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Stealing JewelryOn Feb. 7, a Bradley Road couple reported their house had been burglarized sometime while they were on vacation from Jan. 24 through Feb. 7. Upon returning home, they discovered three open windows on the ground floor. The master bedroom and guest bedroom had been ransacked. A jewelry box containing miscellaneous pieces of jewelry, assorted coins and approximately 15 bottles of wine were stolen. Police spoke with a neighbor who had been inside the house to raise the thermostat temperature prior to the couple's return. The neighbor said she did not recall seeing open windows or experiencing a dramatically cold temperature in the house.

Car Break-In
A Brookline Road man received an alert from an exterior motion camera at 4 a.m., Feb. 7. The camera recorded what appeared to be a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a backpack attempting to gain entry to three cars parked in the driveway. Since the cars were locked, the suspect was not successful. While examining the scene, police found a backpack in bushes near the driveway. It contained a check belonging to another Brookline Road resident. Police went to the check owner's house and determined, with the homeowner/check owner, that his cars had been entered overnight. In addition to the check and backpack being stolen, approximately $60 in coins and bills was stolen. Police are following up.

During the overnight period from Feb. 6-7, a roll of quarters was stolen from an unlocked 2018 Chevrolet Suburban parked in a Pinecrest Road driveway. The roll of quarters was worth approximately $12, the owner said. Police are following up with a neighbor who has a security camera near the vicinity of the car break-in.

A Forest Lane woman reported her parked 2016 GMC Acadia had been entered overnight Feb. 6-7. Approximately $20 in loose change and bills, two gold-rimmed Ray Ban sunglasses and a $20 Starbucks gift card were stolen. The car had been unlocked overnight.

On the morning of Feb. 7, a Forest Lane woman received a call about possible fraudulent used of her debit card in New York City. Several hours later, she realized the card had been stolen out of her unlocked, parked car overnight.

Identity Theft
On Feb. 2, someone used a Kent Road man's Bloomingdales credit card to purchase a coat worth over $1,000. The man canceled the card after learning about the transaction, but on Feb. 8, the $1,000 coat arrived at the man's house. He reported it to police and said he would return the coat to Bloomingdales.

A Herkimer Road teen listed a pair of Adidas Yeezy sneakers on eBay. A person contacted the teen about the listing and offered $600 for the shoes, which was well above the shoes' average selling price of $500. The person allegedly sent payment of $600 and then accidentally sent a "double payment" of $400. The teen then received two emails which appeared to be from "PayPal," but which were actually fraudulent. The first email appeared to be a "payment received" acknowledgment. The second email advised that a "double payment" had been received. The buyer of the shoes then advised the teen to cancel the transaction by following the instructions in the email and send $400 to an address in Nigeria via Western Union.

A taxi driver dropped an intoxicated passenger off at a Leatherstocking Lane address after 2 a.m., Feb. 5. Shortly thereafter, the passenger called the driver back and asked him to pick her up again. Upon his arrival, the passenger was lying in the grass. The driver called police because he was concerned about the passenger's welfare. The passenger told police she lived in Harrison and got dropped off at the wrong address. She said she needed help getting a ride home. Police called Bluebird Taxi to pick her up and drive her home.

On Feb. 10, a Meadow Road mailbox was found ripped from its wooden post and lying on the ground approximately 10 feet from its normal location. The wooden support pole was also found lying on the ground.

On May 5, a Jefferson Road man reported he did not receive his pay stub and W-2 form as expected, Police advised him to contact the post office to determine if the mail had been lost or misdelivered.

A caller reported a person skating on the pond on Duck Pond Road Feb. 6. Patrol warned the person he was on private property and needed to cease his skating. The person complied and left.

Sidewalk Hatch
On Feb. 6, numerous people complained about an open sidewalk hatch on Garth Road. Patrol spoke to the business owner and advised him to close the hatch or mark the area with a green safety fence, rather than just an orange safety cone, Feb. 6. The owner said he would speak with his employees.

Police observed a bicycle locked to a street sign on Woodland Place Feb. 9. It had been there for several days. Police placed a note on the bicycle, advising the owner to move it by Feb. 12. Otherwise, it would be impounded.

A caller from Cornell University was attempting to reach the Edgewood parents of a girl who was taken to the hospital Feb. 10. She was unable to reach the girl's parents and asked for police to help. Police attempted to notify the girl's parents but no one was home.

Two female residents at a Post Road group home got into a verbal dispute during a counseling meeting regarding ongoing issues in the house Feb. 10. Police advised the women to stay away from each other to avoid further arguments.

An elderly Aspen Road man was unhappy that a caretaker, hired by his daughter, was in his house Feb. 11. Patrol spoke with the daughter and she arrived at the house to resolve the matter.

Overflow from a storm drain was causing a Chase Road storage basement to flood Feb. 11. The store owner contacted his landlord, and police notified the highway department and firefighters, in order to address the inch of water already in the basement.

On Feb. 5, a Crane Road woman reported two suspicious incidents that happened in the past. The woman reported a man wearing dark clothing repeatedly knocked on her door on Jan. 24. When she did not answer the door, he walked to her recycling bin, looked at her recyclables and left her property. She also reported that a man knocked on her door soliciting dog food, which she declined, Feb. 2.

A Rock Creek Lane woman reported a man rang her doorbell and walked around the perimeter of her house while her 16-year-old daughter was home at 3:25 p.m., Feb. 7.

A Mamaroneck Road caller reported an unknown car parked in his driveway Feb. 9. When approached, the driver allegedly sped off. Around the same time, patrol noticed the same car turn around in the parking lot of Weinberg Nature Center and then drive down Barker Lane, which is a dead end. Patrol thought the driver's behavior was strange but did not conduct a traffic stop. Patrol ran the license plate of the car and it came back clean.

A man was reported to be standing in the woods near the sanitation department at Secor Road and Palmer Avenue at 9 a.m., Feb. 11. Police questioned the man. He said he was on surveillance detail of a subject in the area. Police confirmed the man's identity and verified his story. Additional concerned callers reported seeing the man there at 5:30 p.m. later that day.

Cars and Roadways
A passing truck pulled down phone wires on Walworth Avenue Feb. 5. Police notified Verizon for repair. The driver apologized for the inconvenience.

A caller reported a person sitting in a running car with tinted windows at Sycamore Road and Secor Lane Feb. 5. The driver identified himself to police as a member of law enforcement working on a case.

A man sitting in a dark sedan at the bottom of a Rock Creek Lane driveway alarmed a boy who came home from school at 3 p.m., Feb. 5. The man was identified as a private investigator working on a case. A similar complaint was made against the investigator at 8:22 p.m., Feb. 6.

Police issued a summons to the owner of a car parked in a "no parking" zone on Edgewood Road Feb. 5.

Police advised the highway department to repair a broken manhole cover on Freightway Road Feb. 6.

Multiple legally parked construction vehicles were making the roadway narrow on Ferncliff Road Feb. 6. Patrol asked one of the drivers to move his vehicle to the opposite side of the road to facilitate traffic flow.

A locked BMW was found idling in Freightway Garage Feb. 7. Police contact the registered owner's wife who came to the garage and turned off the car's ignition.

Drooping bamboo branches over Post Road were cut back to facilitate traffic flow Feb. 7.

Con Edison was notified about a fallen wire on Sprague Road Feb. 7. Police secured the area with police tape.

Patrol removed fallen branches from Ridgedale, Springdale and Paddington roads and Harvest Drive Feb. 7.

Mount Pleasant police asked Scarsdale police to contact the owner of a 2014 Subaru involved in a hit-and-run accident in their jurisdiction Feb. 7. Patrol contacted the owner, a Popham Road resident, and stayed on scene while she contacted Mount Pleasant police.

A Garth Road restaurant's dumpster was placed in front of parking meters Feb. 8. Patrol asked the manager to move the dumpster.

Police taped off the area around a fallen tree and wires on Leatherstocking Lane Feb. 8. Con Edison was notified.

Verizon was notified about low-hanging wires on Popham Road Feb. 8, Herkimer Road Feb. 9 and Heathcote Road Feb. 10.

Police issued a parking summons to the owner of a Jeep parked with both passenger side tires on the lawn of a Dolma Road resident Feb. 8.

A caller reported a "large ditch" on Saxon Woods Road Feb. 8. Patrol placed traffic cones in the broken roadway and notified the highway department.

Patrol helped a driver push a disabled car from Popham Road onto Scarsdale Avenue where the car was able to roll to the Gulf gas station there Feb. 9.

A River Road woman reported her driveway was covered with ice and she was afraid of sliding onto the Bronx River Parkway while attempting to pull out Feb. 9.

Patrol blocked one lane of the parkway and assisted the woman in exiting her driveway.

A caller reported a person sitting in a Jeep with tinted windows on Palmer Avenue Feb. 10. The driver identified himself to police as a private investigator working on a case. Police advised the investigator to move his car since it was not legally parked.

Police placed a traffic cone in a large pothole on Heathcote Road and notified the department of transportation. Police also marked and addressed potholes on Post Road later that day.

Five car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Village Code
Police advised a Walworth Avenue resident to move a school bond campaign sign out of village property and into the resident's yard Feb. 5.

Patrol notified an electrician about a loose traffic light at Palmer Avenue and Wynmor Road Feb. 5.

Police advised a Mohican Trail solicitor that he needed a permit to legally solicit in the village Feb. 5.

A Tisdale Road contractor was issued a summons for performing loud work with motor-driven equipment before 10 a.m., Feb. 10.

A caller complained about a barking dog on Meadow Road Feb. 11. Patrol made the dog's owner aware of the complaint. The dog was quiet when patrol was at the house.

Lost and Found
A woman found in ring in front of CVS on Popham Road Feb. 10. She gave to lost ring to police at headquarters, where it was vouchered as lost property.

According to Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour, the fire department responded to 32 incidents last week, which included at least one car accident and the following notable events.

Firefighters assisted a Con Edison mechanic check for a possible natural gas leak in a Carman Road house Feb. 6.

A furnace malfunctioned and released carbon monoxide in a Sprague Road house Feb. 10. Firefighters notified Con Edison, and Con Edison shut down the furnace.

Approximately three to four inches of water accumulated in a Farragut Road basement, putting the hot water heater's pilot light underwater. Firefighters shut gas to the water heater and furnace and turned off appliances at the circuit breaker. Firefighters set up pumps to pump water out of the basement and release the water at the street. Firefighters advised the homeowner to call a plumber, an electrician and his insurance company.

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

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groceriesOn Jan. 31, police arrested Orgen Hoxha, 22, of New York City, on two counts of a second-degree burglary charge, a class-C felony. According to Scarsdale Police Captain Thomas Altizio, this arrest was the result of the combined investigative efforts of a Multi-Jurisdictional Law Enforcement Task Force that included the Scarsdale PD, New Rochelle PD and the Westchester District Attorney's Office. Hoxha is accused of burglarizing and stealing money from two houses in Scarsdale in 2016 – a Walworth Avenue house on Nov. 30 and a Wildwood Road house on Oct. 26. According to the arrest report, Hoxha allegedly broke and pried open a window with a crow bar to enter the Walworth Ave. house. He allegedly entered the Wildwood Road house through an unlocked door while the homeowner was on vacation. These incidents continue a history of burglary charges against Hoxha. Scarsdale police first arrested Hoxha in Feb. 2017, following the burglary of a Drake Road house, after which Hoxha was stopped by police on the scene. Additionally, Hoxha was arrested and charged with three burglaries in Greenwich, Connecticut, last year. Following this most recent arrest in Scarsdale, Hoxha was arraigned at Scarsdale Village Court and remanded to Westchester County Jail without bail. The case will further be handled by White Plains Court.

Signs Removed:
Police removed 13 "Vote Yes" school bond signs, posted in violation of village code, from streets near Fox Meadow School and village center Jan. 29 and 30, and they removed 20 signs from Mamaroneck Road and Weaver Street Jan. 30. Additional signs, posted in violation of village code, were removed from Brite and Huntington Avenue, Brewster, Montrose, Kingston, Valley and Putnam roads, and Sage and Dobbs terraces Feb. 1. On Feb. 2 and 3, patrol advised homeowners to move illegally posted signs from village property to private property, at least 13 feet from the curbside.

On Feb. 3, police removed two knitted "Vote Yes" signs that were wrapped around trees at Chase Road and Christie Place and at Mamaroneck Road across from the middle school. Police found a tag on the sign that identified the owner as a Montrose Road woman, and they contacted her. Police explained village code regarding the placement of signs, and the woman voluntarily responded to headquarters to pick up her signs.

Construction advertising signs posted on construction fencing on Tisdale Road were removed Feb. 3. The contractor was given a verbal warning.

A 90-year-old Christie Place woman died at home in her sleep Feb. 4.

A Tompkins Road resident reported a bag of groceries was stolen from the front walkway of her house Jan. 31. She told police she brought home several bags of groceries in a taxi and left the bags on the walkway in order to carry them into the house one-by-one. After she unloaded all the bags inside the house, she realized a brown cloth bag was missing. It contained instant oatmeal, salad greens and frozen fish.

On Feb. 1, a Church Lane resident reported the contents of a package from Amazon were stolen on Jan. 31. The Amazon package was delivered to the resident's doorstep with partially ripped tape and cardboard. Upon opening the box, the resident realized the Mahjong mat she ordered was not inside. It was worth approximately $54.

Identity theft
On Feb. 1, a Canterbury Road woman reported finding a fraudulent transaction from Bluefly.com on her credit card. The woman contacted Bluefly.com and cancelled the order. She did not lose any money.

An unknown man rang an Old Lyme Road doorbell Jan. 29. He told the homeowner he was there to do repair work; then he suddenly left, claiming he might be at the wrong house. The man was described as a six-foot-tall black man, approximately 35-40 years old. No work was scheduled or needed, according to the homeowner. Patrol canvassed the area for the man but did not find anyone matching his description.

A Walworth Avenue woman reported someone knocked on her door at 9:40 p.m., Feb. 3. It caused the dog to bark. When the woman went to the door to answer it, no one was there. Police canvassed the area but did not find anyone.

A woman said she lost her balance and fell on the stairs coming up from the Scarsdale train station platform on East Parkway Feb. 1. She hit her head and was bleeding. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported her to White Plains Hospital Center. MTA police were notified and said they would send officers to the hospital to make a report.

On Feb. 2, a caller reported several cars parked at Valley and Gorham roads blocking traffic. Patrol arrived and spoke with three young men on the scene. The young men told police they were playing "Pokemon Go." They advised that they frequent that particular intersection because it was a game "stop" that enabled them to get extra points. No criminal activity was observed.

Missing person
On Feb. 3, a Carstensen Road man reported his elderly wife was missing. Police located her outside in the area and escorted her back to her house. She said she had left to take a walk. The couple's adult daughter in California was notified.

On Feb. 4, a Rochambeau Road mother reported her two-year-old child opened a rear patio door and wandered away from home. When police arrived at the scene, the mother had already been reunited with her child, who was found on a path in the backyard.

Open door
On Feb. 3, a Chateaux Circle woman told police she thought someone possibly entered her apartment. She said she left the apartment with her daughter at 1 p.m. to go shopping. When they returned, the side door to the apartment was unlocked and a front door key and hide-a-key device were placed on a bookshelf in the entryway. The woman checked her apartment and did not find anything missing or out of order. The woman said the only other person who knew about the spare key was her boyfriend, but she was unable to contact him in regard to the incident. She will follow up and inform police.

Cars and roadways
A man locked his keys in his car at Popham and Chase roads Jan. 30. Police and firefighters assisted and were able to unlock the car using a tool.

A Madison Road resident complained about the location of fiber optic wires that Verizon technicians attached to a pole near his driveway Jan. 31. The wires were secure and legal. Patrol advised the resident to contact Verizon's customer service department if the resident wanted to have them moved.

A parking citation was issued to the owner of a car parked within 20 feet of a stop sign at Walworth Avenue and Brayton Road Jan. 31.

The highway department was notified about plastic cans and other debris in the roadway at Post and Murray Hill roads Jan. 31.

A traffic light at Post Road and Huntington Avenue was not cycling properly Feb. 2. The department of transportation was notified, and police monitored traffic at the intersection, pending repair.

On Feb. 2, a caller reported a trashcan in the road at Church Lane and Crane road.

On Feb. 2, police issued summonses to two drivers that passed a school bus with its lights flashing while discharging passengers on Popham Road.

On Feb. 2, an unknown car backed into a Harvest Drive driveway and parked there with its headlights on. Patrol canvassed the area but did not find the car.

A driver was observed having difficulty maintaining his lane, driving 20 mph and almost hitting other cars on Post Road Feb. 4. Police completed a DMV driver review request and issued the driver appropriate summonses for observed violations.

Three car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil matter
On Jan. 29, a Stratton Road landlord reported her former tenant might have scratched and destroyed her children's high school diplomas in late December while the tenant was still residing at her house. The landlord said she was involved in a civil dispute with her former tenant. Patrol advised her to inform her attorney.

On Feb. 2, a Dolma Road businessman reported an ongoing dispute with a former business partner.

According to Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 24 incidents, including at least on car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway, between Jan. 29 and Feb. 4. Of these incidents, Seymour provided information about the following events, listed below.

On Feb. 1, firefighters responded to fallen and burning electrical wires at a utility pole on Rodney Road. Firefighters shut down the road and stabilized the scene. Con Edison was dispatched to de-energize the wires. Firefighters were then able to extinguish the fire.

Police contacted firefighters about an indoor odor of natural gas on Carstensen Road Feb. 3.Con Edison was also dispatched. Firefighters workers located the source of the gas odor: a leaking pipe in a basement kitchen closet. They shut off the gas supply and stood by for Con Edison.

A Ridgecrest East oven started smoking Feb. 3. The resident reported the oven turned on by itself and started burning items she had stored there. No fire was detected. Firefighters shut power to the oven and ventilated the house. Firefighters advised the resident to repair or replace the appliance.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4 has been compiled from official information.

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Stolen CarThis just in from the Greenburgh Police: On Friday January 19th, 2018 Greenburgh Police Department paramedics and officers responded to Michaels, a retail store located at 319 N. Central Avenue in Hartsdale, for a report of a woman in cardiac arrest. Hartsdale F.D personnel also responded to assist. Upon their arrival the GPD paramedics and officers located the woman and assessed that she was not breathing. A drug overdose was suspected as the cause. Medical attention, including the administering of Narcan, was provided and the woman began breathing again. Greenburgh P.D. personnel were able to gather enough information from her to discover that her husband was in a vehicle somewhere in the parking lot. He was quickly located and was found not breathing, likely from a heroin overdose. Medical attention, including the administering of Narcan, was provided and the male began breathing on his own again. Through their swift response, thinking, and actions Greenburgh Police personnel were able to provide life saving medical attention to not just one, but two patients.

Identity Theft
On Jan. 16, a Penn Blvd. man reported someone had opened a fraudulent account in his name with Sprint in January 2017. The account accumulated over $1,000 in charges and went into collections. He learned of the account when he received an alert from his credit monitoring service. He contacted Sprint and was advised to report the incident to the credit reporting agencies.

On Jan. 19, a Farragut Road woman reported an unknown female attempted to purchase goods at a mall in North Miami, Florida, using the woman's personal identity information and a fake driver's license. The female said she had left her credit card at home and attempted to purchase goods, using the Farragut woman's accounts, at Target, American Eagle, and Bloomingdales. Store security was suspicious; so the transactions were denied. Representatives from all three stores contacted the woman and informed her.

On Jan. 16, a Fairview Road woman reported she wired money to a person in California for a property rental for her son; however, she later realized it was a scam after her bank alerted her that the transaction might be fraudulent. She attempted to get the bank to recover the money, but it was unable to do so. The alleged rental had been posted on Zillow, the woman said.

Stolen Car Recovered
A 2008 Kia stolen out of Yonkers and was found parked on Kingston Road Jan. 20. It was registered to a Hartsdale man. Police towed it to the impound lot, recovered property from inside the car notified Yonkers police.

A caller reported seeing what appeared to be an unattended baby in a stroller on a Metro North train Jan. 16. Patrol notified Metro North police.

Damaged Tires
On Jan. 17, a caller reported parking his car in a rear parking lot at Scarsdale High School at 7:50 p.m. Upon returning to the car at 10:30 p.m., the driver realized he had two flat tires and a broken taillight. The driver though it appeared as if the tires had been slashed. He wanted to document the incident.

A father and two kids were playing near the icy pond behind Scarsdale Library Jan. 19. Police advised them to stay off the ice since it was starting to melt.

Water was pouring from the side yard of a Lincoln Avenue house Jan. 20.Patrol notified a realtor who was the listed contact for the house. She said she would notify the new owner and go to the house to help address the situation.

The water department was notified about pooling water on Fox Meadow Road and a possible water main break on Hampton Road Jan. 20.

A caller witnessed a 2015 Lexus accident involving a car driven by a teenage girl in a Palmer Avenue parking lot Jan. 19. After striking a parked 2017 Audi, the teen driver fled the scene. Patrol used license plate information to track down the car's owner who was the teen's mother. Mother and daughter, 16, responded to headquarters. An accident report was created, the teen driver was issued an appropriate summons and the owner of the damaged car was notified.

A total of twelve car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Cars and Roadways
Police issued summons to the owners of one car illegally parked on Ferncliff Road Jan. 16.

On Jan. 17, a caller stated she was stuck in a Scarsdale Avenue parking spot because of ice. Patrol contacted the highway department to salt the area.

Patrol removed a piece of metal debris from Huntington Avenue and Post Road Jan.17.

Police saw a parked car with its trunk ajar on Gatehouse Road Jan. 18. Patrol closed the trunk as a courtesy. There was no sign of criminality.

Police noticed a parked car with scofflaw status on Overhill Road Jan. 18. The owner returned to the car, and police advised him he owed $320 in unpaid parking tickets. The owner said he would pay the fines at Village Hall and clear the scofflaw status.

Patrol issued a summons to the owner of a van parked on Boulevard with an expired inspection sticker Jan. 18.

The highway department was notified about a pothole in need of attention at Popham and Chase roads.

Following a call from an official, patrol responded to Mamaroneck Avenue and ticketed one car parked in a fire zone Jan. 19. The official said there is an ongoing problem with "parents parking near the fire hydrant in the upper lot during school meetings."

People seen sleeping in a parked SUV on Palmer Avenue were employees of Metro Diner Jan. 19. They were on break and resting.

A discarded Christmas tree was removed from a traffic lane of the Bronx River Parkway Jan. 20.

A car was parked more than 12 inches from the curb on Dolma Road Jan. 20. Patrol found the driver at a tag sale on the street and asked the driver to remedy the situation.

Summonses were issued to two cars parked while facing the wrong direction on Woodland Place Jan. 20.

On Jan.21, a caller reported "concern" about an alleged dip in the roadway at Palmer and Mamaroneck roads, which could be felt while riding in the back seat of the car. Patrol examined the alleged dip and found nothing dangerous.

Lost and Found
A passerby found a Chase debit card on Post Road and gave it to police Jan. 18. Patrol returned the card to Chase Bank where an employee said she would notify the owner.

A Greenacres Avenue man reported losing his wallet in New York City Jan.19. He said he noticed fraudulent transactions on a credit card that was inside the wallet. He notified the creditor and canceled the card.

A Ferncliff Road resident reported losing her temporary resident visa card Jan. 20. She needed a police report to file an application for replacement of a lost card.

According to Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour, the fire department responded to 32 calls this week, among which were the following "notable" incidents.

On Jan. 16, a car was started inside a Greenacres Avenue garage. It was left running and carbon monoxide accumulated. Firefighters ventilated the garage and the attached house. The resident was advised to not leave a car running inside a garage.

Contractors using a gas-powered saw in a Richbell Road house caused carbon monoxide to build up inside the house. Firefighters ventilated the house. They advised the contractors to never use gas-powered tools indoors. Firefighters also noticed the homeowner's hot water tank was leaking and recommended to call a plumber.

A malfunctioning pool heater was releasing carbon monoxide in a Heathcote Road pool house Jan. 18. Firefighters shut down the system, ventilated the space and advised to call for service.

Firefighters assisted in two car accidents this week, at Mamaroneck Road and Crossway Jan. 19 and the Bronx River Parkway Jan. 20.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Jan. 16-21 has been compiled from official information.


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Pulled Over ClipartA car accident at Palmer Avenue and Mamaroneck Road at 6:30 a.m., Jan. 26, resulted in the arrest of a driver who left the scene. Diana Carolina Rodriquez, 28, of Miami Beach, Florida, was charged with leaving the scene of the accident after her 2003 Ford allegedly ran a red light and hit a car at the intersection of Mamaroneck Road and Palmer Avenue. The driver of the other car was injured and taken to White Plains Hospital Center. Rodriquez did not stop at the scene. Police caught up with her at Sage Terrace. She said she did not stop because her front seat passenger was injured, and she wanted to take him to the hospital. The injured passenger was conscious but not responding. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps took the injured passenger to Westchester Medical Center. Firefighters assisted in the accident. Following Rodriquez's arrest, she was released on her own recognizance with an appearance ticket for Jan. 31.

Burglar ArrestedHoxha
On Wednesday, January 31th, 2018, the Scarsdale Police Department arrested Orgen Hoxha, age 22, of Overlook Terrace, New York, NY and charged him with two counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony. This latest arrest by the Scarsdale Police is the result of the combined investigative efforts of a Multi-Jurisdictional Law Enforcement Task Force that included the Scarsdale PD, New Rochelle PD and the Westchester District Attorney's Office.

Mr. Hoxha was charged with the November 30th, 2016 burglary of a Walworth Avenue residence, and the October 26th, 2016 burglary of a Wildwood Road residence. He was originally arrested by the Scarsdale Police department in February of 2017 where he was stopped by patrol officers at the scene of a burglary on Drake Road. Mr. Hoxha, who is currently in the Westchester County Jail, was arraigned in the Scarsdale Justice Court on these two latest burglary charges and remanded back to the Westchester County Jail with no bail.

Car Theft
On Jan. 22, a Scarsdale Avenue Avis-Budget Group car rental agent reported a 2017 red Ford Fusion had been stolen from his location. The car had been returned, with its rental fee paid, on Dec. 27. That was the last time the car was noted at the rental station. After realizing the car was not in inventory, the agent carefully checked the inventory records to make sure there was not a clerical error. Corporate management was notified.

On Jan. 25, a Fayette Road man reported a payment issue with his gardener. He said he has given at least seven checks, representing monthly gardening payments, to workers employed by his gardener. Apparently, those checks were never given to the gardening company itself.

On Jan. 26, a Boulevard woman reported someone altered and fraudulently cashed a check from her account. The check had originally been issued to a person known to the woman and sent to that person in a holiday card. However, that person never received the check. The woman then issued a second check to the person, which was declined for insufficient funds in the account. While following up on the declined check, the woman learned the original check had been altered and cashed. The person who cashed the check was unknown to the woman. Chase Bank was informed and is investigating the matter.

Computer Scam
A Wakefield Road woman reported contacting an Amazon representative to assist with a return Jan. 25. During this encounter, the woman said she granted access to her computer to an unknown individual that was contacted through an unknown source. The individual successfully gained access to the woman's computer, requested a $200 payment and asked for credit card information. The woman did not provide the requested information. She was concerned her personal information may have been compromised. Patrol provided the woman with identity theft information and advised her to monitor her accounts and credit report.

Disorderly Conduct
A woman in her 40s was "yelling and screaming" at people on the southbound train platform at the Scarsdale train station Jan. 27. Police escorted her off the platform and MTA police responded to the scene, where they took over the incident.

A Brewster Road woman called police at 5:15 p.m., Jan. 23, and reported concern about her husband. She said she last saw her husband around 12:30 p.m., for work. She was worried because it was dark and he allegedly does not like to drive at dark because of poor vision. She further said her husband had a physical therapy appointment on Central Avenue at 5 p.m. for which he would be late. She told police she thought he would not be at the appointment because he does not like driving on Central Avenue. Police helped the woman contact the physical therapist's office, and the therapist reported the husband was, in fact, at the appointment.

Two Post Road siblings called police to report concern about the unknown whereabouts of their two sisters, 12 and 13. The children's mother had been taken to White Plains Hospital Center earlier that day, and none of the children had a key to the house. When the older siblings returned home from school, they saw their sisters' backpacks outside the house. They went to a neighbor's house and called police. They eventually learned their aunt had picked the sisters up in a taxi and taken the sisters to the hospital to be with their mother. Police went to the hospital and confirmed this information. The children's father said he would pick up the children and let them stay with him until their mother was released from the hospital.

Phone Call
A Park Road doctor received a phone call at home from the father of a patient and asked police to document the incident. The father inappropriately called the doctor at home to discuss the daughter's care. The father did not threaten or harass the doctor in any other way.

A man was seen lying down with a backpack and a flashlight on a Fenimore Road lawn at 10 p.m., Jan. 25. The man got up when he was observed, and he headed toward the train station. Police canvassed the area, but it was believed that the man got on a train.

A Fairview Road homeowner advised that construction workers at a neighboring demolition site asked his dog sitter if they could run extension cords from the homeowner's property to power equipment on the job site Jan. 26. The dog sitter denied the request. Patrol talked to the workers on scene. They admitted to asking for permission to run extension cords and stated they were denied. They said their boss was en route with a generator. Patrol deemed the situation to be in good order.

Police noticed a ladder leaning against the side of a house on Fairview Road and contacted the homeowner Jan. 27. The homeowner said the ladder had been left there following gutter cleaning. Patrol advised the homeowner to remove the ladder for security and safety reasons.

A Hampton Road woman reported a white woman with gray hair got out of a white SUV and took pictures of her house, using two cameras, Jan. 27. When approached the picture taker allegedly got into her car and left. Police canvassed the area but did not find the woman accused of taking pictures without permission.

An elderly man, who appeared disoriented, rang a Lincoln Road doorbell Jan. 27. The homeowner was not able to communicate due to a language barrier and called police. Patrol located the elderly man at a neighbor's house and spoke to a resident there, The resident said the man was the father of his son's wife, and all parties live at the house. The resident said the man has wandered off before and might be suffering from the early stages of dementia. Patrol advised the family to consider getting an ID bracelet for the man in case a similar incident happens in the future.

On Jan. 27, a Lee Road resident brought a revolver to headquarters for disposal. The resident found the unloaded gun in his attic. There was also a Westchester County Pistol Permit and a black and white photo of the gun's owner in the attic.

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Cars and Roadways
A parked car was found with its door open while parked inside Christie Place garage Jan. 22. Police contacted the owner who said he deliberately left the door open. Nothing seemed to have been disturbed inside the car.

A grandmother accidentally locked her 4-year-old grandchild inside her car on Rochambeau Road Jan. 24. Patrol called Heathcote Gulf, and a technician was dispatched to open the car door. The child was unharmed.

The manager of a Saxon Woods Road parking lot reported a car has been parking in the lot for over one month. Patrol looked up information about the registered owner of the car. It was a local resident. The manager said he would contact the resident and ask for the car to be moved.

Patrol helped a driver moved a stalled car from Mamaroneck Road to a safe location to wait for a private tow Jan. 25.

The water department was notified about a water main break on Heathcote Road Jan. 27.

Callers complained about parked cars on both sides of Oak Lane Jan. 27. Patrol contacted the hostess of a dinner party who stated the party was ending soon and drivers would be leaving. The cars were legally parked, but the road's passageway was tight.

A caller reported a "reckless driver operating a minivan" on Black Birch Lane Jan. 28. Patrol went to the street and found a minivan parked and unoccupied. Nothing seemed suspicious or out of the ordinary.

Car Fire
A resident used a personally owned fire extinguisher to extinguish a car fire on Fox Meadow Road Jan. 22. Firefighters examined the car and determined an electrical issue in the headlights had caused the fire. The car had been parked, unoccupied, on the street for approximately 10 minutes before it caught fire. Arrangements were made to tow the car from the scene.

A Ferncliff Road caller reported someone "aggressively" knocked on his door and left Jan. 27. Patrol found no signs of criminality. Patrol canvassed the area but did not find anything suspicious.

A Cooper Road resident complained about a neighbor's barking dog Jan. 23. Police admonished the dog owner, who apologized and promptly brought the dog inside the house. Police issued a verbal warning.

A loose dog was reported on Post Road Jan. 24. Patrol followed the dog as it ran home and entered an unsecured gate on Gorham Road. A neighbor confirmed the dog lived at that house. Patrol secured the gate.

Lost and Found
On Jan. 22, a passerby turned in a piece of jewelry found at the intersection of Olmsted and Berwick roads. Police vouchered the jewelry at headquarters.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, Scarsdale Fire Department responded to 26 calls this week. Seymour shared some of the more notable incidents.

On Jan. 23, a Springdale Road resident reported a burning odor in the house. Firefighters found living room dimmers emitting a burning odor with burn marks around them. The dimmers were dated 1971. Firefighters removed the dimmers and capped the wires. Firefighters advised the resident to call an electrician for repair.

A person got stuck in the elevator at Christie Place parking garage Jan. 25. Firefighters and police were able to free the person from the elevator by accessing the elevator through the top hatch. The elevator was placed out of service.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Jan. 22-28 has been compiled from official information.


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identity theft2Attempted Burglary:
On January 8, a Kent Road man noticed a broken pane of glass on his house's side French door. Additionally a window screen was found to be damaged and removed, A rock was also found inside the house near the broken window pane. It appeared as if the perpetrator was not successful in entering the house, Police classified the incident as attempted burglary.

Car Break-Ins
A Fox Meadow Road resident reported approximately $2 in change and dental floss were stolen from his unlocked car while parked near the train station Jan. 12. Police noted weather conditions were especially foggy at the time of the incident.

On Jan. 13, a Greenacres Avenue woman reported quarters had been stolen from two cars parked in her driveway overnight. Police noted weather conditions were especially foggy at the time of the incident.

Identity Theft
On Jan. 13, a Berwick Road resident reported someone fraudulently attempted to file for disability and retirement benefits using the resident's Social Security number. The application was stopped after the Social Security administration noted inconsistencies in the application and called the resident for verification.

On Jan. 13, a Sheldrake Road man reported someone attempted to use his Social Security number to fraudulently file for benefits. The application was stopped after the Social Security administration noted inconsistencies in the application and called the resident for verification.

On Jan. 13, an Aspen Road woman reported a fraudulent Macy's credit card account was opened in her name Jan. 3. The fraudulent account was used to incur approximately $1,200 worth of unauthorized purchases. She also learned someone had opened a fraudulent Saks account in her name and accumulated $8,000 worth of fraudulent transactions. A person also attempted to open a fraudulent Victoria's Secret account in the woman's name, but the application was denied.

Arrest on Warrant
On Jan. 9, Sonia Liceth Gomez, 31, of Yonkers, turned herself in on an active arrest warrant issued Jan. 3 for failure to appear in court to resolve various vehicle and traffic charges. Her arrest wad processed at headquarters, and she was released on her own recognizance. She was issued an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

A bus monitor on an All County bus reported a child was hitting her on the bus Jan. 11. The bus was on Old Army Road, and police transferred the call to Greenburgh police.

An 88-year-old man, of Birchall Road, died at home of natural causes Jan. 13. Police did not release the man's name.

Welfare Check
A neighbor asked police to check the welfare of a 90-year-old couple on Nelson Road Jan. 8. The couple said they needed help clearing snow from their driveway so they could go out in their car to go shopping and attend doctors' appointments. Police provided them with the phone number of a snow removal company.

In Jan. 9, a Brita Avenue man reported an ongoing problem with his mail delivery. He said he believes Social Security statements and payments have been removed from his mail for approximately two years. He said magazines frequently arrive late, ripped or not at all. He said sometimes his mail is delivered to the wrong address.

A caller reported a man playing handball on the grounds of Scarsdale Middle School Jan. 9. Patrol spoke with the principal who identified the man as a local resident who frequently plays handball on the middle school outdoor court. Because of snow, he moved his game to an exterior wall of the building. The principal said he should not be considered suspicious.

A driver fell asleep at a traffic light at Post and Mamaroneck roads at 3 p.m., Jan. 13. Patrol tapped on the window, and the man woke up. He passed all field sobriety tests and submitted to an alco-sensor test, which came back negative. The man said he does not get much sleep and felt very tired. He decline medical assistance.

Bad Manners
A customer at Chat restaurant was becoming unruly, and the manager asked police to escort the man out of the restaurant at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 13. The customer was observed to be acting rude with staff and hovering over other customers. The customer was told he was no longer welcome at Chat.

A Nelson Road resident reported someone rang his doorbell and left at 11 p.m., Jan. 14.
At 11:15, Jan. 14, a Bradley Road resident reported hearing her doorbell ring. A surveillance camera showed the bell had been pushed by four individuals who quickly ran away.

A person dropped his cell phone into a sewer grate while exiting his car on Spencer Place Jan. 15. Patrol contacted the highway department to assist with retrieval.

Cars and Roadways
A car stuck a yield sign at East Parkway and Spencer Place Jan. 8. The highway department was notified.

A tow truck was called for a disabled van on Griffen Avenue Jan. 8.

A snowplow knocked over a "Welcome to Scarsdale" sign on Post Road. Police notified the highway department Jan. 8.

A driver reported her car started rolling backwards at the intersection of Popham and Taunton roads Jan. 9. She called police stating she was concerned and she did not know why her car was rolling. Police arrived and the advised her they could call a tow truck if she did not feel safe in the car. She said the rolling had stopped, and she elected to drive her car home.

Police directed traffic around a disabled car on Saxon Woods Road Jan. 9.

Police identified a parked car with scofflaw status in Freightway Garage Jan. 10.

Police were unable to tow it to the impound lot because the tow truck operator was unable to remove it due to cars parked closely on both sides.

On Jan. 11, patrol towed a car with scofflaw status from Freightway Garage. The car's registered received a summons for an expired inspection, and it was confirmed that the owner owed more than $1,000 in parking fines to the Village.

Patrol shut water to a broken outdoor faucet at a Fountain Terrace house Jan. 10.
The department of transportation was notified about a pothole in need of repair on Post Road Jan. 11. The pothole caused at least one driver to sustain two flat tires.

A police car sustained a flat tire on Mamaroneck Road. A tow truck took the car to the highway department lot, and other officers took the policeman back to headquarters.

Police notified the highway department about a fallen tree at Weaver Street and Bypass Jan. 12.

Police lifted a fallen telephone and secured it to the side of a house on Church Lane Jan. 12. Verizon was notified.

Police removed a piece of metal debris from Hutchison Avenue and Herkimer Road Jan. 13.
A driver with a flat tired pulled off Fox Meadow Road and temporarily parked in a resident's driveway to get off the road Jan. 14. The driver reported the homeowner was becoming "aggressive" with him. Patrol's attempts at contacting the homeowner were unsuccessful. Patrol contacted a tow truck to help the driver.

The water department was informed about a water main break on Axtell Road and pooling water on Crossway Jan. 15.

Police dispersed teen sitting in a car, talking, from Circle Road Jan. 15.

Nine car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil Matter
A mother informed police that her ex-husband arrived at her house two hours early to pick up their children for a scheduled visitation Jan. 12, Also, the ex-husband did not comply with the couple's agreement to exchange custody of the children in the public safety parking lot, as agreed. The mother wanted a report issued for documentation purposes only.

A concerned citizen called police to report seeing a dog outside in weather that was "possibly too cold" Jan. 8. Patrol spoke with the dog's owner who said the dog had been let outside to relieve itself before being in the car for a walk.

An Oak Way resident found a mutilated rabbit carcass on her from walkway Jan. 10. She requested patrol to look at the carcass to determine if the rabbit's demise was the result of an incident with another animal. Patrol thought the rabbit had been killed and left there following a scuttle with another animal. There were no signs of criminality.

A Post Road resident reported a hawk landed in her driveway and flew away after eating a small animal Jan. 11.

A Lyons Road resident complained about constant barking from a neighbor's dog Jan. 14. Patrol heard the dog barking, could not reach the owner, and issued the owner a summons when the owner eventually arrived home.

Lost and Found
On Jan. 8, a visitor from a foreign country, who was staying with a family member in Scarsdale, reported losing her Dell laptop computer while on her trip. She last saw the computer at the Natural History Museum, in New York City, Jan. 2.

On Jan 10, a passerby found a cell phone on Chase Road and gave it to police. Patrol located the owner, who had lost the phone after visiting the post office, and returned the phone.
A car key found on Post Road was brought to headquarters Jan. 11. Later that day, a young woman came to headquarters looking for her Cushman Road host parent's lost car key. Police matched the woman with the key and returned the key to her.

According to Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 54 incidents from Jan. 8 -15. He shared the following notable incidents and said firefighters "saw and increase in water-related incidents due to temperature differences."

On Jan. 8, a Heathcote Road resident said a chimney downdraft was causing smoke in the house. Firefighters found a faulty flue in the fireplace and used a thermal imaging device to confirm the fire was contained to the fireplace. Firefighters removed burning logs and extinguished them outside. Smoke was cleared from the house with natural ventilation through open doors and windows. While ventilating the house, the resident became extremely disoriented and angry. Her mental state quickly deteriorated, and she complained of not being able to talk or see. Police contacted an SPD an ambulance. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived and transported the resident to the hospital.

Firefighters assisted at a single vehicle car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway Jan. 9. They responded to another car accident in the village Jan. 11.

On Jan. 9, a Palmer Ave. restaurant employee reported heat and smoke from a possible short circuit coming from an electrical outlet in the kitchen. Firefighters found the restaurant open, with employees preparing food and serving customers. Workers reported an electrical outlet in the kitchen area was smoking. Firefighters shut the breaker to outlet. They found a non GFI outlet was jumped to a GFI outlet in a double outlet housing. The electrical tape encircling the non GFI outlet was beginning to burn generating the smoke from the outlet. A check with a thermal imaging camera for heat in the wall around the outlet was negative. Firefighters disconnected outlets, kept the circuit breaker in the off position and advised the owner to call an electrician.

On Jan. 10, firefighters were dispatched to Brewster Road house for a reported outdoor gas odor. Upon arrival, firefighters noted a gas odor in the rear yard and requested Con Edison to respond. Upon further investigation, gas readings were found in a patio crawl space containing a gas pipe feeding a generator and barbecue grill. Gas was shut to the area, and firefighters observed readings lower in the crawl space. Upon Con Edison's arrival, Con Edison found gas leaking from the pipe in the exterior wall and one coupling on the exterior pipe. Gas was shut off to that area. The scene turned over to Con Edison for further checks and repairs.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Jan. 8-15 has been compiled from official information.

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