Arrests: Stephen Lynch, age 48 of Gaylor Road, was arrested for drunk driving and refusing to take a breath test around 5 pm on September 7. Police found Lynch in his car with a flat tire blocking traffic on East Parkway. Police approached the car to help and Lynch tried to drive away. He seemed nervous, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol so the officer told him to turn off the car and turn over the keys. Lynch admitted to drinking four glasses of vodka but refused to complete a sobriety test. He was arrested and his car was impounded. Since he was so drunk he was sent to White Plains Hospital for treatment.
Shortly after midnight on September 10, police stopped Thomas R. Grimaldi, age 24 of Madison Road, when he was driving through a checkpoint on Garth Road at Popham Road. Police detected the smell of marijuana and asked Grimaldi to exit the car. They found a vial of a controlled substance called ketamine in the car’s center console and another vial of the substance on Grimaldi. Several “marijuana related items” were also found in the car. Grimaldi was charged with driving under the influence and possession of ketamine and marijuana. His Dodge was impounded, he submitted to drug testing and was brought before Judge Galloway who gave him a court date and released him.
Raul Caldron-Castillo, age 46 of Brooklyn, surrendered to Scarsdale Police in response to an active bench warrant on September 4th. He was arrested for driving without a license, going through a red light, and driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street. He was booked, given a court appearance date of September 5 and released on $100 bail.
Accidents: A Claremont Road mom accidentally ran over her seven-year-old son’s leg while she was pulling into the garage on the evening of September 4th. The boy got out of the car while she was still driving and she ran over his leg. He was taken to White Plains Hospital.
A 16-year-old Scarsdale girl rear-ended another car in the parking lot of Scarsdale High School on the afternoon of September 4. She said a bee flew into her face and distracted her, causing her to hit a parked car in the lot.
Missing Cow: Between August 30 and September 9, a small metal statue of a cow was taken from the lawn of a home at the corner of Popham and Lockwood Roads. The statue is valued at about $400.00.
Missing Girl: A concerned Greenacres mother came to police headquarters at 2:40 am on 9/9 to say that her daughter was out two hours beyond her curfew. While she was there her daughter was found.
Missing iPad: A 71-year-old woman from Willow Lane left her iPad in the Parkway Diner at 12:20 pm on September 4, and when she returned 25 minutes later the iPad was gone. Police agreed to check the diner to see if they had a video camera. At 3 pm that same day the woman returned to the diner and the staff found her iPad.
Missing iPhone: An employee at Savona Restaurant on Chase Road reported that his iPhone had been taken from the storage room while he was working there on the night of September 5. He was able to track the phone to Mt. Vernon where he said one of the restaurant’s dishwashers lived.
Dispute: A Quentin Road man called police to stand by to mediate as he removed kitchen equipment from his former home on the morning of 9/5. Police watched as the man selected pots, pans and flatware but after he was done, the wife said he was not allowed to take certain items. Since there was not an itemized list of what could be removed, police advised the couple to call their lawyers to agree on what should go and what should stay.
Mischief: A Church Lane woman reported damage to the decorative lights on her front walkway overnight on 9/4 – 9/5. The glass was broken on all four lights, two were ripped out of the ground and left on a neighbor’s lawn across the street and another one had been left in the middle of the road. The lights were valued at $4,000.00.
That same night a light valued at $200 was stolen from the yard of a home on Madison Road. The resident reported that on August 30th another light had also been taken.
Identity Thefts: On 9/4 a woman from Chateaux Circle reported that someone had opened a QVC credit card in her name and charged merchandise on the account.
A woman from Brambach Road reported that someone had used her personal information to change the password on her Citibank account and charged $14,000 at the Apple Store in White Plains to her account. She notified police on September 5, 2012.
A Nelson Road man was also the victim of fraud when he attempted to rent a condo in Toronto using Craig’s list. He found a condo that he liked on the site and wired a deposit of $1,105. However the owner said he never received the funds. The Scarsdale man traced the funds and found that they had been transferred and asked the recipient to confirm the condo booking - but never heard back from the man who claimed to be renting him the unit. He made the report on 9/7.
Falling branch: A tree branch fell in the driveway of a Mamaroneck Road home on the morning of 9/9 and damaged the trunk of car owned by a caretaker who was there at the time. The highway department was called to remove the branch.
Sick Raccoon: A Lincoln Road man called to report a sick raccoon in the road near the Heathcote School at 7:20 am on 9/5. Police shot and disposed of the animal.