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Shoplifters Steal Garbage Bags Full of Merchandise from CVS

garbage bagStolen merchandise: On Oct. 12, three men entered the CVS store on Popham Road and stole a large amount of merchandise. The men placed two large garbage bags in different areas of the store and went around the store placing selective objects in shopping baskets. They took their baskets to the garbage bags and emptied the items into the bags. At the end of the escapade, the men rushed out of the store with the garbage bags full of merchandise and a shopping basket full of merchandise. Employees were busy with other customers at the time. The men's activities were captured by video surveillance. Police are investigating.

Stolen bike
A Hampton Road woman's black and white Schwinn bicycle was stolen from the bike rack at East Parkway and Spencer Place. The woman said she locked her bike to the rack on the morning of Oct. 13. When she returned to retrieve her bike that afternoon, she found another lock had been placed on it. She went home and left the bike locked to the rack overnight. The next afternoon, on Oct. 14, she returned to the bike rack and discovered her bicycle and lock were missing. The bicycle was valued at $160.

Identity theft
On Oct. 15, a Westview Lane man reported his wife's Citibank credit card was used without her knowledge or permission during the month of September. In both cases, items were purchased from retail locations and returned the same day, causing money to be credited back to the card. No monetary loss was incurred.

Domestic matter
An Edgewood daughter called police to report her father was yelling at her and scaring her Oct. 15.

Damaged pipe
Someone damaged a drainpipe in the Christie Place parking garage, possibly with an unknown vehicle, Oct. 12.

Debris
A Sheldrake Road resident complained that someone dumped grass clippings on her property Oct. 10. She was not sure who might have dumped the clippings on her yard, but she said she "has had issues" with a neighbor in the past. She was advised to contact police if it happens again. On Oct. 13, it happened again, and the resident reported it to police.

Gardeners were reportedly dumping grass clippings from a Sycamore Road property onto the ground at Corell Park Oct. 11. Patrol went to the scene and spoke with a gardener who advised he did not dump the grass clippings there. He showed police his truck, which was full of clippings and yard debris. Patrol also observed his workers collecting debris on a tap and carrying it to the truck.

Safekeeping
A rifle was turned over to police for destruction and disposal Oct. 10.

Welfare check
Police checked the welfare of a Herkimer Road man after his wife called police, worried, because she could not reach him. The man told police he had been sleeping and was OK.

Phone
An Uber driver found a cell phone in his car after dropping off an allegedly intoxicated passenger at a Broadmoor Road house at 3 a.m., Oct. 14. The driver gave the phone to police. Patrol went to the house and had a male resident call the cell phone from his home phone to confirm ownership. Once ownership was confirmed, police returned the cell phone to the man.

Trip and fall
A woman fell on Scarsdale Avenue while crossing the street Oct. 13. She said she was not in the crosswalk. She said a pothole caused her to fall. Patrol found cracks in the road but not a pothole. The highway department was advised for follow-up.

Wanted
Westchester County Jail called police to notify them that a man, who was wanted in Scarsdale on an active arrest warrant, was being held at Westchester County Jail by both White Plains and Westchester County police Oct. 12. Scarsdale police confirmed that the man – Jose Ortiz – was wanted in Scarsdale. They faxed over Ortiz's arrest warrant, which would prevent Ortiz from being released until Scarsdale police could pick him up. The pickup date is pending the resolution of Ortiz's other court cases.

Accident
A 71-year-old driver who sustained two flat tires after striking the curb on Walworth Avenue Oct. 10 told police she felt nauseous and therefore accidentally hit the curb. There was no damage to village property, and the driver arranged for her own roadside assistance. Approximately an hour later, a 41-year-old Yonkers driver reported the same 71-year-old driver, from Scarsdale, hit a barricade on Post Road. The impact caused the barricade to enter the roadway and strike the Yonkers driver's car, which was approaching from the opposite direction. The Scarsdale woman told police she felt nauseous, which made me lose control of her car and strike the barricade.skeleton

Cars and roadways
Police notified Verizon about a noisy compressor on a utility pole at Heathcote and Wilmot roads Oct. 10.

A man was sleeping in a parked Toyota Camry, with Connecticut license plates, on Gatehouse Road at 8 a.m., Oct. 11. Police questioned him, and he said he was tired and pulled over to rest while driving home from a family member's New Jersey house. Police did not detect any signs of alcohol intoxication or criminal activity.

Police issued parking summonses to illegally parked cars on Hampton, Whig and Ogden roads Oct. 11 and Elm Road Oct. 12.

Lights were left on in a parked car in the Christie Place garage Oct. 11. Patrol contacted a family member who promised to notify the owner.

Patrol removed a fallen wire from Walworth Avenue Oct. 12.

A white van parked on Walworth Avenue with its lights on, Oct. 15, was determined to belong to a Con Edison employee. The employee had been assigned to check a gas main every night until the main could be successfully replaced.

Twelve car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Teens
A teen party on Crest Lane resulted in a large gathering with many uninvited guests Oct. 14. Neighbors complained of noise, and police went to the house. The party hostess's mother told police she was having a hard time getting the uninvited guests to leave. Patrol assisted in dispersing the teenage guests.

Rendezvous
A Morris Lane resident called police after a man got out of a white pickup truck and rang her doorbell at 2:30 a.m., Oct. 15. The man was allegedly hanging around outside the house until the woman's husband told him to leave. Patrol canvassed the area for the man and found him in his truck on Post Road. The man said he went to the house looking for a woman named Natalia, whom he had met online and told him to meet her at an address on Morris or Morrison Lane.- He showed patrol the text message exchange with the woman, and he apologized for causing alarm. Patrol updated the Morris Lane resident.

Dogs
Police reunited a lost white dog with its Lee Road owner Oct. 13. The owner was issued a village code violation summons for having at dog at large.

Village code
Patrol helped a Mamaroneck Road homeowner remove illegally posted tag sale signs from the street Oct. 12.

Police dispersed a group of kids from a Walworth Avenue lawn after a neighbor complained at 11 p.m., Oct. 13.

After a neighbor complained about noise at 3:45 a.m., Oct. 15, patrol advised a Bell Road resident, who was on his deck with friends, to go inside and keep the noise down. As a result, the resident went back inside, and the resident's friends left.

Lost and found
On Oct. 13, a resident came to headquarters to report she had lost the license plates of her Mercedes-Benz, after turning the car back over to the dealership. Patrol provided her with the necessary paperwork to document the plates' loss with the department of motor vehicles.

A wallet found at a Yonkers church was given to police by a Village Hall employee Oct. 13. Patrol attempted to locate the owner's contact information, but the attempt was not successful.

A village center business owner found a wallet and gave it to police Oct. 14. Police returned the wallet to its owner. The owner confirmed nothing was missing.

Firefighters
Two children accidentally locked themselves inside a Brite Avenue bedroom Oct. 10. Firefighters confirmed the children were safe and forced open the door to release the children. No damage was caused to the door.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a reported gas odors at houses on Sprague and Stonehouse roads house Oct. 10.

Reports of smoke on Gaylor Road were traced to an extinguished fire in a Post Road fire pit Oct. 10.

An unattended pot with burnt food generated smoke in a Brookby Road house Oct. 11. Firefighters used an electric fan to ventilate smoke from the house. The family pet, inside the house at the time, was found to be unaffected.

Firefighters helped a Barry Road resident get back in her house after accidentally being locked outside Oct. 14.

Firefighters could not determine the source of a light smoke odor on Cayuga Road Oct. 14. Everything was found to be safe on the street and the surrounding area.

This week, firefighters assisted at three car accidents in the village. They responded to 15 false alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, burnt food and workers servicing a boiler.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Oct. 10-15 has been compiled from official information.

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Police Report : Residents Arrested for Menacing and Harassment, WP Man Declines Bail to Stay "Locked Up," Suspicious Delivery Contains 5 lbs. of Marijuana

Menacing arrest: On Oct. 2, police arrested Susan Bodenheim, 64, of Scarsdale on a charge of steakknifesecond-degree menacing with a weapon. Bodenheim was accused of threatening her mother's health aide with a knife. When police arrived at the scene, they observed Bodenheim yelling at the aide and threatening her. The aide was moving around the house trying to avoid Bodenheim, and the aide appeared fearful. Bodenheim was in an "excited state," according to the police report. Investigation determined that Bodenheim had threatened and menaced the aide with a kitchen steak knife before police arrived. Bodenheim allegedly told the aide, "I will kill you." The aide then allegedly said, "No;" and Bodenheim put the knife down. Bodenheim told police that although the aide has worked for her mother for many years, Bodenheim does "not like" the aide. Bodenheim was arrested by police. She screamed and was uncooperative during her transport to headquarters and arrest processing. She was arraigned at Scarsdale Village Justice Court and, according to the police report, was "loud, disruptive and uncooperative" during that time. She was scheduled to return to court Oct. 4.

Harassment arrest
On Oct. 5, a 20 year-old Scarsdale resident was charged with second-degree harassment. The young man was accused of harassing the owners and employees of a Garth Road bakery at which he was employed, on a probationary basis, for three days in September. At the end of the probationary period, his employment was terminated due to allegations that he made female managers and employees uncomfortable by flirting with them and made comments that allegedly referenced date rape and sexual innuendos. Upon being fired on Oct. 4, he allegedly became enraged and belligerent. A few hours later, he returned to the bakery and called employees and owners "fat pigs," "faggots" and "homos." He was asked to leave the bakery, which he reluctantly did. On Oct. 5, he allegedly posted two online reviews of the bakery that were derogatory and, according to the owners, served no legitimate purpose other than to harass the owners and damage the bakery. He also allegedly walked past the bakery and put a newspaper on the ground. The newspaper contained black writing that slandered and insulted bakery employees and criticized the taste of the cakes. According to the police report, the repeated incidents showed "a course of conduct aimed to seriously annoy and alarm [bakery owners and staff] which has no legitimate purpose." He was charged with second-degree harassment. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to appear in court on Oct. 11. The case was later dismissed in court.

Disorderly conduct arrest
At 3 a.m., Oct. 6, police noticed a man – William R. Jones, 34, of White Plains – walking quickly across Post Road. He was observed looking at driveways and streets as he passed and walking up and down streets without seeming to have a legitimate purpose. Due to his suspicious behavior and the hour of day, police stopped Jones and made contact with him. Jones was hostile with police and would not answer questions about where he was coming from or where he was going. He attempted to retreat from officers when told he was going to be patted down to be checked for weapons, for officer safety. No weapons were found. A check of ID information revealed Jones was wanted by New York City police on an active arrest warrant. During the course of investigation, Jones became increasingly belligerent and hostile, reaching into his pockets repeatedly and not following police instructions. Due to the hostility, officers attempted to place Jones in handcuffs. Jones resisted by pulling away and locking his arms. It took four officers to place Jones in handcuffs, and one officer sustained a minor injury in the process.

Jones was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of government administration. At headquarters, Jones refused to answer any questions. During the fingerprinting process, Jones made numerous quick movements in an apparent attempt to "scare" officers, and he told officers he knew mixed martial arts. New York City police were contacted with regard to their active arrest warrant, but they declined to respond and pick up Jones. After arrest processing, Jones was informed he was being released on $100 cash bail. Jones refused to be released on $100 cash bail and told officers to keep him locked up. He was placed in a holding cell until he could be transported to Scarsdale Village Justice Court. He was arraigned and remanded to Westchester County Jail on $500 cash bail. An unopened can of beer was removed from Jones and vouchered at headquarters.

Marijuana package
A Stonehouse Road resident reported a suspicious package had been delivered to his house Oct. 5. It was a solid brown cardboard box with no exterior labels. Inside was a child's toy chest, designed with letters of the alphabet. Inside the toy chest were five bags of a green, leafy substance determined to be marijuana. The marijuana was packaged in two layers of vacuum-sealed bags, with dryer sheets between the double layers of the bags. Each bag contained approximately one pound of marijuana. Three bags were labeled "berries." The other two bags were labeled either "black diamond" or "indoor black diamond." Police confiscated the marijuana, toy chest and box as evidence. The resident was advised to lock his doors, activate his alarm and notify police of any future suspicious activity.

Stolen bicycle
A Hampton Road student's bicycle was stolen from Scarsdale High School sometime between 2:50 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Oct. 4. It was a 2013 Trek Skye bicycle, and it was last seen, unlocked, at the SHS bicycle rack.

Identity theft
On Oct. 2, a Stonehouse Road resident asked to file a police report about an incident in which his identity was compromised. He said he needed the report to avoid a fee associated with "freezing his credit report." No actual identity theft or financial loss occurred.
On Oct. 2, a Webster Road man reported someone fraudulently opened a "Big Lots" card in his name in September. Before the fraudulent card was even mailed to the man's Webster Road address, someone reported the card as stolen and had a replacement card sent to an address in Florida. The card was used to make purchases in Arizona. The man realized the incident had occurred after he received the first fraudulent card in the mail. Further investigation revealed a declined attempt to open a Citi-Shell card and numerous recent credit inquiries of his credit report.

On Oct. 4, a Brite Avenue woman reported her PayPal account had been hacked and money in her account had been transferred to six various unknown credit card accounts without her permission. The PayPal account is associated with an eBay business that the woman runs out of her house, she said.

On Oct. 8, and East Taunton Road man reported that he recently learned about fraudulent accounts and unpaid charges set up in his name in 2007. The charges were incurred, under the man's name, at Walmart, Edgewater Casino, Pioneer Casino and Golden Nugget Casino. There was also a fraudulent check debit from a BB&T checking account fraudulently opened in the man's name.

Scam
On Oct. 4, a Fox Meadow Road woman and her father reported that they were victims of a scam. The woman was trying to sublease an apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and found a listing on Flip.lease.com. She corresponded by email with the alleged tenant of the apartment being advertised for sublet. He sent her fake documents, including a fake master lease and sublease. The woman's father sent money to the alleged tenant, covering a deposit and security fee. The money was sent via Chase QuickPay to a Wells Fargo bank account Oct. 2. Later, the woman and her father realized the floorplan of the apartment appeared different from photos illustrated on the Flip.lease.com website. They also found another listing for the apartment on Zillow.com that contained photos that matched the floorplan. They informed Chase bank and Wells Fargo, but they did not receive their money back. On Oct. 3, the alleged tenant asked the woman and her father to send more money. They did not send more money, suspecting the transaction was a scam.

Dog bite
On Oct. 7, a female jogger reported being bitten by a dog near the intersection of Hampton and Harcourt roads. The dog was leashed and being walked by a young girl. The dog bit the woman's leg as she ran by. The girl called her mother, and the mother was asked to provide current vaccination records for the dog, an Australian Labradooodle. The mother was advised to quarantine her dog, as per public health protocol. The animal control officer is following up.

Too high?
A custodian at Quaker Ridge School reported someone had placed a broken chair on top of a garbage pail, possibly as an attempt to gain access to the roof Oct. 2. Police determined the roof was too high for someone to access it from the chair-topped pail.

Elevator
An elevator at the Christie Place parking garage was out of order and placed out of service Oct. 2.

Noises
A caller reported hearing a woman screaming and a baby crying inside a Popham Road apartment building Oct. 3. Patrol canvassed the building and did not hear any screaming or crying. The doorman said he had not heard anything unusual either.

Police checked a Dickel Road house after the resident's dogs became alarmed and started barking in a manner that made the resident feel that someone was either inside the house or near it at 10:30 p.m., Oct. 8. Patrol's investigation found no signs of criminality.

Bathroom break
Administrative staff at Scarsdale High School asked police to help identify an older man who urinated on school property Oct. 5. School staff had photographs and witnesses. According to school personnel, several students saw the man urinating in the bushes near the Brewster Road side of the school, near the picnic tables and stream around 4 p.m. The man did not expose himself to the students, nor did he make contact with them. After urinating, the man left school grounds. Police canvassed the area for the man but did not find him.

Road rage
A female driver reported a man hit the windshield of her car with closed fists in the intersection of Popham Road and Depot Place Oct. 5. The man was apparently angry because the driver did not see the man start to cross the road, the driver said.

Garbage
On Oct. 7, a Cornell Street resident asked police to conduct extra ridebys of his house because an unknown person was dumping garbage and debris on his property.

Lights
A Hampton Road family asked police to check their house after returning home and finding an attic light on Oct. 8. Patrol checked the exterior and interior of the house and did not find any signs of criminality. The attic light was successfully turned off.

Cars and roadways
On Oct. 3, the passenger side mirror of a Lexus parked on Walworth Avenue was damaged by an unknown passing car.

Motorists complained of traffic backing up at Heathcote and Brookby roads and Wynmor and Mamaroneck roads Oct. 3. No detours, signs or flaggers were observed. Patrol advised the paving foreman about measures that should be taken to alert motorists, maintain safety and keep traffic flowing.

A caller complained about a "large hole" on Mamaroneck Road Oct. 3. Police determined the "hole" was the result of roadway construction, and spoke with the highway department about placing "bump" signs in both directions.

A man parked his car at a Post Road gas station, left it unattended for 15 minutes and walked to an unknown location in the direction of Popham Road Oct. 3. The car has Texas license plates. The car and man were gone when police arrived to investigate.

Summonses were issued to the owners of illegally parked cars on Potter Road Oct. 4, Brookby and Rochambeau roads Oct. 5 and Heathcote Road and Crossway Oct. 6,.

On Oct. 8, patrol noticed a car was parking on the sidewalk of Walworth Avenue. A woman and toddler were sitting in the back of the car. The woman said her husband is the general contractor of a construction project on the street. He was looking at the job site. Patrol cautioned her about parking on the sidewalk, and the car was quickly moved.

A car with Florida license plates was parked at Edgewood School after school hours Oct. 8. Patrol canvassed the area for the driver but could not find the driver. Using registration information, police contacted the Florida owner. The owner said his family was visiting relatives on Quentin Road and his daughter parked the car at Edgewood School while visiting someone on Drake Road.

Patrol notified the highway department and Con Edison about fallen branches on wires above Fox Meadow and Heathcote roads, Greenacres and Walworth avenues and Morris Lane Oct. 9.

Thirteen car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Village code
Police removed political signs illegally posted on Ramsey Road and Palmer Avenue Oct. 4, Secor Road and Hazleton Drive Oct. 5 and Depot Place Oct. 9.

Illegally posted signs advertising a rug sale were removed from Bypass and Weaver Street Oct. 5.

Illegally posted political signs were removed from Bypass and Weaver Street Oct. 5.

Patrol advised two males to leave Corell Park after dark Oct. 6.

On Oct. 7, a Griffen Avenue resident complained about motor noises coming from Quaker Ridge Golf Club at 4 a.m. every morning. Patrol deduced the noise was coming from several leaf blowers and lawn mowers throughout the property. Patrol made a note to follow up with the general manager the next day.

Police advised landscapers on Sherbrooke Road and Beechwood Lane to abide by village code with regard to noise restrictions and designated weekend working hours.

Patrol advised a Brookby Road children's party hostess that a Quentin Road neighbor had complained about noise Oct. 7. The hostess apologized and said the party would be concluding soon.

After 11 p.m., Oct. 7, police dispersed kids from a Boulevard park. It was after dark.
After neighbors complained, police asked teens to keep their noise levels down as they continued to play baseball in the backyard.

Civil matter
Police stood by while a Stratton Road landlord and her tenant attempted to resolve a disagreement Oct. 4. The tenant was asked to remove a mattress from the landlord's living space, and he complied. The landlord said she would speak with her attorney regarding the eviction process. The tenant said he was actively looking for a new place to live. Both parties were advised to be civil with each other. On Oct. 5, the landlord called police stating she was being harassed by her tenant. She told police she received texts from her tenant after her son used the washing machine. The texts stated the landlord had failed to inform the tenant she was going to use the laundry facilities. Notice of the laundry facilities' use was required, as per an agreement between the tenant and the landlord. The landlord told patrol she didn't realize she had to inform the tenant since he was at work. Patrol reminded the landlord to abide by her agreement with the tenant.

Lost and found
A person found a New York City ID card on Harwood Court and gave it to police Oct. 3.

On Oct. 6, a man reported losing two cell phones on Sept. 7. The cell phones were most likely left in the backyard of a Fairview Road house, the man said. However, the Fairview Road homeowner said no property was found in the backyard.

Firefighters
On Oct. 2, firefighters traced a gas odor on Birchall Drive to an lit gas grill. Firefighters turned off the gas valve to stop the flow of gas. Con Edison red tagged the gas grill and other appliances on the same gas line. Con Edison found additional problems with gas connections and piping in the house. A detailed report was presented to the homeowner.

Smoke in a Graham Road house was caused by a French fry falling onto a heating element Oct. 2.

Carbon monoxide was released into a Greenacres Avenue house while a HVAC technician was replacing a boiler Oct. 5. Firefighters ventilated the house and called Con Edison. Con Edison placed the boiler out of service and recommended that the homeowner contact a different HVAC company for replacement.

A passerby reported a fire hydrant "spewing water into the air" at Brite Avenue and Whig Road Oct. 5. Firefighters went to the scene and did not see any leaking fire hydrants. The report was unfounded.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a possible gas leak in a Weaver Street basement Oct. 6.

Firefighters disconnected a sparking microwave in a Crane Road house and removed it from the house Oct. 9.

This week, firefighters assisted at seven car accidents in the village. They responded to 15 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, shower steam, spray paint and accidental manual activation.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Oct. 2-9 has been compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Thieves Steal Laptops, Car, Bicycle. Car Break-ins Rampant in Greenacres

laptopStolen laptops: On Sept. 20, it was reported that three laptop computers, each valued at approximately $1,000, were removed from a classroom at Scarsdale High School, sometime between July 31 and Aug. 31. The computers were scanned in as "received" on July 31. They were discovered missing when school technicians attempted to locate them for configuring on Aug. 31.

Stolen car
On Sept. 24, a Fenimore Road resident reported his stepmother's car had been stolen overnight, while she was out of town. The car was last seen parked in the driveway around midnight, Sept. 24, and it was discovered missing at 7 a.m. The car had been unlocked, with the key fob inside. The make and model of the car were not disclosed. Police are awaiting the stepmother's return for more information.

Stolen bicycles
A Paddington Road man reported his bicycle had been stolen from his garage overnight Sept. 23 to Sept. 24. The garage had been left unlocked, with the door open. The bike was described as a $2,500 Giant "Defy" bicycle, white with blue lettering.

Car break-ins
On the morning of Sept. 23, four Brewster Road residents reported their parked and unlocked cars had been entered the previous night. A woman said cash from an HSBC enveloped had been stolen from her Mercedes Benz's center console, and an empty HSBC envelope had been found in the driveway. The amount was not disclosed. A man said loose change had been stolen from his car, and the glove box was in disarray. Another woman and man, unrelated, said nothing had been stolen from their cars, but the contents of each car's glove box had been emptied and strewn about the car.

On Sept. 24, three residents on Brite Avenue and Brewster and Whig Roads reported their unlocked cars had been entered overnight. They said money was stolen from their cars, and the glove boxes were tossed. The Brite Avenue resident said the doors of her car were also found slightly ajar.

Drunk and asleep
A caller reported a man sleeping inside a 2010 Hyundai with New Hampshire license plates, parked on Brite Avenue, around 11 p.m., Sept. 23. Patrol noticed the man, 25, from the Bronx, was covered in vomit and attempted to wake him. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps was called, and paramedics managed to awaken the man. He had no recollection about the night except "getting food," and he thought he was in Brooklyn. He said he had been with another person, but he did not remember who it was or where that person was. Patrol contacted his girlfriend of two weeks for further information. She said her boyfriend had been out drinking with friends, but she did not have any more detailed information. She did not know why he would be in Scarsdale. Patrol searched the neighborhood for another possible occupant of the car but did not find anyone. Due to the man's intoxicated state, lack of a driver's license and lack of family in the area, the man agreed to take a taxi home and have his car towed to the police lot for safekeeping. Furthermore, there were no keys to the car, and the man did not know where the keys were. The man took most of his personal property with him in the taxi. However, later patrol found a Kindle, a Nissan key fob and assorted jewelry in the car. They also found a driver's license and two other ID cards, all belonging to the same person. These items were vouchered for safekeeping at headquarters.

Attention
A woman reported a white man with glasses and scruffy facial hair called out to her from a dark colored sedan as she was walking on south on Hampton Road Sept. 18. He said: "Hey, gorgeous" from the car's open window in an apparent effort to gain her attention.

Garbage
A Butler Road woman reported someone left a white plastic bag on top of her garbage located at the end of her driveway Sept. 18. She was afraid to look in the bag. Patrol examined the bag and determined it contained dog waste. The woman was informed.

Missing car
A Bradford Road woman reported her car was stolen at 8:45 a.m., Sept. 19. Patrol's investigation found the car parked at Quaker Ridge School. The woman said she had forgotten that the parked her car there.

Loud
A Meadow Road woman reported people sitting in a red truck outside "screaming" Sept. 19. She said they were frightening her. Patrol went to the scene and saw landscapers sitting in their truck. They were quiet and conducting themselves in an orderly manner.

Trees
A Barry Road woman was concerned a neighbor's backyard trees might fall on her property Sept. 19. Patrol and a village engineer examined the trees and photographed them. The engineer said he would address the trees with the property owner; however, he said the trees were on private property and it was a civil matter.

Assistance
A hotline out of White Plains reported a possibly suicidal New Rochelle man traveling on Secor Road toward Scarsdale in a white Hyundai Sept. 19. Patrol canvassed the area for the man for 25 minutes, but they did not encounter him.

Construction
A caller complained about construction fencing protruding into the roadway on Tisdale Road Sept. 20. Patrol closed and secured the construction gate, which had come open.

A Reimer Road resident complained about contractors cutting stone outdoors without water, thus "causing cancer and creating too much dust," Sept. 20. Patrol advised the workers of the complaint. They said they would use water to reduce the amount of dust.

Doorbell
A Carman Road resident reported six teenage girls rang his doorbell at 9 p.m., Sept. 20, and left in a car. He thought it was suspicious and wanted to report the incident to police. Patrol canvassed the area but did not find the girls.

A Cambridge Road woman reported someone rang her doorbell twice around 11:15 p.m., Sept. 22. She said she looked outside and saw a black sedan waiting on the street for several minutes before leaving.

Ride home
The manager of Metro Deli called police out of concern for an impaired woman who entered the deli Sept. 21. The manager did not want the woman to drive home in her condition. The woman lived locally and was known to patrol. Patrol arranged for Central Taxi to drive her home.

Welfare check
A caller said he was speaking with a Graham Road man by phone and the call kept terminating Sept. 23. Police checked the welfare of the man. The man was OK. He said he was having trouble with his phone. The caller was informed.

Shakes
A Cushman Road caller reported her house was "shaking" for an unknown reason Sept. 24. Patrol went to the house and confirmed it was not shaking. Instead, it was determined the caller had heard a loud rumbling sound that sounded like knocking. Patrol checked the perimeter of the house and found everything to be in good order.

Pedestrian hit
A driver struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Greenacres Avenue and Fountain Terrace Sept. 19. The pedestrian complained of pain in his right elbow and was taken to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment. Greenburgh police arrived to handle the accident report, since it occurred in their jurisdiction.

Cars and roadways
Patrol used caution tape to mark low-hanging wires on Eastwoods Lane Sept. 20. Verizon was notified.
The highway department was notified about a pothole on Claremont Road near the Bronx River Parkway Sept. 22.

A red truck was blocking a Walworth Avenue driveway Sept. 23. The driver moved it at patrol's request.

A parked car on Meadow Road, reported as "suspicious" by a resident, possibly belonged to a guest at a party on Weaver Street Sept. 23.

Con Edison was notified about a leaning utility pole on Dickel Road Sept. 24.

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on Fox Meadow Road Sept. 20, Greenacres Avenue Sept. 22 and Beechwood Lane and Post and Kelwynne Roads Sept. 23. A warning was issued to landscapers on Brite Avenue Sept. 20.

Police removed signs posted on Post Road by a local business in violation of village code Sept. 23. Patrol returned the signs to the business owner and explained the village code rules. A warning was issued.

Patrol advised a solicitor on Overlook Road that a permit was required to solicit in the village. The solicitor apologized and stopped.

A caller complained that a man named "Albert" was giving private tennis lesson on a village tennis court on Mamaroneck Road Sept. 23. Patrol went to the scene and saw two adults and two kids walking off the court. One adult did not want to give her name; however it was later discovered she had a permit issued by the parks and recreation department. The other adult, a man named "Albert" told police he had been playing tennis with his friend's son.

Firefighters

A Tory Lane resident reported a bell ringing in her house Sept. 18. Firefighters disconnected a small wall-mounted bell, likely related to an old telephone system, to stop the ringing.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at a gas leak on Wildwood Road Sept. 19.

A reported indoor burning odor in a Brite Avenue house was determined to be a skunk odor from outdoors Sept. 19.

Firefighters forced open a Dobbs Terrace bedroom door to release a three-year-child accidentally locked inside Sept. 20.

Con Edison responded to a report of a possible gas odor in a Mamaroneck Road house Sept. 21.

A reported smoke odor on Walworth Avenue was determined to be the "pleasant smell of a barbecue" on the street Sept. 23.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of an indoor gas odor on Montrose Road Sept. 24.

A transformer exploded and a house service wire was on fire on Drake Road Sept. 24. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.

This week, firefighters assisted at four car accidents in the village. They responded to 13 false carbon monoxide and fire alarms caused by device malfunction, plumbers sweating pipes, construction dust, cooking smoke and burnt toast.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Sept. 18-24 has been compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Father charged with third-degree assault. Burglars strike two houses.

jewelryboxArrest: Tao Zhao, 44, of Scarsdale, was arrested on charges of third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, two class-A misdemeanors. Zhao is accused of slapping his son and pinning him down during a physical altercation. The altercation was the result of alleged ongoing incidents of inappropriate conduct in the house involving other family members. Zhao was arraigned and released on $5,000 cash bail and a temporary stay away order of protection was issued. He is due to appear again in court Oct. 4.

Burglaries
On Sept. 27, a Rodney Road woman reported jewelry had been stolen from her house. She said she and other family members had been in and out of the house all day. In the afternoon, she noticed her bedroom trinket and jewelry boxes were not as she left them. The lid on her trinket box was askew, and she replaced it. The lid on her jewelry box was open, and she usually leaves it closed. She opened it and noticed missing items. They also noticed the kitchen door was ajar.

A Hampton Road house was burglarized sometime between 5 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., Sept. 30. The homeowner said she first noticed the door unlocked and slightly ajar. The master bedroom and mater bedroom closet were tossed. The homeowner said she would compile a list of stolen items and provide it to police.

Car break-ins
On Sept. 26, a Fenimore Road resident reported three cars were entered in his driveway, and items were stolen in the past. The break-ins occurred sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 7 a.m., Sept. 24. Approximately $200 cash and a metal PBA badge were stolen from a 2017 Jeep Wrangler, which was also rifled through. A 2017 Mercedes-Benz and a 2009 Toyota were also entered and tossed. The resident said the cars were locked, but police found no sign of forced entry. Police are following up and attempting to review surveillance footage.

Identity theft
On Sept. 28, a Garden Road woman reported funds were fraudulently removed from her Chase business account. The account was opened on Sept. 8. At that time, the woman received starter checks as part of her initial bank paperwork. She did not remember seeing those checks but the bank assured her the checks were in her the new account welcome folder. The woman left the folder in her car for a few days before putting it on her desk at home. On Sept. 28, Chase Bank contacted the woman and informed her of a fraud alert placed on the account, due to three checks being issued, in large amounts, on Sept. 15. The memo portions of the checks stated the checks were for a deposit, a pet deposit and October rent for a Pinebrook Boulevard house.

On Oct. 1, a Morris Lane resident reported three checks had been fraudulently cashed against her Citibank account. The checks were cashed on Sept. 8, Sept. 14 and Sept. 22. She notified Citibank and froze her account.

Harassment
In Sept. 25, an Edgewood man reported being harassed by a woman he met online. He said he is receiving unwanted voicemails and emails. Patrol observed the communication and did not find any evidence of criminal activity. Patrol advised the man to tell the woman he did not want any further contact with her. On Sept. 28, the man returned to headquarters. He reported he had received over 20 calls from a blocked number on various times and dates. The calls were meant to "harass and threaten him and had no purpose of legitimate communication," he said. Additionally, a fake Twitter account was opened in his name, calling him a "rapist." Additionally, the man said his friend and son have been messaged by an anonymous person, alleging criminal behavior against the man. Police are investigating.

DOA
An 88-year-old Christie Place woman passed away at home, from natural causes, Sept. 25.
An 81-year-old Graham Road woman passed away at home Sept. 26. No suspicious circumstances were observed.

Domestic matters
On Sept. 25, a Quaker Ridge elderly woman and her adult daughter were arguing over a home health aide, of 7 years, that the daughter said she did not like. The mother called police when the daughter allegedly became rude with her. Police mediated the dispute and confirmed it did not involve physical violence.

Police stood by while a Quaker Ridge ex-husband retrieved personal items from his ex-wife's house Sept. 26.

Police stood by while a Heathcote man retrieved belongings from his former house, while his wife (or ex-wife) was present.

Trip and fall
A man tripped on the Popham Road sidewalk Sept. 27. He refused medical attention. Patrol called Central Taxi to take him home.

Door
A Griffen Avenue woman reported problems closing her front door Sept. 28. She thought someone might have tried to enter her house. Police examined the door and discovered a loose piece of weather stripping, which was preventing proper door closure. Patrol helped rectify the situation.

Parked car
A Jeep was parking in the rear parking lot of Edgewood School at 2:40 a.m., Sept 27. A man inside said he was hanging out, waiting for his girlfriend to meet him. His girlfriend lives on Montgomery Road, and the man showed police text messages regarding their planned meeting. Police did not observe any signs of criminal activity.

911
Police received a muffled 911 call Sept. 28. Upon callback, after numerous attempts, a woman answered. She said there was an illness in the family and she did not need any assistance. She sounded as if she was in emotional distress and provided an Ardsley address. Patrol notified Ardsley police for follow-up.

Net
A Sheldrake Road woman complained that a neighbor's hockey net was in the street Sept. 29. It appeared to be awaiting curbside rubbish pickup. Patrol made sure the road was passable.

Hacked
A resident reported that her surveillance cameras were hacked into Sept. 29. She said the screen went black and the word "Hacked" appeared. Her service provider immediately "wiped and reset" the system. The service provider stated the hacking incident was widespread, affected a multitude of customers and did not specifically target this particular resident.

Door
On Sept. 29, a man reported that his 72-year-old mother, a Carthage Road woman, was refusing to open the door for him and the mother's home health aide. The son was concerned about his parents' wellbeing. Patrol entered the house and spoke with the man's parents, who lived at the house. They were coherent and alert. They said they were not opening the door because they had fired the home health aide.

Too loud
A caller reported a Garth Road business owner was screaming at an elderly customer "for no apparent reason" Sept. 30. Police spoke with the business owner and learned he was speaking loudly to a gentleman who had hearing problems.

Welfare check
Police conducted a welfare check of a Black Birch Lane resident, at the request of a concerned neighbor Oct. 1. The resident was OK.

Asleep
Police encountered a man sleeping in an Audi on Meadow Road at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 1. The man said he had been out all night and stopped to sleep a little before driving home.

Muddy feet
A caller reported a "dangerous condition" in the area behind the swings at Hyatt Field Oct. 1. The caller further stated her children were "stuck in the muck" and unable to get free. Upon arrival, patrol observed a muddy area behind the north end of Hyatt Field. Patrol did not observe any children in need of assistance. Although the muddy area is not in the park itself, there is no barrier preventing a child from straying off into the area. Patrol placed caution tape around the area in question. Highway and recreation department staff was notified.

Near miss
On Sept. 30, a man reported that a car almost struck his wife and him while he was helping her cross Heathcote Road. The man said he pulled back his wife to avoid the car, and this caused her to fall to the ground. The driver stopped and asked if the man's wife was OK. She declined medical assistance.

Cars and roadways
Police directed traffic around a fallen tree limb on Mamaroneck Road, until the highway department was able to clear it, Sept. 25.

A driver reported a motorist passed him on Mamaroneck Road and then began braking in front of the driver for no apparent reason Sept. 25. Police stopped the motorist near the intersection of Fenimore and Tompkins roads and advised the motorist to drive safely and appropriately within the village.

Police removed a fallen branch from Post Road Sept. 26.

Police called a tow for a disabled car on Heathcote Road Sept. 26.

Patrol notified Verizon about a loose wire on Eastwoods Lane Sept. 26.

A parked car was left running inside Christie Place Garage Sept. 28. Police notified the owner, who turned off the ignition.

Police marked a dangling wire with caution tape on Murray Hill Road Sept. 28. Verizon was notified.

Police placed flares around a disabled car on Post Road, while the driver waited for roadside assistance, Sept. 28.

Patrol stood by for roadside assistance, with a driver who locked herself out of her car on Depot Place Sept. 28.

A truck struck and damaged a metal fence at the intersection of Autenreith and Popham Roads Sept. 28. Security cameras captured images of the accident. Police are following up.

Patrol issued a parking summons to an improperly parked car on Swarthmore Road Sept. 29.

Police asked the owner of a parked car on Tompkins Road to move the car since it was blocking traffic Sept. 29.

A parked Mercedes Benz was left running outside a Park Road house Sept. 30. Patrol entered the car and turned off the ignition. No key was found inside. Patrol left a message for the owner.

Civil matters
A Drake Road resident reported a neighbor was using a rototiller near an oak tree at the property line Sept. 28. The resident claimed the tree was his and he was afraid the work might have damaged the tree's roots. Patrol advised it was a civil matter. The resident was told he could obtain more information about the property line from Village Hall.

On Sept. 29, a Ferncliff Road woman reported a truck damaged her driveway walkway. It was caused by a truck using her driveway to turn around due to related construction at a neighbor's house. The neighbor's contractor agreed to repair the damage.

Village code
Patrol issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on Boulevard Sept. 26.

Police dispersed kids from a large youth party on Carstensen Road Sept. 29.

Police advised a Fox Meadow Road resident to lower the volume of his music after neighbors complained Sept. 30.

Lost and found
A passerby found a Target credit card on Post Road and gave it to patrol. Patrol contacted the owner, a Burgess Road resident, and returned the card to her.
A Good Samaritan found an envelope containing cash in the village center and gave it to police Sept. 29.

Firefighters
On Sept. 25, stood by for Con Edison at the site of a faint gas odor on Popham Road.
Firefighters advised Con Edison about a power outage in the area of Old Lyme Road Sept. 26.

Firefighters shut the breaker to a malfunctioning stove in a Ridgecrest West house Sept. 26.

A wall-hung condensing boiler's exhaust pipe came detached from the unit and caused carbon monoxide to enter a Greenacres Avenue house Sept. 28. Firefighters shut down the boiler and stood by for Con Edison. Con Edison red-tagged the boiler for repair.

This week, firefighters assisted at three accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 13 false fire alarms, caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, shower steam and accidental manual activation.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1 has been compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Driver Arrested for DWI. Summertime Jewelry Thefts Reported

burnt-toastDWI Arrest: A caller reported that a man with a blue Ford Explorer was urinating by the side of Post and Ross Roads at 7 p.m., Sept. 14. The caller said he also saw the suspect throw garbage onto the street from the Explorer. The caller phoned 911 a second time to report that the Explorer started to travel on Butler Road, near Scarsdale Public library, and was "all over the neighborhood." Patrol found the car on Brewster Road and conducted a traffic stop to speak with the driver. Upon doing so, patrol noticed a scent of alcohol on the driver's breath. Patrol asked the driver – Dennis Vines, 39, of Sayerville, New Jersey – to get out of the car. Vines did so, but was swaying, having difficulty standing up and using profanity. He had glassy eyes, slurred speech, and he was using his cell phone to record patrol. He was uncooperative with patrol and refused to submit to field sobriety tests or an alco-sensor test. A passenger in the car, who was also intoxicated, decided to take a taxi home to New Jersey. Vines was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to a chemical test. He was read his Miranda Warning and DWI Warning; however, he refused to sign paperwork acknowledging that he had been read the warnings. He also refused to a Datamaster test to measure his blood alcohol level, even though he was advised at least four times of the consequences of that refusal. He was issued bail of $250, and released on an appearance ticket, returnable Sept. 20.

Jewelry Theft
On Sept. 13, a Greenacres Avenue woman reported approximately 10 piecescartierwatch of jewelry were missing from her house. These pieces included a Cartier Tank watch, a Judith Ripka necklace with six peridot stones and two yellow gold rings with engravings. She told police the jewelry had been stolen from her house sometime in August. She said she first noticed a particular bracelet was missing, and while searching for it, she noticed other pieces of jewelry were missing too. The jewelry was last seen in a bathroom vanity drawer, where the woman had placed it in anticipation of wearing it. The woman said workers had been in her house on two separate occasions since she placed the jewelry in the bathroom vanity.

Stolen Locket
On Sept. 16, a Mamaroneck Road woman reported a gold heirloom locket was stolen from her bedroom sometime after July 15. It contained a photograph of the woman's parents. It was described as a circular locket with a small diamond, ruby and sapphire on the cover.

Car Break-in
A Sage Terrace woman reported someone entered her 2015 Honda and stole approximately $10 in coins and $15 in bills overnight Sept. 12. The money was removed from a driver's door compartment. The car was parked in the driveway, unlocked.

Identity Thefts
On Sept. 11, a Burgess Road woman reported her personal data had been stolen, along with millions of other individuals' information, in a recent widespread credit breach with Equifax. There was no fraudulent activity on her account. Patrol advised her to monitor her accounts closely.

On Sept. 12, a Boulevard man reported someone opened a fraudulent Home Depot credit card in his name. The account was used to make a purchase of unknown goods Sept. 1. The man informed Home Depot that the account was fraudulent, and the account was closed.

On Sept. 12, a Sheldrake Road man reported someone used his personal identifying information to file for retirement benefits online. He received a letter regarding the benefit application, and thus learned of it. He alerted the Social Security office of the fraudulent claim and canceled it.

On Sept. 12, a Madison Road man reported he found fraudulent activity on his credit report after he checked it. An unknown individual opened a revolving credit line with Bank of America and subsequently withdrew cash to the limit of the credit line. The credit line went into default, with an unpaid balance. The man informed Bank of America that the credit line was fraudulently opened, and an account representative said she would send the man paperwork to properly close the account.

On Sept. 16, a Popham Road woman reported a fraudulent outstanding balance had accumulated on fraudulent credit card opened in her name. She informed the creditor and the three major credit reporting bureaus.

Scam
A Bradley Road man received a call, stating his estranged wife had been in an accident Sept. 13. The caller stated the man needed to pay a sum of money to prevent his wife from being harmed. Patrol called the wife, and she was OK. Patrol advised the man that this was a common scam, but it needed to be investigated anyway, in order to make sure the wife was not in any danger.

Threat
A Reimer Road woman reported a boy yelled threats to her dogs while the dogs were being walked by a housekeeper Sept. 11. The woman gave the boy's license plate number to police. Police spoke with the boy's mother, who was extremely apologetic for her son's actions. She said her son acted in a very immature manner and did not mean the threats. She said she would speak with her son. Patrol informed the woman who reported the matter.

Welfare Check
On Sept. 13, police checked the welfare of a 90-year-old Secor Road man. Cars were parked outside the house, but the house was dark. There was no answer at the door when police knocked and rang the bell. Neighbors said the man usually leaves one light burning at night, but there was no light on, and the neighbors found it odd. While patrol was checking the rear of the house, a light came on, and the man appeared at the door. He said he was having trouble with his phone and was unable to receive calls. He told patrol he had fallen last week, hit his head, and was taking it easy, as per his doctor's orders. He thanked patrol for the welfare check and did not request any assistance. However, while checking the exterior of the house and speaking with the man, it became apparent to patrol that "the man might benefit from some sort of adult services ... for a hoarding condition that makes access to his house difficult." In addition, the house was in disarray, which makes getting from room to room difficult. Additionally, it was learned that the post office no longer delivers mail to the man's address because the mail slot was completely full. Patrol requested follow-up from the older adult advocate.

On Sept. 13, a father was unable to reach his son, who lives on Heathcote Road. At 11:30, patrol contacted the son, who had been sleeping in his bedroom. The son was told to contact his father.

Suspicious
A woman reported an elderly white man might have followed her son as her son was walking home from school Sept. 11. The woman described the man as wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt and sunglasses. The man allegedly followed her son from Hartsdale toward Walworth Avenue. When her son stopped to use his cell phone to call his mother, the man allegedly turned around and walked toward Hartsdale train station. Patrol looked for the man, but he was gone.

Voting
A Palmer Avenue resident was concerned that there was a lack of open doors and handicap parking available at a village voting facility Sept. 12. Patrol contacted a Board of Elections supervisor, and the parking issue was addressed. It was also clarified that there were three open doors to the election facility.

Lost
An Edgewood man reported his 85-year-old wife, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, wandered out of the house Sept. 11. Patrol helped locate the wife. She was found standing by a tree in the couple's backyard.

An elderly Eastchester man was found in need of assistance at Popham Road and Church Lane Sept. 13. He told police he did not need medical assistance, but he said he was lost and needed help getting home. He provided is address in Eastchester. As a courtesy, patrol drove him home, where he was reunited with his wife.

911
State police informed Scarsdale police that a Murray Hill Road man kept calling 911 from every room in his house Sept. 12. Scarsdale police went to the man's house. The man said he had recently purchased a medical alert device that was not working properly. He claimed the company advised him to test the device in various rooms of his house. Patrol explained he could not keep calling the 911 system for non-emergency calls. They advised the man to contact the device manufacturer and ask for a technician to be sent out.

Fence
A caller saw three kids attempting to jump a fence on East Parkway near the Scarsdale train station Sept. 15. Upon arrival, police saw three kids on a wall at the location. Patrol advised the kids to come down off the wall. The kids followed patrol's instructions. Patrol told them to stay off the wall to avoid possible injury.

Trash
A caller reported a suspicious bag on Weaver Street Sept. 15. The bag contained three blankets and assorted tools that appeared to have been discarded as garbage. Patrol threw the bag in a dumpster.

Doorbell
A Mamaroneck Road woman reported someone parked a Crown Victoria in her driveway and rang her doorbell at 12:30 a.m., Sept. 16. The woman went to the door and asked who was there. The person allegedly said, "Donovan." The woman asked what he wanted, and "Donovan" said, "Nothing." Then "Donovan" left. Patrol looked for the man in the area but could not find him.

Runaway
A 12-year-old boy packed a bag and left his Sherbrooke Road house following an argument with his parents over homework at 3:45 p.m., Sept. 16. Police found the boy at the intersection of Mamaroneck and Catherine roads. Police drove the boy back home and reunited him with his parents.

Pills
A caller reported a bottle of pills on a stone pillar at Catherine and Kelwynne roads Sept. 17. The pills were in a prescription bottle, labeled Ciprofloxacin. Cipro is an antibiotic. The label stated an expiration date of July 2017. Patrol took the bottle and disposed of the pills at headquarters.

Arrest on Warrant
On Sept. 16, police stopped a driver on Post Road after the driver's speed was clocked at 52 mph. First, patrol noticed the car's vehicle inspection sticker was expired. Then, patrol checked the driver's license and learned he had an active bench warrant, issued out of White Plains, for his arrest. Patrol took the driver –Jarrett T. Reid, 25, of Port Chester – into custody and notified White Plains police. Scarsdale police issued two summonses to Reid – for speeding and driving without an up-to-date inspection. White Plains police officers picked up Reid from headquarters in order to process his arrest in their jurisdiction.

Cars and Roadways
A deer was stuck by a car on Griffen Avenue Sept. 11. Town of Mamaroneck police were informed.

On Sept. 11, a license plate reader sounded while police were conducting traffic enforcement on Mamaroneck Road. A passing car had been flagged as having a suspended registration due to an insurance lapse. Patrol conducted a traffic stop, and checked the driver's license. The license had been suspended three times on Oct. 29, 2015, for failure to answer a summons in the City of White Plains. In addition, an active warrant, out of White Plains, was indicated. Patrol checked with White Plains police regarding the status of the warrant. White Plains police could not find any active warrants for the driver in their internal recordkeeping system, so the warrant information was determined to be in error. Patrol issued the driver three summonses – for driving without a license, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. The driver had the car towed to his address. The owner of the car was the driver's father-in-law, and patrol informed him about the status of the vehicle.

While conducting traffic enforcement on Post Road Sept. 12, police encountered a car that was being driven with a suspended registration, due to an insurance lapse on Sept. 7. The driver was issued two summonses – for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. The car was towed to a garage.

Patrol helped an elderly driver change a flat tire in a Mamaroneck Road parking lot Sept. 15.

A parked car was running on a Herkimer Road for several hours Sept. 12. The owner did not realize his car was running without the key fob in place. He then shut off the ignition after he pulled the car in his driveway.

On Sept. 14, a blue pick up truck struck the stone steps of a Rodney Road house, causing substantial damage. The homeowner's housekeeper observed the accident and the driver of the truck. The driver was described as a man in his 50s, with thinning hair and dark glasses. He allegedly got out of his truck and took pictures of the damage before he left the scene.

Patrol called a tow for a disabled truck on Post Road Sept. 16.

Patrol closed an area around Crane and Rochambeau roads because of a severed electrical line Sept. 16. They stood by until Con Edison rectified the situation. Firefighters assisted.

An Aspen Road sprinkler system was misaligned, causing water to spill into the roadway, Sept. 17. Patrol spoke with the homeowner who said he was aware of the problem. He assured patrol he was in the process of addressing it.

Six car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Animals
A Garden Road woman called police to report a large gray cat on her porch Sept. 11. The cat left before patrol's arrival.

An injured owl was found on Huntington Avenue Sept. 14. Patrol monitored the owl until a wildlife rehabilitator arrived and took custody of the owl.

A Ross Road homeowner reported a loose dog in the street Sept. 15. Patrol deduced the dog belonged to a neighbor. The neighbor said she was fostering the dog from Houston, as part of a Hurricane Relief program. She said she had a fenced yard, but the dog must have crawled under the fence. Patrol advised her of village code regarding dogs.

Civil Matter
A woman was arguing with a Garth Road jewelry storeowner Sept. 15. The woman said parts of the bracelet were missing. The storeowner said only one link had been removed, in the process of performing authorized repair work. While patrol stood by, the woman and owner reached a resolution. She agreed to take her bracelet without paying for the work performed, and the owner advised her to never come to his store again.

A Meadow Road resident alleged that a truck engaged by a new neighbor damaged the resident's property Sept. 16. The new neighbor said she would speak with her contractor about correcting or rectifying the problem.

Village Code
A man was soliciting on Edgewood Road, for solar energy provider, Sept. 14. Patrol informed him of the need for a permit and issued a warning.

Workers were using a circular saw on a Horseguard Road driveway at 8:57 a.m., Sept. 16. Patrol issued the workers a village code violation summons.

Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on Boulevard and Wynmor Road Sept. 12 and Franklin and Murray Hill Roads and School Lane Sept. 13.

Lost and Found
An Autenreith Road man reported losing his Green Card Sept. 12. He last had it while traveling back from Canada on Aug. 28.

A Chesterfield Road man reported losing his driver's license somewhere in the village Sept. 15.

On Sept. 15, a youth found a wallet on Scarsdale High School grounds during the Homecoming football game. The youth gave it to a police officer at the game. The wallet contained a gift certificate for a deli and had initials printed on the front of the wallet. The wallet was vouchered at headquarters for safekeeping.

Firefighters
Smoke on Brewster Road was determined to be from an egg-shaped meat smoker in a resident's backyard Sept. 13. Everything was safe and in good order.

A Brookby Road man accidentally got locked out of his house Sept. 13. Firefighters checked the man's ID to verify his identity. Then, they opened the man's car door to remove a garage door opener, which enabled them to get access to the house. The car was not damaged.

A car idling in a Secor Road garage for five hours, Sept. 13, released carbon monoxide into the house. An alarm sounded. The residents turned off the car's ignition and started ventilating the house. Firefighters checked the house and found no CO readings. A 15-year-old niece who was complaining about a headache was taken to White Plains hospital center for evaluation.

Firefighters helped a Mamaroneck Road resident vacuum up water from a broken washing machine hose in the resident's basement Sept. 13. Firefighters advised the resident to call a plumber.

A cooking fire was contained to a pot in a Spier Road kitchen Sept. 15. Firefighters made sure the fire was out and ventilated smoke from the house.

Firefighters reset a chirping carbon monoxide alarm in a Paddington Road house Sept. 15. They confirmed there were no carbon monoxide readings in the house and advised the resident to replace the detector.

A burning odor in a Madison Road house was traced to a toaster that had recently been used to make toast Sept. 16.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a reported gas odor in a Cooper Road house Sept. 16.

A Fairview Road homeowner said she had a problem turning off her stove Sept. 17. Firefighters shut the gas to the stove and advised the homeowner to repair the appliance.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to eight false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, shower steam, cooking smoke, construction dust and burnt food.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Sept. 11-19 has been compiled from official information.

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