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coronavThe Westchester County Department of Health  is currently investigating the cause of death of an 89 year-old woman who passed away on Sunday morning March 15. According to police, she was tested for the virus on Saturday and officials expect that test to be positive. The woman shared her home with her daughter who is currently quarantined. It is unknown if the deceased had any underlying medical conditions. The woman lived in a multi-family building and the Scarsdale Police and the Westchester County Department of Health are providing guidance to the other building residents on how to protect themselves.

We wrote to the both the Village Manager and the Chief of Police to ask for the woman’s address but was told it could not be shared at this time.

As of Sunday March 15 the New York State Department of Health reports 196 positive cases in Westchester County and 329 in New York City. The total for NYS rose from 729 cases on Sunday March 15 to 950 on Monday March 16.

On Sunday Governor Cuomo announced that all casinos, gyms and movie theaters will close as of 8 pm on Monday. Starting Tuesday morning all restaurants, bars and cafes in New York City will close except for food take-out and delivery.

Scarsdale Village Election

In other news, the Village election will be held as planned on Wednesday March 18 from 6 am – 9 pm at the Scarsdale Congregational Church at 1 Heathcote Road. Anyone who prefers to vote by absentee ballot must do so by 5 pm today. You can download the absentee ballot application here, go to the window at Village Hall (it’s open!), receive your ballot immediately and vote there. Here is more information.

Village Hall to Close

Last, Scarsdale Village announced that other than the Village Clerk, Village Hall will be closed effective today, Monday, March 15 through Friday, March 20. However, the Village Clerk’s Office will remain open for election-related inquiries and for voting via absentee ballots. Police, fire, and sanitation services are not being interrupted and will be functioning as normal. The Public Safety Building, firehouses, and Recycling Center will operate as usual. The library and school are now closed. Schools are scheduled to re-open Thursday March 19, 2020.

HS Car Fire copyA car went up in flames at Scarsdale High School on the afternoon of March 6.A car caught fire at Scarsdale High School around 3:30 p.m., March 6. The driver and two passengers noticed smoke and flames coming from the hood and ran out of the car before it fully ignited. Police directed traffic and pedestrians away from the car while firefighters worked to extinguish the fire. According to the fire report, the engine compartment was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene. The car was parked in the school roadway in front of gym entrance on the Brewster Road side of the school. Firefighters applied approximately 300 gallons of water to the engine compartment to extinguish the fire. The hood was burned though, along with a portion of the front fenders and front grill. Engine bay plastics and wires were all melted. Another 200 gallons of water were used to cool down the engine compartment. Burn patterns indicated that the fire originated in the front passenger side of the engine compartment. The passenger area and trunk were untouched with the exception of the windshield failing on the passenger side. The car owner stated that they have been having issues with rodents chewing electrical lines in other vehicles at the residence. The fire was determined to not be suspicious in nature. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps examined and released the driver and passengers on scene, clearing them from any possible smoke inhalation. A towing company removed the car.

Arrests
Responding to a report of one worker “having an issue” with another worker on a Southwoods Lane job site March 2, police arrived and spoke with the workers. One worker, Adolfo Castillo, 49, of Mount Vernon, stated he arrived at the job site and was sitting inside his car. He alleged that another worker came up to his car window and started to insult and bully him. The other worker claimed that Castillo was insulting him and making “odd” comments about his appearance. At that time, Adolfo allegedly got out of his car and punched the other worker on the side of his head. Castillo then left the scene. Castillo was arrested and charged with second-degree harassment. He was released on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court, returnable March 18.

On March 6, Ralph Haas, 59, of Yonkers, surrendered himself to detectives at headquarters and was arrested on a charge of third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle. The victim, a car rental agency on Scarsdale Avenue, alleged that Hass rented a 2019 Jeep and failed to return it or respond to multiple attempts to communicate about the incident. During questioning, Haas refused to answer any questions without an attorney. He was release on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court, returnable March 25.

Stolen
A Dobbs Ferry woman reported her wallet containing $50 cash and credit cards was stolen from her desk at her Boulevard place of work March 2.

ID theft
On March 2, a Penn Boulevard man reported his family had been impacted by several incidents of identity theft. These included his daughter’s Verizon cell phone number being ported to a different carrier and two attempts to open fraudulent credit card accounts with Macy’s and Best Buy.

On March 7, a Post Road resident reported a fraudulent cell phone account had been opened in his name with Sprint. He learned of it when a debit collector contacted his for payment of charges that had accumulated on the account.


Suspicious man
An East Parkway business manager reported a man entered the store and started arguing with staff March 8. Police arrived and the manager advised that the man had left. He was located at the Scarsdale train station. MTA police was informed. MTA police reported that the man requested medical assistance. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported the man to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation, with MTA police.

Scofflaw
On March 3, police called a tow for a car with scofflaw status parked in a Wayside Lane parking lot. The driver arrived on scene, spoke with police, and paid the tow truck driver a fee to remove the tow hook apparatus from the car. The driver went to Village Hall to resolve her unpaid parking tickets.

Cars and roadways
A woman sitting in her car in DeCicco’s Marketplace parking lot reported feeling a “jolt” as a car pulled into the space next to hers. The driver of that car said he did not think he struck the woman’s car. Police helped the parties exchange information.

Police directed traffic around a disabled car on Greenacres Avenue while the driver awaited a tow March 2.

Police assisted with traffic flow on Boulevard in order for buses to maneuver around parked cars during school dismissal hours March 3.


Police issued a summons to the owner of a double-parked truck on Christie Place March 5.


A Brown Road resident reported seeing the same unknown car on the block for several days in a row and asked police to increase patrols of the street March 5.


Police stood by to provide traffic assistance while the driver of a disabled car awaited a tow at Drake and Heathcote roads March 6.


Police helped a driver find her parked car in East Parkway March 6.


A driver reported another car’s door hit her car while her car was parked on Palmer Avenue, causing minor damage to her car’s mirror, March 7.


Police helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street March 8.


Responding to a report of an unknown, occupied Honda Civic parked on Sheldrake Road March 6, police encountered the car, which was parked and running. The 22-year-old Ossining driver said he pulled over because he was very tired. Police noticed numerous “Angry Orchard” bottles in the car and asked the driver to perform field sobriety tests. Those tests indicated no signs of intoxication. A license check revealed that the driver’s license had been suspended by the town of Cortlandville for failure to pay a fine.

Police instructed the driver to refrain from driving the car and make alternate arrangements for transportation. He was instructed on how to resolve the violation and pay the fine.


Seven car accidents were reported in the village this week.


Noise
An alarm was sounding on Popham Road March 3. Police investigated and found an alarm in the bushes, near a dumpster, making the noise and removed the alarm’s batteries. It was determined that the alarm was debris from a construction site.
Police issued a summons to the driver of a gas delivery truck for a noise violation due to delivering gasoline to a Scarsdale Avenue gas station after 11 p.m., March 5.

Dogs
A Bradley Road woman reported her dog had an altercation with another dog while out for a walk at Madison and Carman roads March 3. The other dog, which was muzzled, allegedly ran at her dog, knocking both the woman and her dog down. The other dog’s owner was allegedly on her cellphone during the incident and not properly handling her dog. No scratches or bites occurred.

A Drake Road resident’s dog collapsed in his driveway March 6. The resident requested help. When police arrived, the dog was already in the resident’s car, to be taken to an animal hospital.

Lost and found
On March 6, a man found a set of keys at Palmer Avenue and Secor Road and turned them over to police for safekeeping.

An anonymous party brought found a key fob on Crane Road and brought it to headquarters for safekeeping March 6.

An ATM card was left behind in a bank vestibule on Christie Place March 7. Police identified the owner and returned the card to her.

Firefighters
On March 2, firefighters detected a gas leak inside a Butler Road house. The stood by for Con Edison.

On March 5, firefighters assisted Fairview Fire District and Hartsdale firefighters who were battling a working fire of a wood-frame house on Edgepark Road.


On March 7, firefighters closed an open stove valve that had been leaking gas into a White Road house. They ventilated the house to restore air quality.


On March 7, firefighters assisted Hartsdale firefighters with an electrical fire in a Ridge Road building.


This report, covering police and fire department activity from March 2-8, has been compiled from official information.

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gibsonguitarFraudulent transaction: An East Parkway business owner reported financial loss due to a purchase being made with a fraudulent credit card Feb. 21. The customer who used the fraudulent credit card entered the store and bought a 2019, vintage color, cherry satin Gibson SG Standard Tribute guitar valued at $1,192.17. Upon payment attempt, the presented credit card did not go through when swiped; however, the transaction was approved when details were manually entered. Later, the real owner of the credit card called the store and said someone had been using her credit card information to purchase musical instruments. In addition to the Scarsdale purchase, other fraudulent purchases were made in Eastchester and Connecticut.

Stolen
A Nelson Road mother reported someone stole her 16-year-old daughter’s $200 Beats earbuds and Chase debit card from the high school Feb. 19.

Identity theft and scams
On Feb. 20, a Sage Terrace woman reported someone fraudulently opened three lines of credit in her name. She learned about the accounts after receiving account letters in the mail. An additional attempt to open an account was denied. She informed all financial institutions that the accounts were fraudulent, and the accounts were closed.

On Feb. 20, a Cambridge Road woman reported someone wrote several fraudulent checks against her bank account. He bank reimbursed her and is following up with a fraud investigation.

A Brambach Road man reported he had been scammed over the Internet by an unknown person, and his credit card data had been compromised Feb. 20. Specifically, the man said he received a pop up message that appeared to be from Microsoft, indicating that his computer had been hacked. The notification provided a phone number, which the man called. A person answered, alleging to be an employee of Microsoft. The person claimed funds had been taken from one of his accounts. The person further stated the only way to replenish the funds was through the purchase of gift cards valued at $2,000. The man complied with the person’s instructions regarding the purchase and transfer of gift cards. Afterwards, the man realized the incident was suspicious and reported it to police.

Shoplifter
A Popham Road CVS employee reported that a known shoplifter was in the store Feb. 18. He was described as a white man, with short black hair, wearing a black jacket with brown fur, jeans, black shoes, white shirt and black eyeglasses. The known shoplifter was seen holding a green bag. According to the employee, the man walked over to the refrigerator case and removed 12 cans of Red Bull soft drink. He placed the cans in his bag and left the store without paying for them. Police canvassed the area, but the shoplifter had left the area.

Altercation
A driver on Harvest Drive reported a man threw a bag of dog feces at her car while he was out with another man walking large dogs Feb. 18. The driver said the man told he had thrown the bag of feces at her car to get her to slow down. He was described as a white man, approximately 40 years old. Police canvassed the area for the man but did not see anyone matching the description or walking dogs.

Confusion
At 11 p.m., Feb. 20, a Weaver Street woman reported she heard someone breaking into her house. She locked herself in her bedroom and requested police response. When police arrived, the woman reported the person who had entered her house was allowed to be there. There had just been a miscommunication between them, and she was not expecting his arrival at that time.

Cars and roadways
On Feb. 20, police directed traffic around a disabled car on Greenacres Avenue while the driver waited for a tow.
A Palmer Avenue woman reported that her car alarm went off at approximately 3 a.m., Feb. 20. The car was parked and locked in the driveway. Nothing appeared to have been stolen and the car doors remained locked.

On Feb. 20, police marked tires and ticketed a car that had been reportedly parked on Depot Place for three days.

A car struck a fire hydrant at Palmer Avenue and Heathcote Road around 1:15 p.m., Feb. 22. Firefighters, police and the water department responded.

Three car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Dogs
Responding to a report of three loose dogs on Carman Road, police encountered three dogs in a resident’s yard and advised the resident to bring the dogs inside the house Feb. 18. The resident complied.

Police found a loose dog on Brewster Road, opposite Fox Meadow School, and reunited it with its owner Feb. 23.

Lost and found
A Heathcote Road woman reported losing her attorney ID card somewhere in the village Feb. 19.

Firefighters
According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 17 incidents during the reporting period. He shared details outlining the following incidents.

On Feb. 17, a gas odor was coming from a leaking burner of a gas cooktop in an Olmsted Road house. Firefighters shut gas to the unit and advised the resident to call for service.

On Feb. 20, a standby generator was running without stop on Winslow Place Feb. 20. Firefighters determined the generator was being fed from overhead street service. They looked for a transfer switch in the basement but were unable to find one. Firefighters shut power to the generator, and it turned off. Minor gas readings were detected near a basement dryer. Con Edison was requested to evaluate the suspected gas readings. The resident wad advised to contact a generator service company for repair.

Firefighters assisted at a car accident on Palmer Avenue in which a car struck a fire hydrant Feb. 22.

Firefighters assisted with a car accident at Heathcote Road and Morris Lane Feb. 23. The accident involved a contractor’s van that went over curbing and struck a fence.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Feb. 18-23 has been compiled from official information.

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lotteryticketA staff member’s $100 Michael Kors wallet was stolen from her purse placed inside a closet at Immaculate Heart of Mary School while working Feb. 28. The wallet contained the staff member’s driver’s license, insurance card, $200 cash and at least two credit cards. Investigation has linked this theft with an unknown male suspect that reportedly entered the school on two separate occasions – Feb. 21 and Feb. 28. According to the police report, the suspect was inside the school for only a short period of time and then left without incident when he was discovered. The suspect reportedly has had no contact with students in the school. Police notified other Scarsdale schools as a precaution. According to detectives, the suspect may have possibly been the same man who entered a school in the jurisdiction of Eastchester without permission. The matter is currently under active investigation.

Stolen
On Feb. 28, the manager of 7-Eleven on Scarsdale Avenue reported that 15 scratch-off lottery tickets, valued at $500 combined, were stolen from his store during the previous overnight period. Surveillance video further recorded a man entering the store, talking to the employee and then reaching over the counter to steal the 15 tickets while the employee was away from the counter. The video also captured the suspect place the tickets into his pocket. The suspect was in the store for approximately 40 minutes. Police are investigating.

Identity theft, fraud
On Feb. 24, a Secor Road man reported two fraudulent Bank of America accounts were opened in his name earlier in February. The man informed employees at the local Bank Of America branch and closed the accounts.

On Feb. 25, a Drake Road man reported his TD Bank card had been lost in the recent past. Upon realizing the card had been lost, the man went to the local TD Bank branch to report the lost card. At that time, the man realized there were numerous fraudulent withdrawals from the card’s account, amounting to approximately $1,958.

An employee at the Chase Road U.S. Post Office reported a person presented a fraudulent money order and attempted to cash it using a fraudulent New Jersey driver’s license Feb. 27. When the suspect fled the scene, he left behind the fraudulent money order and driver’s license. A postal inspector is investigating the incident.

On Feb. 29, a Lincoln Road resident reported receiving six Priority Mail envelopes containing thousands of dollars worth of possibly fraudulent checks. One envelope had an unknown person listed as the addressee, and the other five envelopes listed the unknown person as the return address sender. The postal inspector was notified and will be investigating, according to the police incident report.

Help
On Feb. 24, a caller reported a verbal dispute between a man in a dark-colored SUV and a woman on foot near the Metro Diner on Scarsdale Avenue. They were both gone by the time police arrived.

A Colonial Road caller complained about a neighbor’s motion sensor lights shining into her windows at 1:30 a.m., Feb. 25.

Police and MTA police stood by while a possibly homeless man boarded a Metro North train at Scarsdale train station Feb. 25.

A Scarsdale Avenue employee received calls from an unknown person who stated he was “the brother” of the employee or another employee March 1. The unknown person said he was going to come to the location. Police stood by for several minutes, but no one came to the location. Police left the location but continued to monitor the location with ridebys.

Scofflaw
On Feb. 26, police spoke with the driver of a car with scofflaw status, parked on Chase Road. Police informed the driver that he owed $360 in unpaid parking tickets. The driver advised police he intended to promptly address the matter with Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

Cars and roadways
On Feb. 24, police removed a cable line from Crossway.
High winds blew a dumpster from the intersection of Popham and Overhill roads into the roadway Feb. 27. Police replaced it.

Police provided traffic control while Town of Mamaroneck police responded to a call about a fallen electrical wire on Griffen Avenue Feb. 27.
On Feb. 28, police notified the highway department about a dangling tree limb over Huntington Avenue.

A woman sitting inside a parked car near Potter Field told police she was “just hanging out” Feb. 28. She left when asked to leave.

Patrol moved a dead rabbit to the side of Drake Road and informed the highway department for pick up and disposal.

Civil matters
On Feb. 24, a Birchall Drive woman reported “unusual title activity” surrounding her property and her ex-husband. She was advised by her lawyer to report the matter.

On Feb. 25, a Springdale Road woman reported having a verbal dispute with her children’s nanny, prompting her to ask the nanny to leave her house on Feb. 13. After the nanny left, she texted the woman to say that she left the house keys in the mudroom and requested two weeks severance pay. The woman said she gave one week’s severance pay to her neighbor’s nanny, who is friend of the woman’s former nanny. The former nanny requested an additional week of severance pay, so the woman gave an additional $1,000, along with some clothing that former nanny had left in the house, to the neighbor’s nanny, to give to the woman’s former nanny. At that time, the woman texted her former nanny and asked for all communication to be stopped. The woman reported the incident to police as a precaution.

Noise
Responding to a noise complaint on Drake Road, police encountered a large group of noisy kids Feb. 29. Most members of the group dispersed when police arrived. The rest picked up trash left behind on the road and waited to be picked up by their parents while police stood by.

Animals
A coyote was reported on Sheldrake Road Feb. 25.

On Feb. 25, a Fairfield Road resident reported an unknown neighbor’s dog repeatedly defecates on her property.

After a neighbor complained about a barking dog on Palmer Avenue, police spoke with the owner’s visiting father and he brought the dog inside March 1.

Lost and found
On Feb. 25, a Drake Road man reported losing his UK resident permit card somewhere in the village.

A resident accidentally left a laptop in Village Hall and police assisted in returning the laptop to its owner Feb. 27.

A debit card was found on Depot Place Feb. 28. Police unsuccessfully attempted to notify the owner of the card. The card was vouchered as lost property at headquarters.

A paper Village of Scarsdale taxicab driver’s license and official photo ID card were found in the lobby of police headquarters and vouchered for safekeeping Feb. 28.

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

On Feb. 24, firefighters found a ruptured gas line to the motor of a car that was found to be leaking gasoline in a Cohawney Road driveway. The advised the car’s owner to contact a mechanic and tow company.

On Feb. 24, while investigating an electrical burning odor in a Farragut Road house, firefighters found a defective light bulb had been placed in a light fixture socket.
On Feb. 26, firefighters extinguished a small rubbish fire at the corner of Cushman Road and Milford Drive.

Firefighters ventilated a Mamaroneck Road house after a cooking fire, contained to the oven, had been extinguished Feb. 26.

On Feb. 28, firefighters assisted Con Edison employees ventilate a Stonehouse Road house of natural gas accumulation following a leak.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Feb. 24 – March 1 has been compiled from official information.

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drinksDisorderly conduct arrest: On Feb. 7, police responded to Chat American Grill, on Christie Place, on the report of a woman passed out at the bar around 8 p.m. When police arrived, an unknown person was carrying the woman out of the restaurant. She was placed into the front passenger seat of a white 2015 Jeep Cherokee. Police and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps provided assistance to the woman on scene, and she was transported to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment. Upon investigation, the driver of the Jeep – a local realtor who lives in Hartsdale – was determined to be driving while intoxicated and subsequently arrested. According to the police report, she was belligerent and verbally abusive to officers. She was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree obstruction of government administration, operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated (with a prior conviction) and resisting arrest. While at headquarters, as police were entering her pedigree information into a Datamaster machine, she loudly yelled expletives from the holding cell and directed insults such as “dick, asshole, motherf***er and jerkoff” at officers. She also told officers, “Your mother does not care about you. She probably wanted to abort you.” Additionally, she was reported to be extremely uncooperative with police throughout her time in custody. She three times refused to submit to the Datamaster test to measure her blood alcohol level, and she refused to answer officers’ questions. The woman was eventually released, on her own recognizance, to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation and treatment. She was issued an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

Shoplifting and drug arrests
On Feb. 10, the Popham Road CVS manager reported a man and woman stole multiple items from the store, including deodorant, razors, toothbrushes, dental floss, gum, body wash, nutritional shakes, laundry detergent, air freshener, pliers, laundry detergent, earphones, phone chargers and speakers. The theft was recorded on video surveillance. After receiving a description of the individuals, police located and detained them on the train station platform. There, during questioning, the man – Jesus Rivera, 29, of Long Island City – revealed he had fentanyl and hypodermic needles related to drug use in his possession. He also said he and the woman – Claudia Gecaj, 23, of the Bronx – were under the influence of fentanyl. While police were searching the defendants, Gecaj reportedly told officers, “I hope you get poked,” alluding to the hypodermic needle in her possession. Rivera and Gecaj were charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny, possession of a hypodermic instrument and criminal possession of a controlled substance. They were transported to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation and treatment. They were issued appearance tickets for Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

Shoplifting
On Feb. 11, a Popham Road CVS employee reported a dark-skinned woman dressed in black clothing and carrying a gray bag stole 12 bottles of aspirin from the store. The employee was alerted to the theft when a shoplifting sensor went off at the front of the store. The theft was recorded by surveillance video. Police searched the area for the suspect but could not find her.

ID theft
On Feb. 10, a Boulevard woman reported receiving a letter in the mail requesting her personal information into order to successfully open a bank account. The woman contacted the bank and advised she had not initiated the account opening.

A Sage Terrace resident reported being the victim of identity theft Feb. 12. She discovered it after receiving two letters regarding fraudulent credit card applications and discovering fraudulent charges on her credit card account.

On Feb. 14, a South Rectory Lane man reported someone fraudulently attempted to open accounts in his name. He informed the account services and notified the credit reporting bureaus.

On Feb. 16, a Hampton Road man reported his banking information with Bank of America had been compromised. There was no fraudulent activity on any of his accounts, but he wanted to report the matter for precautionary reasons.

Help
Police provided a courtesy ride to a homeless shelter for a homeless man wrapped in a blanket outdoors in the cold on East Parkway Feb. 14.

On Feb. 16, a Kingston Road woman reported a raccoon in her yard. Police arrived on scene and determined the animal was dead. Police provided her with contact information for animal trappers as well as Westchester Wildlife Control, for help in removing the raccoon’s carcass from the yard.

Cars and roadways
On Feb. 10, police issued two summonses to the owners of two improperly parked cars on Shawnee Road and Crane Road.

Police helped a motorist change a flat tire on a disabled car at Bypass and Weaver Street Feb. 11.

A “no parking” sign fell down on Lincoln Road Feb. 12. Police notified the highway department for repair.

Police advised the highway department about fallen wires on Garden Road Feb. 13.

Police advised the highway department about a large pothole at Weaver Street and Crossway Feb. 14.

Police notified Con Edison about a low hanginhg wire over Cohawney Road Feb. 14.

Police called a tow truck to remove a disabled car from Heathcote Road Feb. 15.
Clay shingles were falling off a Garth Rad building’s roof Feb. 15. Police informed the building department for repair.

Patrol helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street Feb. 17.

On Feb. 17, a Sage Terrace resident reported that vehicles frequently drive over the curbing to avoid parked cars on the street, and this results in damage to his lawn.

Police advised the resident to speak with Village Hall regarding concerns over street parking and also to consider the possibility of putting up a fence.

Police removed a torn bag of cement polymer from Post Road and notified the sanitation department for pickup Feb. 17.

Four car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil matter
On Feb. 12, a Dobbs Terrace resident reported a telephone dispute with a contractor over outstanding expenses and charges. The contract allegedly told the resident he would “fight him.” The resident responded by stating the contractor was no longer allowed on the property. Police advised both parties their disagreement was a civil matter.

A Colvin Road woman reported a disagreement with her adult daughter over the use of a shared car Feb. 14.

Dogs
On Feb. 11, a Walworth Avenue woman reported her dog had been attacked by a black Lab that was off leash while she was walking her dog on the street on Feb. 10. While the dogs were allegedly fighting, the other dog’s owner allegedly struck the Walworth Avenue woman’s dog with a scooper. She told police she waited one day to report the incident because she was most concerned with taking her dog to the vet for evaluation. According to the woman, the dog did not sustain any bites, but it was suffering from soft tissue injuries.

On Feb. 14, a Rodney Road woman reported an unknown dog attacked and injured both her and her dog unexpectedly.

Lost and found
On Feb. 11, a Lyons Road woman reported losing her driver’s license somewhere in the village.

Firefighters
According to Fire Chief James Seymour, the fire department responded to 22 incidents during the reporting period. Seymour shared details of the following.

johnsonroadfireFire on Johnson RoadThe Scarsdale Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on Johnson Road just before 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. First arriving units confirmed the findings of an active kitchen fire on the first floor of a private residence. Firefighters assigned to ladder 28 made entry, located the fire and were able to control it with a pressurized water extinguisher while additional firefighters stretched a hose line and preformed a primary search to ensure all occupants were out of the structure. The fire was knocked down quickly and members overhauled the kitchen looking for hidden fire extension. Scarsdale Career and Volunteer firefighters were aided by the Fairview, Greenville & Hartsdale Fire Departments at the scene as well as Scarsdale Police and Ambulance Corp. The White Plains and Eastchester Fire Departments covered the remainder of the village during the incident. No injuries were reported and the cause was determined to be accidental.

On Feb. 11, police assisted Yonkers police with a hazardous materials narcotics issue involving fentanyl found in a backpack. Firefighters, working with a Yonkers Haz-Mat team and emergency medical service workers, provided a water source for decontamination of the area in which the fentanyl was discovered.

On Feb. 11, firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of indoor and outdoor gas odors at a Mamaroneck Road house under construction. The odors were concentrated around the storm sewer drain at the road and the bathroom waste pipe and house trap inside the house. After Con Edison arrived, firefighters worked with Con Edison employees to check neighboring houses for gas migration, while the leak was being rectified.

On Feb. 15, leaking water infiltrated a Murray Hill Road house’s smoke detector and light fixture box. Firefighters shut water at the main service valve and shut the circuit breaker to the affected area. Firefighters advised the resident to call a plumber for pipe repair.

On Feb. 15, firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a gas leak inside a Brite Avenue garage.

On Feb. 15, firefighters were called to assess the safety of a Garth Road building that allegedly had shingles falling from the roof. Firefighters confirmed that only one tile had fallen from the roof. Police placed caution tape around the affected area, and firefighters requested an evaluation by the building department.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Feb. 10-17 has been complied from official information.

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