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Police Report: Car Entered on Carman Road

policecruiserCar break-in: A Carman Road nanny's parked car was entered, and loose change and personal papers were stolen Oct. 11. The nanny believed the incident occurred on Carman Road, but it might have also taken place while she was performing family-related duties at Edgewood School, at a car wash facility in Greenburgh or at a tennis facility in White Plains.

Dead on arrival
At approximately 2:20 a.m., Oct. 16, Elizabeth M. Orteig died at her Brite Avenue home. According to official information, she had been suffering from an illness and was under the care of a home health aide for an extended period of time.

Identity theft
On Oct. 11, a Rodney Road man reported someone attempted to open two credit cards using his identity – a new credit card account with Bank of America and a second/partner card in a woman's name from Capital One. The man contacted the banks and cancelled the transaction attempts. The man reported the incident to the credit reporting agencies for follow-up.

Domestic matter
Heathcote parents asked police to intervene in a dispute they were having with their son Oct. 11. The son was allegedly "throwing things" at his parents and created a mess in the house. The son closed himself inside his room and refused to speak with police. Due to a situation of diplomatic immunity, police advised the parents that their actions were limited. The next morning, the son allegedly demanded use of his father's vehicle, which the father refused. The son then allegedly "grabbed [his father's ] breakfast and was interrupting his meal." After the father left for work, the son went to his room. Again, police advised the mother that possible actions were limited due to diplomatic immunity. The mother was advised to contact the State Department.

Missing person
On Oct. 15, a Search for Change agent reported a resident of the Post Road group home had not been seen for 24 hours. The person allegedly had not taken her medication since she left, but she was not in any immediate danger, according to staff. The resident was not mandated to stay at the group home but, instead, could come and go as she pleased. The resident did not have a cell phone on which staff could contact her.

A Madison Road house door was ajar Oct. 15. Patrol called the homeowner to check on it, and the homeowner said he was away for the weekend. He deduced the door had not been properly closed when he left the house with his wife. Patrol checked the interior of the house, found nothing out of order and secured the house. The homeowner thanked patrol for the assistance.

Who's out there?
An Overhill Road resident reported a woman and man were attempting to break into her parked car at 6:18 a.m., Oct. 16. Patrol arrived on scene and questioned the woman who was seen in the resident's driveway. She arrived there to pick up her son, but she had mistakenly gone to the wrong house.

Cars and roadways
Police placed flares around a disabled car at Post and Dickel roads while the driver waited for a tow Oct.10.

A car parked at Boulder Brook Stables was unregistered and had an expired inspection Oct. 12. Police issued appropriate summonses for the offenses.

On Oct. 12, police helped the driver of a disabled car push the car into the public safety parking lot, where the driver waited for roadside assistance.

Police contacted a high school driver's parents about a green Subaru that has been improperly parked in a Wayside Lane lot for the past two weeks. The parents said the car would be moved, and they would talk to their son about it.

A man with a reserved parking spot in a Freightway Road lot reported that an unknown car was parked in his spot Oct. 14. Patrol advised the man they could not enforce parking violations on private property.

Patrol removed bits of construction debris from Fox Meadow and Fenimore Roads Oct.15. The material appeared to have fallen off a truck.

Police removed rocks from the northbound lane of Post Road Oct. 16.

Five car accidents were reported in the village this week.

A caller complained about loud kids on Wynmor Road at 8:30 p.m., Oct. 14. Patrol went to the house, saw a supervised gathering and requested that the music be lowered to a more reasonable volume.

Patrol advised demolition contractors about village code regarding noisy work Oct. 15. The contractors said they would comply with village code and wait to begin work until the designated time.

After receiving a noise complaint, patrol advised a Berwick Road homeowner to lower the volume of music playing in the house at 3 a.m., Oct. 16.

Civil matter
A Post Road homeowner alleged that a neighbor's construction crew dug a hole on his property without permission Oct. 10. Patrol advised the homeowner to check with Village Hall about the property line. The hole appeared to have been caused by the removal of a tree root. It did not appear intentional or malicious.

A taxi driver got into an argument with a person being dropped off at a Post Road house at 6:13 a.m., Oct. 16. The argument was about the taxi fare. The parties resolved the matter without a need for police intervention.

Lost and found
A woman reported her cell phone was missing from her Popham Road residence Oct. 10. Patrol helped her look for the phone until it was found inside the house.

A Madison Road man reported losing his iPhone 6 on Oct. 15. He thought he left it in an Uber car service vehicle. Police left a voicemail for the Uber driver.

Firefighters turned off a dripping pipe in a Torrence Place attic and advised the homeowner to call a plumber Oct. 10. The water was dripping through a smoke detector.

Firefighters shut down a sump pump with a clogged pipe in a Taunton Road house Oct. 11. Firefighters pumped approximately six inches of water out of the basement and advised the homeowner to call a plumber.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a gas odor on Richbell Road Oct. 13.

A caller reported a "three-foot tall machine on fire" at Garth and Popham roads Oct. 14. Investigation revealed a steam power washing machine was being used at the location. There was no evidence of fire.

A Nelson Road homeowner accidentally got locked out of her house Oct. 13. Firefighters confirmed her identity and helped her gain access to her house.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to three false gas alarms and 14 false fire alarm caused by device malfunction, cleaning solvent fumes, cooking smoke and shower steam.

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

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Police Investigate Repeated Thefts from Paddington Road House

diamondOn Oct. 9, a Paddington Road man reported his wife's engagement ring, a diamond stud earring replica and his nanny's cell phone were stolen from his house. He filed a lost property report for the ring when it disappeared on Feb. 24. At that time, a heating repairperson was in the house. When the earring and cell phone went missing on Oct. 7, the same repairperson was in the house. Police are following up.

Stolen shutters
An East Taunton Road woman reported two blue shutters were stolen from her property Oct. 5. Painters had removed the shutters and placed them in her driveway near the garage to repair them on Sept. 20. The woman saw the shutters in her driveway at 9 a.m. that day, but the shutters were missing when the woman returned home at 4:30 p.m. Scarsdale sanitation department said they did not accidentally take the shutters, thinking they were intended for trash pickup. Thus, the woman concluded the shutters were stolen.

Identity theft
On Oct. 7, a Lawrence Road man reported his daughter was the victim of identity theft. He said someone has been gaining illegal access to his daughter's network accounts, hacking the accounts and sending out fraudulent Facebook messages and posts. It has been ongoing since February, the man said. One fraudulent message sent to the daughter's friends repeatedly asked the friends to send pictures of the friends' white knee socks worn for a sporting event.

On Oct. 8, a Kelwynne Road man reported his checking account was hacked in August, and a fraudulent check was produced and cashed on Sept. 26. Since the incident, the man and his wife have closed their accounts and frozen their credit cards. The man's bank is following up.

Criminal mischief
On Oct. 6, a Heathcote Road woman reported the rear windshield of her 2007 Toyota Rav 4 was shattered sometime after she drove it Oct. 4. Since that time, the car was in her driveway. It appeared as if someone hit the window with force, causing it to shatter in a spiderweb pattern. An examination of the window revealed damage to its upper left corner.

A postal employee reported someone keyed her 2015 BMW while it was parked in the Chase Road post office parking lot Oct. 7.

Intrusive app
A Sprague Road man reported a downloaded app was sending unwanted advertising text messages to his contacts Oct. 3. According to police, a policy regarding advertising text messages was listed in the app's terms of service, and the man had agreed to it when he installed the app. Therefore, nothing was determined to be of a criminal nature. Police advised the man to consult with Verizon to make sure the app was completely uninstalled from his phone.

A clogged drain was causing water to flood Christie Place Oct. 3. The water, building and highway departments were on scene to address the matter.

A caller reported "suspicious" pieces of luggage left curbside on Grand Park Avenue Oct. 3. The owner of the luggage said she had places the luggage outside for pickup from the Big Brothers Big Sisters charity.

Patrol asked a disoriented man to leave Starbucks, at the request of Starbucks employees, at 7:53 p.m., Oct. 5. The man said he had purchased the Starbucks establishment earlier that day. Patrol attempted to inform the man's guardian, but attempts to reach her were unsuccessful.

A man sleeping in his car on Palmer Avenue said he was "too tired to drive" at 3:45 a.m., Oct. 8. When asked about his presence in Scarsdale, he said he had been with his children earlier that day. There was no evidence of criminality, and police advised the man he should not be sleeping at that location. The man left the area.

A Heathcote mother called police because her daughter was home alone and someone rang the doorbell twice around 8 p.m., Oct. 8. The girl was too scared to answer the door, and the ringing stopped. Police checked the perimeter of the house and found nothing suspicious. A family friend picked up the girl until her mother could return.

Cars and roadways
Police helped a driver move her disabled car from Post Road to Wayside Lane to wait for roadside assistance Oct. 3.
Patrol helped a driver moved her car, with a flat tire, to a parking lot on Ogden Road, where she waited for her husband's help Oct. 4.
A man was walking in the roadway on Post Road at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 4. He told police he felt it was safer to walk in the street rather than on the sidewalk. Patrol, explained why it was actually safer to walk on the sidewalk, in order to be out of the path of moving vehicles. The man said he understood and proceeded to leave the road near Lorraine Place.
Patrol stood by a disabled car at Post and Edgewood roads for safety while the owner charged a flat tire Oct. 5.
A driver swerved when a deer ran in font of her car at Black Birch and Sylvan Lanes at 12:30 a.m., Oct. 7. The driver lost control, and the car struck wires attached to a utility pole. There were no reported injuries.
Patrol removed a fallen phone wire from Herkimer Road Oct. 7.
On Oct. 8, patrol verbally warned a driver not to park in front of a Boulevard driveway after the affected resident could not get out of her driveway.
A driver said a car was following her, honking its horn repeatedly, on Secor Road and Marjory Lane at 11 p.m., Oct. 8. Before patrol arrived, the driver said she "lost" the car. Patrol escorted her home for safety.
Patrol notified the water department about a leaking water main on Tisdale Road Oct. 9.
Three car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Lost dog
A loose dog was found wandering around a Murray Hill Road yard Oct. 9. Police picked up the dog and returned it to its owner. Police issued the owner a summons.

Civil matter
A Wheelock Road woman reported her mailman accidentally damaged her newly paved driveway and bluestone walkway after he walked over the driveway and walkway to deliver mail Oct. 4. A trail of tar footprints marked his path. The driveway was blocked off with yellow tape when the incident occurred. Patrol advised the woman to speak with her mailman and advise the post office.

Village code
A contractor was installing a subfloor at an Oxford Road construction site at 10 p.m., Oct. 5. After police arrived, the contractor was picked up by his wife and left. Patrol attempted to notify the construction manager.

Lost and found
Employees of DeCicco Marketplace found a wallet in the store Oct. 4. Police took possession of the wallet, contacted the owner and returned it to her.
On Oct. 4, a Claremont Road woman reported losing her driver's license somewhere in the village.
Police issued a summons to a food truck operator who was selling without a permit on Fox Meadow Road Oct. 6.
While moving in, a new Oak Lane homeowner found a pistol in a bedroom closet of his recently purchased house Oct. 6. Police attempted to contact the previous owners and previous tenants in order to determine ownership of the gun.
A person found keys at Fenimore Road and Walworth Avenue and brought them to headquarters Oct. 8.

Firefighters helped a Boulevard resident get a drone out of a tree Oct. 4.
Firefighters shut down a boiler releasing carbon monoxide in a Paddington Road house Oct. 5. They notified Con Edison and ventilated the house.
Firefighters assisted a Carstensen Road resident with a water heater problem and advised the resident to call a plumber Oct. 7.
Firefighters disconnected a malfunctioning back-up battery for a sump pump in a Montgomery Road house Oct. 9.
Con Edison was called about a gas odor on Broadmoor Road Oct. 9.
Firefighters notified the highway department about sewage backup in a Tisdale Road house Oct. 9. The resident was advised to call a plumber.
A pipe was dripping water in a Torrence Road attic Oct. 9. Firefighters disconnected it and advised the resident to call for service.
A clogged sump pump pipe caused water to back up in a Taunton Road basement. Firefighters shut down the sump pump and used department pumps to remove approximately six inches of water from the basement Oct. 10. The resident was advised to call a plumber.
This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 24 false alarms from device malfunctions, cooking smoke, dust, a battery change, burnt toast, disinfectant spray, a hair dryer and cleaning solvents.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Oct. 3-10 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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