Police Blotter

October 11, 2023 – FIRE 
Police responded to a fire in the garage of a residence on Fourth Avenue. All individuals were safely evacuated from the home as well as were the next-door neighbors on both sides of the home. There were no injuries reported. The Pelham Fire Department was able to put out the fire, and an investigation concluded that it was not due to arson. The owner’s three pets were recovered by the fire department, and the owner will be staying in Queens at her daughter’s home for the time being due to smoke residue throughout her home.

Police were called to a construction site at Fifth Avenue and Third Street. The complainant advised the police that the front door to the mobile office appeared to have been damaged, possibly by an unknown individual attempting to gain access. The complainant advised that no items had been taken. 

Police responded to a call from a woman on Washington Avenue who noticed that when she returned home at 9:00 a.m. on October 6 after having left at 7:00 p.m. on October 4, she noticed that beans were missing from her yard. Although she had cameras, they were unable to catch any incident of who or what could’ve caused this.

October 5, 2023 – RECKLESS DRIVER
Police received a call notifying them of a reckless driver was in the vicinity of Fifth Avenue and Third Street. The make and model of the vehicle were not reported. Police units canvased the area, yielding negative results. 

October 5, 2023 – RECKLESS DRIVER
Police received a report that a silver four-door Toyota sedan was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of Pelhamdale Avenue. Police units canvased the area, yielding negative results.

October 1, 2023 – ROAD DAMAGED
Police responded to a report of a large sinkhole in the area of Highbrook and Colonial Avenues. On the scene, police found a small sinkhole in the sidewalk, taped it off, and left a note for the DPW.