SCARSDALE, N.Y. – A Scarsdale Boulevard resident reported that during a stretch that lasted nearly a year, items totaling approximately $60,000 were taken from his home, police said.
According to a police report, the 85-year-old complainant claims that over the past six to eight months, he has noticed items missing from his property. The latest thing to go missing was a portable air conditioner that had recently been purchased to replace a unit that was stolen within the last month.
Apart from the air conditioners, the victim stated that $28,300 in cash was taken from a bedroom dresser drawer. Other missing items from the home included $20,000 worth of custom suits and shirts, U.S. Navy documents, a U.S. Navy uniform and four watches worth $20,000.
The victim said he believes he can identify a suspect in the case. According to the report, he made reference to a former friend who may have a key to the home and is responsible for the missing goods. He could not supply officers with the suspect’s address or phone number, but said she lives close by, possibly in Yonkers.
If someone is apprehended, the charge would be second-degree grand larceny of property that values more than $50,000, a class C felony. The crime is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Also on the Scarsdale Police blotter from July 3 through July 9:
Shattered window: A Paddington Road resident said the rear window of his 2012 Acura SUV was smashed while it was parked across the street from his girlfriend’s house on Saturday night. Upon inspection, officers found a large white rock in the backseat that had been used to shatter the window. The man told police he parked his vehicle around midnight and found the damage two hours later as he was leaving the home. The report says that the victim did not hear anything during the brief stay, and couldn’t think of anyone who would have maliciously broken the window. Officers canvassed the area searching for similar instances of criminal mischief, but nothing was found.
Burned leaves: On Sunday afternoon, a Chesterfield Road resident reported that someone had burned paper leaf bags on the walkway leading toward her house overnight. A video system is installed on the property, but due to a bad camera angle, this incident was not captured. Smoke was observed on film at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. Scarsdale fire officials investigated the incident, saying that the burned debris consisted of leaves.