Scarsdale Police arrested three suspects wanted by Eastchester Police for burglarizing two homes and taking off in a car Friday night.
Anderson B. Moncada, 24, of 39 Thomas St. in Brentwood; Juan D. Hernandez-Moncada, 29, of 46-08 74th St. in Elmhurst; and Fabian Idarraga, 29, of 21-22 30th St. in Astoria were captured in Scarsdale as they sped away from Eastchester police.
Police found items from homes on Vernon Drive and Hilburn Road in their car, Eastchester Police Chief Timothy J. Bonci said.
The incident began at 7:04 p.m. when off-duty Eastchester Police Officer Richard Natoli spotted a suspicious car. Natoli saw a man walk from behind a house acting suspiciously. When he asked the man what he was doing, they scuffled and the suspect jumped into a car with two other men and sped off.
Eastchester Police issued an alert for the suspects. SPD also issued a broadcast alert along with a description of the getaway car.
"Shortly after the alert was broadcast, two Scarsdale Police Officers who were directing traffic on a foot post in the vicinity of the Popham Road bridge observed the vehicle and immediately notified Scarsdale Headquarters," Scarsdale Police Chief John Brogan said.
"As the officers on the traffic post returned to their vehicle to investigate the sighting, additional Scarsdale officers in the field responded to the area and stopped the suspect vehicle on Garth Road near Harney Road in Eastchester," he stated.
There have been several burglaries in both Eastchester and Scarsdale in recent weeks, according to police.
Eastchester Police Chief said the off-duty officer's actions along with "the assistance of other officers and the Scarsdale Police in apprehending the defendants, and a comprehensive investigation by our detectives, resulted in a significant arrest that will have an impact on the occurrence of burglaries,” Bonci said.
SPD held the three suspects at the scene and turned them over to Eastchester Police.
They were charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, and arraigned before Town Justice Janet Calano. They are being held on $150,000 bail in the county jail.
Now, SPD is working with the Eastchester Police "to determine if the three suspects who were arrested are responsible for any criminal activity within Scarsdale."