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Maserati Stolen From Rye Neighborhood Used In Multi-State Burglary Spree Maserati Stolen From Rye Neighborhood Used In Multi-State Burglary Spree
Maserati Stolen From Rye Neighborhood Used In Multi-State Burglary Spree Authorities are urging residents to lock their cars after a Maserati was stolen from a New York neighborhood and used in a commercial burglary spree that took place in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  The theft happened in Westchester County during the early morning hours on Thursday, July 4, when a Maserati was stolen from the Greenhaven area of Rye, the City of Rye Police Department announced on Monday, July 8.  A Rye officer saw the theft while it was happening and tried to stop the suspects, leading to a police chase that ended soon after the stolen car crossed the Connect…
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…
$97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say $97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say
$97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say A 45-year-old Connecticut woman faces grand larceny charges after allegedly stealing more than $97,000 from the New York company where she worked as a bookkeeper, authorities announced. New Haven County resident Marlenin Vito of Waterbury was arrested on Tuesday, April 23 after investigators determined she had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from the Putnam County business where she worked, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, May 21.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the events leading to Vito's arrest began on Monday, April 8, when a business owner in t…
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury A months-long investigation aided by bar receipts and social media posts led to the arrest of a man in connection with a wrong-way alleged drunk driving Connecticut crash that took the life of a young Fairfield County woman. The crash happened on Route 7 in Danbury around 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 in the southbound lane just north of Exit 7. The victim, Danielle Dempsey, age 25, of Danbury, was driving a gray 2005 Honda Accord when a black 2018 Dodge Challenger driving in the wrong direction struck her vehicle head-on, Connecticut State Police said. The operator of the Dodge Challenger,…
Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store
Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's is eyeing a familiar location as a possible location for its next new supermarket. The Connecticut-based company confirmed on Wednesday, May 8, that the town of Orange in New Haven County is one of several locations being "looked at" for the family-owned grocer's ninth location, according to Meghan Bell, a spokeswoman for the company. Bell said that, at this point, several options are being considered, and an announcement would be made by the end of the year.  Stew Leonard's also has Connecticut stores in Norwalk (where the company has its headquarters), Danbury, and Ne…
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region Did you hear it howling overnight? You're not alone. Widespread 40 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported across the region as a powerful storm accompanying a frontal system swept through the Northeast. The highest reported gust -- at 72 miles per hour -- happened on Long Island just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 on top of a building in Stony Brook at 159 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Here are more wind-gust reports from locations in New York and Connecticut. Location Speed Time/Date Provider New York Nassau County …
Road Rage: Westchester Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On Busy Highway, Police Say Road Rage: Westchester Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On Busy Highway, Police Say
Road Rage: Westchester Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On Busy Highway, Police Say A New York woman was taken into custody in connection with a confrontation on a busy Connecticut road during which she claimed to be a police officer, authorities said.  Westchester County resident Kimberly Nelson of New Rochelle, age 25, turned herself in to Connecticut State Police on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in connection with an incident that happened in March 2023, State Police announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  According to police, on March 23, 2023, troopers received a call from a complainant who reported an incident on Interstate 691 East in the area of Exit 10 in the New Haven…
4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch
4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch An investigation is underway after four people were killed in an overnight wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story: IDs Released Of 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the S…
3 Teens In 2 Stolen Cars Nabbed After Chase Injures Officer In Westchester 3 Teens In 2 Stolen Cars Nabbed After Chase Injures Officer In Westchester
3 Teens In 2 Stolen Cars Nabbed After Chase Injures Officer In Westchester Three teenagers who led authorities in New York on pursuits in two cars stolen from Connecticut and Rhode Island and injured an officer in the process face a heap of criminal charges, police announced. The incident leading up to the arrests began in Westchester County on Thursday, Feb. 15 around 2:20 p.m., when police learned that two stolen cars were traveling together on southbound Interstate 684. An officer began waiting for the two cars to enter the Hutchinson River Parkway and followed them south once he spotted them, according to Westchester County Police.  Once the cars arrived…
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas A quick-moving winter storm that is now moving east produced higher-than-expected snowfall totals in some parts of the region, especially in and around New York City and on Long Island. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location Amount Time/Date Provider New York New York City New York County (Manhattan) Central Park 2.0 inches 0700 AM 02/17 Official NWS Obs SE Greenwich Village 3.2 inches 0920 AM 02/17 NWS Employee Kings County (Brooklyn) Coney Island 9.9 inches 0655 AM 02/17 Trained Spotter Coney Is…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm 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 …
Home Invasion: CT Man Accused Of Traveling 150 Miles Before Assault, Burglary At NY Residence Home Invasion: CT Man Accused Of Traveling 150 Miles Before Assault, Burglary At NY Residence
Home Invasion: CT Man Accused Of Traveling 150 Miles Before Assault, Burglary At NY Residence A Connecticut man has been accused of violating an order of protection after traveling around 150 miles to commit a home invasion in upstate New York. Just before 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, New York State Police in Saratoga County responded to a home in the town of Wilton for the report of an assault with a knife. The investigation determined New Haven County resident Thomas A. Rivera, age 50, of Naugatuck, reportedly traveled to the location unexpectedly and uninvited.  "He allegedly entered the house without permission and assaulted the victim with a knife, causing serious but n…
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…
Car Driven By Hudson Valley Man Crashes Into Parked Cruiser On Highway During Storm: Police Car Driven By Hudson Valley Man Crashes Into Parked Cruiser On Highway During Storm: Police
Car Driven By Hudson Valley Man Crashes Into Parked Cruiser On Highway During Storm: Police A state trooper was taken to a hospital after a car driven by a 20-year-old New York resident crashed into the back of her cruiser on a Connecticut highway amid a winter storm, police announced. The incident happened in New Haven County during a winter storm on Tuesday, Jan. 9 around 7:40 p.m., when a state police cruiser was parked in the left lane of Interstate 91 South in Meriden while helping with a call for traffic service.  According to state police, a 2016 Cadillac Escalade driven by Putnam County resident Luis Sanchez, Jr. of Brewster, age 20, was traveling south in the left la…
44-Year-Old Man Goes Missing: Last Seen In This Westchester Location 44-Year-Old Man Goes Missing: Last Seen In This Westchester Location
44-Year-Old Man Goes Missing: Last Seen In This Westchester Location The family of a missing man who was last seen at locations in both New York and Connecticut is asking the public for help in locating him.  New, updated report: Man Reported Missing In Westchester Arrested Out Of State On Drug Charges Norman Allen-Meyer Shaw, age 44, has gone missing, his wife Veronica Shaw said on Thursday, Dec. 28.  Shaw was last seen in both the Westchester County city of Mount Vernon and the New Haven County city of West Haven. He has also been seen in Riverview, Florida, his wife said. He is described as being 6-foot-2 and weighing between 180 and…
Duo Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer In Hudson Valley: Police Duo Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer In Hudson Valley: Police
Duo Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer In Hudson Valley: Police Two Connecticut residents were arrested following a chase that began after one of the suspects tried selling cocaine to an undercover investigator in the Hudson Valley, police said.  New Haven County residents Luis Flores, age 32, and Lymaris Burgos, age 37, both from Ansonia, were arrested in late October in connection with an investigation into drug sales in Putnam County, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, Nov. 22.  The events leading up to the duo's arrests began in October when an investigator discovered that Flores was involved in the sale of cocaine in …
New Update: Extremely Matted Mini-Poodle From Hudson Valley Finds New, Loving Home New Update: Extremely Matted Mini-Poodle From Hudson Valley Finds New, Loving Home
New Update: Extremely Matted Mini-Poodle From Hudson Valley Finds New, Loving Home A poodle that was rescued from a Hudson Valley home after being found severely matted and in poor health has found a new loving home in Connecticut. Pierre the mini-poodle was discovered in Putnam County on Saturday, Aug. 5 after detectives from the county's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a residence in the town of Patterson on Lake Shore Drive.  Earlier Report - Extremely Matted Mini-Poodle Found At Patterson Residence: Owner Charged, Police Say According to the SPCA, the detectives found the 9-year-old Pierre inside the home suffering from ex…
Oil Thief From Westchester Caught Siphoning From Popular Restaurant: Police Oil Thief From Westchester Caught Siphoning From Popular Restaurant: Police
Oil Thief From Westchester Caught Siphoning From Popular Restaurant: Police A New York man was caught stealing cooking oil from a local Connecticut restaurant in an early-morning escapade, police said. The New Haven County incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Milford, the city’s police department announced. At approximately 3:50 a.m., Milford Police spotted a white tanker in the side parking lot of Lasse’s Restaurant, located at 611 Bridgeport Avenue. Upon investigation, officers saw Westchester County resident Wilfredo Santiago, age 38, actively stealing oil from a vat off the side of the restaurant. Santiago, a resident of Yonkers, reportedly admitte…
Support Pours In For Family Of CT College Student Killed Entering Wrong Home Near Campus Support Pours In For Family Of CT College Student Killed Entering Wrong Home Near Campus
Support Pours In For Family Of CT College Student Killed Entering Wrong Home Near Campus Support is pouring in for the family of a college student from Connecticut who was shot and killed attempting to enter the wrong house near the campus of the University of South Carolina. Updated story - New Info Released: Shooting Of CT 20-Year-Old Who Tried Entering Wrong Home Deemed Justifiable New Haven County resident Nick Donofrio, age 20, of Madison, was found dead having suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body, on the front porch of a home in Columbia, South Carolina on the 500 block of South Holly Street around 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, the city's police department said. …
Same Store Burglarized Twice By 8 Suspects In Separate Incidents In Hudson Valley: Police Same Store Burglarized Twice By 8 Suspects In Separate Incidents In Hudson Valley: Police
Same Store Burglarized Twice By 8 Suspects In Separate Incidents In Hudson Valley: Police A total of eight suspects from Connecticut face charges after stealing from the same Hudson Valley store in two separate incidents, police said. The first of the thefts happened on Tuesday, Aug. 8 just after 4 p.m., when Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies saw several suspects entering and leaving an unnamed store in Southeast and delivering items to a vehicle in the parking lot.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the suspects were dressed in bubble jackets which were out of place in the warm weather, and appeared to be hiding items under them.  Sheriff's deputies then quickly took…
Man Caught With Ghost Gun Kits, Magazines In Westchester Gets Prison Time Man Caught With Ghost Gun Kits, Magazines In Westchester Gets Prison Time
Man Caught With Ghost Gun Kits, Magazines In Westchester Gets Prison Time A 36-year-old Connecticut man who was caught with illegal weapon kits in Westchester County will spend several years in prison for trafficking a large number of ghost guns from his New Haven County home.  Ansonia resident Melvin Burroughs, age 36, was sentenced to 58 months in prison on Thursday, July 27 for trafficking firearms, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced. According to federal officials, between 2019 through approximately January 2022, Burroughs bought parts for "ghost guns," assembled them into finished working firearms, and sold them.  He f…
Man Steals His Own Mercedes Benz, Caught Driving It In Westchester: Police Man Steals His Own Mercedes Benz, Caught Driving It In Westchester: Police
Man Steals His Own Mercedes Benz, Caught Driving It In Westchester: Police A Connecticut man faces charges after he was caught driving his vehicle in Westchester which he had stolen from a repossession yard, police said.  The incident happened on Friday, July 21 around 10:15 a.m., when Westchester County Police were notified that a stolen Mercedes Benz SUV was driving in White Plains.  According to authorities, an officer soon found the vehicle a short time later and pulled it over in Greenburgh. The driver then showed the officer paperwork indicating that he owned the car. However, when the officer checked with the North Branford Police Department in N…
'Our Shining Light': 26-Year-Old Westchester Native Killed In Crash Remembered 'Our Shining Light': 26-Year-Old Westchester Native Killed In Crash Remembered
'Our Shining Light': 26-Year-Old Westchester Native Killed In Crash Remembered A 26-year-old Connecticut woman born and raised in New York who was killed in a single-vehicle crash is being remembered as a "beautiful, sweet soul." New Haven County resident Jessica Anne Bulfaro, of Milford, who was born in Westchester County and lived in Putnam County, in the town of Carmel, died on Thursday, April 20 when she lost control of her silver 2021 Subaru Impreza and struck two utility poles in Newtown, said the Newtown Police.  She was born on Thursday, August 22, 1996, in White Plains, to her parents Stephen and Jeanette (Santorelli) Bulfaro. After graduating hi…
$1,000,000 NY Lottery Prize: Man Wins On Scratch-Off Ticket $1,000,000 NY Lottery Prize: Man Wins On Scratch-Off Ticket
$1,000,000 NY Lottery Prize: Man Wins On Scratch-Off Ticket A Connecticut man is surely glad that he made a trip to New York after winning a $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket he bought there.  New Haven County resident Jeffrey Duval of Branford claimed the massive prize after purchasing a Multiplier Money ticket in Saratoga County, New York Lottery announced on Tuesday, March 28.  The prize-winning ticket was bought at the Cumberland Farms located at 527 Route 67 in Ballston Spa.  After the required withholdings, Duval received his prize as a lump sum payment of $546,840.  Now that Duval has wo…
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region The most potent winter storm of the season has resulted in scores of school closures and slippery travel conditions. Here's a look at some snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service and other sources on Tuesday morning, Feb. 28. If you don't see your town listed, post the total in a comment. New York Manhattan Central Park, 1.8  inches Nassau County Manhasset Hills, 3.5 inches Herricks, 3.5 inches Suffolk County Commack, 5 inches Centereach, 4.5 inches Mattituck, 4.5 inches Mount Sina, 4.5 inches Bridgehampton, 4.4 inches Rockland County Stony Point, 6.1 inc…
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region A quick-moving storm season brought the first accumulating snowfall to the region. Here's a look at some snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service and other sources as of Monday morning, Dec. 12. If you don't see your town listed, post the total in a comment. New York Manhattan Central Park, Trace Queens LaGuardia Airport, 0.4 inches Nassau County Manhasset Hills, 0.3 inches Suffolk County North Babylon, 0.4 inches Islip Airport, 0.4 inches West Islip, 0.2 inches Rockland County Chestnut Ridge, 2.1 inches Orange County Monroe 3.5 inches Westchester Westc…
Caught! Connecticut Father Wanted For Stabbing, Dismembering Toddler Apprehended, Police Say Caught! Connecticut Father Wanted For Stabbing, Dismembering Toddler Apprehended, Police Say
Caught! Connecticut Father Wanted For Stabbing, Dismembering Toddler Apprehended, Police Say The man whose face was flashed on billboards across several states for allegedly stabbing and dismembering his 11-month-old daughter in Connecticut has been captured. Police in New Haven County announced that Christopher Francisquini, age 31, of Naugatuck, was apprehended in Waterbury around 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. Earlier report: Search Intensifies For Suspect In Murder Of 11-Month-Old Daughter In Naugatuck Francisquini was wanted for stabbing and dismembering Camilla Francisquini on Friday, Nov. 18 in Naugatuck, police said.  The Naugatuck resident had been on the run since …
Former Yale Head Coach Sentenced In College Admissions Case Former Yale Head Coach Sentenced In College Admissions Case
Former Yale Head Coach Sentenced In College Admissions Case A former Yale University women's soccer coach was sentenced for accepting bribes to facilitate the admission of students to Yale as purported athletic recruits. New Haven County resident Rudolph "Rudy" Meredith, age 54, of Madison, was sentenced to five months in prison and one year of supervised release on Wednesday, Nov. 9, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. He was also ordered to pay a $19,000 fine and forfeiture of $557,774, the US Attorney's Office said. The US Attorney's Office said Meredith pleaded guilty to one co…
Decomposed Body Found In Connecticut Home ID'd As Ponzi Swindler, Jeffrey Epstein Mentor Decomposed Body Found In Connecticut Home ID'd As Ponzi Swindler, Jeffrey Epstein Mentor
Decomposed Body Found In Connecticut Home ID'd As Ponzi Swindler, Jeffrey Epstein Mentor A body found in a Connecticut home during a welfare check has positively been identified as Steven Hoffenberg, a longtime mentor of Jeffrey Epstein. Hoffenberg, the one-time owner of the New York Post and businessman who spent 18 years in prison for a $460 million Ponzi scheme, was found in the New Haven County home around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the city of Derby. According to the Derby Police, the medical examiner's office confirmed on Friday, Aug. 26, that the badly decomposed body was that of Hoffenberg.  An initial autopsy did not find signs of trauma on the body, the…
Private Island For Sale In Connecticut Listed At $2,495,000 Private Island For Sale In Connecticut Listed At $2,495,000
Private Island For Sale In Connecticut Listed At $2,495,000 Looking for a home with an abundance of privacy and waterfront views? A unique listing in Connecticut could be the right fit.  Prudden Island, a private island in the New Haven County town of Branford, was listed for sale at $2,495,000 by Vicky Welch at William Raveis Real Estate. The eight-room home is 1,415 square feet and located on 0.21 acres. The home, which was built in 1930, has six bedrooms and two full baths. According to the listing, the interior features white shiplap walls, exposed wood beams, and well-placed windows that allow for impressive view…
Man Accused Of Operating Remote-Controlled Car On Busy Roadway In Region Man Accused Of Operating Remote-Controlled Car On Busy Roadway In Region
Man Accused Of Operating Remote-Controlled Car On Busy Roadway In Region A man has been accused of operating a remote-controlled vehicle on a busy roadway in the region. Connecticut State Police troopers in Hartford received multiple reports of a pedestrian operating the remote-controlled car on Route 9 in the New Britain/Berlin area at around 7 a.m. Saturday, July, 16. Callers reported the man running across the northbound lanes of travel onto the southbound lanes, operating the car, police said.  A responding trooper located and approached an occupied vehicle, parked on the Route 372 westbound entrance ramp to Route 9, in the town of Berlin, and observe…