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mailman dogDWI arrest: On Jan. 5 at 4:18 am, police arrested Ruben Mendoza Alvarado, 27, of the Bronx, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of at least .08 of one percent, making an improper turn at an intersection and a stopping/standing/parking violation on a highway. Police conducted a traffic stop of Alvarado’s 2016 Ford Explorer on Fenimore Road after observing the car frequently slow its speed and accelerate several times, as well as drive over the curb while making a turn from Post Road onto Fenimore Road. Alvarado initially told police he had not been drinking, although police detected an odor of alcohol on his breath. Field sobriety tests were administered, and Alvarado was unable to successfully complete them. An alco-sensor screening test indicated a blood alcohol result of .15. Alvarado was arrested and taken to headquarters. There, a Datamaster test confirmed his BAC at .15. Alvarado was released on $50 cash bail, with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court, returnable on Jan. 9.

CVS was hit by a shoplifter again this week. A man reportedly stole items from the Popham Road CVS Jan. 4. Contractors working on the outside of the building saw the suspect flee south on Garth Road and described him as in his late 50s and wearing a dark jacket and glasses. Surveillance video showed the man stealing L’Oreal makeup, six Norelco razors and Aquaphor lotion. Detectives are following up.

On Jan. 4, a 7-Eleven Asset Protection Specialist reported that a store associate was suspected of stealing 10 gift cards valued at $785 and five Kit-Kat candy bars worth $9.45. Detectives are following up.

Car break-in
A man from Jackson Heights parked his 2002 Honda CRV at Fountain Terrace and Greenacres Avenue between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Jan. 4, and returned to find the back window smashed and items removed. Stolen items included a $900 Apple laptop computer and a duffel back containing various sports shoes and clothing.

Identity theft
On Jan. 4, a Brewster Road woman reported receiving a call from a person alleging to be an employee of Chase Bank on Dec. 29, 2018. The alleged bank employee said there were two suspicious charges from California, against the woman’s Chase bank account. The woman said she received a security code for her Chase bank account by text message and was put on hold numerous times during the call’s extended duration, which she found to be suspicious. Following the call, the woman called Chase Bank for follow-up and learned there were no suspicious charges from California against her account. Instead, she learned $5,000 had been transferred from her savings account to her checking account and that there was a pending Chase Quickpay transaction scheduled for an unknown recipient. The woman reported the matter to a local Chase branch, and her accounts were frozen, pending investigation.

On Jan. 5, a Greenacres Avenue man reported receiving a debt collection letter for an unknown Sprint account on Dec. 6, 2018. The account allegedly had an unpaid balance of $54.86 and was opened in August 2018. The man informed the debt collector that the account was fraudulent. The man told Scarsdale police the matter might be related to a Citibank MasterCard fraudulently opened in his name and reported to Citibank’s fraud department in December 2018.

Dog bite
On Jan. 3, a Seneca Road dog jumped at a FedEx delivery person and scratched and bit him on the abdomen while the delivery person was delivering a package to the address. A dog walker was on the scene, but he was getting glasses out of a car when the incident occurred.

Cars and roadways
While canvassing cars at a Crane Road checkpoint Jan. 1, one car did not stop properly. Police conducted a traffic stop and learned the driver had a suspended registration effective Dec. 23. Police issued the driver a summons and removed the car’s license plates. The car was towed to the police impound lot.

A passerby found a New York State license plate on Ewart Road and brought it to headquarters Jan. 5. Police attempted to contact the owner and vouchered the plate for safekeeping.

Two car accidents were reported in the village this week.

According to Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour, the fire department responded to 24 incidents during the reporting period. Details about some of the incidents are below.

On Dec. 31, 2018, Con Edison detected a reading of three percent total volume of natural gas in the sewer manholes on Myrtledale Road. Firefighters assisted Con Edison in checking Myrtledale Road and Saxon Woods Road houses near leak. No gas readings were found inside any of the canvassed houses. Con Edison stayed on scene to address the leak.

A baby was reportedly locked inside a car on Cushman Road on Dec. 31. The baby’s adult guardian said she first tried to break the car’s window with a rock in order to open the door and reach the baby. The attempt was not successful. Police and firefighters used a car lockout kit to reach inside the door and depress the key fob located on the front seat. The infant was released from the back seat of the car, unharmed.

Firefighters and police forced entry into a Mamaroneck Road house in which an automatic carbon monoxide alarm was sounding, with two cars in the driveway and no answer at the door, Jan. 1. Firefighters detected 30 ppm of carbon monoxide in the house. They traced the source to the boiler room, where a hot water heater flue pipe was detached. Con Edison was notified. Firefighters shut down the boiler and hot water heater and began ventilating the house. Con Edison red-tagged all appliances, and firefighters notified a relative of the homeowner to brief her on the incident. The relative said she would take care of repair notifications.

On Jan. 1, firefighters assisted at a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.
On Jan. 6, firefighters shut water to an Old Lyme Road house due to a steam leak. They advised the resident to contact a plumber.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Dec. 31, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019 has been compiled from official information.

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mailboxOn Dec. 27, the manager of the Popham Road CVS reported that video surveillance showed a man stealing approximately $2,400 worth of cosmetics from the store between 2:57 p.m. and 5:17 p.m. that day. The video showed the man emptying products from a seasonal display and shoving the products into his coat. He was described as a tall man with a shaved head wearing black pants, black and white Nike sneakers and a black coat. He had keys around his neck and was wearing black sunglasses. The next day, on Dec. 28, the on-duty CVS manager reported the shoplifting suspect had returned to the store. Police went to the scene and arrested him. At the time of arrest, the suspect – identified as Jose Hernandez, 43, of New York City, had approximately $180 in cosmetics concealed beneath his sweater. He was also found to have a pipe with heroin residue in it inside his pants’ pocket and black plastic bags inside his jacket. Hernandez was charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was remanded to Westchester County jail and is due to appear at Scarsdale Village Justice Court with a Legal Aid attorney, on Jan. 2. A record check revealed that Hernandez was wanted by police departments in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hernandez’s car had temporary plates and was registered to an auto dealer in New Jersey. Because the validity of the temporary plates could not be confirmed, police impounded the car. Hernandez claimed he had driven the car from Manhattan to Scarsdale. During investigation, Hernandez revealed a woman had been working with him as a lookout in the course of his shoplifting crimes at CVS. Police are following up.

Stolen funds
On Dec. 26, a Huntington Avenue resident reported funds from a gift card were stolen via the internet. The resident said she purchased three $400 Lowes gift cards from an online gift card reseller in August 2017. She used $946.92 of the combined balance of $1,200 in September 2017. On Dec. 26, 2018, she attempted to use the remaining balance of $253.08 but learned the gift card was empty. She contacted Lowes and was told that the original purchaser of the gift card contacted Lowes in October 2017 and asked that the balance of the gift card be placed back onto the credit card used to purchase the gift cards. The billing address of the original owner of the gift cards was somewhere in Connecticut.

Missing mail
While a Crossway woman was out of the country, her doorbell surveillance system captured video of a person stealing mail from her mailbox Dec. 28. She reported it to police, who checked the mailbox and confirmed no mail was inside. The woman said she would report the stolen mail to the post office after returning home. She would also provide police with the video surveillance footage.

Woman at door
An unknown woman allegedly rang a Tompkins Road doorbell after midnight Dec.26 and told the resident she wanted to talk. When the resident asked if she needed help and offered to call police, the woman reportedly starting yelling and then left in a silver sedan. Police searched the area for her but did not locate her or her car.

A window at a village church was found to be open Dec. 26. Police informed a church administrator, and he said he would speak with the church custodian about rectifying the window.

Lost ring
A Chase Road woman reported a jeweler lost her $20,000 engagement ring that she entrusted to him for repair. The jeweler admitted to losing the ring on Dec. 5 and offered to replace it or compensate her for her. When she elected for him to compensate her, he cut off communication with her. The woman wanted to report the loss to police for insurance purposes.

Train emergency
A passenger passed out in the restroom of a train car on a Metro North train Dec. 26. The train stopped in Scarsdale, and police and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps assisted in removing the man from the train. A friend of the man said he had been drinking heavily and might have also used heroin. SVAC took him to White Plains Hospital Center. MTA police also assisted with the incident.

On Dec. 25, a caller reported a dog on Cooper Road had been outside barking for three days. Police went to the scene and saw the dog, which was indeed barking. The owner was not home, and police called him. He said he was in Vermont and had left the back door open for the dog to go in and out during his absence. The back door, however, was closed, and the dog’s food and water were shut inside the house. For the dog’s safety until the owner returned from Vermont, police called New Rochelle Humane Society and requested that the dog be picked up. Police informed the owner and issued him appropriate village code violation summonses.

Cars and roadways
Verizon was notified about low-hanging wires on Overhill Road Dec. 27.
A woman was sleeping inside a parked car in the lot beneath the CVS store on Popham Road at 10:45 p.m., Dec. 29. The woman told police she had just gotten off work at CVS and was sleeping before driving home due to a migraine headache. She declined medical assistance.

On Dec. 29, police received reports of an unattended 2002 red Mitsubishi parked in the middle of Butler Road. Police went to the scene and noted the car had an expired registration and inspection sticker. Police contacted the person listed on the registration, and the person who answered the phone said he had just sold the car, and it was no longer his. The new owner was allegedly a Butler Road resident. Police contacted the new owner who confirmed he had just purchased the car. The new owner said the car died on the road on the way home. He was unable to produce a bill of sale, so police removed the license plates due to the lack of registration. A tow truck took the car to the police impound lot.

Six car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Lost and found
A passerby found a Chase bank debit card on Garth Road Dec. 29. Police vouchered it for safekeeping. Later that day, the owner contacted to police looking for his debit card. He provided proper identification and retrieved the card.

Firefighters responded to 30 incidents during this reporting period. Details of some of the incidents are below.
On Dec. 24, firefighters extinguished a small fire inside a Taunton Road fireplace because a damper problem was preventing smoke from venting properly.
On Dec. 25, firefighters helped an Ardmore Road resident reattach a basement light fixture that became detached from the ceiling.
Firefighters stood by for Con Edison because of gas odors in the sewer system on Stratton Road Dec. 25.
Firefighters provided mutual aid to New Rochelle Fire Department Dec. 27.
Firefighters assisted at a car accident on the Bronx River Parkway Dec. 27.
On Dec. 27, a Boulevard resident lit a fire in the fireplace without opening the flue. This caused smoke to enter the house. The resident extinguished the fire. Firefighters helped the resident open the flue and ventilated the house.
Firefighters helped Con Edison check a few houses on Heathcote Road due to a gas odor outside Dec. 28. Gas was not found in any of the houses.
Firefighters assisted at a car accident on Mamaroneck Road Dec. 28.
Firefighters assisted at a car accident on Fenimore Road Dec. 29.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Dec. 25 – 30 has been compiled from official information.

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bombStolen: A Ferncliff Road resident reported three $500 gift cards were taken from her house Dec. 10. The resident said she received the gift cards in August and could not find them when she looked for them in November.

A contractor reported that 24 copper pipes were cut and removed from a Brookby Road job site sometime between Dec. 6 and 11.

On Dec. 14, a Sherbrooke Road resident reported three items were stolen from her house: a pair of $39,571 pair of diamond earrings, an 18K white gold Rolex watch valued at $47,247 and Franck Muller watch worth $36,540.

Car break-in
A parked car’s window was smashed in the parking lot of Quaker Ridge School, and a bag containing a hat, gloves and sunglasses was stolen from the car Dec. 15. The car was parked at the school while its owner was attending an event there.

Identity theft
On Dec. 13, a Colonial Road business owner reported someone attempted to cash a fraudulent check, in the amount of $5,000, against her business account. This resulted in the bank freezing the business account.

On Dec.15, a Harvest Drive resident reported receiving a scam phone call from a person alleging to be a Con Edison representative and claiming the resident owed Con Edison money. When the alleged representative called the resident a second time, the resident said he had reported the matter to police and the alleged representative ended the call.

Bomb threat
On Dec. 13, a Fox Meadow Road business owner reported receiving a bomb threat to her business. The threat came by email and stated there was a bomb inside the business and it would go off at a certain time if the business owner did not send money to an address provided in the email. It was determined to not be a credible threat. Following this incident, police advised village business owners of a nationwide email scam involving bomb threats.

Phone charge
A man walked into headquarters at 3 a.m., Dec. 11, asking to charge his cell phone in order to call his girlfriend to pick him up and give him a ride home.

On Dec. 12, a car struck a motorcycle at Post and Olmsted roads. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps cared for the cyclist while police and firefighters stabilized the scene.

On Dec. 13, a car struck a 21-year-old pedestrian and fled the scene at Hutchinson Avenue and Meadow Road. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps cared for the pedestrian while police and firefighters stabilized the scene. The pedestrian said he had been out jogging at the time of the accident, which was around 12:40 p.m. It was snowing at the time. The driver left the scene and entered the Hutchinson River Parkway. The driver was described as a woman driving a blue Lexus SUV with a male passenger.

On Dec. 14, a car struck a pedestrian at Fenimore Road and Oak Lane.GeeseGeese provide "organic fertilizer" to Crossway Field. Photo Credit: Robert Berg

Cars and roadways
A driver lost control of his car and jumped the curb while making a left turn from Ogden Road onto Whig Road Dec. 10. He offered to pay for damages caused to an Ogden Road resident’s yard.

Police woke up a man sleeping in his BMW X5 in the Christie Place parking garage at 6 a.m., Dec. 11. He was a resident of Christie Place apartments.

On Dec. 11, police issued summonses to two drivers who passed a stopped school bus on Popham Road.
A car struck a deer at Heathcote and Sherbrooke roads Dec. 11. The deer ran away, and no significant damage was caused to the car.

Police stood by a disabled car while the driver waited for a tow Dec. 12.

On Dec. 13, police called a duty tow for a disabled car on Palmer Avenue.

Police advised drivers to move their work vehicles from Post and Murray Hill roads so that pedestrians would not have to walk in the road Dec. 14.

On Dec. 16, a caller reported a large pothole on Popham Road. The highway department placed a cone in it to alert motorists. Later, another caller reported getting a flat tire from a Popham Road pothole.

Six car accidents were reported in the village this week.

On Dec. 10, police shot a sick or injured raccoon on Boulevard and called sanitation for disposal.

Police reunited a lost, micro-chipped dog with its owner after the dog was found at Mamaroneck and Black Walnut roads Dec. 13.

Lost and found
On Dec. 11, a wallet belonging to a Sage Terrace man was found in the village. Police contacted him, and he picked it up from headquarters.

On Dec. 12, a postal agent found keys on Bell Road. Police returned the keys to the keys’ owner who reported the keys missing.
A Rock Creek Lane woman reported losing her cell phone, either in New York City or the village, Dec. 16.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 28 incidents during this reporting period. He shared details of the following incidents below.

On Dec. 14, firefighters assisted at a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

On Dec. 15, firefighters assisted Con Edison check houses possibly affected by a gas leak on Church Lane.

A Paddington Road resident reported a burning rubber odor in the house Dec. 15. Firefighters shut power to the furnace and advised the resident to service the unit.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at an Overlook Road house with a gas leak Dec. 16.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Dec. 17-23 has been compiled from official information.

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stolencheckOn Dec. 19, police arrested Sheaquana Mowatt, 31, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, on charges of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny. Mowatt is a home health aide who is accused of stealing a check, for $1,800, from her Brite Avenue employer’s house and depositing the check into her bank account in November. Another check, also written for $1,800, was stolen and recovered in the course of investigation.

On Dec. 19, a Hutchinson Avenue woman reported finding empty beer cans and disturbed boxes inside her parents’ house, which is on the market and in the course of being packed. The woman noticed dark smudge marks on the house’s newly painted walls, emptied drawers, missing paintings and chandeliers and items unpacked from boxes. A dining room set, a power washer and a gas-powered blower were also found missing from the garage. Police did not find any signs of forced entry to the house.

On Dec. 18, a Sunset Drive man reported that someone might have entered his house and stolen $12,000 from his jacket. Upon investigation, it appeared unlikely that someone entered the man’s house. Rather, the man clarified his opinion around the belief that the money was stolen at a restaurant in White Plains. Police advised the man to report the incident to White Plains police.

A Franklin Road resident reported a $200 six-foot ladder was missing from her garage Dec. 22.

Car break-in
Someone broke into a parked car in the parking lot of the Boulder Brook Equestrian Center on Mamaroneck Road Dec. 20. The passenger window was smashed, and the woman’s purse was stolen. Credit cards stolen with the purse were used at a Wal-Mart store before the theft was reported. Police are following up.

A Carthage Road woman reported being stalked by her ex-boyfriend Dec. 17.

On Dec. 23, a Greenacres Avenue man reported his daughter had received several texts from an unknown person. The person’s number was blocked.

Missing person
A Fox Meadow woman reported her husband who suffers from Alzheimer’s was missing Dec. 22. He had been missing for over two hours when she contacted police. While police were gathering information and alerting other jurisdictions, the man returned home.

On Dec. 17, police spoke with Johnson Road neighbors in order to mediate a disagreement. One neighbor who was undertaking a construction project on his property complained that his neighbor was coming onto his property without permission. The accused neighbor said he had come over a couple times “as a friendly neighbor” while workers were on the scene. Nevertheless, police advised him that his neighbor preferred that he stay off the property.

An adult protective services agent went to a Quaker Ridge resident’s address with police because the resident’s bank was concerned he might be being taken advantage of due to the high frequency of withdrawals. The man said he was not giving money to anyone, and he refused adult protective services.

Water was observed to be gushing from an outdoor pipe used to connect a garden hose at a Sycamore Road house Dec. 23. Water department personnel was called to help turn off the water.

Civil matter
A Garth Road business owner reported a “hostile” encounter in the store. Police mediated the dispute. Both parties agreed that unsold items would be returned to the owner. Additionally, a check for $548.44 was issued to the owner for the sold items.

Trip hazard
On Dec. 19, police placed an orange traffic cone on a defective sidewalk on Chase Road.

On Dec. 17, a sanitation worker got caught between a Cushman and a garbage truck while a co-worker was backing up the Cushman to deposit garbage into the truck on Lyons Road. The Cushman driver drove the Cushman forward and the trapped worker was able to free himself. No injuries were reported.

A woman was driving on Popham Road when her car was struck by a shovel that slid off a parked construction vehicle Dec. 17. The shovel damaged the roof and side of the woman’s Honda CRV. Police issued an accident report, and the parties agreed to handle the matter personally.

Ten car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Cars and roadways
On Dec. 17, highway workers and Con Edison removed a fallen tree from Saxon Woods Road.
Police removed fallen branches from Post and Nelson roads Dec. 17.
A homeowner was advised to contact an electrician to reattach a fallen wire to a Dell Road house Dec. 17.

Police warned the driver of a fuel delivery truck that he was not permitted to make noisy deliveries on Scarsdale Avenue after midnight, Dec. 21.

Highway workers cleared a fallen tree from Heathcote Road and Weaver Street Dec. 21.

Highway workers cleared a fallen tree from Secor Road and Bypass Dec. 21.
Police notified Verizon about a fallen wire on Chesterfield Road Dec. 23.

Police notified Westchester County police about a report of a dog running on the Hutchinson River Parkway Dec. 21.

Lost and found
On Dec. 17, a Rochambeau Road woman reported losing her driver’s license somewhere in the village or New York City.

A wallet was found in the village and brought to headquarters Dec. 19. Police tracked down the Yonkers owner and contacted her. She said she would pick up the wallet from headquarters.

On Dec. 21, a person found a wallet on Scarsdale Avenue and gave it to police. Police found two Scarsdale High School ID cards in the wallet. Police contacted the student to arrange for pickup of the wallet.

A wallet was found on the Popham Road staircase leading to the train station Dec. 22. Police contacted the owner who picked up the wallet from headquarters.

A Rock Meadow Lane resident reported a missing license plate Dec. 22.

A Black Birch Lane man reported losing his wallet, possibly in a taxi from Scarsdale Dec. 22. A “tile” locator was inside the wallet and indicated the wallet’s location was in Mount Vernon sometime during the preceding 24 hours. The man cancelled his credit cards that were inside the wallet.

A Chase bank debit card was found in an automated teller machine Dec. 22. Police identified the address of the person named on the card and returned the card to its owner.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 25 incidents during the reporting period.
Firefighters assisted Con Edison workers check sanitary sewers on Meadow Road for possible infiltration of natural gas Dec. 19. No gas was found, and firefighters were released.

An Autenreith Road resident reported a leaking hot water heater Dec. 21.

Firefighters shut down the system and advised the resident to have it serviced.

On Dec. 22, a Drake Road utility vault was collecting water due to a crack in the foundation wall. Firefighters attempted to pump water from the vault, but it quickly refilled.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Dec. 17-23 has been compiled from official information.

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thermalimagecameraOn Dec. 3, firefighters were called to Cayuga Road on the report of a missing 5-year-old child, who had last been seen more than 30 minutes ago. Firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to search the area on foot. They found the boy in a shallow waterway in the village, wet up to his knees. They warmed the boy as much as possible until Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived. SVAC returned the boy to his house.

Arrest on warrant
Edwin C. Gonzalez, 32, of the Bronx, was arrested on warrant after being detained in Bronxville for an unrelated offense Dec. 5. The warrant, issued out of Scarsdale on Oct. 24, 2018, was for unresolved vehicle and traffic offenses. Following his arrest, Gonzalez was released on $50 cash bail. He was ordered to appear in court on Dec. 12.

Hate Crime
Purchase College student Gunnar Hassard was arraigned in Harrison Town Court for Aggravated Harassment in the First Degree, a class E felony, for hanging posters with Nazi symbolism in areas of the campus. On Sunday evening Dec. 8, 2018, during the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, the felony complaint alleges that 18-year-old Gunnar Hassard of Oneonta, NY, and a student at SUNY Purchase, hung multiple posters, which incorporated a swastika and symbols of Nazi Germany, on and near the Humanities Building.

The complaint states that the defendant posted multiple flyers on the campus “frequented and utilized by members of the Jewish community…causing alarm, fear and annoyance to the members of the campus community during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.” New York State University Police arrested Hassard and charged him with Aggravated Harassment, a hate crime which specifically states a person is guilty of this crime when one “Etches, paints, draws upon or otherwise places a swastika, commonly exhibited as the emblem of Nazi Germany, on any building or other real property…”

Identity theft
On Dec. 6, a Fox Meadow Road resident reported unauthorized charges on his credit card.

Criminal mischief
A Jeep was reportedly damaged at Scarsdale High School Dec. 4. According to police, it appears that someone used a blunt object to make scratches on the car’s hood. Police are following up.

Domestic matter
A 21-year-old Fox Meadow young man reported that his mother took his prescription medication away from him without his permission Dec. 8. The mother said she took the medication because she was concerned about it and the unknown physician who prescribed it. The young man said it was a new doctor. The young man’s parents requested that he leave their house. The medication was returned to the young man, and he left. Police advised the young man he could only return to his parents’ house with their permission.

A resident of a Post Road group home reported a verbal argument with another resident Dec. 4. Police went to the scene and found everything to be under control.

Police helped a Lenox Road homeowner bring a large ladder into the house after being called to check the house’s exterior due to concern over an alarm activation reported by the homeowner Dec. 3.
Police helped lift a person who had fallen out of a wheelchair in a Rural Drive house, in order to assist the person in getting back into the wheelchair Dec. 9. The person was uninjured.

A caller on Scarsdale Avenue complained that a fuel delivery truck was delivering gasoline to the Gulf gas station on Scarsdale Avenue and “causing a disturbance to her” Dec. 6. Police went the scene and found both the delivery truck and the caller had already left.
At 1:37 a.m., Dec. 9, a Scarsdale Road resident that a fuel delivery truck was delivering gasoline to the Gulf gas station on Scarsdale Avenue. Patrol advised the truck driver of the designated hours during which deliveries can be made, as per village code.

A Brown Road resident reported Axtell Road landscapers were blowing leaves onto her property Dec. 4. Police spoke with the landscapers who said they would try to control the leaves, but they acknowledged it could be difficult to fully prevent any leaves from entering the resident’s property, especially during periods of strong wind.
Callers complained about large leaf piles obstructing traffic on Birchall Drive Dec. 8. Police issued a summons to the homeowner who was responsible for the leaf pile.

Civil matterPBAThe Scarsdale PBA donated $53,000 to the Paulie Strong Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Pictured here awarding the check in front of Zachys on December 11. Photo by Jon Thaler
A Bradford Road resident reported a New Rochelle florist has called her over 100 times about payment for flowers used in a bar mitzvah. The resident said she would pay the bill only after receiving proper paperwork about it. The florist said he was calling in an effort to obtain payment but would send his bill by email instead. Police advised both parties that their dispute was a civil matter.

Cars and roadways
On Dec. 3, police issued a summons to the owner of car parking in a no standing zone on Overhill Road.
As a courtesy, a driver moved her legally-parked car away from a resident’s walkway on Olmsted Road Dec. 3.
After drivers complained Dec. 4, police notified the highway department about a large pothole on Popham Road.
Police asked landscapers to move their parked vehicles from Mamaroneck Road because they were causing a traffic obstruction Dec. 5.

A truck driver reported hitting low-hanging phone wires on Sheldrake Road Dec. 6. Verizon was notified.
On Dec. 6, a license plate reader alerted police to a car traveling on Mamaroneck Road with a suspended registration, due to its insurance not being in effect. Police conducted a traffic stop, removed the car’s license plates and issued the driver a summons.

A Taunton Road resident reported tire marks in his yard, with a light pole knocked down, ostensibly from a hit-and-run accident Dec. 7.

Verizon was notified about a fallen wire at Griffen and Grand Park avenues Dec. 7.

Police removed a broken wire from Olmsted Road Dec. 8.

Police directed traffic around a disabled car on Post Road while the driver waited for a tow Dec. 9.

A bus driver reported hitting a lamp pole on high school grounds Dec. 9. The highway department was notified about the fallen pole and exposed wires.

Six car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Lost and found
A Heathcote Road man reported losing a driver’s license somewhere in the village Dec. 4.

A woman reported losing her phone and ID in the Wilgrin parking lot on Palmer Avenue Dec. 7.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 29 incidents during the reporting period. He shared the following narratives below.

On Dec. 3, firefighters assisted with a rollover car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

On Dec. 3, firefighters responded to as fire alarm in a Tunstall Road house. There, they found painters who had been working with a heat gun in the dining room. The painters left the heat gun unattended on a stepladder. The heat gun then fell onto a quilted drop cloth and ignited it. The fire burned the dining room doorway and a door leading into the kitchen. The painters removed the burning drop cloth and heat gun to the rear yard. Firefighters removed the molding and checked for fire extension within the wall. They confirmed there was no extension. Firefighters contacted the homeowner about the incident.

A gas odor inside s Bradford Road house was traced to an all terrain vehicle leaking gasoline in the garage Dec. 5. Firefighters placed an absorbent material on the spilled gasoline and ventilated the space.

A Popham Road resident reported an electrical outlet fire Dec. 5. During investigation, firefighters found an overheated electrical switch. They shut power to the breaker and advised the homeowner to contact an electrician to replace the switch.

On Dec. 7, firefighters investigated a reported natural gas odor inside a Dickel Road house. The housekeeper said when she attempted to light a burner with a handheld lighter, “a flash and small explosion” occurred. She was not injured. Firefighters did not detect any gas leaks or gas odors. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.

On Dec. 9, an electric dryer vent became detached in a Leatherstocking Lane house. Firefighters advised the resident to have the vent repaired.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Dec. 3-9 has been compiled from official information.

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