Scarsdale Police broke up a teenage drinking party on Church Lane just before 10 pm on Friday night May 20 when they got a call about a 16 year-old girl who needed help. The young girl was suffering from alcohol poisoning and was sent to the hospital for treatment.
Police found that 20-25 underage drinkers had been drinking in the basement of the home – and those who remained were unwilling to cooperate or provide statements to the police. The parents returned and they were uncooperative -- and when Police contacted parents of the other youths most of them refused to cooperate as well.
Lieutenant Altizio of the Scarsdale police said that the “Scarsdale Police takes underage drinking seriously and would have hoped for more cooperation from parents and students to investigate what happened and to prevent it from happening again.” Police work with the Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol to prevent incidents like this one. Police were surprised that parents and students were more concerned with keeping quiet than ensuring a safe community.
The Scarsdale Police are working with the Westchester County District Attorney to investigate the incident and possibly bring charges for underage consumption and for serving alcohol to underage teens. With the prom and end-of-year parties upon us, Police caution parents to be vigilant. Anyone who has information about the incident should contact youth officer Detective Sherri Albano at 722-1200.
Kids: The father of a young girl reported that his daughter was receiving threatening message on Facebook on the afternoon of 5/22.
Police asked a group of kids to leave the area behind the train station at 4:00 pm on 5/20 after receiving a complaint about the loud music they were playing.
Deaths: Monroe Lazere, age 93, died in his Popham Road apartment on the afternoon of May 18. An attendant from the Visiting Nurse Service made the report to the police.
Carol Martin, age 90 died at her Walworth Avenue home early in the morning on 5/19. A home healthcare worker discovered that she had passed away at 5 am and called the woman’s son.
Identity Thefts: On 5/16 a Tunstall Road woman reported that someone had opened a fraudulent Sears Credit Card account in her name. The only charge on the card was for $35.
On 5/18 a Post Road woman reported that someone had used her Visa card to make over $3,000 in charges at retail stores in Long Island without her authorization. The Scarsdale woman had the credit card in her possession at the time.
And a Donellan Road man found that someone attempted to withdraw $9,900 from his American Express account and transfer the funds to a Bank of America account on May 11. He followed up with the credit card fraud department at AMEX.
Disputes: A Lee Road resident reported that a family member returned to the house to retrieve his bed and broke his key in the keyhole on the evening of 5/16. Since the current residents are in a dispute with the man they wanted to document in the incident. They are going to change the locks.
Sheldrake neighbors got into a dispute on 5/16 when one resident accused the other neighbor’s gardener of blowing debris into the other’s yard. The gardener denied blowing the debris.
A divorced dad complained to police when his ex-wife would not permit him to take his 12 year-old son for the weekend, per their custody agreement. The boy wanted to stay with him Mom but the Dad had weekend plans for the boy. They agreed to split the weekend.
The owner of the Parkway Café complained that Chat American Grill had placed tables and chairs on the sidewalk in violation of Village Code on the afternoon of 5/21. Police asked the manager of Chat to remove the tables.
Garage Trouble: On the evening of 5/20 a report was made about someone running through the Christie Place Garage and hiding behind the support columns. When police arrived they could not find the suspect but did find that the meter room was unlocked and found several empty wire spools.
A woman put her credit card into the cash slot of the parking machine at Christie Place on the evening of 5/18 and was unable to get it out. Police were also unable to retrieve the card and advised her to cancel the account.
Strange: Police received a call about an elderly woman walking on Weaver Street yelling obscenities at 10:20 pm on 5/21. They searched the area but did not find her.
Animals: A loose black lab was found on the Post Road at 9 pm on 5/16. Police contacted the dog’s owner who said that the dog dug a hole under the fence. The owner was issued a warning for a violation.
An Overhill Road woman complained that a sick raccoon had attacked her cat on the afternoon of 5/21. Police were unable to find the raccoon.
Coyotes were reported on Windward Lane at 6:45 am on 5/17, on Heathcote Road at 9:36 am on 5/19 and on Mohican Trail at 8 am on 5/20.
A caller reported that a knife was lying in the Heathcote Bypass on the evening of 5/17. Police found that it was a damaged garden hose nozzle.
Accident: A two-car accident resulted in a car fire on Friday morning 5/20 on Mamaroneck Avenue. One car rear-ended the other when the first stopped to turn onto the Hutchinson River Parkway. After the collision, the driver of the second car noticed a flame under the hood of the car, and got out just before the 2000 Ford burst into flames.
Signs: Police received a report of unauthorized signage for G-TEC Kids at the corner of Post and Popham Roads at 5 pm on 5/16/11. Police took the signs down and threw them out.
The street sign at Brewster and Cohawney Road was removed from the pole and left on the walkway at 76 Brewster Road where the homeowner found it on the morning of 5/22.
TCAR Recovery repossessed a car from a Taunton Road home at 5 am on 5/20/11.
A damaged water line was reported at 15 Richbell Road on the morning of 5/21. The water department was notified.