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Two More Cars Vanish: Key Fobs and Unlocked Door Lure Theft of Mercedes and Toyota from Carstensen Road

mercedeskeyfobStolen cars: Two unlocked cars were stolen from different Carstensen Road driveways in the overnight period of July 2 to 3. One was a 2020 Mercedes-Benz, valued at $50,000. Inside the car were various items, including sunglasses and clothing, valued at $1,500. The car had been left unlocked with the key fob inside. The stolen second car was a 2009 Toyota Sienna, containing approximately $1,000 worth of tennis equipment inside. It had also been left unlocked with the key fob inside.

Car break-ins
A wallet containing credit cards and $50 cash was stolen from an unlocked, parked car in a Lockwood Road driveway July 3.

On July 5, a Jefferson Road resident reported finding her car had been entered and contents were tossed inside. It occurred sometime between July 3 and 5.

Identity theft
On June 29, a Palmer Ave. man reported that someone attempted to file a fraudulent unemployment claim in his name.

On June 30, a Tunstall Rd. man reported that someone attempted to file a fraudulent unemployment claim in his name.

On July 2, a Carthage Lane man reported that someone attempted to file a fraudulent unemployment claim in his name.

Criminal mischief
On July 2, a Greenacres Avenue caller reported an incident of criminal mischief that occurred while she and her family were away, sometime between June 27 and July 2. Specifically, a metal garden arbor was dismantled and knocked over and wire fencing around a garden was bent out of shape in the rear of her yard. She believed the damage was intentional. She said a similar incident happened about a year ago.

A middle-aged white man, who was not a member of Quaker Ridge Golf Club, entered the grounds, took off his shorts, told staff he had just run a marathon and asked for something to drink July 4. He was asked to leave the Club grounds by management. He called for a ride and was picked up.

Social distancing
A woman called police to allege that a painter, who was working nearby, spit at her while she was walking her dog near Edgewood Road and Roosevelt Place July 4. She said that as she turned the corner and abruptly encountered the painter, she put on her mask and told the painter to try and maintain an appropriate social distance. She further said the painter, who was not wearing a mask, made no effort to move. She further alleged that the painter spat on the ground near her and continued walking to his job site. Police spoke with the painter, who denied spitting at the woman but confirmed he was not wearing a mask. He explained that because their interaction occurred on a corner, he did not have time to put on his mask. Police advised both parties to be more careful of rounding corners where social distancing may be more difficult to maintain due to unexpected interactions. The police log further noted that no spit was observed on the sidewalk where the interaction allegedly occurred.

On behalf of Tampa, FL, police, Scarsdale police officers attempted to deliver a death notification to a Stonehouse Road resident regarding a person who died in Tampa July 1. However, the resident was not the family member that Tampa police were attempting to contact. Nor was there any record of that family member living in Scarsdale. There was apparently a mix-up in the name and address information.

Police arranged taxi transportation to a shelter for an individual who came to headquarters asking for help and reporting he was suffering from an auditory sensitivity July 5. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance was called, but the man declined any medical assistance beyond an evaluation.

Pedestrian hit
A 68-year-old Bronxville driver was turning onto Popham Road from Garth Road and decided he was going the wrong way around 3 p.m., July 3. He attempted to correct his mistake by putting his car in reverse. In doing so, he backed into a 71-year-old Eastchester pedestrian who was crossing the street in the crosswalk. She was evaluated by Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps on scene and taken to White Plains Hospital Center for injuries.

Cars and roadways
Police removed a fallen cable wire from Franklin Road July 1.
Verizon was notified about a low-hanging wire on Brewster Road July 1.
A parked car was blocking traffic on Ridgecrest East July 1. Police contacted the owner to move it.
A Boulevard woman reported that two men in a truck pulled up in front of her house and left a box of Styrofoam near her property July 2. Police contacted the department of public waste to pick it up for disposal.
Police marked off a fallen wire on Cambridge Road with caution tape July 2. Verizon was notified for repair.
Police called a tow truck for a car with a flat tire on Olmsted Road July 3.
A very large, fallen branch was marked with caution tape on Church Lane South July 3. The highway department was notified for removal.
Police moved fallen branches off of Post Road July 4.
Police investigated a report of a parked car on Edgewood School grounds at 2 a.m., July 5. A young man and woman were inside the car. They said they had parked there to have a conversation, but they agreed to leave.
Police responded to one reported car accident and three minor car accidents in the Village this week. The drivers involved in the minor accidents exchanged information and did not request official reports.

Civil matters
A Quaker Ridge woman reported her husband did not drop their children off on time, as per a custody agreement, July 3. Police advised her it was a civil matter and to consult her attorney.

After neighbors reported shouting on Fox Meadow Road, police helped mediate a dispute between a homeowner and some people who were picking up their belongings from the residence July 5.

On July 5, police helped a Village resident interpret an order of protection involving her husband and her.

Village code
After a neighbor complained of early morning noise, police advised construction workers on a Vernon Road job site of Village code restrictions regarding power tools and job start times. The workers said they understood.

On June 30, police advised a Pinecrest Road family to keep the noise level down at their family gathering after neighbors reported noise.

Police issued a summons to a School Lane landscaper for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of Village code July 1.

Police issued a summons to an Olmsted Road landscaper for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of Village code July 2.

Police issued a summons to a Lebanon Road landscaper for using a gas-powered leaf blower in violation of Village code July 3.

Police dispersed kids from a Secor Road park after dark July 4.

After neighbors complained, police asked a Saxon Woods Road resident to lower the volume of music July 4.

On July 1, a Post Road woman reported a coyote in her yard. When police arrived at the scene, the woman said she actually thought the animal was a loose German Shepherd. The animal had already left the yard and was last seen heading toward Cambridge Road.

Lost and found
A passerby found a wallet at a picnic table in the Village center June 29. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.

A Capital One credit card was found on Popham Road July 1. The owner could not be located, and police informed Capital One for card cancellation and replacement to the owner.

Police contacted the owner of a wallet found in the Village and brought to headquarter July 5. The owner picked up the wallet and confirmed that nothing was missing.

On June 29, firefighters were dispatched to a Highland Way house for a nine-year-old locked in a bedroom. Upon arrival, they made entry through a bedroom window and removed the door lock for the homeowner. The child was released unharmed.

On July 3, a car’s motor overheated following an oil leak on the Hutchinson River Parkway. Firefighters stood by for a tow and assisted with oil cleanup.

On July 5, elevated levels of carbon monoxide were reported in a Heathcote Road house. Con Edison red-tagged the boiler and a gas supply pipe attached to a wall. Firefighters ventilated the house, and the homeowner was advised to contact a plumber for repair.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 29 – July 5 has been compiled from official information.

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