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Police Report: Driver Arrested for DWI After Fiery Crash on Ardsley Road

crashDWI Arrest: While traveling north on Post Road at 2:40 a.m., September 1, police observed speeding a 2018 Jeep and attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver did not stop and police began a traffic pursuit. The driver – later identified as Nithin Ninanmathew, 26, Yonkers – accelerated westbound onto Ardsley Road. Police terminated the pursuit as the car left the jurisdiction, but police saw the car slide down Ardsley Road, across Central Avenue, crash into several utility poles and catch fire. Police called for backup and immediately responded to the crash site. Police saw a man – Ninanmathew – walking away from the car and instructed him to stop and sit down. Police asked if any other passengers were in the car, and Ninanmathew said, “No.” As a precaution, police opened doors of the burning car to confirm no one else was inside. Ninanmathew was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol of at least .08 of one percent of alcohol, unlawful fleeing of an officer, reckless driving and multiple traffic violations. At headquarters, a Datamaster test was conducted to confirm Ninanmathew’s blood alcohol level. Following his arrest, Ninanmathew was released on an appearance ticket and ordered to appear at Scarsdale Village Justice Court Sept. 4.

Arrest on warrant
On Aug. 29, Pelham Manor police notified Scarsdale police that they had arrested a defendant – Mary Staines, 27, of the Bronx – who had an active arrest warrant issued out of Scarsdale in 2018, for petit larceny and drug offenses. Scarsdale police picked up Staines from Pelham Manor and transported her to Scarsdale for arrest processing and arraignment at Scarsdale Village Justice Court. A vial containing one milliliter of an unknown drug was seized and held by police during an inventory of property belonging to Staines. Following her arraignment, Staines was released on her own recognizance, returned to Pelham Manor police and scheduled to appear again at Scarsdale Village Justice Court Sept. 4.

Domestic incident
An engaged couple was fighting in Eastchester, and police mediated the dispute August 29. The couple agreed it would be better for them to spend the night in separate places.

Around 4 a.m., August 27, a Colonial Road woman called police to report noise from a “possible drone stalker hitting her house.” Police arrived on scene and determined the noise was coming from traffic driving over a bump in the road. There was no evidence of a drone anywhere the house.

On Aug. 29, an Overhill Road woman reported a truck, belonging to a Mamaroneck business, drove onto her lawn and caused damage. The driver said he would repair the damage to the lawn and curbing.

A passerby reported a quantity of white and pink pills spilled on the road at Heathcote and Wilmot roads September 1. An officer examined the suspected pills and determined they were Good-n-Plenty candies. The officer cleaned up the spilled candies and discarded them.

Cars and roadways
The NYS Department of Transportation was notified about a defective traffic light at Post and Ross roads August 26.

Police notified Cablevision about fallen wires on Herkimer Road August 26.

Police notified Verizon about fallen wires on Greenacres Avenue Aug. 27.

Police called a tow for a disabled car on Mamaroneck Road and Crossway and directed traffic around the car in the meantime August 27.

Police helped a large moving truck safely back into a Heathcote Road driveway August 28.

Police called a tow for a disabled car on Fenimore and Brewster roads August 28.

On August 29, police notified Verizon about low-hanging wires on Mamaroneck Road.

Police removed a fallen branch from Crane Road August 29.

Police called a tow for a disabled car on Popham and Church roads August 30.

Patrol moved a loose manhole cover back into place on Olmsted Road and set up orange caution cones to prevent cars from driving on top of it August 30. The highway department was notified for repair.

On August 31, police notified Verizon about low-hanging wires on Walworth Avenue.

On August 31, leaking water was observed to be oozing through the roadway on Forest Lane.

On September 2, police notified the highway department about a tree leaning into wires on Richbell Road.

Ten car accidents were reported in the village during the reporting period.

Village code
Police issued landscapers summonses for using a gas-powered leaf blower on Lincoln Road August 26; Rochambeau, Franklin and Olmsted roads August 27; Kelwynne Road August 28; and Heathcote Road August 29.

On August 28, a solicitor on Cooper Road was advised that he would need a permit to continue soliciting in the village. The solicitor said he would stop and inform his boss.

After a neighbor complained of noise, police advised a Taunton Road resident to turn down the volume of music September 1. The resident complied.

Two loose dogs were found at the corner of Oxford and Garden roads August 31.Police followed the dogs back to their house and facilitated their reunion with their owner.

Lost and found
A Chesterfield Road man reported losing his wallet somewhere in Long Island City August 27.

On August 31, a woman came to headquarters to report leaving a blue pouch containing her cellphone, coupons and glasses in a nearby supermarket. She reported the incident in case anyone turned in the lost items to police.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 26 incidents during the reporting period. Seymour shared details of the following incidents below.

On August 27, firefighters traced an outdoor gas odor on Tory Lane to a gas grill that had accidentally been left in the “on” position. Firefighters turned off the grill and advised the resident.

On August 27, firefighters assisted Con Edison check a Secor Road house for a possible gas leak.

On August 28, firefighters helped Con Edison check a Walworth Avenue house and discovered a gas leak near the gas meter.

Firefighters assisted Greenville Fire Department with a structure fire on Edgemont Road August 29.

On August 29, firefighters placed a sumo pump in a Church Lane basement to help eliminate approximately 14 inches of water in a basement. The flooding was caused by a broken garden hose attached to a water source, adjacent to the house, while the homeowner was away.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 has been compiled from official information.

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