A 76 year-old Tuckahoe woman drove he car out of the Citgo station on Scarsdale Avenue before the gas pump was removed from her gas tank on July 26th. As a result, the pump hose was ripped off the fuel base and damaged. When the manager asked the woman for identification she said she had an appointment and drove off. Police were able to get in touch with the woman who apologized and returned to the gas station to document the incident.
Pooligans: On the morning of 7/27, a lifeguard chair from the baby pool was found on the roof of the main pool building. Police believe that pranksters climbed up the roof of the concession building with the chair. Two large picnic tables were also removed from the snack bar and one was placed near the water pumps and the other near the fence by the stables.
Animals: A raccoon, running around the Freightway Garage, had to be shot to protect commuters on the morning of 7/26. The raccoon was found in the stairwell between the 3rd and 4th floors of the garage. A trapper was called and he roped off the area, shot the raccoon and removed it.
Thirsty hound: A neighbor alerted police to barking dog on Brambach Road at 10 pm on 7/27. Police found the dog tied up to the garage without water. Police gave the very thirsty dog a bowl of water. When the dog’s owner arrived, police warned him about the noise ordinance and instructed him to give his dog water on hot days.
Lost: On July 25, a ceramic sculpture of a zebra was reported missing from a traffic island at the intersection of Greenacres Avenue and Colvin Road where it was placed in a community garden. The statue was about 3 feet long and 25-30 pounds.
Found: A cracked iPod was found at the intersection of Crane and Chase Roads on July 25th and turned over to Scarsdale Police. A set of Audi car keys and a house key were found on Brite Avenue at Olmstead Road on the afternoon of 7/27 and turned over to police.
A Tisdale Road woman found some strange items on her walkway on Sunday night 7/31 including a tomato in a plastic bag and a plastic knife inserted through a $1 bill - that had letters written on one side and a picture of the “male anatomy’ on the other.
Fraud: A Popham Road man almost became a victim of fraud when he placed an ad on Craig’s List. The Scarsdale man put an ad on Craig’s List to rent an apartment in Brooklyn. Responder Marcus Pan said he wanted to rent the room for his stepdaughter and said he would send a check for more than the required amount. He asked the Scarsdale man to deposit the check for $2,950 and send the remaining amount back to a “John Sims of Brooklyn.” Fortunately the Scarsdale man waited for the check to clear before remitting any funds, and indeed the check for $2,950 bounced. The report was made on 7/26.
Fights: Enrico Greaves, a 32 year-old employee at Fenway golf Club was harassed and injured by two former club employees who he knew by the nicknames of AWOL and WAX on the morning of 7/27. AWOL and WAX drove into the club, shouted, “Where have you been” at Greaves and then started a fight. One of the men grabbed Greaves by the neck before fleeing the area. Greaves suffered minor lacerations on the neck but did not wish to provide information to the police, get medical attention or press charges.
On the afternoon of 7/28 a witness called police when he saw a man arguing with a woman at the intersection of Walworth and Greenacres Avenue. The man, who was driving a silver BMW, got out of the car and threw the woman onto the ground while she was slapping him. Police spoke to a man in the area but got no additional information and were not able to locate the man or the woman described.
Arrest: James Patrick Celli of Rye was stopped by Westchester County Police at Rye Playland on the night of 7/27. Since there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Scarsdale for driving without a license in a car with a suspended registration he was turned over to Scarsdale Police.
Locked out: A Cushman Road woman called police at 8:30 am on 7/28 when she locked herself out of the house, leaving her two year-old twins inside. The fire department was able to get in through a second floor window. A caretaker got locked out of a Fenimore Road home and the fire department helped him to get access to the house.
Fire on Mamaroneck Road: Just after midnight on July 30th, there was a fire in a stack of firewood at a house on Mamaroneck Road. The fire department arrived and put the fire out. Police asked the homeowner for clues to the origin of the fire. Though the man smokes he said he is always careful to put out his cigarettes and he had no clues as to how the fire might have begun.
Suspicious Shoppers: During the sidewalk sale on Saturday afternoon 7/30, an employee at LF on Boniface Circle called police when a suspicious group of women were in the store. The woman believed that these same women might have been in involved in a shoplifting incident in the past. Police patrolled the store until the suspects left.
Party! Police received complaints about noisy parties on Heathcote Road, Drake Road, Spier Road and at Davis Park on Saturday night July 30th.
Police found two youths sitting on the porch of the Alternative School on Wayside Lane at 11:30 on July 26th. Since the boys did not have a good reason for being there, police asked the boys to call their families to pick them up.