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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Fight at Boulder Brook Equestrian Center

assaultbatAt 7:45 a.m., May 10, police and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps were called to the Boulder Brook Equestrian Center, on Mamaroneck Road, on the report of a fight with possible physical injuries. The fight allegedly involved co-workers. Upon arrival, police saw a man walking away from the horse stables with a metal baseball bat in his hands. For safety reasons, the man, later identified as the defendant in the case – Benjamin A. Delacuesta-Ortega, 42, of Stamford, Connecticut – was placed in handcuffs until the incident could be investigated. Police then met with victim of the assault and noted injuries to his face and back. The victim told police he had gotten into disputes with Delacuesta-Ortega on May 9 and 10, and the dispute on May 10 turned physical. The argument was allegedly over a work-related issue. Delacuesta-Ortega allegedly got upset that the victim was not closing stable doors behind him when transporting horses. The victim explained it was difficult to simultaneously control a horse and close the stable door. After the verbal altercation May 10, Delacuesta-Ortega allegedly struck the victim in the face with a plastic pitchfork and broom while both men were in the stable. The impact caused the shaft of the broom to break in two pieces. The victim suffered bruising and swelling in his left eye area from the broom and a laceration, bruising, swelling and bleeding from his lip from the pitchfork. At this point, Delacuesta-Ortega allegedly grabbed the victim and threw him outside the horse stable. The commotion caused one of the horses to get frightened and kick the victim in the back, causing bruising, swelling and abrasion. The two men then stopped fighting; they exchanged words, and the victim called his brother, who was working locally. The victim's brother arrived with another brother and a friend. They confronted Delacuesta-Ortega who left the stable area and returned with a baseball bat. That is when the brother called police. After probable cause was established and depositions were taken, Delacuesta-Ortega was placed under arrest. Two ambulances arrived on scene. They took the victim to White Plains Hospital Center and the defendant, who was complaining of neck pain, to Westchester Medical Center. Both men were accompanied by patrol. Items used in the assault were collected as evidence. Delacuesta-Ortega was released from the hospital into police custody at approximately 10:15 a.m. He was arraigned at Scarsdale Village Justice court on charges of second-degree assault with the intent to cause physical injury and criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use. He was remanded to Westchester County Jail, pending his return court date of May 17. A temporary order of protection was issued in favor of the victim.

Edgemont Lockdown

This incident was reported by the Greenburgh Police Department: On Monday May 15th at about 8:45 am Greenburgh Police Officers responded to Edgemont High School to investigate after an unknown suspect left a written message regarding the possession of a firearm. 

School administrators took swift action to notify G.P.D. and placed the school on lockdown for the safety of the students. Multiple departmental units with specialized training in school safety, emergency management, and investigations responded to the school and worked with school administrators to ensure the safety of the students and staff. The initial lockdown was subsequently reduced to a "lockout" and the school ultimately returned to its normal schedule and activities with minimal interruption. 

The incident is currently being investigated by the Greenburgh Police Department Special Victims Unit. Anyone with information regarding this accident is urged to contact the Greenburgh P.D. S.V.U. at (914) 989-1735.

Arrest on warrant
On May 8, a Westchester County Jail official informed Scarsdale police that a prisoner who was being released had an active bench warrant issued out of Scarsdale for failing to appear for a scheduled court appearance on March 22, 2017. Scarsdale police thus picked up prisoner Jose Wilfredo Ortiz, 20, of Yonkers, and brought him to police headquarters for arrest processing. He was released on $200 cash bail, paid by his mother. There was also an active arrest warrant issued out of White Plains police department for bail jumping. As a courtesy to a neighboring jurisdiction, Scarsdale police transported Ortiz to White Plains police department, where WPPD officers took custody of Ortiz.

A Brayton Road man reported a missing license plate from his motorcycle May 11. He believes the plate was stolen since the bike, with its plate attached, had been garaged since April 2016. In June 2016, a bicycle was stolen out of the man's unlocked garage, and he believes the plate was also stolen at the same time. He just now noticed the missing plate because he was in the process of selling the motorcycle.

Identity theft
On May 8, a Webster Road woman and man reported they were victims of identity theft.
On May 11, a Secor Road general manager reported receiving a bill for products fraudulently ordered in the pro shop manager's name, on two of the company's account, and set for delivery to Queens, Yonkers and St. Albans, NY. A total of seven purchase transactions occurred, including gold clubs from Taylor Made and clothing from Nike Golf. Since none of the invoices had been paid, none of the goods had been delivered. Police advised the man to check all business accounts for additional suspicious invoices and to change security passwords on online accounts.

On May 13, a Marjory Lane man reported eight fraudulent withdrawals had been made from his Chase Bank savings account between April 27 and May 10. Before the withdrawals occurred, the man received an email regarding the opening of a new account with a company called Coinbase. He advised Coinbase the account was fraudulent and closed it. Chase Bank closed his savings account and is following up.

Missing person
On May 9, the program manager of a residential facility on Post Road reported a resident was missing. She had last been seen on May 6, and the manager was concerned because the resident had allegedly not taken her medication for a few days. Patrol contacted the resident's sister who advised the sister might be at a New Rochelle address. Patrol contacted staff at the New Rochelle address, and staff advised that the resident was there with them. The resident spoke with patrol and told them she did not want to return to the Scarsdale facility, and she was not in need of medical attention.

On May 12, a Bell Road man reported that former friends, with whom he is now having a disagreement, came near his house. One of the former friends allegedly left a prophylactic on the man's windshield. The car itself suffered no damage. The disagreement between the man and his former friends allegedly stemmed from interaction with an ex-boyfriend of the man's current girlfriend. Patrol advised the man to inform his former friends that he no longer wants to have contact or communication with them.

Text Message
On May 12, an Ogden Road resident said her Uber driver took a photo of her house and texted the photo, along with dollar signs, to an unknown person. The resident said the driver also texted something in another language, as well as something saying "3 am mafia." The resident wanted police to document the incident and provide extra ridebys.

Train Station
On May 14, police helped MTA police with an irate customer who was getting off a train at Scarsdale train station. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance was called to take the customer to White Plains Hospital Center.

An employee of the Popham Road CVS called police and reported a customer who would not leave the store May 14. Patrol arrived and spoke with the customer who said she just wanted to pay for her items and leave. The employee conversely said the customer "continuously changed her mind about paying and would not leave the store." While police were on scene, the customer paid for her items and left.

Police investigated an occupied, parked car in a Murray Hill Road driveway at 11:30 p.m., May 14, while the homeowner was not home. The occupants said they were waiting for a friend, who was the grandson of the homeowner. They said they were planning to hang out at the house with their friend. Police advised the occupants to contact their friend (the homeowner's grandson) and ask him to come to the house, which he did. The grandson said his grandparents were away, but he comes to their house frequently to "hang out." Patrol asked the grandson if his grandparents knew their grandson was at their residence at that time of the night, and the grandson replied, "Probably not." Patrol attempted to contact the homeowner (the grandparents) but did not reach them. Patrol advised the kids they could not be on the property; so they left.

A woman was found crying on the train station platform at 2:50 a.m., May 9. She said she had fallen asleep on the train and missed the Bronxville stop, where she was supposed to disembark. Patrol helped her call a taxi for a ride home.

Neighbors reported a Lyons Road door was wide open and the family's dog was wandering outside in the yard May 9. Patrol checked the house and found nothing unusual. Patrol brought the dog back in the house and secured the door.

A woman asked police to document an email received by the woman's ex-husband, May 9. Patrol read the email and did not identify anything that would warrant criminal follow-up.

On May 10, a person brought two long guns to headquarters for destruction. They had belonged to her deceased father, of New York City.

While on patrol at 7:23 p.m., May 10, observed a man whom they thought to be a homeless. The man advised he had been in a residential facility in New York City but was told to leave, and therefore he was homeless. Patrol asked the man if he was interested in a homeless shelter. He said he was, and patrol arranged for Central Taxi to take the man to Open Arms Shelter in White Plains.

An Old Lyme Road resident reported a man was on his property ringing his doorbell May 11. The resident knew the man but did not want to speak with him. Patrol relayed the message, and the man left without incident.

On May 13, police checked the welfare of a man staying at a Heathcote Road house. The man was OK and said he would contact his family soon.

Cars and roadways
On May 8, police issued a summons to the registered owner of a car parked in a no standing zone on Circle Road.

A caller complained about a disabled Verizon truck and a tow truck impeding traffic on Heathcote Road May 8. The Verizon truck became lodged in soft grassy when its tires sunk in while the Verizon worker was performing a cable splice job. While the tow truck was removing the Verizon truck, some Belgium block curbing stones got dislodged, and damage was caused to the grassy area. Police notified the highway department.

A parked car was blocking traffic on Beechwood Lane May 8. Police located the driver and instructed the car to be relocated. Patrol issued a warning.

A woman complained that a landscaper's truck was partially blocking her way on Brite Avenue May 9. As a result, the woman honked her horn and gave the workers a displeased look. She believed her look "made [the worker] upset." She believes the worker started to follow her as she drove away. So, she pulled her car to the side of the road, and the worker passed her without incident. Patrol canvassed the area for the landscapers' truck but did not find it.

A caller reported a "suspicious car" parked at Fox Meadow School May 9. Investigating officers confirmed the car belonged to a school custodian. No suspicious activity was observed.

A parked car was accidentally left running on Garth Road May 11. Police contacted the owner, via her assistant, in order to arrange for the car's ignition to be shut off.

A parked car was accidentally left running in Freightway Garage May 11. Police turned it off and attempted to lock the car.

Police contacted the highway department to remove a dead raccoon from the intersection of Hampton and Whig roads May 11.

Police contacted roadside assistance for a driver who accidentally got locked out of a parked car on East Parkway May 11.

On May 11, a driver was found to be driving with a suspended license at Christie Place and East Parkway.

On May 11, patrol told drivers of illegally parked cars on Hampton Road to move their cars.

On May 13, police noticed a parked Acura with its trunk left open on Rodney Road. There was no sign of criminality. Police closed the trunk.

Eleven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Village code
Neighbors complained of noise from a generator at a Palmer Avenue house May 9. The homeowner told police she is using the generator for daily living needs while working through a financial service issue with her electrical provider. She said she was aware of village code regarding noise and power equipment, and she was only using the generator during allowed hours. The building department was aware of the issue and the homeowner's needs.

A Lebanon Road resident complained of loud music coming from a neighbor's house May 12. Patrol went to the house and did not hear any loud music. The homeowner told patrol her daughter was having a birthday party in the backyard and invited patrol to observe. There, patrol saw approximately "40 kids sitting quietly, watching a movie, as part of the birthday theme." Patrol did not find the noise excessive or in violation of village code.

Police provided a Greenacres Avenue woman with telephone numbers for trappers in order to address a raccoon on the property May 11. According to police, the raccoon did not appear sick or rabid, but it did appear "stunned," as though it had possibly been hit by a car.

Police gave a Catherine Road homeowner the telephone numbers for trappers because a family of raccoons appeared to be living in a tree in the backyard.

A raccoon was curled up, resting, on a Greenacres Avenue patio May 11. It did not startle or move when patrol clapped his hands loudly near the raccoon. Patrol advised the homeowner to stay away from the raccoon. She said she understood and had already contacted a trapper.

On May 11, callers reported a loose dog running in traffic Palmer Avenue and Mamaroneck Road. Upon arrival, police located the dog and called to it. The dog responded to patrol's voice and approached patrol. While patrol was petting the dog and looking for its tags, the dog's Palmer Avenue owner came running toward the dog. He told patrol the dog had jumped the backyard fence, and the owner had been looking for the dog for approximately 30 minutes.

Patrol determined that a raccoon on Lincoln Road was sick, because the raccoon could not walk May 11. Patrol shot the raccoon and disposed of it.

A Butler Road resident reported a possibly rabid opossum on her porch May 13. It was gone when police arrive. Police gave the resident contact information of local trappers.

Lost and Found
Someone found a personal check on the ground on East Parkway, near Crane Road, May 8. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.

A passerby found a wallet on Garth Road May 10. It contained a driver's license bearing a Popham Road address. Patrol attempted to track down the owner at that address but was informed the owner of the wallet no longer lives at that address. The wallet was vouchered at headquarters for safekeeping.

An unattended folding bicycle was found on Corell Road May 10. It was vouchered for safekeeping at headquarters.

On May 12, a Garth Road woman reported losing her cell phone in the village on May 3.

A passerby found a wallet on Spencer Place and gave it to police May 13. Police contacted the owner, and the owner picked it up from headquarters.

A propane gas tank left in the "on" position was causing an odor in a Catherine Road garage May 10. Firefighters closed the tank and removed it from the garage.

A Secor Road resident reported an unusual odor inside the house May 10. Firefighters believed it was the odor of a dead animal, most likely a mouse May 10. It was strongest near a dining room cabinet, but firefighters did not find the animal. They advised the homeowner to contact a pest control company to have possible entrances to the house, where a mouse could get in, sealed.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of natural gas odors on Mamaroneck Road May 10 and Leatherstocking Lane May 11.

An overheated halogen lamp was causing dust to burn in a Bradford Road bedroom May 11. Firefighters disconnected the lamp and removed it.

This week, firefighters assisted at three car accidents in the village. They responded to two false carbon monoxide alarms and fifteen false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, construction dust, shower steam, dust from a commercial dryer and dust from a granite countertop being cut.

This report covering police and fire department activity from May 8-14 was compiled from official information.

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Man Arrested For Making Counterfeit ATM Withdrawals in Scarsdale

creditcards1One man was arrested for using counterfeit Chase debit cards to withdraw thousands of dollars in cash from ATM machines located at Webster Bank branches on East Parkway and Popham Road May 21. Earlier that day, two suspects fraudulently withdrew $1,600 from an ATM in Rye, putting members of Chase Bank's loss prevention team on alert. With member of Webster Bank's loss prevention team, investigators were monitoring all Webster Bank ATMs for additional fraudulent activity by the suspects. Fraudulent withdrawals were then observed in White Plains, amounting to $8,770.50. Following this incident, the suspects were observed using ATMs in Scarsdale, and an investigator contacted Scarsdale police. In Scarsdale, the suspects attempted to use five counterfeit Chase debit cards at the Webster Bank location on Popham Road, with zero successful withdrawals. At the East Parkway branch, eight counterfeit cards were used, resulting in a loss of approximately $2,314. Successful fraudulent withdrawals, committed by the suspects in the three jurisdictions on May 21, amounted to approximately $12,684.50.

One suspect was observed by police, stopped, questioned and arrested on East Parkway. He was Rostislav Nespor, 43, of Brooklyn. Nespor is a native of the Czech Republic. He was charged with seven counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument. Police observed the stack of counterfeit debit cards in his wallet while he was looking for his photo ID. He first told police he was in the village trying to withdraw money from an ATM but he was having difficulty. He said a friend had driven him there in a silver or gray Hyundai, but he could not remember where the car was parked.

During patrol's conversation with Nespor, Nespor received a phone call and spoke to the caller in Russian. The call was believed to be from the alleged driver and other suspect in the incident. This suspect fled Webster Bank on East Parkway when approached by police, and the investigation is continuing. During Nespor's arrest, a small bag containing four white pills was observed in his wallet. He said the pills were medication, but he could not provide a prescription for them. While in custody, Nespor said he needed to take the medication in his wallet "for his head, from a previous boxing injury." He requested to be taken to the hospital, and a ride was provided by Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. At White Plains Hospital Center, Nespor was evaluated, treated and released, while under constant supervision. A New York State Trooper responded to headquarters to assist with translation and communication. Nespor said he was not feeling well because he was unable to take his medication. He requested transport to the hospital again. SVAC responded and took Nespor to Westchester Medical Center for evaluation, accompanied by two police officers. Due to the Nespor being a flight risk and due to multiple jurisdictions reporting similar crimes, the district attorney's office recommended bail of $100,000. Unable to post bail, Nespor would be remanded to Westchester County Jail. Rye and White Plains police departments were notified.

DWI arrests
Rodrigo Alves-Dosreis, 33, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of at least .08 of one percent and an equipment violation May 20. Alves-Dosreis was observed driving his 2009 Mercedes-Benz on Post Road, with a non-functioning headlight, at 4 a.m., May 20. Police observed the car swerving between the left and center median, and pulled Alves-Dosreis over. Alves-Dosreis's breath smelled of alcohol, and he displayed signs of intoxication. He told police he had consumed "four to five beers" at a bar in White Plains. He failed field sobriety tests, and an alco-sensor test measured his blood alcohol level at .143. This reading was later confirmed by a Datamaster test. Alves-Dosreis was released on personal recognizance, to the custody of his brother-in-law, pending a scheduled court date on May 24.

At approximately 1:45 a.m., May 22, Esteban Dominguez-Heredia, 21, of White Plains was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of at least .08 of one percent, speeding in zone, operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver. Dominguez-Heredia was observed driving his 2002 Honda CRV on Post Road at a high rate of speed. Police performed a traffic stop at the intersection of Post and Fenimore roads. Dominguez-Heredia said he had consumed "one beer" at a restaurant in White Plains. Dominguez-Heredia's breath smelled of alcohol, and he displayed signs of intoxication. He failed field sobriety tests, and an alco-sensor test measured his blood alcohol level at .13. This reading was later confirmed by a Datamaster test. Dominguez-Heredia was released on personal recognizance, to the custody of his brother, pending a scheduled court date on May 24.

Dead on Arrival
A 72-year-old Bradford Road woman died at home May 16.

A Sage Terrace man reported a vintage copper doorknocker in the form of an eagle was unlawfully removed from his front door May 16. The house is currently undergoing renovation, but the man did not suspect any of the workers were involved, he said.
A Scarsdale village parking permit was stolen out of a Lincoln Road woman's car parked on Scarsdale Avenue May 18. It had been affixed to her rear driver's side window prior to the theft.

Ebay Scam
A Fox Meadow Road woman reported her 18-year-old daughter was being scammed May 18. The daughter had recently shipped a piece of jewelry she was intending to sell on Ebay to an alleged buyer who turned out to be a scammer. It was a Tiffany 18k white gold necklace, with an Ebay asking price of $850. On May 15, the daughter received a bid of $825 and accepted it. On May 16, she received a fraudulent email assuming to be from "PayPal" stating that payment had been made. The daughter then shipped the necklace to Nigeria, with a delivery cost of $62.50. On May 17, the daughter received an email from Ebay advising her to cease all contact with the buyer, as the buyer was using a fraudulent Ebay account that had already been cancelled. The daughter then received another fraudulent email from "PayPal," advising her that the buyer's PayPal had mistakenly been charged twice, and she must refund $950 into another PayPal account to correct the problem. When the daughter looked at her actual PayPal account, she realized there had been no transactions, confirming the fraudulent nature of the communications. The daughter is attempting to receive compensation for the necklace from Ebay.

Identity Theft
On May 15, a Birchall Drive man reported someone requested a fraudulent change of address for him with the US Postal Service and also attempted to open two Chase Bank credit cards in his name.

Someone rang a Rural Drive doorbell twice around 1:45 a.m., May 18, and then left the area. The homeowner called the police. Patrol noticed a bag of mulch lying in the street and graffiti spray painted, in green, on the front door of the house.

On May 18, another Rural drive resident woke up to find the numbers "1" and "6" spray-painted on her garage doors with green spray paint.

On May 18, another Rural Drive woman reported someone painted the doorframe of her front door green overnight. Her son said he heard loud music playing outside the house around 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m.

On May 18, Haverford Road man reported someone used green spray paint to deface his 2015 Lexus's trunk with a curse word overnight.

A person also vandalized a Haverford Road resident's mailbox overnight from May 17 to May 18. Initials, matching the resident's name, were spray painted on the mailbox.

Criminal Mischief
A woman walked into police headquarters and reported her 2017 BMW was keyed while she was attending a party on Butler Road May 21.

Trashcan Fires
Custodians at Edgewood School reported they had extinguished two small trashcan fires outside the school at approximately 10:40 p.m., May 19. One custodian said he saw three boys in the area prior to the incident. Patrol offered to conduct extra ridebys of the school.

Middle of the Night
At 2:50 a.m., May 18, police observed an individual walking by the rear of Quaker Ridge School. Patrol stopped the young man and inquired where he was coming from. He said he had been at a friend's house on Hutchinson Avenue playing Xbox "all night." Because acts of criminal mischief involving spray paint were reported in the overnight period, patrol asked to see the young man's hands. His left hand was observed to be slightly dirty. The young man said he did not know how his hand had gotten dirty. He asserted that he had not left his friend's house all night.

A man was found reclining in the seat of his car parked on Bell Road at 2:30 a.m., May 19. The car was running at the time. Police questioned the man, who said he had just dropped off his girlfriend at her house and "was resting" before returning home. Police confirmed the story with the girlfriend, a Bell Road resident.

A Barry Road woman told police she sent a picture of her face to an unknown person, mistakenly believing it was someone she knew May 15. Since she sent the picture, she has creased communication with the email user and has blocked all emails from unknown addresses.

A security guard reported that a white man in his 60s was taking pictures of a nursery school playground on Ogden Road May 17. No children were on the playground at the time. The security guard questioned the man, and he said, "This is such a nice playground. I want to show it to my family in Nevada." The man said he was visiting from Los Angeles and is not a member of the synagogue. He drove off in a car, possibly with New York license plates. The guard said he would call police if the man returned.

A child flagged down a parking enforcement officer on Brewster Road, stating she did not know where her babysitter was at 3:12 p.m., May 17. By 3:18 p.m., the child's mother was on scene, and everything was determined to be in good order.

A Meadow Road man alleged a statue was moved inside his house May 21. Police checked the house and found no signs of criminality.

A Herkimer Road woman noticed a crack in her house window after returning from the train station, where she dropped off her husband, May 19. The crack was small, and police thought it was caused by age or a kicked up rock. There was no sign of criminality.

A pedestrian advised police she was concerned about the safety of a 12-year-old near the waterfall on the bike path of the Bronx River Parkway May 19. Patrol told the kid to come off the dam for his safety, and the kid complied.

Cars and Roadways
Boxes fell from a passing truck on Weaver Street May 16. Police and a tow truck operator helped the driver retrieve the fallen boxes from the street.

On May 16, a Drake Road man reported his car's license plates were destroyed when his car was "totaled" in an accident.

A van became disabled on Post Road May 18. Police stood by the driver until help arrived to change the tire.
A caller reported a boot was placed on her parked car on Garth Road May 18. The boot had been legally placed on the car because of a parking violation. The caller then acknowledged the violation, paid the boot removal fee and left.

The highway department removed a fallen tree from Bypass May 19.

A Pelham driver said she backed into a parking space on Freightway Road, and a pipe sticking out of a building damaged her taillight May 19.

The proper utility provider was contacted about a dangling cable wire on Aspen Road, for repair, May 19.
An employee working for the school district struck and bent a metal pole near the Scarsdale High School track May 19. Police were advised that any necessary repairs would be handled internally.

White Plains police asked Scarsdale police to help them contact a Scarsdale resident, regarding criminal mischief to the resident's car May 19.

Lost and found
A Cayuga Road man reported losing his driver's license in the village May 15.

A man lost his wallet in village center, and a worker found it and gave it to police May 15.

A Greenacres Avenue man reported losing his wallet May 15. He believes the wallet was last seen on his kitchen countertop, but he could not be certain. A worker was in the house during the time the wallet possibly disappeared, but the man was not sure if the worker was involved.

A Connecticut man walked in headquarters and reported losing license plates in the village May 17.

On May 18, a Willow Lane man reported losing a license plate somewhere in the village.

An American Express credit card was found by police on Harwood Court May 19. The owner was contacted, and she picked up her card.

A wallet was found on East Parkway, near Starbucks, May 19. It was vouchered at headquarters for safekeeping.

Police returned a wallet, found at Scarsdale Middle School, to its Post Road owner May 20.

A Carthage Road resident said she saw a raccoon fall from a tree and limp to the front of her house May 16. Police provided her with telephone numbers for trappers.

A Brewster Road woman found a lost poodle mix dog, wearing a collar and tags, May 19. She said she would keep the dog at her house while attempting to reach the owner. Police also left a message for the owner at a number listed on one of the tags.

A Crane Road resident reported a sick raccoon in her yard May 20. Patrol offered to provide telephone numbers for trappers, but the resident declined. As patrol was moving his patrol car, the animal was reportedly "destroyed." Its carcass was left in a garbage can.

A lost dog was reunited with its Garden Road owner May 20. Patrol issued the owner a village code violation summons.

Village Code
Neighbors complained about loud music coming from the rear of a Fox Meadow Road house May 17. Police informed the homeowner, who was celebrating her birthday, and she turned down the volume of the music. A noise violation warning was issued.

A summons was issued to a Cooper Road resident because the resident alarm was ringing, with an exterior siren, "off and on" all day May 20.

Patrol followed up on noise complaints regarding a Cohawney Road party at 11:30 p.m., May 20. The resident said he would tell his son to turn off the music and start asking people to leave.

An oil burner misfired in a Wildwood Road house and created smoke May 15.

Con Edison was called to investigate a gas odor on Harcourt Road May 15.

A Richbell Road resident got locked out of her house May 16. Firefighters checked her ID and helped her get back inside.

A gas grill was turned on but not lit at a Sheldrake Road house, possibly causing an outdoor gas odor May 18.

Firefighters helped silence a malfunctioning siren at a Cooper Road house May 19.

A gas-powered power washer being used outside a Hickory Road house created slightly elevated carbon monoxide readings inside the house May 20. Firefighters ventilated the space, and the contractor was advised to stop using the power washer near the house.

This week, firefighters assisted at three car accidents on parkways and in the village and responded to 16 false fire alarms, caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, shower steam, painters' preparation work, dust, and a latched head.

This report, covering police and fire department activity from May 15-21 has been compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Water Cooler Water Tested after Scarsdale Medical Center Employees Reported Sickness

watercoolerEmployees at Scarsdale Medical Center reported feelings of illness such as nausea, dizziness, light-headedness and general malaise May 1. Approximately 35 people from the building were evacuated, and firefighters and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived. Firefighters checked the building with gas meters and carbon monoxide meters. None was detected. Yonkers Haz-Mat team was called in for more extensive testing. Six employees were taken to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation. The building maintenance team was called in, and a technician was summoned to check the HVAC system. The building was checked for Freon, and none was detected. No radiation was found in the building. Further information from sick employees at the hospital confirmed that all sick employees had consumed coffee from the same coffee pot in the employee lounge. The coffee had been made with water from the water cooler. The coffee pot and water cooler were taken out of service, pending further testing of water quality by the department of health. Results were not available at press time.

On May 3, New York City police informed Scarsdale police that they had a man – Michael Mier, 19, of the Bronx – in custody who was wanted on an active warrant issued by Scarsdale police in July 2016. Following Mier's arraignment for unrelated charges in a Bronx court, Mier was picked up by Scarsdale police and arrested on the following charges: third-degree criminal mischief causing damage to another's property (because of actions occurring at Hyatt Field), and two counts each of unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and reckless driving (for actions occurring on Madison and Tunstall Roads.) Mier was arraigned at Scarsdale Village Justice Court, and bail was set at $1,500 cash or $2,500 bond. Unable to post bail, Mier was taken to Westchester County Jail.

Identity theft
On May 5, an Aspen Road man reported he provided his personal information to someone over the Internet in a phishing scam in March. The man stated he received an email from someone alleging to be from Chase Bank asking for his Social Security number, driver's license number, credit card numbers and other personal information. The man said he provided all the information but later realized the requests were suspicious. He contacted Chase Bank and a representative said the email was not legitimate. The man was advised to report the matter to the credit reporting bureaus.

A CVS pharmacist and a white male customer in his 60s got into an argument over a prescription May 5. The customer wanted to pick up the prescription of Xanax but did not have proper identification on him. The pharmacist explained he could not sell him the medication with seeing his ID. The customer got angry and started yelling and cursing. He left the store and called the manager. The customer told the manager he would punch the pharmacist in the face if the pharmacist was outside the store. The customer allegedly cursed and yelled before hanging up the phone. Police advised they would increase ridebys of the Popham Road store.

Suspicious Phone Calls
On May 5, a Rock Creek Lane woman reported receiving unwanted phone calls in which the caller did not speak but instead breathed loudly and heavily into the phone. The woman said, "I know who this is," and the caller hung up after a few seconds. The caller ID stated "unknown." Later, the woman received a call from a Chinese restaurant on Weaver Street. The caller inquired about a food order that was allegedly placed in the recent past. The woman said she had not placed any food orders. The woman apologized and ended the call. Police went to the restaurant and inquired about the call. The owner of the restaurant said her phone line has been experiencing problems, and she confirmed the call had been placed in error. Police are following up and conducting increased ridebys.

A man advised police he saw ski equipment curbside on Haverford Road and picked it up May 1. He thought the items had been left outside for trash collection, but he told police he left a note for the owner in order to avoid any potential problems. He also wanted to inform police.

A caller reported a Brambach Road man was drying fish in his front yard, allegedly causing "a nuisance" and "attracting flies and bugs" May 1. On scene, patrol observed approximately ten small fish on a piece of cardboard, drying in the front yard. Patrol did not observe the fish to be causing any sort of nuisance or bug problem, but the resident brought the fish inside prior to patrol's departure.

A caller reported a suspicious white Ford Explorer parked on Bradford Road May 2. She said the car's occupants appeared to be pointing a camera at her house. Police followed up on the report and discovered the Explorer belonged to a "News 12" crew, on official assignment.

A man in his 20s, wearing a blue sweatshirt, was seen taking pictures of houses on Ogden Road May 6. Police found the man and questioned him. He was a visitor from Italy, staying in a Hampton Road house. He said he was taking pictures of the community to show his family and friends at home. He apologized if his photography caused alarm. He said he would try to take more pictures of parks and public areas in the future.

Roadside Objects
A caller reported seeing an empty baby stroller by the side of Normandy Lane May 3. Closer inspection of the stroller revealed it was dirty ad had grass clippings in it. Police deduced it had most likely been put out for sanitation pickup.

A laptop bag was causing suspicion outside the Board of Education office May 4. Police spoke to an employee of the Board of Education offices, and she said the bag had been placed outside for sanitation pickup. It was old and had a foul odor.

A caller reported a woman was "attempting to get into her car for the past 30 minutes" on Wilmot Road and might need assistance May 2.

On May 3, police stood by while the man retrieved three files containing paperwork from his Gatehouse Road house.

A Mamaroneck Road woman called police because her daughter's school bus was late, and she was getting worried May 3. The bus arrived, and no police assistance was needed.

A Woods Lane woman thought she heard voices in her basement and called police May 3. Patrol checked the house and found no one there. There was no sign of criminality.

Traffic Stop
On May 2, police responded to the Golden Horseshoe shopping center on the report of a person in need of assistance. Upon patrol's arrival, a passerby directed patrol to a woman sitting inside her Honda Odyssey, staring down at her feet with the door wide open. As patrol approached the car, the woman closed the door and drove away from the shopping center parking lot. Patrol followed her as she drove north on Palmer Avenue. Suddenly, the minivan pulled to the right in front of the woman driver's Palmer Avenue house, remaining partially in the roadway and impeding traffic flow. This occurred without the driver using a turn signal or activating her flashers. Patrol turned on the patrol car's lights and siren and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. However, the driver instead turned her minivan left into the southbound lane and proceeded to back into her driveway. There, she remained sitting in her van, staring down at her legs. Patrol approached the driver's side window and knocked to get the woman's attention. She said she had been unaware of the patrol car's flashing lights and patrol's intention to conduct a traffic stop. She was issued summonses for failure to signal a turn and for not wearing eyeglasses, as per her driver's license restrictions. She told patrol she did not need to wear glasses because she had passed a vision test. She said patrol was "bothering her" and to "go away." She refused to accept the summonses. Patrol then placed the summonses in the car and told the woman she must read the instructions and return the summonses prior to June 7. At that time, she closed the door to her van and continued to sit inside. Patrol completed as request for a driver's license reevaluation and submitted it to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Cars and Roadways
A Quaker Ridge custodian reported seeing a parked car with its trunk open in the school parking lot at 6:20 a.m., May 1. Police issued the owner of the car a summons and provided school personnel with a towing service's phone number.

Police issued a summons to the owner of an illegally parked car on Overhill Road May 1.

Police called a tow truck operator to help a driver change a flat tire on Mamaroneck Road May 2.

The highway department removed fallen branches from Bypass and Reimer Road May 2.

Police removed a fallen branch from Greenacres Avenue May 2.

A caller reported a woman walking on Post Road, creating a possibly hazardous condition May 3. Police determined the woman was simply walking to a bus stop. No police action or assistance was needed.

Two cars passed a stopped school bus on Popham Road, and police issued summonses May 3.

A driver parked in a no parking zone on Overhill Road was instructed to move his car May 3. The driver apologized and complied.

Parking summonses were issued to the owners of two illegally parked cars on Freightway Road May 3.

A secretary in the Scarsdale Schools District Office requested that police ticket two cars parked in the district office parking lot May 4. She provided license plate numbers to police. The cars were gone by the time police arrived.

Police notified Verizon about a fallen phone wire on Overlook Road May 5.

Patrol assisted with traffic control on Post Road while a motorist changed a flat tire May 5.

Police barricaded a section of Brookby and Heathcote roads because of flooding May 5. A blocked storm drain was later cleared at Heathcote and Sherbrooke Roads, which was determined to be causing the problem.

Patrol issued a parking summons to illegally parked cars at Montrose Road and Huntington Avenue May 5 and Post and Carman Roads May 7.

On May 5, a caller reported a black pickup truck driving slowly, "stopping and going," on Ogden Road, near Fox Meadow Road. Police spoke to the driver and occupants of the car. They said they had just eaten pizza at a Central Avenue restaurant and were "driving through the neighborhood." There was no sign of criminality or anything suspicious.

The highway department was notified about an uprooted tree on Innes Road May 5.
Police placed flares around a disabled car at Hutchinson Avenue and Weaver Street May 6.

A tree split on Richbell Road May 5 or 6. On May 6, police contacted the highway department and Con Edison to address the tree and its potential impact on wires.

A man was reportedly playing with a remote controlled car in the Central Taxi bay on East Parkway May 7. He was advised the toy car was causing a hazard. The man left.

Six car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil Matter
A Lyons Road man said a contractor did work on his front sidewalk without his permission. He asked police to document the incident because he anticipates difficulty with the contractor.

Village Code
A solicitor from Power Home Remodeling was going door to door on Gaylor Road May 2. He had a valid permit to solicit business in the village.

A woman reported a "limping raccoon" was "staring" at her on Lincoln Road May 1. It was gone when police arrived.

A coyote was reported on Montrose Road May 5. It was gone when police arrived.

A Larch Lane dog was barking at 11:15 p.m., May 6, and neighbors complained. Police spoke with a 12-year-old boy at the house of the dog. He apologized and brought the dog inside.

Lost wallet
A Leatherstocking Lane man reported losing his green and white wallet somewhere in the village May 3.

Firefighters used pressurized water to extinguish a small brush fire by the train track near Scarsdale train station May 2.
An Ardmore Road resident accidentally turned off his breaker panel due to poor eyesight in a rainstorm and asked firefighters to help him turn it back on May 5.
Firefighters used a pump to help an Eastwoods Lane resident remove 14 inches of water from his garage during a rainstorm May 5.
Firefighters helped a White Birch Lane resident get back in her house after she accidentally got locked out May 7.
Firefighters helped SVAC members gain access to an elderly village man who fell in his bathroom against the door and needed help May 7.
A worker at a gas station on Scarsdale Avenue accidentally activated the fuel pump extinguishing system when the gas pumps stopped working May 7. Firefighters shut power to the pumps. The extinguishing system fully discharged on the ground. No customers were present. The owner of the gas station advised it should remain closed until the ground and pumps could be cleaned up and until the system could be checked and refilled.
A Parkfield Road resident reported her oven was warm May 7. Firefighters determined the warmth was caused by normal operation of the pilot light.

This week, firefighters assisted at four car accidents in the village. One accident, on May 6, involved damage to a fire hydrant. They responded to one false water flow alarm and 20 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, shower steam, accidental keypad activation and dust.

This report covering police and fire department activity from May 1-7 was compiled from official information.

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