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NYPD Officer From Westchester Charged In Road Rage Shooting NYPD Officer From Westchester Charged In Road Rage Shooting
Nypd Officer From Westchester Charged In Road Rage Shooting An NYPD officer has been charged in a South Jersey road rage incident in which a motorist was shot, authorities said. Hieu Tran, 27, of Yonkers, — an officer with the NYPD — was charged on Thursday, June 6 with first-degree attempted murder and other charges for the shooting of a 30-year-old Voorhees Township man.  On Friday, May 17, at approximately 11 p.m., officers from the Voorhees Township Police Department responded to a multi-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Route 73 and Cooper Road.  Police found one of the drivers was suffering from a&nbs…
New Update: 25-Year-Old NYPD Officer From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash Was 3-Year Veteran New Update: 25-Year-Old NYPD Officer From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash Was 3-Year Veteran
New Update: 25-Year-Old Nypd Officer From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash Was 3-Year Veteran A 25-year-old New York City Police officer from the Hudson Valley who was killed in a crash is being remembered as a dedicated officer with plenty of success already under her belt during her three years of service. Putnam County resident Juliana N. Torsiello of Putnam Valley, a member of the New York City Police Department, was killed in an Orange County crash on County Road 51 in the town of Hamptonburgh hamlet of Campbell Hall on Friday, May 24 just before 6 p.m., New York State Police announced. Earlier Report - 25-Year-Old Woman Who Was NYPD Officer Killed In Hudson Val…
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Fallen Hudson Valley Officer Who Died In Crash Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Fallen Hudson Valley Officer Who Died In Crash
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Fallen Hudson Valley Officer Who Died In Crash A community is coming together to support the family of a US Army veteran and dedicated police officer from the Hudson Valley who died suddenly in a crash.  Following the untimely death of Putnam County's Jose Colon, a committed officer who served with the Brewster Police Department, dozens of friends, family members, and fellow officers have come together to support Colon's wife and son financially. Earlier report - Brewster Police Officer Jose Colon Dies Suddenly At Age 55 Colon, a US Army veteran who spent two decades with the New York City Police Department before serving in …
Police Department In Hudson Valley Loses Second Officer In 2 Weeks At Age 55 Police Department In Hudson Valley Loses Second Officer In 2 Weeks At Age 55
Police Department In Hudson Valley Loses Second Officer In 2 Weeks At Age 55 A Hudson Valley police department is facing the sudden loss of an officer for the second time in two weeks.  New, updated report - Funds Raised For Fallen Brewster Officer Jose Colon's Family In a statement on Sunday, May 5, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced the loss of Brewster Police Officer Jose Colon, who died on Friday evening, May 3 at the age of 55 while off-duty.  A cause of death was not released.  According to Brewster Police, Colon was an "excellent officer" who spent two decades with the New York City Police Department and two months in…
Trio Wanted For Robbery Nabbed With Fake IDs In Hudson Valley Trio Wanted For Robbery Nabbed With Fake IDs In Hudson Valley
Trio Wanted For Robbery Nabbed With Fake IDs In Hudson Valley Three men wanted in connection with a robbery face charges after they were caught with burglar's tools and fake driver's licenses during a Hudson Valley traffic stop, authorities announced.  The arrests were made in Putnam County on Friday, April 26, when law enforcement was advised to be on the lookout for a vehicle heading north on Interstate 684 wanted by the New York City Police Department in connection with a robbery investigation. According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, a deputy in the area found the vehicle on Route 22 in Southeast and began following it. Eventually, au…
Sergeant Collapses, Dies Moments After Shift In Hudson Valley: 'Good Man Who Will Be Missed' Sergeant Collapses, Dies Moments After Shift In Hudson Valley: 'Good Man Who Will Be Missed'
Sergeant Collapses, Dies Moments After Shift In Hudson Valley: 'Good Man Who Will Be Missed' A Hudson Valley police department is mourning the line-of-duty loss of a beloved sergeant who collapsed and died mere moments after completing his shift.  In a statement on Saturday, April 20, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced the death of Brewster Police Sergeant Richard Gurniak, who collapsed after hanging up his keys after his shift during the early morning hours on Saturday.  Despite efforts to save his life from a fellow Brewster officer and two members of the Sheriff's Office, Gurniak later died at Putnam Hospital from a heart attack at the age of 57. A…
Former NYPD Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester Former NYPD Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester
Former Nypd Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester A former New York City Police officer has admitted to selling packages containing heroin and fentanyl in Westchester, federal officials announced. Bronx resident Grace Rosa Baez, age 38, pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges on Tuesday, April 16, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced.  Earlier Report- Police Officer, Westchester Man Nabbed For Planning To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin: Feds According to federal officials, Baez, who joined the NYPD in 2012, was placed on modified duty in 2020 after alleged misconduct and was soon subject…
NY Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia NY Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia
NY Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia An associate of the Genovese organized crime family known as “Sal the Shoemaker” admitted to operating an illegal gambling business associated with La Cosa Nostra. Long Island resident Salvatore Rubino, age 60, of Bethpage, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, April 16, at federal court in Brooklyn to operating the business. Earlier this month, four co-defendant members and associates of the Genovese crime family admitted to various felony charges stemming from their long-running operation of several lucrative gambling operations in New York City. Of the five charged, four are from Long Isl…
Man Stabbed Outside Sports Bar In Westchester: Police Investigating Man Stabbed Outside Sports Bar In Westchester: Police Investigating
Man Stabbed Outside Sports Bar In Westchester: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a stabbing that happened outside a sports bar in Westchester and left a man seriously injured.  The investigation into the incident began on Sunday, April 14 around 5:45 a.m., when the New York City Police Department told New Rochelle officers that a 41-year-old stabbing victim at a Bronx hospital had reported being stabbed at Lit Sports Lounge and Grill at 234 North Ave. in New Rochelle, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  The man's injuries were serious but non-life-threatening, according to Coyne. New Rochelle detectives so…
Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police
Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police Thanks to a witness's sharp eye, a 33-year-old man has been apprehended in connection with a robbery that took place at a CVS Pharmacy in Westchester, police announced.  The incident happened on Tuesday, April 10 just before 9:30 a.m., when a suspect robbed the CVS at 601 North Broadway (Route 22) in White Plains and allegedly threatened employees with a handgun, according to White Plains Police.  The suspect was able to flee in a car before officers arrived at the scene. An initial investigation at the CVS determined that the suspect had threatened employees with a handgun but ha…
Seen Him? Man Wanted In Connection To Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester: FBI Seen Him? Man Wanted In Connection To Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester: FBI
Seen Him? Man Wanted In Connection To Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester: FBI Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Westchester that left two people dead.  New, updated report - New Update: 5 Charged In Double-Fatal Armed Robbery Of Mount Vernon Warehouse, Feds Say The manhunt for an individual possibly known as "Marcos" wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, March 19 was announced by FBI New York on Tuesday night.  Earlier Report - 2 Killed In Early Morning Shooting Near School In Mount Vernon At the time of the shooting, around 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, shots wer…
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Northern Westchester, Police Say Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Northern Westchester, Police Say A 59-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly stealing more than $60,000 from a victim in Northern Westchester by posing as a lawyer over the phone and telling him his granddaughter was in trouble, police said. Bronx resident Carlos Colon was arrested on Saturday, March 2 in connection with a grand larceny incident that happened in Yorktown on the same day, Yorktown Police announced on Monday, March 4.  According to the department, at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers learned that the victim had been contacted by someone posing as a lawyer who claimed his granddaughter had bee…
Beloved Police Officer From Westchester Dies Suddenly At Age 50 Beloved Police Officer From Westchester Dies Suddenly At Age 50
Beloved Police Officer From Westchester Dies Suddenly At Age 50 A community in Westchester is mourning the sudden loss of a police officer who died just shy of her 17-and-a-half-year anniversary with her department.  Yonkers Police Officer Laurine Williams died suddenly on Monday, Jan. 22 after a battle with medical complications, the department announced on Wednesday, Jan. 31.  Williams, who died only two weeks after her 50th birthday, was born in Gainesville, Florida in 1974. After growing up in the South, she eventually moved to New York and first became an officer with the New York City Police Department.  Years later, in 2007, …
Police Officer From Westchester Nabbed For Sexually Exploiting Child, Feds Say Police Officer From Westchester Nabbed For Sexually Exploiting Child, Feds Say
Police Officer From Westchester Nabbed For Sexually Exploiting Child, Feds Say A police officer from Westchester and his accomplice face criminal charges for sexually exploiting a child and having them send explicit videos and photos over the internet, federal officials announced.  Angad Beharry, a 46-year-old New York City Police Officer from Yonkers, and Gisainet Cristina Chirinos Viloria, a 23-year-old Venezuelan citizen from Goshen, Indiana, were both arrested on Thursday, Jan 25 on sexual exploitation charges, the US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York announced.  According to federal officials, between Aug. 31, 2022, and Sept.…
Driver Allegedly Attempting Stunts Faces Criminal Charges In Crash Killing Hudson Valley Girl Driver Allegedly Attempting Stunts Faces Criminal Charges In Crash Killing Hudson Valley Girl
Driver Allegedly Attempting Stunts Faces Criminal Charges In Crash Killing Hudson Valley Girl The driver in a crash that killed a 15-year-old Hudson Valley teen and another man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.  Related story: Nanuet Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Parked Truck Community Rallies To Support Family Of Nanuet Girl Killed In Crash The New York City Police Department said 23-year-old Enrique Lopez, of Queens, was driving a 2013 Chrysler sedan around 3 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, when he lost control and hit the back of a parked oil tanker.  The crash killed Rockland County resident 15-year-old …
Sergeant From Hudson Valley Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG Sergeant From Hudson Valley Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG
Sergeant From Hudson Valley Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG A police sergeant from the Hudson Valley faces manslaughter charges after throwing a cooler at a suspect while the person was driving a motorized scooter, causing their death, officials announced.  Putnam County resident Erik Duran of Mahopac, age 36, a New York City Police Department sergeant, was indicted and arraigned on charges in connection with the August 2023 death of Eric Duprey, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  According to James's office, around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, members of the NYPD's Narcotics Boroug…
Shoplifting Suspects Injure Officer During Traffic Stop, Lead Police On Chase In Westchester Shoplifting Suspects Injure Officer During Traffic Stop, Lead Police On Chase In Westchester
Shoplifting Suspects Injure Officer During Traffic Stop, Lead Police On Chase In Westchester Authorities are searching for suspects involved in several shoplifting incidents who injured an officer during a traffic stop and then led police on a chase throughout Westchester.  The events leading up to the chase began on Thursday, Jan. 18 around 2 p.m., when Yonkers Police units pulled over a black Dodge SUV believed to have been involved in several shoplifting incidents at retail stores on Central Park Avenue (Route 100) in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  As police spoke to the suspects with the car door open, the driver suddenly acc…
Westchester Man Admits Role In Close-Range Shooting That Left Victim Injured: Feds Westchester Man Admits Role In Close-Range Shooting That Left Victim Injured: Feds
Westchester Man Admits Role In Close-Range Shooting That Left Victim Injured: Feds A 31-year-old Westchester man who shot a victim at close range on a residential street has admitted to his role in the incident, federal officials announced. New Rochelle resident Tyriek Skyfield, age 31, pleaded guilty to illegal ammunition charges in connection with a shooting in the Bronx on Saturday, July 22, 2023, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Earlier Report - New Rochelle Man Shoots Victim In Foot, Then Goes Clubbing: Feds According to federal officials, on the day of the shooting just before 10 p.m.,&nbs…
Special Election: Democrats Pick Nominee For NY Congressional District Held By George Santos Special Election: Democrats Pick Nominee For NY Congressional District Held By George Santos
Special Election: Democrats Pick Nominee For NY Congressional District Held By George Santos Democrats have nominated former Rep. Tom Suozzi as their candidate for New York’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant House seat. Party officials in Nassau County and Queens formally announced that Suozzi – who previously held the 3rd District seat – was their pick on Thursday, Dec. 7. In a statement on X following the announcement, Suozzi said the district’s constituents “deserve better.” Earlier Report: Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat “I will work day and night with both parties to deliver for the people, to make living here more affordable, …
Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat
Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat Nearly three-quarters of a million New Yorkers will go unrepresented in Congress for months following former Rep. George Santos’ expulsion from office. A special election to fill the 3rd District seat – representing parts of Nassau County and Queens – won't be held until Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, according to a proclamation from Gov. Kathy Hochul. “As Governor, I have the solemn responsibility to call a special election to ensure the voters of Long Island and Queens once again have representation in Congress,” Hochul said. Earlier Report: US House Expels Nassau Rep. George Santos In …
New Update: Suspect From Westchester Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer New Update: Suspect From Westchester Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer
New Update: Suspect From Westchester Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty Nypd Officer A 30-year-old man has been charged with shooting an off-duty police officer in a targeted attack that happened near a parkway in Westchester, authorities announced.  Port Chester resident Bryan Martinez, age 30, was arrested on Thursday evening, Nov. 16 in connection with the shooting of a 27-year-old off-duty New York City Police Department officer near the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers on Tuesday, Nov. 14, Yonkers Police announced.  Earlier Report - Latest Update: Police Seek Help In Solving Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Yonkers On the day of the shooting, …
Latest Update: Police Seek Help In Solving Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Westchester Latest Update: Police Seek Help In Solving Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Westchester
Latest Update: Police Seek Help In Solving Shooting Of Off-Duty Nypd Officer In Westchester Authorities are still working to solve the shooting of an off-duty officer that happened near a parkway in Westchester and are asking for help from the public in doing so.  New, updated report - Update: Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Yonkers, Police Say The incident happened on Tuesday, Nov. 14 just before 11:30 a.m., when an off-duty member of the New York City Police Department was shot in the arm while sitting in a vehicle in Yonkers in the area of the Saw Mill River Parkway and Tompkins Avenue, according to Yonkers Police. Earlier Report -&n…
Duo From Westchester Slash NYPD Officer With Box Cutter: Report Duo From Westchester Slash NYPD Officer With Box Cutter: Report
Duo From Westchester Slash Nypd Officer With Box Cutter: Report Two 24-year-old men from Westchester face numerous charges after attacking a police officer while he was trying to break up a fight, according to a report by ABC 7 New York.  Yonkers resident Marquise Webb and New Rochelle resident Brian Innocent, both age 24, are accused of attacking Lt. Gypsy Pichardo of the New York City Police Department on Saturday, Nov. 11 around 9:45 p.m. at the 238th Street station in New York City, according to ABC 7.  At the time of the incident, Pichardo, a 16-year veteran of the department, became trapped between two groups as he tr…
New Update: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Shot While Sitting In Car Near Parkway In Westchester New Update: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Shot While Sitting In Car Near Parkway In Westchester
New Update: Off-Duty Nypd Officer Shot While Sitting In Car Near Parkway In Westchester A man who was shot while sitting in a vehicle near a parkway in Westchester was an off-duty police officer, authorities said.  New, updated report - Latest Update: Police Seek Help In Solving Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Yonkers The off-duty officer, who is a member of the New York City Police Department, was shot in the arm in an incident that happened in Yonkers on Tuesday, Nov. 14 around 11:30 a.m., according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Earlier Report - Man Sitting In Car Targeted In Shooting Next To Parkway In Yonkers: Suspec…
Police Officer, Westchester Man Nabbed For Planning To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin: Feds Police Officer, Westchester Man Nabbed For Planning To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin: Feds
Police Officer, Westchester Man Nabbed For Planning To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin: Feds A police officer and a Westchester man face years in prison for conspiring to distribute narcotics, officials announced.  New York City Police Officer and Bronx resident Grace Rosa Baez, age 37, and Yonkers resident Cesar Martinez, age 43, were both arrested on narcotics distribution charges, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Friday, Oct. 20. According to federal officials, between Monday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 19, Baez and Martinez had several conversations about wholesale narcotics trafficking with a "confidential source" worki…
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 …
Larceny Suspect Drives Wrong Way After Chase In Westchester, Crashes: Police Larceny Suspect Drives Wrong Way After Chase In Westchester, Crashes: Police
Larceny Suspect Drives Wrong Way After Chase In Westchester, Crashes: Police Authorities are searching for a man who was allegedly involved in a larceny in Westchester and escaped detection after driving the wrong way on Interstate 87 and crashing into another car, police said.  The incident happened on Wednesday night, Sept. 13, and started when Yonkers Police began investigating a larceny in a neighboring jurisdiction and found the male suspect in the Cross County Shopping Center, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  The suspect then drove away from the shopping center and began leading officers on a short pursuit before …
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.…
27-Year-Old Charged With Burglarizing Homes In Northern Westchester, Police Say 27-Year-Old Charged With Burglarizing Homes In Northern Westchester, Police Say
27-Year-Old Charged With Burglarizing Homes In Northern Westchester, Police Say A 27-year-old man has been nabbed for burglarizing two homes in Northern Westchester, police said.  The man, whose name was not released, was charged with burglarizing two homes in Briarcliff Manor on Saturday, Aug. 5, the village's police department announced on Tuesday, Aug. 29.  The suspect, who is from the Bronx, was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary in addition to other charges, police said.  The investigation into the burglaries is still ongoing, and more arrests may be made, authorities added.  The Harrison, New York City, and Westchester County …
Man Who Fatally Stabbed Fiancée, 2 Young Sons Was About To Move To Westchester, Reports Say Man Who Fatally Stabbed Fiancée, 2 Young Sons Was About To Move To Westchester, Reports Say
Man Who Fatally Stabbed Fiancée, 2 Young Sons Was About To Move To Westchester, Reports Say A New York City father of two who stabbed his fiancée and two young sons to death was reportedly concerned about a move to Westchester County to take a new job, according to reports. The murder-suicide took place on the Upper West Side in a one-bedroom apartment on Monday, Aug. 28, where the family of four lived, said the New York City Police Department. According to NYPD, Edison Lopez, age 41, allegedly fatally stabbed his fiancée Alexandra Witek, age 40, and their boys, Lucian, age 3, and 1-year-old, Calvin, before killing himself in the West 86th Street apartment he grew up in. Although…
Man Kills Romantic Rival From Westchester, Burns His Body: Sentenced To Decades In Prison Man Kills Romantic Rival From Westchester, Burns His Body: Sentenced To Decades In Prison
Man Kills Romantic Rival From Westchester, Burns His Body: Sentenced To Decades In Prison A man will spend decades in prison after fatally shooting a victim from Westchester and attempting to hide the evidence by burning their body in an apartment building basement, officials said. Brooklyn resident Derek Whitaker, age 58, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the March 2020 murder of Mount Vernon resident Jonathan Blake, the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, Aug. 16.  According to the DA's Office, during the early morning hours on the day of the murder, March 13, 2020, Whitaker ambushed Blake on North Broadway (Route 9) in…