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Pelham Police: Three Cars Broken Into at Church

PELHAM, N.Y. – Items were stolen from three cars parked in the St. Catharine’s Church parking lot between Sunday at 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 a.m., the Pelham Police Department said. The police were notified of the incident when they received a call from a resident who was on his daily walk and noticed that the vehicles appeared to have been gone through.

None of the vehicles were damaged and all appeared to be unlocked, police said. One of the owners was at the scene when officers arrived and told the police he was missing a $100 Garmin GPS, a pair of binoculars with an unknown value, and approximately $4 in loose change, police said.

Another owner showed up and told the officers when he left his car in the lot and that he had not returned until he learned of the incident. His car appeared to have been entered and gone through, but nothing was missing, police said.

A Pelham detective responded to the scene and took photographs in addition to removing the change holder and glasses case from the cars as evidence. He will be sending both items to the lab for fingerprint and or DNA evidence.

The Pelham Police Department also reported:

Severe headache: A Sixth Avenue woman was transported to Sound Shore Hospital Tuesday at 11:27 a.m. because she had a severe headache, police said. The reporting officer said that the woman was alert and conscious.

Suspicious vehicle: A suspicious silver van was stopped in the middle of First Street and Ancon Avenue, which prompted a call from a resident to the Pelham Police Department on Monday at 6 p.m. The dispatched officer said that the driver was lost and assistance was provided.

Stolen street signs: While on patrol, a Pelham police officer noticed that the street signs for Corlies Avenue and First Street were stolen. The street department was notified. The signs are valued at $75 each.

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