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news Bernardini 0152 Thoroughbred stallion in paddockOn July 14, a 32-year-old New Jersey Avenue woman reported she was “scammed” out of $2,000 by a man and woman who claimed to work for Chase Bank. She met the man, who called himself “Danny,” on a website called “Plenty of Fish.” “Danny” claimed to be the manager of a local Chase Bank branch in Scarsdale. On July 14, the woman was scheduled to meet “Danny” at the branch and open a checking account. He contacted the woman and told her to wait outside with the money she brought to open the account. He told her he would send his intern out to greet her and collect her money. She waited in her car, and a dark-skinned woman with long red braids came out to the car with a deposit ticket and $1,000 cash that allegedly belonged to “Danny.” Danny had reportedly told the woman she would earn more incentives and he would earn a greater commission if she opened the checking account with a greater amount of cash. While in the car, the woman wrote her name and the alleged deposit amount needed to open the checking account. The alleged intern then left the car with the woman’s money, the deposit slip and headed towards Chase Bank. When the woman attempted top catch up with the alleged intern, she lost sight of her. The woman attempted to call “Danny,” but the calls went to voicemail. Police are following up.

Dead on arrival
On July 14, a real estate agent checking on a Gaylor Road house discovered a dead 53-year-old man in the house. No further information was provided.

An 88-year-old Webster Road man died in his sleep at home July 15.

A woman reported someone entered her BMW parked in Merchant’s lot and stole her $350 Lenovo laptop computer sometime between 1:08 and 1: 35 p.m., July 10. She was interviewing for a job at a local business at the time. There was no damage or signs of forced entry to the car.

A black “State” bicycle, valued at $450, was reported stolen from a Chateaux Circle basement storage cage July 11. The padlock to the cage had been pried open. The bicycle was last seen in the cage on July 8. Police are following up.

Identity theft
On July 11, a Broadmoor Road resident reported an unknown person attempted to fraudulently open two lines of credit and a debit and checking account, in his name, with Key Bank. The attempts were unsuccessful.

On July 11, a Harwood Court psychologist reported receiving threatening phone calls and emails on July 10. They were from a former female patient whom the psychologist first saw in her Newburgh, NY, office in June. The threats included language in which the former patient stated she would “choke you until you can’t breathe.” The former 55-year-old patient is a resident of Marlboro, NY.

Bias incident in Greenburgh
Greenburgh police notified Scarsdale police of a swastika symbol found on a pedestrian bridge crossing over the Bronx River Parkway in Greenburgh. Scarsdale police checked temples and churches along the BRP corridor and found no evidence of bias incidents in the village.

“Joe Blow”
On July 10, a caller requested to speak with a police officer or the chief. When asked who was calling, the caller identified himself as “Joe Blow.” He then reported the demolition of a Fairview Road property and alleged “workers were not controlling the blowing dust.” Patrol investigated the site and did not see any demolition in progress. Adequate hoses were on site and being used to wet down materials to mitigate dust.

Welfare check
Police helped a home health aide gain access to an Aspen Road house and checked the welfare of the Aspen Road woman who lived there July 10. Everything was in good order.

A Fox Meadow woman was worried about her husband who allegedly left the house in an agitated state July 14. Police contacted the husband and determined he was in good condition.

A Hillview Drive resident reported an unknown woman left an envelope containing $100 cash, addressed to an unknown person, on her doorstep July 15. The unknown woman was described as an Asian woman driving a white Kia with a white male passenger in the car. The resident said she would hold onto the envelope, addressed to “Dale” from the “Humans” for a few days in case someone attempted to claim it. If not one claimed the money, the resident said she would turn it over to police.

An employee of Hoff Barthelson Music School reported a Hispanic man, approximately 5’1” tall with black hair and of medium build, looking into the windows of parked cars in the parking lot around 5:45 p.m., July 10. When approached, the man allegedly “went on his phone and started walking fast towards School Lane.” At that time, a gray car, described as a possible Cadillac sedan with fancy rims, came quickly down the street. The man got inside, and the car sped away. Police searched the area, but the suspect was gone. Police are following up.

Civil matters
On July 10, a woman reported she was charged for 13 gallons of gas to “fill up” her tank at Scarsdale Avenue station, but she believed she received less gasoline because the next day her gas gauge was “low,” and she filled up her car with $10 of gas at another gas station. She then went to the Scarsdale Avenue station and demanded her money back. The attendant showed her the receipt that stated she received 13 gallons of gas and told her that was the correct and documented amount of gas received. The attendant told her she could address the issue with the gas station manager when he returned from vacation.

On July 13, a man alleged that a jewelry dealer who lives in the village switched the diamond in a ring during an appraisal at the dealer’s home. The man said he bought the alleged 3.1 carat diamond ring for $10,000 wholesale from the dealer 30 years in the past, during a time when the man was doing plumbing work in the dealer’s house. The man said he brought the ring back to the dealer for a formal appraisal in May. The appraisal intake slip described the ring as a 3.5 carat ring based on an initial eye test with a magnifying glass. When the man picked up the ring approximately two weeks later, both he and his wife felt the stone looked different. The stone was officially weighed at 2.79 carats. The dealer said the initial description of the ring’s size and weight was only an estimate based on a visual evaluation. Furthermore, since the stone was flat on top, the dealer said it could therefore look larger than it actually was. The dealer said he did not wish to do future business with the man and to pursue the matter in civil court should the man wish to do so.

Cars and roadways
A truck driver accidentally backed onto a Secor Road lawn, and the truck stalled there July 9. A mechanic was en route to repair the truck when police came upon the scene.

On July 10, patrol spoke with an official of a Wayside Lane church to advise the official that congregants should refrain from parking in the Wayside Tennis Court lot on Sundays. The official said he would make an announcement.

On July 11, police impounded an abandoned 2012 Honda Civic parked on Rock Creek Lane. The car was registered to a NYC man.

Pending the arrival of a technician, police erected portable stop signs at an malfunctioning traffic light at Heathcote Road and Morris Lane July 13.

Highway workers were notified about a large fallen branch on Ogden Road July 14.

A Meadow Road fire hydrant was reported to be off its base July 15. The water department was notified.

One car was legally repossessed in the village this week.

Twelve car accidents were reported in the village this week.

A raccoon was reported to be walking slowly and hissing during daylight on Boulevard and Sprague Road July 9. Patrol went to the area and found the raccoon on Sprague Road. Patrol observed the animal attempt to climb a tree, but the raccoon could not maintain its balance and fell out of the tree. Patrol shot and killed the sick raccoon, and sanitation workers disposed of the carcass.

A horse got loose from Boulder Brook Stables and was running on Mamaroneck Road July 9. Staff was underway and caught up with the horse. They brought the horse back without causing a disturbance.

A skunk was observed beneath a Jefferson Road grill July 10. Police gave the homeowner trappers’ phone numbers.

As per New Rochelle police, sanitation workers were called to address a road condition involving a dead animal on Weaver Street July 11.

A Carman Road woman reported a dead rabbit on her driveway July 12. She alleged someone intentionally killed and placed the rabbit there. The claims were unsubstantiated. Police investigated the rabbit and determined it suffered major trauma to the rear of its body, such as from being hit by a car. Furthermore, police hypothesized the rabbit crawled to its final resting place in the woman’s driveway after being hit by a car. Requests for video surveillance of the house and driveway, which would have substantiated the woman’s claims of a stalker placing the rabbit on her driveway, were denied.

Police caught a loose Tisdale Road dog and notified its owner July 12. The owner was issued a summons for having a dog at large.

Sanitation workers were notified about a dead raccoon on Weaver Street July 13.

Raccoons exhibiting odd behavior, suspect of possibly having rabies, were reported on Lyons and Bell roads July 14.

A coyote was observed in a Sheldrake Road yard July 15.

Lost and found
On July 9, a Nelson Road man reported the diamond from his wife’s engagement ring fell out of her ring and got lost while they were attending the Davis Park 4th of July parade on July 4.

A police officer found an iPad on Wayside Lane in the area of Paddington Road July 9. It was vouchered at headquarters for safekeeping.

On July 9, a man reported losing his driver’s license somewhere on Christie Place July 6.
On July 10, a Huntington Avenue woman reported losing the front license plate from her car.

A Heathcote Road woman reported losing a license plate July 12.

On July 12, a man reported losing his driver’s license somewhere in the village July 10.

An unattended rental Lime Bike was retrieved from Meadow Road July 12. Lime Bike was contacted for pickup.

A 3-5-inch address book found in Chase Road Park was given to police July 12.

Patrol attempted to find the owner’s contact information and called her. A voicemail was left regarding the found address book.

A passerby found a blue floral-print purse and gave it to police in village center July 13. It contained personal papers and 12 cents. Patrol left a message for the owner, as identified through papers in the purse. The purse was vouchered at headquarters for safekeeping.

On July 13, a Webster Road man reported his medication was missing for several days. He declined to specify the brand and type of the medication. In the presence of his parents, he then told police he did not want to file a formal report.

Village code
A man soliciting for a pest removal company on Meadow Road was advised he needed a permit to solicit in the village July 11.

On July 13, police issued landscapers summonses for using gas-powered equipment in violation of village code on Ferncliff Road.

Police dispersed noisy kids from Boulevard after dark July 13.

Neighbors complained about barking dogs on Meadow Road July 14. Patrol advised the dogs’ owner, and the dogs were brought inside. The owner apologized for the noise.

According to Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 28 incidents in the last week. He shared the following details.

On July 9, firefighters responded to a reported oven fire in a Dunham Road house. They determined the resident was using the oven’s self-cleaning feature and the oven was functioning normally as it generated high heat and a slight amount of smoke.
A dumpster on Central Avenue in the Midway Shopping Center caught fire July 10. Firefighters assisted Greenville firefighters extinguish the fire and check nearby buildings for extension. No extension of the fire was found in either the building’s first floor or basement. Firefighters assisted with overhaul of the trash compactor and dumpster.

Firefighters assisted with a car accident on Claremont Road July 14.

A hanging light fixture in Penn Road house caught fire and self-extinguished July 14.

Firefighters confirmed there was no extension of the fire and that surrounding structural and cosmetic areas of the house were safe. They disconnected the fixture, removed it and capped the wires. They used fans to ventilate the house.

A natural gas odor was reported inside a Saxon Woods Road building July 16. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 9-15 has been compiled from official information.

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fenimoreroadCollision of a car and a bus on Fenimore Road on Friday

On July 6, a bus carrying children from Camp Mohawk was involved in a traffic accident on Fenimore Road. The accident occurred when the 42-year-old Jamaica-Queens driver attempted to avoid two cars that came to an abrupt stop directly in front of him. This caused the driver to cross over the double yellow line and into the path of oncoming traffic on Fenimore Road. This caused his car to strike the oncoming bus, driven by a 35-year-old Yonkers man. The bus then veered to the side of the road and struck and damaged the curb. A total of seven people – including the driver and several adult passengers from the car driven by the Jamaica-Queens man were taken to Westchester Medical Center and White Plains Hospital Center for injuries, including lacerations on the head. Police and firefighters closed Fenimore Road while investigating the accident and attending to patients. Parents of the children involved in the accident were notified and arrived on scene to pick up their children.

On July 7, a 90-year-old Garth Road driver was backing out of Shaarei Tikvah’s parking lot on Fox Meadow Road and accidentally drove through shrubbery, travelled across the street and struck garage of a resident’s house, causing damage to load-bearing structures. The driver was taken to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment. Engineers for from the building department were called out to evaluate the structure.

On July 4, a 66-year-old Scarsdale driver struck a motorcyclist while making an illegal three-point turn on Boulevard. The Scarsdale motorcyclist was knocked to the ground and sustained minor injuries according to the accident report. He was taken to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment.

On July 2, an Ardmore Road man reported a locked drawer in his office had been broken into and money was stolen. The drawer was last observed closed and locked approximately two weeks prior to the man discovering the theft. There were no signs of forced entry to the house or tampering of the filing cabinet.

Identity theft
On July 5, a Brewster Road man reported someone attempted to pose as him and withdraw money from his bank account at a Chase bank branch in Texas. The individual had a fake driver’s license and a fake debit card, and he knew the last four digits of the man’s Social Security number. When the bank teller in Texas wanted to speak with the manager about the requested withdrawal, the individual left the bank.FMRoadA 90 year-old driver backed into a house on Fox Meadow Road

On July 7, a Boulevard woman reported fraudulent activity on a lost Lord and Taylor credit card. On June 19, the woman received an email from Lord and Taylor stating the card was used to make two diamond jewelry purchases at a store. The woman notified the fraud department that she did not make those purchases, and she was instructed to file a police report. The fraud department of Lord and Taylor is following up.

Domestic matter
A couple requested help in speaking with their allegedly “disrespectful” 30-year-old son who arrived at their house and would not leave. It was shortly before 3 p.m., and the couple asked police to help their son understand that he should return at 6 p.m. Patrol relayed the message, and the son left the house.

Open container
Police issued a summons to a man drinking from an open can of beer on a public sidewalk on Depot Place around 8 p.m., July 5. The man said he just bought the beer from CVS and was walking to the train station to go home. Police confiscated the can of beer as evidence.

Lock jammed
A father and son asked police to help them cut the malfunctioning cable lock on the son’s bicycle chained to a rack at Heathcote Road and Palmer Avenue July 2. With the assistance of firefighters, the cable lock was cut and the father and son took possession of the bicycle.

On July 2, Brite Avenue woman complained that her neighbor of seven years came onto her property, cut some of her plants and took some of her plants. She also said he neighbor has stared at her numerous times. According to the police log, the woman has not directly observed any of the alleged behavior, nor has she had any verbal interaction with him. Police spoke with the neighbor. He said he has had “minimal interaction” with the woman and “never stepped foot on her property.” Patrol advised the parties there was no evidence of criminal activity and the matter was a civil matter.

A Johnson Road man ran into a former neighbor in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Plaza, and the neighbor allegedly yelled at him July 5. The neighbor then sent the man a text message stating that he regretted ever meeting or interacting with the man. No threats were made. Police informed the man the matter was a civil matter.
On July 5, a Lincoln Road woman reported her neighbor’s landscaper was cutting down bushes on her property. Patrol advised her to check with Village Hall regarding the property line and the rights and responsibilities related to clearing vegetation that crosses the property line.

Ride home
Police helped call a taxi for a man walking on Post Road after dark July 2. He told police he was walking home from a restaurant and was in good condition.

Police found an abandoned LimeBike on a Rock Creek Lane yard and called Lime Bike’s customer service number to report it July 3. A representative said the bike would be retrieved within two hours.

Cars and roadways
Police called a tow service to help a driver who locked his keys in his car on East Parkway July 3.
Police helped an Ogden Road resident remove a low-hanging wire from his driveway July 3.
Highway workers cleaned up glass and debris from Walworth Avenue July 5.
Patrol notified Con Edison about a possibly compromised utility pole on Brookby Road July 5.
Police and highway workers removed an uprooted tree and addressed cracked concrete and holes on Post Road July 6. Patrol stood by to control traffic while the damages were repaired.
Patrol rolled up a loose wire on Cooper Road and placed it at the curb for sanitation pickup July 6.
Police spoke with the owner of a dog locked in a car on Palmer Avenue July 6. The owner said the window was cracked open to alleviate heat. The dog did not seem to be in distress.
Ten car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Police found a loose dog on Birchall Drive July 4. The dog was picked up by New Rochelle Humane Society.

A Park Road woman reported two friendly, loose dogs got inside her house July 5. Police caught one dog and determined it belonged to a White Plains resident. Patrol called the White Plains police animal control officer for help in catching the second dog and returning the dogs to their owner.

Lost and found
While cleaning up after a car accident on Fox Meadow Road July 7, firefighters found a “hide-a-key” box containing keys on a homeowner’s property. Firefighters asked the homeowner if the keys belonged to him, but the homeowner said “no.” Firefighters took the keys to police headquarters where they were vouchered for safekeeping.

Village code
The Saxon Grill manager shut off a speaker after a neighbor complained about loud music at 1:30 a.m., July 3.
Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered equipment in violation of village code on Fox Meadow Road July 2 and Aspen Road July 7.

Firefighters responded to 32 incidents this week, including numerous false alarms and assistance at car accidents in the village. Details of one incident are listed below.

On July 4, firefighters climbed through a second-floor window to reach a two-year-old child accidentally locked inside a Dobbs Terrace bathroom. The child was released unharmed and reunited with her grandparent.

This report covering police and fire department activity from July 2-8 has been compiled from official information.

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LoudMusicDWI arrest: On June 24, around 4:30 a.m., police arrested Eurico Lopes, 35, of New Rochelle, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol level of at least .18 or more and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The arrest occurred after police observed Lopes to be slumped over the wheel while his 2013 Mercedes Benz was by the side of Palmer Avenue. The car was apparently in drive, and Lopes was sleeping. Police woke him up, and Lopes was disoriented. He took his foot off the brake, and the car started to roll forward. Patrol instructed him to put the car in park, which he managed to do after first putting the car into reverse and then again into drive. He told police he had consumed “three” drinks. Lopes failed field sobriety tests, and an alco-sensor screening test indicated a blood alcohol level of .18. He was arrested and released with an appearance ticket on his own recognizance.

A Saxon Woods Road woman reported her 90-year-old mother’s jewelry was stolen while her mother was receiving medical attention as she was not feeling well. Police are following up.

Identity theft
On June 19, a Montrose Road man reported unauthorized charges on his Chase Visa credit card. The bank’s fraud department is following up.

Out late
Police interviewed a man out walking on Duck Pond Road after 1 a.m., June 18. He was a resident of Butler Road. He said he was walking home. He had a black winter hat and a pocketknife in his pockets. He said he always carried those items and “wasn’t going to do anything wrong.”

Unable to drive
New Rochelle police asked Scarsdale police for assistance regarding a Scarsdale resident who was unable to drive her minivan home from the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center due to the resident’s current physical and mental states June 18. Police called the resident’s sister-in-law to pick her up and drive her home.

A customer allegedly passed out in the parking lot of Cherry Lawn Farm on Weaver Street June 19. Police, New Rochelle police and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded, and SVAC transported the person to White Plains Hospital Center.

Patrol assisted a health aide with a dementia patient who walked out of his house and said he wanted to die June 21. Patrol contacted the patient’s daughter and another health aide arrived to help the man get back inside his house.

Cars and roadways
On June 18, police notified Con Edison and the highway department about fallen wires and a fallen tree at Hampton and Butler roads.

Police notified the highway department and the NYS department of transportation about a hole forming on Post Road near Murray Hill Road June 18. The condition was related to a water main break.

Patrol rolled up a fallen phone wire on Black Birch Lane and notified Verizon June 18.

A 2002 Ford was parked in Beatty Lot on Freightway Road from June 11-18. It was parked blocking three spaces, with the keys in the ignition. On June 19, police left messages to inform the owner to move the car; otherwise it would be towed. On June 20, after giving the owner adequate warning, the car was towed to the impound lot. It was determined the car had most likely been abandoned.

Police notified Verizon about a fallen wire on Stratton Road June 18.

Two people were sleeping in a car at the Weinberg Nature Center on Mamaroneck Road June 18. The individuals said they had just taken a walk in the nature center and were resting. They left the lot without incident.

A Con Edison subcontractor allegedly left a large amount of wire debris on a Ferncliff Road sidewalk, and a resident complained to police June 18. Police notified Con Edison for removal.

Patrol issued a summons to the owner of a parked car with an expired inspection sticker June 19.
Patrol notified Verizon about unrelated fallen wires on Nelson, Overlook and Barry roads and Weaver Street June 19, as well as fallen wires on Woodland Place June 20 and Overhill Road June 22.

Patrol removed an abandoned hubcap from Post and Ferncliff roads June 19.

Patrol advised a man walking on the roadway and footpath between Bradford and Meadow roads at 5:30 p.m., June 19, to be mindful of where he was walking and to not cause a traffic condition. The man said he was from Harlem and walking to White Plains.

A tree fell across Ferncliff Road June 19. Patrol notified the highway department.

On June 20, police notified the engineering department about loose stones from a Post Road retaining wall that had slid onto the roadway.

Police helped a driver who ran out of gas on Post Road June 22.
A tree fell on Woods Lane June 23. Police notified the highway department and stood by as Con Edison cleared fallen wires.

A Madison Road man reported his car had been struck in front of his house by a gray Mercedes that left the scene June 23.

Sixteen car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Police reunited a loose Highland Way dog, found on Oak Lane, with its owner June 20. The owner was issued a verbal warning about having a dog at large.

A caller reported caged birds were left in the sun on a Fox Meadow Road driveway June 21. Patrol saw the birds and determined they appeared to be in good health and had ample water and food. Patrol made their owner aware of the caller’s concern.

Patrol helped a young wild bird find its way away from a Spencer Place doorway and back to its mother June 24.
A fox was reported on Post Road June 24. It was gone when police arrived.

Water was leaking from beneath the door of a Garth Road nail salon June 22. Firefighters and police went into the business and turned off the water supply. They notified the business owner.

Civil matter
A driver struck a car’s mirror at Quaker Ridge parking lot, stated to a witness, “It’s OK; it’s just a mirror,” and left the scene June 19. Patrol tracked down the owner of the car, and questioned him about the accident. The owner said he would speak with his wife and reach out to the other driver about the incident and handle the matter.

Village code
A pest control company’s employee knocked on doors on Brittany Close to alert neighbors that chemicals had been applied to a customer’s yard June 18. Patrol advised the employee that he needed a permit to solicit business door-to-door, if that was part of his business.

Patrol dispersed kids from a loud Oak Lane party after 11 p.m., June 19.

Police advised a Brite Avenue solicitor on a Segway that he needed a permit to continue his soliciting work in the village June 20.

A neighbor complained of loud talking coming from a Brambach Road yard June 21. Patrol informed the talkers to keep their voices down, and the talkers went inside the house.
Police advised Montrose Road and Brown Road pest control solicitors that they needed permits to solicit in the village June 22.

Police stood by while Park Road party hosts lowered the volume of music June 22.

On June 23, police issued a summons to a contractor using power equipment at a Sherbrooke Road job site. A warning was issued to tree removal contractors starting work before 10 a.m. on Popham Road this same day.

Police twice stood by while Penn Boulevard residents lowered the volume of outdoor party music June 23.

Lost and found
On June 18, police found a yellow box containing a battery transformer on the rock wall outside the high school on Post Road.

A Brook Lane woman reported losing her wallet somewhere in the village June 18.

A backpack and cell phone were found in a Continental Road park June 21. Patrol located the owner’s phone number and informed the owner’s mother who picked up the items.

Patrol returned a lost pocketbook to a woman who left it in an East Parkway business June 22.

Firefighters shut down a Brown Road stove because of leaking gas, assisted with a Post Road car accident and cleaned up spilled automotive fluid from an unrelated incident on Post Road June 18.

On June 20, they ventilated a Post Road house of carbon monoxide and instructed a contractor to stop using a chainsaw to cut concrete indoors without proper ventilation.

Firefighters ventilated an East Parkway basement due to light smoke and stood by for Con Edison due to an apparent electrical issue June 21.

Firefighters shut water supply and advised a Stratton Road homeowner to call a plumber about a leaking pipe June 22.

Firefighters shut the water supply to a leaking pipe in a Garth Road business June 22.

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

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mailboxCriminal mischief
On June 29, a custodian reported a lock and chain had been cut on a playground gate at Fox Meadow School. The damaged lock was recovered. The chain was not found.

On July 1, two Bradford Road mailboxes and at least one Broadmoor Road mailbox were found to be knocked over. The mailboxes were found lying on the ground with dents in them. They each appeared to have been struck with a blunt object.

Identity theft
On June 25, a Bell Road woman reported fraudulent activity on her credit card account. She discovered the activity after receiving skincare product samples and a thank you in the mail on June 12. The note referenced purchases made at a Greenwich, CT, store that the woman did not make. On June 14, the woman contacted the sales associate who signed the thank you note and informed her that the sales and charges were fraudulent. The associate said she would follow up with her company’s fraud department. On June 23, the woman received her credit card statement and discovered many more fraudulent charges. They were made between May 24 and June 7 at various store locations in Nevada, California and Connecticut. She reported the fraudulent charges to her credit card company, and the account was closed. The charges dated back to October 2016. No further information was released. Police are following up.
On June 25, a Woods Lane woman reported fraudulent activity on her debit card account.
On June 28, a Kent Road woman reported $8,500 was missing from her Chase checking account. No further information was released. Police are following up.
On June 28, a Park Road man reported his Staples credit card account had fraudulent charges on it. No further information was released. Police are following up.

Out of place
On June 27, a Hathaway Road woman reported her house had apparently been entered while she was out of town and items were out of place upon her return. Nothing was reported missing, but the woman said her car seat was in a different position; her bed had been made differently; a towel had been moved; and lights were dimmed. Patrol asked her to check with family members in case they used her house while she was away. Later, the woman called police to confirm that family members had indeed used her house while she was away.

License plates
A Catherine Road man reported he sold his 2012 Audi to an internet-based car buying company, and the transport company hired to pick up his car stole his license plates. The man advised that the driver said the plates should remain on the car for transport; however, the car buying company said the car arrived to its location without the license plates attached. The man is following up with NYS Department of Motor Vehicles.

Bicyclist hit
A 21-year-old bicyclist was reportedly struck by a car at Brite Avenue and Fenimore Road around 8 p.m., July 1. The driver said the bicyclist rode into the side of his car as his car passed the intersection, perpendicular to the bicyclist’s direction of travel. Firefighters and police assisted with caring for the bicyclist until Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived. The bicyclist was taken to White Plains Hospital Center.

Cars and roadways
A Fox Meadow Road woman could not get out of her driveway due to fallen branches in the road June 25. Police called the highway department to remove the branches and assist her.
A crosswalk signal was observed to be turned slightly on its pole on Mamaroneck Road June 25. It did not appear to have been tampered with. Police notified the highway department.
Patrol notified Verizon about a fallen wires Gorham Road June 25 and Wayside Lane and Cushman Road June 26.
Two occupied cars were reported in the sanitation yard parking lot after dark June 25. Police spoke with the drivers and learned they were private investigators updating each other on current surveillance in the area.
Police stood by while the owner of a car with a flat tire on Mamaroneck Road waited for a tow June 26.
A car broke down on Bypass, and a note was placed on the dashboard stating the car would be removed on June 26. However, at 4 a.m., June 27, the car was still there. Patrol tried to reach the owner to check on the status of the tow. At 6:30 a.m., the car’s owner called police, and police arranged to meet the owner and help her organize a tow to Port Chester. The car was successfully removed around 10:30 a.m.
A driver reported striking a cat with his car on Mamaroneck Road June 27. He said the cat darted in front of his car, and he was unable to avoid it. Patrol assisted in removing the deceased cat from the roadway.
Police provided traffic safety while roadside assistance changed a driver’s flat tire on Mamaroneck Road June 27.
A pickup truck belonging to a village resident had reportedly been parked in a Wayside Lane parking lot for several days. Police attempted to follow up with the owner June 28.
Police removed fallen branches from Heathcote Road June 28.
On June 29, police issued a Lockwood Road landscaper a summons for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of village code.
Con Edison and Verizon were notified about fallen electrical and telephone wires on Boulevard June 29.
Patrol closed Carthage Road due to a water main break while the water department attempted to make repairs June 29.
A 2018 Acura MDX was towed from DeCicco’s parking lot at the request of management June 30. The towing company notified police.
Patrol moved a low-hanging branch on Fenimore Road June 30.
Patrol notified the highway department about a fallen tree on Gaylor Road July 1.
A man sitting in a parked car in Lincoln Road identified himself as a private investigator on assignment July 1.
Verizon was notified about fallen wires on Cambridge Road July 1.
Six car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil matters
A White Birch Lane resident complained about dirt deposited on her patio from a neighbor’s construction site runoff June 25. Police mediated a conversation between the resident and the contractor. The contractor apologized and promised to send someone to power wash the woman’s patio area. She was satisfied with the resolution.
On June 26, a Post Road man reported a car had driven onto his property and damaged approximately 100 feet of bamboo hedge. The damage appeared to have been caused in the past by a vehicle with dual rear wheels that jumped the curb.
On June 26, a home health aide who was dismissed from her job on Mohican Trail said her former employer failed to pay for services rendered the week of May 30 to June 7. Police advised the aide this was a civil matter.
A Montrose Road woman said she felt uncomfortable because neighbor entered her garage without her permission and handed her a piece of mail that had been delivered to the neighbor’s house by mistake June 30. Patrol spoke with the neighbor. He said he was merely trying to give the woman her mail and would not enter her property again without permission.

A Chateaux Circle resident heard a small dog barking inside a Christie Place apartment June 26. Patrol spoke with the dog’s owner and she agreed to close the door in order to keep the sound inside her apartment.

Village code
On June 25, police issued a Fox Meadow Road landscaper a summons for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of village code.
Four pest control solicitors riding Segways and walking on Brite Avenue and Fox Meadow, Chesterfield and Cushman roads were issued summonses for soliciting without permits June 25. Other solicitors from the same company were previously issued warnings that were apparently ignored. An employee of the same company was issued a summons for soliciting without a permit on Sheldrake Road June 27.
Kids were talking on Brittany Close around 2 a.m., June 27. Police advised them a resident complained of noise, and the kids left.
On June 27, police issued a Heathcote Road landscaper a summons for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of village code.
On June 28, police issued a Fox Meadow Road landscaper a summons for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of village code.
A young man accused of soliciting of Brown Road claimed he was dropping off gifts of candy to people who had donated money to his organization in the past, June 28. He said he understood soliciting without a permit was prohibited in the village.
Patrol issued a summons to a contractor who left a generator running at a Cushman Road construction site in violation of village code June 28.

Lost and found
A parking enforcement officer found a bag on Christie Place and returned it to its owner, who was out looking for it, June 26.
On June 28, a resident reported losing car keys in the village.
Sanitation workers found a credit card in Greenacres June 28. Police contacted the creditor who said the card had already been cancelled and should be destroyed.
A Rectory Lane person walked into headquarters and reported losing his wallet on Chase Road in the village June 30.
Patrol found a Kindle electronic reading device on a picnic table on Depot Place and notified the Kindle’s owner July 1.

According to Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 20 incidents between June 25 and July 1. Seymour shared the following details about some of those incidents.
On June 26, a Mamaroneck Road resident reported a problem with a generator that would not shut off. Firefighters assisted in shutting down the generator and advised the resident to contact a service technician.
On June 29, a Myrtledale Road resident reported an odor of natural gas at a gas-fired fireplace. Firefighters detected a gas leak, shut off the gas supply and stood by for Con Edison.
On June 30, firefighters saw smoke coming from the window of an East Parkway apartment and forced their way into the apartment. They found a burned pot on the stovetop. There was no fire. They removed the burned pot and ventilated the apartment with a fan. The building staff was notified to repair the door, and the resident of the apartment was notified.
Firefighters assisted at two car accidents this week.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 25-July 1 has been compiled from official information.

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Vape PenA 19 year old Scarsdale man was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana June 11. While conducting a check of Heathcote School grounds around 1 a.m., police encountered a group of teens. The teens were in violation of village code because they were on the school playground after dark. Upon closer look, patrol saw the kids were in possession of a marijuana grinder, a bong and a small bag of marijuana. The young man was also in possession of a vape pen containing marijuana oil. Following his arrest, he was released with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court, returnable June 13.

DWI arrest
On June 14, police arrested Jose Jesus Mojica, 42, of Elmsford, 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. The arrest occurred after Mojica swerved while attempting to stop at a police checkpoint on Fenimore Road. Mojica told police he had consumed alcohol “after work,” and patrol observed three cans of beer in Mojica’s back seat area. One can was three-fourths empty. Mojica failed field sobriety tests. An alco-sensor test and a Datamaster test measured Mojica’s blood alcohol level at .133. Mojica’s nephew arrived on scene to post $200 bail. Mojica was appearance ticket and ordered to appear in court June 20.

A Bradford Road woman received a call from someone alleging to be from the Scarsdale police department June 12. The caller’s ID had been manipulated to suggest that the call did, in fact, originate from SPD headquarters. The caller told the woman that her husband had been arrested by Homeland Security and was being held on $5,895 bail. The woman was instructed to disable incoming calls and texts on her phone, to withdraw this money in cash and deposit it into a Bit-Coin ATM at a Mobil gas station in New Rochelle. The large cash withdrawal triggered an account alert that went to the woman ’s husband. He tried to call his wife but was unable to reach her. He then called Scarsdale police. New Rochelle police made contact with the woman while she was attempting to use the Bit-Coin ATM. The transaction was stopped.
On June 15, a woman driving a gray Nissan Altima rang a Walworth Avenue doorbell and asked the homeowner for $15 to help her son who was allegedly in an accident. When the homeowner offered to call police to help the woman, the woman ran to her car and drove away. Police checked records using the woman’s license plate and discovered she had been involved in a similar incident in 2010.

Identity theft
On June 11, a Richbell Road person reported someone had obtained his personal information and attempted to change his account data with Chase Bank. Bank employees became suspicious and contacted the man.
On June 13, a Potter Road man reported someone used his personal information to log into his bank account and fraudulently withdrew $150 from the man’s account.
On June 12, a Lyons Road resident reported a person used his personal information to fraudulently withdraw $1,800 from his account at Chase Bank. He is following up with Chase Bank’s fraud department.
On June 11, a Cohawney Drive woman reported receiving a letter from Bloomingdale’s fraud department, alerting her to possible fraudulent activity on her card. The email address for the card had also been fraudulently changed to a Maryland address.

A man in his 60s wanted to buy two bottles of beer, out of a six-pack at DeCicco’s Marketplace, June 12. Employees told him that the beer in the store was not sold that way. The man became agitated and slammed the store’s back door open.

A Sheldrake Road man called police to report a strange sound coming from outside his house June 14. Police investigated and determined the noise was coming from a tree moving in the wind.

Amazon boxes, old mail, and papers left out for recycling at a Haverford Road house were found behind a store in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Plaza June 14. The owner of the store brought the mail and boxes to the woman’s house. Police provided the woman with information about how to best safeguard her identity.

Taxi rides
A Richelieu Road mother reported her son’s friend used her Central Taxi account without permission June 16 – and even forged her son’s name on the required paperwork. She said she and her son would attempt to work it out with the friend.

A health aide called police to report an elderly Carthage Road woman had accused her of stealing the elderly woman’s purse June 16. Patrol helped the woman find her purse.

Traffic arrest
On June 14, police arrested Aramis Guzman, 30, of the Bronx, on charges of speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. After stopping Guzman on Post Road, police learned he had at least 10 suspensions – for failing to pay child support, failing to pay parking tickets, and failing to answer a summons. Guzman posted $200 cash bail and was released. He is due back in court on June 27.

Cars and roadways
On June 11, police helped NJ State Police in their attempt to get in touch with the registered owner of a car that was involved in an incident in Crandall, NJ, that day. Patrol attempted to contact the Colonial Road registered owner, but no one was home. Patrol provided NJ State Police with appropriate contact information.
A Jeep with tinted windows was parked on Wildwood Road June 12. Police spoke with the driver, who said he was a private investigator working in the area.
Police observed a man driving a gray Volvo pull alongside a Mercedes in a road rage incident on East Parkway and Depot Place June 12. The man yelled at the driver of the Mercedes, gave her the middle finger and alleged that she had cut him off. He then got out of his car and continued to harass her. Police were able to break up the incident and followed up with each driver. According to the police log, the man has previously been involved in other incidents of road rage.
A woman reported being struck by a car while in the crosswalk of Garth and Popham roads June 12. The impact knocked her to the ground and bruised her. But, she said she was OK and did not ask for the driver’s information. Later, she reported the matter to police.
An errant golf ball from Quaker Ridge Golf Club hit the windshield of a passing car on Griffen Avenue and broke it June 12.
A car was parked close to a Carthage Road driveway June 14. Police asked the driver to move the car.
Police notified Verizon about low-hanging wires on Hampton Road June 15. They also notified the cable providers about loose cable wires at the intersection of Barry and Tunstall roads that day.
Police helped an elderly driver with a disabled car call for a tow on Mamaroneck Road June 17.
Fifteen car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil matter
Two subcontractors got into an argument at a Butler Road job site June 15. Police advised them it was a civil matter.

Village code
On Boulevard, police told kids they were not allowed to be on school grounds after dark at 11 p.m., June 14. The kids were also asked to keep the noise down.
Police advised staff at Fenway Golf Club to lower the volume of party music June 15.
On June 16, police issued a summons to workers making noise at 9 a.m., before the designated time for Saturday work.
On June 16, police issued summonses to landscapers using power equipment in violation of village code.
Police reunited a dog found on Fairview and Post roads with its owner June 16. The owner was issued a summons.
Police reunited a dog found on Madison and Rodney roads with its owner June 17. The owner was issued a summons.

Lost and found
A UPS worker found a cellphone on the ground on Weaver Street June 14. The screen was badly damaged. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.
A passerby found an ID card outside police headquarters June 14. Police left a voicemail for the owner of the card.
Police returned keys found in the village to their owner June 15.
A resident reported losing a NYS court administration ID June 16. He needed official paperwork to get a replacement.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 24 incidents last week. He shared details of the following incidents.
On June 11, a car hit the guardrail on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway. Firefighters cleaned up spilled automotive fluid and stood by for Westchester County police. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps treated an occupant of the car who was complaining of arm pain.
On June 12, a car accident occurred on Crane Road at Woodland Place. Firefighters cleaned up spilled fluids and stood by for a tow.
On June 12, water from a broken toilet supply line was leaking in a Brewster Road house and dripping through ceiling light fixtures in the basement. The resident had already closed the water supply line, and firefighters shut circuit breakers to the affected fixtures. They advised the resident to call an electrician.
On June 13, carbon monoxide and an oil odor were detected in a Quentin Road house. Firefighters discovered the boiler’s burners were malfunctioning. They ventilated the house, shut down the boiler and advised the homeowner to contact a boiler service company for repair.
On June 13, a gas leak was detected on Heathcote Road at Morris Lane, with explosive gas levels in the sewer. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison.
A burning odor led firefighters to an air handler with a burned out motor in a Brittany Close attic June 14. Firefighters shut electrical power to the unit and advised the resident to call a HVAC mechanic for repair.
A plastic container accidentally placed on a Sprague Road stove with a lit burner caught fire June 15. The resident used a dry chemical extinguisher to put out the fire before firefighters arrived. A check with a thermal imaging camera detected no extension of the fire in the hood or adjacent cabinetry.
On June 16, a Cushman Road resident reported wires in a bedroom light fixture had short circuited at the bulb and ignited a cover around the bulb. The resident said the fire “was blown out” before the resident called firefighters. Firefighters found no sign of fire or abnormal heat. Firefighters disconnected the fixture, capped the wires and removed the fixtures to outdoors. The homeowner was advised to contact an electrician for repair or replacement of the fixture.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 11-17 has been compiled from official information.
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