Police Blotter July 19-23: Coyotes on the Lam, Vicious Dogs, and Snoozing at the Wheel

This week in Scarsdale several more coyotes were sighted in the area, one dog viciously attacked another as it was walking with its owner, and a young girl fell asleep at the wheel and hit a parked car.


FROM July 19 to July 23

Monday, July 19

10:15 a.m. – A business transaction between an Illinois woman and a resident of 58 Walworth Ave. soured after the girl received a fraudulent check from the out-of-state buyer.

8:46 p.m. – A cryptic phone call from an insurance company regarding a vehicle that he didn't own, prompted a further investigation.  The man, a Fayette Rd. resident, reported that someone had tried to open an insurance policy in his name.

11:33 p.m. – Police stopped a suspicious person on 209 Brewster.  Upon further questioning, he was found to be in possession of stolen merchandise from several cars that had been broken into in White Plains.  He was also driving a stolen vehicle from Mamaroneck.  White Plains Police took him into custody.

Tuesday, July 20

7:13 a.m. – A confused and silly raccoon appeared on an 11 Wheelock Rd. resident's back porch with a peanut butter container on its head.  Fearing that the animal was not in its right mind, the homeowner contacted police.  The raccoon fled and could not be located.

7:27 a.m. – A coyote was spotted on Post Road near George Field Park, heading in the direction of Oxford Rd.  The coyote was gone when police arrived.

9:41 a.m. – An unidentified animal carcass was found in the yard at 9 Black Birch Ln.  The animal in question was placed in a bag for pick-up by the sanitation department.

Wednesday, July 21

1:05 p.m. – Landscapers at 66 Sheldrake Rd. were warned about the prohibition against leaf blowers in the summer, after a complaint came in that one was in use.  They agreed to comply.

1:41 p.m. – A second complaint of a leaf blower in use at 66 Sheldrake Rd. was called in to police.  Although the leaf blower appeared to be stowed in the landscaper's vehicle when they arrived, the employees were told that the next complaint would result in a summons.

7:29 p.m. – Another coyote sighting occurred at 42 Brookby Rd., in the area of the Scarsdale Middle School.  The coyote sprinted away from the yard toward the bypass, and vanished.  Police canvassed the area but did not find the elusive coyote. 

Thursday, July 22

8:20 a.m. – Two dogs –one residing at 202 Rock Creek Ln. and the other at 33 Vernon Rd. – were locked in a vicious battle after the Vernon Road dog attacked the other one, according to reports, leaving several bloody bites in its wake.  The attacker had all its papers and shots in order.  An animal control officer will be following up on the matter.

11:39 a.m. – A Hopewell Junction resident driving a 2007 Toyota was traveling north on Post Road, when she collided with a Garden Road resident driving a black 2009 Mercedes ML350 in the intersection with Mamaroneck Road near the Scarsdale Fire Station.  Looking down momentarily, the Toyota driver was distracted, which caused her to plow into the Mercedes, acording to reports.  The Toyota driver was taken to White Plains Hospital emergency room with unknown injuries.

5:29 p.m. – Two contractors from Port Chester locked horns at the Citgo at 856 Scarsdale Ave.  The contractor hired to paint the garage refused to complete the work as his $1,350 paycheck had bounced due to insufficient funds.  The other contractor was irate that the work was not being done.  Both were advised that this was a civil matter.

 8:49 p.m. – An innocent bike rider was approached by a blue compact car full of teens who sprayed him with an innocuous fluid, and sped away cackling, in the area of 1 Heathcote Rd. near the Scarsdale Congregational Church.

Friday, July 23

5:51 a.m. – Heavy eyelids and overwhelming weariness conspired to cause a 17-year old girl to fall asleep at the wheel – a move which allowed the steering to go haywire – and stagger across the roadway, ultimately plowing into the side of a green 1999 Plymouth parked at 37 Stratton Rd., belonging to an Ossining resident. 

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