Dog Causes North Salem Fender Bender

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The North Salem Police reported a number of incidents this week. Photo Credit: Katherine Pacchiana

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Two cars collided when a dog ran into the street during Monday morning's commute. To avoid hitting the dog, the first driver slammed on the brakes and the car behind ran into his car. The mishap occurred at the intersection of Titicus and Baxter Roads. The dog reportedly dashed out of a store at Union Hall. There were no injuries to either drivers or to the dog.

The North Salem Police also reported the following incidents:

Noise Disturbance: The constant revving of a racing hot-rod engine on Monday afternoon disturbed a Fox Den Lane resident so much that police were finally asked to speak to the hot-rod's owner. Officer Dennis Cullen located the driver, who said he was simply adjusting the engine for an upcoming race and had already finished the work.

Abandoned ATV: An abandoned all-terrain-vehicle in a tunnel underpass on Peach Lake Road was disturbing to a Pietsch Gardens resident, whose property is adjacent. On Oct. 17 Officer Silvio Ruvolo found the unregistered vehicle standing in about two feet of running water, though not impeding drainage. The officer said he would notify the New York State Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation to find out who was responsible for removing the vehicle.

Missing Modem: Two men who were renting a house on Quaker Road allegedly took the Cablevision cable/phone modem with them when they moved out. On Friday, Officer Michael Castellano interviewed their former employer, who said she doubted that the men had taken the modem.

Suspicious Person: A man dressed in a red, hooded sweatshirt, grey sweat pants and carrying a black back pack on Monday, seemed suspicious to a Sugar Hill Road resident, who reported it to the police. Officer Ralph Argiento searched the wooded area and encountered the man near the intersection of Pinegrove Road. The man explained that he had been “kicked out” by his father and was just walking around, waiting to go to a friend’s house. Argiento took the man to the Purdys train station, where he boarded a southbound train.

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