Tag:

Domestic Violence

'Stop Calling Me Names,' Gabby Petito Wrote To Boyfriend Brian Laundrie: FBI Report 'Stop Calling Me Names,' Gabby Petito Wrote To Boyfriend Brian Laundrie: FBI Report
'Stop Calling Me Names,' Gabby Petito Wrote To Boyfriend Brian Laundrie: FBI Report Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old Long Island native who was killed by her fiancé Brian Laundrie in 2021, wrote him a letter imploring him to stop calling her names, according to FBI documents. Related: FBI Reveals How Brian Laundrie Took Responsibility For Gabby Petito’s Death The 300-plus documents, recently released by the FBI, outline the investigation and offer a glimpse into what transpired before and after the Suffolk County, Blue Point resident was killed by the man she said she loved in an undated letter included in the release. "You know how much I love you, so (and I'm writi…
Rockland County Man Sentenced For 2 Violent Rapes Rockland County Man Sentenced For 2 Violent Rapes
Rockland County Man Sentenced For 2 Violent Rapes A Hudson Valley man will spend the next 25 years in prison for raping and beating a woman twice.  Rockland County resident Rigoberto Lopez Castro, age 26, of Spring Valley, was sentenced on Wednesday, June 5, to a total of 25 years for the two rapes and one count of burglary, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II. On Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, Castro forcibly raped the victim, a woman previously known to him, the DA's office said. According to Scott Waters of the District Attorney's Office, during the attack, Castro held a belt to the victim's neck and hit her&nb…
'Melanie's Law' Closing Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing Passes Assembly 'Melanie's Law' Closing Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing Passes Assembly
'Melanie's Law' Closing Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing Passes Assembly Two years after a young mother from New York was stabbed to death by her mother’s ex-boyfriend, state lawmakers have passed legislation aimed at closing the dangerous loophole that led to her killing. On Tuesday, May 21, the New York Assembly passed “Melanie’s Law,” allowing judges to expand orders of protection for immediate family members or household members of named victims of domestic violence, regardless of their age. The legislation is named after Melanie Chianese, who was stabbed to death on May 29, 2022, inside the Dutchess County residence in Wappingers Falls that she shared with …
Spring Valley Woman Nabbed For Nanuet Stabbings: Police Spring Valley Woman Nabbed For Nanuet Stabbings: Police
Spring Valley Woman Nabbed For Nanuet Stabbings: Cops A woman has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following the alleged stabbing of two people during an incident in the Hudson Valley. Rockland County resident Blanca Rincon-Hoyos, age 29,  of Spring Valley, was charged on Sunday, May 12, for the attack that happened in Nanuet earlier in the day. According to Det. Norman Peters of the Clarkstown Police, officers responded around 4:30 a.m., Sunday to a distress call on Spring Brook Road. Officers encountered a chaotic scene involving two victims with stab wounds, Peters said. A 33-year-old man told police he had been stabb…
Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Trying To Kill Mom, Aunt In Fit Of Rage Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Trying To Kill Mom, Aunt In Fit Of Rage
Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Trying To Kill Mom, Aunt In Fit Of Rage A 32-year-old Hudson Valley man has been charged with allegedly attempting to kill his mother and aunt in a fit of rage by stabbing them numerous times.  Orange County resident Donnie Smith of Newburgh was charged on Tuesday, April 30, with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of second-degree attempted murder. As alleged in documents filed and statements made in court, on Sunday, March 31, Smith violently attacked his mother in a residence in the city of Newburgh, stabbing her repeatedly with a sharp object in the neck and back.  As Smith was leav…
Hudson Valley Man Charged With Severe Domestic Assault On Multiple Occasions, Police Say Hudson Valley Man Charged With Severe Domestic Assault On Multiple Occasions, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man Charged With Severe Domestic Assault On Multiple Occasions, Police Say A Hudson Valley man is behind bars for alleged assault after causing severe injury to a domestic violence victim on multiple occasions. Dutchess County resident Thomas Zemko, age 43, of Pleasant Valley was charged on Monday, Jan. 29 with assault by the New York State Police. An investigation determined Zemko engaged in multiple physical domestic incidents in which he abused and assaulted the victim causing severe injury, said Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. Zemko was charged with Four counts of assault Five counts of criminal possession of a weapon Unlawful imprisonment Me…
Homicide Fugitive Nabbed In Hudson Valley, Police Say Homicide Fugitive Nabbed In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Homicide Fugitive Nabbed In Hudson Valley, Police Say A woman who has been on the run for allegedly killing her boyfriend was nabbed in the region. Stephanie M. Vance, age 26, of the city of Philadelphia in Neshoba County, Mississippi, was apprehended by Dutchess County Sheriff's deputies in the town of Pleasant Valley on Thursday, Jan. 11 on a homicide warrant from the State of Mississippi. According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, the department received a call from authorities in Mississippi saying they believed Vance was possibly in the Dutchess County area. Through further investigation by the Sherif…
Drone, K9 Track Nanuet Man Who Attacked Father, Police Say Drone, K9 Track Nanuet Man Who Attacked Father, Police Say
Drone, K9 Track Nanuet Man Who Attacked Father, Police Say A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly punching his father in the face numerous times and then fleeing from police before being caught with the help of a drone and K9 officer. The incident took place in Rockland County around 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11 in Nanuet after police responded to a report of two men fighting in the street. According to Det. Norm Peters of the Clarkstown Police, an investigation found that the suspect argued with his father which turned physical inside their home. As the argument continued the son punched his father several times in the f…
'A Woman With Dreams': NY 23-Year-Old Shot To Death After Testifying Against Boyfriend: Report 'A Woman With Dreams': NY 23-Year-Old Shot To Death After Testifying Against Boyfriend: Report
'A Woman With Dreams': NY 23-Year-Old Shot To Death After Testifying Against Boyfriend: Report A 23-year-old New York woman was shot to death on Christmas morning after warning prosecutors that she was being threatened for cooperating in her boyfriend’s attempted murder trial, Albany station CBS 6 reports. See New Update: Gunman Nabbed In Killing Of Albany 23-Year-Old Who Testified Against Abusive BF, Police Say Sky Lemmons-Dixon, of Albany, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head inside a residence on State Street Monday morning, Dec. 25, according to Albany Police. She spent over a week at Albany Medical Center Hospital before finally succumbing to her injuries on Tuesday…
Suspect Nabbed After Shooting 37-Year-Old Woman At Sleepy Hollow Residence, Police Say Suspect Nabbed After Shooting 37-Year-Old Woman At Sleepy Hollow Residence, Police Say
Suspect Nabbed After Shooting 37-Year-Old Woman At Sleepy Hollow 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…
Rockland County Man Nabbed With Stolen Motorcycle, Police Say Rockland County Man Nabbed With Stolen Motorcycle, Police Say
Rockland County Man Nabbed With Stolen Motorcycle, Police Say A Hudson Valley 20-year-old was nabbed with a stolen motorcycle and drugs following a domestic violence dispute. Rockland County resident Willian Scott of Stony Point was charged on Saturday, Nov. 4 with criminal possession of property and criminal possession of a controlled substance. According to Lt. Greg Becker of the Stony Point Police, officers responded to a home on E. Main Street for a domestic incident.  During an investigation, officers found that Scott was in possession of a 2017 Honda motorcycle that was reported stolen, Becker said. During a search of Scott, officers also…
Prison Time: Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Beating  Former 'Intimate' Partner Prison Time: Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Beating  Former 'Intimate' Partner
Prison Time: Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Beating Former 'Intimate' Partner A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to criminal contempt for attacking a former "intimate" partner while under a protective order. Orange County resident Gregory Gonzalez, age 56, of Newburgh, was sentenced on Tuesday, Oct. 10 to two to four years in prison, the maximum permitted under the law. Gonzalez had three prior felony convictions, including a felony sex offense, said Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler. As alleged in statements made and documents filed in court, on Saturday, April 29, members of the City of Middletown Police Departmen…
Man Sentenced For Hammer Attack Of Hudson Valley Teen Man Sentenced For Hammer Attack Of Hudson Valley Teen
Man Sentenced For Hammer Attack Of Hudson Valley Teen A Hudson Valley man who beat a teen in the head with a sharp hammer has been sentenced to prison. Orange County resident Shawn Beach, age 43, of Port Jervis was sentenced on Tuesday, Oct. 3 to 30 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision for the Dec. 2022 crime. Beach, who was convicted in July by a jury, had a prior violent felony conviction from 2003, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. As alleged at trial, on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, Beach swung a hammer in the direction of a woman in a residence in the city of Port Jervis.  The woman’s 18-year-old son, …
Hudson Valley Man Stabs Woman In Neck In Region, Police Say Hudson Valley Man Stabs Woman In Neck In Region, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man Stabs Woman In Neck In Region, Police Say A man from the region was nabbed after allegedly breaking into a home and stabbing an ex-girlfriend in the throat with a scalpel. The incident took place in Sullivan County in Eldred around 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 on Pine Ayre Drive. According to Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Eric Chaboty, deputies responded after a woman called 911 after a man, identified as Orange County resident Luke Matthews, age 36, of Middletown, broke into the home. When deputies arrived, they found a woman who had been stabbed in the neck, Chaboty said. Caaboty said deputies put out a descriptio…
Support Swells For Father Bludgeoned To Death In Hudson Valley: 'He Gave Best Hugs' Support Swells For Father Bludgeoned To Death In Hudson Valley: 'He Gave Best Hugs'
Support Swells For Father Bludgeoned To Death In Hudson Valley: 'He Gave Best Hugs' A community in the Hudson Valley is coming together to raise funds and support the family of a beloved father who was bludgeoned to death by his son, according to police.  James C. Cherry Jr., age 56, was found bludgeoned to death at his Putnam County residence in Patterson on River Road on Sunday, Sept. 10, when New York State Police responded to a reported domestic incident.  Earlier Report - Man Bludgeons Father To Death In Patterson: Police Cherry's son, 33-year-old James C. Cherry III, was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder, authorities said.…
29-Year-Old Rockland County Man Charged In Domestic Violence Attack, Police Say 29-Year-Old Rockland County Man Charged In Domestic Violence Attack, Police Say
29-Year-Old Rockland County Man Charged In Domestic Violence Attack, Police Say A 29-year-old Hudson Valley man was charged with allegedly choking another person and damaging an iPad during a domestic violence incident. Rockland County resident Justin Patyi, of Stony Point, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 5 around 10 a.m. after police responded to a home on Walter Drive. According to Lt, Greg Becker, of the Stony Point Police, an investigation found that Patyi had applied pressure around the victim's neck causing them to have difficulty breathing, He was charged with: Felony criminal mischief  Criminal obstruction of breathing Harassment Patyi was released …
Hudson Valley Man Admits Stalking, Beating Ex-Girlfriend, DA Says Hudson Valley Man Admits Stalking, Beating Ex-Girlfriend, DA Says
Hudson Valley Man Admits Stalking, Beating Ex-Girlfriend, DA Says A Hudson Valley man has pleaded guilty to stalking and criminal contempt on the first day a jury trial was set to begin. Orange County resident Raymond Brown Jr., age 50, of Newburgh, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Aug. 29, in Ulster County Court. According to the Ulster County District Attorney's Office, the indictment charged Brown with repeated and numerous threatening text messages he sent to the victim, a former girlfriend.  He later followed through on his threats when he physically attacked her. Following his arrest, Brown was remanded to the Ulster County Jail where he repeatedly …
Orange County Man Who Hit Teen In Head With Hammer Convicted, DA Says Orange County Man Who Hit Teen In Head With Hammer Convicted, DA Says
Orange County Man Who Hit Teen In Head With Hammer Convicted, DA Says A Hudson Valley who hit a teen in the head with a hammer, fracturing his skull, has been found guilty of attempted murder and assault by a jury. Orange County resident, Shawn Beach, age 43, of Port Jervis, was convicted on Friday, Aug. 18, said Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler. Beach faces up to 50 in prison when sentenced, Hoovler said. As alleged at trial, on Sunday, Dec.11, 2022, Beach swung a hammer in the direction of a woman in a residence in the City of Port Jervis.  The woman’s 18-year-old son, upon hearing his mother scream, rushed downstairs to her…
Orange County Man Who Shot Wife 5 Times In Head With BB Gun Sentenced Orange County Man Who Shot Wife 5 Times In Head With BB Gun Sentenced
Orange County Man Who Shot Wife 5 Times In Head With BB Gun Sentenced A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced for shooting his wife in the head with a BB gun during an argument, officials announced. Steven Lillo, aged 39, of Newburgh, will spend four years behind bars for his actions in the domestic violence incident, Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Monday, July 24. Earlier Report: Newburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Shooting Wife 5 Times in Head With BB Gun The incident occurred in the early morning hours of July 24, 2021. During an argument with his wife, Lillo pulled out a BB gun and shot her in the head at close range five…
Assault Victim Shoots Man After Being Hit By Metal Pipe In Hudson Valley: Police Assault Victim Shoots Man After Being Hit By Metal Pipe In Hudson Valley: Police
Assault Victim Shoots Man After Being Hit By Metal Pipe In Hudson Valley: Police A man has been left with both a gunshot wound and assault charges after allegedly breaking into a Northern Westchester residence and beating a victim with a metal pipe before being shot in self-defense, police said.  Bronx resident Raymond L. Laudo was arrested on Wednesday, June 28, and charged with assaulting and strangling a victim at a residence in Somers, according to New York State Police. Laudo's arrest resulted from an incident that happened on Tuesday, June 13, when state troopers were sent to a residence on Summit Circle for a reported domestic dispute involving a gun.&n…
Man With 33 Convictions Sentenced For Hudson Valley Domestic Violence Attack Man With 33 Convictions Sentenced For Hudson Valley Domestic Violence Attack
Man With 33 Convictions Sentenced For Hudson Valley Domestic Violence Attack A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to aggravated family offense for attacking a person under a protective order. Dutchess County resident Lorenzo Jackson, age 59, of Poughkeepsie, was sentenced in Orange County to one-and-half to three years in prison for the November 2022 incident in New Windsor, said Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler. According to Hoovler, this is Jackson's 33rd criminal conviction, including 11 prior convictions for domestic violence. The incident took place on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, when Jackson entered the h…
19-Year-Old Dies From Apparent Overdose During Standoff With Police In Central Nyack 19-Year-Old Dies From Apparent Overdose During Standoff With Police In Central Nyack
19-Year-Old Dies From Apparent Overdose During Standoff With Police In Central Nyack A teenager died from an apparent drug overdose after threatening to shoot police and holding them at bay for more than an hour in the Hudson Valley. The incident place in Rockland County on Tuesday, May 30 on West Broadway in Central Nyack. According to Detective Norm Peters of the Clarkstown Police, officers initially responded to the home for a domestic call.  Upon arrival, they met Sean Harris, age 19, standing on the porch with a metal baseball bat. They also met with his mother and a mental health counselor that had been assigned to him, Peters said. Peters said the counse…
'Melanie's Law' Aims To Close 'Dangerous' Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing 'Melanie's Law' Aims To Close 'Dangerous' Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing
'Melanie's Law' Aims To Close 'Dangerous' Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing One year after a young mother from New York was stabbed to death by her own mother’s ex-boyfriend, a state lawmaker is pushing to close what he calls the “dangerous” loophole that led to her killing. Dutchess County resident Melanie Chianese, age 29, of the town of Wappinger, was found suffering from multiple stab wounds on May 29, 2022. Deputies from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office found her while responding to a home on Scott Drive in Wappinger for a report of a woman being injured. Earlier Report: Man Sentenced For Murdering Ex-Girlfriend's Daughter In Poughkeepsie She was rushed…
Hudson Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Shooting Wife 5 Times in Head With BB Gun Hudson Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Shooting Wife 5 Times in Head With BB Gun
Hudson Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Shooting Wife 5 Times in Head With BB Gun A Hudson Valley man has pleaded guilty to shooting his wife five times in the head with a BB gun during a domestic violence incident.  Orange County resident Steven Lillo, age 39, of Newburgh, pled guilty on Monday, March 27 to the crime which took place in July 2021, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. The plea was entered immediately before a trial in the matter was scheduled to commence. Under the plea agreement, Lillo faces up to seven years in prison when he is sentenced in July. As alleged in documents filed and statements made in court, in the early mo…
Hudson Valley 46-Year-Old Hits Victim, Threatens To Destroy Vehicle, State Police Say Hudson Valley 46-Year-Old Hits Victim, Threatens To Destroy Vehicle, State Police Say
Hudson Valley 46-Year-Old Hits Victim, Threatens To Destroy Vehicle, State Police Say A Hudson Valley man was charged for allegedly striking a victim of domestic violence and then threatening to destroy a vehicle with a pipe in front of state police. Orange County resident Jeff Sniffen, age 46, of the town of Greenville, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15. According to Trooper Steven Nevel, an investigation into the incident by state troopers revealed that Sniffen struck the victim with a closed fist causing physical injury.  He then broke the victim’s cell phone making it inoperative. While speaking to troopers, Sniffen threatened to destroy the vict…
Hudson Valley Man Sentenced In Violent Home Invasion, Stabbing Hudson Valley Man Sentenced In Violent Home Invasion, Stabbing
Hudson Valley Man Sentenced In Violent Home Invasion, Stabbing A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to stabbing a woman during a violent home invasion. Orange County resident Jonathan Harris, age 41, of Middletown, was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision for the incident which took place on Saturday, July 16, 2022. As admitted during the plea allocution and in charging documents filed in court, Harris broke into the home of his wife in the town of Wallkill in violation of a previously issued order of protection, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler…
Hudson Valley Restaurateur Sentenced For Burning Down Eatery, Endangering Others Hudson Valley Restaurateur Sentenced For Burning Down Eatery, Endangering Others
Hudson Valley Restaurateur Sentenced For Burning Down Eatery, Endangering Others A former Hudson Valley restaurateur has been sentenced to prison for intentionally burning down his restaurant and endangering the lives of his wife and first responders. Orange County resident Zef Gjurashaj, age 60, of Newburgh, was sentenced Wednesday, March 1. Gjurashaj, who was convicted by a jury in September 2022, was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison for burning down Andiamo’s Restaurant, which was located at 5025 Route 9W, in the Town of Newburgh in 2017, the Orange County DA's Office said. Prior to the trial, Gjurashaj’s co-defendant and the wife of his nephew…
Stabbing Victim Faces 'Long Path Of Recovery' After Brutal Attack In Hudson Valley Stabbing Victim Faces 'Long Path Of Recovery' After Brutal Attack In Hudson Valley
Stabbing Victim Faces 'Long Path Of Recovery' After Brutal Attack In Hudson Valley A community is pulling together to help a woman who was the victim of a brutal domestic violence incident in the Hudson Valley that left one man shot dead by sheriff's deputies.  Earlier Report - Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting ID'd After Incident In Southeast The attack happened in Putnam County on Tuesday, Jan. 10, when Carmel resident Alixandra Albano Richardson was abducted by 34-year-old Carmel resident Christopher Torres in Kent and driven to Southeast, where they were found by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office on Fields Corner Road near Pugsley Road.&nbs…
Man Strangles Woman, Violates Restraining Order In Hudson Valley: Police Man Strangles Woman, Violates Restraining Order In Hudson Valley: Police
Man Strangles Woman, Violates Restraining Order In Hudson Valley: Police A man from Northern Westchester faces charges after violating a restraining order against a woman he allegedly strangled in Putnam County, authorities said.  Peekskill resident Dany Villa-Carchipulla was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 2 at his residence for the violations, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, Feb. 7.  Villa-Carchipulla was ordered to stay away from the victim after an incident that happened in Garrison in November 2022, after which he was also charged with strangulation and endangering the welfare of a child.  Since then, Villa-Carc…
Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting ID'd After Domestic Incident In Hudson Valley Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting ID'd After Domestic Incident In Hudson Valley
Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting ID'd After Domestic Incident In Hudson Valley The names of the officers who fatally shot a man in the Hudson Valley after a domestic incident have been released by police.  Earlier Report - ID Released Of Carmel Man Killed By Police After Domestic Incident In Southeast The two Putnam County Sheriff's Office officers who shot the man dead in Southeast on Tuesday, Jan. 10 to prevent him from attacking a woman with a knife have been identified as Senior Investigator Randel Hill and Deputy Shane Haley, according to state police.  Hill and Haley shot and killed 34-year-old Carmel resident Christopher Torres&nb…
NY AG To Probe Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting Of Man In Hudson Valley NY AG To Probe Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting Of Man In Hudson Valley
NY AG To Probe Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting Of Man In Hudson Valley The New York Attorney General's Office has announced that it will look into the death of a man who was fatally shot by police in the Hudson Valley after a domestic incident.  Earlier Report - ID Released Of Carmel Man Killed By Police After Domestic Incident In Southeast The investigation, announced on Thursday, Jan. 12, will probe the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Carmel resident Christopher Torres, who was shot dead by police in Putnam County on Tuesday, Jan. 10 to prevent him from attacking a woman with a knife. Torres was killed following a domestic incident that began …