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Vape PenA 19 year old Scarsdale man was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana June 11. While conducting a check of Heathcote School grounds around 1 a.m., police encountered a group of teens. The teens were in violation of village code because they were on the school playground after dark. Upon closer look, patrol saw the kids were in possession of a marijuana grinder, a bong and a small bag of marijuana. The young man was also in possession of a vape pen containing marijuana oil. Following his arrest, he was released with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court, returnable June 13.

DWI arrest
On June 14, police arrested Jose Jesus Mojica, 42, of Elmsford, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of at least .08 of one percent. The arrest occurred after Mojica swerved while attempting to stop at a police checkpoint on Fenimore Road. Mojica told police he had consumed alcohol “after work,” and patrol observed three cans of beer in Mojica’s back seat area. One can was three-fourths empty. Mojica failed field sobriety tests. An alco-sensor test and a Datamaster test measured Mojica’s blood alcohol level at .133. Mojica’s nephew arrived on scene to post $200 bail. Mojica was appearance ticket and ordered to appear in court June 20.

A Bradford Road woman received a call from someone alleging to be from the Scarsdale police department June 12. The caller’s ID had been manipulated to suggest that the call did, in fact, originate from SPD headquarters. The caller told the woman that her husband had been arrested by Homeland Security and was being held on $5,895 bail. The woman was instructed to disable incoming calls and texts on her phone, to withdraw this money in cash and deposit it into a Bit-Coin ATM at a Mobil gas station in New Rochelle. The large cash withdrawal triggered an account alert that went to the woman ’s husband. He tried to call his wife but was unable to reach her. He then called Scarsdale police. New Rochelle police made contact with the woman while she was attempting to use the Bit-Coin ATM. The transaction was stopped.
On June 15, a woman driving a gray Nissan Altima rang a Walworth Avenue doorbell and asked the homeowner for $15 to help her son who was allegedly in an accident. When the homeowner offered to call police to help the woman, the woman ran to her car and drove away. Police checked records using the woman’s license plate and discovered she had been involved in a similar incident in 2010.

Identity theft
On June 11, a Richbell Road person reported someone had obtained his personal information and attempted to change his account data with Chase Bank. Bank employees became suspicious and contacted the man.
On June 13, a Potter Road man reported someone used his personal information to log into his bank account and fraudulently withdrew $150 from the man’s account.
On June 12, a Lyons Road resident reported a person used his personal information to fraudulently withdraw $1,800 from his account at Chase Bank. He is following up with Chase Bank’s fraud department.
On June 11, a Cohawney Drive woman reported receiving a letter from Bloomingdale’s fraud department, alerting her to possible fraudulent activity on her card. The email address for the card had also been fraudulently changed to a Maryland address.

A man in his 60s wanted to buy two bottles of beer, out of a six-pack at DeCicco’s Marketplace, June 12. Employees told him that the beer in the store was not sold that way. The man became agitated and slammed the store’s back door open.

A Sheldrake Road man called police to report a strange sound coming from outside his house June 14. Police investigated and determined the noise was coming from a tree moving in the wind.

Amazon boxes, old mail, and papers left out for recycling at a Haverford Road house were found behind a store in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Plaza June 14. The owner of the store brought the mail and boxes to the woman’s house. Police provided the woman with information about how to best safeguard her identity.

Taxi rides
A Richelieu Road mother reported her son’s friend used her Central Taxi account without permission June 16 – and even forged her son’s name on the required paperwork. She said she and her son would attempt to work it out with the friend.

A health aide called police to report an elderly Carthage Road woman had accused her of stealing the elderly woman’s purse June 16. Patrol helped the woman find her purse.

Traffic arrest
On June 14, police arrested Aramis Guzman, 30, of the Bronx, on charges of speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. After stopping Guzman on Post Road, police learned he had at least 10 suspensions – for failing to pay child support, failing to pay parking tickets, and failing to answer a summons. Guzman posted $200 cash bail and was released. He is due back in court on June 27.

Cars and roadways
On June 11, police helped NJ State Police in their attempt to get in touch with the registered owner of a car that was involved in an incident in Crandall, NJ, that day. Patrol attempted to contact the Colonial Road registered owner, but no one was home. Patrol provided NJ State Police with appropriate contact information.
A Jeep with tinted windows was parked on Wildwood Road June 12. Police spoke with the driver, who said he was a private investigator working in the area.
Police observed a man driving a gray Volvo pull alongside a Mercedes in a road rage incident on East Parkway and Depot Place June 12. The man yelled at the driver of the Mercedes, gave her the middle finger and alleged that she had cut him off. He then got out of his car and continued to harass her. Police were able to break up the incident and followed up with each driver. According to the police log, the man has previously been involved in other incidents of road rage.
A woman reported being struck by a car while in the crosswalk of Garth and Popham roads June 12. The impact knocked her to the ground and bruised her. But, she said she was OK and did not ask for the driver’s information. Later, she reported the matter to police.
An errant golf ball from Quaker Ridge Golf Club hit the windshield of a passing car on Griffen Avenue and broke it June 12.
A car was parked close to a Carthage Road driveway June 14. Police asked the driver to move the car.
Police notified Verizon about low-hanging wires on Hampton Road June 15. They also notified the cable providers about loose cable wires at the intersection of Barry and Tunstall roads that day.
Police helped an elderly driver with a disabled car call for a tow on Mamaroneck Road June 17.
Fifteen car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil matter
Two subcontractors got into an argument at a Butler Road job site June 15. Police advised them it was a civil matter.

Village code
On Boulevard, police told kids they were not allowed to be on school grounds after dark at 11 p.m., June 14. The kids were also asked to keep the noise down.
Police advised staff at Fenway Golf Club to lower the volume of party music June 15.
On June 16, police issued a summons to workers making noise at 9 a.m., before the designated time for Saturday work.
On June 16, police issued summonses to landscapers using power equipment in violation of village code.
Police reunited a dog found on Fairview and Post roads with its owner June 16. The owner was issued a summons.
Police reunited a dog found on Madison and Rodney roads with its owner June 17. The owner was issued a summons.

Lost and found
A UPS worker found a cellphone on the ground on Weaver Street June 14. The screen was badly damaged. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.
A passerby found an ID card outside police headquarters June 14. Police left a voicemail for the owner of the card.
Police returned keys found in the village to their owner June 15.
A resident reported losing a NYS court administration ID June 16. He needed official paperwork to get a replacement.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 24 incidents last week. He shared details of the following incidents.
On June 11, a car hit the guardrail on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway. Firefighters cleaned up spilled automotive fluid and stood by for Westchester County police. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps treated an occupant of the car who was complaining of arm pain.
On June 12, a car accident occurred on Crane Road at Woodland Place. Firefighters cleaned up spilled fluids and stood by for a tow.
On June 12, water from a broken toilet supply line was leaking in a Brewster Road house and dripping through ceiling light fixtures in the basement. The resident had already closed the water supply line, and firefighters shut circuit breakers to the affected fixtures. They advised the resident to call an electrician.
On June 13, carbon monoxide and an oil odor were detected in a Quentin Road house. Firefighters discovered the boiler’s burners were malfunctioning. They ventilated the house, shut down the boiler and advised the homeowner to contact a boiler service company for repair.
On June 13, a gas leak was detected on Heathcote Road at Morris Lane, with explosive gas levels in the sewer. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.
A burning odor led firefighters to an air handler with a burned out motor in a Brittany Close attic June 14. Firefighters shut electrical power to the unit and advised the resident to call a HVAC mechanic for repair.
A plastic container accidentally placed on a Sprague Road stove with a lit burner caught fire June 15. The resident used a dry chemical extinguisher to put out the fire before firefighters arrived. A check with a thermal imaging camera detected no extension of the fire in the hood or adjacent cabinetry.
On June 16, a Cushman Road resident reported wires in a bedroom light fixture had short circuited at the bulb and ignited a cover around the bulb. The resident said the fire “was blown out” before the resident called firefighters. Firefighters found no sign of fire or abnormal heat. Firefighters disconnected the fixture, capped the wires and removed the fixtures to outdoors. The homeowner was advised to contact an electrician for repair or replacement of the fixture.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 11-17 has been compiled from official information.
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On June 8, fire was reported in a Tunstall Road house. Upon arrival, firefighters noted the house was completely filled with smoke, with smoke coming out of the chimney. Firefighters connected a hose line to a fire hydrant, stretched the hose to the house, forced open a side door and started to enter the basement where the source of the fire seemed was suspected. Heavy smoke was observed in the basement. Firefighters worked to suppress the fire, which had started in the utility room. They worked diligently and overcame challenges created by an overcrowded storage space filled with furniture and belongings. Firefighters used fans to ventilate heavy smoke from the house. Mutual aid units and volunteers arrived to assist. Hartsdale firefighters pulled a second hose line through the garage door and into the basement. Crews overhauling the room of origin reported electrica1TunstallAl arcing while pulling down the tin ceiling. The main power switch was then shut off at the panel. Con-Edison cut power to the house from the meter. Firefighters opened a first-floor dining room wall and found a burned wall joist. They checked the first and second floors for fire extension and confirmed there was no extension. The Westchester County Cause and Origin Team was called to the scene. The fire was determined to be accidental and caused by an electrical failure. Heavy smoke damage was reported throughout the house, with major charring of structural members in the room of origin. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps evaluated one resident, found to be in good condition, on the 1Tunstallscene. The resident was advised not to stay in the house and to contact the insurance company. Firefighters helped the resident gather belongings and secure the house.

DWI arrests

At 4 a.m., June 9, police arrested Yhastrenky Perez Rigo, 27, of White Plains, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of at least .08 of one percent and moving from a lane unsafely. Rigo was arrested after police observed her 2015 Nissan swerving over pavement lines on Post Road. Patrol followed the car and noticed it crossing the double yellow line multiple times. Patrol initiated a traffic stop. Rigo said she had consumed several mixed drinks at a bar in White Plains. She showed physical signs of intoxication. Police asked her where she was coming from and where she was going, and she answered “White Plains” to both questions. Police administered field sobriety tests, which Rigo was unable to successfully complete. Rigo submitted to a pre-screening alco-sensor test. The test indicated a blood alcohol content of .16. Rigo was arrested and taken to headquarters. There, a Datamaster test confirmed her blood alcohol content at .16. Rigo was issued an appearance ticket to appear at Scarsdale Village Justice Court on June 13.

While conducting traffic enforcement on Post Road after midnight June 10, police observed a 2004 Honda Civic travelling north at a high rate of speed. The car passed a steady red light at Post and Olmsted. Patrol subsequently pulled the car over for a traffic stop. The driver – Javier Galeno Morales, 31, of White Plains, told police he had several beers in White Plains before driving. He showed physical signs of intoxication. Police noticed a small child lying down in the backseat, asleep, without wearing a seat belt. This child was later determined to be six years old. Another child, 9 months old, was observed in the lap of a woman and not in a car seat. Police administered field sobriety tests, which Morales was unable to successfully complete. Morales submitted to a pre-screening alco-sensor test. The test indicated a blood alcohol content of .14. Morales was arrested and taken to headquarters. There, a Datamaster test measured his blood alcohol content at .16. A database check of Morales’s record indicated an active warrant out of White Plains for a vehicle and traffic offense as well as a previous arrest for driving while ability impaired. A notice was sent to Child Protective Services for follow-up regarding the incident. The district attorney’s office recommended bail to be set at $20,000. Morales was arraigned at Scarsdale Village Justice Court on the following charges: driving while intoxicated (first offense), aggravated DWI with a child passenger less than four years old, a back seat passenger less than four without a restraint, speeding and moving from a lane unsafely. Morales’s car was sent to the impound lot. 

Identity theft

A Franklin Road woman noticed fraudulent charges on two store credit cards in April and May, and she reported it to police June 4. The charges occurred at a Lord and Taylor store in New York City and the Bloomingdales store in White Plains. She cancelled the cards and informed the store creditors. The incident might be related to a previous incident of identity theft. 


A Crossway man reported receiving harassing calls from the NYS Police Chiefs Foundation June 4. He said the calls have occurred over several months in order to solicit donations. Patrol called the organization and asked for the man to be removed from the list.

On June 9, a Stonehouse Road woman reported a tax grievance professional met with her at her house to evaluate her property June 8. The man said he might not be able to help the woman because her house would appraise at the current listed value. The woman said the man left but then started sending her numerous unprofessional and inappropriate text messages until 4 a.m. She asked police to call the man and inform him that he should refrain from communicating with the woman. Patrol contacted the man, and the man asked police to tell the woman not to contact him again either.


A caller reported a pump operating and causing noise at a Cushman Road construction site June 7. Police spoke with the contractor’s wife because the contractor was in New York City at the time. She told police she thought the pump was malfunctioning and would address it with her husband.

Pedestrian struck

A 14-year-old Penn Road boy on an electric scooter was struck by a car at Meadow Road and Normandy Lane shortly before 4 p.m., June 9. The driver said the boy “suddenly appeared from the left and hit her car.” The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His condition was not disclosed in the report.

Cars and roadways

On June 4, police issued one summons to a car parked in violation of the two-hour parking restriction on Wayside Lane.

A truck knocked down a sign at the entrance to the Bronx River Parkway at East Parkway and Crane Road June 5.

A passerby noticed that a truck entered the Bronx River Parkway northbound on Crane Road June 5. Westchester County police were notified.

A parked car on Evon Court was hit by another car while the owner was away June 6. The accident caused damage to the bumper. The driver of the other car left a note about the accident but did not list any contact information. Police checked the car and placed the note in the owner’s mailbox.

A man and a woman were stopped in a car on River Road June 6. They told police they were talking. Police advised them to carry out their conversation in a more public area.

On June 6, police noticed a 2003 Hyundai pass a police patrol car on the right on Post Road and run a red light. A traffic stop was conducted. At that time, patrol learned the 43-year-old New Rochelle driver had a suspended registration due to unpaid parking tickets. The license plates were removed from the car, and appropriate summonses were issued. The woman’s ex-husband arrived to pick her up and take her to the DMV in order to rectify the suspended registration.

A parked truck was observed to have an open door on Mamaroneck Road June 6. Police examined the car and found nothing out of order. Police attempted to teach the owner without success. Patrol closed and secured the door.

A caller complained that gas station attendants on Scarsdale Avenue were parking customers’ cars in permit-only spaces on Scarsdale Avenue June 7. Police spoke with the owner of the gas station. He said he would advise his employees to refrain from parking in permit-only spaces. 

A passerby observed a car hit a parked car on Christie Place and leave the scene of the accident June 7.

Police issued one parking summons to a car illegally parked on Overhill Road and two summonses to illegally parked cars on Hampton Road June 7.

Patrol picked up an unused flare from Edgewood Road June 8.

The highway department was advised that the yellow bulb was out at a traffic light at Walworth and Greenacres avenues June 8.

A parked car was partially blocking a Corell Road driveway June 8. Police asked the driver to move the car.

Police checked on the Palmer Road driver of a minivan who was reported to have allegedly fallen asleep at the wheel several times June 8. The woman was not sleeping when police arrived and she declined medical attention.

The driver of a black Jeep stopped on Brite Avenue because he was not feeling well at 8:45 a.m., June 10. He called his mother who arrived at the scene and drove her son home. 

Police informed the water department about a water main leak on Reimer Road June 10.

Eight car accidents were reported in the village this week.


A Park Road dog was running loose on the street June 5. A neighbor and police caught the dog. Police tracked down the dog’s owner who came to headquarters to pick up the dog. The owner received a summons.

A neighbor caught a loose dog on Post Road and turned the dog over to police June 9. Later a Post Road man came to headquarters inquiring about his son’s loose dog – the same dog police had recently obtained. They were reunited, and the man was issued a summons. Related to this matter, a 24-year-old White Plains man called police to report he had sustained a dog bite to the hand while attempting to help the first neighbor catch the dog and prevent it from running into traffic. He declined EMS service and said he would go to his doctor on his own. Police are following up to obtain vaccination records.

A loose dog and its owner were reunited on Post Road at Evon Court June 10.

A woman walking her dog on Paddington Road found another loose dog lying on the grass June 10. She called the owner’s number on the dog’s tags, and she notified police. Police helped reunite the loose dog with its owner.

Lost and found

On June 4, a Webster Road man reported losing his driver’s license somewhere in the village.

Village code

On June 5, police issued a summons to a village landscaper using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of village code.

Neighbors complained of loud banging inside a Nelson Road house June 5. Police investigated the complaint and found a young child to be the source of the noise.

Police monitored village center for code enforcement regarding garbage truck activity during allowed times June 7 and 8. No violations were observed.

Patrol issued a summons to a landscaper using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of village code June 8. 

Neighbors twice complained of noise from a Bradford Road party June 8. Police asked the host and guests to lower the volume of music. The host and guests complied. The second time, a police officer assisted with lowering the volume of the music. A third complaint came in around 11:40 p.m. At that time, the party was dispersed.

On June 9, police issued a summons to a landscaper using a gas-powered mower on Palmer Avenue in violation of village code.

On June 9, police issued a summons to a landscaper using a gas-powered blower on Tompkins Road in violation of village code. 

Police dispersed a noisy party on Rock Meadow Lane at 1:30 a.m., June 10. 

Patrol responded to a noise complaint about an outdoor party on Bell Road around 4 a.m., June 10. At that time, the homeowner said a guest was highly intoxicated. Police called an ambulance to take the guest to White Plains Hospital Center.

A resident said a neighbor at Brite and Huntington avenues was “causing a disturbance” by mowing the lawn at 6:30 p.m., June 10. Patrol arrived at the scene and observed no violations.


According to Fire Chief James Seymour, the fire department responded to 28 incidents during this period, including a structure fire on Tunstall Road. Seymour shared the following details related to these incidents.

On June 5, a Rock Creek Lane house’s carbon monoxide alarm was sounding. Firefighters met the resident in the driveway. The resident said he had unplugged two sounding stand-alone detectors from outlets and went outside. Firefighters found a carbon monoxide leak coming from the oven. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.

On June 6, a Rock Creek Lane resident reported an interior gas odor. During investigation, no natural gas readings or odors were detected. A faint odor characteristic of overheated electrical equipment was noted near the kitchen exhaust unit. Firefighters disconnected the power supply and advised homeowner to repair or replace unit prior to restoring power.

On June 6, firefighters investigated a report of a gasoline spill in a Brite Avenue house. There, a floor showed signs of a recent leak from a portable generator that was moved outside prior to firefighters’ arrival. Upon further investigation, the portable generator’s fuel tank was found empty, but residual gasoline was leaking from the air filter. Firefighters advised the homeowner to service the unit and continue ventilating the garage until the odor subsides.

On June 7, a natural gas odor in a Lawrence Road kitchen was traced to a leaking stovetop valve. Con Edison was called. Technicians shut down the stove and advised the resident to replace it.

On June 8, a Colvin Road resident reported a smoking dryer. Firefighters unplugged the dryer and found it smoking from underneath the top cover. Upon removing the top cover, firefighters found a small fire that appeared to have originated in the wiring harness. Firefighters extinguished the fire and removed the dryer from the house.

EMT Graduation20180612 171542EMT Students Receiving Their Certificates

Nearly a dozen SHS seniors chose to undergo EMT certification as their senior options project. On Tuesday June 12th, they officialy graduated and recieved certification for their commitment to the program. The program began last year, and was a huge sucess, and proved to be a huge sucess again this year. As one instructor put it, "Even if [the students] don't go into the medical/emergency response field, they will now know how to properly respond to an emergency".

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 4-10 has been compiled from official information.

(Fire photos courtesy of the Scarsdale Firefighters)

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hoarding disorder1A Brooklyn man reported being robbed by two men at the intersection of Post Road and Boulevard at 7:30 p.m., May 22. The perpetrators of the alleged robbery were said to have displayed guns of unknown type. The robbers were described as white men in their twenties. They were described as wearing green hoodies and brandishing silver revolver style firearms. They were said to have escaped the area on foot, headed in the direction of New Rochelle. Police from Eastchester and New Rochelle joined Scarsdale police in canvassing the area. The perpetrators were not found. Police are actively investigating.

Identity theft
On May 22, a Montrose Road woman reported two of her checks were missing from her checkbook. These checks had been fraudulently written with forged signatures and cashed. The woman informed Chase Bank’s fraud department.

On May 24, a Kent Road woman reported she gave out her personal information online to a scam website purporting to be related to Apple, and her identity was stolen as a result. So far, no financial loss has occurred.

On May 25, a Mamaroneck Road resident reported three fraudulent charges on a Home Depot credit card dating back to May 1. The resident closed her account.

On May 26, a Webster Road man reported a TD Bank card was fraudulently requested in his name and sent to a laundromat business in Mount Vernon. So far, no financial loss has occurred.

On May 22, a sales manager reported receiving a call from an unknown person threatening a sales agent. The person said the agent was being watched and the police and an ambulance would be needed. The sales agent said he met the caller, from New York City, over the weekend and has been receiving harassing calls since the meeting. Police are following up.

A woman walking on Post Road called police asking for a ride home May 22. The woman, a Tuckahoe resident, said she had just been released from White Plains Hospital and was planning on walking home along Post Road. After reaching Scarsdale, the woman felt faint and thought she would be better off going home by car. Police checked on her wellbeing and called Central Taxi for her.

A Popham Road resident complained about a strange odor in the hallway of her building May 22. Police spoke with building management and learned the odor was related to refinishing work on a wooden elevator panel.

Who’s that?
A Brambach Road woman called police to report an unknown man on her property May 22. Police went to the scene and questioned the man. He identified himself as a process server from the Inter County Judicial System. He said he needed to serve the woman with an order to appear in court.

On May 22, a person complained that private investigators parked in a Secor Road parking lot were leaving rubbish behind in the vicinity of their cars. Patrol spoke with the investigators and they said they would pick up their litter and refrain from leaving it behind.

Bicycle accident
An Eastwoods Lane mother reported a car struck her son’s bicycle’s rear tire, causing the boy to be thrown from the bike, at Madison and Rodney roads around 3:20 p.m., May 24. The car did not stop. The boy was not injured, and the bicycle did not sustain damage.

Too much stuff
Firefighters and Con Edison workers reported a possible hoarding condition inside a house on Church Lane May 25. Con Edison workers could not gain access to the gas valve because too many items were piled up in the house, particularly near the stove. The homeowner refused to speak to police about the condition of her house. Con Edison left the gas turned off and advised the homeowner to correct the problem before the gas could be turned on again. The building department is following up.

Welfare check
On May 26, police checked the welfare of a Lee Road man at the request of his daughter. While police were on scene, the man returned to his house. He said he had been in the hospital for two days and was unable to call his daughter. He called her and advised her of his condition before police left the house.

A Crawford Lane man found a child’s toy bow in his backyard while doing yard work May 26. Patrol disposed of the bow.

Public exposure
A woman who walked into headquarters reported she saw a man urinating outdoors while she was walking on Mamaroneck Road May 26. The man then allegedly approached her, used vulgar language and asked her if she had seen him urinating. He left the area in a tan or gray, older model vehicle.

On May 26, a caller reported a teen was vomiting in the roadway on Penn Boulevard. The teen then got back into a Jeep that headed in the direction of Franklin Road. Police stopped the car and observed a junior license driver with numerous youths in the car. Patrol asked the youths to exit the car and call their parents for rides home. The boy who vomited said he was coming from a rough football workout and felt sick. He declined medical attention.

Police helped an elderly Olmsted Road woman call Verizon to report she had no phone service May 27.

Cars and roadways
A stop sign was missing from the intersection of School Lane and Overhill Road May 21. Police erected a temporary stop sign until a permanent replacement can be installed.
Dispatch notified the NYS department of transportation about three potholes near the intersection of Post and Fenimore roads May 21.
On May 21, patrol rolled a large stone out of the roadway and onto the side of the road at Secor and Corell roads.
Police notified Cablevision about fallen proprietary equipment on Fox Meadow Road May 22. The equipment was moved to the side of the road.
Patrol stood by and directed traffic at the intersection of a malfunctioning traffic light at Popham and Post Roads May 22.
A mailbox was damaged in an accident on Heathcote Road May 22. The driver who caused the accident left a note for the homeowner.
Cars parked legally on Brite Avenue were nevertheless creating a narrow passageway for cars to pass May 22. At the advice of patrol, the drivers moved their cars to support traffic flow.
A caller reported a Nissan was travelling erratically on Post Road May 23. Police spoke with the driver who said she was simply avoiding potholes and was not swerving within the lane.
A driver whose car was smoking on Weaver Street stated she was going to attempt to drive home May 23.
Police notified utility providers about low hanging wires on Weaver Street May 24.
On May 24, Police notified the highway department about a pothole on Boulevard.
On May 24, the parking control officer reported a driver attempted to hit him with his car while allegedly attempting to drive away before a summons was issued. The driver said he was trying to leave before the summons was issued and apologized for any misunderstanding.
On May 24, police issued a Popham Road driver a summons for driving with a suspended license. The suspension was issued for failing to answer a summons. Additionally, police noticed the car’s inspection sticker expired in February. Appropriate summons were issued. The driver parked the car and arranged for a properly licensed driver to pick it up.
Police asked movers to relocate their truck to a different position on Old Lyme Road so as not to impede access to Quaker Ridge School May 25.
A car was repossessed on Bell Road May 25.
The water department replaced a missing valve cover on Weaver Street May 25.
Patrol notified Cablevision about a low hanging wire on Murray Hill Road May 28.

Village code
Patrol advised the driver of a car idling on Wildwood Road that he needed to turn off his engine, as per village code May 25. The driver complied.

On May 26, patrol advised two sets of workers – on Tunstall and Berwick roads – that noisy work could not be performed prior to 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

Neighbors complained of noise at a Rochambeau Road party after midnight May 27. The homeowner lowered the volume of the music.

Civil matters
On May 24, a man reported that an air compressor belonging to him was no longer at his aunt’s Post Road house. He told police that his aunt had previously called him to remove the compressor from her house. Patrol advised the man that it was a civil matter.

Police mediated a dispute between a Ridgedale Road homeowner and a delivery driver who was delivering a patio set May 28. The two parties agreed on a price, and petrol advised them it was a civil matter that could be further pursued in civil court.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 32 incidents this week. He shared the following narratives.
Firefighters and police temporarily corrected a leaking water pipe in a Chesterfield Road house to prevent flooding and advised the homeowner to contact a plumber May 21.
On May 21, firefighters assisted at two car accidents on the Hutchinson River Parkway.
On May 22, they assisted at a car accident on the Bronx River Parkway.
On May 24, a Clarence Road resident reported his microwave oven was “humming.” Firefighters shut down the circuit breaker for the microwave and advised the resident to call an electrician.
On May 245, firefighters discovered elevated carbon monoxide levels in a Catherine Road house. Firefighters ventilated the house and stood by for Con Edison.
A child accidentally got locked inside a Ridgecrest East bedroom when loose doorknobs fell out of the door May 28. Firefighters used hand tools to open the door and release the child. The child was unharmed. Firefighters recommended getting the knob mechanism replaced.

This report covering police and fire department activity from May 21-28 has been compiled from official information.

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Baseball cropIdentity theft
On May 29, a Saxon Woods Road woman reported her name was forged on a check for $2,900 cashed against her account. Chase Bank fraud department is following up. On June 1, a Hillandale Close resident a fraudulent Walmart store card was opened in her name in 2017. Several thousand dollars were charged on the card, and the woman only learned about it after receiving a collection notice. The name and address on the card were slightly different from the woman’s actual name and address. A Brewster Road woman reported her China Merchants Bank credit card was fraudulently charged at a Mount Vernon business June 1. She informed the creditor, and the creditor is reversing the charge and cancelling the card.

A female member of a surveillance team stationed at Wildwood and Vernon roads reported a male resident was intentional hitting baseballs into her car June 2. The man first approached her and asked her to move. She said she was legally parked and refused to move. Then man then returned to his yard and began hitting baseballs into a net with a lacrosse stick. Within a brief period of time, four balls hit her car. The woman then began recording the man with her phone. Video footage shows him intentionally aiming a ball at the woman’s car, and propelling it with enough force to cause a quarter-sized dent in the car. Police determined the damage was intentional, particularly since the car was not parked directly behind the net. The woman said she did not want to immediately pursue charges. Police advised the man of their findings, and he went back inside his house.

Police advised a man walking on Post Road at 11 p.m., May 29, that it would be safer for him to walk on the sidewalk. The man complied. The father of a Tunstall Road girl alleged that a neighbor harassed his daughter while his daughter was out walking her pet dog May 30. The daughter said the neighbor’s car was travelling slowly, but she felt it was “too close” to her and her dog. Patrol spoke with the neighbor who said she always drives slowly and carefully through the neighborhood. She said she has no problems with any of her neighbors.

On May 30, a Hampton Road man reported he was walking his dog while his kids were home alone. His kids then called him stating they heard knocking at the door. The man ran home and did not see anything out of order but possibly heard a strange noise coming from the Fox Meadow School area. Police canvassed the area but did not find anything suspicious.

On May 31, a Fenimore Road couple reported a neighbor sent the husband a Facebook message at 3:50 a.m. The message did not appear to be threatening or harassing in nature, but the couple wanted police to document it.

Garbage bags
Kent Road neighbors were disputing the placement of garbage bags in regard to the property line between their houses June 2. Patrol advised them it was a civil matter and recommended they consult with Village Hall in regard to their property line.

Park bench
Police observed a man lying down on a park bench in the rain at Post and Edgewood roads at 1:40 a.m., June 3. The man presented identification that showed he was a village resident. He said he was waiting for an Uber to pick him up and take him to White Plains.

Cars and roadways
Patrol notified Verizon about a fallen wire at Drake Road and Woods Lane May 30.
A car stalled on Post Road because of a faulty transmission May 31. Police helped move the car to Village Hall parking lot while the driver waited for a tow.
Police contacted an employee of Village Hall to address an unsecured parking meter on Depot Place June 1. A gardener cleared a small amount of mulch from Heathcote Road while police stood by June 2. A neighbor complained about parents parking on Fayette Road during a T-ball game June 2. The parents moved their cars at police request. On June 2, on Post Road, police removed the license plates of a car with a suspended registration. The suspension was the result of unresolved parking violations incurred by the car’s White Plains owner. The car was towed to the owner’s house. Around 2 a.m., June 3, a driver of a disabled truck asked police if he could sleep in his truck in the parking lot of Heathcote Gulf, with the intention of getting his truck repaired in the morning. Appropriate arrangements were made, and the driver requested no further assistance. Nine car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Dog bite
A Walworth Avenue man reported being bitten by a Brewster Road dog while he was out walking in the neighborhood June 2. As the man passed the dog owner’s house, the dog allegedly ran from its yard, circled the man, started biting his hands, jumped on his back and ripped his shirt. Kids in the yard were able to get the dog off the man and back into its yard. The dog owner came outside and gave the man a check for $25 to compensate him for his damaged shirt. After the man got home, his wife examined his back and noticed broken skin. She called the doctor and the police. Patrol spoke with the dog owner, who said her kids accidentally let the dog out of the house. She showed police vaccination records. Patrol advised her that the dog must remain confined for 10 days.

A Larch Lane dog got loose because its owner forgot to change the battery in the dog’s electric fence collar May 31. Police issued the owner a summons for having a dog at large. On June 1, a Paddington Road man reported an injured rabbit on his property. Police gave the man contact numbers for local trappers. A Mamaroneck Road woman reported seeing three deer on her property June 1. The woman thought the deer were “behaving oddly and possibly injured.” She asked police to check their condition. Police arrived and determined the deer were acting normally. The deer moved along without incident.

Village code
Patrol issued a Drake Road landscaper, who was riding on a lawnmower, a summons for using power equipment prior to 10 a.m. on June 2. On June 2, police issued a Post Road landscaper for summons for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of village code. Patrol also advised the landscaper to park his truck in a manner that would not impact traffic flow. Neighbors complained of noise from a party at Fox Meadow Tennis Club June 2. Patrol advised the host to reduce the volume of the music, and the host said the band was playing its last song. Police stood by while the band broke down its equipment.

Lost and found
On May 30, a man found a woman’s purse on Spencer Place and gave it to police. Patrol contacted the owner, from Ardsley, and returned the purse to her. On May 31, a woman reported losing her wallet at DeCicco’s Marketplace or somewhere in the village May 31. A Bank of America debit card was found near the intersection of Brite Avenue and Butler Road June 1. Police vouchered it for safekeeping. A passerby found keys on Kingston Road and brought them to headquarters June 2. Police are holding them for safekeeping.

This week, firefighters responded to 22 incidents according to Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour. He shared details about the following incidents:
On May 29, firefighters responded to a call of a defective train station elevator on Depot Place. No occupants were inside the elevator. Firefighters reset the elevator operation and checked to make sure it was functioning properly. An outlet inside a Sunset Drive house was sparking May 29. Firefighters found the resident had accidently dropped a metallic chain onto the light fixture’s electrical cord striking the prongs connected to the wall outlet. This shorted out the light fixture. A check with a thermal imaging camera found no abnormal heat behind the outlet or anywhere in the wall surrounding the outlet. The circuit breaker did not trip. On May 30, a contractor struck a natural gas line on a Murray Hill Road property. Firefighters found the contractor had severed a gas line going from the meter to a generator behind the pool house. The contractor had shut down the gas line at the basement meter prior to firefighters’ arrival. Firefighters found no leak or readings in the basement or at the damaged line. Con Edison trucks arrived to address the matter and released firefighters. On June 2, firefighters received an automatic fire alarm from a Continental Road house. They conducted an interior check and found water from an attic air handler had overflowed the catch tray and leaked into a second floor bedroom smoke detector. Water continued through the first floor ceiling light fixture. Firefighters disconnected the smoke detector, shut down the attic air handler and shut the circuit breaker to the affected light fixture. Firefighters advised the resident to call for service. On June 3, a Woods Lane resident reported an indoor odor of natural gas while changing gas connections between an old and a new dryer. Firefighters found a faulty gas valve and a second valve behind a sheet-rocked wall. Firefighters shut off the gas supply and stood by for Con Edison.

This report covering police and fire department activity from May 29-June 4 has been compiled from official information.

Scarsdale PBA Community Day, held at Chase Park on June 3, was a beautiful time for the community and Scarsdale police to come together for an afternoon of old-fashioned, outdoor fun. Food, games, music, photo-ops for kids, and even a dunk-a-cop-tank drew lots of smiles and joy. Sergeant Ronnie Arefieg, one of the event organizers, commented "We really felt the love, and we were delighted to share this very special event with a very special community. We're already looking forward to continuing the tradition next year."

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JulesReichJulius ReichWestchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Julius Reich of Scarsdale pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class B violent felony, in the stabbing death of his wife, Robin Goldman, M.D., in January 2016. Reich will face a sentence of up to 25 years in state prison. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 15, 2018.

The adult children of Dr. Goldman advised the District Attorney and the Court it was their strong desire to avoid the trauma of a trial. The children are in complete agreement with the plea of Manslaughter in the First Degree, as such a disposition would make their 64-year-old father accountable for his actions. They are relieved theireichmugshotr father finally accepted responsibility for his actions and his plea will help them move forward and bring finality to a horrific situation.

Reich and his wife were in the process of divorcing but remained living in the same house on Lincoln Road in Scarsdale. On the morning of Jan. 20, 2016, Reich entered the upstairs bathroom where he stabbed his wife multiple times resulting in wounds to the chest, abdomen and back. Dr. Goldman died at the scene.

At the conclusion of the attack, Reich went downstairs. Sometime later, he called 911. Scarsdale Police officers responded and discovered her body in the bathroom. Reich was arrested at the scene.

Assistant District Attorneys Christine O'Connor and John O'Rourke of the Superior Court Trial Division are prosecuting the case.

Identity theft
On May 17, a Cushman Road resident reported three fraudulent checks were cashed against her husband’s business account without her knowledge. She learned of the incidents after receiving a call from PNC bank alerting her to the checks, whose signatures did not match the bank’s signature record. All three checks were made out to a person from Yonkers. PNC bank closed the account and placed a hold on the checks. On May 19, a Magnolia Road woman reported ten fraudulent charges had been made on her Citibank debit card between May 17-19. She informed Citibank, closed the account and was advised to file a police report.

On May 15, a project manager reported being harassed by a subcontractor at a Heathcote Road job site. The two men allegedly got into a confrontation over work being performed in the house, and one man allegedly yelled and “got into the face” of the other man. The construction company pulled all employees from the job site in reaction to the incident.

Missing items
On May 15, a Carman Road woman reported handwritten notes were missing from her diary. She said she searched her house multiple times but could not find the notes. She told police she believed the police department had been compromised and she wished to make a report elsewhere.

Street sign
While conducting a welfare check on a village woman, police found a street sign inside her house May 15. After determining the woman was OK, police removed the street sign from house and took it to headquarters. She told patrol her son had found the sign discarded in the street. Patrol advised her to speak with her son about the inappropriateness of acquiring property in such a manner.

Peeled paint
On May 18, a Walworth Avenue resident reported a cleaning company taped a flier to his mailbox. When removing the flier, the adhesive pulled off some of the old black paint from his mailbox. The resident said he had paint and could remedy the mailbox, but he did not want the company to post more fliers. Patrol spoke with the company’s owner and issued a verbal warning for posting fliers without a permit. The owner apologized for inadvertently damaging the resident’s mailbox.

Locked doors
Patrol climbed into an open window of a Church Lane South house and unlocked the door from inside after the homeowner accidentally locked herself outside with her baby May 18. A nine-year-old boy locked himself in a bedroom at his grandmother’s Tompkins Road house and could not get the door unlocked May 19. Patrol used a skeleton key and a screwdriver to unlock the door. Patrol gave the key to the boy’s grandmother and advised her to keep it away from children. Patrol mediated a discussion between a Garth Road building manager and a commercial tenant whose lease was terminated May 19. The business was currently secured with new locks, and arrangements had to be made in order for both parties to agree on a time when the former tenant could pick up his stuff.

Cars and roadways
Police notified Verizon about a fallen wire at Weaver Street and Griffen Avenue May 15. The highway department and Verizon were notified about fallen wires and tree branches on Meadow Road May 16. Patrol notified the highway department about a fallen tree branch on Jefferson Road May 16. Patrol notified Con Edison about a leaning utility pole on Saxon Woods and Boulder Brook roads May 16. Patrol safely removed a low hanging branch on the Bypass May 16. A fallen branch was hanging in wires on Brambach Road May 16. Patrol notified Con Edison. A branch from a tree on private property was hanging over the corner of Richelieu and Jefferson roads May 16. Patrol and firefighters spoke with the owner of the tree. The owner made arrangements to have the tree cut down the next day. Patrol assisted in removing a fallen tree branch from Kelwynne Road May 16. A parked car was blocking a Fayette Road driveway May 17. Patrol asked the owner of the car to move it to a legal parking spot. While conducting traffic enforcement on Weaver Street May 17, a passing car caused patrol’s license plate reader to sound. Patrol pulled the car over and confirmed the registration and license had been suspended for the driver’s insurance not being in effect. Patrol removed the car’s license plates, and the car was towed to the driver’s house in Yonkers. She was issued appropriate summonses. A resident discovered a no parking sign with an incorrectly stated date on Dobbs Terrace May 18. Police corrected the date on the sign. Con Edison was notified about an arcing wire at Mamaroneck and Stratton roads May 19. Fallen branches in a Greenacres Avenue yard were determined to have come from a privately owned tree on Greenacres Avenue May 20. Seven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

At 11:30 p.m., May 18, police advised a small gathering of adults sitting around a fire pit and talking on Wayside Lane that they were being too loud for neighbors. The adults agreed to bring their party indoors. Police advised a group of teens to keep their voices to a minimum in order to not disturb residents in the area of Garth Road and Freightway at 12:30 a.m., May 20.

Lost and found
On May 17, a person reported losing his US passport and permanent resident card somewhere in the vicinity of Popham Road May 13. A police officer found a wallet on East Parkway May 18. Patrol called the owner, identified via his driver’s license as a Massachusetts man, and left a voicemail. Later, a person claiming to be a friend of the owner called patrol inquiring about the lost wallet. Patrol told the friend that the wallet could only be released to its rightful owner.

According to Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 32 incidents this week. He shared details about the following incidents. On May 14, firefighters were dispatched to a Fenimore Road to check houses for possible gas after a gas leak was found in a nearby manhole. On May 14, firefighters assisted at a car accident on Secor Road. They cleaned up a transmission fluid spill and stood by for a tow. On May 14, firefighters helped a Sycamore Road resident with an accidental lockout. The resident additionally was afraid that a pot had been left cooking on the stove. Firefighters unlocked the house without causing damage and confirmed nothing had been left cooking on the stove. On May 15, a reported burning odor inside a Hutchinson Avenue house summoned firefighters to the house. There, firefighters discovered a fallen tree had pulled wires off a utility pole. No burning odor was detected. Firefighters advised the resident to contact Con Edison. On May 17, a carbon monoxide alarm sounded in a Huntington Avenue structure. Firefighters investigated and found elevated CO readings in the boiler room. Further examination determined an exhaust fan intended for continuous operation had been accidentally turned off overnight. However, it easily restarted upon discovery. Con Edison was called for further examination, since elevated CO readings were still present. Con Edison found an acetylene tank being stored in the boiler room overnight. The tank was immediately removed, since it can result in “false positive” test results. Con Edison is following up. An air purifier was causing an odor in a Heathcote Road house May 20. Firefighters ventilated the space.

Note to Residents
The Village wishes to advise residents that there is a ban on the use of gasoline powered leaf blowers from June 1 through September 30. They also ask you to trim back any plants or trees that may create a safety hazard on paths, sidewalks or streets.

This report covering police and fire department activity from May 14-20 has been compiled from official information.

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