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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.…
Man Kills Housemate With Kitchen Knife In Mount Kisco: Here's His Sentence Man Kills Housemate With Kitchen Knife In Mount Kisco: Here's His Sentence
Man Kills Housemate With Kitchen Knife In Mount Kisco: Here's His Sentence A 42-year-old man will spend nearly two decades in prison for fatally stabbing his housemate with a kitchen knife after a fight in Northern Westchester, officials announced.  Mount Kisco resident Oscar Manolo Morales was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing his housemate, 36-year-old Rey David Esquivel Lemus, in June 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, May 1.  According to the DA's Office, on June 24, 2023, at around 11:15 p.m., Morales and Lemus began a verbal argument at their Mount Kisc…
Former Manager Takes Plea Deal After Stealing Over $44K From Library In Westchester Former Manager Takes Plea Deal After Stealing Over $44K From Library In Westchester
Former Manager Takes Plea Deal After Stealing Over $44K From Library In Westchester The former business manager of a public library in Westchester has taken a plea deal after stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her workplace.  Mamaroneck resident Mary Soto, age 62, pleaded guilty to defrauding the Mamaroneck Public Library on Wednesday, April 24, according to library officials. Earlier Report - Update: Former Business Manager Steals Over $44K From Mamaroneck Library, DA Says Her plea bargain includes a $43,900 fine and 3 years probation, officials added. According to the Westchester County District Attorney's Office, between May 2016 and February 20…
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Bedford, Police Say Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Bedford, Police Say
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Bedford, Police Say A 48-year-old man was hit with a grand larceny charge after posing as a Microsoft employee and scamming a victim out of $28,000 in Northern Westchester, police announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Thursday, April 18, when a victim told Bedford Police that he had been swindled out of tens of thousands of dollars, the department announced on Wednesday, April 24.  According to Bedford Police, the victim had received a pop-up security alert appearing to be from "Microsoft" on their home computer that included a phone number to call for support. Upon calling the number, the vic…
Northern Westchester Cab Driver Sexually Abuses Child For Year: Here's His Sentence Northern Westchester Cab Driver Sexually Abuses Child For Year: Here's His Sentence
Northern Westchester Cab Driver Sexually Abuses Child For Year: Here's His Sentence A 46-year-old cab driver from Northern Westchester will spend more than a decade in prison for grooming and sexually abusing a young girl for nearly a year, officials announced.  Peekskill resident Luis Urgiles was sentenced to 16 years in state prison for engaging in sexual conduct with a young girl, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday, April 23.  According to the DA's Office, Urgiles, a cab driver in Peekskill, met the victim's family when they were passengers in his cab. He then befriended them and began grooming the then-10-year-old…
Man Shoots, Kills Cab Driver Moments After End Of Shift In Westchester: Here's His Sentence Man Shoots, Kills Cab Driver Moments After End Of Shift In Westchester: Here's His Sentence
Man Shoots, Kills Cab Driver Moments After End Of Shift In Westchester: Here's His Sentence A man will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting a cab driver in Westchester during a robbery right after the victim's work shift ended, officials announced.  Covington, Virginia resident Percell Ross Blakely, age 54, was sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison for the October 2021 murder of 62-year-old Andres Valenzuela in New Rochelle, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, April 18.  Earlier Report - Man Indicted For Murder In Westchester For Fatal Shooting, Robbery According to the DA's Office, on Oct. 14…
Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say
Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with attempted murder after firing a gun at another driver on a busy New York highway, police announced. New Haven County resident Stephen Escoffery of Waterbury faces charges in Westchester County in connection with a shooting that happened on Interstate 95 in Harrison in December 2022, the New York State Police announced on Wednesday, April 10.  According to police, investigators determined that Escoffery had fired a gun at another motorist on the highway while driving a 2020 BMW X5 as part of a road rage incident. Escoffery was later arr…
Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Northern Westchester, DA Says Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Northern Westchester, DA Says
Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Northern Westchester, DA Says Three men face charges after burglarizing the Northern Westchester home of an Asian business owner, including one suspect accused of a hate crime, officials announced.  The trio, who all live in Queens, were indicted in connection with a September 2023 burglary at an  Ossining residence, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, April 10.  According to the DA's Office, on Friday, Sept. 29 around 12:20 p.m., the three defendants broke into the Ossining home of a local business owner who is Asian. The trio then allegedly stole designer handbags f…
New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Westchester Hit-Run, Police Say New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Westchester Hit-Run, Police Say
New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Westchester Hit-Run, Police Say A 17-year-old boy was apprehended on Long Island after hitting a man with his car during a dispute in Westchester and causing his death, police announced.  The 17-year-old suspect, whose name was not released because of his age, was arrested at a Nassau County residence in East Meadow on Tuesday, March 26 in connection with a fatal hit-run in Yonkers on Monday, March 25, Yonkers Police announced. Earlier Report - 21-Year-Old Man Killed In Yonkers Hit-Run: Police Investigating According to the department, just after 4 p.m. on Monday, a pedestrian was struck in the area of 632 Van …
Trio Gets Years In Prison For Selling Over 30 Ghost Guns To Undercover Agents In Westchester Trio Gets Years In Prison For Selling Over 30 Ghost Guns To Undercover Agents In Westchester
Trio Gets Years In Prison For Selling Over 30 Ghost Guns To Undercover Agents In Westchester Three people will spend a combined three decades in prison after trafficking illegal ghost guns into Westchester and selling them to undercover agents, officials announced.  The three defendants were all sentenced to a combined 31 years in prison after selling over 30 ghost guns in Yonkers after trafficking them from Washington, DC in 2022, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, March 22.  According to the DA's Office, between April 28 and June 24, 2022, the trio transported the illegal firearms from Washington, DC to Yonkers and sold 31 unserialize…
Westchester Assistant Health Commissioner Charged After Filing False Financial Disclosure: DA Westchester Assistant Health Commissioner Charged After Filing False Financial Disclosure: DA
Westchester Assistant Health Commissioner Charged After Filing False Financial Disclosure: DA A Westchester County Department of Health Assistant Commissioner faces criminal charges after failing to disclose over $95,000 in income to the county's Board of Ethics, officials announced. South Salem resident Peter DeLucia, age 54, was arrested on Wednesday, March 20, and charged with three felony counts, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, as part of his job with the county, DeLucia was required to file Annual Statements of Financial Disclosure with the Westchester County Board of Ethics that disclosed the source and…
Man Caught In Possession Of 4 Ghost Guns After Search In Westchester: Police Man Caught In Possession Of 4 Ghost Guns After Search In Westchester: Police
Man Caught In Possession Of 4 Ghost Guns After Search In Westchester: Police A 38-year-old Westchester man faces weapons charges after authorities seized several ghost guns and a 3D printer used to manufacture them that had been in his possession, police announced.   White Plains resident Robert Hennes III of Martine Avenue was arrested following a search conducted by Westchester County Police on Friday, March 15, the department announced on Monday, March 18.  According to authorities, the search warrant was executed in White Plains following an investigation conducted by the department's Narcotics Unit.  During the search, authorities seized fo…
Update: Man Nabbed In Car Covered With Hate Speech In Westchester Gets More Charges, DA Says Update: Man Nabbed In Car Covered With Hate Speech In Westchester Gets More Charges, DA Says
Update: Man Nabbed In Car Covered With Hate Speech In Westchester Gets More Charges, DA Says A 47-year-old man who was apprehended after driving a vehicle covered in hate speech and swastikas in Westchester now faces a heap of illegal weapons possession charges, officials announced.  Elmsford resident Hani Saleh was arraigned in Westchester County Court on Friday, March 8 on an indictment for several illegal weapons possession charges, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday, March 12.  Saleh was originally arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 25 after he was caught driving around White Plains in a car covered in writing and images, including ne…
Vigil To Be Held For 14-Year-Old On 1-Year Anniversary Of Shooting Death In Westchester Vigil To Be Held For 14-Year-Old On 1-Year Anniversary Of Shooting Death In Westchester
Vigil To Be Held For 14-Year-Old On 1-Year Anniversary Of Shooting Death In Westchester A year after a 14-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in Westchester, his family will be holding a vigil and celebration of life to honor his memory.  A vigil honoring the life of Zyaire Fernandez will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mout Vernon Doles Center at 250 South 6th Ave., according to a spokesperson for Fernandez's family.  Fernandez was killed in an incident on Thursday, March 9, 2023, when he was shot in the back with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol in Mount Vernon on South 7th Avenue. He was later pronounced dead at Montefior…
Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Westchester: Here's His Sentence Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Westchester: Here's His Sentence
Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Westchester: Here's His Sentence A 28-year-old man will spend time in prison for stealing a semi-tractor trailer truck with more than $32,000 worth of hard lemonade inside from a parking lot in Westchester.  New Rochelle resident Kelvin Liriano was sentenced to six months in prison for stealing the truck from a lot off Interstate 87 in Yonkers in March 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Feb. 29.  According to the DA's Office, on March 21, 2023, at around 1:15 a.m., Liriano stole a $45,000 semi-tractor trailer truck containing 1,560 cases of Mike's Hard Lemonad…
New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Westchester, Police Say New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Westchester, Police Say
New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Westchester, Police Say After discovering a victim with a gunshot wound to his head inside a pickup truck in Westchester, authorities have charged an 18-year-old man with his murder, police announced.  Yonkers resident Ludvin Ramos-Cervantes was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Francisco Gordillo, who was found dead earlier in the day, Yonkers Police announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  Earlier Report - Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police According to the department, just before 5 a.m. on Monday, officers found Gordillo insi…
Contractor Charged In Connection To Fatal Trench Collapse At Site In Westchester: DA Contractor Charged In Connection To Fatal Trench Collapse At Site In Westchester: DA
Contractor Charged In Connection To Fatal Trench Collapse At Site In Westchester: DA A Connecticut contractor has been criminally charged in connection to a trench collapse at a construction site in New York that killed a 46-year-old man, officials announced. Fairfield County resident Michael Conway of Bethel, age 59, was arraigned in Westchester County Court on criminal charges in connection to the fatal collapse, which happened in Mamaroneck in May 2021 and killed Stamford resident Jose Vega, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, Feb. 26.  Earlier Report - Worker Dies After Being Trapped In Trench In Westchester Conway is the di…
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Westchester, Then Avoiding Police For Year Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Westchester, Then Avoiding Police For Year
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Westchester, Then Avoiding Police For Year A 34-year-old man who spent a year eluding authorities will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting a 20-year-old victim in Westchester.  Yonkers resident Jonathan Planas was sentenced to 22 years in state prison for the October 2020 fatal shooting of Alvaro Vigueras Medina, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  At around 1:30 a.m. on the day of the shooting, Oct. 10, 2020, Planas got out of a Mercedes Benz and fired several shots at Medina while he was walking on Lawrence Street in Yonkers. Medina was hit once …
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…
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Months-Long Investigation Into Head-On Crash In North Castle Drunk Driver Nabbed After Months-Long Investigation Into Head-On Crash In North Castle
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Months-Long Investigation Into Head-On Crash In North Castle A woman faces felony drunk driving charges following a months-long investigation into a head-on crash in Northern Westchester that discovered her blood alcohol content had been four times over the legal limit, police announced.  The 58-year-old Chappaqua woman, whose name was not released, was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in connection with a head-on crash in North Castle in October 2023, the North Castle Police Department announced on Wednesday, Feb. 14.  According to the department, on the day of the crash, Monday, October 2, at around 5:50 p.m., a head-on collision happened at t…
Update: Man Faces New Charges In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Community Leader In Westchester Update: Man Faces New Charges In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Community Leader In Westchester
Update: Man Faces New Charges In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Community Leader In Westchester A 42-year-old man has been hit with new charges in connection with the hit-run death of a beloved community leader in Westchester.  Brooklyn resident Antonio Robles-Sanchez was indicted for the hit-run death of 65-year-old Stephanie Kavourias that happened in Hartsdale in August 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Feb. 15.  Earlier Report - Woman Killed In Hit-Run Hartsdale Crash Was Beloved Community Leader According to the DA's Office, around 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, Robles-Sanchez drove his Dodge Ram t…
Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Westchester Apartment Building, Police Say Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Westchester Apartment Building, Police Say
Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Westchester Apartment Building, Police Say A 21-year-old woman faces felony charges after allegedly abandoning her newborn infant in the hallway of an apartment building in Westchester, police said.  Yonkers resident Jaqueline Marleni Perez was arrested after allegedly leaving her newborn girl in the hallway of an apartment building at 32 Chestnut St. in Yonkers, the city's police department announced on Thursday, Feb. 8. Earlier Report - Abandoned Baby Girl Found In Hallway At Yonkers Apartment Building: Developing The baby was discovered on Tuesday, Feb. 6 around 8:30 p.m., when officers found the girl wrapped in a…
Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Northern Westchester Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Northern Westchester
Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Northern Westchester A Westchester woman will spend time in prison for shaking and bouncing a 3-month-old baby while employed as a nanny, causing him to suffer a seizure. White Plains resident Nija Woodbury, age 23, was sentenced to six months in prison on Monday, Feb. 5 for assaulting a baby in her care while employed as a nanny, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, at around 5 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2023, Woodbury had been employed as a nanny for a family from Mount Pleasant.  While working, she aggressively shook and bounced the 3-month-ol…
$700,000 Scheme: Woman Steals From Hawthorne-Based Nonprofit Healthcare Provider $700,000 Scheme: Woman Steals From Hawthorne-Based Nonprofit Healthcare Provider
$700,000 Scheme: Woman Steals From Hawthorne-Based Nonprofit Healthcare Provider A 33-year-old woman will spend years in prison for stealing more than $700,000 from a Northern Westchester-based nonprofit healthcare provider that she worked for, officials announced. Bronx resident Ingrid Aquino was sentenced to an indeterminate term of two to six years in state prison for stealing over $700,000 from Hawthorne-based Hudson Valley Community Services, a division of Cornerstone Family Healthcare, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, Jan. 29.  According to the DA's Office, between Nov. 1, 2017, and Sept. 1, 2021, Aqui…
Man Shoots, Kills Father Of 2 At Westchester Park: Here's His Sentence Man Shoots, Kills Father Of 2 At Westchester Park: Here's His Sentence
Man Shoots, Kills Father Of 2 At Westchester Park: Here's His Sentence A 21-year-old man has received his prison sentence for fatally shooting a father of two during a confrontation at a park in Westchester, officials announced.  Mount Vernon resident Emmanuel Valentin Perez was sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting Sleepy Hollow resident Manuel Salazar in June 2021, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, Jan. 12.  Earlier Report - Teen Arraigned In Fatal Shooting At Park In Westchester According to the DA's Office, on June 28, 2021, around 9:30 p.m., Perez, who was 18 years old at the ti…
Woman Gets Jail Time For Assaulting Train Conductor With Pumpkin In Westchester Woman Gets Jail Time For Assaulting Train Conductor With Pumpkin In Westchester
Woman Gets Jail Time For Assaulting Train Conductor With Pumpkin In Westchester A 23-year-old woman will spend years in prison after striking a train conductor in the face with a pumpkin in Westchester, causing her to need stitches, officials announced.  Bronx resident Alexis Adams was sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting a Metro-North Railroad conductor, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Jan. 11.  According to the DA's Office, on Oct. 11, 2021, just after 6 p.m., Adams became involved in a verbal dispute with the conductor over train fare. After the fight, Adams then hit the conductor in her face with a …
Update: More Details Emerge After Man Shoots Ex-Girlfriend At Westchester Residence, DA Says Update: More Details Emerge After Man Shoots Ex-Girlfriend At Westchester Residence, DA Says
Update: More Details Emerge After Man Shoots Ex-Girlfriend At Westchester Residence, DA Says A 38-year-old man now faces attempted murder charges after breaking into a Westchester residence and shooting his ex-girlfriend, officials announced. New, updated report - Update: Man Gets More Charges After Shooting Ex-Girlfriend At Sleepy Hollow Residence, DA Says Ruben Santiago, who was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 3, now faces attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting in Sleepy Hollow that occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 2, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, Jan. 5.  Earlier Report - Suspect Nabbed After Shooting 37-Year-Old Wom…
Suspect In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Westchester Gets More Charges: DA Suspect In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Westchester Gets More Charges: DA
Suspect In Shooting Of Off-Duty Nypd Officer In Westchester Gets More Charges: DA A 30-year-old man nabbed for shooting an off-duty police officer in a broad daylight targeted attack next to a busy parkway in Westchester has been given new charges, officials announced.  Port Chester resident Bryan Martinez, age 30, has been arraigned on an indictment charging him in connection with a November shooting of an off-duty New York City Police officer in Yonkers, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Jan. 4.  Earlier Report - New Update: Suspect From Westchester Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Yonkers Accord…
Suspect Nabbed After Shooting 37-Year-Old Woman At Westchester Residence, Police Say Suspect Nabbed After Shooting 37-Year-Old Woman At Westchester Residence, Police Say
Suspect Nabbed After Shooting 37-Year-Old Woman At Westchester Residence, Police Say A suspect has been apprehended in connection with a shooting inside a Westchester home that left a woman hospitalized, police said. Click here for a new, updated report - Update: More Details Emerge After Man Shoots Ex-Girlfriend At Sleepy Hollow Residence, DA Says Ruben Louis Santiago, age 38, was arrested in connection with a shooting that happened at a Sleepy Hollow residence on Tuesday, Jan. 2, Sleepy Hollow Police announced on Wednesday, Jan 3.  According to the department, around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sleep Hollow Police officers responded to a residence on Chestnut Stree…
Northern Westchester Man Tries To Rape Child, Meets With Undercover Agent Posing As Parent: DA Northern Westchester Man Tries To Rape Child, Meets With Undercover Agent Posing As Parent: DA
Northern Westchester Man Tries To Rape Child, Meets With Undercover Agent Posing As Parent: DA A Northern Westchester man faces attempted rape charges after setting up a meeting with an undercover agent posing as the parent of a pre-school-aged child who he intended to engage in sexual conduct with, officials announced.  New Castle resident Dustin Layme, age 26, was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 14 after attempting to rape a child in Greenburgh, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, Dec. 20.  According to the DA's Office, Layme made online contact with an undercover law enforcement agent who had been posing as a young gir…
'We Are Disappointed': DPW Worker Sentenced For Hit-Run That Killed Westchester Teen 'We Are Disappointed': DPW Worker Sentenced For Hit-Run That Killed Westchester Teen
'We Are Disappointed': DPW Worker Sentenced For Hit-Run That Killed Westchester Teen A former public works employee has been sentenced for his role in a hit-run crash that killed a beloved 16-year-old boy in Westchester.  Former Yonkers Public Works Department worker Stephen Dolan, age 46, was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 14 to one and a half to four and a half years in prison for vehicular manslaughter in connection with an August 2022 crash that killed 16-year-old Christopher Jack “CJ” Hackett of Yonkers, according to a report by ABC News.  Earlier Report - DPW Worker Charged For Fatal Hit-Run Crash That Killed 16-Year-Old Stepinac HS Student On the da…