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Traffic Arrests, ID Theft Top Scarsdale Police Log

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Juan Carlos Ochoa, 31, of New Rochelle was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, March 4, and charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and moving from lane unsafely. According to the police report, a 2008 Infiniti was traveling south on Post Road above the speed limit and swerving from lane to lane. After field sobreity tests, Ochoa was placed under arrest, booked and released on $250 cash bail.

Also on the Scarsdale Police Department log between Feb. 27 and March 5:

Found property: Two anonymous citizens stopped in separately at police headquarters Saturday, March 3, to turn in found property. A Motorola cell phone was found at Paddington and Ogden roads, and a key chain with five keys was found on Montrose Road near Huntington Avenue.

Suspicious vehicle: A Wheelock Road resident reported at 5:17 p.m. Saturday, March 3, that a small gray-and-white, four-door sedan with two men was moving from house to house in the area. Police could not find the vehicle but increased patrols in the area.

ID theft: A woman on Church Lane complained Thursday, March 1, that she was a victim of identity theft. The woman said she had been notified by the state that her tax refund had been adjusted for 2011, but, she said, she had not yet filed her taxes for 2011.

Arrests: A White Plains woman was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 29, in White Plains on a Scarsdale warrant for a vehicle and traffic violation. Scarsdale police were called to the scene and brought the 43-year-old woman to Scarsdale, where she was booked and brought before Judge John H. Galloway to pay her outstanding fine. She was released on her own recognizance and the warrant was removed.

A Port Chester man was arrested Monday, Feb. 27, and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. According to the police report, Thomas N. Barr, 43, was involved in a rear-end collision at 5:05 p.m. at Church Lane and Crane Road, and did not have a valid license. A computer check showed that Barr's license has been suspended 12 times since June 2011 for speeding violations, being a persistent violator and failure to pay fines or answer summonses. Barr was arrested,  booked by Scarsdale police and released on $100 bail.

Hit-and-run damage: A Palmer Avenue woman told police Wednesday, Feb. 29, that she was the victim of a hit-and-run crash. The woman told police she parked her car on the corner of Brambach and Ewart roads at 8:40 a.m. and, when she returned at 9:20 p.m., she noticed damage to her driver's side mirror.

Wallet stolen: A Bradford Road resident told Scarsdale police Tuesday, Feb. 28, that her 17-year-old son had his wallet stolen from his backpack while in the gym at Scarsdale High School.

Car burglary: A Brookby Road resident told police her car was broken into Monday, Feb. 27, on Brewster Road near Scarsdale High School. The owner's son told police he drove the car to school in the morning and, when he returned to the car about 2:10 p.m., found the passenger side window broken and his cell phone missing.

Swindle attempt: A Greenacres Avenue man complained Monday, Feb. 27, that someone claiming to be from Con Ed had tried to swindle him by claiming his electricity was about to be shut off because of a past-due bill. The caller told the man to purchase a CVS "money pack" for $450.95 and he would be contacted again within an hour with further instructions. The resident contacted Con Ed and was told his account was current and the call was fraudulent.

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