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Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police
Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police A 28-year-old man was hit with criminal charges and more than 60 traffic tickets after leading authorities on a pursuit through a Hudson Valley shopping center and several neighborhoods, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident in Putnam County on Saturday, May 11 around 10 p.m., when a Carmel Police officer saw a motorcycle with a blocked license plate near the Mahopac Village Center and tried pulling it over, according to the department. However, the motorcyclist did not stop and continued driving down Route 6 into a nearby neighborhood. The officer followed it for more than ten …
25-Year-Old Woman Who Was NYPD Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash 25-Year-Old Woman Who Was NYPD Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash
25-Year-Old Woman Who Was Nypd Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash A 25-year-old woman who worked as an officer with the NYPD was killed in a single-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. It happened just before 6 p.m. Friday, May 24 in Orange County on County Road 51 in the town of Hamptonburgh hamlet of Campbell Hall. New York State Police say a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 BMW 328 was traveling eastbound between Blough Road and Ridge Road when the vehicle lost control on a curve.  The vehicle subsequently exited the roadway and rolled over.  The operator was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle's operator was Putnam Coun…
Adored Army Vet, Nonprofit Founder From Hudson Valley Dies At 38: 'Larger-Than-Life' Adored Army Vet, Nonprofit Founder From Hudson Valley Dies At 38: 'Larger-Than-Life'
Adored Army Vet, Nonprofit Founder From Hudson Valley Dies At 38: 'Larger-Than-Life' A beloved US Army veteran from the Hudson Valley who dedicated much of his time and effort toward helping his fellow troops is being remembered for his large personality and ability to form a lasting bond with anyone.  Putnam County resident Luke Rathschmidt of Mahopac died unexpectedly in South Carolina on Saturday, May 18 at the age of 38, according to his obituary.  Born in 1986, Rathschmidt was a proud US Army veteran who served in Iraq in the 82nd Airborne Division.  His time in the military left a lasting impression on him that shaped much of the rest of…
Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Westchester, Putnam Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Westchester, Putnam
Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Westchester, Putnam Thousands of residents in Westchester and Putnam counties are waiting for their lights to turn back on following a line of severe storms that knocked down power lines across the region.  The storms arrived on Thursday morning, May 23, bringing heavy rains, gusty winds, and even hail in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.  Related Report - Line Of Severe Thunderstorms With Downpours, Gusty Winds, Lightning Now Sweeping Through Region As of around around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Con Edison reported just over 220 outages in Westchester, while NYSEG reported just o…
$97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say $97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say
$97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say A 45-year-old Connecticut woman faces grand larceny charges after allegedly stealing more than $97,000 from the New York company where she worked as a bookkeeper, authorities announced. New Haven County resident Marlenin Vito of Waterbury was arrested on Tuesday, April 23 after investigators determined she had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from the Putnam County business where she worked, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, May 21.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the events leading to Vito's arrest began on Monday, April 8, when a business owner in t…
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed After Rain-Soaked Cat Found Abandoned In Crate In Hudson Valley 24-Year-Old Man Nabbed After Rain-Soaked Cat Found Abandoned In Crate In Hudson Valley
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed After Rain-Soaked Cat Found Abandoned In Crate In Hudson Valley A 24-year-old man was hit with a criminal charge after a urine-soaked cat was found abandoned in a plastic crate near a Hudson Valley animal shelter on a rainy day, authorities said. The arrest resulted from the animal's discovery on Thursday, May 16 in Putnam County, when the Putnam Humane Society reported finding a long-haired orange unneutered male cat in a plastic crate near Old Route 6 in Carmel near one of the shelter's entrances.  According to the Putnam County SPCA, the crate had been drenched in water because of rainy conditions and the cat was soaked in urine.  Days lat…
New Update: 7-Car Crash, Dump Truck Rollover Injures 6 People On Highway In Hudson Valley New Update: 7-Car Crash, Dump Truck Rollover Injures 6 People On Highway In Hudson Valley
New Update: 7-Car Crash, Dump Truck Rollover Injures 6 People On Highway In Hudson Valley This story has been updated. Six people were hospitalized following a crash on a Hudson Valley highway that involved seven vehicles, including a dump truck, officials announced. The crash happened on Tuesday, May 21 around 11:30 a.m. when seven vehicles, including a dump truck, collided on Interstate 84 East in the Putnam County town of Kent between the Bowen Road overpass and Route 311 just west of Exit 61, according to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. The incident, which involved a dump truck rollover, caused I-84 East to temporarily close between Bowen Road and R…
Targeted 4-Hour Detail Results In 23 Traffic Stops At Busy Hudson Valley Shopping Center Targeted 4-Hour Detail Results In 23 Traffic Stops At Busy Hudson Valley Shopping Center
Targeted 4-Hour Detail Results In 23 Traffic Stops At Busy Hudson Valley Shopping Center Following complaints from residents and business owners, a targeted police detail at a busy Hudson Valley shopping center resulted in 23 traffic summonses over only four hours.  The enforcement campaign was conducted in Putnam County on Friday evening, May 17 at the Mahopac Village Center shopping center. According to Carmel Police, the detail was undertaken following complaints from residents and business owners concerning large gatherings of loitering vehicles in the parking lot and erratic driving.  The campaign was the second such effort to be conducted at the shopping center…
New Affordable Health Center Opens In Hudson Valley Shopping Plaza: Here's Where New Affordable Health Center Opens In Hudson Valley Shopping Plaza: Here's Where
New Affordable Health Center Opens In Hudson Valley Shopping Plaza: Here's Where A new urgent care center in a Hudson Valley shopping center is now open to provide treatment. An all-new Nuvance Health-GoHealth Urgent Care center in Putnam County at 186 Route 52 in the Carmel ShopRite Plaza celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Nuvance Health announced on Monday, May 13.  Located around four miles from Putnam Hospital, patients who visit the new center will be able to quickly see an urgent care provider for diagnosis and treatment of non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Additionally, they can receive referrals to Nuvance Health primary and sp…
Road Reopens After Large Oil Spill On Stretch Of Busy Hudson Valley Route Road Reopens After Large Oil Spill On Stretch Of Busy Hudson Valley Route
Road Reopens After Large Oil Spill On Stretch Of Busy Hudson Valley Route This story has been updated. A stretch of a busy Hudson Valley road was temporarily closed to traffic following a crash that resulted in a large oil spill, police said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, May 15, when a crash occurred on Route 6 in Mahopac between Crane and Washington Roads, Carmel Police announced around 12:15 p.m.  The crash caused a large oil spill that had to be cleaned up by hazmat teams and area fire departments.  No injuries were reported in the incident. Authorities have not yet released more information about the crash. The road was re…
New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Hudson Valley New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Hudson Valley
New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Hudson Valley An all-new tea shop in the Hudson Valley that has already impressed visitors is set to soon celebrate its grand opening. Rowseelee, a bubble tea shop in Putnam County at 600 Route 6 in Mahopac, will hold a grand opening celebration on Friday, May 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The eatery, which has been open since March, serves a variety of bubble, milk, and cold brew teas, as well as matcha and coffee. Those with a sweet tooth can also order desserts like beignets, flavored croissants, ice cream, and lemon bars.  According to the owners, the shop, which also has a location in Cold Sp…
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…
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 …
Man Nabbed After Hit-Run Involving School Bus In Hudson Valley Man Nabbed After Hit-Run Involving School Bus In Hudson Valley
Man Nabbed After Hit-Run Involving School Bus In Hudson Valley Thanks to newly installed surveillance cameras, authorities were able to catch a 48-year-old driver who struck a school bus in the Hudson Valley and left the scene.  The incident that prompted the search for the driver happened in Putnam County on Friday, April 26, when a Dodge pickup truck struck a school bus's extended stop sign on Shear Hill Road in Mahopac, according to Carmel Police.  According to authorities, the collision occurred while the bus was picking up a student on its morning route. After the crash, the truck fled toward Croton Falls Road and did not stop to re…
Fatal Crash: Vehicle Hits Tree, Goes Up In Flames On Busy Hudson Valley Highway Fatal Crash: Vehicle Hits Tree, Goes Up In Flames On Busy Hudson Valley Highway
Fatal Crash: Vehicle Hits Tree, Goes Up In Flames On Busy Hudson Valley Highway A person was killed in a fiery crash on a busy Hudson Valley highway, police announced.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Monday, May 6, around 7:15 p.m., when a vehicle traveling on I-84 in Kent left the roadway and struck a tree, according to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. After hitting the tree, the vehicle went up in flames, Hicks said. The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash has not been released. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Officer From Hudson Valley After Tragic Accident Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Officer From Hudson Valley After Tragic Accident
Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Officer From Hudson Valley After Tragic Accident A community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to support the family of a fallen Westchester County Police officer who died in an accident at his home.  Westchester County Police Officer Alfred R. Mosiello, Jr. died on Thursday, May 2 after sustaining injuries in a tractor accident at his Putnam County home, according to the department, which did not detail his age. Earlier Report - Westchester County PD Officer Alfred R. Mosiello, Jr. Dies Since his sudden death, hundreds of friends, fellow officers, and other community members have taken action to ensu…
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…
School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District
School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District After six years, a Hudson Valley superintendent has announced his upcoming move to a nearby district to remain closer to his family. Superintendent Phil Benante of Putnam County's Haldane Central School District announced on Tuesday, April 30 that he was appointed head of the Arlington Central School District in Dutchess County, according to a letter written to the district community.  In his letter, Benante wrote that he chose to move to the Arlington district because it would allow him to work closer to his family.  The Arlington district includes parts of Beekman, La Gran…
Former Police Officer In Hudson Valley Sentenced For Extorting Prostitution Rings For Sex Former Police Officer In Hudson Valley Sentenced For Extorting Prostitution Rings For Sex
Former Police Officer In Hudson Valley Sentenced For Extorting Prostitution Rings For Sex A former Hudson Valley police officer will spend time in prison for protecting prostitution businesses from law enforcement activity in exchange for free sexual services, federal officials announced. Ulster County resident Wayne Peiffer of Highland, a former officer in Putnam County who worked for the Village of Brewster Police Department, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for protecting two Queens-based prostitution rings, the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York announced on Thursday, May 2.  According to federal officials, between 2010 and October 2018, …
Man Killed After Leading Troopers On Pursuit, Hitting Tree In Northern Westchester: Police Man Killed After Leading Troopers On Pursuit, Hitting Tree In Northern Westchester: Police
Man Killed After Leading Troopers On Pursuit, Hitting Tree In Northern Westchester: Police A 66-year-old Hudson Valley man was killed when he crashed into a tree after leading authorities on a short pursuit in Northern Westchester, police said. According to authorities, an incident occurred on Tuesday, April 30, around 3:40 p.m. when New York State Police attempted to pull over a 2019 Nissan Altima on Route 100 in Somers.  The car was allegedly not staying in its lane. After this, the vehicle did not stop and soon led police on a short chase before leaving the roadway for unknown reasons and striking a tree, state police said. The driver, identified as 66-year-old Putnam C…
Driver Rescued From Rolled Over Vehicle After Hudson Valley Crash Driver Rescued From Rolled Over Vehicle After Hudson Valley Crash
Driver Rescued From Rolled Over Vehicle After Hudson Valley Crash A driver was injured after their vehicle flipped on its side after a crash on a busy Hudson Valley road. The incident happened in Putnam County on Tuesday, April 30 around 8:50 a.m., when a vehicle rolled over at the intersection of Route 9D (Bear Mountain-Beacon Highway) and Peekskill Road in Cold Spring, according to the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1. Arriving crews were able to stabilize the car and cut off the roof to free the driver.  After they were rescued, the driver was then placed in the care of the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Officials did not reveal the ca…
19-Year-Old Assaults Father, Leads Officers On Short Chase In Hudson Valley 19-Year-Old Assaults Father, Leads Officers On Short Chase In Hudson Valley
19-Year-Old Assaults Father, Leads Officers On Short Chase In Hudson Valley A 19-year-old man was charged with assault after attacking his father and trying to escape arrest at a Hudson Valley residence, police said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, April 26, when a physical fight at a Mahopac Falls residence was reported to Carmel Police.  According to the department, responding officers found a 19-year-old man assaulting his father, who was pinned to the ground.  The suspect then ran out the back door toward a tree line.  However, police caught up with him just before he escaped into the wooded area and took him into custody afte…
Blaze Tears Through Condominium Building In Hudson Valley Blaze Tears Through Condominium Building In Hudson Valley
Blaze Tears Through Condominium Building In Hudson Valley A residence inside a Hudson Valley condominium complex was left damaged by a fire. According to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, the incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, April 26, just before 6:40 p.m., when a blaze began inside a unit at a condominium building in Mahopac on East Lake Boulevard. Arriving crews soon realized they would need more manpower to tackle the blaze, so they received help from the Mahopac Falls, Croton Falls, Carmel, and Yorktown Heights fire departments, the Carmel Police Department, and the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services. After around t…
Duo Nabbed At CVS After Shoplifting From Northern Westchester Businesses: Police Duo Nabbed At CVS After Shoplifting From Northern Westchester Businesses: Police
Duo Nabbed At CVS After Shoplifting From Northern Westchester Businesses: Police Two people face grand larceny charges after they were caught in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy with stolen items from Northern Westchester businesses, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Thursday, April 25, when Yorktown Police reported that two shoplifting suspects had fled the town and may have been connected to other thefts in the area.  Later in the day, detectives in Putnam County from the Carmel Police Department saw the suspects' vehicle in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy in Mahopac at 100 East Lake Blvd. (Route 6). After an investigation, the duo was arr…
Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Hudson Valley Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Hudson Valley
Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Hudson Valley County and town officials in Westchester are speaking out against a proposed battery storage facility in the Hudson Valley that may pose safety concerns and has already garnered an opposing petition from residents.  The lithium battery storage facility, proposed by East Point Energy, would be located in the Putnam County hamlet of Mahopac at 24 Miller Rd., in close proximity to the town of Somers in Northern Westchester, according to Somers Town Supervisor Robert Scorrano.  According to the proposed facility's developers, the site's batteries would use the area's electrical grid t…
New Eatery Opens For Business In Hudson Valley New Eatery Opens For Business In Hudson Valley
New Eatery Opens For Business In Hudson Valley If you've found yourself craving chicken, an all-new restaurant in the Hudson Valley may be worth checking out. A new Korean-style chicken restaurant in Putnam County, 92 Chicken in Mahopac at 728 Route 6, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 25.  Visitors to the new eatery can order tenders or drumsticks in a variety of flavors, including garlic spicy, curry, and red hot pepper.  Additionally, the restaurant also offers chicken wings, fish and chips, and plenty of sides like french fries, fried calamari, shrimp tempura, dumplings, a…
Illegal School Bus Passing: Violators Will Soon Start Being Fined In Hudson Valley Illegal School Bus Passing: Violators Will Soon Start Being Fined In Hudson Valley
Illegal School Bus Passing: Violators Will Soon Start Being Fined In Hudson Valley Drivers in one Hudson Valley county caught illegally passing school buses will soon start receiving steep fines. Beginning on Sunday, April 28, drivers who pass a stopped school bus with flashing red lights in Putnam County will receive a violation notice in the mail, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday, April 24. These notices will contain a $250 fine for the first offense, which will increase for further violations. The announcement follows the beginning of the county's bus patrol program on Monday, April 1, which has been in a warning period. Since the start of the…
Ceiling Collapse Causes Major Damage At Historic Mansion Overlooking Hudson River Ceiling Collapse Causes Major Damage At Historic Mansion Overlooking Hudson River
Ceiling Collapse Causes Major Damage At Historic Mansion Overlooking Hudson River A ceiling collapse caused significant damage at a historic mansion and museum in the Hudson Valley. The incident happened in Putnam County in the hamlet of Garrison at Boscobel House and Gardens, which overlooks the Hudson River. On Tuesday, April 16, the plaster ceiling in its historic library collapsed without warning, causing major damage to the room, its contents, and adjacent rooms, according to Boscobel.  No one was in the building when the incident happened. Boscobel said it is "working diligently alongside a team of engineers, art conservators, and local officials to ass…
New Update: Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley Are Of Young Woman New Update: Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley Are Of Young Woman
New Update: Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley Are Of Young Woman Authorities have confirmed that human remains unearthed on a Hudson Valley construction site are of a young woman who may have been dead for over a decade.  The remains were found in Putnam County on Tuesday, April 16, during excavation work at the property of a new home built in Patterson in the area of Ice Pond Road, according to New York State Police. Earlier Report - Human Remains Found Near Ice Pond Road In Patterson The investigation into identifying the remains is still in its early stages, but so far, police have confirmed they are of a white female between 16 and 28 year…
Unidentified Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley: Developing Unidentified Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley: Developing
Unidentified Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley: Developing Authorities are working to identify human remains that were discovered near a Hudson Valley road.  New, updated report - New Update: More Details Emerge About Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley The body was found in Putnam County on Tuesday, April 16 in the area of Ice Pond Road in Patterson, Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police said on Wednesday, April 24.  The investigation to identify the remains is still in its "infancy," Hicks said, adding that no official connections to any missing persons cases have yet been made.  This is a developing story. Check ba…
Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Northern Westchester School Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Northern Westchester School
Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Northern Westchester School Police conducted an extensive investigation after a student was seen sitting in the parking lot of a Hudson Valley high school holding what appeared to be a gun, authorities said. The incident began in Putnam County on Friday, April 19 around 12:15 p.m., when a Putnam Valley High School student reported that she had seen a boy sitting inside a car in the parking lot while holding what looked like a gun, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. By the time the school resource officer was told, the suspect had already left the campus.  The Sheriff's Office then began an investig…