NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Several anonymous phone calls were received at North Salem Police headquarters last week. Police said, one call reported a pack of six to eight dogs running wild in the area of Bonnieview Street. A dog-walker in the vicinity said she had neither seen nor heard anything. The call was determined to be unfounded.
Another anonymous caller reported people swimming in the Croton Falls River in the vicinity of Croton Falls Road and Mahopac Avenue. Police did not find any swimmers upon arrival.
On Aug. 20 at about 6:30 p.m., an anonymous caller reported a suspicious male in a green van, driving around Mountain Lakes Park in the vicinity of Hemlock Lake and asking random questions. Police reported they tracked down the van and the driver, who clearly identified himself and explained that he was simply interested in the park facilities. Officers said the man said, I didnt mean to alarm anyone, and then left the park voluntarily.
In other news, police were summoned to Main Street in Purdys on Aug. 13, where a 24-year-old man was allegedly arguing with his uncle over the use of the washing machine. Officers said they discussed the problem with the two men and reached an agreement whereby the uncle would use the machine on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. The men agreed to stay away from each other for the balance of the evening, according to police.
A little later, police were called to Finch Road, where a 75-year-old house guest had reportedly tripped on a chair and possibly dislocated his shoulder. He was transported to Danbury Hospital by the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps .
On August 14 in the afternoon, an employee of the Croton Falls Hygrade Market on Front Street reported an intoxicated man in front of the store bothering customers. The man was taken to Putnam Hospital by the Somers Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
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