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Unusual Suspects: Road Rage; Baby Formula; Slave Labor

Recent weird and unusual crime in the Hudson Valley. Reports do not indicate a conviction.

Police Investigate Road Rage Incident

Two morning commuters allegedly became entangled in a case of road rage at the intersection of Route 35 and the on-ramp of I-684 southbound, according to Bedford police. One driver apparently became angry with another driver and got out of his car, punched the drivers' side front window and shattered it. 

Man Nabbed Trying to Steal Baby Formula: Police

A man attempted to steal six cans of Enfamil baby formula from a White Plains Walmart when police arrested him on the store's premises. 

Rockland County officials announced that a Clarkstown mother-daughter duo accused of forcing an Indian immigrant into slave-like labor conditions have been sentenced to two to three years in state prison. The mother, Parveen Jagota, a 59-year-old New City resident living at 28 Butternut Drive, forced the 25-year-old victim who came to the country to marry Jagota's son, to carry out household work without respite and under grueling conditions and the threat of violence.

'Cop' Who Stopped Car on 9A Could Be Fake: County Police Investigate

Westchester County Police believe a person might be impersonating law enforcement officials and are asking residents to be on the lookout. A woman whose car was stopped and searched on Route 9A in Ossining were told that their car matched the description of a wanted vehicle. The mother and son were not harmed during the incident. 

A Pelham Manor woman claims both of her cars were locked when thieves entered them and stole approximately $8,600 worth of goods, including an engagement ring, iPod touch and more. 

Argument Over Washing Machine in Port Chester Leads to Arrest

Two Port Chester women apparently engaged in a dispute over a washing machine that resulted in one woman being pushed and having her prescription sunglasses broken, according to police. The alleged attacker inquired about the washing machines the victim was using when the two had the altercation.

Cops: Man Urinates Next to Patrol Car While Police Handle Crash

A passenger in an accident on Croton Falls Road urinated next to a marked police vehicle and was charged with disorderly conduct. 

Police: Coyotes Surround Sleepy Hollow House

A Sleepy Hollow resident called police to report their house being surrounded by coyotes who were howling. Police scared off the coyotes but discovered that the homeowner had spread coyote urine around to repel deer. 

Beach Girl February 05, 2013 at 02:13 AM
GEEZ ... DIDN'T REALIZE that ! We really live in a sad , crazy world
Nyjetfan February 05, 2013 at 03:58 AM
Lizz, I've been catching the morons for 17 years, I know what I'm talking about, lol. You're not totally wrong; years back it was used more for that purpose. http://cliffviewpilot.com/feds-brothers-sold-black-market-baby-formula-in-hudson-and-laundered-the-proceeds/
Rods February 05, 2013 at 12:18 PM
"Man Urinates Next To Patrol Car". I see a lot of disorderly conduct arrests, didn't know what it's about. Can someone explain what this man did that was illegal. Seems like a catchall thing when officers don't know what to charge someone with. § 240.20 Disorderly conduct. A person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof: 1. He engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or 2. He makes unreasonable noise; or 3. In a public place, he uses abusive or obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture; or 4. Without lawful authority, he disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons; or 5. He obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or 6. He congregates with other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse; or 7. He creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose. Disorderly conduct is a violation. also law reads all over "HE". so what happens if a female does the same thing?
Andromachos February 05, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Rods - a) you are right, there are lots of laws that are just catchall offenses so the police can arrest you for pretty much any reason. (See Criminal Tampering Penal Law 145.14 for example). Welcome to America. b) The law does state that unless specified otherwise, "he" is used in a gender neutral way and applies to men and women, It is done for readability and because english does not have a gender neutral word for a person.
Mario A. Zeoli February 06, 2013 at 04:46 AM
RODS, I'm sure the guy peeing wasn't straight. At of all the places to go, you go on A Police Car???? WHY??? Not behind or on the side of his friends car that he was involved in the accident, not a tree or plant, or a store near by. No, you go on a Police Car to insult the Police. Like there car is nothing and neither are they. I'm a retired Police Officer & if someone did that to My 8 hour 35 minute Rolling Office where I sit and do a TON OF PAPER WORK, put victims of crimes inside to take them Home or worse to the Hospital and once in awhile Deliver a BABY!!! OF COURSE THAT IDIOT GOT LOCKED UP!!! I'M SURE HE WAS TRYING TO CONVINCE THE POLICE OFFICER HE DID NOTHING WRONG!! FOR REAL???? HE'S LUCKY HE DIDN'T GO TO THE HOSPITAL!!! JERK!!! N.Y.P.D.'s FINEST!!! OLD SCHOOL.... A LITTLE COMMON SENSE & RESPECT GOES A LONG WAY!!

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