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drinksDisorderly conduct arrest: On Feb. 7, police responded to Chat American Grill, on Christie Place, on the report of a woman passed out at the bar around 8 p.m. When police arrived, an unknown person was carrying the woman out of the restaurant. She was placed into the front passenger seat of a white 2015 Jeep Cherokee. Police and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps provided assistance to the woman on scene, and she was transported to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment. Upon investigation, the driver of the Jeep – Michelle Licata, 51, of Hartsdale – was determined to be driving while intoxicated and subsequently arrested. According to the police report, Licata was belligerent and verbally abusive to officers. She was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree obstruction of government administration, operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated (with a prior conviction) and resisting arrest. While at headquarters, as police were entering Licata’s pedigree information into a Datamaster machine, Licata loudly yelled expletives from the holding cell and directed insults such as “dick, asshole, motherf***er and jerkoff” at officers. She also told officers, “Your mother does not care about you. She probably wanted to abort you.” Additionally, Licata was reported to be extremely uncooperative with police throughout her time in custody. She three times refused to submit to the Datamaster test to measure her blood alcohol level, and she refused to answer officers’ questions. Licata was eventually released, on her own recognizance, to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation and treatment. She was issued an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

Shoplifting and drug arrests
On Feb. 10, the Popham Road CVS manager reported a man and woman stole multiple items from the store, including deodorant, razors, toothbrushes, dental floss, gum, body wash, nutritional shakes, laundry detergent, air freshener, pliers, laundry detergent, earphones, phone chargers and speakers. The theft was recorded on video surveillance. After receiving a description of the individuals, police located and detained them on the train station platform. There, during questioning, the man – Jesus Rivera, 29, of Long Island City – revealed he had fentanyl and hypodermic needles related to drug use in his possession. He also said he and the woman – Claudia Gecaj, 23, of the Bronx – were under the influence of fentanyl. While police were searching the defendants, Gecaj reportedly told officers, “I hope you get poked,” alluding to the hypodermic needle in her possession. Rivera and Gecaj were charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny, possession of a hypodermic instrument and criminal possession of a controlled substance. They were transported to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation and treatment. They were issued appearance tickets for Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

On Feb. 11, a Popham Road CVS employee reported a dark-skinned woman dressed in black clothing and carrying a gray bag stole 12 bottles of aspirin from the store. The employee was alerted to the theft when a shoplifting sensor went off at the front of the store. The theft was recorded by surveillance video. Police searched the area for the suspect but could not find her.

ID theft
On Feb. 10, a Boulevard woman reported receiving a letter in the mail requesting her personal information into order to successfully open a bank account. The woman contacted the bank and advised she had not initiated the account opening.

A Sage Terrace resident reported being the victim of identity theft Feb. 12. She discovered it after receiving two letters regarding fraudulent credit card applications and discovering fraudulent charges on her credit card account.

On Feb. 14, a South Rectory Lane man reported someone fraudulently attempted to open accounts in his name. He informed the account services and notified the credit reporting bureaus.

On Feb. 16, a Hampton Road man reported his banking information with Bank of America had been compromised. There was no fraudulent activity on any of his accounts, but he wanted to report the matter for precautionary reasons.

Police provided a courtesy ride to a homeless shelter for a homeless man wrapped in a blanket outdoors in the cold on East Parkway Feb. 14.

On Feb. 16, a Kingston Road woman reported a raccoon in her yard. Police arrived on scene and determined the animal was dead. Police provided her with contact information for animal trappers as well as Westchester Wildlife Control, for help in removing the raccoon’s carcass from the yard.

Cars and roadways
On Feb. 10, police issued two summonses to the owners of two improperly parked cars on Shawnee Road and Crane Road.

Police helped a motorist change a flat tire on a disabled car at Bypass and Weaver Street Feb. 11.

A “no parking” sign fell down on Lincoln Road Feb. 12. Police notified the highway department for repair.

Police advised the highway department about fallen wires on Garden Road Feb. 13.

Police advised the highway department about a large pothole at Weaver Street and Crossway Feb. 14.

Police notified Con Edison about a low hanginhg wire over Cohawney Road Feb. 14.

Police called a tow truck to remove a disabled car from Heathcote Road Feb. 15.
Clay shingles were falling off a Garth Rad building’s roof Feb. 15. Police informed the building department for repair.

Patrol helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street Feb. 17.

On Feb. 17, a Sage Terrace resident reported that vehicles frequently drive over the curbing to avoid parked cars on the street, and this results in damage to his lawn.

Police advised the resident to speak with Village Hall regarding concerns over street parking and also to consider the possibility of putting up a fence.

Police removed a torn bag of cement polymer from Post Road and notified the sanitation department for pickup Feb. 17.

Four car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil matter
On Feb. 12, a Dobbs Terrace resident reported a telephone dispute with a contractor over outstanding expenses and charges. The contract allegedly told the resident he would “fight him.” The resident responded by stating the contractor was no longer allowed on the property. Police advised both parties their disagreement was a civil matter.

A Colvin Road woman reported a disagreement with her adult daughter over the use of a shared car Feb. 14.

On Feb. 11, a Walworth Avenue woman reported her dog had been attacked by a black Lab that was off leash while she was walking her dog on the street on Feb. 10. While the dogs were allegedly fighting, the other dog’s owner allegedly struck the Walworth Avenue woman’s dog with a scooper. She told police she waited one day to report the incident because she was most concerned with taking her dog to the vet for evaluation. According to the woman, the dog did not sustain any bites, but it was suffering from soft tissue injuries.

On Feb. 14, a Rodney Road woman reported an unknown dog attacked and injured both her and her dog unexpectedly.

Lost and found
On Feb. 11, a Lyons Road woman reported losing her driver’s license somewhere in the village.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, the fire department responded to 22 incidents during the reporting period. Seymour shared details of the following.

johnsonroadfireFire on Johnson RoadThe Scarsdale Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on Johnson Road just before 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. First arriving units confirmed the findings of an active kitchen fire on the first floor of a private residence. Firefighters assigned to ladder 28 made entry, located the fire and were able to control it with a pressurized water extinguisher while additional firefighters stretched a hose line and preformed a primary search to ensure all occupants were out of the structure. The fire was knocked down quickly and members overhauled the kitchen looking for hidden fire extension. Scarsdale Career and Volunteer firefighters were aided by the Fairview, Greenville & Hartsdale Fire Departments at the scene as well as Scarsdale Police and Ambulance Corp. The White Plains and Eastchester Fire Departments covered the remainder of the village during the incident. No injuries were reported and the cause was determined to be accidental.

On Feb. 11, police assisted Yonkers police with a hazardous materials narcotics issue involving fentanyl found in a backpack. Firefighters, working with a Yonkers Haz-Mat team and emergency medical service workers, provided a water source for decontamination of the area in which the fentanyl was discovered.

On Feb. 11, firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of indoor and outdoor gas odors at a Mamaroneck Road house under construction. The odors were concentrated around the storm sewer drain at the road and the bathroom waste pipe and house trap inside the house. After Con Edison arrived, firefighters worked with Con Edison employees to check neighboring houses for gas migration, while the leak was being rectified.

On Feb. 15, leaking water infiltrated a Murray Hill Road house’s smoke detector and light fixture box. Firefighters shut water at the main service valve and shut the circuit breaker to the affected area. Firefighters advised the resident to call a plumber for pipe repair.

On Feb. 15, firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a gas leak inside a Brite Avenue garage.

On Feb. 15, firefighters were called to assess the safety of a Garth Road building that allegedly had shingles falling from the roof. Firefighters confirmed that only one tile had fallen from the roof. Police placed caution tape around the affected area, and firefighters requested an evaluation by the building department.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Feb. 10-17 has been complied from official information.

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dogbiteOn Feb. 4, Eastchester police requested assistance locating an individual that was accused of exposing himself to a woman at a Garth Road coffee shop in the jurisdiction of Eastchester. The individual was described as a white man with gray hair, wearing a white tank top, plaid skirt and fishnet stockings. He was last seen walking toward Scarsdale. Scarsdale police located an individual matching the description at Starbucks on East Parkway and stood by for Eastchester Police who were investigating the matter. A background check of the suspect revealed no prior criminal history.

ID theft
On Feb. 3, a Highland Way resident reported an incident of identity theft in which a fraudulent Sprint account was opened in her name. A balance of $613.87 had accumulated.

On Feb. 6, a Griffen Avenue man reported someone falsified a change of address form and had all of the man’s mail forwarded to a Bronx address. The suspect also attempted to change the address on the man’s Verizon account.

On Feb. 6, a Deerfield Lane man reported someone fraudulently gained access to his account and made five unauthorized transactions. The account was closed, and the bank is following up.

On Feb. 6, a fraudulent check for $850 was written against a Lebanon Road resident’s bank account. The resident reported the matter to her bank.

Found property
Warren Township police found property on a suspect in their custody that belonged to a Clarence Road resident Feb. 6. They contacted Scarsdale police to help put them in touch with the owner of the property.

Disorderly conduct
Police were called to assist New Rochelle police with a male customer acting in a disorderly manner inside the CVS in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Plaza Feb. 8. The customer left the store after police arrived.

Police were called because two customers were having a dispute while waiting in line at a village coffee shop Feb. 8. Police were able to mediate and resolve the dispute without any further incident.

A Dobbs Terrace resident asked police to check her house because she was out of the country and was unsure if she had locked the house before leaving Feb. 8. Police went to the house and found the door unlocked with the key inside the lock. Police locked the door after placing the key inside the house.

Car alarm
A Sprague Road resident’s car alarm went off at 3 a.m., Feb. 4. The car was not entered, and nothing was stolen. The resident reported the incident because she was afraid someone might have attempted to break into the car.

On Feb. 8, an employee of a Crane Road church reported a man in a red BMW was teaching his son to drive in the church parking lot without permission of the church. The employee said this was the second time this had happened. Police informed the man he was on private property and could be charged with trespassing if he does not refrain from using the parking lot for driving instruction.

Cars and roadways
On Feb. 4, police blocked off an area of the Bronx River Parkway so highway workers could safely inspect a manhole cover.

Con Edison was notified about sparking wires over Mamaroneck Road Feb. 5.

Police stood by for Con Edison at the site of a fallen wire on Sprague Road Feb. 5.

Police notified the highway department about a fallen tree on Garden Road Feb. 7.

A caller reported a “suspicious man” with a yellow tripod in the street at Hamilton and Richelieu roads Feb. 7. The man was a professional surveyor who had been hired to survey multiple properties on the street. He provided police with a business card.

The highway department was notified about a fallen tree on Sheldrake Road Feb. 8.

After a caller complained about potholes on Sycamore and Aspen roads, police placed roadway cones inside the potholes Feb. 8.

The building department was advised of a slate roof shingle that fell off a Harwood Court building and landed in the street Feb. 8.

Police called a tow for a disabled car on Murray Hill Road Feb. 9.W

While writing a report for a car accident that occurred on Post Road Feb. 6, police discovered that one of the driver’s had a suspended license, due to failure to answer a vehicle and traffic summons on Jan. 17 in the Bronx. Police issued the driver summonses for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver. A licensed driver was required to show up to the accident scene to drive the car home.

Seven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil matter
A Paddington Road woman reported a disagreement with her daughter’s driving school instructor. Police advised it was a civil matter. The woman called back later and said she resolved the issue directly with the driving school.

A Park Road resident reported he purchased a phone from someone over the Internet and paid for it with PayPal. When he did not receive the phone, he contacted PayPal, and the seller then provided a tracking number for the shipment. However, when the shipment arrived, it did not contain a phone – only a hair tie. PayPal requested a police report to proceed with its investigation.

Welfare check
A family member requested a welfare check of a Colvin Road women Feb. 3.Police went to the house, but the woman was not there. Later the family member reported she had made contact with the woman, and she was OK.

On Feb. 6, a mailman reported he was bitten by a Colvin Road dog while making a delivery to the owner’s house. The dog allegedly pounced on the mailman after the homeowner opened the door, biting his right forearm.

On Feb. 7, an Aspen Road woman reported her neighbor’s dog comes into her yard and disturbs her cats. The dog owner reported that the woman’s cats also come onto her property at times. She also said her power was off and the electric fence was not working, so that might have been why her dog entered the woman’s yard on that date. She said she would restore power to the electric fence as soon as possible.

Police picked up an elderly, golden lab without tags on its collar from Birchall Drive and took it to headquarters. The dog appeared to be friendly and blind. New Rochelle Humane Society picked it up. Later, the dog’s owner was identified. Police directed the owner to NRHS and issued a village code violation summons.

Lost and found
A Post Road resident reporting losing a NYS license plate somewhere in the village Feb. 8.

A girl reported losing her phone and library card while walking to school somewhere near Mamaroneck and Black Walnut roads Feb. 8.

According to official information, firefighters responded to 20 incidents during the reporting period.

Firefighters assisted in getting a cat off a flat roof on Montgomery Road Feb. 2.
Firefighters ventilated a White Road house to release cooking smoke from the house Feb. 4.

A burnt water heater connection was the source of a burning odor in a Colony Drive apartment building in Hartsdale, where Scarsdale firefighters assisted, Feb. 4.

Firefighters assisted at a car accident involving a pregnant woman on the Hutchinson River Parkway Feb. 7.

Smoke on Taunton Road was traced to a Post Road resident’s use of an outdoor fireplace Feb. 8.

A faulty gas valve was determined to be the source of a gas leak on Johnson Road Feb. 8. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.

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

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BRPCarFireA fire engulfed a passenger car on the northbound Bronx River Parkway, near River Road, shortly before 9 a.m., Jan. 23. Due to heavy morning traffic, firefighters’ response time was impacted, and the car was “well involved with fire from the engine and passenger compartments” when firefighters arrived, according to the official report log. Firefighters immediately stretched two hose lines and extinguished the fire with approximately 750 gallons of water and two 20-lb dry chemical fire extinguishers. Westchester County police assisted with traffic control while firefighters cleaned up the roadway with absorbent and assisted the tow truck operator with debris removal.

The driver of the car reported that he pulled over to the side of the road after hearing a loud “pop,” followed by smoke emitting from beneath the hood. He said he first saw flames coming from the engine compartment and was able to evacuate the car before the flames spread to the passenger compartment. Following extinguishment, firefighters determined the most extensive damage occurred at the front end of the car, although burn patterns spread from the front of the car to the rear of the car. Investigation noted two empty 5-gallon portable fuel container inside the car’s trunk; however, there were no indications that the contents of these containers in any way contributed to the fire’s ignition or spread. According to the driver, the container were used two days in the past to transport diesel fuel to his house at the direction of a heating oil contractor who could not provide a timely delivery.

Land Rover Stolen
At 7:20 a.m., Jan. 24, a Mamaroneck Road resident reported someone stole his 2018 Land Rover Range Rover from his driveway overnight. The value of the car is $100,000. The keys were left in the car overnight.

On Jan. 21, Fabrice W. Haddad, 49, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and arrested. Haddad is accused of violating an order of protection issued by a Family Court judge. Following arrest processing, Haddad was arraigned at Scarsdale Village Justice Court and released on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket, returnable for Jan. 22.

On Jan. 23, police conducted a traffic stop of a car with only one operable headlight traveling on Post Road. The driver’s license had been suspended for five violations over the past two years. The violations included failure to answer summonses and failure to pay fines in Bronx County, New Rochelle and Mount Vernon. The driver – Jason M. Bentley, 45, of the Bronx – was arrested on charges of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle with three or more suspensions and an equipment violation. He was released on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket, returnable for Feb. 29.

A Fox Meadow Road woman reported someone “was changing locks and removing property from her house” Jan. 20. Police went to the house to investigate. They noticed one broken pane of a double-paned window on an unsecured basement door. No signs of forced entry were observed. She said she was last at the house on Jan. 17 and did not notice any damage to any windows at that time. She reported that ten gift cards worth $1,900 were stolen. She also reported that a fur coat, belt, shoes and a Chanel handbag, with a combined value of $23,100, were stolen.

Car break-ins
An unlocked car was entered on Cushman Road overnight Jan. 20. A change purse and loose change were stolen.

While police were investigating the first reported incident of a car break-in on Cushman Road Jan. 21, another Cushman Road resident reported her unlocked car was also entered during the overnight period. Earbuds and loose change were stolen.

Check fraud
On Jan. 21, a Christie Place man reported someone fraudulently altered and cashed two checks drawn on his business account using a mobile deposit feature. One check was written for $3,500, and the other check was written for $1,650.22. The check numbers, memo portions and persons to be paid had all been altered on the checks. The man closed the account as soon as he discovered the fraud. He said he would like to press charges if the perpetrator could be found.

On Jan. 23, police noticed a 25-year-old Village resident running past officers on Scarsdale Avenue carrying a backpack. A Scarsdale Avenue store manager then outside and told police that the resident had just stolen items from the store. Police caught up with the resident at the train platform and escorted him back to the store. There, the manager stated that the resident had removed cans of Truly Hard Seltzer from the refrigerator case and only presented a few of the cans for payment at the register. At the time of payment, the cashier inquired about cans missing from the refrigerator case and noticed three cans inside the resident’s backpack. Two cans were removed from his backpack, and the resident fled the store with one stolen can still inside his backpack. It was valued at $3.29. The store manager elected to not press charges. The store manager said the resident was not welcome inside his store in the future.

Unknown car
A person checking a Quentin Road house while the homeowner was away informed police that an unknown car was parked at the end of the snow-covered driveway Jan. 23. Police ran the plates of the car, and it came back as a rental car. Police knocked on the door, and an elderly man answered. He provided credentials verifying that he was the homeowner’s brother. He was permitted to be inside the house. Police advised him to move his car to a better location.

Welfare checks
On Jan. 20, a woman asked police to perform a welfare check of a Fox Meadow Road friend. The friend was in good condition and all was determined to be in good order.

Patrol performed a welfare check of a Colvin Road woman, at the request of the woman’s daughter, Jan. 23. The woman was OK and reached out to her daughter.

Patrol performed a welfare check of a Black Birch Lane couple, at the request of the couple’s daughter, Jan. 23. The couple was OK, although they were currently waiting for a plumber to address a broken water heater and lack of hot water. They said they would contact their daughter.

Police checked the welfare of a Black Birch Lane woman Jan. 24. She was OK and said she would notify her daughter.

A person called from France stating that she had assumed possession of a foreclosure property on Fox Meadow Road and was evicting the current tenant Jan. 20.

Driver safety
A woman reported her elderly Park Road father was attempting to drive, and she was concerned about safety Jan. 20. Police went to the house and spoke with the father. He presented a valid driver’s license and expressed frustration that his daughter’s car, which he was attempting to drive, was having difficulty handling the conditions of a steep, icy driveway. The father then said he wasn’t going to attempt to drive that day and returned to the house. Police informed the daughter and provided contact information for the police department’s older adult advocate.

Licensed driver
A man was reportedly going door-to-door “looking for a licensed driver to operate his truck” on Herkimer Road Jan. 24. Police arrived on scene and spoke with the man, who had been stopped by Westchester County Police. The man had been operating a commercial vehicle on the Hutchinson River Parkway and struck an overpass. WCPD told the man he could drive the truck away from the scene if he was able to get a properly licensed driver to respond to the scene. He was unable to find someone able to perform the task, and a tow truck was called. Police provided the man with a courtesy ride

Property line
A Fairview Road resident reported a construction vehicle at his neighbor’s construction site keeps hitting tree that is on his property. The job foreman reported he was told that the tree was within the property lines of the job site’s property. The foreman agreed to stop work for the day and follow up with Village Hall to verify the property lines.

Sewage was backing up into a Fox Meadow Road basement Jan. 21. Highway workers responded to address the problem.

Cars and roadways
Police set up portable stop signs because a traffic signal was out at Griffen Avenue and Weaver Street Jan. 20.

Police removed a temporary “no parking” sign from Paddington Road Jan. 21.

A Walworth Avenue resident said a white SUV, registered to a rental company, pulled into her driveway and sat there for approximately 15 minutes before leaving Jan. 21.

A car was stuck on ice on an Oakstwain Road driveway Jan. 22. Police helped the driver move the car.

Police notified Verizon of low-hanging fiber optic cables on Tompkins Road Jan. 23.

Police asked workers to move their vehicles to one side of the street to support good traffic flow on Lenox Place Jan. 24.

A group of teens standing on Rock Creek Lane at 11:30 p.m., Jan. 24, said they were looking for rides.

A clogged storm drain was causing flooding at Wynmor Road and Palmer Avenue Jan. 25. The highway department responded to clear it.

A pipe was leaking water and causing ice to form on Harvest Drive Jan. 26. Highway workers were contacted to salt the roadway while the resident actively addressed the broken pipe.

Police stood by for traffic control and safety while a driver changed a flat tire on Post Road Jan. 26.

Seven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Police advised a woman who was walking a dog off leash and pushing a stroller on Springdale Road that she needed to leash the dog at all times in public spaces Jan. 21. She immediately put the dog on a leash and said she would restrain it in the future.

A Kids Base employee reported Village lights were out at the back of the property and coyotes were running through the parking lot atcoyote night Jan. 24. The highway department was notified about the light complaint.

A pedestrian said she was walking her dog on Garth Road, and another woman’s dog attacked her dog and almost caused the pedestrian to fall down Jan. 24. The dog owners argued and the woman with the reportedly aggressive dog went into an apartment building. Police attempted to contact her, but she was not there. Police spoke to her father instead and advised him of the incident. Neither dog was reported to have sustained any injuries.

A noise complaint about an alarm on Morris Lane led police to a small auditory device installed by a homeowner to scare away birds and animals Jan. 26. The noise was minimal and did not constitute a violation of Village Code.

Lost and found
A Central Taxi driver noticed a passenger left a cell phone in the back of his taxi, and he gave the phone to police Jan. 23. Police tracked down the owner using ID information left in the phone case and notified her of the lost phone. She said she would pick up the phone from the police desk later that day.

A Central Taxi employee reported finding a Louis Vuitton wallet in the crosswalk of East Parkway Jan. 24. Police used a work ID inside the wallet to track down the owner and notify her of the lost wallet. She said she would pick up the wallet from police after work.
A woman reported losing her driver’s license and wallet somewhere in the village Jan. 26.

According to Scarsdale Fire Captain, James Seymour, firefighters responded to 30 incidents during the reporting period. He provided the following details.

On Jan. 21, firefighters responded to an alarm indicating a water condition in a Madison Road house. There, they found that a water leak on the second floor had compromised first floor smoke detectors, causing them to send out a false alarm. Firefighters disconnected the compromised detectors and shut power to any light fixtures that had been compromised by water.

On Jan. 22, firefighters helped a Fox Meadow Road resident address flooding in the basement.

On Jan. 26, firefighters notified Con Edison about a reported outdoor gas odor on Stratton Road.

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

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GeorgeFieldAttempted car break-in
A Duck Pond Road housekeeper woke up at 3 a.m., Feb. 1, and saw two men attempted to open doors of cars parked in the driveway, as well as jump the construction fence of a neighbor’s property. The housekeeper pressed her car’s lock/alarm button, and the men then ran away. She was unable to provide a description of them due to the darkness outside.

Rental car
On Jan. 30, an Avis rental car was reported stolen from the agency satellite location on Scarsdale Avenue. The car, a 2019 Jeep, had been rented by a 59-year-old Yonkers man on Dec. 29 and was due back on Dec. 30. Employees attempted to contact the renter by phone and mail with no answer received.

Attempted ID theft
On Feb. 2, a Donellan Road resident reported someone in Nicaragua attempted to obtain a cash advance from one of his accounts, but the bank blocked the attempt.

Domestic matter
A Garth Road man reported an ex-girlfriend was at his apartment and would not leave Jan. 30. The ex-girlfriend had already left when police arrived. The man said she had been calling and texting him excessively and she left two sets of his house keys on the stairwell before leaving. Police advised him on the procedure to get an order of protection if he does not feel safe. Police also spoke with the ex-girlfriend by phone. She said she stopped by only to return the keys and did not want any kind of confrontation.

Men in black
Two men dressed in black got out of a van in a Highland Road driveway Jan. 30. The homeowner called police. The men told police they were there to pick up a washing machine from their aunt who lived on the street. Apparently, they had pulled into the wrong driveway by mistake. The story was confirmed by the aunt.

The Highway Department helped a driver retrieve cars keys that had fallen through a sewer grate on East Parkway Jan. 31.

Police checked the welfare of a Fox Meadow girl at the request of an out-of-state friend who was concerned about her wellbeing. The girl was okay and said she would follow up with professional help in the morning. Her parents were notified about the situation.

Arrest on warrant
On Jan. 30, police arrested Armando E. Dominguez-Rendon, 26, of White Plains, on the strength of a bench warrant issued for failure to answer vehicle and traffic summonses. Following his arrest, the defendant was released on his own recognizance and issued an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court, returnable Feb. 19.

A driver reported she was in a line of cars on Innes Road waiting to pick up a child from school when a resident got agitated that her driveway was being blocked by the driver’s car Jan. 29. The driver moved her car a bit in order to allow the resident to enter her driveway. At that time, the resident allegedly walked to the driver’s car, and a verbal dispute occurred. The driver called police. Police advised both parties to avoid contact with each other. The driver said she would take care to no longer block driveways while waiting in similar school pickup lines.

Cars and roadways
On Jan. 27, a caller reported a large branch lying across power lines. Con Edison was notified.

Police helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street Jan. 28.

Following up on several complaints about a parked car, police issued summonses to a car with Alaska plates parked overnight on Secor Road in violation of Village parking restrictions at 2:11 a.m., Jan. 29, and 2:09 a.m., Jan. 30.

Police notified the proper utility provide about a loose wire on Brook Lane Jan. 29.

Police directed traffic around a disabled car on Fenimore Road Jan. 29.

Police assisted Westchester County police directing traffic around a car accident that knocked down several road signs at Hutchinson Avenue and Meadow Road Jan. 30. The highway department was notified to replace the signs.

Police assisted WCPD with traffic control during a foot pursuit on Fenimore Road Jan. 31.

Police asked workers to move parked cars to one side on Butler Road to improve congestion Jan. 31.

Police assisted a driver with a flat tire to get to a safe place to wait for roadside assistance Jan. 31.

Police directed traffic around a disabled car and helped the driver move it from Fenimore Road to the public safety building’s parking lot Feb. 2.

Police waited at the site of a disabled car on East Parkway until a tow arrived Feb. 1.

A parked car was idling on grass at George Field Park at 7 p.m., Feb. 1. Two people inside the car said they had stopped there to talk. Police issued the driver a summons for engine idling for more than three minutes and two other vehicle and traffic summonses.

Police issued a summons to the owner of a parked Jeep blocking a driveway on Madison Road Feb. 2.

Police helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street Feb. 2.

A father was teaching his son how to drive in a church parking lot on Crane Road Feb. 2. A church employee expressed concern, and police advised the father and son to leave the private property.

Five car accidents were reported in the Village this week.

Village code
Police advised window salesmen that they needed a permit to solicit in the village Jan. 27.

A passerby was concerned for a School Lane dog’s wellbeing because the dog was outside in the cold Jan. 28. Police spoke with the dog’s owner who said the dog had been let outside for some fresh air. Everything was in good order with the dog.

Village code
A neighbor complained of noise coming from a Ferncliff Road house Jan. 28. Police informed the resident who said he was using new stereo equipment in the garage and would turn down the volume.

Police dispersed kids from Chase Road Park after dark Feb. 1.

Lost and found
A passerby found a ring on East Parkway and gave it to police for safekeeping Jan. 27.
A Rock Creek Lane woman advised that she found a wallet in her backyard Jan. 27. Police attempted to contact the owner with negative results. Police vouchered the wallet for safekeeping.

On Jan. 28, a caller reported losing a small red purse containing cash and documents somewhere between Village Hall and the downtown area.

Police found a wallet on Ridgecrest North and returned it to its owner Feb. 2.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 19 incidents during the reporting period. Seymour shared details of the following incidents.

On Jan. 29, firefighters assisted with a two-car car accident on the Bronx River Parkway and Fenimore Road. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps took one occupant of one car to the hospital for injuries.

On Feb. 29, firefighters assisted with a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway. Empress Ambulance took one person to the hospital for injuries.

On Jan. 29, a Mamaroneck Road school reported a sewer odor coming from the basement and traveling throughout the school. It was determined that a janitor had cleaned up vomit and urine from the ground floor and dumped it in the sump pump in the basement. School administration was advised to contact a plumber to make sure the sump pump and sewer system were not backing up. Additionally, Con Edison was called to investigate a gas odor near the furnace. No gas leak was detected.

On Jan. 31, firefighters shut has and electricity to an improperly igniting gas stove in a Birchall Drive house. Con Edison was also called about a gas leak detected near a gas valve inside the house.

An open gas valve on an Elm Road barbecue grill was leaking gas Feb. 1. Firefighters called Con Edison and shut off the valve.

This report covering police and fire activity from Jan. 27 – Feb. 2 has been compiled from official information.

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walletDWI Arrest: On Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., police arrested Thomas W. Chin, 58, of Rye, 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, failure to dim lights and failure to use a turn signal. The arrest occurred after police observed Chin’s 2005 Toyota Camry traveling on Chase Road, flashing its high beams at the car in front of it. Police conducted a traffic stop and detected the scent of alcohol on Chin’s breath as he spoke. Chin admitted to consuming “one mixed drink an hour ago.” Chin was asked to perform field sobriety tests, and an alco-sensor test indicated the presence of alcohol in Chin’s system. Based on results of those evaluations, Chin was arrested for drunk driving. He was later released on his own recognizance with a follow-up appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

Arrest on Warrant

On Jan. 19, New York City police advised Scarsdale police that they had, in their custody, a man who was wanted in Scarsdale. Scarsdale police picked up the man – Lloyd Whea, 34, of Staten Island – and arrested him in execution of the warrant. The warrant was issued in 2018 for failure to appear in court on a charge of bail jumping. Following his arrest, Whea was issued an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court for Feb. 5, and he was released on his own recognizance.

Car Break-ins

A Walworth Avenue resident reported coming home to find a light-skinned, possibly white, male, approximately 5’5” tall, inside his mother’s unlocked, parked car, with the dome light on. It was almost 3 a.m., Jan. 19. The male had apparently broken into the car and fled in an older model tan Honda CRV when the resident arrived home. Nothing appeared to have been taken.

On Jan. 19, a Walworth Avenue resident reported her unlocked car had been entered overnight, but nothing was taken.

ID Theft

A Post Road resident reported his ex-roommate possibly stole his debit card and might have used it to fraudulently charge his PayPal account with a $140 debit Jan. 15.

A Cayuga Road man reported fraudulent activity, including forgery, causing money to be withdrawn from his retirement account Jan. 16.

Criminal Mischief

An Overlook Road woman reported parking her 2019 Landrover in the Christie Place garage and returning to find it had been scratched with a blunt object Jan. 13. 


On Jan. 17, police mediated a verbal dispute between two housemates on Post Road. The housemates agreed to stay away from each other.


On Jan. 18, an East Parkway business owner reported a customer visits the business almost every day and speaks aggressively with employees. Police advised the owner to contact them the next time the customer is aggressive.

Individuals Struck by Passing Car

A woman reported she was struck by a passing car while loading a child into a car seat in front of Heathcote School Jan. 13. She said she was suffering leg pain as a result of the accident. The driver of the passing car did not stop. The woman was taken to White Plains Hospital Center for her injuries.

On Dec. 16, a car struck an adult man on an electric scooter on Crane Road at 8:28 a.m. The man was crossing the road in a crosswalk. He was taken to White Plains Hospital Center for injuries. Police noted the scooter was not registered and could not legally be used on any public roads in New York State.

Cars and Roadways

On Jan. 13, a White Road caller reported a car with an expired registration and a flat tire has been parked in the street in front of his house for over one year. Police examined the car and issued the owner a summons for the expire registration. No parking violations were observed.

On Jan. 14, a Corell Road resident reported a white car drove into his driveway earlier that day, then backed out over his lawn and struck a light post.

Police issued a summons to the owner of a car parked in a fire zone on Brewster Road Jan. 15.

A White Road resident complained about a car parked in the street Jan. 15. The car had a valid registration, and police contacted the owner. The owner said he was parking the car there because he did not have room for it in his driveway. He said he would move it to not inconvenience the resident who complained.

The green lens of a traffic light blew open during high winds on Jan. 16. Police stood by and directed traffic until highway workers could arrive for repair.

Police notified the highway department about a fallen tree on Post Road Jan. 16. 

The highway department was notified about sewage backing up into a Post Road house Jan. 18. 

Police notified the highway department about a broken street sign at Drake and Post roads Jan. 18.

A Post Road resident plowed snow from his driveway into the road Jan. 19. Police advised the resident he was not allowed to pile snow in the street. The lane was temporarily closed while the resident removed the snow.

A resident was concerned that a snow-covered mound on Penn Boulevard might be a car that was involved in an accident Jan. 19. Police investigated the mound and determined it was only a rock and vegetation.

Police moved a manhole cover back into place at Eton and Greendale roads Jan. 19.

Eleven car accidents were reported in the Village during the reporting period.


Police reunited a lost dog, found on Mamaroneck Road, with its owner Jan. 15.

A Brite Avenue woman reported a loose animal was in her house. Police were unable to locate the animal and provided contact information for local trappers.

A Johnson Road woman reported a neighbor’s dog, from Hamilton Road, jumped at and startled her dog while it was being walked Jan. 16.

Lost and found 

A wallet found at the Scarsdale Train Station was given to MTA police Jan. 15.

A Peekskill resident reported losing her driver’s license, cell phone and personal papers Jan. 15. She last saw the items while inside Starbucks on East Parkway.

The owner of a lost wallet picked it up from DeCiccio’s Marketplace, where the wallet was lost, before police could make a report Jan. 17.



On January 14, 2020 the Scarsdale Fire Department swore in 9 volunteer fire officers at the annual membership meeting. The officers are slated to hold a two year term and have a wide variety of responsibilities pertaining to our volunteer force. Scarsdale’s volunteer firefighters responded to 60 incidents in 2019 assisting Scarsdale’s career force during structure fires, weather events and mutual aid responses.  Pictured from left to right are: Shawn Singer, Charles Swift, Christophe Bernard, Jonathan Bradlow, Jason Costanzo, Louis Mancini, Jeffrey Koslowsky, Andrew Fish and Jeffrey Hill.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a Fox Meadow Road gas leak Jan. 13. 

A falling branch struck the roof of a Walworth Avenue house and took out electrical wires Jan. 16. Police and firefighters made sure the residents were OK and the scene was safe while waiting for Con Edison.

Firefighters assisted Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance with a patient lift on Saxon Woods Road and with medical transport Jan. 16. 

Firefighters shut down a malfunctioning boiler in a Shawnee Road house and ventilated light smoke from the house Jan. 17. They advised the resident to call for service.

A Heathcote Road resident reported a lack of water pressure in his house Jan. 19. The water department was notified.

On Jan. 20, water was found leaking from a broken pipe inside a Reimer Road crawl space. Officials turned off water at the main shut off valve and recommended calling plumber for repair.

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

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