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firetruckCar break-ins: At 2 a.m., Sept. 8, a Hampton Road homeowner reported seeing two men walking on his property, via footage from a motion sensor camera. He further advised that he later noticed that the doors of his unlocked 2004 Honda Accord had been opened, and it appeared as if the men had “checked out everything” inside the car. Five dollars cash were reported to be missing. The car was in the driveway.

On Sept. 8, a Post Road resident reported that two of her cars, parked and unlocked in her driveway, had been unlawfully entered, and the doors were left ajar. Although items were strewn about inside the car, the resident believed nothing was taken.
In Sept. 8, another Post Road resident reported an Apple charging cable and three dollars in coins had been stolen from his unlocked, parked car overnight.

Two gold bracelets, valued at $10,000 combined, $1,000 cash and two credit cards were stolen from a New York City person’s car, while the car was parked in a Griffen Avenue driveway, Sept. 11.

Identity theft
On Sept. 8, a Circle Road resident reported he received a suspicious bank statement, in his name but for an unknown account with a New Jersey bank, in the mail. According to investigation, the account was opened in Tom’s River, New Jersey, on Aug. 1. At that time a deposit of $100 was made. On Aug. 31, a deposit of $9,300 was made. This deposit was the result of a fraudulent SBA government loan that was taken out in the man’s name.

On Sept. 10, a Larch Lane woman reported unauthorized charges totaling $1861.06 on her debit card.

On Sept. 13, a Circle Road resident reported he received two suspicious bank statements, in his name but for unknown accounts with Ridgewood Savings Bank, in the mail on Sept. 11. When he opened the mail, he learned an unknown individual had deposited $9,000 into each account on Aug. 12 and withdrew the money from the accounts on Aug. 25. The source of the two $9,000 deposits was unknown.

On Sept. 13, a Meadow Road resident reported an unknown person attempted to open an unauthorized credit card in her name; however, an invalid address raised a red flag, and the credit provider declined the account.

Stolen car
A Richelieu Road woman reported that her tan Audi A5 had been stolen from her driveway overnight Sept. 9. According to police, the car was later recovered.

Ride home
On Sept. 8, a caller reported a woman wearing a hospital gown sitting at the intersection of Post Road and Huntington Avenue, “looking confused.” Police went to the scene and asked her if she needed assistance. She said she was trying to take the bus home but became lost. According to further inquiry, it was revealed that the woman had been released from custody, from the Westchester County department of corrections, and was admitted to Westchester Medical Center. She was treated at WMC and released at approximately 3:15 p.m. Police called Scarsdale Taxi to assist the woman in getting home.

A key holder responded to a Ramsey Road house on the belief that there was a burglary alarm notification, due to the fact that he had received several unanswered calls from the house’s security system provider Sept. 12. Police reached out to the security system provider and learned that the notifications were only in regard to a low battery notification, not a burglary alarm.

Cars and roadways
Police notified Con Edison about a loose wire on Bypass Sept. 8.

Electrical wires got tangled in a tree branch on Tunstall Road and were sparking. Firefighters and police put caution tape around the affected area and notified Con Edison for repair Sept. 8.

A driver reported someone struck his parked car on East Parkway and left the scene Sept. 8.

A driver attempted to avoid hitting an animal and lost control of his car at Weaver Street and Crossway Sept. 9. As a result, the car struck a utility pole. Con Edison was notified, and police assisted New Rochelle police with traffic control around the accident.

Police rolled up a fallen cable wire on Elmdorf Road and notified the proper provider the Sept. 9.

On Sept. 10, a caller reported that a car with a Florida license plate was attempting to drive down a small bicycle pathway that is not intended for vehicles near Brook Lane. Before police arrived, the driver of the car redirected its intended destination and left by way of Walworth Avenue.

A Brewster Road resident complained about a trailer parked on her street during a period of authorized construction work near the intersection of Fenimore Road Sept. 10. Patrol attempted to explain why the trailer needed to be parked there during construction hours and how it participated in a project that would better the community. The resident remained very upset; so a representative for the contractor arrived on scene and relocated the trailer to another location.
A 26-year-old New York City woman struck the side of a Scarsdale fire truck in the parking lot entrance to public safety headquarters while she was attempting to turn around in the parking lot and while she was attempting to exit the lot via the entryway Sept. 11. The fire truck did not sustain any visible damage. The woman’s car, however, showed damage on both the left and right sides.

A car was parked in grass by the side of Weaver Street at 10 p.m., Sept. 11. Police spoke with the owner of the car and learned the car had been involved in an accident, and the driver was waiting for a tow.

An adult, female bicyclist collided into a parked car’s door on Walworth Avenue, as the driver was opening her car door to exit, around 10 a.m., Sept. 12. No injuries were reported.

A Honda Civic driver was rear-ended by a gray BMW on Popham Road, and the offending driver left the scene, according to the driver who was rear-ended and called police Sept. 12. No injuries were reported.

A Mamaroneck Road resident reported losing her black and brown cat, after the animal accidentally got outside the house, Sept. 8.

On Sept. 10, a severely injured deer was found on Mamaroneck Road. Patrol assisted in moving the deer to a grassy area by the side of the road and received permission from a supervisor to shoot the deer. The highway department was notified for the deceased animal’s removal from the roadway.

After a neighbor complained about a Brewster Road resident’s roosters making noise at 8:40 a.m., Sept. 11, police reminded the resident that any noise in violation of Village code could result in a summons. The resident said he understood and would put the roosters in their enclosure if they became noisy. Later that evening, the resident was playing with the roosters, prompting them to make noise that disturbed neighbors. Police returned to the house and advised the resident. The resident said he was in the process of putting the roosters inside for the night. It was approximately 7:30 p.m. On Sept. 12, a neighbor again reported that the Brewster Road resident’s roosters were making excessive noise. Police arrived on scene, and noted they “did not hear excessive noise” from the roosters. The residents who own the roosters informed police that they were in the process of rehousing the roosters at a sanctuary, but it would take five days. A Village code violation summons was issued for the noise violation.

Village code
Police dispersed a group of noisy kids from Brite Avenue after 1 a.m., Sept. 9.

Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on Farley Road Sept. 9 and Heathcote Road Sept. 11.

Tree cutters blocked a portion of the road to do their job, Sept. 10. Police advised them they could not block the road.

Police advised workers on Wildwood Road that they were not permitted to begin work until 10 a.m., Sept. 12.

Police dispersed kids playing basketball at Greenacres School grounds after dark Sept. 12 and Sept. 13.

Lost and found
On Sept. 11, a White Plains woman reported losing her $200 Chanel wallet somewhere in the Village of Scarsdale, near Walworth Avenue and Fenimore Road. It reportedly contained $5,000 cash.

Responding to a reported possible kitchen fire in a Carthage Road house, firefighters found a cardboard pizza box and other ordinary combustibles burning on top of an electric range and countertop Sept. 8. Firefighters used a carbon dioxide extinguisher to put out the fire. They removed a fire-damaged microwave oven and additional combustibles. After confirming there was no extension of the fire, firefighters used fans to ventilate. The homeowner said the range was off when the pizza box was placed there. The homeowner surmised that the family dog might have inadvertently turned on the burner, due to previous similar behavior.

Firefighters assisted at a car accident involving a car and a utility pole on Weaver Street Sept. 9.

Firefighters assisted at a rollover car accident, involving a contractor’s van, on the Bronx River Parkway Sept. 9. The driver was pinned inside the driver’s seat with visible, bleeding injuries to his left arm and wrist, but he was stable. Firefighters assisted by cutting open the van and removing the windshield to extricate the driver, while Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived on scene. The driver was removed from the car and taken to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment.

On Sept. 10, firefighters received a report of a landscaping worker entrapped in a piece of equipment on Ogden Road. On scene, firefighters found the worker (the patient) with his right leg entangled and trapped, up to his knee, in a lawn aerator. While SVAC provided emergency patient care and police helped to support him, firefighters worked to stabilize the machine and dismantle its drum and wheel to release the patient’s leg. Cordless tools and Hurst cutters were used to further remove the patient from the machine. One released, firefighters helped SVAC paramedics load the patient into an ambulance, for transport to the hospital.

A bird’s nesting material was smoking in an outdoor light fixture at an Ogden Road house of worship Sept. 11. Firefighters disconnected the fixture and extinguished the burning material with a water can. The caretaker was advised to contact an electrician.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Sept. 8-13 has been compiled from official information.

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roostersBurglaries: On Sept. 2, police responded to a burglar alarm at a Mohican Trail house and discovered an open and damaged entry door. No one was inside the house when police arrived, but it appeared as if items might have been stolen from the house. The homeowners were notified and arrived back at home to assess the situation

On Sept. 3, a realtor arrived at a Lincoln Road house and found the front door “blowing off its frame.” Investigation showed that the door had been kicked in, and the house had been burglarized. The realtor informed the new homeowner, who completed a deposition, and the previous owner was given a deposition to complete to assist with rectifying damage caused to the door and doorframe.

On Sept. 4, a Huntington Road house sitter discovered the house’s front door kicked in, with damage to the dead bolt mechanism, and the house burglarized. Police set up a perimeter and determined the house was empty. Investigation, in consultation with the homeowner, determined items were stolen from the house.

Stolen car
A 2004 white Mercedes Benz was stolen from an Axtell Road driveway overnight and reported on Sept. 2. The keys had been left inside, when health aide used the car the day before and parked it in the driveway of her employer, an 88-year-old man.

On Sept. 3, the manager of the Popham Road CVS reported that a man and woman stole approximately $1,100 in merchandise from the store on Aug. 27. He discovered the crime after noticing some product shelves were unusually empty, and he was therefore prompted to review surveillance footage of the store’s interior. The footage showed a man and woman enter the store and place a 49 items – including electric toothbrushes, toothbrush refills and deodorant – into bags and leave the store. The man was described as light brown-skinned, with short dark hair and wearing a light-colored, short-sleeved shirt. The woman was described as light brown-skinned, with long blonde hair with dark roots and wearing a dark shirt and long pants.

On Sept. 5, the manager of the Popham Road CVS reported that a white man wearing a green jacket, blue shorts and a light blue hat and a woman wearing a green shirt and black pants entered the store with an empty, large, blue Ikea-style shopping bag. Shortly thereafter, security footage showed the couple leaving the store with the bag full of merchandise. The manager then checked the aisle where the couple had last been seen. It appeared as though the couple had stolen at least $100 worth of Ensure nutrition drinks.

A Taunton Road resident reported an unknown man was “hanging out” on his doorstep at 5:48 a.m., Sept. 5. Upon arrival at the scene, police observed a man – Kofi Busia, 31, address unknown – resting on a bench in the covered porch area of the house. Police questioned Busia and he said he had been trying to gain entry to the house because his parents lived there. Patrol assured him that he had the wrong address. Busia then advised he had been walking around Westchester for most of the night. He was arrested and charged with trespassing, a violation. Upon running his information through a police database, it became clear that Busia was also wanted by the Village of Mamaroneck police department for attempted criminal trespassing. Village of Mamaroneck police were notified, and Busia was picked up by officers of the jurisdiction and transported to their headquarters for further arrest processing.

At 1:55 a.m., Sept. 8, a Hampton Road resident reported two unknown men on his property.

A caller reported seeing a white woman with dark hair, wearing a pink blouse, get out of a white car parked on MacDonald Place and drop something on the ground Sept. 4. She then got back in her car and remained parked on the street for some time before leaving. When the car left, the caller’s husband went outside to investigate. He found a plastic bag containing what appeared to be a stick inside the end of a PVC pipe located at the end of the caller’s driveway. The caller then reported seeing a white man with a blue shirt and white striped gym pants come to the area where the woman ostensibly left the plastic bag. According to the caller, the man appeared to be “looking around the area.” Police located the man and questioned him. At first he was uncooperative and did not want to answer any questions. Later, he said he lived in New York City, but was home visiting his family and went outside for a smoke. After police advised the man that the contents of the pipe – the bag and a marijuana cigarette (which the caller first thought was a stick) had been intercepted, the man said a friend may have left him a “gift” outside, but he did not know what the gift was. Police discarded the bag and its contents as trash.

Identity theft
On Sept. 3, a Fenimore Road resident reported that an unknown person attempted to take out a fraudulent small business loan in her name. She alerted the Small Business Administration before the loan was executed; so she did not incur any financial loss.

Attempted car break-ins
A Wildwood Road man reported seeing a man attempting to break into an Audi parked on the street in front of his house at 5:48 a.m., Sept. 4. When the suspect noticed he was being observed, the suspect ran off to a waiting car and left the area.

The custodian of Heathcote School found graffiti on several pavement areas of the playground, as well as beer bottles discarded on the roof of the school Aug. 31. The graffiti appeared to have been burned into the playground surface by an unknown method. Later that day, a caller reported seeing a large group of kids on the roof of Heathcote School. When police approached them, approximately 20 kids dispersed.

Political signs
A Black Birch Lane man reported some political signs he placed around the Village were disappearing

Domestic disputes
A mother did not want to take medication because she felt nauseous, despite her daughter’s urgings, Sept. 2. Police mediated the parties’ dispute and helped them arrive at a compromise.

An Edgewood Road wife called police to report her husband had taken her cell phone and left their house on foot Sept. 5. Upon arrival police spoke with the husband who said he had taken his wife’s phone because he needed to make a call outside and could not find his own phone. He returned the phone when he was finished. The wife said she had been unaware of the circumstances involving he husband’s use of her phone. She declined further police assistance.

A Colonial Road woman called police to complain about lights shining into her house from cars on the Hutchinson River Parkway at 4:41 a.m., Sept. 1. Police checked the parkway area and did not observe any cars or drivers intentionally shining lights into the woman’s house.

A commuter called from Scarsdale train station stating he was suffering from an episode of post-traumatic stress disorder Sept. 4. Police notified MTA police, and the commuter was transported to White Plains Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

Pedestrian hit
A 54-year-old male pedestrian, from Mount Vernon, was struck by a 2017 Land Rover turning west from Post Road onto Popham Road at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 1. The pedestrian was found sitting on the ground in the crosswalk, conscious and alert. Police and firefighters stabilized the pedestrian until Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived. Police issued the 22-year-old Scarsdale driver summonses for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, related to a suspended license resulting from the driver’s failure to pay a driver responsibility assessment in February.

Cars and roadways
On Aug. 31, police removed a fallen cable wire from Sage Terrace. Verizon was notified.

On Sept. 1, police removed small branches from Kingston and Montrose roads.

On Sept. 1, police marked low hanging wires with caution tape on Church Lane and notified Verizon.

Police took possession of license plates from an impounded car related to a closed case from 2018 and released to a tow company on Sept. 1.

On Sept. 2, police secured low hanging wires on Catherine Road and notified Verizon.

Police advised a person with numerous unpaid parking tickets to resolve the matter at Village Hall Sept. 2.

A car belonging to an unknown person was parked on Quaker Ridge school grounds for several days before a school employee contacted police Sept. 3. Police attempted to reach the registered owner but were unsuccessful. Police advised the school employee to contact a tow service to remove the car if needed.

On Sept. 4, police contacted the Village electrician to repair a traffic light on Mamaroneck Road that was not cycling properly.

On Sept. 4, police notified Con Edison about a branch over wires on Hamilton Road.

Patrol called a tow service to assist a motorist with a dead car battery on Heathcote Road Sept. 6.

An unoccupied, parked car was accidentally left running on Wynmor Road Sept. 7. Patrol attempted to reach the registered owner, with the help of a neighbor, but was not successful. The neighbor offered to shut off the car and secure it for the owner in the meantime.

Police notified Con Edison of low-hanging wires on Garden Road Sept. 7.

Civil matter
On Aug. 31, police informed a Popham Road tenant that an eviction notice he received from his landlord was not a police mater. Rather, it was a civil matter to be followed up on in civil court, if necessary.

On Sept. 1, police dispersed kids from Fox Meadow School grounds after the school was closed. Later that evening, police also dispersed a gathering of kids from Shawnee Road.

Dog bite
On Aug. 31, a Rugby Lane woman reported being bitten by a dog while dropping her son off at a friend’s house on Elm Road on Aug. 30. At the time, she was holding her dog – a mini Schnauzer – in her arms. It was at this time that a dog from a neighboring house broke off its leash, charged at her and her dog and bit both of them. The neighboring dog’s owner and the woman’s friend pulled the attacking dog off of her. The woman experienced undisclosed injuries, and her mini Schnauzer experienced multiple puncture wounds on its back and stomach and three broken ribs. The pet was treated by a vet immediately after the attack. The attacking dog was named after an iconic album title by the musical artist David Bowie, according to the police report. It was the first reported incident involving this dog, in the Village Both dog owners were advised to quarantine their dogs for 10 days.

Police alerted the highway department to remove a dead raccoon from Sprague Road Sept. 3.

After a neighbor complained about a barking dog on Kensington Road Sept. 4, the dog’s owner apologized. The dog was not longer barking when police arrived on scene.

A Copper Beech Lane resident reported an “unruly cat” in the neighborhood Sept. 6. He resident said the cat, which belongs to a neighbor, often enters his yard and poses a problem due to the fact that he and his wife are allergic to the cat. Patrol tried to talk with the cat’s owner, but the owner was not home.

Village code
On Aug. 31, police advised kids playing basketball at Greenacres School that the school grounds were closed after dark, and the kids dispersed.

A Chase Road resident complained about the post office’s practice making late night deliveries to the Chase Road post office around 1:45 a.m., Sept. 1. Police spoke with an after-hours employee, who provided police with her supervisor’s name and contact info.

A resident of Brewster Road complained of noise coming from roosters Sept. 1. Police spoke with a neighbor who keeps roosters as pets. She said they stay in a sound-insulated coop during the evening. Later, police were called to the same house about excessive rooster noise on Sept. 6. The owner of the roosters fed them, and the roosters quieted down. Police advised her the noise was in violation of Village noise ordinances, and she was issued a verbal warning. She said she would be mindful of noise going forward. On Sept. 7, police received an additional noise complaint. The noise was not deemed excessive enough to warrant code enforcement.

On Sept. 2, police dispersed noisy kids from Aspen Park.

After neighbors complained of noise, police asked a Highland Way resident to lower the volume of music playing at his house Sept. 4.

After neighbors complained of outdoor music playing all night at a Bradford Road house, police helped the resident locate the source of the music and unplug the device Sept. 5.

On Sept. 7, a caller reported many people making noise in the back yard of a Sprague Road house. Police advised the people to lower the volume of their conversations.

Lost and found
Patrol found a debit card on Chase Road and returned it to its owner Sept. 4.

On Sept. 1, firefighters responded to Freightway garage for a stuck, occupied elevator. Firefighters shut power to the elevator and used a drop key to open the door and remove occupants. The elevator car was left at a floor level, with all elevator doors secured.

On Sept. 2, a Broadmoor Road resident reported an odor of natural gas inside her house. Firefighters found a gas knob left on, without ignition of a cooking flame. Firefighters moved the range’s gas valve to a closed position and ventilated the space.

On Sept. 6, an overheated rooftop air handler caused smoke to accumulate in a Spencer Place business and a rear common hallway. Firefighters shut power to the unit and ventilated the structure. Police assisted by providing traffic and pedestrian control.

On Sept. 6, firefighters helped a locked-out senior caregiver get back into the Sheldrake Road house where she was working. The safety and wellbeing of the senior resident was confirmed upon the caregiver’s re-entry.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Aug. 31 – Sept. 7 has been compiled from official information.

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dogAt 1:15 p.m., Aug. 23, a 40-year-old male caller reported that a man, who was a stranger, pointed a gun at him on Saxon Woods Road. Police responded and searched for the individual accused of menacing, who was described as a black man wearing a blue shirt and black pants, possibly carrying a handgun. The suspect was observed sitting on steps leading to a Saxon Woods Road house, and police requested backup.

Police approached the man and he reportedly began to reach into his front and back pockets with both hands. At that point, officers instructed the suspect to show his hands. Officers grabbed the man’s right wrist and attempted to place his hands against a retaining wall behind him. The suspect resisted and began pushing officers away with both hands. Police used the forward momentum of the suspect’s body to bring him into a prone position. While the suspect and an officer were falling to the ground, the officer noticed an ammunition magazine in the suspect’s back pocket. At that point, the suspect was handcuffed. Police removed an unloaded firearm and a two-inch long knife from the suspect’s pockets. The caller positively identified the suspect as the person who threatened him with a gun, and paramedics arrived on scene to evaluate the suspect. The suspect was identified as David Bright, 60, of White Plains, and placed under arrest. He was charged with second-degree menacing with a weapon and second-degree criminal possession of a loaded weapon.

Stolen bicycle
A Tory Lane boy’s unlocked Mongoose mountain bicycle was stolen from a Village center bike rack at the corner of East Parkway and Christie Place while the boy was in a store on East Parkway Aug. 18. The bike was valued at $300.

Identity theft
On Aug. 17, a Quaker Center resident reported receiving six packages, while she was away, from Neiman Marcus, at her house that she did not order. According to a Neiman Marcus representative, the packages were ordered online using her Neiman Marcus credit card. The combined value of the packages totaled $6,603.29 and included a gifting hair dryer, Lamer cosmetics and a $3,061.59 belt buckle. The resident made arrangements with Neiman Marcus to return the fraudulently ordered items.

A Brite Avenue resident reported an individual used her name and personal information to attempt to fraudulently open a loan out from the Small Business Administration Aug. 22.

On Aug. 18, a Stratton Road man reported he was scammed out of more than $2,400 while applying for employment using an online platform. As part of the alleged application process, the person posing as an employee sent checks to the man and required him to deposit them and send online payments to designated parties and purchase gift cards. The man did so and sent payments in excess of $2,400 via Zelle, Cash App and gift cards. Later he realized the deposited check was fraudulent, and the exercise was a scam.

On Aug. 19, a Nelson Road woman reported she became the victim of an Internet computer scam while attempting to contact a Geek Squad representative to fix an alleged computer issue on Aug. 13. She said she tried to call the corporate number for Geek Squad and was directly to another number to speak to an alleged technical support representative directly. She provided her name, address, email address, telephone number and IP address to that alleged rep, and she allowed him to access her computer. The rep requested an initial payment via PayPal of $411.99. She paid the money and continued to speak with the rep over the phone for the next two days. The rep reported finding multiple problems with her computer and was told it might take up to 72 hours to resolve the matter. The rep requested additional payments in the amount of $425, to be made payable through Google Play cards, which the woman purchased through CVS and sent to the alleged rep. Soon thereafter, the woman realized the person with whom she was speaking and to whim she had sent payments was not a member of Geek Squad. Police advised her to monitor her finances and to take her computer to a physical store to check and secure her computer since it had been accessed remotely.

A caller reported her mother gave $3,000 to a phone scammer, and her mother’s bank was requesting a police report to take further action Aug. 19. Police attempted to call the mother, but she did not answer the phone. Police left a voicemail for follow up.

A Popham Road school director reported that an alarm sounded at the school and the firebox pull was broken Aug. 18. The director thought it could have been a prank, as he had left some of the doors open while a worker was working outside. Police investigated and found no signs of criminality.

A woman accidentally dropped her phone on Chase Road, at Spencer Place, and it fell through a storm sewer grate Aug. 18. Police notified the highway department to assist her in retrieving her phone.

Two businesses on Depot Place called police around noon on Aug. 19 to report that a male customer was “getting unusually close to customers in the store” and possibly “attempting to touch” a female customer. The employees of the businesses said the male customer was “disrupting” other customers and “would not leave.” The employees from each business each said that they believed the man may have been suffering from mental illness or experiencing some sort of difficulty. He left the stores before police arrived.

A Butler Road woman reported seeing, via surveillance camera, an elderly woman in a nightgown or housecoat approach her front door and attempt to look into her mailbox Aug. 20. The elderly woman appeared to be disoriented. Police searched the area for the woman but could not locate her.

A caller expressed concern of flooding due to a sprinkler on Herkimer Road that had been on “for a long period of time” Aug. 20. Police went to the scene and observed a sprinkler in normal operation, with water flowing away from the house and into a storm drain. The homeowner could not be reached to discuss further.

A Village employee reported seeing a dog lying motionless on a Palmer Avenue driveway Aug. 20. Police spoke with the homeowner who said her dog was “sunbathing” outdoors and in good health.

Installation request
A Brookfield Lane housekeeper denied a request by two men with blonde hair to enter her employer’s house to allegedly perform an unscheduled communications installation Aug. 20. While investigating the call, police saw Verizon workers in the area. They were unsure if any of their technicians might have gone to the Brookfield Lane house by mistake.

A School Lane resident came home to find his garage lights on unexpectedly Aug. 21. Police checked the garage and found no signs of criminality or unauthorized access. The resident then said his parents, who had left the house earlier in the afternoon, might have left the lights on.

Bicyclist hit
A 33-year-old Fenimore Road bicyclist was struck from behind by a car, driven by a 24-year-old New Rochelle driver, on Weaver Street, near Old Lyme Road, shortly before 6 a.m., Aug. 19. The bicyclist was transported to Westchester Medical Center for injuries. Police closed the road and set up a detour while Westchester County police reconstructed the accident scene for investigation.

On Aug. 21, the manager of Quaker Ridge Golf Club reported that unknown people were dumping debris, including a discarded toilet and old paint cans, in an empty Bradford Road lot that is owned and maintained by the Club. The debris was removed, and police will conduct extra ridebys of the lot.

Cars and roadways
On Aug. 19, a caller reported a log rolled off a highway department truck and fell onto the street at Palmer Avenue and Lincoln Road. Police went to the scene, but the log had already been removed from the roadway.

Police spoke with two homeowners whose garage doors were left open on Herkimer and Heathcote roads Aug. 19. Each homeowner thanked patrol, said the open door was accidental and closed the door.

A wheel came off a double axel trailer truck while the truck was travelling on Post Road Aug. 20. Police notified a tow service for assistance. The tow mechanic temporarily reattached the wheel so the truck could be moved off the roadway and transported to a repair shop.

Police called a tow for a driver whose car sustained a flat tire on Mamaroneck Road Aug. 21, at 2:30 a.m. They called another tow for a driver with a flat tire on Fenimore Road later that morning, around 9 a.m.

A driver backed out of his driveway and hit a parked car on Lincoln Road Aug. 21. The accident caused property damage only, and police helped the drivers exchange information.

Two callers reported cars, possibly including a silver Dodge Charger or Mustang, “doing donuts” on Hampton and Olmsted roads shortly before 11 p.m., Aug. 22. The cars had already left the scene by the time police arrived.

A driver struck an animal, possibly a coyote or deer, on Weaver Street at 2:55 a.m., Aug. 23. The animal was no longer on the scene. A tow truck removed the car from the road and took it to a service location.

A black SUV was parked too far away from the curb on Gorham Road Aug. 23. Police contacted the owner who subsequently moved the car.

After a disabled car’s engine was jumped on Fenimore Road, the engine stalled again on Mamaroneck Road Aug. 23. Two police officers assisted by pushing the car onto a dead end side road to free Mamaroneck Road for traffic flow. Police contacted a tow truck operator to pick up the disabled car.

A homeless man was found sleeping in his car parked on Chase Road and Harwood Court at 2 a.m., Aug. 24. The man said he did not want any assistance, nor did he want to go to a shelter or hotel. He left the area.

Village code
Police advised a worker to refrain from placing brush from an Oxford Road house on George Field for pickup Aug. 17.

After neighbors complained about noise from a small gathering on Secor Road, police asked the homeowner to lower the volume of music Aug. 17.
After neighbors complained about a loud pool party on Hanover Road Aug. 18, police spoke the homeowner who said adolescent son had four friends over to swim. While on scene, the friends’ parents arrived to take their sons home.

At 2:30 a.m., Aug. 19, neighbors complained of loud noise at a Bell Road house. The resident had some friends over, and he assured police he would make sure the gathering remained quiet.

Police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers on School, Church and Wayside lanes Aug. 19, Crossway Aug. 20 and Ogden and Franklin roads Aug. 21.

Police told residents talking on a Sprague Road front porch that neighbors complained of noise, even though police did not deem the noise to be unreasonable Aug. 20.

Neighbors complained of a loud youth party on Sunset Drive Aug. 22. Police remained on scene until all youths were picked up by their parents.

Pandemic restrictions
A group of teens were observed congregating without masks and not social distancing in a Scarsdale Avenue parking lot Aug. 21. Police advised them of the governor’s executive orders, and the youth put on masks and left the parking lot.

Lost and found
On Aug. 17, a Dobbs Terrace resident reported losing a passport after she mailed it to the Social Security Administration and did not receive it back after it was supposedly mailed on July 7.

A passerby found a written-out check for $60 on the street at East Parkway and Christie Place Aug. 22. Police attempted to contact the person who had issued the check in order to return it, but the attempt was not successful. The checked was vouchered at headquarters for safekeeping.

A Village resident reported losing his car’s front license plate somewhere in New Haven, CT, Aug. 23. Police reported the lost place to police in New Haven, and the resident was issued a lost plate form for the NYS DMV.

A Village resident reported losing both of his car’s license plates after turning the car into a dealership in Brooklyn with the plates attached. The dealership told the resident the plates had been lost. Police assisted by issuing a lost plate form for the NYS DMV.

On Aug. 17, firefighters assisted Hartsdale firefighters at the scene of a house struck by lightning.
On Aug. 18, an overheated motor caused a dryer fire that self extinguished in a Kensington Road house. Firefighters observed a smoke odor in the basement laundry room. The odor was isolated to the dryer. Firefighters disconnected electricity and gas connections to the dryer and removed the exhaust duct to confirm there was no extension of fire. Firefighters advised the resident to replace the unit and ensure proper ductwork. Firefighters noted the existing ductwork consisted of a 4-inch PVC drainpipe exceeding 36 inches. The fire inspector was notified for follow-up.

An outdoor hissing sound and an indoor odor of natural gas alerted a Torrence Place resident to a gas leak Aug. 18. Firefighters went to the scene and observed a contractor had severed a gas line with an excavator. The contractor temporarily crimped the line and secured it with duct tape. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison and shut down circuits to an air conditioner condenser unit located near the gas line. The building department was informed about the job site, in order to follow-up to verify safe working conditions. Con Edison arrived and clamped the line to prepare for a pressure test and service restoration.

On Aug. 21, smoke from a smoldering fire pit infiltrated a Carthage Road basement through an open window. Firefighters ventilated the basement and advised the resident to completely extinguish any embers in the fire pit after each use.

On Aug. 23, firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of burning wires on Beechwood Lane.

Commenting on the report, resident Jack Binder said, "I’m so proud of our local police force. Your story about the man with the gun is an example of excellent police procedures. Black man, gun, nobody died! That’s the way it should be in America, and in the rest of the world. The few times I’ve had interactions with our local police in 35 years as a resident have always been exemplary."

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

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scissorsStolen signs: A Black Birch Lane reported someone stole numerous Voter’s Choice Party political campaign signs, for a Village Trustee election, that he had placed through the Village Aug. 27.

A Brookline Road resident reported her emailed account had been hacked and an unknown person was requesting her to pay that person $1,086 in bit coin Aug. 24.

On Aug. 25, a Nelson Road man reported receiving a call from an unknown person who alleged to be his grandson, asking for bail money after being arrested in New Jersey. He alerted police to the matter, and police confirmed it was a scam.

Squatter’s rights
On Aug. 24, a person walked into headquarters to inquire about his eligibility for squatter’s rights, based on a written document allowing him to live at his parents’ house for a two-week period in August. Police told him he would not be eligible for squatter’s rights and advised him that the matter would be brought to the attention of a landlord/tenant court.

On Aug. 24, a man driving a gray van rang a Brambach Road woman’s doorbell, told her he was from Canada, tried to sell her a gold chain and then asked for money to take care of his family. She refused to purchase the gold chain and declined to give him money, before the man drove away.

On Aug. 24, a Hispanic man, described as “well dressed” and wearing jeans, a blue button down shirt and a vest – rang a Murray Hill Road woman’s doorbell, claiming to be a “barber.” He offered to give haircuts to any men that lived in the house. She declined his services using the voice function of a doorbell camera app on her phone. Since she was not expecting a barber, she found it suspicious and called police.

Someone rang a Garden Road doorbell at 7:25 a.m., Aug. 29, and then left the scene.
A door was ajar on a Brewster Road house Aug. 30. Police checked the house, closed the door and secured it.

Cars and roadways
On Aug. 24, 28 and 30, police helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street and safely reach a sidewalk.

Police notified the Village electrician that a Mamaroneck Road traffic light was not working.

Police offered to help a driver with a flat tire on Heathcote Road Aug. 24, but the driver said she was already waiting for her brother to arrive with a new tire.

Police notified Verizon about low-hanging wires on Murray Hill Road Aug. 27.

Police taped off an area of Paddington Road due to flooding and notified the water department Aug. 27. At 2 a.m., on Aug. 28, the water department shut off water in the area due to a water main break nearby.

The driver of a rental truck asked police for directions to Mount Kisco Aug. 28.

A man in a blue Mazda was reported to be “looking at houses and writing notes” Aug. 29. Police questioned the man, and the man said he was looking at houses for sale in the area because he wants to buy a new house.

Police issued a warning to a teenage driver who was observed to be driving a BMW “erratically” on Post Road, with several friends in the car, after other drivers complained Aug. 30.

A car was parked with its lights on, facing the basketball court on Huntington Avenue in order to illuminate it, at 8:15 p.m., Aug. 30. Police advised the operator that he was not allowed to park his car in such a manner. Police also advised the courts were closed.

One car accident was reported in the Village this week.

Lost and found
On Aug. 24, a Rodney Road man reported losing the front license plate off his car.

On Aug. 25, a caller reported finding a padlock and keys at Heathcote Road and Weaver Street. The lock had no identifying marks and no value. So, police discarded it.

On Aug. 28, patrol found an iPhone on East Parkway. While attempting to contact the owner through ID cards stored with the phone, the owner approached patrol and retrieved the phone.

A Lyons Road man reported losing his company-issued iPhone, and he needed a police report in order to be issued a new phone Aug. 29.

A passerby found some cash on the ground on Autenreith Road and gave it to police Aug. 30.

Village code
On Aug. 25, police issued summonses to landscapers using gas-powered leaf blowers.
After neighbors complained of noise, a Meadow Road dog owner brought her dog inside Aug. 26.

On Aug. 29, a Fox Meadow Road resident reported an ongoing issue with three large trees adjacent to his property. The caller said a tree company was there to remove the trees, but he was not sure the owner had a proper permit to remove the trees. Police went to the scene and saw a tree cutting crew at work. Tree branches had already been cut. Workers on scene had a permit from the Village engineering department. However, tree species were not listed on the permit; so police advised the workers to stop until the engineering department could confirm which trees were slated for removal.

Police shot a sick raccoon on Post Road and Huntington Avenue and stood by for the highway department Aug. 28.

A sick raccoon on Greenacres Avenue died in the presence of patrol who had been called out to investigate the animal’s condition Aug. 29. Patrol assessed the animal and it appeared that it might have been sick with rabies. Patrol called the Westchester County department of health, but no one was available to handle the call. Patrol then called a veterinary hospital, and a technician came out to pick up the raccoon’s body for disease testing and control.

On Aug. 25, police assisted at a car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

A control board burned in a clothes dryer in the basement of a Walworth Avenue house Aug. 26. Firefighters disconnected the unit and checked to make sure there was no heat or carbon monoxide in the vent pipe. They advised the resident to replace the dryer and install a new vent line.

On Aug. 29, an SUV drove off an overpass bridge, from the Hutchinson River Parkway and landed on Mamaroneck Avenue. Cars on Mamaroneck Avenue swerved to avoid impact with the SUV and ended up striking each other. Firefighters, along with crews from other jurisdictions, assisted at the accident scene.

Firefighters assisted at another car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway Aug. 29.

A belt burnt off an air conditioner unit in a garage crawlspace in a Stonehouse Road house Aug. 30. Firefighters shut down the unit and advised the homeowner to call for service.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Aug. 24-30 has been compiled from official information.

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poolCar thefts: On Aug. 12, police learned that a 2012 gray Volvo S60 was stolen from the street outside the owner’s Tory Lane house. A set of keys to the car was left inside in car when the theft occurred. A Con Edison safety watch worker witnessed the theft at approximately 3 a.m. He specifically said three cars drove down the road “at a speed that startled him.” He then saw a young man jump out of one of those cars, enter the parked car and drive away. He assumed the young man was the owner, due to the ease and speed at which the young man entered the car and left the scene with it.

On the morning of Aug. 16, a Walworth Avenue resident woke up to find out that his 2019 blue BMW X5 had been stolen overnight. Also stolen was a set of golf clubs that had been inside the car.

The owner of a Garth Road business reported, on Aug. 13, that four chairs and two tables were stolen from outside her shop on Aug. 9.

On Aug. 14, a Sheldrake Road resident reported his mother’s silverware was missing – either stolen or misplaced inside the house.

A Post Road resident’s Trek bike was stolen out of his open garage and replaced with a Granite Roadmaster bike Aug. 16.

Car break-in
On Aug. 12, a Lebanon Road resident reported his car had been broken into the pervious night, and approximately $20 in items, including coins, was stolen. The resident heard an alarm that his garage door opened, but the suspect was gone by the time he came out to check.

Identity theft
Someone was claiming fraudulent unemployment benefits, using the personal information of a Fox Meadow Road woman Aug. 11.

On Aug. 15, a Spier Road resident reported someone fraudulently attempted to take out a small business loan in his name.

A Fayette Road woman received a call from someone alleging to be from the Social Security Administration Aug. 14. The caller stated the woman Social Security number had been used to rent a car in Texas, and that car was involved in felony activity. During the course of the conversation, the woman provided personal information to the caller. Later she was suspicious the call was a scam and reported it to police.

Police mediated a dispute between two Harvest Drive residents with a history of verbal disputes Aug. 10.

Police mediated a dispute between two Cushman Road residents with regard to one neighbor making a report to the fire department about the other neighbor Aug. 15.

A Butler Road resident expressed concern about a “small crate” on his property Aug. 12. Police examined the crate and found it to be empty, except fort a few pieces of debris. Police placed it at the curb for sanitation pickup.

At 11:54 p.m., Aug. 14, a tall male wearing a white T-short and shorts approached a Parkfield Road house and knocked on the door. He spoke through the intercom to the nanny of the house. Since she did not recognize the man, she did not let him in, and he left on foot.

A Rural Drive resident heard someone knocking on her door or on a window at 1:46 a.m., Aug. 15. When she checked, no one was there.

A man was sleeping in his car at 3 a.m., Aug. 15. Police woke him up and spoke with him. He said he was going to visit a person on the street but arrived so early that he wanted to sit in his car, resting and waiting.

A Montrose Road woman reported finding a bullet casing in her swimming pool Aug. 15. She handed patrol the item in question, and patrol confirmed it was an empty 30 Carbine casing. She then stated her eldest son had a friend over the other day, and they both utilized the pool. Patrol then spoke with this son, who stated the casing might have belonged to this friend. He further stated that this friend owns a rifle of this caliber, and that both of them had utilized this rifle, in a legal setting at shooting range in the recent past. He then proceeded to call this friend, who confirmed that he had placed an empty 30 Carbine shell casing in the pocket of his swim trunks. He further stated that the shell casing must have fallen out while swimming. No evidence was observed, or previously reported in the area, which would indicate that this shell casing was connected to any crime or accidental discharge. The caller then said she would dispose of the shell casing.

Road rage
On Aug. 12, a woman driving a car reported that another driver was honking at her on Walworth Avenue. The other driver then passed her, blocked her car, got out of his car and began yelling at the woman.

Cars and roadways
Police told a Con Edison worker who was watching risky wires to move his car off the road, as it was impeding traffic on Heathcote Road Aug. 10.

On Aug. 10, police notified Verizon and Con Edison about low hanging wires on Carthage Road.

An older male driver reportedly drove past a Christie Place restaurant several times and shouted obscenities Aug. 10.

Patrol informed the highway department about a misshapen, and thus ill fitting, manhole cover on Hathaway Road and Church Lane Aug. 11.

A tractor trailed pulled down telecommunications and cable wires on Heathcote Road Aug. 11. Police informed Verizon.

Police set up a temporary stop sign because the traffic slight at Post and Sherbrooke roads wad not working Aug. 11.

Police contacted Con Edison and the highway department about a tree leaning on wires on Circle Road Aug. 12. A resident said the leaning tree was preventing driveway access too.

Police notified the water department about water coming out of a hole in the roadway on Crane and Woodland roads Aug 12.

Police moved cable wires off Post Road Aug. 12 and off Wayside Lane Aug. 13.

On Aug. 13, police spoke with a man and woman who were sleeping in their car on Heathcote Road. They were travelling to Vermont, sustained damage to their car’s windshield and pulled over to wait for a technician being sent by her insurance carrier.

A large partially severed branch was hanging a few inches above a Murray Hill Broad house Aug. 13. Police and firefighters advised the residents to evacuate the house, move their cars from the driveway and summon a tree service to remove the branch.

Patrol asked highway and sanitation workers to remove broken glass Harwood Court Aug. 13.

Patrol helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street Aug. 14.

Wires were sparking and smoking on Oak Lane Aug. 15. Police notified Con Edison.

One car was repossessed in the Village this week.

Civil matters
On Aug. 11, a Paddington Road man reported a “suspicious” incident with his contractor. The man said the contractor drove by his house slowly that day after expressing surprise that the man did not have any cash on hand for services.
A contractor working on an Aida Road house reported that the owner was not paying him and he needed to get his tools out of the house Aug. 11. The contractor said he could see his tools were still inside the mudroom. Police advised him he could not just go inside and get the tools without permission.

On Aug. 14, a Montgomery Road resident reported having a dispute with a worker over payment for services. Police advised it was a civil matter.

On Aug. 11, a Lockwood Road man reported that a Sage Terrace dog nipped at his hand and bit it while he was out walking his own dog on Sage Terrace. The bit happened after the dogs’ leashes became entangled and wrapped, in part, around their paws. One of the man’s hands was lightly bleeding from the bite Aug. 11. The offending dog’s owner provided documentation that the dog’s vaccinations were up to date.

Two pit bulls were off leash on Huntington Avenue Aug. 14. Police advised the owner to leash them, as per Village ordinances.

Village code
A man was walking his dog on Heathcote Road and reported having a verbal altercation with a landscaper illegally using a leaf blower Aug. 13. Police advised the man to report any future violations to police rather than attempting to address them individually.

On Aug. 14, police told three high school aged boys that kayaking in the Brewster Road pond and waterways was not allowed.

After neighbors complained of noise, police asked a Horseguard Lane resident to lower the volume of music and tone down noise at a get-together Aug. 15.
After neighbors complained of noise, police asked a Montrose Road resident to lower the volume of music Aug. 15.

Lost and found
A passerby found car keys on Depot Place and gave them to police Aug. 10. Police vouchered them for safekeeping.

A passerby found an iPad Touch on Burgess Road Aug. 10. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.

A woman reported losing the trailer plate for her jet ski somewhere, but she did not know where Aug. 10.

On Aug. 11, the owner of Parkway Café found an iPad Pro with an attached keyboard that was left in his business by an unknown customer. After the unknown customer did not return to pick up the lost items, the owner turned the items in to police for safekeeping.

On Aug. 12, a Lebanon Road man reported finding a baby’s diaper bag containing baby care items across the street from his house. The disorderly nature of the items – some of them strewn all over the street – looked as if the bag been discarded or rummaged through. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.

A man’s ID cards were found on East Parkway Aug. 12. Police contacted the owner who made arrangements to have them mailed back.

A ring was found at a Wayside Lane building and brought to headquarters Aug. 15. Police vouchered it for safekeeping. 

On Aug. 10, firefighters assisted at two car accidents on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

On Aug. 11, exhaust from a portable generator infiltrated a Saxon Woods Road house. Firefighters ventilated the space and suggested moving the generator farther away from the house, with the exhaust pointing away from the garage.

A newly installed hot water heater in a Mamaroneck Road house was emitting carbon monoxide into the basement Aug. 14. Firefighters ventilated the basement, and Con Edison shut down the unit and red tagged it.

On Aug. 15, a brush fire was reported on Cushman Road, but when firefighters arrived at scene, they determined the actual address of the fire was on Sheldrake Road. Firefighters extinguished a burning area of approximately 5 ft. x 15 ft., and they soaked the area.

On Aug. 15, firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a carbon monoxide leak at a Ridgedale Road house.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Aug. 10-16 has been compiled from official information.

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