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Drunk Driver Arrested After Car Chase Ends In Rollover Accident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police removed a fallen tree from Bypass June 30.

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

Patrol removed another branch from Walworth Avenue July 1.

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

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

Ten car accidents were reported in the village this week.

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

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

Village code

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Police Report: Cops Arrest Mount Vernon Sex Offender on Skateboard and Drunk Drivers Leaving White Plains Bars

walletMount Vernon registered sex offender arrested on warrant: At 1 a.m., June 15, police arrested Khauhi E. Tobias, 20, of Mount Vernon, on the strength of a bench warrant issued out of Mount Vernon "for failed multiple sex offender conditions." Police encountered Tobias riding a skateboard against traffic on Post Road at 1 a.m. Due to the time of night and inadequate lighting, patrol had difficulty seeing Tobias's approach. Based on the hazardous nature of the circumstances, patrol initiated the police car's lights and ordered Tobias to stop. Tobias told patrol he was coming from his girlfriend's house in White Plains and was on his way home to Mount Vernon. While checking Tobias's ID card, police realized Tobias was wanted by Mount Vernon police on an outstanding bench warrant. Tobias was arrested and detained at headquarters until Mount Vernon police picked him up.

DWI arrests
At 3:21 a.m., June 16, police arrested Jose Zhingri, 44, of Ossining, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), refusal to take a breath test and an equipment violation. While conducting traffic enforcement at Post and Huntington roads, police observed a gray 2006 Acura MDX drive by with its headlights off, and police initiated a traffic stop. At that time, a taxi pulled up next to the patrol car. The taxi driver said he had been following the Acura since White Plains, where the Acura allegedly almost struck the taxi. The taxi driver said the Acura driver appeared drunk when he spoke with him. As patrol spoke with the taxi driver, patrol observed the driver of the Acura slide into the passenger seat. This action was also captured on the police car's mobile camera. Police approached the Acura and saw two people sitting in the passenger seat – a man and a woman. The man was trying to shove the woman into the driver's seat, and she was resisting. The man managed to push the woman into the driver's seat and he told police, "She was driving." Police asked the woman if she spoke English, and she shook her head. Police asked if she was driving, and she refused to look at patrol or answer the question. The man, later identified as Zhingri, again said, "She was driving. I wasn't driving." Patrol asked the woman to get out of the car to interview her away from the man. She appeared intoxicated and unsteady on her feet. Police asked her to sit back down in the backseat of the car, but she was not able to do so. Patrol then spoke to Zhingri. He said he did not speak English; so a Spanish-speaking officer was called to the scene. He showed signs of intoxication and smelled of alcohol, but he told police he had not been drinking. Patrol then asked him where they had been drinking, and he named a bar in White Plains. Patrol asked again if Zhingri had been driving, and he said the woman had been driving. Then, patrol informed him a witness had seen Zhingri driving he car. At that point, Zhingri stopped speaking with patrol. Field sobriety tests, administered in both English and Spanish, were given, and Zhingri failed them. At one point, Zhingri responded to the English instructions of the test before they were translated into Spanish. Zhingri refused to perform an alco-sensor breath test. He was handcuffed and arrested. He was later released on $250 cash bail. The female passenger refused to provide patrol with any form of identification, and she would not answer any questions. It was determined she was too intoxicated to care for herself, and she was voluntarily transported to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment.

At 2:30 a.m., June 17, police arrested Jessica Sotomayor, 39, of Bronxville, on charges od DWI (first offense), operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08 of one percent, and moving from a lane unsafely. Police pulled over Sotomayor's 2002 black Ford Explorer swerving on Post Road. Police pulled over the car, and Sotomayor said she had consumed one beer and two Cosmos hours earlier at a White Plains bar. She failed field sobriety tests, and she blew a reading of .12 on an alco-sensor breath test. She was arrested and given a Datamaster test at headquarters. The Datamaster test indicated a blood alcohol level of .14. She was released on an appearance ticket, returnable to Scarsdale Village Justice Court on June 21.

Car break-ins
On June 16, a New Rochelle woman reported that someone broke the front passenger window of her 2015 Lexus parked at Crossway field while the woman was playing tennis between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. A black tote bag, containing miscellaneous papers and hospital ID cards, was stolen. The woman said she took her handbag, containing her wallet, onto the tennis court with her. Later that day, between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on June 16, a Carthage Lane woman's designer purse, valued at $1,200, was removed from her unlocked Mercedes-Benz parked at Supply Field on Heathcote Road during a girls' softball game. Inside the purse was a $300 Louis Vuitton wallet containing $100 cash, prescription glasses and sunglasses valued at $1,000, a $750 work-issued iPad Pro, as well as miscellaneous personal items including a driver's license and an extra car key fob. While police were speaking with the woman, she received an alert that a transaction of $1,011.90 had been processed through her credit card at a Walgreens in the Bronx. She advised the credit card company the transaction was fraudulent and proceeded to cancel other credit cards. She informed her employer of the incident so the iPad could be wiped free of any sensitive or confidential information. She was advised to keep her car inside a locked garage until the car's ignition code could be reprogrammed. Police offered to perform extra ride-bys of her house. Since car break-ins are typically crimes of opportunity, police urge drivers to refrain from leaving valuables in cars parked at public events, school tracks and fields, on public streets or at home.

Criminal mischief
A Carthage Road front door was damaged while the family was celebrating a child's birthday party June 17. During that time, the front glass storm door was shattered. No one at the party saw it happen or knew any information about the incident. A postal employee told the family he saw three adolescent boys running from house to house at the time. Patrol was unable to get in touch with the postal employee for follow-up.

A man went to headquarters stating he had deposited 28 $50 bills into a Webster Bank ATM machine on East Parkway June 14. The ATM was unable to process the transaction, and the machine did not return the man's money. The ATM machines issued a receipt stating it was unable to process the transaction and to notify the bank. The man went to the bank branch located on Popham Road and reported the issue. A bank employee stated that Webster Bank does not maintain the ATM on East Parkway and instead referred the man to the company that maintains the machines. The employee issued the man a receipt regarding the incident. Police told the man it was a civil matter, not a police matter.

An 87-year-old resident of the Ambassador assisted living community, on Saxon Woods Road, called 911 requesting help reaching the front desk at 12:35 a.m., June 13. She said she was having a panic attack. She declined medical assistance and only wanted police to help her reach someone on staff. Patrol called the front desk and a nurse was instructed to go to the resident's room to help her.

Police stood by while a Rock Creek Lane man retrieved personal belongings and two large children's toys from his wife's house June 18.

On June 12, a caller reported concern that a "compost heap" in the wooded area behind Fox Meadow School might be toxic and damaging to the environment. Patrol spoke with the principal of the school, who advised that the heap was only a pile of woodchips. The principal said he would speak with school personnel to follow up and make sure no one was dumping refuse in the area.

A man, described as black and wearing jeans and a white T-shirt, allegedly rang a Carthage Road doorbell and banged on the door "as if he was supposed to enter the residence" at 8:40 p.m., June 13. The resident said she was not expecting anyone, and the man left in a silver-colored Ford. Police canvassed the area but did not find the man or his car.

A Sycamore Road woman called police stating she believed someone was attempting to enter her house at 10:30 p.m., June 13. Prior to dispatching officers to the scene, the woman said she recognized the person and it was her brother. No police response was necessary.

An Edgewood Road caller stated someone "placed a flyer on her windshield, causing it to crack" June 14. Police investigated the incident an observed a flyer for a magic show that had been placed under the woman's windshield. When she removed the flyer, she noticed a crack in the windshield. According to police, "the crack did in fact seem to have been caused by the windshield wiper being snapped back after the flyer was placed on the windshield." The damage did not seem to be intentional or criminal in nature. The caller said she did not want to pursue the matter further. She only wanted it documented.

Welfare check
A caller requested a welfare check of an "older, Asian woman" who allegedly removed dog feces from a garbage can at Aspen Park and left the area with the dog feces in a bag June 16. Patrol looked for the woman but did not find her.

Train station
Police assisted MTA police address a group of kids playing near the train tracks June 17.

A caller reported a white man, dressed in black, was walking up and down Hampton and Butler roads singing at 9:45 p.m., June 18. The caller thought the behavior was suspicious because the man was "retracing his steps." Police canvassed the area for the singer but could neither find him nor hear his song.

A parking enforcement officer identified a parked car on Spencer Place that had scofflaw violations June 13. The 2014 Honda had accumulated $540 in unpaid parking tickets. It was towed to an impound lot in Tuckahoe.

A parking enforcement officer identified a 2011 Jeep, parked on Spencer Place, with scofflaw violations June 13. The car, registered to a Nelson Road man, had accumulated five unpaid parking tickets amounting to $450. It was towed to an impound lot in Tuckahoe.

Hit and run accident
A person walked into headquarters on June 15, reporting he had witnessed a hit and run accident at Post and Fenimore Roads June 1. He said he was able to take a picture of the car involved in the accident.

Cars, roadways, wires
Police issued two parking citations to car parked in front of both a fire hydrant and driveway on Bell Road at 2 a.m., June 12. Patrol notified the registered owner, and she moved her car.

A truck with a trailer was parked in a way that it obstructed a stop sign on Innes Road June 12. Patrol asked the driver to move the truck to a more suitable location.

Patrol removed a cable wire from Post Road and notified the utility provider for repair June 12.

Police and highway workers removed a fallen tree from Murray Hill Road at 4:15 a.m., June 13.

A Cornell Street woman reported construction vehicles blocking access to her driveway June 13. The vehicles were moved as soon as patrol spoke with the drivers.

In response to police direction, drivers moved their car to a safe location on Ogden Road June 16. Previously, the cars were parked too close to the entrance of the Bronx River Parkway.

Drivers attending a tag sale on Cooper Road were instructed to park their cars on one side of the street June 16.

Patrol issued parking summonses to two illegally parked cars on Freightway Road June 16.

A parked car was idling on Huntington Avenue for at least two hours, neighbors told police, June 16. It was parked, locked and unoccupied. It was an Avis rental car. Patrol monitored the car throughout the tour.

Two parked cars were blocking a Montgomery Road driveway June 17. Police issued summonses.

On June 18, police stood by for Con Edison at the site of a fallen electrical wire on Potter Road.

Nine car accidents were reported in the village this week.

A large snapping turtle was moving from yard to yard and crossing the street on Willow Lane June 12. A resident was concerned, and patrol provided contact numbers for local trappers.

A Montgomery Road resident reported an injured squirrel on his front porch June 15. The squirrel was no longer there when patrol arrived. Police provided the resident with contact numbers for local trappers.

Village code
Police issued a village code violation summons to a people using gas-powered blowers on Lincoln Road June 12, Carman and Mamaroneck roads June 13, Church Lane and Popham Road June 14 and Normandy Lane and Hamilton Road June 16.

A caller reported construction work on Paddington Road before the allotted start time of 8 a.m., June 16. Police went to the scene and a worker said he only turned on a machine to warm up the engine. Patrol reminded him about village code regarding the use of heavy machinery.
Illegally posted tag sales signs were removed in the village and returned to the person who posted them June 16. The person was issued a village code violation summons.

After neighbors complained about noise, party music at Fenway Golf Club was lowered June 16.

After neighbors complained about noise, party music on Saxon Woods Road was lowered June 17.

Police dispersed loud kids from Hyatt Field at 10:20 p.m., June 17.

Kids outside in a Dickel Road driveway shortly before midnight, June 17, were asked to keep their voices down.

A Penn Boulevard resident was advised to turn off outdoor speakers blasting music at 12:06 a.m., June 18.

Lost and found
A caller reported losing his wallet in Starbucks on East Parkway June 12. Starbucks was already closed when the caller realized his loss. Police advised him to cancel all of his credit cards.

On June 12, a Walworth Avenue woman reported losing her driver's license somewhere in the village over the weekend.

A caller reported finding a wallet in the Freightway open lot June 15. The caller took the wallet to his Garth Road apartment and called police about it. Patrol made contact with the wallet's owner and returned the wallet.

A reported outdoor gas odor at a Morris Lane construction site was determined to be unfounded June 12. Instead, firefighters thought the reported smell might be related to a portable toilet that had just been cleaned out.

Food in a toaster was burning and causing smoke in a Brite Avenue house June 12. Firefighters removed the toaster from the house and used a fan to ventilate the space.

Electrical service wires were burning against a Hampton Road house June 12.

Firefighters notified Con Edison and stood by for the utility provider's arrival. The burning wires scorched the siding on the house but did not penetrate the walls and affect the envelope of the house. Con Edison disconnected the electrical service and made repairs.

A skunk was the cause of odors reported by a Richelieu Road resident June 13.

A broken damper on a water heater flue was causing elevated carbon monoxide levels in a Catherine Road house June 13. A plumber arrived to address the issue, and Con Edison was notified for follow-up.

As a courtesy, firefighters helped a Lyons Road resident replaced three hard-wired carbon monoxide detectors June 14.

A Meadow Road electrical service line was reportedly burning intermittently. On June 15, a resident called firefighters about it. Firefighters called Con Edison to address the matter.

A Lincoln Road oven fire was already extinguished when firefighters arrived on scene June 18. Firefighters confirmed there was no extension of the fire.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village. They responded to 17 false firm alarms caused by device malfunction, steam from an iron, cooking smoke, construction dust and accidental contact.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 12-18 was compiled from official information.

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Police Arrest Two In Connection with Berwick Road Burglary

18BerwickAThe Scarsdale Police have arrested two men in connection with a burglary of an occupied home in Fox Meadow in the middle of the night on Wednesday April 19. At 2 am, the residents awoke to find two masked men in the house on Berwick Road. The husband grabbed one of the suspects while the wife chased the other one out of the house. Both fled through the front door and police have been investigating ever since.

On Tuesday June 27, police issued a press release reporting the arrest of Alexander Crooks, age 25 of Mt. Vernon and Antwan Hall, age 25 of the Bronx. Both were charged with Burglary 2nd degree, a class "C" felony.

They were arraigned in Scarsdale Justice Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail for a future court appearance in Scarsdale Justice Court.

The arrests were the result of an ongoing investigation into the burglary on Berwick Road. Additional arrests are anticipated.

Faulty wiring causes two structure fires last week
On June 19, the rear of a Colonial Road house caught on fire. The fire was reported by a passerby who saw smoke coming from the house at 6:30 p.m. Approximately 30 feet of vinyl siding outside the house was burning. No one was home. Firefighters knocked down the door and stretched a hose line into the house. The main electrical panel was opened up and the power was cut. Inside and outside walls were opened to fight the fire and check for extension. Thermal imaging cameras were also used. No extension was found. Con Edison shut utilities to the house and firefighters covered up the building with plastic to protect it from rain. The cause was determined to be a faulty outdoor electrical outlet.

On June 25, firefighters were dispatched to Berwick Road because of an electrical fire in the basement ceiling. When firefighters arrived, the occupants of the house were outside on the front lawn. Black smoke was seen coming from the floorboards and molding in the front foyer. A check of the basement identified a developing smoke condition. Thermal imaging cameras revealed fire burning inside concealed ceiling space in a basement family room. Gas and power supplies were cut to the house. The ceiling was opened up, and the fire was extinguished. The house was ventilated and firefighters confirmed there was no extension of the fire. Faulty wiring was cited as the cause of the accidental fire. The residents of the house went to a hotel for the night due to the damage caused by the fire.

On June 23, a Franklin Road resident reported she noticed several miscellaneous items missing from her house over the past few months. Among the items was a silver pitcher valued at $1,000. Police are following up.

A Richbell Road resident reported someone was coming on his property and stealing stones June 23 and June 25. The stones were dismantled from a decorative stone wall on the property. The man had placed a temporary fence on his property to deter the thefts, but his efforts were unsuccessful.

Bicycle theft
A home security system camera captured a person entering a Harvest Drive garage, leaving a blue Diamondback bicycle behind and stealing one of the resident's 10-speeed bicycles at 3:45 p.m., June 20.

A Boulevard resident reported his purple Cannondale bicycle was stolen from his garage June 22. It occurred between the hours of 8:25 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. In the morning the garage door was approximately three inches ajar. By the time the bike was discovered stolen, the door was halfway open.

Domestic matter
Police stood by while agents from Children's Protective Services investigated a Quaker Ridge house on an undisclosed matter and followed up on a school attendance issue June 20.

Identity theft
On June 19, a Brambach Road man reported an unauthorized charge made to his Verizon Wireless account on June 16. It was for an Apple iPhone 7 for $743.73. The phone was scheduled to be shipped to an address in Arizona. The man called Verizon, stated the transaction was fraudulent and cancelled it.

Drain cover
A Chesterfield Road woman reported on June 20 that someone tampered with her plastic water drain cover situated in her front walkway. Patrol removed the cover and checked the drain to make sure no one had placed anything inside the drain. Nothing unusual was observed. The drain cover was not damaged. The woman said she thought it was odd that the cover had been moved, and she wanted to report it to police.

Bats and balls
A bag of Little League equipment was left in a Colby Road driveway, and the homeowner did not know why it was there June 21. Patrol investigated and discovered seven other bags of equipment placed in another Colby Road driveway. Patrol deduced one bag was dropped off at the wrong house. Patrol reunited the errant bag with the other equipment.

Taxi fare
A Greenburgh taxi driver reported a passenger was attempting to leave the taxi on Post Road without paying the proper fare June 21. The fare was $16, and the passenger only had $11. The passenger was able to get the proper fare after a short meeting with her lawyer at Village Justice Court.

A caller reported standing on the bridge under Bypass and feeling it sway June 21. She felt it was unsafe and communicated her concerns to police. Police relayed the information to the Village engineering department for follow-up.

A man called 911 stating he just delivered goods to a Claremont Road construction site and did not receive payment June 21. Police went to the scene, but no one was there.

A Mamaroneck Road woman reported a suspicious box in her driveway June 22. Police determined it contained old twine and rope. The woman said she would dispose of it.

Fallen tree
A large limb from a falling tree hit a Fox Meadow Road house June 24. The homeowner told police the tree fell from Butler Woods.

On call
A Dell Road doctor was supposed to be on call over the weekend June 24; however, members of the doctor's practice were unable to reach him. The doctor's partner asked police to conduct a welfare check. The doctor was OK and contacted his partner.

Welfare check
On June 25, police checked the welfare of a woman slumped over the steering wheel of a minivan parked on Palmer Avenue. She was coherent and able to answer all of patrol's questions. Patrol contacted the woman's brother who said such behavior was not unusual for his sister. Her brother said he would tend to his sister for the evening.

An elderly woman who only spoke Mandarin was found wandering in the area of Cohawney Road and Oak Lane at 8:45 p.m., June 25. The woman was unable to communicate with patrol due to the language barrier. A nearby resident, who was a Mandarin speaker, helped by translating for patrol. The resident learned that the woman was new to the area and had gotten lost while out for a walk. Shortly thereafter, a man in a car pulled up. He was the woman's son, who confirmed the family had just moved to the village approximately four days ago. Patrol asked if the woman needed medical services. The son declined and took his mother home.

A parking enforcement officer identified a car with scofflaw status parked on East Parkway June 19. The owner of the car returned to it before the car could be impounded. The owner assured the officer she was on her way to Village Hall to address the issue of numerous unpaid parking tickets.

Pedestrian hit
An Old Lyme Road driver grazed a 74-year-old pedestrian's right wrist while the pedestrian was crossing Foxhall Place in a designated crosswalk June 24, at 11:18 a.m. The driver was going around a barricaded construction zone when the accident occurred. The pedestrian did not request to be transported to the hospital or treated by Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Cars and roadways                                                                                                                         Police moved a fallen telephone wire from the intersection of Chase and Crane roads June 19. Verizon was notified.

A Weaver Street resident allegedly parked his car on Old Lyme Road for "approximately three weeks," according to an Old Lyme Road resident. On June 19, police spoke with the car owner, and the owner moved his car.

A tree fell on Post Road June 19. Patrol set up flares around the trees and diverted traffic around it. The highway department responded and removed the tree.

As per police recommendation, three large buses were moved to a different location on Morris Lane to better support the flow of traffic June 19.

A driver parked in the fire line in front of Scarsdale train station did not want to comply with a police aide's instructions to move his car and asked to speak with patrol June 19. The driver stated that parking by the train station is inadequate and he has observed many motorists using the fire lane to pick up and drop off passengers on a daily basis. Patrol explained the safety concerns related to motorists parked in the fire lane. Patrol explained the reasons that motorists must comply with parking directives issued by the police aide.

A large tree fell on Palmer Avenue June 19. Police directed traffic around the tree and stood by for the highway department to remove the tree.

Police spoke to the driver of a car, with tinted windows, parked on Nelson Road and Boulevard June 20. The driver was a private investigator acting within the scope of the law.

Patrol removed fallen branches from Butler Road June 20.

Police advised Verizon about low hanging phone wires on Butler Road June 21.

An electrician was called to repair a flashing traffic light at Fenimore and Fox Meadow roads June 22.

Police ticketed two cars illegally parked in a crosswalk between the Scarsdale pool and Kids Base June 22. They also ticketed an illegally parked car on Fox Meadow Road June 22.

Eleven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Lost and found
On June 19, a passerby found keys on Scarsdale Avenue and gave them to police.

A woman found an iPhone in the village and gave it to police June 19.
Patrol was unable to identify the owner of the phone. 

On June 19, a Brite Avenue man reported losing his wallet at Scarsdale High School the previous day. It contained approximately $10-$20 cash, credit cards, a driver's license and a volunteer firefighter badge ID. The man cancelled his credit cards.

Prescription glasses were found on a Carthage Road front porch and reported to police at 6:45 a.m., June 20. Police vouchered the glasses at headquarters for safekeeping. 

A woman lost her wallet in Balducci's June 20. She reported it to police the next day.

A wallet was lost in a Central Taxi cab June 21. The owner contacted headquarters looking for her wallet, and it was returned to her.

Car keys were found in Davis Park June 21.

On June 23, a Lee Road resident reported losing his New York City Department of Building Agency ID card somewhere in the village.

ipadA caller reported finding an iPad that was thrown from a passing black Cherokee on Canterbury Road June 23. The iPad was thrown from the driver's window and almost hit the caller's, who was driving in an oncoming direction.

A Carman Road man lost his wallet in Tarrytown June 25. Tarrytown police notified Scarsdale police, who notified the owner.

Village code
On June 20, police dispersed kids from Edgewood School basketball courts at 7:40 p.m.

Kids were dispersed from Hyatt Field after dark June 21. They apologized and left without incident. 

Patrol issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers, in violation of village code, on Wayside Lane and Heathcote Road June 23.

Firefighters were called to investigate a possible outdoor gas odor on Walworth Avenue June 21. Con Edison was actively working on a gas leak in the area. The matter was under control, and firefighters helped Con Edison check nearby houses for possible gas migration.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the sites of reported gas odors on Tunstall Road and Walworth Avenue June 22. 

Water was leaking from a Rock Creek Lane sprinkler head, and firefighters shut the water supply June 22.

Firefighters addressed a malfunctioning elevator at Village Hall June 24.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of natural gas odor in a Chateaux Circle apartment June 25. No readings of explosive gas were detected.

A Fenimore Road smoke odor was caused by an outdoor fire pit June 25.

This week, firefighters assisted at three car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 20 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, smoke from a barbecue grill, high humidity in a locker room, steam from a broken hot water heater holding tank and leaking water.  

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

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Police Report: Scarsdale Mom Arrested for DWI with Child in the Car

boosterseatOn June 8, police arrested Alison J. Abramson, 42, of Scarsdale, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), leaving the scene of an accident and failure to obey a police officer. Abramson at first did not pull over to the side of Church Lane when police were following her with lights and sirens on. After police got backup, they were able to get Abramson to stop her 2014 GMC. When asked why she didn't pull over, she said she didn't know what to do when being followed by a patrol car with flashing lights and sirens on. Police noticed her breath smelled of alcohol while she was talking. When asked to produce her driver's license, Abramson gave police a medical ID card and a business card for dog grooming services. Then she said she could not find her license. She was travelling with a child in a booster seat. Her car was damaged, as noted by police. While speaking with Abramson at the scene of the traffic stop, police received information that the GMC had been in an accident and that Abramson left the scene of the accident. Abramson denied drinking any alcohol. She failed field sobriety tests. An alco-sensor test indicated a blood alcohol level of .179. Police asked Abramson to make arrangements to have someone pick up her child, so she called the child's live-in nanny. The nanny picked up the child and took the child home. Abramson was arrested and taken to headquarters. She was released, pending a future court appearance.

Trespassing Arrest
On June 8, police arrested Danlis D. Grullon, 26, of Yonkers, on a charge of second-degree trespassing after he was observed in a Chesterfield Road family's garage without permission. The homeowner saw Grullon in the garage wearing a beige coat, dark colored backpack and sandals, and then she called police. Shortly thereafter, the homeowner confronted Grullon by asking him, "What are you doing here?" He replied, "Where is Chesterfield Road?" Grullon then left the garage and was seen walking around the neighborhood, possibly checking out the homeowner's car. Police picked up Grullon and arrested him. He was released on his own recognizance, pending a future court appearance.

Identity Theft
On June 5, a Saxon Woods Road woman reported fraudulent charges on her Discover credit card. Discover card services is following up.

On June 9, a Herkimer Road man reported being the victim of identity theft.

A caller reported a man jogging at Scarsdale High School track in his underwear June 8. Patrol observed the man and confirmed he was wearing running shorts – not underwear.

An Edgewood woman told police she thought someone was tapping her phone June
10. Police found no evidence of a wiretap and asked the woman if she wanted to seek treatment in a hospital or talk with someone about her problems. She adamantly refused.

Police called a taxi for a woman on Post Road, attempting to walk home to Eastchester from White Plains, after midnight June 9.

A parking enforcement officer noticed a parked car, with scofflaw violations, on Scarsdale Avenue June 6. The registered owner owed $620 in unpaid parking tickets. The car was towed to the police impound lot.

A caller reported kids riding their bikes in he street, giving people the finger and doing wheelies in the street June 11. Patrol spoke with kids, and the kids promised to be more respectful.

Loud Music
A Boulder Brook Road resident complained about a neighbor playing loud music, which was preventing the resident's children from staying focused on final exam studying June 11. Patrol explained that no violations were occurring, but patrol nevertheless advised the neighbor about the resident's complaints. The neighbor agreed to lower the volume of her music.

Post Office
The retail section at the Chase Road post office was not secured with a gate June 11. Patrol notified the postal police who advised an employee. The employee was then en route to address the matter. In the meantime, patrol attempted to secure the metal gate.

Cars and Roadways
A parked Jeep was found running with its lights on June 5 on Chase Road. The driver was found in Chat restaurant. He apologized and told police he must have forgotten to press the car's "stop" button. He turned the car off in patrol's presence.

A car ran out of gas on Popham Road June 5. The driver's brother brought gas for the car, and the car started again. Then, the driver drove the car away.

Potholes were reported on Bypass June 11. Police notified the highway department for repair.

Twelve car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Lost Dog
Police reunited a lost Nelson Road dog with its Nelson Road owner, after the dog was discovered in a neighbor's yard, June 9.

Village Code
Police issued a summons to a man using a leaf blower on Heathcote Road, in violation of village code, June 7.

Patrol issued a summons to people using gas-powered leaf blowers on Hampton and Paddington roads June 8.

Patrol removed deteriorated garage sale signs from utility poles on Weaver Street June 8.

Patrol issued a summons to people using gas-powered leaf blowers on Olmsted and Heathcote roads June 9.

Patrol issued a warning to a Wildwood Road resident regarding noise from a dog June 10.

On June 10, a neighbor complained of noise from a Fairview Road party. Patrol told the hostess, and she agreed to turn down the music.

Lost and Found
An earring was found on the sidewalk of Greenacres Avenue and given to police for safekeeping June 6.

A lost license plate was found on Heathcote Road June 8. Patrol found the owner of the plate, a Willow Lane resident, and returned it to her.

A passerby found an unattended purse on the sidewalk of East Parkway and gave it to police.

Firefighters helped an elderly Carthage Road resident change a smoke alarm battery June 8.

Firefighters helped Con Edison workers check for possible gas migration into a Colby Lane house while Con Edison was addressing a nearby gas leak in the street June 8.

A child accidentally got locked inside a Church Lane bedroom June 8. Before firefighters arrived, the child's grandfather forced open the door with a sledgehammer. The child was uninjured.

Elevated carbon monoxide levels were detected in a Heathcote Road house June 11. Firefighters determined the cause was a backup generator that had just be run for its weekly test. The generator's exhaust drain valve was open, and this caused exhaust to enter the basement. Firefighters ventilated the basement with fans and explained the problem to the resident and the resident's security personnel.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 19 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, construction dust, accidental manual activation, cooking smoke, burnt food, shower steam and candle smoke.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 5-11has been compiled from official information.

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