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Bears Seen Near Busy Main Route In Northern Westchester Bears Seen Near Busy Main Route In Northern Westchester
Bears Seen Near Busy Main Route In Northern Westchester Those in Northern Westchester may want to ensure their trash cans are inside, as several bear sightings have been reported along a busy main route in the area.  In an announcement on Tuesday, June 25, North Castle Police said several bear sightings have been reported along the Route 128 corridor in the hamlet of Armonk near the border with New Castle.  The department warned residents to avoid becoming comfortable or complacent with the animals and not to deliberately or inadvertently feed them. Additionally, those in the area should remove food sources that bears can access. …
New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Northern Westchester Home New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Northern Westchester Home
New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Northern Westchester Home A 38-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge after trying to stab an officer in the back at a Northern Westchester residence, police announced.  Armonk resident Joseph Spennato was arraigned at Westchester Medical Center on Tuesday evening, May 28 in connection with his alleged attack on an officer at his home on Monday, May 20, the Westchester County Police Department announced. Earlier Report - Man Shot By Officers On Hallock Place In Armonk According to the department, Spennato's arrest resulted from an incident at his Armonk home on Hallock Place that began around …
Man Shot After Attacking Officers With Knife At Northern Westchester Residence: Police Man Shot After Attacking Officers With Knife At Northern Westchester Residence: Police
Man Shot After Attacking Officers With Knife At Northern Westchester Residence: Police This story has been updated. Two officers and a suspect were taken to a hospital following a physical confrontation at a Northern Westchester residence that resulted in police shooting a man twice, authorities said. New, updated report - New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Armonk Home The incident began on Monday, May 20 just before 12:30 p.m., when authorities responded to a home on Hallock Place in Armonk to help a 78-year-old woman who needed medical help, according to the North Castle Police Department. The woman was later treated and taken to a nearby h…
2 Vehicles Stolen From Driveways In Northern Westchester 2 Vehicles Stolen From Driveways In Northern Westchester
2 Vehicles Stolen From Driveways In Northern Westchester Authorities are warning residents to take precautions following the thefts of two vehicles from driveways in Northern Westchester. The two cars were stolen from North Castle driveways over the weekend of Saturday, April 27, North Castle Police announced on Monday, April 29.  Police did not reveal exactly where the vehicles were stolen from or if any suspects had been apprehended. However, they did give residents a list of safeguards they could take to avoid being victimized:  Do not leave your vehicle's key fob inside the car and be sure to lock it; Close and lock all windows an…
Nor'easter: Driver Killed After Tree Falls On Vehicle In Northern Westchester Nor'easter: Driver Killed After Tree Falls On Vehicle In Northern Westchester
Nor'easter: Driver Killed After Tree Falls On Vehicle In Northern Westchester A person was killed after a tree fell on a vehicle in Northern Westchester as a powerful Nor'easter swept through the region. Click here for a new, updated story - Nor'easter: Woman Killed In Northern Westchester By Fallen Tree ID'd As Wife Of Yankees Exec The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in Armonk. The 2021 Toyota had been northbound on Route 128 between School Street and Leisure Farm Drive, according to the Town of North Castle Police. The driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, died after the incident just west of Interstate 684. The person's identity has …
Delivery Driver Charged After Confronting High School Security In Northern Westchester Delivery Driver Charged After Confronting High School Security In Northern Westchester
Delivery Driver Charged After Confronting High School Security In Northern Westchester A delivery driver was taken into custody after nearly hitting security officers with her car at a Northern Westchester high school following a confrontation with them, police said. The incident began on Wednesday, March 13 at around 12:30 p.m., when security personnel at Byram Hills High School in Armonk confronted a delivery woman who parked her car in an unauthorized vehicle, according to North Castle Police.  When she was told to move her car to the proper location for deliveries, the woman became belligerent and drove off. She then failed to comply with security personnel's directi…
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. …
Filming To Take Place At Diner In Westchester, Cause Road Closure Filming To Take Place At Diner In Westchester, Cause Road Closure
Filming To Take Place At Diner In Westchester, Cause Road Closure Authorities are alerting residents of temporary road closures around a diner in Westchester that will be the scene of a filming event.  The "commercial entertainment filming event" will take place in the parking lot of the Townhouse Diner in North White Plains at 720 North Broadway (Route 22) on Friday, Feb. 16, North Castle Police announced.  More information about what the filming is for was not released.  Although the diner will remain open to customers during the filming, a section of Castle Heights Place next to the business will be temporarily closed during the da…
Scammer Freezes iPad, Convinces Northern Westchester Victim To Pay To Fix It Scammer Freezes iPad, Convinces Northern Westchester Victim To Pay To Fix It
Scammer Freezes iPad, Convinces Northern Westchester Victim To Pay To Fix It Authorities in Northern Westchester are searching for a suspect who stole a large sum of money from a victim who was convinced to withdraw funds from their bank account by an online scammer.  The incident occurred in the town of North Castle on Thursday, Dec. 14, when an 81-year-old resident clicked on an online spam link while using their Apple iPad and suddenly found that their device was frozen, according to North Castle Police. Soon after, a phone number appeared on the screen, which the victim proceeded to call. The person who answered the phone managed to convince the victim that…
Iconic Eagle Sign Felled By 'Intentional Damage' In Northern Westchester, Police Say Iconic Eagle Sign Felled By 'Intentional Damage' In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Iconic Eagle Sign Felled By 'Intentional Damage' In Northern Westchester, Police Say Authorities are investigating the collapse of an iconic sign in Northern Westchester that they say was caused by intentional damage.  The investigation was prompted when a North Castle Police officer discovered on Monday, Dec. 11 just before 6:30 a.m. that the North Castle Eagle sign at the intersection of Route 22 and Route 128 had fallen.  According to the department, an investigation and preliminary observations determined that there had been "intentional damage" to the sign's support structure, causing it to fall.  However, the investigation was complicated by the advanc…
Suspicious Trio Seen Behind Pizzeria Prompts Police Response In Northern Westchester Suspicious Trio Seen Behind Pizzeria Prompts Police Response In Northern Westchester
Suspicious Trio Seen Behind Pizzeria Prompts Police Response In Northern Westchester Authorities are conducting an investigation into an incident that happened behind a Northern Westchester pizzeria after staff reported that several people may have tried to start a fire, police announced.  The incident that prompted the investigation happened on Saturday, Nov. 18 around 7:45 p.m., when employees at Amore Pizzeria at 1 Kent Pl. in Armonk called police and reported that they had seen several people behind the building and a flickering light.  Staffers added that they believed the people may have been trying to light something on fire, according to North Castle Polic…
Bobcat Sighting Results In Police Response At Northern Westchester School Bobcat Sighting Results In Police Response At Northern Westchester School
Bobcat Sighting Results In Police Response At Northern Westchester School A bobcat sighting reported by staff resulted in a police response at a school in the region. The incident happened in Northern Westchester County on Wednesday, Nov. 8 just before 3 p.m., when staff members at the Coman Hill Elementary School at 558 Bedford Rd. (Route 22) reported a possible bobcat that was seen behind the building, according to North Castle Police. Officers then responded to the school and checked the grounds and surrounding area for a bobcat. However, the animal was not spotted by authorities.  Police then stayed at the school to monitor the area during dismissal, au…
Road Closure: Part Of Westchester Parkway To Be Affected Road Closure: Part Of Westchester Parkway To Be Affected
Road Closure: Part Of Westchester Parkway To Be Affected An upcoming road closure is set to shutter part of a busy parkway in Westchester. The southbound Central Westchester Parkway in North White Plains will close on Thursday, Nov. 9 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., North Castle Police announced. The closure will allow crews to perform maintenance work.  Motorists are asked to use alternate routes during the closure. 
New Update: Bear Killed After Attacking Child In North Castle Tests Negative For Rabies New Update: Bear Killed After Attacking Child In North Castle Tests Negative For Rabies
New Update: Bear Killed After Attacking Child In North Castle Tests Negative For Rabies A bear that was shot and killed after attacking a 7-year-old child in Northern Westchester has tested negative for rabies, officials said.  The Westchester County Department of Health confirmed the results on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 23, a day after the bear's remains were brought in for testing by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Earlier Report - Latest Update: 7-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Bear Attack Outside North Castle Home The male bear was killed by North Castle Police following the attack, which happened on Tuesday, Aug. 22 ju…
Latest Update: 7-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Bear Attack Outside Northern Westchester Home Latest Update: 7-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Bear Attack Outside Northern Westchester Home
Latest Update: 7-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Bear Attack Outside Northern Westchester Home New, updated report: Brand-New Update: Bear Tests Negative For Rabies After Attacking Child In North Castle Authorities have released more details about a bear attack outside of a Northern Westchester residence that left a 7-year-old child hospitalized.  The attack, which happened on Tuesday, Aug. 22 just after 11:15 a.m., occurred outside a North Castle home at 75 Hickory Kingdom Rd., where the boy had been playing in the woods before running into the bear, according to a report by NBC New York.  Earlier Report - New Update: Bear Attacks Child In North Ca…
Lost Duo Rescued From Hiking Preserve In Northern Westchester With Help Of Phone App Lost Duo Rescued From Hiking Preserve In Northern Westchester With Help Of Phone App
Lost Duo Rescued From Hiking Preserve In Northern Westchester 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…
Scammer Remotely Takes Over Woman's Computer In Northern Westchester: Police Scammer Remotely Takes Over Woman's Computer In Northern Westchester: Police
Scammer Remotely Takes Over Woman's Computer In Northern Westchester: Police A victim from Northern Westchester had to take several precautionary measures including canceling her credit cards after a scammer was able to remotely access her computer, police said.  The incident was reported on Monday, May 22 just before 2:30 p.m. when a woman arrived at North Castle Police headquarters and reported that the scammer had been able to access her computer while she was doing online shopping, according to North Castle Police.  The victim reported that while she had been shopping on Amazon, she had accidentally clicked a link that let the scammer take control of h…
3 Family Members Illegally Possessed Almost 50 Guns In Northern Westchester: DA 3 Family Members Illegally Possessed Almost 50 Guns In Northern Westchester: DA
3 Family Members Illegally Possessed Almost 50 Guns In Northern Westchester: DA Three family members who live in the same Northern Westchester household face numerous weapons charges after they were discovered to be in possession of nearly 50 illegal guns including semi-automatic rifles and machine guns, officials said.  The three defendants, all residents of North Castle, were arraigned in Westchester County Court on Tuesday, May 9 on an indictment alleging the illegal possession of the weapons, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.  They are identified as Theodore Brois, age 68; Brandon Brois, age 25; and Helene Brois, ag…
Man Threatens To Stab Salon Employee In Northern Westchester Man Threatens To Stab Salon Employee In Northern Westchester
Man Threatens To Stab Salon Employee In Northern Westchester A man with an active arrest warrant is charged with threatening a salon worker in Northern Westchester, police said.  On Saturday, March 18, around 2:45 p.m., an employee of a salon located in Armonk at 495 Main St. (Route 125) told North Castle Police that her coworker's ex-boyfriend had threatened to harm her coworker.  According to authorities, the man, who had an active arrest warrant, told the complainant's coworker that "today is going to be the day that he stabs her," and that he was in the area of the salon.  Officers then responded to the salon and arrested the man.…
Gas Odor Forces Evacuation Of School In Northern Westchester Gas Odor Forces Evacuation Of School In Northern Westchester
Gas Odor Forces Evacuation Of School In Northern Westchester A school in Northern Westchester was evacuated after a staff member reported an odor of gas for the second time in two months.  Earlier Report - Firefighters Respond To Odor Of Gas At Elementary School In Armonk: Police On Wednesday, Jan. 11, around 10:30 a.m., a teacher at Wampus Elementary School in Armonk reported an odor of gas in the building, which was then reported to North Castle Police. After this, all students and staff at the school were evacuated while fire officials investigated the odor.  No gas leak was detected, prompting the school to return to a normal day…
Stolen Vehicle From Out Of State Found In Northern Westchester: Police Stolen Vehicle From Out Of State Found In Northern Westchester: Police
Stolen Vehicle From Out Of State Found In Northern Westchester: Police A stolen vehicle from another state was found parked on a Northern Westchester street thanks to a call from an observant resident.  On Monday, Dec. 26, around 6 a.m., an Armonk resident told police that a BMW with New Jersey registration was illegally parked on Banksville Road, North Castle Police said. After authorities looked the vehicle up, they realized that it had been stolen from Elizabeth, New Jersey, and confirmed this with Elizabeth's police department.  The vehicle was then impounded in Armonk Garage. 
Firefighters Respond To Odor Of Gas At School In Northern Westchester: Police Firefighters Respond To Odor Of Gas At School In Northern Westchester: Police
Firefighters Respond To Odor Of Gas At School In Northern Westchester: Police Firefighters responded to an elementary school in Northern Westchester after an odor of gas was reported by school officials, police said.  On Thursday, Dec. 15, around 5:20 p.m., police in Armonk received a call from Superintendent Jen Lamia of the Byram Hills Central School District, who said that the smell of gas had been detected at the Wampus Elementary School located at 41 Wampus Ave., according to North Castle Police.  Lamia had told police that the odor was discovered by a group using facilities at the school, who had then reported it to the school's principal, police said…
Police Report More Thefts, Disputes At Westchester County Stop & Shop Police Report More Thefts, Disputes At Westchester County Stop & Shop
Police Report More Thefts, Disputes At Westchester County Stop & Shop More thefts and disputes are reported to have happened at a Stop & Shop in Westchester County, police said.  Earlier Report - Police Respond To 2 Thefts From North White Plains Stop & Shop In 2 Days The first incident of larceny happened on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Stop & Shop in North White Plains located at 670 North Broadway, according to North Castle Police.  A day later, the theft was reported to police by store security, police said, also saying that a suspect has not yet been found.  Police then responded to the same Stop & Shop on Monday, Dec…
Police Respond To 2 Thefts From Westchester Stop & Shop In 2 Days Police Respond To 2 Thefts From Westchester Stop & Shop In 2 Days
Police Respond To 2 Thefts From Westchester Stop & Shop In 2 Days Lightning struck twice at a Westchester County Stop & Shop, as police responded to two thefts from the store in two days, police said.  The first larceny happened on Monday, Nov. 28 around 7:30 p.m., when police responded to a Stop & Shop in North White Plains located at 670 North Broadway after an employee reported that a man had left the store on foot after producing a receipt indicating that he had only paid for some of his items, according to North Castle Police.  The employee described the man as Hispanic and wearing a black hat, black coat, grey sweatpants, and white…
Man Found Suffering Medical Emergency Next To Crashed Jeep In Northern Westchester: Police Man Found Suffering Medical Emergency Next To Crashed Jeep In Northern Westchester: Police
Man Found Suffering Medical Emergency Next To Crashed Jeep In Northern Westchester: Police A man was taken to the hospital after he was found passed out next to his crashed vehicle in Northern Westchester, police said.  On Saturday, Nov. 12 around 3:10 p.m., police received a call that a person was passed out next to a crashed brown Jeep on Route 128 in Armonk, according to North Castle Police.  Police then contacted the Armonk Fire Department, which had also received a report of an accident at the same location with an unconscious man at the scene, and officers responded to the scene along with fire department members, police said.  Upon arriving, CPR was given t…
Minor Injured By Fall Caused By Seizure At Northern Westchester American Legion Hall: Police Minor Injured By Fall Caused By Seizure At Northern Westchester American Legion Hall: Police
Minor Injured By Fall Caused By Seizure At Northern Westchester American Legion Hall: Police A police department came to the aid of a minor who suffered a fall likely caused by a seizure at a Northern Westchester American Legion Hall, authorities said.  On Saturday, Nov. 12, around 4:30 p.m., several adults brought an injured juvenile into North Castle Police headquarters after they suffered a fall at the American Legion House in Armonk at 35 Bedford Rd., according to North Castle Police.  The adults accompanying the injured minor told police that they had a history of seizures, which likely caused the fall, authorities said. Officers administered medical aid to the juve…
At Least 15 Goats Run 'At Large' In Northern Westchester: Police At Least 15 Goats Run 'At Large' In Northern Westchester: Police
At Least 15 Goats Run 'At Large' In Northern Westchester: Police Police were faced with an unusual call when several goats were found roaming free in a Northern Westchester town.  On Monday, Oct. 31, around 9 a.m., North Castle Police responded to a residence in North Castle at 7 Mianus Drive after receiving a report that 15 to 20 goats were "running at large" around the property, police said.  An officer responded to the scene, and found the goats there, with tags on their ears, according to police.  Eventually, police were able to corral the goats back to their home at 1 Mianus Dr. and 2 Middle Patent Rd., authorities said.
Customer Leaves Northern Westchester Gas Station With Fuel Nozzle Still Attached To Vehicle Customer Leaves Northern Westchester Gas Station With Fuel Nozzle Still Attached To Vehicle
Customer Leaves Northern Westchester Gas Station With Fuel Nozzle Still Attached To Vehicle A gas station clerk in Northern Westchester was alarmed when a customer drove away with the fuel nozzle still in their car. On Sunday, Oct. 23 at around 2 p.m., North Castle Police responded to a Sunoco gas station in Armonk at 360 Main Street after the clerk reported a customer driving away with a fuel nozzle attached to their vehicle, police said. The clerk reported that after driving away with it, the customer then returned to the gas station with the nozzle but did not give their information, according to police. Police said that after a preliminary investigation, the vehicle involve…
Westchester Stop & Shop Customer Receives Counterfeit Bills From Self-Checkout Machine: Police Westchester Stop & Shop Customer Receives Counterfeit Bills From Self-Checkout Machine: Police
Westchester Stop & Shop Customer Receives Counterfeit Bills From Self-Checkout Machine: Police A customer using a self-checkout machine at a Westchester County grocery store received counterfeit bills as change, police say.  On Monday, Oct. 24 at around 4 p.m., North Castle Police received a call from a person who reported receiving two $10 bills from a Stop & Shop in North White Plains at 670 North Broadway, according to police.  The customer then completed a witness deposition, police said.  It is not known where the counterfeit bills came from. 
Animal Believed To Be Mountain Lion Chased By Dogs In Northern Westchester, Resident Reports Animal Believed To Be Mountain Lion Chased By Dogs In Northern Westchester, Resident Reports
Animal Believed To Be Mountain Lion Chased By Dogs In Northern Westchester, Resident Reports An animal believed to be a mountain lion made its presence felt in Northern Westchester. The incident happened on Saturday, Feb. 15 at around 3 p.m. on Whippoorwill Road near the intersection of Half Mile Road, North Castle Police said. A local resident reported that her dogs chased what she believed was a mountain lion up a tree on a neighbor's property.  "The caller reported that the animal did not attack her dogs," the responding officer reported. "I spoke with both parties who were on scene and advised them not to go near the animal and to keep any domestic animals insid…
Man Charged With Making Terroristic Threat To Northern Westchester School District Co-Worker Man Charged With Making Terroristic Threat To Northern Westchester School District Co-Worker
Man Charged With Making Terroristic Threat To Northern Westchester School District Co-Worker A worker at a high school in Northern Westchester has been arrested for making a threat to a co-worker, police said. Early in the morning on Friday, the Byram Hills Central School District notified North Castle Police of a complainant involving the employee, prompting an investigation of the alleged threat. Following the investigation, Matthew Martorana, 51, of Port Chester was charged with making a terrorist threat, a Class D felony, North Castle Police said. He is due to reappear in town court on Oct. 22. Police said no further information is now available that the matter is still under…