Duo Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices In Westchester: Police Duo Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices In Westchester: Police
Duo Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices In Westchester: Police Two men wanted out of Long Island were apprehended in Westchester after authorities found them in a car with several card-skimming devices inside, police announced.  The arrests stemmed from an incident on Thursday, Feb. 29, when New Rochelle Police were told around 8:15 p.m. that a car wanted in connection to a felony case in the Nassau County village of Garden City was possibly in the city. According to New Rochelle Police, officers found this vehicle parked and unoccupied on Huguenot Street near the city's post office at around 9 p.m. Soon after, two men were seen getting into the c…
Woman Hides Stolen Merchandise Inside Occupied Stroller At Northern Westchester Store: Police Woman Hides Stolen Merchandise Inside Occupied Stroller At Northern Westchester Store: Police
Woman Hides Stolen Merchandise Inside Occupied Stroller At Northern Westchester Store: Police A 25-year-old woman was apprehended after allegedly stealing merchandise from a Northern Westchester store by hiding it in a baby stroller occupied by a child, police said. Ashley Spooner of Peekskill was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 29 in connection with a larceny that happened in January at Dick's Sporting Goods in the Jefferson Valley Mall at 650 Lee Boulevard in Yorktown, according to the town's police department,  On the day of the incident, Tuesday, Jan. 23 at around 1 p.m., police arrived at Dick's Sporting Goods and began investigating the theft. Authorities soon determined that …
Trio Nabbed After Stealing Cart Of Groceries From Stop & Shop In Westchester: Police Trio Nabbed After Stealing Cart Of Groceries From Stop & Shop In Westchester: Police
Trio Nabbed After Stealing Cart Of Groceries From Stop & Shop In Westchester: Police Three men face charges after stealing a shopping cart full of merchandise from a Stop & Shop supermarket in Westchester, police announced.  The arrests resulted from an incident on Wednesday, Feb. 21, when a larceny was reported at the Stop & Shop located at 670 North Broadway in North White Plains, North Castle Police announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  According to the department, three suspects had acted together to steal a cart full of merchandise from the store. When they were then confronted by loss prevention staff, the trio ran out of the store to the parking lot. …
Teen Apprehended After Shooting Outside Burger King In Westchester Teen Apprehended After Shooting Outside Burger King In Westchester
Teen Apprehended After Shooting Outside Burger King In Westchester A teenage suspect who was apprehended after a shooting outside a Burger King in Westchester overnight is facing three felony charges. It happened at around 7:50 p.m. on Friday, March 1 in New Rochelle, at the New Roc City Burger King restaurant located at 33 LeCount Place. There were multiple reports of a large altercation inside as well as gunshots fired outside the restaurant., New Rochelle Police said. Officers responded and found 9mm shell casings on the sidewalk outside the eatery. Witnesses reported that several groups of males were running from the scene. New Rochel…
Check Fraud On Rise In Westchester: Often Stolen From Mail, Altered, Police Say Check Fraud On Rise In Westchester: Often Stolen From Mail, Altered, Police Say
Check Fraud On Rise In Westchester: Often Stolen From Mail, Altered, Police Say Authorities in Westchester are warning residents of an increase in "check washing," a scheme where checks are stolen from the mail and altered by criminals.  The warning was issued on Wednesday, Feb. 28 by the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department, which is currently investigating a rise in check fraud.  According to the department, the "check washing" schemes consist of criminals stealing mail in bulk looking for checks made payable to recipients. Once they find such a check, they will use chemicals to remove the payee and original dollar amount and rewrite a higher dollar amou…
2 Firefighters Injured In Blaze At Westchester Residence 2 Firefighters Injured In Blaze At Westchester Residence
2 Firefighters Injured In Blaze At Westchester Residence Two firefighters were injured while battling a blaze at a residence in Westchester.  The fire happened in White Plains on Thursday, Feb. 29 at a residence on South Broadway, according to the city's fire department.  The blaze began in the attic and walls of the structure but was quickly knocked out before it could spread and cause more damage to the home, firefighters said.  No occupants in the home were harmed, but two firefighters suffered minor injuries during the effort to put out the blaze, the department said. 
2-Car Crash Blocks Traffic At Busy Hudson Valley Intersection 2-Car Crash Blocks Traffic At Busy Hudson Valley Intersection
2-Car Crash Blocks Traffic At Busy Hudson Valley Intersection A two-vehicle crash held up traffic at a busy Hudson Valley intersection, firefighters said. The crash happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, Feb. 28 around 6:10 p.m., when two cars collided in Carmel at the intersection of Route 6 and Crane Road (Route 32), according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.  The collision sent one car off the road into some brush, according to photos of the crash released by the department.  The cause of the crash was not released. 
Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Northern Westchester Home Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Northern Westchester Home
Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Northern Westchester Home Firefighters raced to a Northern Westchester home after a blaze broke out in the residence's chimney.  The blaze happened on Sunday evening, Feb. 25, when a chimney fire broke out at a residence in Bedford on Mary's Lane, the Bedford Fire Department said on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  The resident told firefighters that flames were extending several feet from the top of the chimney. However, the blaze died down a bit by the time crews arrived and became contained within the flue between the fireplace and the chimney top.  Crews soon began working to clean out the firebox and climbe…
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Several schools in a Westchester village were put into lockdown after one of them received a threat, officials said. New, updated report - New Update: Threat To Port Chester Middle School Came From Student Inside Building The threat was made to Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, the school district announced.  After the threat was received, all Port Chester schools were immediately put into lockdowns, which were eventually lifted later in the day.  Police are continuing to investigate the incident, school officials said, adding that students and staff would r…
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Northern Westchester: Police 19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Northern Westchester: Police
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Northern Westchester: Police A 19-year-old man was jailed after leading officers on a high-speed chase in Northern Westchester, almost hitting a police cruiser head-on in the process, authorities announced.  Katonah resident Max Lupinacci was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with an incident that happened in Yorktown on Thursday, Jan. 18, Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  According to the department, at around 1 a.m. on the night of the incident, a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle speeding through a stop sign at the intersection of Commerce Street and Hanover Street. Authorities …
Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Croton-On-Hudson Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Croton-On-Hudson
Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Croton-On-Hudson A person was taken to the hospital following a vehicle rollover crash in Northern Westchester.  The crash happened on Tuesday, Feb. 27 around 8:30 a.m., when a vehicle flipped onto its side on Scenic Drive West in Croton-on-Hudson, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. The driver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, firefighters said. The cause of the crash was not released. 
Man Nabbed After Smashing Window Of Westchester Business, Stealing Property: Police Man Nabbed After Smashing Window Of Westchester Business, Stealing Property: Police
Man Nabbed After Smashing Window Of Westchester Business, Stealing Property: Police A man faces burglary charges after breaking the glass window of a Westchester business and stealing property, police announced.  The arrest resulted from an incident on Sunday, Feb. 25 around 3:40 a.m., when a burglary alarm was activated at a commercial business at the Stop & Shop plaza at 670 North Broadway in North White Plains, according to the North Castle Police Department.  An officer soon arrived at the scene and found a broken glass window at the business, which was not identified by the department.  Once more officers arrived, police saw a man run from the rear…
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…
New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left Brother Critically Injured In Northern Westchester New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left Brother Critically Injured In Northern Westchester
New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left Brother Critically Injured In Northern Westchester A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a Northern Westchester crash that left his brother critically injured after he was ejected from their vehicle, police announced. Bedford Hills resident Marcus Vamosy turned himself in to Bedford Police on Friday, Feb. 23 in connection with a crash that occurred in Bedford on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, according to Bedford Police Lt. Jeff Gulick.  Earlier Report - 24-Year-Old Man Ejected, Critically Injured In Route 117 Crash In Bedford: Police On the day of the crash at around 5 p.m., Vamosy had been speeding north…
Drunk Man Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Expired Registration In Thornwood: Police Drunk Man Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Expired Registration In Thornwood: Police
Drunk Man Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Expired Registration In Thornwood: Police A 42-year-old drunk driver was taken into custody after authorities caught him traveling on a parkway in Northern Westchester in a car with a registration that expired over thirteen years ago, police said. The events leading to the man's arrest began on Sunday, Feb. 25 just before 3 a.m., when an officer noticed a BMW sedan traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway near Marble Avenue in Thornwood with fake Tennessee license plates, no inspection sticker, and a registration sticker that expired in 2010, according to the Westchester County Police Department.  After police pulled the vehicl…
Blaze Completely Engulfs Car In Briarcliff Manor: Photos Blaze Completely Engulfs Car In Briarcliff Manor: Photos
Blaze Completely Engulfs Car In Briarcliff Manor: Photos Thanks to firefighters, a blaze that engulfed a vehicle in Northern Westchester was quickly put out before anyone could get hurt.  The fire happened in Briarcliff Manor on Saturday morning, Feb. 24, when a car went up in flames next to a building in the village, according to the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department.  Crews from the department soon arrived and made quick work of the blaze.  No injuries were reported, firefighters said. More information about the fire, including the cause, was not released. 
Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building
Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building One person was hospitalized following a fire that broke out at an apartment building in Westchester.  The blaze began on Sunday, Feb. 25 around 6 p.m., when smoke was reported to be coming from an apartment building in Port Chester at 167 Terrace Ave., according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews soon found flames coming from the side of the building and forced their way into the structure. Firefighters then searched the building while other crews began using a hose line to extinguish the fire.  The blaze was eventually brought under control in under an hour. …
Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Westchester: Police Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Westchester: Police
Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Westchester: Police Authorities are investigating after a man was found shot in the head inside a vehicle in Westchester.  New, updated report - Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Yonkers, Police Say The gruesome discovery was made on Monday, Feb. 26 around 5 a.m., when authorities found a victim with an apparent gunshot wound to his head inside a parked vehicle in the area of Willow Street and Mount Carmel Place in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Although officers tried saving his life, the man was pronounced dead. H…
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley A massive fire in the Hudson Valley destroyed numerous apartments and left almost 100 people displaced. The blaze broke out in Rockland County around 4 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Surrey Carlton Apartments on Slinn Avenue in Spring Valley. According to the American Red Cross, by 5 p.m., Sunday some 63 adults and 83 children had signed up for assistance. The fire, which is believed to have started on the top floor, spread quickly, but no residents were injured, said ABC 7. One firefighter was treated and released at an area hospital after a roof collapsed on him, reported ABC 7.  Mo…
2-Car Crash Causes Fluid Spill On Busy Hudson Valley Road 2-Car Crash Causes Fluid Spill On Busy Hudson Valley Road
2-Car Crash Causes Fluid Spill On Busy Hudson Valley Road A two-car crash in the Hudson Valley caused a temporary closure on a busy road to allow crews to clean a fluid spill.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Friday, Feb. 23 just before 8 p.m., when two cars collided on Croton Falls Road in Carmel, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. Luckily, no injuries resulted from the collision, fire officials said. The crash caused the road to close for around 30 minutes to allow crews to clean up vehicle fluids and remove the cars. 
Schools Searched In Hudson Valley After Accidental Alarm Activation: Police Schools Searched In Hudson Valley After Accidental Alarm Activation: Police
Schools Searched In Hudson Valley After Accidental Alarm Activation: Police Several school buildings in the Hudson Valley were searched following the accidental activation of an alarm, police said. The searches happened in Putnam County on Monday, Feb. 26 around 8:40 a.m., when the Putnam County Sheriff's Office received a Hold-In-Place alarm coming from the Brewster School District, authorities said.  Although the alarm was determined to have been tripped by accident, members of the Sheriff's Office and the New York State Police still conducted a sweep of the district's schools as a precautionary measure.  No threat currently exists to the schools, the …
Man Killed In Assault At Intersection In Westchester: Suspect At Large Man Killed In Assault At Intersection In Westchester: Suspect At Large
Man Killed In Assault At Intersection In Westchester: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for those involved in the homicide of a 30-year-old man at a Westchester intersection, police announced.  The incident happened in Yonkers on Friday, Feb. 23 just after 6:30 p.m., when authorities found an injured man on the street in the area of Woodbine Street and Blackford Avenue, according to Yonkers Police.  Despite the best efforts of first responders, the man died from his injuries at a nearby hospital. The victim, a 30-year-old Bronx man, has not yet been identified by the department pending notification of his family.  The incident is now b…
IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash
IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash The identities have been released of two men and two women all in their 20s who were killed in a horrific wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the Silverado entered the center lane and collided with a southbound Nissan Sentra.&…
Trio Smashes Door Of Liquor Store, Steals $1K In Merch, Cash In Hawthorne Trio Smashes Door Of Liquor Store, Steals $1K In Merch, Cash In Hawthorne
Trio Smashes Door Of Liquor Store, Steals $1K In Merch, Cash In Hawthorne Authorities are looking for three suspects who damaged a Northern Westchester liquor store and stole $1,000 in products and cash.  The burglary happened on Sunday, Feb. 11 at around 4 a.m. at the Hawthorne Wine and Spirits store located at 383 Elwood Ave., according to Mount Pleasant Police.  At that time, three suspects smashed the business's front door with rocks and entered the store for around two minutes before fleeing in an awaiting getaway car.  A patrol officer soon spotted the suspect vehicle speeding south on the Sprain Brook Parkway shortly after the burglary and …
Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large
Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for a man who forcefully stole a cell phone from a victim during a robbery in Westchester. The incident happened on Sunday, Feb. 11 around 3:45 a.m. in the area of Huguenot Street and Centre Avenue in New Rochelle, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  At that time, the suspect engaged in a physical scuffle with the victim and took their cell phone. The victim later refused any medical attention, Coyne said. The suspect is described as a light-skinned man of unknown race.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily V…
Road Rage: Westchester Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On Busy Highway, Police Say Road Rage: Westchester Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On Busy Highway, Police Say
Road Rage: Westchester Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On Busy Highway, Police Say A New York woman was taken into custody in connection with a confrontation on a busy Connecticut road during which she claimed to be a police officer, authorities said.  Westchester County resident Kimberly Nelson of New Rochelle, age 25, turned herself in to Connecticut State Police on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in connection with an incident that happened in March 2023, State Police announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  According to police, on March 23, 2023, troopers received a call from a complainant who reported an incident on Interstate 691 East in the area of Exit 10 in the New Haven…
4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch
4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch An investigation is underway after four people were killed in an overnight wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story: IDs Released Of 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the S…
Update: Police Still Searching For Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester Update: Police Still Searching For Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester
Update: Police Still Searching For Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester Authorities in Westchester are continuing their search for an unattended vehicle that was stolen while it had the owner's dog inside.  In an announcement on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Mount Vernon Police Department said they are still on the lookout for a 2004 Honda Pilot with New Jersey license plate K47SSE that was taken from the 200 block of West 1st Street on Sunday, Jan. 7.  On the night of the theft, an unknown person entered the Honda while it was left running and unattended and drove off. The vehicle has not been seen since the theft and no license plate recognition system…
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say A suspected catalytic converter thief from New York has been nabbed over five years later following an investigation that began in Connecticut and spanned two states and three counties. Jeraud Anthony, age 38, of the Bronx, was arrested on multiple charges Monday, Feb. 12, in connection with a stolen catalytic converter outside a business in Fairfield County. According to Darien Police, a woman contacted officers in September 2018 saying that someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle outside Darien Sport Shop on Post Road (Route 1). A witness told police they saw a vehicle…
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In Westchester: Police 21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In Westchester: Police
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In Westchester: Police A 21-year-old man faces charges after stealing a vehicle from a parking garage in Westchester, police announced. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 19 after stealing a vehicle from a parking garage in White Plains at 44 South Broadway, White Plains Public Safety announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The suspect also damaged the garage's automatic gate in the process, police said. The man was charged with grand larceny and criminal mischief, according to authorities.  More details about the incident were not released. 
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly killing his wife during a domestic dispute. Rockland County resident Warle Fernandez-Arias, age 37, was charged with second-degree murder on Friday, Feb. 23 in Spring Valley after his wife, Carolyn Canela, age 36, was found dead. According to Spring Valley Police, Canela, who moved to the US from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, was found when officers responded to a welfare check at 149 Sneden Place West at their Hillcrest Point apartment. Once inside the apartment, officers found the body of Canela, who was pronoun…