NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The North Salem Police and Volunteer Ambulance Corps were called upon several times last week to aid distressed residents.
On Tuesday, Aug. 9 a 76-year-old man fell on the steps outside his Titicus Home Rd. He received a minor cut to his face and was taken to Putnam Hospital by the NSVAC for treatment.
Later the same day, a North Salem Highway Department employee slipped off the rear of his truck and injured his head. He too was taken to Putnam Hospital for treatment.
The following day a man tripped over a stone wall in his yard, fell and injured his left arm. He was aided on the scene, then transported to Putnam Hospital by the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps to be treated for a possibly broken arm.
Later on Wednesday, a 79-year-old woman required medical assistance after possibly having a stroke. She was taken to Northern Westchester Hospital by the Lewisboro VAC, accompanied by her son-in-law, a member of the Croton Falls Fire Department.
An 82-year-old visitor from Larchmont was driving south along Titicus Road on Sunday, Aug. 7 at about 2:20 p.m. when she hit a dog that suddenly ran in front of her car. She stopped the car and called police but by the time they arrived, the dogs owner had taken it to the vet.
On Aug. 9 a man who had gone fishing in Croton Falls could not find his car when he returned. He reported it stolen. Police investigated and canvassed the area. The car was discovered in the Fire Department parking area. The driver had forgotten he had left it there.
Several citizens complained of noise during the week. On Aug. 11 a Peach Lake man was awakened at 3:30 a.m. by a very loud explosion. The investigating officer found that his mailbox had been blown apart, apparently by fireworks. Neighbors were questioned. Although they too heard the explosion, no one saw anything relevant.
Earlier that day a resident along Route 22 complained that a neighbor had been playing music disturbingly loud all day. The neighbor denied that his music was loud, but agreed to try to keep it quieter.
Around dinnertime on Aug. 11 an Apple Mill Lane resident heard strange animal noises. An investigation found that the racket was caused by a wild turkey on the roof.
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