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Kathy Reakes

Content Producer kreakes@dailyvoice.com
Kathy Reaks has worked as a reporter in the local news business since 1984, starting as a news clerk and working her way up. She spent 17 years at Florida Today in Melbourne, Florida as a general assignment reporter, crime reporter, entertainment reporter and restaurant critic. She worked four years at Hometown News as a general assignment reporter, then another two years at Spacecoast Daily in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She attended Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.

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  1. Westchester Man Driving Without Headlights Nabbed With Marijuana In Greenwich, Police Say

    Westchester Man Driving Without Headlights Nabbed With Marijuana In Greenwich, Police Say

    A 20-year-old Westchester man was nabbed for possession of marijuana and other charges after being stopped for driving without headlights in Fairfield County.Maxwell Tafolla, of Port Chester,  was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 2, by Greenwich Police after being stopped around 9:30 p.m., for driving without headlights on West Putnam Avenue, said the Greenwich Police.When officers ...

  2. Police Use Neighbor Portal Ring Cameras To Catch Suspected Porch Pirate In Fairfield

    Police Use Neighbor Portal Ring Cameras To Catch Suspected Porch Pirate In Fairfield

    With the help of a Ring neighbors portal, police nabbed an Instacart delivery person who allegedly stole packages from numerous homes.Shavon Littleton, 33, of Hartford, was arrested by Fairfield Police for six counts of larceny on Sunday, Feb. 9, for an incident that took place on Dec. 4, 2019, said the Fairfield Police.The investigation began after the department received a 911 call ...

  3. Duo Believed To Be From Crime Ring Nabbed For Stealing From Fairfield Stop & Shop, Police Say

    Duo Believed To Be From Crime Ring Nabbed For Stealing From Fairfield Stop & Shop, Police Say

    Two men, believed to be part of an organized crime ring, were arrested after allegedly attempting to steal more than $1,800 in merchandise from a Fairfield County Stop & Shop.Akanilli Dekattu, 23, of Brooklyn, and Tequan Robinson, 20, of New York City, were arrested on Sunday, Feb. 9, after Fairfield Police responded to a call from the store on Villa Avenue regarding the two men ...

  4. Man Makes Terroristic Threat After Attempting To Set Vehicle On Fire, Nassau County PD Says

    Man Makes Terroristic Threat After Attempting To Set Vehicle On Fire, Nassau County PD Says

    A 37-year-old man was arrested after allegedly making terroristic threats and attempting to set a vehicle on fire at a Long Island home.William Witcher, of Far Rockaway, Queens, was charged at an area hospital after Nassau County Police responded to a home on Bayview Avenue in Inwood around 3:15 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, on the report of a disturbance, police said.According to ...

  5. Bridgeport Man Stole Military Member's ID To Purchase $5K In Computers, Police Say

    Bridgeport Man Stole Military Member's ID To Purchase $5K In Computers, Police Say

    A 27-year-old man who was spotted acting "suspiciously" was nabbed for allegedly purchasing two computers using a military member's identity.Hamden Police arrested Yanik Opoku, of Bridgeport, Saturday, Feb. 8, after officers responded to the area of Dix and North streets for a report of suspicious activity, said Hamden Police Capt. Ronald Smith.A concerned resident advised police that ...

  6. Ex-Town Clerk In Area Admits To Embezzling Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

    Ex-Town Clerk In Area Admits To Embezzling Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

    The former town clerk for an area town has pleaded guilty to grand larceny after embezzling more than 21,000 from the town coffers.Jolene Roy, 45, of Pine Bush, pleaded guilty on Thursday, Feb. 13, to grand larceny and tampering with public records in the Town of Crawford, said the Orange County District Attorney's Office.At the time she pleaded guilty, Roy admitted that between May 1, ...

  7. Rockland County Social Services Employee Charged In $50K Benefits Scam

    Rockland County Social Services Employee Charged In $50K Benefits Scam

    A 37-year-old Stony Point woman who has worked for Rockland county for years has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly fraudulently claiming more than $50K in a benefits scam.Yolanda Wiley, who worked for the Department of Social Services, was arrested on grand larceny charges on Monday, Feb. 10, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II.According to the District ...

  8. There's A Stray Sheep Wandering In The Area

    There's A Stray Sheep Wandering In The Area

    Missing a sheep? If so, the Ramapo Police Department wants to know.The frisky animal was seen running loose in Chestnut Ridge on Friday, Feb. 14. The department is worried the sheep may get hit by a vehicle or injured.They are asking anyone knows who owns this sheep please contact them at 845-357-2400. Farm animals seem to favor a romp in Rockland County.Last month ...

  9. Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Connected To Gaming Systems Sales Set Up Online

    Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Connected To Gaming Systems Sales Set Up Online

    Police are warning residents that in the past three weeks there have been three armed robberies, including two people who were selling gaming systems on Facebook, in the City of Poughkeepsie.Between Jan. 26, and Tuesday, Feb. 11, there have been three robberies in the upper Main Street area between North White Street and Grand Avenue, said City of Poughkeepsie Police Det. Lt. Matt ...

  10. ID Released For Man Shot, Killed In Bridgeport

    ID Released For Man Shot, Killed In Bridgeport

    A man found shot and killed in Bridgeport has been identified by police.Philip Ingram, 57, of Bridgeport, became the city's third homicide victim of the year when he was shot around 9:10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, said Scott Appleby, director of the Office of Emergency Management.According to Appleby, the department received a call from a man around 9 a.m., saying that he had just had a ...

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