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.
HUNGRY, HUNGRY TURTLES
A Popham Road resident reported an unknown male standing in her backyard. The offender told police he was only collecting worms to feed his pet turtles. May 31
RULES OF THE ROAD
A resident reported a reckless driver stopping abruptly several times on Hartsdale Avenue, causing the caller to nearly hit him. The driver, in turn, said the caller was tailgating. Officers gave them both verbal warnings “and sent them on their way.” May 31
A resident reported an unknown woman preventing her from getting into her car, saying that the resident owed her money. The woman blocking the resident turned out to be her dry cleaner, who said several phone calls to collect money the resident owed her were not fruitful. Both women agreed to settle the issue. June 1
A Wildwood Road resident reported a set of unknown keys in her mailbox. They belonged to her son. June 2
A Crane Road resident complained that a neighbor is dumping landscaping debris on her property. The neighbor said she didn’t do any such thing — and had not been home for several days. June 3
An Old Orchard Road resident reported that her garage door was damaged by unknown means. Police discovered the scuff marks were caused by a door malfunction. June 3
A Chesterfield Road resident on June 3 reported lawn clippings in the roadway. Police saw the grass, but they weren’t obstructing traffic. The next day, a Brite Avenue reported bags of grass and leaves in the middle of that street.