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Burning BMW Abandoned on Crusher Road

Bedford police are investigating the car fire. The information below about recent arrests was provided by BPD and does not indicate a conviction.

A white BMW fully engulfed in flames was found abandoned at 3:14 a.m. Tuesday morning on Crusher Road in Bedford, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a car on fire and found the burning vehicle about 200 feet in from Route 22. The driver had left the scene. Police are investigating the vehicle and attempting to identify the owner. 

Bedford Hills woman charged with shoplifting

Safete Lajq, 41, of Bedford Hills was arrested on May 23 after security officers at Kohl's Department Store allegedly observed her walking out of the store without paying for merchandise: A pair of sneakers valued at $75 and earrings valued at $16. Lajq was charged with petty larceny and released on $100 bail pending a return to town court.

Bedford man charged with harassment

Daniel McCutchen, 34, of Mt. Kisco, was arrested after allegedly pushed and kicked his wife, police said. Officers responded to a report of a possible violation of an order of protection in place for McCutchen's wife, a Bedford resident. She said there was a verbal dispute during which he threw items, pushed and kicked her and threatened to take their children. Police completed a New York State domestic incident report and McCutchen was charged with second degree harassment, physical contact and first degree criminal contempt. He was released on $260 bail pending a return to town court.

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Pound Ridge woman charged with DWI

Kathleen Donelli, 60, was arrested after the car she was driving rear-ended another car near the intersection of Routes 22 and 172, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a two-car accident near the Bedford Shell station at 6:40 p.m. on May 19. They interviewed both drivers and said that Donelli had slurred speech and smelled strongly of alcohol. They administered field sobriety tests, which Donelli failed. The other driver, age 53, complained of neck pain but refused treatment at the scene.  

Donelli was brought back to police headquarters and submitted to a breathalyzer test which revealed she had a .11 BAC. She was charged with DWI, DWI over .08 BAC and following another motor vehicle too closely. She was released without bail pending a return to town court.

Peter Mould January 04, 2013 at 07:48 AM
Witnessing a burning car is definitely not a common scene, especially when it is left abandoned by the street without any soul to be found. Really suspicious and I wonder if it was an accident or was it an intentional arson crime. Whatever it is, hopefully nobody was hurt and the BMW owner has insurance coverage. - http://www.pmwltd.co.uk

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