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North Salem Police: Thunderstorm Sets Off Alarms

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The North Salem Police and the Croton Falls Fire Department were summoned to June Road during the thunderstorm early Monday morning. While police checked on a burglar alarm, the fire department checked a fire alarm across the street. Both agencies found the premises secure. Police and firemen concluded that the alarms had been triggered by thunder and a nearby lightning strike.

The following items were also reported by North Salem police:

Another false alarm brought police to a Trotter Drive home on Friday about 12:30 p.m. Sgt. Andrew Brown investigated and found the residence secure, with landscapers working in the yard. Brown concluded that a basement motion detector had been activated when a leaf blower was used near an open basement window. He contacted the homeowner, who agreed to keep the window closed in the future.

A Lake Avenue resident asked police to investigate a woman who was going from house to house on Thursday about 5 p.m. Officer Dennis Cullen responded and interviewed the woman, who said she represented an Ohio-based organization known as Universal Global Stars LLC. After verifying the woman’s identity and background, Cullen advised her that North Salem ordinances require a permit for door-to-door soliciting. He asked her to leave the area and she agreed to go.

On Saturday afternoon a homeowner on Route 22 watched as a delivery truck damaged his stone wall while backing out of the Shell Station. The homeowner noted the license number and name and address of the vendor and photographed the damage. Police telephoned the company but it was closed for the weekend. A message was left on the answering machine requesting a return phone call.

A man working on the property of the North Salem Vineyard on Hardscrabble Road reported finding a discarded hypodermic needle near the garbage area on Saturday. Officer Silvio Ruvolo responded, collected the needle and disposed of it, with permission, in the medical-waste container of the Waterview Nursing Home.

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