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Police Report: Garth Road Woman Bitten by Dog; Speeding Driver Arrested on Post Road

turkeyQRDog bite: A Garth Road woman reported being bitten by a dog while she was taking a leisurely walk on School Lane July 24. The dog that bit her was part of a pair of dogs being walked by a 19-year-old School Lane boy. According to the woman, the dog lunged at her and bit her left wrist and forearm as she crossed paths with the boy near Brown Road. The boy gave the woman his contact information, and she returned home to meet her husband and drive to police headquarters to file a report. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps evaluated the woman's injuries. She refused transport to the hospital and said she would follow up at an urgent care medical center. Patrol contacted the dog's owner, who was a parent of the 19-year-old boy. The boy, the dog (named Charlie) and the boy's parents responded to headquarters with the dog's license and vaccination paperwork. The dog behaved in an orderly manner in front of patrol and did not seem dangerous. Patrol sent an Animal Bite Report to Westchester County Department of Health and informed the Garth Road woman that the dog's vaccination record was up to date.

Vehicle and traffic arrest
While conducting traffic enforcement on Post Road at 5:45 p.m., July 29, police noticed a car speed by at approximately 48 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone. Police pulled behind the car and initiated a traffic stop. The driver told police he did not realize he was traveling at the rate of speed that patrol measured. The driver did not present a driver's license but told police he had a license. Patrol did a DMV check of the driver's name and learned the driver's driving privileges had been suspended with three suspensions on three separate dates. Additionally, there was an active warrant for the driver, issued out of New York City. The driver –Woodraw Yoon, 33, of Yonkers – was arrested and taken to headquarters. Yoon was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speeding in zone and operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver. Scarsdale police notified the warrant unit of NYPD that Yoon was in custody in Scarsdale. A NYPD warrant officer stated the warrant unit could not pick up Yoon until Monday, July 31. Scarsdale police informed NYPD that Yoon could not be held in Scarsdale until July 31. Yoon was released on $250 cash bail, paid by Yoon and his father. Yoon was issued an appearance ticket for Village Justice Court, returnable on August 2, and Yoon was instructed to follow up with NYPD.

Arrest on warrant
On July 25, Richard Fabio Westphal, 40, of Scarsdale, was arrested on the strength of an active bench warrant issued out of Scarsdale on Feb. 18, 2009. Westphal was picked up by Scarsdale detectives after Westphal's release from Westchester County Jail on an unrelated matter. Village Justice Court was contacted, and Westphal was released on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket issued for July 26.

Police called a Quaker Ridge woman after a 911 call was abandoned July 25. The woman said everything was OK, but dispatch heard her casually say, "Get out of my car" before the call ended. Police went to the scene. The woman's teenage daughter was sitting in the woman's car, refusing to get out after having a disagreement with her mother and father. Patrol helped mediate the situation, and the daughter got out of the car and went inside the house. The woman said she would follow up with a private counselor in the morning regarding an ongoing emotional issue with her daughter.

Just friends
A woman reported being "harassed" by a former employee of a village center deli July 28. According to the woman, the former employee used to chat with her and her friends at the deli. He sent her pictures and messages on Instagram in the past. He sent her a message stating, "How are you?" and a picture of a heart. She responded by saying, "I think you are a nice guy and [have] always been so friendly towards me; however, I think you're getting the wrong idea. [I'm] more than happy to be your friend, but it does make me feel uncomfortable receiving direct messages from you." The former employee responded, "I understand and am sorry if I gave you the wrong idea as well." The woman told police she saw the former employee outside he deli on July 28, and he approached her, said hello and walked away. The woman said she "felt funny" seeing the former employee and wanted to document the incident.

Welfare check
Police checked the welfare of Post Road kids and determined everything was in good order July 30.

Cars and roadways
A Cushman Road woman called police because a man was knocking at her door after 8 p.m., July 24, and his Honda CRV was parked in her driveway. Patrol spoke with the man and learned he was at the wrong address. He was looking for a house on Cushman Road, in White Plains.

Patrol helped a woman pick up her child from a River Road house while tree removal crews were working in the road to remedy a tree that was in danger of falling July 25.

Motorists were stuck inside the Popham Road CVS parking garage because the gate would not open July 28. Patrol contacted Freightway garage attendants, who manage the CVS garage. Attendants were able to open the gate and allow cars to exit.

A woman on Stonehouse Road told police she could not find her car July 28. Patrol located the car parked on Autenreith Road and provided her with a courtesy ride to retrieve her car.

Police arranged a tow for a disabled car on Butler Road July 28.

The highway department was notified about a fallen tree at Fenimore Road and the Bronx River Parkway July 28. The falling tree damaged a streetlight and a staircase railing.

Patrol contacted the owner of a car parked on Pinecrest Road with its lights on July 29. The owner said it must have been a mistake. So, he turned the lights off.

Police notified Verizon about a fallen phone wire and branch on Greenacres Avenue July 29.

Police removed broken beer bottles and glass shards from Mamaroneck Road July 30.

Five car accidents were reported in the village this week.

A Johnson Road woman called police because a squirrel was loose in her house July 24. The squirrel ran under her kitchen counter. Patrol canvassed the kitchen for the squirrel, but it was not to be found. Instead, patrol discovered a hole at the bottom of some kitchen cabinets. This appeared to be the access point for the squirrel. The woman said she was waiting for an exterminator to come to the house and remedy the situation.

A Montrose Road woman reported "an unusual animal with wings" was on her front lawn July 28. She thought the animal might be "sick." Upon arrival, patrol observed a healthy wild turkey on the woman's driveway. The woman said her nanny had put out birdseed for the turkey. Patrol advised the woman to refrain from feeding the turkey, as food would only encourage the turkey to return.

Civil matter
On July 27, a Black Birch Lane man told police he had contracted with a moving company that allegedly charged him more than double the estimate to move the man's furniture. The company was allegedly holding the man's furniture at a warehouse in Queens, demanding payment of $4,000. Police advised the man that his complaint was a civil matter.

On July 25, a Webster Road man said he paid his gardener approximately $750 to replaced a yard fence but the gardener has not yet performed the work. The check was given to the gardener in April, and the gardener started the work. However, the man was concerned because he had not seen the gardener since June 3. Two weeks ago, the man contacted the gardener, and the gardener said he was experiencing domestic issues with his wife but would come to fix the fence as soon as possible. The Webster Road man asked police to help him get in touch with the gardener, and he suggested the gardener might have been arrested for something. Police tried to reach the gardener by phone, but the attempts were unsuccessful. Police advised the man that it was a civil matter and informed him about possible options.

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on Fox Meadow Road July 25, Carthage Road July 26 and Fox Meadow Road July 27.

After a neighbor complained about noise, police asked a Leatherstocking Lane party host to lower the volume of music July 29.

Kids were having a noisy outdoor party at Heathcote and Carthage roads July 29. Patrol cautioned them about noise disturbance, and the kids agreed to move their party indoors.

An Olmsted Road man turned down loud music at 12:30 a.m., July 30, after neighbors complained.

Lost and found
A caller reported losing a black wallet somewhere in the village July 27. It contained cash and a gift card.

A man reported losing his wallet on Magnolia Road July 27. He left his contact information with police in case the wallet was found.

On July 29, a Fairview Road resident found cash on the road and gave it to police.

A Madison Road homeowner reported a problem with the igniter on her stovetop July 24. The igniter was stuck in the "on" position, and natural gas was leaking from the stovetop. Firefighters turned off power to the stove and advised the homeowner to seek repair.

Firefighters were unable to identify the source of a reported unusual odor in a Paddington Road garage July 25.

Leaking propane tanks for a Murray Hill Road generator were shut off by firefighters who were investigating a reported outdoor gas odor July 30. The homeowner was advised to repair the generator.

The electric motor of an attic fan in a Hampton Road house was causing an electrical burning odor July 30. Firefighters determined the motor had short-circuited and overheated. Firefighters advised the homeowner to replace the motor.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village and on the Bronx River Parkway. They responded to eight false fire and carbon monoxide alarms, caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, construction dust and hair dryer heat.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 24-30 was compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Packages Stolen From Front Porch

packageondoorstepStolen packages
On July 17, a Shaw Road resident reported three packages were delivered to her house and subsequently stolen. Two packages from Circa Lighting were delivered around 11:15 a.m., on July 14. They contained sconces valued at approximately $1,100. A third package was delivered around 3 p.m. that same day. It appears to have contained an American Express card. Video surveillance of the porch reveals the packages being unlawfully removed from the porch – one at a time – between 3:27 p.m. and 3:33 p.m. Police are following up.

On July 17, a Bradley Road man reported a possibly suspicious incident at his neighbor's house. The man said he saw a green Acura parked on the corner of Sprague and Bradley roads. A person wearing a white T-shirt was seen exiting the car and walking up to house. A small package was removed from the porch of the house, and the person ran back to the car. The car then sped away, heading north on Bradley Road. According to the police report, this is the second incident involving a stolen package that has occurred at this same address. The neighbor who reported this incident was able to take a photograph of the suspect's car. Police are following up.

Stolen bicycles
Twin Fox Meadow Road boys' Gary Fischer men's bicycles were stolen from Madison Road July 21. The boys allegedly rode their bikes to a friend's house and left the bikes leaning on a telephone pole on Madison Road while they were in their friend's house from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Neither bike had been secured with a lock. Police explained that since the bikes had not been locked and since they had been placed so close to the curb, it was possible that someone mistakenly thought the bikes had been discarded and placed at the curb for trash pickup. Police are following up.

Domestic matter
Police stood by while a divorced couple signed paperwork and worked out details of the father taking the children from the mother's house to Canada for a family wedding July 17. Patrol advised the couple to have their lawyers draw up more specific paperwork and agreements regarding travel and passports in order to avoid similar issues in the future.

Police and MTA police met an arriving train at the Scarsdale train station because an intoxicated man had been punching windows in the second car of the train while the train was en route July 19. The man was intoxicated but cooperative with police after he disembarked from the train. He was voluntarily transported to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation.

Police saw a ladder placed against a Woods Lane house, near a second floor window July 17. Patrol advised the homeowner of security concerns involving a ladder placed against a house. The homeowner said her husband had been using the ladder. The husband arrived back at home while police were on scene. He thanked patrol for the concern and follow-up.

A Brewster Road man reported a bald man was possibly taking pictures of his house while the bald man was standing outside a silver sedan parked on the street July 23. Police canvassed the area for the bald photographer but could not find him.

Garage door
Neighbors reported an open garage door for approximately one week at a Palmer Road house for sale July 17. Patrol checked the house, found everything to be in good order and secured the door.

A woman called police from a Lockwood Road physical therapy office, stating she had driven her car to the office but could no longer find her keys July 17. The woman retrieved a spare set of car keys from her office and notified the physical therapist's office about the lost keys.

A Claremont Road woman called police at 1 a.m., July 20, and said she heard her front door close, but she "was unsure if it was just a dream." She asked police to see if her door was secure. The woman met patrol at the door and stated all was in good order and secure.

Patrol helped an Overlook Road man turn off his emergency alert device after the device accidentally activated July 17. While examining the device, patrol discovered the battery indicator was showing that the battery soon needed to be changed. The man said he would change it after his wife got home because the device needed a AAA battery and a Phillips head screwdriver, both of which were not at the man's house.

A Bradford Road woman was upset that her home phone line was not working July 17. Patrol helped her contact her phone provider and schedule a repair appointment for the next day. In the meantime, patrol made sure the woman's fully charged cell phone was nearby, should the woman experience any emergencies in the meantime.

A Penn Boulevard woman called police because her rear sliding glass door came off its frame and shattered while the woman was closing the door July 20. She told police she was "very concerned." Police and firefighters helped the woman clean up the glass and temporarily secured the doorway opening with materials provided by the woman.
Police checked the welfare of a 90-year-old Colvin Road woman July 21. The woman was OK and called her daughter, who had requested the welfare check.

Cars and roadways
A white Nissan was seen speeding down Brewster Road July 18. While passing by, the car's front bumper and grill fell off. Patrol collected the auto parts from the road and gave them to White Plains police, because the parts were possibly related to a collision, with property damage, that had recently occurred on Fisher Avenue in White Plains.

Police directed traffic around a disabled car on Post Road while the driver waited for a tow July 18.

A road sign was removed from Mamaroneck Road and appropriate personnel were informed for replacement July 18.

Police issued warnings to the drivers of three illegally parked cars on Hampton Road July 19. The drivers immediately moved their cars.

A witness saw a 2005 Volvo strike a 2007 Hyundai on Scarsdale Avenue and drive away July 19. Police tracked down the driver of the Volvo who apologized for the accident. He said a bike rack on the rear of his car prevented him from realizing an accident had occurred. He exchanged information with the owner of the Hyundai and both parties asked to handle the matter civilly.

Police requested a tow for a disabled car on Post Road July 20.

Police noticed a Subaru parked in a Fairview Road driveway with its interior lights on at 4 a.m., July 21. The owner came outside and checked the car. Nothing was found disturbed or missing. The owner thanked patrol and secured the car.

A navy Jeep with teenagers in it was allegedly driving on a Palmer Avenue soccer field July 21. When kids on the soccer field attempted to video tape the Jeep, the Jeep's driver allegedly scared the kids and followed them as the kids ran home. Patrol canvassed the area but did not find the Jeep. No damages were observed on the field.

A woman accidentally locked her keys inside her car on Popham Road July 22. Police called a tow service that opened her doors without causing any damage.

A truck pulled down a live secondary power line on Post Road July 22. Affected residents were advised to stay away from the wires and to not leave their houses. Patrol taped off the area and stood by for Con Edison.

Two women were soliciting and selling magazines door-to-door on Ferncliff Road July 17. Police informed them that a permit was required to conduct such business in the village. The women apologized and left.

A Church Lane resident said she had donated $110 to a man selling magazines and collecting donations for an organization, but she had not been issued a receipt July 17. Patrol tracked down the solicitor, inquired about the receipt and advised him he needed a permit to solicit in the village. The man issued the resident a receipt and apologized for having forgotten to do so previously. Patrol issued the solicitor a summons for soliciting without a permit.

A pest control salesman was going door-to-door on Coralyn Road, attempting to solicit business, July 17. Patrol issued him a warning and advised him it was already late in the evening, at 8 p.m., to solicit. The salesman apologized.
A solicitor on Chesterfield Road was issued a warning July 18.

An Edgewood Road woman called 911, stating she wanted to report "a fraud" July 19. Patrol went to the woman's house and learned she was "worried about solicitors coming back to her house asking for another donation." She told police she had donated money to a solicitor's charity the day before, but she recently called her credit card to cancel the donation. Patrol assured the woman police would conduct extra ridebys to discourage future solicitations. Patrol called the woman's husband and informed him of the situation.

Two people accused of soliciting on Greenacres Avenue without a permit were canvassing the area for a religious organization July 19. No further police action was necessary.

A man accused of soliciting on Aspen Road without a permit was in the area to inform residents about environmental issues that are hazardous to Westchester County residents July 19. No further police action was necessary.

A Griffen Avenue resident reported a possible solicitor rang his doorbell and did not immediately leave the property when asked to leave July 19. The resident thought the possible solicitor might be "casing his property." Police located the possible solicitor, who was from a religious organization. He explained he is part of a mentoring program that requires prospective mentors to go door-to-door and speak with individuals. He is supposed to ask these individuals questions in an attempt to gain insight "on keys to success." Through this task, he can earn "credits" toward becoming a mentor for at-risk youth. He told police he mistook a detached structure located at the back of the Griffen Avenue house for another house. He said he did not mean to disrespect or disregard the resident's request for him to leave the property.

A man accused of soliciting on Lincoln Road without a permit was in the area to inform residents about environmental issues that are hazardous to Westchester County residents July 19. No further police action was necessary.
A Brite Avenue resident complained about a solicitor going door-to-door at 8:45 p.m., July 20. Patrol spoke with the solicitor, who had a valid permit. Patrol reminded the solicitor about the allowed hours for solicitation.

Kids were dispersed from a gathering on Hutchinson Avenue at 9 p.m., July 18.

Police reunited a Birchall Drive homeowner with his lost dog July 20.

An Ardmore Road dog escaped off its collar and ran into traffic n Crossway July 21. The dog was struck by a car. Police helped the dog owner get the dog into his car and provided directions to the nearest veterinary urgent care center.
Two unleashed Fox Meadow Road dogs were running loose, scaring children on Paddington Road, July 22. Patrol spoke to the dogs' owner, who said the dogs' electric fence collars must not have been working. He apologized and brought the dogs in the house.

A caller reported a possibly injured dog on Boulevard July 23. When police arrived on scene, they encountered a Johnson Road woman and her daughter. The woman said her dog had accidentally fallen and injured itself after getting tangled in its leash while out for a walk with the woman's daughter. The woman said her husband had already taken the dog to a vet. She said she did not need any assistance and just wanted to get her daughter home.

Civil matter
On July 23, a Post Road resident reported his neighbor was placing an unknown chemical on the border of their lawns, allegedly attempting to kill the resident's plants. The resident stated there was a long-standing issue between his neighbor and him. Patrol advised the resident that this was a civil matter and, at the moment, there was no evidence to support the allegations. Patrol suggested the resident invest in a surveillance camera to help monitor the area.

Village code
Neighbors complained of noise coming from a Willow Lane house at 10 p.m., July 19. The homeowner said he was having a birthday dinner with friends on the patio. He promised to be cautious regarding loud talking and noise.
Police issued a summons to a landscaper for using a gas-powered leaf blower on Garden Road July 21.

After neighbors complained of noise, a Carthage Lane resident lowered the volume of music to a reasonable level July 21.

Police dispersed kids from Greenacres School basketball court after dark July 21.

Patrol advised construction workers on Berwick Road that they could not make noise prior to 10 a.m., July 22. The workers apologized and stopped their work at 8:30. They said they would resume only after the permitted time.

Police issued a summons to a landscaper for using a gas-powered leaf blower on Church Lane July 22.

Noise complaints for unrelated parties and gatherings on Tompkins Road and Brite Avenue were deemed unfounded July 22.

Lost and found
On July 20, a Post Road man reported losing 12 pieces of assorted jewelry inside his house. He believes he last saw the jewelry in June. The jewelry is either kept in the man's house or in a Bank of America safe deposit box. The man provided police with documentation regarding two white gold diamond rings and a pair of diamond earrings. The man said he would look for documentation about the other missing items.

Water was leaking into an electrical outlet in the pump room at the Scarsdale pool July 17. Firefighters shut power at the junction box and advised pool management to have an electrician install a breaker to the outlet.

A propane cylinder was leaking from a pressure relief valve in a Brambach Road resident's yard July 19. The resident said the tank had just been filled two days earlier. Firefighters bled the tank until it stopped leaking.

This week, firefighters responded to 22 false fire and carbon monoxide alarms caused by device malfunction, construction dust, cooking smoke, technicians' work, batteries being changed and accidental manual activation.

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Drunk Driver Arrested After Car Chase Ends In Rollover Accident

carspeedingDWI arrest
At 4: 26 a.m., July 9, police arrested Jayron M. Whitted, 30, of Mount Vernon, on charges of operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated (with a prior conviction), use of a leased vehicle without an ignition interlock device, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving with speed not reasonable and prudent, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and failure to obey a police officer. Whitted's 2009 Acura was observed traveling at a high rate of speed and crossing pavement markings on Post Road by a police officer conducting DWI enforcement there. The officer activated lights and sirens in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. Whitted's car began to slow down, hit the curb, then accelerated at a high rate of speed. Three police cars pursued the car along Post Road until Boulevard, when a sergeant instructed the officers to cease following the car. Approximately two minutes later, Eastchester police reported a vehicle rollover accident at Post Road and Hilldale Place. Police confirmed it was the same car that had been fleeing Scarsdale officers. Eastchester police reported the driver – later identified as Whitted – crawled out of the car and ran down Club Way. Police canvassed the area and eventually found Whitted running in the vicinity of Park and Leewood drives. He was covered in sweat and had several visible cuts on his arms. His breath smelled of alcohol; his speech was slurred; and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. Eastchester EMS transported Whitted to Westchester Medical Center, accompanied by police officers. While at the hospital, Scarsdale police read Whitted his DWI Warning, and Whitted refused to submit to a blood rest to determine his blood alcohol level. Judge Joachim Alemany, from Scarsdale Village Justice Court, responded to the hospital and arraigned Whitted at bedside. Whitted was subsequently remanded to Westchester County Jail. A check of Whitted's records indicated an active bench warrant issued out of New York City for "failure to make a payment" as part of a conditional discharge for a DWI conviction. Whitted's personal property was removed from the car, and the car was towed to the police impound lot. Whitted was placed under constant police supervision while at the hospital and later handed over to Westchester County Correction officers.

Arrest on warrant
New York State Police contacted Scarsdale police on July 9 to advise they were in custody of Jonathan Hirsch, 44, of Pleasantville, whom they learned had an active bench warrant issued out of Scarsdale. The warrant was issued for failure to appear in court. Patrol picked up Hirsch from a traffic stop by New York State Police troopers in Greenburgh. Judge Alemany was consulted, and bail was issued for $1,000, with an appearance ticket for July 12. Bail was posted by Hirsch's wife, and he was released.

Missing property
A resident of the Ambassador, on Saxon woods Road, told a staff member she could not find her handbag and an unspecified amount of jewelry in her room July 5. The staff member called police to investigate; however, the resident became agitated by patrol's presence and said she wanted to speak with her family first.

Identity theft
On July 5, a Claremont Road resident reported someone ordered a computer from Staples and had it delivered to her house using her identity credentials. The resident made arrangements with Staples to return the computer. Police are investigating.

On July 7, a Chateaux Circle resident reported someone opened fraudulent credit cards at Best Buy and P.C. Richards in her name. The person used the cards to make two fraudulent purchases at a Best Buy store and three fraudulent purchases at a P.C. Richards store. Both store were in Elmhurst. Both accounts were closed, and the woman is monitoring her credit report.

Welfare check
On July 3, police checked the welfare of a Gilmore Court man after the man's father called police stating he had concerns because he had not been able to reach his son. The son was in good condition and did not require police assistance.

A caller asked police to check the welfare of a former health care aide on Larch Lane July 9. The aide was fine. She told police she was attempting to limit contact with the man who requested the welfare check. She said the man's concerns were "somewhat intrusive," and she "does not wish future contact." Police advised the man.

A man dressed in black was walking on Murray Hill Road at 2:30 a.m., July 3. He told police he was "just out of for a walk." Patrol advised him to walk on the opposite side of the road, against the flow of traffic, for his safety.
Police checked the welfare of a man wearing pajamas and socks lying in his Heathcote lawn July 3. He was OK.

Gas pump
A driver accidentally drove away from the Gulf gas station on Scarsdale Avenue with the fuel pump still attached to her car July 4. The driver said she was un aware of the pump's attachment because she drove away only after filling her tank, paying and saying goodbye to the gas station attendant. The incident caused damage to the gas pump but did not damage the woman's car. The gas attendant said he did not know why he failed to removed the gas pump after filling the driver's car with gas. He did not know how to reattach the hose and said he would call his manager.

A Popham Road caller reported her husband had been drinking and was out driving on the road in a black Durango July 5. Police notified Eastchester police. Multiple units checked the area but could not find the car or the allegedly intoxicated man.

An elderly Wakefield Road woman called police, sating her stove knob fell off and she needed help putting it back on July 6. An officer helped replace he stove knob and verified that all knobs were in the "off" position.

Numerous callers reported a white man with long dark hair buying gas from Heathcote Gulf and walking north on Palmer Avenue July 7. Police spoke with the man, who said he was purchasing the gasoline to run a generator at his house.

A caller reported two boys going into the woods, "possibly engaged in illegal activities" July 7. Patrol talked to the boys, who said they had gone into the woods but were not in possession of anything illegal. Patrol cautioned them about the penalties for smoking marijuana. They boys left the area without incident.

Police observed a man sitting in a parked car with the car's light off on Farley Road at 3:20 a.m., July 8. The driver said he was waiting for a phone call from a girl he knows. He could not provide patrol with the girl's last name. Patrol saw a large amount of cash in the car's center console. The man said the cash was from his job as a valet. There were no obvious signs of criminality.

Cars, roadways, trees
A caller reported a tree fell in the parking lot of Scarsdale Baptist Church but did not cause any damage cars July 3. The tree was on private property, so no further police action was required.

A car belonging to a Central Taxi driver was parked on top of a Con Edison manhole on Ferncliff Road July 3. Police contacted the owner who moved the car.

A caller reported a bicyclist almost hit his car on Post Road July 3. The caller was concerned about the cyclist's safety. Police canvassed the area for the cyclist but could not find him.

A traffic light at Walworth Avenue and Fenimore Road was stuck on "flash" July 4 and July 5. Police contacted an electrician for repair.

Police found a car door ajar on Carman Road at 1:49 a.m., July 5. The owner examined the car, said nothing was out of place and closed the door.

A car was found parked on Brookby Road with its lights on at 2:30 a.m., July 6. Patrol turned off the lights and secured the car.

A grandfather accidentally locked his car keys in a parked car with his two-year-old grandson inside on East Parkway July 6. Police, firefighters, Heathcote Gulf and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived on scene. The car door was opened and the child was reunited with his grandfather unharmed.

A tree leaning on wires on River Road was removed by Con Edison July 7.

Seven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

A caller reported a sick squirrel on Roosevelt Place July 4. Police went to the scene and observed the squirrel lying still and having shortness of breath. It was not showing classic symptoms of rabies. While police were there, the squirrel died at the scene. Exercising caution, police placed the dead animal inside a garbage bag for sanitation pickup.

A Johnson Road resident reported a squirrel loose in her house July 6. Police could not find it.

A Taunton Road woman reported a dead blue heron on her front lawn near the bushes July 6. Police noticed the bird's body had a torn wing. Police deduced the bird was struck and died there as a result of its in injuries.

Using microchip information, patrol found the owner of a lost dog in the village July 7. Dog and owner were reunited.

A neighbor complained of a barking dog on Palmer Avenue July 8. Patrol contacted the dog's owner who said she would contact the dog walker to address the situation in her absence.

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on Harvest Drive July 3, Cushman Road July 4 and Greenacres Avenue July 6.

Teens were setting off fireworks on Fox Meadow field July 3 and July 4. Police advised each group of teens that fireworks were illegal and no one was allowed on school grounds after dark. In both cases, the teens cleaned up the fireworks' residue and left.

Solicitors on Windmill Lane only had a permit to solicit in White Plains July 5. Patrol advised them they were in Scarsdale, and the solicitors left.

At 7:30 a.m., a worker on Huntington Avenue was told village code prohibited the use of power tools before 8 a.m. on weekdays.

Police told a magazine salesman he needed a permit to solicit in the village July 6.

Police issued a summons to the company that placed handbills on cars' windshields in Freightway Garage July 7.

After neighbors complained of noise, police asked a Brite Avenue party host to lower the sound the party at 11 p.m., July 8. The party host agreed to lower the noise, and she said the party was ending.

After neighbors complained of noise, a Tisdale Road homeowner said he would lower the volume of music he and his friends were listening to on the back deck at 2 a.m., July 9.

A man was issued a summons for using power tools to install drywall in his garage on Carstensen Road at 8:40 a.m., July 9.

Lost and found
A Weaver Street woman reported losing her wallet somewhere in the village July 3. It contained a driver's license and credit card.
On July 6, a woman reported losing her Volkswagen car key on East Parkway sometime around June 21.

Firefighters helped a Tisdale Road resident get back in her house after she accidently locked herself outside July 3.

A gasoline can caught fire in the backyard of a Heathcote Road construction site while a worker was using a gasoline power washer July 6. Firefighters extinguished it with a dry powder extinguisher and a garden hose. Workers said one of them tried to refuel the power washer while it was still running and the can and device caught fire. The burst of flames caused one worker to get burned on his face. The worker was taken to the hospital with injuries.

On July 10, a bag of trash caught fire in a Boulevard driveway. Firefighters extinguished the fire and overhauled the area.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village. They responded to 17 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke and construction dust.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 3 – 9 was compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Tree Slices Through House on Gorham Court in Greenacres

9GorhamCourtOn July 14, police responded to a report of a large tree falling and striking a Gorham Court house. The tree, which fell from the backyard, struck the house, cut through the roof and came to rest between the first and second floors. An exterior wall, the roof and an interior stairwell were compromised. Windows were broken. Police, firefighters, Con Edison, the water department and the building department responded to evaluate the scene. Since the house was vacant and for sale, police contacted the real estate agent who notified the owner. All utilities were shut off for safety. Firefighters sealed the exposed areas of the house with tarps, staples and caution tape. The building department determined the tree was located on private property and did not belong to the village.

Stolen money
On July 12, an Immaculate Heart of Mary church official reported that four lock boxes and a candle stand were damaged. Approximately $200 was stolen from the lock boxes. Investigation showed that a parishioner unlocked the lock boxes at approximately 6 a.m. and left them in good order, with nothing missing, at 7:15 a.m. when mass ended. At 8:30 a.m., it was determined that money had been stolen from the lock boxes. Polices estimated that the theft occurred sometime between 7:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Stolen box
A caller reported seeing two men get out of green four-door Acura parked on Bradley Road and approach a Bradley Road house around 8:15 p.m., July 14. They proceeded to take a small brown box from the front porch, get back in the car and drive away. The caller said the occupants of the house had passed away, and the house was empty and for sale.

An employee of LF Stores on Boniface Circle reported a pair of jeans was stolen from the store July 13. Police are following up.

Car break-in
A Colonial Road woman reported approximately five dollars in charge was missing from her Lincoln Navigator July 15. She told police her husband was out of town, and she wanted to discuss the matter with him before filing an official report.

Domestic matters
A father called police to report he was having a heated argument with his son, and he asked his son to leave July 14. When police got to the house, the father said his son had already left the house. While police were still on scene, the son returned and apologized for his behavior.

A woman walked into headquarters and asked to do a custody exchange at headquarters July 15. She refused to provide any pedigree information. She then asked for the address of the Greenburgh Police Department and left.

Welfare check
A caller reported her daughter is a friend of a person who recently posted on Facebook that he wanted to commit suicide July 15. The caller asked police to check the person's welfare. Police are following up. The matter is confidential.

On July 17, police responded to a group home on Post Road because of a physical altercation between two residents. Police learned that while one woman was in the kitchen cooking dinner, another woman entered the kitchen, confronted the "cook" and began to scratch the cook's arms because she was allegedly upset over a change in the kitchen's cleaning schedule. Staff separated both women. The aggressor was unable to clearly communicate with police because she was "in an altered mental state." To address the altered mental state, Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps took the woman to White Plains Hospital Center. A NY State Mental Hygiene Emergency Admission form was filled out by police, and the woman was monitored by two security guards at the hospital. The cook, who sustained scratches to her arm, refused medical attention.

On July 10, a Greenaces Avenue resident reported someone was "attempting to enter her home" and continuously ringing the doorbell. The person was described as driving a gray Toyota Prius. Police found the person and the car. The person was a pizza deliveryman and had mistakenly gone to the wrong house.

Fire hydrant
A Lincoln Road fire hydrant was found to be leaking water July 15. A nearby resident reported hearing a loud bang, possibly from an auto strike, near the hydrant shortly before it was found leaking. Firefighters were called to evaluate the integrity of the fire hydrant, and the water department shut off the hydrant's water supply.

Car horn
An Overhill Road resident called police at 3:40 a.m., July 11, reporting that his car alarm was sounding outside, but he did not know why. Upon arrival at the scene, police saw a young man standing outside a car in a driveway. He said he had been knocking on his parents' door, but they did not hear him. He said he then started using the car horn, in an attempt to wake them and get them to come to the door. Dispatch contacted the caller and explained the situation. The caller came to the door and let his son into the house.

An Overhill Road woman reported a large, basketball-sized rock suddenly appeared in her yard July 11. Police determined the rock had most likely gotten loose and rolled down from a stone retaining wall at the back of the woman's property.

A Richbell Road resident reported someone put orange traffic cones in front of his driveway, thus preventing his landscaper from entering his property July 12. Upon arrival, police spoke with a Con Edison foreman subcontracted to repair a gas leak in the street. He said he moved the cones as soon as he realized the landscaper needed to get access to the property. Patrol contacted the resident and updated her about the misunderstanding.

A library employee reported an individual was fishing turtles out of the Audrey Hochberg pond to take them home and eat them July 12. Police went to the pond and spoke with the library employee to get more information. The library employee said he saw a man with white hair and two young girls with blonde hair, approximately seven years old, fishing turtles out of the pond with a fishing net. When the employee approached the family and inquired about their activities, the man allegedly said they were going to eat the turtles. By the time the employee entered the library to report the incident, the family had already left the pond.

A man accused of giving tennis lessons on the Scarsdale Middle School tennis courts without a permit told police he was "only practicing and playing the game." There was no one with him when police investigated the accusations, reported by a caller.

Suspicious men
A Murray Hill Road woman reported a suspicious conversation with two tall, skinny, white men, with dark bushy hair, in their twenties July 16. According to the woman, the family dog ran out of the house and toward the road where the men were walking. The woman's daughter ran after the dog and called to the men to help her with the dog. One man was wearing black pants and a red shirt. The other man was wearing black pants and a black shirt. The woman said they were possibly identical twins. As the dog approached the men, one of them pulled out a pocketknife and told the daughter, "You're lucky. I almost stabbed your dog." The daughter then apologized, and the men left the area. Police canvassed the area but could not find the men

Road rage
On July 12, a female driver reported a male driver interacted with her by aggressively honking his horn while the female driver was waiting for the green arrow before making a left turn from Popham Road onto Scarsdale Avenue. The woman said there is a lack of visibility at the Popham Road Bridge, and she felt more comfortable waiting for the green arrow. After she made the left turn and parked her car on Scarsdale Avenue, the male driver pulled his car next to her, yelled at her and drove away. Patrol advised the woman that Village Code prevents excessive and unnecessary noise, including horn honking. However, since patrol did not observe the horn honking, patrol stated there was no requirement for police action. The woman insisted that the incident be documented for two reasons. First, she said she wanted to discuss the safety of the traffic light and the left turn at that intersection with Village Hall. Second, she said she wanted to make sure police were aware of the situation that she experienced because it could occur with other motorists in the future. She suggested police could be proactive in preventing similar incidents in the future. Patrol advised that Scarsdale police heavily patrol that area of the village; however, there are sometimes traffic infractions that occur without patrol seeing them.

Cars and roadways
Patrol moved a large tree limb from Bell and Sprague roads July 10.

Patrol was unable to push a very heavy fallen tree limb from White Road, due to its weight, July 10. Patrol snapped off numerous smaller branches to make the road passable. The highway department was notified for removal.

Police removed a tire from Fox Meadow Road July 10.

A caller reported a white BMW parked "by the overpass on Bypass, near someone's backyard" with two men standing near the car July 10. Patrol spoke with the men and they said they were doing a photo shoot for online sales in the area. No criminal activity was observed, and the men left the area.

Parking summonses were issued to illegally parked cars on Ferncliff, Drake and Sunset roads July 11.

Police removed wooden scaffolding boards from the roadway at Weaver Street and Palmer Avenue July 11. The manager of the construction site was advised.

Police advised a skateboarder on Post Road to use the sidewalk for safety July 12.

Patrol issued a parking summons to an illegally parked landscaping truck on Heathcote Road July 12.

Patrol advised Verizon about a low-hanging utility wire on Weaver Street July 12.

A tree branch fell on Brite Avenue and brought down wires July 14. Con Edison was notified.
Nine car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Village code

Police issued summonses to landscapers for using gas-powered leaf blowers on Fenimore and Drake roads July 10, Church Lane and Heathcote Road July 11 and Crane Road July 15.

A noise complaint about activity on Saxon Woods Golf Course was referred to Westchester County Police at 11:45 p.m., July 15.
A Honda CRV's car alarm was sounding in a Madison Road driveway at 4 a.m., July 16, and a neighbor called police to complain about the noise. All doors were locked, and there was no sign of criminal activity. Police knocked on the house door numerous times, but no one answered. While police were on scene, the car's battery died, thus silencing the alarm.

Lost and found
A village resident reported his car's license plate fell off his car and got lost somewhere in the village July 12.

On July 11, a Brook Lane resident reported he donated his car to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and later realized the license plates had been left on the car. The plates have now been deemed lost.

Police found a driver's license on Weaver Street, contacted the owner and returned the license July 16.

Firefighters extinguished a small bag of rubbish on fire at the end of a Boulevard driveway July 10. They overhauled the area and confirmed there was no extension of the fire.

Firefighters responded to a report of smoldering mulch on Carthage Road July 10. Firefighters determined the mulch was naturally off-gassing.

An electrician working in a Continental Road house asked the fire department to check an alarm system that was not working July 10. Firefighters observed a hardwired system that had been damaged and would not turn off. Firefighters helped the resident call the alarm company and arrange for replacement of the system. In the meantime, the system was disconnected to silence the alarm.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison and checked apartments for possible gas after a gas odor was detected in an apartment building on Chateaux Circle July 10.

Firefighters responded to an automatic alarm in a Garden Road house July 11. There, firefighters found a light smoke condition due to a pot being left on the stove. They removed the pot, searched the house for occupants and ventilated the house.

Firefighters assisted Con Edison with safety precautions related to the repair of an underground gas leak in a house service line on Secor Road July 11.

A worker's hand got stuck in a fence on Tunstall Road July 11. Before firefighters arrived, the worker's hand was safely released by police.

A contractor working on Sherbrooke Road called Con Edison because he felt the gas line was not properly marked July 12.

A Kent Road resident asked firefighters to help a small rabbit get out of a deep window well on her property July 12. The rabbit was attempting to jump out of the window well, but it could not jump high enough. Firefighters went into the window well and removed the rabbit to a grassy area of the yard. The rabbit appeared uninjured and quickly hopped away.

After a Secor Road resident complained of a possible natural gas odor in her house, firefighters checked the house and confirmed there were no natural gas readings there July 12. There was ongoing excavation and work on natural gas mains nearby in the street; so firefighters deduced this Con Edison work was the source of the odor.

A car was leaking oil on Brewster Road July 13. Firefighters applied Speedy Dri to the spill. The car was awaiting a tow.

A Richbell Road resident accidentally got locked out of her house July 13. Firefighters verified the resident's identity and helped her get back in the house.

Police asked firefighters to helped silence an audible exterior alarm at a Stonewall Lane house July 13.

A Mamaroneck Road resident reported an electrical problem with the air conditioning unit in her house July 14. She said the unit was not working and the circuit breakers for the unit were tripped at the electrical panel. When the resident turned the breakers back to the "on" position, an electrical short with a small flame shot from a metal box mounted on the wall next to the main electrical panel. Firefighters turned the breakers back to the "off" position and used a thermal imaging camera to check for any abnormal heat extending from the metal box. None was detected. The resident was advised to keep the breaker in the "off" position and contact an electrician to check the system.

Firefighters helped police silence a malfunctioning car alarm on Harvest Drive by disconnecting the car's battery July 14.

Elevated levels of carbon monoxide were detected in a Cushman Road house July 16. Firefighters evacuated the house and searched for the source of the carbon monoxide. Readings were found to be highest in the basement, at the bottom of the stairwell. Firefighters shut down appliances and utilities in the basement, ventilated the house and stood by for Con Edison.

This week, firefighters assisted at four car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 19 false alarms caused by device malfunction, construction dust, cooking smoke and accidental activation.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 10-16 was compiled from official information.

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Man Charged with Assaulting his Girlfriend, Wallet Stolen at IHM Church

On June 26, police arrested Anthony Mrijaj, 20, of Scarsdale. He was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, third-degree assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. The alleged victim was identified as Mrijaj's 19-year-old girlfriend. As per police department policy regarding domestic incidents, no further details were released.

Stolen wallet
On June 29, a woman reported her wallet was stolen out of her purse at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Carman Road. It contained $15 cash and various credit cards. She said she went to the church to drop off flowers, placed her purse in a pew and left it unattended while she got water for the flowers. About an hour later, she noticed her wallet was missing when she attempted to pay a Central Taxi fare. The cab driver took her back to IHM Church, where she looked for the wallet but did not find it. Then, when the woman went to Chase Bank in an attempt to obtain money, she learned charges had already been made on the four credit cards that had been in her wallet. All cards were subsequently cancelled. Police are following up.

Stolen checks
On July 3, a Mahopac woman who works in the village reported someone fraudulently altered and cashed two checks that she had written to Exxon Mobil and Comcast to pay bills in mid June. The checks were dropped in a mailbox located at Nelson Road and Boulevard. By July 2, either company had received the checks, and the woman followed up with her bank. Investigation showed both checks had been altered to reflect a different payee. Her bank is following up.

Criminal mischief
Sometime between June 30 and July 3, criminal mischief occurred at a Fairview Road house under construction. A contractor advised that someone placed a running hose through a basement window, causing approximately one foot of water to flood the basement. Further inspection showed one of the basement windows had been broken. Also, a fire extinguished was sprayed into the cabin of an unlocked 1996 dump truck parked on the property. Police are investigating.

Domestic matter
A man called police because he got into an argument with a man, whom he alleged was a neighbor, who was out at Chat restaurant with his wife June 26. The man and his wife are in the early stages of divorce and starting to see other people, the man said. He claimed his wife's dinner companion threatened him during the argument. The man said he would follow up with White Plains police "because the man is his neighbor."

Police were called about an altercation involving adult men on the Quaker Ridge soccer field on Weaver Street June 28. One soccer player allegedly struck another player in the face with a closed fist during the game. The blow caused a small laceration and swelling to the victim's face. Prior to the altercation, both men were attempting to gain possession of the ball. There was also allegedly an exchange of comments made about the "teams being unfair" and players "talking too much." Police are following up.

A Windmill Circle resident reported her home security cameras recorded two boys, approximately 13 years old each, standing near her front door at approximately 7 p.m., June 30. The camera recorded one of the boys saying: "I want to see inside. Let's go around the back." Patrol checked the exterior of the resident's house and found all to be in good order.

A caller reported a man got out of a white van and entered a chapel on Carman Road at 11 p.m., June 26. The man told police he had stopped by for the adoration, which is held every day and every night.

An Edgewood Road woman reported a screen was missing from one of the windows on her house June 26. Police examined the window and determined the screen had been missing for an extended period of time. The woman could not remember when she last saw the screen intact on the window, but he believed it had been several weeks earlier.

A woman's hand got closed in an elevator door in an Overhill Road building June 29. She placed her hand on the closing door in an attempt to hold the door open for another passenger; however, the door failed to spring open and closed on her hand. A friend helped force open the door to release her hand. She refused medical attention since she was already in the building to see a doctor for another matter. The building's superintendent was informed.

A Sycamore Road woman reported her garage door opened on its own, and she asked police to check her property June 29. When police arrived at the woman's house, she opened the front door, and the house alarm went off. The woman was frightened by patrol, and the woman would not open the front door. This, and a possible hearing impairment, made communication difficult. Patrol offered to check the interior and exterior of the woman's house. She declined an interior check. Patrol checked the exterior of the house and found the perimeter to be secure. Patrol rang the doorbell to advise the woman of the exterior check, but she did not answer the door. Patrol saw the woman inside the house, through a window, and she did not appear to be in distress. So, patrol left.

Alleged abuse
MTA police asked Scarsdale police to investigate a report of a woman abusing her child on a train. Police stayed on scene on Depot Place, with MTA police, until Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived on scene to evaluate the child. No further information was released.

A motorist advised that three kids on bicycles threw debris on his car on the Bronx River Parkway June 30. The debris caused damage to the car. Westchester County Police were notified for investigation.

Cars and roadways
Patrol removed a fallen branch from Madison Road at 2:15 a.m., June 26.

The driver of a car parked in the lot of Scarsdale Synagogue for an extended period of time told police she had gotten permission from the synagogue to park the car there.

A caller reported "suspicious" cars parked on Reimer Road June 27. They belonged to catering staff hired by a resident of the street.

A Sprague Road man reported that a car damaged stones composing his front walkway June 28. The man said he heard noises of a car crash and a tire exploding at approximately 1 a.m., but he did not notice the damage until the morning.

Police removed a fallen cable wire from Ogden Road June 28.

Two men standing near a black Lexus on Depot Place were waiting for their mother to bring a key fob for their car June 30.

Police removed a fallen tree from Bypass June 30.

A caller reported a branch almost fell on her car while the caller was driving on Heathcote Road July 1. Patrol removed the branch from the roadway.

Patrol removed another branch from Walworth Avenue July 1.

A tree fell on a 2015 Honda Civic parked on Depot Place after midnight July 2. The car sustained a cracked windshield and front-end damage. The car was towed to a garage. Police could not find contact information for the owner.

A wheel fell off a trailer transporting a boat on Heathcote Road July 2. Patrol called a tow for assistance.

Ten car accidents were reported in the village this week.

A hen was reported in a Greendale Road garage June 28. When officers arrived, the chicken was already contained inside a fenced area in the resident's back yard. Police gave the resident trappers' telephone numbers for follow-up.

Neighbors complained about a barking dog on Larch Lane June 29. Police spoke to the dog's owner who apologized and agreed to bring the noisy dog in the house.

Village code

On June 26, police issued a summons to a house cleaner for illegally posting an advertising sign on Post Road.

Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on Secor and Mamaroneck roads June 26, Elm Road June 28 and Fox Meadow Road June 29 and June 30.

Police dispersed kids from Greenacres School grounds after dark June 27, Brite Avenue June 30.

A Taunton Road caller complained about noise from an engine "running all day and night for no reason" July 2. Police determined the noise was caused by a large generator brought in by Con Edison for a power issue in Village Hall.

A Christie Place resident complained of noise coming from a graduation party at Chat restaurant July 2. Police intervened, and the music volume was lowered.

Lost and found
Police found a debit card on Palmer Avenue June 27. It belonged to a local girl. Patrol called the girl's house and spoke with her father. He retrieved the debit card from headquarters.

A Citibank credit card was found on Scarsdale Avenue June 29. Patrol notified Citibank, and the card was cancelled.

A Fox Meadow Road woman lost her wallet somewhere on Weaver Street July 2. She cancelled the credit cards that were inside the wallet.

Water vapor rising from a wet roof in sunlight was mistaken for smoke on Mamaroneck Road June 27.

A smoke odor on Herkimer Road was coming from a fire pit being used by a resident July 27.

A Hazelton Drive resident reported a glue odor, due to fiberglass pipe lining, in the basement June 29. Firefighters advised the resident to keep the windows open for ventilation.

A door knob fell off a door in a Broadmoor Road house, and a mother was unable to get to her baby sleeping inside the room June 29. Firefighters opened the door. The baby was safe and unharmed.

Floors were refinished in a Tunstall Road house June 29. Firefighters advised the homeowner to open windows to ventilate the house.

Firefighters called Con Edison about a smoking electrical transformer box on Post Road June 30.

On July 1, an unoccupied bedroom door was locked. The resident asked firefighters to open the door. Firefighters removed molding to open the door.

Con Edison was called to investigate a reported natural gas odor on Heathcote Road July 1.

On July 2, firefighters called Con Edison about a fallen power line on Mamaroneck Road.

This week, firefighters assisted at four car accidents in the village. They responded to 13 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, construction dust, vapors, a power washer and accidental manual activation.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 26 to July 2 was compiled from official information.

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