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Another Car Theft and Two Arrests

bmwArrested: A taxi driver called police because an Edgewood passenger was disputing a fare at 4 a.m., April 22. Police managed to broker a deal and resolve the matter. Since the passenger was almost in the vicinity of his parents' house, and therefore almost in violation of an order of protection, police drove the passenger to a White Plains shelter. This was done to eliminate any potential issues or temptations that might have been raised by the passenger's proximity to his parent's house. At approximately 9:20 a.m., the passenger – Jon Ghiozzi, 38, of Scarsdale – went to his parent's house and was arrested for violating the order of protection. Ghiozzi explained he went to his parents' house to ask for help finding his lost cell phone. He requested his parents give him a ride to the police department to report the lost phone, which they provided. This contact violated a current "Stay Away" Order of Protection, due to expire on April 19, 2019. Due to prior conviction of second-degree criminal contempt, Ghiozzi was charged with first-degree criminal contempt for violating an Order of Protection while having a prior conviction within the last five years. He was remanded to Westchester County Jail and ordered to appear at Scarsdale Village Justice Court April 26.

Car stolen from Old Lyme Road
A $37,000 2015 BMW X5 was stolen from an Old Lyme Road garage overnight April 17 into 18. Police discovered the theft while investigating instances of open garage doors in the village in the early morning hours. According to the owner, the car was parked at 12:30 a.m., April 18. It was discovered missing at 4 a.m. He told police it had been parked, unlocked, with the keys inside, in the owner's closed garage. Further investigation revealed that two other cars on Old Lyme Road were found to have been entered and tossed. Due to items left inside the cars, it was apparent that the perpetrators were looking for keys, in order to steal the cars.

DWI
Police saw a woman – Dorothy Lamore, 41, of Pleasantville –park and leave her 2007 Honda on Gatehouse Road at 2:15 a.m., April 23, and walk onto a resident's lawn. When she saw police, she quickly re-entered her running vehicle. Police made contact with her, and Lamore said, "I'm good." Police asked her what she was doing in the area, and she could not provide an answer. She once said she was coming from her home in Pleasantville. Later, she said she was going home to Pleasantville. She also said her husband was around the corner but could not provide his exact location. She also said she had "pulled over to relax." While talking with patrol, Lamore showed signs of intoxication – including glassy eyes and an alcoholic breath odor. She failed field sobriety tests. She refused to take an alco-sensor test. She was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense) and refusal to take a breath test. A computer check revealed Lamore had a past criminal history from Georgia, but there were no current warrants. She was released on $100 cash bail, with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court on April 26.

Stolen phone
On April 23, a Post Road father reported his 13-year-old son's iPhone 6 cell phone was stolen from Scarsdale Middle School. It disappeared when the boy left it unattended on a bench in the locker room for about five minutes. The school was notified.

Identity theft
A Stonehouse Road resident reported at least three unauthorized charges on his Capital One credit card April 20. The charges were made at Orbitz, Delta Airlines and Cyber Trade. The bank's fraud department is following up.

Domestic matter
On April 22, a Quaker Ridge wife called police because she was "tired of arguing with her husband" and has allegedly "not been getting along with him for many years." She said he did not threaten her or engage in physical violence. Police discussed available options that might help her. She advised she was going to stay in a second bedroom for the foreseeable future and limit contact with him.

Welfare check
Police checked the wellbeing of a Post Road woman at the request of her ex-husband, who lives outside the county, April 20.

After reports of allegedly "erratic behavior," police checked the welfare of a Palmer Avenue woman. She was interviewed and did not seem to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. She was described as "disheveled" but did not request any medical or police assistance.

Open garage doors
On burglary patrol in the middle of the night, police noticed houses with open garage doors on Olmsted and Berkeley Roads and Wayside Lane during the hours of 1 a.m. to 4 a.m., April 20. Police notified the homeowners who stated their garage doors were either malfunctioning or the doors had been inadvertently left open. Police advised the homeowners to close the garage doors due to recent burglary activity in the community.

Police notified an Old Lyme Road woman about her open garage door April 21. She said her nanny must have left the door open.

Doorbell
Someone rang the doorbell of a Nelson Road house and ran off at 10:45 p.m., April 20. The homeowner said he looked out his window and did no see anyone. Police found no signs of criminality.

Detectives?
Two white men wearing raincoats and driving a black car went to a Harvest Drive front door April 21. The housekeeper did not open the door, but the men said they were detectives following up on crimes in the area. An identification badge was displayed, but details are not clear. According to neighbors, the men were seen walking to other houses on the street. The men were not members of the Scarsdale police department. Police are following up with other law enforcement agencies to determine if the men were on a legitimate investigation. No signs of criminality were observed.

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Someone called police to report that kids were allegedly trying to cut a line for one of the rides at the high school carnival April 21. The caller said this action might cause "a disruption with the crowd." Police walked through the carnival and found all to be in good order. Patrol informed carnival management of the complaint, and they advised they would deploy adult staff to monitor areas where lines were forming.

Suspended
On April 17, police noticed a 2013 Lexus with duct tape covering the expiration date of a temporary Florida license plate, on the road at Weaver Street and Crossway. Police conducted a traffic stop. Closer inspection revealed the temporary tag was for a 1999 Lexus. The New Rochelle driver said he did not have a license on him and presented a passport for identification purposes. The driver said he "sold the car" and was not sure why the tags did not match the car. A DMV check of the car and the driver's pedigree information revealed the car's registration had been suspended in June because of over five unpaid parking violations. The driver's license had expired in October 2007. Police confiscated the car's license plates and had the car towed to the driver's house in New Rochelle. There, police spoke with the driver's caretaker, who authorized the car to be parked in the driveway. Appropriate summonses were issued.

Cars and roadways
A large stone fell from a stonewall by a Rochambeau graveyard April 17. Police picked it up and removed it from the street.

The Department of Public Works advised police of a large pothole on Cushman Road April 17.

Heathcote Gulf employees unlocked a car in the village to release an infant accidentally locked inside April 17.

A caller reported seeing a black SUV standing with its lights off on Whig Road April 20. The SUV was then seen driving into a garage. Police spoke with the driver of the SUV who sad he had been waiting on the street, attempting to contact his wife to open the garage door so he could enter and bring in groceries. Everything was in good order.

A parked car rolled onto the sidewalk at East Parkway and Christie Place April 21. It was determined the car had been left in neutral, and the emergency brake was not working properly.

Police moved a fallen wire from Oxford Road and notified Verizon April 21.

A driver with a flat tire was waiting for assistance in the Middle School parking lot after school hours April 21. While police were on scene, the driver's brother arrived to help repair or change the tire.

A Chateaux Circle woman asked police to investigate scratches on her car's windshield April 21. Police did not believe the scratches were intentional, but rather a result of debris hitting the car's windshield.

The water department was informed about a leaking water cap on Madison Road April 22.

A parked car rolled into the roadway on Ridgecrest West April 23. The driver said he must not have fully engaged the emergency brake.

Verizon was notified about a fallen wires on Bradley Road April 23.

Kids
Police dispersed kids from Boulevard after dark April 21. A caller reported the kids were urinating on trees and throwing beer bottles. Police did not observe anyone urinating. Nor did they see any alcoholic beverage bottles in the area. Nevertheless, the kids were warned. The kids, in turn, told police a larger group of kids had just left the area.

Police broke up an unsupervised youth party on Madison Road April 22. Patrol called the host's parents who said they would be home in 20 minutes.

Animals
Police issued a summons to a man whose dog was off lease on Boulevard April 17.raccoon

A Tompkins Road resident was concerned about a raccoon on her front porch at 5:15 p.m., April 20, and again curled up in a flowerpot on the back porch April 22. Police provided her with a list of trappers and their contact numbers.

A loose dog was found at Drake and Forest roads April 22. Police notified the owner, who picked up the dog – and received a verbal warning.

Noise
After a neighbor complained about noise, police advised a Palmer Avenue homeowner to shut off a generator because its motor was in violation of village noise restrictions April 24.

Lost and found
A Carman Road man found a child's bicycle at Davis Park April 17. It was vouchered at headquarters.

A Capital One credit card was found on Christie Place April 19. Patrol attempted to contact the issuing bank but did not reach anyone.

An electronic key in a brown case was found on Garth Road April 21. Police contacted the owner, and she picked it up from headquarters.

Firefighters
The water department was notified about a leaking fire hydrant on Elm Road April 17.

Firefighters helped a Post Road resident get into the resident's house after an accidental lock out April 18.

Con Edison was notified about a gas odor on Whig Road April 19.

A gas leak was found in a sanitary sewer at Drake and Jefferson roads April 20. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison and helped check houses for possible gas dangers.

An odor in an Ogden Road house was caused by an overheated motor of a rug-cleaning machine April 20. Firefighters helped ventilate the house.

A pot handle burned while the pot was cooking and caused an odor in a Ross Road house April 20. Firefighters removed the pot from the stove and ventilated the house.

A curling iron scorched the surface of a wooden dress in a Lebanon Road house April 20. The iron was unplugged and removed.

This week, firefighters assisted at three car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 18 false carbon monoxide and fire alarms, caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke and shower steam.

This report covering police and fire department activity from April 17 - 23 has been compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Porsche 911 and Mercedes Benz Stolen From Fox Meadow Driveways Plus DWI Arrests and Car Break-ins

proscheTwo high-priced cars were stolen from driveways in Fox Meadow overnight on April 15-16. In both cases, the owners only realized the cars were missing when they woke up Sunday morning and saw that the cars were missing from their driveways.

At 8:53 am on Sunday, the owner of a blue 2017 Mercedes Benz GLS450 reported that the car was missing from a driveway on Carstensan Road. The owner last saw the car the previous night at 11 pm. The keys were inside the car and it was left unlocked in the driveway. The car was valued at $85,000. The owner was attempting to use the mobile app to locate the GPS location of the car.

That same night, a gray 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, was stolen from a driveway on Kensington Road. A Mercedes Benz SUV was blocking the Porsche in the driveway, but the thieves left tracks in the grass where they drove bluemercedesbenzthe car to get around the Mercedes. The door to the Mercedes was left slightly ajar but nothing appeared to be missing from inside the car. The owners last saw the car at 9:45 pm the previous night and thinks the second set of keys may have been in the glove box of the car. The GPS system on the car was not activated. The car was also out of view of the home video camera.

Police report: Holiday week marred by stolen cars, DWI arrests, stolen cash and car break-ins

Trespasser
A Cambridge Road couple called police at 4:30 a.m., April 13, to report a man wearing a gray hoodie was caught looking into the rear windows of their house at 4 a.m. that morning. Video footage of the man was captured. It showed the man looking into the house and being surprised by automatic lights coming on. When the lights came on, the man fled. Police are following up.

DWI arrests
Nicholas Casiano, 22, of Yonkers, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of at least .08 of one percent, and moving from a lane unsafely, at approximately 3 a.m., April 15. While conducting traffic enforcement on Post Road, patrol observed Casiano's 2011 Toyota driving erratically and crossing over pavement markings. Casiano told police he had had several beers approximately three hours earlier at a bar in White Plains. He failed field sobriety tests and showed physical symptoms of intoxication. An alco-sensor test revealed a reading of .14. Later, at headquarters, a Datamaster test measured Casiano's blood alcohol content at .12 of one percent. He was released and issued an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court, returnable on April 19.

Susan J. Kanchewa, 25, of Larchmont, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of at least .08 of one percent and operating a motor vehicle without insurance, at approximately 3:30 a.m., April 16. Police were alerted to Kanchewa's condition after she turned onto Garth Road from Popham Road, attempted to park her 2005 Toyota and struck an occupied police car. While speaking with Kanchewa, police detected a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. She told police she had previously consumed three Tequila drinks at a Port Chester restaurant several hours earlier. She was showing physical signs of intoxication and was uncoordinated while trying to present patrol with her license and registration card. At one point she placed the registration card back into an envelope without showing it to patrol and was unable to correctly take it out of the envelope again. As a result, a passenger in the car needed to remove the registration card and give it to patrol. Kanchewa failed field sobriety tests. An alco-sensor test revealed a reading of .20. Later, at headquarters, a Datamaster test measured Casiano's blood alcohol content at .16 of one percent. Kanchewa's car was parked at Freightway Garage and Kanchewa was monitored by a police matron during arrest processing and detainment. She was offered an opportunity to make a phone call, but she said she had to think about whom she would call and would advise police when she was ready. She did not make a call. She was released and issued an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court, returnable on April 19.

Stolen money
On April 12, a woman reported money was removed from her desk in the general office at Scarsdale High School. The money was last seen in the desk at 3:30, April 7. It was discovered to be missing at 10 a.m., April 11. She believes the desk was left in a locked condition during the time frame of the money's disappearance.

Car break-in
A Crossway woman reported her car was entered overnight April 10, and a hard hat, safety vest and loose change were removed.

A Harvest Drive resident reported items were stolen from two cars overnight April 10. One resident reported a garage door opener, a $50 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods, MAC lipstick and an insurance card were stolen from a 2016 Chevy Malibu. She also said an Easton youth bat, the car's owners manual and $10 in coins were stolen from a 2015 Honda Pilot, which was the resident's second car. At least one car was parked in the street. The resident was not sure if either car had been locked.

A Stratton Road man reported three cars parked in his driveway were entered and rummaged through overnight April 10 to April 11 – a 2015 Lincoln Navigator, a 2015 Jeep Wrangler and a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The doors to the cars were found ajar, and the contents of the center console were found scattered over the front seats. An EZ Pass device and approximately $5 in coins was stolen from the 2016 Lincoln Navigator. A bottle of Versace cologne was stolen from the 2009 Jeep Wrangler. Nothing was stolen from the 2015 Jeep Cherokee. A review of video surveillance showed two unknown individuals enter the cars and rummage through them at approximately 4 a.m., April 11. Police are following up.

Identity theft
On April 10, Jefferson Road woman reported $139.82 in fraudulent charges had been made on her daughter's HSBC credit card in the past. The card was subsequently cancelled, and a new card was issued March 29. Since that time, two additional fraudulent charges were discovered on the new card. These charges totaled $20.37. The card was closed, and HSBC advised the woman to file a police report.

On April 14, a Brewster Road resident reported someone used his personal information to open a fraudulent account with Sprint sometime this year. He called Sprint to close the account after he received a bill.

On April 14, a Thornwood Place man reported someone used his identity to open several fraudulent credit accounts in 2016. The man learned of the fraudulent credit accounts while investigating his credit score for the purpose of refinancing his mortgage. An address frequently used on the fraudulent accounts was in Orlando, Florida.

Sleepwalker
At 9:30 p.m., April 16, a Ridgecrest North woman reported someone was banging on her front door, crying. Patrol went the house, canvassed the neighborhood and discovered the person was a neighbor's son who had been sleepwalking. The neighbor said the family had just returned from a trip, and while the neighbor was unpacking the car, his son sleepwalked to the woman's house and knocked on the door.

Family matters
On April 11, a 13-year old girl and her mother were arguing and the girl called her father, from whom the mother is divorced. The father called police. Police went to the house and determined the girl and her mother were having a disagreement, and no crimes were involved. It was determined to not be a police matter.

At 9 p.m., April 16, a man called police stating his "ex-wife" was banging on his locked bedroom door, harassing him. Patrol arrived at the scene and spoke with both parties. The man and his wife are in the process of getting divorced. The man had locked himself in his bedroom to sleep. His wife had been out all day and said she was having trouble locating her husband when she returned. He was not answering his phone, and she was concerned that his bedroom door was locked. She said she was knocking on the door to check on his and make sure he was ok. No further police assistance was required.

Threat
A woman called police stating her baby's daddy was threatening to harm her April 11. The woman was in Yonkers; so police contacted Yonkers police to handle the matter.

Urination in public
A Colonial Road homeowner reported a driver parked his car in the homeowner's driveway, got out of the car, crossed Mamaroneck Road, urinated, returned to the car and drove way around 4:15 p.m., April 12.

Lock out
A Fox Meadow Road nanny accidentally locked herself out of the house with three young children April 13. She said she was taking the kids on a play date and forgot her keys inside the house. Police helped her call her employer, who came home from work to unlock the house.

Greenacres playground
On April 14, a person notified police with the following tip: "There is an increasingly concerning situation at the Greenacres playground. Young men from surrounding towns gather there daily to play basketball – they are smoking, swearing profusely, and there is a distinct smell of marijuana throughout the afternoon – most recently from two cars parked at the school. Local kids have recounted being pressured to get off the basketball court so that these men can play. Young families often ask them to stop swearing while their kids are around. There is rarely any monitoring of the situation, and many have said that it is only a matter of time before this turns from being a nuisance to being a more dangerous situation." As a result, police went to the playground to check it out. Police watched a group of four boys playing basketball for an extended period of time. No offensive language was used by the boys during patrol's observation. Patrol canvassed the playground and surrounding areas and found no evidence of marijuana use. Two kids playing basketball were local residents.

Mistaken location
A Fox Meadow Road woman called 911 to report "voices in her kitchen" April 14. She said she had injured her foot and could not open the door. She gave patrol her garage keypad so patrol could enter her house and check for possible intruders. Patrol entered the house, saw no one in the kitchen and attempted to contact the woman. At this time, the woman's son got in touch with police and said his mother was currently in the hospital. He advised she had mistakenly thought she was at home and called 911 over concern about hearing people's voices in the hospital.

Dust
A Crossway resident complained about clouds of dust in the air, allegedly "making it difficult to breathe," April 15. The dust was caused by repairs to Crossway tennis courts. The clouds of dust dissipated while patrol was there, and patrol informed the resident.

Screaming
A report of screaming on Garth Road was investigated April 15. Police determined a family with young, noisy children was in the area, and the loud noise caused by the kids prompted a caller to make the report.

Train station
A man was seen sitting on the southbound train station platform with his legs hanging over the edge April 16. Police responded and notified MTA police. Scarsdale police told the man to step off the platform, and the man complied. MTA police arrived and issued the man a citation for an open container.

Open trunk, door, window
Police noticed a car with an open trunk parked on Fox Meadow Road at 4 a.m., April 11. There were no obvious signs of criminality or forced entry. Police closed the trunk and left a note for the owner.

An open car door was discovered on a car parked on Brown Road at 6 a.m., April 12. Police closed the door and left a note for the owner to contact headquarters should any items be missing.

A car parked on Franklin Road at 4 a.m., April 13, was found with an open window. Police contacted the owner who said he parked it that way. Everything was found to be in good order.
A Hamilton Road woman came home and found the house door ajar April 14. She called police before she realized her husband left the door that way.

The door of a store was found open April 16. The store owner's father arrived at the store and secured it.

Cars and roadways
The highway department was informed of several potholes on Sherbrooke Road April 10 and Garth Road April 11.
The highway department was notified about a dead opossum on the side of Fenimore Road April 10. Arrangements were made for pickup and disposal of the animal's remains.
Police stood by while a flat tire was changed on a disabled car on Weaver Street April 10.
A Sprague Road man complained that a legally parked car in front of his house made it difficult for him to enter and exit his driveway April 11. Police contacted the owner to move the car.
A BMW was moved from Potter and Lee Roads to another location due to work being performed at the location April 11.
Workers were advised to move their cars from a curve on Carstensen Road to another location that was not blocking the view of oncoming cars April 12.
A man was sitting on a curb at East Parkway and Spencer Place, possibly blocking traffic and endangering himself, April 14. Patrol asked him if he needed any help. He said he was ok and was waiting for a train. He got up from the curbing and walked to the train station platform.
Police moved a dead raccoon to the side of Brewster Road, where it awaited sanitation pickup and disposal April 15.

Village code
Police told a Seneca Road homeowner to turn off his generator before 8 a.m., April 10, due to noise regulations.
Police dispersed kids playing basketball at Hyatt Field after dark, April 13.
On April 16, police issued a summons to a Fairview Road resident for loud and incessant barking from two dogs – one inside the house and one in the yard. No one was home, except the dogs, when police went to the house to address the matter and issue the summons.

Lost and found
On April 12, a Kingston Road woman reported losing her wallet while on vacation in Cancun, Mexico.

Two debit cards were found inside two ATM machines in the East Parkway Chase bank location April 13. Patrol attempted to contact the owners but only managed to inform a Chase Bank representative instead. The representative said the cards would be deactivated as a precaution and destroyed. Chase Bank would attempt to notify the owners.

Firefighters
A contractor cutting a concrete floor in a Christie Place business caused a carbon monoxide situation in a shared rear hallway April 11. Firefighters told the contractor to stop using gas-powered equipment indoors. Firefighters ventilated the building.

A commercial grade dehumidifier overheated and caused smoke to be released into a Coralyn Road house April 12. Firefighters disconnected the unit, removed it and ventilated the house.

Suspected smoke on Lebanon Road was determined to be dust and vapor due to painting work April 13.

Firefighters shut off the natural gas supply to a backyard barbecue at a Park Road house, due to a gas leak in the system April 16. They stood by for Con Edison.

This week, firefighters assisted at thee car accidents in the village. They responded to 23 false fire alarms, caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, construction dust, burnt food and accidental keypad activation.

This report covering police and fire department activity from April 10-16 was compiled from official information.

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More Arrests at Massage Parlors and another DWI

raccoonRaid at Spa 114: Greenburgh Police continued their crackdown on massage parlors this week, arresting three more unlicensed massage therapists for practicing without state licenses. One of the masseuses was also arrested for prostitution when she offered to engage in sexual conduct with an undercover police officer. The arrests were made on April 4 at "Spa 114" at 114 South Central Avenue in Hartsdale. The three suspects were taken to Greenburgh Police Headquarters to be booked, processed and released.

Yanyu Dong, age 35 of Ridgefield, New Jersey was arrested for prostitution and unlicensed massage, while Gye Shun Han, age 50 and Bongok Gu, age 48, both from Flushing, were arrested for unlicensed massage. Spa 114 was closed for the evening after the arrests.

DWI Arrest
On March 31, police arrested Bradley L. Brehm, 52, of Ardsley, on misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol level of at least .18, third-degree assault with intent to cause physical harm, obstruction of government administration and resisting arrest. He was also charged with having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusal to take a breath test – which are infractions. Patrol initially responded to Garth Road at approximately 6:20 p.m., on the report of a parked car obstructing traffic flow. Upon arrival, police saw Brehm's 2016 Nissan parked in front of a Garth Road building. Brehm was sitting in the driver's seat, fumbling with his hands. Patrol tapped on the window and indicated for the driver to roll down the window. Brehm attempted to unlock the car approximately 8-10 times before successfully opening his door. At that time, a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. Brehm said he was on his way home. Patrol asked Brehm for his driver's license, and Brehm removed a glass containing a clear liquid from between his legs and placed it in the car's center console. The liquid was later determined to be vodka. An empty vodka bottle was also observed in the passenger seat. In talking with patrol, Brehm was unable to answer simple questions, and he was so unsteady on his feet that he was unable to perform field sobriety tests without the risk of falling. Brehm advised he would not comply with any requests for testing, including patrol's request to administer an alco-sensor pre-screening test. Brehm was told he was being arrested for driving while intoxicated and ordered to get into the police car. According to the police report, Brehm was having difficulty getting his feet inside the vehicle. Patrol leaned over in an attempt to help Brehm maneuver his feet, and Brehm allegedly attempted to kick patrol, interfering with the process of lawful arrest. Patrol was able to avoid being struck by lunging backwards out of reach. Patrol regained control of the situation and secured Brehm in the caged area of the patrol car. At headquarters, Brehm was placed in a holding cell and continued to be uncooperative. He refused to provide pedigree information and answered almost all questions with "no." When asked for his height, Brehm advised he was 100 feet tall and weighed 60 feet. He was given his DWI rights but refused to sign a paper stating he had received them. At 7:15 p.m. and 67:45 p.m., Brehm refused to take a Datamaster test to measure his blood alcohol level. At 8:09 p.m., he agreed to the test. It registered a blood alcohol content reading of .3 percent. Due to Brehm's high blood alcohol level, Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps was called for evaluation. Paramedics took Brehm's vital signs and blood pressure and determined that, although Brehm was showing signs of intoxication, he was not in need of further medical assistance. Brehm agreed and stated he did not want to be transported to White Plains Medical Center for treatment. The district attorney's office recommended bail of $2,500. Judge Joachim Alemany, of Scarsdale Village Justice Court, set bail at $500. Unable to post bail and refusing to contact a family member or friend to post bail, Brehm was taken to Westchester County Jail. He was ordered to appear in Scarsdale Village Justice court on April 5.

Stalking
On March 29, Arthur Bercovits, 52, of Scarsdale was arrested on a stalking charge. A criminal complaint had been filed by a 44-year-old neighbor accusing him of stalking her, and various email messages and a supporting deposition were listed as evidence supporting the arrest. Police went to Bercovits's house and asked to speak with him. Police advised him of the charge and told Bercovits he was being arrested. He was released on his own recognizance, and an order of protection was issued in favor of the woman. Bercovits was ordered to appear in Scarsdale Village Justice Court April 5.

Identity theft
On March 28, a Carthage Road woman reported someone accessed her Bloomingdale's credit card account and fraudulently used it to purchase various items on Feb. 15. The woman discovered the unauthorized charges when she received a statement in the mail on March 21. She said she opened the account in 2015 but never used it. Patrol advised her to inform the credit reporting bureaus and to monitor her accounts.

Harassment
On March 30, a 69-year-old Brite Avenue man reported receiving unwanted letters, cards and calls from an unknown woman. He started receiving the letters on or around Jan. 20. Two letters were lengthy, handwritten accounts of the woman's life and her alleged love for the man. Another piece of mail was a Valentine's Day card. Since the man did not know this woman, he wrote a letter back to her, requesting that she stop contacting him. On March 29, the man received multiple phone calls from the woman. She left voicemails exhibiting a state of emotional distress. The man wanted to inform police because he said he does not know the woman or what she is capable of. The man said he will block her number, in an attempt to cease her communications.

Dispute
A Metro Deli employee reported a fellow employee physically assaulted him during an argument in the basement of the Palmer Avenue deli April 1. The employees allegedly have an ongoing dispute. One employee accused another of following him into the basement. During a verbal altercation that allegedly became physical, one employee fell to the ground. The employee who fell accused the other employee of trying to kick him at that point. The employee accused of kicking denied the allegation. The manager instructed both men to "talk it out and shake hands." The employees said they were able to work together without their personal differences interfering with their job duties.

Domestic matter
A Quaker Ridge mother called police to report her 21-year-old son was arguing with her over buying a car March 27. Police advised the family they should sit down and attempt to work out their differences regarding the car. According to the incident report, the incident did not require police intervention because the argument remained verbal.

Help
Police asked a woman standing on the corner of Post Road and Huntington Avenue if she needed any assistance March 27. She said she got off a bus because she was not feeling well. Police offered to call an ambulance, but she refused. She stated her boyfriend was on his way to pick her up, and patrol waited until she was safely picked up.

Cars, roadways, potholes
Patrol helped a driver jump-start his car with a battery pack March 27.
On March 29, a caller reported deep potholes on Post Road. The department of transportation was informed for repair.
On March 29, an Elmsford man got into an accident on Mamaroneck Road. He was allegedly trying to avoid a collision with another vehicle and accidentally struck a road sign. While addressing the accident, police realized the driver's insurance had lapsed on March 10. Therefore, the car's registration was suspended. Patrol removed the car's license plates and issued the man an appropriate summons. The car was towed to the registered owner's address.
Con Edison was called about a fallen wire on Meadow Road March 31.
Police removed debris from Post and Kingston Roads March 31.
Police called the highway department about two incidents of fallen trees on Heathcote Road and Palmer Avenue April 1.
On April 1, potholes were reported on Weaver Street and Post Road.
On April 2, potholes were reported on Mamaroneck Road. Repair was scheduled.
A driver's car ran out of gas on Post Road April 2. The driver walked to get a can of gas from a gas station April 2.
Ten car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Raccoons
A raccoon was trapped in the east stairwell of the Christie Place garage March 27. Patrol called a pest removal company and remained on scene until a representative arrived to pick up the raccoon.
Patrol contacted the highway department to pick up a dead raccoon on Shawnee Road March 28.
A Montrose Road resident reported a raccoon in her backyard walking slowly April 1. It appeared to be injured; so the resident called police. When patrol arrived on scene, the raccoon ran off in the woods. It did not seem to be sick.
Patrol removed a dead raccoon from Post Road April 2.

Civil matter
A Tunstall Road landlord advised her tenants were leaving the country and breaking the lease agreement March 27. Police advised the landlord it was a civil matter.

Lost and found
A passerby found a set of keys, with attached membership cards, on Boulevard and gave them to police for safekeeping March 28. One of the keys was for a Hyundai.

The owner of Parkway Diner, on East Parkway, reported a woman left her handbag in his establishment March 29. The woman realized she left the handbag there and told the owner she would pick it up later that day. On March 30, the woman had not yet returned for her handbag, and the owner decided to give it to police for safekeeping. Patrol attempted to contact the owner, but they were not successful in reaching her.

A Carman Road resident reported losing her driver's license somewhere in the village April 2.

Firefighters
Smoke on Nelson Road was traced to a properly operating fireplace March 27.

Con Edison was notified about an outdoor gas odor on Pinecrest Road March 27.

A wall oven in a Rural Drive house was malfunctioning March 28. Firefighters shut off the oven at the circuit breaker and advised the homeowner to have it repaired.

A cooktop in an Oak Way house was malfunctioning, and firefighters shut off the circuit breakers and advised the homeowner to have it repaired March 28.

On March 28, a homeowner reported an electrical problem in a Greendale Road house. There, firefighters found an emergency generator's power switch buzzing, water dripping from the transfer switch enclosure and an electrical burning odor in the basement. Con Edison cut power to the house. The generator was separated from the power supply so repairs could be made.

Water was leaking from a faulty boiler in a Walworth Avenue house March 29. Firefighters disconnected the power.

Firefighters disconnected a faulty propane tank from a barbecue grill at an Innes Road house and advised the homeowner to return it to the vendor March 31.

Con Edison was called to address a gas leak in an Aspen Road house for sale and fallen wires on Meadow Road March 31.

Con Edison investigated a gas odor on the second floor of the Scarsdale Library April 1. No cause of the odor was found. However, firefighters and Con Edison personnel found a gas-powered snow blower in the lobby and a gasoline can in the basement. They advised library staff to remove these items in an attempt to remove the odor from the building. The fire inspector was informed.

Firefighters helped a Boulevard homeowner get a sump pump working, in order to remove approximately six inches of water from the basement, April 1.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village. They responded to seven false alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, hair spray, paint fumes and leaking water.

This report covering police and fire department information from March 27 to April 2 was compiled from official information.

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Village Residents and Shopkeepers Reports Stolen Property, Shoplifting and Identity Theft

findmyphoneStolen: A Torrence Place woman reported her daughter's cell phone – a white iPhone 6 – was stolen from Scarsdale Middle School April 4. The girl left the phone in a zipped book bag in her locker while she was at lunch. When the girl returned to the locker to retrieve her book bag, the bag was unzipped, and the phone was missing. The "Find My iPhone" feature identified the phone's location at a street in the Bronx. The woman notified New York City police and drove to the location in an attempt to retrieve the phone. Upon arrival, the area was taped off as an active crime scene, and NYPD units were investigating. At that time, the woman reported the stolen phone to Scarsdale police.

An employee of LF Stores on Boniface Circle reported a teenage girl stole two shirts from the store April 7. One shirt was black, and the other was white. Together, they were valued at $258. The teenage suspect was described as white, approximately 5'6" tall, with a thin build and wearing a gray sweatshirt, leggings and sneakers.

On April 7, a Webster Road man reported his sister's computer's CPU was stolen from her house while he was staying there while she was away. The man told police he wanted to make a cup of tea at approximately 5:40 p.m. and realized the teapot was missing. He said he then decided to check her house to see if anything else was missing. That is when he realized the CPU was also missing. He said he last saw the CPU at 7 a.m. that morning before his sister left for the airport.

On April 8, the owner of La Dentelliere, on East Parkway, reported two wine glasses were stolen from her store. She said she saw a man place the glasses beneath his coat and walk out of the store. He was described as white, with blond curly hair, approximately 40-50 years old and approximately 5'10" tall. Police canvassed the area but did not see the suspect.

Identity theft
On April 4, a Lockwood Road man reported someone fraudulently attempted to purchase an Apple iPhone 7 with his credit card information March 6. The man received an email about the order and immediately cancelled it.

On April 4, a Sycamore Road man reported someone assumed his identity and stole $3,500 from his personal bank account at a Chase Bank branch in Oklahoma. A second attempt to withdraw $4,500 from another bank in Oklahoma was not successful because a bank representative called the man, and he was able to flag the attempt as fraud. The suspect was apprehended and taken into custody in Oklahoma.

On April 5, a Graham Road man reported his personal information was used to fraudulently open two credit cards with Chase Bank. The fraud was quickly discovered, and the accounts were closed.
On April 8, a Brite Avenue man reported receiving a Sprint bill under his name, for an account he never opened. The bill was past due, for an amount of $36.97. He notified Sprint, and the account was closed.

On April 8, a Foxhall Road caller reported three credit card accounts in his name were opened fraudulently. In total, the credit cards accumulated approximately $2,500 in charges. The man was working with the creditors to close the accounts.

Dead on arrival
An 85-year-old woman was found dead in her wheelchair at her home at The Scarsdale Ambassador April 9. According to nursing home staff, she had been wheeled to a public area outside the dining room before she became unresponsive. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps medics pronounced her dead, and her family members were notified. Her name was not released.

Missing person
On April 5, the supervisor of a group home on Post Road called police to report that a resident left the house without her medication on April 4. She was concerned about the resident's wellbeing because she did not have her medication with her, although she followed proper protocol for leaving the house. The supervisor said she had spoken with a woman at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, in White Plains, who had seen the resident at that location on April 4. The resident told the woman she was unhappy with her life at the group home and allegedly "knew how to live on the street." Patrol contacted local police departments and hospitals, looking for the resident. They reached out to the resident's, associates and doctors. The resident's sister reported she had spoken with the resident a few days earlier. She said the resident told her she was unhappy with life at the group home and was taking all her money to be able to stay at a White Plains hotel. The resident allegedly said she would kill herself when the money ran out. The sister later contacted the group home and said the resident was with her at her New Rochelle house. New Rochelle police were notified and a detective arrived at the house. The resident was taken to Saint Vincent's hospital for evaluation.

Suspicious
On April 6, a Meadow Road resident reported suspicious behavior from a white teenage boy with dark hair, wearing a fluorescent green hoodie and tan shorts. The boy first emerged from the resident's backyard and walked to the front yard curb by the roadway. When the resident attempted to confront the boy, the boy took off running. Moments later, the same boy returned and appeared to be hiding against a tree near the roadway. The resident then observed the boy retrieve a small package from a gray compact car. Once again, the resident attempted to confront the boy, but the boy ran away. Patrol canvassed the area heavily for any suspicious activity with negative results. Patrol also canvassed the resident's backyard for any signs of criminality with negative results.

A landscaper was seen removing furniture from a Ferncliff Road house, and a neighbor thought it was unusual April 8. Police consulted with the homeowner, who said the landscaper had permission to remove the furniture.

Dispute
A taxi driver and a Palmer Avenue man were arguing over a taxi fare April 5. Police advised the men that their dispute was of a civil nature. The men were able to reach an agreement regarding the fare while police were on scene.

Train
MTA police requested assistance on the platform of the Scarsdale train station regarding a "possible sexual act between a male and female" on the train at 4 p.m., April 8. Upon arrival of the train, the conductor advised police that a man had not paid his fare and was acting inappropriately with a passenger on the train. Police escorted the man off the train without any incident. MTA police officers arrived at the platform and detained the man.

Bank
Patrol was flagged down in front of Chase Bank on East Parkway at 4:40 p.m., April 8. Patrol learned that a man inside Chase Bank was screaming and causing alarm. Patrol spoke with the man, who said he was upset because an ATM "took his checks without registering the transaction." The man apologized for causing alarm and advised he would call Chase Bank to rectify the matter. A Chase ATM technician was on scene to help the man further.

Tree
A Deerfield Lane resident was concerned about possible danger from a falling tree April 3. Police looked at the tree and confirmed it was leaning. Police could not determine if the tree was on village property and advised the resident to follow up with Village Hall. Police put caution tape around the tree in the meantime.

Water
A Heathcote Road resident complained that someone removed a block of curbing and allegedly "used a shovel to make a path for water to flood her property" April 4. Patrol examined the scene and observed that a block was missing from the roadway curbing. It was not clear how this block became dislodged. The highway department addressed the situation and promised to cement a new block in place after the rain stopped.

Water was flooding from the property of Fenway Golf Club onto a Seneca Road yard April 6. Patrol helped the homeowner notify Fenway Golf Club management to address the issue.

Cars and roadways
At 1:30 a.m., April 3, police noticed a parked car with its trunk open and items unsecured. The registered owner was advised and said he must have inadvertently hit the "open trunk" button while attempting to lock the car. There were no signs of criminality, and the owner closed the trunk and locked the car.

Police stayed with the driver of a disabled car on Post Road until a tow truck arrived April 3.

A car stalled on Post Road April 4. Police stood by and directed traffic until a tow truck arrived.

Callers reported a raised manhole cover on Reynal Crossing April 4 and 6. Police twice moved the cover into its proper position.

A driver got a flat tire on Popham Road April 4. A tow, from AAA, was estimated to arrive within the hour. Police put flares around the car for safety.

Police called a tow truck for a car that ran out of gas on Mamaroneck Road April 6.
A caller saw three unlit flares on Heathcote Road April 8. Patrol removed them from the roadway.

A 2008 Chrysler, registered to a Flushing man, left the roadway on Bypass and hit some trees on an embankment April 8. The driver left the scene, and the accident was discovered by a passerby sometime after it occurred. Police went to the scene and found the car locked, with no keys in the ignition. The car was towed to the police impound lot around 1:40 a.m., April 8.

On April 8, Con Edison and the water department were informed about water seeping from a gas valve cap at Willow Lane and Sheldrake Road.

A driver almost struck a cat on Madison Road and rang the doorbell of house near to where the accident nearly occurred April 8. A woman answered the door, but the cat in question was not her cat. Police helped sort out the confusion.

Illegally parked cars were observed on Potter Road April 9. The cars were moved by their registered owners.

Four car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Neighbors
A Sage Terrace man complained that a neighbor's contractors were on his property while repairing the neighbor's fence April 3. The contractor said he only entered the man's property for a few minutes while setting the fence. He said he understood the man did not want anyone on his property and he promised to comply with those wishes to the best of his ability.

Dogs
Police reunited a lost dog with its owner April 3. The owner was issued a summons.
A caller reported finding a lost dog on Brewster Road April 4. While police were en route, the owner arrived and was reunited with the dog.

Patrol picked up a loose dog on Brambach Road and returned it to its Lee Road owner April 9.

Raccoons
A sick raccoon was reported on a Brite Avenue doorstep April 5. Police noted the raccoon appeared to be in a "deteriorating state ... moving slower and appearing to be ill." The raccoon was funneled into a safe area in the backyard and shot with one service round. The highway department picked up the carcass and disposed of it.

Village code
Police removed illegally posted advertising signs from Weaver Street and Hutchinson Avenue April 5. The sports business that posted the signs was issued a summons.

Police told a man soliciting on Greenacres Avenue April 7 that he needed a permit to solicit. The man left the area.

Lost and found
A NY State driver's license, belonging to a Springdale Road man, was found on Weaver Street April 8.

On April 9, a woman found a wallet and brought it to headquarters. She was unable to tell police where she found the wallet. The wallet contained at least four ID cards, each bearing a different name for people whose addresses were in Ardsley and Hartsdale. Since there were multiple ID cards in the wallet, police were unable to identity the wallet's owner.

Firefighters
The source of an unusual, but slight, odor in a Franklin Road garage was unidentified April 3.

A Crest Lane resident reported ground water seeping in the basement April 4. There was approximately one inch of water, which was too shallow for firefighters' pumps. The resident was advised to vacuum up the water.

On April 5, contractors reported drilling into an electrical source at a home on Ridgecrest North. Firefighters shut down the main breaker in the house. They opened up a wall where the contractors had been working to check for burning due to a light smoke condition in the house. There were burn marks and signs of charring. Con Edison and the building department responded to check for safety and the integrity of the electrical system. Firefighters determined there was no extension or further burning. They ventilated the house.

A Penn Boulevard resident reported a gas meter hissing in the house April 5. Con Edison determined it was a normal sound of the gas regulator.

Firefighters shut down utilities in a flooding basement on Mamaroneck Road April 6.

Firefighters helped a Brite Avenue resident pump a large amount of water from the basement April 6.

Firefighters called Con Edison about a gas odor on Cooper Road April 6. They stood by until Con Edison representatives arrived.

Minor flooding was reported in a Farley Road house April 6. Firefighters advised the resident on a course of action.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a street gas valve leaking water on Willow Lane April 8.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village and on the Hutchinson River Parkway. They responded to one false carbon monoxide alarms and 12 false fire alarms, caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, a burnt baby bottle, construction dust, a battery being changed and pipe soldering.

This report, covering police and fire department activity from April 3-9, was compiled from official information.

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Ogden Road Accident Results in DWI Arrest. House Fire on Stonewall Lane

stonewall2Arrest: A one-car car accident involving a head on strike of a tree at the corner of Ogden and Kent roads at 12:40 a.m., March 26, resulted in the arrest of a 22 year-old from Scarsdale. His name has been withheld at his own request. Upon arrival at the accident scene, police observed the driver standing outside a 2004 red Dodge pickup truck that had hit a tree over the pavement lines on Ogden Road. He appeared "disheveled and disoriented." Police noticed a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, as well as glassy and bloodshot eyes. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed. According to the police report, he had "difficulty following basic instruction and was unsteady on his feet while walking." An alco-sensor test revealed the presence of alcohol on his breath, with a reading of .10. At that time, he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated (first offense). He was handcuffed and searched. The search revealed two Ziploc bags in his pockets. One bag contained a green, leafy substance identified as five grams of marijuana. Another bag contained eight prescription pills, later identified as Alprazolam. He was given a Datamaster test at headquarters, which revealed his blood alcohol content to be .09 percent. A license plate check of the car revealed that he was not the owner. The owner was identified as a White Plains man. The owner was contacted by White Plains police in order to obtain information related to the suspect's use of the car. The owner later told police he wanted to report the car as stolen. Based on all information, the suspect was additionally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of at least .08 of one percent, open container of alcohol in a vehicle, third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property involving a vehicle. He was released on $250 bail and ordered to appear in Scarsdale Village Justice Court on March 29.

House fire
A contractor working on a Stonewall Lane house reported a fire in the attic March 24. Upon arrival, police saw a light smoke condition around the roof and chimney. Firefighters stretched hose lines to the house and attacked a fire affecting the second floor and attic. The wall next to the fireplace was opened to check for fire. It was noticed there was fire in the walls of the fire-floor, and firefighters were evacuated from the second-floor and attic. Firefighters then directed efforts to the first floor and basement to check for and extinguish any fire that was there. Fire detected in these areas was knocked down. This enabled firefighters to then attack the pockets of fire on the second-floor and attic. An aerial device was directed to the roof, and firefighters made two vent holes in the roof. Roof ventilation was hampered by six inches of spray foam insulation in the attic. Firefighters performed overhaul and salvage. A Westchester County cause and origin team was called to determine the source of the fire.

Police Chase Man on Dirt Bike
A reckless driver on a Yamaha dirt bike was chased by Greenburgh Police around 5 pm on March 29 when he recklessly drove into oncoming traffic and onto sidewalks to evade capture. He started out on Knollwood Road near Westchester Community College and then drove south on the Bronx River Parkway. Officers saw him come to a stop near the County Center and then proceed onto the sidewalk on Tarrytown Road where police tackled him.

He was identified as Mark Haughton, age 24 and charged with DWAI Drugs, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Endangerment, Unlawful fleeing a police officer and Criminal Mischief. All listed charges are A-misdemeanors. Haughton was also charged with multiple vehicle and traffic violations.

 

Identity theft
On March 23, a Church Lane man reported that an unknown person made multiple attempts to obtain fraudulent credit cards in his name and file a false tax return. In at least three cases, the potential creditor sent a letter to the man requesting further information. The man also received a letter from the IRS, stating his tax return had been filed but requesting further information. The man notified the creditors and the IRS that the applications and tax return were fraudulent.

On March 25, a Boulevard man reported receiving calls from Kohl's collections department regarding overdue credit card bills. The man, however, never had a credit card account with Kohl's. Further investigation revealed that someone opened a fraudulent account in the man's name. The account has a credit limit of $1,000, and it accumulated at least $826 in unpaid charges. The man informed Kohl's representatives that the account was fraudulent. They closed it and are following up.

In follow-up to a March 11 report that a Brite Avenue man's mail had been placed on an unauthorized two-week hold, the man came to headquarters on March 25 with additional information about possibly related criminal activity. The man told police he checked his credit report and learned that someone had fraudulently applied for a Citibank credit card in his name, without his knowledge or permission. One week later, the man received the fraudulent card in the mail. He called Citibank to cancel it.

Domestic matters
An Edgewood father called police because of a verbal argument with his 17-year-old son over the importance on doing one's homework March 20. Since the argument was only verbal in nature, police assistance was not needed.

An Edgewood mother reported her daughter's ex-boyfriend showed up at her house to drop off mail for her daughter March 25. She told the ex-boyfriend he was not welcome on her property. She asked police to communicate this message to the ex-boyfriend.

Disputes
A mobile caterer who services a Reimer Road construction site told police he had a verbal dispute with the driver of a competing mobile coffee provider March 21. Following the dispute, the competing driver left the area, but the mobile caterer wanted to report he incident in case further problems arise.

A taxi driver reported a fare dispute with a Ridgecrest East passenger March 26. The issue was resolved without police intervention.

Footprints
A Crawford Lane man returned home and saw footprints on his deck March 20. Police determined the footprints were made by an officer checking the house during a "dark house" check the day before.

Water and heat
Police turned off a running hose at the side of a Secor Road house and checked on the elderly resident inside March 22.

A hissing noise in a Fox Meadow Road house was determined to be caused by the house's forced-air heating system March 22.

Confusion
A Parkfield Road woman reported a "possibly confused" man attempted to enter her house. She described the man as approximately 60 years old, with dark-skin, possibly of Indian or Hispanic descent, and wearing baggy jeans and a dark T-shirt. She said it seemed like the man thought the house was his and seemed surprised when he saw the woman. Once confronted, the man left the woman's property and allegedly went to a few more houses, attempting to enter the front doors. Patrol canvassed the area and local train stations. They did not find a man fitting the description. The woman said she did not believe the man had criminal intentions but may have needed assistance due to confusion.

Garage door
A caller reported a Penn Boulevard garage door was open while the homeowners were away March 25. Police closed the garage door and attempted to notify the homeowner. The keyholder, instead, was notified. The keyholder said the garage door had been opened because he was entering the garage to perform engine maintenance on a car.

Cars and roadways
On March 20 and 21, police issued parking summonses to the owner of illegally parked cars on Freightway Road.
On March 21, police noticed an occupied car, with its lights off and the engine running, parked outside the Chase Road post office at 2 a.m. Patrol questioned the driver, who was a Scarsdale resident, who said he and a friend were out playing "Pokemon Go." It was explained that this game requires players to travel to specific areas to advance.
On March 21, police issued one parking summons to the owner of an illegally parked Suburban on Sage Terrace.
Police called a towing service for a car with a flat tire on Post Road March 21.
Police issued parking summonses to the owners of illegally parked cars at Lockwood Road and School Lane March 21.
A tree fell on Richbell Road March 22. The highway department was called to remove it. Police stood by.
Verizon was notified about a fallen wire on Wayside Lane March 22.
Cablevision was notified about an open junction box at Crossway and Weaver Street March 23.
On March 24, a caller reported seeing a man with dark hair and a green backpack throwing rocks from the Fenimore Road bridge. The man was gone when police arrived.
Police issued a summons to a car parked left to curb on Hamilton Road March 24.
Patrol helped a driver get her car unstuck from ice and mud on the side of Palmer Avenue and Bansom Road March 25.
A group of bystanders helped a driver push her car free from a pile of snow on Palmer Avenue March 26.
Six car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Lost dog
A loose, golden-colored, mixed-breed female dog with a white face was found near the intersection of Murray Hill and Post Roads March 21. It was wearing a red collar. Attempts to contact the owner were unsuccessful. The dog was picked up by New Rochelle Humane Society, along with a village code violation summons to be given to the owner.

Wildlife
A Harvest Drive woman reported finding a dead rabbit on her driveway March 24. The rabbit was missing its head. The woman said she thought the incident was worth documenting; so she told police. Police suggested the rabbit might have been injured during an incident with another wild animal, or it might have been dropped by a bird of prey. The woman advised no further follow-up was needed.

An injured raccoon was found at the corner of Post and Murray Hill roads March 24. Patrol shot the raccoon and notified the highway department regarding the removal of its carcass.

Signssign
On March 20, a Forest Lane woman and a Wakefield Road man each reported a man in a burgundy-colored four-door sedan remove "Voters' Choice" political signs from their respective yards. The man and woman allegedly received information that the signs needed to be placed at least 14 feet away from the street; however, each sign had only been placed three to five feet away from the street. According to police information, a representative from the highway department removed all signs illegally placed in the village right-of-way.

On March 20, a political sign was also reported to have been removed from a Fox Meadow Road lawn. The sign had allegedly been placed only seven feet from the road, which would have located it within the village right-of-way.

On March 20, a Ferncliff Road resident reported the theft of political signs from his property. No further information was provided.

Bob Berg of Tisdale Road reported signs were stolen from his lawn and the lawns of several of his neighbors. March 20. According to the candidate, three signs were removed from his property, without his permission or authority, sometime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. He told police the signs had been placed approximately five feet from the curb. This meant that they had been positioned within the village right-of-way.

Village code
On March 20, police issued a village code violation summons to a Post Road homeowner who parked a commercial box truck in his driveway overnight.

Police advised a solicitor he needed a permit to continue going to door to door, marketing his services, in Scarsdale March 25. The solicitor was on Mamaroneck when police encountered him.

Lost and found
A taxi company manager reported a license plate was lost from one of his taxis March 20.
A license plate was found in a Crane Road parking lot March 21. A receptionist at the business location told police she had identified the owner and would attempt to talk with him or her.
Someone found a wallet and brought it to police March 22. Patrol located the owner, a Post Road man, and returned it to him.
On March 25, a Brewster Road mother reported her daughter lost a violin at Fox Meadow School Feb. 17.
A cell phone was found at the corner of Post and Fenimore roads March 25. It was password-protected and set to function in a different language, possibly Chinese, so police were unable to retrieve the owner's name and contact information. Police vouchered the phone at headquarters.

Firefighters
Firefighters notified Con Edison about gas odors on Meadow Road and a pavement crack in the Scarsdale Pool driveway March 20.
A loose fuel cap resulted in gasoline spillage in a Dolma Road garage March 31. This caused an odor that dissipated after the cap was secured and the garage was ventilated.
A leaking interior oil tank caused several gallons of fuel oil to spill on the basement floor in a Tyler Road house March 22. Firefighters used plug and dike putty to stop the leak temporarily. They placed absorbent pads on the oil in order to soak it up from the sump pump area. The oil company was contacted for follow-up.
Firefighters helped Greenville Fire Department with a structure fire in a kitchen located in a Central Park Avenue strip mall March 23.
A smoke detector was chirping in a Vernon Road house March 23. Firefighters determined the detector was old and advised replacement.
A two-year-old child accidentally got locked inside a Chesterfield Road bathroom March 24. Some firefighters observed the child through a window, while other firefighters worked with the door. With the homeowner's permission, a locking mechanism was disassembled and removed, causing minor damage to the door. The child was released from the bathroom, unharmed.
Slightly elevated levels of carbon monoxide were detected in a Secor Road house. No obvious signs of a carbon monoxide leak were detected. Firefighters deduced the cause might have been a car started in the garage, via remote key fob starter, with the garage door closed. Con Edison was called to check the safety of all gas-fired appliances.
This week, firefighters assisted at one car accident in the village. They responded to four false carbon monoxide alarms and nine false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, mistaken keypad activation, system testing, battery change, cooking smoke and construction dust.

From the Scarsdale Police: Autism Awareness Patch Challenge: April 2017

autismawarenessThe Scarsdale Police Department will be participating in the Autism Awareness Patch Challenge during the month of April 2017. During this period, Scarsdale Police cars will display the Autism Awareness Patch to publicly communicate their participation and express support for individuals with disabilities.

The Autism Patch Challenge endeavors to promote greater public awareness and acceptance of autism, as well as to call attention to local public safety efforts to recognize through special policies and practices the unique needs of persons with disabilities, including autism.

Scarsdale Police Department personnel undergo specialized annual training in order to appropriately interact with and assist persons with disabilities, includingindividuals with autism. We are committed to the highest standards of public service and safety for all persons. For more information about autism, please visit Autism Speaks online at www.autismspeaks.org.

This report covering police and fire department activity from March 20-26 was compiled from official information
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