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Police Report: Cars Break-ins Rampant on School Lane and Kent, Brambach, Brown and Lee Roads, Homes Egged

panhandlerOn Nov. 21, a Kent Road resident discovered that two unlocked cars, parked in her driveway, had been entered overnight. Ray Ban sunglasses and $20 in loose change were stolen from one car, and a change purse with approximately $10 in loose change was stolen from the other car.

On Nov. 22, three School Lane residents reported their unlocked car had been entered overnight. The contents of the glove compartments were tossed. Nothing was stolen from one car. Sunglasses and loose change were stolen from another car.

On Nov. 22, eight Brown Road residents reported their cars had been entered overnight. One reported approximately four dollars in change had been removed. Another resident alleged his car had been locked but reported no force or damage to the car; nothing was stolen. A third resident said Chanel sunglasses and boots were removed from her car, but the boots were left on the street. A fourth resident stated three cars in his driveway had been entered, and loose change and a NYS disabled sticker were stolen. A red glove was found on the passenger side seat, and police took it into evidence. A fifth resident said loose change and a child's bicycle were stolen out of his car. A sixth resident reported sunglasses and an iPhone charging cable had been stolen out of the car. Two additional residents reported the theft of loose change.

On Nov. 22, four Brambach Road residents reported their parked cars had been entered overnight. In two cases, paperwork and contents from the glove compartment were found strewn all over the floor, but nothing appeared to be missing. A third resident reported change was stolen. The fourth resident reported shoes were stolen from her car, but the shoes were later recovered in Eastchester by Eastchester police.

Sunglasses were stolen from an unlocked car parked in a Lee Road driveway in the overnight period, from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22.

Identity theft
On Nov. 16, someone fraudulently purchased three iPhones using a Walworth Avenue man's personal Verizon account. The man's MasterCard, on file, was used for the purchase. On Nov. 20, the phones were scheduled to be delivered to the Walworth Avenue man's address. The man notified UPS and Verizon about the fraudulent transaction, and UPS was scheduled to pick up the package and return it to Verizon. On Nov. 20, a woman came to the man's door and inquired about a package. The man informed her the package contained fraudulently purchased goods, and the woman quickly left the scene. The man cancelled his credit card and
On Nov. 26, Webster Bank security reported a man using a fraudulent debit card at the East Parkway branch location. The suspect was described as a white man with a short beard, a camouflage baseball cap and a gray hoodie.

Criminal mischief
A Lenox Place resident reported that teens threw eggs and stones at his house from a passing car at 2:40 a.m., Nov. 24. Police canvassed the area but did not find the car full of teens.

At 8:15 a.m., Nov. 24, a Rugby Lane man reported hearing a loud bang outside his housed and the noises of a car speeding away at 2:30 a.m., Police checked the house and saw numerous spots of egg yolk on the siding.

Fare disputes
A taxi driver reported two passengers left his taxi without paying the fare around 1:30 a.m., Nov. 23. At 2:30 a.m., the passengers, from Olmsted Road, called police to "clarify" the matter and "update" the report. The passengers said there had been a fare dispute and an incident occurred after the dispute that caused an accidental injury to one of the passengers. Because of the injury, the passengers said they left the scene and went home.

A taxi driver reported a Haverford Road passenger left the taxi without paying the fare at 3 a.m., Nov. 25. Patrol knocked on the passenger's front door. The passenger said he did not pay because there had been a fare dispute. While patrol stood by, the passenger and driver agreed on an $80 fare, which the passenger paid.

Suitcase, backpack
A caller reported a tan suitcase was left unattended at the Scarsdale train station Nov. 11. Police, MTA police and a K9 dog examined it. It was empty. It was removed by MTA police.

A Hampton Road landscaper found a backpack containing beer behind a pillar on his client's driveway Nov. 22. The homeowner said a youth party had recently occurred in the area. Police removed and discarded the backpack and beer.

A Springdale Road resident complained that a pile of leaves was blown onto her property Nov. 21. Police went to the location and saw leaves on village property. A landscaper said he did not place the leaves there.

MTA requested assistance with a disorderly passenger who was allegedly threatening a conductor Nov. 23. When the train arrived at Scarsdale train station, Scarsdale police escorted the passenger off the train and stood by until MTA police arrived and took custody of the passenger.

A Burgess Road woman reported an unknown man parked a white Toyota Camry by her front door, got out of the car and walked around her house while she was out of town Nov. 24. The actions were captured by video surveillance. Police checked the perimeter of the house and found no signs of criminality.

Welfare check
An Atlanta woman requested a welfare check of her mother's husband who lives on Taunton Road Nov. 24. The man did not arrive in Atlanta on his scheduled flight, and the woman was concerned. Police checked the house. The man was not there. The woman said he might have taken a later flight.

A caller reported a group of kids running on Spencer Place and banging on windows Nov. 24. Police met up with the kids who said they were hanging out near the windows of Chase bank, but they denied intentionally banging on the windows. They said they had just eaten ice cream cones and were waiting to be picked up by their parents.

A caller reported a woman in ripped black jeans, a black leather jacket and a baseball cap approached her and her friends, asking for money on East Parkway Nov. 25. Police saw the woman entering a departing train but were unable to speak with her.

A resident of a Post Road group home reported a verbal dispute with another resident Nov. 25. The facility manager confirmed the dispute and said it was over chores. There was no physical contact between the residents, and they agreed to stay in separate parts of the facility.

Cars and roadways
Police notified Verizon about fallen wires on Shawnee and Chesterfield roads Nov. 11.

A disabled car was stopped on Tompkins Road, blocking a driveway, Nov. 20. Police asked the driver to move her car while waiting for assistance from a tow truck. She complied.

Police issued a summons to the registered owner of a car parked too close to the corner of Shawnee and Cohawney roads Nov. 21.

Patrol noticed a parked, locked car with its dome light on in a Lee Road driveway at 2:30 a.m., Nov. 24. As a courtesy, patrol attempted to notify the owner but got no response.

Police placed temporary stop signs at the intersection of Heathcote Road and Morris Lane, due to a disabled traffic light, Nov. 24.

Police helped a Windsor Lane man open his garage door during a power outage in order to get his car out Nov. 24.

At 1:35 a.m., Nov. 25, a Brittany Close woman reported a parked and occupied car running outside her house for several minutes. Police investigated. The occupants of the car said they had stopped there to talk. They left the scene after police advised them that a resident had complained.

A passerby found a loose dog at Popham and Tisdale roads and brought it to headquarters Nov. 20. Meanwhile, a woman called headquarters reporting her dog was lost. She said her contractor accidentally let the dog out of the house. The contractor reported to headquarters to claim the dog. Police issued him a summons for having a dog at large.

Police notified the water department about a water main leak on Carstensen Road Nov. 22. The water department scheduled repair work for the following day, since it was already after 11 p.m., and the water was flowing into a catch basin.

Police notified the water department about a water main leak on Highland Way Nov. 23. The water department said they would respond to address the problem.

A loose dog was picked up near Drake Road woods Nov. 24. New Rochelle Humane Society took custody of the dog. Police issued a summons, to be presented to the dog's owner when the owner claimed the dog.

Lost and found
A caller found a wallet on Brewster Road Nov. 23. Police notified the owner, and she picked up her wallet at headquarters. Nothing appeared to be missing.

A man reported a dog accosted him at Oxford and Park roads on Nov. 23. Patrol went to the scene and saw an Eton Road resident trying to gather up her two dogs that had escaped from their electric fence perimeter. Patrol helped her by placing the dogs in the patrol car and driving them home. Shortly thereafter, the man came to headquarters to check on the status of the dogs and to inquire about whether the woman had been issued a summons. Patrol asked him if he had been injured by the dog that allegedly accosted him. The man denied any injuries. Patrol told him he could request a copy of the police report, through appropriate procedure, and advised him that certain circumstances do not mandate officers to issue summonses automatically.

A California woman lost her driver's license while visiting her mother in Scarsdale. On Nov. 24, police provided her with an appropriate form and advised her to contact the California State DMV.

A Boulder Brook Road man found an iPad in a leaf pile at the end of his driveway and gave it to police for safekeeping Nov. 26. Patrol was unable to access the iPad because of its security settings.

After a neighbor complained about an ongoing issue with barking dogs on Crest Lane Nov. 26, patrol advised the dog owner about proper dog etiquette and village code regarding unnecessary noise. The dogs were not barking excessively during this time.

On Nov. 22, firefighters responded to an alarm in a Christie Place apartment where a pot had been left cooking on a stove. Upon entering the apartment, firefighters observed smoke. They shut off the stove and placed the pot in the sink. The apartment was ventilated with an electric fan. The apartment was secured by the building manager, since the owner was not home.

A Jefferson Road resident started a fire in the fireplace but forgot to open the flue Nov. 23. Firefighters removed the burning debris from the fireplace and ventilated the house to dissipate the smoke. No carbon monoxide was detected in the house.

Firefighters assisted at a rollover accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway Nov. 25.

A gas grill's outdoor propane tank was leaking at a Wayside Lane house Nov. 25. Firefighters shut down the tank and checked the safety of the adjacent house.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Nov. 20-26 was compiled from official information.

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#4 Doh doh doh 2017-12-05 08:53
Thanks...now everyone's insurance will go up and these thieves will become bolder, knowing what idiots we are in this town.

Happy Holidays!
#3 early 2017-12-04 15:17
"...but maybe the thought is that, if the door is unlocked and only loose change is stolen, it's better than the cost of repairing a broken window and losing the same loose change. criminals will be criminals either way, locked or unlocked."

Sounds like a good idea. After unlocking my car doors, I may lay out some garbage on my lawn to keep mice and bugs out of my kitchen.
#2 Yes, Brilliant... 2017-12-01 13:44
Quoting Brilliant:
Keep those cars unlocked, folks. It's great to reward criminals so that they come back. Maybe they'll get even bolder and try your house door!

...but maybe the thought is that, if the door is unlocked and only loose change is stolen, it's better than the cost of repairing a broken window and losing the same loose change. criminals will be criminals either way, locked or unlocked.
#1 Brilliant 2017-11-30 19:18
Keep those cars unlocked, folks. It's great to reward criminals so that they come back. Maybe they'll get even bolder and try your house door!

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