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Police Report: Intoxicated Woman Hurls Expletives, Insults Officers, Resists Arrest, Fire on Johnson Road

drinksDisorderly conduct arrest: On Feb. 7, police responded to Chat American Grill, on Christie Place, on the report of a woman passed out at the bar around 8 p.m. When police arrived, an unknown person was carrying the woman out of the restaurant. She was placed into the front passenger seat of a white 2015 Jeep Cherokee. Police and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps provided assistance to the woman on scene, and she was transported to White Plains Hospital Center for treatment. Upon investigation, the driver of the Jeep – a local realtor who lives in Hartsdale – was determined to be driving while intoxicated and subsequently arrested. According to the police report, she was belligerent and verbally abusive to officers. She was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree obstruction of government administration, operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated (with a prior conviction) and resisting arrest. While at headquarters, as police were entering her pedigree information into a Datamaster machine, she loudly yelled expletives from the holding cell and directed insults such as “dick, asshole, motherf***er and jerkoff” at officers. She also told officers, “Your mother does not care about you. She probably wanted to abort you.” Additionally, she was reported to be extremely uncooperative with police throughout her time in custody. She three times refused to submit to the Datamaster test to measure her blood alcohol level, and she refused to answer officers’ questions. The woman was eventually released, on her own recognizance, to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation and treatment. She was issued an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

Shoplifting and drug arrests
On Feb. 10, the Popham Road CVS manager reported a man and woman stole multiple items from the store, including deodorant, razors, toothbrushes, dental floss, gum, body wash, nutritional shakes, laundry detergent, air freshener, pliers, laundry detergent, earphones, phone chargers and speakers. The theft was recorded on video surveillance. After receiving a description of the individuals, police located and detained them on the train station platform. There, during questioning, the man – Jesus Rivera, 29, of Long Island City – revealed he had fentanyl and hypodermic needles related to drug use in his possession. He also said he and the woman – Claudia Gecaj, 23, of the Bronx – were under the influence of fentanyl. While police were searching the defendants, Gecaj reportedly told officers, “I hope you get poked,” alluding to the hypodermic needle in her possession. Rivera and Gecaj were charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny, possession of a hypodermic instrument and criminal possession of a controlled substance. They were transported to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation and treatment. They were issued appearance tickets for Scarsdale Village Justice Court.

On Feb. 11, a Popham Road CVS employee reported a dark-skinned woman dressed in black clothing and carrying a gray bag stole 12 bottles of aspirin from the store. The employee was alerted to the theft when a shoplifting sensor went off at the front of the store. The theft was recorded by surveillance video. Police searched the area for the suspect but could not find her.

ID theft
On Feb. 10, a Boulevard woman reported receiving a letter in the mail requesting her personal information into order to successfully open a bank account. The woman contacted the bank and advised she had not initiated the account opening.

A Sage Terrace resident reported being the victim of identity theft Feb. 12. She discovered it after receiving two letters regarding fraudulent credit card applications and discovering fraudulent charges on her credit card account.

On Feb. 14, a South Rectory Lane man reported someone fraudulently attempted to open accounts in his name. He informed the account services and notified the credit reporting bureaus.

On Feb. 16, a Hampton Road man reported his banking information with Bank of America had been compromised. There was no fraudulent activity on any of his accounts, but he wanted to report the matter for precautionary reasons.

Police provided a courtesy ride to a homeless shelter for a homeless man wrapped in a blanket outdoors in the cold on East Parkway Feb. 14.

On Feb. 16, a Kingston Road woman reported a raccoon in her yard. Police arrived on scene and determined the animal was dead. Police provided her with contact information for animal trappers as well as Westchester Wildlife Control, for help in removing the raccoon’s carcass from the yard.

Cars and roadways
On Feb. 10, police issued two summonses to the owners of two improperly parked cars on Shawnee Road and Crane Road.

Police helped a motorist change a flat tire on a disabled car at Bypass and Weaver Street Feb. 11.

A “no parking” sign fell down on Lincoln Road Feb. 12. Police notified the highway department for repair.

Police advised the highway department about fallen wires on Garden Road Feb. 13.

Police advised the highway department about a large pothole at Weaver Street and Crossway Feb. 14.

Police notified Con Edison about a low hanginhg wire over Cohawney Road Feb. 14.

Police called a tow truck to remove a disabled car from Heathcote Road Feb. 15.
Clay shingles were falling off a Garth Rad building’s roof Feb. 15. Police informed the building department for repair.

Patrol helped a pedestrian cross Weaver Street Feb. 17.

On Feb. 17, a Sage Terrace resident reported that vehicles frequently drive over the curbing to avoid parked cars on the street, and this results in damage to his lawn.

Police advised the resident to speak with Village Hall regarding concerns over street parking and also to consider the possibility of putting up a fence.

Police removed a torn bag of cement polymer from Post Road and notified the sanitation department for pickup Feb. 17.

Four car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil matter
On Feb. 12, a Dobbs Terrace resident reported a telephone dispute with a contractor over outstanding expenses and charges. The contract allegedly told the resident he would “fight him.” The resident responded by stating the contractor was no longer allowed on the property. Police advised both parties their disagreement was a civil matter.

A Colvin Road woman reported a disagreement with her adult daughter over the use of a shared car Feb. 14.

On Feb. 11, a Walworth Avenue woman reported her dog had been attacked by a black Lab that was off leash while she was walking her dog on the street on Feb. 10. While the dogs were allegedly fighting, the other dog’s owner allegedly struck the Walworth Avenue woman’s dog with a scooper. She told police she waited one day to report the incident because she was most concerned with taking her dog to the vet for evaluation. According to the woman, the dog did not sustain any bites, but it was suffering from soft tissue injuries.

On Feb. 14, a Rodney Road woman reported an unknown dog attacked and injured both her and her dog unexpectedly.

Lost and found
On Feb. 11, a Lyons Road woman reported losing her driver’s license somewhere in the village.

According to Fire Chief James Seymour, the fire department responded to 22 incidents during the reporting period. Seymour shared details of the following.

johnsonroadfireFire on Johnson RoadThe Scarsdale Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on Johnson Road just before 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. First arriving units confirmed the findings of an active kitchen fire on the first floor of a private residence. Firefighters assigned to ladder 28 made entry, located the fire and were able to control it with a pressurized water extinguisher while additional firefighters stretched a hose line and preformed a primary search to ensure all occupants were out of the structure. The fire was knocked down quickly and members overhauled the kitchen looking for hidden fire extension. Scarsdale Career and Volunteer firefighters were aided by the Fairview, Greenville & Hartsdale Fire Departments at the scene as well as Scarsdale Police and Ambulance Corp. The White Plains and Eastchester Fire Departments covered the remainder of the village during the incident. No injuries were reported and the cause was determined to be accidental.

On Feb. 11, police assisted Yonkers police with a hazardous materials narcotics issue involving fentanyl found in a backpack. Firefighters, working with a Yonkers Haz-Mat team and emergency medical service workers, provided a water source for decontamination of the area in which the fentanyl was discovered.

On Feb. 11, firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of indoor and outdoor gas odors at a Mamaroneck Road house under construction. The odors were concentrated around the storm sewer drain at the road and the bathroom waste pipe and house trap inside the house. After Con Edison arrived, firefighters worked with Con Edison employees to check neighboring houses for gas migration, while the leak was being rectified.

On Feb. 15, leaking water infiltrated a Murray Hill Road house’s smoke detector and light fixture box. Firefighters shut water at the main service valve and shut the circuit breaker to the affected area. Firefighters advised the resident to call a plumber for pipe repair.

On Feb. 15, firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of a gas leak inside a Brite Avenue garage.

On Feb. 15, firefighters were called to assess the safety of a Garth Road building that allegedly had shingles falling from the roof. Firefighters confirmed that only one tile had fallen from the roof. Police placed caution tape around the affected area, and firefighters requested an evaluation by the building department.

This report covering police and fire department activity from Feb. 10-17 has been complied from official information.

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