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Popular Rockland County Restaurant Closes After Nearly Half-Century In Business Popular Rockland County Restaurant Closes After Nearly Half-Century In Business
Popular Rockland County Restaurant Closes After Nearly Half-Century In Business A popular Hudson Valley Mexican restaurant in business for 48 years has closed. El Bandido Mexican Restaurant, located in Rockland County in Spring Valley on Route 59, recently closed without a word to the community, according to the Rockland Report. The restaurant was known for a guitarist strolling from table to table, its mole chicken, and its family-friendly atmosphere.  The Tello Family ran the restaurant for 48 years. They closed earlier this year but opened back up and have now closed again. No word from the family on the reason for the closure or if they have any plans to reo…
67 Guns, 4 Assault Rifles Turned In At Rockland County Gun Buyback Event 67 Guns, 4 Assault Rifles Turned In At Rockland County Gun Buyback Event
67 Guns, 4 Assault Rifles Turned In At Rockland County Gun Buyback Event A Hudson Valley gun buyback event collected 67 guns, including four assault rifles. The annual event was held in Rockland County in Spring Valley on Thursday, June 6. During the event, sponsored by the Rockland County Sheriff's Office with the Spring Valley Police Department, the New York State Police, and the Rockland County District Attorney’s, residents were given gift cards in exchange for guns.  Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco said the guns collected included: Four assault rifles 29 handguns 32 rifles and shotguns Two antique or non-working guns Individuals also turned…
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…
Ejected Driver Airlifted After Single-Vehicle Crash In Bardonia Near Palisades Parkway Ejected Driver Airlifted After Single-Vehicle Crash In Bardonia Near Palisades Parkway
Driver Ejected During Bardoni Crash Airlifted To Hospital A Hudson Valley man was seriously injured after being ejected from a vehicle and trapped underneath the car during a crash. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 4:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, near the Palisades Parkway Exit 9W/Thruway.  According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, troopers who responded could not locate a vehicle crash.  At 6 a.m., a male passenger crawled up an embankment just north of the Exit 9W ramp and flagged down a motorist, who then dialed 911, Nevel said.  Nevel said a preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle was…
Alleged Rockland  Burglar Nabbed Again For 4 Crimes Alleged Rockland  Burglar Nabbed Again For 4 Crimes
Alleged Rockland Burglar Nabbed Again For 4 Crimes A Hudson Valley man who was charged earlier this month for alleged burglary and was released on an appearance ticket has been arrested again, this time for four new burglaries. Rockland County resident Dairin Aguirre, age 21, of Spring Valley, was charged with the new crimes on Monday, May 20. According to Det. Matthew Galli of the Spring Valley Police, Aguirre, was arrested on Thursday, May 9, for allegedly breaking into a business at 230 West Route 59 in Spring Valley. He was released on an appearance ticket. Throughout the next week, police responded to an additional four past burg…
Rockland County Man Admits Attacking Corrections Officer Rockland County Man Admits Attacking Corrections Officer
Rockland County Man Admits Attacking Corrections Officer A Hudson Valley man in jail for alleged grand larceny and burglary charges has pleaded guilty to attacking a corrections officer while behind bars. Rockland County resident Shaquille Gage, age 21, of Spring Valley, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 14, to one count of assault for injuring a Rockland County corrections officer, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II. According to Scott Waters with the District Attorney's Office, Gage, who was in the Rockland County Jail, failed to comply with multiple verbal instructions by Rockland County corrections officers on Tuesday, Apr…
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…
15-Year-Old Struck By Car In Rockland, Seriously Injured 15-Year-Old Struck By Car In Rockland, Seriously Injured
15-Year-Old Struck By Car In Rockland, Seriously Injured A 15-year-old was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured along a Hudson Valley roadway. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 6:10 p.m., Monday, May 6, at 290 W. Route 59 in Spring Valley. According to Det. Matthew Galli of the Spring Valley Police, responding officers, found the teen being treated by Chaverim and Hatzoloh EMS members.  The victim was transported to Westchester Medical Center in Vahalla for further treatment and is listed in stable but serious condition, Galli said. The driver involved remained on the scene.  The Spring Valley P…
Rockland Apartment Fire Injures 2, Leaves 50 Homeless Rockland Apartment Fire Injures 2, Leaves 50 Homeless
Rockland Apartment Fire Injures 2, Leaves 50 Homeless A resident and a firefighter were injured during a fire at a three-story Hudson Valley apartment building. The blaze occurred in Rockland County around 9:30 p.m., Monday, April 22, at the Surrey Carlton Apartments on Ewing Avenue in Spring Valley. According to the Spring Valley Police and Mark Lieb of Rockland Video Productions, officers found a fire with heavy flames and smoke coming from the living room of a top-floor apartment. Police told Lieb that a woman was trapped unconscious inside, suffering from smoke inhalation. Unidentified neighbors brought her downstairs to safety. She was t…
Man Found Shot Inside Rockland Laundromat Man Found Shot Inside Rockland Laundromat
Man Found Shot Inside Rockland Laundromat Police are investigating following the shooting of a Hudson Valley man who was found inside a laundromat. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in Spring Valley. According to Det. Yakov Polowin of the Spring Valley Police officers responded to the area of Slinn Avenue for a report of shots fired. Detectives at work.  Rockland Video Productions Polowin said officers found the man inside the laundromat at 74 Ewing Ave. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The man's name has not yet been released and police did not comment o…
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Rockland County Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Rockland County
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Rockland County Police are investigating after the body of a Black woman was found in a wooded area in the Hudson Valley. The woman's body was found in Rockland County on Wednesday, April 3, in the area of the baseball field on Dutch Lane in the village of Spring Valley. Spring Valley Police said the woman is about 60 years years old but did not provide details on how the woman, who has not yet been identified, died or where. The area where the body was found is off Route 59 near apartments and businesses. The Sheriff's Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Rockland County Medical Examiner's Of…
Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault In Rockland Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault In Rockland
Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault In Rockland A Hudson Valley delivery man has been charged with assault as a hate crime following a dispute involving a food order. On Thursday, April 4, in Rockland County, Ramapo Police Department officers responded to Old Nyack Turnpike in Monseyafter receiving a report of the dispute. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers found that the victim had ordered food from an online delivery service, but because of a mistake in the delivery address, the driver had to travel a longer distance than expected.  The driver became angry and allegedly used anti-Semitic language towards the victim, said po…
26-Year-Old Raped Woman After Breaking Into Rockland County Home, Jury Finds 26-Year-Old Raped Woman After Breaking Into Rockland County Home, Jury Finds
26-Year-Old Raped Woman After Breaking Into Rockland County Home, Jury Finds A 26-year-old man could spend decades behind bars after being convicted of breaking into a Hudson Valley home and raping a woman. Rockland County resident Rigoberto Castro, age 26, of Spring Valley, was found guilty on rape and burglary charges by a Rockland County jury following a two-week trial on Tuesday, April 2. Prosecutors argued that Castro forcibly raped the victim, a woman previously known to him, on Sept. 12, 2022. During the attack, he held a belt to the woman’s neck and hit her multiple times. He raped the victim again on the following night after breaking into her Spring Valle…
Noncitizens Nabbed On Drug Trafficking, Possession Charges In Rockland: Feds Noncitizens Nabbed On Drug Trafficking, Possession Charges In Rockland: Feds
Noncitizens Nabbed On Drug Trafficking, Possession Charges In Rockland: Feds Thirteen unlawfully present noncitizens caught in New York face drug trafficking and possession charges, including several who were apprehended in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island, officials said. The thirteen criminal noncitizens were apprehended following an effort by Enforcement and Removal Operations New York City Fugitive Operations officers conducted from Monday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 26, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced on Friday, March 29.  The defendants all face charges related to the trafficking or possession of methamphetamines, fent…
Rockland County Inmate Receives Increased Sentence For Attacking Jail Guards Rockland County Inmate Receives Increased Sentence For Attacking Jail Guards
Rockland County Inmate Receives Increased Sentence For Attacking Jail Guards A 35-year-old Hudson Valley inmate will serve an extra 14 years in state prison for attacking correction officers on at least four occasions, seriously injuring two. Rockland County resident, Darius Williams, age 35, of Spring Valley, was sentenced to two consecutive seven-year terms for the assaults, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh. Williams was sentenced on Wednesday, March 13 to seven years in prison for slashing a man across the face with a box cutter in July 2022, after approaching a couple walking down a street and slashing the man across the face. He continued…
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Rockland Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Rockland
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Rockland 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…
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Rockland Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Rockland
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Rockland 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…
Girl Hit, Killed By School Bus In Rockland Girl Hit, Killed By School Bus In Rockland
Girl Hit, Killed By School Bus In Rockland A young girl was hit and killed by a school bus in the Hudson Valley The incident took place in Rockland County around 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 16 in the area of S. Madison Ave., in Spring Valley, said the Spring Valley Police  According to Det. Yakov Polowin of the Spring Valley Police, police responded and found medical personnel already on the scene but the 5-year-old girl was pronounced dead.  Her identity has not yet been released. According to Yeshiva World News, the child will be buried Friday afternoon. This is the second fatal bus death within the past two weeks i…
Rockland Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With 2 Small Children In Vehicle Rockland Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With 2 Small Children In Vehicle
Rockland Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With 2 Small Children In Vehicle A Hudson Valley man faces felony drunk driving charges after he was found to be traveling in Westchester with two young children in his car while intoxicated, police announced. Rockland County resident Frankln Agualsaca Caiza of Spring Valley, age 28, was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 10 after he was caught driving while intoxicated with children in his car, New York State Police announced on Monday, Feb. 12. According to police, on the day of Agualsaca Caiza's arrest around 5:30 a.m., troopers pulled over a vehicle traveling on Interstate 87 in Ardsley for vehicle and traffic violat…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Rockland, Region New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Rockland, Region
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Rockland, Region Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
Officials ID Woman, 36, Killed After Being Hit By Train That Departed From Rockland Officials ID Woman, 36, Killed After Being Hit By Train That Departed From Rockland
Officials ID Woman, 36, Killed After Being Hit By Train That Departed From Rockland NJ Transit officials have identified the 36-year-old woman struck and killed by a train in River Edge over the weekend. Kim N. Almonte, of River Edge, was struck near the New Bridge Landing station by Pascack Valley Line train 2118 around 4:45 p.m., NJ Transit spokesman Kyalo Mulumba tells Daily Voice. The train had left Spring Valley, NY at 4:05 p.m.and was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken at 5:20 p.m., Mulumba said. No injuries were reported to the 120 customers or the crew on board. Pascack Valley Line rail service was temporarily suspended in both directions between …
Woman Struck, Killed By Train In Bergen County That Departed From Rockland Woman Struck, Killed By Train In Bergen County That Departed From Rockland
Woman Struck, Killed By Train In Bergen County That Departed From Rockland A woman was struck and killed by a train in Bergen County on Saturday, Jan. 27, New Jersey Transit officials confirmed. The pedestrian was struck near the New Bridge Landing station in River Edge by Pascack Valley Line train 2118 around 4:45 p.m., an NJ Transit spokesperson tells Daily Voice. The train had left Spring Valley, NY at 4:05 p.m.and was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken at 5:20 p.m., the spokesperson said. No injuries were reported to the 120 customers or the crew on board. Pascack Valley Line rail service was temporarily suspended in both directions between Spring Vall…
Driver Allegedly Attempting Stunts Faces Criminal Charges In Crash Killing Nanuet Girl Driver Allegedly Attempting Stunts Faces Criminal Charges In Crash Killing Nanuet Girl
Driver Allegedly Attempting Stunts Faces Criminal Charges In Crash Killing Nanuet Girl The driver in a crash that killed a 15-year-old Hudson Valley teen and another man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.  Related story: Nanuet Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Parked Truck Community Rallies To Support Family Of Nanuet Girl Killed In Crash The New York City Police Department said 23-year-old Enrique Lopez, of Queens, was driving a 2013 Chrysler sedan around 3 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, when he lost control and hit the back of a parked oil tanker.  The crash killed Rockland County resident 15-year-old …
Former HS Basketball Coach From Rockland Accused Of Sexually-Based Offenses: Police Former HS Basketball Coach From Rockland Accused Of Sexually-Based Offenses: Police
Former HS Basketball Coach From Rockland Accused Of Sexually-Based Offenses: Police A former high school coach from the Hudson Valley is facing charges for allegedly getting inappropriate with underage players, according to police. In Virginia, the Arlington County Police Department's Special Victims Unit is investigating Rockland County native George Porcha, age 53, originally from Spring Valley and now of Winterville, North Carolina, after he was charged for multiple sexually-based offenses dating back to allegations made in 2022. Now, investigators are concerned there could be additional victims. According to the department, in October 2022, police initiated a "compreh…
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that swept through the Northeast overnight Monday, Jan. 15 into Tuesday, Jan. 16. Totals are from the National Weather Service: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County New Rochelle 1.7 inches 0730 AM 01/16 Public Peekskill 1.3 inches 0630 AM 01/16 Public Armonk 1.3 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Peekskill 2.8 NNE 1.0 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS South Salem 0.8 inches 0715 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Nassau County Levittown 3.0 inches…
Duo Nabbed In 12 Rockland County Vehicles Larcenies, ID Theft, Police Say Duo Nabbed In 12 Rockland County Vehicles Larcenies, ID Theft, Police Say
Duo Nabbed In 12 Rockland County Vehicles Larcenies, ID Theft, Police Say A man and a woman have been nabbed for allegedly stealing items from numerous vehicles in the Hudson Valley and then using stolen credit/debit cards to purchase items.  Rockland County residents Jayquan Boone, age 31, of Spring Valley, and Sara Quituizaca, age 25, of Hillcrest, were charged on Wednesday, Jan. 10 following a several-months-long investigation into at least 12 cases involving the two, said the Ramapo Police. On Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, the Ramapo Police Investigations Division began an investigation into the larcenies from several motor vehicles, all taking place in the Vil…
22-Year-Old Who Fired Into Rockland Home, Injuring Woman Sentenced To Prison 22-Year-Old Who Fired Into Rockland Home, Injuring Woman Sentenced To Prison
22-Year-Old Who Fired Into Rockland Home, Injuring Woman Sentenced To Prison A 22-year-old man who shot a woman through the window of her Hudson Valley home will spend years in prison. Rockland County resident Kevin Castillo, of the village of Spring Valley, was sentenced to 7 ½ years behind bars on Thursday, Jan. 11. According to prosecutors, it was a little after 3 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023 when Castillo climbed a fire escape ladder at the victim’s Spring Valley home. When the woman went to open a window to tell him to leave, he opened fire with a handgun, striking her in the arm. Castillo then fled the property. Officers from the Spring Valley Police Depar…
Man Struck, Killed By Pickup Truck On Rockland Roadway Man Struck, Killed By Pickup Truck On Rockland Roadway
Man Struck, Killed By Pickup Truck On Rockland Roadway Police are investigating a rush-hour crash on a busy Hudson Valley roadway that killed one man. The Rockland County incident happened on Wednesday, Dec. 20 in the town of Ramapo. At approximately 5:30 p.m., a 52-year-old man was walking north in the southbound lanes on Route 59 in the village of Hillburn, Ramapo Police said. As he was nearing the intersection of Route 59 and 4th Street, the man was hit by a 2023 Honda Ridgeline truck. The man, who was a Spring Valley resident, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  His identity has not yet been releas…
Rockland County Inmate Convicted On Multiple Charges Including Attacking Guard, DA Says Rockland County Inmate Convicted On Multiple Charges Including Attacking Guard, DA Says
Rockland County Inmate Convicted On Multiple Charges Including Attacking Guard, DA Says A 34-year-old Hudson Valley man serving time in jail has been convicted of several crimes while he was confined. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh II announced Thursday, Dec. 14, that Darius Williams, of Spring Valley, was convicted of six felony counts, stemming from criminal conduct on four separate occasions while confined in the Rockland County Jail. The crimes include: On Wednesday, Jan. 11, Rockland County Sheriff’s Corrections officers searched Willams' cell. During the search, a white shank with a metal tip was discovered in the jail-issu…
PIP Fatal: Rollover Crash On NJ Side Kills Rockland Driver PIP Fatal: Rollover Crash On NJ Side Kills Rockland Driver
PIP Fatal: Rollover Crash On NJ Side Kills Rockland Driver UPDATE: A driver from Rockland County died after his SUV slammed into a tree Tuesday afternoon on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Tenafly. Tenafly firefighters extricated Aron Yishai Unger, 61, of Spring Valley following the single-vehicle crash between Exits 1 and 2 of the southbound Parkway at 1:45 p.m., Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Lt. Raymond E. Walter said. Members of Bergen Hatzalah conducted CPR while rushing the driver to the hospital after a medical chopper was summoned and then canceled. Unger was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center a short tim…
Man Critical After Jumping From Route 59 Overpass In Rockland Man Critical After Jumping From Route 59 Overpass In Rockland
Man Critical After Jumping From Route 59 Overpass In Rockland A man is in critical condition after jumping from an overpass bridge in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Rockland County around 11:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16 at Route 59 and Dutch Lane in Spring Valley. According to the Spring Hill Community Ambulance Corps, who administered emergency medical care to the man, he was safely extricated from the ground using specialized equipment and transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla in critical condition. Emergency workers working to save the man.  Spring Hill Community Ambulance Corp Spring Valley Police have not respo…