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Police Arrest Two In Connection with Berwick Road Burglary

18BerwickAThe Scarsdale Police have arrested two men in connection with a burglary of an occupied home in Fox Meadow in the middle of the night on Wednesday April 19. At 2 am, the residents awoke to find two masked men in the house on Berwick Road. The husband grabbed one of the suspects while the wife chased the other one out of the house. Both fled through the front door and police have been investigating ever since.

On Tuesday June 27, police issued a press release reporting the arrest of Alexander Crooks, age 25 of Mt. Vernon and Antwan Hall, age 25 of the Bronx. Both were charged with Burglary 2nd degree, a class "C" felony.

They were arraigned in Scarsdale Justice Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail for a future court appearance in Scarsdale Justice Court.

The arrests were the result of an ongoing investigation into the burglary on Berwick Road. Additional arrests are anticipated.

Faulty wiring causes two structure fires last week
On June 19, the rear of a Colonial Road house caught on fire. The fire was reported by a passerby who saw smoke coming from the house at 6:30 p.m. Approximately 30 feet of vinyl siding outside the house was burning. No one was home. Firefighters knocked down the door and stretched a hose line into the house. The main electrical panel was opened up and the power was cut. Inside and outside walls were opened to fight the fire and check for extension. Thermal imaging cameras were also used. No extension was found. Con Edison shut utilities to the house and firefighters covered up the building with plastic to protect it from rain. The cause was determined to be a faulty outdoor electrical outlet.

On June 25, firefighters were dispatched to Berwick Road because of an electrical fire in the basement ceiling. When firefighters arrived, the occupants of the house were outside on the front lawn. Black smoke was seen coming from the floorboards and molding in the front foyer. A check of the basement identified a developing smoke condition. Thermal imaging cameras revealed fire burning inside concealed ceiling space in a basement family room. Gas and power supplies were cut to the house. The ceiling was opened up, and the fire was extinguished. The house was ventilated and firefighters confirmed there was no extension of the fire. Faulty wiring was cited as the cause of the accidental fire. The residents of the house went to a hotel for the night due to the damage caused by the fire.

Thefts
On June 23, a Franklin Road resident reported she noticed several miscellaneous items missing from her house over the past few months. Among the items was a silver pitcher valued at $1,000. Police are following up.

A Richbell Road resident reported someone was coming on his property and stealing stones June 23 and June 25. The stones were dismantled from a decorative stone wall on the property. The man had placed a temporary fence on his property to deter the thefts, but his efforts were unsuccessful.

Bicycle theft
A home security system camera captured a person entering a Harvest Drive garage, leaving a blue Diamondback bicycle behind and stealing one of the resident's 10-speeed bicycles at 3:45 p.m., June 20.

A Boulevard resident reported his purple Cannondale bicycle was stolen from his garage June 22. It occurred between the hours of 8:25 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. In the morning the garage door was approximately three inches ajar. By the time the bike was discovered stolen, the door was halfway open.

Domestic matter
Police stood by while agents from Children's Protective Services investigated a Quaker Ridge house on an undisclosed matter and followed up on a school attendance issue June 20.

Identity theft
On June 19, a Brambach Road man reported an unauthorized charge made to his Verizon Wireless account on June 16. It was for an Apple iPhone 7 for $743.73. The phone was scheduled to be shipped to an address in Arizona. The man called Verizon, stated the transaction was fraudulent and cancelled it.

Drain cover
A Chesterfield Road woman reported on June 20 that someone tampered with her plastic water drain cover situated in her front walkway. Patrol removed the cover and checked the drain to make sure no one had placed anything inside the drain. Nothing unusual was observed. The drain cover was not damaged. The woman said she thought it was odd that the cover had been moved, and she wanted to report it to police.

Bats and balls
A bag of Little League equipment was left in a Colby Road driveway, and the homeowner did not know why it was there June 21. Patrol investigated and discovered seven other bags of equipment placed in another Colby Road driveway. Patrol deduced one bag was dropped off at the wrong house. Patrol reunited the errant bag with the other equipment.

Taxi fare
A Greenburgh taxi driver reported a passenger was attempting to leave the taxi on Post Road without paying the proper fare June 21. The fare was $16, and the passenger only had $11. The passenger was able to get the proper fare after a short meeting with her lawyer at Village Justice Court.

Bridge
A caller reported standing on the bridge under Bypass and feeling it sway June 21. She felt it was unsafe and communicated her concerns to police. Police relayed the information to the Village engineering department for follow-up.

Payment
A man called 911 stating he just delivered goods to a Claremont Road construction site and did not receive payment June 21. Police went to the scene, but no one was there.

Box
A Mamaroneck Road woman reported a suspicious box in her driveway June 22. Police determined it contained old twine and rope. The woman said she would dispose of it.

Fallen tree
A large limb from a falling tree hit a Fox Meadow Road house June 24. The homeowner told police the tree fell from Butler Woods.

On call
A Dell Road doctor was supposed to be on call over the weekend June 24; however, members of the doctor's practice were unable to reach him. The doctor's partner asked police to conduct a welfare check. The doctor was OK and contacted his partner.

Welfare check
On June 25, police checked the welfare of a woman slumped over the steering wheel of a minivan parked on Palmer Avenue. She was coherent and able to answer all of patrol's questions. Patrol contacted the woman's brother who said such behavior was not unusual for his sister. Her brother said he would tend to his sister for the evening.

Lost
An elderly woman who only spoke Mandarin was found wandering in the area of Cohawney Road and Oak Lane at 8:45 p.m., June 25. The woman was unable to communicate with patrol due to the language barrier. A nearby resident, who was a Mandarin speaker, helped by translating for patrol. The resident learned that the woman was new to the area and had gotten lost while out for a walk. Shortly thereafter, a man in a car pulled up. He was the woman's son, who confirmed the family had just moved to the village approximately four days ago. Patrol asked if the woman needed medical services. The son declined and took his mother home.

Scofflaw
A parking enforcement officer identified a car with scofflaw status parked on East Parkway June 19. The owner of the car returned to it before the car could be impounded. The owner assured the officer she was on her way to Village Hall to address the issue of numerous unpaid parking tickets.

Pedestrian hit
An Old Lyme Road driver grazed a 74-year-old pedestrian's right wrist while the pedestrian was crossing Foxhall Place in a designated crosswalk June 24, at 11:18 a.m. The driver was going around a barricaded construction zone when the accident occurred. The pedestrian did not request to be transported to the hospital or treated by Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Cars and roadways                                                                                                                         Police moved a fallen telephone wire from the intersection of Chase and Crane roads June 19. Verizon was notified.

A Weaver Street resident allegedly parked his car on Old Lyme Road for "approximately three weeks," according to an Old Lyme Road resident. On June 19, police spoke with the car owner, and the owner moved his car.

A tree fell on Post Road June 19. Patrol set up flares around the trees and diverted traffic around it. The highway department responded and removed the tree.

As per police recommendation, three large buses were moved to a different location on Morris Lane to better support the flow of traffic June 19.

A driver parked in the fire line in front of Scarsdale train station did not want to comply with a police aide's instructions to move his car and asked to speak with patrol June 19. The driver stated that parking by the train station is inadequate and he has observed many motorists using the fire lane to pick up and drop off passengers on a daily basis. Patrol explained the safety concerns related to motorists parked in the fire lane. Patrol explained the reasons that motorists must comply with parking directives issued by the police aide.

A large tree fell on Palmer Avenue June 19. Police directed traffic around the tree and stood by for the highway department to remove the tree.

Police spoke to the driver of a car, with tinted windows, parked on Nelson Road and Boulevard June 20. The driver was a private investigator acting within the scope of the law.

Patrol removed fallen branches from Butler Road June 20.

Police advised Verizon about low hanging phone wires on Butler Road June 21.

An electrician was called to repair a flashing traffic light at Fenimore and Fox Meadow roads June 22.

Police ticketed two cars illegally parked in a crosswalk between the Scarsdale pool and Kids Base June 22. They also ticketed an illegally parked car on Fox Meadow Road June 22.

Eleven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Lost and found
On June 19, a passerby found keys on Scarsdale Avenue and gave them to police.

A woman found an iPhone in the village and gave it to police June 19.
Patrol was unable to identify the owner of the phone. 

On June 19, a Brite Avenue man reported losing his wallet at Scarsdale High School the previous day. It contained approximately $10-$20 cash, credit cards, a driver's license and a volunteer firefighter badge ID. The man cancelled his credit cards.

Prescription glasses were found on a Carthage Road front porch and reported to police at 6:45 a.m., June 20. Police vouchered the glasses at headquarters for safekeeping. 

A woman lost her wallet in Balducci's June 20. She reported it to police the next day.

A wallet was lost in a Central Taxi cab June 21. The owner contacted headquarters looking for her wallet, and it was returned to her.

Car keys were found in Davis Park June 21.

On June 23, a Lee Road resident reported losing his New York City Department of Building Agency ID card somewhere in the village.

ipadA caller reported finding an iPad that was thrown from a passing black Cherokee on Canterbury Road June 23. The iPad was thrown from the driver's window and almost hit the caller's, who was driving in an oncoming direction.

A Carman Road man lost his wallet in Tarrytown June 25. Tarrytown police notified Scarsdale police, who notified the owner.

Village code
On June 20, police dispersed kids from Edgewood School basketball courts at 7:40 p.m.

Kids were dispersed from Hyatt Field after dark June 21. They apologized and left without incident. 

Patrol issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers, in violation of village code, on Wayside Lane and Heathcote Road June 23.

Firefighters
Firefighters were called to investigate a possible outdoor gas odor on Walworth Avenue June 21. Con Edison was actively working on a gas leak in the area. The matter was under control, and firefighters helped Con Edison check nearby houses for possible gas migration.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the sites of reported gas odors on Tunstall Road and Walworth Avenue June 22. 

Water was leaking from a Rock Creek Lane sprinkler head, and firefighters shut the water supply June 22.

Firefighters addressed a malfunctioning elevator at Village Hall June 24.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of natural gas odor in a Chateaux Circle apartment June 25. No readings of explosive gas were detected.

A Fenimore Road smoke odor was caused by an outdoor fire pit June 25.

This week, firefighters assisted at three car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 20 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, smoke from a barbecue grill, high humidity in a locker room, steam from a broken hot water heater holding tank and leaking water.  

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 19-25 was compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Cops Arrest Mount Vernon Sex Offender on Skateboard and Drunk Drivers Leaving White Plains Bars

walletMount Vernon registered sex offender arrested on warrant: At 1 a.m., June 15, police arrested Khauhi E. Tobias, 20, of Mount Vernon, on the strength of a bench warrant issued out of Mount Vernon "for failed multiple sex offender conditions." Police encountered Tobias riding a skateboard against traffic on Post Road at 1 a.m. Due to the time of night and inadequate lighting, patrol had difficulty seeing Tobias's approach. Based on the hazardous nature of the circumstances, patrol initiated the police car's lights and ordered Tobias to stop. Tobias told patrol he was coming from his girlfriend's house in White Plains and was on his way home to Mount Vernon. While checking Tobias's ID card, police realized Tobias was wanted by Mount Vernon police on an outstanding bench warrant. Tobias was arrested and detained at headquarters until Mount Vernon police picked him up.

DWI arrests
At 3:21 a.m., June 16, police arrested Jose Zhingri, 44, of Ossining, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), refusal to take a breath test and an equipment violation. While conducting traffic enforcement at Post and Huntington roads, police observed a gray 2006 Acura MDX drive by with its headlights off, and police initiated a traffic stop. At that time, a taxi pulled up next to the patrol car. The taxi driver said he had been following the Acura since White Plains, where the Acura allegedly almost struck the taxi. The taxi driver said the Acura driver appeared drunk when he spoke with him. As patrol spoke with the taxi driver, patrol observed the driver of the Acura slide into the passenger seat. This action was also captured on the police car's mobile camera. Police approached the Acura and saw two people sitting in the passenger seat – a man and a woman. The man was trying to shove the woman into the driver's seat, and she was resisting. The man managed to push the woman into the driver's seat and he told police, "She was driving." Police asked the woman if she spoke English, and she shook her head. Police asked if she was driving, and she refused to look at patrol or answer the question. The man, later identified as Zhingri, again said, "She was driving. I wasn't driving." Patrol asked the woman to get out of the car to interview her away from the man. She appeared intoxicated and unsteady on her feet. Police asked her to sit back down in the backseat of the car, but she was not able to do so. Patrol then spoke to Zhingri. He said he did not speak English; so a Spanish-speaking officer was called to the scene. He showed signs of intoxication and smelled of alcohol, but he told police he had not been drinking. Patrol then asked him where they had been drinking, and he named a bar in White Plains. Patrol asked again if Zhingri had been driving, and he said the woman had been driving. Then, patrol informed him a witness had seen Zhingri driving he car. At that point, Zhingri stopped speaking with patrol. Field sobriety tests, administered in both English and Spanish, were given, and Zhingri failed them. At one point, Zhingri responded to the English instructions of the test before they were translated into Spanish. Zhingri refused to perform an alco-sensor breath test. He was handcuffed and arrested. He was later released on $250 cash bail. The female passenger refused to provide patrol with any form of identification, and she would not answer any questions. It was determined she was too intoxicated to care for herself, and she was voluntarily transported to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment.

At 2:30 a.m., June 17, police arrested Jessica Sotomayor, 39, of Bronxville, on charges od DWI (first offense), operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08 of one percent, and moving from a lane unsafely. Police pulled over Sotomayor's 2002 black Ford Explorer swerving on Post Road. Police pulled over the car, and Sotomayor said she had consumed one beer and two Cosmos hours earlier at a White Plains bar. She failed field sobriety tests, and she blew a reading of .12 on an alco-sensor breath test. She was arrested and given a Datamaster test at headquarters. The Datamaster test indicated a blood alcohol level of .14. She was released on an appearance ticket, returnable to Scarsdale Village Justice Court on June 21.

Car break-ins
On June 16, a New Rochelle woman reported that someone broke the front passenger window of her 2015 Lexus parked at Crossway field while the woman was playing tennis between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. A black tote bag, containing miscellaneous papers and hospital ID cards, was stolen. The woman said she took her handbag, containing her wallet, onto the tennis court with her. Later that day, between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on June 16, a Carthage Lane woman's designer purse, valued at $1,200, was removed from her unlocked Mercedes-Benz parked at Supply Field on Heathcote Road during a girls' softball game. Inside the purse was a $300 Louis Vuitton wallet containing $100 cash, prescription glasses and sunglasses valued at $1,000, a $750 work-issued iPad Pro, as well as miscellaneous personal items including a driver's license and an extra car key fob. While police were speaking with the woman, she received an alert that a transaction of $1,011.90 had been processed through her credit card at a Walgreens in the Bronx. She advised the credit card company the transaction was fraudulent and proceeded to cancel other credit cards. She informed her employer of the incident so the iPad could be wiped free of any sensitive or confidential information. She was advised to keep her car inside a locked garage until the car's ignition code could be reprogrammed. Police offered to perform extra ride-bys of her house. Since car break-ins are typically crimes of opportunity, police urge drivers to refrain from leaving valuables in cars parked at public events, school tracks and fields, on public streets or at home.

Criminal mischief
A Carthage Road front door was damaged while the family was celebrating a child's birthday party June 17. During that time, the front glass storm door was shattered. No one at the party saw it happen or knew any information about the incident. A postal employee told the family he saw three adolescent boys running from house to house at the time. Patrol was unable to get in touch with the postal employee for follow-up.

ATM
A man went to headquarters stating he had deposited 28 $50 bills into a Webster Bank ATM machine on East Parkway June 14. The ATM was unable to process the transaction, and the machine did not return the man's money. The ATM machines issued a receipt stating it was unable to process the transaction and to notify the bank. The man went to the bank branch located on Popham Road and reported the issue. A bank employee stated that Webster Bank does not maintain the ATM on East Parkway and instead referred the man to the company that maintains the machines. The employee issued the man a receipt regarding the incident. Police told the man it was a civil matter, not a police matter.

Help
An 87-year-old resident of the Ambassador assisted living community, on Saxon Woods Road, called 911 requesting help reaching the front desk at 12:35 a.m., June 13. She said she was having a panic attack. She declined medical assistance and only wanted police to help her reach someone on staff. Patrol called the front desk and a nurse was instructed to go to the resident's room to help her.

Police stood by while a Rock Creek Lane man retrieved personal belongings and two large children's toys from his wife's house June 18.

Heap
On June 12, a caller reported concern that a "compost heap" in the wooded area behind Fox Meadow School might be toxic and damaging to the environment. Patrol spoke with the principal of the school, who advised that the heap was only a pile of woodchips. The principal said he would speak with school personnel to follow up and make sure no one was dumping refuse in the area.

Visitors?
A man, described as black and wearing jeans and a white T-shirt, allegedly rang a Carthage Road doorbell and banged on the door "as if he was supposed to enter the residence" at 8:40 p.m., June 13. The resident said she was not expecting anyone, and the man left in a silver-colored Ford. Police canvassed the area but did not find the man or his car.

A Sycamore Road woman called police stating she believed someone was attempting to enter her house at 10:30 p.m., June 13. Prior to dispatching officers to the scene, the woman said she recognized the person and it was her brother. No police response was necessary.

Windshield
An Edgewood Road caller stated someone "placed a flyer on her windshield, causing it to crack" June 14. Police investigated the incident an observed a flyer for a magic show that had been placed under the woman's windshield. When she removed the flyer, she noticed a crack in the windshield. According to police, "the crack did in fact seem to have been caused by the windshield wiper being snapped back after the flyer was placed on the windshield." The damage did not seem to be intentional or criminal in nature. The caller said she did not want to pursue the matter further. She only wanted it documented.

Welfare check
A caller requested a welfare check of an "older, Asian woman" who allegedly removed dog feces from a garbage can at Aspen Park and left the area with the dog feces in a bag June 16. Patrol looked for the woman but did not find her.

Train station
Police assisted MTA police address a group of kids playing near the train tracks June 17.

Singing
A caller reported a white man, dressed in black, was walking up and down Hampton and Butler roads singing at 9:45 p.m., June 18. The caller thought the behavior was suspicious because the man was "retracing his steps." Police canvassed the area for the singer but could neither find him nor hear his song.

Scofflaw
A parking enforcement officer identified a parked car on Spencer Place that had scofflaw violations June 13. The 2014 Honda had accumulated $540 in unpaid parking tickets. It was towed to an impound lot in Tuckahoe.

A parking enforcement officer identified a 2011 Jeep, parked on Spencer Place, with scofflaw violations June 13. The car, registered to a Nelson Road man, had accumulated five unpaid parking tickets amounting to $450. It was towed to an impound lot in Tuckahoe.

Hit and run accident
A person walked into headquarters on June 15, reporting he had witnessed a hit and run accident at Post and Fenimore Roads June 1. He said he was able to take a picture of the car involved in the accident.

Cars, roadways, wires
Police issued two parking citations to car parked in front of both a fire hydrant and driveway on Bell Road at 2 a.m., June 12. Patrol notified the registered owner, and she moved her car.

A truck with a trailer was parked in a way that it obstructed a stop sign on Innes Road June 12. Patrol asked the driver to move the truck to a more suitable location.

Patrol removed a cable wire from Post Road and notified the utility provider for repair June 12.

Police and highway workers removed a fallen tree from Murray Hill Road at 4:15 a.m., June 13.

A Cornell Street woman reported construction vehicles blocking access to her driveway June 13. The vehicles were moved as soon as patrol spoke with the drivers.

In response to police direction, drivers moved their car to a safe location on Ogden Road June 16. Previously, the cars were parked too close to the entrance of the Bronx River Parkway.

Drivers attending a tag sale on Cooper Road were instructed to park their cars on one side of the street June 16.

Patrol issued parking summonses to two illegally parked cars on Freightway Road June 16.

A parked car was idling on Huntington Avenue for at least two hours, neighbors told police, June 16. It was parked, locked and unoccupied. It was an Avis rental car. Patrol monitored the car throughout the tour.

Two parked cars were blocking a Montgomery Road driveway June 17. Police issued summonses.

On June 18, police stood by for Con Edison at the site of a fallen electrical wire on Potter Road.

Nine car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Animals
A large snapping turtle was moving from yard to yard and crossing the street on Willow Lane June 12. A resident was concerned, and patrol provided contact numbers for local trappers.

A Montgomery Road resident reported an injured squirrel on his front porch June 15. The squirrel was no longer there when patrol arrived. Police provided the resident with contact numbers for local trappers.

Village code
Police issued a village code violation summons to a people using gas-powered blowers on Lincoln Road June 12, Carman and Mamaroneck roads June 13, Church Lane and Popham Road June 14 and Normandy Lane and Hamilton Road June 16.

A caller reported construction work on Paddington Road before the allotted start time of 8 a.m., June 16. Police went to the scene and a worker said he only turned on a machine to warm up the engine. Patrol reminded him about village code regarding the use of heavy machinery.
Illegally posted tag sales signs were removed in the village and returned to the person who posted them June 16. The person was issued a village code violation summons.

After neighbors complained about noise, party music at Fenway Golf Club was lowered June 16.

After neighbors complained about noise, party music on Saxon Woods Road was lowered June 17.

Police dispersed loud kids from Hyatt Field at 10:20 p.m., June 17.

Kids outside in a Dickel Road driveway shortly before midnight, June 17, were asked to keep their voices down.

A Penn Boulevard resident was advised to turn off outdoor speakers blasting music at 12:06 a.m., June 18.

Lost and found
A caller reported losing his wallet in Starbucks on East Parkway June 12. Starbucks was already closed when the caller realized his loss. Police advised him to cancel all of his credit cards.

On June 12, a Walworth Avenue woman reported losing her driver's license somewhere in the village over the weekend.

A caller reported finding a wallet in the Freightway open lot June 15. The caller took the wallet to his Garth Road apartment and called police about it. Patrol made contact with the wallet's owner and returned the wallet.

Firefighters
A reported outdoor gas odor at a Morris Lane construction site was determined to be unfounded June 12. Instead, firefighters thought the reported smell might be related to a portable toilet that had just been cleaned out.

Food in a toaster was burning and causing smoke in a Brite Avenue house June 12. Firefighters removed the toaster from the house and used a fan to ventilate the space.

Electrical service wires were burning against a Hampton Road house June 12.

Firefighters notified Con Edison and stood by for the utility provider's arrival. The burning wires scorched the siding on the house but did not penetrate the walls and affect the envelope of the house. Con Edison disconnected the electrical service and made repairs.

A skunk was the cause of odors reported by a Richelieu Road resident June 13.

A broken damper on a water heater flue was causing elevated carbon monoxide levels in a Catherine Road house June 13. A plumber arrived to address the issue, and Con Edison was notified for follow-up.

As a courtesy, firefighters helped a Lyons Road resident replaced three hard-wired carbon monoxide detectors June 14.

A Meadow Road electrical service line was reportedly burning intermittently. On June 15, a resident called firefighters about it. Firefighters called Con Edison to address the matter.

A Lincoln Road oven fire was already extinguished when firefighters arrived on scene June 18. Firefighters confirmed there was no extension of the fire.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village. They responded to 17 false firm alarms caused by device malfunction, steam from an iron, cooking smoke, construction dust and accidental contact.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 12-18 was compiled from official information.

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Woman Arrested for Shoplifting Groceries

bluejayOn June 2, a 67-year-old woman was arrested on two counts of petty larceny after she was caught shoplifting items from DeCicco's Marketplace on East Parkway that day. According to the store manager, Katharena Zanders, 67, of Scarsdale, she was observed placing items into shopping bags, including a Walmart bag. The manger spoke with Zanders and reminded her to pay for the items in the bag. However, when Zanders went through the checkout line, she paid for only some items and not others. Items not paid for included: two "Sterling Silver" brand steaks, two 150 oz. bottles of Tide liquid, and several bottles of Lysol cleaner. These items were valued at approximately $75. When confronted by the manager, Zanders first said the items were from Walmart. Then she admitted to putting the items in the bag but said she did not want to pay for them. She then attempted to remove the items from the bag and return them to the store. The manager called police, and they confronted Zanders. While speaking with her, additional unpaid grocery items were seen sticking out of the woman's handbag, in plain view. These included two bottles of garlic powder (of different brands) and a package of butter. Zanders was arrested and released on her own recognizance. She was ordered to appear in Village Justice Court on June 7.

DWI Arrest
On June 2, Jose R. Camano, 57, of White Plains, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense) and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of at least .08. A concerned citizen reported Camano's green Jeep Cherokee was speeding and driving in an unsafe manner on Post Road on the evening of June 2. While outside headquarters, a police officer saw the Cherokee speed by on Post Road, and the officer started to follow the Jeep. The Jeep was swerving and switching lanes without a clear reason. Police initiated a traffic stop, first by using lights and sirens, and second by using an air horn and public address system. When addressing Camano, police noticed a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech, glassy eyes and unsteady balance. Camano failed field sobriety tests. An alcosensor test indicated a blood alcohol level of .159. A reading of .15 was later confirmed by a Datamaster test. Camano was released on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket for Village Justice Court on June 7. He was released to the custody of his adult daughter, who was also given the keys to Camano's car.

Stolen Medication
On June 2, a Woods Lane man reported someone stole prescription medication from his house on or around May 13. Further information was not available.

Altered Checks
On May 30, a Montrose Road man reported someone had stolen checks written to pay bills, altered them, and was attempting to cash them. According to the victim, the checks had been mailed from a postal box located at Brewster Road and Huntington Avenue. The man learned of the incident when he received a call from a bank inquiring about an individual attempting to cash a check that had originally been written to American Express but which had then been altered to another payee's name. The man immediately contacted Citibank and advised them of the incident. As of the time of the report, no financial loss occurred.

Electricity Scam
A Lee Road resident reported he received a scam call from someone alleging to be a Con Edison employee May 30. The caller claimed the resident's electricity would be turned off if the resident did not go to CVS and purchase a pre-paid money card and provide the cards' access numbers to the caller. Patrol called the number from which the scam call originated, and the person who answered hung up the phone. It was determined to be a scam. Later that day, a Heathcote Road storeowner was contacted by a caller attempting to initiate the same scam. The storeowner went to CVS, purchased a money card for $1,000 and gave the card's numbers to the caller. Later the caller called back, asking for more money. At that point, the storeowner realized the incident was a scam and informed police.

Computer Scam
On June 3, a Sage Terrace woman reported a person accessed her computer in order to fix a problem she had been having with her Google account, and the person charged her $750 for a lifetime guarantee against hacking. After the woman paid the man by holding up an image of the check and her driver's license to the computer camera, she contacted Apple and realized the guarantee and repair had been a scam. She was advised by police to stop payment of the check and monitor her accounts.

Documents
On May 29, personal papers and documents were found on the ground near the intersection of Brite Avenue and Butler Road. Additional documents were found in a package outside a nearby house on May 28, according to the homeowner who brought the package to police officers who were investigating the loose documents on the road. Information contained in the documents linked them with a car registered in Greenburgh. Patrol contacted Greenburgh police and learned the car had been reported as stolen out of White Plains on May 28. It had been parked in a work yard, with the key inside. Patrol contacted the car's owner, and he said he could come to headquarters to retrieve his documents.

Backpack
A blue backpack was found on the grounds of Quaker Ridge School on Weaver Street May 30. It reportedly contained a "bong" and other items, as per a caller from the school. The backpack was taken to the main office, and police were notified. The backpack was wet, and it appeared to have been left outdoors for a period of time before it was located at 12:45 p.m., according to police. Police vouchered it at headquarters.

Light
An Oakwood Place caller reported a strange light near her house at 7:45 p.m., May 31. Police canvassed the area and during the canvas, it was determined "the reported sporadic flickers of light in the sky were in fact dry lightning." Patrol informed the concerned caller of these findings.

Complaint
A caller reported a man standing on Chase Road, "voicing his displeasure with the President of the United States" June 1. The man was no longer in the area when police arrived.

Shoes
An employee of the Scarsdale Congregational Church told police a friend bothered her at work by accusing her of taking the friend's shoes. The employee said she did not take the shoes. The two women engaged in a verbal argument and the friend allegedly banged on the employee's car windows with her hands. No damage was incurred.

Aggression
Police documented a complaint about an "overly aggressive" solicitor on Drake Road May 30.

A caller reported a person was singing "in an unusual, aggressive manor" on the platform of the Scarsdale train station May 30. Police checked the platform and found no one matching the caller's description.

Help
Police picked up a disoriented, elderly man walking on the Bronx River Parkway and took him to White Plains Hospital Center June 4. Later, a hotline about a missing adult was broadcast from White Plains Police Department. Police realized it was the same man and notified White Plains police.

A woman in an orange Subaru was driving on Christie Place in a state of distress because she just learned her husband had passed away June 4. Her 11-year-old son was with her. Police responded to the scene to offer assistance. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps was called due to a medical condition that the woman had and which could be exacerbated under the circumstances. SVAC took her to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation and further care. She was accompanied by her son.

Road Rage
On June 2, a Roosevelt Place woman advised that a man in a light colored sedan was following her as she was driving on Roosevelt Place and Post Road. The incident allegedly resulted from a near collision of her car and the sedan, which was driving on Roosevelt Place in the wrong direction. The woman rolled down her window to inform the man that he was driving in the wrong direction, when he said, "Mind your f---ing business, or I'll beat your ass." The man then started to get out of his car, and the woman drove away in an attempt to get help at police headquarters. The man pulled onto Post Road behind her car, but she was unsure of where he went after that. The suspect was described as a small male in his 20s, wearing glasses.

Cars and Roadways
On May 29, a Richbell Road resident accidentally got locked out of her running car with her dog inside the car. Police contacted a tow company to assist her.

Two dogs were in a construction worker's truck parked at a Heathcote Road job site May 30. The dogs were in good condition, and the worker said they were in his truck due to the rainy weather. The dogs were his pets.

Police helped a motorist change a flat tire at Mamaroneck Road and Crossway May 31.
A delivery truck became disabled on Hutchinson Avenue because the driver ran out of diesel fuel June 1. Police stood by until a tow truck company arrived to help.

On June 2, a Normandy Lane woman called 911 to inquire about the "drag racing that occurs at night on the Hutchinson River Parkway." Police referred her to the non-emergency number for Westchester County police.

A tree on private property fell over and knocked down a neighbor's cable wires June 3. Police advised the residents to contact Optimum for repair.

Six car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Village Code
An Old Lyme resident complained of noise at 1:22 a.m., May 29. Police canvassed the neighborhood but did not hear any loud noises. The resident said she did not want to be further contacted by police, and therefore police had no assistance in locating the specific address involving the complaint. Later, the resident called again at 2:22 a.m. She continued to refuse in helping police identify the source of the alleged noise. Patrol located a group of people sitting outside in a neighbor's yard. They could be seen but not heard. Police spoke with them, advised them they were not violating any codes but asked them to be considerate of the time. They said they would take their conversation into the house.

Chesterfield Road neighbors complained about noise from a "party bus" parked on the road after midnight June 2. The driver said he was waiting to pick up about 40 people at 12:30 a.m. He agreed to cut the engine while he waited, in order to avoid noise complaints.
A contractor was paving a Seneca Road driveway with an engine-driven machine at 7:48 a.m., June 3. He was unaware of village code involving time restrictions for such work. He apologized and agreed to stop using the machine until 10 a.m. He was issued a warning.
A Palmer Avenue woman was advised to turn off a generator after 5 p.m., June 3, because it was violating noise restrictions in the village. The woman said the generator was being used to power her refrigerator, washing machine and other large appliances. She agreed to turn off the generator. The family was issued a warning, after police received additional reports of noise at 7:30 p.m., June 4.

Kids
Police stood by while kids were waiting to be picked up from a Herkimer Road party at 12:30 a.m., May 31.

Patrol dispersed kids from Crane Berkeley Park at 11: 40 p.m., May 31.

An 11-year-old boy ran away from his parents after being disciplined for acting out while the family was at Scarsdale Congregational Church, heading to a party June 3. The boy's parents notified police, and an officer quickly found the boy near the intersection of Heathcote Road and Morris Lane. The boy and his parents were reunited.

Animals
A severely injured deer was found on a Broadmoor Road lawn, unable to move and in obvious pain May 30. The deer was shot by police and removed from the property.
A Griffen Avenue man reported a fox in his yard May 30. He was fearful for his 10-week old puppy. Police checked the area and did not see a fox.

A Highland Way dog was barking, and the owner asked police to check outside her house for possible suspicious activity June 4. Police found nothing suspicious or unusual, and the dog stopped barking.

A Lawrence Road man found a loose dog in his backyard and called police. Patrol checked the dog's tags and called a number listed on the tags. The owner was actively looking for the dog and retrieved it from the Lawrence Road house, where the dog had been secured in a closed-in area of the yard.

Police provided contact information for local trappers to a River Road resident who reported a raccoon in his yard June 4.

Lost and Found
A wallet was found on East Parkway May 30. Patrol attempted to contact the owner but was unsuccessful in reaching him.

An ATM card was found on Wilmot Road and given to police June 2. Patrol contacted the owner, who said he would pick up the card later.

A Visa card was found at the corner of Mamaroneck and Post roads June 3.

Firefighters
A resident was accidentally locked out of a Brookfield Lane house May 29. Firefighters helped the resident get back inside after checking ID.

An outdoor smoke odor on Oxford Road was caused by a fire in White Plains that was currently being addressed by White Plains Fire Department May 31.

Carbon monoxide was detected in a Catherine Road basement June 1. Firefighters ventilated the house and called Con Edison to check the appliances.

A Jeep was leaking fuel from its fuel pump on Kingston Road June 1. Firefighters disconnected the battery to stop the leak, and the driver called for a tow.

An Aspen Road woman called firefighters to report a "blue jay attacking her as she went out her front door" June 2. Firefighters observed the bird flying around the house, not threatening the woman. They advised the woman she could call a trapper or use bird deterrents to keep the bird away from her house.

Firefighters called Con Edison about an underground electrical feeder that was arcing on Normandy Lane June 2.

Firefighters reset a circuit breaker in a Garden Road house after it had tripped June 2.
Elevated carbon monoxide levels were detected in a Tisdale Road garage June 3. Firefighters investigated and deduced it was the result of a car being started in the garage. They ventilated the space.

A smoke odor on Barry Road was caused by smoldering fire remnants in a resident's barbecue pit June 3. Firefighters used water to fully extinguish the smoldering fire remnants.
This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village. They responded to 19 false fire alarms, caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, shower steam, toast and steam from an oven cleaner.

This report covering police and fire department activity from May 29 to June 4 was compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Scarsdale Mom Arrested for DWI with Child in the Car

boosterseatOn June 8, police arrested Alison J. Abramson, 42, of Scarsdale, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), leaving the scene of an accident and failure to obey a police officer. Abramson at first did not pull over to the side of Church Lane when police were following her with lights and sirens on. After police got backup, they were able to get Abramson to stop her 2014 GMC. When asked why she didn't pull over, she said she didn't know what to do when being followed by a patrol car with flashing lights and sirens on. Police noticed her breath smelled of alcohol while she was talking. When asked to produce her driver's license, Abramson gave police a medical ID card and a business card for dog grooming services. Then she said she could not find her license. She was travelling with a child in a booster seat. Her car was damaged, as noted by police. While speaking with Abramson at the scene of the traffic stop, police received information that the GMC had been in an accident and that Abramson left the scene of the accident. Abramson denied drinking any alcohol. She failed field sobriety tests. An alco-sensor test indicated a blood alcohol level of .179. Police asked Abramson to make arrangements to have someone pick up her child, so she called the child's live-in nanny. The nanny picked up the child and took the child home. Abramson was arrested and taken to headquarters. She was released, pending a future court appearance.

Trespassing Arrest
On June 8, police arrested Danlis D. Grullon, 26, of Yonkers, on a charge of second-degree trespassing after he was observed in a Chesterfield Road family's garage without permission. The homeowner saw Grullon in the garage wearing a beige coat, dark colored backpack and sandals, and then she called police. Shortly thereafter, the homeowner confronted Grullon by asking him, "What are you doing here?" He replied, "Where is Chesterfield Road?" Grullon then left the garage and was seen walking around the neighborhood, possibly checking out the homeowner's car. Police picked up Grullon and arrested him. He was released on his own recognizance, pending a future court appearance.

Identity Theft
On June 5, a Saxon Woods Road woman reported fraudulent charges on her Discover credit card. Discover card services is following up.

On June 9, a Herkimer Road man reported being the victim of identity theft.

Jogger
A caller reported a man jogging at Scarsdale High School track in his underwear June 8. Patrol observed the man and confirmed he was wearing running shorts – not underwear.

Suspicions
An Edgewood woman told police she thought someone was tapping her phone June
10. Police found no evidence of a wiretap and asked the woman if she wanted to seek treatment in a hospital or talk with someone about her problems. She adamantly refused.

Taxi
Police called a taxi for a woman on Post Road, attempting to walk home to Eastchester from White Plains, after midnight June 9.

Scofflaw
A parking enforcement officer noticed a parked car, with scofflaw violations, on Scarsdale Avenue June 6. The registered owner owed $620 in unpaid parking tickets. The car was towed to the police impound lot.

Bikes
A caller reported kids riding their bikes in he street, giving people the finger and doing wheelies in the street June 11. Patrol spoke with kids, and the kids promised to be more respectful.

Loud Music
A Boulder Brook Road resident complained about a neighbor playing loud music, which was preventing the resident's children from staying focused on final exam studying June 11. Patrol explained that no violations were occurring, but patrol nevertheless advised the neighbor about the resident's complaints. The neighbor agreed to lower the volume of her music.

Post Office
The retail section at the Chase Road post office was not secured with a gate June 11. Patrol notified the postal police who advised an employee. The employee was then en route to address the matter. In the meantime, patrol attempted to secure the metal gate.

Cars and Roadways
A parked Jeep was found running with its lights on June 5 on Chase Road. The driver was found in Chat restaurant. He apologized and told police he must have forgotten to press the car's "stop" button. He turned the car off in patrol's presence.

A car ran out of gas on Popham Road June 5. The driver's brother brought gas for the car, and the car started again. Then, the driver drove the car away.

Potholes were reported on Bypass June 11. Police notified the highway department for repair.

Twelve car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Lost Dog
Police reunited a lost Nelson Road dog with its Nelson Road owner, after the dog was discovered in a neighbor's yard, June 9.

Village Code
Police issued a summons to a man using a leaf blower on Heathcote Road, in violation of village code, June 7.

Patrol issued a summons to people using gas-powered leaf blowers on Hampton and Paddington roads June 8.

Patrol removed deteriorated garage sale signs from utility poles on Weaver Street June 8.

Patrol issued a summons to people using gas-powered leaf blowers on Olmsted and Heathcote roads June 9.

Patrol issued a warning to a Wildwood Road resident regarding noise from a dog June 10.

On June 10, a neighbor complained of noise from a Fairview Road party. Patrol told the hostess, and she agreed to turn down the music.

Lost and Found
An earring was found on the sidewalk of Greenacres Avenue and given to police for safekeeping June 6.

A lost license plate was found on Heathcote Road June 8. Patrol found the owner of the plate, a Willow Lane resident, and returned it to her.

A passerby found an unattended purse on the sidewalk of East Parkway and gave it to police.

Firefighters
Firefighters helped an elderly Carthage Road resident change a smoke alarm battery June 8.

Firefighters helped Con Edison workers check for possible gas migration into a Colby Lane house while Con Edison was addressing a nearby gas leak in the street June 8.

A child accidentally got locked inside a Church Lane bedroom June 8. Before firefighters arrived, the child's grandfather forced open the door with a sledgehammer. The child was uninjured.

Elevated carbon monoxide levels were detected in a Heathcote Road house June 11. Firefighters determined the cause was a backup generator that had just be run for its weekly test. The generator's exhaust drain valve was open, and this caused exhaust to enter the basement. Firefighters ventilated the basement with fans and explained the problem to the resident and the resident's security personnel.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 19 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, construction dust, accidental manual activation, cooking smoke, burnt food, shower steam and candle smoke.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 5-11has been compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Loose Dogs and Catcalls

blacklabOn May 22, a woman told police she needed assistance managing a loose black lab that was jumping at her and attempting to play with her dog at Boulevard and White Road. When patrol arrived, patrol observed the woman holding her own brown dog at shoulder level, while the black lab was close by her side. The lab did not have any tags or a proper leash. It took patrol several attempts to take control of the lab, as it ran along Boulevard and White and Johnson roads. According to police, the lab attempted to make contact with other dog walkers and pets in the area in what appeared to be an orderly but excited manner. Patrol attempted to find the lab's owner by knocking on doors on Clarence Road, near to where the woman first encountered the dog. Patrol found the owner, a Clarence Road resident, who was not aware that his dog had gotten loose. The owner thanked patrol for retrieving his dog. Patrol issued the owner a summons for having a dog at large.

On May 23, police up a loose golden retriever from Hamilton Road and turned it over to New Rochelle Humane Society. Later, the Hamilton Road owner picked up the dog from NRHS.

On May 27, police picked up a loose dog from Old Lyme Road. New Rochelle Humane Society picked up the dog from headquarters. The owner was contacted using tag information, and her son picked up the dog. He was issued a village code violation summons.

Traffic Summons
On May 26, police picked up a person – Jose G. Naulaguari, 39, of Elmsford – from Greenburgh police on the strength of an active bench warrant issued out of Scarsdale Village Justice Court. The warrant had been issued for failing to appear in court on May 10, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration. Naulaguari was picked up by Scarsdale police and released on $100 cash bail with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court, returnable on May 31.

Criminal Mischief
On May 27, a road sign at Dolma and Birchall roads was found damaged, and police removed it. It was classified as a possible act of criminal mischief.

Whistles and Catcalls
A Tunstall Road man reported that workers from a neighbor's construction site were whistling and cat calling at his wife May 22. Patrol spoke with the neighbor who said he had been overseeing the site the whole morning. The neighbor claimed none of the workers had behaved raucously or disrespectfully.

911
An Edgewood man called 911 reporting that his son was out of control and needed to see his doctor May 22. The son spoke calmly to patrol and agreed to see the doctor.

Doorbell
A Bell Road woman reported a man rang her doorbell and fled around 7 p.m., May 22. He was described as a bald man, with glasses and a black jacket. Police canvassed the neighborhood but did not find the man.

Help
Police stood by while a recently fired home health aid retrieved personal belongings from a Parkfield Road house May 22.

At 2:30 a.m., May 23, police checked an Oak Lane house after the homeowner reported she awakened to the sound of a television blaring in an adjacent room. She said she went to sleep with the TV off and she had not turned it on. Police checked the house and found no sign of criminality.

A father asked for help with his 21-year-old son regarding a discussion over the son's participation in an out-of-state program May 28.

Cars
A car stalled at Palmer Avenue and Heathcote Road May 22. Police stood by for a tow truck to take the car away.

A parked car was partially blocking a Greenacres Avenue driveway May 23.

Using the fob of a car key, police located the car parked on East Parkway, near Spencer Place May 23.

Seven car accidents were reported in village this week.

Village Code

Police issued a summons to an oak Lane resident whose alarm would not shut off May 28. The fire department was contacted to disconnect the alarm.

Animals
A caller reported a raccoon was "running amuck" in the snack bar of the Scarsdale pool May 24. The raccoon was inside a shed with the door closed. Patrol gave the snack bar manager contact numbers for three local trappers.

Lost and Found
Keys were found on the sidewalk of Heathcote Road and Palmer Avenue May 26. They were vouchered at headquarters for safekeeping.

Someone found a wallet in Aspen Park May 27. Police contacted the owner who said his mother would pick up the wallet from headquarters.

Firefighters
On May 23, a bank of switches overheated in a Horseguard Lane house, creating light smoke. Firefighters removed some plaster around the bank of switches to check for extension. No extension was found. Firefighters shut the circuit breakers and advised the resident to call an electrician.

On May 24, an air conditioning unit overheated in a Taunton Road house and caused a burning odor. Firefighters shut power to the unit and advised the homeowner to call for service.

The motor of a fish tank filter overheated and caused a burning odor in a Brite Avenue house May 25. Firefighters de-energized the fish tank and ventilated the house.

Firefighters helped a Brewster Road resident get back in her house after she was accidentally locked out May 26.

Firefighters and Con Edison addressed a gas leak in a Popham Road building and ventilated the structure May 26.

A Heathcote Road resident reported that flames emerged from two gas burners on a cooktop that was not being used May 26. Firefighters shut gas and power to the stove and advised the resident to call for service.

Firefighters used a hose to help remove spilled latex paint from Fenimore Road May 26.

A Stratton Road resident needed help extinguishing fire in a fire pit May 26. Firefighters put out the fire using pressurized water.

Village employees were using gas-powered power washers to clean the inside of Christie Place parking garage, and it caused elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the structure May 28. Firefighters ventilated the structure and advised the workers to use fans while operating the power washers.

Firefighters helped disable a loud car alarm on Oak Lane May 28.

On May 28, firefighters assisted a McDonald Place resident evaluate a garage door with a broken motor.
Oil residue was found in a sump pump with a burned-out motor in a Brookby Road house May 28. Firefighters put an absorbent pad in the pump and checked for oil leakage in a stream near the house. The county health department was informed for follow-up.

This week, firefighters assisted at three car accidents in the village. They responded to nine false alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, dust, manual pull station activation, shower steam and a latched detector head.

This report covering police and fire department activity from May 22-28 was compiled from official information.


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