Who Let the Dog Out?
for allegedly allowing her dog to run at large Oct. 6. The brown and white Staffordshire terrier was reported loose by a Wellington Court woman, and police and animal control officers seized the dog until the owner was contacted. The Yorktown woman was processed at her home and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 27.
Friends With Benefits
a misdemeanor, for allegedly undercharging her friend for merchandise. The defendant allegedly charged her friend $159.88 instead of $171.83. Police were unable to find Smith and issued an arrest warrant. Smith was arrested at her home Oct. 6 and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 10.
Suspicious Pipe Closes Road
Police closed Route 22 between Bedford Center Road and Matthews Mil Road on Oct. 12 after with a wire extending from one side at a home on Cantitoe Street. Police called the Westchester County Department of Public Safety to investigate, and fire and emergency services were on standby. After a two-hour investigation, the bomb squad determined the pipe was not an explosive device.
Recycle: It's the Law
Clarkstown police reported that from Costco in Nanuet. Leanfro Tejada, 29, and Juan Burgos, 27, both of Paterson, NJ, are accused of petty larceny. Costco employees told police that recyclable cardboard is being taken from area stores. Police said the stolen cardboard is apparently being taken to companies that pay for large quantities of materials for recycling. The accused men were released pending a Nov. 14 hearing in Clarkstown Town Court in New City.
Assault By Hot Coffee
A man attempting to rob a gas station allegedly . Mark Joiner, 19, from Cortlandt, was charged with second degree robbery, a felony. Police said the defendant allegedly stole the clerk's cell phone and demanded cash from the registers. The gas station clerk fought back and Joiner escaped without getting any money. The defendant was arrested Oct. 5 and remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail. He was due back in court Oct. 6.
A Raccoon Hits the Books
A library the evening of Oct. 9. The animal was secured in an office because a Greenburgh Animal Control officer was not available at the time. Police advised the school to wait for animal control the following day.