Elmsford Man Arrested In Scarsdale Home, Found Hiding In Bedroom

Excerpts from the Scarsdale Police Log. The following information was supplied by the Scarsdale Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

arrested an Elmsford painter caught hiding in a third floor bedroom of a Scarsdale resident's home July 3.

SPD arrived on the scene late Tuesday night and the homeowner told police he had "seen someone hiding in a bedroom closet on the third floor of his residence," according to the police report.

Police investigated the third floor and the defendant, Daniel Romo-Gonzalez, came out from hiding, according to SPD.

SPD arrested Romo-Gonzalez, 21, and charged him with criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.

The painter was "an employee of the painting company hired by the homeowner," Scarsdale Police Det. Lt. Thomas J. Altizio told Patch.

After Romo-Gonzalez was removed from the home, police continued to search the residence.

Police found "the basement windows had been covered with cardboard to prevent people from seeing into the basement area. Within the basement area, patrol found the defendant's lunch box, sneakers, t-shirt, silicone vagina-style sex toy... and a dark stain that was left on the carpet," the SPD report stated.

There was about $500 in damages done to the carpet, according to the police report.

The 21-year-old married defendant was transported to Scarsdale Village Court, arraigned and released on $500 cash bail.

He is scheduled to appear in Scarsdale Court on July 11.

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