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Spencer Field Behind Elementary School Vandalized

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Croton Police report that several garbage cans and Porta-Potties were tipped over in Spencer Field, near the Croton-Harmon School District office over the weekend.

Police received a phone call on October 2, notifying the department that garbage cans and outdoor bathrooms that had been tipped over the fence behind Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary had also been damaged after soccer goals were pushed over the fence. The matter is under investigation.

In other police news:

September 29

6:10 p.m. A caller reported that two containers and three garbage bags full of empty cans and bottles were removed from the driveway near the caller’s home, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

October 2

9:33 a.m. A resident of Grand Street reported that a neighbor had been operating a power washer for the last hour despite village ordinance. The neighbor was advised the village ordinance prohibits the operation of motorized lawn equipment before 10 a.m. on Sunday.

4:48 p.m. A CSX employee reported to Croton Police a sick skunk on their property. Patrols advised the employee to call a wildlife expert, because the skunk was too close to railroad switches to destroy.

October 3

5:11 p.m. A Warren Road reported a sick, aggressive raccoon at his home. Patrols responded and destroyed it. The raccoon was not tested for diseases, because it is not believed that the raccoon came into contact with any residents.

October 4

9:31 a.m. A caller reported having a bicycle stolen from Croton-Harmon Train Station. The caller described the bike as a 2011 Trek. This is the third bicycle reported stolen from the station in two weeks.

October 5

1:10 p.m. A Prospect Place resident reported a large truck struck and pulled down a utility line, and the truck was still on scene. Patrols reported to the scene where the utility line was stuck on the large, red dump truck. Con Edison was notified, and estimated they would not arrive for one hour. The resident reported that despite the truck pulling the wires, they still had power in their home.

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