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Burglary on Brittany Close

At 10:45 pm on Sunday August 9, police got a call from a Brittany Close resident reporting a burglary. He said he had just arrived home, the door was ajar and jewelry box was missing.

The house was not ransacked and there was no sign of a forced entry.

However two very expensive pieces of jewelry were gone. A large engagement ring valued at $250,000 and a piece of Cartier jewelry valued at $150,000.

The door was not kicked in like the other burglaries.

The matter is under investigation.

Stolen Cars

A Rock Creek Lane man reported that his blue 2019 BMW X5 valued at $80,0000 was stolen from his driveway overnight on August 6-7. He estimated that it was taken sometime between midnight and 6 am the following morning. According to the police report, the vehicle was later recovered.

In a similar incident, a Franklin Road man reported that his 2019 blue Infiniti was taken from his driveway overnight on 8/6-8/7. That car was recovered as well.

Car Break-in Activity
On Aug. 7, a Rock Creek Lane woman reported that two parked unlocked cars in her driveway were entered, and items were stolen. These items included a wallet containing $50 cash and credit and debit cards from one car, and approximately $3 in loose coins and a package of hand cleaning wipes from the other car.

A Madison Road woman reported seeing a man standing near her car’s open trunk at 3:20 p.m., Aug. 7. The car was parked on the street, and its trunk was open because the woman was unloading groceries. When the man noticed her looking at him, he allegedly attempted to hide by crouching down beside the car. Then, he fled in his car.

On Aug. 8, a Brambach Road resident reported seeing three males in a Jeep parked on the street in a newer model white for approximately five minutes. Then, the Jeep drove away, stopped, and one of the males got out of the car and approached a parked car. The male looked inside the parked car and proceeded to get back into the Jeep. The Jeep then left the area.

At 3:30 a.m., Aug. 8, a Sunset Drive resident reported some people pulled up to her house in a dark SUV. The people then allegedly exited the car and looked into one of the resident’s cars parked in his driveway and on the street. Both cars showed signs of being rummaged through, and two items were stolen. The resident did not want to file a formal report.

A male passenger struck an Uber driver’s face with his hand while traveling on Heathcote Road Aug. 7. The passenger allegedly became irritate that the drive was taking linger than expected. The driver’s face was experiencing some redness and swelling. The driver did not want to press charges. He only wanted the passenger and the passenger’s wife to exit his car. Police stood by and helped the passenger get a taxi.

Identity theft
On Aug. 4, an Ardmore Road resident reported that someone fraudulently opened an unauthorized Wells Fargo account in his name. He closed the account and did not suffer any financial loss.

On Aug. 7, a Normandy Lane resident reported an unauthorized account was fraudulently opened in her name. The institution closed the account because it was deemed suspicious.

A Village woman reported being verbally confronted by a Donellan Road resident who, from her porch, accused the woman’s dog of barking at the resident’s dog Aug. 8.

On Aug. 8, a Myrtledale Road woman reportedly went outside to get something from a parked car and saw two unknown men in a car pull into her driveway. Thinking the car might have belonged to her daughter, she approached the car. At that time, the men allegedly said, ‘Holy s***t and backed their car out of the driveway. The intentions of the young men were unknown.

On Aug. 6, police informed a Heathcote School custodian that there was an active hornet’s nest near a playground slide.

After a Southwoods Lane resident reported a damaged floodlight bulb in her driveway Aug. 4, police determined the bulb was defective, and it was not damaged through an act of vandalism. Patrol then helped the resident change the light bulb.
On Aug. 4, police helped an elderly Harvest Drive resident connect a generator.
At the request of a concerned family member, police checked the welfare of a Bradford Road resident Aug. 7. The resident was ok.

On Aug. 9, police helped a Madison Road resident find contact information for tree companies to evaluate and address a tree whose trunk got cracked in this week’s storm.

Pandemic restrictions
On Aug. 5, police used the public address system outside Scarsdale high school to advise approximately 10-15 people that the track was closed.

Cars and roadways
On Aug. 3, police removed a fallen wire from Post and Crane roads. They notified the highway department about a branch hanging on wires on Madison Road later that day.

Police notified Verizon about a fiber optic box dangling from a utility pole on Kelwynne Road Aug. 4.

Con Edison was notified about a large branch leaning against a power line on Montrose Road Aug. 4.

Police helped a pedestrian safely cross Weaver Street Aug. 4.

On Aug. 5, police encountered a parked car with scofflaw status on East Parkway. Police spoke with the registered owner and directed him to Village Hall to address the unpaid parking tickets.

On Aug. 6, a Meadow Road resident reported a car with Florida plates was stopped in the resident’s driveway. Police spoke to the driver, who was working for Uber Eats. The driver said he had stopped in the driveway to take a break.

On Aug. 7, police attempted to replace a dislodged manhole cover on Church Lane South.

A Mamaroneck Road resident reported an unknown car was parked in her driveway Aug. 7. The driver fled when the resident started to approach.

A transformer was leaking oil on Murray Hill Road Aug. 8. Police taped off the area and notified Con Edison.

Police removed a large spool of wire from Mamaroneck and Post roads Aug. 8. It appeared that the spool might have fallen off a work truck. The sanitation department was notified for disposal.

Parked cars were blocking passage to large vehicles on Springdale Road Aug. 8. Police contacted the owners of the cars and asked that the cars be moved.
Three car accidents were reported in the Village this week.

Storm damage
On Aug. 4, emergency workers received hundreds of calls related to storm damage, including fallen trees, downed wires and power outages. The first calls prompted police to move fallen branches to the side of Quaker Ridge Road and close Stratton Road to block an area where a tree brought down wires and hit a car. As the storm continued, other trees fell on parked cars on Olmsted Road, Butler Road, Boulevard and Christie Place. No injuries were reported, but damage to the affected cars was significant. A tree also fell on an unoccupied house on Fox Meadow Road, and two trees fell on the roof of a Brookby Road house and reportedly “went through the roof.” More fallen trees and wires were reported on Ridgecrest East, Saxon Woods Road, Walworth Avenue, Post Road, Stonehouse Road, Heathcote Road, Woods Lane, Circle Road, Farley Road, Fenimore Road, Church Lane, Mamaroneck Road, Fox Meadow Road, Harvest Drive, Highland Way, Madison Road, Sprague Road, Palmer Avenue, Richbell Road, Black Birch Lane, Clarence Road, Brewster Road, Old Orchard Lane, Tunstall Road, Springdale Road, Oak Lane, Lincoln Road, Woods Lane, Wynmor Road, Meadow Road, Popham Road, Penn Boulevard, River Road, Rural Drive, Bypass, Rectory Lane, Butler Road, Corell Road, Crane Road, Oxford Road, Gorham Road, Drake Road, Huntington Avenue, Greenacres Avenue, White Road, Johnson Road, Wildwood Road, Gatehouse Road, Elmdorf Drive, Dunham Road, Boulevard, Old Orchard Lane, Innes Road, Hampton Road, Tisdale Road, Overhill Road and Rural Drive. Wires that came down because of a fallen tree were reported to be sparking at Park and Oxford roads. Firefighters were called to address a fallen tree and utility pole on Palmer Avenue and a fallen tree on a Whig Road house. Police closed Boulevard from Bradley to Post roads because a tree was burning in the park due to fallen wires. Police also closed Heathcote Road and Weaver Street because of a burning wire on the ground. Barricades were set up around dangerous areas; temporary stop signs were erected as needed; highway workers diligently removed fallen trees; and Con Edison was notified.

On Oct. 5 - 9, cleanup and restoration of storm damage continued throughout the Village. Police restored caution tape at intersections where tape had been removed or broken. They continued to place new taped around area s where wires started sparking. A Copper Beech Lane resident reported a neighbor’s tree fell on his house and caused damage, and a Butler Road resident reported a tree fell on her parked car Aug. 5. Later that day, a Stonehouse Road caller reported a large tree limb fell on her house, but there was no damage to the house Aug. 5. Later that day, police temporarily moved caution tape blocking access to a Brewster Road house so the resident could receive a prescription drug delivery.

Civil matter
On Aug. 6, a Wynmor Road resident reported that a neighbor has been “harassing her and her husband for 15 years … about rainwater runoff” related to construction. Police advised the resident and neighbor to stay away from each other and handle the matter in civil court.

On Aug. 8, a Lee Road resident reported damage to his driveway due to construction. Police advised the resident it was a civil matter.

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers for using gas-powered leaf blowers in violation of Village code on Post Road and Sprague Road Aug. 3.
A Bradley Road party host lowered the volume of music after neighbors complained Aug. 7.

After a neighbor complained of noise coming from a Sage Terrace house at 2 a.m.,

Aug. 9, police reminded the resident of Village code regarding noise. Music was then shut off.

In addition to assisting with hundreds of storm related activities and storm-related road closures and burning wires, firefighters were busy with 98 calls from Village residents or emergency dispatchers this week.

On Aug. 3, firefighters assisted at an accident involving a motorcycle and a car, both of which that caught on fire, on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

On Aug. 4, firefighters notified the building department about a tree that fell on a Whig Road house and penetrated the roof.

On Aug. 4, firefighters assisted other agencies with a fire in a rooftop central air conditioning unit on a Central Avenue building.

A Farley Road generator was positioned too close to a house and allowing carbon monoxide to enter the house Aug. 4. Firefighters ventilated the house and advised the homeowner to relocate the generator.

A Putnam Road house generator was smoking Aug. 4. Firefighters manually shut it off and advised the homeowner to call for service.

A Penn Boulevard generator was positioned too close to a house and allowing carbon monoxide to enter the house Aug. 4. Firefighters ventilated the house and advised the homeowner to relocate the generator.

On Aug. 5, firefighters assisted at a two unrelated Fenimore Road car accidents.
A Carthage Lane generator was positioned too close to a house and allowing carbon monoxide to enter the house Aug. 5. Firefighters ventilated the house and advised the homeowner to relocate the generator.

A Ridgedale Road resident accidentally got locked outside her house Aug. 5. Firefighters helped her get back inside.

Firefighters evaluated the safety of a Stonehouse Road garage after a falling branch struck it Aug. 5. Firefighters advised the homeowner to call a tree removal company for assistance.
A generator leaked one gallon of gasoline at a Richbell Road house Aug. 5.

Firefighters addressed the spill and advised the homeowner to refrain from using the generator until it could be repaired.

A Continental Road generator was positioned too close to a house and allowing carbon monoxide to enter the house Aug. 6. Firefighters ventilated the house and advised the homeowner to relocate the generator.

Two portable generators at Quaker Ridge Golf Club on Griffen Avenue were releasing carbon monoxide into a club building Aug. 6. Firefighters shut down the generators, ventilated the building and advised staff to relocate the generators to a safe location away from the building.

Firefighters could not locate the source of an odor in a Carthage Road house Aug. 6. They advised the resident to ventilate the house.

On Aug. 7, firefighters assisted at car accidents on Grand Park Avenue, the Bronx River Parkway and the Hutchinson River Parkway.

Two Penn Road generators and a Griffen Avenue generator were positioned too close to houses and allowing carbon monoxide to enter Aug. 7. Firefighters ventilated the houses and advised the homeowners to relocate their generators.

Noise in a Crossway house was thought to be caused by an animal inside the walls Aug. 8.

Plastic melted on an electric cooktop in a Brewster Road house and emitted smoke Aug. 8. Firefighters ventilated the house.

A burnt outlet and an unsafe power strip were found in a Griffen Avenue house after the homeowner called to report a burning odor in the house Aug. 8. Firefighters shut down power at the circuit breaker panel and advised the homeowner to call an electrician for service.

Firefighters helped a Mamaroneck Road resident seal up a vent that was allowing dangerous exhaust from a generator to enter the house Aug. 9.

A Gatehouse Road generator was misfiring Aug. 9. Firefighters ventilated the affected area, shit down the generator and advised to all for service.

On Aug. 9, firefighters assisted at a car accident on the Bronx River Parkway.

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

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BreitlingWatchBurglars appear to be preying on Scarsdale homes while residents are out. This week, there were three burglaries reported.

Deerfield Lane residents returned home to find their house had been entered sometime on August 1. They reported the incident on Sunday August 2 at 3:30 pm. One of two glass panels in the front door had been removed from the frame, and burglars entered through the front door. The house was in disarray and an antique desk was damaged. Drawers and jewelry boxes were thrown around the bedroom. Missing were over $50,000 in watches, jewelry and bags including a Baume and Mercier watch valued at $8,000 a Panerai watch valued at $7,500, a Breitling watch valued at $5,000, a Rolex watch valued at $8,000 and an 18 karat Peruvian gold necklace worth $10,000. Also missing were Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Goyard, Chloe and Valentino handbags. 

Police responded to a burglar alarm on Normandy Lane at 1:35 am on August 2 and found the front door ajar and evidence that it had been forcibly opened. The door was kicked in, resulting in substantial damage to the door frame and lock. Police checked inside and found that it appeared to be rummaged through. Police contacted the homeowners.

A housekeeper reported a burglary on Brookby Road occured sometime between August 1 and 3. As with the Normandy Lane home, the front door was kicked in and damaged.


On July 31, a Heathcote Road resident reported that while preparing to move from her house, she noticed a jewelry box containing three diamond necklaces and stud earrings, with a combined value of approximately $5,500 was missing. She said the theft occurred sometime between July 21 and July 25. The woman said that during that period of time, numerous people, whom she met from Facebook Marketplace, had access to her home to pick up items they had purchased. She believes one of these individuals most likely stole the items while she was distracted with details regarding her move.

Car Vandalized

A Yonkers woman reported that the front passenger window of their 2008 Honda was shattered sometime on July 27, 2020. The owner parked the car on Nelson Road in Scarsdale at 10 am on July 27 and when she returned at 7:19 pm she discovered the damage. It did not appear that the perpetrator attempted to steal anything from the car and nothing was missing. A cloth that was found on the ground next to the car was tagged as evidence.

Bicyclist hit

On July 27, a driver reported striking a16-year-old girl on a bicycle “while trying to slowly pass her” on Mamaroneck Road near Deerfield Lane. The bicyclist allegedly impacted the side of the driver’s car after she hand signaled that she was going to make a left turn and proceed to begin the turn without making sure she was clear. The bicyclist was conscious and breathing when police and firefighters arrived. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps attended to her injuries and transported her to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment.

Identity theft

On July 27, a Garden Road woman reported fraudulent accounts were opened in her name, and an unknown person made two fraudulent withdrawals from her Chase bank account for $2,500 each. Additionally, someone changed the woman’s mailing address and changed her Verizon password so that calls to her phone would be directed to two other numbers.

On July 31, a Greenacres Avenue woman reported someone filed a fraudulent unemployment claim in her name.


A Quaker Ridge woman reported that her ex-boyfriend was calling her at all hours of the night and sending unwanted flowers, pictures and cards July 29. Police advised her to speak with her phone carrier about blocking his number. She wanted to report the incident for documentation purposes only.

Air quality

On July 27, a Lee Road resident reported a neighbor was doing a construction projects and the workmen were creating a large amount of dust in the neighborhood. Police arrived on scene and did not observe any dust. They addressed the resident’s concerns with the contractor.


White Plains police advised receiving multiple reports of a man with dreadlocks waving a machete at passing motorists on Walworth Avenue at 6:15 a.m., July 29. WPPD advised the man might have walked into Scarsdale. Scarsdale police canvassed the area for the man but did not locate him.


A Palmer Avenue resident called police to report finding a box in her garage “covered on all sides with black tape” July 29. She said she had left her garage open earlier in the day and later noticed the box had been left there by an unknown person. Police arrived on scene and observed a black cardboard box taped on only two sides with an average amount of tape, such as to properly seal the box for a postal shipment. Police asked the woman if she was expecting any packages or deliveries. She said “no.” Police proceeded to carefully pick up the box and examine all sides. At this point, it became apparent that a shipping label addressed to the woman was affixed to the box. Upon delivery the box had been placed face down in the garage, thus obscuring the shipping label. Police advised the woman to keep her garage door shut in the future to avoid concerns of deliveries left in the garage.


Police received a report of two individuals “pulling on car door handles” in the area of Hillair Circle at 2:30 a.m., July 31, before fleeing into the woods. Police canvassed the area for the suspects but did not find anyone.

At 3:45 a.m., July 31, a Greenacres Avenue resident reported seeing a man in a gray hooded sweatshirt on his driveway near his car. The man left in the direction of Greenacres Avenue. Police canvassed the area for the suspect but did not find anyone.

Two girls walking on Crane Road called police to report a 30-40 year-old, dark-haired, white man in a black Honda Pilot appeared to be following them and recording them on his cell phone Aug. 1. The man allegedly drove back and forth past the girls several times, holding his cell phone up in a manner that suggested he was taking video. The car eventually drove away toward Stonehouse Road, as the girls were reporting the matter to an officer who was dispatched to the scene.

A Franklin Road man reported someone rang his doorbell at 10:45 p.m., Aug. 2. He suspected it might have been “kids playing a prank.” While canvassing the area, police encountered a boy on a bicycle. He said he had been visiting a friend and was on his way home.

Pandemic guidelines

On July 31, police advised a large gathering of people on Roosevelt Place to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings.

Dog hit

A caller reported an elderly driver struck a dog on Walworth Avenue Aug. 1. The dog reportedly ran away followed by its owner after the accident. A one-foot-wide dent was observed in the passenger side of the car. Police contacted the owner who said she brought the dog to an animal hospital for treatment. Police helped the dog’s owner and the driver exchange contact information.

Cars and roadways

On July 28 and 31, police helped a pedestrian safely walk on Weaver Street to a sidewalk area.

Patrol secured a loose manhole cover on Hathaway Road July 29.

Police called an electrical service provider to repair a flashing traffic light on Mamaroneck Road July 29.

A tree fell on private property on Autenreith Road July 29.

The highway department removed a large fallen tree branch from Rock Creek Lane July 30.

Police notified Verizon about a fallen wire at Brewster Road and Sage Terrace July 30.

A driver reported her car’s side bumper brushed against the bumper of another car at Fenimore Road and Post Road July 30. No damage was sustained.

A driver told police she forgot to put her car in park while parking her car on Depot Place July 30. This caused the car to drive over the curb and come to a halt in the grass. No property damage or injuries occurred. There was no sign of impairment with the driver. Police helped the driver get her car back onto the road.

A water meter on Sheldrake Road was reported to be “gushing water” July 31. Police dispatched the water department for repair.

A car ran out of car at Fenimore and Fox Meadow roads July 31. Roadside assistance was notified, and police stood by to direct traffic in the meantime.

While a motorist with a disabled car was waiting for a tow on Mamaroneck Road, police set up a flare pattern to assist with visibility July 31.

A Bee Line bus was involved in an accident at Post Road and Wayside Lane July 31. No injuries were reported.

Five car accidents were reported in the Village this week.

Civil matter

A pool contractor reported that a Horseguard Lane woman hired him to drain her pool and install a new motor for the pool heater July 31. They allegedly agreed on a price of $1,000. After draining the pool, the woman paid the contractor $600 and instructed him to return a few days later to install the motor. When the contractor arrived at the house to finish the job, the woman informed him that she had already hired another contractor to install the motor. The first contract wanted to receive a remaining payment of $400, as he alleged they had agreed. Police advised him it was a civil matter, for civil court.

A Popham Road man reported a worker from his house left a car parked in the backyard after removing the license plates and registration sticker from the car July 31. The incident allegedly occurred after the worker had a falling out with another worker on scene. Police confirmed that the car was not stolen. The man said he would handle the matter civilly.

Village code

A Valley Road resident complained of noise and a large gathering on her street at 1 a.m., July 31. Arriving on scene, police encountered more than 25 people and what appeared to be film production equipment. People on scene described the scenario as “an 11-year-old’s film project.” Police asked if the group had a permit for the project. A person said someone had called headquarters about it, but they did not have a permit. Police advised the group that they needed to have a permit to continue the project. The group packed up their equipment and left.

On July 31, police issued a Greenacres Avenue landscaper a summons for using a gas-powered blower in violation of Village code.

Based on a noise complaint, police advised a Tompkins Road homeowner to lower the volume of music playing in his house Aug. 1.

Based on a noise complaint, police advised a Heathcote Road homeowner to lower the volume of music playing during a small celebration gathering Aug. 2.

Police notified Verizon about a low-hanging wire on Circle Road Aug. 2.

Lost and found

On July 27, a person came to headquarters to report losing a license plate somewhere in the Village.

A woman found a wallet containing cash and credit cards in a Palmer Avenue parking lot July 29. She brought it to police headquarters. Police located the owner of the wallet and returned it.


A car’s engine compartment caught fire and became well involved in the fire at Oxford and Cambridge roads July 29. Firefighters secured a water source and successfully extinguished the fire. They applied absorbent to the roadway and stood by for a tow. Police provided traffic control and determined that the driver lost control of the car, struck the curb and “heard sounds” from the undercarriage as the car drove over curbing stones. Most damage occurred in the car’s front end.

On July 29, firefighters responded to a Sage Terrace house on the report of an extinguished dryer fire that had occurred in the drum. Firefighters confirmed the fire was fully out, and the resident was advised to replace the dryer.

Firefighters assisted with a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway July 30.

Firefighters assisted a Sheldrake Road homeowner redirect a high-pressure water leak from a defective gate valve July 31. They used household items provided by the homeowner to channel water away from the house and onto the street while waiting for water department personnel.

Firefighters assisted with a one-car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway Aug. 2.

On Aug. 2, a smoke scare was the result of a problem with a Carthage Road air handler. Firefighters shut down power to the unit and advised the resident to call for repair.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 27 – August 2 has been compiled from official information.

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At one house on Penn Blvd, the resident showed police surveillance video of a male walking up her driveway and attempting to open her locked car door. At another house on Penn Blvd, the resident said nothing was taken from his cars, but three bicycles were stolen from his open garage. At 6 a.m., a Franklin Road resident reported a male was observed coming onto her property on a blue bicycle and attempting to open the door of a parked car. The car was locked, and the male fled. At 6:25 a.m., a Carthage Road man reported seeing one male on a blue bike and one on foot attempting to open a door of his parked car. The man shouted to the males from an open window, and the males fled. At 8:45 a.m., a Penn Blvd. resident reported seeing males attempt to open the door of a parked car, but the door was locked. At 8:50 a.m., a Haverford Road man reported waking up to find his car door open and an ID, a police surgeon badge and three rolls of quarters missing from his car. The ID and badge were later recovered in a neighbor’s yard. At 12:17 p.m., a Heathcote Road resident reported that her car had been entered, $18 in loose change and bills had been stolen, and an errant Royal Baby bike was left near her car. It was vouchered by police. At 2 p.m., a Stratton Road resident reported $6 in loose change had been stolen from her unlocked car, and her basketball net was ripped. Police vouchered a Trek Verve 2 bike found on Stratton Road while investigating the reports. Police are investigating.

Stolen car arrest
While conducting larceny patrol in the early morning hours of July 19, police noticed an occupied 2005 Honda Pilot, with Pennsylvania plates, parked on Carthage Road with its engine running and its front amber lights illuminated. As police approached the car, the driver sped away. Police followed the car and ran the license plates. The plates indicated the car had been reported as stolen. The car continued onto the Hutchinson River Parkway, and police followed, calling for back up. Eventually the driver pulled over, and additional officers arrived. The car contained a total of seven occupants, and police ordered them to get out of the car. The driver was identified as Nahtahja Johnson, 19, of Newark, NJ. She was arrested on charges of criminal possession of stolen property not more than $3,000, third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver. After police consulted with the district attorney’s office, Johnson was arraigned and released on her own recognizance, with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court on September 30. Police interviewed and released the other six occupants of the car – a 19-year-old woman from Newark and five 18- or 19-year-old males from Newark or Charlotte, NC.

A Hampton Road resident reported someone stole a $16,000 glass sculpture from her property sometime between July 11 and July 13. Small pieces of the glass sculpture had broken off during the apparent theft and were found on the property.

A person from the Scarsdale Schools district office reported that two iPads had been stolen from the school in the past year July 15.

On July 15, a Garden Road resident alleged a contractor stole Chanel sunglasses, a spice grinder and $25 cash from his house.

A Cayuga Road man reported being the victim of a scam July 15. He said he had started a job working from home for an individual whom he only knew over the phone. He received a check that was $1,500 greater than his weekly salary, and the alleged employer instructed him to use the extra $1,500 to buy gift cards and provide the gift car numbers to the employer over the phone. The man bought the gift cards but did not provide the numbers to the employer. The salary check, in the meantime, bounced.

Identity theft
On July 13, A Rural Drive resident reported her bank informed her there had been fraudulent activity associated with a July 8 wire transfer she had attempted to make in the amount of $199,960. The bank was following up.

On July 14, a Hampton Road woman reported someone filed a fraudulent unemployment claim in her name.

A Heathcote Road woman reported that checks she wrote to pay for her mother’s health care – and which she mailed to her mother’s living facility – were stolen, altered and paid out to an unknown person July 15. The checks amounted to $4,640.

A custodian at Heathcote School reported seeing a man, approximately 20-years-old, on the roof of the school July 14. The man was described as wearing a pink shirt and a bucket hat. He ran away when the custodian saw him.

A Cushman Road resident reported people in a blue car came to his house twice on July 15. One time they were photographing the house, which is under construction. Another time they were in the back yard. When the homeowner shouted to them, they left the property.

A nail salon owner on Scarsdale Avenue was told by a neighboring business owner that two men, described as Hispanic, were observed entering the nail salon through a rear open window around 7 p.m., July 15. The men left when the other business owner observed them and called out, “Excuse me. Do you work here?” As the business owner was calling the nail salon owner, the men were observed leaving in a light blue Honda minivan. The nail salon owner arrived on scene to meet with police. She said nothing was missing or out of place. A contractor was called to see if the men were his workers. He said he did not believe they were. He said he would check on his job site equipment the next day.

A youth accidentally dialed 911 while playing video games on Shaw Road July 19. Police spoke with the youth’s mother and confirmed everything was in good order.

An ex-employee of a Village restaurant called 911 because he believed there was a discrepancy in his wages, as paid out via his paycheck July 19. Police spoke to the manager of the restaurant who explained that payroll is one week behind. The manager advised the ex-employee to return on July 25 to pick up the remainder of this wages.redtailedhawkA redtailed hawk on Walworth Avenue. Photo by Andrew Sereysky.

Unwanted attention
A Quaker Ridge Road man reported a woman, whom he “has known for some time,” was calling him, and he did not wish to speak with her July 19. Police advised him of his options, and the man elected to block the woman’s number.

Civil matters
Two sisters were arguing over what to do with their mother’s belongings from their mother’s Colvin Road house while the mother was in the hospital July 16. After police mediation, the sisters agreed to separate for the day and meet at a later time to deal with the matter.

On July 18, a Post Road resident advised that some of her plants near the property line were damaged by a neighbor’s painter. Police advised the resident it was a civil matter and to speak with the neighbor to attempt to work out a resolution.

Social distancing
A caller reported a gathering of camp kids at Heathcote School were not wearing masks or social distancing July 14. Police arrived on scene and spoke with a person in charge who stated the kids were going to participate in a socially distanced activity and that masks would be worn when the kids were less than six feet from one another. However, it was also advised that not all camp participants have masks.

Police advised people on Mamaroneck Road fields to use masks if social distancing was not possible July 18.
On July 18, police advised parties watching a soccer game on Post Road to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings.

Police advised people gathering outside restaurants on Garth Road to adhere to social distancing and face covering guidelines July 18.

A bicyclist reported that he was riding his bike on Mamaroneck Road and a car drove through the intersection with Brookby Road to make a turn without stopping, and it almost hit the bicyclist July 13. There were no reported injuries.

Cars and roadways
Patrol helped a pedestrian make her way to the sidewalk safely on Weaver Street on July 13 and July 15.

A caller reported that a blue Subaru wagon with a gray bumper and Vermont plates ran a red light at Fenimore and Post roads and struck his vehicle July 13. The car left the scene. Police canvassed the area but could not find it.

A traffic light’s power went out at Secor Road and Bypass July 13. Police directed traffic and set up portable stop signs until the light regained power.

Police issued a parking summons to the owner of an illegally parked truck on Overhill Road July 14.

A car’s engine overheated at Old Lyme Road and Weaver Street July 14. When police arrived on scene, the car had cooled down enough for the driver to move it to Heathcote Gulf for service.

Police replaced a loose water main cap at Post and Oxford roads July 15. The water department was informed.

Patrol removed debris from Post Road July 16.

On July 17, police looked into Village code to see if a food truck could be parked in a Madison Road driveway without a “peddler’s permit,” as a homeowner alleged. The building department was closed at the time, so an immediate answer was not available.

A patrol car got a flat tire on Heathcote Road July 18. Its equipment was secured at headquarters, and it was towed to the highway department.

One car accident was officially reported in the Village this week.

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers for using gas-powered leaf blowers in violation of Village code on Foxhall Road July 13 and Lincoln Road July 15.

After receiving noise complaints of a loud party at Aspen and Bansom roads July 17, police advised a party host to keep the noise level down.

A caller found a loose dog at Corell and Secor roads and dropped it off at headquarters July 15. Police notified New Rochelle Humane Society.

Lost and found
A parking enforcement officer found a passport on Walworth Avenue, and police returned it to its owner July 14.

A Walworth Avenue resident said she found items in the trunk of her car that did not belong to her July 16. The car had been stolen and was recently returned to her. Police picked up the errant items and returned them to their owners.

A light switch was arcing in a cabinet in a Walworth Avenue house July 14. It appeared a rodent had eaten through the wire sheathing, according to firefighters. Firefighters shut down power to the switch and checked for extension in the walls. Firefighters advised to have an electrician service the switch.

On July 17, firefighters responded to a report of an unattended pot left cooking on a stove in a Garth Road apartment. Firefighters shut down the stovetop and removed the pot.

Firefighters assisted at car accidents on Walworth Avenue and Hutchinson Rover Parkway July 17.

This report covering police and fire department information from July 13-19 has been compiled from official information.

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threechairsDWI arrest: On July 26, police arrested Dalber Barbosa, 38, of Scarsdale, 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 and speeding in zone. Barbosa’s car came under police attention when it was seen speeding on Heathcote Road and other streets in the Village. Patrol followed the car, pacing it, and eventually conducted a traffic stop on Chase Road. Barbosa said he had been speeding because he needed to use the restroom. During the conversation, police noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Barbosa’s breath, glassy eyes and other physical indicators of intoxication. He admitted to drinking two bottles of wine with his wife within the last three to four hours. An alcohol sensor test indicated the presence of alcohol on Barbosa’s breath. At that time, Barbosa was placed under arrest. He was later released on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

Identity theft, scam
On July 23, a Garden Road resident reported her personal information had been stolen and money was fraudulently removed from her Chase Bank account and deposited into a fraudulent Wells Fargo account. Additionally, a credit card with Citibank had fraudulently been opened in her name, and her address had been changed with the US Postal Service without her permission.

A Fayette Road man reported that scammers hacked into his computer, alleging to be Apple technical support personnel providing help against alleged fraudulent misuse July 24. The man does not believe any of his accounts have been compromised. Police advised him to change all of his passwords.

The owner of a hamburger restaurant on Garth Road reported three clear plastic rental chairs, valued at $450 combined, were missing from his outdoor dining space July 24.

A Quaker Ridge caller reported his son was verbally fighting with the son’s girlfriend and mother July 23.

A man was shopping at 7-Eleven and observed what appeared to be a group of underage youth attempting to buy alcohol July 24. The man advised the clerk to check their IDs and the youth allegedly began to verbally harass the man. The man called police and the youth left the store in a new Audi.

A Fox Meadow mother and teenage son were arguing over house chores and the boy left the house at 1:15 a.m., July 25. The mother called police for assistance in locating him. While canvassing the area for the boy, police saw him walking into his residence. No further assistance was required.

Attempted car break-ins
A person reported seeing a man walking on Greenacres Avenue, checking to see if car doors were locked July 24. The man was gone when police arrived on scene.

Pandemic restrictions
A customer at Deciccio’s Marketplace refused to wear mask while inside the store and was told to leave July 20.
A Bee Line bus operator reported a dispute with a passenger over the use of a face covering July 22. The bus was located on Wilmot Road in New Rochelle; so NRPD was notified for response.

Another Bee Line bus operator reported a dispute with a passenger over the use of a face covering July 22. The bus was located on Ardsley Road in New Greenburgh; so Greenburgh PD was notified for response.

A Church Lane man reported that someone rang his doorbell around 7:30 p.m., July 23. When the man answered the door, he saw some kids running away.

A large tree fell on a Park Road house, causing damage and interrupting power July 22. Cons Edison and the building department were called to respond.

Swimming pool
An employee of the Scarsdale pool received a report from a patron that people were possibly engaging in sexual behavior in the pool July 21. Police were notified and canvassed the pool area. They did not encounter any questionable behavior.

Police disposed of trash left behind in a small blue bag on Heathcote School grounds July 23.

Running engine
A car registered to a Bell Road owner was found parked and locked in a Massachusetts parking ride, with its engine running, July 25. Police contacted the owner who said he had parked the car there before going on a camping trip in Maine. He was in possession of the car’s keys and would get in touch with Massachusetts police to work out the details of turning off the car’s ignition.

Cars and roadways
Police asked a delivery truck driver to move his vehicle to ease traffic flow on Palmer Avenue July 21.

Police noticed an open car door on a car parked on Nelson Road July 21. Police notified the owner who then closed the door.

Patrol removed an old cable wire from Palmer Avenue July 22.

Police and firefighters closed Crane Road in order to allow for removal of a large fallen tree and wires July 22. Con Edison was notified.

Police removed a fallen tree from Post Road July 22.

A tree fell on Carstensen Road, after a lightning strike, knocking out traffic lights in the general area July 22. Police notified Con Edison because of a fallen live wire, as well as the highway department. They set up portable stop signs and directed traffic as needed in the meantime.

The highway department was notified about unrelated fallen tree branches on Brewster, Heathcote, Taunton, Claremont and Mamaroneck roads July 22.

A tree was resting on wires on Kelwynne Road July 22. Police notified Con Edison.

The department of public works was notified about a defective elevator in the Freightway Garage July 23.

On July 24, police escorted a pedestrian to her destination by safely crossing Weaver Street.

Police placed caution tape around a large broken branch hanging over Corell Park and notified the highway department July 25.

Civil matter
Police advised a contractor and a Griffen Avenue resident that their dispute was a civil matter July 20.

A Lee Road resident reported that a neighbor’s security camera was possibly aimed at the resident’s bedroom July 22.

The resident spoke with the neighbor about his concerns, and the neighbor removed the camera. The resident wanted to document the incident with police.

A woman reported being bitten by a dog on Black Birch Lane July 20. She alleged the dog started barking at her as she was walking on the road. She believed it was secure in its yard because of an electric fence. As she passed the yard, the dog ran down the driveway and bit her leg. After that, the dog chased a passing bicyclist before returning to its yard. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived on scene to treat the bite. The dog owner was instructed to quarantine the dog for 10 days and supply copies of its vaccination records.

A Heathcote Road resident reported trapping an animal in his bathroom, possibly a raccoon or a rodent of some kind, July 26. Police provided him with trappers’ numbers to assist in removing the animal.

A White Road woman reported an odor in the vicinity July 26. Police determined the scent was that of a skunk.

Village code
On July 21, a solicitor with a permit was soliciting on Overlook Road after the hours that the permit allowed. Police informed the solicitor, and he stopped for the night.

Police dispersed youth from Quaker Ridge School grounds after dark and told them school grounds were closed July 21.

A caller complained kids standing outside on Penn Boulevard were being too loud at approximately 1 a.m., July 22.

Police spoke with the kids who were noted to be having a normal conversation while waiting to be picked up by their parents.

Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers in violation of Village code on Saxon Woods Road and Walworth Avenue July 22.

An Autenreith Road resident was playing music loudly after midnight July 25. Police advised the resident to lower the volume.

On July 26, police issued a summons to a worker who was emptying pool water into the storm sewer system on Horseguard Lane.
After neighbor complained of noise, police advised an Olmsted Road host to lower the volume of music.

Lost and found
A passerby found a debit card near Wynmor Park, on Secor Road, and gave it to police July 20. It was vouchered for safekeeping.

A Fox Meadow Road resident reported losing a license plate July 22.

A White Birch Lane resident reported losing a license plate July 23.

A set of keys was found on the sidewalk in Garth Road July 24. Police vouchered the keys for safekeeping.

A large serrated kitchen knife was found by the side of Post Road near Immaculate Heart of Mary Church July 25. It was in good condition but covered in dirt. Police photographed it and documented it in case it is later determined that the knife was used to commit a crime. It was safely vouchered as possible evidence at headquarters.

A large ladder found outside Scarsdale Middle School was secured inside the school by the custodian July 25.
On July 26, a Brayton Road resident gave a body camera to police after finding it outside on the street. Police were unable to determine its owner.

This week, firefighters responded to 26 incidents, including the following listed incidents.

Firefighters helped open the Village Hall elevator door to release one person stuck inside July 20.

Firefighters traced smoke on Gaylor Road to a controlled, above ground, outdoor fire ring July 20.

An electrical fire broke out in a Hartsdale greenhouse July 22. Scarsdale firefighters assisted.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the sites of fallen wires in the Village July 22.

A range hood was smoking on Secor Road July 23. Firefighters unplugged the unit and shut down the electrical connection. They recommended seeking service for the unit.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 20-26 has been compiled from official information.

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deerIdentity theft: On July 8, a Mamaroneck Road man reported he had been the victim of identity theft. Specifically, he said someone filed a fraudulent unemployment claim in his name.

On July 11, a Sage Terrace woman reported an unknown individual obtained account information for an account she shares with her husband and then opened a fraudulent credit card in her son’s name. Chase Bank flagged attempts to use the card as fraudulent. The card was cancelled and accounts were closed.

On July 11, a Hamilton Road woman and man reported that fraudulent credit card accounts and an insurance policy were attempted to be opened using their personal information without their permission.

On July 11, a Ridgecrest West woman reported that her husband contacted a person whom he believed was Apple tech support in order to help repair a broken cell phone. The person advised the couple to connect the phone to their computer and give him access to it, so he could repair it. The person then advised their couple to update their credit card information for Apple. The couple provided the person with their information and then became suspicious of the call and terminated it. They cancelled their card and were attempting to inform Apple of the incident. Police advised her on how to report the potential incident of identity theft to the credit reporting agencies.

An Autenreith Road attorney reported her professional website had been hacked and altered July 12. Specifically, the website homepage was altered to redirect users to a site that sells prescription drugs. The attorney said her web manager would attempt to correct the matter.

Too hot
A caller reported that “a wire” was hanging inside the outdoor dining tent in Village center, and the tent was very hot July 7. Police examined the scene and determined the reported loose wire was the electrical plug attached to an outdoor fan. The fan was not plugged in at the time because it was not close enough to reach an outlet. No safety concerns were observed.

License plate
On July 9, an Aspen Road man reported that an unknown person was apparently using a license plate that had been on one of his cars that was impounded in another jurisdiction in 2015 and destroyed. He learned this after receiving letters from EZ-Pass informing him that the plate was on a car passing through numerous toll locations. He was informed by EZ-Pass that he needed a police report documenting the lost plate in order to have the charges removed.

An East Parkway resident received a package with another person’s name on it and an incorrect address July 10. Police were able to determine the correct address for the recipient based on the name, and they assisted by bringing the package to the intended recipient.

Police and firefighters helped an elderly Crossway man change a battery in a smoke detector in his home July 10.

Cars and roadways
A Madison Road woman returned home from vacation and fond an unknown car parked in her driveway July 6. Police checked the registration and determined the car belonged to a neighbor. The woman said she would follow up with the neighbor the next day.

Police assisted White Plains police in gathering information from drivers who were involved in a hit-and-run accident, in the White Plains jurisdiction before driving into Scarsdale, on Post Road July 7.

A car accident occurred at Post Road and Boulevard July 7. Police helped the drivers exchange information. They did not want to file an official report.

Police assisted with car accidents at Chase and Popham roads, as well as Post Road and Boulevard, July 8. There were no reported injuries.

Police called a tow truck car service technician to help two drivers who accidentally locked their keys inside their cars on Crossway and Gatehouse Road July 8.

Police informed the sanitation and highway departments about a dead skunk on Jefferson Road, for removal and disposal, July 9.

On July 9, police replaced a dislodged manhole cover at Brayton Road and Greenacres Avenue.

Police moved a dead deer to the side of Heathcote Road and informed highway and sanitation departments for disposal July 10.

Police asked a delivery driver to move his truck on Weaver Street in order to not block traffic flow July 10.

Police moved fallen tree limbs out of traffic lanes on Bansom Road, Saxon Woods Road and Crossway, in unrelated incidents, July 10. The moved branches from the roadway on Mamaroneck Road July 11. The highway department was informed for removal.

A tree fell on wires at Johnson and Sprague roads July 10. Police and firefighters put up caution tape and stood by for Con Edison.

Civil matter
An Aspen Road resident called police because her neighbor’s fence had been moved approximately two feet, and she questioned the new layout July 6. She said she thought she should have been consulted first. She did not know where the property line was, in order to ascertain if the fence was on her property or her neighbor’s. Police advised the resident that her issue was not a criminal matter, but rather a civil matter, and to consult with Village Hall regarding the property line.

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers for using gas-powered leaf blowers on Heathcote, Springdale and Elm roads July 6, Penn Blvd. July 9 and Black Birch Lane and Post Road July 11.

After neighbors complained of noise, police advised a Heathcote Road resident to lower the volume of music July 6.

Police advised one man who was playing basketball with a group of kids on Heathcote School grounds that the school and its outdoor courts, fields and playground were closed July 7.

A Gaylor Road woman reported that the owner of a hair salon advised her son, who was riding his bike on the sidewalk in front of her salon, that bicycles were not allowed on the sidewalks of the business district July 7. Police spoke with both parties and confirmed that bicycles were prohibited on business district sidewalks.
Police advised a man, on school grounds on Mamaroneck Road, that his dog must be leashed in public spaces July 7.

Police dispersed kids from Greenacres School grounds and advised them the grounds were closed July 7.

Police issued verbal warnings to delivery drivers who were making deliveries during the overnight period on Scarsdale Avenue, in violation of Village code regarding allowable deliveries, July 9.

On July 11, police advised a carpenter about Village code restrictions regarding permitted weekend work times and noise. The carpenter said he would stop work and not begin again until 10 a.m.

After neighbors complained of noise, police advised a Dunham Road resident to keep the noise level down at a backyard barbecue July 11.

Dog bite
On July 10, an Amazon delivery driver reported being chased and bitten by a dog while making a delivery to a Griffen Avenue house. Two puncture marks were observed on the driver’s leg. The dog’s owner was instructed to quarantine the dog for 10 days, as per health code guidelines. The dog’s vaccinations were up to date, according to medical records.

Lost and found
A passerby found a wallet on Heathcote School grounds and gave it to police, who returned it to its owner, July 8.

A passerby found an Acura key fob on East Parkway and brought it to police for safekeeping July 9.

July 7, a fire at a Church Lane house was deemed accidental by the Westchester County Cause and Origin team.

On July 8, a contractor damaged a refrigerant line in the basement of a Mamaroneck Avenue preschool while replacing an outside air conditioning system. The building was evacuated. Firefighters ventilated the basement and determined the refrigerant was still leaking. Ventilation continued until air quality returned. The contractor said the damaged line and unit could be replaced.

On July 8, a motor overheated in an air handler and caused a haze in a Murray Hill Road basement. Firefighters disconnected the appliance and used fans to ventilate the space.

Firefighters assisted with a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway July 8.
On July 10, wires fell and were burning at Sprague and Johnson roads. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.

On July 11, firefighters assisted with a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway and Mamaroneck Avenue, in which a car crashed onto its roof after leaving the parkway and impacting Mamaroneck Road. One occupant was out of the car and was in the care of Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Firefighters stabilized the scene and stood by for a tow.

On July 12, firefighters determined a smoke odor inside a Fox Meadow Road house was coming from a frozen evaporator coil of an HVAC unit in an the attic. Firefighters shut down the unit and advised the homeowner to call for service.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 6-12 has been compiled from official information.

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