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Police: Barry Road Man Loses $30K in Financial Scam, Dog Hit and Homeless Man Causes Lockdown At Nursery School

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 The arrest followed a traffic stop due to police seeing Smith driving on Richbell Road with an outdated inspection sticker and a non-transparent front windshield.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.

Scam
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

Concerns
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.

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

Homeless
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.

Animals
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
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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