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Rye Brook Police Search for Stolen Bear Statue

RYE BROOK, N.Y. – Rye Brook Police are searching for a 3-foot tall wooden bear statue that was reported missing by its owner over the weekend. The statue’s owner, a Boxwood Place resident, said the statue went missing from his lawn between 9:30 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday.

The man said the statue was of a bear holding a green golf bag with three golf clubs. Rye Brook Police Lt. Eugene Matthews said that patrolmen searched the area and nothing was found.  Matthews added that no neighbors reported seeing anything.

The statue is valued at $200.

In other news from the police blotter:

Harassment: A Port Chester High School teacher told police on Friday that she received 10 harassing phone calls in Spanish from a young child between March 28 and May 1. Police believe the phone calls came from one of the teacher's students who was given a disciplinary referral by the teacher on March 7.  Matthews said the matter was resolved by Rye Brook's youth officer.

A Baker's Dozen: Police said officers responded to a dispute at Lenny's Bagels in Rye Ridge Shopping Plaza on Friday morning instigated by a disgruntled customer. The customer claimed that the bagel shop shorted him on the purchase of a dozen bagels three weeks ago and that he was treated with "excessive force" after he was not accommodated and escorted out of the building, police said. No arrests were made.

No Wey-Mouth: Police got a call from a Rye Brook resident on Thursday who said he or she received a bill totaling $1,800 from a Wal-Mart Discover card that the victim never opened. The charges, which we made in Weymouth, Mass., included two laptops and an iPad. Police said the matter is under investigation.

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