Burglaries: In Edgemont Greenburgh Police report that around 9:15 pm on Friday May 17 Medford Road residents said that their home had been burglarized. Police discovered that suspects and gotten into the house via a rear window sometimes between 10 am and 8 pm on 5/17 and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry. The suspects remain at large.
Visitors to a home on Fox Meadow Road reported that a burglary took place while they were briefly out of the house on the morning of May 14. The three visitors from Manhattan told police that they took a walk to Scarsdale Village at 11:30 am to get lunch and when they returned at 12:30 a large cache of electronic items had been taken from the house. The visitors had left one door unlocked and police found that a rear door to the house was also unlocked.
Among the missing items were:
- MacBook Air ($1,000)
- Apple MacBook ($900)
- iPhone ($500)
- Apple MacBook Pro ($1,430)
- Cover ($50.00)
- iPhone charger ($30)
- Backpack ($104)
- Apple MacBook Pro ($1,430)
- Apple iPad Mini ($329)
- Smart Cover ($40)
Arrested: A 26 year-old White Plains woman who worked as a housekeeper for a Greenacres Road family for five years was arrested for stealing 21 gold coins valued at $30,500 from a hallway closet in April, 2012. She admitted to selling all but seven of the coins to Michael Matthews Jewelers in the Galleria Mall in White Plains in November, 2012. Based on information provided by the resident about her former housekeeper, Araceli Acevedo, police developed a case about the suspect. They went to her home at 88 Kensico Avenue in White Plains on May 17 and left a card asking her to contact them. Later that day, Acevedo came to headquarters and agreed to speak to police. In the course of the conversation she admitted to taking the 21 gold coins, one at a time, from the closet and selling many of them to the White Plains jeweler in November. She said she still had seven of the coins in her possession. She agreed to a search of her apartment where the seven coins were found. Acevedo was charged with grand larceny.
Cynthia James-Hamlin was issued a summons for driving with a suspended registration on the afternoon of 5/15. Police were conducting traffic enforcement at Weaver Street at Manor Lane and scanning license plates. They discovered that Hamlin's registration was revoked for parking violations. They stopped the car, removed the plates and towed the car to the driver's home in the Bronx. Bianca Gaitan of Yonkers was also found to be driving with a suspended registration on May 17. A scan of her license plate showed that she had five parking violations within the past 12 months. She was stopped on Walworth Avenue, her plates were removed from her car and the car was towed to her home.
Shoplifting: A Scarsdale woman was charged with a large-scale theft on Mother's Day at a White Plains Department store. Perhaps she was trying to give herself a bigger gift than she could afford? Security officers at Neiman Marcus in the Westchester called police around 1 pm on Sunday when they saw the woman place clothes, jewelry and handbags into a bag she was carrying and then leave the store without paying for the items. Police arrested Sharon Degani, age 36, of 240 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale and charged her with third-degree grand larceny after she attempted to steal $5,657 worth of merchandise from Neiman Marcus.
Damage: For the second consecutive week, a car parked in the Freightway Garage was damaged by a blunt object. The owner of 2002 blue Ford reported that her car was vandalized when it was parked at the garage on May 14.
The driver of a 2013 Audi complained that a substance that appeared to be oil dripped on the hood of his car when it was parked in the Christie Place garage on May 17. The leak may have come from one of the overhead pipes in the garage. Several parking spots have been taped off to prevent further damage to cars from leaky pipes.
A woman from San Francisco claimed that the valet service at Massa damaged her rental car while it was parked there on the night of May 17. She said she gave them the car at 6:15 pm and when she picked it up around 8 pm she found that the rear driver's side door was damaged. The valet denied responsibility and police were not able to conclude what caused the damage.
Identity Thefts: A Brewster Road woman told police that someone had filed a 2012 tax return using her social security number. The Scarsdale woman's return was not accepted by the IRS due to the fraud.
On 5/13 a Montrose Road resident reported that someone had set up an online account and changed his information on his social security account.
Harassed: Police were called to Wells Fargo Bank on 5/15 due to a report of harassment. The bank employees told police that they received a call from someone who said that "they will be taken hostage." No further details were supplied by the police.
On 5/14 the grandmother of a woman who works in a salon in downtown Scarsdale called police to report that her grand-daughter's ex-boyfriend was harassing her. Police went to the salon and the girl refused to provide personal information about her ex boyfriend and said she can handle the situation on her own.
Telemarketers: An 82 year-old Tory Lane woman complained that she had been sold a medical alert device by a telemarketer without her consent. She attempted to decline but got an automated call saying that the device would be shipped. She provided the phone numbers to the police and they suggested she ask her provider to block the numbers.
Missing Person: The Program Director at Search for Change, a residential living facility on the Post Road, called police on the morning of 5/16 to report that one of their residents was missing. The 37 year-old resident had been taken to the emergency room at White Plains Hospital the previous evening and left the hospital without authorization with the I.V. tubes still attached to her arm. Police searched the area and checked with the woman's friends and her mother to see if they knew her whereabouts. She was last reported to be wearing a long sleeve gray t-shirt, blue jeans, silver earring and red shoes with black bottoms. She has a scar on her face that starts at her chin and ends near her right ear and dark visible lines on her neck. Police broadcasted a missing person inquiry.
Wanderers: At 4:39 am on May 16 a Walworth Avenue man called police when he spotted a disoriented elderly man at his back door. Police went to the home and found Diego Camarda of 15 Colvin Road at the house. They drove Camarda home and left him in the care of his wife. At 11:14 am on May 17 a Murray Hill Road woman called to say that her husband, who suffers from Alzheimers, was missing. A few minutes later police found the 78 year-old man at the corner of Heathcote and Palmer and brought him home.
Missing Goods: Builder Eilon Amidor reported that copper drip edges valued at $2,000 and cable wire worth $200 were missing from a building site at 25 Cooper Road. The items had been on the second floor of the newly-built home. He noticed the items were missing on the morning of May 15.
Stolen or lost? An Overhill Road resident called police to say that their car had been stolen at 11:30 pm on May 16. Police went to the house and the resident reported that her son had taken the car out earlier in the evening and parked it on Potter Road but it was now gone. However when police spoke to the son it became apparent that he did not remember where he parked the car. Police searched the area and found it on Scarsdale Avenue.
Dead Rabbit: A Cushman Road woman reported a sick rabbit in her yard on the morning of May 15. Police checked, found that the rabbit was dead and removed it from the property.
Suspicious Van: SHS Assistant Principal Chris Griffin called police at noon on 5/16 to report that a blue cargo van that had been driving through the high school parking lot. Turned out the blue van belongs to Robert Guadagna who has been hired by the Village to control the geese population. He explained that he travels through the high school parking lot to monitor the geese.
Mix-Up: A concerned dad called police at 4:30 on May 17 when he went to pick up his son at Kids Base and the boy was not there. The man feared that the boy's mother, who is not permitted unsupervised visit, had taken him. However, the boy was at Fox Meadow in an after-school program.
Dispute: On May 17 a Tunstall Road woman asked police to intervene with neighbors who yell at her and allege that she is speeding. The woman says she is a careful driver and does not speed. Police spoke to the neighbors and explained.
Semi-Automatic: A Peekskill man turned over his semi-automatic pistol to police for safekeeping on May 15. He is in the process of getting a permit for the Walther PPK semi-automatic weapon.
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