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Police Report: Armed Robbery on Central Avenue: Bike Thief Nabs Two Trek Bicycles from Village Center Bike Racks

opossumArmed Robbery: Greenburgh Police report that a man wearing a mask and dark colored hooded sweatshirt held up the attendent at the BP Gas Station at 610 South Central Avenue at 1:46 am on May 14.

The suspect held up a handgun and demanded cash from the attendant before fleeing on foot with the cash, north on Central Avenue. The attendant was not injured during the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to cntact Greenburgh Detectives at 914-989-1732.

On May 9, a Drake Road teenager reported his $1,200 silver Trek bicycle was stolen from Christie Place and East Parkway. The bike had been locked to the bike rack at 10 a.m. that morning. The lock had been cut and the bike was missing when the teen went back to the rack to retrieve his bike at approximately 2:30 p.m.

On May 10, a Lyons Road caller reported his $750 maroon Trek bicycle had been stolen from the bicycle rack located at the intersection of East Parkway and Spencer Place. With the bicycle, an electronic mileage counter, valued at $30, was also stolen.

Identity theft
On May 10, a Wayside Lane resident reported one page containing three checks from her TD business checkbook had been stolen, and some checks were forged. One forged check for $10,000 and another forged check for $15,000 were both cashed on April 4. The resident says she keeps the checkbook inside a closet in her Wayside Lane house. The bank has been notified, and its security department is following up.

At 10:20 p.m., May 6, a man walked into headquarters and asked police to use a telephone to contact a family member to pick him up. He said he had been in a car with his girlfriend, and she kicked him out of the car due to an argument over texts he had sent to another woman. He did not know which street he had been on when he was kicked out of the car, he said. Police allowed the man access to a phone so he could arrange pickup by a family member.

A school principal said reporters were on school grounds without permission at 6:30 p.m., May 10. Police asked the cameraman and a reporter to relocate to the public sidewalk, which they did.

Police checked the welfare of a Post Road mother, after a concerned daughter was unable to reach her May 11.

Garage door
On May 6, a Deerfield Lane resident asked police to investigate her garage door, which she reported was going up and down by itself. Police examined the door and the house. Police found no signs of criminality, and they advised the resident to have the door checked by a professional.

Slip and fall
A person fell on the southbound MTA platform and sustained a head injury at the Scarsdale train station May 7. Police notified MTA police, and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps attended to the injured person.

A Walworth Avenue woman reported someone rang her doorbell and left the scene before anyone could answer May 9. This allegedly happened twice. The second time the person left behind some debris, which police discarded.

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Police assisted a driver with a flat tire on Claremont Road call for help from Heathcote Gulf May 6.

A caller complained about parking congestion on Catherine Road during Middle School dismissal time May 6. Police noted they would increase patrol during that time.

Police helped a pedestrian safely cross Weaver Street May 7.

A car’s battery died while the car was crossing Whig Road May 7. Police directed traffic around the stalled car while the driver waited for roadside assistance.

Police stood by a disabled car on Mamaroneck Road until a tow truck arrived to remove it May 7.

On May 9. A Colonial Road woman reported feeling “electrical pulses” when cars drive by on the road. Police investigated the area and did not observe any cars emitting electrical pulses.

Patrol helped call a tow truck for a motorist with a disabled car on Post Road May 9.

A Popham Road building superintendent booted a U-Haul truck on Autenreith Road after the truck had been moved out of the Popham Road lot May 9. The person who rented the U-Haul called police. Police informed the building superintendent he could not boot or tow cars on a public road. The superintendent called the towing company and had the boot removed without any charge to the U-Haul renter.
Police notified Verizon about fallen wires on Popham Road May 10.

Police helped a woman cross Weaver Street May 11.

Eight car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Village code
A man soliciting pest control services without a permit on Huntington Avenue was told to cease soliciting until he could obtain a proper permit May 6.

A car alarm was malfunctioning and intermittently sounding in a car parked in the lower lot of Village Hall May 7.Police spoke with the owner of the car, and she said she would return to the car and resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Police issued a summons to a Brewster Road resident who was improperly draining water onto the road May 9.

Police issued a warning to a construction crew using power tools before 10 a.m., May 11.

Police assisted a dog owner retrieve his loose dog on Kent Road May 7.

A Mamaroneck Road woman reported a “lemur” was in her yard May 7. Police went to the scene and noted an opossum in the woman’s yard. Police advised the woman to call an animal trapper or leave the opossum alone, without touching it or feeding it, in the hope the opossum would go away.

A Carthage Road dog was barking at night and disturbing neighbors May 7. Police advised the owner who said the dog would be brought inside immediately.

Police helped a turtle safely cross Catherine Road and get to a nearby stream May 8.

A house cleaner reported being bitten by a dog while working in a Willow Lane house May 9. The bite occurred on her left wrist. The house cleaner was treated at White Plains Hospital Center. The dog owner was advised to quarantine her dog for ten days as per public health law. The dog’s vaccinations were up to date.

Police helped a Brookby Road resident contain a baby raccoon in a plastic bin, right before the resident called an animal trapper May 10.

Lost and found
A man reported losing his phone in a Scarsdale Avenue business May 7. He claimed he placed his phone on the counter while he paid for items and then accidentally left the phone there when he left. Police reviewed video footage and could not see the phone on the counter or if someone took it. When police called the phone, they received a message stating the phone was out of service.

A wallet belonging to a Mamaroneck man was found on Garden Road May 8. Police contacted the owner of the wallet, and the owner picked up the wallet from headquarters.

A woman reported leaving her Apple watch in an Uber that dropped her off at her place of employment on Chase Road May 8. The woman contacted the driver who said he had the watch and would drop it off in a few minutes. After several hours passed, without the driver returning the watch, the woman notified police. She also said she sent numerous messages which went unanswered. Police left a message for the driver to return the watch.

A Saxon Woods Road woman reported losing her passport, from India, May 10. She said she lost it somewhere in the village and has been looking for it for about a month.

A wallet belonging to a Garth Road woman was found on Paddington Road May 12. Police contacted the owner of the wallet, and the owner picked up the wallet from headquarters.

According to Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour, firefighters responded to 25 incidents during the reporting period. Seymour shared details of the following incidents.

On May 7, firefighters assisted with a car accident involving a 2014 Buick and a utility pole on Fenimore Road. According to information in the accident report, the driver suffered a medical emergency that led to the accident. Firefighters stabilized the scene and stood by for a tow while Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps tended to the injured driver. The driver was taken to White Plains Hospital Center.

On May 8, a power line fell and started burning on a Church Lane lawn. Firefighters notified Con Edison and stood by to make sure the area was safe for residents and passersby. One resident requested assistance in moving her car out of the affected area.

On May 10, firefighters assisted with a multi-vehicle accident on Post Road. Firefighters placed an absorbent material on spilled fluids and stood by for a tow, while Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps tended to injured occupants of the cars.

On May 12, firefighters shut gas and water and drained a leaking hot water tank in a Colonial Road house and advised the homeowner to call a plumber for repairs.

On May 12, a Barker Lane resident reported an indoor odor of natural gas. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison. Firefighters ventilated the space, and Con Edison identified an active gas leak in the basement boiler room.

This report covering police and fire department activity from May 6 – 12 has been compiled from official information.

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