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Police Report: Elmsford Man Arraigned for Vehicular Manslaughter, Bike Thefts, Car Break-ins and a Homeless Man on a Fox Meadow lawn


On October 10, an Elmsford man was arraigned on vehicular manslaughter in the killing of a pedestrian in White Plains. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Glen Robinson of Elmsford has been arraigned on a charge of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class D felony, in the death of 57-year-old Susan Benjamin-Bailey in August.

Robinson appeared in White Plains City Court Oct. 10, 2019. Following arraignment, he was released on bail and is scheduled to return to court Nov. 14, 2019.

Just after 6:30 in the morning Aug. 24, 2019, the felony complaint alleges, Glen Robinson was driving while intoxicated in White Plains. At the intersection of Tarrytown Road and Central Avenue, Robinson drove his Chevrolet Cruze into the brick meridian in front of the Westchester County Center plowing into a pedestrian and killing her. Susan Benjamin-Bailey was a Bronx resident on her way to work in White Plains when she was killed. Robinson’s vehicle also rammed into the raised planter which held a standing clock, damaging all of it.

The victim, Susan Benjamin-Bailey, was taken to White Plains Hospital where she died from her injuries.countycenterRobinson drove his Chevrolet Cruz into the meridian of the County Center and killed Susan Benjamin-Bailey. Photo by Emily Attar.

Assistant District Attorney Laura Murphy, Chief of the Career Criminal Bureau, is prosecuting the case.

Stolen bicycles
A Berwick Road resident reported his 10-speed bicycle was stolen from the bike rack near Merchant Lot on East Parkway Oct. 10. Also stolen were a gray and black helmet and a U-shaped bicycle lock. The bicycle was unlocked during the time it was stolen.

A Ferncliff Road resident reported two green and black Fuji youth mountain bicycles were stolen from his driveway Oct. 12. The bicycles are valued at $600. Police are investigating.

Car break-in
An unlocked 2019 Toyota, parked in a Church Lane driveway was entered overnight Oct. 9. The owner said he was unsure if his credit card might have been stolen. Video surveillance captured the incident, and police are investigating.

On the morning of Oct. 9, a Boulevard woman reported her Toyota had been entered overnight. The glove compartment and center console were tossed, and papers were missing.

ID theft
A Herkimer Road woman reported someone fraudulently applied for a credit card with Key Bank in her name Oct. 12. The application was denied, and Key Bank was informed.

A Secor Road resident’s bank informed her of fraudulent activity on her account Oct. 12. Apparently, the resident’s Social Security number and a fraudulent ID were presented at a Bank of America location, and a sum of money was withdrawn from a teller. Police are investigating.

A Dunham Road woman reported receiving texts and emails from a person alleging to be her boss Oct. 13. The messages instructed her to text an unknown number. Upon doing so, the woman was further instructed to wire $500 into an unknown account. The woman checked with her boss, who told her he did not send the messages. Police helped her block the unknown numbers from her phone.

On Oct. 7, the parking enforcement officer identified a white Mercedes-Benz with scofflaw status parked on Depot Place. The car, belonging to an Elmsford woman, was towed to the police impound lot.

Welfare check
Patrol checked the welfare of a Post Road woman at the request of her daughter who had been unable to reach her Oct. 7. The woman said she was having a problem with her phone. Patrol fixed the problem and restored the phone to working order.
Police checked the welfare of an Overhill Road woman and verified she was OK Oct. 8.

A Nelson Road resident reported someone rang his doorbell and left the scene shortly before 10 p.m., Oct. 6.

On Oct. 13, a Berwick Road resident reported someone rang the doorbell and left. Police found the person who had rung the doorbell. It was a family friend dropping off a Halloween treat.

A homeless man was seen lying down on a Fox Meadow Road lawn Oct. 12. Police spoke with the man, who was then walking on the road, and learned he “was allegedly on his way to a store” and then going to a shelter. He declined further assistance from police.

Cars and roadways
Police asked workers to move a truck parked at Rectory Lane and Carstensen Road Oct. 7, in order to alleviate traffic congestion.

A large truck drove over curbing and moved landscaping rocks from a Meadow Road property onto the roadway Oct. 8. Patrol pushed he rocks back into place.

Police notified Verizon about a low-hanging wire on Palmer Avenue Oct. 10.

Police asked workers to vehicles parked on Butler Road Oct. 11, in order to alleviate traffic congestion.

Police called a tow for a disabled car at Post and Popham roads Oct. 11.

Police moved a bag of leaves from Elm Road Oct. 12.

Police issued parking summonses to two drivers illegally parked on Potter Road Oct. 13.

A Brite Avenue resident reported her car got road paint on it, due to the Village’s repainting project, Oct. 14. Later, it was determined that a patrol car also got road paint on its wheel well due to painted roads not being blocked off to dry.
Four car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil matter
On Oct. 8, a Tory Lane resident reported a dispute with a contractor. Patrol advised both parties that their dispute was a civil matter.

A driver claimed a plastic barricade device set up at a Wilmot Road tent blew into her car and dented it Oct. 10. An employee responsible for the tent said he saw the barricade device blow over, but he claimed it did not strike the driver’s car. Police advised both parties it was a civil matter.

A Heathcote Road resident reported a neighbor’s landscaping crew placed a bundle of sticks on his property without his permission Oct. 11. The landscapers moved the sticks and told police they would be more careful in the future.

After neighbors complained, police reminded a Stratton Road dangerous dog’s owner that the dog must be muzzled while in public Oct. 10. The owner said he understood and would comply with the order.

Police reunited two loose Eastchester dogs with their Webster Road owner Oct. 12.

Village code
A man soliciting on Murray Hill Road without a permit was issued a village code violation summons Oct. 11.

Lost and found
On Oct. 10, a Sheldrake Road man reported finding a BMW key fob on his property. Police tried to identify the car associated with the fob by pressing the alarm button while driving through the neighborhood. While passing a neighbor’s house, police noticed a car alarm sounding on a BMW parked in a neighbor’s driveway. Police contacted the owner of the BMW, and the owner picked up his key fob from headquarters.

A Scarsdale resident found an iPhone on the train Oct. 10. Police gave it to Metro North Police for follow-up.

A Fairview Road resident reported losing the license plates from her leased Kia car Oct. 11. The last time she saw them was in August.

Debit cards were found outside near Sprague Road and Boulevard Oct. 14. Police located the owner of the cards and returned them.

Firefighters responded to 34 incidents during the reporting period. Captain James Seymour shared details of the following reports below.

On Oct. 8, firefighters assisted Hartsdale firefighters with a smoke alarm in a commercial building.

Firefighters assisted at a two-car accident at Post Road and Boulevard Oct. 8.

Firefighters helped extricate the driver of an SUV operator, by opening the door using hand tools. Firefighters also assisted EMS with placing the driver on a stretcher.

Firefighters shut down an overheated boiler on Chesterfield Road Oct. 9. They detected elevated carbon monoxide and used a fan to ventilate the basement. The homeowner was advised to call a heating plumber.

On Oct.12, an alarm indicated elevated levels of carbon monoxide in a Brewster Road house. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison and ventilated the house. Con-Ed shut down and red-tagged the boiler. The homeowner was advised to contact a heating plumber to service the boiler.

On Oct. 12, firefighters were dispatched to an Ardmore Road house on a report of an electrical burning odor. There, they found an overheated sump pump. Firefighters disconnected the sump pump and ventilated the basement.

On Oct. 12, a Carstensen Road homeowner had lit a fire in the fireplace but failed to keep the flue open. Light smoke accumulated in the first and second floors. Firefighters used an electric fan for ventilation to remove the smoke.

A Carstensen Road resident extinguished an oven fire Oct. 13. Firefighters removed the burnt food from the oven, took it outside and ventilated the kitchen.

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This report covering police and fire department activity from Oct. 7-14 has been compiled from official information.

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