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Already-Convicted Man Caught With Ghost Gun At Westchester Residence, Police Say Already-Convicted Man Caught With Ghost Gun At Westchester Residence, Police Say
Already-Convicted Man Caught With Ghost Gun At Westchester Residence, Police Say A man faces several weapons-related charges after he was caught with a loaded ghost gun and ammunition at his Westchester residence, police announced. Following an investigation, Gregg Lacey was arrested at his Mount Vernon home on West 3rd Street on Wednesday, May 22 in connection with his alleged possession of a loaded ghost gun, the Westchester County Police Department announced.  According to the department, Lacey, a two-time convicted felon whose age was not released, was also found to be in possession of several rounds of ammunition and major firearm components.  Lacey…
Baseball Bat Attack: Suspect Nabbed After Incident Near Westchester Intersection Baseball Bat Attack: Suspect Nabbed After Incident Near Westchester Intersection
Baseball Bat Attack: Suspect Nabbed After Incident Near Westchester Intersection A 28-year-old has been charged in connection to an assault with a baseball bat near an intersection in Westchester that sent two victims to the hospital. It happened around 3:45 a.m. Sunday, May 12, in New Rochelle at Washington Avenue and Fourth Street. The incident involved two victims, a 36-year-old man and his 66-year-old uncle, New Rochelle Police said. Both men suffered severe head injuries, with the older man being unresponsive but still breathing. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, and the 66-year-old had to undergo surgery.  New Rochelle PD detectives recei…
2 Brothers Shoot Man In Back Outside His Westchester Home: Here's Their Sentences 2 Brothers Shoot Man In Back Outside His Westchester Home: Here's Their Sentences
2 Brothers Shoot Man In Back Outside His Westchester Home: Here's Their Sentences Two brothers will spend over a decade in prison after attacking and shooting a victim outside his Westchester home, officials announced. Yonkers residents Daquann Johnson, age 34, and Dieandre Phillips, age 32, were sentenced to 16 years and 12 years in state prison, respectively, for an attempted murder that took place in Yonkers in January 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, May 10. According to the DA's Office, on Jan. 20, 2023, at around 12:30 p.m., the two defendants repeatedly kicked and punched a Yonkers resident outside of his home.…
20-Year-Old Accused Of Assaulting Trooper During Pro-Palestine Protest In Hudson Valley 20-Year-Old Accused Of Assaulting Trooper During Pro-Palestine Protest In Hudson Valley
20-Year-Old Accused Of Assaulting Trooper During Pro-Palestine Protest In Hudson Valley A 20-year-old is accused of assaulting a New York State Police trooper during a  pro-Palestine protest/encampment at a college campus. The event was being held in the Hudson Valley, in Ulster County, at SUNY New Paltz on Thursday, May 2, and the state police were requested to respond.  At around 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, while the state police were dispersing the crowd, a protestor threw a metal Gatorade bottle that hit a New York State Police investigator in the face, causing a laceration above his left eye.  The investigator was treated at a local hospital, where he r…
6 Men Nabbed With Loaded Gun, Knife After Traffic Stop On Westchester Highway, Police Say 6 Men Nabbed With Loaded Gun, Knife After Traffic Stop On Westchester Highway, Police Say
6 Men Nabbed With Loaded Gun, Knife After Traffic Stop On Westchester Highway, Police Say Six men face weapons charges following a traffic stop on a busy Westchester highway, including one suspect who led authorities on a short chase, police announced. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Tuesday, April 30 around 1:45 a.m., when police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 87 in Greenburgh after it was seen violating traffic laws, New York State Police announced on Friday, May 3.  After interviewing the driver and five passengers, troopers found none of them had a valid driver's license. Before they could have the vehicle towed from the interstate, a search of its interior rev…
Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood
Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood A suspect has been apprehended days after a resident was stabbed multiple times outside a home in a quiet neighborhood in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Rockland County shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the Town of Ramapo Arriving officers discovered that the victim had been accosted in his driveway on Trailside Place by an unknown suspect and was stabbed multiple times about his body including his head and neck.  The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance in serious condition. On Saturday, April 13, after nearly 48 ho…
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…
19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police 19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police
19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police A 19-year-old from the Hudson Valley was jailed after he was caught with a ghost gun during a traffic stop in Northern Westchester, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Sunday, April 7 just after 2 a.m., when a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle traveling on Bargar Street with a missing headlight and pulled it over at 3700 Bargar St. near the Mobil gas station.  According to the department, an investigation during the traffic stop revealed that the driver, Dutchess County resident Jamil Patterson of Poughkeepsie, age 19, had a 9mm unserialized ghost gun and a ma…
Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault As Hate Crime In Hudson Valley Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault As Hate Crime In Hudson Valley
Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault As Hate Crime In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley delivery man has been charged with assault as a hate crime following a dispute involving a food order. On Thursday, April 4, in Rockland County, Ramapo Police Department officers responded to Old Nyack Turnpike in Monseyafter receiving a report of the dispute. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers found that the victim had ordered food from an online delivery service, but because of a mistake in the delivery address, the driver had to travel a longer distance than expected.  The driver became angry and allegedly used anti-Semitic language towards the victim, said po…
Teen Apprehended After Shooting Outside Burger King In Westchester Teen Apprehended After Shooting Outside Burger King In Westchester
Teen Apprehended After Shooting Outside Burger King In Westchester A teenage suspect who was apprehended after a shooting outside a Burger King in Westchester overnight is facing three felony charges. It happened at around 7:50 p.m. on Friday, March 1 in New Rochelle, at the New Roc City Burger King restaurant located at 33 LeCount Place. There were multiple reports of a large altercation inside as well as gunshots fired outside the restaurant., New Rochelle Police said. Officers responded and found 9mm shell casings on the sidewalk outside the eatery. Witnesses reported that several groups of males were running from the scene. New Rochel…
Man Caught On Parkway In Westchester With Illegally-Possessed Pistol Gets Years In Prison Man Caught On Parkway In Westchester With Illegally-Possessed Pistol Gets Years In Prison
Man Caught On Parkway In Westchester With Illegally-Possessed Pistol Gets Years In Prison A 35-year-old man with prior felony convictions will spend several years in prison after he was caught with an illegally possessed loaded pistol on a parkway in Westchester, officials announced. New York City resident Jose Valle was sentenced on Friday, Feb. 16 to seven years in state prison for illegal gun possession, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, on Dec. 28, 2022, authorities pulled Valle over on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison during a routine traffic stop. He then tried fleeing before police event…
Man Nabbed After Threatening Women With Pink Handgun In Westchester Man Nabbed After Threatening Women With Pink Handgun In Westchester
Man Nabbed After Threatening Women With Pink Handgun In Westchester A 24-year-old Connecticut man faces charges after menacing a group of women with a fully loaded handgun in Westchester, police announced. Fairfield County resident Diego Victorino of Norwalk, age 24, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 19 in connection with an incident in Port Chester, the village's police department announced.  On the day of the incident, police received a report of a man menacing a group of women who had been leaving an unnamed downtown establishment. A car believed to be connected to this incident was soon seen leaving the area, and officers were able to pull this veh…
Suspicious Car Covered In Hate Speech Caught In Westchester: Driver Faces Charges, Police Say Suspicious Car Covered In Hate Speech Caught In Westchester: Driver Faces Charges, Police Say
Suspicious Car Covered In Hate Speech Caught In Westchester: Driver Faces Charges, Police Say A 47-year-old man faces charges after authorities caught him driving a car in Westchester that was covered in hate speech and had an illegally altered license plate, police said. New, updated report - Update: Man Nabbed In Car Covered With Hate Speech In White Plains Gets More Charges, DA Says The arrest resulted from an incident on Wednesday, Oct. 25 just before 10:30 a.m., when police in White Plains received several complaints regarding a suspicious vehicle that was covered in hate speech.  According to White Plains Public Safety, officers stopped this vehicle, which was beari…
Man Rams Car, Threatens Driver In Westchester, Police Say Man Rams Car, Threatens Driver In Westchester, Police Say
Man Rams Car, Threatens Driver In Westchester, Police Say A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly ramming the rear of a vehicle and threatening the driver with an edged weapon following a road rage incident. The incident took place in Westchester County around 2:25 p.m., Friday, July 21 on I-87 in the city of Yonkers. According to Trooper Tara McCormick, an investigation determined that Ruben D. Luciano, age 48, of the village of Florida, in Orange County, rear-ended a vehicle following a road rage incident, in which he reportedly exited his vehicle and threatened the other driver with an edged weapon. Responding troopers discovered L…
Assault Victim Shoots Man After Being Hit By Metal Pipe In Northern Westchester: Police Assault Victim Shoots Man After Being Hit By Metal Pipe In Northern Westchester: Police
Assault Victim Shoots Man After Being Hit By Metal Pipe In Northern Westchester: Police A man has been left with both a gunshot wound and assault charges after allegedly breaking into a Northern Westchester residence and beating a victim with a metal pipe before being shot in self-defense, police said.  Bronx resident Raymond L. Laudo was arrested on Wednesday, June 28, and charged with assaulting and strangling a victim at a residence in Somers, according to New York State Police. Laudo's arrest resulted from an incident that happened on Tuesday, June 13, when state troopers were sent to a residence on Summit Circle for a reported domestic dispute involving a gun.&n…
Construction Worker Stabbed By Coworker During Fight In Westchester: Police Construction Worker Stabbed By Coworker During Fight In Westchester: Police
Construction Worker Stabbed By Coworker During Fight In Westchester: Police A 30-year-old construction worker faces assault charges after allegedly stabbing a coworker during a physical altercation in Westchester, police said.  The arrest stemmed from an incident that happened on Friday, June 23 just after 11 a.m., when a New Rochelle police officer on traffic duty at the intersection of Division Street and Westchester Place saw a person with a stab wound walking toward him in distress, according to Captain J. Collins Coyne.  The officer then rendered medical aid to the man and requested an ambulance, which took him to a nearby hospital where he is now in…
NY State Trooper Shooting: Woman Who Drove Vehicle Facing Multiple Charges NY State Trooper Shooting: Woman Who Drove Vehicle Facing Multiple Charges
NY State Trooper Shooting: Woman Who Drove Vehicle Facing Multiple Charges A woman who was allegedly inside the car where a man opened fire on a New York State Police trooper is now facing charges. The incident happened in the Capital Region around 11:10 a.m. Friday, June 16 in Schenectady County. That's when trooper Richard Albert, assigned to the Cobleskill Interstate Patrol operating a marked state police vehicle, observed a silver SUV driving on I-88 eastbound traveling over 100 miles per hour in the town of Duanesburg. Albert conducted a traffic stop on the SUV, and upon approaching the driver’s side of the vehicle, the driver put the window down, and the pa…
US Army Sergeant's Brother Now Also Charged For Murder Of Hudson Valley Father Of Two US Army Sergeant's Brother Now Also Charged For Murder Of Hudson Valley Father Of Two
US Army Sergeant's Brother Now Also Charged For Murder Of Hudson Valley Father Of Two The brother of a United State Army sergeant from the Hudson Valley who was indicted for the murder of a father of two has now been charged in connection to that crime. Orange County resident Junando Dawkins, age 29, of Newburgh, was apprehended at the US Army base in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, this past March and charged with the death of Daniel Spotards, age 41, whose body was found in Ulster County at the end of his driveway by a sanitation worker in the Town of Plattekill on Monday, Jan. 2. An investigation found that Spotards was shot multiple times on New Year's Day, Sunday, Jan. 1, t…
Man Impersonating Federal Agent Caught With Stolen Gun In Westchester, Police Say Man Impersonating Federal Agent Caught With Stolen Gun In Westchester, Police Say
Man Impersonating Federal Agent Caught With Stolen Gun In Westchester, Police Say A Westchester man's lies finally caught up with him after authorities found him allegedly impersonating a federal law enforcement agent while possessing a stolen gun, police said.  The arrest stemmed from an open investigation by New Rochelle Police into a man who was allegedly in possession of a handgun and had made comments that he was a federal law enforcement officer, according to New Rochelle Captain J. Collins Coyne.  On Thursday, June 1, around 1:15 p.m., officers found the suspect, identified as 48-year-old New Rochelle resident Manrique Perez, driving and pulled…
New Update: Fatal Northern Westchester Shooting Victim ID'd, Suspect Caught New Update: Fatal Northern Westchester Shooting Victim ID'd, Suspect Caught
New Update: Fatal Northern Westchester Shooting Victim ID'd, Suspect Caught Authorities have located a suspect in a fatal shooting that left a 53-year-old man dead in Northern Westchester.  The arrest stemmed from a fatal shooting that happened on Sunday, May 21 just after 7:30 p.m., when police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Sherman Avenue and McKinley Street in Peekskill, according to Peekskill Police Lt. Adam Renwick.  Earlier Report - Shooting Leaves Victim Hospitalized In Peekskill: 'Not Random Act,' Police Say When officers arrived at the scene, they found 53-year-old Ernest Wilson of Peekskill with numerous…
Woman Sentenced For Horrific Stabbing Of Hudson Valley Restaurant Owner Woman Sentenced For Horrific Stabbing Of Hudson Valley Restaurant Owner
Woman Sentenced For Horrific Stabbing Of Hudson Valley Restaurant Owner A Hudson Valley woman will face over a decade behind bars after a jury convicted her for brutally stabbing a restaurant owner. The Rockland District Attorney announced that Evelyn Lopez, a resident of Spring Valley, was sentenced on Wednesday, May 24 to nearly 11 years in state prison after she was convicted of stabbing the woman in March 2022. Lopez’s sentence includes nine years in state prison for the assault itself, and 364 days each for two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. According to the DA’s Office, the victim was closing her business for the night on March 10, 2022. A…
35-Year-Old Found Guilty Of Gunning Down Father Of 3 At Hotel In Hudson Valley 35-Year-Old Found Guilty Of Gunning Down Father Of 3 At Hotel In Hudson Valley
35-Year-Old Found Guilty Of Gunning Down Father Of 3 At Hotel In Hudson Valley A transient who killed a father of three in the lobby of a Hudson Valley hotel has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Roy Johnson, age 35, was convicted on Friday, May 12, for the murder of Long Island resident Paul Kutz that occurred in Dutchess County at the Poughkeepsie Courtyard by Marriott on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, said Dutchess County Chief Assistant District Attorney, Matthew A. Weishaupt,  Johnson was also convicted of: Three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon Criminal possession of a weapon third-degree Reckless endangerment  He was acqu…
20-Year-Old Charged In Multiple Violent Crimes In Westchester, Police Say 20-Year-Old Charged In Multiple Violent Crimes In Westchester, Police Say
20-Year-Old Charged In Multiple Violent Crimes In Westchester, Police Say A 20-year-old man faces numerous charges for four violent incidents in Westchester, including a stabbing that happened down the street from an elementary school, police said.  The arrest happened on Thursday, May 4, when police received a report of a man threatening a victim with a knife in Mount Vernon in the area of South 5th Avenue and West 3rd Street around 7:45 a.m., according to Mount Vernon Police.  Earlier Report - Man Stabbed In Attempted Robbery Near School In Mount Vernon, Officials Say When officers arrived at the scene, they found Mount Vernon resident Reyn…
Man Stabbed, Cut Victim With Sword After Verbal Dispute In Northern Westchester: Police Man Stabbed, Cut Victim With Sword After Verbal Dispute In Northern Westchester: Police
Man Stabbed, Cut Victim With Sword After Verbal Dispute In Northern Westchester: Police A man faces numerous charges after allegedly injuring a victim with a sword following a verbal dispute in Northern Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday, April 22, when police received a call from a local hospital around 2 p.m. reporting a patient who had cuts from a sword that they had received in a domestic dispute at a Yorktown residence, according to Yorktown Police.  Officers then went to the hospital to speak with the victim and started an investigation into the incident.  Through this investigation, it was discovered that the suspect, identified…
2 Students Found With Gun, Knife At Schools In Westchester On Same Day: Officials 2 Students Found With Gun, Knife At Schools In Westchester On Same Day: Officials
2 Students Found With Gun, Knife At Schools In Westchester On Same Day: Officials Two students in both a middle and high school in a city in Westchester were arrested after they were found with a gun and a knife in unrelated incidents, officials said.  The separate incidents happened in two schools in Mount Vernon on Friday, April 21, according to Mount Vernon city officials.  The first incident happened around 8 a.m. when Mount Vernon High School officials told police that they had discovered a student in possession of a knife.  Police then arrived at the school, confiscated the knife, and took the 15-year-old student into custody. The student, who was t…
Woman Stabbed In Hudson Valley, Suspect Behind Bars, Police Say Woman Stabbed In Hudson Valley, Suspect Behind Bars, Police Say
Woman Stabbed In Hudson Valley, Suspect Behind Bars, Police Say A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing a woman and then injuring himself. The incident took place in Rockland County around 6 a.m., Sunday, April 2, at a home in the village of Chestnut Ridge. Ramapo Police responded to the home after receiving a report of a woman stabbed, said Det. Lt. Chris Franklin, of the Ramapo Police. Upon officers’ arrival, they discovered a woman who had sustained a non-life-threatening injury to the neck as a result of the incident. She was transported to Westchester Medical Center for treatment.  The suspect, identified as Jos…
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,…
Road Rage: Man Apprehended After Firing Shotgun During Hudson Valley Incident, Police Say Road Rage: Man Apprehended After Firing Shotgun During Hudson Valley Incident, Police Say
Road Rage: Man Apprehended After Firing Shotgun During Hudson Valley Incident, Police Say A Hudson Valley man was charged with allegedly firing a shot and threatening a person with a shotgun following a road rage incident. The incident took place in Orange County around 7:30 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 20 in the town of Montgomery. Officers responded to an address on Route 17K near Scott’s Corners Drive for a reported disturbance involving a firearm, said Montgomery Chief of Police John Hank. Keith Louttit of Montgomery was placed into custody without incident. A shotgun was recovered at the scene, Hank said. The incident began on I-84 and continued at Louttit's resid…
Violent Home Invasion: Man Gets Years In Prison For Tying Up Woman In Westchester Violent Home Invasion: Man Gets Years In Prison For Tying Up Woman In Westchester
Violent Home Invasion: Man Gets Years In Prison For Tying Up Woman In Westchester An out-of-state man will spend decades in prison after brutally invading a Westchester County home and violently threatening its occupants.  Earlier Report - Out-Of-State Man Found Guilty In Violent Westchester Home Invasion North Carolina resident Confessor Soto, age 50, was sentenced on Friday, Feb. 3 to 25 years in state prison for the 2018 Yonkers home invasion, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced.  On the day of the incident, April 23, 2018, Soto entered a residence on Leighton Avenue through the backdoor while carrying a .45 caliber se…
Woman Attacks 2 Others With Hammer During Hudson Valley Fight, Police Say Woman Attacks 2 Others With Hammer During Hudson Valley Fight, Police Say
Woman Attacks 2 Others With Hammer During Hudson Valley Fight, Police Say A woman from the area was charged for allegedly attacking two people with a hammer during a fight between neighbors. The incident took place in Orange County around 12:25 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5 in the town of Wallkill. State Police responded to a home on Maple Fields Drive in Wallkill for a report of an assault in progress, said Trooper Steven Nvel. An investigation revealed that Letoya Washington, age 36, from the town of Wallkill, was involved in an altercation with a neighbor, Nevel said. Washington attacked two people with a hammer, but neither was injured and one of the people she atta…
Armed Home Burglary: Group Of 40-Something Suspects Arraigned For Incident In Hudson Valley Armed Home Burglary: Group Of 40-Something Suspects Arraigned For Incident In Hudson Valley
Armed Home Burglary: Group Of 40-Something Suspects Arraigned For Incident In Hudson Valley Four men have been arraigned for an armed home burglary at a residence in the area. The incident took place in Rockland County in the south Spring Valley area around 5 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 5. The Ramapo Police Department received a report of a trespass in progress at a residence in which the suspects were armed with a handgun, said Det. Lt. Christopher Franklin of the Ramapo Police. Upon the arrival of patrol officers, four men were detained while attempting to flee the area in a vehicle, Franklin said. On scene, officers located a victim who had sustained multiple injuries, …