Bedford Police Blotter: Theft, Forgery and Conflicts in Cyberspace

Here's a roundup of police activity as reported by local and state police.

April 21

At 12: 09 a.m. police stopped a 19-year-old male from Ridgefield, CT on Harris Road in Katonah for swerving in his land and for speeding 45 miles-per-hour in a 30 mph zone. The man submitted to a urine test and was found to be driving under the influence of drugs. He was issued a summons.

At 8:44 a.m. police responded to a caller on Guard Hill Road in Bedford. The resident complained that a vehicle passed a stopped school bus, and reported the license plate number she obtained. The officer was able to track the offending driver and telephoned the possible violator's home. The driver was warned about fines that may be given when passing a school bus.

At 7:40 p.m. an officer responded to a neighborly dispute on Anderson Road in Katonah. The 24-year-old resident complained that someone had written an unflattering Facebook post about her parenting skills, and she wanted it taken down. The police advised her that it was a civil matter and that perhaps she should de-friend her on Facebook.

April 22 

At 7:38 a.m. police responded to a call from Katonah Elementary School at 106 Huntville Road. A 54-year-old employee had an allergic reaction. Police aided the case and the employee was transported by the Katonah Bedford Hills Ambulance to Northern Westchester Hospital. 

At 10:43 a.m. a man called the police from Pound Ridge Road to report that, while he was driving west-bound, a large tree branch fell down on his car. An incident report was completed for the damage done to his side-view mirror and hood.

At 1:32 p.m. police responded to a report of a brush fire at the intersection of Jay Street and Mustato Road in Katonah. The Katonah Fire Department responded and the fire was put out.

April 23 

At 7:44 a.m., a Farms Road resident in Bedford called to report that her daughter, a Fox Lane High School student, was receiving unwanted emails from another student, possibly from John Jay High School. The officer told them to call back if the emails became threatening in nature.  

At 5:32 p.m. a 40-year-old female called police to report that her son, who was home alone on Deep Wood Road in Bedford heard noises in the house. The officer checked the interior of house but found nothing suspicious.

At 8:47 p.m. police responded to a complaint about a youth disturbance, from  Rome Avenue in Bedford Hills. The youths were ringing doorbells and running away. The officers checked the area and didn't find anyone.  

April 24 

At 6:03 p.m. police stopped 24-year-old Andres Ospina on Bedford Avenue in Bedford Hills, for a suspicious air pollution control system in his vehicle. The system was found to be modified, and Ospina was driving with a suspended license, for failing to respond to a previous summons. Ospina was charged with a misdemeanor.

Later that evening, police responded to a call about suspicious youths possibly engaged in underage drinking, on Byram Lake Road in Bedford Hills. The police found 20-year-old Robert Carrera of Armonk in his vehicle, with a suspicious glass container on his dashboard. Backup officers arrived on the scene, and located 21-year old Deidre Conley of Bedford Hills, and 21-year-old Genki Hirano from Mt. Kisco. The three were charged in separate incidents of unlawful possession of marjiuna.

April 25 

Police responded to a call from ShopRite at 307 Bedford Road in Bedford Hills. 24-year-old Saverio Cappelli of Yorktown Heights was seen, by a store security officer, removing patio furniture from the store. He was confronted outside, and fled the area in his vehicle, without the stolen property. The security officer took down his plate number and Cappelli was located and charged with petty larceny.

At 9:28 p.m. police responded to a call from Mustato Road in Katonah. The resident complained that her daughter's phone number was listed with an advertisement that she did not post on Craig's List and that they were receiving unwanted telephone calls as a result. The 15-year-old girl was advised to flag the ad for Craig's List to remove. Youth officer Joseph Communale will follow up on the case.

April 27

From New York State Police:

A Somers resident, 27-year-old Jesse R. Kaplan, and his father, 57-year-old Howard F. Kaplan, of Waccabuc, were arrested for forgery.  Jesse Kaplan provided state police with "fabricated "Bill of Sale" documents and a District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles form," which had contained the forged signatures of previous vehicle owners. Additional investigation revealed that Howard F. Kaplan had forged a state DMV document, with a previous vehicle owner's name. Jesse Kaplan was charged with three counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, class D felonies, and Howard Kaplan was arrested and charged by the with one count of forgery in the second degree, also a class D Felony.



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