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RedbudStolen car: On May 5, a Johnson Road resident reported that his rental car – a 2020 Nissan – driver’s license and iPhone were stolen from outside his house on the previous Friday night. The car was later recovered.

Criminal mischief
On May 7, police discovered that someone damaged the bathroom door at the Wayside Lane tennis court comfort station. According to the police report, someone forced open the door to the women’s restroom by damaging both the door frame and jam area. Additionally the toilet lid was smashed, and pieces of it were littered throughout the restroom. Damages are estimated at $1,000.

Domestic matters
An Edgewood man asked for assistance to intervene in a dispute he was having with his wife May 5. In the course of the dispute, the wife, who was intoxicated, attempted to take the car keys to drive to another location. Police spoke with the wife and the husband and helped them come to a mutual resolution.

A Fox Meadow father reported his son was banging on the door, trying to get inside the house at 1:19 a.m., May 8. According to the father, the son was not welcome inside the house. Police advised the son of his father’s wishes and assisted the son in calling a taxi to go to a hotel in White Plains for a few days.

An 86-year-old Boulevard man died at home May 6.

A man called police alleging that a Scarsdale Avenue store would not serve him and he did not know why May 6. Police spoke with the storeowner who said he was not serving the man because he was intoxicated and not wearing face covering. He said he has had problems with the man in the past, especially when the man was intoxicated and acted in a disorderly manner. Police explained the reasons for not being served to the man, and he said he understood.

Hypodermic needles
A Johnson Road resident found a hypodermic needle at the curb in front of her house May 4. Police collected it and took it to Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps where it would be discarded properly.

On May 5, police collected two hypodermic needles from Bradley Road and took them to Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps where they would be discarded properly.

Inappropriate pictures
A Brite Avenue man reported receiving numerous unwanted inappropriate pictures via text message on his cell phone May 7. He attempted to block the sender’s number, but his phone carrier required a police report in order to the process the block request. Police created a report about the incident and gave it to the man.

A caller reported there was an unsafe condition concerning a teacher appreciation car parade at Quaker Ridge School May 4. Police arrived on scene and observed families driving by the school with family members hanging out the windows of cars and holding signs. The event was close to concluding, and police advised the organizer to make sure vehicle occupants were engaged in safe practices.

A caller reported a kid sitting in the grass on Olmsted Road, with a T-shift pulled up over him as if he were cold, May 5. Police spoke with the boy and his parents, who were aware of the boy’s location. Everything was determined to be in good order.

Pandemic restrictions
Police dispersed workers from a Greenacres Avenue house May 4.

Three women gathered near the water tower to “admire the weather” May 4. Police dispersed them and cautioned them not to gather.

On May 5, police dispersed about 20 people from a Scarsdale High School field where they had gathered to play soccer.

On May 6, police accompanied staff from the building department to a Greenacres Avenue job site to advise workers that only one worker could be present at the job site at a time. The workers were advised to inform their boss to avoid more ongoing problems and stop work orders.

Police dispersed kids from gathering and playing basketball at the courts at Greenacres School May 7.

Police reported observations about people congregating on school grounds and engaging in physical activity to school district administration May 10.

Cars and roadways
On May 4, police pushed a dislodged manhole cover back into its proper place on Edgewood Road.

On May 4, police notified the highway department about a dangling tree limb above Brown Road.

Police contacted an electrical contractor to repair a flashing traffic light on Mamaroneck Road May 7.

A Copper Beech Lane man reported a large animal on the street May 7. Police advised him to consult with a trapper.

A driver reported a road rage altercation with four men in another car, whom the driver encountered near the intersection of Brewster and Olmsted roads May 8.

A Village tree fell on Brown Road and pulled down an electrical wife May 9. Police stood by for Con Edison and the highway department.

A construction fence blew from a Mamaroneck Road job site into the roadway due to high winds May 9. Police put the fence back on the job site property and notified the foreman of the construction team. He said he would send over a crew to secure the fence.

A USPS vehicle struck a fire hydrant on Church Lane May 10. The driver said he got distracted because he spilled a bottle of water on himself when driving. Police contacted the water department for follow-up and repair. It was the only officially reported accident in the Village this week.

Civil matter
A Parke Road man reported that his ex-wife, in a divorce settlement, had been ordered to return U.S. currency from the 1800s worth more than $250,000. Although his ex-wife allegedly admitted to having possession of the currency in an email, the man said she was refusing to return it to him. Police advise the man that his complaint was a civil matter, and they advised the man to consult with his attorney and address the matter in Family Court.

Police advised a person with a dog off leash on a Mamaroneck Road field that the dog must be leashed as per Village code May 6.

A Cooper Beech Lane man reported his neighbor’s cat keeps coming on his property and his deck against his wishes May 10. Police spoke with the cat owner who said he was aware of the problem and was taking steps to attempt to keep the cat in his own yard. One attempt was buying a leash to leash the cat when it goes outdoors. Police reported this information back to the man who complained. They encouraged the man to contact them again rather than arguing with the neighbor.

On May 4, Con Edison red-tagged a gas oven that was not firing properly in an Eastwoods Lane house May 4. The homeowner was advised to call for appliance repair.

On May 7, firefighters assisted Fairview Fire District while their members were addressing an oven fire in their jurisdiction.

On May 9, firefighters and building staff ventilated a Popham Road building of elevated levels of carbon monoxide. The carbon monoxide was traced to workers using a gas-powered power washer to clean a basement garage in an adjacent building.

Firefighters assisted with a car accident on Church Lane May 10. A fire hydrant had been impacted; so firefighters stood by for water department personnel.

This report covering police and fire department activity from May 4-10 has been compiled from official information.

dunkinDonutsCar theft: At 6 p.m., May 1, a Meadow Road resident reported her $40,000 dark blue BMW X3 was stolen from her driveway within the last thirty minutes while she was out taking a walk. The car was eventually recovered.

Car break-ins
On April 27, an Axtell Road resident reported that her car had been broken into the previous night. Two credit cards, $100 cash and a driver’s license were stolen.

On April 27, a Church Lane South resident reported two cars had been entered the previous night and loose change was stolen. The cars were parked in her driveway, and the doors were possibly unlocked.

On May 1, a Nelson Road resident reported suspicious behavior was detected by his home surveillance cameras around 4:25 a.m. According to the police report, one of the video clips showed two individuals walking and running on Nelson Road around that time. Another clip showed one of the individuals attempt to open the door of a parked car.

On May 1, an Ardmore Road resident reported her car was broken into the previous night and loose change was stolen.

On May 2, a Harvest Drive man reported that his parked car had been entered the sometime in the recent past. Nothing was reported missing.

On April 29, a Dunkin’ Donuts storeowner, on Depot Place, reported a woman who had been in the store took a bag of coffee without paying for it. After speaking with patrol, the person who took the coffee returned it. It cost $10.49. The store manager said the woman was no longer welcome inside the store.

Fake check
A Rodney Road woman said she was selling French doors on eBay and received a check that did not clear April 27. She retained possession of the doors and has not incurred any financial loss.

A Bell Road woman reported someone rang her doorbell twice at 4:40 a.m., May 1.

On May 3, a door to an East Parkway business was unlocked with no one inside. Police contacted store management and secured the door.

On May 3, police checked a Franklin Road house after a neighbor reported that the front door was left open. After investigating, it was determined that the door was accidentally left open, and police closed and secured it.

Don’t open that door
On April 30, a Haverford Avenue woman reported she was riding in a car with her son on Weaver Street and a female pedestrian attempted to open the rear door of their car. The pedestrian was described as a black woman wearing ripped jeans with her hair in bun with a silver decoration. The woman’s son, who was driving the car, became startled and drove away.

Dead on arrival
On April 29, a 67-year-old Coralyn Road woman died at home.
On April 29, a 91-year-old Popham Road woman died at home.

Cars and roadways
A car idling in the parking lot of Quaker Ridge School was there so they driver could make a phone call April 30.

Police removed a bag of garbage that had blown onto Griffen Avenue April 30.

Police pulled of an erratic driver on Mamaroneck Road May 1. The driver said he was responding to a family emergency. Police admonished him and released him with a warning.

Workers on Sharon Lane closed a lane of traffic in the roadway to make repairs to the curb cut May 2. Police told workers they needed a permit to close a lane of traffic. Workers said they could finish the work without closing a traffic lane, and they removed cones from blocking the roadway.

On May 3, police helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street.

Two car accidents were reported in the Village during the reporting period.frontstoopThanking our heroes: Photo credit Jeanette Warner

Suspicious activity
On May 2, a Harvest Drive resident reported a suspicious car was parked in front of his house around 5 p.m. Two individuals exited the car and were allegedly on the resident’s property for a few minutes before they got back in the car and headed toward Mamaroneck Road. Later, the resident called police and said the two individuals worked for his builder and nothing was suspicious about their presence on his property.

A man lying on a Palmer Avenue field and covered in mud said he was out exercising and everything was in good order May 2.

Police helped a Kingston Road woman contact New York City Police in order to obtain help for her mother who lived in NYPD’s jurisdiction April 27.

Police provided backup for Eastchester police at a traffic stop on Scarsdale Avenue April 29.

On April 30, a Scarsdale woman told police a friend who lived in Queens said she was going to harm herself by overdoing on allergy medication. Police contacted police in the appropriate jurisdiction in Queens for follow-up.

Social distancing
On April 28, police advised kids playing basketball on a Wayside Lane court, kids gathering on Crossway Field and people walking on the high school track that all Village parks, playgrounds, fields, courts and school grounds were closed. All individuals dispersed without incident.

On May 2, police dispersed approximately 20 people from the Scarsdale High School track.

On May 2, police dispersed a gathering of people from Edgewood School grounds.

A family was playing soccer in Aspen Park against NY State social distancing orders May 3. Police dispersed the family from the park.

On April 29, police told workers at a Vernon Road job site that they needed to stop work immediately due to violations of NYS orders and warnings from the Village engineer’s department.

Village code
Two people were fishing at the pond behind Scarsdale Public Library at Olmsted and Brewster roads May 1. Police admonished them and told them that fishing in the pond was prohibited, as per village code.

A neighbor complained about a generator running on Griffen Avenue May 2. Police investigated the complaint and found the generator was not in violation of any codes at the moment it was observed by police.

Police dispersed approximately 15 people from Fox Meadow School grounds May 2.

After a neighbor complained of noise, police asked a Heathcote Road resident to lower the volume of music playing in his house May 2.

On May 3, police and New Rochelle Humane Society worked assisted in collecting a loose dog on Dickel Road and reuniting it with its owner.

Lost and found
Greenburgh police advised Scarsdale police that they found a wallet belonging to a Chateaux Circle resident in their jurisdiction May 1. Scarsdale police advised the owner, and the owner said she would pick up the wallet from Greenburgh police.

On April 27, police assisted with a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

On April 27, water was collecting on Post Road. Firefighters went to the scene and realized a hot water valve beneath a kitchen sink had broken off. They isolated the valve and turned off its water supply. They advised the homeowner to contact a plumber.

Firefighters used a window to assist emergency medical workers in gaining entry to a Coralyn Road house April 28.

On April 29, an indoor gas odor was reported in a Christie Place building. During investigation, low levels of carbon monoxide were detected in an apartment. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.

On May 1, firefighters assisted at a two-car car accident, with airbag deployment, at Griffen Avenue and Weaver Street.

On May 3, firefighters assisted at a two-car accident, with a rollover, on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

This report covering police and fire department activity from April 27 – May 3 has been compiled from official information.

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BlueAngelsAs part of the America Strong initiative, a collaborative salute from the Navy and Air Force to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that the Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds will be undertaking a flyover Tuesday, April 28 between roughly 12:20 PM and 12:40 PM.

America Strong is a collaborative salute from the Navy and Air Force to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re excited to fly over cities across America as our way of saying thanks to the healthcare workers, first responders, and all the people who selflessly run into the breach working to keep America strong,” said Gen. Dave Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Adm. Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations. “This is also our way of showing that we are all in this together and that America’s spirit will prevail.”

The two demonstration teams will fly over areas of the country hardest hit by COVID-19, as both joint and individual team flights occurring every one-to-two days until mid-May.

The Air Force and Navy have partnered with local governments and media outlets to help ensure spectators follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention social distancing guidelines. Both teams are also implementing various measures to maintain personnel and community safety. This includes air-to-air refueling during transit and no scheduled stops en route to reduce potential exposure to the virus.

The Blue Angels, based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, and Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, typically fly at more than 30 air shows each year to demonstrate American military aviation. This year, both teams have been forced to cancel many performances in response to Department of Defense direction resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak.

While America Strong will showcase Department of Defense support to healthcare workers, first responders, military, essential employees, and aims to unite all Americans in the fight against COVID-19, it also fulfills critical training requirements for both teams. Pilots must execute a minimum number of flight hours to maintain proficiency. These flyovers will incur no additional cost to taxpayers.


pizzatruckStolen cars: A Reimer Road resident reported his 2010 black Mercedes Benz S-50, valued at $50,000, had been stolen from his driveway April 25. The car had been left unlocked, with the keys inside.

Another Reimer Road resident reported her 2018 gray BMW sedan, valued at $90,000, had been stolen from her driveway April 25. It is not known if the car was also unlocked with its keys inside.

On April 26, a Hampton Road woman reported her 2017 Mercedes Benz had been stolen from her driveway overnight. It was valued at $34,500. According to police, New York City Police later discovered the car and arrested two suspects. The suspects were charged with criminal possession of stolen property. Scarsdale’s investigation into all details related to this matter remains active and ongoing.

Because of increased car thefts and car break-ins in Scarsdale and other area jurisdictions, police issued the following crime prevention tips to help residents keep their belongings safe. Police advise residents to use motion sensing exterior lights and to keep the exterior house perimeter and driveway well lit, as even the smallest light may be a deterrent to offenders, Another tip is to consider investing in a camera surveillance system and use signs or stickers to make it clear that your home, driveway and property is protected by video surveillance. Police urge residents to always lock their cars while parked on the street or in driveways and to never leave the key fob or keys inside the car while unattended. Many cars are equipped with a feature that causes side mirrors to fold in when the car is locked using the key fob. When offenders see a car with its mirrors folded in, they immediately know the car is locked. A majority of car thefts and car break-ins, instead, involve unlocked vehicles. To further avoid crimes of opportunity, never leave valuables inside unattended cars, especially when these valuables – such as handbags, wallets, bags, electronic devices, phones and GPS systems – are in plain sight. When parking in public areas, chose well-lit places. To further help in preventing these crimes, police urge all residents to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings and to practice being an observant neighbor. Police urge residents to immediately notify police about any unusual or suspicious activity. It might assist in preventing or interrupting a crime.

A Chateaux Circle resident reported someone stole package delivered to her building’s front vestibule on April 22, removed a pair of $179 jeans she had ordered from Nordstrom and then returned the empty package to the vestibule April 23.
On April 24, a caller reported his black Jamis bicycle and blue helmet had been stolen from the bike rack on East Parkway. The caller left the scene before police could follow up with him. After leaving a few messages, police reached the caller. The caller said he was too busy to file a formal report and he would just buy a new bicycle.

Attempted car break-in
On April 26, a Hampton Road resident reported someone attempted to break into his locked, parked car overnight, while the car was in his driveway.

ID theft
On April 24, a Franklin Road resident reported $466.99 in funds had been stolen from her account by a fraudulent Western Union money transfer. She the resident told police an old college friend had contacted her in September 2019. The friend asked her for money, and the resident agreed to send her $100. After money was wired to the friend’s account, the friend contacted the resident and asked her to cancel the money transfer and instead send the money to the friend’s boyfriend’s account – because the friend alleged she did not have a valid ID and would not be able to pick up the money. The resident complied, cancelled the original transaction and sent money to the boyfriend’s account. According to the resident, the friend has continued to contact her to ask for more money over the past few months. The resident declined to send additional money. Then, on March 20, the resident noticed a fraudulent Western Union money transfer on her credit card statement. Investigation revealed the money had been sent to the friend’s original account. The resident notified her bank, and the bank said they could not reverse the Western Union transfer without a police report.

Mail fraud
On April 22, an Axtell Road resident reported receiving a letter from his bank indicating that his address had been changed on multiple accounts. The resident said thephelpsScarsdale residents delivered greetings to patients at Phelps Memorial Hospital. address change request occurred without his permission. The resident corrected the matter with his bank, and he attempted – unsuccessfully - to reach the Post Office for further follow-up.

Hypodermic needles
On April 26, a delivery driver informed a Johnson Road man that there were hypodermic needles on the road in front of his house. The man informed police who went to the scene to investigate. There, patrol found approximately 15 capped and unused Easy Touch hypodermic needles in the road. Patrol placed the needles in a Sharps container and took them to Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps for proper disposal.

On April 26, a 72-year-old Nelson Road man died at home.

Construction work
Police warned a job foreman at a Gatehouse Road construction site that only one worker was permitted to be working on the job at a time April 20. The foreman said he would have extra workers pick up their tools and leave the job site to comply with NYS orders.

On April 12, police advised five workers power washing a Griffen Avenue house that they were in violation of NYS orders that prohibited more than one worker on a job site at a time. The workers promptly collected their equipment and left the scene.

A Herkimer Road resident reported that a neighbor on the same street was installing a basketball court on private property, involving several workers who were not respecting NYS orders, April 22. Police went to the scene and spoke with the workers and homeowner, explaining NYS orders regarding work. The homeowner said the installation of the court would be postponed, and workers promptly collected their tools and left the scene.

On April 25, police told a Fenimore Road construction crew that they needed to obtain an “essential work” permit from the Village and that only one worker would be allowed to be at work at a time. The crew ceased work and left.

Using a public address speaker from inside a patrol car, police notified a group of people who had gathered to play basketball at Greenacres School that school grounds were closed April 20. The people promptly dispersed.

A Hampton Road woman reported a man was using public playground equipment for exercise across the street from her house April 21. Police informed him that all public parks, playground, fields and schools were closed. He apologized and left.

Social distancing
On April 21, a caller reported a gathering of people in cars parked on Greendale Road. Police arrived on scene and observed multiple youth outside of cars, maintaining distances of six feet apart. The youths said they were having a birthday party. Patrol admonished them and said social gatherings were not permitted under NYS stay-at-home orders. All youths left the scene without incident.

A caller complained about a group of kids riding bikes on Scarsdale Avenue and Popham Road – not practicing social distancing and not wearing masks – April 22.

Police spoke with the kids about NYS orders regarding wearing masks in public and maintaining social distancing. The kids dispersed.

Police admonished a group of youths on River Road, who had gathered to socialize without following social distancing orders and without wearing face masks April 23. The youths were dispersed without incident.

Food delivery
A Madison Road reported two vehicles were parked outside her house for at least 15 minutes April 21. Patrol went to the street and observed a wood fired pizza food truck on the street. The employee said the food truck had been hired by local residents to fulfill pizza delivery orders in the neighborhood. The employee said there were two delivery drivers who were taking orders to houses, so residents did not have to come to the truck to pick up orders. The employee apologized for parking in the street and moved into a driveway, with the homeowner’s permission. The employee said he was almost done fulfilling all orders and would be leaving soon.

A Fox Meadow Road resident reported a tree fell on his house and may have taken down electrical lines April 21. Police arrived on scene and assessed the situation. A large tree was observed to have fallen on the resident’s house and caused damage by puncturing a hole in the roof. No one was injured, nor were any electrical wires disturbed. Firefighters arrived and shut power to sections of the house to make sure it remained safe. Police and firefighters advised the resident about temporary safeguards and suggested the resident call his insurance company. The tree was not located on Village property.

On April 21, a Greenacres Avenue resident reported that a neighbor’s tree was in danger of falling on his house. Patrol informed the neighbor of the resident’s concerns and reported the matter to the Village engineering department.

Cars and roadways
A caller reported a woman sitting in a parked car for about an hour near the intersection of Heathcote and Stratton roads April 21. Police spoke with the woman inside the car. She said she had pulled over to make a phone call. Everything was in good order.

Patrol removed fallen branches from Crane Road April 21.

The highway department was notified about pipe debris on Popham Road April 22. Highway workers responded and removed the debris.

A car sustained a flat tire on East Parkway April 22. The driver asked to leave the car overnight in order to arrange for a special flat bed tow the following day. Police extended the driver a courtesy to leave the car securely and legally parked on the street overnight.

Police observed a displaced storm drain on Edgewood Road and moved it back into place April 23.

On April 25, police notified the highway department that an empty white bucket had been left by the side of Post Road.

A landscaping truck struck a sanitation Cushman on Secor Road April 25.

Patrol helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street April 26.
Two car accidents were reported in the Village this week.

Civil matter
A Cohawney Road resident reported receiving unwanted calls from a landscaper regarding a dispute over an alleged balance due April 20. The landscaper allegedly threatened to contact the resident’s wife or his employer if the alleged balance was not resolved. The resident told the landscaper he did not want to be contacted from him again and he advised he was calling the police to document the matter.

A Carman Road resident reported that a neighbor’s cat leaves dead animals on his property April 20. Police spoke with the cat’s owner, who said he would try to prevent the cat from continuing such behavior in the future.

Village code
At 9:47 a.m., April 26, police advised a landscaper he was prohibited from starting work and creating noise before 10 a.m. on weekends. The landscaper stopped his work and said he would comply with Village code.

Lost and found
On April 23, a Kingston Road resident reported losing her non-driver ID in Scarsdale.

A passerby found a Discover card on Overhill Road and gave it to police April 23. Police called Discover customer service, and a representative reported that the owner of the card had already reported it as lost. The rep advised police to destroy the card.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 20 incidents during the reporting period. He shared the following incident details.

On April 20, firefighters stood by for Con Edison after discovering a gas leak in the sanitary sewer system on Brookline Road.

On April 21, firefighters isolated a fallen electrical wire that was sparking in a tree and on the ground near the library on Olmsted Road. Con Edison was notified. Police closed the road until Con Edison repaired the situation.

On April 22, a 53-foot refrigerator tractor-trailer struck the Mamaroneck Road overpass while traveling on the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway. The impact caused the trailer to collapse down, and the diesel tank on trailer hit the ground and ruptured. The driver proceeded to drive approximately one-half-mile more, spreading diesel fuel along the right lane and shoulder. Westchester County Police were already on scene when firefighters arrived. Firefighters started to make dams out of speedy dry to contain the running fuel on roadway shoulder. Firefighters closed both southbound lanes to deal with the incident safely. Contact was made with appropriate environmental and spill cleanup agencies that responded to mitigate the incident. A commercial towing company was called to remove the damaged truck from the parkway.

On April 25, firefighters assisted with a car accident on the Bronx River Parkway.

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

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Range RoverArrested: On April 15, in follow-up to an investigation into two suspects trespassing on a Meadow Road property in April 9, police arrested Emiljan Drekaj, 26, of the Bronx, and Joland Gjeka, 22, of the Bronx. Drekaj was charged with trespassing and felonious second-degree possession of a forged instrument, due to the display of fraudulent Alabama temporary tags on the 2005 Maserati he was driving. The car was initially impounded at the time of Drekaj’s arrest, but it was later released after ownership documents were provided. Drekaj was released on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket to return to Scarsdale Village Justice Court on June 3. Gjeka was charged with trespassing, a violation, and released with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court on June 3.

Stolen car
A Catherine Road man reported his $70,000 2019 Range Rover was stolen from his driveway in the overnight period of April 14 to 15. The car was most likely left unlocked with the keys inside, as there was no sign of force or broken glass in the area that the theft occurred. Detectives are currently tracking the car in an effort to resolve the case. Police strongly remind the public to lock car doors and refrain from storing valuables inside their cars, as this encourages crimes of opportunity.

Harassment scam
On April 15, a Fox Meadow woman reported receiving threatening text messages and was scammed out $300. The woman said she was contacted by an associate of a person she had done business with at the end of March. This person was demanding $300 per week for medical bills. When the woman initially refused, the associate began to threaten her, stating if she did not pay the money, he would destroy her marriage and kill her. The associate then went on to contact the woman’s husband and a friend of hers. At that point, due to the woman’s fears, she sent $300 cash, by a Western Union wire transfer, to a woman in Colombia, as directed by the associate. Police determined the incident was an example of a scam in which an individual contacts people fraudulently claiming a need to fund medical bills. No threat to public safety is currently suspected.

On April 17, a DeCicco’s Marketplace employee observed a customer place a bottle of hard lemonade into his pocket. Police were called to confront the customer. Police asked the customer if he had anything in his pocket, and the customer said, “yes.” Police then asked the customer if he was going to pay for it, and he said, “yes.” The owner advised the customer that the store does not sell individual bottles of the hard lemonade – only six packs. The customer then placed the bottle back into the 6-pack carton from which it had been removed. Police escorted the customer out of the store, and he left with his mother.

On April 18, a Quaker Square resident reported that numerous personal items had been missing from his house for several weeks. These items included at least three passports, debit cards and a $400 cell phone – all of which were being stored in an envelope.

ID theft
On April 14, a Tory Lane woman reported two store credit cards had been opened in her name without her permission. Each card had been used for fraudulent purchases. She cancelled both cards and informed the creditors of the fraudulent activity.

On April 16, a Penn Road resident reported someone used his Social Security number to fraudulently open a credit card account. The account was closed before any charges were incurred.

On April 17, a Highland Way man reported that a collection agency contacted him regarding accumulated unpaid charges on a credit card account that the man neither applied for nor knew about. The fraudulent account was opened in December 2019, and the unpaid balance was sent to collections in March. The man has not experienced any financial loss. Detectives are investigating the possible point of compromise.

Unlawful entry
On April 19, a Palmer Avenue business owner reported that his business appeared to have been unlawfully entered sometime after he temporarily closed the business due to stay-at-home orders April 3. He said he entered the business to check it and noticed mail had been picked up from the floor beneath the mail slot and organized on a desk, a light had been turned on, and $175 cash was missing from a drawer.

Public urination
A Colonial Road resident reported the driver of a food delivery truck was urinating on her front lawn at 5:15 p.m., April 13. Police found the described truck parked on Continental Road, making a delivery, April 13. The driver denied urinating in public. He said he had only been exiting his truck to make deliveries. Nevertheless, police spoke with him about the importance of not urinating in public. Police told him to attempt to find a public restroom instead of relieving himself outdoors.

A Boulevard caller reported that he suspected someone cut and took red and yellow tulips from his property April 16. He said he last noticed the tulips intact April 15. Police investigated the area of the suspected tulip theft and determined the tulips had most likely been eaten or damaged by an animal, due to the non-uniform damage of the stems and damage to other plants around the property. Police recommended the caller could install a security camera if he wanted to better monitor goings-on around his property.

Garage door
On April 16, a Palmer Avenue resident reported possible criminal mischief damage to her garage door. Police examined the door and determined the damage was most likely weather-related. Police advised the resident to contact her insurance company.

Dead on arrival
On April 19, a 72-year-old man died at a Saxon Woods Road assisted living residential facility. The nursing staff said they would make appropriate notifications.

Welfare check
At the request of a concerned neighbor, police checked on a Secor Road resident and confirmed she was OK April 16.

Police checked the welfare of a Mayflower Road resident and confirmed she was OK April 16.

Construction and landscaping workessentialservice
As per NYS social distancing pandemic regulations, police confirmed that only one worker was present at construction sites on Vernon Road April 13.

On April 14, three men were standing at least two meters away from each other and discussing proposed work at a Wheelock Road construction site. While police were on scene, two men left the scene, and the one remaining man stated that only one laborer would be working on the job site at a time.

Police received a complaint about non-essential landscaping work being performed at a Sherbrooke Road house April 14. On scene, police saw a truck delivering items to be planted. The truck left when police arrived. The homeowner said he would contact the building department to ask for permission to perform any kind of similar work in the future.

Police confirmed that only one worker was working to repair an outside gate on Sherbrooke Road April 14.

A contractor proved he had approval from the engineering department to complete a utility hookup at a Morris Lane job site, in order to ensure essential integrity of the job site April 15.

Landscapers on Tompkins Road were reported to be gathering without masks on April 16. Police went to the scene and observed several landscapers maintaining personal distances of at least six feet and drinking coffee. Therefore, their masks had been lowered. While police were still on scene, the landscapers finished their coffee, raised their masks into position and resumed their work while maintaining social distancing.
On April 16, police told a contractor and his workers at a Cushman Road job site that the only work at the site that had been authorized by the building department was necessary boiler work scheduled for April 21. Therefore, the work needed to be ceased. The contractor told his workers to stop, and the crew dispersed.

Workers were cutting a tree on Greenacres Avenue April 16. The building department issued a stop work order and police informed the homeowner and contractor. At that time, the work had been completed, and workers were cleaning up debris. The workers stopped their activity and left the scene.

On April 17, the village engineer requested police assistance in getting a tree-cutting company to stop non-essential work and leave, as per Village instructions. Police arrived on scene, and workers complied with instructions and left.

Due to a previous flooding condition, a contractor had a permit to pour concrete at a Dolma Road construction site April 17.

Social distancing
Police dispersed two unrelated groups of kids from A-School grounds and the basketball courts at Greenacres School April 14. All parties were advised that all school fields, courts, grounds, parks and playgrounds were closed.

Police dispersed people playing basketball from hoops on Weaver Street April 14.

Police dispersed kids playing basketball from Edgewood School grounds April 15.

A caller reported people playing soccer and using the track at Scarsdale High School April 15. Patrol notified the people that school grounds were closed, and the people dispersed. An hour later, a similar report came into headquarters. Police again went to the track and dispersed people who had gathered there, informing them that school grounds were closed. About two hours later, more people were observed playing soccer on high school grounds. Police dispersed them and re-taped entrances to prevent people from entering in violation of pandemic restrictions.

On April 15, police observed numerous people on various Crossway fields and informed all of them that fields were closed. The people dispersed.

Responding to a report of youths failing to follow social distancing rules, police pulled up to the group on Gatehouse Road, and the youths got into their cars and drove away April 15.

On April 16, police dispersed people from the high school track and informed all parties that the track and school grounds were closed.

People were gathering to play golf in a Mamaroneck Road field April 17. Police informed them that Village fields were closed. The people dispersed.

Men smoking
Two men smoking cigarettes at the end of a Post Road driveway said they were waiting for a cab at 11 p.m., April 13. They refused to give police their names. A cab showed up, and the men left.

Storm damage
Police closed a section of Boulevard and told residents to stay in their homes due to a fallen tree limb and electrical wires on the street April 13. Con Edison and the highway department arrived to correct the matter, and the roadway was subsequently re-opened.

A large branch fell on Brite Avenue, partially in the roadway and partially across a driveway April 13. One cable wire also was pulled down by the branch, and Verizon was notified. Police removed the wire from the roadway, and highway department workers cleared the branch.

A tree fell on Carthage Lane, taking down power lines and damaging two parked cars in a driveway April 13. Police taped off the area and notified Con Edison.

A tree fell at Bell Road and Boulevard, taking down primary wires April 13. Police taped off the roadway. Con Edison and the highway department arrived to correct the matter, and the roadway was subsequently re-opened.

A fallen tree near Heathcote School pulled down power lines April 13. Con Edison arrived to repair the wires.

Police secured low-hanging cable wires to a nearby tree at the side of Butler Road following a storm April 13.

The highway department was notified about a dangling branch on Boulevard April 13.

Mask and gloves
A Sage Terrace resident reported seeing a full black ski mask and black gloves outside his house on the street April 17. Police picked up the mask and gloves and discarded them in the garbage.

Civil matter
On April 19, a Post Road landlord reported a civil matter with a tenant concerning verbal disagreements over cleaning products and household maintenance. The landlord said she was starting an eviction process. Police advised the landlord to avoid confrontation with the tenant.

Cars and roadways
Verizon was notified about a fiber optic wires lying on a Jefferson Road front yard April 13.

An electrical wire was reported to be smoking and sparking at Church Lane and Harcourt Road April 14. Con Edison was notified.

A plumber advised that there was a sewage backup in the street system on Oak Lane, causing sewage to back up into residents’ houses April 14.

Verizon was notified about low-hanging wires on Franklin Road and Penn Boulevard April 14.

Police secured a low-hanging wire with caution tape on Mamaroneck Road April 15. While doing this, police observed a loose wire hanging from a transformer. Con Edison and Verizon were notified.

On April 17, police assisted a pedestrian to her destination at Palmer Avenue and Heathcote Road.

A caller reported someone damaged her tire while her car was parked inside Freightway Garage April 18. Police investigated the tire and noticed a nail has created a puncture. It was determined to be most likely that the car drove over a nail in the roadway – not that the nail was intentionally placed there.

Police informed the highway department about an uprooted tree on Corell Road April 19.

Three car accidents were reported in the Village this week.

Police called the highway department for the removal of a dead deer on Ross Road April 14. It may have been the same deer that was reported to have been lying on a Richbell Road property with an injured leg earlier that day.

A Reimer Road resident reported two loose Welsh Corgis on her property April 15.
While attempting to contact New Rochelle Humane Society, both dogs ran into the resident’s house. Police, wearing PPEs, went into the resident’s house to assist with removing the dogs to the resident’s fenced-in backyard. Police contacted NRHS and a staff member said the pickup requested was being transferred to Greenburgh Humane Society.

A man walking his dog in the area of Lebanon and Carthage roads disposed of dog feces in a Village drain April 17. The man was gone before police arrived.

After neighbors complained of noise, police asked a Secor Road resident to lower the volume of music playing in the house April 17.

On April 19, police advised a Berkeley Road resident that a neighbor had complained about the volume of music coming from the resident’s house. The resident agreed to lower it, even though police did not feel the volume was excessive.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 23 incidents this week. Seymour provided the following summary details.

On April 13, firefighters blocked the road and stood by for Con Edison at the site of fallen primary wires burning on Boulevard.

On April 13, firefighters assisted at a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps was attending to one injured patient.

Water was leaking from a house service meter on Carthage Road April 15.

Firefighters stood by for the water department.

On April 17, firefighters assisted at a car accident, with injuries, at Mamaroneck and Stratton roads.

Firefighters extinguished a fire burning on the drip tray of a natural gas grill on Corell Road April 19. A handheld extinguisher was used to put out the fire. Firefighters cautioned the homeowner about using the grill again before having it cleaned.

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

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