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Police Report: Cleaning Woman Arrested for Stealing Checks, Burglary on Tisdale Road

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On Feb. 15, police arrested Nefalif Valverde, 22, of the Bronx, on a charge of petit larceny. She is accused of stealing bank checks, valued at $2,300.50, from a Corell Road homeowner. She allegedly stole the checks while providing a cleaning service for the homeowner.

Burglary
On Feb. 17, police were called to a Tisdale Road house on the report of a burglary. The homeowner said she came home with her daughter and found the house's front and side doors open. They went through the house and found drawers and cabinets open throughout the house. Jewelry, an antique coin collection and other personal property were missing. According to the police report, some of the jewelry had been in a box located behind a living room curtain, which was now determined missing. Among the stolen pieces of jewelry were a $12,000 gold Hermes watch, a $20,000 two-carat diamond engagement ring, a $10,000 Ebel gold watch and a $1,000 gold wedding band. Police are following up. Later that day, while investigating the burglary, police found a credit card belonging to the homeowner's daughter outside the house. Patrol returned the credit card to the daughter.

Shoplifting
On Feb. 16, the manager of Decicco's Marketplace, on East Parkway, reported a customer was shoplifting from the store. The manager followed the customer to her car in the Christie Place garage, where he said he observed her placing unknown items underneath her front seat. The manager told police he has reason to believe the woman, from Yonkers, has been shoplifting from the store for an extended period of time. Patrol asked him if he saw the woman steal items from the store that day, and he said "no." Patrol advised the manager he could call back and file a report if he observed items missing from the store or if surveillance video captured images of the shoplifting. Patrol asked the woman if she would consent to a search of her car, and she said "no."

Stolen
On Feb. 17, a Cooper Road resident reported his credit card, Social Security card and $40 cash were stolen from his wallet sometime during the past two days. After realizing the credit card was missing, the man discovered four fraudulent charges, totaling approximately $600, had been made on the card.

Computer scam
On Feb. 14, a Wakefield Road woman reported $200 had been stolen from her bank account. She said that on Jan. 25, she contacted what she believed was Amazon.com by phone. She wanted to inquire about a return and asked to speak with a representative. While speaking with representative, the rep said there was a "problem" and he referred her to a person at another telephone number. The person at the other number told the woman he had to access her computer remotely. After an hour on the phone with the person who had remote access to her computer, the woman was told that she would have to pay $200 to "fix the problem." At that point, the woman felt something was not right, and she shut down her computer and informed police. Now, several weeks later, she observed two unauthorized $100 charges against her bank account.

Electric bill scam
The owner of a Christie Place salon reported receiving a call from someone purporting to be from Con Edison Feb. 16. The person told her that her electricity would be turned off if she did not pay "her bill" that day. The person instructed her to purchase a $500 MoneyPak card, which she did. The person then instructed her to provide him with the identification and pin numbers on the back of the MoneyPak card in order to pay the bill. At that time, the owner realized this incident was probably a scam, and she did not provide the person with any further information. Thus, she did not incur any financial loss.

Hacking
A Johnson Road business owner reported that his company's mobile communications app was hacked, and a total of $5,911.57 in calls were fraudulently made using customers' accounts, without their permission, on his service. The business owner refunded his customers. He needed a police report to proceed with a fraud investigation with IDT Domestic Telecom, the vendor that connected the fraudulent international calls.

Identity theft
On Feb. 19, a Chateaux Circle woman reported her identifying informed had been used to make multiple unauthorized purchases on her Macy's credit card. The seven transactions totaled $2,205.10 and were made at the Roosevelt Field Macy's location. She closed the account and reported the fraud to Macy's. Police advised her to notify the credit reporting agencies and monitor her accounts.

EZ Pass
On Feb. 18, an Ardmore Road woman reported her parked and unlocked car had been entered on Feb. 17. Her windshield-mounted EZ Pass was found on the front seat, and her rear passenger dome light was on. Nothing appeared to have been taken from the car. Officers examined the car, and determined that no larceny attempt had occurred. Cash and sunglasses were in plain sight inside the car, and these items were left undisturbed.

Homeless
A 36-year-old homeless man entered the post office lobby because he was cold during the early morning hours of Feb. 12. When post office employees arrived, they told the man he must leave before the post office opened at 8:30 a.m. Police asked the man where he was going to go, and the man said he would not go to a shelter. He said he had already been to 10 shelters and the people there "hurt his feelings." He said he had money to take the train, and he planned to go to either New York City or White Plains.

Hole
Police taped off an area around a hole near the sidewalk and grassy area at Post and Huntington roads Feb. 12. The highway department was notified for repair. On Feb. 16, due to further damp conditions, a "no turn on red" sign near the hole was starting to lean. Highway workers removed the sign and placed it on the ground, pending repair. They barricaded the area until maintenance can be completed.

Bag
A caller reported a suspicious blue bag left outside on Popham Road business for over an hour Feb. 13. Patrol spoke with an employee who said the bag contained laundry and had been placed outdoors for pickup. Patrol advised the employee to keep the bag inside the office to avoid further concerns.

Food trucks
Patrol was called to mediate a dispute between two food truck vendors who arrived to sell food at the same construction site on Morris Lane Feb. 14. Police confirmed that both vendors had valid permits to sell food in the village. Patrol recommended that the vendors agree on an arrangement between themselves in order to both work successfully in the village and avoid future incidents.

Pictures
The principal of Greenacres School reported a man was seen outside the school taking pictures, allegedly of students during morning drop off Feb. 15. A school aide asked him to stop taking pictures and leave. The man did not respond due to a purported language barrier. The aide was able to photograph the man and his car. Patrol checked the license plate of the car, and it came back to a local resident. Patrol went to the resident's house, and the man photographed by the aide answered the door. Due to a language barrier, the man requested that his son-in-law come to the door. Patrol spoke with the son-in-law, who reported that his father-in-law was visiting from China. That morning, the father-in-law took his grandchildren to school and took pictures of them going into the school. Police reported this information back to the principal of Greenacres School. Everything was determined to be in good order.

Bicycles
A caller informed police about a girls' purple bicycle on the ground near the entrance to the park on Potter Road Feb. 13. The bike was unchained and dirty. It appeared to have been there for an extended period of time. Patrol removed the bike and took it back to headquarters, where it was vouchered as found property.

Police took note of a bicycle locked to a street sign for several days on Woodland Place Feb. 16. Notes had been left on the bicycle Feb. 9, but they were unanswered. Patrol cut the bike's lock and unchained it from its location against a street sign. The bicycle was taken to headquarters and vouchered as lost property.

Scofflaw
Police encountered a parked car with scofflaw status on Scarsdale Avenue Feb. 14. The owner of the car returned before the impound tow truck arrived. Police advised the owner he owed $490 in parking fines to the Village. The owner said he would go to Village Justice Court to address the issue.

Cars and roadways
The highway department was notified about a pothole on Mamaroneck and Secor roads Feb. 12.
Police stood by while a motorist with a flat tire waited for a tow on Post Road Feb. 12.
Three drivers sustained flat tires from a pothole on Heathcote Road Feb. 12. Patrol was informed and placed traffic cones around the hole. The highway department was dispatched to repair the pothole. However, in the meantime, a fourth driver sustained a flat tire from it.
Police stood by while a motorist with a disabled car waited for a tow on Post Road Feb. 13.
A driver ran out of gas on Post Road Feb. 14. Police stood by until the driver's wife returned to the car with gasoline.
On Feb. 16, police called a tow for a disabled car on Post Road.
Police temporarily closed a lane on Post Road while a car's tire was being changed Feb. 17.
A caller advised of a teenage boy in a car acting out against an older female driver on Heathcote Road Feb. 17. The car was heading in the direction of Weaver Street. Police canvassed the area for the car but did not locate it. New Rochelle police were also informed.
A Con Edison wire fell at Kensington and Chesterfield roads Feb. 18. Police notified Con Edison and taped off the area.
Patrol informed the highway department about a broken street light on Heathcote Road Feb. 18.
Patrol informed the water department about a damaged water main cover on Myrtledale Road Feb. 18.
Patrol removed branches from Heathcote and Duck Pond roads and placed caution tape on low-hanging wires Feb. 18. Verizon was notified.
Three car accidents were reported in the village this week, one involving a police car with activated lights and sirens and a 2014 Nissan on Heathcote Road Feb. 13.

Civil matter
On Feb. 16, a Madison Road resident reported he had done business with someone and was having trouble getting paid. That customer allegedly bounced a check and was refusing to pay him. Police advised him it was a civil matter. As a courtesy, patrol attempted to contact the customer, but the attempt was not successful.

Dogs
Police reunited a lost dog, found near the high school, and its owner Feb. 12. The owner was issued a verbal warning.

Police reunited two dogs with their Secor Road owner and issued a verbal warning for having dogs at large Feb. 18.

Village code
Police gave a verbal warning to a contractor working with a power saw at a construction site on Sheldrake Road at 7:45 a.m. Police explained village code regarding noise and designated hours of work.

Lost and found
Police identified and located the owner of a wallet found on Depot Place Feb. 12. The owner, from Greenburgh, picked up his wallet from police.
On Feb. 16, a Palmer Avenue resident reported $5,000 missing from her house. The resident later found the cash.
On Feb. 19, a Carthage Road woman brought a watch to headquarters. She said she found it outside in a grassy area at Wayside Lane and Paddington Road while walking her dog Feb. 16. Police vouchered it as lost property at headquarters.

Firefighters
According to Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 34 incidents, including car accidents and EMS assists, last week. Seymour shared details about the following events, below.

On Feb. 14, a burning odor in a Fox Meadow Road house was determined to be caused by a burnt light ballast. Firefighters removed the bulb and advised the resident to replace it.

While in the area after the light ballast call, on Feb. 14, firefighters detected an outdoor natural gas odor coming from a curb box on Fox Meadow Road. Firefighters notified Con Edison and stood by.

Firefighters were dispatched to Heathcote Road for a report of a child locked in a bedroom Feb. 17. The child was talking to his caregiver through the door and was calm. Firefighters were able to open the door's lock without causing damage.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Feb. 12-18 has been compiled from official information.

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