North Salem Resident Victim Of Identity Theft

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - A Candlewood Park resident got a call from his credit protection service on Oct. 13, reporting some suspicious activity on his credit card. The victim then learned that an unknown person had opened a credit-card account in his name, as well as an account with a financial-services company. At this time there is no suspect.

The North Salem Police also reported the following incidents:

Misplaced Hunter: A man dressed in hunting clothes seemed out of place when he hiked along Keeler Lane on Oct. 11, so a resident telephoned police.Officer Joseph Olenik drove to Keeler Lane and located the hunter, who explained that he was part of a team licensed by Westchester County to hunt deer in the Mountain Lakes area during the hunting season. Olenik checked the man’s credentials and contacted the appropriate county representative. A car was sent to pick the man up and transport him back to the hunting site.

Missing Cellphone: A resident on Route 22 in Croton Falls could not find his cellphone on Oct. 11, although he was sure he had left it on his desk when he last used it on Tuesday. He called AT&T to report the disappearance of the phone and was advised to file a police report. The man explained to Officer Ralph Argiento that four people, three of his friends and one maintenance person, had been in his apartment since he last saw the telephone. He was certain it was taken by one of his friends, although he had telephoned them all and each denied it. The man did not wish to pursue the case.

Hit-And-Run: A man walking along Route 22 at about 5:30 a.m. on Monday was struck by a passing vehicle, which dragged him for some distance along Bridge Street before the car drove away. Police report that a neighbor heard the noise and went outside to investigate, then called 911. North Salem Police were first told by an MTA employee that the victim may have been struck by a train, but investigation by New York State Police showed that it was a hit-and-run auto incident. A search of the area and the parking lots did not disclose any suspected vehicle. The injured man was first taken to Danbury Hospital and then transported to the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, in critical condition. His name has not been disclosed. Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to call the New York State Police at 914-277-3651.

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