Drunk and Confused: On the afternoon of 8/17 police got a phone call from a Hartsdale woman who said she had lost her bag in the parking lot at Best Buy on Central Avenue. They found Irma Douglas, age 69, with a cup of alcohol and an empty bottle of wine nearby. She claimed she had gotten into an argument with her husband about money and was waiting for him to pick her up – however the officer knew that her husband died three years ago. This was the third time she called police in the course of a week. Police transported Douglas to White Plains Emergency Room for an evaluation.
On August 15, Douglas filed a report about her missing purse, containing personal papers, her passport, cell phone and $60 in cash.
Warring Neighbors: Michael Marom of South Healy Place in Scarsdale reported that someone had thrown an unknown liquid on the Styrofoam siding he was using to build his new house sometime between August 11 and August 15. He claimed the siding was damaged.
Thefts: An employee of TJ Maxx called police on the evening of August 15 when he caught a young woman stealing 10 handbags valued at $903.00. The woman, who was identified as Shanasia Simpson, age 18 of the Bronx, placed the ten bags in an aluminum-lined bag and left the store without paying for the goods. She was detained at the store, transported to police headquarters and charged with petit larceny and possession of burglar tools.
The manager of Walgreens on Central Avenue called police on 8/16 when she found that a customer had returned used items for store credit. Cans had been opened and refilled with water and used items filled a box of swabs. The store credited the customer $138 before realizing that the merchandise was used.
On Friday morning 8/17 police got a call from the owner of the BP Gas Station on Central Avenue to say that a woman had pumped $20.05 of gasoline into her sedan and driven off without paying. Police tracked the woman’s license plate number to a Fieldstone Drive apartment and found Sanya Carloni, age 26, who agreed to return to the station and pay the owner for the gas.
Damage: On Tallwood Drive in Hartsdale, a resident reported that someone had smashed her ceramic flowerpots overnight from 8/18 to 8/19. Police spoke to the neighbors and one admitted that his son had returned home drunk the prior night and smashed the woman’s flowerpots for no reason. The culprit was still asleep so police said they would follow-up.