Boulevard residents in Scarsdale got a rude shock when they returned home around 10 pm on Tuesday night July 3rd. The home was in the process of being painted by Butini Painting of Harrison and workers were in the house earlier in the day. However, that night, the resident came home, and thought he heard someone hiding in a third floor bedroom closet. He called police who came to the house, went to the bedroom and called through the closet door.
The intruder made his presence known and came out of the closet. He was identified as Daniel Romo-Gonzalez age 21 of Elmsford and he was searched and arrested for criminal trespass. It turns out that Romo-Gonzalez was one of the painters who had been working in the house. The police report also states that he is married and speaks only Spanish.
But this bizarrre story doesn’t end here. After Romo-Gonzales was taken to the station, police searched the house and found that the basement windows had been covered with cardboard – and they also found the defendant’s lunch box, sneakers, t-shirt and a silicone vagina-style sex toy, which appeared to contain ejaculate. A dark stain had been left on the carpet. It appeared that the painter had quite an evening before retreating to the third floor closet where he was found by the homeowner.
At 3:30 am Romo-Gonzalez was arrainged by Judge Arlene Katz who set bail at $500. His boss agreed to post bail and Gonzalez was released at 4:20 am and given a court date of July 11, 2012.
More Arrests: A car fire in Greenacres on the night of June 28 led to the arrest of a New Rochelle man. Police responded to a report that a car was on fire at the intersection of Walworth Avenue and Fenimore Roads at 10:45 pm on June 28th. They found a 1993 Green Ford Taurus engulfed in flames and extinguished the fire. However, they also found that the car was stolen and had stolen Florida license plates. The driver, Javan Zepher, age 21 of New Rochelle was arrested and charged with criminal possession of stolen property. The car was impounded and Zepher was released on $200 bail and given a court appearance date.
LaVerne Autry, age 54 of Yonkers was arrested for shoplifting at the CVS on Popham Road around noon on June 29th. A store employee spotted Autry putting Advil in her handbag before she went to the register to pay for a can of fruit punch. When the employee stopped her before she left the store he found 3 containers of Enfamil and fourteen boxes of Advil in Autry’s bag. She was charged, released and given a court appearance date.
Mark Daroczy, age 39 of Dobbs Ferry was arrested for driving while intoxicated at 1 am on June 30th. Police got a call about a car making a strange noise on Fountain Terrace and found Darcoczy in his Toyota Avalon stuck because one of the front tires had come off. It appeared that the man had driven off the road and damaged the car when he attempted to get it back on to Fountain Terrace. Daroczy appeared to be drunk and said that he had pulled over when he was driving from the Hudson Grille in White Plains to his home in Dobbs Ferry. He claimed he pulled over because he got a flat but didn’t know how he ended up on Fountain Terrace. He failed sobriety tests and was taken to police headquarters where he was processed and given a court appearance date of July 11. His car was towed to Ted Herman’s.
Misunderstanding: A Nelson Road woman reported that her 12 year-old son was home alone and two men were walking around the property. Police went to the house and found two men who had been hired by Tyler Technologies to do the tax reassessment of Scarsdale
Wandering Toddler: A Wynmor Road woman found a 3 year-old child wandering on Heathcote Road at 11:30 am on June 30th. Police located the child’s mother who said that the boy was attending a party at 1 Heathcote Road and left through an unlocked door. He was unharmed and returned to his mother.
On Colvin Road at 9 pm on 6/28 a woman reported that her neighbor, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, was at her door. When she tried to escort him home, his wife did not answer the door. Police found the man’s wife inside – she was unaware her husband had left the house.
A SCARVAC member called police on the night of June 30th when they found a man with a gas can wandering around the Ambulance Corps building on Weaver Street. The man explained that he had run out of gas and had no money to purchase more gas. He was hoping that someone at SCARVAC could help him. His car was parked across the street at Massa and his wife and child were in the car. Police helped the man out.
A Claremont Road man reported that a man rang his bell on the morning of June 28 and claimed he was there to change some light bulbs. When he asked the man for the name of the residents he was supposed to help the man got into his car and drove off.
Unwelcome: At 6:18 pm on 6/26 police got a call from the Greenacres Security Guard to say he was having a dispute with non-residents who were using the basketball court. Police asked the players to provide i.d., and since no one could furnish identification, they left Greenacres.
Missing: A Park Road man reported that five $100 bills were missing from his wallet on June 29. The home was being repaired following a fire and numerous workers had been in the house.
A Bell Road woman reported that a gold chain valued at $1,800 and her iPhone had been taken from her home sometime on June 28th. While she was out that day her teenage children had several guests at the house but did not provide their names.
Car Trouble: A Graham Road woman woke up on the morning of June 26 to find the windshield of her 2009 Acura shattered and a dent in the hood. The car had been parked in front of her house. It was not clear what hit the car. Damage was estimated at $500.
Another car was egged – this one parked on Tompkins Road overnight from 6/25-6/26. Damage was estimated at $200.
A Lee Road woman reported that someone wrapped their Jeep in plastic on the night of June 29. The wrapping did not damage the car.
Graffiti: Black spray painted graffiti was found on the outside of Scarsdale High School on the morning of June 27. Painted on the school were the initials H.N.S (several times) and N.B. as well as “2013” with four arrows and the words “TFC Bitch Squad” next to one of the arrows.