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Pelham Police Shoot Rabid Raccoon That Charged at Officers

PELHAM, N.Y. – The Pelham Police Department was called Sunday at 11:54 a.m. because a raccoon was acting rabid on a Poplar Avenue homeowner’s property, police said.

Once police arrived and approached the raccoon, it growled and ran toward the officers. One of the officers went back to department headquarters to grab the dart gun and returned to the scene.  He shot the raccoon with four darts between 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The raccoon died at 1:45 p.m. and was placed in a bag and put on the curb in front of the house, police reports said.

Construction noise: A Fifth Avenue resident called the Pelham Police Department Tuesday because he or she was hearing “heavy construction noise” at 9:05 p.m. An officer was sent and shut down the construction crew for the rest of the evening, police said.

Illegal filming: People were filming inside of the old Pelham Post Office on One Wolfs Lane Tuesday at 4:12 p.m. without a permit, police reports said. A police officer responded and corrected the situation.

Suspicious person: A Pelham resident was driving on Boulevard on Sunday at 7:29 p.m. and called police, saying a person was holding something suspicious.  After receiving the call, a Pelham police officer found that it was a resident holding a camera.

Unruly kids: The Pelham Police Department received a report of teens throwing objects onto the highway Sunday at 7:45 p.m. Police responded but did not find anyone doing so.

Yelling youths: A Pelham resident told police Saturday at 11:29 p.m. that kids were yelling in the street at Loring Avenue.  Two police officers responded to the call and said that the kids were playing. The officers sent the kids on their way.

Noise complaint: A Fifth Avenue resident called the Pelham Police Department Sunday to complain about loud music coming from a local bar at 1:14 a.m., police said. An officer went to the scene and said that the situation was corrected.

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