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Former Employee Caught Trying To Steal Copper From Westchester Business, Police Say Former Employee Caught Trying To Steal Copper From Westchester Business, Police Say
Former Employee Caught Trying To Steal Copper From Westchester Business, Police Say A 43-year-old man faces a felony burglary charge after allegedly trying to steal copper from his former employer in Westchester, police said. New Rochelle resident James Hoch, age 43, was arrested on Wednesday, June 19 in connection with a burglary at a New Rochelle business earlier in the same day, New Rochelle Police announced. According to the department, at around 1:10 a.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a burglary report at Richie Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning at 91 Plain Ave. after the owner saw a suspect trying to steal copper from the property on their Ring camera. …
Man Caught With Crack Cocaine, Weapons At Housing Authority Property In Westchester: Police Man Caught With Crack Cocaine, Weapons At Housing Authority Property In Westchester: Police
Man Caught With Crack Cocaine, Weapons At Housing Authority Property In Westchester: Police A 59-year-old man faces drug and weapons charges after he was allegedly caught trespassing at a housing authority property in Westchester, police announced.  New Rochelle resident Jamel Glenn was arrested on Friday, June 14 around 12:45 p.m. after he was found trespassing at a New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority property at 111 Lockwood Ave., according to the city's police department.  After officers searched him, Glenn was found in possession of around 30 grams of crack cocaine, heroin, powder cocaine, and brass knuckles, police said.  He was then arrested without…
Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence
Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence A 47-year-old Hudson Valley drug dealer who sold a dangerous drug concoction connected to a fatal overdose will spend years in prison, officials announced.  Putnam County resident William Mancusi III of Kent was sentenced to nine years in state prison for selling a dangerous combination of heroin and fentanyl on two occasions, Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced on Tuesday, May 14.  Earlier Report - Drug Dealer From Kent Convicted After Being Linked To Fatal Overdose: 'Career Criminal' According to Tendy's office, the events leading to Mancusi's sentencin…
Westchester Man Asks 12-Year-Old Boy To Expose Himself Over Video Chat: Police Westchester Man Asks 12-Year-Old Boy To Expose Himself Over Video Chat: Police
Westchester Man Asks 12-Year-Old Boy To Expose Himself Over Video Chat: Police A 51-year-old Westchester man faces sex offense charges after asking a young boy to expose himself over a video call several times, police announced.  New Rochelle resident Fernando Rincon was arrested on Wednesday, April 24 following an investigation into several sex offenses involving a young boy, New Rochelle Police announced on Thursday, April 25.  According to the department, Rincon asked a 12-year-old boy to expose his genitalia while video-chatting with him on several occasions.  Rincon was also found with illegal drugs during his arrest, police added. After his arre…
Man Caught With Gun, Drugs After Possibly Flashing Weapon At Westchester Gas Station: Police Man Caught With Gun, Drugs After Possibly Flashing Weapon At Westchester Gas Station: Police
Man Caught With Gun, Drugs After Possibly Flashing Weapon At Westchester Gas Station: Police A 51-year-old man faces several charges after he was caught with a loaded handgun and illegal drugs in front of a Westchester cafe, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Monday, April 8 around 4:20 a.m., when a suspect was seen allegedly displaying a gun at the Pit Stop gas station in New Rochelle at 819 Main St., according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  An anonymous caller soon reported this incident to police, adding that the suspect had been driving a blue Corvette with Connecticut license plates. Officers then began searching the area around the g…
Suspect Nabbed For Selling Fentanyl That Led To Victim's Death In Northern Westchester: Police Suspect Nabbed For Selling Fentanyl That Led To Victim's Death In Northern Westchester: Police
Suspect Nabbed For Selling Fentanyl That Led To Victim's Death In Northern Westchester: Police A 34-year-old faces charges after selling fentanyl to a victim who later died from an overdose in Northern Westchester, police announced.  The suspect, a Lewisboro resident whose name has not yet been released, was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 11 in connection with a fatal overdose that happened in Yorktown in late October 2023, Yorktown Police announced on Saturday, Jan. 13.  On the day of the overdose, Monday, October 23 at around 9:30 p.m., officers and paramedics responded to a home on Baldwin Road and attempted to save the victim's life. However, they were later pronounced dead…
3 Charged After Seizure Of Thousands Of Cannabis Products From 2 Westchester Shops: Police 3 Charged After Seizure Of Thousands Of Cannabis Products From 2 Westchester Shops: Police
3 Charged After Seizure Of Thousands Of Cannabis Products From 2 Westchester Shops: Police Three people face charges following an inspection of two convenience stores in Westchester that were found to be selling thousands of prohibited cannabis products without a license, police announced.  The arrests stemmed from regulatory inspections of two convenience stores in Hartsdale conducted by authorities on Wednesday, Jan. 10, Greenburgh Police announced on Thursday, Jan. 11.  The two stores, which were not named by police, were located at:  4 North Central Ave.; 205 East Hartsdale Ave.  According to authorities, the inspections resulted in the seizure of t…
Woman Caught With Stolen High Heels, Prescription Drugs In Northern Westchester: Police Woman Caught With Stolen High Heels, Prescription Drugs In Northern Westchester: Police
Woman Caught With Stolen High Heels, Prescription Drugs In Northern Westchester: Police A 36-year-old woman faces several charges after authorities found her in possession of prescription drugs and merchandise she had allegedly stolen from a Macy's department store in Northern Westchester, police said.  The woman's arrest stemmed from an incident on Monday, Aug. 28 around 3 p.m., when a Yorktown Police detective at the Jefferson Valley Mall allegedly saw the suspect leave Macy's with a bag that did not have the store's logo on it, take out a pair of high-heeled shoes, and put it in her vehicle.  According to Yorktown Police, the detective then called the store's loss…
$100K ID Theft Scheme: Trio Nabbed In Act At Auto Dealership In Westchester, Police Say $100K ID Theft Scheme: Trio Nabbed In Act At Auto Dealership In Westchester, Police Say
$100K ID Theft Scheme: Trio Nabbed In Act At Auto Dealership In Westchester, Police Say Three suspects were apprehended in the act of allegedly trying to pull off a $100,000 identity theft scheme at an auto dealership in Westchester County, according to authorities. At around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, detectives were alerted by staff at New Rochelle Toyota that a possible fraudulent purchase of a vehicle was in progress at the dealership. Responding detectives found the trio at the scene, two of whom were unlawfully using names and social security numbers of real persons from Pennsylvania and Iowa to fraudulently obtain a car loan for over $100,000, acc…
Trio Trafficked Ghost Guns, Cocaine In Westchester, Multiple States, Officials Say Trio Trafficked Ghost Guns, Cocaine In Westchester, Multiple States, Officials Say
Trio Trafficked Ghost Guns, Cocaine In Westchester, Multiple States, Officials Say Three men face numerous charges after allegedly trafficking ghost guns, assault weapons, and large quantities of cocaine from Massachusetts to New York, officials said.  The trafficking operation was taken down on Wednesday, March 15 after a 16-month investigation by the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force and the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced.  The three men charged after the take-down were Eduardo Hernandez, age 29, of Jamaica, New York; Euclides Castillo, age 30,…
Northern Westchester Man Caught Snorting Cocaine In Restaurant Parking Lot, Police Say Northern Westchester Man Caught Snorting Cocaine In Restaurant Parking Lot, Police Say
Northern Westchester Man Caught Snorting Cocaine In Restaurant Parking Lot, Police Say A Northern Westchester man faces drug charges after allegedly being caught snorting cocaine in the parking lot of a Hudson Valley restaurant.  On Thursday, March 9, a police detective in Putnam County was on patrol in Carmel when he saw an occupied car in the back parking lot of PJ's Restaurant located at 85 US Route 6.  Once he approached the car, the detective saw the occupant snorting a white powdery substance off of a large tray. After investigating, the detective then determined that the man was in possession of a clear plastic baggy that was identified as cocaine, according …
Trio Nabbed Smuggling Drugs Into Hudson Valley Prison On Same Day, Police Say Trio Nabbed Smuggling Drugs Into Hudson Valley Prison On Same Day, Police Say
Trio Nabbed Smuggling Drugs Into Hudson Valley Prison On Same Day, Police Say Three different women who didn't know each other were allegedly nabbed smuggling drugs into a Hudson Valley prison on the same day. The incident took place in Orange County on Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Otisville Correctional Facility, said Trooper Steven Nevel. At 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 12:15 p.m., State Police from the Greenville barracks were contacted by the facility of three different women attempting to bring narcotics into the facility. None of the suspects were together, Nevel said. The incident included: At 10  a.m., Teeara Thomas, age 19, of New York City, attempted to bring i…
Drug Bust: Man Caught With $30K In Cocaine During Traffic Stop In Hudson Valley Drug Bust: Man Caught With $30K In Cocaine During Traffic Stop In Hudson Valley
Drug Bust: Man Caught With $30K In Cocaine During Traffic Stop In Hudson Valley A man was busted with more than $30,000 in cocaine during a traffic stop in the area. Wayne Green, age 42, of Massachusetts, was stopped by members of the Dutchess County Drug Task Force in Amenia on Tuesday, Jan. 10, said Det. Sgt. Adam Harris, of the task force. Green was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and held without bail at the Dutchess County Jail. Anyone with information regarding this case or about any other individuals selling drugs in Dutchess County is urged to contact the Drug Task Force confidential tip line at 845-463-6040 or by sending an ema…
Westchester County Detectives Help Find $300K Of Cocaine In Hidden Compartment Of Car Westchester County Detectives Help Find $300K Of Cocaine In Hidden Compartment Of Car
Westchester County Detectives Help Find $300K Of Cocaine In Hidden Compartment Of Car Several members of the Westchester County Police Department helped catch a man who had $300,000 worth of cocaine hidden in his car, police said. On Monday, Nov. 28, around 6:30 p.m., members of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency's Group D-42, which includes detectives from the WCPD, conducted surveillance in Queens and observed the suspect enter his car with what appeared to be a weighed shopping bag, and then followed him as he drove to the West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx, according to an announcement by police on Friday, Dec. 16. When he parked, agents and police officers from …
Month-Long Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Accused Fentanyl Dealer In Hudson Valley Month-Long Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Accused Fentanyl Dealer In Hudson Valley
Month-Long Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Accused Fentanyl Dealer In Hudson Valley A month-long investigation into drug sales in the Hudson Valley has led to the arrest of an alleged fentanyl dealer. Dutchess County resident Shawn W. Phillips, age 40, of the town of Red Hook, was apprehended on Friday, Oct. 21, by the Dutchess County Drug Task Force. Phillips' arrest is the result of a month-long investigation into fentanyl sales in the Dutchess County area, said Det. Sgt. Adam Harris, coordinator of the task force. The investigation led to a search warrant being executed at a residence in Red Hook where cash and fentanyl were seized, Harris said. "Phillips is beli…
2 Men, Woman Face Multiple Charges After Shoplifting Incident In Northern Westchester 2 Men, Woman Face Multiple Charges After Shoplifting Incident In Northern Westchester
2 Men, Woman Face Multiple Charges After Shoplifting Incident In Northern Westchester Two Westchester men and a woman have been arrested for allegedly shoplifting some $1,400 in merchandise from Dick's Sporting Goods in the area. The incident took place in Yorktown around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. According to the Yorktown Police, the department was called to the Dicks Sporting Goods at 650 Lee Blvd., for a reported larceny. When officers arrived they found the vehicle the suspects were seen getting into and leaving the area of the Jefferson Valley Mall, police said. Officers performed a traffic stop and allegedly found $1,401 worth of merchandise from the store, th…
4-Time Convicted Man Nabbed Again For Burglary In Hudson Valley, Police Say 4-Time Convicted Man Nabbed Again For Burglary In Hudson Valley, Police Say
4-Time Convicted Man Nabbed Again For Burglary In Hudson Valley, Police Say A Hudson Valley man convicted four times for burglary was nabbed again for another alleged home break-in. Dutchess County resident Jesse W. Moranski, age 41, of Beacon, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 13, for an alleged Orange County home burglary in New Windsor. The burglary was uncovered around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday when the New Windsor Police Department responded to a Spruce Street home for a report of residential burglary, said New Windsor Police Chief Robert Doss. When officers arrived, the homeowner reported someone had entered his home while no one was home and stolen s…
Man, Woman Charged After 250 Bags Of Fentanyl, Heroin Seized During Hudson Valley Traffic Stop Man, Woman Charged After 250 Bags Of Fentanyl, Heroin Seized During Hudson Valley Traffic Stop
Man, Woman Charged After 250 Bags Of Fentanyl, Heroin Seized During Hudson Valley Traffic Stop Two people are facing felony charges after a Hudson Valley traffic stop led to the discovery of about 250 bags of fentanyl and heroin, authorities reported. Authorities saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation on Sawkill-Ruby Road in the Town of Ulster on Thursday, Sept. 8, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. The driver, identified as 29-year-old Melissa Neglia, of Saugerties, was found to be driving the vehicle with a revoked license, authorities said. The passenger, identified as 32-year-old Kyle Schick, of Saugerties, was also found to have an active warrant of ar…
Northern Westchester Man Nabbed With Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine, Authorities Say Northern Westchester Man Nabbed With Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine, Authorities Say
Northern Westchester Man Nabbed With Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine, Authorities Say A man was arrested on narcotics charges during a routine traffic stop in the region. Northern Westchester resident William E. Felling, age 40, of Somers, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 2 in Putnam County on Route 6 in the town of Southeast. During the stop an investigation found Felling was in possession of a quantity of fentanyl and crack cocaine, said Putnam County Sheriff Kevin J. McConville. Felling was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was released on his own recognizance, pending a return court date on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Man Charged With Animal Cruelty, Accused Of Killing 12-Week-Old Puppy In Westchester Man Charged With Animal Cruelty, Accused Of Killing 12-Week-Old Puppy In Westchester
Man Charged With Animal Cruelty, Accused Of Killing 12-Week-Old Puppy In Westchester A 34-year-old man was indicted for allegedly throwing a 12-week-old puppy to its death on a Westchester County roadway. Thaddeus Jones, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for aggravated cruelty to animals in an incident that happened in Yonkers, according to an announcement from Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah on Thursday, July 7. He was also charged with two counts of second-degree criminal impersonation and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and he was arraigned on Thursday, July 7, Rocah said.  Rocah reported that Jones is alleged to have tra…
Pair Busted In Stolen Car, Stealing From Vehicles In Westchester, Police Say Pair Busted In Stolen Car, Stealing From Vehicles In Westchester, Police Say
Pair Busted In Stolen Car, Stealing From Vehicles In Westchester, Police Say Two alleged larceny suspects attempted to flee from police after being busted with a stolen vehicle in Westchester, authorities announced. In New Rochelle, police were notified by the Westchester County Police Real Time Crime Center shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 19 that a vehicle reported stolen out of Yonkers was traveling within the city. New Rochelle Police Capt. J. Collins Coyne said that detectives were able to locate the vehicle parked on Elm Street and the suspects were on foot in the area. Coyne said that at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Thursday morning, the two suspects r…
Five Nabbed For Prostitution After Detail At Hotel In Hudson Valley Five Nabbed For Prostitution After Detail At Hotel In Hudson Valley
Five Nabbed For Prostitution After Detail At Hotel In Hudson Valley Five people have been arrested following a prostitution bust at a hotel in the region. All five suspects were apprehended in Dutchess County Wednesday, April 27, in the Town of Fishkill after local and state police targeted prostitution and other illegal activity at the Extended Stay America on West Merritt Boulevard, Fishkill Police said. In addition to the prostitution charges, some were also busted for criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. Police did not release the names of those charged. In a statement announcing the arrests, Fishkill Police said prostitution is…
Two Busted With 148 Grams Of Crack Cocaine During Taconic Parkway Stop, State Police Say Two Busted With 148 Grams Of Crack Cocaine During Taconic Parkway Stop, State Police Say
Two Busted With 148 Grams Of Crack Cocaine During Taconic Parkway Stop, State Police Say New York State Police troopers on patrol on the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess County busted two with nearly 150 grams of crack cocaine, authorities announced. Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2021 Chevrolet Malibu at approximately 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26 for a vehicle and traffic violation on the parkway in Pleasant Valley, investigators announced on Monday, Jan. 31. According to police, during the subsequent stop, it was determined that the driver, Jazzmen Johnson, age 31, and passenger, Jaquell Fleming, age 26, both of Brooklyn, were in possession of approximately 148 gr…
Government Employee Among Two Arrested In Connection To Shooting In Westchester Government Employee Among Two Arrested In Connection To Shooting In Westchester
Government Employee Among Two Arrested In Connection To Shooting In Westchester A city employee in Westchester was one of two arrested following an investigation into shots fired earlier this month following a gambling dispute, police said. Detectives from the Mount Vernon Police Department arrested two city men following an incident on Saturday, Sept. 18 after launching an investigation into reports of a gunshot being fired in the area of South 8th Avenue and West 5th Street. Police said that Hector Ruiz, age 42, an employee of the City of Mount Vernon Department of Public Works was arrested at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21; while a second suspect, Ras…
Man, Woman Asleep In Car Busted With Needles, Crack Cocaine In Westchester, Police Say Man, Woman Asleep In Car Busted With Needles, Crack Cocaine In Westchester, Police Say
Man, Woman Asleep In Car Busted With Needles, Crack Cocaine In Westchester, Police Say Two were arrested in Westchester on drug charges after being found asleep inside a parked car with alleged crack cocaine and loaded needles, police said. Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to Claremont Road at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, where there were reports of two people sleeping in the front seats of a parked vehicle. Upon arrival, police said that officers found a blue Honda Accord parked on Claremont Road with a man asleep in the front passenger’s seat, which was reclined, and a woman in the driver’s seat. Police said that there was drug…
Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area
Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area Know him? An alert was issued by New York State Police investigators in the Hudson Valley on Wednesday, June 2 for a man who was busted with hundreds of waxed envelopes containing heroin. Peter Williams, age 34, is wanted in Orange County by the New York State Police Troop F in Middletown following his arrest for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance during a traffic stop in Ramapo. Police said that after being stopped by New York State Police troopers, it was determined that Williams was driving with a suspended license and was in possession of 500 waxed envelopes st…
Man Charged With Cocaine Possession After Northern Westchester Traffic Stop, Police Say Man Charged With Cocaine Possession After Northern Westchester Traffic Stop, Police Say
Man Charged With Cocaine Possession After Northern Westchester Traffic Stop, Police Say A man was arrested for alleged felony cocaine possession following a traffic stop in Northern Westchester. Dutchess County resident Daniel R. Usher, age 31, of Beacon, was arrested on Saturday, May 22, when New York State Police pulled over his 2012 Subaru Impreza on Route 9 in Croton-On-Hudson, said Trooper AJ Hicks. An investigation during the stop determined Usher was driving while intoxicated and in possession of approximately 25.2 grams of cocaine. Usher was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell, and DWI. He was arraigned virtually…
Northern Westchester Man Parked At Gas Pump Busted With Heroin, Police Say Northern Westchester Man Parked At Gas Pump Busted With Heroin, Police Say
Northern Westchester Man Parked At Gas Pump Busted With Heroin, Police Say A Northern Westchester man who was parked at a gas pump was busted with heroin after police were called to check on his condition, according to police. Brian Bobolia, age 31, of Cortlandt Manor, was arrested on Tuesday, March 23, after Yorktown Police were called to the Mobile Mart at 3204 Crompond Road in Yorktown to check on his well-being, said Yorktown Police. When police arrived on the scene, they found Bobolia sitting in his vehicle at the gas pumps, police said. An investigation found that he was allegedly in possession of a hypodermic needle and eight glassine envelopes of heroin, …
Police Seize 1.3 Pounds of Fentanyl In Westchester Police Seize 1.3 Pounds of Fentanyl In Westchester
Police Seize 1.3 Pounds of Fentanyl In Westchester County Police seized a large quantity of fentanyl following a traffic stop in Southern Westchester. Armando De La Rosa, age 56, of Cranston, Rhode Island, was arrested around 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 23, after being stopped by a Westchester County Police officer in a Honda Pilot on Boston Post Road in Pelham for traffic violations, including use of a cell phone without a hands-free device, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the department. After additional investigation, it was determined that the vehicle had been altered to add a hidden compartment or trap, that was being utilized to hid…
Man Named Wonderful French Wanted In Hudson Valley Man Named Wonderful French Wanted In Hudson Valley
Man Named Wonderful French Wanted In Hudson Valley Wonderful French is wanted by State Police after he was arrested for drug possession then never showed up in court. French, 50, was reportedly the passenger in a vehicle stopped on State Route 17 in the town of Chester by State Police. He charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after seven grams of heroin and 11 grams of crack cocaine were found on his person.  French is bald, stands at 6-foot-1, and weighs approximately 275 pounds.  Those with knowledge of his whereabouts are asked to notify State Police at the Monroe barracks by calling 845-782-…
25-Year-Old Nabbed For Northern Westchester Vehicle Larcenies Following Foot Pursuit 25-Year-Old Nabbed For Northern Westchester Vehicle Larcenies Following Foot Pursuit
25-Year-Old Nabbed For Northern Westchester Vehicle Larcenies Following Foot Pursuit A 25-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to break into numerous vehicles and taking police on a foot pursuit when they attempted to stop him. Michael S. O'Connor, of Carmel, was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 15, by state police after they received a call about a suspicious person on Ridge Road, in Northern Westchester, said Trooper AJ Hicks. Responding Troopers found and attempted to interview a male subject in the area. The subject, later identified as, O’Connor, fled on foot from the approaching troopers, Hicks said. After a short pursuit, O’Connor was located in a nearb…