Scarsdale Police Report - Foiled Burglary: A 22 year-old Burgess Road man called the police at 10 pm on 6/21 when he saw two men pulling on the back door to his house. He had just arrived home and was standing in his foyer when he heard a noise coming from the kitchen. He went into the kitchen and heard the door handle jiggle. He then saw two men in dark colored hooded sweatshirts and jeans running across his front yard toward Post Road. The door handle was found on the floor. Police found fingerprints on the glass panes but it did not appear that the house had been entered.
Troublemakers in Greenacres: The head custodian of the Greenacres School, called police on the morning of June 21 to report that the school had been damaged the previous night. He said there was evidence of possible “youth gatherings.” He found beer cans and red cups in the school courtyard and damage to a small fence near the shrubs in the courtyard. A plant was taken out of the ground and put in the garbage. He also said he believes human feces were smeared on the Huntington Road entrance to the school and found a dumpster pushed against a basement door.
That same night, a home on Putnam Road near the Greenacres School was also vandalized. At 8:30 am on 6/21, the residents noticed that feces had been smeared all over one of their cars. In addition, some of the outdoor lights were removed from the ground and thrown across the lawn. Gardening bags were taken from their property and tossed across the street. Garden decorations, shaped like turtles, were also missing.
Egged: A resident of Heathcote Road reported that her car had been egged sometime between 6/15 and 6/17 while it was parked on Heathcote Road.
Gas Main Break: Christopher Scampone, a contractor working on Wakefield Road, struck a gas line at 11:30 am on 6/19. He was trying to remove a water pipe but accidentally hit the gas main. Con Edison had to get into eight homes on Wakefield and Carthage Roads to turn off the gas until the line could be repaired. The Fire Department had to break in to several homes where the residents were not home: In one home they broke a screen, in another they entered another through an unlocked second floor window and got into a third home via an unlocked sliding door.
Frying Pan Fire: At 9:25 am on June 21, a Highland Way woman called to report a fire in her kitchen. She had left a pan in the oven that caused a grease fire. She removed the burning pan from the oven, dropped it on the kitchen floor and put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. When the Fire Department arrived, there was smoke coming out of the front and side doors of the house. She and her three sons were taken to White Plains Hospital as a precaution for smoke inhalation.
Transformer Fire: On June 22, a caller reported that a transformer was on fire as a result of lightning on Stratton Road. A transformer in front of the caller’s house had exploded and caused a small fire on the lawn. Con Edison and the Fire Department responded and put out the fire and made repairs. (Photo at top by David Lawless)
Pot Pilferer: At 6 pm on June 22, a caller from Carthage Road reported that a woman had driven by and stolen his neighbor’s planters. The woman, later identified as Helen Antiaris, parked, got out of her car and picked up several flowerpots from the Carthage Road home. The resident’s neighbor, Jay Canell, said that he asked Antiaris what she was doing and in a heavy foreign accent she said, “These garbage.” Canell said, “I don’t think so. You should ask the homeowner before taking them.” Antiaris got in her car and drove off with the pots. Antiaris returned later and told the police that she thought the pots were garbage and that it was okay to take them. She agreed to return the pots and stay away from the property.
Arrest: On 6/18/12, Joel Springer, age 44 of White Plains surrendered himself to the Scarsdale Police in response to an outstanding warrant for speeding and driving without a license in 2008. He was processed and released on $100 bail.
Shrubs: On 6/19, a Larch Lane man complained that his neighbor had cut down some shrubs on his property, Police told the man to inquire about the location of his property line at Village but said that this was a civil matter.
Missing Boy: At 3 am on 6/22, concerned Garden Road parents called police to say that their son went to the city earlier that evening and did not come back. When police arrived at 3:29 am, the boy was located and the parents went to pick him up.
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15 Year-Old Driver: Police pulled over a van on Central Avenue at 2:25 am on 6/21 and found that the driver was a 15-year old unlicensed driver. He explained that he had taken over the wheel from Eddy Paiz of Mt. Vernon because Paiz was “swerving all over the Bronx River Parkway.” Paiz admitted to downing eight beers at the Cancun Restaurant and appeared to be drunk. The 15 year-old thought it would be safer if he drove, even though he didn’t have a license. Paiz was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and for permitting an unlicensed drive to use the car. The van was impounded and the other children in the car were picked up by their parents at police headquarters.
Disputes: The battle between feuding neighbors continued on Elizabeth Street this week when Audrey Pierot called police at 7:30 am on 6/18 to report that her neighbor Micha Marom drove toward her in a bobcat and stopped suddenly in front of her, slamming the metal bucket on the ground. She told police she feared for her safety. Police found Marom driving the bobcat around his property, but he was uncooperative and refused to speak to the police. At 9 am, Pierot reported that Marom had placed several barriers in the roadway, in violation of Village Code.
On 6/17, Marom called police to say that he found damage to his home – the damage was done to some styrofoam that is placed underneath the stucco exterior.
In another construction related incident, a manager from Toll Brothers Construction reported that someone had padlocked the entrance gate to a construction site at 703 Ardsley Road sometime between June 16 and June 18. The man reported that some of the neighbors are upset about the project and that this is the second time the gate was locked.
Two sisters, ages 64 and 61 got into a physical fight about the care of their mother on Thomas Street in Scarsdale on Monday afternoon 6/18. They both ended up on the ground and police broke up the fight when they arrived. Due to anxiety, one of the women was taken to the hospital. Police were unable to determine who was the initial aggressor.
A dissatisfied patient slapped a dentist in the face at Guerrino Dentistry on Central Avenue on the morning of 6/21. Cuesta Figueroa, age 20 of White Plains yelled at the dentist, said he had “ruined her teeth” and slapped the dentist in the face.
On Verne Place in Hartsdale, a resident reported that his car was entered overnight on 6/18 – 6/19. Missing were $20 in change and two softball bats, each valued at $200.00.
A sliding glass door at Central Park Dance on Central Avenue was found shattered on the morning of June 22nd. Nothing else was amiss.
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