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Mop-Handle Assault Among Mount Kisco Police Reports

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MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- A Mount Kisco woman faces felony assault charges after she was accused of striking a teenager with a mop handle, police said.

Leandra Pugh, 32, of Amuso Drive, was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The 15-year-old was hit during a dispute at Pugh’s home on Friday, July 17, police said.

Among other items on the Mount Kisco police blotter were:

  • Wednesday, July 22 – Westchester County Police responded to a store on North Bedford Road after receiving a call that a dog had been left locked inside a car. The vehicle’s owner was cautioned after she returned to her car. She told police that she had gone inside a store only briefly, but she was advised that temperatures can soar inside a car very quickly on hot days.
  • Sunday, July 19 –10:12 p.m . – Westchester County Police responded around 10:12 p.m. to a report that a man was lying in the middle of Brookside Avenue. The intoxicated man was taken by ambulance to Northern Westchester Hospital Center.
  • Two men were arrested around 4:40 a.m. and charged with trying to steal a car. Westchester County Police, responding to a car alarm on Maple Avenue, said they found Basil Fayadh, 41, of North Moger Avenue and Daniel Dwyer, 25, of Maple Avenue, inside a vehicle, tampering with its steering column.  The pair were charged with third-degree grand larceny, a felony.
  • Friday, July 17 – Montei McGruder, 25, of Amuso Drive was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, after police said she entered another person’s home and harassed a resident there in a dispute over money. She was released pending a July 30 court appearance in Mount Kisco Justice Court.

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