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Downed Wires, Noise Complaints Top Police Blotter

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Downed wires, noisy neighbors and a salad dressing caper were among the complaints handled in the past week by the Scarsdale Police Department, according to reports dated Oct 17-24.

Car doused in dressing : A Popham Road woman reported at 11:14 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, that someone had poured salad dressing on her vehicle. No damage occured.

Power outage : A resident on Swarthmmore Road reported a power outage in the area at 10:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, and told police he thought he heard an electrical transformer explode. Con Edison responded and reported the problem was a blown fuse.

Bumpy ride : A caller told police at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, a steel road plate had shifted at Scarsdale Avenue and Popham Road. Police found a piece of the roadway next to a plate had collapsed on Scarsdale Avenue, and an ELQ Construction worker was on the scene to fill it in.

Wires down : At 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, a caller reported a tree limb had fallen and taken down wires on Dobbs Terrace. The tree was owned by the village. Scarsdale Fire Department moved telephone wires from the branches and placed the branches on the side of the road. At 3:36 p.m., another call came from Bell and Carman roads about a line down. Telephone lines were found on the road and were tied off, and Verizon was called. At 4:23 p.m., a call came in from Leatherstocking Lane about exposed wires down in front of a residence. A police officer reported a control box attached to the wires was open, and Verizon was contacted.

Code complaint: At 4:09 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, a caller complained that a swimming pool was being drained onto the roadway in violation of village code. Police spoke with the representative of Maroc Poll Service who said he was unaware of the village ordinance. The homeowner and pool serv ice person both assured the police officer that the water contained no chlorine or other chemicals. As the officer did not witness the violation and the water posed no hazard, a warning was issued, according to the report.

Noise complaint : Police responded twice on Friday, Oct. 21, to a Brittany Close address regarding complaints about an audible alarm. After checking the residence, the report said, police attempted to reset the alarm, which only temporarily turned it off. A Village Code Summons was issued.

Attempted scam: A Brite Avenue woman reported at 2:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, that she had received a packet from Western Union with a letter containing instructions to cash U.S. Postal money orders for a survey of Western Union. Western Union said they had not had any contact with the woman and that the money orders were apparently phony. Police said they had received another call about a similar attempted scam, and took the packet into evidence.

Check stolen: At 2:02 p.m. Satuday, Oct. 22, a Stratton Road man reported a check he made out to Con Edison was intercepted by someone and cashed Oct. 5. An internal investigation has been started at Citibank regarding the matter.

Loud party: Police were called to a Bradford Road residence at 1:21 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, to responded to a loud party complaint. Police told the residents they must turn off the music, and, the report said, they complied without incident.

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