Pranksters: A Boulevard resident called police on the morning of 7/22 to say that he found a street sign placed on top of his Pontiac Grand Prix. The crosswalk sign caused a long scratch on the hood of the car. He was advised about the sign by a neighbor who said she heard kids outside the previous night. Police returned the sign to the corner of Boulevard and Bell Roads. Later that morning, a Carman Road woman said they she found a stop sign resting against her neighbor’s front door. The sign belonged at the intersection of Carman and Nelson Roads and was returned there.
Bike Thief: On 7/21 on Hazelton Drive a 16-year-old boy interrupted a bicycle theft from his garage on the night of 7/21. The boy saw a man walking out of the garage with his bike and confronted him. The man said, “I’m just looking at your bike.” The boy told the man to leave and the intruder responded, “I like your house, I’ll be back," and also said, “Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.” The man then walked away. Police canvassed the area but were unable to find the man.
Identity Theft: On 7/16, a Hampton Road man came to police headquarters after he received a notice of a traffic violation from the Garden State Parkway Authority for a car registered to his name that he did not own. The car was bearing license plates that were registered to him. He was advised to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Car Rental Trouble: The Scarsdale Shell station reported that Abbas Beidas of Yonkers had used a rented Subaru Legacy since May 25th and failed to return it. Avis was unable to contact Beidas so police got in touch with him and he promised to return the car. However, shortly thereafter he had a friend call to say that the Beidas was out of the country and could not return the car. Consequently the car was declared stolen – and it was also found that Beidas had a suspended license. Later that evening, the car was returned.
On 7/16, an employee of the Scarsdale Shell station on Scarsdale Avenue called to complain that he was threatened by a man who was complaining about the price of an Avis Car Rental on behalf of a friend. He told the employee, “I will see you later.” He did not give his name. When police called the woman who had rented the car said she was handling the dispute through American Express and said there would be no violence.
A Crawford Lane woman reported that her 26-year-old daughter had taken the mother’s 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser without permission on the night of 7/21. The girl had just had a heated argument with her boyfriend so her mother was concerned.
Fishing: A man was found fishing in the Duck Pond on Duck Pond road on the afternoon of 7/17. It turns out he was a construction worker at the new house being built there. Though he had a license to fish in Connecticut, police told him that he needed a New York State license to fish here.
Anonymous Calls: A Fenimore Road woman reported receiving nine anonymous phone calls between 10:28 and 10:48 pm on 7/17. When the woman picked up the phone, the caller did not speak. The woman was fearful so she contacted the police.
Chemical Spill: A Crossway Road man called police on the afternoon of 7/18 when ORKIN came to treat termites at his home and dropped the chemical, Phantom Basf, all over the floor of his basement. Police arrived and found that ORKIN had been applying 40 gallons of termite control to the lawn and some of the insecticide leaked into the basement. The Fire Department arrived and notified the Health Department to supervise the clean-up.
Lean-to: The Village Building Department called police on 7/19 when they found a lean-to structure in the woods at Hyatt Field on Boulevard. They were concerned that a homeless person could have set up the structure. Police found no evidence of “long-term habitation” and asked the Highway Department to remove the structure.
Brekaing the Bank: Police went to a Brittany Road home on the morning of 7/20 when the babysitter reported she heard a loud sound. They found that a porcelain piggy bank had been accidentally knocked off a dresser and shattered on the floor.
Fights: A man doing work at a house on Normandy Lane called police on July 18 when a neighbor got into a dispute and grabbed his arm. The argument had stopped by the time police arrived.
Police went to Lulu’s Bakery on Garth Road on the morning of 7/20 to mediate a dispute that was possibly getting violent. They found the manager arguing with an employee who had quit the previous day about recipes and the use of an iPad. Later that day, the manager said he had worked out the disagreement.
Nasty Patient: Police were called to the Scarsdale Medical Center on the afternoon of 7/20 when an upset patient became physical with one of the doctors. The man was unhappy with how the doctor conducted himself when the patient requested his lab results.
Locked Out: A Gorham Road woman and her baby were locked out of the house on the evening of July 21. The Fire Department helped them get into the house.
On the morning of 7/17 police got a complaint that cars were parked on both sides of the street on Leatherstocking Lane creating a traffic hazard. The Recreation Department made an announcement to ask people to move their cars, and afterwards gave summons to the cars still parked in violation of the signs.