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Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case
Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case A dog that was found severely emaciated in the Hudson Valley is in the process of gaining her strength back following the arrest of her owner on animal cruelty charges, officials said. Abby, an 8-year-old Catahoula leopard mix dog, was rescued after being found in a state of severe emaciation at a Putnam County residence in Kent on Chief Nimham Drive on Sunday, June 23.  Earlier Report - Kent Woman Accused Of Animal Neglect After Dog Found Severely Emaciated After the discovery, Abby's owner, Shannon McMahon of Kent, age 42, was arrested by the Putnam County SPCA a…
Person Flips Canoe, Then Pulled From Water In Dramatic Hudson Valley Rescue Person Flips Canoe, Then Pulled From Water In Dramatic Hudson Valley Rescue
Person Flips Canoe, Then Pulled From Water In Dramatic Hudson Valley Rescue A person was rescued from the water after they were found clinging to a kayak in a Hudson Valley pond. The rescue happened in Putnam County at around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, when a forest ranger with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation saw a person in the water while patrolling White Pond in the town of Kent.  According to the DEC, the person had rolled their canoe and could not flip it back over. Although they could not swim, they were able to grab a nearby kayak.  The ranger then attached a throw rope to the person in the water and tied it to t…
Northern Westchester Rep Issues Alert For Parking Ticket Scam: What To Watch For Northern Westchester Rep Issues Alert For Parking Ticket Scam: What To Watch For
Northern Westchester Rep Issues Alert For Parking Ticket Scam: What To Watch For A Hudson Valley elected official is warning residents to be wary of fake texts asking them to pay unpaid parking tickets.  In a post on X on Monday, July 1, New York Assemblyman Matt Slater, who represents parts of Putnam and Northern Westchester, warned residents of a fake text scheme involving scammers claiming that victims owe unpaid parking invoices in New York City.  According to Slater, the texts will claim that victims will owe an additional charge of $25 unless they settle their balance. They will also contain a link where victims can settle their "balance."  "Don't …
$31K Scheme: Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Welfare Fraud, Police Say $31K Scheme: Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Welfare Fraud, Police Say
$31K Scheme: Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Welfare Fraud, Police Say A 35-year-old Hudson Valley woman faces felony charges after claiming tens of thousands of dollars in welfare benefits she was not entitled to, authorities announced.  Putnam County resident Kimberly Nieves of Kent was arrested on Thursday, June 27 in connection with alleged welfare fraud, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, July 1.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the investigation that led to Nieves' arrest began in March 2024, when the Putnam County Department of Social Services reported that one of their clients had allegedly been cla…
Hudson Valley Woman Accused Of Animal Neglect After Dog Found Severely Emaciated Hudson Valley Woman Accused Of Animal Neglect After Dog Found Severely Emaciated
Hudson Valley Woman Accused Of Animal Neglect After Dog Found Severely Emaciated A 42-year-old Hudson Valley woman faces animal cruelty charges following the discovery of a severely emaciated dog, authorities announced.  New, updated report - Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Kent Animal Cruelty Case Putnam County resident Shannon McMahon of Kent, age 42, was arrested after police found her eight-year-old Catahoula leopard mix dog in a state of severe emaciation, the Putnam County SPCA announced on Tuesday, June 25.  According to the SPCA, on the evening of Sunday, June 23, the Town of Kent Police Department responded to a residen…
Man Charged After Abandoning 2 Dogs On Hudson Valley Road, Officials Say Man Charged After Abandoning 2 Dogs On Hudson Valley Road, Officials Say
Man Charged After Abandoning 2 Dogs On Hudson Valley Road, Officials Say A 64-year-old man faces criminal charges after allegedly abandoning two dogs on the side of a Hudson Valley road, authorities announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Thursday, June 6, when the Putnam County SPCA learned that two dachshund mix dogs had been found the day before by a good samaritan on Longfellow Drive in the Lake Carmel area of the town of Kent.  According to the SPCA, the dogs were then put into the custody of the Town of Kent Dog Control Officer Mary Madsen, who had learned they allegedly belonged to a Dutchess County resident from Wappingers Falls.  Fo…
New Update: 7-Car Crash, Dump Truck Rollover Injures 6 People On Highway In Hudson Valley New Update: 7-Car Crash, Dump Truck Rollover Injures 6 People On Highway In Hudson Valley
New Update: 7-Car Crash, Dump Truck Rollover Injures 6 People On Highway In Hudson Valley This story has been updated. Six people were hospitalized following a crash on a Hudson Valley highway that involved seven vehicles, including a dump truck, officials announced. The crash happened on Tuesday, May 21 around 11:30 a.m. when seven vehicles, including a dump truck, collided on Interstate 84 East in the Putnam County town of Kent between the Bowen Road overpass and Route 311 just west of Exit 61, according to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. The incident, which involved a dump truck rollover, caused I-84 East to temporarily close between Bowen Road and R…
Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence
Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence A 47-year-old Hudson Valley drug dealer who sold a dangerous drug concoction connected to a fatal overdose will spend years in prison, officials announced.  Putnam County resident William Mancusi III of Kent was sentenced to nine years in state prison for selling a dangerous combination of heroin and fentanyl on two occasions, Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced on Tuesday, May 14.  Earlier Report - Drug Dealer From Kent Convicted After Being Linked To Fatal Overdose: 'Career Criminal' According to Tendy's office, the events leading to Mancusi's sentencin…
Update: Police Still Investigating Loud Booming Noise In Hudson Valley Update: Police Still Investigating Loud Booming Noise In Hudson Valley
Update: Police Still Investigating Loud Booming Noise In Hudson Valley Authorities have offered more possible explanations for a loud booming noise heard in the Hudson Valley. The possible explosion was heard by several Putnam County residents on Saturday, April 14 just before 9 p.m. when the Carmel and Kent Police Departments received several reports of a loud booming noise in the Lake Carmel area.  Earlier Report - 'Loud Boom' Heard In Carmel, Kent: Police Investigating After the noise was reported, both departments were unable to pinpoint the cause or find any damage related to it.   Days later, on Tuesday, April 16, Carmel Police agai…
'Loud Boom' Heard In Hudson Valley: Police Investigating 'Loud Boom' Heard In Hudson Valley: Police Investigating
'Loud Boom' Heard In Hudson Valley: Police Investigating Police searched an area in the Hudson Valley for evidence of an explosion after several residents reported hearing a mysterious loud booming noise, authorities said. New, updated report - Update: Police Still Investigating Booming Noise In Carmel The possible explosion was reported by residents in Putnam County on Saturday, April 14 just before 9 p.m., when both the Carmel and Kent Police Departments received calls reporting a loud noise in the Lake Carmel area. According to both departments, officers and deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office searched the area for any damag…
Car Goes Up In Flames On Busy Road Near Lake In Hudson Valley Car Goes Up In Flames On Busy Road Near Lake In Hudson Valley
Car Goes Up In Flames On Busy Road Near Lake In Hudson Valley A car fire in the Hudson Valley left a busy main road filled with smoke, firefighters said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, Feb. 7 around 11 a.m., when a vehicle caught on fire on Route 301 near Canopus Lake in the town of Kent, according to the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1, which helped respond to the blaze.  Arriving fire crews found that the vehicle's occupants had been able to escape unharmed and began extinguishing the blaze.  The fire was fully put out by noon, firefighters said. The cause of the blaze was not released. 
Hudson Valley Drug Dealer Convicted After Being Linked To Fatal Overdose: 'Career Criminal' Hudson Valley Drug Dealer Convicted After Being Linked To Fatal Overdose: 'Career Criminal'
Hudson Valley Drug Dealer Convicted After Being Linked To Fatal Overdose: 'Career Criminal' A Hudson Valley drug dealer faces decades in prison after being convicted of selling a dangerous drug concoction that caused a fatal overdose, officials announced.  Putnam County resident William Mancusi III of Kent, age 47, was convicted on charges in connection to a fatal drug overdose that happened in November 2021 in Southeast, Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced on Wednesday, Jan. 17.  According to Tendy's office, the events leading up to Mancusi's conviction began on Nov. 12, 2021, when New York State Police investigators responded to a fatal ove…
Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Animal Abandonment Gets More Charges: Police Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Animal Abandonment Gets More Charges: Police
Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Animal Abandonment Gets More Charges: Police A Hudson Valley woman convicted of abandoning dogs faces more charges for failing to update her information on an animal cruelty registry after moving, police announced. Putnam County resident Tammy Williams of Kent, age 46, was arrested on Monday, Jan. 8, and charged with failing to register with the county's Animal Cruelty Registry, the Putnam County SPCA announced.  According to authorities, Williams was arrested for three counts of animal abandonment in 2020 after three pit bulls were found severely emaciated on Tinker Hill Road in Putnam Valley. After she was c…
Drunk Driver From Hudson Valley Damages Mailboxes, Throws Open Beer Out Window: Police Drunk Driver From Hudson Valley Damages Mailboxes, Throws Open Beer Out Window: Police
Drunk Driver From Hudson Valley Damages Mailboxes, Throws Open Beer Out Window: Police A Hudson Valley man faces felony drunk driving charges after damaging several mailboxes and throwing an open beer out of his car window before being pulled over, police announced.  Putnam County resident Robert Taylor of Kent, age 36, was arrested on Monday, Jan. 1 in connection with an incident that happened in the Niagara County town of Hartland, according to New York State Police.  On the day of Taylor's arrest, around 11:40 p.m., police responded to a report of several damaged mailboxes on Ridge Road in Hartland after one of the victims followed Taylor's 2020 Hyundai vehi…
Man Assaults 5-Year-Old In Hudson Valley, Inflicting Serious Injuries: Police Man Assaults 5-Year-Old In Hudson Valley, Inflicting Serious Injuries: Police
Man Assaults 5-Year-Old In Hudson Valley, Inflicting Serious Injuries: Police A man faces assault charges after a 5-year-old child was discovered with serious injuries in the Hudson Valley, police said. Micheal Echeverria was arrested on Monday, Nov. 13 by police in the Putnam County town of Kent, Kent Police announced on Thursday, Nov. 16.  According to the department, the events leading up to Echeverria's arrest began when Child Protective Services contacted officers around 11 a.m.  Kent Police detectives then discovered that a 5-year-old child had sustained serious injuries and interviewed both the child's mother and Echeverria, who was placed…
Victim Shot At Gas Station In Hudson Valley: Suspect Caught, Police Say Victim Shot At Gas Station In Hudson Valley: Suspect Caught, Police Say
Victim Shot At Gas Station In Hudson Valley: Suspect Caught, Police Say A suspect has been apprehended following a shooting at a Hudson Valley gas station that left one person injured, police said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday evening, Nov. 10 in Kent at the Sunoco gas station at 1320 Route 52.  According to the Kent Police Department, arriving officers soon found a victim with a gunshot wound. A description of the suspect and their vehicle was then quickly given to authorities in the area.  With this information, the suspect was apprehended with help from New York State Police and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Their id…
Man Nabbed For Driving While High, Nearly Hitting Officer In Hudson Valley: Police Man Nabbed For Driving While High, Nearly Hitting Officer In Hudson Valley: Police
Man Nabbed For Driving While High, Nearly Hitting Officer In Hudson Valley: Police A 44-year-old man faces charges after nearly striking an officer's vehicle on a Hudson Valley road while he was high on marijuana, police said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, Oct. 13 around 5:30 p.m., when a Putnam County Sheriff's Office investigator had been driving eastbound on Route 311 in Kent near the Interstate 84 overpass.  According to the Sheriff's Office, at this time, a vehicle traveling westbound on the road passed another vehicle and nearly struck the investigator's car while doing so. The investigator then pulled the vehicle over and immediately smelle…
Cats Shot, Killed With Arrow In Hudson Valley: Authorities Seeking Information Cats Shot, Killed With Arrow In Hudson Valley: Authorities Seeking Information
Cats Shot, Killed With Arrow In Hudson Valley: Authorities Seeking Information Authorities in the Hudson Valley are still searching for the suspects in two separate incidents involving cats being shot with a gun and arrow, leaving one of them dead.  Both cases happened in Putnam County in 2019 and 2021 and are still unsolved, prompting the county's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to make social media posts on Thursday, Oct. 12 asking the public for any information they may have that could lead to arrests.  The first of the unsolved cases happened in 2019 between July 2 and July 4, when a domestic 7-year-old black cat named Simon was sho…
New Update: Officers Involved In Fatal Hudson Valley Shooting Get No Charges, AG Says New Update: Officers Involved In Fatal Hudson Valley Shooting Get No Charges, AG Says
New Update: Officers Involved In Fatal Hudson Valley Shooting Get No Charges, AG Says Two officers who fatally shot a man in the Hudson Valley while he was stabbing a woman have been cleared of any criminal charges by the New York Attorney General's Office.  On Friday, Sept. 15, New York Attorney General Letitia James’ Office of Special Investigation announced that no charges would be filed in the January 2023 fatal officer-involved shooting of 34-year-old Christopher Torres in the Putnam County town of Southeast.  Earlier Report - NY AG To Probe Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting Of Carmel Man In Southeast On the day of the incident, Tuesday, Jan…
Drunk Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash On I-84 In Hudson Valley, Police Say Drunk Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash On I-84 In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Drunk Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash On I-84 In Hudson Valley, Police Say A 26-year-old man faces charges after allegedly causing a three-car crash while driving the wrong way on Interstate 84 in the Hudson Valley, hospitalizing three people, police said.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Tuesday, Sept. 6, when New York State Police responded to westbound I-84 in Kent east of Ludingtonville Road on a report of a wrong-way driver.  Arriving troopers then found that 26-year-old Edison Magallanes Castro of Chicago, Illinois had been driving a 2013 Volkswagen Passat east in the westbound lanes before hitting both a 2011 Nissan Sent…
4 Nabbed For DWI In Hudson Valley: Wrong-Way Driving, Mailbox Damage Among Offenses, Police Say 4 Nabbed For DWI In Hudson Valley: Wrong-Way Driving, Mailbox Damage Among Offenses, Police Say
4 Nabbed For DWI In Hudson Valley: Wrong-Way Driving, Mailbox Damage Among Offenses, Police Say Four people, including Westchester and Fairfield County residents, face various charges after they were caught driving while intoxicated in the Hudson Valley, police said. The arrests all happened in Putnam County over both Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, Aug. 22.  The following people were arrested, according to sheriff's deputies:  Fairfield County resident Michael F. Bautista-Zumba, age 23, of Danbury, was arrested on Saturday around 2:10 a.m. after authorities saw him allegedly travel from his lane in an unsafe…
Drunk Driver Stopped With Spike Strip On Busy Highway In Hudson Valley Drunk Driver Stopped With Spike Strip On Busy Highway In Hudson Valley
Drunk Driver Stopped With Spike Strip On Busy Highway In Hudson Valley After refusing to stop for officers, a Connecticut drunk driver's ride was finally cut short after authorities deployed a spike strip on a busy highway interchange in the Hudson Valley, police said.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, June 16 just after 11:30 p.m., when patrol officers saw a Jeep Commander commit a traffic infraction on Route 52 in Kent, according to Kent Police.  The officers tried pulling the Jeep over, but it refused to stop and started driving erratically in an eastbound direction on Interstate 84.  At this point, the Putnam County Sheriff…
Unlucky: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Dumpster In Hudson Valley On St. Patrick's Day, Police Say Unlucky: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Dumpster In Hudson Valley On St. Patrick's Day, Police Say
Unlucky: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Dumpster In Hudson Valley On St. Patrick's Day, Police Say A woman faces charges after crashing her car into a dumpster while allegedly driving drunk on St. Patrick's Day in the Hudson Valley, police said.  On Friday, March 17, around 10:30 p.m., police in Putnam County responded to Tonianne Drive in Kent for a reported vehicle crash, according to Kent Police.  There, they found that a woman had crashed her gray Honda Accord into a dumpster container. The woman, identified as 46-year-old Erika Rizzotto of Kent, was then asked by an officer if she had been drinking that evening, to which she replied, "yes," police said.  After …
K9 Officer Unexpectedly Dies In Hudson Valley: 'Made Considerable Impact' K9 Officer Unexpectedly Dies In Hudson Valley: 'Made Considerable Impact'
K9 Officer Unexpectedly Dies In Hudson Valley: 'Made Considerable Impact' A beloved K9 officer who had a successful career with a police department in the Hudson Valley has died unexpectedly at a young age.  K9 Maverick, who served with the Kent Police Department in Putnam County since 2017, died on Sunday, March 19 at the age of 7 after an unexpected medical emergency, Kent Police announced. A certified patrol and narcotics detection K9, Maverick spent his career with his handler, Sergeant Corey Ashe, and was also a member of the Putnam County Emergency Response Team.  K9 Maverick pictured with his handler, Kent Police Sergeant Corey Ashe.Kent Police Depart…
Stabbing Victim Faces 'Long Path Of Recovery' After Brutal Attack In Hudson Valley Stabbing Victim Faces 'Long Path Of Recovery' After Brutal Attack In Hudson Valley
Stabbing Victim Faces 'Long Path Of Recovery' After Brutal Attack In Hudson Valley A community is pulling together to help a woman who was the victim of a brutal domestic violence incident in the Hudson Valley that left one man shot dead by sheriff's deputies.  Earlier Report - Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting ID'd After Incident In Southeast The attack happened in Putnam County on Tuesday, Jan. 10, when Carmel resident Alixandra Albano Richardson was abducted by 34-year-old Carmel resident Christopher Torres in Kent and driven to Southeast, where they were found by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office on Fields Corner Road near Pugsley Road.&nbs…
Woman Sleeps At Gas Pump With Crack Pipe In Hand In Hudson Valley: Police Woman Sleeps At Gas Pump With Crack Pipe In Hand In Hudson Valley: Police
Woman Sleeps At Gas Pump With Crack Pipe In Hand In Hudson Valley: Police A Connecticut woman faces drug charges after falling asleep in her car at a Hudson Valley gas station while holding a glass crack pipe, police said.  On Saturday, Jan. 28, around 3:30 a.m., police in Putnam County were patrolling in Kent when they noticed a white BMW stopped at a gas pump with its brake lights on at a Mobil gas station located at 1338 NY-52, according to Kent Police.  After approaching the car, officers noticed a woman inside with her head slumped over, and saw that she was holding a glass pipe. When police then knocked on the window to wake her, the woman immedia…
NY AG To Probe Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting Of Man In Hudson Valley NY AG To Probe Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting Of Man In Hudson Valley
NY AG To Probe Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting Of Man In Hudson Valley The New York Attorney General's Office has announced that it will look into the death of a man who was fatally shot by police in the Hudson Valley after a domestic incident.  Earlier Report - ID Released Of Carmel Man Killed By Police After Domestic Incident In Southeast The investigation, announced on Thursday, Jan. 12, will probe the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Carmel resident Christopher Torres, who was shot dead by police in Putnam County on Tuesday, Jan. 10 to prevent him from attacking a woman with a knife. Torres was killed following a domestic incident that began …
ID Released Of Man Killed By Police After Domestic Incident In Hudson Valley ID Released Of Man Killed By Police After Domestic Incident In Hudson Valley
ID Released Of Man Killed By Police After Domestic Incident In Hudson Valley The identity of a man who was fatally shot by police to prevent him from killing a woman he had abducted has been released.  Earlier Report - Update: Woman Saved In Police Shooting In Southeast Hospitalized With Severe Injuries State Police identified the man as 34-year-old Carmel resident Christopher Torres, who was shot dead by police in Putnam County on Tuesday, Jan. 10 to prevent him from attacking a woman with a knife.  The incident began on Amawalk Road in Kent when Torres abducted a woman in a domestic dispute and then drove to Southeast. There, police found Tor…
Update: Woman Saved In Police Shooting In Hudson Valley Hospitalized With Severe Injuries Update: Woman Saved In Police Shooting In Hudson Valley Hospitalized With Severe Injuries
Update: Woman Saved In Police Shooting In Hudson Valley Hospitalized With Severe Injuries Police have provided an update on the condition of a woman who was rescued from certain death after her attacker was shot and killed by authorities.  Earlier Report - Man Shot Dead By Officers To Stop Him From Stabbing Woman In Southeast, Authorities Say The woman was involved in a domestic incident on Tuesday, Jan. 10 that began in Putnam County on Amawalk Road in Kent when she was abducted by her attacker in a domestic incident, who then drove to Southeast.  There, police found the man's vehicle on Fields Corner Road near Pugsley Road, where the suspect began attackin…
Man Shot Dead By Officers To Stop Him From Stabbing Woman In Hudson Valley, Authorities Say Man Shot Dead By Officers To Stop Him From Stabbing Woman In Hudson Valley, Authorities Say
Man Shot Dead By Officers To Stop Him From Stabbing Woman In Hudson Valley, Authorities Say A man was fatally shot by police in the Hudson Valley in an effort to prevent him from killing a woman after abducting her, according to authorities.  On Tuesday, Jan. 10, around 9:45 a.m., agencies in Putnam County responded to a domestic violence incident in Kent that involved an abduction, according to Captain Michael Grossi of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. The suspect's vehicle was then located in Southeast by Pugsley Road, where the man was seen violently attacking a woman with a knife. Deputies then shot the man to prevent him from further attacking the woman, police…
Man With 'Bloodshot Eyes' Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Woods In Hudson Valley: Police Man With 'Bloodshot Eyes' Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Woods In Hudson Valley: Police
Man With 'Bloodshot Eyes' Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Woods In Hudson Valley: Police A Hudson Valley man is in trouble after he crashed his vehicle into the woods while drunk, police said. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, around 11:30 a.m., police in Kent found a vehicle that had left the roadway and crashed into the woods on Horsepound Road at the intersection with Route 52, according to Kent Police.  After making their way to the vehicle, police observed that the driver had an open Coors Light in the cupholder, in addition to bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and a "strong odor of alcohol," police said.  The driver, identified as Dutchess County resident Michael Selca, age 6…