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Magazine Solicitors Top North Castle Police Blotter

North Castle Police responded recently to calls about magazine solicitors flagging down motorists and going door to door in community neighborhoods.
North Castle Police responded recently to calls about magazine solicitors flagging down motorists and going door to door in community neighborhoods. Photo Credit: File

NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. --Reports of magazine solicitors were among the recent items on the North Castle Police blotter.

Police received a complaint Friday, Aug. 21, that two men were flagging down motorists near Whippoorwill Crossing.

Officers checked the area but did not spot the men.

Meanwhile, later that day, a resident of Birch Grove Drive called police to report that magazine solicitors were going door to door in the neighborhood.

Police said they were able to intercept one of the people and advise him of a town ordinance which prohibits the practice.

Other blotter items included these:

  • Thursday, Aug. 20: A resident of Round Hill Road called to report that a man was walking in the middle of the road appeared to be lost and was causing a hazard.
  • Another Round Hill Road resident called to report that he suspected someone had been dumping a substance into the brook near his house. He told police that the water appeared murky, and that he had noticed the condition before but did not know what, or who, was causing it.
  • Friday, Aug. 21: Police received a call around 5 a.m. from a resident of North Broadway bothered by noise from a garbage truck. The complainant told police that Better Carting Services was operating the truck between 4:15 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 22: A patron of Melts on Bedford Road called police to report that a teen-aged girl had opened a car door and had struck and chipped the paint on his vehicle, which was parked in the restaurant’s lot. The complainant told police that she then drove off with a group of friends.

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