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Drugs Found in Car Stopped by North Salem Police

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – A motorist was arrested on Saturday after he was stopped for speeding and drugs were found in the car, police said.

Officer James DePaoli stopped a 2006 BMW about 10 p.m. on Route 22. While DePaoli was issuing a summons, a state police trooper arrived and Hunter, the Somers Barracks K-9, was summoned. A quantity of unidentified pills and marijuana was discovered on the back seat of the car.

The driver was taken into custody by the state police and the car was impounded and removed. It will be held until retrieved by the suspect’s parents, who are registered owners of the vehicle.  Age of the suspect and charges were not available.

The following items were also reported by North Salem police:

STOLEN GAS: On Friday a woman paid $30 to a cashier at the Route 22 Shell Station to cover the cost of fuel at Pump 5, where her car was waiting to be filled. The cashier mistakenly credited a different pump, and the driver at that pump filled his own car with $20 worth of fuel and drove away.  The woman was able to retrieve $10 worth of gasoline for her own car and was advised to contact the station owner and the Shell Co, to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, the station manager is reviewing the security video in an attempt to identify the license plate of the car that got the free fill-up.

DOG ATTACK: A Mills Road resident was walking along Bogtown Road with a friend on June 14 when a young chocolate Labrador ran up and jumped on her. She defended herself and tried to grab the dog’s collar, whereupon he snapped at her hand. The friends decided to retreat but the dog followed and tore at the woman’s clothing. The dog’s owner came from a nearby house and managed to restrain the animal. When later interviewed by Officer Ralph Argiento, the owner was apologetic, explaining that the dog was six months old and she had only had it for a month. The officer advised her to immediately check up on the dog’s inoculations and apply for a dog license within 24 hours. No physical injuries occurred during the incident.

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