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North Salem Police Help Extricate Driver on I-684

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – North Salem police assisted New York State Police on Friday when a Connecticut car veered off I-684 just north of Exit 8, trapping the driver inside. With the help of the Croton Falls Fire Department and the North Salem Emergency Ambulance Corps, the driver was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Putnam Hospital Center.

The following items were also reported by North Salem police:

Car Hits Post Office: On the morning of March 17 a driver parking his car in front of the June Road post office accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to surge forward into the building’s facade. A blue mailbox, a planter and a FedEx box on the sidewalk were damaged. The building’s large window was smashed, and there was some minor structural damage. The post office was temporarily closed but is now operating full time. The damages have been covered and await repair.

Vehicle Hit and Run: A driver was exiting the Croton Falls Shell Station on Route 22 on Saturday morning when her automobile was struck by a passing limousine. The limo driver did not stop, but a note was made of the limo’s license plate number and the vehicle was traced to a firm in Carmel. North Salem police passed the investigation on to the New York State Police.

Resident Misses Package: A resident of Cottage Lane called police on Monday to complain that United Parcel Service had delivered a package of hers to a neighboring house in September. When she contacted the neighbor and asked him for the package, valued at $90, he refused to return it. Investigating Officer Frank Lynch was unable to reach the neighbor for an interview.

Cell Phone Tracked: New York State Police contacted North Salem police on Saturday regarding a report of a lost iPhone. Computer tracking had located the phone in the vicinity of Vail Lane and Finch Road. Officer Dennis Cullen met the phone’s owner at 121 Kitchen and accompanied her to the area, where the phone was found on a stone wall. The telephone had been damaged, apparently by a vehicle, but was still in working condition.

Chase and Arrest on I-684: On the evening of March 21, North Salem police were called to help state police who were following a southbound stolen vehicle. Police cars continued to follow the vehicle until it stopped at Exit 3. The suspect was arrested without incident.

Harassment by Neighbor: A Cove Road resident reported to police Friday that she saw her next-door neighbor come to her walkway and turn off her pole light. Officer Paul Smith investigated and said the information would be passed on to the court.

Lost Dog: A resident informed police that she had picked up a stray dog March 20 along Titicus Road. The dog, described as a tan and white hound mix with a blue collar, was dropped off at the South Salem Animal Hospital. The dog was soon reunited with its owner, who explained that the dog was a recent rescue from North Carolina and was probably confused.

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