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Home Burglary, Stolen ID, Hoarding Incident, Top Scarsdale Police Blotter

The Scarsdale Police Department.
The Scarsdale Police Department. Photo Credit: Contributed

An opportunistic burglar broke into a home that was under construction over the weekend, making off with several pieces of jewelry, police said.

Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to Sylvan Lane at approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, where there was a report of a burglary that had taken place between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. that night.

The investigation into the burglary determined that a suspect entered the kitchen through a ripped piece of plastic that had been set up as a dining room wall due to renovations that are in progress. The suspect then went to the master bedroom, removed a large Sentry brand safe from the closet and pried it open to remove its contents. Other jewelry was also taken from a jewelry box on the dresser.

Police said that the suspect also entered the homeowners’ daughter’s room, though it was unclear if any other items were taken.

Officers canvassed the area following the investigation, but no suspect was apprehended. The incident remains under investigation.

Other items on the Scarsdale Police Department blotter from Tuesday, Sept. 11 through Monday, Sept. 17 include:

  • A Spruce Lane resident reported to police that someone had stolen her identity and charged approximately $6,000 worth of merchandise at Lord and Taylor in Rockaway, N.J. Police said that the person who stole the credit card claimed to have forgotten her card, and was able to use the stolen ID to make the purchase. The store was able to provide police with surveillance video of the incident, which remains under investigation.
  • Police intervention was required to assist a woman who has a hoarding problem. An officer was dispatched to an Ardmore Road home to assist a woman with opening her front door. Police said that the door was warped, and upon gaining entry into the residence, he found it to be completely filled with boxes, items and garbage, to the point he could no longer move. A piece of the ceiling was ripped out and the officer said that the boxes were causing a “hazardous condition.”

When asked if he could check the rest of the home, the homeowner refused, stating that “it’s only a little mess.” The officer said that because the homeowner was in decent mental and physical condition, he could take no further action. The officer contacted the homeowner’s daughter, who confirmed that she had a hoarding problem.

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