In Scarsdale Undercover, we share some of the more…unnecessary…police activity that seems to occur only in Scarsdale, New York. The “real” crimes will continue to appear in our weekly Police Blotter.
CRIME OF THE WEEK — BIRD HOUSE
A Woods Lane resident on March 27 reported birds flying around her house. Police opened a window and they flew away.
A resident on March 23 reported a man driving a silver car putting four bags of yard waste at the edge of his property. When the police tracked down the man through his license plate number, he admitted to leaving two bags of yard waste from his workplace, the Verizon substation on Locust Lane. The man, who lives in Rockland County, agreed to not do it again.
A caller reported seeing “an aggressive raccoon” near the Scarsdale High School football field on March 22. The animal was gone when police arrived.
Two days later, a Lincoln Road resident called police, saying that a raccoon was living under his deck. Police saw the raccoon, which didn’t appear sick, and gave the homeowner several trappers’ phone numbers before leaving.
A Nelson Road resident reported “guys in the area checking for gas” on March 23, saying he was suspicious because they were not dressed in Con-Edison clothing. Police found the men, who were working for Con-Ed.
A Depot Place merchant reported cars double-parked in front of his business on March 23. Police didn’t find any.
A Cooper Road man called March 24, saying his wife was worried about an unknown car parked in their driveway. The man told police that a woman got out of the car, rang his doorbell and drove away without waiting for anyone to answer. The man found a newspaper on his doormat.
A Grand Park Avenue resident reported a man with a flashlight walk onto her neighbor’s property on March 24. Turns out, the man was the homeowner, using the flashlight to find his kid’s toys.
A Stonehouse Road resident reported a dog marking “for more than 5 minutes” on March 25. All was quiet when police arrived.
An Oxford Road resident reported two “suspicious males” sitting in a parked green car on March 23. The men were repairing a neighbor’s driveway.