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Police Report: Young man with no legitimate reason for being in Village at 2:30 am arrested on warrant. Identity thief buys $1K dress, ships to Scarsdale and snatches delivery.

envelopecashArrest: At 2:30 a.m., Aug. 8, patrol noticed three young men from Mount Vernon milling about after they got off a train at Scarsdale train station. First, the young men walked to the Central Taxi stand and spoke to a person. Then, they seemed to begin "walking aimlessly" toward Spencer Place. Patrol approached the men to see if they needed directions or assistance. The men gave conflicting answers about their whereabouts and became evasive while answering patrol's questions. Other patrol units arrived for backup. Unable to provide a legitimate destination, reason or purpose for being in the village at such a late hour, the men were detained for further investigation. None of the men had wallets or ID on them. Two of the men were carrying backpacks that contained only a cell phone charger. Combined, the men had only $5.45. They did not have a return train ticket to Mount Vernon. A computer database confirmed the identity of two of the men. A further check revealed one of the men – a 17-year-old from Mount Vernon – was wanted by White Plains police for third-degree criminal trespassing and bail jumping. This young man was arrested and taken to headquarters, while the other two men awaited pickup by one of their mothers. White Plains police were contacted and a WPPD officer responded to headquarters around 4 a.m. to pick up the man.

Identity theft
On Aug. 9, a Hillandale Close woman reported someone opened a fraudulent account with P.C. Richard & Sons in her name. In July, she received a letter from Synchrony Bank referencing charges at P.C. Richards amounting to $10,345.31. The woman informed the bank and the store that the account and related charges were fraudulent.

On Aug. 12, a Paddington Road woman reported that fraudulent charges had been made on her American Express account. On Aug. 10, she was notified by Saks Fifth Avenue's fraud department that suspected fraudulent charges occurred at Saks Fifth Avenue. Orders for a floral silk dress for $1,954.20 and a coat for $4,311.10 had been placed on Aug. 8 and 9. The woman informed the fraud department that the orders were fraudulent, and the coat order from Aug. 9 was cancelled. However, the dress order from Aug. 8 had already been shipped out to the woman's address. Video surveillance shows the package being delivered on Aug. 10 at 1:51 p.m. and an unknown man removing the package from the woman's doorstep at 1:53 p.m.

Cash
A Chase Bank customer, from Garth Road, reported leaving an envelope containing $1,200 cash in the bank lobby on East Parkway Aug. 11. The man said he withdrew cash from his account and then proceeded to the ATM area to check his account balance. While there, the man placed the envelope containing the money on the counter. The man spoke with the bank manager, and the manger suggested the man report the matter to police. The manager said he would make the bank's video surveillance available to police for investigation.

Domestic matter
A woman called White Plains police reporting she "was having a verbal dispute with a male" on Secor Road in Scarsdale Aug. 13. Scarsdale police went to the scene and spoke with the woman. She said her daughter's boyfriend did not want to return her daughter's car keys to her. The daughter and boyfriend were present on the scene, with the woman. Patrol spoke with the boyfriend who agreed to return the car keys. No further assistance was requested.

Damaged doorgasleak
A man called police and said his wife saw damage to their Bradford Road kitchen door and thought it might be related to a break-in or an attempted break-in Aug. 9. Police investigated the door and noted significant damage to the doorframe around the locking mechanism. The man's son denied causing damage to the door. Police determined the damage was caused by someone attempting to push the door open from the inside, despite it being locked by a deadbolt that could only be opened by a key. On Aug. 10, the wife had a follow-up interview with police. She agreed with detectives that the door must have been damaged accidentally. She was happy with the responsiveness and follow-up effort of the police department.

Help
An elderly woman went to the Central Taxi stand on East Parkway and expressed signs of confusion about "her address in Scarsdale" Aug. 9. The dispatcher was concerned and called police. Patrol called the woman's adult daughter, who said the woman was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The woman was from Pleasantville and had come to Scarsdale to visit her daughter. The woman's daughter picked up the woman up from the taxi stand. They declined medical attention.

Police checked on a man who appeared to be intoxicated while walking down Post Road shortly before midnight, Aug. 12. The man said he was trying to get home to New York City. Patrol assisted the man in finding the train station.

A Walworth Avenue woman reported an unknown person might be inside her house at 3 a.m., Aug. 12. The person turned out to be the woman's daughter.

Assist
Police were called and asked to act as backup for New Rochelle police officers during an arrest on Weaver Street Aug. 14.

Photos
A Carthage Road man reported that someone in a red sedan appeared to be taking pictures of his house Aug. 9. The sedan's license plate was registered to a car rental company. Police are following up.

Locked door
A three-year-old boy accidentally got locked inside his mother's Audi while the car was running, with the air conditioning on, on Secor Road Aug. 10. Patrol went to the mother's house and brought back an extra car key. The car was safely unlocked, and the child was in good health and fine spirits.

For sale
A Sherbrooke Road woman said three young men were caught looking at her house. They alleged an intention of buying it Aug. 10. The woman called police and told the young men they should contact her real estate agent instead.

Bicyclist
A Richbell Road woman called police to report an elderly man on a bicycle stopped in her driveway and appeared as if he was going to urinate there Aug. 11. When he noticed the woman, he stopped and continued on his way. Patrol found the bicyclist and cautioned him to refrain from trespassing on private property.

Driver
An Oak Lane homeowner reported a white man in his 30s, with shaggy brown hair, parked a late model white Subaru in his driveway Aug. 11. The homeowner approached the man to ask if he needed any help, and the driver allegedly yelled, "Get off my lawn. Seek; destroy; kill." The homeowner then told the man to get off his property, and the driver left in the direction of Brewster Road. A police officer canvassed the area and discovered a car and driver matching the homeowner's descriptions on Brewster Road. The officer asked the driver if he had had any recent interactions with anyone. The driver described a similar incident, as described by the homeowner; however, the driver's account of the incident portrayed the driver as the victim. According to the police report, the driver's responses and mannerisms were unusual. As a result and since the driver was operating a car, the police officer administered a series of tests, to assess driver capabilities. The driver passed the tests and was allowed to leave the scene. The homeowner did not request further follow-up.

Solicitors
On Aug. 12, patrol spoke with a man whom residents complained was soliciting on Overlook Road. The man said he was working with a religious organization called "Graceful Hands." A computer check indicated the man had outstanding warrants out of Georgia with limited extradition. The man said he was aware of the warrants and was actively working to clear them. A further computer check revealed that the man had been the subject of a field interview with Scarsdale police in 2016. Since the man was out canvassing as part of a religious organization, no village code violation had been committed. The man said he would be leaving the area shortly.

Police saw two men walking on Drake Road Aug. 12. They said they had been soliciting but had stopped when a resident advised them they needed a permit. Patrol reiterated solicitation requirements, as per village code.

Cars and roadways
On Aug. 7, police removed a fallen branch and tangled phone and cable wires from Canterbury Road. Utility providers were notified.

A loose manhole cover was put back into its proper place by police and firefighters Aug. 8.

A concerned caller saw a parked car with an open hatchback on Scarsdale Avenue Aug. 8. Police checked the car, and all other doors were locked. There were no signs of criminality. Police closed the hatchback.

Patrol notified the water department about a raised water cap at Murray Hill and Post roads Aug. 8.

Police notified Verizon about fallen wires, caused by a fallen branch on Greenacres Avenue Aug. 8.

Patrol placed flares around a car with a flat tire on Mamaroneck Road, pending the arrival of roadside assistance, at 10:13 p.m., Aug. 8.

While issuing a driver a summons for illegal tinted windows on East Parkway Aug. 10, police discovered the Brooklyn driver's license had been suspended on Aug. 9 for "parking violations – 5 tickets/notices of suspensions within the past 12 months." The driver said he could not supply his driver's license or proper identification. Instead, he verbally advised police of his pedigree information. He also showed police a copy of a handwritten moving violation issued by a New York City police officer. Patrol issued the driver three summonses for observed violations and had the car towed to an impound lot.

On Aug. 11, police placed a safety cone over a loose construction plate on Mamaroneck Road.

On Aug. 13, a Ryder moving truck pulled down power lines on Beechwood Lane. The lines were resting on the truck. All occupants of the truck were safely evacuated and relocated to a safe position. Police, firefighters, Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Con Edison responded to the scene.

A tree fell across Brewster Road, taking down power lines Aug. 13. The area was closed off, and Con Edison responded.

Patrol helped a driver change a flat tire on Mamaroneck Road Aug. 13.

Eleven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Lost dog
Police reunited a loose dog found on Windsor Lane with its owner Aug. 10. The owner was issued a summons for having a dog at large.

Village code
After neighbors complained of noise, police asked a Boulevard party hostess to lower the volume of party music Aug. 7.
As per village code, police asked a construction foreman to wait until 8 a.m., Aug. 9, to start work paving Huntington Avenue, as per a contract with the village.
A tile saw was being used on Clarence Road early in the morning, before the permitted time, Aug. 12. Police issued a summons to the person using the power tool.
Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers, in violation of village code, on Brookfield Lane Aug. 7, Cooper Road Aug. 8, Montrose Road Aug. 9, Popham Road Aug. 10 and Cayuga and Olmsted roads Aug. 12.
On Aug. 12, around 11:30 p.m., neighbors complained of loud music coming from a Spier Road house. Patrol went to the house and heard a live band playing. Patrol advised the homeowner about noise regulations and the band stopped playing. Approximately 30 minutes later, patrol received additional noise complaints from neighbors. Patrol returned to the house and saw the band playing again. Patrol issued a summons to the homeowner, and the band ceased and disassembled their instruments while patrol was on the scene. The homeowner asked if music could be played from a stereo, and patrol advised this was not allowed.

Lost and found
A passerby found a wallet at East Parkway and Spencer Place Aug. 10.
A man reported losing his company-issued Apple iPad on East Parkway Aug. 11. The "Find My iPad" feature on his computer indicated the computer's presence in the village. Patrol canvassed the area and searched for the iPad, but they could not locate it.
A girl lost her iPhone on Edgewood School grounds Aug. 12. Police reunited the girl with her phone.
A person found a wallet on the trunk of his car parked on East Parkway and gave it to a nearby business manager Aug. 13. The manger notified police, and patrol picked up the wallet. Patrol notified the owner, who subsequently responded to headquarters to pick up the wallet. She confirmed nothing was missing and thanked police.

Firefighters
Firefighters shut power to an overheated circulator pump in the Kids' Base facility on Mamaroneck Road because the pump was emitting a light smoke haze Aug. 7. Firefighters used fans to ventilate.
A car being pulled into a garage caused a false carbon monoxide alarm in a Birchall Drive garage Aug. 7.
A possible gas odor in a Scarsdale Avenue building was possibly caused by grease traps being cleaned in a restaurant occupying space in the building Aug. 7.
A cooktop was not properly sealed in a Carthage Road house. This allowed carbon monoxide to escape while cooking. Firefighters shut power to the cooktop and notified Con Edison Aug. 8.
A Penn Road homeowner reported a gas odor in the house Aug. 10 Firefighters did not detect any gas. They contacted Con Edison and turned the scene over to Con Edison. Firefighters removed an aerosol can filled with butane from the house.
A contractor struck a gas line while trying to remove an oil tank from a Cooper Road property Aug. 11. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.
A generator at a Beechwood Lane house was leaking a small amount of gasoline Aug. 13. The homeowner detected the odor and called firefighters. Firefighters removed the generator from the garage, shut the supply valve and advised to have the unit drained of gasoline. Firefighters advised the owner to not store the generator in the house or garage for safety.
This week, firefighters assisted at three car accidents on parkways and in the village. They responded to 18 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, construction dust and a latched head.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Aug. 7-13 has been compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Tuckahoe Man Sentenced for Shooting Medical School Dean, Drunk Driver Arrested, Bike and iPhone Stolen and more

HengjunChaoThis in from the Westchester County District Attorney's Office: On August 9th Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Hengjun Chao (DOB 12/07/66) of 141 Main Street, Tuckahoe, New York was sentenced by Judge Barry Warhit to twenty-eight years in state prison after being found guilty by a jury of:

-one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class "B" Felony,
-one count of Criminal Use of a Firearm in the First Degree, a class "B" Felony,
-one count of Assault in the First Degree, a class "B" Felony
in the shooting of Dr. Dennis Charney.

On August 29, 2016 at approximately 7:56 a.m., the defendant was parked in the Walgreen's parking lot on King Street in Chappaqua. He was waiting for the victim to exit Lange's Deli. Video surveillance evidence showed the defendant had stalked the victim for several days prior to the shooting.

When the victim left the deli, the defendant retrieved a loaded shotgun from the trunk of his car. He walked towards the victim, took aim and fired one shot, hitting him in the shoulder and chest area. The defendant remained there and was subsequently arrested by New Castle Police officers. The victim was removed by ambulance and was hospitalized for five days.

Subsequent to his arrest, the defendant stated to police that he was the one who shot the victim. The defendant was a research assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He was fired in May 2009 by a committee that included Dr. Charney. The victim is the dean of the medical school.

DWI
At 2:30 a.m. August 6, Javier Contreras, 26, of New Rochelle, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol level of .18 or more with no previous violations and moving from a lane unsafely. While conducting traffic enforcement on Post Road, police noticed Contreras's 2012 Jeep Wrangler swerve and hit the curb. Patrol subsequently conducted a traffic stop. Contreras told police he had consumed several beers a few hours earlier at a bar in Mamaroneck. Contreras displayed physical signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. An alco-sensor screening test revealed a blood alcohol reading of .17. Contreras was then arrested and taken to headquarters. There, a Datamaster test measured Contreras's blood alcohol level at .21. Contreras was released to his mother with an appearance ticket for August 9. His car was secured in the parking lot of Scarsdale High School.

Stolen in Edgewood
On August 2, a Bradley Road woman reported her 7-year-old son's $300 orange Diamondback bike was stolen from Davis Park. The theft occurred between 8:30 p.m. and 8:50 p.m., August 1, while her son was playing on the playground. She was with him at the time. When mother and son arrived at the playground, they parked the son's bike near two other bikes. When mother and son wanted to leave the playground, the son's bike was gone. However, the other two bicycles were there, as well as the children who owned those bicycles.

On August 5, a Post Road man reported his 13-year-old son's black iPhone 6 was stolen from the sideline of the basketball courts at Hyatt Field while the son was playing basketball. Three teenagers were sitting on a bench near the iPhone when the boy placed it there. Approximately 10 minutes later, the boy looked over to where he had placed his phone and noticed it was gone. At that time, he also noticed that the three teens were also gone. Police are following up.

Car break-in
A man from Texas reported that his parked 2015 Dodge Journey was broken into on Greenacres Avenue, and his wife's black Coach brand purse was stolen from under the front passenger seat August 6. He said he parked the car there around 2 p.m. to take a walk with his family on the bike path while visiting from Texas. When he returned to the car around 3:40 p.m. and noticed the driver's front window smashed. The stolen purse contained approximately $300 cash and assorted personal papers. Credit card companies were called and the wife's stolen credit cards were cancelled.

Identity theft
On August 1, a Fox Meadow Road man reported a fraudulent Sprint account was opened using his Social Security number and address. The email address associated with the account was not the same as the man's personal email account. The account had accumulated unpaid charges and the man received a collection letter about them. At that time, he contacted Sprint and reported the account as fraudulent. He was advised to file a police report and inform the three major credit reporting bureaus.

On August 3, an Ardmore Road woman reported that an unauthorized person cashed a fraudulent Citibank check in her name. Citibank informed her of the incident and closed her account.

On August 4, a Boulder Brook Road woman noticed a large sum of money missing from her Bank of America checking account. She looked into the matter and learned someone cashed two fraudulent checks in her name. The checks were made out to an unknown woman. The Boulder Brook Road woman reported the matter to her bank and police. Police confirmed that the checks were counterfeit, as the woman still had the original checks, bearing the same numbers as the fraudulent checks, in her checkbook.

D.O.A
Mollie Dreyer, 97, of Mamaroneck Road, died at home August 3.

Domestic matters
An Edgewood woman called police, asking for assistance in removing her adult son from her house July 31. When police arrived, the son was sitting on a chair on the woman's front porch. The mother said her son was not welcome at her house. She said he showed up at her house from an unknown location and asked to use the family car. The mother did not open the door, and she did not allow her son to use the family car. Patrol asked the son if he needed any medical assistance, and he declined. He voluntarily left the area via taxi. Patrol discussed their limitations in the legal ability to remove an occupant from a private dwelling, in circumstances such as the present matter.

A Quaker Ridge woman asked police to stand by while she and her son removed personal belongings from their house, which was occupied by the woman's husband July 31.

Police accompanied a Heathcote woman into her house to retrieve personal clothing as per a court order August 2. The woman and patrol were accompanied by the woman's female friend. An amended Order of Protection was attached to documents already secured at police headquarters. The woman was advised to abide by court orders and to communicate with her attorney regarding any other matters pertaining to the incident. According to the police log, police determined it was reasonable for the woman's friend to accompany patrol into the house due to the woman's "recent encounter with patrol whereby inappropriate sexual remarks were made."

Arrest on warrant
On August 4, Marquisiah Williams, 36, of Elmsford, surrendered on the strength of an active bench warrant issued out of Scarsdale Village Justice Court on November 14, 2014. She was released on her own recognizance, with an appearance ticket for August 8.

Assistance
A resident of The Ambassador, an assisted living community on Saxon Woods Road, called police at 3 a.m., August 1. She said she needed help getting up from her bed. Patrol notified Ambassador staff, who said the woman was already being helped by nurses and a lift assist was not necessary.

Patrol checked the welfare of a Popham Road woman and confirmed everything was OK with her August 3.

An off-duty White Plains police officer informed Scarsdale police that an Alzheimer's patient, known to WPPD, was seen walking south on Post Road, near the White Plains border August 3. Patrol found the man near the intersection of Farley and Brewster roads. The man identified himself, could converse with patrol and seemed to be in a clear state of mind at the time. He said he was out for a walk, as recommended by his doctor.

Open door
A house sitter found a Brewster Road house with the front door ajar August 1. She asked patrol to check the house, and patrol confirmed everything was in good order. The house was secured.

Wallets
A caller reported seeing the contents of a wallet strewn about the water located next to the Bronx River Parkway footpath, south of the county tennis courts, August 1. Police notified Westchester County police.

New Rochelle police asked Scarsdale police to contact a Jefferson Road resident who had left her wallet at a Starbucks in New Rochelle August 3. Patrol assisted the woman in making contact with New Rochelle police and a transfer of the wallet was arranged.

Basketball hoop
A Tompkins Road resident asked patrol to check her broken basketball backboard August 2. Patrol observed webbed cracking throughout the entire surface of the backboard. Patrol could not determine a point of impact, since the entire backboard was affected, and all cracks were small in nature. It did not appear to patrol as if the backboard had been struck by a tool or object in a criminal manner. Patrol observed more extensive damage behind the breakaway rim and asked if anyone had dunked on the rim recently. The resident said, "No." The resident said the damage happened on July 30, and she had already reviewed video surveillance of the basketball hoop to determine if anyone had been nearby it. No one was seen on the video footage, according to the resident. Patrol suggested the damage was possibly a combination of wear-and-tear, age and weather conditions. The resident said the basketball hoop was over 10 years old and she just wanted patrol to check it before contacting the manufacturer about warranty information.

Keys
Keys to a Depot Place business were found stuck in the door lock at 2:30 a.m., August 3. The business owner was notified and said he would respond when the business opened at 5 a.m. Patrol monitored the area in the meantime.

Parking summons
A Webster Road woman received a letter from the NYC Finance Department informing her that a parking summons was issued to her registration on July 12, 2017, with a $0 balance. The incident allegedly occurred in Brooklyn. The woman wanted police to document the matter since the woman claimed she was "never in Brooklyn." Patrol advised her to contact the DMV and NYC Department of Finance for further information and follow-up.

Wrong stop
A 16-year-old girl got off the Metro North train at the wrong stop at 2:49 a.m., August 6. She went to Scarsdale Taxi stand and called police. She said she was a resident of Cedar Knolls, Hawthorne. Patrol met up with the girl at the Central Taxi depot. Patrol helped her contact an adult who came to Scarsdale to pick up the girl and drive her home. Patrol stood by until the girl was safely picked up.

Suspicious shoppers
An employee at the LF Store on Boniface Circle reported three women "were acting suspicious" in the store August 6. She said while one woman walked around the store with handfuls of clothing, another woman went outside to their car. When that woman came back inside the store, the third woman went outside and walked to the their car. Eventually, all three of the women were back in the store. They only purchased one item, combined, before they left. The employee said they left the scene in a silver Mazda 6 with NY license plates. After the women left, another employee said she thought one of the women looked like someone who had stolen merchandise from the store in the past. Patrol advised the employees to check security cameras to determine if any merchandise had been stolen from the store.

Scofflaw
On August 2, police saw a car with an active scofflaw status parked on Scarsdale Avenue. The car's owner, a Garth Road resident, had accumulated unpaid parking tickets amounting to $365. He also was parking in a permit only area without a permit. The car – a 2017 white Subaru Outback – was towed to the police impound lot.

Cars and roadways
A Birchall Drive resident complained that a neighbor was having a driveway paved and that construction trucks were blocking the resident's driveway July 31. Patrol observed the situation and noted that trucks were parked approximately 15 feet away from the resident's driveway. The job foreman reported work would be done within one to two hours. As a courtesy, the foreman moved the trucks an additional ten feet away from the resident's driveway.

A car trunk was inadvertently left open in a Whig Road driveway. Patrol noticed it at 3 a.m., August 1, and informed the homeowner.

Patrol notified the highway department about an abandoned tire left on the side of Post Road, for removal, August 1.

Illegally parked cars on Freightway Road were issued summonses August 1.

A caller reported a private car parked by his driveway on August 3 and 4. He asked police to check it out. Patrol spoke to the driver of the car and learned the driver was an employee of a security company, engaged by Con Edison to monitor an open transformer on Popham Road. The driver moved his car away from the caller's driveway but said he needed to stay in the area until the transformer could be repaired.

A concerned caller reported seeing a motorcycle cruising around Sage Terrace and Putnam Road, with two child passengers who were allegedly not wearing helmets August 5. Patrol searched the area for the motorcyclist and kids but did not find them.

Patrol removed a fallen branch from Post Road August 5.

Con Edison cleared a fallen tree from wires and the roadway on Richbell Road August 6.

A caller reported an aggressive driver cut her off and shouted at her at the intersection of Post and Heathcote roads August 6. The driver was allegedly driving a black Mercedes Benz sedan with a NY license plate containing the letters HNW. Patrol checked the area but did not find the car.

Patrol saw a driver throw a cigarette butt onto the roadway at the intersection of Claremont Road and Walworth Avenue August 6. Patrol issued a summons for littering.

Seven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Animals
Patrol contacted the highway department to remove a dead skunk from Mercer Court August 1.

A Fox Meadow Road dog got loose from a dog walker and ended up on Paddington Road August 1. Police reunited the dog and the dog walker. The dog walker was advised to keep better control of the dog and issued a verbal warning.

A loose tan-colored dog was found on Popham Road at 1 p.m., August 2. The owner was contacted and informed patrol she could not pick up the dog until after 6 p.m. New Rochelle Humane Society then picked up the dog and took custody of it, pending pickup from the owner. A summons was mailed to the owner.

Patrol assisted in returning a loose Park Road dog to its owner August 3.
A caller reported three dogs ran after him and chased him the parking lot of Balducci's market August 5. He believes the dogs came from a Secor Road address. Patrol canvassed the area for the dogs but could not find them.

After a neighbor complained of noise, a Crest Lane dog owner brought the dogs inside August 6.

Civil matter
A painter called police for assistance in resolving a verbal altercation with the resident of a Copper Beech Lane house August 3. The painter said he had finished painting the resident's ceiling and was expected $500 payment, as per a verbal agreement. The resident said she believed the painter might have broken a thermostat in the house and therefore was hesitant to pay the painter at that time. She called her husband and gave the phone to patrol. After some time, the husband agreed to pay the painter a portion of the money. He said he wanted to investigate why the thermostat was not working properly before remitting the total payment to the painter. Patrol reminded all parties that their dispute was civil in nature.

Village code
After neighbors complained of noise, police advised a Willow Road resident to be mindful of noise. The resident agreed.

A Penn Boulevard resident was advised to lower the volume of party music August 4.

Lost and found
A passerby found a wallet at Secor and Wynmor roads and gave it to police July 31. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact the Mamaroneck Road owner, police vouchered the wallet at headquarters for safekeeping.

On July 31, a Brewster Road woman reported losing her driver's license somewhere in the village on or around July 24.
Two HSBC credit cards were found on Walworth Avenue August 1. The person who found them gave them to police.

On August 4, a woman reported losing her car's registration card somewhere on Chase Road.

A set of keys, containing an Audi car key, was found on East Parkway near Christie Place August 5.

A Cohawney Road woman reported losing her driver's license in White Plains August 6.

Firefighters
An electrical transformer exploded on a utility pole on Carman Road August 2. Some houses lost power. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.
A reported possible gas odor in a Brown Road house was caused by an outdoor skunk spray August 3.
A smoke odor on Palmer Avenue was caused by a legal outdoor fire pit on Lawrence Road August 3.
A Park Road gas dryer was emitting carbon monoxide and gas August 4. Firefighters shut down the washer and dryer, ventilated and stood by for Con Edison.
A barbecue grill gas line malfunctioned and could not be turned off at a Farley Road house August 4. Firefighters disconnected the gas supply and advised the homeowner to have the grill serviced before using it again.
This week, firefighters assisted at four car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 16 false carbon monoxide and fire alarms, caused by device malfunction, construction dust, cooking smoke, shower steam and low battery.

This report has been compiled from official information.

scarsdalesecuritylogo-1-1This police report is sponsored by Scarsdale Security who does more than just security. Contact them about remote video for your home or business. Call 914-722-2200 or visit their website.

Police Report: Packages Stolen From Front Porch

packageondoorstepStolen packages
On July 17, a Shaw Road resident reported three packages were delivered to her house and subsequently stolen. Two packages from Circa Lighting were delivered around 11:15 a.m., on July 14. They contained sconces valued at approximately $1,100. A third package was delivered around 3 p.m. that same day. It appears to have contained an American Express card. Video surveillance of the porch reveals the packages being unlawfully removed from the porch – one at a time – between 3:27 p.m. and 3:33 p.m. Police are following up.

On July 17, a Bradley Road man reported a possibly suspicious incident at his neighbor's house. The man said he saw a green Acura parked on the corner of Sprague and Bradley roads. A person wearing a white T-shirt was seen exiting the car and walking up to house. A small package was removed from the porch of the house, and the person ran back to the car. The car then sped away, heading north on Bradley Road. According to the police report, this is the second incident involving a stolen package that has occurred at this same address. The neighbor who reported this incident was able to take a photograph of the suspect's car. Police are following up.

Stolen bicycles
Twin Fox Meadow Road boys' Gary Fischer men's bicycles were stolen from Madison Road July 21. The boys allegedly rode their bikes to a friend's house and left the bikes leaning on a telephone pole on Madison Road while they were in their friend's house from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Neither bike had been secured with a lock. Police explained that since the bikes had not been locked and since they had been placed so close to the curb, it was possible that someone mistakenly thought the bikes had been discarded and placed at the curb for trash pickup. Police are following up.

Domestic matter
Police stood by while a divorced couple signed paperwork and worked out details of the father taking the children from the mother's house to Canada for a family wedding July 17. Patrol advised the couple to have their lawyers draw up more specific paperwork and agreements regarding travel and passports in order to avoid similar issues in the future.

Intoxication
Police and MTA police met an arriving train at the Scarsdale train station because an intoxicated man had been punching windows in the second car of the train while the train was en route July 19. The man was intoxicated but cooperative with police after he disembarked from the train. He was voluntarily transported to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation.

Ladder
Police saw a ladder placed against a Woods Lane house, near a second floor window July 17. Patrol advised the homeowner of security concerns involving a ladder placed against a house. The homeowner said her husband had been using the ladder. The husband arrived back at home while police were on scene. He thanked patrol for the concern and follow-up.

Photos
A Brewster Road man reported a bald man was possibly taking pictures of his house while the bald man was standing outside a silver sedan parked on the street July 23. Police canvassed the area for the bald photographer but could not find him.

Garage door
Neighbors reported an open garage door for approximately one week at a Palmer Road house for sale July 17. Patrol checked the house, found everything to be in good order and secured the door.

Keys
A woman called police from a Lockwood Road physical therapy office, stating she had driven her car to the office but could no longer find her keys July 17. The woman retrieved a spare set of car keys from her office and notified the physical therapist's office about the lost keys.

Dream
A Claremont Road woman called police at 1 a.m., July 20, and said she heard her front door close, but she "was unsure if it was just a dream." She asked police to see if her door was secure. The woman met patrol at the door and stated all was in good order and secure.

Help
Patrol helped an Overlook Road man turn off his emergency alert device after the device accidentally activated July 17. While examining the device, patrol discovered the battery indicator was showing that the battery soon needed to be changed. The man said he would change it after his wife got home because the device needed a AAA battery and a Phillips head screwdriver, both of which were not at the man's house.

A Bradford Road woman was upset that her home phone line was not working July 17. Patrol helped her contact her phone provider and schedule a repair appointment for the next day. In the meantime, patrol made sure the woman's fully charged cell phone was nearby, should the woman experience any emergencies in the meantime.

A Penn Boulevard woman called police because her rear sliding glass door came off its frame and shattered while the woman was closing the door July 20. She told police she was "very concerned." Police and firefighters helped the woman clean up the glass and temporarily secured the doorway opening with materials provided by the woman.
Police checked the welfare of a 90-year-old Colvin Road woman July 21. The woman was OK and called her daughter, who had requested the welfare check.

Cars and roadways
A white Nissan was seen speeding down Brewster Road July 18. While passing by, the car's front bumper and grill fell off. Patrol collected the auto parts from the road and gave them to White Plains police, because the parts were possibly related to a collision, with property damage, that had recently occurred on Fisher Avenue in White Plains.

Police directed traffic around a disabled car on Post Road while the driver waited for a tow July 18.

A road sign was removed from Mamaroneck Road and appropriate personnel were informed for replacement July 18.

Police issued warnings to the drivers of three illegally parked cars on Hampton Road July 19. The drivers immediately moved their cars.

A witness saw a 2005 Volvo strike a 2007 Hyundai on Scarsdale Avenue and drive away July 19. Police tracked down the driver of the Volvo who apologized for the accident. He said a bike rack on the rear of his car prevented him from realizing an accident had occurred. He exchanged information with the owner of the Hyundai and both parties asked to handle the matter civilly.

Police requested a tow for a disabled car on Post Road July 20.

Police noticed a Subaru parked in a Fairview Road driveway with its interior lights on at 4 a.m., July 21. The owner came outside and checked the car. Nothing was found disturbed or missing. The owner thanked patrol and secured the car.

A navy Jeep with teenagers in it was allegedly driving on a Palmer Avenue soccer field July 21. When kids on the soccer field attempted to video tape the Jeep, the Jeep's driver allegedly scared the kids and followed them as the kids ran home. Patrol canvassed the area but did not find the Jeep. No damages were observed on the field.

A woman accidentally locked her keys inside her car on Popham Road July 22. Police called a tow service that opened her doors without causing any damage.

A truck pulled down a live secondary power line on Post Road July 22. Affected residents were advised to stay away from the wires and to not leave their houses. Patrol taped off the area and stood by for Con Edison.

Solicitors
Two women were soliciting and selling magazines door-to-door on Ferncliff Road July 17. Police informed them that a permit was required to conduct such business in the village. The women apologized and left.

A Church Lane resident said she had donated $110 to a man selling magazines and collecting donations for an organization, but she had not been issued a receipt July 17. Patrol tracked down the solicitor, inquired about the receipt and advised him he needed a permit to solicit in the village. The man issued the resident a receipt and apologized for having forgotten to do so previously. Patrol issued the solicitor a summons for soliciting without a permit.

A pest control salesman was going door-to-door on Coralyn Road, attempting to solicit business, July 17. Patrol issued him a warning and advised him it was already late in the evening, at 8 p.m., to solicit. The salesman apologized.
A solicitor on Chesterfield Road was issued a warning July 18.

An Edgewood Road woman called 911, stating she wanted to report "a fraud" July 19. Patrol went to the woman's house and learned she was "worried about solicitors coming back to her house asking for another donation." She told police she had donated money to a solicitor's charity the day before, but she recently called her credit card to cancel the donation. Patrol assured the woman police would conduct extra ridebys to discourage future solicitations. Patrol called the woman's husband and informed him of the situation.

Two people accused of soliciting on Greenacres Avenue without a permit were canvassing the area for a religious organization July 19. No further police action was necessary.

A man accused of soliciting on Aspen Road without a permit was in the area to inform residents about environmental issues that are hazardous to Westchester County residents July 19. No further police action was necessary.

A Griffen Avenue resident reported a possible solicitor rang his doorbell and did not immediately leave the property when asked to leave July 19. The resident thought the possible solicitor might be "casing his property." Police located the possible solicitor, who was from a religious organization. He explained he is part of a mentoring program that requires prospective mentors to go door-to-door and speak with individuals. He is supposed to ask these individuals questions in an attempt to gain insight "on keys to success." Through this task, he can earn "credits" toward becoming a mentor for at-risk youth. He told police he mistook a detached structure located at the back of the Griffen Avenue house for another house. He said he did not mean to disrespect or disregard the resident's request for him to leave the property.

A man accused of soliciting on Lincoln Road without a permit was in the area to inform residents about environmental issues that are hazardous to Westchester County residents July 19. No further police action was necessary.
A Brite Avenue resident complained about a solicitor going door-to-door at 8:45 p.m., July 20. Patrol spoke with the solicitor, who had a valid permit. Patrol reminded the solicitor about the allowed hours for solicitation.

Kids
Kids were dispersed from a gathering on Hutchinson Avenue at 9 p.m., July 18.

Dogs
Police reunited a Birchall Drive homeowner with his lost dog July 20.

An Ardmore Road dog escaped off its collar and ran into traffic n Crossway July 21. The dog was struck by a car. Police helped the dog owner get the dog into his car and provided directions to the nearest veterinary urgent care center.
Two unleashed Fox Meadow Road dogs were running loose, scaring children on Paddington Road, July 22. Patrol spoke to the dogs' owner, who said the dogs' electric fence collars must not have been working. He apologized and brought the dogs in the house.

A caller reported a possibly injured dog on Boulevard July 23. When police arrived on scene, they encountered a Johnson Road woman and her daughter. The woman said her dog had accidentally fallen and injured itself after getting tangled in its leash while out for a walk with the woman's daughter. The woman said her husband had already taken the dog to a vet. She said she did not need any assistance and just wanted to get her daughter home.

Civil matter
On July 23, a Post Road resident reported his neighbor was placing an unknown chemical on the border of their lawns, allegedly attempting to kill the resident's plants. The resident stated there was a long-standing issue between his neighbor and him. Patrol advised the resident that this was a civil matter and, at the moment, there was no evidence to support the allegations. Patrol suggested the resident invest in a surveillance camera to help monitor the area.

Village code
Neighbors complained of noise coming from a Willow Lane house at 10 p.m., July 19. The homeowner said he was having a birthday dinner with friends on the patio. He promised to be cautious regarding loud talking and noise.
Police issued a summons to a landscaper for using a gas-powered leaf blower on Garden Road July 21.

After neighbors complained of noise, a Carthage Lane resident lowered the volume of music to a reasonable level July 21.

Police dispersed kids from Greenacres School basketball court after dark July 21.

Patrol advised construction workers on Berwick Road that they could not make noise prior to 10 a.m., July 22. The workers apologized and stopped their work at 8:30. They said they would resume only after the permitted time.

Police issued a summons to a landscaper for using a gas-powered leaf blower on Church Lane July 22.

Noise complaints for unrelated parties and gatherings on Tompkins Road and Brite Avenue were deemed unfounded July 22.

Lost and found
On July 20, a Post Road man reported losing 12 pieces of assorted jewelry inside his house. He believes he last saw the jewelry in June. The jewelry is either kept in the man's house or in a Bank of America safe deposit box. The man provided police with documentation regarding two white gold diamond rings and a pair of diamond earrings. The man said he would look for documentation about the other missing items.

Firefighters
Water was leaking into an electrical outlet in the pump room at the Scarsdale pool July 17. Firefighters shut power at the junction box and advised pool management to have an electrician install a breaker to the outlet.

A propane cylinder was leaking from a pressure relief valve in a Brambach Road resident's yard July 19. The resident said the tank had just been filled two days earlier. Firefighters bled the tank until it stopped leaking.

This week, firefighters responded to 22 false fire and carbon monoxide alarms caused by device malfunction, construction dust, cooking smoke, technicians' work, batteries being changed and accidental manual activation.

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Police Report: Garth Road Woman Bitten by Dog; Speeding Driver Arrested on Post Road

turkeyQRDog bite: A Garth Road woman reported being bitten by a dog while she was taking a leisurely walk on School Lane July 24. The dog that bit her was part of a pair of dogs being walked by a 19-year-old School Lane boy. According to the woman, the dog lunged at her and bit her left wrist and forearm as she crossed paths with the boy near Brown Road. The boy gave the woman his contact information, and she returned home to meet her husband and drive to police headquarters to file a report. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps evaluated the woman's injuries. She refused transport to the hospital and said she would follow up at an urgent care medical center. Patrol contacted the dog's owner, who was a parent of the 19-year-old boy. The boy, the dog (named Charlie) and the boy's parents responded to headquarters with the dog's license and vaccination paperwork. The dog behaved in an orderly manner in front of patrol and did not seem dangerous. Patrol sent an Animal Bite Report to Westchester County Department of Health and informed the Garth Road woman that the dog's vaccination record was up to date.

Vehicle and traffic arrest
While conducting traffic enforcement on Post Road at 5:45 p.m., July 29, police noticed a car speed by at approximately 48 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone. Police pulled behind the car and initiated a traffic stop. The driver told police he did not realize he was traveling at the rate of speed that patrol measured. The driver did not present a driver's license but told police he had a license. Patrol did a DMV check of the driver's name and learned the driver's driving privileges had been suspended with three suspensions on three separate dates. Additionally, there was an active warrant for the driver, issued out of New York City. The driver –Woodraw Yoon, 33, of Yonkers – was arrested and taken to headquarters. Yoon was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speeding in zone and operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver. Scarsdale police notified the warrant unit of NYPD that Yoon was in custody in Scarsdale. A NYPD warrant officer stated the warrant unit could not pick up Yoon until Monday, July 31. Scarsdale police informed NYPD that Yoon could not be held in Scarsdale until July 31. Yoon was released on $250 cash bail, paid by Yoon and his father. Yoon was issued an appearance ticket for Village Justice Court, returnable on August 2, and Yoon was instructed to follow up with NYPD.

Arrest on warrant
On July 25, Richard Fabio Westphal, 40, of Scarsdale, was arrested on the strength of an active bench warrant issued out of Scarsdale on Feb. 18, 2009. Westphal was picked up by Scarsdale detectives after Westphal's release from Westchester County Jail on an unrelated matter. Village Justice Court was contacted, and Westphal was released on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket issued for July 26.

911
Police called a Quaker Ridge woman after a 911 call was abandoned July 25. The woman said everything was OK, but dispatch heard her casually say, "Get out of my car" before the call ended. Police went to the scene. The woman's teenage daughter was sitting in the woman's car, refusing to get out after having a disagreement with her mother and father. Patrol helped mediate the situation, and the daughter got out of the car and went inside the house. The woman said she would follow up with a private counselor in the morning regarding an ongoing emotional issue with her daughter.

Just friends
A woman reported being "harassed" by a former employee of a village center deli July 28. According to the woman, the former employee used to chat with her and her friends at the deli. He sent her pictures and messages on Instagram in the past. He sent her a message stating, "How are you?" and a picture of a heart. She responded by saying, "I think you are a nice guy and [have] always been so friendly towards me; however, I think you're getting the wrong idea. [I'm] more than happy to be your friend, but it does make me feel uncomfortable receiving direct messages from you." The former employee responded, "I understand and am sorry if I gave you the wrong idea as well." The woman told police she saw the former employee outside he deli on July 28, and he approached her, said hello and walked away. The woman said she "felt funny" seeing the former employee and wanted to document the incident.

Welfare check
Police checked the welfare of Post Road kids and determined everything was in good order July 30.

Cars and roadways
A Cushman Road woman called police because a man was knocking at her door after 8 p.m., July 24, and his Honda CRV was parked in her driveway. Patrol spoke with the man and learned he was at the wrong address. He was looking for a house on Cushman Road, in White Plains.

Patrol helped a woman pick up her child from a River Road house while tree removal crews were working in the road to remedy a tree that was in danger of falling July 25.

Motorists were stuck inside the Popham Road CVS parking garage because the gate would not open July 28. Patrol contacted Freightway garage attendants, who manage the CVS garage. Attendants were able to open the gate and allow cars to exit.

A woman on Stonehouse Road told police she could not find her car July 28. Patrol located the car parked on Autenreith Road and provided her with a courtesy ride to retrieve her car.

Police arranged a tow for a disabled car on Butler Road July 28.

The highway department was notified about a fallen tree at Fenimore Road and the Bronx River Parkway July 28. The falling tree damaged a streetlight and a staircase railing.

Patrol contacted the owner of a car parked on Pinecrest Road with its lights on July 29. The owner said it must have been a mistake. So, he turned the lights off.

Police notified Verizon about a fallen phone wire and branch on Greenacres Avenue July 29.

Police removed broken beer bottles and glass shards from Mamaroneck Road July 30.

Five car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Animals
A Johnson Road woman called police because a squirrel was loose in her house July 24. The squirrel ran under her kitchen counter. Patrol canvassed the kitchen for the squirrel, but it was not to be found. Instead, patrol discovered a hole at the bottom of some kitchen cabinets. This appeared to be the access point for the squirrel. The woman said she was waiting for an exterminator to come to the house and remedy the situation.

A Montrose Road woman reported "an unusual animal with wings" was on her front lawn July 28. She thought the animal might be "sick." Upon arrival, patrol observed a healthy wild turkey on the woman's driveway. The woman said her nanny had put out birdseed for the turkey. Patrol advised the woman to refrain from feeding the turkey, as food would only encourage the turkey to return.

Civil matter
On July 27, a Black Birch Lane man told police he had contracted with a moving company that allegedly charged him more than double the estimate to move the man's furniture. The company was allegedly holding the man's furniture at a warehouse in Queens, demanding payment of $4,000. Police advised the man that his complaint was a civil matter.

On July 25, a Webster Road man said he paid his gardener approximately $750 to replaced a yard fence but the gardener has not yet performed the work. The check was given to the gardener in April, and the gardener started the work. However, the man was concerned because he had not seen the gardener since June 3. Two weeks ago, the man contacted the gardener, and the gardener said he was experiencing domestic issues with his wife but would come to fix the fence as soon as possible. The Webster Road man asked police to help him get in touch with the gardener, and he suggested the gardener might have been arrested for something. Police tried to reach the gardener by phone, but the attempts were unsuccessful. Police advised the man that it was a civil matter and informed him about possible options.

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on Fox Meadow Road July 25, Carthage Road July 26 and Fox Meadow Road July 27.

After a neighbor complained about noise, police asked a Leatherstocking Lane party host to lower the volume of music July 29.

Kids were having a noisy outdoor party at Heathcote and Carthage roads July 29. Patrol cautioned them about noise disturbance, and the kids agreed to move their party indoors.

An Olmsted Road man turned down loud music at 12:30 a.m., July 30, after neighbors complained.

Lost and found
A caller reported losing a black wallet somewhere in the village July 27. It contained cash and a gift card.

A man reported losing his wallet on Magnolia Road July 27. He left his contact information with police in case the wallet was found.

On July 29, a Fairview Road resident found cash on the road and gave it to police.

Firefighters
A Madison Road homeowner reported a problem with the igniter on her stovetop July 24. The igniter was stuck in the "on" position, and natural gas was leaking from the stovetop. Firefighters turned off power to the stove and advised the homeowner to seek repair.

Firefighters were unable to identify the source of a reported unusual odor in a Paddington Road garage July 25.

Leaking propane tanks for a Murray Hill Road generator were shut off by firefighters who were investigating a reported outdoor gas odor July 30. The homeowner was advised to repair the generator.

The electric motor of an attic fan in a Hampton Road house was causing an electrical burning odor July 30. Firefighters determined the motor had short-circuited and overheated. Firefighters advised the homeowner to replace the motor.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village and on the Bronx River Parkway. They responded to eight false fire and carbon monoxide alarms, caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, construction dust and hair dryer heat.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 24-30 was compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Tree Slices Through House on Gorham Court in Greenacres

9GorhamCourtOn July 14, police responded to a report of a large tree falling and striking a Gorham Court house. The tree, which fell from the backyard, struck the house, cut through the roof and came to rest between the first and second floors. An exterior wall, the roof and an interior stairwell were compromised. Windows were broken. Police, firefighters, Con Edison, the water department and the building department responded to evaluate the scene. Since the house was vacant and for sale, police contacted the real estate agent who notified the owner. All utilities were shut off for safety. Firefighters sealed the exposed areas of the house with tarps, staples and caution tape. The building department determined the tree was located on private property and did not belong to the village.

Stolen money
On July 12, an Immaculate Heart of Mary church official reported that four lock boxes and a candle stand were damaged. Approximately $200 was stolen from the lock boxes. Investigation showed that a parishioner unlocked the lock boxes at approximately 6 a.m. and left them in good order, with nothing missing, at 7:15 a.m. when mass ended. At 8:30 a.m., it was determined that money had been stolen from the lock boxes. Polices estimated that the theft occurred sometime between 7:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Stolen box
A caller reported seeing two men get out of green four-door Acura parked on Bradley Road and approach a Bradley Road house around 8:15 p.m., July 14. They proceeded to take a small brown box from the front porch, get back in the car and drive away. The caller said the occupants of the house had passed away, and the house was empty and for sale.

Shoplifting
An employee of LF Stores on Boniface Circle reported a pair of jeans was stolen from the store July 13. Police are following up.

Car break-in
A Colonial Road woman reported approximately five dollars in charge was missing from her Lincoln Navigator July 15. She told police her husband was out of town, and she wanted to discuss the matter with him before filing an official report.

Domestic matters
A father called police to report he was having a heated argument with his son, and he asked his son to leave July 14. When police got to the house, the father said his son had already left the house. While police were still on scene, the son returned and apologized for his behavior.

A woman walked into headquarters and asked to do a custody exchange at headquarters July 15. She refused to provide any pedigree information. She then asked for the address of the Greenburgh Police Department and left.

Welfare check
A caller reported her daughter is a friend of a person who recently posted on Facebook that he wanted to commit suicide July 15. The caller asked police to check the person's welfare. Police are following up. The matter is confidential.

Altercation
On July 17, police responded to a group home on Post Road because of a physical altercation between two residents. Police learned that while one woman was in the kitchen cooking dinner, another woman entered the kitchen, confronted the "cook" and began to scratch the cook's arms because she was allegedly upset over a change in the kitchen's cleaning schedule. Staff separated both women. The aggressor was unable to clearly communicate with police because she was "in an altered mental state." To address the altered mental state, Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps took the woman to White Plains Hospital Center. A NY State Mental Hygiene Emergency Admission form was filled out by police, and the woman was monitored by two security guards at the hospital. The cook, who sustained scratches to her arm, refused medical attention.

Doorbell
On July 10, a Greenaces Avenue resident reported someone was "attempting to enter her home" and continuously ringing the doorbell. The person was described as driving a gray Toyota Prius. Police found the person and the car. The person was a pizza deliveryman and had mistakenly gone to the wrong house.

Fire hydrant
A Lincoln Road fire hydrant was found to be leaking water July 15. A nearby resident reported hearing a loud bang, possibly from an auto strike, near the hydrant shortly before it was found leaking. Firefighters were called to evaluate the integrity of the fire hydrant, and the water department shut off the hydrant's water supply.

Car horn
An Overhill Road resident called police at 3:40 a.m., July 11, reporting that his car alarm was sounding outside, but he did not know why. Upon arrival at the scene, police saw a young man standing outside a car in a driveway. He said he had been knocking on his parents' door, but they did not hear him. He said he then started using the car horn, in an attempt to wake them and get them to come to the door. Dispatch contacted the caller and explained the situation. The caller came to the door and let his son into the house.

Rock
An Overhill Road woman reported a large, basketball-sized rock suddenly appeared in her yard July 11. Police determined the rock had most likely gotten loose and rolled down from a stone retaining wall at the back of the woman's property.

Cones
A Richbell Road resident reported someone put orange traffic cones in front of his driveway, thus preventing his landscaper from entering his property July 12. Upon arrival, police spoke with a Con Edison foreman subcontracted to repair a gas leak in the street. He said he moved the cones as soon as he realized the landscaper needed to get access to the property. Patrol contacted the resident and updated her about the misunderstanding.

Turtlesturtle
A library employee reported an individual was fishing turtles out of the Audrey Hochberg pond to take them home and eat them July 12. Police went to the pond and spoke with the library employee to get more information. The library employee said he saw a man with white hair and two young girls with blonde hair, approximately seven years old, fishing turtles out of the pond with a fishing net. When the employee approached the family and inquired about their activities, the man allegedly said they were going to eat the turtles. By the time the employee entered the library to report the incident, the family had already left the pond.

Tennis
A man accused of giving tennis lessons on the Scarsdale Middle School tennis courts without a permit told police he was "only practicing and playing the game." There was no one with him when police investigated the accusations, reported by a caller.

Suspicious men
A Murray Hill Road woman reported a suspicious conversation with two tall, skinny, white men, with dark bushy hair, in their twenties July 16. According to the woman, the family dog ran out of the house and toward the road where the men were walking. The woman's daughter ran after the dog and called to the men to help her with the dog. One man was wearing black pants and a red shirt. The other man was wearing black pants and a black shirt. The woman said they were possibly identical twins. As the dog approached the men, one of them pulled out a pocketknife and told the daughter, "You're lucky. I almost stabbed your dog." The daughter then apologized, and the men left the area. Police canvassed the area but could not find the men

Road rage
On July 12, a female driver reported a male driver interacted with her by aggressively honking his horn while the female driver was waiting for the green arrow before making a left turn from Popham Road onto Scarsdale Avenue. The woman said there is a lack of visibility at the Popham Road Bridge, and she felt more comfortable waiting for the green arrow. After she made the left turn and parked her car on Scarsdale Avenue, the male driver pulled his car next to her, yelled at her and drove away. Patrol advised the woman that Village Code prevents excessive and unnecessary noise, including horn honking. However, since patrol did not observe the horn honking, patrol stated there was no requirement for police action. The woman insisted that the incident be documented for two reasons. First, she said she wanted to discuss the safety of the traffic light and the left turn at that intersection with Village Hall. Second, she said she wanted to make sure police were aware of the situation that she experienced because it could occur with other motorists in the future. She suggested police could be proactive in preventing similar incidents in the future. Patrol advised that Scarsdale police heavily patrol that area of the village; however, there are sometimes traffic infractions that occur without patrol seeing them.

Cars and roadways
Patrol moved a large tree limb from Bell and Sprague roads July 10.

Patrol was unable to push a very heavy fallen tree limb from White Road, due to its weight, July 10. Patrol snapped off numerous smaller branches to make the road passable. The highway department was notified for removal.

Police removed a tire from Fox Meadow Road July 10.

A caller reported a white BMW parked "by the overpass on Bypass, near someone's backyard" with two men standing near the car July 10. Patrol spoke with the men and they said they were doing a photo shoot for online sales in the area. No criminal activity was observed, and the men left the area.

Parking summonses were issued to illegally parked cars on Ferncliff, Drake and Sunset roads July 11.

Police removed wooden scaffolding boards from the roadway at Weaver Street and Palmer Avenue July 11. The manager of the construction site was advised.

Police advised a skateboarder on Post Road to use the sidewalk for safety July 12.

Patrol issued a parking summons to an illegally parked landscaping truck on Heathcote Road July 12.

Patrol advised Verizon about a low-hanging utility wire on Weaver Street July 12.

A tree branch fell on Brite Avenue and brought down wires July 14. Con Edison was notified.
Nine car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Village code

Police issued summonses to landscapers for using gas-powered leaf blowers on Fenimore and Drake roads July 10, Church Lane and Heathcote Road July 11 and Crane Road July 15.

A noise complaint about activity on Saxon Woods Golf Course was referred to Westchester County Police at 11:45 p.m., July 15.
A Honda CRV's car alarm was sounding in a Madison Road driveway at 4 a.m., July 16, and a neighbor called police to complain about the noise. All doors were locked, and there was no sign of criminal activity. Police knocked on the house door numerous times, but no one answered. While police were on scene, the car's battery died, thus silencing the alarm.

Lost and found
A village resident reported his car's license plate fell off his car and got lost somewhere in the village July 12.

On July 11, a Brook Lane resident reported he donated his car to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and later realized the license plates had been left on the car. The plates have now been deemed lost.

Police found a driver's license on Weaver Street, contacted the owner and returned the license July 16.

Firefighters
Firefighters extinguished a small bag of rubbish on fire at the end of a Boulevard driveway July 10. They overhauled the area and confirmed there was no extension of the fire.

Firefighters responded to a report of smoldering mulch on Carthage Road July 10. Firefighters determined the mulch was naturally off-gassing.

An electrician working in a Continental Road house asked the fire department to check an alarm system that was not working July 10. Firefighters observed a hardwired system that had been damaged and would not turn off. Firefighters helped the resident call the alarm company and arrange for replacement of the system. In the meantime, the system was disconnected to silence the alarm.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison and checked apartments for possible gas after a gas odor was detected in an apartment building on Chateaux Circle July 10.

Firefighters responded to an automatic alarm in a Garden Road house July 11. There, firefighters found a light smoke condition due to a pot being left on the stove. They removed the pot, searched the house for occupants and ventilated the house.

Firefighters assisted Con Edison with safety precautions related to the repair of an underground gas leak in a house service line on Secor Road July 11.

A worker's hand got stuck in a fence on Tunstall Road July 11. Before firefighters arrived, the worker's hand was safely released by police.

A contractor working on Sherbrooke Road called Con Edison because he felt the gas line was not properly marked July 12.

A Kent Road resident asked firefighters to help a small rabbit get out of a deep window well on her property July 12. The rabbit was attempting to jump out of the window well, but it could not jump high enough. Firefighters went into the window well and removed the rabbit to a grassy area of the yard. The rabbit appeared uninjured and quickly hopped away.

After a Secor Road resident complained of a possible natural gas odor in her house, firefighters checked the house and confirmed there were no natural gas readings there July 12. There was ongoing excavation and work on natural gas mains nearby in the street; so firefighters deduced this Con Edison work was the source of the odor.

A car was leaking oil on Brewster Road July 13. Firefighters applied Speedy Dri to the spill. The car was awaiting a tow.

A Richbell Road resident accidentally got locked out of her house July 13. Firefighters verified the resident's identity and helped her get back in the house.

Police asked firefighters to helped silence an audible exterior alarm at a Stonewall Lane house July 13.

A Mamaroneck Road resident reported an electrical problem with the air conditioning unit in her house July 14. She said the unit was not working and the circuit breakers for the unit were tripped at the electrical panel. When the resident turned the breakers back to the "on" position, an electrical short with a small flame shot from a metal box mounted on the wall next to the main electrical panel. Firefighters turned the breakers back to the "off" position and used a thermal imaging camera to check for any abnormal heat extending from the metal box. None was detected. The resident was advised to keep the breaker in the "off" position and contact an electrician to check the system.

Firefighters helped police silence a malfunctioning car alarm on Harvest Drive by disconnecting the car's battery July 14.


Elevated levels of carbon monoxide were detected in a Cushman Road house July 16. Firefighters evacuated the house and searched for the source of the carbon monoxide. Readings were found to be highest in the basement, at the bottom of the stairwell. Firefighters shut down appliances and utilities in the basement, ventilated the house and stood by for Con Edison.


This week, firefighters assisted at four car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 19 false alarms caused by device malfunction, construction dust, cooking smoke and accidental activation.

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

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