North Main Street: Five or six men robbed a 38-year-old Port Chester woman of her rings at 3 a.m. Sundayafter shoving her into one car and her husband into another and driving to Willett Avenue. The strangers approached the couple and their friend who had stepped out of Los Remlinos for a smoke and started an argument over whether the husband was arguing with his wife. One assailant knocked a cell phone from the husband’s hand when he went to call police. Another man pushed the wife into a red car and drove off. Someone hit the 49-year-old friend in the back when he came to the couple’s defense. Then, one of the other men shoved the husband, 41, into a white car, punching him several times in the face, and drove off. The wife and husband were dumped on Willett Avenue. The man got 24 stitches to his mouth at Greenwich Hospital. The couple reported the crime late Monday. All the victims were from Port Chester.
King Street: A man flagged down a cruiser at 7:49 a.m. Monday to report that his car stereo and 10-15 CDs had been stolen. When asked if that was all that was taken, the victim said yes — and that a man was still in the car, police said. Police found Ishmael Barrios, 24, of 183 N. Main St., Port Chester, in the car but could not locate the stolen radio or CDs. Barrios was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. The thief or thieves have not been identified.
Port Chester police say that phone solicitations on behalf of the police department are a sham. A Port Chester resident received a telephone solicitation seeking a $750 to $1,000 donation to the Port Chester Police Department around mid-day Tuesday. The man said the best he could do was $200. The caller said fine, he should leave it in his mailbox and the caller would stop by Wednesday to pick it up. The caller checked with police, discovered the scam, and told the solicitor, who called a second time, that he would give him the money in front of Port Chester police. The caller said he would think about it and never showed up Wednesday. Port Chester police will be doing a one-time mail solicitation for donations in October.