Two more unrelated uncidents increased the number of gun scares to three last week in Port Chester, with police confiscating two more air-powered pellet guns that were being carried in public.
Police said that because the pellet guns look so much like real firearms, members of the public fear that there is someone with a real gun in their neighborhood.
On Monday, a Westchester Avenue merchant complained to police that he saw a man with a gun in front of his store. That gun turned out to be a non-working pellet gun, which police confiscated from the owner.
On Tuesday, police said they received reports of a person with a gun in Abendroth Park at about 5:45 p.m. People in the area were concerned, police said, because they spotted the person lying on a hillside with the gun.
When police went to the park, they found a 15-year-old Port Chester boy with a pellet gun. Police said they called the boy's father to come get him, and the gun was confiscated.
At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, police said a Webber Drive resident complained they saw a man with a handgun in a second floor hallway of their building. When police arrived, they spotted an 18-year-old Port Chester resident — who put his hand to his waistband of his sweatpants as he was leaving the area.
Police followed the man to a nearby deli. Inside, police found the man, but he did not have a weapon. However, police said they found an air-power pellet pistol hidden on a shelf in the deli. Police confiscated the pellet pistol.