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Scarsdale Police Probe Report of Diamond Theft

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – A Scarsdale woman told police April 27 that a diamond on a recently repaired ring had been replaced by a piece of glass. According to the police report, the woman lost the stone from her grandmother's diamond ring and had it replaced by Wilson & Son jewelers in Mount Kisco after an insurance payout. The woman's parents picked the ring up for her in early February, and, after she wore the ring for a month, she noticed a problem, the report said.

She brought the ring to Michael Wilson at Wilson & Son jewelers in Scarsdale, where she was told the stone had shifted and then, on further inspection, that the stone was a piece of glass, the report said. Police are investigating.

The following items also were reported by Scarsdale police:

Damaged lock: A Heathcote Road caller told police at 4 a.m. April 27 a door lock had been damaged between 7 p.m. April 26 and 2 a.m. April 27.

Harassment charge: A New Jersey man was arrested April 26 and charged with sending harassing and threatening text messages to a Scarsdale woman. Brad H. Booonshaft, 61, of North Bergen, N.J., was arrested and charged with aggravated harassment second-degree, a misdemeanor. He was released on $100 cash bail.

Citation issued: Aqua Proof Pool Service was issued a summons April 26 after police found the company to be draining an Innes Road swimming pool into the roadway in violation of Village Code.

Accident leads to arrest: An auto accident at 11:26 p.m. April 24 led to the arrest of the driver on two felony charges. Peter Soc, 38, of Yorktown Heights was charged with driving while intoxicated, second offense and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after police reported he drove his 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee into a utility pole near Oxford Road and Park Road. Soc was treated for injuries at Westchester Medical Center before being booked at the Scarsdale police station.

Arrest warrant: A Scarsdale man was arrested at 7:10 p.m. April 23 on a warrant from Putnam County. According to the Scarsdale Police report, police recognized the suspect walking along Garth Road and made the arrest. Daniel England, 60, of East Post Road faces Putnam County charges of menacing and aggravated harassment. He was taken to the Scarsdale Police Department and transferred to the Putnam County Sheriff's custody there.

ID theft: An Aspen Road resident told police April 23 her family had been the victim of identity theft. The caller told police that someone used a bank account shared with her daughter to purchase an Experian credit report.

Cell phone missing: A Nelson Road caller told police April 23 that her daughter's cell phone was stolen at Scarsdale Middle School. The black phone was valued at $300.

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