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Young Person Stabbed At High School In Westchester: Suspect In Custody Young Person Stabbed At High School In Westchester: Suspect In Custody
Young Person Stabbed At High School In Westchester: Suspect In Custody A suspect is in custody following a stabbing at a Westchester high school that left one person hospitalized.  New, updated report - New Update: More Details Emerge About Stabbing At High School In Westchester The incident happened on Thursday, May 9 around 2:45 p.m., when a stabbing was reported at Mount Vernon High School, according to city officials. Arriving police found a youth victim with multiple stab wounds who was soon taken to Jacobi Medical Center.  They are now in stable condition, officials said. One suspect was apprehended at the scene by police. The Mount Ver…
Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police
Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police A man caught stealing from a pickup truck in Westchester is at large after missing his court date, police announced. Brooklyn resident Raymondo Sepulveda was found in the driver's seat of a pick-up truck in the area of Central Park Avenue and Midland Terrace in Yonkers on Thursday, March 28 just before 2 a.m., Yonkers Police announced on Friday, April 26.  When confronted by officers, Sepulveda admitted the truck was not his before police discovered he had stolen several items from inside. He was then arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree unau…
Duo Wanted For Out-Of-State Stabbing Nabbed In Westchester: Police Duo Wanted For Out-Of-State Stabbing Nabbed In Westchester: Police
Duo Wanted For Out-Of-State Stabbing Nabbed In Westchester: Police Two suspects wanted in connection with a stabbing in another state were apprehended at a building in Westchester following a narcotics arrest that alerted investigators to their trail, police said.  The arrests of Dion Johnson, age 38, and Yolanda Lower, age 46, who were both wanted in connection with a stabbing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, were announced by the Westchester County Police Department on Monday, April 22. According to the department, the events leading up to the arrests began when authorities learned of a stolen vehicle being driven near the Mount Vernon/Bronx border…
Man Takes Photo Under Victim's Muslim Garment In Westchester, Police Say Man Takes Photo Under Victim's Muslim Garment In Westchester, Police Say
Man Takes Photo Under Victim's Muslim Garment In Westchester, Police Say A 23-year-old man faces several charges after taking a photo under a Muslim woman's clothing and exposing himself in Westchester, police said. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Friday, March 8 in New Rochelle, when a suspect approached a woman wearing a niqāb, a Muslim garment that covers the entire body and face besides the eyes, and took a photo underneath it, New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne announced on Friday, April 19.  The suspect, identified as New Rochelle resident Hussain Haider, also exposed himself to the victim before running away, Coyne said, adding that …
Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating
Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a stabbing that left a woman injured on a Westchester street.  The incident happened on Thursday evening, April 18, when a woman was stabbed in her leg at 35 Cliff St. in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio. The woman is now in stable condition, DiDomizio said. Police are now investigating the incident.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Man Assaults FBI Officer In Westchester, Gets Nearly 2 Decades In Prison Man Assaults FBI Officer In Westchester, Gets Nearly 2 Decades In Prison
Man Assaults FBI Officer In Westchester, Gets Nearly 2 Decades In Prison A 27-year-old man will spend nearly two decades in prison for assaulting a Federal Bureau of Investigation officer while leading authorities on a chase and firing gunshots into a crowd in Westchester.  New Rochelle resident Darren Smith, age 27, was sentenced on Tuesday, April 2 to 230 months in prison for assaulting an FBI officer during a September 2020 pursuit in Yonkers, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced. According to federal officials, on September 25, 2020, Yonkers Police officers pulled over the car Smith had been driving. He then spe…
Know Him? Man Smashes Window, Burglarizes Liquor Store In Northern Westchester, Police Say Know Him? Man Smashes Window, Burglarizes Liquor Store In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Know Him? Man Smashes Window, Burglarizes Liquor Store In Northern Westchester, Police Say Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man who broke into a Northern Westchester liquor store. The burglary happened on Tuesday, March 26 at around 1:15 a.m., when a man used a hammer to break into Vista Wine and Spirits in Lewisboro at Oakridge Commons, according to New York State Police. The suspect is described as a light-skinned man wearing a black ski mask, neon-colored gloves, a burgundy shirt, and a tan jacket. Authorities later released a photo of the suspect.  Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Investigator Wojdakowski at (914)…
New Details Released About Pair Nabbed In PA For Brutal Killing Of NY Mom New Details Released About Pair Nabbed In PA For Brutal Killing Of NY Mom
New Details Released About Pair Nabbed In PA For Brutal Killing Of NY Mom Details have been released about the duo arrested in Pennsylvania in connection with the brutal killing of a New York mom, US Marshal Service told Daily Voice on Monday, March 25.  Nadia Vitels was violently attacked in a NYC apartment, stuffed into a duffle bag, and shoved into a small closet by squatters, according to the NYPD.  The US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force of the Middle District of Pennsylvania believes those squatters are, Halley Tejada, age 19, and Kensly Alston, age 16, who crashed her Lexus in the 5000 block of Jonestown Road in Lower Paxt…
Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim From Westchester Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim From Westchester
Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim From Westchester For the first time, police have publicly named the second of two murder victims whose dismembered remains were found strewn across Long Island. In an update to the case on Friday, March 22, Suffolk County Police identified the male victim as 53-year-old former Westchester County resident Malcolm Brown, whose last known address is in Yonkers. Brown was in a domestic partnership with the other victim in the case, 59-year-old Donna Conneely, a Dutchess County native from Fishkill who had recently lived in Northern Westchester, in Yorktown, according to their Facebook profiles.  Earlier…
Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police
Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police Three women face criminal charges after authorities caught them in a vehicle containing over $3,000 worth of stolen merchandise during a traffic stop on a Northern Westchester parkway, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Wednesday, March 13 just before 7:30 p.m., when an officer pulled over a vehicle on the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown, the town's police department said on Monday, March 18. While investigating, the officer found stolen merchandise inside the car with a value of more than $3,000. Police then contained the merchandise's owner, who confirmed to officers t…
Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Felony Under NY Bill Meant To Remedy 'Ill-Conceived Disaster' Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Felony Under NY Bill Meant To Remedy 'Ill-Conceived Disaster'
Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Felony Under NY Bill Meant To Remedy 'Ill-Conceived Disaster' Public outrage over the release of four suspects accused of dismembering and hiding the bodies of two murder victims in New York has led to proposed changes to state law. A bill introduced by Long Island Republican State Sen. Anthony Palumbo on Thursday, March 7, would make it a felony to dismember or conceal a human corpse, thereby making the offense eligible for bail. Palumbo said the legislation is a direct response to the “horrific” case in Suffolk County, where the severed body parts of a Yonkers couple were found strewn at Bethpage State Park, Southards Pond Park in Babylon, and a woo…
Man Posing As Masseuse Performs Sex Act On Victim In Westchester: Police Man Posing As Masseuse Performs Sex Act On Victim In Westchester: Police
Man Posing As Masseuse Performs Sex Act On Victim In Westchester: Police A 45-year-old man faces criminal charges after posing as a professional masseuse and performing a sex act on an unsuspecting victim during a session in Westchester, police announced. New Rochelle resident Ascencion Rojas-Quintero was arrested on Thursday, March 7 on criminal sex act charges, New Rochelle Police announced on Friday, March 8. According to the department, at around 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, detectives arrested Rojas-Quintero after he allegedly performed a criminal sex act on a victim while posing as a professional masseuse and therapist.  Rojas-Quintero is b…
New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Westchester, Police Say New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Westchester, Police Say
New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Westchester, Police Say After discovering a victim with a gunshot wound to his head inside a pickup truck in Westchester, authorities have charged an 18-year-old man with his murder, police announced.  Yonkers resident Ludvin Ramos-Cervantes was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Francisco Gordillo, who was found dead earlier in the day, Yonkers Police announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  Earlier Report - Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police According to the department, just before 5 a.m. on Monday, officers found Gordillo insi…
New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job
New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job Fresh polling shows a dip in New Yorkers’ satisfaction with Gov. Kathy Hochul’s handling of the job. A Siena College poll of registered voters released on Tuesday, Feb. 20, shows that Hochul’s favorability rating sits at 41 to 46 percent, down from 45 to 42 percent in January 2024. Her job approval rating also took a hit, sitting at 48 to 47 percent, down from 52 to 42 percent last month, the poll found. Voters were closely divided on whether Hochul is an effective or strong leader, and a plurality said she’s out of touch with average New Yorkers, the poll showed. It wasn’t all bad news f…
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat New polling is showing a tight race ahead of New York’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant House seat. An Emerson College/PIX11 poll of 3rd District voters released Thursday, Jan. 18, shows Democrat Tom Suozzi narrowly leading Republican Mazi Pilip 45 percent to 42 percent. Five percent of voters want someone else for the job while nine percent are still undecided, the poll found. Earlier Report: Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat The 3rd District seat – which represents parts of Nassau County and Queens – has sat vacant since Santos was ousted i…
Scammers Posing As Police, Telling Victims They Are Guilty Of Sex Crimes In Westchester Scammers Posing As Police, Telling Victims They Are Guilty Of Sex Crimes In Westchester
Scammers Posing As Police, Telling Victims They Are Guilty Of Sex Crimes In Westchester Authorities in Westchester are warning residents to look out for phone scammers who have been calling from a police number and extorting money from victims.  In an announcement on Wednesday, Dec. 13, Yonkers Police warned residents that the scammers have been using a technique called spoofing to cause the number on victims' caller IDs to show a number belonging to the department's 2nd Precinct.  According to the department, the scammers have been telling victims that they have been found guilty of sex crimes. They then proceed to extort money from the victim to rectify the si…
Woman Nabbed After Pouring Gas On Cafe, Lighting It On Fire In Westchester: Police Woman Nabbed After Pouring Gas On Cafe, Lighting It On Fire In Westchester: Police
Woman Nabbed After Pouring Gas On Cafe, Lighting It On Fire In Westchester: Police A 32-year-old woman faces arson charges after pouring gasoline on the walls of a cafe in Westchester and lighting a fire following a dispute with the business's staff, police announced. The incident leading to the woman's arrest happened on Tuesday, Dec. 12 just after 12:45 a.m., when staff at the Drake Cafe & Bar at 1 Drake Ave. in New Rochelle reported an arson incident to New Rochelle Police, the department said. According to authorities, the bar owner said an argument between staff and the suspect, 32-year-old Bronx resident Freissy Batista-Pereya, had happened earlier in the n…
'Tis The Season For Scammers: AI Voices Increasingly Used To Victimize New Yorkers 'Tis The Season For Scammers: AI Voices Increasingly Used To Victimize New Yorkers
'Tis The Season For Scammers: AI Voices Increasingly Used To Victimize New Yorkers Police are sounding the alarm about a clever new way scammers are targeting New York residents this holiday season. In a warning issued Thursday, Nov. 16, Suffolk County Police on Long Island said scammers are increasingly using fake voices that are generated by artificial intelligence (AI) to dupe victims out of their money. To pull off the “spoofing” scam, criminals use AI tools to clone the voices of people who post on social media and then call their relatives pretending to be them. Police highlighted a recent example in which an 85-year-old Hauppauge man got a call from someone posing…
Violent Crime Down Across NY Compared To Last Year, New Report Shows Violent Crime Down Across NY Compared To Last Year, New Report Shows
Violent Crime Down Across NY Compared To Last Year, New Report Shows New York state is seeing fewer incidents of violent crime, according to a new report. Data from the first comprehensive overview of crime trends across the state showed a six-percent drop in violent crime outside of New York City during the first half of 2023 compared to the first six months of 2022, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday, Nov. 9. The data, which was collectively reported by police departments and sheriffs’ offices in 57 counties, showed decreases in each of the four violent crime categories. Murders were down 27 percent and rapes dropped 16 percent, the report showed. Robbe…
Westchester Rep. Bowman Charged With Misdemeanor After Pulling Fire Alarm: Report Westchester Rep. Bowman Charged With Misdemeanor After Pulling Fire Alarm: Report
Westchester Rep. Bowman Charged With Misdemeanor After Pulling Fire Alarm: Report New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman has been criminally charged with a misdemeanor after pulling a fire alarm at a congressional building in Washington, DC while rushing to make a vote, according to a report by NBC News.  New, updated report - New Update: Westchester Rep. Bowman To Pay Fine After Pulling Fire Alarm, He Says Bowman (NY-16), a Democrat, now faces a charge of falsely pulling a firearm in connection to an incident that happened on Saturday, Sept. 30, NBC News reported.  The 16th district is made up of the southern part of Westchester County, including the suburban citie…
Crime Rates Down In Westchester, New Report Says: Here's How Much Crime Rates Down In Westchester, New Report Says: Here's How Much
Crime Rates Down In Westchester, New Report Says: Here's How Much An all-new report compiled by New York state officials has revealed that crime rates in Westchester have decreased over the last few years. The new report, released by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, shows a "notable reduction in unlawful activities" in Westchester between 2017 and 2022, County Executive George Latimer announced on Wednesday, Oct. 11.  According to the report, the total index crime in the county decreased by 5.2 percent, and the total amount of violent crime decreased by 15.7 percent from 2017 to 2022. The report also contained informatio…
Familiar Face Throws Hat In Ring For Congressional Seat Now Held By Embattled George Santos Familiar Face Throws Hat In Ring For Congressional Seat Now Held By Embattled George Santos
Familiar Face Throws Hat In Ring For Congressional Seat Now Held By Embattled George Santos Former New York Rep. Tom Suozzi is officially jostling for his old job, joining nearly two dozen other political hopefuls looking to ouster embattled Long Island Congressman George Santos from office in 2024. Suozzi, a Democrat who represented the 3rd District covering parts of Nassau County and Queens from 2016 to 2022, formally announced his run Tuesday, Oct. 10. “The madness in Washington, DC, and the absurdity of George Santos remaining in the United States Congress is obvious to everyone,” he said on X, formerly known as Twitter. Former New York Rep. Tom Suozzi.US House Office …
Target To Close Stores In 4 States, Including NY, Citing Theft, Organized Retail Crime Target To Close Stores In 4 States, Including NY, Citing Theft, Organized Retail Crime
Target To Close Stores In 4 States, Including NY, Citing Theft, Organized Retail Crime Citing incidents involving violence and theft, Target announced it is closing nine stores in four states, including one in New York. The New York store is in Manhattan, at 517 E 117th St. Three other stores are in California, in the San Francisco/Oakland market, and three in Oregon, in Portland. The other two stores are in Seattle, Washington. "We cannot continue operating these stores because theft and organized retail crime are threatening the safety of our team and guests, and contributing to unsustainable business performance," the company said in a statement released Tuesday afternoo…
4 Nabbed In BMW Stolen From Impound Yard While Driving In Westchester: Police 4 Nabbed In BMW Stolen From Impound Yard While Driving In Westchester: Police
4 Nabbed In BMW Stolen From Impound Yard While Driving In Westchester: Police Four people face a variety of charges after they were caught on a Westchester roadway in a stolen BMW that had been taken from an impound yard, police said.  The arrests resulted from an incident on Tuesday, Aug. 29 around 10:30 p.m., when Harrison Police were alerted of a stolen BMW X5 that was driving north on the Hutchinson River Parkway, the department announced on Saturday, Sept. 2.  Officers also learned that the vehicle had been associated with a crime involving a firearm and that it had been allegedly stolen from a New York City Police Department impound yard, police said.…
Off-Duty Officer Involved In Shooting: 3 Injured In Westchester, Police Say Off-Duty Officer Involved In Shooting: 3 Injured In Westchester, Police Say
Off-Duty Officer Involved In Shooting: 3 Injured In Westchester, Police Say Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that involved an off-duty officer and left three people injured in Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday night, Aug. 19, when two people were shot in Mount Vernon on the 300 block of South 4th Avenue, according to the city's police department.  A total of three people were hospitalized as a result of the incident, authorities added.  The off-duty officer was involved in the incident, State Police Trooper Aaron J. Hicks later confirmed.  No fatalities resulted from the shooting, Hick…
Duo In Runaway Stolen Car Caught On Parkway In Northern Westchester, Police Say Duo In Runaway Stolen Car Caught On Parkway In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Duo In Runaway Stolen Car Caught On Parkway In Northern Westchester, Police Say A man and woman both face charges after they were caught on a Northern Westchester parkway in a stolen vehicle that had been driving from the scene of a crime, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday, Aug. 5 just before 1:15 p.m., when Yorktown Police were notified of a stolen vehicle driving north on the Taconic State Parkway that had allegedly been involved in a crime committed in New York City. According to Yorktown Police, officers soon found the vehicle and pulled it over, identifying the drivers as 42-year-old Keith Collazo of Wellington, Florida, and 59-year-old Eloise A…
Man Gets Decades In Prison For Chasing, Fatally Shooting Defenseless Victim In Westchester Man Gets Decades In Prison For Chasing, Fatally Shooting Defenseless Victim In Westchester
Man Gets Decades In Prison For Chasing, Fatally Shooting Defenseless Victim In Westchester A man will spend a quarter of a century in prison for chasing down a defenseless victim and fatally shooting him outside a bodega in Westchester.  Mount Vernon resident Heyward Bradshaw was sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting 41-year-old Mount Vernon resident Kwasi Kirton in March 2022, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Thursday, Aug. 10.  Earlier Report - Mount Vernon Man Arrested For City's First Homicide Of 2022 According to DA officials, on the day of the shooting, March 4, 2022, around 11:30 p.m., Bradshaw had been…
'How I Met Gilgo Beach Murderer': Northern Westchester Woman Reveals Chilling Story 'How I Met Gilgo Beach Murderer': Northern Westchester Woman Reveals Chilling Story
'How I Met Gilgo Beach Murderer': Northern Westchester Woman Reveals Chilling Story A shaken Hudson Valley interior designer who met suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann through a business networking group described him as "creepy," and a "weirdo." Northern Westchester resident Dominique Michelle Vidal, said in a TikTok video she met with the hulking man just months before he was scooped up by police as the prime suspect in three Long Island murders, and is a suspect in a fourth. A fact that didn't surprise her after her weird and uncomfortable meetings with Heuermann, Vidal said. Earlier story - Gilgo Beach Murders: Pizza Crust Helped Nab Suspect Who Alleg…
Here's Percentage Of New Yorkers Worried About Becoming Crime Victims, New Poll Finds Here's Percentage Of New Yorkers Worried About Becoming Crime Victims, New Poll Finds
Here's Percentage Of New Yorkers Worried About Becoming Crime Victims, New Poll Finds More than half of New Yorkers fear they may become a victim of a crime, a new Siena College poll finds. The poll, released Wednesday, July 12, found that 61 percent of state residents are either very (21 percent) or somewhat (40 percent) worried about becoming a crime victim. Researchers also found that 51 percent of New Yorkers have been worried about their safety, or their family’s safety, in public places. Thirty-six percent of respondents said they’ve felt threatened by a stranger’s behavior in public in the past year. That growing concern was reflected in people’s purchasing decision…
2 Robbery Suspects Remain At Large After Pursuit In Westchester: Police 2 Robbery Suspects Remain At Large After Pursuit In Westchester: Police
2 Robbery Suspects Remain At Large After Pursuit In Westchester: Police Two suspects who were part of a crew involved in several robberies were able to escape authorities after a chase in Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Sunday morning, July 2 around 1:30 a.m., when the New York City Police Department followed an alleged robbery crew from Queens on Interstate 95 North.  The vehicle containing the suspects eventually entered Port Chester, where the occupants then stopped and tried running away from officers on foot, according to the Port Chester Police Department.  Two of the suspects were immediately caught and placed into cus…
Fatal Hit-Run In Westchester: Victim ID'd, Unlicensed 24-Year-Old Suspect Nabbed Fatal Hit-Run In Westchester: Victim ID'd, Unlicensed 24-Year-Old Suspect Nabbed
Fatal Hit-Run In Westchester: Victim ID'd, Unlicensed 24-Year-Old Suspect Nabbed An unlicensed suspect has been apprehended and a victim identified after a fatal hit-and-run crash in Westchester County. It happened just before 9:40 a.m. Friday, June 23 in Yonkers. Upon arrival, first responders located an unresponsive victim down in the street with blunt force trauma to his body; he was transported to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, the Yonkers Police Department said.  The vehicle that allegedly struck him fled the area prior to police arrival.  Officers cordoned off the scene and initiated accident and criminal investigations.…