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Police: North Salem Driver Reports Road Rage

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – A local resident told police he was driving his car behind a maroon pick-up truck on Route 22 in North Salem Sunday evening when he briefly beeped his horn in greeting to a friend.

The pick-up truck pulled over, allowing the car driver to pass, then tailgated him from Route 22 onto Hardscrabble Road.  At Daniel Road, the car driver pulled over to allow the truck to pass. As the pick-up passed, a passenger shouted obscenities, the police report said.

When the pick-up driver pulled into the Harvest Moon parking lot, the car driver stopped to ask what the problem was. The truck passenger got out and pounded on the car’s window, cursing and demanding him to roll the window down. The police report said the car driver complied and the passenger reached in, grabbed the driver, and accused him of “high-beaming” his sister, adding that he’d better leave “before I do something stupid.”

In other police news:

Mystery footprints - A Mills Road resident awoke on Wednesday morning to find footprints in the new fallen snow, leading from her driveway to her front door. She told police that she hadn’t heard any knocks at her door during the night and no deliveries were made to the house the previous day. Police Officer Michael Castellano checked the area for other footprints but found nothing. Police followed up with a dark house check on Thursday. Nothing suspicious was found.

Public view - A resident of Jessitar Road reported that a neighbor had seen a grey Honda stop in front of the resident’s house and take photographs. The neighbor made a note of the license number. Police traced the number to a Cliffside Park, N. J. resident. Neither the resident nor her husband knew of any relationship with the Jersey car owner. Police Sgt. Andrew Brown told her there is no law against taking pictures on the street, but suggested that if the vehicle returns she should call 911 and advise her neighbor to do the same.

Vehicles impounded - On Feb. 27 at approximately 12:40 a.m., an employee of Joe’s North Salem Getty impounded three vehicles from the Back Street parking lot, under the authorization of North Salem Police. The vehicles included a white Subaru, parked in space 30, a black Mazda in space 43 and a black BMW in space 44. The Subaru’s owner is ordered to pay a new fine, plus $450 in unpaid fines to the North Salem Court. The Mazda’s owner must pay a new fine plus $420 in unpaid fines and the BMW’s owner owes a new fine, plus $750 in unpaid fines.

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