07/12/2014: On Saturday, July 12, 2014 at about 7am the New Castle Police along with the New York State Police conducted a search warrant at 24 Red Oak Lane, Mt Kisco NY regarding an investigation into the possible manufacturing of Methamphetamine. During the search evidence of the manufacturing of methamphetamine was found inside the residence. As the result of this investigation the homeowner Peter Russell, age 64 was arrested and charged with NY Penal Law 220.73 sub 1 unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine in the third degree a Class D Felony. Mr. Russell was arraigned at the New Castle Justice Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail on $5000.00 bail. He is to return to New Castle Court on July 17 2014 7:30pm. The investigation is on going.
The New Castle Police Department has launched tip411, an internet based tool that enables the public to text message an anonymous tip to police, and lets the police respond back creating a two way anonymous “chat”.
The program is reserved exclusively for Public Safety purposes and is powered by Minnesota-based Citizen Observer.
Anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the New Castle Police by texting the word NEWCPD followed by the tip information to 847411 (tip411).
Anonymous web tips can also be submitted online at www.ncpd.info/tip
Its 100% anonymous. Tip411 technology removes all identifying information before the Police Department see’s it so there’s no way to identify the sender.
Funding for the program came from the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.
Emergencies and in-progress calls should still be reported by calling 911 or the New Castle Police Department’s non-emergency number: 914-238-4422.