the above date from a store in Mount Vernon for $445.46, she received a text message which instructed her to visit another website to verify her identity. She went to that site, uploaded her NYS Driver’s License, and sent the payment as directed via Zelle. After sending the money, she was directed to send another $499.00, which she was told would be returned upon delivery. She agreed and sent the money. When she receive a third-party request for money, she realized that she was being scammed and refused further requests for money. The filing of the police report was needed to aid her bank in trying to get her money back. 


February 11, 2024 –  STOLEN PROPERTY
A white Lectric brand electric bicycle was stolen from Woodlawn Park. The owner of the bike rode it to the  park to meet up with his friends, and upon arriving at the park,  left the bicycle in an unsecured spot, leaning it against a fence near the entrance to the park at approximately 2:30 p.m. He and his friends then walked northbound on Wolf Lane to the train station, traveled southbound on NYAC Avenue, and returned to the park at approximately 3:00 p.m. When he returned to the park, his bike was missing. A detective will follow up with the gas stations on Wolfs Lane to see if their cameras recorded someone with the stolen bike.