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Royalbaby Matte Buttons 16 inch Kids Bike with Training Wheels 2643d1bc fe0c 4785 9302 30b450251efa 1Car break-ins and stolen bikes: At 3:15 a.m., July 17, a caller reported seeing youths on bikes at Franklin and Haverford roads. She then heard car alarms sounding and called police. While checking the area, police discovered or were alerted to several car break-ins and attempted car break-ins. At two houses on Stratton Road, one house on Gatehouse Road, one house on Carthage Lane, one house on Franklin Road and one house on Haverford Road, residents said their cars had been rummaged through, but nothing was stolen.

At one house on Penn Blvd, the resident showed police surveillance video of a male walking up her driveway and attempting to open her locked car door. At another house on Penn Blvd, the resident said nothing was taken from his cars, but three bicycles were stolen from his open garage. At 6 a.m., a Franklin Road resident reported a male was observed coming onto her property on a blue bicycle and attempting to open the door of a parked car. The car was locked, and the male fled. At 6:25 a.m., a Carthage Road man reported seeing one male on a blue bike and one on foot attempting to open a door of his parked car. The man shouted to the males from an open window, and the males fled. At 8:45 a.m., a Penn Blvd. resident reported seeing males attempt to open the door of a parked car, but the door was locked. At 8:50 a.m., a Haverford Road man reported waking up to find his car door open and an ID, a police surgeon badge and three rolls of quarters missing from his car. The ID and badge were later recovered in a neighbor’s yard. At 12:17 p.m., a Heathcote Road resident reported that her car had been entered, $18 in loose change and bills had been stolen, and an errant Royal Baby bike was left near her car. It was vouchered by police. At 2 p.m., a Stratton Road resident reported $6 in loose change had been stolen from her unlocked car, and her basketball net was ripped. Police vouchered a Trek Verve 2 bike found on Stratton Road while investigating the reports. Police are investigating.

Stolen car arrest
While conducting larceny patrol in the early morning hours of July 19, police noticed an occupied 2005 Honda Pilot, with Pennsylvania plates, parked on Carthage Road with its engine running and its front amber lights illuminated. As police approached the car, the driver sped away. Police followed the car and ran the license plates. The plates indicated the car had been reported as stolen. The car continued onto the Hutchinson River Parkway, and police followed, calling for back up. Eventually the driver pulled over, and additional officers arrived. The car contained a total of seven occupants, and police ordered them to get out of the car. The driver was identified as Nahtahja Johnson, 19, of Newark, NJ. She was arrested on charges of criminal possession of stolen property not more than $3,000, third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver. After police consulted with the district attorney’s office, Johnson was arraigned and released on her own recognizance, with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court on September 30. Police interviewed and released the other six occupants of the car – a 19-year-old woman from Newark and five 18- or 19-year-old males from Newark or Charlotte, NC.

A Hampton Road resident reported someone stole a $16,000 glass sculpture from her property sometime between July 11 and July 13. Small pieces of the glass sculpture had broken off during the apparent theft and were found on the property.

A person from the Scarsdale Schools district office reported that two iPads had been stolen from the school in the past year July 15.

On July 15, a Garden Road resident alleged a contractor stole Chanel sunglasses, a spice grinder and $25 cash from his house.

A Cayuga Road man reported being the victim of a scam July 15. He said he had started a job working from home for an individual whom he only knew over the phone. He received a check that was $1,500 greater than his weekly salary, and the alleged employer instructed him to use the extra $1,500 to buy gift cards and provide the gift car numbers to the employer over the phone. The man bought the gift cards but did not provide the numbers to the employer. The salary check, in the meantime, bounced.

Identity theft
On July 13, A Rural Drive resident reported her bank informed her there had been fraudulent activity associated with a July 8 wire transfer she had attempted to make in the amount of $199,960. The bank was following up.

On July 14, a Hampton Road woman reported someone filed a fraudulent unemployment claim in her name.

A Heathcote Road woman reported that checks she wrote to pay for her mother’s health care – and which she mailed to her mother’s living facility – were stolen, altered and paid out to an unknown person July 15. The checks amounted to $4,640.

A custodian at Heathcote School reported seeing a man, approximately 20-years-old, on the roof of the school July 14. The man was described as wearing a pink shirt and a bucket hat. He ran away when the custodian saw him.

A Cushman Road resident reported people in a blue car came to his house twice on July 15. One time they were photographing the house, which is under construction. Another time they were in the back yard. When the homeowner shouted to them, they left the property.

A nail salon owner on Scarsdale Avenue was told by a neighboring business owner that two men, described as Hispanic, were observed entering the nail salon through a rear open window around 7 p.m., July 15. The men left when the other business owner observed them and called out, “Excuse me. Do you work here?” As the business owner was calling the nail salon owner, the men were observed leaving in a light blue Honda minivan. The nail salon owner arrived on scene to meet with police. She said nothing was missing or out of place. A contractor was called to see if the men were his workers. He said he did not believe they were. He said he would check on his job site equipment the next day.

A youth accidentally dialed 911 while playing video games on Shaw Road July 19. Police spoke with the youth’s mother and confirmed everything was in good order.

An ex-employee of a Village restaurant called 911 because he believed there was a discrepancy in his wages, as paid out via his paycheck July 19. Police spoke to the manager of the restaurant who explained that payroll is one week behind. The manager advised the ex-employee to return on July 25 to pick up the remainder of this wages.redtailedhawkA redtailed hawk on Walworth Avenue. Photo by Andrew Sereysky.

Unwanted attention
A Quaker Ridge Road man reported a woman, whom he “has known for some time,” was calling him, and he did not wish to speak with her July 19. Police advised him of his options, and the man elected to block the woman’s number.

Civil matters
Two sisters were arguing over what to do with their mother’s belongings from their mother’s Colvin Road house while the mother was in the hospital July 16. After police mediation, the sisters agreed to separate for the day and meet at a later time to deal with the matter.

On July 18, a Post Road resident advised that some of her plants near the property line were damaged by a neighbor’s painter. Police advised the resident it was a civil matter and to speak with the neighbor to attempt to work out a resolution.

Social distancing
A caller reported a gathering of camp kids at Heathcote School were not wearing masks or social distancing July 14. Police arrived on scene and spoke with a person in charge who stated the kids were going to participate in a socially distanced activity and that masks would be worn when the kids were less than six feet from one another. However, it was also advised that not all camp participants have masks.

Police advised people on Mamaroneck Road fields to use masks if social distancing was not possible July 18.
On July 18, police advised parties watching a soccer game on Post Road to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings.

Police advised people gathering outside restaurants on Garth Road to adhere to social distancing and face covering guidelines July 18.

A bicyclist reported that he was riding his bike on Mamaroneck Road and a car drove through the intersection with Brookby Road to make a turn without stopping, and it almost hit the bicyclist July 13. There were no reported injuries.

Cars and roadways
Patrol helped a pedestrian make her way to the sidewalk safely on Weaver Street on July 13 and July 15.

A caller reported that a blue Subaru wagon with a gray bumper and Vermont plates ran a red light at Fenimore and Post roads and struck his vehicle July 13. The car left the scene. Police canvassed the area but could not find it.

A traffic light’s power went out at Secor Road and Bypass July 13. Police directed traffic and set up portable stop signs until the light regained power.

Police issued a parking summons to the owner of an illegally parked truck on Overhill Road July 14.

A car’s engine overheated at Old Lyme Road and Weaver Street July 14. When police arrived on scene, the car had cooled down enough for the driver to move it to Heathcote Gulf for service.

Police replaced a loose water main cap at Post and Oxford roads July 15. The water department was informed.

Patrol removed debris from Post Road July 16.

On July 17, police looked into Village code to see if a food truck could be parked in a Madison Road driveway without a “peddler’s permit,” as a homeowner alleged. The building department was closed at the time, so an immediate answer was not available.

A patrol car got a flat tire on Heathcote Road July 18. Its equipment was secured at headquarters, and it was towed to the highway department.

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

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers for using gas-powered leaf blowers in violation of Village code on Foxhall Road July 13 and Lincoln Road July 15.

After receiving noise complaints of a loud party at Aspen and Bansom roads July 17, police advised a party host to keep the noise level down.

A caller found a loose dog at Corell and Secor roads and dropped it off at headquarters July 15. Police notified New Rochelle Humane Society.

Lost and found
A parking enforcement officer found a passport on Walworth Avenue, and police returned it to its owner July 14.

A Walworth Avenue resident said she found items in the trunk of her car that did not belong to her July 16. The car had been stolen and was recently returned to her. Police picked up the errant items and returned them to their owners.

A light switch was arcing in a cabinet in a Walworth Avenue house July 14. It appeared a rodent had eaten through the wire sheathing, according to firefighters. Firefighters shut down power to the switch and checked for extension in the walls. Firefighters advised to have an electrician service the switch.

On July 17, firefighters responded to a report of an unattended pot left cooking on a stove in a Garth Road apartment. Firefighters shut down the stovetop and removed the pot.

Firefighters assisted at car accidents on Walworth Avenue and Hutchinson Rover Parkway July 17.

This report covering police and fire department information from July 13-19 has been compiled from official information.

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deerIdentity theft: On July 8, a Mamaroneck Road man reported he had been the victim of identity theft. Specifically, he said someone filed a fraudulent unemployment claim in his name.

On July 11, a Sage Terrace woman reported an unknown individual obtained account information for an account she shares with her husband and then opened a fraudulent credit card in her son’s name. Chase Bank flagged attempts to use the card as fraudulent. The card was cancelled and accounts were closed.

On July 11, a Hamilton Road woman and man reported that fraudulent credit card accounts and an insurance policy were attempted to be opened using their personal information without their permission.

On July 11, a Ridgecrest West woman reported that her husband contacted a person whom he believed was Apple tech support in order to help repair a broken cell phone. The person advised the couple to connect the phone to their computer and give him access to it, so he could repair it. The person then advised their couple to update their credit card information for Apple. The couple provided the person with their information and then became suspicious of the call and terminated it. They cancelled their card and were attempting to inform Apple of the incident. Police advised her on how to report the potential incident of identity theft to the credit reporting agencies.

An Autenreith Road attorney reported her professional website had been hacked and altered July 12. Specifically, the website homepage was altered to redirect users to a site that sells prescription drugs. The attorney said her web manager would attempt to correct the matter.

Too hot
A caller reported that “a wire” was hanging inside the outdoor dining tent in Village center, and the tent was very hot July 7. Police examined the scene and determined the reported loose wire was the electrical plug attached to an outdoor fan. The fan was not plugged in at the time because it was not close enough to reach an outlet. No safety concerns were observed.

License plate
On July 9, an Aspen Road man reported that an unknown person was apparently using a license plate that had been on one of his cars that was impounded in another jurisdiction in 2015 and destroyed. He learned this after receiving letters from EZ-Pass informing him that the plate was on a car passing through numerous toll locations. He was informed by EZ-Pass that he needed a police report documenting the lost plate in order to have the charges removed.

An East Parkway resident received a package with another person’s name on it and an incorrect address July 10. Police were able to determine the correct address for the recipient based on the name, and they assisted by bringing the package to the intended recipient.

Police and firefighters helped an elderly Crossway man change a battery in a smoke detector in his home July 10.

Cars and roadways
A Madison Road woman returned home from vacation and fond an unknown car parked in her driveway July 6. Police checked the registration and determined the car belonged to a neighbor. The woman said she would follow up with the neighbor the next day.

Police assisted White Plains police in gathering information from drivers who were involved in a hit-and-run accident, in the White Plains jurisdiction before driving into Scarsdale, on Post Road July 7.

A car accident occurred at Post Road and Boulevard July 7. Police helped the drivers exchange information. They did not want to file an official report.

Police assisted with car accidents at Chase and Popham roads, as well as Post Road and Boulevard, July 8. There were no reported injuries.

Police called a tow truck car service technician to help two drivers who accidentally locked their keys inside their cars on Crossway and Gatehouse Road July 8.

Police informed the sanitation and highway departments about a dead skunk on Jefferson Road, for removal and disposal, July 9.

On July 9, police replaced a dislodged manhole cover at Brayton Road and Greenacres Avenue.

Police moved a dead deer to the side of Heathcote Road and informed highway and sanitation departments for disposal July 10.

Police asked a delivery driver to move his truck on Weaver Street in order to not block traffic flow July 10.

Police moved fallen tree limbs out of traffic lanes on Bansom Road, Saxon Woods Road and Crossway, in unrelated incidents, July 10. The moved branches from the roadway on Mamaroneck Road July 11. The highway department was informed for removal.

A tree fell on wires at Johnson and Sprague roads July 10. Police and firefighters put up caution tape and stood by for Con Edison.

Civil matter
An Aspen Road resident called police because her neighbor’s fence had been moved approximately two feet, and she questioned the new layout July 6. She said she thought she should have been consulted first. She did not know where the property line was, in order to ascertain if the fence was on her property or her neighbor’s. Police advised the resident that her issue was not a criminal matter, but rather a civil matter, and to consult with Village Hall regarding the property line.

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers for using gas-powered leaf blowers on Heathcote, Springdale and Elm roads July 6, Penn Blvd. July 9 and Black Birch Lane and Post Road July 11.

After neighbors complained of noise, police advised a Heathcote Road resident to lower the volume of music July 6.

Police advised one man who was playing basketball with a group of kids on Heathcote School grounds that the school and its outdoor courts, fields and playground were closed July 7.

A Gaylor Road woman reported that the owner of a hair salon advised her son, who was riding his bike on the sidewalk in front of her salon, that bicycles were not allowed on the sidewalks of the business district July 7. Police spoke with both parties and confirmed that bicycles were prohibited on business district sidewalks.
Police advised a man, on school grounds on Mamaroneck Road, that his dog must be leashed in public spaces July 7.

Police dispersed kids from Greenacres School grounds and advised them the grounds were closed July 7.

Police issued verbal warnings to delivery drivers who were making deliveries during the overnight period on Scarsdale Avenue, in violation of Village code regarding allowable deliveries, July 9.

On July 11, police advised a carpenter about Village code restrictions regarding permitted weekend work times and noise. The carpenter said he would stop work and not begin again until 10 a.m.

After neighbors complained of noise, police advised a Dunham Road resident to keep the noise level down at a backyard barbecue July 11.

Dog bite
On July 10, an Amazon delivery driver reported being chased and bitten by a dog while making a delivery to a Griffen Avenue house. Two puncture marks were observed on the driver’s leg. The dog’s owner was instructed to quarantine the dog for 10 days, as per health code guidelines. The dog’s vaccinations were up to date, according to medical records.

Lost and found
A passerby found a wallet on Heathcote School grounds and gave it to police, who returned it to its owner, July 8.

A passerby found an Acura key fob on East Parkway and brought it to police for safekeeping July 9.

July 7, a fire at a Church Lane house was deemed accidental by the Westchester County Cause and Origin team.

On July 8, a contractor damaged a refrigerant line in the basement of a Mamaroneck Avenue preschool while replacing an outside air conditioning system. The building was evacuated. Firefighters ventilated the basement and determined the refrigerant was still leaking. Ventilation continued until air quality returned. The contractor said the damaged line and unit could be replaced.

On July 8, a motor overheated in an air handler and caused a haze in a Murray Hill Road basement. Firefighters disconnected the appliance and used fans to ventilate the space.

Firefighters assisted with a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway July 8.
On July 10, wires fell and were burning at Sprague and Johnson roads. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.

On July 11, firefighters assisted with a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway and Mamaroneck Avenue, in which a car crashed onto its roof after leaving the parkway and impacting Mamaroneck Road. One occupant was out of the car and was in the care of Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Firefighters stabilized the scene and stood by for a tow.

On July 12, firefighters determined a smoke odor inside a Fox Meadow Road house was coming from a frozen evaporator coil of an HVAC unit in an the attic. Firefighters shut down the unit and advised the homeowner to call for service.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 6-12 has been compiled from official information.

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DrivewayAfter a spate of reports of stolen cars and car break-ins, the Scarsdale Police are asking residents to do the following to protect their vehicles:

The Scarsdale Police Department makes the following recommendations to residents to a help prevent these larcenies:

-Use motion sensing exterior lighting and keep the perimeter of your home and driveway well lit.

-The smallest amount of light may be a deterrent to offenders.

-Consider investing in a camera surveillance system –and advertise that your home, driveway and property are protected by video surveillance.

-Always lock your vehicle whether it is parked on the street or in your driveway. Do not leave your keys or key fob in the vehicle when it is unattended.

-Numerous vehicle manufacturers equip their vehicles with auto-folding exterior mirrors. When enabled through the vehicle’s settings, these exterior side-view mirrors fold in when the vehicle is turned off and locked via the key fob. When the vehicle is observed in this condition, it’s a sign to offenders that the vehicle is locked.

-A majority of vehicles that are entered or stolen are frequently left unlocked, indicated by the side view mirrors in the “out” position.

-Do not leave valuable possessions in view, especially pocketbooks, bags, electronic and GPS devices.

-Park in a well-lit area.

-Be an observant neighbor. Immediately notify the police of any suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings.

Stolen cars: On June 26, a 2019 Audi Q5 was stolen from a Walworth Avenue driveway. It had been left unlocked with the key fob inside. According to police, the car was later recovered.

Three cars were stolen from a Carthage Road driveway during the overnight period of June 27-28. They were a 2016 Mazda, a 2017 Nissan and a 2019 Mercedes-Benz. All three cars were left unlocked with the key fobs inside. According to police, the Mercedes-Benz was later recovered.

On June 28, an Audi A-6 with Pennsylvania license plates, a smashed rear window and a flat tire was found parked at Franklin Road and Harvest Drive. A check if the registration revealed the car had been reported stolen from Greenburgh, NY, on June 26. It had been unlocked, with the key fob inside, at the time of theft. Damage to the door appeared to have been caused by prying the door open with a screwdriver, according to the police report. A screwdriver was found on the passenger seat, as well as Ray Ban sunglasses, a brown purse, a brown cloth hat and an unopened package from this jurisdiction. Additionally, a bag of marijuana was found in the passenger side door. The car was towed to the police impound lot.

Car break-ins
On June 26, a Walworth Avenue woman reported that someone entered her parked and unlocked car overnight and stole two rolls of quarters.

On June 26, a Valley Road resident she noticed her unlocked, parked car had been rummaged through in the recent past. She said she did not notice anything missing. However, later, a neighbor found the resident’s car insurance papers in the street and returned them to her.

On June 26, a Gorham Road resident reported her unlocked parked car had been entered overnight. A $150 Visa gift card and approximately $15 cash were stolen.

On June 26, a gray and yellow handbag valued at $1,000 was stolen from a parked, unlocked car in a Fenimore Road driveway overnight.

On June 26, a Valley Road man reported approximately $20 cash had been stolen out of his wife’s unlocked, parked car overnight.

On June 26, a Fairview Road resident reported a car registered to his business had been broken into the previous night. A package of Charmin toilet paper, a $200 lock pick set and approximately $20 cash were stolen. Security cameras captured the incident on video.

On June 28, a $300 Tory Burch handbag and assorted papers were found on Rock Creek Lane. Police returned the property to its owner, who lived a few doors down. The owner said the property had been stolen from her car. Police are investigating.

A wallet was also found on Rock Creek Lane June 28. Police contacted the owner, and she said the wallet had been stolen from her car overnight. She told police her credit cards and some cash, which had been inside the wallet, were missing. She put a freeze on her accounts. Investigation showed a $30 charge at an Exxon gas station had already been processed through one of the stolen credit cards.

On June 28, an Aspen Road resident reported someone entered her unlocked, parked car overnight. It was tossed, but nothing was stolen.

Someone filed a fraudulent unemployment claim in a Horseguard Lane woman’s name. She learned about it June 23.

On June 25, a Brite Avenue caller resident said someone filed a fraudulent unemployment claim in her name.

On June 26, a Tompkins Road man reported he attempted to purchase a pair of sneakers for $160 over the Internet. He sent the money to the seller via Cash App but has yet to receive the sneakers. He needed a police report to receive a refund of the money from Cash App.

On June 22, a Christie Place restaurant manager had a dispute with an allegedly disrespectful customer. The customer paid the bill and was told he was no longer welcome in the restaurant. Police reiterated the message to the customer.

A person who lives in a Post Road house said a basement tenant was observed lying on a hill in the backyard possibly looking into windows belonging to private rooms of other housemates June 23. Police spoke with the tenant who said he was just lying in the grass and not looking into any windows. The property owner requested that the tenant refrain from using the back hill and possibly looking into windows to avoid conflict.

Suspicious activity
An Edgewood Road resident told police she heard a car door open and shut outside her house around 1 a.m., June 25. Her exterior motion lights then came on. She said a middle-aged white man, wearing a light-colored T-shirt, shorts, gloves and a mask, walked to her house and placed a plastic bag on her door handle. According to the resident, the man then took a picture. The person then reportedly left in a dark-colored SUV and possibly took the bag with him because it was no longer there when the resident checked.

A man taking photos in the back of Quaker Ridge School alarmed a parent who believed the man might have been photographing the parent’s children June 26. Police attempted to speak with the man but encountered a language barrier. The man’s son-in-law was called to translate. The man then said he had been following a rabbit and was attempting to take photos of the rabbit.

Unwanted calls
A Barry Road resident reported unwanted texts and calls from an individual. There were no threats expressed in the communications. Police advised the resident to block the individual’s number.

Pandemic restrictions
On June 22, police dispersed approximately 60 people from a gathering at Lincoln and Carthage roads. The hosts were informed that only gatherings of ten people or less were permitted, as per the governor’s executive order.

Police checked an East Parkway business to make sure social distancing measures were being followed after a caller expressed concern June 27.

Welfare check
On June 26, police checked the welfare of an Old Lyme Road man after a caller expressed concern. The man was OK.

A water fill pipe to a Morris Lane pool was malfunctioning and leaking a large amount of water onto the neighbor’s property June 22. Police and firefighters turned off the water, gas and electricity to the pool to stop the water flow. A message was left for the homeowner.

Garage door
A Rock Creek Lane garage door opened on its own June 24. Police determined the door was malfunctioning. Nothing suspicious was observed.

Cars and roadways
A driver on the Hutchinson River Parkway alleged that another driver might have intentionally tried to “run him off the road” June 23. Police informed the driver that they couldn’t issue traffic citations for offenses that they did not see or for offenses occurring outside their jurisdiction.

A tree fell on wires on Brookby Road June 23. Police notified the highway department and Con Edison.

The water department was informed about a water leak on Edgewood Road June 23.
Police helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street June 24.

A Montrose Road resident was asked to move his parked car so as to not interfere with Con Edison work June 25.

Con Edison was notified about a low-hanging wire on Montrose Road June 25.
A Meadow Road woman reported a large delivery truck drove over her property and dislodged a landscaping rock June 25. Police helped the woman move the rock back in place.

A man sleeping in his car at Post Road and Boulevard at 4:30 a.m., June 27, told police he was “very tired.” There were no signs of impairment or distress.
Police helped an elderly woman shut off her car on Rock Creek Lane after she requested help from police June 27.

Police called a tow for a motorist with a disabled car on Mamaroneck Road June 28.
Police and highway workers removed fallen branches and wires from Fox Meadow Road and Woods Lane June 28.

Police taped off an area around a fallen wire on Olmsted Road and stood by for Con Edison June 28.

A tree fell onto a Brewster Road house June 28. No one was injured, and no structural damage was observed. Police notified the homeowner who was not home and advised him to contact his insurance company. Firefighters assisted.

Verizon was notified about a fallen cable wire on Wayside Lane June 28.

A transformer exploded on Wheelock Road, causing a power outage, June 28. Con Edison was called and police assisted a resident who was concerned about the lack of power.

Village code
On June 22, police asked a Colby Lane homeowner to lower the volume of music coming from her house.

Police received a noise complaint about a Sprague Road house after midnight June 23; however, after arriving on scene, police did not hear any noise. The homeowner was informed about the complaint and said she found the presence of police cars on her street to be “wildly inappropriate” and “unacceptable.”

Police issued a Carthage Road landscaper a summons for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of Village code June 23.

Neighbors reported loud talking at a Bell Road house after midnight June 24. Police asked the residents to keep the noise level down.

Organized soccer clinics were being run without proper permits on a Weaver Street field June 24. Police informed the soccer coaches, and they stopped activity. Coaches waited with the kids until parents picked them up.
Four summonses for leaf blower enforcement were issued Village wide and on Wheelock and Cushman roads during dedicated patrol for Village code enforcement June 24.

On June 25, one summons for improper leaf blower use was issued to landscapers on Oak Lane.

Kids were being noisy in a Dobbs Terrace backyard June 25. Police asked them to keep the noise level low in order to stop disturbing neighbors.

A delivery truck was at work on Scarsdale Avenue after midnight June 26, Police advised the driver he was not permitted to make deliveries after the allotted delivery period, as permitted by Village code. The driver apologized and said he had not been aware of the restrictions.

On June 26, police issued a summons for improper leaf blower use to a landscaper on Post Road.

On June 26, police advised a gathering of approximately 10 people to keep their noise level down.

Construction workers on Penn Blvd. were told they could not start work until 10 a.m., June 27.

According to footage from a video surveillance camera, a man riding a bicycle on Wynmor Road stopped at a construction site and “seemed to take special interest” in a cable wire that is temporarily run down a utility pole and pulled across the ground to a connection at the house. Police reviewed the video and examined the wire in question. Police speculated that the man was most likely concerned about the unusual and haphazard positioning of the wire and was most likely concerned it might have been a fallen power line.

Dogs and cat
A maintenance worker allegedly confronted a Gatehouse Road woman about cleaning up after her dog June 22, according to the woman, who called police. Police arrived on scene, and the worker said he was a groundskeeper and often found dog feces on the property. He therefore politely asked the woman to clean up after her dog. Police were able to successfully mediate the confrontation.

A Copper Beech Lane homeowner complained that a neighbor’s cat keeps walking onto his property and his wife is allergic to cats June 25. Police spoke with the neighbor who said he was aware of the situation and was actively training the cat to avoid such behavior.

Lost and found
A passerby found a wallet on Cooper Road and gave it to police June 22. Police found an ID card indicating the wallet’s owner and returned the wallet to him. The owner said nothing was missing from the wallet.
A broken iPhone that was severely cracked and would not turn on was found on Cooper Road June 23. Police vouchered it as found property.

A passerby found a debit card on a picnic table on Supply Field and gave it to police, who returned it to its owner July 23.

On July 23, a passerby found items at the intersection of Post and Murray Hill roads and gave them to police.

A Wynmor Road woman reported that her children were flying a drone in the area, and it got lost June 23.

On June 28, a caller reported finding an iPad on the ground at Rock Creek Lane and Sycamore Road approximately three days ago in the past.

A set of keys – for a Ford Mustang and a possible house key – were found on Franklin Road and turned over to police for safekeeping June 28.

A contractor damaged a natural gas line on Huntington Avenue June 22. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.

Firefighters assisted at a car accident involving a truck and an overpass bridge on the Hutchinson River Parkway June 24.

On June 25, smoke was reported in a science lab at the Scarsdale Alternative High School. It was determined that non-toxic flash cotton ignited and self-extinguished in a closed wooden wall cabinet. Other chemicals stored in the cabinet were determined to be stable. It was determined that the cotton self-ignited due to high ambient temperature and the cotton’s method of storage. The cabinet was cleaned. A teacher said the flash cotton and flash paper had been used for a demonstration one day before schools closed due to the pandemic.

A light fixture in the parking lot of Scarsdale High School was smoking but soon got repaired by custodians June 26.

A gas grill was leaking at a Normandy Lane house June 27. Firefighters advised the residents to call for service.

On June 28, firefighters assisted Fairview and Hartsdale fire departments with two houses struck by lightning in their jurisdictions.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 22-28 has been compiled from official information.

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mercedeskeyfobStolen cars: Two unlocked cars were stolen from different Carstensen Road driveways in the overnight period of July 2 to 3. One was a 2020 Mercedes-Benz, valued at $50,000. Inside the car were various items, including sunglasses and clothing, valued at $1,500. The car had been left unlocked with the key fob inside. The stolen second car was a 2009 Toyota Sienna, containing approximately $1,000 worth of tennis equipment inside. It had also been left unlocked with the key fob inside.

Car break-ins
A wallet containing credit cards and $50 cash was stolen from an unlocked, parked car in a Lockwood Road driveway July 3.

On July 5, a Jefferson Road resident reported finding her car had been entered and contents were tossed inside. It occurred sometime between July 3 and 5.

Identity theft
On June 29, a Palmer Ave. man reported that someone attempted to file a fraudulent unemployment claim in his name.

On June 30, a Tunstall Rd. man reported that someone attempted to file a fraudulent unemployment claim in his name.

On July 2, a Carthage Lane man reported that someone attempted to file a fraudulent unemployment claim in his name.

Criminal mischief
On July 2, a Greenacres Avenue caller reported an incident of criminal mischief that occurred while she and her family were away, sometime between June 27 and July 2. Specifically, a metal garden arbor was dismantled and knocked over and wire fencing around a garden was bent out of shape in the rear of her yard. She believed the damage was intentional. She said a similar incident happened about a year ago.

A middle-aged white man, who was not a member of Quaker Ridge Golf Club, entered the grounds, took off his shorts, told staff he had just run a marathon and asked for something to drink July 4. He was asked to leave the Club grounds by management. He called for a ride and was picked up.

Social distancing
A woman called police to allege that a painter, who was working nearby, spit at her while she was walking her dog near Edgewood Road and Roosevelt Place July 4. She said that as she turned the corner and abruptly encountered the painter, she put on her mask and told the painter to try and maintain an appropriate social distance. She further said the painter, who was not wearing a mask, made no effort to move. She further alleged that the painter spat on the ground near her and continued walking to his job site. Police spoke with the painter, who denied spitting at the woman but confirmed he was not wearing a mask. He explained that because their interaction occurred on a corner, he did not have time to put on his mask. Police advised both parties to be more careful of rounding corners where social distancing may be more difficult to maintain due to unexpected interactions. The police log further noted that no spit was observed on the sidewalk where the interaction allegedly occurred.

On behalf of Tampa, FL, police, Scarsdale police officers attempted to deliver a death notification to a Stonehouse Road resident regarding a person who died in Tampa July 1. However, the resident was not the family member that Tampa police were attempting to contact. Nor was there any record of that family member living in Scarsdale. There was apparently a mix-up in the name and address information.

Police arranged taxi transportation to a shelter for an individual who came to headquarters asking for help and reporting he was suffering from an auditory sensitivity July 5. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance was called, but the man declined any medical assistance beyond an evaluation.

Pedestrian hit
A 68-year-old Bronxville driver was turning onto Popham Road from Garth Road and decided he was going the wrong way around 3 p.m., July 3. He attempted to correct his mistake by putting his car in reverse. In doing so, he backed into a 71-year-old Eastchester pedestrian who was crossing the street in the crosswalk. She was evaluated by Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps on scene and taken to White Plains Hospital Center for injuries.

Cars and roadways
Police removed a fallen cable wire from Franklin Road July 1.
Verizon was notified about a low-hanging wire on Brewster Road July 1.
A parked car was blocking traffic on Ridgecrest East July 1. Police contacted the owner to move it.
A Boulevard woman reported that two men in a truck pulled up in front of her house and left a box of Styrofoam near her property July 2. Police contacted the department of public waste to pick it up for disposal.
Police marked off a fallen wire on Cambridge Road with caution tape July 2. Verizon was notified for repair.
Police called a tow truck for a car with a flat tire on Olmsted Road July 3.
A very large, fallen branch was marked with caution tape on Church Lane South July 3. The highway department was notified for removal.
Police moved fallen branches off of Post Road July 4.
Police investigated a report of a parked car on Edgewood School grounds at 2 a.m., July 5. A young man and woman were inside the car. They said they had parked there to have a conversation, but they agreed to leave.
Police responded to one reported car accident and three minor car accidents in the Village this week. The drivers involved in the minor accidents exchanged information and did not request official reports.

Civil matters
A Quaker Ridge woman reported her husband did not drop their children off on time, as per a custody agreement, July 3. Police advised her it was a civil matter and to consult her attorney.

After neighbors reported shouting on Fox Meadow Road, police helped mediate a dispute between a homeowner and some people who were picking up their belongings from the residence July 5.

On July 5, police helped a Village resident interpret an order of protection involving her husband and her.

Village code
After a neighbor complained of early morning noise, police advised construction workers on a Vernon Road job site of Village code restrictions regarding power tools and job start times. The workers said they understood.

On June 30, police advised a Pinecrest Road family to keep the noise level down at their family gathering after neighbors reported noise.

Police issued a summons to a School Lane landscaper for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of Village code July 1.

Police issued a summons to an Olmsted Road landscaper for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of Village code July 2.

Police issued a summons to a Lebanon Road landscaper for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of Village code July 3.

Police dispersed kids from a Secor Road park after dark July 4.

After neighbors complained, police asked a Saxon Woods Road resident to lower the volume of music July 4.

On July 1, a Post Road woman reported a coyote in her yard. When police arrived at the scene, the woman said she actually thought the animal was a loose German Shepherd. The animal had already left the yard and was last seen heading toward Cambridge Road.

Lost and found
A passerby found a wallet at a picnic table in the Village center June 29. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.

A Capital One credit card was found on Popham Road July 1. The owner could not be located, and police informed Capital One for card cancellation and replacement to the owner.

Police contacted the owner of a wallet found in the Village and brought to headquarter July 5. The owner picked up the wallet and confirmed that nothing was missing.

On June 29, firefighters were dispatched to a Highland Way house for a nine-year-old locked in a bedroom. Upon arrival, they made entry through a bedroom window and removed the door lock for the homeowner. The child was released unharmed.

On July 3, a car’s motor overheated following an oil leak on the Hutchinson River Parkway. Firefighters stood by for a tow and assisted with oil cleanup.

On July 5, elevated levels of carbon monoxide were reported in a Heathcote Road house. Con Edison red-tagged the boiler and a gas supply pipe attached to a wall. Firefighters ventilated the house, and the homeowner was advised to contact a plumber for repair.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 29 – July 5 has been compiled from official information.

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playlandbeachCar thefts: A 2018 Volvo was stolen from a Taunton Road driveway June 17. The car had been left there unlocked with the keys inside.

On June 19, a Crossway man reported his Honda Civic had been stolen from Palmer Avenue the evening before. Police are investigating.

Bicycle theft
A caller informed police that her child’s bicycle had been stolen from Greenacres Avenue June 17. She did not want to file a formal report.

Attempted larcenies
At 3:50 a.m., June 17, a Brite Avenue resident reported seeing a “tall, skinny man” open the doors of a neighbor’s parked car in an apparent attempt to steal the car or something from inside the car. After entering the car, the man fled the scene in a dark-colored sedan. Police attempted to contact the car’s owner, but they could only leave a note.

On June 17, a Taunton Road man told police he had obtained video of individuals attempting to break into his parked locked car during the early morning hours of June 17.

On June 17, a Madison Road man reported someone opened his parked car overnight, but nothing was stolen.

A doorbell camera recorded a man in a white T-shirt attempt to enter a parked car in a Penn Blvd. driveway in the overnight period of June 21-22. The car was locked, and the man left.

Vandalism, in the form of graffiti on the roof of the auditorium wall, was reported at a Heathcote School June 17. While investigating, police also found empty bottles of alcohol in a picnic-like area on the grounds.

Identity theft
On June 15, a Magnolia Road woman reported someone fraudulently filed for unemployment from a fictitious employee – with a fake name and Social Security number – who allegedly worked for her. The Department of Labor was informed.

On June 15, a Chesterfield Road woman reported a fraudulent charge of approximately $572 on her credit card. It occurred on May 28. She informed her credit card company.

On June 16, an Oak Way resident reported someone fraudulently applied for unemployment in his name.

On June 18, a Hillview Drive man reported several fraudulent credit card accounts were opened in his name over the last couple weeks. The accounts were cancelled.

On June 19, a Fayette Road man reported someone fraudulently applied for unemployment in his name.

A Harvest Drive caller reported being the victim of a scam while attempting to help his mother purchase a house in Boca Raton, FL, June 17. It seems that an electronic funds transfer related to the purchase of the house never went through properly and possibly went to a fraudulent recipient. The caller was advised to obtain a police report for follow-up.

A Windward Road homeowner reported that a fictitious rental listing for her house had been posted on Craig’s List June 18. It used photos of her house but a false description and rental details. She asked for a police report in order to get the post removed.

A Brite Avenue woman reported receiving a piece of mail that might be a scam June 20. Police advised the woman to throw it away.

A Brewster Road man received a fake email alleging to be from a friend who was in need of emergency funds June 20. The man purchased cash cards and provided card numbers and pins to the scammer by email. After learning his friend’s email had been hacked, and the money request was fraudulent, the man reported the matter to police. Police advised him to deposit the funds on the cards into his account before the scammer could process them. No financial loss was incurred.

A man called police because he was worried about his wife who had decided to walk home from Rye Playland after an argument June 15. Police located the woman at her home and all was in good order. She said her cell phone died on the way home, and she therefore could not respond to her husband’s calls and texts. Police notified the man via Westchester County police, who were present with the man at Rye Playland.

A woman called police because she said she could not find her husband or son June 16. She sounded stressed, according to police. Police went to her house and located her husband inside. He said he was at home the whole time. Both he and the wife said she was mourning the loss of a family member and was under stress.

A Meadow Road grandfather called police to report his grandson might be missing June 17. The grandchild was successfully located inside the grandfather’s house.

On June 17, a rug cleaner asked police to accompany him while dropping off several high-value rugs to a Fenimore Road address, due to the fact that the cleaner has allegedly “had issues” with the homeowner’s son in the past. Police stood by while the rug delivery was successfully made.

A Walworth Avenue woman reported she receiving a letter regarding a sign posted in her yard June 17. The letter did not contain any threats. It only directed the woman to several politically motivated online posts. Nevertheless, the letter made the woman uncomfortable; so she reported it.

A Leatherstocking Lane woman reported receiving an unsolicited letter from an ex-boyfriend, whom she had not seen for 10 years, that she felt was harassing June 19. Police read the letter. It was not threatening. It appeared to be an attempt to reconnect. The woman was advised to tell the ex-boyfriend that she did not want him to contact her. Police called and reiterated the same message. The boyfriend said he understood.

Parked car
A Heathcote Road resident reported an unknown car had been parked in her driveway overnight June 17. Police investigated and determined the car had been serviced by a local mechanic. It had been dropped off at the wrong address by mistake.

Noise and lights
A reported alarm sound inside a Normandy Road house was determined to be an electric toothbrush left on but unattended and vibrating inside a bathroom cabinet June 18.

A scoreboard on Mamaroneck Road was illuminated at 11 p.m., June 19. A caller informed police. Police were able to turn off the scoreboard.

Bicyclist hit
A caller, alleging to be a mother, called police to report her son had been struck by a car while bike riding at Post Road and Boulevard June 16. The boy was not injured, but the bike was damaged. The caller said she only wanted to document the incident. Police tried to reach out to the caller numerous times to follow up on the matter, but no one answered. After obtaining the caller’s address from Eastchester police department, police went to the house, but the homeowner on scene said the caller did not live there.

Cars and roadways
On June 15 and June 21, police helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street and get to her destination.

Police stood by to block traffic and facilitate a peaceful vehicular demonstration by Janitors for Justice along the Scarsdale border from Hartsdale to White Plains on June 15.

The highway department replaced a loose manhole cover at Palmer Avenue and Lincoln Road after a bicyclist complained to police June 16.

Police removed debris from Griffen Avenue and Weaver Street June 16.

Police asked drivers to move their parked cars from Ridgecrest East and Ridgecrest North to alleviate congestion June 16.

Police asked a truck driver to move his vehicle because it was blocking a Highland Way driveway June 16.

A parked car was blocking driveway access on Brook Lane June 16. Police asked the owner to move it.

Police informed highway workers about a dead skunk on Ferncliff Road, for purposes of disposal, June 19.

Two cars were parked on the sidewalk on Post Road June 19. Police asked drivers to move their cars and properly park them.

Police called a tow for a disabled car with a flat tire on Christie Place June 21.

A Brewster Road woman reported a green-colored animal trap in her backyard June 15. She said she did not place the trap there. Neither did they neighbors. Police triggered the trap to deactivate it. Later in the day, a wildlife company informed the woman that they had placed the trap on her property by mistake, and an employee removed it.

A young raccoon was stuck in a Johnson Road yard, with its leg caught under a rock June 21. Police moved the rock to dislodge the leg, and the raccoon safely ran away.

Village code
On June 16, police informed a Beechwood Lane woman that neighbors had complained of loud music from her house. She turned down the volume.

Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers in violation of Village code on Brookby and Butler roads June 16, Boulevard, Fox Meadow, Circle and Wildwood roads and Greenacres Avenue June 17, Walworth Avenue June 18 and Overhill Road June 19.

Kids were climbing on top of a shed at Fox Meadow School June 16. Police told the kids to climb down from the shed and to refrain from such activity for their own safety.

In separate incidents, police cautioned kids playing loudly on Brown and Wakefield roads about their noise level after dark and advised them to be courteous to neighbors June 16.

Neighbors complained of loud music from a Fairview Road house at 1 a.m., June 20. Police advised the homeowner to lower the volume or turn off the music.

A Herkimer Road resident was advised to lower the volume of loud music June 20.
Ion June 20, a Cayuga Road family was advised to turn down the volume of an outdoor movie.

Lost and found
A Village business owner dropped her credit card while walking on Chase Road June 16. Police found it and returned it to her.

A Mercedes-Benz car key was found on Berkeley Road June 21. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 24 incidents during the reporting period. He shared the following details.

On June 16, firefighters stood by for Con Edison because of elevated carbon monoxide levels in a Chase Road restaurant. A check of kitchen area found multiple burners on without pilot lights ignited, and the oven was on without a vent. Firefighters ventilated the restaurant and turned the scene over to Con Edison.

On June 16, firefighters assisted a car accident on the Bronx River Parkway.

On June 18, firefighters assisted Hartsdale firefighters at a fire scene at Wildwood Road in Hartsdale.

A heating pad being warmed inside a microwave popped and caused smoke in a Windsor Lane home June 19. The microwave was removed from the house, and firefighters ventilated the space.

Firefighters assisted Con Edison with a gas leak caused by a contractor damaging a gas line under at Duck Pond and Heathcote roads June 19.

This report covering police and fire department activities from June 15-21 has been compiled from official information.

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