Collected at Eastchester Police Headquarters on Thursday, March 20 at 9 a.m.
An Eastchester police officer smelled liquor after pulling over a 26-year-old Tuckahoe man for speeding on New Rochelle Road at 1:15 a.m. After taking a breathalyzer test, the man’s blood alcohol level registered at 0.15, which is nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08. He was charged with driving under the influence, a misdemeanor.
The storeowner of Fon’s Cleaners and Laundry at 811 Scarsdale Ave. closed the store on March 1 around 6 p.m. for the weekend and returned on March 3 at 7:15 a.m. to discover $25 was missing from the register. Police said the burglar or burglars snuck in through a window above the door.
At approximately 10:40 p.m., police responded to a complaint of loud music coming from a car on Joyce Road. When an 18-year-old Eastchester resident rolled down the window, police smelled pot in the car and told him to get out. After patting him down, police found a small amount of marijuana in his sock. Police also discovered the man was using a fake ID and had a dagger in his car. He was charged with possession of marijuana, a violation, criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, and possession of a forged license, a felony.
Around 9:52 p.m., a police officer told a 43-year-old Yonkers resident to move his car from in front of a pizzeria on Mill Road or he was going to get a ticket. The man refused and drove away while the officer was writing the ticket. A short pursuit ensued until the man was caught and pulled over on Hillside Place, where he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. The man refused a breathalyzer test.
At approximately 4:40 p.m., a 47-year-old woman reported missing $4,900 in cash and $20,000 worth of jewelry and watches from her Brookridge Avenue home. She told police she thought things were missing, but didn’t think anything of it until she went to put on a piece of jewelry. Police said there were no signs of forced entry. The woman told police she has a housekeeper, but she didn’t believe she would take anything from her.