On February 3rd, 2017 at approximately 4:30 a.m. a Scarsdale Police Officer patrolling the downtown village area observed an illegally parked car on Woodland Place. Upon investigating, the Officer determined that the vehicle was occupied by the defendant, who initially provided the Officer with a false name and was driving a rental vehicle that he was not authorized to be operating. The car rental company was contacted and requested that their vehicle be seized by police.
While impounding the vehicle that the defendant was driving, Officers found eleven pieces of sealed mail, that were later determined to be stolen out of the US Postal Service Mail Boxes on both Woodland Place and Chase Road, in front of the Post Office building. Officers also recovered a fraudulent check for $20,866 that was related to US Mail that was stolen from a different location.
Police arrested Rashon M. Perkins, age 32, of Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. Defendant Perkins has been initially charged with: Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, a Vehicle & Traffic Misdemeanor Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, a Penal Law Class A Misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd, a Class D Felony.
The Scarsdale Police Investigations Section is working with the United States Postal Inspectors and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Financial Crimes Division for future charges relating to the stolen mail.