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Writing by Eve Marx
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Founders’ Note: You asked, and we listened. Life just wasn’t the same without our weekly police report. You’re welcome. 


Let me out 

A woman accidentally locked herself in her own cellar on Feb. 4 at her home in Bedford Hills. She was freed by a police officer who made entry to the building; the woman appeared in pain and disoriented. She was escorted to her apartment, and Katonah Bedford Hill volunteer firefighters arrived to check her out. She declined medical attention at the time. 

Troubled Romeo & Juliet 

The mother of a Bedford Hills teen girl in possession of an order of protection against her also-young former boyfriend reported, on Feb. 4, that her daughter might have been contacted by the boyfriend, who is currently in jail. Police contacted the young man, who said he was calling his own phone, which is still in the young woman’s home. A report was made for documentation only.

Oops, car not stolen 

A Buxton Road resident reported on Feb. 6 that his car was possibly stolen. Police spoke with him, and a short while after he made his report, he said the car wasn’t stolen after all. He said he’d looked at his home surveillance video and realized his wife took the car and their dog to his mother’s home while he was sleeping. 

The road is caving in 

A caller on Feb. 6 reported a section of road had caved in on Bedford Road in Bedford Hills. On arrival, police saw a collapsed storm drain. The highway department was notified and on scene to correct the condition. 

Died at home 

A Bedford man, 70, was found unresponsive on Feb. 8 at his home. Police say that morning he went to his daughter’s house and she chatted with him, and there was no apparent problem. Shortly after arriving home, he collapsed on his front lawn. Police arrived and initiated CPR. Bedford firefighters were also on scene and continued to attempt to revive him without result. 

Also died at home 

A woman, 79, was found unconscious and not breathing at her Bedford home on Feb. 9. A neighbor contacted police after not seeing her out and about. Entry was made to the home, and the woman was found deceased. The medical examiner’s office was notified, and proper notifications were made. 

Where did she go? 

Bedford police assisted New Milford, CT police on Feb. 10 when they were notified that a Bedford Hills resident had left her car parked in CT for some time. Police went to the woman’s residence, but the home appeared unoccupied and the woman did not respond to calls or texts. New Milford police were advised of the results of the welfare check. 


North Castle police are investigating a burglary reported on Feb. 10 at a home in the Winkler Farm area. They were assisted by Bedford police who established a perimeter around the property, which, for the time being, was designated a crime scene. 

Senior has bad reaction to marijuana gummies 

On Feb. 10, a woman, 71, reported anxiety and chest pain after imbibing THC-infused gummies. Mount Kisco medics arrived at her home on Roosevelt Drive and transported her to the hospital.  . 

Two dogs take a stroll 

A beagle and a pitbull were reported as on the loose on Feb. 11 in Katonah, in the vicinity of Bedford Road. The dog control officer looked for the wayward canines, but they were gone on arrival. 

Pharmacy broken into and burgled 

A burglary was reported on Feb. 11 in the early morning hours at a pharmacy in Bedford Village; police responded to a commercial burglar alarm activation and saw the front glass door was smashed. They said an unknown suspect or suspects entered the pharmacy and stole a host of prescription medications, but they were gone prior to the officer’s arrival. Bedford detectives are investigating this incident and working with other law enforcement agencies to determine if this burglary is related to other pharmacy burglaries occurring in the region. 

North Castle 

Give me back my key 

On Feb. 2, a local resident was assisted by police when he came to headquarters requesting assistance getting a key to his Jaguar back from his ex-girlfriend. Police spoke with the ex, who said she didn’t have a key, and, furthermore, that she needed assistance retrieving her belongings, which are still with the boyfriend. She expressed concern that he would destroy her property. Police advised her this was a matter best considered for family court. 

Employee problems 

Larceny was reported on Feb 3 at a business on North Broadway; the complainant said a former employee used the company’s banking information to pay a couple of his own bills. A report was made for documentation. 

Bearded and barefoot 

A bearded, barefoot man was reported on Feb. 4 walking on Byram Lake Road. Police located the man, who they said was appropriately dressed for the weather, and gave him a courtesy ride to the location of his choosing. 

Stolen bike 

A caller reported his BMX bicycle was stolen while he was inside a store on N. Broadway on Feb. 4. He said he left the bike unattended for about thirty minutes. 

Sleeper awakened 

A person was reported sleeping on the ground on Maple Avenue on Feb. 5. When police made contact, they got up and walked away. 

Large inflatable rat

Protesters displaying a large inflatable rat were reported on Feb. 5 on King Street. Police said they were union protesters and weren’t creating any hazards. 

This report was made from official reports from the Bedford and North Castle police.

Eve Marx
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Eve Marx is a national journalist, book author and writing coach. She has worked with the police and writing police reports for a very long time. She has a master's degree in education from Teachers College, Columbia University and is the author of numerous books, including "101 Things You Didn't Know About Sex" and "Flirtspeak." Her essay collection, "View From the Porch: Tales from the Anti-Hamptons" won a Washington Irving book award. A longtime resident of Westchester, she now makes her home on the west coast, where she lives with her husband, R.J. Marx, a journalist and jazz musician. She is currently working on a crime novel.

Cara McPartland
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Cara McPartland is a sophomore at John Jay High School. In her free time, you can find her listening to music, playing the cello or drawing. "I’ve been drawing since I was a kid, and it’s something I do whenever I have time," she says. "I'm inspired by TV shows, YouTube as well as people in real life (actors, musicians and others). One of my characters is actually based on Taylor Swift; he kind of has the same personality, and is a famous singer as well." Cara is a member of her school’s orchestra, and she spends her weekends working as part of the stage crew for the school productions.