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Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Known Acquaintance During Dispute In Westchester Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Known Acquaintance During Dispute In Westchester
Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Known Acquaintance During Dispute In Westchester A 54-year-old man faces charges after allegedly stabbing a victim to death during a dispute that went out of control in Westchester, police said. Mount Vernon resident Nathaniel Tyrone Hill was arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing that happened in White Plains on Thursday, July 4, White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong said on Wednesday, July 10.  According to Chong, around 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, authorities learned of a dispute involving two men at 162 Ferris Ave. and arrived at the scene within seconds, soon finding a man with a stab wound to the chest. …
Westchester Woman Hit With DA's First-Ever Torture Charge After Killing Partner: Officials Westchester Woman Hit With DA's First-Ever Torture Charge After Killing Partner: Officials
Westchester Woman Hit With DA's First-Ever Torture Charge After Killing Partner: Officials A Westchester woman faces an 18-count indictment after allegedly torturing her intimate partner for months before killing her and hiding her body in a storage bin, officials announced.  New Rochelle resident Kenya Tilford, age 41, was arraigned in Westchester County Court on charges connected to her alleged torture killing of her intimate partner, 27-year-old Concetta Morton, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, July 8.  Earlier Report - Body Of 20-Year-Old Woman Found In Westchester Apartment: Suspect Charged The case is the DA's Office's f…
Man Follows, Assaults 2 Teenagers At Westchester Restaurant: Here's His Sentence Man Follows, Assaults 2 Teenagers At Westchester Restaurant: Here's His Sentence
Man Follows, Assaults 2 Teenagers At Westchester Restaurant: Here's His Sentence A 63-year-old man will spend several years in prison for following and assaulting two 15-year-olds at a Westchester restaurant as well as repeatedly threatening a 13-year-old boy for several months.  Dobbs Ferry resident Vincent Pappas was sentenced on Thursday, June 20 to six years in state prison for assaulting the two teenagers, as well as a separate one-year sentence for harassing and threatening a 13-year-old boy, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, June 21.  According to the DA's Office, on Sept. 29, 2022, at around 5:30 p.m., Pap…
Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA
Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA A police sergeant working for a Westchester department faces assault charges after allegedly repeatedly kicking and punching a suspect during an arrest following a high-speed chase, officials announced. Sgt. Hector Cartagena, age 55, of the Yonkers Police Department, was indicted on assault charges on Monday, June 17 in connection with an incident that occurred in Yonkers on Thursday, March 14, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, on the day of the arrest, the suspect allegedly led Yonkers officers on a high-speed chase a…
Man Gets Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenagers In Westchester Man Gets Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenagers In Westchester
Man Gets Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenagers In Westchester A 22-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison for sexually assaulting two teenagers during separate incidents in Westchester, officials announced. Port Chester resident Richard Olmino was sentenced to 15 years in state prison for the two incidents, which both happened in Rye in June 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, June 3.  According to the DA's Office, the first incident Olmino was linked to occurred on June 23, 2023, around 12 a.m., when he asked for help from a 16-year-old jogger in Rye Town Park. Olmino then too…
Superintendent, Security Specialist Stole From Westchester School District: DA Superintendent, Security Specialist Stole From Westchester School District: DA
Superintendent, Security Specialist Stole From Westchester School District: DA A former superintendent and security system specialist face corruption charges after allegedly stealing thousands from the Westchester school district they served and using the funds to buy luxury items for themselves, officials announced. Former Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District Superintendent Oliver Levy, age 55, and the district's former security specialist, Surendra Kumar, age 47, were both arrested and arraigned on Thursday, May 30 in connection with the scheme, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli ann…
Westchester Parking Garage To Be Named After Beloved Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run Westchester Parking Garage To Be Named After Beloved Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run
Westchester Parking Garage To Be Named After Beloved Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run To celebrate the life of a beloved community leader who was killed in a hit-run, a Westchester parking garage will be dedicated in her memory. In a ceremony on Tuesday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m., a Hartsdale parking garage at 234 East Hartsdale Ave. will be dedicated in memory of Stephanie Kavourias, who was killed in a hit-run crash on East Hartsdale Avenue on Aug. 26, 2023, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced on Wednesday, May 29.  During the ceremony, which will be held at the site A garage level 1, the Hartsdale Public Parking District Board of Commissioners…
No Questions Asked: Gun Buyback Event To Be Held In Westchester No Questions Asked: Gun Buyback Event To Be Held In Westchester
No Questions Asked: Gun Buyback Event To Be Held In Westchester To celebrate the beginning of National Gun Violence Awareness Month, authorities in Westchester will soon be holding a buyback event to take firearms from circulation and to keep residents safe.  The gun buyback event, hosted by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office and the New Rochelle Police Department, will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church in New Rochelle at 185 Lincoln Ave.  Participants who sell their firearms will be given the following in the form of pre-paid gift cards:  $250 for assault rifles; $200 fo…
Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence
Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence A 51-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison for lighting a Westchester apartment on fire while its resident was sleeping inside, officials announced.  Yonkers resident Angel Rivera was sentenced to 12 years in state prison for setting a Yonkers apartment on fire with a resident inside in June 2021, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, May 23.  According to the DA's Office, on June 7, 2021, around 2 a.m., Rivera walked up to a Yonkers residential building on Elm Street, lit an object on fire, and threw it through the open …
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 Northern Westchester, Police Say Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Man Scams Victim Out Of $28K In Bedford: Police 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 From South Salem Files False Financial Disclosure: DA Westchester Assistant Health Commissioner From South Salem Files False Financial Disclosure: DA
Westchester Assistant Health Commissioner From South Salem Files 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…