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Pelham Cops Arrest Woman's Son Who Kept Calling Her for Cash

PELHAM, N.Y. – A woman called the Pelham Police Department Wednesday around 6:12 p.m. saying that her son was insistently bothering her with phone calls to ask for money.

Her son, who lives on Second Avenue in Pelham, told officers that her son was released from jail last week and he had left six messages on her home phone answering machine in addition to a message on her cellphone. She said that in these messages, he said he was out of jail and needed money.

While a police officer was at the woman’s home listening to the messages, the son called again asking for money.  He said he was at the Getty gas station in Mount Vernon.

When the woman and officer arrived at the gas station on the Pelham-Mount Vernon border, the son was found smoking a cigarette on the curb, police said. He was searched by the officer and transported to Pelham Police Department Headquarters. Once at the station, police found a pack of cigarettes and two crack pipes with crack residue in his pockets.  Officers bagged the evidence and he was charged with criminal contempt. He was held overnight for court on Thursday night.

The following items were also reported in the Pelham Police blotter:

-A Pelham police officer was dispatched to a Second Avenue home on Wednesday at 11:45 p.m. for a male diabetic who was feeling dizzy. He was suffering flu like symptoms and vomiting. The Pelham Fire Department had already begun administering oxygen to him before the police officer, ambulance and paramedics arrived. He was transported to Lawrence Hospital.

-A student at Pelham Middle School was threatened by another student multiple times within the past weeks, police said. The victim and his mother met with a Pelham Police Officer and told him about the incidents. The seventh grader told police that the other boy said, “I hate you and I’m going to take a knife and stab you.” The two students were once friends but had a disagreement and now the victim is being verbally threatened, police reports said. The student was suspended from school.

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