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Police Blotter July 26-29: Pedestrians Beware, Joy-Riding Gas Station Employee, and Cowardly Burglars

This week in Scarsdale several pedestrians were hit by wayward vehicles, a local gas station employee got into an accident with a customer's car, and two homes in close vicinity were attempted to be broken into.

DISPATCH LOG

FROM July 26 to July 29

Monday, July 26

1:56 p.m. – Bleachers and a press box on Dean Field at Scarsdale High School suffered damage estimated to have been done anytime between July 23-July 26.  Shattered beer bottles littered the area, which led police to believe the damage happened during a late-night impromptu party on the field.

5:00 p.m. – A fractured rear sliding door – signaling a possible break-in – caused a 12 Magnolia Rd. resident to contact police.   The door – severed by a large crack running down the middle but still intact – appeared to be bowed out, suggesting that the damage was due to intense temperatures.  There was no sign of forced entry or damage to the interior of the home.

6:25 p.m. – Police were called to 1 Ferncliff Rd. for a possible Village water violation.  The resident had previously notified the water department that he would be watering today due to his lawn being fertilized.  All was in good order.

7:20 p.m. – Two cars – a grey 2005 Toyota Camry and a black 2010 Honda Accord – got into a smash-up in the intersection of 1001 Post Rd. and 60 Crane Rd. near the Scarsdale Congregational Church.  The driver of the Honda Accord, a New Rochelle resident, suffered from thumb pain. 

8:05 p.m. – Fearing that an elderly jogger was hit with the side view mirror of a black 2008 Lincoln Navigator – registered to an Upper East Side resident – in front of the Quaker Ridge School on 125 Weaver St., as it maneuvered awkwardly down the street, a 24-year old Larchmont resident contacted police.  The SUV did not stop but continued onto the Hutchinson Parkway south.  Scarsdale police contacted area hospitals to locate the jogger with negative results.

8:59 p.m. – Traveling north in the right lane on 1162 Post Rd. near the Scarsdale Fire Department, a Texas resident driving a blue 1998 Honda Civic registered to a White Plains woman, struck a 21-year old Bronx male riding a bike in the same lane.  The bicyclist – whose bike was equipped with lights in working order – went to White Plains Hospital with unknown injuries.  The car had damage to the front windshield.  The driver was issued a summons for not yielding to a bicyclist.

Tuesday, July 27

9:05 a.m. – A coyote was spotted in the area of 1 Colonial Road near the Hutchinson Parkway.  The coyote once again evaded detection and was not found.

10:22 a.m. – Testing the limits of the car's strength after several repairs were done, a Heathcote Gulf employee on 1 Weaver St. drove a white 1999 Saab 9-5 – belonging to a customer residing in Maine – off the lot until the wheel locked, causing the car to swerve erratically with no direct pathway, crashing into a utility pole on 43 Crane Rd.  The driver was taken to White Plains Hospital with unknown injuries.

7:47 p.m. – A nomadic coyote was spotted camping out in the backyard of a home on 124 Brambach Rd.  The animal – possibly spooked by all the attention given to its arrival – ran off in the direction of Hyatt Field.  Police canvassed the area with negative results.

8:12 p.m. – Residents of 86 Palmer Ave. received a disturbing call from their alarm company indicating that their alarm was sounding.  When they arrived home, a basement door frame appeared to have been kicked in by brute force, in a possible burglary attempt.  The house was unharmed and no items were taken.

8:26 p.m. – In a related incident, a 77-year old woman residing on 99 Penn Rd. reported hearing a loud noise downstairs that alerted her to potential intruders.  She courageously crept down the stairs to confront the intruders and –while standing in her dining room – saw two men attempting to break into her home via the patio door.  She screamed and they fled.  The men were described as light –skinned, driving a light-colored vehicle with a rounded back - something like a "crossover SUV style" according to Scarsdale detective Lt. Bryant Clark.

Wednesday, July 28

11:28 a.m. – A disorderly and belligerent defendant in Village court refused to comply with Judge Galloway's request for her address nor would she post the $250 bail required to keep her out of jail until her next court date.  The defendant was remanded to Westchester County Jail. 

1:05 p.m. – A White Plains resident and Village Sanitation worker lost a fanny pack containing a NYS driver's license, a Samsung cellphone, an ATM card, and other personal items somewhere in the vicinity of Mamaroneck Road, Cushman Road, or Willow Lane. 

Thursday, July 29

11:43 a.m. – Noticing a small smooth hole that had been drilled into her basement window, a 21 Olmsted Rd. resident alerted police.  The resident had workers in and out of her house doing repairs within the past week.  Police believe the hole was drilled in an attempt to burglarize the house at a later date.

1:16 p.m. – A 30-year old pedestrian crossing the street against the Do Not Walk signal on Popham and Scarsdale Avenue near Houlihan Lawrence, ran into a white 2007 BMW driven by an Upper East Side resident.  The vehicle's passenger side mirror was pushed in from the force of impact.  Suffering a scrape to her left elbow and pain in her right foot, the pedestrian refused medical attention.

6:27 p.m. – Shortly after leaving Decicco's market on 40 East Pkwy., a Thornwood, NY resident, Giulia Flynn, realized that her wallet was missing and recalled – in a moment of clarity – leaving it in a shopping cart.  There was no trace of the wallet when she returned to the store but the description of it is a brown leather Gucci wallet containing the following: $15, a South Carolina driver's license, an Italian passport, an Italian social security card, an Alien Green Card, a Wachovia debit card, and Hudson Medical Insurance cards, all bearing her name.  She was advised to cancel her credit card and to notify the Italian Consulate and FTC about the other lost items.

7:26 p.m. – A 2 Windsor Ln. resident reported two boys soliciting in the area from the NY Youth Boys Club.  They were found to have a standing order permit issued by the Village Clerk. 

8:03 p.m. – Several three part wooden benches at Greenacres School on 60 Huntington Ave. had miscellaneous Spanish and French words scrawled on them in black ink.

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