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blacklivesmatterStolen signs: On Oct. 27, an Old Orchard Lane resident reported that someone stole two political signs from his yard. The signs were for the Biden/Harris campaign, and the resident said he had purchased them.

On Oct. 28, a Church Lane woman reported two Black Lives Matter signs had been stolen from her yard.

On Oct. 31, a Stonehouse Road woman reported that she saw a woman walk onto her lawn and remove a Trump/Pence sign from her yard. The suspect was described as a woman in her 20s with light-colored hair, wearing a blue jacket. The suspect was reported to have placed the sign into the back of a newer-model black pickup truck and then leave the area by bicycle with another young woman. Police went to the packing lot where the pickup truck was last observed, but it was no longer there. The Stonehouse Road woman said she wished to press charges against the woman who stole her political sign, if police were able to find the woman.

Identity theft
On Oct. 26, a Huntington Avenue woman reported her Social Security number and name had been used by a person to obtain a fraudulent Small Business Administration loan in her name. The SBA was alerted.

On Oct. 27, a Meadow Road woman reported that someone used her identifying information to attempt to open a fraudulent Citibank credit card in the woman’s name.
On Oct. 29, a Richelieu Road woman reported that someone attempted to change the password on her online banking account without her permission.

Property sale
Police were called to investigate a possible property sale, being conducted out of the back of a BMW with NJ license plates, at Fox Meadow and Paddington roads Oct. 31. After speaking with the driver, police learned that resident had purchased sneakers online, and the driver was delivering them.

Suspicious call
A Brite Avenue man received a voicemail in which the caller stated he was a Covid-19 contact tracer Oct. 26. In the voicemail, the caller alleged that one of his customer’s tested positive for Covid-19, and the Brite Avenue man’s business should be closed. Follow-up with both the Westchester County department of health and the New York State department of health indicated no record of the alert. Therefore, the man was allowed to continue open operation of his business.

Civil matter
On Oct. 27, police were called to intervene in a dispute that two Harvest Drive neighbors were having over trees and plants on the property line. Police advised them to cease direct and indirect communication over the matter and to seek to handle it through the proper Village offices or civil court.

On Oct. 29, a Meadow Road woman reported she was having an ongoing issue with a Bradford Road neighbor who kept “bothering workers” on her property. Police interview determined that neither party actually crossed the property line and stepped onto the other person’s property. Police informed the woman that it was a civil matter and not a police matter because no crime had been committed. Police advised the parties to cease direct and indirect communication over the matter and to seek to handle it through the proper Village offices or civil court.

Cars and roadways
On Oct. 27, a driver ran out of gas at Post and Burgess roads. Police stood by and directed traffic while the driver waited for a tow service provider to arrive on scene and provide gasoline for refilling.

A car was parked in obstruction of a Putnam Road driveway, and police asked the driver to move it Oct. 27.

On Oct. 27, police straightened a metal identification rod attached to a fire hydrant on Hampton Road, after a passerby complained that the rod had fallen down and was obstructing pedestrians’ safety when walking on the sidewalk.

On Oct. 28, a witness reported seeing a white pickup truck with a empty trailer back into a street sign at the intersection of Garden and Oxford roads. The street sign fell over, and a passenger of the truck picked it up and removed it from the roadway.

Police moved a large pile of brush to the side of Heathcote Road and removed a trashcan from Fenimore Road to eliminate roadway obstructions Oct. 28.

A caller reported that his car was struck by a white pickup truck on Heathcote Road, which then left the scene, Oct. 30.

Police stood by until a disabled car was removed from Post Road by a tow Oct. 31.
A driver got out of her car at the intersection of Post and Heathcote roads to check if something was wrong with her driver’s side tire Oct. 31. When she tried to get back in her car, she realized she was locked out of her car, and the engine was running. Another driver called police for her, as a courtesy. Police called a tow truck company to help her unlock her car door and get back in the car to drive it away.

A Brite Avenue resident reported an unknown car was parked in her driveway Nov. 1. Police spoke with the driver, and the driver said he had accidentally arrived at the wrong address to perform scheduled work. He checked for the correct address and left the resident’s driveway.

People checking in kids for Scarsdale Little League on Mamaroneck Road placed a card table in the street Nov. 1. Police asked the people to move the table to the sidewalk.

On Nov. 1, Greenburgh police asked Scarsdale police to help locate the registered owner of a car involved in a hit-and-run accident in their jurisdiction. Police went to the house of the registered owner and observed recent damage to the car parked in the driveway. A language barrier prevented police from speaking with the elderly registered owner. Police spoke with the registered owner’s son by phone, and he said he would convey the message to his mother and assist her with contacting Greenburgh police.

A driver got a flat tire on Post Road Nov. 1. Police helped the driver move her rental car to the Village Hall parking lot to safely wait for a tow. Four hours later, the driver called police again to say she was still waiting for the tow truck. Eventually, the tow arrived, and the driver took a taxi to the rental car location.
Three car accidents were reported in the Village this week.

Noise complaints
On Oct. 27, a Crane Road homeowner complained about an unknown loud noise coming from an unknown source. Upon arrival, patrol could hear a leaf blower in use on a neighboring property. The homeowner insisted that the sound was not that of a leaf blower, so patrol circled the block and took a photo of landscapers working, to show the homeowner. Patrol advised the homeowner that leaf blowers and construction equipment are allowed to be used during the day and that the noise was not a village code violation.

A complaint of noise from a youth gathering on Garden Road was received on Oct. 30. Police went to the house, and a resident said a group of friends had just left.

After neighbors complained of noise, police advised a Tompkins Road homeowner to lower the volume of music in the backyard Oct. 31. The homeowner told police that he would tell his daughter and her friends to do so.

On November 4, the day after the election kept many up until the wee hours, Scarsdale10583 received the following from a distressed Fox Meadow reader. She said, "According to the Village noise ordinance no machines, such as leaf blowers, may be used before 8AM or after 9PM on weekdays. I was awakened at 7:30 this morning by one which continued for almost an hour."

A caller found a dog on Clarence Road Oct. 27. Police provided the caller with contact information for New Rochelle Humane Society.

Lost and found
On Oct. 30, a Hanover Road man reported he lost his wallet and driver’s license. Police issued him an official form in order to request a replacement license.

On Oct. 27, firefighters assisted with a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

On Oct. 30, firefighters assisted with a rollover car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

On Nov. 1, Brewster Road homeowners reported smoke coming from their fireplace. Firefighters examined the fireplace and observed it to be functionally normally. They advised the homeowners to call again for any future concerns.

On Nov. 1, firefighters assisted with a car accident at Mamaroneck and Stratton roads.

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

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fall6Stores burglarized: A burglary was reported from a Scarsdale Avenue business Oct. 24. According to the report, an employee arrived on scene, observed an open window and discovered that approximately $100 cash was missing from the register. Detectives are investigating.

A Christie Place business owner reported, on Oct. 24, that the store had been burglarized overnight and $150 cash had been stolen. During investigation, police found a “hammer with a broken claw” on scene.

Stolen cars
On the morning of Oct. 20, a Spier Road woman woke up to find her 2018 Audi had been stolen from her driveway overnight. She told police the car’s keys were in her gym bag, which she believed had been accidentally left near the car on her driveway.

A second incident of auto theft also was reported on Innes Road the morning of Oct. 20, following the discovery of a 2017 Audi abandoned on Innes Road following an apparent accident. The owner of the stolen car, an Innes Road resident, said she did not give anyone permission to drive the car, nor had she driven it there herself.

Check fraud
On Oct. 20, a Colonial Road resident reported a check was taken from her mailbox and cashed in another person’s name for the amount of $4,800. The resident’s bank is investigating.

Identity theft
On Oct. 22, a Benedict Road woman reported someone had fraudulently used her Bloomingdale’s card to make online purchases in excess of $3,700. She was able to cancel the purchases before any items shipped out. The creditor is following up with an investigation.

On Oct. 19, police assisted Westchester County police with a reported case of assault that involved three individuals fighting in the parking lot of Saxon Woods Golf Course. Police were able to contact the three individuals and instructed them to return to the scene for investigation by WCPD.

On Oct. 24, a Colvin Road caller alleged her sister stole a painting, belonging to her mother, from her house. The caller was unable to identify of describe the painting, but she insisted the painting had either been moved within the house or removed from the house. Patrol then spoke with the caller’s sister and mother who stated they were unaware of any paintings being moved or removed. The mother further stated that she did not believe any of her property was missing from the house. Patrol then advised the caller to develop a system to better organize and document items in the house.

Responding to a report of a man and woman arguing at Boniface Circle and Spencer Place Oct. 20, police encountered a couple who reported they were arguing over the ending of their relationship. Police advised them to find a better time and place to have their conversation, and the arguing couple left the scene.

On Oct. 25, Westchester County police advised, via hotline, that they were pursuing an individual who had failed to comply with police orders, and the individual’s car was found unoccupied behind Quaker Ridge School. Assistance from Scarsdale police was requested. Patrol responded and canvassed the area for suspects. Patrol found one suspect in a Meadow Road driveway. The suspect claimed he was staying at a nearby Meadow Road house. The homeowners of that house said the suspect neither resided there nor was a guest. WCPD notified patrol that upon a positive identification by their K9 unit, the suspect was placed under arrest. Patrol did not observe any damage to the grass at Quaker Ridge School, caused by the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

On Oct. 21, a Chase Road business owner reported a suspicious incident that occurred the previous day. According to the owner, an unknown person entered the store, shortly before closing time, to inquire about the value of a gold chain. The person was told the chain could not be valued at that time because the store’s bookkeeper had already left for the day. At that point, the person left the store and entered a gray minivan with Pennsylvania license plates, parked outside. The doors to the store were closed and locked. Shortly thereafter, a second person exited the gray minivan and attempted to enter the store. The employee said the store was closed and did not open the door. The second person then became agitated and accused the employee of lying about the store’s closing time. Then, the second person appeared to call the first person on the phone, and they both left the area in the gray minivan.

At 5:45 a.m., Oct. 20, a Kelwynne Road resident called police to report that a “person dressed as a delivery driver was knocking on his door.” He was concerned because of the early hour and did not open the door. When police arrived on scene, they observed an Amazon delivery truck leaving the street and a large package outside the resident’s front door. Everything as deemed to be in good order and the package delivery appeared to have been legitimate, despite the unusual hour.

On Oct. 24, a Mamaroneck Road caller reported that a bald white man, approximately 5'8" tall and wearing a yellow shirt and khaki shorts, walked through his property without permission. The caller advised he spoke with the man and was told that he walked through the property because there was no sidewalk. The reported the matter to police.
On Oct. 25, a Scarsdale Avenue caller reported that she just closed her business for the day and observed a man sitting reclined in a car, parked across the street from her business. The caller reported he was watching her and on the phone. The caller believed this to be suspicious and did not feel comfortable. Patrol responded and noticed the vehicle parked opposite the listed address in the permit-only parking lot. Upon patrol’s arrival, the vehicle left the permit-only parking lot and legally parked in front of the listed address. The driver exited the car and walked north on Scarsdale Ave past the caller’s place of business. Patrol did not deem this to be suspicious activity.

Civil matters
On Oct. 23, a caller advised that movers would be arriving at a Spier Road house to perform a cleanout. The caller also advised her two brothers were on scene and she requested they leave at noon, before the movers arrive at 1 p.m. The caller said she was the executor of the estate. Patrol spoke with one of the brothers, who advised that he and his brother, who had already left the house, have been helping their sister during the process and were granted access to the property. He produced a recent letter from an attorney, which granted him access to the property. The letter outlined that he had permission to assist with the preparation and valuation of the property before sale. Since no cause was shown to prove that he was not allowed to remain on the scene, patrol advised him that his sister wished him to not get involved with the moving company and to stay out of their way while they are working. He said he had no intention to interfere and only wished to help his sister with the process. There was no reason to believe that the brother had any ill intentions with any of the contents of the home. The caller was advised of this. She was aware of and acknowledged the letter in question and did not request anything further. Both parties were advised that any future disagreement involving the property or its contents would have to be handled in civil court.

Heathcote Road neighbors called police over a matter involving trees near the property line that were in danger of falling over Oct. 23. The neighbors were able to work the matter out through conversation.

Cars and roadways
A Carstensen Road woman reported a truck backing out of her driveway struck a stone post and broke it in half Oct. 19. She did not witness the incident, but it was captured by a neighbor’s video surveillance camera. Police looked at the footage but were unable to discern the truck’s license plate number or other identifying information.

Police asked the owner of a trailer parked on School Lane to move it to a different location in order to increase traffic flow and maintain a safe roadway Oct. 19. Police helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street Oct. 20.

On Oct. 20, a driver reported the mirror of his car had been struck by a passing car and broke, while the car was parked on Griffen Avenue.

On Oct. 20, police advised the highway department that a crosswalk sign at Brewster and Fenimore roads was on the ground and needed to be replaced.
Police removed a garbage bag from Post Road and contacted the highway department to pick up spilled litter Oct. 20.

Police asked workers to move their cars from Park Road and park in a more organized fashion because they was causing traffic congestion Oct. 21 and 23.

On Oct. 21, a caller reported finding envelopes on a parking machine on East Parkway. Police examined the envelopes, noted they were empty and discarded them.

On Oct. 21, a caller reported seeing the same car pass by his residence for a fourth time. The description of the vehicle was a white hatchback, possibly a Subaru. Shortly thereafter, the caller called back to notify police that he realized he knew the driver of the vehicle. The driver was reported to be a friend who was trying to surprise the caller and kept circling because the caller could be seen by the door.

After a neighbor complained, police placed a note on the windshield of a legally parked car on Montrose Road Oct. 21. The note asked the driver to leave more room near the caller’s driveway, as a courtesy, in the future.

Checking out a report of two people sleeping in a parked car on Fox Meadow Road Oct. 23, police discovered two people sitting in a car talking. They said they were area workers taking a lunch break in the car.

Police assisted a driver with a disabled car on Popham Road after 1 a.m., Oct. 24. The driver’s husband asked police to leave the car safely parked in the Village, so he could address the problem and remove the car when he finished work at 7 a.m. that day.

On Oct. 25, police informed the highway department about a damaged parking sign on Overhill Road.

A parked Mercedes was blocking traffic flow on Brook Lane Oct. 25. Police asked the driver to move the car.

One car accident was officially reported in the Village this week.

Village code
On Oct. 21, a Crane Road woman reported hearing a saw in operation, daily since April. She believed the saw was located at a neighboring house, possibly on Woodland Place. She said the saw was being used during permissible hours, but she found the noise to be disturbing because of its frequency.

On Oct. 21, police advised a solicitor on Cushman Road that he needed a permit to solicit in the Village.

A generator was running at a Dolma Road construction site at 7:30 a.m., Oct. 22.

Police advised the workers of the permissible start times for construction work, and the workers turned off the generator.

A caller complained of noise coming from Davis Park Oct. 23. Police observed the noise there and found it to be reasonable. Police advised the dance instructor there to lower the volume as a courtesy, and she complied.

On Oct. 24, police advised workers on a Manor Lane job site to refrain from using power tools outside of permissible hours, as per Village code.

A noise complaint prompted a Sycamore Road woman to turn off party music at a small gathering at 11:30 p.m., Oct. 24.

Lost and found
On Oct. 19, a passerby found a wallet on Chase Road and gave it to police. Police were unable to contact the owner and vouchered the wallet for safekeeping.

On Oct. 22, a person reported losing a chain on the platform of the Scarsdale train station. Police called MTA police who contacted the man to handle the report.

A Village resident lost a set of keys somewhere in Village center Oct. 23. She reported the matter to police in case the keys were found. Police advised her to change her locks in the meantime.

On Oct. 19, firefighters assisted at a car accident on Fenimore Road.

On Oct. 22, firefighters traced a burning odor in a Richbell Road house to a phone charger wire that had overheated and melted. Firefighters checked the breaker, which had tripped. Firefighters left the breaker in the "off" position and advised the resident to have the breaker and outlet checked by an electrician.

On Oct. 22, a power line was down and burning outside the Scarsdale Woman’s Club on Drake Road. Con Edison was dispatched, and firefighters stabilized the scene while standing by for arrival.

On Oct. 23, firefighters detected minor carbon monoxide and gas readings in a Brewster Road house, caused when the oven reached high temperatures. Con Edison was notified and advised the homeowner to call a repair service.

On Oct. 24, a plastic drinking straw came in contact with a dishwasher’s heating element and partially melted, emitting a burning odor in a Brewster Road house. The homeowner was advised.

Firefighters assisted with a rollover car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway Oct. 25.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Oct. 19-25 has been compiled from official information.

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UnknownTrespassing: A Cushman Road woman reported that while she was in the shower, Oct. 7, an Amazon food delivery driver entered her house without permission to deliver her Whole Foods grocery order. A camera shows the delivery personnel walking three bags of groceries to the door, looking inside the house through the window, and then entering the house to bring the bags inside. They remained inside the house for approximately one to two minutes before leaving empty-handed.

Robbery and Assault
On October 11th, 2020 Greenburgh Police officers responded to the McDonald’s Restaurant located at 407 North Central Avenue in Hartsdale for a report of a male stealing food from behind the counter. The male assaulted two McDonald’s employees during the incident and fled the restaurant. No weapon was used during the commission of the crime. An investigation conducted by members of the Greenburgh Police Department’s Detective Division and Street Crime Unit resulted in the arrest of Cornelius Mantel, age 20 of Crosshill Road in Hartsdale on October 12. Mr. Mantle was charged with one count of Robbery in the second degree and two counts of Assault in the third degree. He was arraigned at Greenburgh Town Court and released.

Stolen iPad
A man reported that an iPad belonging to another person was stolen out of his car while the car was parked on Harwood Court Oct. 6.

Stolen political signs
On Oct. 11, a Stonehouse Road woman reported that two “Trump” campaign signs had been stolen from her yard on two separate occasions. She requested extra ridebys from police to prevent it from happening again.

Car break-in
On Oct. 11, an Obry Road resident reported someone entered her unlocked, parked car overnight and tossed around the contents of the center console, leaving console items on the front seat. Nothing was reported missing.

On Oct. 11, a Madison Road man reported his unlocked, parked car had been entered overnight. Approximately $50 in cash and personal documents were stolen.

Identity theft
On Oct. 7, a Crossway resident reported that someone fraudulently applied for a credit union mortgage in his name.

On Oct. 7, a Huntington Avenue man reported that someone fraudulently attempted to open an American Express credit card in his name and also applied for two fraudulent Small Business Administration loans in his name. None of the fraudulent attempts were successful.

Check fraud
On Oct. 9, a Coralyn Road resident reported someone altered a check he had originally written in 2018 and deposited this fraudulent check into an unknown account. As a result, the resident suffered a financial loss of $6,400. The resident is following up with his bank.

A Post Road resident reported he was scammed out of $4,400, following a fraudulent call in which a caller pretended to be a security expert from Apple Care, alerting the resident about alleged hackers who had infiltrated his home security system, Oct. 8. The caller told the resident to purchase cash gift cards and reveal the numbers on the backs of the cards in order to pay for the caller to “remove the hackers” from the resident’s home security network. After the resident twice purchased cash cards and gave the numbers to the caller, he became suspicious and called Apple Care. When Apple Care said they had no record of the security breach or incident, the resident called police.

Domestic matter
Police were called to a Greenacres house at 4 a.m., Oct. 6, because a woman was arguing with her daughter. By the time police arrived, the matter had been resolved, and both parties agreed to go to sleep.

Criminal contempt
On Oct. 5, police arrested Jason Gordon, 44, of Scarsdale, on misdemeanor charges of second-degree criminal contempt and endangering the welfare of a child. He is accused of violating an active stay away order of protection issued by Scarsdale Village Justice Court on Oct. 1.

Hypodermic needle
On Oct. 5, a Bradley Road resident found a capped hypodermic needle on his property. Police picked it up and took it to Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps for proper disposal. Police are increasing patrols in the area due to the increase of hypodermic needles littered on the ground in certain parts of the Village.

A Lyons Road woman called police to report a confrontation with an unknown man and his dog occurred outside her property Oct. 11. According to the woman, the man and his dog were standing at the edge of her yard when she retuned home. While pulling into her driveway, she advised the man to get off her property. She alleged that the man began yelling at her at that pointing, stating the first 10 feet of the yard were public property and therefore he had a right to be there. She said when the man started to walk away, she followed him in her car “to see where he was going” before abandoning her pursuit at Davis Park. Police advised her to not follow people in her car and to avoid future interactions with the man. Police told her to instead call police, rather than taking a matter into her own hands. Police checked Davis Park, in order to speak with the man, but he was already gone.

Lock out
A woman accidentally locked her keys, phone and dog inside her parked car on Spencer Place Oct. 6. The dog was not showing any signs of distress and had adequate ventilation due to a partially open sunroof. The woman said she had forgotten her husband’s cell phone number and was unable to contact him to bring a spare key. Police used a database to look up the husband’s cell phone number. The woman alerted her husband and he arrived on scene with a spare key.

Wrong car
On Oct. 8, New Rochelle police called Scarsdale police to assist with a report of a white Range Rover, allegedly stolen from a Weaver Street location and driven to a Franklin Road address, according to data received by the car’s tracking technology. Scarsdale police went to the Franklin Road address and found the car parked in the driveway. The homeowner said she accidentally got into that particular car and drove it home, mistakenly leaving her own car at the Weaver Street location. Police notified New Rochelle police who sent the owners to Franklin Road to retrieve their car, while the Franklin Road homeowner went back to the Weaver Street location to retrieve her own car. After interviewing all parties, police determined there was no probable cause to suggest criminal intent.

Cars and roadways
On Oct. 6, police helped a woman cross Weaver Street safely.

Police adjusted a traffic light at Drake Road after it was reported to be hanging askew Oct. 6.

A manhole cover got dislodged on Murray Hill Road Oct. 6. Police put the cover back in place and set up traffic cones around the cover. The highway department was alerted.

On Oct. 7, an ambulance driven by a Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps EMT accidentally backed into a tree while responding to a call on Paddington Road.

On Oct. 7, police notified utility providers about low-hanging wires on Woods Lane. Police remind the utility providers about the matter again on Oct. 9.

Police removed fallen phone wires from Lee Road and notified Verizon Oct. 8.

A sideswipe accident involving a Scarsdale school bus and an oversized vehicle occurred on Post Road Oct. 8. The bus was carrying three teenage students. There were no reported injuries.

Police noticed a parked car on East Parkway, with its driver’s window completely rolled down Oct. 9. Police attempted to notify the registered owner, who lived in Greenburgh, but the attempts were unsuccessful.

Police directed traffic around a disabled car on East Parkway and Christie Place, while the car received a jump-start from a family member’s car, Oct. 10.

According to a witness, a car struck a stop sign at Weaver Street and Crossway and then left the scene Oct. 10. Patrol set up a temporary stop sign and alerted the highway department for replacement.

On Oct. 11, police notified Verizon about a low hanging wire over Leatherstocking Lane.

Civil matter
A Freightway Road business called police alleging a former employee showed up and was refusing to leave Oct. 10. The employee told police he came to the business to pick up his last paycheck, which was due to him. The manager of the business said he would instead mail the check to the former employee because he did not want interaction with the former employee on scene.

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A Brewster Road woman reported that a neighbor’s roosters were being loud and disturbing her participation in a Zoom meeting Oct. 5. Police went to the scene and did not see or hear any domesticated fowl making noise.

A Brewster Road resident reported hearting chickens making noise outside Oct. 9. Police went to the scene and did not see or hear any domesticated fowl making noise.

Police received a similar unfounded complaint Oct. 11.

On Oct. 8, an Autenreith Road resident reported a coyote had been sunning itself in her yard for approximately two hours. Police observed the coyote, which was not showing any obvious signs of sickness or injury. Police provided the resident with contact numbers for local animal trappers.

coyote2A Taunton Road homeowner also reported seeing a coyote in her yard Oct. 8. Police provided her with contact numbers for animal trappers.

Village code
Police issued a warning to a Franklin Road resident who was draining pool water into the street in violation of village code Oct. 5.

Following up on loud music complaints after midnight, Oct. 10, police notified two Seneca Road residents who were hosting small gatherings to keep the noise level down.

On Oct. 10, a Whig Road girl said she invited friends over while her mother was out to dinner and she had her mother’s permission to do so. However, a neighbor called police because the girl and her friends were playing loud music. Police went to the house and told the girl to turn down the music. The girl offered to send her friends home as well. Police also spoke with the mother, who said she would talk to her daughter after she got home.

Lost and found
On Oct. 5, police received a driver’s license in the mail. They tracked down the owner and took the license to her address.

A wallet was found on East Parkway Oct. 6. Police located contact information for the Bronx owner and notified him. The owner came to headquarters to pick up the wallet.

A piece of jewelry was found on Depot Place Oct. 6. The passerby who found it gave it to police for safekeeping.

A bicyclist found an iPhone on Sprague Road while riding his bike and gave it to police for safekeeping Oct. 9.

On Oct. 5, firefighters shut off a gas dryer connection in a Mamaroneck Road house due to gas odor. They contacted Con Edison for further investigation.

On Oct. 8, firefighters assisted with a disabled Toyota Camry, in which the motor was smoking, on the Hutchinson River Parkway. They used water to cool off a hot spot in the engine compartment due to a possible wiring malfunction.

On Oct. 11, a Brookby Road resident was unable to get heat in her house. Firefighters changed batteries in the thermostat, and this action corrected the problem.

On Oct. 12, a reported gas odor in a Dolma Road house prompted firefighters to call Con Edison. Con Edison identified some gas leaks in the heat piping and shut down affected valves. The caretaker of the house was advised about how to best remedy the problem.

On Oct. 12, firefighters received a report of a wheelchair-bound woman whose wheelchair got trapped under a desk in Fox Meadow. Firefighters used equipment to lift the desk, which released the wheelchair and set the woman free. The woman was evaluated by Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

On Oct. 12, firefighters assisted at a rollover car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Oct. 5-11 has been compiled from official information.

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potsnpansPedestrian struck: An 83-year-old pedestrian was struck by a 2017 Volkswagen in the intersection of Popham and Garth roads Oct. 17. The driver of the car was attempting to make a left turn onto Popham Road from Depot Place, when she struck the pedestrian, who was crossing in the crosswalk while the “walk” signal was illuminated. He suffered a hand laceration and was taken to White Plains Hospital Center. The 38-year-old Scarsdale driver was issued a summons for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian.

Cigarette money
On Oct. 16, the owner of 7-Eleven called police to report having an issue with a customer who still had not paid for cigarettes taken from the store more than a week ago. The customer said he was not happy with 7-11’s credit card policy. He advised that when he took the cigarettes, he had been asked to provide the last four digits of his credit card number. The owner said this policy was for the safety of the customers, to reduce fraud. However, the customer did not want to do this for the cigarette transaction and simply left the store with the cigarettes in hand. While police were on scene, the customer paid for the previously taken cigarettes. At that time, the owner advised the customer that he was no longer welcome in the store.

A Lyft driver called police to report he was having a dispute with a passenger who refused to properly wear a mask at Stratton Road and Weaver Street Oct. 15. When police got to the scene, officers observed both the driver and the passenger wearing masks. The passenger said she wears a mask “all day at work, and while it may have dropped below her nose once, she has been correctly wearing it for the entire ride.” Both parties agreed to continue the ride with proper mask protocols in place.

A Huntington Avenue mother reported her son’s $600 iPhone was stolen from Greenacres School playground Oct. 17.

A Fox Meadow Road mother reported her son’s $400 blue Trek bicycle had been stolen from outside their house Oct. 18.

Identity theft
A Brite Avenue man reported someone had filed a fraudulent unemployment claim in his name Oct. 14.

On Oct. 16, a Boulevard man reported someone used his personal information to fraudulently open a Verizon cell phone account. More than $820 worth of charges had accumulated, and Verizon’s fraud department required a police report to begin the process of eliminating the charges.

A daughter reported that her elderly father had been the victim of an Internet phishing scam and as a result of the scam, a FedEx package might be arriving at a Johnson Road address. The daughter asked police to check the house to see if a package had arrived. No package was observed. Police contacted the homeowner and asked her to report the delivery of any packages that did not belong to her.

Men on the property
A Fenimore Road resident reported seeing two men in her backyard, moving her trampoline around the yard without her permission, Oct. 12. She told police that the men eventually placed the trampoline back in its original location and walked away into her neighbor’s yard. Police spoke with the neighbor who said that the men were supposed to pick up a trampoline but mistakenly went to the wrong address first.

On Oct. 13, a Crossway man reported that an unknown man rang his doorbell at approximately 4:30 p.m., Oct. 12, and then tried to open the storm door. Police advised him to notify police as soon as such an incident occurs in the future, so that police can best investigate the matter.

Private property
On Oct. 13, a caller reported a BMW suspiciously parked in a Secor Road parking lot. Police spoke to the driver who said he was there to conduct an Internet exchange. Police advised him he was on private property and to relocate the exchange to a public location.

Two men were reportedly screaming at a tennis instructor and his students at Wayside Lane tennis courts Oct. 15. After police spoke with all involved parties, it became clear that both the men and the tennis instructor had documented reservations from the recreation department to use the courts at the same time. Police advised all parties that the overlapping schedules must have been issued in error. The men and the instructor were advised to contact the recreation department the next day for follow-up. Once the lessons finished, the men were able to use the last hour of their two-hour reservation.

On Oct. 16, a Pinecrest Road man told police he was on the phone with his wife and heard her scream for an unknown reason. Police went to the house to check on the wife. She said she was ok. She advised she had screamed because she suddenly noticed her washing machine was overflowing into the basement, and it startled her.

On Oct. 13, police received a call from Toronto police asking Scarsdale police to make contact with a Johnson Road resident. The resident was instructed to contact Toronto detectives to discuss a case involving alleged harassment. The resident was also advised to stop making contact with the person who had filed a report with Toronto police.
At the request of a homeowner, police locked an unlocked Putnam Road house while the homeowner was away, Oct. 17.

A Heathcote Road resident dialed 911 and told the emergency operator he was just “testing a new phone line” Oct. 14.

Cars and roadways
Police notified Verizon about low-hanging wires on Woods Lane Oct. 12.
A jogger reported that a taxi almost struck him at East Parkway and Popham Road Oct. 13. Police attempted to reach out to the driver, but was unable to do so.
A windstorm-severed branch was resting on branches in another tree, overhanging Wynmor Road Oct. 13. Police closed the road to traffic and asked one car owner to move a parked car out of danger. Police also notified the highway department to address the hazard.
Police asked a driver to move a car parked too close to a fire hydrant in the vicinity of Overhill and Popham roads Oct. 14.
On Oct. 15, a caller reported a black Audi has been seen speeding on Claremont Road every afternoon. Police organized stepped up monitoring of the area as a result.
Police conducted traffic control while a motorist with a disable car awaited a tow in a blind curve at Heathcote and Kelwynne roads Oct. 15.
While investigating a report of a suitcase in the street on Harvest Drive Oct. 16, police actually found a paper shredder in the street. The homeowner who placed it there confirmed it had been put outside for bulk waste pickup.
On Oct. 16, police asked the construction site driver of a backhoe to move the equipment away from a neighbor’s driveway because it was obstructing entry and exit.
A car ran out of gas on River Road, at the entrance onto Bronx River Parkway, and police called a tow service to bring gasoline so the car could get started again Oct. 16.
On Oct. 18, police advised the highway department about a dead skunk on Post Road, for pickup, and two potholes on Fox Meadow Road, for repair.
Four car accidents were reported in the Village this week.

Civil matter
On Oct. 13, a Rochambeau Road woman reported a moving company recently transported her daughter’s belongings to a new residence out of state, and upon unpacking the belongings, it was discovered that some of the items were missing. Police advised her it was a civil matter, and she should contact the moving company to track down the items.

A Saxon Woods Road employer asked police to document that an employee who was just terminated that day allegedly spoke in a an “aggressive manner” with the manager Oct. 13. No threats were made by the former employee.

Multiple callers reported seeing approximately 50 teens on bicycles disrupting traffic on Heathcote Bypass Oct. 17. The cyclists were gone by the time police arrived on scene.

Village code
After a neighbor complained of noise, police advised a Saxon Woods Road resident that people at his house were talking and laughing at a level of volume that, while normal, disturbed a neighbor Oct. 15. The resident offered to keep the noise level low out of consideration to his neighbor.

On Oct. 17, a neighbor complained that a Walworth Avenue family was being too loud. Police went to the scene and noted family members were involved in conversation outdoors. They advised the family members of the complaint, and the family said they would go inside out of consideration for the neighbor.

Later that night, Oct. 17, police were again called to the Walworth Avenue house. The family said they did not think it was in violation of Village code to be talking outdoors. Police advised them that since their conversation could be heard from the street, it was too loud and was, in fact, a violation. The family agreed to go inside but said their neighbor had banged pots and pans and harassed them. Police spoke with the neighbor who admitted to banging pots and pans. She said she did it to get their attention, so they would quiet down and she’d be able to put her children to sleep. Police advised her to refrain from such activity especially since she had already called police to handle it.

Lost and found
Police found a wallet near Hyatt Field and gave it to police Oct. 12. Since the wallet had an AAA membership card, police contacted AAA in an attempt to reach the owner. AAA said they would make contact with the owner and instruct her to contact police to retrieve her wallet. The wallet contained cash and six cards, including membership and gift cards.

A passerby found a credit card at Cooper and Mamaroneck roads Oct. 12. Police were not able to identify contact information for the owner, and they vouchered them card for safekeeping.

On Oct. 14, firefighters assisted at a car accident at Post and Edgewood roads.

On Oct. 14, firefighters helped Hamilton Road residents with a malfunctioning steam boiler by adding water. They advised the resident to contact a plumber and have the unit serviced if the problem persisted.

On Oct. 16, firefighters assisted at a car accident at Saxon Woods Road and Black Birch Lane.

On Oct. 17, they assisted at a one-car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.
Later, on Oct. 17, firefighters also assisted at a four-car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Oct. 12-18 has been compiled from official information.

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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. 

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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