Sunday, Jan 17th

Last updateThu, 14 Jan 2021 9am

You are here: Home Section Table Today's News
first
  
last
 
 
start
stop
first
  
last
 
 
start
stop

golfbagsHarassment: A person, who owns a business, walked into headquarters Sept. 24 and reported receiving threatening emails and calls from a former employee for a period of three weeks. The former employee allegedly resigned in July. According to the person, the former employee has issued false claims against the company. While the human resources department was investigating these claims, the former employee called again and “apologized profusely” for making such claims. The former employee also allegedly “trashed his office,” located in Manhattan, when he resigned. The person told police he hoped these issues would go away after the former employee left the company. On Sept 10, however, the former employee sent several emails threatening to ruin the person’s life in retribution and “come to Scarsdale.” The former employee also called the person “a piece of sh**.” Police are following up.

Drug paraphernalia
On Sept. 21, a Sycamore Road resident reported finding a purple gym bag with a marijuana grinder, a glass bong, a lighter and rolling papers in Corell Park. There was no identifying information on the bag. Police photographed the paraphernalia and vouchered it as evidence.

A capped hypodermic needle was found in bushes on Greenacres Avenue Sept. 25. Patrol gave the needle to Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps for safe disposal.

Stolen
Five bags of golf clubs were reported stolen from Secor Road Sept. 24. The report was received from a caller who stated he was on his way to Cortland Manor to track down the stolen items. Police advised the caller to stop, come to headquarters and file a formal report, which did not happen.

Identity theft
On Sept. 21, a Coralyn Road woman reported two unauthorized charges from Dell, in August, appeared on her credit card statement. The charges totaled over $1,300 combined. She informed Dell and her creditor that the charges were fraudulent.

On Sept. 25, a Murray Hill Road man reported his name and ID information were used to collect fraudulent unemployment payments.

On Sept. 27, a Brite Avenue reported receiving a notice that an unpaid Sprint account totaling more than $6,000 in overdue charges was being sent to collections. The woman, however, never opened an account with Sprint, and the account was fraudulent. She reported the matter to police for follow-up with Sprint.

Fraudulent check
On Sept. 26, a Jefferson Road resident reported he was issued a fraudulent check in the amount of $2,900.

Bus
On Sept. 21, a bus driver reported having a dispute with an “unruly passenger” who did not want to pay his fare. The passenger exited the bus and began walking south on Post Road before police arrived.

Bicycle
A bike parked in bushes on Chateaux Circle was determined to belong to a youth resident who lived there Sept. 25.

Car break-ins
On Sept. 21, a Bell Road resident reported three of his unlocked, parked cars had been entered and tossed the previous night. Nothing was reported missing.

Help
Police helped arrange a courtesy transport to the Scarsdale Train Station for a shirtless man who was reported to be walking home on Post Road Sept. 22

Public health
Police received a complaint about people not following social distancing and mask guidelines at an outdoor baseball or softball game on Heathcote Road fields Sept. 27. Police spoke with the person in charge of the tournament and advised him of the complaint. He said he would make his way around the fields and advise players and spectators to adhere to the Governor’s executive orders.

Cars and roadways
A car with Connecticut plates was parked in a private Weaver Street parking lot for approximately one week, according to a report made on Sept. 21. Police called CT police to attempt to notify the owner, and the advised the Weaver Street caller to arrange for the car to be towed if needed. Posting “no parking” signs in the parking lot was also recommended.

On Sept. 22, police removed a large rock from Meadow Road.

Because of repeated accidents in the area, police put two temporary stop signs on Brite Avenue.

Illegally parked cars were moved to different locations on Potter Road, following police instructions, Sept. 24.

Police directed traffic around a disabled car at Post and Mamaroneck roads, while the driver waited for a tow, Sept. 25.

Police notified Verizon about a fallen phone wire on Tunstall Road Sept. 27.
A car was parked on Freightway Road with its driver’s window fully rolled down Sept. 27. It did not appear as if there were any signs of criminality. Police reached out to Eastchester police in an attempt to alert the owner.

Two car accidents were reported in the Village this week. Three other car accidents occurred, but the drivers did not request official reports.

Village code
Police dispersed kids hanging out in cars from the pool parking lot on Mamaroneck Road Sept. 22.

Neighbors complained about noise from a party on Fox Meadow Road at around 10:30 p.m., Sept. 22.

A man was found going through people’s garbage and recycling to find and remove cans and bottles Sept. 22. Police advised him that residents complained, and he said he would discontinue the pickup.

Police dispersed kids from Heathcote School grounds and the area near Greenacres School, after dark, Sept. 25.

Neighbors complained about noise from a Greenacres Avenue back deck around 10:30 p.m., Sept. 22.

Police issued a landscaper a summons for using a gas-powered blower on Mamaroneck Road Sept. 26.

A Wildwood Road homeowner turned off music playing at her daughter’s birthday celebration after a neighbor complained Sept. 26.

Animals
After a Foxhall Road homeowner reported seeing a red fox in the yard, police provided the homeowner with contact information for local animal trappers Sept. 24.

A distraught Brite Avenue caller reported her cat’s head was stuck in a dishwasher and she was afraid the cat could be decapitated Sept. 25. While on the phone with police, a family member of the caller was able to free the cat without causing any injuries.

A Brewster Road neighbor complained of noise from a resident’s pet roosters Sept. 25, Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. Police went to the scene and did not hear any rooster noises – only the songs of native birds.

Firefighters
On Sept. 22, firefighters were called by Fairview fire department to perform mutual aide for a grease fire on a grill in that jurisdiction. However, while on their way to the call, Fairview fire department cancelled the request.

Firefighters assisted at a car accident on Chase Road Sept. 23.

On Sept 24, they assisted as a car accident involving a car and the guardrail on Hutchinson River Parkway.

A Dobbs Terrace resident smelled gas inside her house and called the fire department Sept. 24. Firefighters discovered the stove’s igniter was not lighting right away, causing some gas to be released into the house. Firefighters advised the resident and ventilated the house.

On Sept. 25, firefighters assisted at a car accident involving a car and a bicycle at Popham and Garth roads. Firefighters stabilized the scene and helped paramedics attend to the 43-year-old male bicycle rider, who was conscious and breathing following the accident.

Firefighters called Con Edison to follow up on a reported gas odor inside a Fox Meadow Road temple Sept. 27.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Sept. 21-27 has been compiled from official information.

scarsdalesecuritylogo 1 1This police report is sponsored by Scarsdale Security who does more than just security. Contact them about remote video for your home or business. Call 914-722-2200 or visit their websiteThis police report is sponsored by Scarsdale Security who does more than just security. Contact them about remote video for your home or business. Call 914-722-2200 or visit their website

squashArrested: On Sept. 15, police arrested Duncan Anukwue, 25, of Brooklyn, on charges of criminal impersonation and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident. According to police, Anukwue was involved in a hit and run car accident, with property damage only, on Dec. 4, 2019. He is accused of using the personal identifying information of a 33-year-old New Jersey man to portray himself in order to avoid being summoned for the traffic violation. On Sept. 9, 2020, the New Jersey man reported the matter to Scarsdale police. Following his arraignment, Anukwue was released with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court, returnable Sept. 30.

Stolen
On Sept. 14, a Graham Road resident reported that she noticed several items were missing from her household following a move from Massachusetts to Scarsdale that occurred in July. Among the missing items were $200 cash and $650 worth of kitchen equipment.

On Sept. 15, a Greenacres Ave. resident reported her bicycle was stolen from a rack near Hartsdale train station. Police referred her to Greenburgh police.

On Sept. 19, a Harwood Court flower shop reported two 30-inch tan decorative wreaths, valued at $400 combined, were stolen from the building exterior.

Car break-ins
A box of surgical masks and fifty cents in coin were stolen from an unlocked, parked car on Roosevelt Place overnight Sept. 19 into Sept. 20.

Car registration papers, insurance documents and $5.00 cash were stolen from an unlocked, parked car on Barry Road overnight Sept. 19 into Sept. 20.

Harassment
On Sept. 14, a Meadow Road man reported that he received a call from an unknown person who was irritated over receiving numerous alleged hang-up calls from the man’s number over the past three days. The unknown person peppered his complaint call with profanities. Police called the unknown person and advised that the man might have mistakenly called the person’s number, possibly due to a phone error. Police advised both parties to block each other’s numbers in order to stop the inadvertent calls. While attempting to block the unknown person’s number, the man’s phone accidentally called the number twice. The man let police known in case the caller reported receiving additional calls.

Neighbors
A Brambach Road resident reported a person was trespassing on his property, and possibly picking up an item from the ground, Sept. 14. Upon investigation, it became clear that the reported trespasser was actually a neighbor’s nanny who entered the property to retrieve a squash that had fallen from its vine and rolled into the resident’s yard. The resident asked police to remind the neighbor and the neighbor’s nanny to seek permission before entering the resident’s property.

A Meadow Road woman reported that a neighbor was attempting to pay construction workers performing a job on her property to leave before the job was finished Sept. 15. Police spoke with both parties and reminded them that permitted work could be done during allowable hours. If any work was being performed outside of the allowable time period, the parties were advised to call police to settle the matter, rather than taking it into their own hands. Later, on Sept. 16, the neighbor reported that construction workers were crossing over her property while walking to the resident’s job site. Police advised the resident to make sure her workers know to not enter her neighbor’s yard for shortcuts and instead use the public roadway.

Missing son
Around 6 p.m., Sept. 16, Fox Meadow parents called police to report that their son was missing. On Sept. 15, their son left home around 8 a.m. At around 5 p.m. that day, their son called to report he was in Philadelphia. At 12:30 a.m., Sept. 16, the parents received a call from a third party stating their son was going to be staying in Pennsylvania for the night. The parents did not hear anything further from their son and began contacting police departments in Philadelphia in an attempt to find him. They also contacted Scarsdale police. While police were speaking with the parents, the son called his parents. He said he needed assistance in getting home from Philadelphia.

Man without shoes
A Harvest Drive woman reported a man without shoes was walking on her street and sitting on the curb in front of her house Sept. 16. Police spoke with the man and learned he is a resident who frequently takes walks in the neighborhood while talking on the phone.

Kids
A caller reported middle school aged kids were yelling profanities at younger children near Edgewood School around 4:45 p.m., Sept. 15. Police arrived on scene, but the kids had already left.

Suspicious
A Southwoods Lane woman reported a man walked onto her property and her neighbor’s property yesterday and took pictures of both houses. She felt it was suspicious.

People outside with flashlights on Fox Meadow Road at 8 p.m., Sept. 19, were determined to be looking for their puppy.

A caller reported seeing men pouring liquid from a red canister near the entrance to the school Sept. 23. Police went to the scene and determined the men were school custodians cleaning the steps.

Accidents
On Sept. 17, a 2017 Volkswagen SUV drove through a garage door on Mercer Court house and struck the back wall of the garage. The female driver said she thought the car was in park and began to exit it, when she suddenly realized the car was continuing to move forward. In an effort to strongly apply the brake, she accidentally stepped on the gas, causing the car to propel forward at a high rate of speed and crash into the structure. The driver complained of knee pain and was transported to White Plains Hospital Center by Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Firefighters stood by for a tow, de-energized the freezer and checked wall to evaluate its structural integrity. It was determined that a refrigerator was also struck. The building department was called to the scene to check the building.

On Sept. 17, a 2016 Audi driven by an 84 year-old woman jumped the curb on East Parkway and struck a building wall in front of Chase Bank. Minor damage was caused, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters stood by for a tow and cleaned up spilled automotive fluids. The driver said she was distracted by the hand gestures of another motorist.

On Sept. 20, a 2005 Mercury Sable and a 2015 Porsche 911 convertible crashed head-on at Church and Rectory lanes. The male driver of the Porsche was stable; he had head lacerations and was not pinned inside his car. He was able to exit the car on his own. The female driver of the Mercury had her lower extremities pinned in the dashboard and pedal area, with fractures to both lower extremities. Batteries were cut on both vehicles prior to operations. Using a dash lift and roll and Hurst tools, firefighters went to work on both the driver and passenger sides of the Mercury. They began to remove the roof, doors and glass. The driver was stabilized by a police officer and covered with a blanket while Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps medics treated her. Once the car was opened up, the dash was lifted then rolled. The driver’s seat back was cut, and the driver was lowered and slid onto a backboard before being transferred to a stretcher. She was transported to Westchester Medical Center. Firefighters remained on scene to clean up. Police conducted an investigation of the accident.

Two other car accidents were reported this week.

Cars and roadways
On Sept. 14, police informed Verizon about a low-hanging wire on Popham Road.

Police provided traffic control around a disabled car on Wilmot Road until a tow arrived Sept. 14.

Police applied caution tape to low-hanging wires on Brewster Road Sept. 15.

Police set up flares around a disabled vehicle on Post Road while the driver waited for a tow Sept. 16.

A Brittany Close resident reported a bus blocking the road Sept. 16. The bus driver said the bus was having mechanical problems and would be moved shortly.

Patrol helped a woman change a flat tire on Morris Lane Sept. 16.

The driver of a landscaping truck parked on Post Road was asked to move the truck Sept. 17.

Police removed fallen branches from Lyons Road Sept. 18.

Police notified a cable utility provider about a fallen cable wire on Cohawney Road Sept. 19.

One car was repossessed in the Village this week.

Pandemic restrictions
Kids were observed on Scarsdale High School grounds, playing in several groups and not wearing masks, Sept. 16. Police made a note to inform school district administration.

Village code
Police issued a summons to a landscaper using a gas-powered leaf blower on Catherine Road Sept. 16.

Animals and fowl
A Brewster Road resident complained of noise from roosters at 9 a.m., Sept. 18. Police went to the scene and heard no rooster noises. The roosters’ owner said he would put the roosters inside their enclosure if they started to be noisy.

On Sept. 20, a passerby reported that a squirrel was inside a Garth Road business, allegedly “destroying the store.” Police arrived on scene and saw neither the squirrel on site nor any evidence of destruction. They did, however, find, an animal trap inside the store. A note was made for dispatch to notify the storeowner.

Lost and found
A Hamilton Road resident reported a lost license plate Sept. 14.

A Garden Road resident reported losing her Filipino passport somewhere in the Village Sept. 15.

A Sherbrooke Road man reported dropping his iPhone and sunglasses while getting into his car in the Village Sept. 16. He went back to look for the items, but only his sunglasses were there. He therefore reported his lost iPhone to police.
On Sept. 18, a person reported losing BMW car keys in the Village. Later that day, a passerby brought BMW car keys to police headquarters after finding them near Fox Meadow School. Police returned the keys to their owner.

Firefighters
On Sept. 15, firefighters assisted with an eight-car collision on the Hutchinson River Parkway. One person was transported to White Plains Hospital Center.

Firefighters assisted with car accidents on Mercer Court and East Parkway Sept. 17.
On Sept. 19, an oven fire was reported in a Brookline Road house. The homeowner used an extinguisher to put out the fire before firefighters arrived. Burnt food was removed from the oven by firefighters. The kitchen was ventilated using a fan.

Firefighters assisted Greenville police with an activity chimney fire Sept. 19.

Firefighters assisted at a car accident on Church Lane Sept. 20.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Sept. 14-20 has been compiled from official information.

scarsdalesecuritylogo 1 1This police report is sponsored by Scarsdale Security who does more than just security. Contact them about remote video for your home or business. Call 914-722-2200 or visit their website.

roostersBurglaries: On Sept. 2, police responded to a burglar alarm at a Mohican Trail house and discovered an open and damaged entry door. No one was inside the house when police arrived, but it appeared as if items might have been stolen from the house. The homeowners were notified and arrived back at home to assess the situation

On Sept. 3, a realtor arrived at a Lincoln Road house and found the front door “blowing off its frame.” Investigation showed that the door had been kicked in, and the house had been burglarized. The realtor informed the new homeowner, who completed a deposition, and the previous owner was given a deposition to complete to assist with rectifying damage caused to the door and doorframe.

On Sept. 4, a Huntington Road house sitter discovered the house’s front door kicked in, with damage to the dead bolt mechanism, and the house burglarized. Police set up a perimeter and determined the house was empty. Investigation, in consultation with the homeowner, determined items were stolen from the house.

Stolen car
A 2004 white Mercedes Benz was stolen from an Axtell Road driveway overnight and reported on Sept. 2. The keys had been left inside, when health aide used the car the day before and parked it in the driveway of her employer, an 88-year-old man.

Shoplifting
On Sept. 3, the manager of the Popham Road CVS reported that a man and woman stole approximately $1,100 in merchandise from the store on Aug. 27. He discovered the crime after noticing some product shelves were unusually empty, and he was therefore prompted to review surveillance footage of the store’s interior. The footage showed a man and woman enter the store and place a 49 items – including electric toothbrushes, toothbrush refills and deodorant – into bags and leave the store. The man was described as light brown-skinned, with short dark hair and wearing a light-colored, short-sleeved shirt. The woman was described as light brown-skinned, with long blonde hair with dark roots and wearing a dark shirt and long pants.

On Sept. 5, the manager of the Popham Road CVS reported that a white man wearing a green jacket, blue shorts and a light blue hat and a woman wearing a green shirt and black pants entered the store with an empty, large, blue Ikea-style shopping bag. Shortly thereafter, security footage showed the couple leaving the store with the bag full of merchandise. The manager then checked the aisle where the couple had last been seen. It appeared as though the couple had stolen at least $100 worth of Ensure nutrition drinks.

Trespassing
A Taunton Road resident reported an unknown man was “hanging out” on his doorstep at 5:48 a.m., Sept. 5. Upon arrival at the scene, police observed a man – Kofi Busia, 31, address unknown – resting on a bench in the covered porch area of the house. Police questioned Busia and he said he had been trying to gain entry to the house because his parents lived there. Patrol assured him that he had the wrong address. Busia then advised he had been walking around Westchester for most of the night. He was arrested and charged with trespassing, a violation. Upon running his information through a police database, it became clear that Busia was also wanted by the Village of Mamaroneck police department for attempted criminal trespassing. Village of Mamaroneck police were notified, and Busia was picked up by officers of the jurisdiction and transported to their headquarters for further arrest processing.

At 1:55 a.m., Sept. 8, a Hampton Road resident reported two unknown men on his property.

Marijuana
A caller reported seeing a white woman with dark hair, wearing a pink blouse, get out of a white car parked on MacDonald Place and drop something on the ground Sept. 4. She then got back in her car and remained parked on the street for some time before leaving. When the car left, the caller’s husband went outside to investigate. He found a plastic bag containing what appeared to be a stick inside the end of a PVC pipe located at the end of the caller’s driveway. The caller then reported seeing a white man with a blue shirt and white striped gym pants come to the area where the woman ostensibly left the plastic bag. According to the caller, the man appeared to be “looking around the area.” Police located the man and questioned him. At first he was uncooperative and did not want to answer any questions. Later, he said he lived in New York City, but was home visiting his family and went outside for a smoke. After police advised the man that the contents of the pipe – the bag and a marijuana cigarette (which the caller first thought was a stick) had been intercepted, the man said a friend may have left him a “gift” outside, but he did not know what the gift was. Police discarded the bag and its contents as trash.

Identity theft
On Sept. 3, a Fenimore Road resident reported that an unknown person attempted to take out a fraudulent small business loan in her name. She alerted the Small Business Administration before the loan was executed; so she did not incur any financial loss.

Attempted car break-ins
A Wildwood Road man reported seeing a man attempting to break into an Audi parked on the street in front of his house at 5:48 a.m., Sept. 4. When the suspect noticed he was being observed, the suspect ran off to a waiting car and left the area.

Graffiti
The custodian of Heathcote School found graffiti on several pavement areas of the playground, as well as beer bottles discarded on the roof of the school Aug. 31. The graffiti appeared to have been burned into the playground surface by an unknown method. Later that day, a caller reported seeing a large group of kids on the roof of Heathcote School. When police approached them, approximately 20 kids dispersed.

Political signs
A Black Birch Lane man reported some political signs he placed around the Village were disappearing

Domestic disputes
A mother did not want to take medication because she felt nauseous, despite her daughter’s urgings, Sept. 2. Police mediated the parties’ dispute and helped them arrive at a compromise.

An Edgewood Road wife called police to report her husband had taken her cell phone and left their house on foot Sept. 5. Upon arrival police spoke with the husband who said he had taken his wife’s phone because he needed to make a call outside and could not find his own phone. He returned the phone when he was finished. The wife said she had been unaware of the circumstances involving he husband’s use of her phone. She declined further police assistance.

Lights
A Colonial Road woman called police to complain about lights shining into her house from cars on the Hutchinson River Parkway at 4:41 a.m., Sept. 1. Police checked the parkway area and did not observe any cars or drivers intentionally shining lights into the woman’s house.

Help
A commuter called from Scarsdale train station stating he was suffering from an episode of post-traumatic stress disorder Sept. 4. Police notified MTA police, and the commuter was transported to White Plains Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

Pedestrian hit
A 54-year-old male pedestrian, from Mount Vernon, was struck by a 2017 Land Rover turning west from Post Road onto Popham Road at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 1. The pedestrian was found sitting on the ground in the crosswalk, conscious and alert. Police and firefighters stabilized the pedestrian until Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived. Police issued the 22-year-old Scarsdale driver summonses for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, related to a suspended license resulting from the driver’s failure to pay a driver responsibility assessment in February.

Cars and roadways
On Aug. 31, police removed a fallen cable wire from Sage Terrace. Verizon was notified.

On Sept. 1, police removed small branches from Kingston and Montrose roads.

On Sept. 1, police marked low hanging wires with caution tape on Church Lane and notified Verizon.

Police took possession of license plates from an impounded car related to a closed case from 2018 and released to a tow company on Sept. 1.

On Sept. 2, police secured low hanging wires on Catherine Road and notified Verizon.

Police advised a person with numerous unpaid parking tickets to resolve the matter at Village Hall Sept. 2.

A car belonging to an unknown person was parked on Quaker Ridge school grounds for several days before a school employee contacted police Sept. 3. Police attempted to reach the registered owner but were unsuccessful. Police advised the school employee to contact a tow service to remove the car if needed.

On Sept. 4, police contacted the Village electrician to repair a traffic light on Mamaroneck Road that was not cycling properly.

On Sept. 4, police notified Con Edison about a branch over wires on Hamilton Road.

Patrol called a tow service to assist a motorist with a dead car battery on Heathcote Road Sept. 6.

An unoccupied, parked car was accidentally left running on Wynmor Road Sept. 7. Patrol attempted to reach the registered owner, with the help of a neighbor, but was not successful. The neighbor offered to shut off the car and secure it for the owner in the meantime.

Police notified Con Edison of low-hanging wires on Garden Road Sept. 7.

Civil matter
On Aug. 31, police informed a Popham Road tenant that an eviction notice he received from his landlord was not a police mater. Rather, it was a civil matter to be followed up on in civil court, if necessary.

On Sept. 1, police dispersed kids from Fox Meadow School grounds after the school was closed. Later that evening, police also dispersed a gathering of kids from Shawnee Road.

Dog bite
On Aug. 31, a Rugby Lane woman reported being bitten by a dog while dropping her son off at a friend’s house on Elm Road on Aug. 30. At the time, she was holding her dog – a mini Schnauzer – in her arms. It was at this time that a dog from a neighboring house broke off its leash, charged at her and her dog and bit both of them. The neighboring dog’s owner and the woman’s friend pulled the attacking dog off of her. The woman experienced undisclosed injuries, and her mini Schnauzer experienced multiple puncture wounds on its back and stomach and three broken ribs. The pet was treated by a vet immediately after the attack. The attacking dog was named after an iconic album title by the musical artist David Bowie, according to the police report. It was the first reported incident involving this dog, in the Village Both dog owners were advised to quarantine their dogs for 10 days.

Animals
Police alerted the highway department to remove a dead raccoon from Sprague Road Sept. 3.

After a neighbor complained about a barking dog on Kensington Road Sept. 4, the dog’s owner apologized. The dog was not longer barking when police arrived on scene.

A Copper Beech Lane resident reported an “unruly cat” in the neighborhood Sept. 6. He resident said the cat, which belongs to a neighbor, often enters his yard and poses a problem due to the fact that he and his wife are allergic to the cat. Patrol tried to talk with the cat’s owner, but the owner was not home.

Village code
On Aug. 31, police advised kids playing basketball at Greenacres School that the school grounds were closed after dark, and the kids dispersed.

A Chase Road resident complained about the post office’s practice making late night deliveries to the Chase Road post office around 1:45 a.m., Sept. 1. Police spoke with an after-hours employee, who provided police with her supervisor’s name and contact info.

A resident of Brewster Road complained of noise coming from roosters Sept. 1. Police spoke with a neighbor who keeps roosters as pets. She said they stay in a sound-insulated coop during the evening. Later, police were called to the same house about excessive rooster noise on Sept. 6. The owner of the roosters fed them, and the roosters quieted down. Police advised her the noise was in violation of Village noise ordinances, and she was issued a verbal warning. She said she would be mindful of noise going forward. On Sept. 7, police received an additional noise complaint. The noise was not deemed excessive enough to warrant code enforcement.

On Sept. 2, police dispersed noisy kids from Aspen Park.

After neighbors complained of noise, police asked a Highland Way resident to lower the volume of music playing at his house Sept. 4.

After neighbors complained of outdoor music playing all night at a Bradford Road house, police helped the resident locate the source of the music and unplug the device Sept. 5.

On Sept. 7, a caller reported many people making noise in the back yard of a Sprague Road house. Police advised the people to lower the volume of their conversations.

Lost and found
Patrol found a debit card on Chase Road and returned it to its owner Sept. 4.

Firefighters
On Sept. 1, firefighters responded to Freightway garage for a stuck, occupied elevator. Firefighters shut power to the elevator and used a drop key to open the door and remove occupants. The elevator car was left at a floor level, with all elevator doors secured.

On Sept. 2, a Broadmoor Road resident reported an odor of natural gas inside her house. Firefighters found a gas knob left on, without ignition of a cooking flame. Firefighters moved the range’s gas valve to a closed position and ventilated the space.

On Sept. 6, an overheated rooftop air handler caused smoke to accumulate in a Spencer Place business and a rear common hallway. Firefighters shut power to the unit and ventilated the structure. Police assisted by providing traffic and pedestrian control.

On Sept. 6, firefighters helped a locked-out senior caregiver get back into the Sheldrake Road house where she was working. The safety and wellbeing of the senior resident was confirmed upon the caregiver’s re-entry.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Aug. 31 – Sept. 7 has been compiled from official information.

scarsdalesecuritylogo 1 1This police report is sponsored by Scarsdale Security who does more than just security. Contact them about remote video for your home or business. Call 914-722-2200 or visit their website.

firetruckCar break-ins: At 2 a.m., Sept. 8, a Hampton Road homeowner reported seeing two men walking on his property, via footage from a motion sensor camera. He further advised that he later noticed that the doors of his unlocked 2004 Honda Accord had been opened, and it appeared as if the men had “checked out everything” inside the car. Five dollars cash were reported to be missing. The car was in the driveway.

On Sept. 8, a Post Road resident reported that two of her cars, parked and unlocked in her driveway, had been unlawfully entered, and the doors were left ajar. Although items were strewn about inside the car, the resident believed nothing was taken.
In Sept. 8, another Post Road resident reported an Apple charging cable and three dollars in coins had been stolen from his unlocked, parked car overnight.

Two gold bracelets, valued at $10,000 combined, $1,000 cash and two credit cards were stolen from a New York City person’s car, while the car was parked in a Griffen Avenue driveway, Sept. 11.

Identity theft
On Sept. 8, a Circle Road resident reported he received a suspicious bank statement, in his name but for an unknown account with a New Jersey bank, in the mail. According to investigation, the account was opened in Tom’s River, New Jersey, on Aug. 1. At that time a deposit of $100 was made. On Aug. 31, a deposit of $9,300 was made. This deposit was the result of a fraudulent SBA government loan that was taken out in the man’s name.

On Sept. 10, a Larch Lane woman reported unauthorized charges totaling $1861.06 on her debit card.

On Sept. 13, a Circle Road resident reported he received two suspicious bank statements, in his name but for unknown accounts with Ridgewood Savings Bank, in the mail on Sept. 11. When he opened the mail, he learned an unknown individual had deposited $9,000 into each account on Aug. 12 and withdrew the money from the accounts on Aug. 25. The source of the two $9,000 deposits was unknown.

On Sept. 13, a Meadow Road resident reported an unknown person attempted to open an unauthorized credit card in her name; however, an invalid address raised a red flag, and the credit provider declined the account.

Stolen car
A Richelieu Road woman reported that her tan Audi A5 had been stolen from her driveway overnight Sept. 9. According to police, the car was later recovered.

Ride home
On Sept. 8, a caller reported a woman wearing a hospital gown sitting at the intersection of Post Road and Huntington Avenue, “looking confused.” Police went to the scene and asked her if she needed assistance. She said she was trying to take the bus home but became lost. According to further inquiry, it was revealed that the woman had been released from custody, from the Westchester County department of corrections, and was admitted to Westchester Medical Center. She was treated at WMC and released at approximately 3:15 p.m. Police called Scarsdale Taxi to assist the woman in getting home.

Help
A key holder responded to a Ramsey Road house on the belief that there was a burglary alarm notification, due to the fact that he had received several unanswered calls from the house’s security system provider Sept. 12. Police reached out to the security system provider and learned that the notifications were only in regard to a low battery notification, not a burglary alarm.

Cars and roadways
Police notified Con Edison about a loose wire on Bypass Sept. 8.

Electrical wires got tangled in a tree branch on Tunstall Road and were sparking. Firefighters and police put caution tape around the affected area and notified Con Edison for repair Sept. 8.

A driver reported someone struck his parked car on East Parkway and left the scene Sept. 8.

A driver attempted to avoid hitting an animal and lost control of his car at Weaver Street and Crossway Sept. 9. As a result, the car struck a utility pole. Con Edison was notified, and police assisted New Rochelle police with traffic control around the accident.

Police rolled up a fallen cable wire on Elmdorf Road and notified the proper provider the Sept. 9.

On Sept. 10, a caller reported that a car with a Florida license plate was attempting to drive down a small bicycle pathway that is not intended for vehicles near Brook Lane. Before police arrived, the driver of the car redirected its intended destination and left by way of Walworth Avenue.

A Brewster Road resident complained about a trailer parked on her street during a period of authorized construction work near the intersection of Fenimore Road Sept. 10. Patrol attempted to explain why the trailer needed to be parked there during construction hours and how it participated in a project that would better the community. The resident remained very upset; so a representative for the contractor arrived on scene and relocated the trailer to another location.
A 26-year-old New York City woman struck the side of a Scarsdale fire truck in the parking lot entrance to public safety headquarters while she was attempting to turn around in the parking lot and while she was attempting to exit the lot via the entryway Sept. 11. The fire truck did not sustain any visible damage. The woman’s car, however, showed damage on both the left and right sides.

A car was parked in grass by the side of Weaver Street at 10 p.m., Sept. 11. Police spoke with the owner of the car and learned the car had been involved in an accident, and the driver was waiting for a tow.

An adult, female bicyclist collided into a parked car’s door on Walworth Avenue, as the driver was opening her car door to exit, around 10 a.m., Sept. 12. No injuries were reported.

A Honda Civic driver was rear-ended by a gray BMW on Popham Road, and the offending driver left the scene, according to the driver who was rear-ended and called police Sept. 12. No injuries were reported.

Animals
A Mamaroneck Road resident reported losing her black and brown cat, after the animal accidentally got outside the house, Sept. 8.

On Sept. 10, a severely injured deer was found on Mamaroneck Road. Patrol assisted in moving the deer to a grassy area by the side of the road and received permission from a supervisor to shoot the deer. The highway department was notified for the deceased animal’s removal from the roadway.

Roostersroosters
After a neighbor complained about a Brewster Road resident’s roosters making noise at 8:40 a.m., Sept. 11, police reminded the resident that any noise in violation of Village code could result in a summons. The resident said he understood and would put the roosters in their enclosure if they became noisy. Later that evening, the resident was playing with the roosters, prompting them to make noise that disturbed neighbors. Police returned to the house and advised the resident. The resident said he was in the process of putting the roosters inside for the night. It was approximately 7:30 p.m. On Sept. 12, a neighbor again reported that the Brewster Road resident’s roosters were making excessive noise. Police arrived on scene, and noted they “did not hear excessive noise” from the roosters. The residents who own the roosters informed police that they were in the process of rehousing the roosters at a sanctuary, but it would take five days. A Village code violation summons was issued for the noise violation.

Village code
Police dispersed a group of noisy kids from Brite Avenue after 1 a.m., Sept. 9.

Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on Farley Road Sept. 9 and Heathcote Road Sept. 11.

Tree cutters blocked a portion of the road to do their job, Sept. 10. Police advised them they could not block the road.

Police advised workers on Wildwood Road that they were not permitted to begin work until 10 a.m., Sept. 12.

Police dispersed kids playing basketball at Greenacres School grounds after dark Sept. 12 and Sept. 13.

Lost and found
On Sept. 11, a White Plains woman reported losing her $200 Chanel wallet somewhere in the Village of Scarsdale, near Walworth Avenue and Fenimore Road. It reportedly contained $5,000 cash.

Firefighters
Responding to a reported possible kitchen fire in a Carthage Road house, firefighters found a cardboard pizza box and other ordinary combustibles burning on top of an electric range and countertop Sept. 8. Firefighters used a carbon dioxide extinguisher to put out the fire. They removed a fire-damaged microwave oven and additional combustibles. After confirming there was no extension of the fire, firefighters used fans to ventilate. The homeowner said the range was off when the pizza box was placed there. The homeowner surmised that the family dog might have inadvertently turned on the burner, due to previous similar behavior.

Firefighters assisted at a car accident involving a car and a utility pole on Weaver Street Sept. 9.

Firefighters assisted at a rollover car accident, involving a contractor’s van, on the Bronx River Parkway Sept. 9. The driver was pinned inside the driver’s seat with visible, bleeding injuries to his left arm and wrist, but he was stable. Firefighters assisted by cutting open the van and removing the windshield to extricate the driver, while Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived on scene. The driver was removed from the car and taken to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment.

On Sept. 10, firefighters received a report of a landscaping worker entrapped in a piece of equipment on Ogden Road. On scene, firefighters found the worker (the patient) with his right leg entangled and trapped, up to his knee, in a lawn aerator. While SVAC provided emergency patient care and police helped to support him, firefighters worked to stabilize the machine and dismantle its drum and wheel to release the patient’s leg. Cordless tools and Hurst cutters were used to further remove the patient from the machine. One released, firefighters helped SVAC paramedics load the patient into an ambulance, for transport to the hospital.

A bird’s nesting material was smoking in an outdoor light fixture at an Ogden Road house of worship Sept. 11. Firefighters disconnected the fixture and extinguished the burning material with a water can. The caretaker was advised to contact an electrician.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Sept. 8-13 has been compiled from official information.

scarsdalesecuritylogo 1 1This police report is sponsored by Scarsdale Security who does more than just security. Contact them about remote video for your home or business. Call 914-722-2200 or visit their website.

scissorsStolen signs: A Black Birch Lane reported someone stole numerous Voter’s Choice Party political campaign signs, for a Village Trustee election, that he had placed through the Village Aug. 27.

Scams
A Brookline Road resident reported her emailed account had been hacked and an unknown person was requesting her to pay that person $1,086 in bit coin Aug. 24.

On Aug. 25, a Nelson Road man reported receiving a call from an unknown person who alleged to be his grandson, asking for bail money after being arrested in New Jersey. He alerted police to the matter, and police confirmed it was a scam.

Squatter’s rights
On Aug. 24, a person walked into headquarters to inquire about his eligibility for squatter’s rights, based on a written document allowing him to live at his parents’ house for a two-week period in August. Police told him he would not be eligible for squatter’s rights and advised him that the matter would be brought to the attention of a landlord/tenant court.

Suspicious
On Aug. 24, a man driving a gray van rang a Brambach Road woman’s doorbell, told her he was from Canada, tried to sell her a gold chain and then asked for money to take care of his family. She refused to purchase the gold chain and declined to give him money, before the man drove away.

On Aug. 24, a Hispanic man, described as “well dressed” and wearing jeans, a blue button down shirt and a vest – rang a Murray Hill Road woman’s doorbell, claiming to be a “barber.” He offered to give haircuts to any men that lived in the house. She declined his services using the voice function of a doorbell camera app on her phone. Since she was not expecting a barber, she found it suspicious and called police.

Someone rang a Garden Road doorbell at 7:25 a.m., Aug. 29, and then left the scene.
A door was ajar on a Brewster Road house Aug. 30. Police checked the house, closed the door and secured it.

Cars and roadways
On Aug. 24, 28 and 30, police helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street and safely reach a sidewalk.

Police notified the Village electrician that a Mamaroneck Road traffic light was not working.

Police offered to help a driver with a flat tire on Heathcote Road Aug. 24, but the driver said she was already waiting for her brother to arrive with a new tire.

Police notified Verizon about low-hanging wires on Murray Hill Road Aug. 27.

Police taped off an area of Paddington Road due to flooding and notified the water department Aug. 27. At 2 a.m., on Aug. 28, the water department shut off water in the area due to a water main break nearby.

The driver of a rental truck asked police for directions to Mount Kisco Aug. 28.

A man in a blue Mazda was reported to be “looking at houses and writing notes” Aug. 29. Police questioned the man, and the man said he was looking at houses for sale in the area because he wants to buy a new house.

Police issued a warning to a teenage driver who was observed to be driving a BMW “erratically” on Post Road, with several friends in the car, after other drivers complained Aug. 30.

A car was parked with its lights on, facing the basketball court on Huntington Avenue in order to illuminate it, at 8:15 p.m., Aug. 30. Police advised the operator that he was not allowed to park his car in such a manner. Police also advised the courts were closed.

One car accident was reported in the Village this week.

Lost and found
On Aug. 24, a Rodney Road man reported losing the front license plate off his car.

On Aug. 25, a caller reported finding a padlock and keys at Heathcote Road and Weaver Street. The lock had no identifying marks and no value. So, police discarded it.

On Aug. 28, patrol found an iPhone on East Parkway. While attempting to contact the owner through ID cards stored with the phone, the owner approached patrol and retrieved the phone.

A Lyons Road man reported losing his company-issued iPhone, and he needed a police report in order to be issued a new phone Aug. 29.

A passerby found some cash on the ground on Autenreith Road and gave it to police Aug. 30.

Village code
On Aug. 25, police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers.
After neighbors complained of noise, a Meadow Road dog owner brought her dog inside Aug. 26.

On Aug. 29, a Fox Meadow Road resident reported an ongoing issue with three large trees adjacent to his property. The caller said a tree company was there to remove the trees, but he was not sure the owner had a proper permit to remove the trees. Police went to the scene and saw a tree cutting crew at work. Tree branches had already been cut. Workers on scene had a permit from the Village engineering department. However, tree species were not listed on the permit; so police advised the workers to stop until the engineering department could confirm which trees were slated for removal.

Animals
Police shot a sick raccoon on Post Road and Huntington Avenue and stood by for the highway department Aug. 28.

A sick raccoon on Greenacres Avenue died in the presence of patrol who had been called out to investigate the animal’s condition Aug. 29. Patrol assessed the animal and it appeared that it might have been sick with rabies. Patrol called the Westchester County department of health, but no one was available to handle the call. Patrol then called a veterinary hospital, and a technician came out to pick up the raccoon’s body for disease testing and control.

Firefighters
On Aug. 25, police assisted at a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

A control board burned in a clothes dryer in the basement of a Walworth Avenue house Aug. 26. Firefighters disconnected the unit and checked to make sure there was no heat or carbon monoxide in the vent pipe. They advised the resident to replace the dryer and install a new vent line.

On Aug. 29, an SUV drove off an overpass bridge, from the Hutchinson River Parkway and landed on Mamaroneck Avenue. Cars on Mamaroneck Avenue swerved to avoid impact with the SUV and ended up striking each other. Firefighters, along with crews from other jurisdictions, assisted at the accident scene.

Firefighters assisted at another car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway Aug. 29.

A belt burnt off an air conditioner unit in a garage crawlspace in a Stonehouse Road house Aug. 30. Firefighters shut down the unit and advised the homeowner to call for service.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Aug. 24-30 has been compiled from official information.

scarsdalesecuritylogo 1 1This police report is sponsored by Scarsdale Security who does more than just security. Contact them about remote video for your home or business. Call 914-722-2200 or visit their website.

Leave a Comment

Share on Myspace
first
  
last
 
 
start
stop