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Police Report: Cement truck arm falls on Wynmor Road house and a Book Thief

bookthiefOn Aug. 29, a cement truck with an attached pump, arm and boom tipped over at a Wynmor Road worksite and hit a neighbor's house. The cement pump was being used to pump concrete into a building's foundation at the time of the accident. A worker stated that while the pump's arm was fully extended, he inadvertently lifted the equipment's stabilizers, which supported the vehicle. As a result, the truck tipped to the right and its arm came to rest on a neighbor's roof. Another worker on the scene used an excavator to counterbalance the weight of the truck to prevent it from tipping over further. The worker chained the front bucket of the excavator to the side of the pumper in order to stabilize it. A child was home, sleeping in a bedroom, where the pumping arm hit the house. Neither the child nor the child's grandmother, who was also in the house, were injured. Con Edison shut power to the housepuper2 and the construction site. Two heavy-duty tow trucks arrived and lifted the pumping arm from the house and brought the tipped-over cement truck to a level rest. Firefighters and village engineers checked the house for safety and determined there was no structural damage.

Missing money
A Madison Road woman reported approximately $9,380 cash was missing from her bedroom Aug. 29. According to the woman, she received two envelopes containing $5,000 and $4,000 from her mother. She had placed these envelopes on her bedside table at approximately 6 p.m., Aug. 27. Additionally, she had received cards and cash gratuities from a job, which were also stacked in a neat pile on the table. This cash amounted to $1,445. On Aug. 28, the woman woke up early and went to the gym. That evening, she discovered both envelopes missing, as well as $380 missing from the stack of cash.

Stolen checkbook
A Hutchinson Avenue woman's checkbook was stolen from her house, and a fraudulent check for $5,500 was written. The bank noticed the check was suspicious and informed the woman before cashing it. The account was closed. The incident was reported to police Sept. 2.

Disappearing books
On Sept. 1, a librarian reported that travel books have been disappearing from Scarsdale Public Library over the last few months. Two books were about Scotland. One book was about London. One book was about Munich and the Bavarian Alps. Library staff started to notice the books were being stolen in June. The travel books were then moved to a location visible from the front desk in an attempt to deter the thefts. However, thefts continued throughout July and August.

Identity theft
On Aug. 29, a Hampton Road resident reported someone fraudulently opened a Capital One debit card in her name. Capital One said the person used the woman's birth date and Social Security number to set up the account. The account was closed, and the woman was advised to notify the credit reporting agencies.

On Aug. 31, a Brewster Road resident reported someone changed the personal email address linked to his Chase Bank account and fraudulently transferred $980 out of his bank account. The transaction is being investigated by the bank.

A Boulder Brook Road woman received a package of clothing she did not order Sept. 2. She contacted Amazon and informed them the order was fraudulent, and the charge was unauthorized.

On Sept. 4, a Tunstall Road man reported someone attempted to make a purchase using the man's identity, but the attempt was unsuccessful. The man said he did not want to file a formal report. He only wanted to make a notification for future reference.

Criminal mischief
A Kent Road air conditioning compressor line was punctured by an unknown object Aug. 29. The new compressor had been installed on Aug. 19 and had been working well. On Aug. 26, the homeowner realized the system was not cooling his house. A service technician was dispatched and discovered a puncture in the side coil, which caused the refrigerant to run out. An engineer from the compressor's manufacturer examined the unit and deduced someone had punctured the coil by forcibly poking an object through the coil grate.

A Scarsdale Improvement employee reported the door to a Palmer Avenue business was damaged overnight Aug. 31. The business location is under construction and currently unoccupied. Police recommended installing better outdoor lighting and surveillance cameras to deter future incidents.

Mailboxes
Two Cornell Street mailboxes were bashed and knocked down overnight Aug. 30 to Aug. 31. The mailboxes stood at the edge of their respective front lawns. A mailman stated other mailboxes on Griffen Avenue were also damaged during the time frame. The flags on several mailboxes on Normandy Lane were damaged as well.

A door to a Palmer Avenue business was discovered damaged at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 1.
On Sept. 4, a Murray Hill Road homeowner reported her mailbox and a Scarsdale Security yard sign were stolen overnight. The mailbox was "old and broken, with little value," the homeowner stated. Extra ridebys of the house were requested.

Unlocked door
While patrolling Chase Road businesses, police found one business with an unlocked door at 9 p.m., Sept. 4. Front door keys were found inside the business. Police contacted the owner, who gave permission for police to lock the door with the keys.

Safety
A concerned citizen reported "kids riding bikes without helmets" in the area of Crane Road Aug. 31. Police canvassed surrounding streets and did not see any evidence of unsafe bicycling.

Police checked the welfare of a Popham Road woman after she did not answer her "RUOK" call Sept. 3. She had been sleeping in her bed and did not hear the call. Police confirmed she was OK.

Lost boy
A young boy told a police officer that he "lost his friend" on East Parkway Aug. 31. With police help, the boy used Face Time to contact his friend. The friend had gone home and was safely at his house. No further assistance was needed.

Parked cars
A caller reported suspicious persons in cars parked on Wilmot Road at 9 p.m., Aug. 31. Patrol went to the area and saw two couples sitting in their cars talking. No suspicious activity was noted.

Light pole
While conducting door checks on Palmer Avenue at 2 a.m., Sept. 1, police noticed a fallen light pole on Palmer Avenue. There were no obvious signs of an accident or criminal mischief. Loose debris was cleaned up and discarded. The light pole was still safely connected to its electrical wires. Police moved it onto Palmer Avenue and marked the area with a traffic cone and caution tape. A note was made for dispatch to contact the department of public works.

Aspen Park
A caller reported a suspicious man "hiding behind trees and lying down on a park bench" in Aspen Park at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 4. Patrol spoke with the man, from Yonkers, and learned he was a taxi driver from Central Taxi. The man said he had an argument with his brother, with whom he lives, the previous night and decided not to go home. He said he came to the park looking for a quiet place to relax. He apologized for causing concern and said he would try returning home.

Cars and roadways
At 12:30 a.m., Aug. 29, police helped a motorist change a flat tire on Tompkins Road.
Patrol notified Verizon about low-hanging wires on Farley and Magnolia Roads Aug. 31.

Police stood by while a motorist changed a flat tire on Mamaroneck Road at 10:30 p.m., Aug. 31. The motorist said a pothole on Mamaroneck Road ruptured his tire.


A caller reported erratic driving from a Porsche in the area of Post and Olmsted Roads Sept. 2. Patrol canvassed the area for the car but did not find it.

A Lyons Road driver complained that roadwork and repaving on Boulevard and Bell Road might be damaging his car Sept. 2. The highway department was informed.

A Birchall Drive homeowner reported cars parking on a gravel and dirt patch in front of his house Sept. 4. Patrol attempted to contact neighbors to ascertain who owned the car, but attempts were unsuccessful. The cars were gone within a few hours. The homeowner said he would instruct his gardener to remove the dirt patch, turn over the ground and put up fencing to prevent cars from parking there.

Seven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Dogs
A citizen found a stray dog on Cayuga Road and brought it to headquarters Aug. 31. Police contacted New Rochelle Humane Society for pickup. While waiting for NRHS to arrive, the dog's owner reported the dog missing. Police reunited the owner and the dog. They issued the owner a village code violation summons.

A small, brown, mixed-breed dog was found roaming on Farley Road. It was wearing a tag showing a Scarsdale Village dog license number. However, police were unable to identify the owner because an updated license list was not available at headquarters. Patrol contracted New Rochelle Humane Society for pickup.

Village Code
Police removed a painter's advertising sign posted in violation of village code near the juncture of Mamaroneck Road and the Hutchinson River Parkway Aug. 31.
A neighbor complained about construction noise coming from a Murray Hill Road job site at 8:49 a.m., Sept. 3. Police talked to the job foreman, who said his workers were cleaning the site and removing debris. He said no one had used any power tools at the site that morning.

A Richbell Road resident complained about loud music coming from her neighbor's yard at 9:20 p.m., Sept. 4. The noise was impeding the resident's children's ability to sleep. The neighbor lowered the volume of the music while patrol was on scene.

Police issued summonses for improper use of gas-leaf blowers to landscapers on Walworth Avenue Aug. 28 and Canterbury and Popham roads Aug. 30.

Lost and found
A Gaylor Road woman reported losing her Westchester County Court ID card Aug. 29. She said she last saw the ID card in her house but has been unable to find it.

A woman, who wished to remain anonymous, found a Visa debit card in the village and brought it to headquarters Sept. 3.

Firefighters
Con Edison detected natural gas in the sewer system on Fenimore Road Aug. 29. Firefighters helped Con Edison workers check nearby houses for possible gas migration. Police assisted in checking a house where the homeowner was away. No signs of gas were found at any of the checked houses. Firefighters turned the scene over to Con Edison.

A burning odor inside a Taunton Road East house was caused by a light ballast behind a valance Aug. 29. Firefighters removed the fixture and capped the wires. They stood by for Con Edison because of a gas leak found in the house while attending to the ballast.

A carbon monoxide alarm alerted firefighters to elevated levels of carbon monoxide in a Barker Lane house Aug. 29. A pot of rice was cooking on the stove, and after the stove was turned off, the carbon monoxide levels decreased. Con Edison checked the stove and could not find any leaks. They thought the outdated carbon monoxide monitors might be giving false readings. They advised replacing the monitors.

An outdoor grill left in the "on" position was causing a natural gas odor on Spruce Lane Aug. 31. Firefighters checked grill connections and instructed residents on proper use of the grill.

A plumber removed a leaking acetylene tank from an Eton Road basement, and carbon monoxide levels in the basement spiked to high levels Sept. 1. Firefighters used a professional fan for ventilation, and levels returned to zero.

A gas leak at a boiler control valve caused a natural gas odor inside a Bethel Road house Sept. 1. Firefighters shut down the boiler and stood by for Con Edison.
A Windmill Lane boiler was leaking natural gas Sept. 2. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.

On Sept. 3, a caller advised being trapped inside the Christie Place Garage elevator at 3:45 p.m. Firefighters opened the elevator doors without causing any damage, and the caller safely left the elevator. Firefighters placed the elevator out of service, pending repair.

A broken flue on a Park Road pool heater broke and allowed carbon monoxide to enter the basement Sept. 4. Firefighters shut down the heater, ventilated the space and stood by for Con Edison.

This week, firefighters assisted at one car accident in the village. They responded to nine false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, a water leak, sanding, shower steam and cooking smoke.

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Police Report: Fallen Electrical Wire Burns Cars on Rural Drive

burntcar1A downed high-tension, primary electrical wire fell on a Mercedes-Benz and a Porsche parked in a Rural Drive driveway and caused a fire that burned the cars Aug. 22. Police and firefighters blocked off the area while Con Edison workers shut power. This allowed firefighters to set up a water perimeter to protect surrounding structures and to extinguish the burning cars. Damage was extensive. A Porsche parked in the driveway, registered to a New Jersey person, suffered minor damage from the fire. Firefighters wet the melted asphalt to stop it from smoldering. During this incident, surrounding streets lost power, including the Scarsdale Pool. Pool employees evacuated patrons, and police stood by to help disperse people to their cars.

Welfare check finds woman dead
A Herkimer Road woman's daughter called police to perform a welfare check of her 88-year-old mother on August 23rd. The daughter was concerned because the mother did not show up at an event and was not answering the phone. Patrol used a key to enter the house. They found the mother unresponsive in the house. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps pronounced her dead. Patrol investigated the scene, and found no sign of criminal activity. Patrol waited on the scene until the family's arrival and provided assistance.

Burglary
An active burglar alarm brought police to a Church Lane house at 12:45 a.m., Aug. 25. An exterior examination of the house uncovered a shattered kitchen door. At that time, additional patrol responded to the house, and some officers entered the house. Inside the house, police found a brick surrounded by shattered glass lying on the kitchen floor. Three of four bedrooms on the second floor had been gone through and had drawers open. These bedrooms appeared to belong to the homeowner's children. The master bedroom's closet was ajar, but the room itself appeared undisturbed. Outside the house, police found two pieces of a torn latex glove and a set of latex gloves. These were collected as evidence. Patrol contacted the homeowners, who were away. The homeowners said they would return after 8 a.m. later that day. At that time, they would determine if anything had been stolen from the house.

Car break-in
Approximately $70 in cash was stolen from an unlocked, parked car on Stonehouse Road Aug. 24. The theft occurred sometime between midnight and 6 a.m.

Identity theft
On Aug. 22, a Lyons Road man reported someone used his personal identifying information to attempt to open a Barclays Visa credit card and a T-Mobile account. The attempts were denied. However, a fraudulent Sprint account was opened, and the perpetrator received a new phone.passport
On Aug. 26, a Cayuga Road woman reported finding fraudulent charges on her Bloomingdale's account. The charges were made at the Manhattan store on Aug. 11 and 12. Bloomingdale's fraud department told the woman the card information had been entered manually, rather than the card being swiped. Furthermore, copies of the electronic signature did not match the woman's real signature.

Domestic matters
A Fox Meadow man called police to report his brother spilled beer in his mother's room Aug. 24. Patrol spoke with his mother, who said the man actually spilled beer in her room and was not listening to her. She then screamed and patrol lost contact with her. Patrol went to the family's house. The mother was OK and said the man's younger brother recently returned home, and the two brothers were arguing over trivial things. Patrol spoke with the man and told him to respect his mother and avoid confrontations with his brother. The man was calm and said he would comply. After midnight Aug. 26, the man called police and 911 again. He was referencing the Secret Service, New York State Police and a limousine that he claimed was coming to his house. Police informed the man that a call of this nature on a police emergency line was inappropriate. Patrol contacted the man's mother via voicemail and informed her of the matter.

A Fox Meadow woman reported her brother was sending her threatening text messages Aug. 25. Patrol examined the messages and saw no threats of violence or physical language. Rather, the messages were a conversation involving the woman's living situation in her home and her hopes to change the situation in the future. Patrol called the brother and advised that disagreements would not help the overall situation. The brother and sister were advised to not contact each other for the rest of the day.

Runaway
A driver called police from a stopped car, with Colorado license plates, on Crane Road Aug. 23. The driver reported his 12-year-old son ran away from home. When patrol arrived on the scene, the driver was there with his son. The driver stated he found his son in the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church. Patrol talked with the boy and explained the importance of not running away from home.

Dog bite
A Garth Road man was twice bitten by a neighbor's dog Aug. 28. The man reported the bites occurred outside the building while the man was exiting the building. Upon reaching the street level from the stairs, the dog began to run towards to the man. The man turned to run away from the dog, and the dog bit his left calf. The man fell to the ground, and the dog bit his right shoulder. The dog's owner pulled the dog off the man, and the man was taken to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment. Police spoke with the dog's owner. The dog is a White Maltese named "Biggie." The owner told police "Biggie" broke free from her grip and bit the man. The dog was up to date on all his vaccine but was not licensed in Scarsdale.

Welfare check
A Kingston Road woman asked police to check on her children and their nanny after the woman was unable to reach the nanny following a reported dispute with an Uber driver at 12 p.m., Aug. 26. The dispute occurred while the driver was transporting the nanny and the children to a nature center. One child -- a five year-old – was confirmed to be at the nature center. Police found the nanny and the other child at home. The nanny was cooking and did not know she had missed calls on her cell phone. She attempted to call the woman to say she was OK, but poor cellular service did not allow her to make the call. Police let her use their phone to make the call.

Party?
On Aug. 26, a Bradford Road woman told police she thought someone might have had a party on her property, without her knowledge, while she was away from home. A red disposable cup was found in the bushes of the house, and blankets on the deck were not placed where she had left them. The woman asked police to record the incident.

Who's there?
A Boulder Brook Road woman reported that two men "lurking about bushes on his property" Aug. 22. The caller's mother and police went to the house. The mother confirmed the men were contractors she had hired to do a job the next day. They were there to inspect the job site.

Water
A water department employee told police a water main was leaking into the basement of a Vernon Road house Aug. 22.

Cats
A cat was reported to be "screaming for a long time" near the Brite Avenue tennis courts Aug. 24. The caller thought the cat might need assistance. Police canvassed the area for a possibly injured cat but did not find one.

Following up on a caller's report, police found two dead kittens on Fenimore Road, near the Bronx River Parkway roadwork site, Aug. 24. The highway department was advised.

Dogs
A caller reported a loose dog on Aspen Road Aug. 25. Patrol noticed the dog on a lawn and spoke with someone in the house. She said the dog belongs to the homeowner, and she brought the dog in the house.

Patrol advised the owner of a Leatherstocking Lane dog about a noise complaint regarding the dog Aug. 28. The animal did not appear to be in distress and seemed well taken care of, according to police.

Phone call
An employee of Scarsdale Congregational Church reported a man called the church asking for the "finance director" Aug. 24. She asked the man for additional information and refused to forward the call without additional information. At that point, the caller allegedly became irate and began cursing and yelling on the phone. He allegedly mumbled that he was going to get her or harm her, and he hung up. Because the caller had originally asked for the church "finance director," police thought the call was most likely an attempted phone scam. Patrol advised the employee to advise them if she received additional similar calls.

Garage door
While walking home from the Hartsdale train station, a man passed a house with an open garage door on Greenacres Avenue at 11 p.m., Aug. 27. He thought the open door was unusual and called police. Patrol knocked on the front door. The homeowner said she was aware of the open door and everything was in good order.

Cars and roadways
Police asked drivers of parked cars to move their cars to one side of Hamilton and Rodney roads in order to not obstruct traffic flow Aug. 23.
Police noticed a car with an open door on Freightway Road Aug. 23. There were no signs of forced entry or criminal activity. The owner said she must have accidentally left the door open and asked patrol to close it.
On Aug. 23, a woman reported an incident of road rage at Post and Popham roads. She said a driver entered her lane, and she beeped her horn at him. He then allegedly began tailgating here and screaming obscenities. Patrol canvassed the area for the driver, but patrol did not find him.
On Aug. 23, police puled over two cars on Woodland Place and cautioned the drivers not to tailgate or beep horns at each other. Patrol furthermore warned the drivers about the dangers of road rage.
Police advised Verizon about a fallen phone wire at Cohawney Road and Oak Lane Aug. 24.
A car parked on Stonehouse Road, in violation of a three-hour restriction, was found to belong to a person who was hospitalized for a medical emergency Aug. 24. A family member said the car would be moved as soon as the keys were made available.
On Aug. 25, a Maserati got a flat tire driving over potholes on Mamaroneck Road. The potholes and rough roadway were in preparation of roadway resurfacing, and numerous warning signs were posted.
Police notified Con Edison about sparking wires at Post and Richbell roads Aug. 28.
Five car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil matter
On Aug. 27, a landscaper accidentally knocked over a lamp pole while mowing the lawn of a Fox Meadow Road temple. The landscaper and temple officials worked out an agreement to have the pole repaired.

Village code
Police issued summonses for using gas-powered blowers in violation of village code to landscapers on Crane Road Aug. 22, Fenimore Road Aug. 25, Hampton Road Aug. 26 and Heathcote Road Aug. 26.
A Popham Road resident complained about noise from a hammer Aug. 23. It was caused by Village employees fixing a sidewalk. No police action was required.
A patrol issued a food truck vendor a summons for selling food on Larch Lane without a permit Aug. 23.
A Sprague Road resident reported a neighbor who allegedly leaves a dog "out all day ... barking all day" Aug. 23. Police are following up.
Police dispersed kids from Boulevard after 1 p.m., Aug. 23. At the same time, patrol noticed three cars parked on Potter Road, left to curb and facing north. Patrol thus wrote three parking citations.

Lost and found
A jeep key on a lanyard was found at the Brite Avenue tennis courts Aug. 24. Police vouchered it at headquarters for safekeeping.
On Aug. 25, a woman reported losing her wallet in the village. She said she got gas and placed the wallet on the roof of her car. She forgot it was there and drove away. While driving away, the wallet fell from the car and was lost.
A Meadow Road woman reported losing her passport in Greenburgh Aug. 25. Police advised her she must report the loss to the Greenburgh Police..
A Circle Road woman found a set of keys in her driveway Aug. 28. Police checked with several neighbors, and none of them claimed the lost keys. The keys were vouchered at headquarters.

Firefighters
Firefighters shut down a malfunctioning generator in a Stratton Road house and advised calling for service Aug. 22.
A bathroom water leak travelled to a basement alarm panel in a Claremont Road house Aug. 22. Firefighters advised calling for service.
Burnt wires in a Harvest Drive dishwasher caused the dishwasher to smoke Aug. 24. Firefighters disconnected the dishwasher and advised calling for service.
A malfunctioning hot water heater in a Catherine Road house caused elevated levels of carbon monoxide. Firefighters called Con Edison. The hot water heater was disconnected and red tagged. The homeowner was advised to call for service.
Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a leaking gas curb box on Greenacres Avenue Aug. 25.
A housekeeper locked herself out of a Heathcote Road house Aug. 26. Her purse, ID and keys were inside the house. Firefighters checked her identity and verified her authorization to be in the house. They helped her get back inside.
A "burning odor" reported on White Birch Lane was determined to be coming from a neighbor's use of a meat smoker Aug. 28.
Con Edison de-energized and cut fallen electrical lines on Post Road Aug. 28.
This week, firefighters responded to four false carbon monoxide alarms and eight false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, accidental manual pull station activation, smoke from burnt food and e-cigarette smoke.

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

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Bank of America Manager Catches NYC Woman Attempting to Cash a Forged Check

forgedcheckPolice arrested Tiffany C. Mason, 20, of New York City, for attempting to deposit a forged check at the Bank of America branch on Christie Place Aug. 12, after an astute manager became suspicious about the transaction. Specifically, the manager noticed the $990 check was not printed on check paper, and it appeared to have been photocopied or printed. The reverse side of the check was blank, except for a signature. The bank manager called the person whose account number appeared on the check to further inquire about the check's validity. The person stated she did not know Mason, and she had not written the check. She said she had written a legitimate check bearing the same check number to her insurance company. The legitimate check was written for $191.50. Police arrested Mason and charged her with second-degree possession of a forged instrument, petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The weapons charge was issued because, during a search, Mason was found to be in possession of an iPhone-styled stun-gun. Following recommendations from the district attorney's office, Mason was issued bail of $5,000 at her arraignment in Scarsdale Village Justice Court. Unable to post bail, Mason was transported to Westchester County Jail, pending her next court date.

Burglary
A Heathcote Road house was burglarized while the homeowner and her son were out for several hours between 3 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., Aug. 12. Upon returning home, they found a rear door forced open, with numerous pry marks around the door and a damaged knob and lock. The rear door was determined to be the point of entry and exit for the perpetrators. Rooms were tossed and in disarray. Patrol walked the house with the homeowner to begin to determine which possessions had been stolen.

Car break-ins
Cars on Bradley Road were broken into and items were stolen overnight Aug. 12 into Aug. 13. One resident reported his unlocked 2001 Toyota was entered while it was parked in his driveway. Two packs of cigarettes, a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey and loose change were stolen. A neighbor reported his unlocked 2014 Dodge was entered and two Leatherman folding utility tools were stolen from the center console. The Dodge was parked on the street. Additionally, another resident of Bradley Road reported two of his family's unlocked cars were entered. Three pairs of Ray Ban sunglasses and headphones were missing from a Toyota Sienna minivan, and a purse containing $50 cash, a debit card and various non-descript items were missing from a BMW X5 SUV. The minivan was parked in the driveway, and the BMW was parked on the street in front of the family's house.

Identity theft
On Aug. 13, a Heathcote Road man reported someone fraudulently filed taxes in his name, using his Social Security number. The man discovered the fraudulent filing when his accountant attempted to file the man's taxes, on extension, around July 15. The man presumed a refund was issued for the fraudulent return, but the amount of the refund was not known. The man told police a similar incident happened to him last year.

Criminal mischief
The head custodian at Scarsdale High School reported three parking signs were removed from their posts overnight and discovered lying in the parking lot Aug. 9. The signs indicated dedicated parking spaces for the principal, the assistant principal and the school nurse. Custodial staff advised they would re-install the signs in their proper locations.

A Ferncliff Road resident reported a truck drove across his lawn and caused fifteen feet of deep tires marks Aug. 13. The marks were made about three feet from the curb. The marks were one and a half feet deep and between one and three feet wide. Police determined the direction of the truck's travel was west, toward Post Road.

Harassment
On Aug. 12, a construction company owner reported the foreman of a Stratton Road job site was being harassed by a neighbor who allegedly "keeps coming onto the property." The owner said the neighbor has been told to stay of the property, but she allegedly has not been complying with the foreman's directive. Police called the neighbor and asked her to stay off the property.

Domestic matters
A woman reported a verbal dispute with her Quaker Ridge boyfriend Aug. 9. She asked police to stand by while she retrieved personal belongings from the boyfriend's house.

On Aug. 10, a Fox Meadow woman reported she is going through a "tumultuous divorce" and concerned that her husband may be sending people to her house to harass her. She said an unknown black car reversed into her driveway at 10:30 a.m. and an unknown man, wearing gloves, got out and rang her doorbell. He left when she did not answer the door. Patrol advised the woman about the options available to her through family court. She was advised to call police immediately if another incident occurs.

During a paramedic call, a Quaker Ridge homeowner and her adult daughter were having a dispute. Police and paramedics evaluated the situation and determined neither the homeowner nor her daughter needed any medical or police assistance at the time.

On Aug. 11, police stood by while a Cooper Road man removed personal belongings from his house.

Missing child
An eight-year-old boy was reported missing in the Town of Mamaroneck, and the boy's bicycle was found at Weaver Street and Bradford Road Aug. 12. Police were asked to help canvas the village for signs of the missing boy. Approximately twenty minutes later, Town of Mamaroneck police located the boy in their jurisdiction.

What's that smell?
A Brite Avenue homeowner reported an unusual odor outside his house Aug. 8. Police noticed the burning smell was strongest near the intersection of Brite Avenue and Whig Road. Police did not see anyone using fire pits, chimneys or other fire sources. The homeowner said he has noticed the odor at night for the past few months, and he believes it is being caused by one of his neighbors. Police said they would monitor the area in an attempt to identify the source of the odor.

Sewage
A Nelson Road resident reported the main sewer line outside his house was backing up into his washing machine Aug. 10. The water department was notified.

Lost diamonddiamond
On Aug. 9, a Kensington Road woman reported the diamond stone from her ring was missing from its setting. She said the stone went missing after she did housework and gardening work July 23. Police created a report about the loss for insurance purposes.

Safety checks
A woman flagged down police on Fox Meadow Road to report her daughter's Parkfield Road garage door was closed only half way while the house was vacant Aug. 10. The woman was concerned, so police checked the house and found no sign of criminality.

On Aug. 10, police checked a Cushman Road house after the homeowner reported feeling "uneasy" at home and requested that an officer stop by to make sure everything was OK. Patrol determined everything was in good order.

Police checked on a Ridgedale Road woman who did not answer her morning RUOK call Aug. 11. Police contacted a key holder and learned the woman was at an early morning doctor's appointment. She apologized for the confusion.

At the request of a concerned daughter, police checked the welfare of a Greenacres Avenue man during a power outage Aug. 14. The man was OK.

Disconnected
Police checked the welfare of a Fox Meadow man who was upset that his Sprint cell phone had been disconnected for non-payment of bills Aug. 13. Patrol advised the man to speak with his mother and the cell phone company to resolve the issue. The man was instructed to refrain from calling police about cell phone matters in the future.

Tennis anyone?tennis
Police were called to mediate a verbal dispute between a tennis player and a tennis instructor at Post Road tennis courts. The dispute was related to reserving tennis courts. Both parties gave different accounts of the dispute. Police advised them to stay away from each other in the future.

Fallen trees
One tree fell and another tree was uprooted and leaning on another tree on Fox Meadow Road Aug. 11. Patrol spoke with the property owner and advised him that he was responsible for rectifying the situation.

Gun
On Aug. 12, Connecticut State police called Scarsdale police about an incident from 1999. According to CT police, a CT resident was in legal possession of a gun that was indicated in a database as being stolen out of Scarsdale in 1999. The incident report from 1999 stated that the reporting party was unsure if he had returned the gun to the dealer who sold it to him or if the gun was "lost." The dealer in question is no longer in business. A receipt from 1978 furthermore indicated the gun was "transferred" in 1978. Thus, police determined "it appears more than likely the gun was returned to the dealer." CT police said they would make sure the "stolen" status of the gun was corrected in the database.

Cars and roadways
Police helped the driver of a disabled red Mercury Mountaineer roll his car into a parking space on East Parkway while awaiting a tow Aug. 8.

A Con Edison metal plate shifted on Weaver Street, near the Heathcote Road intersection, Aug. 8. Con Edison was notified.

A manhole cover became recessed on Tompkins Road. Police notified the department of public works for repair Aug. 8.

Police were notified about an On-Star emergency activation inside a 2016 GMC Yukon Aug. 8. Police went to the location of the activation – Lyons and Carman roads – and spoke with the owner of the car. She said there was no emergency and her daughter had accidentally pressed the On-Star button.

A car ran out of gas at Bypass and Weaver Street Aug. 9. Patrol assisted the driver in getting enough gas into the car in order for it to drive to a gas station and stop blocking the roadway.

Patrol notified Verizon about a low hanging wire over Drake and Madison Roads Aug. 11.

A fallen tree branch was cleared from Drake Road and Woods Lane Aug. 11.

All traffic lights at the five corners intersection in Heathcote were not working Aug. 11. Police placed temporary stops signs to control traffic entering the intersection. Con Edison and the department of transportation were notified to restore power to the traffic lights.

Police issued parking summonses to the registered owner of a parked car blocking a Richbell Road fire hydrant Aug. 11.

Patrol conducted parking enforcement on Stonehouse Road Aug. 12.

Patrol stopped the driver of a BMW on Post Road after a caller reported "erratic driving" of the car Aug. 13. The driver stated he was not driving erratically. He said he only opened and closed his door to let ashes drop off his cigarette. He did not show any sign of impaired or erratic driving, according to police. The driver was issued a warning for failure to produce a valid driver's license.

Overhanging branches were obstructing the view of a traffic light on Post Road Aug. 13. Police informed the highway department for trimming, and the highway department rectified the matter immediately.

The water department was called to address immediate water issues on Greenacres Avenue Aug. 13.

The highway department was called to take care of fallen trees on Brewster and Ogden roads and Rectory Lane Aug. 13.

On Aug. 14, police removed a fallen cable wire from Hampton Road to make passage safe for cars and pedestrians.

Six car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Wildlife
On Aug. 9, a caller reported a large turtle near Post and Kingston roads. Police canvassed the roadways for the turtle but did not find it.

Lost plates
On Aug. 12, a Huntington Avenue man reported losing license plates in the village sometime this week.

Firefighters
Firefighters were asked to monitor the progress of Con Edison work on a high-pressure gas main on Fox Meadow Road this week.

A child accidentally got inside a Cayuga Road bathroom Aug. 8. Firefighters opened the door and the child was released unharmed.

Firefighters and Con Edison investigated an inside gas odor in the Alcott Montessori school on Crane Road Aug. 9. No gas readings were detected, and the source of the odor could not be identified.

A Tompkins Road resident reported a burning odor coming from a microwave Aug. 9. The resident removed the microwave from the house and placed it on the driveway. Firefighters ventilated the area with fans and advised the resident to throw out the microwave.

Firefighters assisted Con Edison workers to check Springdale Road houses for possible gas migration following a leak Aug. 10.

A Secor Road resident's double wall oven was showing a trouble code Aug. 11. Firefighters shut power to the oven unit, and the trouble code vanished when the oven was turned on again. Firefighters suggested a power outage in the neighborhood might have precipitated the trouble code.

A circuit breaker tripped in an Edgewood Road house Aug. 12. Firefighters recommended calling an electrician.

A burning odor in an Edgewood Road house was traced to an overloaded power strip Aug. 12.

Firefighters assisted Con Edison workers check Oakstwain Road houses for possible gas migration following a leak Aug. 13.

A fallen tree branch struck a primary wire and shorted it out Aug. 13. Con Edison was called for repair.

An electrical wire fell on Walworth Avenue Aug. 13. Firefighter blocked off the area and stood by for Con Edison.

An improperly sited natural gas generator was causing carbon monoxide to accumulate under a deck and migrate into a Hickory Road house Aug. 14.

Firefighters shut power to the generator and opened windows in the house to ventilate. Firefighters advised the homeowner to move the generator before using it again.

An odor was coming from a Walworth Avenue air conditioning unit Aug. 14. Firefighters shut down the unit and advised to call for service.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents on the Hutchinson River Parkway and in the village. They responded to one false carbon monoxide alarm and 32 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, dishwasher steam, low battery, power failure, alarm system work and construction dust.

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

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Police Report: Pastor catches man stealing laptop from Trinity Lutheran church, Jeep stolen from Heathcote Road driveway

laptopOn Aug. 16, police arrested Gregory Ketter, 52, of Yonkers, after the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church caught the suspect attempting to steal a laptop computer from the church office around 2:30 p.m., Aug. 16. When the pastor got up from his desk to get something in a different part of the church, he noticed Ketter standing near the altar. Ketter was wearing a backpack with a laptop cord hanging out of the backpack. The pastor engaged Ketter in conversation and asked if he needed any help. The pastor also asked if the church door was open, and Ketter replied "yes." The pastor asked Ketter if there was a laptop in his backpack, and Ketter proceeded to remove the laptop and return it to the place from which he had taken it. Ketter then apologized and said he didn't want to steal anything or take anything from anybody. He told the pastor he needed help paying a phone bill. While walking Ketter to the entrance door of the church, the pastor noticed the doors were damaged. They appeared to have been forced open, and a piece of wood was out of place.Gregory KetterThe pastor asked Ketter if he damaged the doors. Ketter denied damaging the doors and helped put the broken piece of wood back in place. The pastor said he was calling police, and Ketter walked outside toward Chase Road. He followed Ketter until he lost sight of him in the village. Police found Ketter at the Scarsdale train station, where he was detained and positively identified by the pastor. A search of Ketter's backpack revealed business cards for a pawnshop in Westchester and two other churches in Scarsdale, receipts, a cell phone, slips of paper with information about Scarsdale churches written on them and a small empty cylinder. Ketter was arrested on charges of petit larceny, third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. Investigation revealed a church video that depicted the suspect removing the laptop from the church office. Police interviewed Ketter. Following the interview, Ketter was additionally charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny related to a previous theft from the same church on July 24. Detectives consulted with the district attorney's office and were advised that Ketter should be automatically remanded to Westchester County Jail because he had three previous felony convictions. Ketter was arraigned at Scarsdale Village Justice Court and remanded to Westchester County Jail. He was scheduled to return to court on Aug. 17.

wranglerStolen car
A 2014 blue Jeep Wrangler was stolen from a Heathcote Road driveway overnight Aug. 17 into Aug. 18. The car was parked in the driveway, unlocked and with the key inside. The homeowner's daughter said she normally drove the car, and she did not give anyone permission to use it. Inside the car was a hockey stick, a container of field hockey balls and the daughter's wallet. The key to the family's 2015 Mercedes Benz S50 was stolen from the inside of the Mercedes, parked next to the Jeep. During the investigation for the missing key, police determined the Mercedes's battery was dead. That is probably why the Mercedes was not taken too. Police canvassed the neighborhood for video surveillance footage that might have captured the theft or the suspects.

Identity theft
On Aug. 15, a Sheldrake Road man reported someone attempted to fraudulently withdraw $4,575 from his Webster bank account with a forged check presented to a TD bank in Lake Worth, Florida. The bank blocked the availability of the funds due to the suspicious nature of the transaction.

On Aug. 18, a Catherine Road woman reported someone opened – and attempted to open – several fraudulent credit card accounts in his name. These included a Home Depot credit card account with accumulated charges of $4,039 and declined attempts at Victoria's Secret and Macy's.

On Aug. 20, a Brookby Road woman realized her identity had been stolen when she received an unexpected Barney's credit card in the mail. A representative from Barney's fraud department told her the card was opened on Aug. 10 in New York City. It had a credit limit of $25,000. $14,000 in charges had already been placed on the card. The loss prevention department from Barney's is following up.

Criminal mischief
An Eton Road man reported a person ran a hose into his basement and allowed water to enter the basement Aug. 15. The man said he merely wished to make patrol aware of the incident in order to "assist with regular crime prevention duties."

Altercation
A tennis pro supervising a recreation department tennis camp advised of an altercation between himself and another man at the middle school tennis courts that resulted in an injury to the pro's eyelid Aug. 16. The other man was a father who came to play tennis with his daughters and soccer with his son on the tennis courts that day. The pro said he asked the man to stop playing with a soccer ball on the tennis courts during camp time. The father allegedly replied that there were no rules against it. The pro asked the father to show him a permit for using the tennis courts, and the father asked the pro to provide proof that he worked for the village and had authority to forbid playing soccer on the tennis courts. The pro allegedly stated if the father continued to kick the soccer ball on the tennis courts, the pro would confiscate the ball and return it when camp was finished. The father then allegedly continued to kick the ball, and when the pro attempted to confiscate it, the father allegedly "put his hands on" the pro and scratched his eyelid. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps paramedics evaluated the break in the skin and thought the pro might need stitches. The pro said he has had previous interactions with the father, and he is concerned for his wellbeing. Patrol advised both men to stay away from each other. Patrol clarified that a permit is required to use village tennis courts. The father stated he did not believe the tennis pro had the proper authority to ask him to leave the tennis courts. He said he would discuss the matter further with the recreation department.

Harassment
On Aug. 20, a Lebanon Road man reported receiving threatening text messages from a former tenant. The messages alluded to hurting or killing the man, "trashing" the man's wife and moving the man's children to a better place. The tenant alleged that when she is "through with them, the man's family will have nothing." Police advised about the process of filing an order of protection.

Hacked
On Aug. 19, a Madison Road woman reported her email had been hacked, and her contacts were receiving "strange" emails that contained a link to an unknown website. Police recommended that the woman contact Yahoo regarding safe restoration of her email account.

Key
A woman asked police to help her with the key to her daughter's new house on Cambridge Road Aug. 15. She thought the lock was not working properly. Police were able to successfully open the door with the key. The dead bolt had been latched, and the woman was not aware of it.

Cars
A caller reported a six-foot-tall Hispanic man, wearing light colored shorts and a light colored shirt, attempting to enter cars on Nelson Road at 5:40 a.m., Aug. 18. He was also described as carrying a shoulder bag.

Cash
A woman found cash on the pavement in front of DeCicco's Marketplace, on East Parkway, and brought it to a police aide Aug. 18.

Dumpster
A Penn Boulevard man told police he was having trouble with a roofing contractor Aug. 19. The man was specifically upset because a garbage container used by the contractor had not yet been removed. Patrol called the number stamped on the dumpster to inquire about its removal. A representative for the carting company said a vehicle in the company's fleet was undergoing repair, and this caused a delay in the dumpster's removal. The representative said the dumpster would be removed within a day or two.

Branch
A branch from a village tree fell on a white BMW, parked on Woodland Place Aug. 19. The tree was located in Chase Park. The owner of the car said the damaged occurred while he was eating dinner in a village center restaurant.

Boxes
A caller reported two possibly suspicious boxes at Harcourt Road and Church Lane Aug. 20. Police determined the boxes were nothing but trash and moved them to the dump.

Limo
A Fox Meadow Road man called police asking for his "limo" Aug. 20. Patrol went to the man's house and spoke with him and his mother about the man's inappropriate use of the 911 emergency line.

Danger
Police received a call about youths jumping off a Post Road storage unit at 1 p.m., Aug. 21. On scene, police saw several kids. None of them were observed jumping off a storage unit. Nevertheless, police spoke with them about the hazards of jumping off storage units and advised them to refrain from such behavior.

Help
A caller reported an elderly woman "staring into the distance" in the Golden Horseshoe parking lot on Wilmot Road Aug. 15. When police approached the woman and alerted her to the caller's concerns, the woman said, "Not again." She said she was going home, got into her car and left. It was approximately 4:20 p.m.

Employees at a Boniface Circle store called police, reporting that women who resembled previous larceny suspects were in the store Aug. 20. The employee said no one saw the women commit a crime that day. Nor was there any video footage of the alleged previous crime. Furthermore, the employee said no one had reported the previous alleged larceny to police. Based on a lack of probable cause, police refrained from talking to the two women. Patrol stood by, and the women were seen leaving the store and driving away in a black 2006 Nissan Altima.

Accident
A Park Road man fell off his Vespa scooter approximately 100 yards north of his house Aug. 17. The accident was precipitated by loose stones or gravel on the roadway. The man sustained cuts and scrapes on the side of his body, and he was complaining of rib pain. He was taken to Westchester Medical Center for evaluation. Firefighters cleaned blood from the roadway following the accident.

Cars and roadways
Patrol contacted Optimum regarding a fallen cable wire on Church Lane Aug. 15.
Patrol directed traffic at the five corners intersection, at Heathcote Road and Weaver Street, while the traffic light experienced a temporary power outage Aug. 15.
Con Edison was notified about a fallen branch on a primary power line on Sherbrooke Road Aug. 15.
Police contacted a towing service for a driver with a trailer that suffered a broken wheel on Post Road Aug. 15.
After an unsuccessful attempt at removal, police informed the highway department about a snapped branch dangling precariously over Ogden Road Aug. 15.
Construction vehicles were legally parked along one side of Richbell Road Aug. 16. Patrol asked the job foreman to have his workers assist with traffic flow by spreading the parked vehicles farther apart in the future.
Police asked two drivers to move their parked cars on Lincoln Road so a resident could more easily leave her driveway Aug. 16.
On Aug. 16, police reported fallen wires on Ogden Road to Con Edison, Verizon and Cablevision.
Police moved a fallen branch to the side of Mamaroneck Road, near the intersection of Saxon Woods Road, Aug. 16. The highway department was informed.
A construction vehicle was blocking an Overhill Road driveway Aug. 16. Patrol found the driver and asked him to move the car. Patrol issued a summons for the offense.
Police called a tow for a driver with a flat tire on Griffen Avenue Aug. 17.
A woman reported a white man in his 50s "bumped into her car" while he was walking and she was turning her car into the garage at 7 Popham Road, from Depot Place, Aug. 17. She alleged he then started "yelling and screaming at her," before he walked away and got on a train. There was no damage to her car.
Patrol notified the water department that a water pipe cap was missing from Mamaroneck Road Aug. 18. The department supervisor said his workers removed several caps in the area but would be returning to replace them.
Police moved a fallen low voltage wire to the side of Myrtledale Road where it would not be a trip hazard Aug. 18.
Patrol cleared a fallen branch from Chesterfield Road Aug. 18.
Police erected temporary stop signs at the intersection of Crane Road and Woodland Place because of a malfunctioning traffic light Aug. 18 and 19.
A red car was reported to be slowly "circling" Brite Avenue and Cohawney Road Aug. 18. Police questioned the driver who said she was picking up her daughter on Parkfield Road and driving slowly in an attempt to find her way to the house.
Police and highway department workers removed a low voltage wire from Palmer Avenue and Ramsey Road Aug. 19.
A caller complained that a parked car was straddling two spaces in a private parking lot on East Parkway Aug. 19. Police advised a summons could not be issued because the parking lot was private.
The highway department was notified to remove an overhanging branch on Ogden Road Aug. 20.
A camper hit a utility pole at Mamaroneck Road and a Hutchinson Rover Parkway ramp Aug. 20. The impact caused movement of the pole, which resulted in slack in utility wires. Con Edison and Verizon were notified.
Police marked a broken and dangling tree branch with caution tape on Harcourt Road Aug. 20. The highway department was notified to address the problem.
Eight car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Animals
A Tunstall Road resident complained about a neighbor's barking dog at 8:30 a.m., Aug. 16. Patrol noticed a dog chained n the front yard and spoke with a dog sitter. She apologized and brought the dog in the house. Patrol issued a verbal warning.

Patrol asked a sanitation worker to remove a dead raccoon from Palmer Avenue Aug. 20.

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered blowers on Ogden and Mamaroneck roads Aug. 15 and Kingston Road Aug. 17.

A Stratton Road resident reported contractors making unnecessary noise in a neighbor's new house at 9:59 p.m., Aug. 15. When patrol arrived to investigate the call, patrol discovered the only noise to be the homeowner using a vacuum inside the house. She was cleaning in preparation of moving in. The homeowner said her neighbor has repeatedly called her cell phone, knocked on her door and called police to complain about noise. The homeowner said the cell phone calls were so frequent, she had to block the neighbor's number. According to police records, a previous investigated noise complaint was also deemed unfounded – as was the complaint from Aug. 15. Patrol went to the neighbor's house, but she was not available. Therefore, patrol spoke only with the neighbor's husband. Patrol advised him that the homeowners next door did not want him or his wife to enter their property or call them. Patrol explained village code and clarified what is permissible noise versus prohibited activity. The husband said he would relay all information to his wife, and he would only report activity he believed was in violation of village code.

A Lakin Road resident reported loud music in a neighbor's backyard at 5 p.m., Aug. 18. Patrol went to the area but could not hear the music until patrol turned off the patrol car's air conditioning and radio. Patrol deemed the music to be acceptable for the time of day and determined no village code violations were committed.

A concrete delivery vehicle was idling on Birch Lane at 9:10 a.m., Aug. 20. The driver said he was aware he could not start work until 10 a.m. Patrol informed him that idling on the street in preparation of work is also a violation of village code. A verbal warning was issued, and the truck was moved from the scene.

Firefighters
On Aug. 15, contractors using gas-powered tools in a Carthage Road basement caused elevated levels on carbon monoxide inside the house. Firefighters ventilated the house and told the contractor to only use electric tools inside.

On Aug. 19, the insulation around a broken power line to a Harcourt Road house was burning. Firefighters shut power to a generator that was running during the house's power outage, and they stood by for Con Edison.

An indoor oil tank was leaking in a Richelieu Road basement Aug. 21. The resident's oil company said they were unable to help with the leak. Firefighters shut off the boiler and used a plug-in dike to mitigate the leak. Firefighters placed absorbent pads and Speedi-Dri beneath and around the tank to control the spilled oil. Yonkers Haz-Mat was called. They advised the tank must be emptied immediately. The resident made arrangements with a company that could remove the oil.
This week, firefighters assisted at one car accident in the village. They responded to two false carbon monoxide alarms and 20 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, construction work, a power surge, heat accumulated in an attic and cooking smoke.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Aug. 15 – 21 was compiled from official information.

Highly intoxicated New Rochelle woman attempts to enter Rural Drive House, Arrested for DWI

stopsignAt 7 p.m., Aug. 3, a Rural Drive resident reported a possibly intoxicated woman attempted to enter her house, then left and began walking down Stratton Road. Dispatch sent patrol units and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps to the scene. Police found the woman sitting on the ground with her legs around a stop sign. She said she was playing Pokemon Go and claimed her friends abandoned her. Her car, a 2014 Mazda was parked, with the engine running, on Rural Drive. Police thought the woman appeared to be intoxicated, but out of concern for any other possible medical condition, SVAC paramedics evaluated her. She was unsteady on her feet and had to be helped while standing up. She was identified as Victoria Hamann, 27, of New Rochelle. Through medical evaluation, field sobriety tests, SVAC and police determined Hamann was intoxicated. Patrol also believed Hamann had driven drunk from New Rochelle, been involved in an unknown accident and stopped her car on Rural Drive. At that point, she attempted to enter a stranger's house for an unknown reason. Hamann claimed she was coming from a car dealership where some repairs had been done on her car. During conversation with police and paramedics, she was "incoherent and slurred in speech and interactions." Police canvassed the area and consulted with New Rochelle police for possible affected vehicles involved in the suspected hit-and-run accident. No affected vehicles were found at the time. An alco-sensor test measured Hamann's blood alcohol level at .21. She was unable to stand on her own, and needed to be supported by police. Police accompanied Hamann to White Plains Hospital Center, where she was taken for intoxication treatment. She was arrested at the hospital on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense). She was read her Miranda Rights, and she signed a consent form for a chemical test. A nurse drew blood for the chemical test, and the blood vial was secured for testing and evidence. The district attorney's office was consulted and recommended bail of $250, as well as confiscation of Hamman's three cell phones as evidence. Her car was impounded. A Bronx friend posted bail for Hamman, and she was released to him with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court, returnable on Aug. 10.

Stolen bicycle
On Aug. 1, a Barry Road man reported his $500 metallic blue, Giant brand bicycle was stolen from the bike rack at East Parkway and Spencer Place on July 29. The man advised that another bicycle's security chain had been threaded through his brake line on July 25 or 26. He attempted to remove the chain but was unsuccessful. The man decided to wait a few days to see if the other bike's owner removed the chain linking the two bicycles. When the man returned to the bike rack on July 29, there were not any bikes attached to the rack, which the man indicated was "unusual." Only the white bicycle, which had previously been attached to his bicycle, was lying on the ground behind the rack. The man stated his missing blue bicycle had a "MSKCC" sticker attached to its frame.

Employment test scam
On Aug. 3, a 21-year-old Gatehouse Road man reported money was fraudulently taken out of his bank account. The man said his had posted his resume on a job site and was contacted by an individual alleging to be from a manufacturing company. The individual said he was interested in possibly hiring the man for an accounts receivable position, responsible for managing payments between vendors and buyers. The individual asked the man to complete a test assignment in order to be considered for the job. The assignment was to receive a check from a "buyer" organization, deposit it into his bank account, keep a 10% commission and transfer the balance to someone designated as the "supplier/vendor." The man researched the alleged company, found its website and saw the job posting. The man thus believed the assignment to be legitimate. The man received the check on July 31. He deposited it into his account and wired $877 to a person in South Africa on Aug. 2. On Aug. 3, the check bounced, and the man felt something was not right. He attempted to stop the wire transfer, but it was too late.

Domestic matters
A Heathcote woman called police about a verbal argument with her husband Aug. 3. The couple is in the process of divorcing but still living with each other in the house. The woman said no threats were made, but she nevertheless feels uncomfortable residing in the house with her husband. Patrol advised her about the civil process required to request an order of protection if necessary.

Due to a prior domestic incident, a Quaker Ridge woman asked police to stand by while she gathered some personal belongings from her house Aug. 7. Her husband was not there at the time.

Bench warrant
On Aug. 2, while checking drivers' information following a car accident at Oxford and Garden roads, police discovered an active bench warrant, issued by Harrison police, for driver Terrence McGowan, 55, of White Plains. Police arrested McGowan on the strength of the warrant. Harrison police were notified and picked up McGowan. McGowan's work van was released to the van's registered owner.

Missing persons
On Aug. 1, a supervisor at the Search for Change group home on Post Road reported a female resident left the house and had not been seen for 24 hours. The resident was not mandated to stay at the house, but as per the group home's policy, absence of more than 24 hours must be reported to police. The resident contacted her father during her absence, stating she was out watching movies and was OK. The father checked the resident's debit account balance. Following a recent withdrawal of $20, the balance was less than $5. However, the father indicated the resident had access to a different payment method, in case her account runs out of money. The house supervisor told police the resident is not a threat to others or a danger to herself. The supervisor said the resident has left before and usually returns to the house after a short stay at a hotel.

On Aug. 6, a Brambach Road woman reported her elderly mother left the house for a walk several hours ago and had not returned. The mother was reported to not speak English. While police were canvassing the area for the missing mother, Westchester County police notified Scarsdale police headquarters that a woman matching the mother's description had been found on the Bronx River Parkway. Police brought the woman to Brambach Road, where she was reunited with her family.

Welfare check
On Aug. 1, a Massachusetts woman called 911 because her 21-year-old male friend had allegedly threatened to hurt himself, and she was concerned about his wellbeing. She provided police with her friend's address, which was a section of Scarsdale P.O. covered by New Rochelle police. Patrol advised New Rochelle police for follow-up.

Man on street
A Fox Meadow Road resident reported a "young man standing on front of her house, holding his back," at 5 p.m., Aug. 1. The resident was "concerned" and asked police to check out the man. Patrol interviewed the man, who was in his forties and seen using a cell phone. The man said he lives nearby, in the vicinity of Butler Road where cell phone service is poor. He said he often walks to Fox Meadow Road when he needs to use a cell phone.

Nighttime bike ride
Police questioned two people riding bikes on Palmer Avenue after 2 a.m., Aug. 2. One person was wearing a black backpack. According to police records, neither individual could provide a valid reason for being out at that hour, and neither individual could provide a destination address. Patrol checked the bicycle riders' ID cards and noted they "lived locally."

Broken window
A Donellan Road woman reported coming out of her house and finding the rear passenger window of her 2016 Audi broken. Nothing was taken from the car. The woman said her landscaper had been working at her house an hour before she discovered the damage. Police came to the following conclusion about the cause of the damage: "Due to the location of the vehicle in relation to where the landscaper was working, the fact that nothing was taken from the vehicle, and that there have been no other reports larceny from vehicles or criminal mischief to vehicles in the area, it is patrol's belief that the damage was caused by one of the landscaper's tools sending a hard object into the window at a high rate of speed, breaking the window."

Baby carriage
On Aug. 3, a concerned caller reported a baby carriage was left on Crossway Field, with a baby possibly inside. Patrol checked the carriage and confirmed it was unoccupied. Patrol found the owner of the carriage – a grandmother – playing with her grandson on the swings. Everything was in good order.

Gasoline dispute
A customer at a gas station on Scarsdale Avenue called police to help mediate a dispute she was having with the station manager about gas service Aug. 4. When police arrived, the customer and manager came to an agreement, and no police assistance was needed.

Unwanted calls
A Popham Road man reported he "was having problems with the husband of a former employee and friend." The former employee's husband had allegedly contacted the man by phone and email. The man said the husband answered the phone when the man attempted to contact his former employee. The husband then allegedly "began yelling at him." Patrol advised the man to block communication and cease all contact with his former employee and her husband.

Taxi ride
Police called a taxi for a homeless man who requested to go to a White Plains hotel, from Fox Meadow Road, at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 5. The man said he was out taking a walk and had consumed alcoholic beverages earlier in the day. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the scene and determined the man did not need medical assistance.

Cars and roadways
On Aug. 1, a Hazleton Drive man reported that his son, from Maryland, inadvertently destroyed two license plates when the son took over the man's car. A registration cancellation form, for the department of motor vehicles, was issued.

A red light reported to be "flashing" inside a parked car on Cohawney Road was determined to be an alarm indicator reflecting off a mirror Aug. 1. The car was legally parked and safe.

A caller reported a Jeep's driver "driving erratically" on the Hutchinson River Parkway, "striking traffic cones" and "throwing garbage from the car" on Weaver Street at 11:58 p.m., Aug. 1. Patrol canvassed the area but did not locate the car or driver. Patrol notified Westchester County police.

On Aug. 2, Fenway Golf Club management reported approximately 135 feet of hedges had been damaged by a car that apparently left Secor Road and drove into the golf club's landscaping. The car also hit a "No Standing" sign and left the scene without reporting the damage. Police recovered a non-identifiable truck part at the scene and wrote an accident report.

On Aug. 3, police moved a fallen tree branch from Post Road.

Police advised the water department about excessive water flow on Birchall Drive Aug. 5.
Police notified Verizon about fallen telephone wires on Fox Meadow Road Aug. 5.

Police checked out the situation regarding several cars parked on Brite Avenue at 2 a.m., Aug. 6, and determined the drivers were changing a flat tire on one of the cars.

Verizon was working at Tomkins and Fenimore roads to fix a fallen telephone wire Aug. 6.

Eleven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Animals
A Nelson Road woman requested help with an injured squirrel in her yard Aug. 2. Patrol placed the animal in a cardboard box provided by the woman and notified the department of public works for sanitation removal.

A Copper Beech Lane woman reported a medium-sized dog was running loose in a neighbor's yard Aug. 3. During discussion with police, the woman stated the dog belongs to her neighbor and never leaves the neighbor's yard, although it is not on a leash. The woman said she is scared of animals and wants her neighbor to put up a fence to restrain the dog. Patrol advised the woman to communicate with her neighbor about her fears. Patrol advised that police could not take any action unless violations were committed.

A small black and white dog was running loose on Drake Road Aug. 6. Police caught the dog and, using dog tag information, returned it to its Hamilton Road owner.

A Reimer Road man complained about a raccoon in his backyard Aug. 6. Patrol provided him with the number for a wildlife trapper.

Highway workers moved a fallen tree branch from Saxon Woods Road Aug. 7.

Village code
A caller reported a "loud party" at a Brambach Road house after midnight Aug. 2. Patrol investigated and found four people sitting at a table in the backyard talking and "not making any unreasonable noise." One of the people was the homeowner's daughter who said she and a few friends were "just hanging out." Her parents were home and inside the house. No police intervention was necessary.

On Aug. 6, police verbally warned contractors replacing a window in a Crossway house that making construction noise prior to 10 a.m. that day was prohibited by village code.

Lost and found
On Aug. 1, a woman brought a Jeep car key to headquarters. She said she found the key in Davis Park on July 4. She had already emailed Arthur Manor members in an attempt to identify the owner of the key. However, after not receiving a response in about a month, the woman decided to give the key to police.

A person found a Bank of America card and a Dunkin Donuts Perks card in the bank's parking lot and gave them to headquarters Aug. 1. Police attempted to notify the owner, whose registered address is in Yonkers.

A parking enforcement officer found motorcycle keys sticking out of the cargo box of a motorcycle parked on Depot Place Aug. 3. The officer brought the keys to headquarters for safekeeping and left a not on the motorcycle, informing the owner.

Firefighters
A burning odor in a Morris Lane house was traced to a warm motor in an attic-mounted air handler Aug. 1. Firefighters checked for damaged control circuits and did not find any apparent problems. The condensation drain was clogged, and water was accumulating in the overflow tray. Firefighters shut down the unit and recommended having it serviced before using it again. The house was ventilated and the odor did not return.

Firefighters helped Bronxville firefighters overhaul and salvage a fire scene, with numerous hot spots, at an Elm Rock Road house in Bronxville Aug. 2.

A Heathcote Road resident accidentally got locked out of her house Aug. 2. Firefighters helped her get in the house.

Con Edison was called to evaluate construction damage to an unidentified underground utility line on Wynmor Road Aug. 3. The line was determined to be a "dead line."

A Tompkins Road resident accidentally got locked out of her house Aug. 3. Firefighters helped her get in the house.

An improperly installed pool heater was venting into a crawl space in an Innes Road house, causing high levels of carbon monoxide in the basement Aug. 6. Firefighters ventilated the structure, disconnected the pool heater and turned over the scene to Con Edison.

A Nelson Road resident reported a small gas can appeared "swollen" for no apparent reason Aug. 7. Firefighters determined the gasoline expanded in the heat. They loosened the can's cap to release pressure and advised the resident to place the gasoline in a car's gas tank instead of storing it in a can.

This week, firefighters assisted at one car accident in the village. They responded to one false carbon monoxide alarm and six false fire alarms in the village, caused by device malfunction, construction dust and cooking smoke.

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

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