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Police Report: Victim Identified in Pedestrian Accident on Crane Road

craneroadPedestrian Killed: At 3:45 p.m., Oct. 7, police released the following information about a fatal accident that occurred in the Village earlier in the day: ”At approximately 8:09 a.m., Oct. 7, the Scarsdale Police Department responded to a serious injury automobile accident involving a pedestrian that occurred on Crane Road and Church Lane. The pedestrian was treated at the scene by paramedics from the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps and immediately transported to Westchester Medical Center for treatment where she succumbed to her injuries. The operator of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation." On October 8, the identity of the pedestrian was released by Scarsdale Police. Her name is Beverly Samuels and she was 79 years old and lived in Eastchester. The Westchester County Police Accident Investigation Unit assisted the Scarsdale Police Department at the accident scene. 

Stolen
On Oct. 1, a Brittany Close man reported eight watches, with a combined value of $80,000, had been stolen from his house sometime within the last 30 days.

Identity theft
On Sept. 28, a Brewster Road man reported someone filed a fraudulent unemployment claim in his name.

On Oct. 1, an East Taunton Road man reported someone fraudulently applied for a Small Business Administration loan in his name.

Dance class
A caller reported a “loud” dance class was taking place in a Lyons Road park Sept. 29. Police arrived on scene and observed a dance class taking place. They noted that all participants were observing social distancing guidelines and that noise was at a low level. Police further noted that the class noise was “quieter than landscaping equipment being used on properties adjacent to the park.” The complaint was deemed to be “unfounded.”

Neighbors
A Carman Road resident asked police to meet her outside her house to discuss a civil matter with one of her neighbors Sept. 29. Police confirmed the civil matter was not criminal in nature.

On Sept. 30, a resident of a Post Road house reported that a new tenant in the same house had been making excessive noise Sept. 27. Police advised the tenant to contact police again if the noise persisted and if the landlord was not successful in handling the situation.

Conflict
A Chase Road post office supervisor called police because one of her employees was “refusing to leave the building,” although she had asked him to, she said, Oct. 2. She also reported that they had had a discussion regarding his work and he began to speak “loudly” to her, which made her feel uncomfortable. She said she would follow up with her chain of command to attempt to resolve the matter.

Phone service
A telephone service wire attached to a Bradford Road house was suspected to have been “cut” Sept. 30, as reported by the homeowner. Police went to the scene, observed the wire, and deduced that it most likely snapped due to natural age deterioration and that it had not been intentionally cut. Police suggested the homeowner contact the phone company for replacement.

A Wakefield Road woman reported trouble with her landline Sept. 30. Police confirmed there was no dial tone on her phone and suggested she call her phone service provider, via her cell phone, to report the problem and request a repair.

Syringes
Police picked up multiple hypodermic syringes found at Fairview and Post roads and disposed of them in protective container at Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps Oct. 1.

A Bradley Road resident found a hypodermic syringe in his backyard Oct. 3. Police picked it up and transported it to SVAC for safe disposal.

Unwanted attention
A woman reported that an unknown white man, with long hair and baggy clothes, was walking by her and friend and ”staring at them” while they were waiting at the Scarsdale train station platform Oct. 4. The man never said anything to the women, but they felt uncomfortable. He was last seen getting into a gray Acura and leaving the scene. Police notified MTA police about the incident because it occurred on MTA property.

Flooding
Sewage was backing up into a Chase Road building’s basement Oct. 2. The building management and the highway department were notified.

Cars and roadways
A caller reported a suspicious car parked on Fox Meadow Road for “over an hour” Sept. 28. Police spoke with the driver, who said she had pulled over to make a phone call. There was no sign of criminality or criminal intention.

A caller reported a car was driving south on the Bronx River Parkway in the northbound lane at 10:45 p.m., Sept. 28. Police searched the parkway for the wrong-way driver, but the car had apparently corrected the situation and was nowhere to be found.
Police removed fallen branches from Post Road and Kingston Road Sept. 30.

Police taped off an area around a tree leaning into a power line near the intersection of Whig and Overlook roads Sept. 30. Con Edison was notified.

Police placed caution tape on a fallen tree on Post Road and alerted the highway department for its removal Sept. 30.

Police placed caution tape on a low-hanging wire on Woods Lane and alerted Verizon Oct. 1.

A blue Porsche ran out of gas and stalled in the roadway at the intersection of Popham and Post roads Oct. 1. Police provided traffic control while the passenger of the car refueled it with a portable gas can.

Police notified the highway department and Con Edison about a dangling branch, resting on wires, over Post and Popham roads Oct. 1.

On Oct. 2, police notified Verizon about fallen wires on Woodland Place.

Police assisted a driver with a flat tire on Post Road Oct. 3.

A car ran out of gas on Heathcote Road Oct. 4. Police called a tow service for assistance.

Car accidents
A head-on, two-car collision occurred on Weaver Street at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 28. The 34-year-old Hartsdale driver of a 2020 Lexus reported she lost consciousness while driving and therefore hit, head-on, a 2019 truck driven by a 52-year-old Cortland Manor man. The driver of the Lexus was taken to Westchester Medical Center for treatment.

An 85-year-old female pedestrian, of Scarsdale, was struck by a 2020 Jeep at Oak Lane and Fenimore Road at 11:38 a.m., Sept. 28. The Jeep, driven by a 44-year-old Scarsdale woman, was in the process of making a left turn from Fenimore Road onto Oak Lane when the accident occurred.

Police directed traffic to control a backup on Popham and Garth roads that was the result of an accident on Ardsley Road, in Greenburgh, Sept. 29.

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A Brewster Road resident reported her neighbor’s roosters were making an excessive amount of noise at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 29. However, when police arrived on scene, the roosters were quiet.
Once again, a Brewster Road resident reported her neighbor’s roosters were making an excessive amount of noise at 9:00 a.m., Oct. 2. However, when police arrived on scene, the roosters were silent.
For a third time this week, a Brewster Road resident reported her neighbor’s roosters were making an excessive amount of noise around 2 p.m., Oct. 3. However, when police arrived on scene, the roosters were once again quiet.

Wildlife
After a possibly sick coyote was reported on Cooper Road Sept. 29, police alerted nearby residents to take caution. A Cooper Road resident saw the possibly sick coyote again on Sept. 30 and called police. When police arrived, the animal ran away. Police gave the resident contact information for local animal trappers.

Police received two reports of a coyote on Brewster Road Oct. 2 and one report of a coyote on coyote2Leatherstocking Lane Oct. 3.

A coyote was sighted on Taunton Road Oct. 4.

Police saw a mangy coyote, missing fur on half its body, lying near a pond on Tisdale Road Oct. 4. When police approached the animal, it ran into the woods.

Police assisted a possibly injured rabbit out of the street and into a nearby wooded area on Oakstwain Road Oct. 4.

Village code
A solicitor on Heathcote Road was told he needed a permit to solicit in the Village Oct. 1.

After neighbors complained of noise, police alerted a Saxon Woods Road family to a noise complaint Oct. 1. The family said they were celebrating a birthday and a holiday and promised to reduce the noise level. Two hours later, police received a second noise complaint and went to the house again. The family said they would remind their quests to be quieter.

An Overhill Road resident complained of loud noise from a Scarsdale Avenue business Oct. 3. Police went to the business, and the owner said he was having a grand opening party. He reduced the volume of the noise and assured police that the party was near the end.

After neighbors complained of noise, police alerted a Fenimore Road resident and the resident lowered the volume of his music Oct. 3.

Lost and found
On Sept. 29, a Carthage Road man reported losing a clip-style wallet in the Village. It contained $300 cash, credit cards and personal documents.

On Sept. 30, a Bronxville woman reported finding a watch at the high school approximately a week ago. After failing to locate the owner of the watch, the woman gave the watch to police.

Firefighters
A Stonehouse Road woman reported her grill’s propane tank would not shut off Sept. 28. Firefighters were able to shut off the propane connection for her.

On Sept. 28, firefighters assisted at a rollover car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.
Firefighters called Con Edison after finding a leaking hot water heater’s gas pipe in a Morris Lane House Sept. 28. They shut service to the house and advised called a plumber for service.

On Sept. 29, firefighters assisted at a car accident involving a pickup truck that rolled onto its roof on the Hutchinson River Parkway. The driver was able to self extricate and was not seriously injured.

On Sept. 30, firefighters assisted at a single car accident, with injuries, on the Hutchinson Rover Parkway.

A fallen wire was reported on Carthage Road and Crossway Sept. 30. Police taped off the area and alerted firefighters and Con Edison. The wire caught fire, and firefighters monitored it until a Con Edison crew arrived and made necessary repairs and removed the wire from the road.

An unusual odor coming from rubber cones alerted the management of a Saxon Woods Road care facility, and they called firefighters to investigate Sept. 30. Firefighters confirmed the source of the odor and reassured management that nothing was burning inside the building.

A gas odor in a Chase Road building was traced to a stove’s gas knob that was left partially “on” Oct. 3. Firefighters shut off the knob and ventilated the building. Con Edison examined the appliance and determined there was a defect; so they shut the gas connection. Following a check of the building, the building department was informed about the discovery of nine propane heaters stored in a dining room and several containers of used cooking oil stored at the rear of the building. As a result, the restaurant owner, responsible for the heaters, arrived on scene and removed them from the building.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Sept. 28 – Oct. 4 – and with breaking news from Oct. 7 – has been compiled from official information.

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