SCARSDALE, N.Y. A loud group of youths in front of a home on Birchall Drive at 11:25 p.m. Saturday fled when Scarsdale police arrived, but returned later, resulting in a return visit from police.
According to the police report, most of the youths fled as police arrived on the first call, but the driver of the involved vehicle was found and warned about the village ordinance limiting noise late at night. Shortly after midnight, the property's caretaker reported the youths had returned. Police spoke with the caretaker, the homeowner's 16-year-old son and, by telephone, the homeowner.
The officer assured the homeowner and his son that extra patrol coverage would be used in the area according to the report, and should anyone be caught trespassing on his property, the SPD would assist him in prosecuting his complaint.
Also on the Scarsdale police blotter from Friday, Jan. 27 to Monday, Jan. 30:
Injured raccoon: A Penn Road resident reported a raccoon sitting in her driveway at 9:36 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27. Police found the raccoon to have been hit by a car and was unable to move. The patrolman euthanized the animal and removed the carcass.
ID theft: A Wildwood Road woman reported Friday that someone was making fraudulent purchases with her debit card. The woman said Chase Bank alerted her that someone in York, Pa. had tried to make a purchase for $1,167 using her card, but it had been denied. The woman then discovered another transaction in Pennsylvania for $678.38. She told Chase and the police she had the card and did not know how her information was obtained by whoever made the purchase.
Gas leaks: Con Edison workers and Scarsdale Fire Department firefighters broke into a Wheelock Road house at 2:46 p.m. Friday to investigate a gas leak. A leak had been discovered outside, and workers told police they had to make sure there was no leak in the house.
On Saturday, Jan. 28, a possible gas leak was reported at a Fox Meadow Road address. Con Edison responded and said fire and police presence would not be needed.
Missing number: A Beechwood Lane resident told police Saturday afternoon that someone had taken the house number sign, valued at $50, from in front of his home.
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