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dogAt 1:15 p.m., Aug. 23, a 40-year-old male caller reported that a man, who was a stranger, pointed a gun at him on Saxon Woods Road. Police responded and searched for the individual accused of menacing, who was described as a black man wearing a blue shirt and black pants, possibly carrying a handgun. The suspect was observed sitting on steps leading to a Saxon Woods Road house, and police requested backup.

Police approached the man and he reportedly began to reach into his front and back pockets with both hands. At that point, officers instructed the suspect to show his hands. Officers grabbed the man’s right wrist and attempted to place his hands against a retaining wall behind him. The suspect resisted and began pushing officers away with both hands. Police used the forward momentum of the suspect’s body to bring him into a prone position. While the suspect and an officer were falling to the ground, the officer noticed an ammunition magazine in the suspect’s back pocket. At that point, the suspect was handcuffed. Police removed an unloaded firearm and a two-inch long knife from the suspect’s pockets. The caller positively identified the suspect as the person who threatened him with a gun, and paramedics arrived on scene to evaluate the suspect. The suspect was identified as David Bright, 60, of White Plains, and placed under arrest. He was charged with second-degree menacing with a weapon and second-degree criminal possession of a loaded weapon.

Stolen bicycle
A Tory Lane boy’s unlocked Mongoose mountain bicycle was stolen from a Village center bike rack at the corner of East Parkway and Christie Place while the boy was in a store on East Parkway Aug. 18. The bike was valued at $300.

Identity theft
On Aug. 17, a Quaker Center resident reported receiving six packages, while she was away, from Neiman Marcus, at her house that she did not order. According to a Neiman Marcus representative, the packages were ordered online using her Neiman Marcus credit card. The combined value of the packages totaled $6,603.29 and included a gifting hair dryer, Lamer cosmetics and a $3,061.59 belt buckle. The resident made arrangements with Neiman Marcus to return the fraudulently ordered items.

A Brite Avenue resident reported an individual used her name and personal information to attempt to fraudulently open a loan out from the Small Business Administration Aug. 22.

On Aug. 18, a Stratton Road man reported he was scammed out of more than $2,400 while applying for employment using an online platform. As part of the alleged application process, the person posing as an employee sent checks to the man and required him to deposit them and send online payments to designated parties and purchase gift cards. The man did so and sent payments in excess of $2,400 via Zelle, Cash App and gift cards. Later he realized the deposited check was fraudulent, and the exercise was a scam.

On Aug. 19, a Nelson Road woman reported she became the victim of an Internet computer scam while attempting to contact a Geek Squad representative to fix an alleged computer issue on Aug. 13. She said she tried to call the corporate number for Geek Squad and was directly to another number to speak to an alleged technical support representative directly. She provided her name, address, email address, telephone number and IP address to that alleged rep, and she allowed him to access her computer. The rep requested an initial payment via PayPal of $411.99. She paid the money and continued to speak with the rep over the phone for the next two days. The rep reported finding multiple problems with her computer and was told it might take up to 72 hours to resolve the matter. The rep requested additional payments in the amount of $425, to be made payable through Google Play cards, which the woman purchased through CVS and sent to the alleged rep. Soon thereafter, the woman realized the person with whom she was speaking and to whim she had sent payments was not a member of Geek Squad. Police advised her to monitor her finances and to take her computer to a physical store to check and secure her computer since it had been accessed remotely.

A caller reported her mother gave $3,000 to a phone scammer, and her mother’s bank was requesting a police report to take further action Aug. 19. Police attempted to call the mother, but she did not answer the phone. Police left a voicemail for follow up.

A Popham Road school director reported that an alarm sounded at the school and the firebox pull was broken Aug. 18. The director thought it could have been a prank, as he had left some of the doors open while a worker was working outside. Police investigated and found no signs of criminality.

A woman accidentally dropped her phone on Chase Road, at Spencer Place, and it fell through a storm sewer grate Aug. 18. Police notified the highway department to assist her in retrieving her phone.

Two businesses on Depot Place called police around noon on Aug. 19 to report that a male customer was “getting unusually close to customers in the store” and possibly “attempting to touch” a female customer. The employees of the businesses said the male customer was “disrupting” other customers and “would not leave.” The employees from each business each said that they believed the man may have been suffering from mental illness or experiencing some sort of difficulty. He left the stores before police arrived.

A Butler Road woman reported seeing, via surveillance camera, an elderly woman in a nightgown or housecoat approach her front door and attempt to look into her mailbox Aug. 20. The elderly woman appeared to be disoriented. Police searched the area for the woman but could not locate her.

A caller expressed concern of flooding due to a sprinkler on Herkimer Road that had been on “for a long period of time” Aug. 20. Police went to the scene and observed a sprinkler in normal operation, with water flowing away from the house and into a storm drain. The homeowner could not be reached to discuss further.

A Village employee reported seeing a dog lying motionless on a Palmer Avenue driveway Aug. 20. Police spoke with the homeowner who said her dog was “sunbathing” outdoors and in good health.

Installation request
A Brookfield Lane housekeeper denied a request by two men with blonde hair to enter her employer’s house to allegedly perform an unscheduled communications installation Aug. 20. While investigating the call, police saw Verizon workers in the area. They were unsure if any of their technicians might have gone to the Brookfield Lane house by mistake.

A School Lane resident came home to find his garage lights on unexpectedly Aug. 21. Police checked the garage and found no signs of criminality or unauthorized access. The resident then said his parents, who had left the house earlier in the afternoon, might have left the lights on.

Bicyclist hit
A 33-year-old Fenimore Road bicyclist was struck from behind by a car, driven by a 24-year-old New Rochelle driver, on Weaver Street, near Old Lyme Road, shortly before 6 a.m., Aug. 19. The bicyclist was transported to Westchester Medical Center for injuries. Police closed the road and set up a detour while Westchester County police reconstructed the accident scene for investigation.

On Aug. 21, the manager of Quaker Ridge Golf Club reported that unknown people were dumping debris, including a discarded toilet and old paint cans, in an empty Bradford Road lot that is owned and maintained by the Club. The debris was removed, and police will conduct extra ridebys of the lot.

Cars and roadways
On Aug. 19, a caller reported a log rolled off a highway department truck and fell onto the street at Palmer Avenue and Lincoln Road. Police went to the scene, but the log had already been removed from the roadway.

Police spoke with two homeowners whose garage doors were left open on Herkimer and Heathcote roads Aug. 19. Each homeowner thanked patrol, said the open door was accidental and closed the door.

A wheel came off a double axel trailer truck while the truck was travelling on Post Road Aug. 20. Police notified a tow service for assistance. The tow mechanic temporarily reattached the wheel so the truck could be moved off the roadway and transported to a repair shop.

Police called a tow for a driver whose car sustained a flat tire on Mamaroneck Road Aug. 21, at 2:30 a.m. They called another tow for a driver with a flat tire on Fenimore Road later that morning, around 9 a.m.

A driver backed out of his driveway and hit a parked car on Lincoln Road Aug. 21. The accident caused property damage only, and police helped the drivers exchange information.

Two callers reported cars, possibly including a silver Dodge Charger or Mustang, “doing donuts” on Hampton and Olmsted roads shortly before 11 p.m., Aug. 22. The cars had already left the scene by the time police arrived.

A driver struck an animal, possibly a coyote or deer, on Weaver Street at 2:55 a.m., Aug. 23. The animal was no longer on the scene. A tow truck removed the car from the road and took it to a service location.

A black SUV was parked too far away from the curb on Gorham Road Aug. 23. Police contacted the owner who subsequently moved the car.

After a disabled car’s engine was jumped on Fenimore Road, the engine stalled again on Mamaroneck Road Aug. 23. Two police officers assisted by pushing the car onto a dead end side road to free Mamaroneck Road for traffic flow. Police contacted a tow truck operator to pick up the disabled car.

A homeless man was found sleeping in his car parked on Chase Road and Harwood Court at 2 a.m., Aug. 24. The man said he did not want any assistance, nor did he want to go to a shelter or hotel. He left the area.

Village code
Police advised a worker to refrain from placing brush from an Oxford Road house on George Field for pickup Aug. 17.

After neighbors complained about noise from a small gathering on Secor Road, police asked the homeowner to lower the volume of music Aug. 17.
After neighbors complained about a loud pool party on Hanover Road Aug. 18, police spoke the homeowner who said adolescent son had four friends over to swim. While on scene, the friends’ parents arrived to take their sons home.

At 2:30 a.m., Aug. 19, neighbors complained of loud noise at a Bell Road house. The resident had some friends over, and he assured police he would make sure the gathering remained quiet.

Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on School, Church and Wayside lanes Aug. 19, Crossway Aug. 20 and Ogden and Franklin roads Aug. 21.

Police told residents talking on a Sprague Road front porch that neighbors complained of noise, even though police did not deem the noise to be unreasonable Aug. 20.

Neighbors complained of a loud youth party on Sunset Drive Aug. 22. Police remained on scene until all youths were picked up by their parents.

Pandemic restrictions
A group of teens were observed congregating without masks and not social distancing in a Scarsdale Avenue parking lot Aug. 21. Police advised them of the governor’s executive orders, and the youth put on masks and left the parking lot.

Lost and found
On Aug. 17, a Dobbs Terrace resident reported losing a passport after she mailed it to the Social Security Administration and did not receive it back after it was supposedly mailed on July 7.

A passerby found a written-out check for $60 on the street at East Parkway and Christie Place Aug. 22. Police attempted to contact the person who had issued the check in order to return it, but the attempt was not successful. The checked was vouchered at headquarters for safekeeping.

A Village resident reported losing his car’s front license plate somewhere in New Haven, CT, Aug. 23. Police reported the lost place to police in New Haven, and the resident was issued a lost plate form for the NYS DMV.

A Village resident reported losing both of his car’s license plates after turning the car into a dealership in Brooklyn with the plates attached. The dealership told the resident the plates had been lost. Police assisted by issuing a lost plate form for the NYS DMV.

On Aug. 17, firefighters assisted Hartsdale firefighters at the scene of a house struck by lightning.
On Aug. 18, an overheated motor caused a dryer fire that self extinguished in a Kensington Road house. Firefighters observed a smoke odor in the basement laundry room. The odor was isolated to the dryer. Firefighters disconnected electricity and gas connections to the dryer and removed the exhaust duct to confirm there was no extension of fire. Firefighters advised the resident to replace the unit and ensure proper ductwork. Firefighters noted the existing ductwork consisted of a 4-inch PVC drainpipe exceeding 36 inches. The fire inspector was notified for follow-up.

An outdoor hissing sound and an indoor odor of natural gas alerted a Torrence Place resident to a gas leak Aug. 18. Firefighters went to the scene and observed a contractor had severed a gas line with an excavator. The contractor temporarily crimped the line and secured it with duct tape. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison and shut down circuits to an air conditioner condenser unit located near the gas line. The building department was informed about the job site, in order to follow-up to verify safe working conditions. Con Edison arrived and clamped the line to prepare for a pressure test and service restoration.

On Aug. 21, smoke from a smoldering fire pit infiltrated a Carthage Road basement through an open window. Firefighters ventilated the basement and advised the resident to completely extinguish any embers in the fire pit after each use.

On Aug. 23, firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of burning wires on Beechwood Lane.

Commenting on the report, resident Jack Binder said, "I’m so proud of our local police force. Your story about the man with the gun is an example of excellent police procedures. Black man, gun, nobody died! That’s the way it should be in America, and in the rest of the world. The few times I’ve had interactions with our local police in 35 years as a resident have always been exemplary."

This report covering police and fire department activity from Aug. 17-23 has been complied from official information.

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poolCar thefts: On Aug. 12, police learned that a 2012 gray Volvo S60 was stolen from the street outside the owner’s Tory Lane house. A set of keys to the car was left inside in car when the theft occurred. A Con Edison safety watch worker witnessed the theft at approximately 3 a.m. He specifically said three cars drove down the road “at a speed that startled him.” He then saw a young man jump out of one of those cars, enter the parked car and drive away. He assumed the young man was the owner, due to the ease and speed at which the young man entered the car and left the scene with it.

On the morning of Aug. 16, a Walworth Avenue resident woke up to find out that his 2019 blue BMW X5 had been stolen overnight. Also stolen was a set of golf clubs that had been inside the car.

The owner of a Garth Road business reported, on Aug. 13, that four chairs and two tables were stolen from outside her shop on Aug. 9.

On Aug. 14, a Sheldrake Road resident reported his mother’s silverware was missing – either stolen or misplaced inside the house.

A Post Road resident’s Trek bike was stolen out of his open garage and replaced with a Granite Roadmaster bike Aug. 16.

Car break-in
On Aug. 12, a Lebanon Road resident reported his car had been broken into the pervious night, and approximately $20 in items, including coins, was stolen. The resident heard an alarm that his garage door opened, but the suspect was gone by the time he came out to check.

Identity theft
Someone was claiming fraudulent unemployment benefits, using the personal information of a Fox Meadow Road woman Aug. 11.

On Aug. 15, a Spier Road resident reported someone fraudulently attempted to take out a small business loan in his name.

A Fayette Road woman received a call from someone alleging to be from the Social Security Administration Aug. 14. The caller stated the woman Social Security number had been used to rent a car in Texas, and that car was involved in felony activity. During the course of the conversation, the woman provided personal information to the caller. Later she was suspicious the call was a scam and reported it to police.

Police mediated a dispute between two Harvest Drive residents with a history of verbal disputes Aug. 10.

Police mediated a dispute between two Cushman Road residents with regard to one neighbor making a report to the fire department about the other neighbor Aug. 15.

A Butler Road resident expressed concern about a “small crate” on his property Aug. 12. Police examined the crate and found it to be empty, except fort a few pieces of debris. Police placed it at the curb for sanitation pickup.

At 11:54 p.m., Aug. 14, a tall male wearing a white T-short and shorts approached a Parkfield Road house and knocked on the door. He spoke through the intercom to the nanny of the house. Since she did not recognize the man, she did not let him in, and he left on foot.

A Rural Drive resident heard someone knocking on her door or on a window at 1:46 a.m., Aug. 15. When she checked, no one was there.

A man was sleeping in his car at 3 a.m., Aug. 15. Police woke him up and spoke with him. He said he was going to visit a person on the street but arrived so early that he wanted to sit in his car, resting and waiting.

A Montrose Road woman reported finding a bullet casing in her swimming pool Aug. 15. She handed patrol the item in question, and patrol confirmed it was an empty 30 Carbine casing. She then stated her eldest son had a friend over the other day, and they both utilized the pool. Patrol then spoke with this son, who stated the casing might have belonged to this friend. He further stated that this friend owns a rifle of this caliber, and that both of them had utilized this rifle, in a legal setting at shooting range in the recent past. He then proceeded to call this friend, who confirmed that he had placed an empty 30 Carbine shell casing in the pocket of his swim trunks. He further stated that the shell casing must have fallen out while swimming. No evidence was observed, or previously reported in the area, which would indicate that this shell casing was connected to any crime or accidental discharge. The caller then said she would dispose of the shell casing.

Road rage
On Aug. 12, a woman driving a car reported that another driver was honking at her on Walworth Avenue. The other driver then passed her, blocked her car, got out of his car and began yelling at the woman.

Cars and roadways
Police told a Con Edison worker who was watching risky wires to move his car off the road, as it was impeding traffic on Heathcote Road Aug. 10.

On Aug. 10, police notified Verizon and Con Edison about low hanging wires on Carthage Road.

An older male driver reportedly drove past a Christie Place restaurant several times and shouted obscenities Aug. 10.

Patrol informed the highway department about a misshapen, and thus ill fitting, manhole cover on Hathaway Road and Church Lane Aug. 11.

A tractor trailed pulled down telecommunications and cable wires on Heathcote Road Aug. 11. Police informed Verizon.

Police set up a temporary stop sign because the traffic slight at Post and Sherbrooke roads wad not working Aug. 11.

Police contacted Con Edison and the highway department about a tree leaning on wires on Circle Road Aug. 12. A resident said the leaning tree was preventing driveway access too.

Police notified the water department about water coming out of a hole in the roadway on Crane and Woodland roads Aug 12.

Police moved cable wires off Post Road Aug. 12 and off Wayside Lane Aug. 13.

On Aug. 13, police spoke with a man and woman who were sleeping in their car on Heathcote Road. They were travelling to Vermont, sustained damage to their car’s windshield and pulled over to wait for a technician being sent by her insurance carrier.

A large partially severed branch was hanging a few inches above a Murray Hill Broad house Aug. 13. Police and firefighters advised the residents to evacuate the house, move their cars from the driveway and summon a tree service to remove the branch.

Patrol asked highway and sanitation workers to remove broken glass Harwood Court Aug. 13.

Patrol helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street Aug. 14.

Wires were sparking and smoking on Oak Lane Aug. 15. Police notified Con Edison.

One car was repossessed in the Village this week.

Civil matters
On Aug. 11, a Paddington Road man reported a “suspicious” incident with his contractor. The man said the contractor drove by his house slowly that day after expressing surprise that the man did not have any cash on hand for services.
A contractor working on an Aida Road house reported that the owner was not paying him and he needed to get his tools out of the house Aug. 11. The contractor said he could see his tools were still inside the mudroom. Police advised him he could not just go inside and get the tools without permission.

On Aug. 14, a Montgomery Road resident reported having a dispute with a worker over payment for services. Police advised it was a civil matter.

On Aug. 11, a Lockwood Road man reported that a Sage Terrace dog nipped at his hand and bit it while he was out walking his own dog on Sage Terrace. The bit happened after the dogs’ leashes became entangled and wrapped, in part, around their paws. One of the man’s hands was lightly bleeding from the bite Aug. 11. The offending dog’s owner provided documentation that the dog’s vaccinations were up to date.

Two pit bulls were off leash on Huntington Avenue Aug. 14. Police advised the owner to leash them, as per Village ordinances.

Village code
A man was walking his dog on Heathcote Road and reported having a verbal altercation with a landscaper illegally using a leaf blower Aug. 13. Police advised the man to report any future violations to police rather than attempting to address them individually.

On Aug. 14, police told three high school aged boys that kayaking in the Brewster Road pond and waterways was not allowed.

After neighbors complained of noise, police asked a Horseguard Lane resident to lower the volume of music and tone down noise at a get-together Aug. 15.
After neighbors complained of noise, police asked a Montrose Road resident to lower the volume of music Aug. 15.

Lost and found
A passerby found car keys on Depot Place and gave them to police Aug. 10. Police vouchered them for safekeeping.

A passerby found an iPad Touch on Burgess Road Aug. 10. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.

A woman reported losing the trailer plate for her jet ski somewhere, but she did not know where Aug. 10.

On Aug. 11, the owner of Parkway Café found an iPad Pro with an attached keyboard that was left in his business by an unknown customer. After the unknown customer did not return to pick up the lost items, the owner turned the items in to police for safekeeping.

On Aug. 12, a Lebanon Road man reported finding a baby’s diaper bag containing baby care items across the street from his house. The disorderly nature of the items – some of them strewn all over the street – looked as if the bag been discarded or rummaged through. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.

A man’s ID cards were found on East Parkway Aug. 12. Police contacted the owner who made arrangements to have them mailed back.

A ring was found at a Wayside Lane building and brought to headquarters Aug. 15. Police vouchered it for safekeeping. 

On Aug. 10, firefighters assisted at two car accidents on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

On Aug. 11, exhaust from a portable generator infiltrated a Saxon Woods Road house. Firefighters ventilated the space and suggested moving the generator farther away from the house, with the exhaust pointing away from the garage.

A newly installed hot water heater in a Mamaroneck Road house was emitting carbon monoxide into the basement Aug. 14. Firefighters ventilated the basement, and Con Edison shut down the unit and red tagged it.

On Aug. 15, a brush fire was reported on Cushman Road, but when firefighters arrived at scene, they determined the actual address of the fire was on Sheldrake Road. Firefighters extinguished a burning area of approximately 5 ft. x 15 ft., and they soaked the area.

On Aug. 15, firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a carbon monoxide leak at a Ridgedale Road house.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Aug. 10-16 has been compiled from official information.

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BreitlingWatchBurglars appear to be preying on Scarsdale homes while residents are out. This week, there were three burglaries reported.

Deerfield Lane residents returned home to find their house had been entered sometime on August 1. They reported the incident on Sunday August 2 at 3:30 pm. One of two glass panels in the front door had been removed from the frame, and burglars entered through the front door. The house was in disarray and an antique desk was damaged. Drawers and jewelry boxes were thrown around the bedroom. Missing were over $50,000 in watches, jewelry and bags including a Baume and Mercier watch valued at $8,000 a Panerai watch valued at $7,500, a Breitling watch valued at $5,000, a Rolex watch valued at $8,000 and an 18 karat Peruvian gold necklace worth $10,000. Also missing were Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Goyard, Chloe and Valentino handbags. 

Police responded to a burglar alarm on Normandy Lane at 1:35 am on August 2 and found the front door ajar and evidence that it had been forcibly opened. The door was kicked in, resulting in substantial damage to the door frame and lock. Police checked inside and found that it appeared to be rummaged through. Police contacted the homeowners.

A housekeeper reported a burglary on Brookby Road occured sometime between August 1 and 3. As with the Normandy Lane home, the front door was kicked in and damaged.


On July 31, a Heathcote Road resident reported that while preparing to move from her house, she noticed a jewelry box containing three diamond necklaces and stud earrings, with a combined value of approximately $5,500 was missing. She said the theft occurred sometime between July 21 and July 25. The woman said that during that period of time, numerous people, whom she met from Facebook Marketplace, had access to her home to pick up items they had purchased. She believes one of these individuals most likely stole the items while she was distracted with details regarding her move.

Car Vandalized

A Yonkers woman reported that the front passenger window of their 2008 Honda was shattered sometime on July 27, 2020. The owner parked the car on Nelson Road in Scarsdale at 10 am on July 27 and when she returned at 7:19 pm she discovered the damage. It did not appear that the perpetrator attempted to steal anything from the car and nothing was missing. A cloth that was found on the ground next to the car was tagged as evidence.

Bicyclist hit

On July 27, a driver reported striking a16-year-old girl on a bicycle “while trying to slowly pass her” on Mamaroneck Road near Deerfield Lane. The bicyclist allegedly impacted the side of the driver’s car after she hand signaled that she was going to make a left turn and proceed to begin the turn without making sure she was clear. The bicyclist was conscious and breathing when police and firefighters arrived. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps attended to her injuries and transported her to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment.

Identity theft

On July 27, a Garden Road woman reported fraudulent accounts were opened in her name, and an unknown person made two fraudulent withdrawals from her Chase bank account for $2,500 each. Additionally, someone changed the woman’s mailing address and changed her Verizon password so that calls to her phone would be directed to two other numbers.

On July 31, a Greenacres Avenue woman reported someone filed a fraudulent unemployment claim in her name.


A Quaker Ridge woman reported that her ex-boyfriend was calling her at all hours of the night and sending unwanted flowers, pictures and cards July 29. Police advised her to speak with her phone carrier about blocking his number. She wanted to report the incident for documentation purposes only.

Air quality

On July 27, a Lee Road resident reported a neighbor was doing a construction projects and the workmen were creating a large amount of dust in the neighborhood. Police arrived on scene and did not observe any dust. They addressed the resident’s concerns with the contractor.


White Plains police advised receiving multiple reports of a man with dreadlocks waving a machete at passing motorists on Walworth Avenue at 6:15 a.m., July 29. WPPD advised the man might have walked into Scarsdale. Scarsdale police canvassed the area for the man but did not locate him.


A Palmer Avenue resident called police to report finding a box in her garage “covered on all sides with black tape” July 29. She said she had left her garage open earlier in the day and later noticed the box had been left there by an unknown person. Police arrived on scene and observed a black cardboard box taped on only two sides with an average amount of tape, such as to properly seal the box for a postal shipment. Police asked the woman if she was expecting any packages or deliveries. She said “no.” Police proceeded to carefully pick up the box and examine all sides. At this point, it became apparent that a shipping label addressed to the woman was affixed to the box. Upon delivery the box had been placed face down in the garage, thus obscuring the shipping label. Police advised the woman to keep her garage door shut in the future to avoid concerns of deliveries left in the garage.


Police received a report of two individuals “pulling on car door handles” in the area of Hillair Circle at 2:30 a.m., July 31, before fleeing into the woods. Police canvassed the area for the suspects but did not find anyone.

At 3:45 a.m., July 31, a Greenacres Avenue resident reported seeing a man in a gray hooded sweatshirt on his driveway near his car. The man left in the direction of Greenacres Avenue. Police canvassed the area for the suspect but did not find anyone.

Two girls walking on Crane Road called police to report a 30-40 year-old, dark-haired, white man in a black Honda Pilot appeared to be following them and recording them on his cell phone Aug. 1. The man allegedly drove back and forth past the girls several times, holding his cell phone up in a manner that suggested he was taking video. The car eventually drove away toward Stonehouse Road, as the girls were reporting the matter to an officer who was dispatched to the scene.

A Franklin Road man reported someone rang his doorbell at 10:45 p.m., Aug. 2. He suspected it might have been “kids playing a prank.” While canvassing the area, police encountered a boy on a bicycle. He said he had been visiting a friend and was on his way home.

Pandemic guidelines

On July 31, police advised a large gathering of people on Roosevelt Place to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings.

Dog hit

A caller reported an elderly driver struck a dog on Walworth Avenue Aug. 1. The dog reportedly ran away followed by its owner after the accident. A one-foot-wide dent was observed in the passenger side of the car. Police contacted the owner who said she brought the dog to an animal hospital for treatment. Police helped the dog’s owner and the driver exchange contact information.

Cars and roadways

On July 28 and 31, police helped a pedestrian safely walk on Weaver Street to a sidewalk area.

Patrol secured a loose manhole cover on Hathaway Road July 29.

Police called an electrical service provider to repair a flashing traffic light on Mamaroneck Road July 29.

A tree fell on private property on Autenreith Road July 29.

The highway department removed a large fallen tree branch from Rock Creek Lane July 30.

Police notified Verizon about a fallen wire at Brewster Road and Sage Terrace July 30.

A driver reported her car’s side bumper brushed against the bumper of another car at Fenimore Road and Post Road July 30. No damage was sustained.

A driver told police she forgot to put her car in park while parking her car on Depot Place July 30. This caused the car to drive over the curb and come to a halt in the grass. No property damage or injuries occurred. There was no sign of impairment with the driver. Police helped the driver get her car back onto the road.

A water meter on Sheldrake Road was reported to be “gushing water” July 31. Police dispatched the water department for repair.

A car ran out of car at Fenimore and Fox Meadow roads July 31. Roadside assistance was notified, and police stood by to direct traffic in the meantime.

While a motorist with a disabled car was waiting for a tow on Mamaroneck Road, police set up a flare pattern to assist with visibility July 31.

A Bee Line bus was involved in an accident at Post Road and Wayside Lane July 31. No injuries were reported.

Five car accidents were reported in the Village this week.

Civil matter

A pool contractor reported that a Horseguard Lane woman hired him to drain her pool and install a new motor for the pool heater July 31. They allegedly agreed on a price of $1,000. After draining the pool, the woman paid the contractor $600 and instructed him to return a few days later to install the motor. When the contractor arrived at the house to finish the job, the woman informed him that she had already hired another contractor to install the motor. The first contract wanted to receive a remaining payment of $400, as he alleged they had agreed. Police advised him it was a civil matter, for civil court.

A Popham Road man reported a worker from his house left a car parked in the backyard after removing the license plates and registration sticker from the car July 31. The incident allegedly occurred after the worker had a falling out with another worker on scene. Police confirmed that the car was not stolen. The man said he would handle the matter civilly.

Village code

A Valley Road resident complained of noise and a large gathering on her street at 1 a.m., July 31. Arriving on scene, police encountered more than 25 people and what appeared to be film production equipment. People on scene described the scenario as “an 11-year-old’s film project.” Police asked if the group had a permit for the project. A person said someone had called headquarters about it, but they did not have a permit. Police advised the group that they needed to have a permit to continue the project. The group packed up their equipment and left.

On July 31, police issued a Greenacres Avenue landscaper a summons for using a gas-powered blower in violation of Village code.

Based on a noise complaint, police advised a Tompkins Road homeowner to lower the volume of music playing in his house Aug. 1.

Based on a noise complaint, police advised a Heathcote Road homeowner to lower the volume of music playing during a small celebration gathering Aug. 2.

Police notified Verizon about a low-hanging wire on Circle Road Aug. 2.

Lost and found

On July 27, a person came to headquarters to report losing a license plate somewhere in the Village.

A woman found a wallet containing cash and credit cards in a Palmer Avenue parking lot July 29. She brought it to police headquarters. Police located the owner of the wallet and returned it.


A car’s engine compartment caught fire and became well involved in the fire at Oxford and Cambridge roads July 29. Firefighters secured a water source and successfully extinguished the fire. They applied absorbent to the roadway and stood by for a tow. Police provided traffic control and determined that the driver lost control of the car, struck the curb and “heard sounds” from the undercarriage as the car drove over curbing stones. Most damage occurred in the car’s front end.

On July 29, firefighters responded to a Sage Terrace house on the report of an extinguished dryer fire that had occurred in the drum. Firefighters confirmed the fire was fully out, and the resident was advised to replace the dryer.

Firefighters assisted with a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway July 30.

Firefighters assisted a Sheldrake Road homeowner redirect a high-pressure water leak from a defective gate valve July 31. They used household items provided by the homeowner to channel water away from the house and onto the street while waiting for water department personnel.

Firefighters assisted with a one-car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway Aug. 2.

On Aug. 2, a smoke scare was the result of a problem with a Carthage Road air handler. Firefighters shut down power to the unit and advised the resident to call for repair.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 27 – August 2 has been compiled from official information.

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Burglary on Brittany Close

At 10:45 pm on Sunday August 9, police got a call from a Brittany Close resident reporting a burglary. He said he had just arrived home, the door was ajar and jewelry box was missing.

The house was not ransacked and there was no sign of a forced entry.

However two very expensive pieces of jewelry were gone. A large engagement ring valued at $250,000 and a piece of Cartier jewelry valued at $150,000.

The door was not kicked in like the other burglaries.

The matter is under investigation.

Stolen Cars

A Rock Creek Lane man reported that his blue 2019 BMW X5 valued at $80,0000 was stolen from his driveway overnight on August 6-7. He estimated that it was taken sometime between midnight and 6 am the following morning. According to the police report, the vehicle was later recovered.

In a similar incident, a Franklin Road man reported that his 2019 blue Infiniti was taken from his driveway overnight on 8/6-8/7. That car was recovered as well.

Car Break-in Activity
On Aug. 7, a Rock Creek Lane woman reported that two parked unlocked cars in her driveway were entered, and items were stolen. These items included a wallet containing $50 cash and credit and debit cards from one car, and approximately $3 in loose coins and a package of hand cleaning wipes from the other car.

A Madison Road woman reported seeing a man standing near her car’s open trunk at 3:20 p.m., Aug. 7. The car was parked on the street, and its trunk was open because the woman was unloading groceries. When the man noticed her looking at him, he allegedly attempted to hide by crouching down beside the car. Then, he fled in his car.

On Aug. 8, a Brambach Road resident reported seeing three males in a Jeep parked on the street in a newer model white for approximately five minutes. Then, the Jeep drove away, stopped, and one of the males got out of the car and approached a parked car. The male looked inside the parked car and proceeded to get back into the Jeep. The Jeep then left the area.

At 3:30 a.m., Aug. 8, a Sunset Drive resident reported some people pulled up to her house in a dark SUV. The people then allegedly exited the car and looked into one of the resident’s cars parked in his driveway and on the street. Both cars showed signs of being rummaged through, and two items were stolen. The resident did not want to file a formal report.

A male passenger struck an Uber driver’s face with his hand while traveling on Heathcote Road Aug. 7. The passenger allegedly became irritate that the drive was taking linger than expected. The driver’s face was experiencing some redness and swelling. The driver did not want to press charges. He only wanted the passenger and the passenger’s wife to exit his car. Police stood by and helped the passenger get a taxi.

Identity theft
On Aug. 4, an Ardmore Road resident reported that someone fraudulently opened an unauthorized Wells Fargo account in his name. He closed the account and did not suffer any financial loss.

On Aug. 7, a Normandy Lane resident reported an unauthorized account was fraudulently opened in her name. The institution closed the account because it was deemed suspicious.

A Village woman reported being verbally confronted by a Donellan Road resident who, from her porch, accused the woman’s dog of barking at the resident’s dog Aug. 8.

On Aug. 8, a Myrtledale Road woman reportedly went outside to get something from a parked car and saw two unknown men in a car pull into her driveway. Thinking the car might have belonged to her daughter, she approached the car. At that time, the men allegedly said, ‘Holy s***t and backed their car out of the driveway. The intentions of the young men were unknown.

On Aug. 6, police informed a Heathcote School custodian that there was an active hornet’s nest near a playground slide.

After a Southwoods Lane resident reported a damaged floodlight bulb in her driveway Aug. 4, police determined the bulb was defective, and it was not damaged through an act of vandalism. Patrol then helped the resident change the light bulb.
On Aug. 4, police helped an elderly Harvest Drive resident connect a generator.
At the request of a concerned family member, police checked the welfare of a Bradford Road resident Aug. 7. The resident was ok.

On Aug. 9, police helped a Madison Road resident find contact information for tree companies to evaluate and address a tree whose trunk got cracked in this week’s storm.

Pandemic restrictions
On Aug. 5, police used the public address system outside Scarsdale high school to advise approximately 10-15 people that the track was closed.

Cars and roadways
On Aug. 3, police removed a fallen wire from Post and Crane roads. They notified the highway department about a branch hanging on wires on Madison Road later that day.

Police notified Verizon about a fiber optic box dangling from a utility pole on Kelwynne Road Aug. 4.

Con Edison was notified about a large branch leaning against a power line on Montrose Road Aug. 4.

Police helped a pedestrian safely cross Weaver Street Aug. 4.

On Aug. 5, police encountered a parked car with scofflaw status on East Parkway. Police spoke with the registered owner and directed him to Village Hall to address the unpaid parking tickets.

On Aug. 6, a Meadow Road resident reported a car with Florida plates was stopped in the resident’s driveway. Police spoke to the driver, who was working for Uber Eats. The driver said he had stopped in the driveway to take a break.

On Aug. 7, police attempted to replace a dislodged manhole cover on Church Lane South.

A Mamaroneck Road resident reported an unknown car was parked in her driveway Aug. 7. The driver fled when the resident started to approach.

A transformer was leaking oil on Murray Hill Road Aug. 8. Police taped off the area and notified Con Edison.

Police removed a large spool of wire from Mamaroneck and Post roads Aug. 8. It appeared that the spool might have fallen off a work truck. The sanitation department was notified for disposal.

Parked cars were blocking passage to large vehicles on Springdale Road Aug. 8. Police contacted the owners of the cars and asked that the cars be moved.
Three car accidents were reported in the Village this week.

Storm damage
On Aug. 4, emergency workers received hundreds of calls related to storm damage, including fallen trees, downed wires and power outages. The first calls prompted police to move fallen branches to the side of Quaker Ridge Road and close Stratton Road to block an area where a tree brought down wires and hit a car. As the storm continued, other trees fell on parked cars on Olmsted Road, Butler Road, Boulevard and Christie Place. No injuries were reported, but damage to the affected cars was significant. A tree also fell on an unoccupied house on Fox Meadow Road, and two trees fell on the roof of a Brookby Road house and reportedly “went through the roof.” More fallen trees and wires were reported on Ridgecrest East, Saxon Woods Road, Walworth Avenue, Post Road, Stonehouse Road, Heathcote Road, Woods Lane, Circle Road, Farley Road, Fenimore Road, Church Lane, Mamaroneck Road, Fox Meadow Road, Harvest Drive, Highland Way, Madison Road, Sprague Road, Palmer Avenue, Richbell Road, Black Birch Lane, Clarence Road, Brewster Road, Old Orchard Lane, Tunstall Road, Springdale Road, Oak Lane, Lincoln Road, Woods Lane, Wynmor Road, Meadow Road, Popham Road, Penn Boulevard, River Road, Rural Drive, Bypass, Rectory Lane, Butler Road, Corell Road, Crane Road, Oxford Road, Gorham Road, Drake Road, Huntington Avenue, Greenacres Avenue, White Road, Johnson Road, Wildwood Road, Gatehouse Road, Elmdorf Drive, Dunham Road, Boulevard, Old Orchard Lane, Innes Road, Hampton Road, Tisdale Road, Overhill Road and Rural Drive. Wires that came down because of a fallen tree were reported to be sparking at Park and Oxford roads. Firefighters were called to address a fallen tree and utility pole on Palmer Avenue and a fallen tree on a Whig Road house. Police closed Boulevard from Bradley to Post roads because a tree was burning in the park due to fallen wires. Police also closed Heathcote Road and Weaver Street because of a burning wire on the ground. Barricades were set up around dangerous areas; temporary stop signs were erected as needed; highway workers diligently removed fallen trees; and Con Edison was notified.

On Oct. 5 - 9, cleanup and restoration of storm damage continued throughout the Village. Police restored caution tape at intersections where tape had been removed or broken. They continued to place new taped around area s where wires started sparking. A Copper Beech Lane resident reported a neighbor’s tree fell on his house and caused damage, and a Butler Road resident reported a tree fell on her parked car Aug. 5. Later that day, a Stonehouse Road caller reported a large tree limb fell on her house, but there was no damage to the house Aug. 5. Later that day, police temporarily moved caution tape blocking access to a Brewster Road house so the resident could receive a prescription drug delivery.

Civil matter
On Aug. 6, a Wynmor Road resident reported that a neighbor has been “harassing her and her husband for 15 years … about rainwater runoff” related to construction. Police advised the resident and neighbor to stay away from each other and handle the matter in civil court.

On Aug. 8, a Lee Road resident reported damage to his driveway due to construction. Police advised the resident it was a civil matter.

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers for using gas-powered leaf blowers in violation of Village code on Post Road and Sprague Road Aug. 3.
A Bradley Road party host lowered the volume of music after neighbors complained Aug. 7.

After a neighbor complained of noise coming from a Sage Terrace house at 2 a.m.,

Aug. 9, police reminded the resident of Village code regarding noise. Music was then shut off.

In addition to assisting with hundreds of storm related activities and storm-related road closures and burning wires, firefighters were busy with 98 calls from Village residents or emergency dispatchers this week.

On Aug. 3, firefighters assisted at an accident involving a motorcycle and a car, both of which that caught on fire, on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

On Aug. 4, firefighters notified the building department about a tree that fell on a Whig Road house and penetrated the roof.

On Aug. 4, firefighters assisted other agencies with a fire in a rooftop central air conditioning unit on a Central Avenue building.

A Farley Road generator was positioned too close to a house and allowing carbon monoxide to enter the house Aug. 4. Firefighters ventilated the house and advised the homeowner to relocate the generator.

A Putnam Road house generator was smoking Aug. 4. Firefighters manually shut it off and advised the homeowner to call for service.

A Penn Boulevard generator was positioned too close to a house and allowing carbon monoxide to enter the house Aug. 4. Firefighters ventilated the house and advised the homeowner to relocate the generator.

On Aug. 5, firefighters assisted at a two unrelated Fenimore Road car accidents.
A Carthage Lane generator was positioned too close to a house and allowing carbon monoxide to enter the house Aug. 5. Firefighters ventilated the house and advised the homeowner to relocate the generator.

A Ridgedale Road resident accidentally got locked outside her house Aug. 5. Firefighters helped her get back inside.

Firefighters evaluated the safety of a Stonehouse Road garage after a falling branch struck it Aug. 5. Firefighters advised the homeowner to call a tree removal company for assistance.
A generator leaked one gallon of gasoline at a Richbell Road house Aug. 5.

Firefighters addressed the spill and advised the homeowner to refrain from using the generator until it could be repaired.

A Continental Road generator was positioned too close to a house and allowing carbon monoxide to enter the house Aug. 6. Firefighters ventilated the house and advised the homeowner to relocate the generator.

Two portable generators at Quaker Ridge Golf Club on Griffen Avenue were releasing carbon monoxide into a club building Aug. 6. Firefighters shut down the generators, ventilated the building and advised staff to relocate the generators to a safe location away from the building.

Firefighters could not locate the source of an odor in a Carthage Road house Aug. 6. They advised the resident to ventilate the house.

On Aug. 7, firefighters assisted at car accidents on Grand Park Avenue, the Bronx River Parkway and the Hutchinson River Parkway.

Two Penn Road generators and a Griffen Avenue generator were positioned too close to houses and allowing carbon monoxide to enter Aug. 7. Firefighters ventilated the houses and advised the homeowners to relocate their generators.

Noise in a Crossway house was thought to be caused by an animal inside the walls Aug. 8.

Plastic melted on an electric cooktop in a Brewster Road house and emitted smoke Aug. 8. Firefighters ventilated the house.

A burnt outlet and an unsafe power strip were found in a Griffen Avenue house after the homeowner called to report a burning odor in the house Aug. 8. Firefighters shut down power at the circuit breaker panel and advised the homeowner to call an electrician for service.

Firefighters helped a Mamaroneck Road resident seal up a vent that was allowing dangerous exhaust from a generator to enter the house Aug. 9.

A Gatehouse Road generator was misfiring Aug. 9. Firefighters ventilated the affected area, shit down the generator and advised to all for service.

On Aug. 9, firefighters assisted at a car accident on the Bronx River Parkway.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Aug. 3-9 has been compiled from official information.

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threechairsDWI arrest: On July 26, police arrested Dalber Barbosa, 38, of Scarsdale, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of at least .08 of one percent and speeding in zone. Barbosa’s car came under police attention when it was seen speeding on Heathcote Road and other streets in the Village. Patrol followed the car, pacing it, and eventually conducted a traffic stop on Chase Road. Barbosa said he had been speeding because he needed to use the restroom. During the conversation, police noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Barbosa’s breath, glassy eyes and other physical indicators of intoxication. He admitted to drinking two bottles of wine with his wife within the last three to four hours. An alcohol sensor test indicated the presence of alcohol on Barbosa’s breath. At that time, Barbosa was placed under arrest. He was later released on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

Identity theft, scam
On July 23, a Garden Road resident reported her personal information had been stolen and money was fraudulently removed from her Chase Bank account and deposited into a fraudulent Wells Fargo account. Additionally, a credit card with Citibank had fraudulently been opened in her name, and her address had been changed with the US Postal Service without her permission.

A Fayette Road man reported that scammers hacked into his computer, alleging to be Apple technical support personnel providing help against alleged fraudulent misuse July 24. The man does not believe any of his accounts have been compromised. Police advised him to change all of his passwords.

The owner of a hamburger restaurant on Garth Road reported three clear plastic rental chairs, valued at $450 combined, were missing from his outdoor dining space July 24.

A Quaker Ridge caller reported his son was verbally fighting with the son’s girlfriend and mother July 23.

A man was shopping at 7-Eleven and observed what appeared to be a group of underage youth attempting to buy alcohol July 24. The man advised the clerk to check their IDs and the youth allegedly began to verbally harass the man. The man called police and the youth left the store in a new Audi.

A Fox Meadow mother and teenage son were arguing over house chores and the boy left the house at 1:15 a.m., July 25. The mother called police for assistance in locating him. While canvassing the area for the boy, police saw him walking into his residence. No further assistance was required.

Attempted car break-ins
A person reported seeing a man walking on Greenacres Avenue, checking to see if car doors were locked July 24. The man was gone when police arrived on scene.

Pandemic restrictions
A customer at Deciccio’s Marketplace refused to wear mask while inside the store and was told to leave July 20.
A Bee Line bus operator reported a dispute with a passenger over the use of a face covering July 22. The bus was located on Wilmot Road in New Rochelle; so NRPD was notified for response.

Another Bee Line bus operator reported a dispute with a passenger over the use of a face covering July 22. The bus was located on Ardsley Road in New Greenburgh; so Greenburgh PD was notified for response.

A Church Lane man reported that someone rang his doorbell around 7:30 p.m., July 23. When the man answered the door, he saw some kids running away.

A large tree fell on a Park Road house, causing damage and interrupting power July 22. Cons Edison and the building department were called to respond.

Swimming pool
An employee of the Scarsdale pool received a report from a patron that people were possibly engaging in sexual behavior in the pool July 21. Police were notified and canvassed the pool area. They did not encounter any questionable behavior.

Police disposed of trash left behind in a small blue bag on Heathcote School grounds July 23.

Running engine
A car registered to a Bell Road owner was found parked and locked in a Massachusetts parking ride, with its engine running, July 25. Police contacted the owner who said he had parked the car there before going on a camping trip in Maine. He was in possession of the car’s keys and would get in touch with Massachusetts police to work out the details of turning off the car’s ignition.

Cars and roadways
Police asked a delivery truck driver to move his vehicle to ease traffic flow on Palmer Avenue July 21.

Police noticed an open car door on a car parked on Nelson Road July 21. Police notified the owner who then closed the door.

Patrol removed an old cable wire from Palmer Avenue July 22.

Police and firefighters closed Crane Road in order to allow for removal of a large fallen tree and wires July 22. Con Edison was notified.

Police removed a fallen tree from Post Road July 22.

A tree fell on Carstensen Road, after a lightning strike, knocking out traffic lights in the general area July 22. Police notified Con Edison because of a fallen live wire, as well as the highway department. They set up portable stop signs and directed traffic as needed in the meantime.

The highway department was notified about unrelated fallen tree branches on Brewster, Heathcote, Taunton, Claremont and Mamaroneck roads July 22.

A tree was resting on wires on Kelwynne Road July 22. Police notified Con Edison.

The department of public works was notified about a defective elevator in the Freightway Garage July 23.

On July 24, police escorted a pedestrian to her destination by safely crossing Weaver Street.

Police placed caution tape around a large broken branch hanging over Corell Park and notified the highway department July 25.

Civil matter
Police advised a contractor and a Griffen Avenue resident that their dispute was a civil matter July 20.

A Lee Road resident reported that a neighbor’s security camera was possibly aimed at the resident’s bedroom July 22.

The resident spoke with the neighbor about his concerns, and the neighbor removed the camera. The resident wanted to document the incident with police.

A woman reported being bitten by a dog on Black Birch Lane July 20. She alleged the dog started barking at her as she was walking on the road. She believed it was secure in its yard because of an electric fence. As she passed the yard, the dog ran down the driveway and bit her leg. After that, the dog chased a passing bicyclist before returning to its yard. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived on scene to treat the bite. The dog owner was instructed to quarantine the dog for 10 days and supply copies of its vaccination records.

A Heathcote Road resident reported trapping an animal in his bathroom, possibly a raccoon or a rodent of some kind, July 26. Police provided him with trappers’ numbers to assist in removing the animal.

A White Road woman reported an odor in the vicinity July 26. Police determined the scent was that of a skunk.

Village code
On July 21, a solicitor with a permit was soliciting on Overlook Road after the hours that the permit allowed. Police informed the solicitor, and he stopped for the night.

Police dispersed youth from Quaker Ridge School grounds after dark and told them school grounds were closed July 21.

A caller complained kids standing outside on Penn Boulevard were being too loud at approximately 1 a.m., July 22.

Police spoke with the kids who were noted to be having a normal conversation while waiting to be picked up by their parents.

Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers in violation of Village code on Saxon Woods Road and Walworth Avenue July 22.

An Autenreith Road resident was playing music loudly after midnight July 25. Police advised the resident to lower the volume.

On July 26, police issued a summons to a worker who was emptying pool water into the storm sewer system on Horseguard Lane.
After neighbor complained of noise, police advised an Olmsted Road host to lower the volume of music.

Lost and found
A passerby found a debit card near Wynmor Park, on Secor Road, and gave it to police July 20. It was vouchered for safekeeping.

A Fox Meadow Road resident reported losing a license plate July 22.

A White Birch Lane resident reported losing a license plate July 23.

A set of keys was found on the sidewalk in Garth Road July 24. Police vouchered the keys for safekeeping.

A large serrated kitchen knife was found by the side of Post Road near Immaculate Heart of Mary Church July 25. It was in good condition but covered in dirt. Police photographed it and documented it in case it is later determined that the knife was used to commit a crime. It was safely vouchered as possible evidence at headquarters.

A large ladder found outside Scarsdale Middle School was secured inside the school by the custodian July 25.
On July 26, a Brayton Road resident gave a body camera to police after finding it outside on the street. Police were unable to determine its owner.

This week, firefighters responded to 26 incidents, including the following listed incidents.

Firefighters helped open the Village Hall elevator door to release one person stuck inside July 20.

Firefighters traced smoke on Gaylor Road to a controlled, above ground, outdoor fire ring July 20.

An electrical fire broke out in a Hartsdale greenhouse July 22. Scarsdale firefighters assisted.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the sites of fallen wires in the Village July 22.

A range hood was smoking on Secor Road July 23. Firefighters unplugged the unit and shut down the electrical connection. They recommended seeking service for the unit.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 20-26 has been compiled from official information.

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