Police Blotter: Eastchester

May 3
Around 3 a.m., a 21-year-old Bronx man was pulled over on White Plains Road for running a red light when the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol. The defendant refused a breathalyzer test and allegedly became combative after the officer attempted to arrest him. The suspect didn’t comply until he was threatened with a Taser.

After being handcuffed, the man attempted to pull away from the officer and had to be thrown against the hood of the police car, during which the officer sustained an injury to his hand. The officer refused medical treatment.

The man was charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, along with second-degree assault, a felony.

He was released on $2,500 bail.

May 12
Around 9:50 a.m., an 18-year-old Mount Vernon man allegedly attempted to cash a fraudulent check for $849.43 at Citi Bank on White Plains Road. Police were notified shortly thereafter and arrested the man, charging him with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony.

May 14
Around 11:30 p.m., Eastchester police received a call from a passerby on Garth Road who witnessed a man banging on the hood of a car with a woman locked inside.

An officer approached the man, a 38-year-old West Nyack resident, who told police he and his girlfriend got into an argument, but she left in his car.

Not long after, the girlfriend returned to the scene and began yelling at the man. Tensions escalated while the officer began filling out the domestic incident report.

The man, who allegedly became aggressive and threatened his girlfriend, had to be subdued by police, who threatened to use a Taser on him before being placed in handcuffs. He struggled with police before and after his arrest.

The man was charged with disorderly conduct, a violation, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

May 19
Security personnel working at The Gap on White Plains Road observed a woman stealing what turned out to be $2,835 worth of merchandise. There was no arrest.

Police are looking for a woman believed to be in her 20s or 30s, wearing a white shirt and black skirt with a large tattoo on her lower back.

May 23
At 9:36 p.m., a son told police his mother was missing $26,000 in cash and approximately $7,000 worth of Japanese yen from their Highview Avenue home. He told police there were workers in the house during the day, so his mother hid the money in envelopes stuffed in pillowcases in her bedroom, and workers were told not to enter.

One pillowcase, which contained $5,000, was located, but the second pillowcase with $26,000 in U.S. currency and the $7,000 worth of Japanese yen was missing.

There were no signs of forced entry.


May 27
Around 12:06 p.m., Eastchester police were notified about a car that was keyed during the night. There were multiple scratches to the passenger and driver-side doors, to the hood and to the rear hatch.


May 30

Around 4:44 p.m., two men attempted to cash a fraudulent check for $520 right before 5 p.m., closing time at HSBC Bank on White Plains Road.

While the man, later identified as a 25-year-old Bronx resident, attempted to pass the fraudulent check, an Eastchester police officer was in the bank and observed the man acting nervously.

An investigation ensued and additional officers were called. The check was determined to be fraudulent, and the man was arrested shortly thereafter.

The officer spoke with the teller, who said the man passed a fraudulent check in the past without her knowing and when he did so last time, he was working in concert with another man. The other man, later identified as a 21-year-old Mount Vernon resident, was found in the Bronx man’s car parked outside the bank.

Both men were arrested and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony.


June 4
Sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on June 4, a woman’s white Dodge Challenger, which was parked on Manchester Road, went missing.

The woman told police she locked the doors and the windows were rolled up when she parked her car.