Ouch! In Greenacres, a grandmother was bitten by a dog who belongs to a Sage Terrace family. Jill Nadborny of Hartsdale was taking a walk with her grandchild on the morning of August 3rd when she encountered a woman walking a dog on Huntington Avenue. Nadborny asked the dog walker if the dog was friendly and if it was okay to give the dog a treat. The dogwalker, who was the family housekeeper, responded yes and Nadborny gave the dog the treat. But instead of eating it, the dog dropped the treat and lunged at Nadborny, biting her thigh and breaking the skin.
Police took Nadborny to the hospital and went to the dog’s home to see the dog’s license and view it’s immunization records. The rabies vaccine had just expired on 7/23/12 but the veterinarian said that there was a very low risk that it had transmitted rabies.
Baby born on the Hutchinson River Parkway: The Scarsdale and New Rochelle Fire Departments, Westchester County Police Department as well as the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps assisted with the birth of a baby in a car on the Hutchinson River Parkway at 5:55 am on August 4th. The mother was in active labor in a Toyota at the Weaver Street exit of the Hutch when the Scarsdale Fire Department received the call. Traffic was blocked on the exit ramp to allow emergency workers to deliver the baby. After the baby girl was born, she and her mother were transported to White Plains Hospital where they were reported to be doing well.
Drunk driver severs utility pole: At 3:21 am on August 4th police came upon an unoccupied Ford Expedition on Woodland Place that appeared to have backed into a utility pole. The utility pole was broken in two and the light fixture and power lines were broken. Shortly thereafter, Stacey Hamner, age 24 of Pheasant Run in Scarsdale, returned to the scene and said that she was the driver and admitted to drinking vodka at the Hudson Terrace Club in NYC. She was not wearing shoes. She was taken to headquarters where she was found to have a BAC of .12 and was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Sleeping if off at the police station: At 4:07 am on August 5, Graciela Signes, age 32 of Stamford was stopped by a Scarsdale police officer for driving in the wrong direction on Fenimore Road as she entered the parking lot at the Scarsdale Police station. Signes was found to be drunk and had a BAC of .16%, She said that she had been drinking at the Brazen Fox in White Plains and wanted to park in the police parking lot to sleep it off. She was arrested for driving in the wrong direction and for driving while intoxicated. Since police could not reach the registered owners of the car, it was impounded.
Identity Thefts: On July 30th a Hampton Road woman reported that someone had ordered a credit card in her husband’s name without his authorization. The imposter used her husband’s social security number, date of birth and mother’s maiden name to open the account. Though the credit card was mailed out, the account was cancelled before anyone could use it.
On 8/3 a Montrose Road woman reported that she received a letter from the Tax Board of the State of California, saying that she owed $1,914 - however she never held a job or lived in California.
Phone scam: An 86-year-old Mamaroneck Road woman reported that she was the victim of a scam on 7/31. She got a phone call from someone posing as her grandson who said that he was in Niagara Falls and had been stopped at the border. He claimed that police found marijuana in the car and everyone was arrested. He asked the woman for $2,000 in bail money. He told her to go to CVS and purchase a MoneyPak card. She did so and called back the man to give him the serial numbers on the MoneyPak cards. After she realized it was a scam, police tried to retrieve the funds from MoneyPak, but since the funds had already been withdrawn, it was too late.
On August 1 an employees of Chase Bank on Palmer Avenue reported that he received an email with “hateful” language from someone he encountered at a restaurant the previous night. The recipient was concerned about his own safety.
Matthew Guide of Ridgefield Park New Jersey attempted in vain to do some political soliciting in the Village of Scarsdale. On the morning of July 30th he set up a table outside the Scarsdale Post Office but was told that he needed a permit for the table from Village Hall. At 3;30 pm on 7/30 he posted numerous signs on Chase Road and blocked access to a crosswalk and a sidewalk. Police asked him to remove the signs as he was not allowed to block the sidewalks.
Drunk customer: At 6:20 pm on 7/31, police got a call from Metro Deli on Palmer Avenue reporting that a drunk customer refused to leave the restaurant. When police arrived the man was already gone but police found him on Weaver Street. He said he had a few beers and was now on his way home.
Shattered glass: On 8/1 a Bradford Road man reported that his gardener had found his front glass door shattered. Police went to the home and everything else was in order. They suspected that a rock hit by a weedwacker may have broken the door.
Egged: A home on Dobbs Terrace was egged sometime between 7/26 and 7/30. The resident returned home to find egg hells on his property and egg on his front door.
Police were called shortly after midnight on 8/2 to intervene in a dispute between a limo driver and a Heathcote Road resident. The driver had dropped off the man at his Heathcote Road home – however, the customer had vomited in the limo and refused to pay an additional $150 fee to detail the car. Police told the two that this was a civil matter.
Confused: On the night of 8/2, Colvin Road residents called police to say that a man was banging on the door and screaming at a neighbor’s home. Police drove by and found a man who suffers from Alzheimers knocking on a neighbor’s door. His wife had accidentally left the door to their home unlocked.
Arrests: Fred Pfeiffer, age 73 of Yonkers surrendered himself to Scarsdale police on July 31 in response to a bench warrant issued in May, 2011 for his failure to appear in court when he was charged with driving without a license. He was released and given a court appearance date. Diane Wallace, age 42 of New Rochelle also surrendered to police in response to a bench warrant on July 31. She was released and given a court appearance date. Barbara Sharpe, age 52 of White Plains turned herself in for a bench warrant on August 1 and was released and given an 8/15 court appearance date.
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