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6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening' 6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening'
6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening' An overnight sobriety checkpoint on a busy Westchester road resulted in six arrests, including several for drunk driving, police announced.  The checkpoint was conducted in Mamaroneck from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 on Mamaroneck Avenue under the Interstate 95 overpass, the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department said on Tuesday, July 9.  The effort resulted in the arrests of four people for driving while intoxicated:  A 34-year-old Port Chester man; A 35-year-old New Rochelle man; An 18-year-old Mamaroneck man; A 38-year-old Eastchester man.  Additionally, t…
Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School
Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School A new traffic light has been approved to increase safety at a busy Westchester intersection that countless parents and students cross on their way to school.  The new traffic signal will replace a "confusing" blinking light at the intersection of Ardsley Road and Fort Hill Road in Greenburgh, which many people cross while on their way to the nearby Greenville Elementary School, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said on Thursday, July 11.  "Cars stopping at one of four locations don’t always know when to allow motorists at the other corners to proceed," Feiner explained, adding, "I have …
Westchester Road Where Mother, Son Were Killed By Bus Has 3 Times State Average Of Crashes Westchester Road Where Mother, Son Were Killed By Bus Has 3 Times State Average Of Crashes
Westchester Road Where Mother, Son Were Killed By Bus Has 3 Times State Average Of Crashes The stretch of road in Westchester where a mother and her young son were fatally struck by a school bus has seen three times the statewide average of crashes over the last decade, according to a new report.  The data was revealed in a report compiled for the Village of Mamaroneck's Traffic Commission by the AKRF, Inc. consultant company in response to the deaths of Mamaroneck residents Molly Murphy Donovan, age 43, and her 6-year-old son, Michael Donovan Volpe on Thursday, June 20. At around 8:30 a.m. on the day of the crash, the mother and son were struck by a school bu…
27-Year-Old Man Killed In Crash On I-87 In Yonkers 27-Year-Old Man Killed In Crash On I-87 In Yonkers
27-Year-Old Man Killed In Crash On I-87 In Yonkers Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle crash on a highway in Westchester that left a man dead.  New York State Police said on Monday, July 8, that the crash happened on Saturday, July 6, just after 10 p.m., when a 2017 BMW motorcycle collided with a guard rail on northbound I-87 in Yonkers.  Troopers and first responders found the operator, 27-year-old Bronx resident Osterman Cuevas-Campos, on the shoulder of the highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  According to the results of a preliminary investigation, Cuevas-Campos had been riding his motorcyc…
Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend
Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that extra patrols will be on the lookout for drunk and drugged drivers over the Fourth of July weekend. Starting on Wednesday, July 3 at 6 p.m. and lasting through midnight on Sunday, July 7, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will increase patrols on highways across the state. The extra patrols will conduct sobriety checkpoints and target reckless and aggressive driving in an effort to curb impaired drivers and target other traffic infractions, Hochul said. “State Police and local law enforcement agencies will once again be out on New Y…
Funeral Services Held For Boy, Mother Fatally Struck By Bus In Westchester Funeral Services Held For Boy, Mother Fatally Struck By Bus In Westchester
Funeral Services Held For Boy, Mother Fatally Struck By Bus In Westchester Community members came together to honor the memory of a 6-year-old boy and his mother who were killed while walking to a Westchester school.  A funeral Mass was held on Friday morning, June 28 at the St. Augustine Church in Larchmont for Mamaroneck residents Michael Donovan Volpe, age 6, and his mother, 43-year-old Molly Murphey Donovan, who were both killed on Thursday, June 20 after being struck by a school bus while walking to the Mamaroneck Avenue School.  Earlier Report - New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In…
13-Year-Old Riding Bicycle Struck, Killed By Vehicle On Residential Roadway In Hudson Valley 13-Year-Old Riding Bicycle Struck, Killed By Vehicle On Residential Roadway In Hudson Valley
13-Year-Old Riding Bicycle Struck, Killed By Vehicle On Residential Roadway In Hudson Valley Police are investigating a crash in which a boy was killed on a residential roadway in the Hudson Valley. It happened around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 in Rockland County. That's when the bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in the village of Pomona at the intersection of High Mountain Road and Overlook Road. Upon arrival, units discovered the vehicle with the 13-year-old boy underneath the vehicle, said Chief John Gould Jr. of the town of Haverstraw Police Department. The operator of the vehicle remained on scene and called for Emergency Services.  …
Man With No ID Killed In Hudson Valley Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police Man With No ID Killed In Hudson Valley Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police
Man With No ID Killed In Hudson Valley Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police A Connecticut man was killed in a New York crash after allegedly speeding in the opposite lane of traffic and striking another vehicle before hitting a tree, police announced.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, June 19 just before noon, when two cars collided on Route 311 just south of Caroline Drive in the town of Patterson, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Arriving Sheriff's deputies found both an Infiniti on the shoulder of the road as well as an Acura that had hit a tree.  The Infiniti's driver, a 35-year-old Patterson woman, told authorities t…
New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Westchester New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Westchester
New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Westchester The names of a kindergarten student and his mother who were fatally struck by a bus while walking to a Westchester school have been released by police. Mamaroneck resident Molly Murphy Donovan, age 43, and her 6-year-old son, Michael Donovan Volpe, were killed in a crash in in Mamaroneck on Thursday, June 20 around 8:30 a.m. They were struck by a school bus at the intersection of New Street and Mamaroneck Avenue, the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department announced on Friday, June 21.  Earlier Report - Latest Update: Kindergarten Student, Mother Both Fatally Struck Near M…
Red Light Cameras Approved For Busy Westchester Intersections After Fatal Hit-Run Red Light Cameras Approved For Busy Westchester Intersections After Fatal Hit-Run
Red Light Cameras Approved For Busy Westchester Intersections After Fatal Hit-Run Officials are one step closer to installing two red light cameras at busy Westchester intersections following a hit-run that left a beloved community leader dead.  Following a request for two red light cameras to be put at two busy intersections in Greenburgh made by the Town Board, the New York State Legislature has approved legislation authorizing their installation, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced on Wednesday, June 4.  The cameras would be located at the intersection of Old Army Road and Ardsley Road as well as East Hartsdale Avenue and Roc…
Memorial Weekend Busts: Hundreds Arrested In NY For DWI; Here's Breakdown By Region Memorial Weekend Busts: Hundreds Arrested In NY For DWI; Here's Breakdown By Region
Memorial Weekend Busts: Hundreds Arrested In NY For DWI; Here's Breakdown By Region New data from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office unveiled that state police arrested hundreds of people for drunk driving over Memorial Day weekend - and issued tens of thousands of tickets. Hochul released the data on Tuesday, June 4, just over a week after Memorial Day weekend, which saw extra state police enforcement and sobriety checkpoints in anticipation of drunk and distracted driving. “New York State has zero tolerance for drunk and impaired driving, and we are doing everything in our power to prevent the senseless tragedies that result from it,” Hochul said in a statement, adding that he…
$6.5M To Go Toward Repaving Stretch Of Busy Main Route In Westchester $6.5M To Go Toward Repaving Stretch Of Busy Main Route In Westchester
$6.5M To Go Toward Repaving Stretch Of Busy Main Route In Westchester State officials have revealed that an extensive repaving project will soon improve conditions on a busy stretch of a main route in Northern Westchester.  In an announcement on Friday, May 10, New York State Sen. Pete Harckham and Assemblymember Chris Burdick revealed a $6.5 million resurfacing and paving project has started on a stretch of Route 35. The project will center on improving conditions on the 5.9-mile stretch of Route 35 between Route 22 in Bedford and Mead Street in Lewisboro. According to Gov. Kathy Hochul, the construction will include milling the roadway's existing pave…
Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Westchester Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Westchester
Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Westchester Hundreds of people are calling for safety improvements to be made at a busy Westchester intersection after a 16-year-old boy was seriously injured while trying to cross it.  New, updated report - Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry As of Thursday, March 14, around 1,100 had signed a petition calling for safety improvements at the pedestrian crossing on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection. The petition was started after a 16-year-old boy was hit by a cab while trying to cross t…
Drunk Driving: Police In NY To Crack Down On Enforcement Through Thanksgiving Weekend Drunk Driving: Police In NY To Crack Down On Enforcement Through Thanksgiving Weekend
Drunk Driving: Police In NY To Crack Down On Enforcement Through Thanksgiving Weekend In order to protect New York residents during the week of Thanksgiving, authorities have announced that they will be cracking down on drunk and drugged drivers throughout the state.  The enforcement initiative was announced by both New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York State Police on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and will run between Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26.  During this time, state police troopers will supplement regular patrols across the state, implement fixed sobriety checkpoints, and also use Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement patrol vehicles to watch out f…
Latest Update: Costs Incurred In Conflict Over Bridge Replacement In Westchester Latest Update: Costs Incurred In Conflict Over Bridge Replacement In Westchester
Latest Update: Costs Incurred In Conflict Over Bridge Replacement In Westchester A conflict between a village and a town in Westchester that stemmed from a $4.5 million bridge replacement project has resulted in more costs to taxpayers after an additional inspection of the structure, officials said. The dispute between municipalities began soon after the commencement of a $4.54 million project meant to replace the Waverly Avenue Bridge over the Sheldrake River in Mamaroneck, which was identified as structurally deficient by the New York State Department of Transportation.  After the project was started on Friday, Oct. 20 with the installment of barri…
'Fall Cleanup': Dozens Of Motorcycles, Mopeds Impounded In 8-Hour Period In Westchester 'Fall Cleanup': Dozens Of Motorcycles, Mopeds Impounded In 8-Hour Period In Westchester
'Fall Cleanup': Dozens Of Motorcycles, Mopeds Impounded In 8-Hour Period In Westchester In an effort to respond to their number-one complaint from residents, a police department in Westchester worked to impound dozens of unregistered motorcycles, scooters, dirtbikes, and other two-wheeled vehicles over an eight-hour period.  The Yonkers Police Department undertook the effort, which they called a "fall cleanup," on Thursday, Nov. 2 under the direction of Mayor Mike Spano and Police Commissioner Christopher Sapienza.  According to the department, plainclothes officers scoured the city over a period of eight hours and impounded a total of 30 unregistered mopeds, scooters, dirtbi…
Trick Or Treat! Police Issue Halloween Safety Tips, Road Closures In Westchester Trick Or Treat! Police Issue Halloween Safety Tips, Road Closures In Westchester
Trick Or Treat! Police Issue Halloween Safety Tips, Road Closures In Westchester As the spookiest day of the year approaches, police departments in Westchester are planning road closures and giving safety tips to make sure trick-or-treating goes smoothly.  Ahead of Halloween, police agencies in Westchester such as White Plains Public Safety are issuing tips to make sure children and their families stay out of harm's way while trick-or-treating.  Some of these tips include: Carry glow sticks or flashlights and affix reflective tape or stickers to costumes or bags to make sure children are seen by drivers; Try to only cross streets at corners and use traffic s…
Scary Drivers: Hochul Orders Crackdown On Drunk, Aggressive Driving Over Halloween Weekend Scary Drivers: Hochul Orders Crackdown On Drunk, Aggressive Driving Over Halloween Weekend
Scary Drivers: Hochul Orders Crackdown On Drunk, Aggressive Driving Over Halloween Weekend As Halloween approaches, officials are taking measures to ensure that New Yorkers can have a safe and scary-good time. Starting Friday, Oct. 27, and lasting through Tuesday, Oct. 31, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that both state and local law enforcement will be on patrol in an attempt to crack down on impaired driving. Anyone driving during the crackdown can expect sobriety checkpoints, Hochul said. In addition to watching out for those driving under the influence, police will be keeping an eye out for anyone using electronic devices behind the wheel. Troopers will also be using both ma…
Seeing Green: NY State Police Steps Up DWI Driving Enforcement Seeing Green: NY State Police Steps Up DWI Driving Enforcement
Seeing Green: NY State Police Steps Up DWI Driving Enforcement The enforcement and prevention campaign, aptly held on Thursday, April 20, announced that the state police will be stepping up patrols to target drug-impaired driving. The New York State Police announced in a statement that statewide, the campaign is aiming to train over 100 more officers using the Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) training program, administered by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The DRE program trains officers to recognize impairments and drivers under the influence. With the additional officers trained, the Traffic Safety Committee hopes that it will have a total o…
Person Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car In Westchester Person Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car In Westchester
Person Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car In Westchester A person was hospitalized after being hit by a car in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Monday, Feb. 13 around 3:15 p.m., when police in Peekskill responded to the intersection of Hudson Avenue and Depew Street, where a car had hit the pedestrian, Lieutenant Adam Renwick said.  The pedestrian was then taken to Westchester Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the vehicle was issued multiple tickets following the incident, Renwick said.  Members of the local community organization Peekskill Walks commented on the incide…
ID Released For Driver Killed After Cargo Van Crashes Into Tow Truck In Hudson Valley ID Released For Driver Killed After Cargo Van Crashes Into Tow Truck In Hudson Valley
ID Released For Driver Killed After Cargo Van Crashes Into Tow Truck In Hudson Valley The identity has been released of a man killed in a two-vehicle crash on a stretch of the New York Thruway in the Hudson Valley. It happened around 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10 in Rockland County on northbound I-87 in the village of Nyack. A preliminary investigation at the scene determined a New York State Thruway Wrecker was providing traffic control for a disabled vehicle that was on the left shoulder, partially in the left lane in the area of mile marker 17.6, between Exit 11 (West Nyack) and Exit 12 (Nyack), according to New York State Police.  Earlier report: Driver Killed Afte…
Support Pours In For Family Of Town Employee Hit, Killed By Vehicle In Westchester Support Pours In For Family Of Town Employee Hit, Killed By Vehicle In Westchester
Support Pours In For Family Of Town Employee Hit, Killed By Vehicle In Westchester Members of the community have raised thousands of dollars to support the family of a Northern Westchester highway department worker who was struck and killed by a vehicle. Jake Arcara, age 28, was struck by a vehicle while working as a machine equipment operator for the Yorktown Highway Department in the area of 477 London Road at about 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, police reported. Earlier report - ID Released For Town Employee Hit, Killed By Vehicle In Yorktown, Police Say A GoFundMe, which was created to support Arcara's family, has received over $12,500 as of Tuesday evenin…
Hudson Valley Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash Hudson Valley Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash
Hudson Valley Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash A Hudson Valley man was killed during a single-vehicle crash, The crash took place in Rockland County around 9 a.m., Saturday, April 9, on Route 45  in Ramapo on North Main Street and Bristol Lane. On arrival, officers learned that the sole occupant of the vehicle, a 57-year-old man from Hillcrest, had been ejected from a Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Ramapo Police said. Spring Hill Ambulance and Rockland Paramedics arrived on the scene the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver has not been identified pending notification of next of kin. The crash remain…
Three Injured After Woman Loses Control, Crashes Into Cruiser In Hudson Valley, Police Say Three Injured After Woman Loses Control, Crashes Into Cruiser In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Three Injured After Woman Loses Control, Crashes Into Cruiser In Hudson Valley, Police Say Three people were hospitalized after a car crashed into a New York State Police cruiser in the Hudson Valley. The crash happened at about 10:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, on I-87 northbound in Ulster County. Police said a trooper was in his patrol car in the Town of Ulster on the left shoulder investigating an unrelated crash near the Kingston exit when a 33-year-old Albany woman lost control of  2020 MINI Cooper in the left lane and struck the patrol car from behind. The trooper was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries, state police said. Authorities said two passengers in t…
Village In Westchester Seeks Red-Light Cams For Busy Intersection Village In Westchester Seeks Red-Light Cams For Busy Intersection
Village In Westchester Seeks Red-Light Cams For Busy Intersection A village in Westchester is attempting to become the first to get the green light to install red-light cameras at one of the county's busier intersections. Officials in Pelham Manor are seeking approval to install two red-light cameras at the intersection of Pelhamdale Avenue and Boston Post Road (Route 1) at both Pelhamdale approaches. The bill has already passed in both the state Assembly and Senate, and now just awaits the signature of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. If approved, Pelham Manor would be the first municipality in Westchester to install the cameras since 2015, joining just Yonk…
Dashcam Video Shows Driver Saving School Kids Stuck On Busy Area Roadway Dashcam Video Shows Driver Saving School Kids Stuck On Busy Area Roadway
Dashcam Video Shows Driver Saving School Kids Stuck On Busy Area Roadway A Good Samaritan in Rockland County came to the rescue of some kids who found themselves in a potentially dangerous situation. Following last week’s snowstorm, more than a foot of snow piled up on some sidewalks in Monsey, making it more difficult to travel by foot. On Friday, Dec. 18, Lipa Rubin was stopped on Main Street near Orchard Street to allow two children to be dismissed from a school bus, one of whom struggled climbing a snowbank to get to the sidewalk as the bus drove off and traffic began flowing again. Rubin could be heard on the dashcam shouting and honking his horn for the …
Here's How Many Tickets State Police Dished Out During 'Operation Hardhat' Details Here's How Many Tickets State Police Dished Out During 'Operation Hardhat' Details
Here's How Many Tickets State Police Dished Out During 'Operation Hardhat' Details Not so fast. New York State Police troopers going undercover as construction workers in work zones dished out nearly 2,000 tickets for various violations during a special “Operation Hardhat” detail. Beginning in July and stretching through November, State Police teamed with the New York State Department of Transportation and Thruway Authority to crack down on work zone violations and encourage safer driving. During the special detail, a total of 1,779 tickets were handed out, with dozens in each of the state’s regions, officials noted. The number of violations issued was approximately 70 p…
Police Dish Out 177 Tickets In I-684 Detail Police Dish Out 177 Tickets In I-684 Detail
Police Dish Out 177 Tickets In I-684 Detail New York State Police announced the results of a speed enforcement detail on I-684 in Westchester. Troopers issued a total of 177 tickets during the detail on Friday, June 12 in an ongoing effort to “ensure highway safety for all users of the interstate.” Of the tickets, 151 were issued for speeding, 15 for drivers failing to wear a seatbelt, and 11 others for vehicle and traffic violations. According to state police, speeding is listed as a contributing factor in nearly one-third of all fatal crashes in New York State. More than 42,000 people die as the result of traffic cras…
Police Dish Out 41 Tickets In Westchester Speed Detail Police Dish Out 41 Tickets In Westchester Speed Detail
Police Dish Out 41 Tickets In Westchester Speed Detail More than three dozen tickets were dished out by New York State Police troopers in the area during a special speed detail in Northern Westchester. On Tuesday, May. 26, troopers handed out 41 tickets along the Route 9 corridor during the targeted enforcement period in the Town of Cortlandt. Thirty-six of the 41 tickets were issued for speed-related infractions. Police said that the "operation was conducted in furtherance of our mission to ensure highway safety for all users of the roadway.” According to police, speeding is listed as a contributing factor in nearly one-third of all fatal c…
COVID-19: Large Street Gathering Of About 200 People Ends With One Dead, Police Say COVID-19: Large Street Gathering Of About 200 People Ends With One Dead, Police Say
Covid-19: Large Street Gathering Of About 200 People Ends With One Dead, Police Say In the midst of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and orders for residents to be inside their homes unless absolutely necessary, police officers found themselves breaking up two large gatherings, one that ended with a fatality, in the area. The incident happened around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 in Poughkeepsie. That's when the city's police department received several calls reporting a large number of people gathering in the area of Fox Terrace and South White Street, said Capt. Steven Minard. Officers responded and found more than 50 people gathering and multiple vehicles …
Woman Seriously Injured In Wrong-Way Saw Mill River Parkway Crash Woman Seriously Injured In Wrong-Way Saw Mill River Parkway Crash
Woman Seriously Injured In Wrong-Way Saw Mill River Parkway Crash A Fairfield County woman was seriously injured when a wrong-way driver collided with her car on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Northern Westchester. The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, on the northbound Saw Mill just north of Marble Avenue, in Mount Pleasant, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County Police. The wrong-way driver, identified as Anthony Rodriguez, 42 of Yonkers, traveled along Grant Street in Pleasantville and then turned left to proceed south on the Saw Mill, O'Leary said. He apparently made the left turn too soon and headed southbound …