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Driver Speeding without Headlights Arrested for DWI

PublicSafetyDWI Arrest: On Sept. 23, police arrested Robinson Rueda, 39, of Bridgeport, CT, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content of at least .18, speeding in zone, moving from a lane unsafely, a seat belt violation and an equipment violation of inadequate lights. The arrest occurred following a traffic stop on Post Road after midnight, Police observed Rueda’s 2009 Hyundai Elantra traveling at a high rate of speed, swerving across pavement markings and lacking lit headlights. Upon encountering Rueda in his car, police noticed visible signs of intoxication and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He told police he had consumed “two” alcoholic beverages. During the traffic stop, while police were checking Rueda’s license and registration, Rueda vomited outside the window of his car. Police administered field sobriety tests, which Rueda failed. An alco-sensor test indicated a blood alcohol reading of .169. Rueda was arrested and taken to headquarters. There a Datamaster test measured his blood alcohol content at .19. He was released on his own recognizance with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Justice Court, returnable on Sept. 26.

An Ardmore Road man reported $2,000 was missing from one of his daughter’s storage drawers Sept. 17. The last time she saw the money was July 7, and she discovered it missing Sept. 15.

A Chateaux Circle resident reported a bicycle was stolen from her basement storage unit Sept. 17. The storage unit’s door door had been pried open to get to the bicycle. The bike was valued at approximately $1,000 and was last seen approximately one week prior to the theft. Detectives are reviewing surveillance footage in order to follow up.

Identity theft
On Sept. 19, an Olmsted Road woman reported her credit card company had advised her that $12,000 in possible fraudulent charges had been charged to her credit card. Her account was frozen as a precaution, and the creditor is following up.

Welfare check
On Sept. 17, police checked the welfare of an elderly Colvin Road woman.

A daughter called 911 to report she was in the shower and heard her mother scream Sept. 18. Police deduced the mother had dropped a glass bottle and was screaming for her daughter to help.

A man was reported lying on the roadway at Griffen and Grand Park Avenues after midnight Sept. 20. Patrol provided him with a courtesy ride to the Scarsdale train station, to assist him in getting home to the Bronx.

A LimeBike was left on Kingston Road Sept. 21. Police called LimeBike, and a representative said someone would be sent over to pick up the bike.

Former employee
A former employee showed up at the Scarsdale Ambassador living community Sept. 23. Police communicated the message that the former employee was no longer welcome there.

Cars and roadways
Police put a malfunctioning traffic light at Popham and Post roads on flash and erected temporary stop signs, pending repair, Sept. 17.
Police assisted with a traffic accident on Saxon Woods Road in White Plains Sept. 17.
Police marked tires and issued three summonses to the owners of cars parked on Wayside Lane for longer than the parking restriction.
Police put cones around a loose manhole cover on Popham Road Sept. 17. The highway department was notified.
Police directed traffic around roadside assistance technicians changing flat tires on Post and Saxon Woods roads Sept. 21.
Police issued summonses to illegally parked cars on Potter Road Sept. 22.
According to visual evidence including skid marks onto a Franklin Road yard and an impacted utility pole, a car had an accident and left the scene Sept. 23. Damaged car parts were left at the scene. Police notified Con Edison regarding the condition of the pole.
Six car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Village code
Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on Cohawney, Post and Jefferson Roads Sept. 18; Heathcote, Saxon Woods, Fox Meadow and Wynmor Roads Sept. 19; Brite Avenue and Fenimore and Heathcote roads Sept. 20; and Murray Hill, Fox Meadow and Boulder Brook roads Sept. 21.

Neighbors complained of noise from kids singing along to a musical movie in the back yard of a Fox Meadow Road house Sept. 21. The kids promised to keep the noise level low.

Lost and found
On Sept. 19, a police aide found a Chrysler car key on East Parkway. Police vouchered it at headquarters for safekeeping.

On Sept. 21, a woman found a cell phone while out walking on Scarsdale Avenue. She gave it to police who attempted to contact the owner. Eastchester police were notified and were able to contact the owner, who had reported the phone as missing. The owner picked up the phone from police.

Police found a handbag containing personal items on Post Road Sept. 23. Inside was a passport belonging to a Black Hawk Road resident. Police returned the bag to its proper owner.

On Sept. 23, the manger of 7-Eleven, on Garth Road, gave police a Washington, D.C., driver’s license that had been left in the store the previous week. The customer had not returned to the store for his license. Police vouchered it at headquarters.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 36 incidents during the reporting period. He shared the following notable incidents below:

On Sept. 17, a gas leak, due to damage to an unmarked copper gas line caused by an excavator, was discovered at Post Road and Evon Court. Firefighters stood by for safety, checked houses and notified Con Edison. Police assisted and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps was also standing by at the scene. Con Edison measured readings of up to 40 percent methane in the atmosphere and requested at least additional houses to be checked for safety. Con Edison stayed on scene until gas leak was repaired.

Firefighters assisted at a smoke scare on Central Avenue in Hartsdale Sept. 18.

A cooking fire was reported in a Highland Way kitchen Sept. 18. Firefighters determined a potholder left in the oven burned up and created light smoke. The potholder was removed and extinguished in the sink. Firefighters used a fan to ventilate the kitchen. No carbon monoxide readings were detected.

A car hit the side of a Kent Road house, causing only superficial damage to the structure Sept. 21. Firefighters helped move the car away from the house to await a tow.

The knob of an outdoor gas grill was left in the “on” position, causing a gas leak at a Lockwood Road house Sept. 22. Firefighters shut down the grill. No gas readings were found inside the house.

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

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