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Police Probe Cut Lock At Elementary School In Scarsdale

Greenacres School in Scarsdale.
Greenacres School in Scarsdale. Photo Credit: File

Police are investigating a cut lock that was found by the head custodian of an elementary school in Scarsdale.

Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to the Greenacres School shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 29, when the custodian reported a case of criminal mischief that had taken place on school property.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers spoke with the custodian in front of the Sage Terrace entrance of the school, who reported that when he arrived at the school at approximately 5:45 a.m., he found the gate that leads to the playground open, although it is normally secured by a chain link and a lock.

Police said that officers canvassed the area for the link chain, but were unable to find it, while the lock was found, and appeared to be cut. According to investigators, the gate was known to have been chained and locked earlier in the week. The incident is under investigation.

Other items on the Scarsdale Police Department blotter from Monday, June 25 through Monday, July 2 include:

  • On Sunday, July 1, a Broadmoor Road resident reported to police that their mailbox had been damaged and knocked out, with a dent visible on the side of it. The mailbox was last seen upright and secure a day earlier by the complainant and her husband.
  • Officers were dispatched to a Post Road residence on June 26, where there was a report of a homeowner whose hedges had allegedly been damaged by a vehicle. According to police, tire tracks were “visible in the soft earth and damage was observed to approximately five of the calling party’s bamboo trees. The motorist proceeded to allegedly flee from the scene, police said. No other damage was done to the property. The incident remains under investigation.

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