Friday, Apr 12th

VillageCherryBlossomsMail and check fraud: On April 2, a Heathcote Road resident reported placing a check in a blue mailbox located in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center in March. He stated that, approximately a week later, he was informed that payment had not yet been received. At that time, he investigated the check and observed the check had been washed. He notified the bank, and the bank required a police report in order to commence its investigation.
On April 4, a caller reported noticing a sticky substance on the mail slot at a mailbox at Brewster Road and Huntington Avenue. Police determined it was residue from a glue trap that criminals use to “fish” mail out of a mailbox. Patrol cleaned a majority of the substance from the mail slot and reported the matter to the US Postal Inspector.

Car break-ins
On April 5, an Old Lyme Road resident reported his 2021 Mercedes-Benz’s car alarm sounded around 4 a.m. At 7 a.m., he realized the car had been entered, and items were tossed from the front consoles. The driver’s side window was found shattered.

Identity theft
On April 1, an Aspen Road woman reported that someone fraudulently opened a Verizon account in her name in October 2023. The account was closed in February 2024, with approximately $1,515 in charges accrued to the account.

On April 5, a Mamaroneck Road woman reported someone used her name and Social Security number to book a residence in Georgia.

A Madison Road woman reported that someone used her daughter’s name and address to obtain a fare on a Metro North train. She discovered it when she received a bill and reported it to police April 6.

On April 7, a Kensington Road resident reported that someone filed a fraudulent tax return in her name.

On April 6, an Old Orchard Lane woman reported that an older man came onto her porch, rang her doorbell, checked her mail, and after approximately a minute and a half left the location without further incident. She advised that nothing was taken from the location, but she felt it was slightly suspicious. Patrol was shown doorbell camera footage of the incident occurring. Observed was a white male, wearing a blue sweatshirt, gray pants and brown shoes.

A caller reported his 88-year-old Circle Road mother had stopped breathing and died at home April 2.

A homeless person was sleeping outside the Scarsdale Public Library near the book drop April 6. Police provided the person with a courtesy ride to a White Plains shelter.

Civil matters
A Harvest Drive resident complained about a neighbor’s tree leaning onto her property, with partial roots exposed, April 4. The neighbor was aware of the condition and had contacted a tree removal company.

On April 5, a Black Birch Lane woman advised that a furniture company made a delivery to her neighbor but placed furniture on her property without her consent. She advised of a verbal dispute with one of the furniture delivery persons. The matter was resolved before police arrived on scene.

Cars and roadways
On April 3, police notified Cablevision about a fallen wire on Weaver Street.
Police notified Con Edison about trees on wires, with some wires sparking, on Catherine Road, Valley Road and Brookline Road April 3.
Police moved fallen branches to the side of Carman Road, Popham and Post roads, Heathcote Road, Crest Lane, Walworth Avenue, Coralyn Road, Bypass and Brewster Road to help traffic flow April 3.
A tree fell on Brown Road, taking down wires, April 3. Police notified Con Edison and advised the highway department to remove the tree.
The highway department was notified about a fallen tree on Wildwood Road April 3.
Police shut a section of Mamaroneck Road after a tree fell on wires and a small flame could be seen, while waiting for Con Edison and the fire department, April 3.
On April 3, a tree fell on Hillview Drive and caused wires to burn. Firefighters stabilized the scene while waiting for Con Edison. Police closed the affected roadway. Another tree fell onto wires on Morris Lane. Police closed the roadway and firefighters stabilized the scene until Con Edison arrived.
Police moved a fallen street sign for Fenimore and Oakstwain roads off the roadway April 3.
On April 3, police removed a fallen cable wire from Palmer Avenue and Mamaroneck Road.
Police requested the highway department to remove fallen trees from Bypass and Forest Lane April 3.
Police notified Con Edison about fallen wires on Oxford Road April 3.
Police notified Con Edison about a fallen tree onto wires on Woods Lane April 3.
Con Edison was notified about sparking wires on Gaylor Road April 3.
Police taped off the sidewalk and stood by for Con Edison at the site of a tree on wires on Mamaroneck Road April 4.
Police notified Verizon and Con Edison about a tree on wires on Paddington Road April 4.
A car ran out of gas on Mamaroneck Road April 4. Police conducted traffic control while the driver waited for gas.
Police notified Verizon and Con Edison about fallen wires on Reimer Road, Nelson Road, Bradley Road and Fox Meadow Road April 4.
A street sign fell at Ogden and Brewster roads April 4. The highway department was notified.
On April 4, police taped a dangerous area of Hutchinson Avenue where a tree was leaning on a cable wire causing a potential hazard.
On April 5, Con Edison was notified about a branch resting on wires on Carthage Road.
On April 7, police initiated a traffic stop on Olmsted Road and issued the 31-year-old Yonkers driver a summons for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Five car accidents were officially reported in the Village this week.

Village codeLibraryPondLibrary Pond: Photo by Shelley Grafstein
On April 4, police removed illegally posted signs from the Village right of way on Heathcote Road and also on Post Road.

On April 5, police removed and discarded illegally posted signs from the Village right of way on Birchall Drive, Murray Hill Road, Crane and Post roads, Palmer Avenue, Heathcote Road and Morris Lane.

Youths were fishing in the pond located at Brewster and Olmsted roads April 6. Police advised them that it was against Village code to fish in the pond.

Neighbors complained about intermittent barking from a dog on Coralyn Road April 7. Police advised the dog’s owner of both the complaints and Village code.

Lost and found
On April 1, a Village resident reported losing her wallet, which contained her driver’s license, Social Security cards, credit cards, debit cards and house keys. Police advised her to cancel all of her credit cards and change her locks.

On April 5, a driver reported his handicap sign was missing from his car.

A pedestrian found a wallet on Freightway Road and gave it to police April 5. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.

A resident found a blue iPhone on a rock wall on her property and brought it to police headquarters April 7. Police contacted a family member of the iPhone’s owner who correctly identified the phone, know the correct passcode and came to headquarters to pick up the phone.

Firefighters extinguished a car on fire on the Hutchinson River Parkway April 1. Police assisted with traffic control. On scene, firefighters determined the fire was burning in the engine and passenger compartments. Firefighters used a hose to attack the fire with about 450 gallons of water from a booster tank. The fire was extinguished, and the vehicle was overhauled. Firefighters stood by until a tow removed the vehicle. The vehicle was reported to have had trouble starting earlier in the day, and AAA had assisted with starting the vehicle. The driver said he had been driving the vehicle for about 15 minutes prior to the fire.

On April 3, firefighters responded to numerous calls for downed and arcing power
lines in the Village, as well as for flooded roadways and basements.

On April 3, firefighters responded to Seneca Road for a reported inside odor of burning. Firefighters found overheated electrical components related to recessed lighting on the second floor. Firefighters removed plywood to access the lighting components in the unfinished attic space. Electrical power was isolated at the main panel to that lighting circuit. Firefighters advised the resident to call an electrician to assess the wiring and the lighting fixtures.

On April 3, firefighters twice re-secured a loose tarp to a Palmer Avenue roof.

On April 4, a Hillview Drive generator was expelling exhaust into its house, causing elevated levels of carbon monoxide. Firefighters shut power to the generator and ventilated the house.

Firefighters helped Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps paramedics carry a patient from the second floor of a house to outside April 4.

On April 4, firefighters helped a Cooper Road resident clear a backed up drain in a basement sink to help drain water that was backing up.

Firefighters conducted building assessments of Village schools following the earthquake on April 5.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the sites of outdoor gas odors on Rock Creek Lane and Greenacres Avenue April 5.

Butler Road residents lit a gas fireplace fire and forgot to open the flue, causing elevated levels of carbon monoxide April 5. Firefighters shut down the fireplace, opened the flue and ventilated the space.

This report covering police and fire department activity from April 1-7 has been compiled from official information.

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wildturkeyArrested: On March 30, around 2:15 a.m., police responded to a report of a car parked in the middle of the roadway at Popham and Post Roads. Investigation determined that the driver – Gregorio Daniel Garcia Gonzalez, 33, of Pelham – was asleep at the wheel. After police woke up the driver and spoke with him, it was determined that the driver was intoxicated. He was arrested on charges of a stopping/standing violation on a highway, refusal to take a breath test and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

On March 27, police arrested Emanuel A. Smith, 29, of Mount Vernon, on charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speeding in a school zone, operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver, and failure to exhibit a valid driver’s license following a traffic stop on Mamaroneck Road.

On March 25, a Popham Road business owner reported an employee had been stealing from the business by using a credit card to make an unauthorized personal purchase of $416.16.

A Murray Hill Road resident reported a package had been stolen from outside his house March 25. He said the package had been delivered by FedEx. Shortly thereafter, a person wearing an Amazon vest removed the package and left a box of garbage there in its place.

On March 27, a Post Road woman reported she attempted to purchase concert tickets via a Facebook post and then realized the seller was operating a scam. No money was lost.

At 5:30 a.m., police received a report of a man checking car door handles on Drake Road. He was seen getting into a sedan and leaving the scene, as per a witness. Police canvassed the area but did not find the man.

A teen with a clipboard was reportedly going door to door in Edgewood asking for money to attend plumbing school March 30.

A Massachusetts caller requested a welfare check of a 72-year-old White Road family member after the caller lost contact with her March 27. Police checked on the 71-year-old woman and discovered she had died.

On March 29, a caller reported a large kitchen knife on Popham Road. Patrol arrived on scene and collected the knife. Police examined to see if the knife was possibly used in the commission of a crime. Based off patrol's observations and the condition of the knife, it was determined that the knife had been put out for garbage but had fallen into the roadway when being collected. The knife was brought to headquarters, packaged up and properly disposed off.

Police helped a homeless man on East Parkway find a shelter in White Plains and assisted him in boarding a train to get there March 25.

Civil matter
On March 30, a Brewster Road resident reported her neighbor keeps driving his car on her side of their shared driveway, going onto her property. Police advised her it was a civil matter.

Cars and roadways
On March 25, police issued a New Rochelle driver summonses for insurance, registration and licensing violations following a traffic stop on Weaver Street. The car’s license plate was removed as well.

On March 26, police notified Verizon about fallen wires on Wayside Lane.

On March 26, a driver pulled into the parking lot of police headquarters to report a road rage incident. The driver stated he was traveling south on Post Road when a driver of a Honda SUV got too close to his car and attempted to pass him. The driver was unable to pass him, however, and began to tailgate him while flashing high beams. When the driver who reported the incident turned into police headquarters, the SUV continued west on Fenimore at a high rate of speed toward the Bronx River Parkway. The SUV was described as a newer model white Honda Pilot with blue fog lights, blue under-glow lights, blue daytime running lights and dark tints.

A rock wall on Post Road collapsed and was partially blocking the roadway March 28. The highway department cleared debris from the roadway and put up temporary supports to keep the wall from further eroding.

A vehicle with 14 outstanding parking tickets, totaling $425, was parked on East Parkway March 28. As per the court, the car’s owner already made arrangements to pay off the tickets; so police took no further actions.

On March 28 and 29, police notified Verizon about fallen wires on Griffen Avenue.

On March 28, a caller said he wanted to advise of a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign at Brewster and Kingston roads, almost causing a collision.

On March 28, an accident involving a 17-year-old pedestrian and a 52-year-old driver on Brite Avenue was reported. The pedestrian alleged the driver’s car struck him in the abdomen. He said he was not injured, and he refused medical attention. The driver said he stopped in front of a Brite Avenue house and then continued along Brite Avenue. He said he was unaware that he had struck a pedestrian.

A recently paved portion of Kingston and Montrose roads was uneven and thus causing a tripping hazard March 29. Police informed the highway department for follow-up.

Flexible construction fencing blew into roadway on Crossway March 29. Police removed it from the roadway.

On March 29, police advised Verizon about an open door on an electrical panel at Mamaroneck and Post roads.

Construction barricades were blocking Fox Meadow Road for no reason March 29. Police relocated them to a better position.

Police notified the water department of a water main break on Secor Road March 30.

Police provided traffic control around a disabled car on Post Road while the driver waited for roadside assistance March 30.

An elderly Boulevard resident’s car’s trunk was open, and the car was running March 30. Police closed the trunk and turned off the car.

Two car accidents were officially reported in the Village this week.

A wild turkey was reported on Fox Meadow Road March 27.

A wild turkey was reported on Post Road March 31. Police gave it a courtesy transport to a more wooded area, away from traffic.

Village code
Police issued landscapers summonses for using gas-powered blowers in violation of village code on Bradley Road March 25.

Police removed and discarded illegally posted signs from Popham Road March 28.

Neighbors complained of a loud party on Morris Lane March 29. Police informed the host of the complaint. The host said he would end the party and send guests home.

Lost and found
An Oak Way woman reported losing her license and wallet March 26.

On March 25, firefighters assisted at a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

Firefighters and police responded to the Bronx River Parkway trail for a reported brush fire started by youths March 26. Upon arrival, crews received an updated location on the walking trail north of Popham Road. Police indicated that there was a small smoldering fire located on the bank of the Bronx River that was previously attended by two youths. The youths dispersed upon police arrival. The smoldering fire area consisted of a 1 foot by 1 foot round makeshift pit containing a fuel package of assorted twigs surrounded by rocks. Firefighters doused the smoldering debris with a water can to ensure complete extinguishment.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a malfunctioning stove in a Mamaroneck Road building March 28.

On March 30, firefighters were dispatched to a Lawrence Road house for an outside smoke investigation. Upon arrival, crews encountered an unauthorized burn. Specifically, brush and yard debris were burning and overflowing from a fire pit approximately five feet from a wooden deck with an inadequate water supply to extinguish the open burn. Firefighters instructed the resident to extinguish the fire and educated the resident on requirements for a controlled burn.

A Brookby Road resident accidentally got locked out if his house March 31. Firefighters checked the resident’s ID and made access into the house through an unlocked window.

This report covering police and fire department activity from March 25-31 has been compiled from official information.

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DeerArrested: On March 15, Dashane A. Smith, 23 of the Bronx, was arrested on March 15 on charges of a suspended registration, aggravated unlicensed driving, driving without insurance, unlicensed driving, an uninspected motor vehicle and an equipment violation. The arrest followed a traffic stop due to police seeing Smith driving on Richbell Road with an outdated inspection sticker and a non-transparent front windshield. Smith was released on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket. The car’s license plates were seized, and the car was impounded.

On March 15, a Barry Road caller reported being the victim of a scam. The caller indicated that over the course of two days, he was scammed into retrieving over $30,000 from his bank account to put into a Bitcoin machine in New Jersey. He stated that he was contacted by what was thought to be Microsoft and Chase, respectively, in regards to fraudulent activity being reported. Both “agencies” advised the man that they needed the money to be able to rectify the situation. The man withdrew the money from his local Chase branch and drove to a gas station Bitcoin machine located in Northvale, NJ, to deposit the money. The man became suspicious and decided to report this incident to police. SPD.

Alcohol sale
On March 12, a caller reported he was upset about a denied alcohol sale at a Scarsdale Avenues business. He said that an individual in front of him who was clearly over age was not asked to show ID, and he was then refused sale of alcohol because he was not in possession of ID. The caller did not provide his age. A cashier confirmed this story and stated the caller appeared to be under age, which is why ID was requested.RedbudTreePhoto by Jon Mark

A Cornell Street resident reported she saw, via a doorbell camera, someone attempting to break into her back door March 14. After patrol reviewed the video footage, it was determined that the resident saw a spider crawling over the lens – not an attempted intruder.

A man walking his dog on Post Road noticed a resident’s door was open March 14. Police checked the house and closed the door.

Teens rang a Dolma Road doorbell and ran away laughing March 15. The prank was recorded on video.

Police contacted a White Plains shelter for a homeless person who was allegedly “having a hard time standing up” on East Parkway March 14. Police provided a courtesy transportation ride.

On March 15, preschool school staff on Greenacres Avenue called police to report a man on the school/church property. The man had already made contact with staff asking for shelter information. The man was allegedly polite but was not granted access to the building, due to it also being a school. Staff said it appeared that the man left the premises, but later they discovered he was still on the property. The preschool was placed on lockdown as a precaution. Patrol arrived on scene and spoke to man who said he was homeless and was taking a break at the location from riding his bicycle. The man was provided with shelter information but advised that he did not want to go to a shelter at this time. The man left the location without incident. Patrol conducted a walk through at the school and spoke with administration about the incident. Patrol stayed in the area during dismissal.
Police spoke with a homeless person near Mamaroneck Road tennis courts March 16. He declined offers of assistance from police.

Bicyclist struck
A bicyclist made a turn without signaling and struck the side of a car at Popham Road and Church Lane March 12. The 16-year-old bicyclist was treated by paramedics on site and refused further medical attention.

Civil matter
On March 12, patrol responded to Herkimer and Meadow roads and was met by an Uber driver who stated he terminated his passenger’s ride due to littering out of the window. He also alleged that the passenger became verbally hostile. The passenger confirmed that he littered and that the driver then terminated the ride. A second Uber picked up the passenger prior to patrol’s departure.

Road rage
Two drivers got out of their cars and argued over a traffic matter near a crosswalk at East Parkway and Spencer Place March 15. One of the drivers called police to de-escalate the situation. The other driver then drove off and went to headquarters. Police managed to calm down both drivers and wrote up a report of the incident.

Cars and roadways
Dispatch notified highway maintenance about a dead goose on Tompkins Road March 11.

Police twice asked the driver of a concrete truck to move to a new location on Carstensen Road for safe traffic flow March 11.

A split tree was in danger of falling into a power line on Drake Road March 11. Police notified the homeowner it was a private tree and informed Con Edison. The homeowner called a tree removal company to address it.

Police notified Verizon about low-hanging wires on Brookby Road March 11.

A Village employee took a photo of a license plate of a car allegedly involved in a hit and run accident at Carthage Road and Crossway March 12. Police are following up.

A resident complained about an idling school bus on Bell Road around 6 a.m. March 13. The driver said he had arrived in advance to take school students on a field trip. Police advised him to park the bus and not allow the engine to idle.

Police issued a parking citation to a driver who illegally parked in a handicap-designated spot in a Post Road parking lot March 13.

On March 13, a 31-year-old White Plains driver was issued summonses for unlicensed driving and equipment violations after a traffic stop on Post Road March 13.

Police called a tow for a disabled car on East Parkway March 13.

A parked car rolled into another parked car on East Parkway March 13. Police helped the owners exchange information.

Police provided traffic assistance on Heathcote Road March 15.

Police issued a summons to the owner of a car parked on grass on Rodney Road March 16.

On March 16, police pushed a branch, off the roadway at Griffin Avenue and Broadmoor Road.

Police placed traffic cones in a pothole on Walworth Avenue to alert drivers March 17.

Five car accidents were officially reported in the Village this week.

A loose dog was found on Murray Hill Road and reunited with its owner March 12. Police issued the owner a summons.

A resident reported deer were running into yards on Old Lyme Road and Normandy Lane and was concerned “children might run into the deer, “on March 13. Police canvassed the area for the deer but did not see any loose animals.

A dog ran into the Crane Road near Carstensen Road March 15. A driver said she attempted to stop but was unable to do so and struck the dog, causing it to fatally succumb to injuries sustained in the accident. The dog’s owner said the dog escaped from her house while her kids were leaving for school. The dog’s vet picked up the deceased animal.

Village code
Police issued landscapers on Johnson Road and Palmer Avenue summonsed for violating the gas-blower ban, as per Village code, March 13.

Police removed an illegally posted sign from Heathcote Road as well as Fenimore Road March 16.

On March 17, police asked a Hampton Road resident to lower the volume of music after neighbors complained.

Lost and found
On March 13, a Hampton Road resident reported losing two license plates in the Village.

Firefighters assisted a car accident at Hamilton and Drake roads March 12.
Firefighters removed a padlock that had been placed on two bicycles, securing them together, on Lincoln Road, March 12.
Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a gas leak from a gas fireplace on Sheldrake Road March 13. Con Edison shut down the appliance.
Firefighters notified dispatch about a fallen communications wire on Post Road March 14.
On March 15, stood by for Con Edison at the site of a gas odor on Claremont Road.
On March 16, a driver who suddenly started to feel ill stopped at fire department headquarters on Tomkins Road for assistance. Firefighters provided immediate assistance and called Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. SVAC transported the man to White Plains Hospital Center.
On March 17, firefighters checked a Stratton Road house for possible carbon monoxide accumulation after a car was accidentally left running inside the garage. Air levels quality was determined to be safe.

This report covering police and fire department activity from March 11 - 17 has been compiled from official information.

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etonroadFlooding opposite George Field on Saturday March 23, 2024Stolen car: 0n the morning of March 25, a Boulevard man reported his $40,000 2020 BMW had been stolen overnight. It had been parked on the street in front of his house.

A Birchall Drive house was burglarized March 19. Two exterior doors and one interior door were damaged in the process.

Scams and fraud
On March 18, a Barry Road resident informed police he had been scammed and had delivered money to a location in New Jersey. The resident asked police to inform New Jersey police for follow-up.

On March 21, a Mamaroneck Road resident reported someone cashed a fraudulent check for $250 against her account. She reported it to the bank, and the missing funds were restored.

A Popham Road woman reported her computer had been “hacked” March 20. She reported that an unknown person logged into her Google Drive account using her credentials on February 29. She stated that the log in occurred in the confines of White Plains, NY, as stated by Google. She stated that on or about that same time frame, some of her personal files were deleted. The party stated that she did not suffer any financial loss due to the incident but would like it documented. Patrol advised the party to change all of her usernames and passwords to prevent and further incidents. The woman stated she was working with Google to recover the files.

Order of protection
On March 20, police an individual for violating an order of protection.

Domestic matter
On March 19, a Heathcote parent called police to report her child was not behaving. Patrol spoke with the child who claimed to be having a bad day and promised to behave better in the future.

An ex-husband came into town and wanted visitation with his son March 22. His ex-wife would not allow it. There was no court order requiring or outlining visitation rights. Police advised the ex-couple to work out the matter through family court.

A knife was found stuck in someone’s lawn at Crest Lane and Westview Lane March 18. The homeowner removed it and informed police it appeared to be garbage. The knife was properly disposed of.

A Rock Creek Lane resident reported receiving multiple credit card solicitations at his address, addressed to an unknown person March 22. Police advised him to report the matter to the post office.

A three-year-old Murray Hill Road girl accidentally locked herself inside a bathroom in her house March 23. She was crying. With parents’ permission, police forced open the door to reunite the girl with her parents.

Cars and roadways
On March 20, police conducted traffic control around a car with a flat tire on Post Road until the tire could be changed.

Police informed a cable provider about a low hanging wire on Sage Terrace March 21.

On March 21, a woman advised that someone damaged her vehicle while she was away. She said she left her vehicle parked on Clarence Road from March 2-9. During that time, she alleged that an unknown party broke the windshield and damaged the sides of the vehicle. She advised that she only wanted to document this incident and not open an investigation.

On March 21, police conducted a traffic stop pm Boulevard and Johnson Road when a car failed to stop at a stop sign. Police issued summonsed, including two summonses for unlicensed driving, to the car’s Yonkers driver.

Sanitation workers were advised to pick up a dead animal from Sycamore Road after a resident complained March 22

Four car accidents were officially reported in the Village this week. One involved a police car on Post Road March 19. Another accident involved a car backing into a Garth Road light pole March 21.

Village code
A caller reported that someone dumped a garbage bag near trashcans at Hyatt Field March 18. Police asked sanitation workers to pick it up for disposal.

Police checked and verified that a Clarence Road business owner had a permit to remove a tree on his property March 19 after a neighbor complained.

A neighbor complained about generator noise on Tyler Road March 19. Intermittent noise was detectable, as per police, but it was being emitted from a water pump – not a generator.

On March 22, police removed illegally posted signs from Mamaroneck Road and Griffen Avenue and issued summonses to the business owner who had posted the signs.

Lost and found
A man reported losing his wallet and Mexican ID in the area of East Parkway and Spencer Place March 23.

People were playing soccer on a closed Huntington Avenue field March 24. Police dispersed them.

People were playing softball on a closed Crossway field March 24. Police dispersed them.

Firefighters assisted Fairview firefighters with a shed on fire March 18.

Firefighters assisted with a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway March 19.

Firefighters assisted Hartsdale firefighters with a structure fire March 19.

Firefighters removed a fallen cable wire from Brite Avenue March 20.

On March 20, firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a gas leak on Berkeley Road.

A driver with neck pain pulled into a Mamaroneck Road parking lot March 20.

Firefighters stood by until Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived on scene to transport the driver to the hospital March 20.

Firefighters assisted Fairview firefighters with a structure fire March 20.

On March 23, Heathcote Road power lines were arcing and burning against a tree with slag dropping down to the ground below. Con Edison was notified. Firefighters established a safe area and monitored conditions while waiting for Con Edison’s arrival. Upon arrival, a Con Ed technician extinguished the burning wire and sleeved the exposed primary conductor, shielding it from adjacent trees.

On March 23, firefighters responded to a report of wires arching next to a structure on Paddington Road. Upon arrival, units found a large single-family residence under construction. The arching wires were temporary power lines that ran from the temporary outdoor meter pan and breaker panel into the structure. The wires were isolated at the breaker panel, and an electrician was dispatched.

On March 23, firefighters isolated and shut power to a light fixture that was collecting water from a roof leak on Chesterfield Road. They advised the resident to contact a roofer.

On March 23, firefighters responded to a gas odor in a Garth Road building. Upon arrival, units observed Con Edison personnel in a storefront directly next door. Con Edison advised that the building had lost power and there was possibly an electrical fire underground creating carbon monoxide. Firefighters assisted in metering the basements of nearby storefronts. Readings upwards of 35 PPM were detected in the basement. Firefighters began ventilating and assisted Con Edison Gas in entry and air monitoring while Con Edison Electric removed the burning electrical service from the electrical vault in the street. Once the burning electrical service line was removed, carbon monoxide readings began to fall.

On March 23, firefighters responded to a Montrose Road house for a reported “Soda Stream” malfunction. Upon arrival, the resident advised that the “Soda Stream” exploded while trying to make seltzer. The resident showed firefighters the broken soda stream. No other hazards were detected at the location.
Firefighters assisted a Bradford Road woman with a burned-out electrical heater, reported to be smoking, inside her house March 24.

On March 24, firefighters assisted at a car accident on Post Road.

This report covering police and fire department activity from March 18 - 24 has been compiled from official information.

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beercansStolen hubcaps: On March 10, a Rock Creek Lane resident reported two hubcaps were stolen from his parked car in the Christie Place garage.

On March 5, a Stratton Road resident responded to an online advertisement for yard furniture posted on Scarsdale Buzz. The advertisement was posted by a person claiming to be “Aracelly Enahun Velez.” When the resident asked to see the furniture, she was asked for a $200 deposit. The resident did not pay the deposit but responded to the address where the yard furniture was advertised for sale. Upon arrival, she discovered that there was in fact no furniture for sale. The posting party requested payment via PayPal. The resident reported this online scam to deter any future victims.

Youth party
A caller complained about a loud party involving about 60 youths on Lebanon Road March 8. Police broke up the party and stood by until all youths dispersed or were picked up by parents or adults. Police observed multiple empty containers of alcoholic beverages and issued the homeowner a summons for violating the Westchester County social host law, as alcohol was being proved to minors and consumed by minors.

Identity theft
A Fenimore Road man reported someone used his personal information to open a fraudulent DIRECTV account March 8.

A man was allegedly taking photos and videos of children at Greenacres School playground March 7. School official called police who questioned the man. He said he was buying a house nearby and wanted to send his kids to the school, so he came to check it out. School security will contact police if the man returns.

A caller reported an axe-throwing cage was set up in an unsafe manner on Fenimore Road March 8. Police examined the scene ad noted the cage was actually a trailer that was parked on the resident’s front law, in violation of Village code. Police issued summonses.

A Quentin Road garage was flooding due to leaves blocking a drain March 9. Police notified the homeowner.

Civil matter
Neighbors who share a driveway on Griffen Avenue were arguing about posted signage on the driveway March 7. Police determined it was a civil matter, since the signage in question did not violate any Village codes.

Cars and roadways
Patrol removed a large rock from Post Road March 4.
A tree removal company on Drake Road and Forest Lane accidentally struck a car with the branches March 4. It was in New Rochelle’s jurisdiction, so police notified that department.
A white 2020 Mercedes was parked on Scarsdale Avenue, and police noticed it had unpaid parking tickets totaling about $670 March 4. They called for a tow to impound the car.
Patrol removed accident debris from River Road March 4.
Police notified the highway department about potholes on Bypass March 4 and Mamaroneck Road March 5.
A commuter chained a moped to a stop sign at Brambach Road and Alida Drive and walked to the train station at 6 a.m., according to witnesses, March 5. Police ticketed the moped at 10:30 a.m.
A pothole on Mamaroneck Road, in front of the Weinberg Nature Center, caused a driver to sustain a flat tire March 5.
A special education bus driver reported being stuck behind four cars on Sage Terrace March 6. Police asked the drivers to move their cars so the bus could pass.
Police called a tow for a disabled car on Weaver Street March 6.
Police issued summonses for overnight parking violations on Brambach Road and illegal parking in handicap spots in a Post Road lot March 7.
Village Hall staff was concerned about a man who frequently parks in their lot March 7. Police questioned the man, who said he was an Uber driver waiting for his next local ride request. He said he does not like to park in front of houses and thought the lot would be a good and safe alternative.
A Fox Meadow Road resident complained about a Con Edison truck that allegedly parked on the edge of his lawn March 7 and caused damage. Police advised the resident to speak with Con Edison directly.
Police questioned a driver parked in a Palmer Avenue parking lot at 2:30 a.m., March 8. The driver said she wanted to make a phone call and did not want to disturb her sleeping family. Police advised the parking lot was closed after business hours and it was not an appropriate location for such calls.
Police notified Verizon about a fallen wire on Sprague Road March 8.
A car sustained two flat tires from a Palmer Avenue pothole March 6. Police called a tow for the car and gave the driver a courtesy ride. Highway workers were notified about the pothole for repair.
Three car accidents were officially reported in the Village this week.

A loose dog appeared at a Brite Avenue back door March 7. Police took custody of the dog, located its owner and reunited the dog with its family.
Police helped the Westchester County Department of Health verify a Murray Hill Road dog’s health records March 8.

A Coralyn Road homeowner put a barking dog insider after neighbors complained of noise March 8.

Village code
Police issued a summons to a River Road resident for improper placement of garbage, including placing garbage on a neighbor’s property, March 5.

An illegally posted sign on Bypass was discarded March 5.

A Wayside Lane resident was draining pool water onto the street March 8. Police advised the resident to shut off the pump and get a permit.

A generator was running and causing noise on Fox Meadow Road March 8. Police turned it off.

A discarded alarm was sounding in a Roosevelt Avenue dumpster March 10. Police
removed the batteries.

Lost and found
An Olmsted Road resident reported losing a front license plate March 6.

On March 8, a caller reported losing a wallet somewhere in the Village.

A Gatehouse Road man reported finding car keys in his mailbox March 8. He said the keys did not belong to him.

On March 4, firefighters responded to a reported truck fire at the intersection of Boulevard and Post Road. On arrival, units found a delivery truck and no fire. The driver explained that there had been flames coming from the undercarriage of the truck, near the oil pan. Units found some charred wiring next to the oil pan. The driver was advised of the problem.
Firefighters assisted with an accident involving injuries on the Bronx River Parkway March 4.
Firefighters helped EMS workers lift a patient inn Edgewood from the floor to the bed March 4.
Firefighters assisted with an accident involving injuries on Post Road March 6.
On March 7, firefighters responded to a report of an orange glow in a window of a private Madison Road house. On arrival units found a purple glow in two windows on the third floor. There was no heat signature on the structure. The glow appears to be coming from a colored light or a reptile light.
Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a possible gas leak in a Dolma Road house March 7.
The engine compartment of a car caught on fire following an accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway March 8. Firefighters extinguished the fire and made sure the driver was in proper care of EMS personnel. The driver was taken to the hospital, accompanied by police.
Firefighters helped a Hampton Road resident use a borrowed pump to extract water from a flooding patio to prevent water entry to the house’s basement March 10.
A Tompkins Road resident fell in the basement and needed help March 10. Firefighters broke into the house so EMS personnel could assist the resident.

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

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