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Pelham Landscaper Charged With Leaf-Blower Violation

PELHAM, N.Y. – A Pelham officer observed a landscaper using “an internally combustible engine-powered leaf blower” on the lawn of a Boulevard home Friday at 9:46 a.m., a violation of the village’s code, police said.

Gas-powered leaf blowers are allowed to be used in the village of Pelham only from March 15 to April 30 and again from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15. An appearance ticket was issued to the operator. The officer planned to issue a ticket to the homeowner at a later date.

In other police news:

• A traffic light was reported out at Pelhamdale Avenue and Boulevard at 8:42 a.m. Friday. An officer reset the light, but it was still not working. The officer remained at the scene to help with traffic. The street department brought stop signs until the issue was fixed.

• A driver was locked out of their car in the DeCicco’s parking lot Friday at 10:20 a.m., prompting a call to the Pelham Police Department. An officer was dispatched to the scene and fixed the problem.

• The Pelham Police Department received a call about a woman having a panic attack at Luigi’s Pizza at 12:30 p.m. Friday. The woman was conscious and breathing, and she refused medical attention from the Pelham Fire Department and paramedics.

• Phone wires were reported down on Seventh Street as well as on Sixth Street at 2:35 p.m. Friday.

• A Pelham police officer was dispatched to a Fifth Avenue apartment because a woman was feeling ill, police said. The woman told the officer “she felt nauseated and had the chills,” police said. The Pelham Fire Department and paramedics were on scene, in addition to Empress Ambulance, which took the woman to Lawrence Hospital.

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