SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Scarsdale police have beefed up patrols in certain areas of the village after a man was spotted by a woman while he was allegedly touching himself inappropriately on a footpath.
At approximately 4 p.m. on Monday, April 24, a woman was walking her dog through the footpath between Meadow and Bradford Road in Scarsdale, when she saw a man, halfway down the way, allegedly masturbating, according to police.
The woman described the suspect as a white male in his teens or early 20s, wearing gray shorts - which were pulled down - a gray T-shirt and fluorescent green baseball hat, police said. She allegedly quickly walked off from the suspect, and when she reached the end of the path, she looked back and the man was still masturbating on the path.
As a result, as of Thursday, Scarsdale Police Det. Sgt. James Newman said that detectives are actively looking into the incident and the investigation is ongoing. Patrols have increased its visibility in the area using both marked and unmarked units, as well as bicycle officers.
Police said that the woman returned to her Boardmoor Road residence and lost sight of the man last week after the incident. Approximately an hour later, she was working in her office above her garage, when she saw the same man walk past her house and back onto the footpath. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect, but did not find him.
Anyone with information regarding the incident can contact the Scarsdale Police Department at (914) 722-1200.