A joy ride for three 17 year-old White Plains boys turned into serious trouble in the early hours of Monday January 4th. At 2 am a Scarsdale officer doing speed enforcement clocked a gray BMW going 73 m.p.h. down the Post Road, which has a speed limit of 30 m.p.h. Moreover, the headlights were off and the car had no license plates.
The officer stopped the car at the intersection of Burgess Road and the Post Road and three boys jumped out of the car. They all ran but police were able to stop two nearby. The boys were brought in for questioning and later that day the third suspect was tracked down by White Plains police.
The 2004 BMW 330 had been stolen from the Pepe Infiniti car dealership in White Plains and the boys were charged with criminal possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
In other news from the Scarsdale Police:
A Garth Road resident returned home to his apartment on January 2nd to find that the locks had been changed. The man was subletting the apartment at 30 Garth Road from a Greenacres resident. The tenant got in touch with the landlord of the building who had no knowledge of the change in locks but was able to give the tenant access to the apartment. When the tenant went inside the apartment he found that all of his possessions, including his clothing and cell phone were gone. Apparently, the man who held the lease on the apartment wanted him out!
The Greenacres resident who changed the locks and removed the tenant's possessions was changed with criminal tampering, burglary, criminal trespassing and grand larceny.
A Greenacres resident turned in her deceased husband's gun to Scarsdale Police. The Colt 42 firearm was given to the police for safekeeping on December 28, 2009.
Another Greenacres resident returned home from vacation on 12/28 to find that someone had driven her BMW without her permission. The gas level was lower than it was when she left and she wanted to make a report to the police.
Police received a report of a loud group of teens congregating on Cartesan Road around 10 pm on the night of 12/28. They found nine boys on the street, one who was holding a can of beer. Since the boy was only 16 he was issued an appearance ticket for a violation and charged with possession of an alcoholic beverage with the intent to consume by a person under the age of 21.
Police received a report that a woman lost control of her car when she was putting on her gloves while driving on December 29. According to her report, she hit a parked car at Putnam and Huntington Roads, and flipped over in her 4-door Chevrolet sedan. Miraculously she was not injured.
The daughter of a Sherbrooke Park resident reports that jewelry is missing from the home of her now-deceased mother. The elderly woman was under the care of hospice workers and the matter is now under investigation.
A Foxhall Road homeowner found some interesting items in his driveway on the morning of January 3rd. He called police when he noticed four pumpkins, three Christmas trees and three traffic cones at his home. Luckily no damage had been done.