Here’s a rundown on recent police incidents in Pelham Manor:
Car Accident, 9/7/11
6:45 p.m.: Police responded to a call for a min-van leaving the scene of a three-car crash at the BJ’s Wholesale Club, located at 820 Pelham Parkway. A white mini-van backed out of a parking spot and hit the rear of a parked car. The van then moved forward and hit another parked car head-on before fleeing the scene, according to police.
The parked cars were unoccupied at the time of the accident.
While taking information at the scene, officers were approached by the woman who owned the van. She told police that she was at BJ’s at the time of the incident and her underaged nephew was “messing around” with the vehicle. The nephew accidentally shifted the vehicle in gear, reversed into the first vehicle and then collided with the second vehicle, according to the woman.
The nephew became scared and drove the vehicle into Fairway’s parking lot. The nephew was issued a summons and the van was released to the aunt.
4:11 p.m.: Police received a 911 call from a Canal Road business owner stating that he had gotten in argument with a customer about furniture. The business owner told police that the customer’s boss had threatened him on the telephone and that the customer had a knife in his pocket. Police reported the incident and the matter was settled by the officers on patrol.
Larceny from Vehicle, 9/13/11
10:23 a.m.: Police arrived at the Fairway Supermarket, located at 847 Pelham Parkway, for a report that $2,700 worth of Red Bull Energy Drink cases was stolen from a delivery truck at the rear of the store. The suspects left the area in a tan Toyota Camry with a loud muffler and no hub caps. They fled on Boston Post Road in an unknown direction, according to police.
Officers canvased the area, but they were unable to find the vehicle. Officers then went to the rear of Fairway market and spoke to a security guard. The guard told police that he saw a suspicious man get into a car by the delivery entrance.
The guard noticed the door to the delivery truck was opened and asked the delivery man if he left the door open. The driver said no and immediately discovered that 76 cases of Red Bull had been removed from the truck.
Police officers viewed a security tape and determined that four Hispanic males loaded a Toyota with the energy drinks before driving away. Police took statements form the delivery driver and the security guard. Police were also given a copy of the security tape for further investigation.