NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. -- A little detective work on the part of an alert civilian has swiftly cracked a stolen sign case, according to an item in the North Castle police blotter.
Police received a call around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, from a man working on Greenway Road who said he had just seen a teenager running with a street sign in his arms.
The complainant described the suspect’s attire – he was wearing a Byram Hills sweatshirt – and the red SUV in which he fled. He was even able to give police a partial plate number on the getaway car.
Police said the complainant drove to the intersection of Leisure Farm Drive and Cox Avenue and confirmed there was a street sign missing.
Police, after ferreting out who the suspect was, contacted him. He came to police headquarters and returned the sign, they said.
Highway Superintendent Jaime Norris was notified about the incident.
It was not known if any charges were filed.
Other items on the blotter were:
- Saturday, Dec. 26: A resident of Custis Avenue called police to report the theft of an iPad and a small amount of cash from his car. The vehicle was parked in the victim’s driveway and was unlocked.
- Tuesday, Dec. 29: Police responded to Business Park Drive after a caller there complained she was having a dispute with her boss and was afraid because she had been told she had “five minutes” to leave the building. The dispute was only a verbal one, said the investigating officer.
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