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Police Report: Prescription Pad Stolen from Doctor's Office

Explorer ArrowsOn Sept. 29, an Overhill Road doctor reported someone fraudulently used one of her prescription pads at a pharmacy. She reported the prescription pad as stolen, along with $500 and an unknown quantity of vitamin supplements.

Shoplifting
An employee of LF store on Boniface Circle reported two women might have stolen merchandise from the store Sept. 26. Stolen items included four plum-colored halter tops with zippers and four plum-colored pencil skirts. All eight items were valued at $108 each. Police are reviewing video surveillance.

Identity theft
On Sept. 29, a Wheelock Road woman reported her signature was possibly forged on a mortgage documents. She said she wanted to consult her lawyer before filing a formal report.

On Oct. 1, a Mercer Court resident reported that she was notified by Chase Bank that there was possibly fraudulent activity on her credit card. Shortly thereafter, the resident received notification from Uber regarding a ride request. The resident contacted the driver and cancelled the pickup, stating it was fraudulent. The resident then called Uber to report it. While speaking with Uber, the person who stole the resident's identity requested another ride, and a different driver made the pickup. The rides were requested from Brandt Terrace, in Yonkers, to Botanical Square, in the Bronx. The resident cancelled the credit card linked to the fraudulent Uber requests.

Scam
On Oct. 1, a Barry Road man reported he had been a potential victim of an IRS phone scam on July 15. At that time, the man received a call from a male alleging the man owed the IRS $5,000. The male requested the man to send $5,000 worth of Apple iTunes gift cards, or the man would allegedly be arrested. The man purchased the gift cards but never sent them. The man told police he needed to submit a police report about the incident in order to obtain a refund of the cards from Apple.

Criminal mischief
Restroom doors at Hyatt Field, at Lee and Potter roads, were reported damaged Sept. 26. Both doors appeared to have been struck repeatedly with an unknown object, and both locksets showed signs of prying. There was also damage to restroom light sensors, caused by the doors being struck. A witness heard loud banging coming from the restrooms at 8 p.m., Sept. 25. The witness was out walking his dog and approached the restrooms to investigate the noise. There, he saw three white teenage boys outside the restrooms. One of the teens was walking a large dark colored dog, possibly a Labrador Retriever. The boys ceased their actions and left the park when the man approached them. Damage to the restroom doors is estimated to be over $1,000.
A postal worker reported his personal car – a 2002 Dodge Durango – was damaged while it was parked in the back parking lot of Chase Road post office Sept. 29. The car showed a deep scratch, approximately one foot long, on the right front side quarter panel. Detectives are reviewing video footage taken by surrounding businesses.

Litter
A significant amount of discarded bottles, cans, trash and possible drug paraphernalia were found littering a wooded area at Drake Road Park Oct. 1. Patrol notified the highway department for cleanup. Extra ridebys will be conducted.

Domestic matters
A man called police to report that his father-in-law was harassing him in violation of an existing order of protection Sept. 27. The harassment allegedly consisted of the father-in-law calling the man a "coward for calling the police." Police determined the alleged actions did not constitute a breach of the order of protection. The man said he "keeps calling police and [police] do nothing, and he just wants his father-in-law taken away in shackles." According to the police report, the man became "uncooperative" and "very agitated." He asked police to leave so he could rest. Patrol advised the man to fully document all contact and communication with his father-in-law in order to petition for a full stay away order should that be necessary. Patrol determined the man was not in any immediate danger; nor was he in any immediate fear for his life or safety.

Unreturned rental car
On Sept. 26, the manager of Budget/Avis Rental Group's Scarsdale Avenue location reported that a rental car had not been returned on time. The car was rented Aug. 4 and due to be returned August 5. The manager attempted to notify the renter numerous times – by phone calls and a certified letter mailed August 12.

Open door
A concerned passerby reported an open screen door at a Garden Road house Sept. 27. The homeowner told police she intentionally left the door open to ventilate the house while workers were sanding her floors.

Broken window
On Sept. 28, a woman reported the back window of her black Cadillac was smashed while parked on Sage Terrace. Patrol did not think the damage appeared criminal in nature. Landscapers were mowing a lawn across the street, and police thought the damage might have been caused by their work.

Arrows
Two Huntington Avenue residents found plastic arrows in their yards – on Sept. 27 and at the end of August. The plastic arrows were black, with dull and rounded tips. They each were labeled "Explorer Youth Arrow." Patrol told the residents to contact police again if additional arrows are found in the yard or if unusual activity is observed.

Complaints
A Carman Road woman reported she might be the victim of hacking on her telephone fax line Sept. 28. She suspected another Scarsdale was responsible for the alleged hacking. An Optimum cable technician checked her lines and reported they appeared to be "clear." The woman could not supply patrol with any proof of hacking or tampering.

An elderly Saxon Woods Road woman called police to complain about her health aide Sept. 30. The woman wanted the aide to leave. The aide said the woman was refusing to use her walker, and the woman allegedly kicked the aide several times that day. A manager at the woman's senior living facility said the woman's behavior is motivated by a medical condition, and the woman has displayed similar behavior before. Patrol left a message for the woman's daughter, notifying her of the situation.

Fishing
A father reported a woman driving a Volvo made "unusual statements" to his sons _- ages 12 and 10 – while his sons were fishing on Duck Pond Road Oct. 2. The woman specifically instructed the boys not to fish "because it is cruel." She also allegedly made political statements to the boys and told them "to not support Donald Trump." The boys recorded the conversation on their phones. Police listened to the conversation and did not detect any criminal activity. Patrol advised the boys and their father that fishing was not permitted at Duck Pond because it was privately owned. The boys' father said he might know the owner and would look into getting the owner's consent.

Cars and roadways
Police cleared low-hanging wires from Heathcote Road and notified Verizon Sept. 27.

An Edgewood Road man said his neighbor's landscaper was blowing leaves, grass and dirt onto his car parked in his driveway Sept. 27. He believed the blown debris caused two small chips in his car's body paint. He did not want to make a formal report because he believed the landscapers did not intentionally blow debris onto his car. The man's neighbor contacted her landscaper and was awaiting a return phone call.

An elderly driver ran out of gas at Post Road and Boulevard Sept. 28. Patrol arrived to help the man, and the man advised someone had already helped him get gas.

A man parked his 2015 Toyota Tacoma on Christie Place while shopping in the village Oct. 1. He told police the car might have intentionally been damaged during this time. Patrol saw a small amount of damage beneath the rear passenger window. However, patrol thought the damage was the result of normal "wear and tear."

Eleven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Village code
Patrol issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers in violation of village code on Penn Road and Brite Avenue Sept. 27, Penn Boulevard Sept. 28,

Patrol issued a summons to a food truck vendor selling food from his vehicle on Tisdale Road without a village permit Sept. 27.

A caller complained about a loose tan dog on Tunstall Road Sept. 30. The dog was in its yard, and the owner said she understood village code and had means to properly secure her dog.

Patrol removed a tag sale sign posted on a utility pole at the corner of Heathcote Road and Palmer Avenue Sept. 30. Patrol noted that the sign would be removed later in the tour.

After neighbors complained of noise, patrol told residents of a Brewster Road house to keep the noise level down Sept. 30.

A Sycamore Road resident stopped power washing his deck after police advised him that the noise was in violation of village code at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 1.

Lost and found
A Brambach Road man reported losing his wallet containing his driver's license somewhere in the village Sept. 28.

A piece of jewelry was found in a taxi operated by Central Taxi Sept. 29. Police are holding the item for safekeeping.

Firefighters
A possible fire was reported in a vacant lot on Fox Meadow Road Sept. 26. Investigation revealed it was only morning dew in sunlight. There was no fire.

A cooking fire was confined to a pan in a Stonehouse Road house Sept. 26. Firefighters ventilated the house.

Water was leaking through a ceiling smoke detector in a Reimer Road house Sept. 27. Firefighters shut water to isolate the leak. They vacuumed up as much water as possible and shut electricity to possibly compromised lighting fixtures. The homeowner was instructed to call a technician for repair.
Firefighters checked Whig Road houses for possible gas migration following the discovery of gas in nearby sewer lines Sept. 27.

Wires to landscape lighting shorted out in a Wayside Lane basement after the homeowner's landscaper accidentally cut wires outside Sept. 28. The shorted out wires burned in an electrical box in the basement ceiling, causing smoke and charring ceiling joists. An electrician shut power to the house and was making repairs. Firefighters checked for extension, confirmed the situation was safe and ventilated the house.

An odor in a Drake Road house was traced to paintbrushes standing in stale water Sept. 29.

Firefighters assisted a Colvin Road resident with a screen door that was struck Sept. 30.

A Sherbrooke Road fireplace had too much wood in the fire and a partially closed damper, which resulted in smoke in the house Sept. 30. Firefighters opened the damper, ventilated the house ad monitored the house for possible carbon monoxide.

The cause of smoke of Forrest Lane was a resident's outdoor barbecue smoker Oct. 2.
A smoking SUV on Putnam Road was removed by a tow truck Oct. 2. The engine had overheated.

This week, firefighters assisted at five car accidents in the village. They responded to two false carbon monoxide alarms and 13 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, an activated manual pull station, cooking smoke, hair dryer use, battery replacement and construction dust.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Sept. 26 through Oct. 2 was compiled from official information.

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Mother Arrested for Drunk Driving with Child in Car

deerroadOn Sept. 25, a report of erratic driving at Post and Heathcote Roads led to a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of a 36-year-old White Plains mother who was driving while intoxicated with her child in the car. Patrol first observed the car in question to be driving very slowly while the driver – Kristen Walsh, 36 or White Plains – held a cell phone to her ear. Patrol stopped the car and watched Walsh strike the curb with her passenger side wheel during the traffic stop. While talking with Walsh, patrol detected a smell of alcohol on her breath, slurred speech, slow motor skills and evasive eye contact. Walsh's nine-year-old daughter was sitting in the back seat of the car. Patrol asked Walsh to get out of the car, and Walsh was unsteady on her feet. According to the report, she "lost her balance and almost fell, causing patrol to help support her balance." Walsh stated she "had one vodka mixed drink and a Xanax about an hour ago at a friend's house." Walsh was not able to successfully perform field sobriety tests and asked to stop the tests "because she was feeling tired." An alco-sensor test registered a positive presence of alcohol on Walsh's breath. Later a Datamaster test measured Walsh's blood alcohol level at .14. Walsh was arrested and charged with driving while on cell phone, aggravated DWI with a child in the car, DWI per se, with a prior conviction less than 10 years and DWI with a prior conviction less that ten 10 years. Walsh was released to her attorney on $500 cash bail.

Stolen cars

A 2000 Honda Odyssey was stolen from a Brewster Road driveway overnight Sept 21. It was discovered missing at 7:45 a.m., Sept. 22. A wallet, checkbook, road map and notepad and other personal items normally kept in the car were removed from the car and discarded on the driveway and in the bushes. Fifty dollars, the owner's driver's license and his Social Security card were missing from the wallet. The owner said he was missing a set of keys to the car, but those keys might have possibly been left in the car. According to the police report: "Due to the positioning of a second vehicle in the driveway, the stolen vehicle would have had to have been driven across the front lawn in order to exit the driveway, yet patrol was unable to see any distinct marks that would justify that assumption." Police are following up.

On Sept 24, at 1:15 a.m., New Rochelle police broadcast a hotline about a stolen car fleeing north on North Avenue toward the Scarsdale/Eastchester border. Police canvassed the area but did not find the car.

Stolen

A Murray Hill Road resident reported his $1,500 Movado watch was unlawfully taken from his house Sept. 21. Along with the watch, a display case for the watch was also taken. The resident last saw the watch in his dresser drawer at 6:30 a.m. a cleaning service was allegedly in the house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. The manger of the cleaning service was informed and encourage the resident to file a police report.

On Sept. 24, a Church Lane resident reported her son's orange and black bicycle was stolen from her front yard on Sept. 18. On the night of Sept. 23, she said approximately nine dollars in quarters were stolen from the center console of her unlocked car. She requested extra ridebys of her house.

Check fraud

On Sept.19, a Colvin Road resident reported her checking account had been compromised by a fraudulent check Sept. 14. The check was made out to an unknown person. The woman closed the account immediately, and Chase Bank is following up. Additionally, the woman reported her account's password and linked email address had been changed on Sept. 6. She was not sure if the two incidents were related.

On Sept. 22, a Stratton Road woman reported a personal check originally made out to her landscaper was allegedly altered and deposited into her babysitter's account without the woman's permission. According to the woman, the check for $773.10 had been placed in an envelope inside a kitchen drawer. While doing online banking, the woman noticed the check had been cashed on Sept. 20 via a Chase mobile app. The woman said the check appeared to have been "whited out" and rewritten. The babysitter was working at the woman's house on Sept. 20 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. According to the woman, the babysitter has only worked for the family "a couple of times."

Criminal mischief

On Sept. 19, a caller reported damage to bathroom doors and playground equipment at Hyatt Field on Boulevard. Doors and welded equipment were broken, and a burn mark was found on an interior bathroom wall. Later in the week, a toilet in the women's bathroom was found to be leaking. It was determined the leaking toilet did not show any signs of criminal mischief.

On Sept. 19, an Axtell Road homeowner reported a garage window screen had been tampered with at her house over the weekend. She discovered the cut and torn screen after noticing the unlocked garage window had been opened. Additionally a rooftop cargo bin beneath the window had been knocked over.

Branch break

A branch from a village-owned tree broke the window of a car parked in a Madison Road driveway overnight Sept. 19. The falling branch shattered the car's back window and damaged a rear brake light, interior upholstery, window frame and bumper. The highway department is following up.

Game cubes

On Sept. 21, a man said he left Nintendo Game Cube controllers at a house in which he was living last March. He wanted the Game Cube controllers back and asked police to help him retrieve his property. It was after midnight when the man asked for police assistance. Patrol told him to return the next day at a more reasonable hour, so police could help him get his property back.

Angry

Heathcote Medical Center staff called police about an agitated and confrontational patient who was refusing to comply with staff instructions Sept. 21. When police arrived on the scene, they observed the loud and angry patient. The patient said she wanted to have her blood tested because she believed she had an infectious disease. A doctor said he had met with the patient and she became confrontational while the doctor was attempting to review her medical history with her. Rather than discussing her history, the patient demanded a blood test. The doctor said the patient was not in need of critical medical attention. He said he refused to continue the appointment because of the woman's aggressive and confrontational behavior. Patrol explained this to the woman, and she became agitated with police and began tape recording patrol's interaction with her. Patrol offered to call an ambulance to take her to a hospital for treatment, but she refused.

Followed

Police assisted MTA police with an incident involving a high school aged girl on the train who was allegedly being followed by a male Sept. 23. MTA handled the situation on the train station platform while Scarsdale police assisted.

911 calls

This week, a Fox Meadow man made multiple false-alarm 911 calls. First the man alleged a dispute with his younger brother that did not occur. Later in the week, the man claimed he was the President of the United States and demanded a limousine. Patrol informed the man's mother about the calls, and she said she would address the situation.

Dirt

An Aspen Road homeowner reported a delivery driver from "All Good Things" Nursery dumped dirt on the road and left the scene Sept. 24. Approximately 30 minutes later, the driver returned to Aspen Road with a loading machine and was moving the dirt off the roadway. The driver said the problem was the result of a simple misunderstanding.

Guns

On Sept. 24, a resident brought a Smith and Wesson handgun to headquarters for safekeeping, pending the renewal of his expired handgun permit.

A Saxon Woods Road resident reported finding a gun in her mailbox Sept. 24. She said she found the gun while getting her mail, so she removed her mail from the box but left the gun there. Patrol examined the gun and determined it was a broken toy gun. Patrol checked a database for any recent incidents involving a toy gun, but none were found.

Lost

Two callers reported seeing a man on Walworth Avenue at 10 p.m., Sept. 24. The first caller said the man was hitchhiking and disrupting traffic. The second caller said the man was ringing her doorbell. He was described as Hispanic, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and carrying a duffel bag. Patrol found the man and interviewed him. Patrol determined the man was lost and trying to get home to White Plains. Patrol provided him a courtesy ride to West Post Road and Maple Avenue.

Cars and roadways

Patrol taped off Huntington Avenue and stood by for Con Edison at the site of a large tree branch on electrical wires Sept. 19. Power to Greenacres School was shut down while Con Edison was working around 7 a.m. Flagmen were positioned to direct traffic at affected intersections.

A Mercedes Benz with two flat tires was towed from Catherine Road Sept. 19.

Police notified the highway department about a deceased raccoon on Heathcote Road Sept. 19.

The water department was notified about a leaking fire hydrant on Post Road Sept. 20.

Patrol issued a parking summons to the owner of a Toyota parking in a no standing zone on Lockwood Road Sept. 20.

Patrol removed a large branch from Fox Meadow Road Sept. 20.

A driver said a protruding sewer cap severed two tires on her car on Mamaroneck Road Sept. 21.

A car belonging to a work crew on Fox Meadow Road was parked too close to a stop sign at Fox Meadow and Ogden roads Sept. 21. Patrol spoke with the car's owner, and the car was promptly moved.

Police directed traffic while a tree company trimmed protruding branches on Walworth Avenue Sept. 21.

Patrol placed a traffic cone in a pothole on Fenimore Road and notified the highway department Sept. 21.

Patrol notified Verizon about a fallen wire on Fox Meadow Road Sept. 22.

A car with a flat tire was towed from Colonial Road Sept. 23.

Eight car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Animals

A Crane Road resident though she saw an injured coyote in her backyard Sept. 22. The alleged coyote was not there when police arrived. Patrol provided the resident with a list of trappers' telephone numbers.

A Tisdale Road homeowner reported a baby deer was stuck in a seven-foot-deep window well at his house Sept. 22. The homeowner placed a wooden ladder in the window well to help the deer climb out. Patrol provided a list of trappers' telephone numbers, in case the deer could not climb out on its own.

A Gatehouse dog got loose and ended up in a neighbor's yard Sept. 22. Patrol spoke with the owner. The owner said he would make sure his dogs stayed on his property.

A driver struck a deer and critically injured it on Mamaroneck Road at 10:30 p.m., Sept. 23. Patrol fired two shots to kill the animal. The highway department was notified for carcass cleanup.

Village code

Patrol issued summonses for illegal use of gas-powered leaf blowers to landscapers on Crane Road Sept. 23.

A gathering of young people quickly dispersed from a playground on Boulevard after patrol shone a light in the area at 10 p.m., Sept. 24.

After neighbors complained of noise, patrol asked a Fox Meadow Road resident to lower the volume of music playing in the house at 10:30 p.m., Sept. 24.

Police dispersed a large gathering of kids in the intersection of Fairview and Greendale roads at 10:37 p.m., Sept 24.

Police asked a Ridgecrest East homeowner to lower the volume of party music a few minutes before midnight Sept. 26.

Lost and found

A pedestrian found a ring of keys on East Parkway and gave them to police for safekeeping Sept. 20.

Firefighters

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of sparking wires on Huntington Avenue Sept. 19.

A reported smoke odor on Fox Meadow Road was unfounded Sept. 20.

Firefighters shut down a malfunctioning gas stove and advised the resident about a bathroom water leak in an Elm Road house Sept. 20.

A broken residential sprinkler system in a Post Road yard appeared to be a leaking fire hydrant Sept. 21. Firefighters assessed the situation and advised the homeowner.

A heating oil tank was leaking in a Garden Road house and causing an odor Sept. 23. Firefighters spread absorbent on the spill while the homeowner contacted her oil company to empty and remove the tank.

Smoke in the area of Whig Road and Brite Avenue was traced to a resident using a fire pit Sept. 24.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village. They responded to five six carbon monoxide alarms and 18 false alarms caused by device malfunction, spray paint, cooking smoke, construction dust, shower steam, and activated manual pull station and a battery change.

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

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Police and Fire Report: SHS Students Confront Car Break-in Suspect in School's Gravel Lot

raccoonjarAn assistant principal at the high school reported two students observed a man entering parked cars at the high school's rear gravel lot at approximately 11 a.m., Sept. 8. The students were in the lot and able to videotape the man and record his license plate number. The students said they first saw the man inside a student's dark-colored Mercedes Benz. The man then got out of the Mercedes and entered a white Jeep. Since the student witnesses knew the owner of the Jeep, they determined the man was most likely entering unlocked cars in an attempt to steal items from the cars. The student witnesses then started videotaping the man as they approached the Jeep and asked what he was doing. He said. "Just checking." The students told the man to not leave because they were calling the police. At that time, the man got into his car and fled. The students noted the vehicle's license plate number and words written on the side of the man's vehicle. Patrol and school personnel spoke with the owners of the cars that had been entered. The owners advised nothing had been taken, but one owner stated it looked as if her backpack and glove box had been gone through. Both cars were unlocked at the time of the incident. Police are following up.

Arrests
A Barry Road man called police because his intoxicated adult son was at his house, in violation of a stay away order, at 11 a.m., Sept. 6. As a result, police arrested the son – Jon M. Ghiozzi, 37, of Scarsdale – on the charge of first-degree criminal contempt, with a prior conviction within five years. Due to Ghiozzi's disoriented condition due to substance abuse, police escorted Ghiozzi by ambulance to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment. Patrol remained with Ghiozzi during his emergency room stay until Ghiozzi was released from the hospital and able to stay awake at 5:20 p.m. At that time, Ghiozzi was taken to headquarters. He was read his Miranda Rights and verbally said he understood them, but he refused to sign the acknowledgement document. He was not compliant with other police procedures and therefore required constant supervision. He was arraigned at Scarsdale Village Justice Court and remanded to Westchester County Jail, pending a scheduled court appearance.

White Plains police notified Scarsdale police of a car involved in a hit and run accident in their jurisdiction that was followed into Scarsdale and was observed in a second accident at Post and Dickel Road at 11 p.m., Sept. 7. As a result, patrol went to the scene and discovered a 2010 Nissan drove into bushes on Dickel Road. Additionally, police learned the driver – Leda Beechum, 32, of White Plains – was wanted by New Rochelle police. She was accordingly arrested on the strength of the active bench warrant, held at headquarters and picked up by New Rochelle police.

Stolen
A Bonnie Meadow Road man reported his $1,000 Trek bicycle was stolen from Depot Place Sept. 6. The lock was cut, and the red and silver bike was stolen.

A Sprague Road resident reported his $700 bicycle and helmet were stolen from the bike rack at East Parkway and Spencer Place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10:45 p.m., Sept. 7.

A woman reported a $400 glass jewelry display case with a light was stolen from the curb outside Scarsdale library before 9 a.m., Sept. 10. The woman said she dropped off the case to donate it to the library, but a man picked it up from the curb and put it in his white sedan before anyone was able to bring the case inside the library. It happened while the woman was parking her car after dropping off the case at the curb near the library building.

Not in our restroom
Starbucks employees reported two people going into the East Parkway location's restroom together and possibly conducting illegal activity Sept. 9. The individuals returned to the coffee house on Sept. 10 and again entered the restroom together. Patrol arrived and confronted the individuals – a man and a woman known to police – and escorted them from Starbucks. The individuals were told they were no longer welcome at Starbucks. Store management told police it has been an ongoing problem with the two individuals entering the restroom together and staying in there for long periods of time.

Criminal mischief
On Sept. 11, a Tunstall Road man reported damage to his property, incurred over the last few weeks. He said someone damaged his hedges and lawn while he was on vacation with his family from July 27 through July 31. Some hedges were missing and tires had damaged the lawn. A neighbor told the man that a driver fleeing from police had caused the damage. The man wanted to file a police report for insurance purposes.

Harassment
A Stratton Road homeowner of a house under construction reported that her neighbor was harassing her and her contractor Sept. 6. Since a previous incident involving police, the neighbor has stopped entering the property and making allegations of noise violations. However, the homeowner said the neighbor then started contacting village departments in an attempt to stop work at the site. Police told the homeowner they could not prevent the neighbor from contacting village departments. They advised the homeowner to report any future criminal actions to prevent the situation from deteriorating.

IRS scam
A Nelson Road woman reported someone called her alleging to be from the IRS Sept. 9. The woman gave the caller the last four digits of her Social Security number before realizing the call was most likely a scam. Police advised the woman to notify the credit reporting agencies and have her accounts flagged for possible identity theft alerts.

Concern
A Fox Meadow Road temple's security guard called police because he and the president of the temple were concerned about an unknown man who came to the temple asking to see the Rabbi at 1 p.m., Sept. 10. The man seemed "distraught based on his body language," the guard said. The president of the temple told the man to return in 30 minutes. He furthermore told police it was not the temple's policy to allow people to visit the Rabbi on Saturdays, because of religious reasons. The man left in a gold-colored Toyota Avalon. The man was described as white, of average build, approximately 30 or 40 years old, with short hair and glasses and approximately 5ft. 9 in. tall. Due to the upcoming Jewish holidays, the distraught nature of the man and the man's unknown purpose at the temple, extra police ridebys were requested.

Lost man
A Walworth Avenue resident reported a possibly intoxicated man on her front steps at 6 a.m., Sept. 11. The man seemed disoriented and told police he was lost. Patrol provided him a courtesy ride to the Hartsdale train station in order for him to return to his home in the Bronx. Patrol stood by to confirm the man successfully boarded a southbound train.

Welfare check
At a daughter's request, patrol checked the welfare of a Brown Road woman Sept. 9. The woman's car was not in her garage, and the daughter deduced her mother must have gone out.

Cars and roadways
Patrol issued a parking summons to an illegally parked car causing significant traffic congestion on Brewster Road Sept. 6.

Police advised the owner of an illegally parked car on Stonehouse Road to move his car Sept. 7.

A woman reported an incident of road rage 45 at Heathcote and Post roads minutes after the incident occurred Sept. 7. According to the woman, she was stopped at a red light, and a white male driver in his 60s approached her driver's side window. He allegedly knocked on the door, used profanity and threatened her. He was described as driving a four-door silver Toyota. Patrol advised the woman to call 911 immediately if a similar incident occurred in the future.

A Harvest Drive man reported truck driver "forced his way" onto the man's property Sept. 7. Police spoke with the man and truck driver and deduced that the driver had been dispatched to the house to pick up a car to deliver to the man's con in California. The dispatch was a duplicate dispatch and had been made in error by the person arranging the vehicle transport. The driver left, and all was in good order.

An Acura driver, from Heathcote Road, reported debris fell off a truck and hit her car while she was driving on Mamaroneck Road Sept. 8. She did not have a chance to note the truck's license plate number or company name. She tried to drive her car to Heathcote Gulf, but the car's engine shut off at the five corners intersection, across the street from Heathcote Gulf. Motor oil was leaking from the car's undercarriage. Patrol went back to the reported scene of the accident and did not find any debris in the roadway. The car was towed to an Acura service center for repair. The oil was cleaned from the roadway.

A traffic light at Post and Drake roads was not cycling properly Sept. 8. Police informed the department of transportation for repair.

A pedestrian reported a blue Toyota Camry almost hit him in the Popham and Garth Road crosswalk at 11:30 p.m., Sept. 9. The driver allegedly threatened the pedestrian from his car. The car was last seen travelling north on Garth Road.

Patrol issued summonses to illegally parked cars on Ferncliff Road Sept. 9.

Police notified Verizon about a low-hanging wire on Brite Avenue Sept. 9.

A roadside service plugged a hole in a police car's tire after the tire flattened at Mamaroneck Road and Harvest Drive Sept. 9. The car was driven to the highway department for repair.

Police removed branches from Post Road Sept. 10 and 11.
A Morris Lane resident had a village permit to close the road from 5-6:30 p.m., Sept. 10, for an event. Callers and drivers complained about the road closure. Patrol examined the permit and pointed out that it specified the road closure would only be permitted with the presence of police officers. Since no officer had been retained for the special event, police re-opened the road.

Optimum was notified about low wires on Franklin Road Sept. 10.

A caller complained about an occupied parked car with the car's lights off in a Palmer Avenue parking lot at 10 p.m., Sept. 11. Patrol spoke with the occupants of the car, a male and a female. They said they were friends and ha just finished eating dinner. They said they were looking for a place to hang out and talk. Patrol saw food containers in the car, in plain view. There was no evidence of criminal activity.
Four car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Raccoon, rabbit, fox
A Brite Avenue homeowner reported a raccoon with its head stuck in a jar on her property at 7:30 a.m., Sept. 7. She was concerned because children were walking to school in the area. Patrol arrived and saw the small raccoon with its head stuck in a peanut butter jar. Patrol was able to free the animal's head from the container, allowing the raccoon to run off into nearby bushes. It did not appear sick or injured.

A caller reported an injured rabbit on Fox Meadow Road Sept. 8. When patrol arrived, the rabbit was found dead on the scene. It apparently had been hit by a car.

A slightly mangy fox was reported in a Brookfield Lane yard Sept. 9. Patrol provided the homeowner with contact information for local trappers.

A 12-year-old girl reported an unknown animal fell into a sewer at Farragut and Lincoln roads Sept. 9. Patrol could hear an animal in the sewer but could not visually identify the animal. Patrol believed the animal was most likely a raccoon because raccoons are known to frequent sewers.

Dogs
A driver found two small, white dogs on Saxon Woods Road and temporarily put them in her car while she called police Sept. 7. In the meantime, the dogs' Saxon Woods Road owner approached police and stated her dogs escaped her house. Patrol reunited the owner and the dogs.

On Sept. 10, a Springdale Road resident reported a neighbor's dog repeatedly enters her yard. Patrol spoke with the dog's owner who said his electric fence had been having issues. He said he just installed a back-up electric fence to confine the dog to his yard.

Kidsmuscular dystrophy
After receiving a noise complaint at 10:30 p.m., Sept. 6, police dispersed a large group of kids gathering on the fourth floor of Freightway Garage.

After residents complained about kids gathering on the street, police stood by while kids were being picked up from a party in the area of Greenacres Avenue and Colvin Road at 10 p.m., Sept. 10.

Village code summonses
Patrol issued village code violation summonses to landscapers using gas-powered blowers on Whig and Webster roads Sept. 8 and Heathcote Road Sept. 10.

Lost and found
Police found lost car keys on a Chase Road bench and returned them to their owner Sept. 7.

A Greenacres Avenue couple reported their Republic of India passports were missing from their house Sept. 8.

A construction worker found a debit card on a sidewalk at Weaver Street and Heathcote Road Sept. 9. He gave it to police, and police contacted the issuing bank. A representative said to destroy the card because the bank would issue a new card to the owner.

A purse was found on Chase Road Sept. 10. Police contacted the owner, and she retrieved her purse.

A bag of purple Little League uniforms was found at the baseball field at Edgewood School Sept. 11. Patrol contacted the coach, who picked up the uniforms.

Firefightersfirefighers
On Sept. 6, firefighters opened a locked car parked at Chesterfield and Shawnee roads in order to reunite an 18-month-old child with his mother. The mother said she accidentally locked the car with the keys inside. The weather was cool and cloudy, and the child was in good health when the car doors were opened. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps checked the child as a precaution.

Firefighters helped a Cushman Road resident with a leaking hot water heater and advised the resident to call a plumber Sept. 6.

A water pump overheated in Scarsdale High School Sept. 6. Firefighters shut off the pump and let it cool down. They advised to have the unit repaired.

A malfunctioning dehumidifier was causing a burning odor in an Eton Road basement Sept. 11. Firefighters disconnected the appliance and advised the homeowner to replace the appliance.

This week, firefighters assisted at four car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to three false carbon monoxide alarms and nine false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, grill smoke and accidental keypad activation.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Sept. 5-11 was compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Plumbing Stolen from Ogden Road House for Sale

winkA realtor reported a sink and copper piping had been stolen from an Ogden Road house for sale Sept. 12. The house is vacant and has been for sale since April 2016. The theft created extensive damage in the kitchen and bathroom, as well as damage to first-floor drywall and flooring. The realtor said she was the last person to enter the house on August 16, for a showing, and everything was in order at the time.

D.O.A.
Dr. Norman Bank, 90, of Fenimore Road, passed away at home Sept. 17.

Stolen grill
An Overhill Road man reported his stainless steel Weber Genesis propane grill had been stolen from his property overnight Sept. 17 into 18. The grill was purchased for $799.99 on July 5, 2015. It was in excellent condition.

Car break-in
A parked 2014 Nissan was broken into on Palmer Avenue overnight Sept. 16 into Sept. 17. The driver's side window had been smashed, and the center of the steering wheel was missing. Police advised the owner that an airbag had been stolen from the car, and that was why the steering wheel was damaged. The car was parked undamaged at 8:30 p.m., Sept. 16.

Bench warrant
On Sept. 13, police arrested Jonathan G. Regis, 27, of White Plains, on the strength of an active bench warrant related to an unanswered vehicle and traffic offense. Regis was released on $100 cash bail with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

Identity theft
On Sept. 12, an Olmsted Road resident reported that someone created a fraudulent check and signed it with her husband's name on Sept. 9. The person attempted to cash it against the couple's bank account. The check number matched the check number on a check that the woman's husband hand delivered to the Town of Greenburgh Sept. 8. The bank alerted the couple and immediately closed the couple's bank account.

On Sept. 14, a Farragut Road woman reported her attorney received an email from someone posing as her and attempting to obtain funds from a family trust. The email alleged that the funds would be used toward a jewelry purchase of a Rolex and two pairs of black pearl earrings, with a combined total of $29,352.60. The email contained an invoice from a jewelry store in North Highland, California. The lawyers suspected the email was fraudulent and contacted the woman. Specifically, the "grammar and syntax" of the email were unlike the woman's normal grammar and syntax.

Harassment
On Sept.12, an Edgewood woman said she felt a man was "stalking" her. She described how the man allegedly drives by her house in different sports cars and "revs" his engine. She said the man follows her while she walks her dog in the park. She said she also believes the man has hired someone in a white Suburban to follow her. She said the man is "at fault for various negative situations she has had to deal with." She described these situations to police, and police determined nothing was found to constitute a crime. According to police, "many situations appeared to be coincidences." The woman advised police of a real estate transaction she was involved in, and police advised her to pursue any related matter through civil means. Police determined there was no evidence of criminal activity or intent. The woman advised she would call police the next time she saw the man near her house.

On Sept. 15, a Fox Meadow woman reported a male, who lives in a neighbor's apartment, has been harassing her. He has sent her numerous unwanted messages and LinkedIn requests. He has written letters asking to speak with the woman and take her to dinner. The woman told the man she does not want to have any contact with him. but he ignored her request. Police called the man and reiterated the directive. The man said he understood and would no longer communicate with the woman.

Broken window
An interior pane of glass on a double-paned window broke in a Quentin Road house overnight, and the homeowner reported it Sept. 12. Since the glass was broken from the inside and there were no signs of force or tampering, police determined the window was possibly broken from the inside, or the glass broke independently due to a defect and was possibly exacerbated by a significant drop in temperature overnight.

Wink
A woman reported a white man in his 60s was watching her and winking at her in the area of Hampton and Ogden roads Sept. 14. His attention was not wanted. Police investigated the area but did not find the winking man.

Doorbell
A Park Road woman reported someone rang her doorbell and left Sept. 14. Outside the door, police found a delivery from Spencer Pharmacy, which seemed to explain the ringing doorbell. An exterior check of the house did not uncover anything suspicious.

Nail
A Paddington Road man stated someone intentionally put a nail in his tire Sept. 15. The man believed an in-law did it. The nail had been removed prior to patrol's arrival, and the nail did not cause any damage to the car. The man did not witness the alleged placement, and the car was not registered to the man. No police action was required.

No registration
On routine patrol, police stopped a car on the sidewalk of Secor Road and realized the 75-year-old Greenwich driver did not have a valid registration or insurance for the car Sept. 16. According to the police report, the driver initially failed to stop for police on Secor Road and instead drove around officers and a detour sign on Secor Road. The car then encountered construction workers and equipment in the road, past the detour sign. The driver drove over several orange traffic cones and curbstones before coming to rest on the sidewalk. The driver was unable to give an explanation for his actions. A department of motor vehicles computer check indicated the car's registration and insurance had expired. The man said he had no legal address to where the car could be towed or legally parked. The car was towed to the police impound lot for safekeeping until the owner could correct the registration and insurance issues. Police issued the man six traffic summonses.

Alarm
A woman accidentally activated Zachys' burglar alarm near the store's rear entrance Sept. 17. She was observed on the store's surveillance camera. The store manager said nothing seemed out of the ordinary in the store.

Damage
An Eastchester woman said she thought someone intentionally damaged her car while it was parked on Scarsdale Avenue Sept. 17. The damage consisted of a scratch in the paint and a stain on the paint. The owner wanted to document the damage but refused to complete a supporting deposition. According to the police report, it was unclear if the damage was intentional or the result of normal wear and tear.

Welfare check
At the request of a family member, police checked the welfare of an elderly Lebanon Road man Sept. 17. The man was fine.

Garbage
A caller reported a U-Haul truck making several trips to a dumpster on Mamaroneck Road to dump garbage there Sept. 17. Police stood by in case the U-Haul truck returned, but it did not come back.

Who's there?
A man observed in a Rural Drive backyard was a contractor hired to perform work Sept.17. A concerned neighbor reported the man, and police verified his identity with the homeowner.

Dispute
A man and woman were arguing in a car. They said they pulled over to talk on Post Road at 1:15 a.m., Sept. 18. Police spoke with each person separately, and each one said no physical altercation had occurred.

Paintpaint
A caller reported a paint odor near a sewer at the intersection of Potter and Lee Roads Sept. 18. Patrol investigated the storm drain and discovered a small amount of paint on the drain cover. Leaves seemed to have absorbed most of the paint, preventing it from getting inside the drain. Firefighters investigated and called the highway department to vacuum the storm drain.

Noise
A Montrose Road woman reported hearing "a noise similar to a beeping noise such as an alarm," but she was unsure and asked police to meet with her to figure it out Sept. 18. She said she did not know if the sound was an alarm or "from nature." Patrol checked the neighborhood and did not detect an alarm noises. Patrol did, however, hear the sounds of various birds.

Off road
A driver called police and stated he unintentionally ended up driving on the Quaker Ridge Golf Club golf course after leaving a monthly bridge game around 11 p.m., Sept. 16. Police went to the club and saw the driver's brake lights near the tennis courts adjacent to the golf course. Patrol walked to the car – a 2015 Mercedes Benz – on foot. Patrol guided the driver and his car safely off the golf course through the tennis court parking area adjacent to Griffen Avenue. Patrol spoke with the driver and confirmed he was able to coherently answer questions. The driver said he simply "lost his way" while exiting the Golf Club following a bridge game. Quaker Ridge Golf Club management was informed about the incident in case the driver's car caused damage.

Cars and roadways
At the request of a motorist with a flat tire on Post Road, police called Heathcote Gulf for assistance Sept. 12. Police directed traffic around the car while the tire was being changed.

A Lincoln Road resident complained that parked cars on the street were making it difficult for her to enter and exit her driveway Sept.12. Police spoke with the owners of the parked cars. They said they would move their cars as a courtesy to the resident.

Police called a tow truck to remove a car from East Parkway, due to the fact that the registered owner has accumulated $490 in unpaid parking tickets Sept. 12. Police advised the woman of the consequences of Scofflaw violations. The woman said she would go to Village Justice Court to pay the fines immediately.

A fallen branch knocked down a Verizon telephone wire on Church Lane Sept. 12.
Construction vehicles parked on Richbell and Lakin roads were hindering visibility in blind turns Sept. 13. Police advised drivers to move their trucks and reposition them for better traffic flow and safe conditions.
Police stood by while a Heathcote Gulf technician opened a locked car door on Magnolia Road Sept. 13. A 21-month-old child had been accidentally locked inside the car by a babysitter. The child was unharmed and showed no signs of distress.

Dispatch notified the water department about water bubbling up through the roadway on Johnson Road Sept. 13.

A tree and electrical wires fell across Coralyn Road at 6 a.m., Sept. 14. Police and firefighters closed the road with caution tape while waiting for Con Edison to arrive.
Con Edison was notified that their metal roadway plates had shifted on Fox Meadow Road Sept. 14.

A driver reported she though she hit an animal on Bypass at 8:45 a.m., Sept. 14. Police canvassed the length of Bypass several times but did not see an inured animal.

Con Edison was notified about plastic sheeting hanging from their wires on Brite Avenue Sept. 15.

At 2:50 a.m., Sept. 16, police saw a Mercedes Benz with front-end damage parked at the Scarsdale Train Station. Officers questioned the driver who said he possibly hit a tree in Scarsdale, in the vicinity of Ogden Road and the Bronx River Parkway. Police canvassed the area around Ogden Road but did not see any signs of damage from a car accident. A tow truck towed the driver's car back to his house on Edgemont Road.

A disabled van was towed from Post and Fenimore Roads Sept. 16.

A pothole on Fenimore Road was recently filled in with paving material, but the surface appeared to sink in Sept. 16. Police notified the highway department after a caller complained.

On Sept. 16, a woman reported an alleged incident of road rage involving the driver of a white Mercedes Benz on Walworth Avenue. The woman said she did not want police to contact the driver accused of road rage. Instead, she suggested that Walworth Avenue would benefit from more traffic enforcement during rush hour.

Police removed a block of wood from Popham Road and placed it on a sidewalk patch of grass Sept. 17.

Water from a broken service line was flowing into a brook on Post Road Sept. 17. Police notified the water department.

Police issued a parking summons to an illegally parked car on Brook Lane Sept. 18.
Police informed the highway department about a loose sewer cap on Springdale Road Sept. 18. A gap caused by the displaced cap could possibly pose a hazard to pedestrians.

Seven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Animalsrabbit
A Brie Avenue woman said two chocolate brown dogs ran at her and her little dog while she was out walking her dog on Valley Road Sept. 13. Neither she nor her dog was harmed by either of the two dogs.

Neighbors complained of excessive barking from a Sprague Road dog inside its house near a window Sept. 13. Patrol noted the excessive noise and issued the dog's owner a village code violation summons.

Police removed an injured rabbit from a Brite Avenue yard and disposed of it in a box Sept. 14.

On Sept. 16, a Walworth Avenue resident reported a small rabbit was trapped in a window well at her house. The animal control officer investigated and observed a small opening in the window well that would allow the rabbit to enter and exit the space. No further police assistance was needed.

Civil matter
A Spencer Place business owner said a deceased client's son sent a letter and made phone calls regarding an alleged debt owed to the son's late father by the business owner. The business owner denied the alleged debt. The son's actions were not illegal. Police advised the men their dispute was a civil matter.

Village code
Police issued two village code violation summonses to landscapers who improperly used gas-powered blower on Crane and Spier roads Sept. 14.

Lost and found
A passerby found an iPhone at the intersection of Secor and Foxhall roads Sept. 12. Police contacted the owner and returned the phone to her.

A Popham Road woman reported losing her driver's license somewhere in the village Sept. 16.

On Sept. 16, a Harcourt Road man advised his license plates were lost after a car accident, and a River Road caller said license plates from a leased car were thrown away after the car was returned at the end of the lease's duration.

Police investigated an unattended backpack found on Roosevelt Place and returned it to its owner Sept. 17.

Firefighters
Smoke seen in the area of Benedict Road might have blown over from a structure fire in White Plains Sept. 12.

After a Heathcote Road homeowner reported a gas odor in a closet where gas service enters the house, firefighters stood by for Con Edison Sept. 12.

EMS was called for a firefighter who injured his ankle on Secor Road Sept. 13.

Firefighters helped a Crossway resident change a battery in a smoke detector Sept. 13.

Firefighters helped an Ardmore Road resident turn a stuck valve on a propane tank Sept. 13.

Con Edison was called about a burning fuse on a utility pole supporting overhead power lines at Fenimore and Tompkins roads Sept. 13.

A burnt-out air conditioner fan caused a burning odor in a Lee Road house Sept. 14. Firefighters shut power to the unit and advised the homeowner to repair it.

A motorist reported smoke coming from a Spier Road house Sept. 14. Firefighters went to the house and traced the smoke to an outdoor grill in normal operation.

A faulty hot water heater was releasing carbon monoxide in a Taunton Road East house Sept. 17. Firefighters shut down the hot water heater, ventilated the house and stood by for Con Edison.

A malfunctioning air conditioning unit on the roof of a Popham Road building was causing an electrical burning odor inside the building Sept. 17. Firefighters shut power to the unit and advised building management to repair it.

An improperly vented boiler was causing elevated levels of carbon monoxide in a Popham Road house Sept. 15. Firefighters shut off the boiler, ventilated the house and stood by for Con Edison.

Firefighters disconnected a broken outdoor air conditioning compressor and advised the Farley Road homeowner to call for service Sept. 18.

A Brewster Road resident accidentally got locked out of her house Sept. 18. Firefighters helped her back inside the house.

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

This report covering police and fire department activity from Sept. 12-18 has been compiled from official information.

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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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