“It Just Went Plop”: At 5:15 am on Sunday morning July 10th, police responded to an accident at Popham and Lockwood Roads. They found a 2005 Ford Focus parked in the eastbound lane of Popham Road leaking fluid and smashed in the front of the right side. They also found a man standing nearby who said he had called for help.
Police quickly realized the man was drunk and asked him what happened. Referring to the car the man said, “it just went plop.” The man could not describe the accident and admitted to drinking “only beer.” Police inspected the car and found vomit on the floor and inside the driver’s side door. The man who was identified as Nestor A. Medina of Yonkers failed sobriety tests, was arrested and found to have a BAC of .13. His car was towed to Eastchester and he was charged with DWI and driving an uninspected car.
Fight: An ex-girlfriend got into it with a Greenacres boy on the night of July 5th when the boy admitted to hooking up with someone else. The 20 year-old girl, a Purchase resident came to the home of her ex-boyfriend in Greenacres, grabbed his cell phone and went through his text messages. After reading the messages she threw his cell phone on the concrete and broke it. While he tried to pick up the pieces of his phone they continued to argue and she hit him, scratched his neck and ripped his shirt. She then drove away. Shortly after she left, the boy got a text message relayed by a friend warning the new girlfriend to “watch her back.” At that point the boy reported the incident to the police.
Possession: Just after midnight on 7/10 police saw three people running from the tennis hut at Brite Avenue toward Chesterfield Road. Police spotted one of the boys on Chesterfield, pursued him and ordered him to stop. They took the boy back to Brite Avenue where they found marijuana and rolling paper. The boy admitted they belonged to him. Police searched the 19 year-old and found another baggie of marijuana in his sneaker. He was brought to headquarters, charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and released on his own recognizance at 2 am.
Missing wife: On the afternoon of July 6, a 76 year-old Myrtledale Road man came to police to report that his 76 year-old wife was missing and to ask for help finding her. The woman, who is forgetful and on medication for dementia left the house at noon to go to Brae Burn Country Club in Harrison to meet a golf date. However at 2 PM someone from the club called to say that the woman had not arrived. At 3:25 pm, Scarsdale Police broadcast a message to the Harrison and Greenwich Police Departments with a description of the woman and her vehicle information.
The woman was still missing at 5 PM and Scarsdale Police utilized “A Child Is Missing Alert.” However at 5:20 pm, the husband received a call from Il Bacio Restaurant in Cross River to advise him that his wife was there. Lewisboro Police waited with her while her husband drove there to pick her up. Scarsdale Police will follow up with the couple in the future to discuss available services.
Missing Car: On 7/7 the Scarsdale Shell Service Station reported that Junior Julye of the Bronx had failed to return a rented Sonata that was rented through Avis and due back in the station on June 3rd. Neither Avis Security nor the Scarsdale Police were able to reache Mr. Julye by phone.
Missing Groceries: An Olmstead Road woman reported a missing bag of groceries at 8 pm on July 4th. The woman said that on July 1 she had been dropped off by a cab at her house, put the groceries down in front of the house, and walked around the back of the house. When she returned later, the groceries were gone.
Missing Trees: A Post Road man called police on 7/9 when his neighbor’s landscapers cut down trees and branches on his property. Police told the man to contact Village Hall.
Missing Dog: On the nigh of 7/10, a Richbell Road woman found a black lab on her property. The dog had no collar or tags and police took it back to headquarters. When they arrived, the dog’s owner came in to claim her pet and explained that it had escaped the fenced yard. The owner was given a warning.
No Parking: At 6:53 am on 7/11 a neighbor reported that a Ferncliff Road man was parking his car on the lawn. Police found the car on the front lawn and informed the man of a village ordinance prohibiting residents from parking cars on the lawn. The man was given a warning.
Fraud: The accountant at Quaker Ridge Golf Club was contacted by a Chase Bank branch on the evening of July 5 when someone named Jason Lloyd attempted to cash a fraudulent check from the club in the amount of $4,221.13. The club had no knowledge of the man and no employee with that name.
Threats: A Wakefield Road man brought three letters and an envelope to Scarsdale police on July 7th. The letters were threatening in nature and the man suspected they were from a former client.