The Eastchester Police have reported that a Scarsdale woman was robbed at knifepoint at 2 am on August 23 when she was walking from the Scarsdale Train Station to her apartment on Garth Road.
The 55 year-old woman exited the rear doors of a train at 2 am on 8/23 in Scarsdale and saw the man who later robbed her exit the front of the train. She walked home through Freightway Garage with a friend and then parted ways. As she continued to walk south on Garth Road the perpetrator walked past her and then turned around and asked her for a dollar. When she said she didn’t have a dollar, he opened up a chrome pocketknife and demanded her bag. At that point, the woman tried to run, but he grabbed her bag off her left shoulder and knocked her to the ground. He ran and she called the police saying that her bag, a copy of her passport, credit cards and $235 were taken.
The victim has a heart condition and was experiencing abdominal and chest pain so she was taken to White Plains Hospital. Police followed her to the hospital where she described her assailant as a young white male wearing black jeans, a sleeveless black tank top and a black baseball cap.
The matter is currently under investigation.
Greenburgh Police are reporting a surge in the use of PCP commonly known as angel dust. According to Chief Jospeh DeCarlo, police are finding marijuana dipped in PCP laced embalming fluid. In addition they are seeing cigarettes or tea leaves soaked in PCP.
When the marijuana or cigarette laced with PCP is smoked, it quickly causes hallucinations, panic, and fear and can induce a psychotic state with symptoms that resemble schizophrenia. Some users report feelings of invulnerability and exaggerated strength. PCP users may become severely disoriented, violent or suicidal.
Although some buyers realize they are purchasing marijuana laced with PCP, police believe that some do not know the marijuana they are buying is “Wet” (laced with PCP.
DeCarlo says that this year numerous officers were injured in confrontations with people under the influence of this drug. Though none were seriously injured, he is trying to head off any future problems.
If you are aware of any drug dealing in your neighborhood police ask that you call the police force’s non-emergency number 682-5300. Although identity of a caller adds credibility to a complaint, you may elect to remain anonymous, as they do not have caller ID on this number.