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ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 A 21-year-old Fairfield University student has been identified as the wrong-way driver involved in a Connecticut crash that killed three people, as well as himself.  Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford Massachusetts resident Alexander Dennis, age 21, of the town of Wayland in Middlesex County, was positively identified on Tuesday, May 14, by the state Medical Examiner's Office as the driver of a 2016 Honda CRV the wrong way on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. S…
Campground Kidnapping: Man Gets Decades For Abduction, Sexual Assault Of NY 9-Year-Old Campground Kidnapping: Man Gets Decades For Abduction, Sexual Assault Of NY 9-Year-Old
Campground Kidnapping: Man Gets Decades For Abduction, Sexual Assault Of NY 9-Year-Old A confessed kidnapper who abducted a 9-year-old girl from a New York state park before sexually abusing her in a case that garnered national attention could spend the rest of his life behind bars. Saratoga County resident Craig Ross Jr., age 47, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced to 47 years to life in prison in Saratoga County Court on Wednesday, April 17. It followed his guilty plea to kidnapping and related charges in which he admitted to abducting the child as she rode her bike in Moreau Lake State Park in September 2023. Earlier Report: Campground Kidnapping: Man Admits Abducting, …
Charges Upgraded To Murder In Hudson Valley 'Gator' Stabbing Case Charges Upgraded To Murder In Hudson Valley 'Gator' Stabbing Case
Charges Upgraded To Murder In Hudson Valley 'Gator' Stabbing Case Charges against one of two residents in the region charged in the stabbing of a man in a fight over tools have been upgraded to murder after the victim died days later in a case involving. the presence of an alligator. Related: Live Alligator Discovered At Scene Of Stabbing In Pawling Residence Dutchess County resident Giuseppe Vassallo, age 43, of Pawling, who was initially charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of Nathaniel Vieira, age 42, also of Pawling, on Saturday, March 2, saw his charges increased to murder on Thursday, April 11, said Sinead McLoughlin of the Dutc…
Car Skids On Black Ice, Crashes Into Brush In Northern Westchester Car Skids On Black Ice, Crashes Into Brush In Northern Westchester
Car Skids On Black Ice, Crashes Into Brush In Northern Westchester Firefighters in Northern Westchester are warning drivers to be careful of black ice following a crash caused by the invisible hazard.  The incident happened on Friday, Jan. 12 just before 6:45 a.m., when a car crashed on Mount Airy Road East in Croton-on-Hudson, according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews found the car off the roadway in some brush and quickly realized that black ice had been the cause of the wreck. The driver was evaluated by first responders but declined medical treatment.  Firefighters and State Police troopers stayed at the scene until th…
New Update: 1 Killed, Several Injured In Tour Bus Rollover On NY Highway New Update: 1 Killed, Several Injured In Tour Bus Rollover On NY Highway
New Update: 1 Killed, Several Injured In Tour Bus Rollover On NY Highway This story has been updated. One person is dead and several others are injured following a tour bus crash in upstate New York. The wreck happened Friday, Jan. 5, on the I-87 Northway in Warren County, between Warrensburg and Lake George. State Police said a tour bus operated by RM Transnational LTD was traveling from Montreal, Canada when it rolled over in the southbound lanes near exit 23 at around 12:50 p.m. Of the 23 people onboard, one person was killed, one passenger suffered serious injuries, and ten passengers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The victims' names, age…
‘So Grateful’: Student Injured In Deadly I-84 Bus Crash Reunites With Surgeons, Medics ‘So Grateful’: Student Injured In Deadly I-84 Bus Crash Reunites With Surgeons, Medics
‘So Grateful’: Student Injured In Deadly I-84 Bus Crash Reunites With Surgeons, Medics Audrina Crocitto doesn’t remember much about the charter bus crash that killed her band director and a retired teacher, and injured dozens of her fellow marching band students. The 15-year-old Farmingdale High School student on Long Island only remembers the initial impact of the bus careening off of I-84 in Orange County, in the town of Wawayanda, before it rolled several times down an embankment Thursday, Sept. 21. Following the crash, Crocitto was airlifted to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, where X-rays and MRIs revealed that titanium screws and rods would be needed to hold her spine …
Car Bursts Into Flames, Causes Temporary Road Closure In Northern Westchester Car Bursts Into Flames, Causes Temporary Road Closure In Northern Westchester
Car Bursts Into Flames, Causes Temporary Road Closure In Northern Westchester Part of a busy route in Northern Westchester was briefly closed after a vehicle went up in flames. The incident happened on Saturday, Sept. 30 around 4:45 p.m., when crews in Somers responded to Route 139 for a reported motor vehicle fire. According to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department, arriving crews quickly arrived at the scene of the blaze and doused the flames with water within seconds, quickly extinguishing it. No injuries were reported from the incident. As a result of the fire, Route 139 was shut down for around 40 minutes before reopening around 6 p.m.  In addition to crew…
Off-Duty Officer Involved In Shooting: 3 Injured In Westchester, Police Say Off-Duty Officer Involved In Shooting: 3 Injured In Westchester, Police Say
Off-Duty Officer Involved In Shooting: 3 Injured In Westchester, Police Say Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that involved an off-duty officer and left three people injured in Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday night, Aug. 19, when two people were shot in Mount Vernon on the 300 block of South 4th Avenue, according to the city's police department.  A total of three people were hospitalized as a result of the incident, authorities added.  The off-duty officer was involved in the incident, State Police Trooper Aaron J. Hicks later confirmed.  No fatalities resulted from the shooting, Hick…
Lost Duo Rescued From Hiking Preserve In Armonk With Help Of Phone App Lost Duo Rescued From Hiking Preserve In Armonk With Help Of Phone App
Lost Duo Rescued From Hiking Preserve In Armonk With Help Of Phone App Two hikers had to call for help after becoming lost in a Northern Westchester nature preserve for several hours.  The incident happened on Saturday, July 22 just before 5:30 p.m., when authorities received a call from two women who had become lost while hiking in the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Nature Preserve in Armonk.  According to North Castle Police, the women had been lost for around three hours before calling for help.  Once on the phone with authorities, state police had an expert assist the duo with GPS and direct them to head west toward Oregon Road.  North Castle…
Know Her? Woman Steals $350 From Bank Using 'Sleight Hand' Technique In Hudson Valley: Police Know Her? Woman Steals $350 From Bank Using 'Sleight Hand' Technique In Hudson Valley: Police
Know Her? Woman Steals $350 From Bank Using 'Sleight Hand' Technique In Hudson Valley: Police Authorities in the Hudson Valley are searching for a woman who used a "sleight of hand" technique to steal over $300 during a transaction with a bank teller.  The suspect allegedly used the technique during a transaction with a bank teller in Dutchess County at the Bank of Millbrook in Pine Plains at 2971 East Church St., state police announced on Thursday, July 20.  Authorities released images taken from surveillance footage depicting the suspect during the transaction.  A total of $350 was stolen during the incident, police said.  Anyone with any information reg…
New Update: Man Shot By Cop In Westchester Dies, Attorney General Says New Update: Man Shot By Cop In Westchester Dies, Attorney General Says
New Update: Man Shot By Cop In Westchester Dies, Attorney General Says A 37-year-old man who was shot by a detective in Westchester while allegedly resisting arrest has died in the hospital, officials said.  New Rochelle resident Jerrel Garris, age 37, died on Monday, July 10 in a local hospital after being shot by Detective Steven Conn in an incident on Monday, July 3, the New York Attorney's General Office announced on Tuesday, July 11.  Earlier Report - New Update: Names Of Suspect, Officers Involved In Shooting In New Rochelle Released According to the office, State Police, and New Rochelle Police, the incident happened around 4:3…
Know Them? Duo Steals From Walmart In Northern Westchester, Still At Large: Police Know Them? Duo Steals From Walmart In Northern Westchester, Still At Large: Police
Know Them? Duo Steals From Walmart In Northern Westchester, Still At Large: Police Police are asking for help from the public in finding two suspects who allegedly stole from a Walmart in Northern Westchester.  The theft happened on Saturday, May 20 at the Walmart located in Mohegan Lake at 3133 East Main St., state police announced on Thursday, June 22.  The two suspects, who allegedly stole merchandise, were depicted in surveillance footage released by authorities.  Anyone with information is asked to call police at (914) 769-2600 and reference case number 11427136. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Passengers Hospitalized After Transit Van Crashes Into Ditch In Hudson Valley Passengers Hospitalized After Transit Van Crashes Into Ditch In Hudson Valley
Passengers Hospitalized After Transit Van Crashes Into Ditch In Hudson Valley Several people were hospitalized after a transit van carrying numerous passengers lost control and crashed into a ditch in the Hudson Valley, police said.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 12 around 3 p.m., when a white transit van was found in an embankment against a utility pole off Route 312 in Southeast, according to state police.  A preliminary investigation determined that the driver of the van, which had been carrying five passengers, felt the steering wheel jerk. Soon after this, they lost steering and the van crossed the double yellow line, …
Fatal Crash Involves 3 Vehicles, Closes Hudson Valley Roadway Fatal Crash Involves 3 Vehicles, Closes Hudson Valley Roadway
Fatal Crash Involves 3 Vehicles, Closes Hudson Valley Roadway New update: ID Released For 20-Year-Old Killed Along With His Dog In PIP Crash In Clarkstown State police are investigating a fatal three-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The crash took place in Rockland County around 10 p.m., Thursday, April 13 southbound near the Clarktown exit, said Trooper Steven Nevel. Police did not say how many people were killed. This is an ongoing investigation. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Man Sentenced For Murdering Ex-Girlfriend's Daughter In Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Murdering Ex-Girlfriend's Daughter In Hudson Valley
Man Sentenced For Murdering Ex-Girlfriend's Daughter In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced for stabbing his ex-girlfriend's daughter to death. Dutchess County resident Paul Senecal, age 39, of the city of Poughkeepsie, was sentenced on Monday, April 10, to life in prison without the possibility of parole, said Dutchess County Chief Assistant District Attorney, Matthew Weishaupt. Senecal was convicted by a jury in February of murder in the first degree, and two counts of murder in the second degree, along with other charges in the stabbing death of Melanie Chianese, age 29, in her town of Wappinger home, Weishaupt said.  “The …
Lanes Reopen On I-684 In Bedford After Crash Involving Overturned Vehicle Lanes Reopen On I-684 In Bedford After Crash Involving Overturned Vehicle
Lanes Reopen On I-684 In Bedford After Crash Involving Overturned Vehicle This story has been updated. All lanes have reopened after a crash involving an overturned vehicle blocked lanes of I-684, causing lengthy traffic delays.  The incident, which involved two tractor-trailers, was reported on Monday, April 10 around 2:10 p.m. northbound near Exit 4 (Route 172) in Bedford.  The overturned vehicle blocked two lanes of traffic for several hours. The incident involved one tractor-trailer that rear-ended another, according to state police.  This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Man Nabbed Stealing $225K In Goods From Storage Container In Hudson Valley, Police Say Man Nabbed Stealing $225K In Goods From Storage Container In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Man Nabbed Stealing $225K In Goods From Storage Container In Hudson Valley, Police Say An area 71-year-old has been charged with grand larceny after allegedly stealing more than $225,299 in property from a storage container. Ulster County resident Anthony Diguiseppe, of Accord, a hamlet of the town of Rochester, was arrested on Sunday, March 19. On Friday, March 3, State Police began an investigation of stolen property that exceeded $225,229, said Trooper Steve Nevel. The Investigation revealed that Diguiseppe removed items from a storage container that did not belong to him and moved them to another location, Nevel added. Diguiseppe was released on an appearance ticket.&nb…
School Swatting Threats: 50 NY Districts Report New Round Of Incidents School Swatting Threats: 50 NY Districts Report New Round Of Incidents
School Swatting Threats: 50 NY Districts Report New Round Of Incidents More than 50 school districts across New York reported receiving swatting threats of an active shooter. The districts reporting the incidents on Tuesday, April 4 were located on Long Island, in Central New York, the Southern Tier, and the North Country, authorities said.  "I want to reassure parents that their children are safe at school - swatting threats are false and intended to cause panic and scare students, teachers, and families," New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement on Tuesday. On Thursday, March 30, numerous school districts reported receiving swatting calls of…
17 Hauls Of Waste Illegally Dumped By I-95, I-287 In Westchester: Suspect At Large, Police Say 17 Hauls Of Waste Illegally Dumped By I-95, I-287 In Westchester: Suspect At Large, Police Say
17 Hauls Of Waste Illegally Dumped By I-95, I-287 In Westchester: Suspect At Large, Police Say Police are searching for whoever was responsible for illegally dumping numerous hauls of construction waste along highways in Westchester.  The waste was discovered along Interstate 95 and Interstate 287 in the City of Rye on multiple days, including Thursday, Jan. 5; Tuesday, Jan. 24; and Saturday, March 18, according to state police.  In total, authorities estimate that around 17 large hauls of construction excavation waste were dumped, and further investigation revealed that similar material had been dumped in Harrison along a local roadway as well during the same periods of ti…
Man Found Dead After 3-Day Search In Hudson Valley Man Found Dead After 3-Day Search In Hudson Valley
Man Found Dead After 3-Day Search In Hudson Valley A 45-year-old man who had been missing for several days was found dead in the Hudson Valley by state forest rangers assisted by state police. The unidentified Brooklyn man's body was found in Ulster County at the Mohonk Preserve in Marbletown, on Friday, March 17, by rescuers who had been searching the steep, rocky terrain for three days after his vehicle was found in the parking lot of the preserve, said Jeff Wernick of the New York Department of Conservation. Once the man's vehicle was found, 10 forest rangers joined state police, Mohonk Preserve patrol rangers, Sam’s Point Search and Res…
Duo Face Charges After Shooting Incident In Northern Westchester Duo Face Charges After Shooting Incident In Northern Westchester
Duo Face Charges After Shooting Incident In Northern Westchester Two men face drug charges following a search of their residence that was executed after a shooting incident in Northern Westchester.  On Thursday, Feb. 16, around 3:15 p.m., authorities executed a search warrant at a residence in Peekskill that had been related to a non-fatal shooting incident in Cortlandt on Saturday, Jan. 28, state police announced on Tuesday, March 7.  After the search, authorities arrested two Peekskill residents:  Lee Anthony McLeod, age 40, who was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and first-degree reckless endan…
Employee Embezzled Money, Stole Items From Hudson Valley Business, Police Say Employee Embezzled Money, Stole Items From Hudson Valley Business, Police Say
Employee Embezzled Money, Stole Items From Hudson Valley Business, Police Say A 64-year-old woman is facing charges after allegedly embezzling money and stealing items from a business in the region, authorities said. Saratoga County resident Sandra Berliner, of Malta, was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 21 on multiple counts of grand larceny and falsifying business records, according to State Police. Troopers began investigating after a business located in Wappinger Falls in Dutchess County contacted police saying a previous employee had stolen money and items from the company. An investigation found that Berliner, who worked for the company for five years beginning in Augu…
Repeat Offender: Drunk Driver Caught On I-287 In Westchester, Police Say Repeat Offender: Drunk Driver Caught On I-287 In Westchester, Police Say
Repeat Offender: Drunk Driver Caught On I-287 In Westchester, Police Say A drunk driver with previous convictions faces more charges after he was caught parked on the side of a highway in Westchester County while intoxicated, police said.  The incident happened on Sunday, Feb. 19 around 2 a.m., when state troopers in Harrison found a vehicle that was illegally parked on the shoulder of Interstate 287, according to state police.  After troopers made contact with the driver, 38-year-old Jose Flex Orozco of White Plains, they found him to be intoxicated. He was then taken to police headquarters, where his blood alcohol content was found to be 0.15%. …
Man Caught Driving Drunk With 2 Kids In Westchester, Police Say Man Caught Driving Drunk With 2 Kids In Westchester, Police Say
Man Caught Driving Drunk With 2 Kids In Westchester, Police Say A man was charged with DWI under Leandra's Law after he was found driving drunk in Westchester County with a young child and infant in the car, police said.  On Saturday, Feb. 4, around midnight, state police found a vehicle parked on the shoulder of I-95 in Mamaroneck and went to investigate it. Inside the car, they found the driver, 26-year-old Martin E. Osorio Villatoro of Trenton, New Jersey, intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of over 0.13 percent, state police said.  They also found a five-year-old child and a three-month-old infant inside the vehicle as well.&nbs…
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…
Drunk Driver Slams Into Guardrail On Westchester Highway: Police Drunk Driver Slams Into Guardrail On Westchester Highway: Police
Drunk Driver Slams Into Guardrail On Westchester Highway: Police A man is facing charges after driving drunk and hitting a guardrail on a busy highway exit ramp in Westchester County, police said.  On Saturday, Jan. 28, around 12:20 a.m., police responded to a one-car crash in White Plains by Interstate 287 west on the Exit 6 ramp, according to state police.  After arriving at the scene, police determined that the driver, 46-year-old Tarrytown resident Eric Petrich, had been driving on the ramp in a Toyota Camry when he struck a guardrail and his car became disabled.  Petrich was not injured in the crash. After investigating, author…
Police Search For Man Who Allegedly Tried To Lure Children At Diner In Hudson Valley Police Search For Man Who Allegedly Tried To Lure Children At Diner In Hudson Valley
Police Search For Man Who Allegedly Tried To Lure Children At Diner In Hudson Valley State police are conducting an investigation into a claim that a man allegedly attempted to lure children into a bathroom at an area diner. The incident took place in Orange County at the Cup and Saucer Diner in Pine Bush on Thursday, Jan. 19, according to state police. Crawford Police said on Facebook they were aware of the incident from a social media post and have identified a man and transferred the investigation to the state police. The man reportedly attempted to lure the children by offering them money and was stopped from entering the bathroom with the children by their grandmother…
3 Juveniles Throw Rocks, Smash Windshields Of Moving Cars In Westchester: Police 3 Juveniles Throw Rocks, Smash Windshields Of Moving Cars In Westchester: Police
3 Juveniles Throw Rocks, Smash Windshields Of Moving Cars In Westchester: Police Three juveniles are facing felony charges after throwing rocks at moving cars on a Westchester County parkway.  Beginning around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, state police received 16 complaints of damaged vehicles after rocks were thrown at them in Greenburgh on the Sprain Brook Parkway at Payne Street.  The next day on Wednesday, Jan. 18, the three juveniles were identified and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony.  The damage to the cars included smashed windshields and flat tires.  Each suspect was issued a family court appearance ticket before t…
ID Released Of Man Killed By Police After Domestic Incident In Hudson Valley ID Released Of Man Killed By Police After Domestic Incident In Hudson Valley
ID Released Of Man Killed By Police After Domestic Incident In Hudson Valley The identity of a man who was fatally shot by police to prevent him from killing a woman he had abducted has been released.  Earlier Report - Update: Woman Saved In Police Shooting In Southeast Hospitalized With Severe Injuries State Police identified the man as 34-year-old Carmel resident Christopher Torres, who was shot dead by police in Putnam County on Tuesday, Jan. 10 to prevent him from attacking a woman with a knife.  The incident began on Amawalk Road in Kent when Torres abducted a woman in a domestic dispute and then drove to Southeast. There, police found Tor…
Woman Forges Check, Damages Home In Northern Westchester, Police Say Woman Forges Check, Damages Home In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Woman Forges Check, Damages Home In Northern Westchester, Police Say A 73-year-old woman from Northern Westchester is charged with both damaging a home and forging a check belonging to a victim, police said. On Thursday, Dec. 15, police began investigating damage caused to a Cortlandt resident's home, as well as the forgery of a check belonging to the same victim, according to state police.  Eventually, Cortlandt resident Bertha Bynes was identified as a suspect and arrested. She is charged with:  Second-degree forgery; Third-degree criminal mischief. Bynes was arraigned before town of Cortlandt Court and will reappear in front of the court on Mo…
26-Year-Old Killed After Car Crashes Into Rest Area In Hudson Valley 26-Year-Old Killed After Car Crashes Into Rest Area In Hudson Valley
26-Year-Old Killed After Car Crashes Into Rest Area In Hudson Valley A 26-year-old was killed in an overnight crash in the Hudson Valley. It happened around 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 in Orange County on a stretch of I-84 in Wallkill. A preliminary investigation determined Orange County resident Derrick N. Rosa was operating a 2007 Toyota Camry westbound when it left the roadway for unknown reasons and then entered the rest area, state police said.  Once in the rest area, Rosa’s vehicle struck a parked tractor-trailer.  Responding Montgomery EMS paramedics pronounced Rosa, a resident of the Orange County hamlet of Cuddebackville in the town of D…