Man From Region Behind Bars For Making Terroristic Threat, Police Say Man From Region Behind Bars For Making Terroristic Threat, Police Say
Man From Region Behind Bars For Making Terroristic Threat, Police Say A Hudson Valley man has been charged with allegedly making a terroristic threat and narcotics possession after threatening to blow up a government building. Ulster County resident Michael J. Bassile, age 37, of Esopus, was arrested on Monday, July 15, by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. According to Capt. Joseph Sciutto, one of the department's deputies assigned to the Security Division at the Ulster County Department of Social Services building, received a report from staff regarding Bassile.  The report alleged that when they spoke with Bassile, he became angry and…
Woman Seriously Injured During 2-Vehicle Crash In Region Woman Seriously Injured During 2-Vehicle Crash In Region
Woman Seriously Injured During 2-Vehicle Crash In Region A two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley seriously injured a woman. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, on Route 9 near Rochambeau Lane in the town of Poughkeepsie. According to Capt. Michael O'Dowd of the town of Poughkeepsie Police said a 2017 Chevrolet sedan driven by a Poughkeepsie man made a left turn from the southbound side of South Road into the northbound side of South Road. O'Dowd said that the Chevrolet collided with a 2017 Hyundai hatchback driven by a Poughkeepsie woman traveling north during the turn. The woman received serious phys…
Lightning Strike Sparks Blaze At Historic Inn In Region Lightning Strike Sparks Blaze At Historic Inn In Region
Lightning Strike Sparks Blaze At Historic Inn In Region An over 120-year-old former convent in Northern Westchester that has since been converted to an inn was damaged by a lightning strike and resulting fire.  The blaze began in Peekskill on Wednesday, July 17 just after 4:15 p.m. when lightning from a passing thunderstorm struck the Abbey Inn & Spa at 900 Fort Hill Rd., according to the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department, which helped respond to the incident.  Arriving fire crews raced to the 122-year-old building and began cutting into the layers of asphalt shingles, foam insulation, tar, plywood, and lumber in the roof …
Driver Critical Following 3-Vehicle Crash In Region Driver Critical Following 3-Vehicle Crash In Region
Driver Critical Following 3-Vehicle Crash In Region One person is in critical condition following a three-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The collision occurred in Orange County around 12:16 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, on Route 211 West in Wallkill. According to Lt. Robert McLymore of the Wallkill Police, officers arrived to investigate the crash and found that one driver of a motorcycle was suffering from serious injuries. He was rushed to Garnet Medical Center in Middletown and is listed in critical condition, McLymore said. New York State Police accident reconstruction arrived to assist with the investigation.  The inves…
Spa In Region Shut Down For Prostitution, 1 Charged, Police Say Spa In Region Shut Down For Prostitution, 1 Charged, Police Say
Spa In Region Shut Down For Prostitution, 1 Charged, Police Say One person was charged with alleged prostitution during an undercover operation at a Hudson Valley spa. The incident occurred in Rockland County on Wednesday,  July 17, at the Angel Spa in Pearl River. According to Capt. Michael Shannon of the Orangetown Police the department conducted a joint operation with the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office Narcotics Task Force after receiving allegations of prostitution and unlicensed massages at the spa. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Pei-Chen Juan, age 46, of Staten Island, for prostitution and unauthorized…
2 Hospitalized After Crash On Parkway In Region 2 Hospitalized After Crash On Parkway In Region
2 Hospitalized After Crash On Parkway In Region Two people were taken to a trauma center after a serious crash on a parkway entrance ramp in Northern Westchester, including one person who had to be rescued from a vehicle.  The crash happened on Monday, July 15, when two cars collided on the Taconic State Parkway southbound entrance ramp leading from Crompond Road (Route 202) in Yorktown, according to the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department. Arriving fire crews found one person stuck inside their car and used Hurst Hydraulic extrication equipment to remove the side of the vehicle, freeing them in the process.  Two p…
Man Found Drowning In Hudson Valley Lake Dies At Hospital Man Found Drowning In Hudson Valley Lake Dies At Hospital
Man Found Drowning In Hudson Valley Lake Dies At Hospital A man died after he was found unresponsive in waters near a Hudson Valley beach, police announced.  The incident leading to the man's death began in Putnam County on Tuesday, July 16 around 1:45 p.m., when a possible drowning incident was reported at Canopus Lake Beach in Fahnestock State Park off Route 301 in Kent.  According to Kent Police, arriving first responders and police helped park staff and lifeguards perform CPR on an 82-year-old man who was found unresponsive in waters near the beach.  A LifeNet helicopter then responded and airlifted the man to Vassar Brothers M…
Nursing Home Employee Accused Of Attacking Disabled Resident In Region Nursing Home Employee Accused Of Attacking Disabled Resident In Region
Nursing Home Employee Accused Of Attacking Disabled Resident In Region A 51-year-old nursing home employee from the Hudson Valley faces charges after allegedly attacking a disabled resident in the Northern Westchester facility where she worked, police said. Dutchess County resident Jossette Thompson of Dover was arrested on Tuesday, June 11 in connection with the alleged attack, New York State Police announced on Wednesday, July 17.  According to authorities, while employed at The Paramount at Somers Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Somers at 189 Route 100, Thompson physically attacked a disabled resident at the facility.  After her arrest,…
1-Year-Old Rescued From Locked Car In Region 1-Year-Old Rescued From Locked Car In Region
1-Year-Old Rescued From Locked Car In Region As the temperatures soared to 98 degrees, police in the Hudson Valley rescued a 1-year-old boy from a locked car. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the Costco parking lot in Nanuet. According to Det. Norm Peters of the Clarkstown Police, an officer, found the child's father outside the vehicle who said he had accidentally locked the door with the boy inside.  Peters said the officer who could see the boy in the back seat immediately broke the vehicle window. When he was removed, the child was alert and conscious. He was quickly tur…
Investigation Underway After 2-Year-Old Dies In Hot Car In Region Investigation Underway After 2-Year-Old Dies In Hot Car In Region
Investigation Underway After 2-Year-Old Dies In Hot Car In Region Police are investigating after a 2-year-old died from cardiac arrest in the region. The incident occurred in Sullivan County around 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, in the village of Monticello. According to Lt. Mark Johnstone of the Monticello Police, officers responded to a 911 call of a child in cardiac arrest inside a vehicle at the Sleepy Hollow Apartment Complex on Terri Lane. Rockland Video Productions via Mark Lieb Monticello Police, firefighters, and the Catskills Hatzolah EMS made efforts to resuscitate the child but were unsuccessful, and the child was declared dead at the scene …
Hudson Valley Man Nabbed For String Of Burglaries, Police Say Hudson Valley Man Nabbed For String Of Burglaries, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man Nabbed For String Of Burglaries, Police Say A Hudson Valley man was nabbed for allegedly committing a string of commercial burglaries following an investigation.  Dutchess County resident Eric Mangano, age 53, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested by the city of Poughkeepsie police on Tuesday, July 16. According to Lt. Sean McCarthy of the Poughkeepsie Police, Mangano was the target of an investigation for a series of burglaries throughout the city. Mangano has been charged with four counts of burglary, class D felonies.  He was released to the Department of Probation.  The department is asking anyone with information about…
Man From Region Killed By State Trooper After Striking Officer With Car, Police Say Man From Region Killed By State Trooper After Striking Officer With Car, Police Say
Man From Region Killed By State Trooper After Striking Officer With Car, Police Say A 32-year-old Hudson Valley man was shot and killed by a New York State trooper after allegedly striking the officer with his vehicle. The incident occurred in Sullivan County at 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, on Rock Hill Drive in the town of Thompson. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit with the driver, identified as Orange County resident Albert Melendez of Middletown. Melendez stopped and attempted to turn around at the intersection of Rock Hill Drive and Emerald Place. A trooper exited his patrol vehicle and gave …
Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Capital Region, Police Say Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Capital Region, Police Say
Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Capital Region, Police Say A 33-year-old man is accused of vandalizing a fire station and other targets in the region. Albany County resident Michael Cooper, age 33, of Cohoes, was arrested on suspicion of felony criminal mischief Thursday, July 11. Cohoes Police said officers were called to the city’s fire department on Central Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. that evening for vandalism to a fire truck. The vehicle’s windshield had been shattered by a rock, leaving nearly $1,500 in damage. Investigators identified Cooper as the suspected perpetrator and arrested him a short time later. He is expected to face additional…
'He's Drowning': Video Shows Parolee Flee Capital Region Police Before Dying In River 'He's Drowning': Video Shows Parolee Flee Capital Region Police Before Dying In River
'He's Drowning': Video Shows Parolee Flee Capital Region Police Before Dying In River Newly released video shows the intense moments that led up to a parolee drowning in the Hudson River while attempting to flee from police on a bicycle. The Rensselaer County incident happened in Troy, near 1st Avenue and 116th Street, on Monday evening, July 8. According to Troy Police, an officer was attempting to interview 33-year-old Melquan Simpson, of Troy, about illegal drug sales and prostitution near 2nd Avenue and 116th Street when the man took off on a bicycle. Earlier Report: Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Troy Police Simpson continued riding south in the alleywa…
Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old From Region ID'd As Victim In 3-Vehicle Pileup Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old From Region ID'd As Victim In 3-Vehicle Pileup
Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old From Region ID'd As Victim In 3-Vehicle Pileup Police have identified a 37-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed in a crash in the region.   Orange County resident Sher Singh, of Middletown, died around dd12:05 p.m., Thursday, July 11, during a three-vehicle crash with a tractor-trailer in Sullivan County on Route 155 in the town of Cochecton. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2024 Ford 650 Budget rental truck and a 2023 GMC were traveling north on Route 155 when the Budget truck crossed over into the opposite lane and struck a 2023 Freightliner trav…
Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Attacking Constable With Vehicle In Region, Police Say Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Attacking Constable With Vehicle In Region, Police Say
Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Attacking Constable With Vehicle In Region, Police Say A 63-year-old man shot once by a New York State trooper after he allegedly drove toward a constable at a high rate of speed after threatening them with a gun has been charged with attempted murder. Related: Trooper Shoots Man Who Aimed Vehicle At Officer In Barryville Paul Gosselin, age 63, of Augusta, Maine, was charged on Tuesday, July 9, for the Tuesday, July 2 incident that occurred in Sullivan County in Barryville. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, troopers responded to a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle at a business on Route 97 in Barry…
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Into Home In Region, Police Say Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Into Home In Region, Police Say
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Into Home In Region, Police Say This story has been updated.  A 38-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly trying to break into a home in a residential neighborhood in the Hudson Valley, police said.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Thursday, July 11 around 2:20 p.m., when a domestic disturbance was reported at a home on Orchard Road in the Lake Secor neighborhood of Carmel, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. Arriving officers found a Bronx resident later identified as Michael Melendez bleeding profusely from his arm after allegedly punching a glass panel door in an attempt to ente…
Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Region Recovered Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Region Recovered
Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Region Recovered The body of a man who rode his bicycle to the mid-span of a bridge in the region and jumped to his death has been recovered by divers. Original report: Man Rides Bike To Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Jumps To His Death The incident occurred in Ulster County around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge in the town of Ulster. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the Connecticut State Police,  an investigation revealed that the man was riding a bicycle on the bridge before stopping mid-span and jumping. The State Police Underwater Recovery Team, Ulster Cou…
Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Residences In Region Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Residences In Region
Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Residences In Region Two 22-year-olds face a long list of charges after allegedly stealing mail from residences in the Hudson Valley, including several checks, authorities announced.  Bronx residents Devonte Hamilton and Kadon Jackson were both arrested on Wednesday, July 10 around 12:30 p.m. in connection with mail thefts at several household mailboxes in the Putnam County town of Philipstown, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Thursday, July 11.  According to the Sheriff's Office, on the day of the duo's arrests, a resident told deputies that they saw an unknown subject take mail f…
Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Region Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Region
Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Region A blaze that consumed a vehicle in the Hudson Valley became even worse after it extended to the surrounding woods. The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, July 10 just after 9:30 p.m., when a car caught on fire in Carmel in the area of Gipsy Trail Road, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Arriving crews soon discovered that the blaze had extended to the surrounding woods. Despite the complication, firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames with help from the Frozen Fun Ice Cream Truck, which helped crews at the scene by providing them with frozen treats.…
Man Rides Bike To Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Jumps To His Death Man Rides Bike To Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Jumps To His Death
Man Rides Bike To Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Jumps To His Death A man is dead after riding his bike mid-span to a bridge in the region, stopped, got off, and jumped to his death. Related: Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Hudson Valley Recovered The incident occurred in Ulster County around 6 p.m. on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge on Wednesday, July 10. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a witness told investigators the man was riding his bike across the bridge when he stopped near the mid-span, got off the bike, and jumped. The State Police Underwater Recovery Team is working to recover his body, Nevel sai…
New Update: 13-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Dump Truck In Region New Update: 13-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Dump Truck In Region
New Update: 13-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Dump Truck In Region A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a dump truck in the Hudson Valley. Earlier report - Crash Investigation: Road Closed After Car Hits Person In New City The incident occurred in Rockland County around 2:10 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, near the intersection of S. Main St. and First St. in New City. According to Detective Norm Peters of the Clarkstown Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2024 Kenworth dump truck and the cyclist were traveling north on S. Main St.  The truck collided with the bicyclist while attempting to make a right turn onto …
Semi-Truck Knocks Down Live Wires, Catches On Fire In Region Semi-Truck Knocks Down Live Wires, Catches On Fire In Region
Semi-Truck Knocks Down Live Wires, Catches On Fire In Region Part of a busy Hudson Valley road was briefly closed to traffic after a semi-truck collided with a utility pole, causing a blaze sparked by live wires.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Tuesday, July 9 around 1 p.m., when a semi-truck hit a utility pole on Farmers Mills Road (Route 42) in Kent, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department.  Arriving police and fire crews found that active live wires had sparked a fire that reached the truck. To put the blaze out, first responders isolated the live wires and had NYSEG crews cut power so the flames could be extinguished.&nb…
Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Capital Region Police Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Capital Region Police
Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Capital Region Police A police pursuit in the region ended with a bicyclist dead in the Hudson River. The Rensselaer County incident happened in Troy, near 1st Avenue and 116th Street, on Monday evening, July 8. According to Troy Police, an officer was attempting to interview a man on a bicycle about reported suspicious activity near 2nd Avenue and 116th Street when the man took off, ignoring repeated commands by the officer to stop. The man continued riding south in the alleyway between 1st and 2nd avenues, eventually turning onto 1st Avenue, as the officer followed with lights and sirens activated. He then …
Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Region Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Region
Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Region Authorities are warning residents not to fall for a false social media post claiming that a child is missing in the Hudson Valley.  According to the Carmel Police Department in Putnam County, the fake post alleges that there is a missing 14-year-old child in Mahopac.  The post comes from a page that repeatedly posts scam and hoax messages, the department said.  In a screenshot of the post released by the department, the account that posted it was identified as "Jane Booger." 
Suspect Accused Of Killing Man, Leaving Body In Apartment Returns To Mass From Capital Region Suspect Accused Of Killing Man, Leaving Body In Apartment Returns To Mass From Capital Region
Suspect Accused Of Killing Man, Leaving Body In Apartment Returns To Mass From Capital Region The suspect accused of killing a beloved Pittsfield and Greenfield man was returned to Massachusetts to face charges after being held in New York for more than two months.  Taaniel Herberger-Brown will be arraigned on Tuesday, July 9, in the slaying of Chris "Stix" Hairston, 35, in April, the Northwestern District Attorney said.  Related: Dead Body Found In Pittsfield Home After Neighbors Called About Smell Police found Hairston's body on April 22 inside a Greenfield apartment on Chapman Street after neighbors called officers to report a disgusting smell coming from inside, the Northwester…
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer From Region Killed In Crash 'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer From Region Killed In Crash
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer From Region Killed In Crash A 23-year-old Westchester County police officer was killed in a Hudson Valley crash. The crash occurred in Orange County at approximately 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, in the town of Highlands on Route 9W northbound according to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. Port Chester Police Officer Christopher Bernal, who was driving a 2004 Honda motorcycle northbound on SR 9W, was killed when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, Nevel said. The vehicle exited the highway and struck a parked, occupied 2023 GMC Acadia in a scenic pull-off.  Bernal was transported to M…
4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Region During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say 4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Region During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say
4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Region During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say Four people were shot, one critically, in the region during a large, disorderly gathering. The incident occurred in Dutchess County in the city of Poughkeepsie around 3:30 a.m., Friday, July 5, in the area of 380 Main St. According to Det. Sgt. Terrance Beam of the Poughkeepsie Police, responding officers, encountered a large disorderly group and four people suffering from gunshot wounds.  Officers began rendering aid to the victims and secured a crime scene. A 28-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, Beam said. Three women in thei…
4 Boaters, 2 Dogs Rescued After Boat Capsizes In River In Region 4 Boaters, 2 Dogs Rescued After Boat Capsizes In River In Region
4 Boaters, 2 Dogs Rescued After Boat Capsizes In River In Region Firefighters rescued four people and two dogs after a 17-foot boat capsized in the Hudson River. The incident occurred in Dutchess County near New Hamburgh and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge around 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 3. According to Chief Jeffrey Renihan of the New Hamburg Fire Department, the department responded to a water emergency call that four people and two animals were hanging on a 17-foot boat that had capsized in the Hudson River. When crews arrived in the department's boat, with help from the New York State Police Aviation, they found the boat on the north of the bridge.&nbs…
Girl Injured After Jumping Out Of School Bus In Region Girl Injured After Jumping Out Of School Bus In Region
Girl Injured After Jumping Out Of School Bus In Region A teenage girl was severely injured after jumping out of the back door of an Omni bus following a flat tire. The incident occurred in Orange County around 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, on I-84 in Middletown. According to Trooper Steven Nevel with the New York State Police, a yellow Omni bus carrying 29 passengers was traveling east on I-84 in the town of Montgomery from Camp Pupa in Sullivan County.  The bus was headed to an amusement park in Danbury, Connecticut, when the rear passenger-side tire blew out, forcing the bus to slow down suddenly, Nevel said. Other students on t…
Man, Woman From Region Nabbed With Illegal Firearms, Parts: DA Man, Woman From Region Nabbed With Illegal Firearms, Parts: DA
Man, Woman From Region Nabbed With Illegal Firearms, Parts: DA A Hudson Valley man and woman are behind bars following an investigation into illegal firearms in the region. Rockland County residents Tao Zhang, age 35, and Vivian Wu, age 35, both of Nanuet, were charged on Tuesday, July 2, following an ongoing investigation into illegal firearms in the county. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh said the investigation began in May after his office received information regarding an illegal firearm component being shipped to Nanuet. The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office Special Investigations Unit Detectives, who are cross-s…