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While conducting a larceny patrol Aug. 1, a Scarsdale police officer got an alert via his license plate reader that a black 2017 Chevy passing by had its registration revoked. The Chevy turned off its lights and went into the Balducci’s parking lot to evade the officer. As soon as the officer turned on his emergency lights and siren to pull over the car, the Chevy took off. In the pursuit, the driver of the Chevy lost control and hit a tree on the property of an Innes Road home.

The man driving the car, 23-year-old Adil Akram from Brooklyn, complied with the officer and was arrested. The owner of the home on Innes Road estimated the damage on his property to be more than $2,500. Upon further investigation, it was found that Akram had a suspended driver’s license that had been suspended 12 times before. There was also a fraudulent inspection sticker on the Chevy’s windshield.

Akram was charged with possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, unlawful fleeing of a police officer, criminal possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the second degree, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, criminal mischief, a traffic violation for passing a red light, speeding and a lights infraction. Akram was transferred to headquarters and later arraigned by Judge Joaquin Alemany, who remanded Akram to Westchester County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

Identity theft

A 70-year-old Fayette Road woman reported to police July 29 that someone had accessed her savings account at KeyBank using her information without her permission.


On July 30, an officer responded to a car accident at the intersection of Popham and Post roads. One of the drivers involved in the accident told the officer he did not have a driver’s license. After a DMV check, the officer found that the man, 37-year-old Daniel Joseph from Larchmont, had his license suspended 12 times. Joseph also had an active bench warrant from Scarsdale. The officer placed Joseph under arrest and charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and driving without a license.


On Aug. 8, a Reimer Road man went to police to report that he had lost his passport. The man said he last saw his passport two months ago in his home. The man didn’t believe his passport was stolen.

Coyote sighting

A Mohican Trail woman called police July 29 to report a coyote walking in the woods near Mohican Trail and Leatherstocking Lane. Police canvassed the area but could not find the animal.


A Weaver Street resident reported to police July 29 that four teenagers were doing donuts in their black sports car in the Quaker Ridge Elementary School parking lot. Police canvassed the school parking lots but couldn’t find the car or the teenagers.


A woman called police July 30 to report she accidentally locked the door of her Jeep Grand Cherokee on Mamaroneck Road with her baby inside and the air conditioning running. Upon police arrival, the woman said she was able to open the car using a mobile application.

Suspicious truck

A Hampton Road woman called police July 30 to report that her garage door was open and there was a large unknown truck in her driveway. When police arrived, the woman said she discovered that her husband had hired the workers in the truck to adjust the lighting in their home.


On July 31, a Church Lane woman called police because a man was banging on a window and she believed he was trying to get her attention. Police spoke with the landlord, who said he was the one banging. He was trying to open the window to clean it.

Suspicious activity

A resident called police July 31 to report that two men parked in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center had walked around the back of the shopping center. Police were able to find the two men, who said they had gone behind the shopping center to pass the time. The officer warned the men to not go behind the shopping center again.

A resident called police Aug. 2 to report a suspicious man walking toward the Scarsdale train station around 6:30 a.m. wearing a winter jacket and a hat, and carrying a large green bag. Police found the man sitting at a picnic table at Depot Place. The officer recognized the man as the overnight worker at the 7-Eleven on Scarsdale Avenue. There were no signs of criminal activity.

This land is your land, this land is my land

On Aug. 1, a Cornell Street woman called police to report that landscapers were parked on her property without her permission. When police arrived, the woman said there had been previous incidents with a neighbor over parking in the area and that she had surveys done to prove that a large percentage of the area located from her home down to the base of her driveway was hers. The officer advised the woman that this was a civil dispute and that she would need to speak with representatives at village hall.

Groceries MIA

A caller at the Scarsdale train station reported that two unattended Trader Joe’s bags were left on the southbound platform near the ticket booth building. An MTA officer responded and took possession of the bags.


While on a larceny patrol, an officer found a man lying on the lawn of a Black Hawk Road house. The officer spoke with the man, who was heavily intoxicated. A name check showed the man lived on Carriage House Lane. The officer made contact with the homeowner on Black Hawk Road, who said she knew the man, and brought him inside so he could stay the night.


On July 30, a Scarsdale sanitation driver backed into a Scarsdale man’s parked car on Lenox Place. The sanitation worker was backing up to avoid a car driving in the opposite direction.

While backing out of a Depot Place parking space July 30, a Scarsdale man’s car hit a parked car registered to another Scarsdale man.

On July 30, a Scarsdale man’s car hit a Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, man’s car while pulling out of a parking lot on Scarsdale Avenue. The Pennsylvania man was taken to White Plains Hospital.

A Scarsdale man’s car and a Brewster man’s car collided at the intersection of Walworth Avenue and Claremont Road July 30. The Scarsdale man told police he had arrived at the intersection first and had the right of way. The Brewster man said he did not recollect who got to the intersection first.

While driving westerly on Palmer Avenue near the intersection of Secor Road Aug. 2, a New Rochelle woman’s car hit a Hartsdale woman’s car on the passenger side. No injuries were reported.

On Aug. 3, two vehicles collided at the intersection of Post and Fenimore roads. While traveling southbound on Post Road, a Scotch Plains, New Jersey, man said the Scarsdale man went through a red light and hit his vehicle. The Scarsdale man and his passengers told police there was a green light and while making a left turn onto Post Road the Scotch Plains man was speeding and hit his car. The officer observed the light at the intersection to be working properly.


Firefighters responded to a garbage can fire near the train station on East Parkway Avenue July 29. The fire was extinguished and a cigarette was theorized to be the culprit.

The fire department responded to a downed power line near Paddington Road. When firefighters arrived they saw the power line burning the lawn and driveway of houses on Paddington Road. Con Ed was dispatched and was able to shut down power to the wire.

Firefighters responded to a downed power line at the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center July 31. Con Ed was notified, but was delayed due to a storm.

This report, covering Scarsdale police and fire department activity from July 28 to Aug. 4, was compiled from official information.

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