Police Blotter: Eastchester 5-2-2014

Collected at the Eastchester Police Station on Tuesday, April 29, at 10:30 a.m.


March 27

A Connecticut man was driving the wrong way down a one-way street on Brook Street around 12:38 a.m. when police pulled him over. After running his license, the officer discovered the driver, 31, was on probation for a previous DWI, and as part of the probation, he needed to have an ignition interlock device, a breathalyzer installed in the dashboard that will restrict the car from starting if the driver’s blood alcohol concentration is too high  Because the driver allegedly didn’t have the device in his car, police arrested and charged him with circumventing ignition interlock device, a misdemeanor.


March 28

In a case of elder abuse, a woman, 54, allegedly pushed her 86-year-old mother out of her wheel chair after an argument the night before. Police were made aware of the incident a day later by a social worker. Officers arrived at the elderly woman’s Lee Avenue residence, where the daughter was first questioned and ultimately arrested. She told police she could not remember anything and “must have lost her temper.” She said, the night before she broke her five-year sobriety and had “several” alcoholic drinks because the stress of having to take care of her mother was too much. The daughter was charged with three felonies: second-degree assault, endangering the welfare of an incompetent/physically disabled person and second-degree endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person.


March 28

A 60-year-old woman told police her $3,000 Cartier watch went missing sometime between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. while she was at the Equinox gym located on White Plains Road. She told police the last time she saw it was in her locker. The report did not state if the locker was locked.


March 29

Eastchester Police issued a warrant for the arrest of a 31-year-old Connecticut woman for grand larceny, after stealing $1,500 from a purse in Candi’s Nail and Spa on White Plains Road. Garofalo is also wanted for similar pending cases in New Jersey and other parts of Westchester County.


March 31

Sometime between 9:45 p.m. on March 30 and 7:15 a.m. on March 31, $9,000 went missing from a safe inside Fresh Market on White Plains Road. There were no signs of forced entry.


Sometime between 10 p.m. on March 30 and 5:40 p.m. on March 31, Casabrusco on Main Street was broken into and ransacked. The rear kitchen door was found ripped off its hinges and the cash register with $500 in cash was missing.


April 15

A 75-year-old man was scammed out of $500 by a Con Edison impersonator. The impersonator called the victim and said he had an overdue bill for $828 and told him he could pay using a Pay Pal credit card. The man obliged and spent the maximum allowable $500 on the Pay Pal card. When the man realized he was scammed, he called the number back but the phone had already been disconnected.


April 15

Police are looking for leads in connection with a hit-and-run at the intersection of Park and Fisher avenues. Police described the car as a 2006 to 2009, four-door gray or white Ford Fusion with a sunroof. Police say, judging by the victim’s car, the suspect’s car would have sustained heavy damage to the front driver side headlight and front fender. The victim was coming out of Park Avenue when the suspect’s car, which was traveling westbound on Fisher Avenue, broadsided the vehicle. The victim sustained a minor leg injury. Police ask anyone with information to call Dt. Michael Martins at 914-721-8026.