Police Blotter


March 24, 2024 – Motor 
Vehicle Entered Illegally
On the above date, a Pelham resident reported that at 6:00 a.m. he returned to his vehicle, which he had parked in his driveway at 10:00 p.m., and discovered that it compartments in the car had been opened and his belongings were on the seats. He had left the car unlocked. He could not confirm if any of his property had been taken. He just wanted to document the incident.

March 21, 2024 – Suspicious Person
A suspicious person wearing a plaid jacket was reported walking northbound on Sixth Avenue. He was seen filming houses and vehicles. The complainant believed that he was casing the neighborhood. The police were unable to locate the unknown person and advised the complainant to inform the police if he saw him again.

March 19, 2024 – Counterfeited/ Forged Instrument
A female passenger exited a gray California-registered Toyota Camry, which had pulled into a No Stopping, No Standing, No Parking Zone, and crossed the street. The police activated their lights and pulled the vehicle over on Wolfs Lane and Franklin Place. The female driver was unable to produce her driver’s license or vehicle information, claiming that she had run out of her residence. Upon checking, the police discovered that her license had been suspended on 3/05/24 and the vehicle’s California plate was fake. The driver was charged with forgery, possession of a forged instrument, operating a vehicle without insurance, failure to produce registration, disobeying a traffic control device, improper plates, unregistered motor vehicle, and failure to produce a driver’s license.

March 18, 2004 – Stolen Wooden Picnic Bench
The niece of the owner of Rockwell’s called the police on his behalf to report that a picnic table had been stolen within the previous 48 hours from Wolfs Lane. The responding police officer took pictures of where the picnic table had been. The owners of the several video surveillance cameras in the area will check their footage and report their findings to the police. 

March 13, 2024 – Forgery
A woman reported to the police department that she had mailed a check on 2/02/24 for $706.00 from the Pelham Post Office to her insurance company. On March 13, she received an alert from her bank that there was a withdrawal of $14,775.00. Her bank notified her that the check that she mailed to her insurance company had been altered. Both the amount and to whom the check was payable were changed.

March 5, 2024 – Fraud
On the above date, a woman reported to the police that she had been a victim of fraud. After corresponding with a man whom she met about a month ago on an online dating site, the two moved their correspondence to an encrypted chatting app. The man told her that he had been in Afghanistan for the past five years and needed to ship very valuable coins to his daughter in Texas. He claimed that because of the length of his stay in Afghanistan, all of his bank accounts had been frozen, and he needed $7,000 to ship the coins. The complainant sent to the money an account that the man claimed belonged to the caretaker of his daughter. Realizing that she had been frauded, the woman deleted her online dating account and her encrypted chatting app. She subsequently received a text from the man asking for $3,000  more. She did not send the money but reported to the police that she had already sent the man a picture of her license as “verification” for her to receive a package of the aforementioned coins. The detective division was notified, and although the complainant was not able to provide text messages or bank statements at the time of the police report, she advised that she gather all before speaking with a detective.