Scammers From NY Thinking They Were Collecting $60K Land Behind Bars In Maryland: Sheriff Scammers From NY Thinking They Were Collecting $60K Land Behind Bars In Maryland: Sheriff
Scammers From NY Thinking They Were Collecting $60K Land Behind Bars In Maryland: Sheriff A couple of New Yorkers tried to pull a fast one on a woman in Maryland, but were ultimately apprehended after getting greedy and attempting to go to the well one too many times.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office was advised this week about a scam involving a pair who had been collecting large amounts of cash from a Hagerstown woman, prompting an investigation that led to the arrests of Jinghai Fang and Binbin Ge. In late March, investigators say that the woman received a notification on her tablet that one of her accounts had been hacked, so she called the supplied number and fo…
Police Warn Of Unlicensed 'Contractors' Soliciting Business In Westchester Police Warn Of Unlicensed 'Contractors' Soliciting Business In Westchester
Police Warn Of Unlicensed 'Contractors' Soliciting Business In Westchester A police department in Westchester is warning residents to be wary of unlicensed contractors going door-to-door in an attempt to solicit large upfront payments.  In an announcement on Thursday, April 11, the City of Rye Police Department issued a warning to residents concerning the unlicensed "contractors" that have been seen in the city.  According to police, the contractors will knock on residents' doors and claim they happened to be in the neighborhood. They will then offer to perform work such as sealing driveways, building new steps, or other similar jobs.  The fraudste…
Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers
Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers If you enjoy a quiet working environment and don’t mind rubbing elbows with a few ghosts, this could be the opportunity for you. The New York State Department of State is looking for volunteers to take part in the first annual “Caring for Your Cemetery Day,” on Saturday, April 27. Organizers said the idea is to raise awareness of the hard work and dedication that goes into caring for and preserving cemeteries, especially heading into the spring season. The department is also hoping to gin up more interest in cemeteries among younger people and recruit future volunteers or even officers and…
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84, Police Say Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84, Police Say
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84, Police Say A 26-year-old has been accused of driving the wrong way while drunk and striking a police cruiser in an overnight crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut. Just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, Connecticut State Police received the report of the wrong-way driver in the area of Exit 8 in Danbury.  The vehicle was then stopped off Exit 11 in Newtown, state police said.  After an investigation, the operator, 26-year-old Danbury resident Ney Carrasco-Guerrero was placed under arrest and charged with: Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and…
Man Caught With Gun, Drugs After Possibly Flashing Weapon At Westchester Gas Station: Police Man Caught With Gun, Drugs After Possibly Flashing Weapon At Westchester Gas Station: Police
Man Caught With Gun, Drugs After Possibly Flashing Weapon At Westchester Gas Station: Police A 51-year-old man faces several charges after he was caught with a loaded handgun and illegal drugs in front of a Westchester cafe, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Monday, April 8 around 4:20 a.m., when a suspect was seen allegedly displaying a gun at the Pit Stop gas station in New Rochelle at 819 Main St., according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  An anonymous caller soon reported this incident to police, adding that the suspect had been driving a blue Corvette with Connecticut license plates. Officers then began searching the area around the g…
Measles Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness Measles Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness
Measles Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness Less than a month since a case of measles showed up outside of New York City, the number of cases has more than doubled across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Friday, April 12, the CDC announced that the total number of measles cases in the US in 2024 has reached 121 — far surpassing last year’s number of 58 — with cases being reported in 18 states and jurisdictions, including New York State. The update comes after a Nassau County child under the age of 5 was announced as the state’s first measles case to be reported outside of New York C…
Total Solar Eclipse Rescue: Injured NY Woman Pulled To Safety From Mountain In Path Of Totality Total Solar Eclipse Rescue: Injured NY Woman Pulled To Safety From Mountain In Path Of Totality
Total Solar Eclipse Rescue: Injured NY Woman Pulled To Safety From Mountain In Path Of Totality An injured woman was rescued during the height of the solar eclipse in an area in upstate New York that was in the path of totality. According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the incident began in the middle of the afternoon on Monday, April 8, at Adirondack trailheads in Franklin County, in the town of Santa Clara. Just after 4:30 p.m., authorities received a call about a hiker with a lower leg injury near the summit of Mount Saint Regis.  Due to the terrain and trail conditions, Forest Rangers called for assistance from the New York State Police (NYSP) Avia…
Update: 5 Students Injured After SUV Crashes Into School Bus In Northern Westchester Update: 5 Students Injured After SUV Crashes Into School Bus In Northern Westchester
Update: 5 Students Injured After SUV Crashes Into School Bus In Northern Westchester This story has been updated.  Several students were hospitalized after an SUV collided with a school bus in Northern Westchester.  The crash happened on Friday, April 12 at around 9:30 a.m., when an SUV hit a school bus on Route 132 (Old Yorktown Road) in Yorktown between Barger Street and Wildwood Street, according to Yorktown Police. Five high school-aged students and the bus driver were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries that now appear to be non-life-threatening. The SUV's driver was also hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the depar…
Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies
Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies A police department in Westchester has announced the death of one of its former members who spent his life serving his community and country.  Dutchess County resident Andrew Fischer, Sr., a retired Eastchester Police sergeant, died on Tuesday, April 9 at the age of 84, according to his obituary. Fischer, an Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War era, joined the department in 1964 and served until his retirement in 1987 after 23 years, according to Eastchester Police. Born in Yonkers in 1939, Fischer was also an avid outdoorsman in addition to his career in law enfor…
Route 100 Reopens After Tree Falls In Greenburgh Route 100 Reopens After Tree Falls In Greenburgh
Route 100 Reopens After Tree Falls In Greenburgh This story has been updated. A part of a busy main route in Westchester has reopened to traffic after being briefly closed thanks to a downed tree. Hillside Avenue (Route 100) in Greenburgh at the intersection with Valimar Boulevard reopened at around 4 p.m. after being closed for less than two hours after a tree fell on the roadway, Greenburgh Police said on Friday, April 12. The department said the road was reopened so fast thanks to "outstanding work" from the Town of Greenburgh Department of Public Works.
Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Northern Westchester Station Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Northern Westchester Station
Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Northern Westchester Station Thanks to quick-thinking Metro-North officials and first responders, a person who fell on electrified tracks at a Northern Westchester train station and his father, who leaped in to help him, were rescued from the perilous situation.  The incident happened on Friday, April 12 around 10:30 a.m., when a person fell from the platform at Croton-Harmon Station onto electrified tracks, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.  After the fall, the person's father immediately jumped to help his son and put himself in harm's way in the process, according to the department.  …
Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police
Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man was apprehended after ramming police vehicles to escape arrest for trying to entice a 13-year-old victim into engaging in sexual activity in the Hudson Valley, authorities said.  Fairfield County resident Francisco Javi Gomez of Norwalk was arrested in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 3 in connection with an investigation that began on Friday, March 15, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, April 12.  According to authorities, Gomez had been enticing a 13-year-old victim to engage in sexual activity with him through social medi…