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New Scarsdale Police Officers Graduate from the Police AcademyNew Hires

On May 31, 2019 two new Scarsdale Police Officers graduated from the 22 week Westchester County Police Academy, and will begin an additional 10 weeks of training in Scarsdale with a certified Field Training Officer. Pictured above from left to right are Captain Edward Murphy, Sergeant Dinis Castro, Sergeant David Rosa, Police Officer Anthony Mery, Police Officer Aidan Sullivan, Police Chief Andrew Matturro and Lieutenant Boris Grgas.

Scarsdale Police Department Participates in Community Safety and Security Forum

The Scarsdale School District is hosting a Community Safety and Security Forum on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the Scarsdale High School Auditorium, 1057 Post Road. The discussion will focus primarily on active shooter and other community threats.

The evening will feature presentations by a panel comprised of School District and Village of Scarsdale officials, Scarsdale Business Alliance membership, as well as community-based organizations, including the Scarsdale-Edgemont Family Counseling Service and leaders from local houses of worship. Time has been allotted following the presentations to answer questions submitted from the audience.

Post-meeting addition to this news item: Scarsdale Public Schools Educational Access Television recorded the meeting, which is available for public viewing on-demand.


New Scarsdale Police Officers Graduate from the Police Academy
May 2018 PA Graduation
On May 25th, 2018 three new Scarsdale Police Officers graduated from the 20 week Westchester County Police
Academy, and will begin an additional 10 weeks of training in Scarsdale with a certified Field Training Officer.
Pictured above from left to right are Detective Lieutenant Edward Murphy, Captain Thomas Altizio, Police Officer
Maxwell Goldberg, Police Officer Jamie Crespo, Police Officer Terrence Doyle, Police Chief Andrew Matturro
and Sergeant David Rosa.

Scarsdale Police Participate in Pink Patch Project
October, 2017:  The Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject) is a public awareness campaign
designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer
research organizations in combating this devastating disease. It is estimated that
approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This
 disease can have a profound impact on the patient and her loved ones. It is a disease
however that can be effectively treated. The pink patches are intended to stimulate
conversation within the community and to promote public awareness about the importance
of early detection and the on-going fight against this disease. 
How Can You Support the Pink Patch Project?  
The Scarsdale Police Department encourages anyone interested, to donate to the
cancer research organization  of their choice and encourages a continuing conversation
of awareness and support for a cure.

Scarsdale Police Congratulate New Officer on Police Academy Graduation

Det. Sgt. James Newman, Lt. Joseph Dusavage, Det. Lt. Edward Murphy, Police Officer Victoria Wanderman, Police Chief Andrew Matturro and Captain Thomas Altizio

On Friday, May 26th, 2017 The Scarsdale Police Department's newest Police Officer, Victoria Wanderman,
graduated from the Westchester Cou
nty Police Academy, and will begin a 10 week Field Training
program within the Department, training with veteran officers who are certified by New York State as Field
Training Officers. Upon the completion of her FTO training, Officer Wanderman will be assigned to the Patrol Section
to begin uniformed patrols. The Scarsdale Police congratulate Officer Wanderman. 

Scarsdale Police Arrest Suspect using Fraudulent ATM Cards

On Sunday, May 21st, 2017 Scarsdale Police responded to a report from Webster Bank
of two men using fraudulent ATM cards at two Webster Bank ATM's in the
downtown village area. Responding officers 
apprehended one suspect at the scene,
and engaged in a foot pursuit of the second suspect, who eventually 
capture. Arrested and charged with possession of 15 fraudulent ATM cards (with
PIN numbers) was 43 year old Rostislav Nespor of Queens, NY. The suspect
was arraigned in Scarsdale Justice Court and remanded to the Westchester County
Jail for a future court date. 

Scarsdale Police & Fire Departments Participate in 2017 Police Torch Run

SPD 2017 Torch Run
On May 4th, 2017 members of the Scarsdale Police and Fire Departments participated in the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Annually, more than 2,000 dedicated law enforcement professionals representing more than 200 Police Departments carry the "Flame of Hope" to raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics.  

The Scarsdale Police Department Participates in the Autism Awareness Challenge

The Scarsdale Police Department, along with the Scarsdale P.B.A., will be participating in the Autism Awareness Patch Challenge during the month of April.  The local program, initiated by the New Rochelle Police Department, is designed to
 raise public awareness about autism and to support public safety’s response when dealing with those with special needs.
The Scarsdale Police Department trains its members annually, to respond effectively to the needs of persons with various disabilities including those diagnosed with Autism. The Scarsdale P.B.A has conducted fund raising efforts in support of Autism awareness and has worked with “Navigating the Spectrum” to further their programs of assisting those in need.   
During the month of April, Scarsdale Police Cars will display the Autism Awareness magnetic patch in accepting the challenge and to reinforce our support of the program.  

Subject: Three Suspects Arrested for Burglary

On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, The Scarsdale Police Department arrested the three subjects below and charged them with Burglary 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony.
Orgen Hoxha, age 21, of Overlook Terrace, New York, NY
Armand Selmani, age 23, of Northfield Terrace, Clifton, NJ
Gramos Muhaxheri, age 22, of 3444 Knox Place, Bronx, NY
The arrests are the result of the combined efforts of a Multi-Jurisdictional Law Enforcement Task Force that includes the Scarsdale PD, New Rochelle PD, Greenburgh PD, Eastchester PD, Greenwich CT PD and the Westchester District Attorney’s Investigators. All three defendants were arraigned in the Scarsdale Justice Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail on $100,000 bail for a future court appearance.

 Two Subjects Arrested for Fraudulent ATM Card Use

On Wednesday January 18th, 2017 at approximately 2:19 pm the Scarsdale Police responded to Webster Bank on Popham Road on a report of suspicious ATM activity. An officer on foot patrol in the area was on scene in less than 2 minutes and located the suspects. Officers interviewed two suspects who were identified by bank personnel as the individuals who had conducted numerous fraudulent transactions at the ATM terminal. After an investigation at the scene, the following individuals were arrested:

Yan Lin Liu, age 33 of Flushing, NY was arrested on 27 Counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, which is a Class D Felony. Huirong Liu, age 24 of Flushing, NY was also arrested on 27 Counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, which is a Class D Felony.

Both suspects were arraigned in Scarsdale Justice Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail on $60,000 bail each. Both defendants are Chinese citizens in the US on a visa. Both suspects were in possession of 27 fraudulent bank ATM cards, none of which had cardholders names, and most of which did not have any account number or bank information on them. The ATM cards all had 4 digit PIN numbers written on the back of them. Fraudulent transactions at the bank where the suspects were arrested exceeded $29,000.

The Scarsdale Police are continuing their investigation into the incident, identifying both the financial institution and account holder information encoded on the cards. The Scarsdale Police Department was assisted by the US Secret Service White Plains Office and is working with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Financial Crimes Division on the ongoing investigation.

  Scarsdale Police Officer revives man from Heroin overdose

On December 26th, 2016 at approximately 11:37 AM, the Scarsdale Police and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance were dispatched to Starbucks on East Parkway for a man who had passed out and was not breathing. Scarsdale Police Officer Nicholas Kringas was the first on the scene, arriving in less than 2 minutes. Officer Kringas found a 51 year old male unresponsive on the sidewalk and turning blue. The observed signs of drug use and recognized that the male was displaying the symptoms of an opiate narcotic overdose, so he administered a dose of Naloxone (Narcan) to the victim. Shortly after receiving the Naloxone, the male regained consciousness and began breathing normally. The victim received additional first aid from the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps while being transported to the hospital. The male victim stated that he was taking the train from the Bronx and had used one bag of Heroin  prior to passing out.

In this case, the officer’s specialized training to recognize the symptoms of an opiate overdose and administer Naloxone directly contributed to saving the life of this 51 year victim. All Scarsdale Police Officers were trained in the use of Naloxone and began carrying it in the summer of 2015.

Scarsdale Police Arrest Suspect in Vehicle Break-Ins

On November 22, 2016 Scarsdale Detectives arrested Raul Salgado of the Bronx for theft from a vehicle on Kent Road in Scarsdale. The theft occurred in June of 2016, and was the result of an extensive investigation by Scarsdale Detectives that involved identifying the suspect by fingerprints that were left at the scene of the crime, and the review of video surveillance in the area. Defendant Selgado, who has an extensive arrest record, was arraigned in the Scarsdale Justice Court for a future Court Appearance.
 Scarsdale Police Arrest Suspect in Two Burglaries of Trinity Lutheran Church

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at approximately 2:30 pm, Scarsdale Police received a call from Trinity Lutheran Church on Crane Road that a burglary had just occurred and the suspect was fleeing the area. The caller gave police a description of the suspect, and his direction of travel. Multiple Scarsdale Police units were dispatched to the area, arriving on scene in 1 minute and 16seconds, and locating the suspect on the southbound platform of the Scarsdale Train Station, hiding behind several trash cans.
The suspect was detained by Scarsdale Police and the caller from Trinity Lutheran Church who observed the burglary positively identified the suspect being detained as the person who had broken into the church.

Gregory Ketter, age 53, of Yonkers, was arrested and taken into custody. While being processed at Scarsdale Police HQ, Defendant Ketter was interviewed by Scarsdale Detectives and determined to have committed a previous burglary at the same church on July 24th of 2016.

Defendant Ketter was charged with Burglary, 3rd Degree (2 counts), Criminal Mischief, Petit Larceny and Possession of Burglars Tools.  Defendant Ketter, who has multiple previous arrests, was arraigned in Scarsdale Justice Court by Judge Joaquin Alemany and remanded without bail to the Westchester County Jail pending a future Scarsdale Justice Court appearance.

                 The Scarsdale Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed 

                 innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.