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Driver Rescued From Rolled-Over Vehicle On Highway In Westchester Driver Rescued From Rolled-Over Vehicle On Highway In Westchester
Driver Rescued From Rolled-Over Vehicle On Highway In Westchester A driver was hospitalized after being rescued from their rolled-over vehicle on a busy highway in Westchester. The rescue happened on Friday, April 26 just before 2 p.m., when a vehicle flipped on its side on Interstate 287 West in Harrison at milepost 6.5, according to the Purchase Fire Department.  Arriving first responders soon found that the driver was trapped inside the vehicle and began stabilizing it. Firefighters then partially removed the roof, allowing the driver to be freed.  After the rescue, the driver was taken to a hospital, the department said.  The crash cl…
Support Rushes In For Family Whose Cars Burned In Fire At Westchester Shopping Center Support Rushes In For Family Whose Cars Burned In Fire At Westchester Shopping Center
Support Rushes In For Family Whose Cars Burned In Fire At Westchester Shopping Center Community members are coming together to help a family who lost three cars in a devastating fire at a shopping center parking garage in Westchester.  The blaze happened on Monday, April 15 around 4:30 a.m., when three vehicles caught on fire on the second floor of the parking structure at the Waterfront Place shopping center in Port Chester.  Earlier Report - Car Fires Ignite At Waterfront Place In Port Chester After a lengthy battle, crews from the Port Chester Fire Department were eventually able to extinguish the blaze by 8:15 a.m. However, the incident left the thre…
17-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In Westchester Dispute: Police Investigating 17-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In Westchester Dispute: Police Investigating
17-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In Westchester Dispute: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a dispute that left a 17-year-old boy with a stab wound in Westchester. The incident happened on Tuesday, April 9 at around 8:30 p.m., when a dispute broke out on Ash Street in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  A 17-year-old boy involved in the fight suffered a cut on his side and was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition, DiDomizio said. Detectives are now investigating the incident.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Latest Update: $15K Reward Offered For Info On Suspect In Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester Latest Update: $15K Reward Offered For Info On Suspect In Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester
Latest Update: $15K Reward Offered For Info On Suspect In Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester Federal officials are offering a $15,000 reward for any information on the whereabouts of a suspect wanted in connection with a violent shootout at a Westchester warehouse that left both an employee and a member of a robbery crew dead.  In an announcement on Sunday, March 24, the New York division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said they are offering a $15,000 reward for any information on the whereabouts of Marco Tulio Fernandez-Rodriguez, who is wanted in connection with an attempted gunpoint robbery of a warehouse in Mount Vernon in the area of 137 South Fifth Ave. …
Girl Found Lying On Sidewalk After Possible Jump From Overpass In Westchester Girl Found Lying On Sidewalk After Possible Jump From Overpass In Westchester
Girl Found Lying On Sidewalk After Possible Jump From Overpass In Westchester Authorities are investigating after a teenage girl was found lying on a sidewalk after possibly jumping from an overpass in Westchester.  The investigation was prompted by an incident on Thursday, March 21 around 10 p.m., when a 15-year-old girl was found on a sidewalk near the pedestrian overpass in Yonkers in the area of 329 Central Park Ave., according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Arriving officers found the girl uninjured and could not confirm if she had actually jumped or not, as there were no witnesses and the girl was uncooperative in explaini…
Dozens Of Violations Found During Truck Inspection Detail In Westchester, Police Say Dozens Of Violations Found During Truck Inspection Detail In Westchester, Police Say
Dozens Of Violations Found During Truck Inspection Detail In Westchester, Police Say Dozens of violations were discovered during a truck safety inspection detail held in Westchester, police announced.  The inspection detail, held on Saturday, March 16, was held by the City of Rye Police Department to increase safety on roadways and make sure commercial vehicles were following rules and regulations.  During the detail, officers found a total of 24 violations, including: Five out-of-service violations; Three violations involving service breaks; One load securement violation; One log book violation. Officers also found that one vehicle was 9,550 pounds, or 42 perce…
Injured Hiker Rescued From Trail At Park In Westchester Injured Hiker Rescued From Trail At Park In Westchester
Injured Hiker Rescued From Trail At Park In Westchester A woman was rescued from a narrow wooded trail in Westchester after suffering an injury while hiking, firefighters said. The events leading to the rescue happened on Saturday, March 16 around 2:20 p.m., when a hiker was injured while walking on a trail in Hart's Brook Park and Preserve in Hartsdale, according to the hamlet's fire department.  After a quick search of the area, first responders eventually found the woman on the Orange Trail about a quarter-mile into the woods and realized she would not be able to walk out of the park.  Because of this, the department loaded the wom…
New Update: 5 Charged In Double-Fatal Armed Robbery In Westchester New Update: 5 Charged In Double-Fatal Armed Robbery In Westchester
New Update: 5 Charged In Double-Fatal Armed Robbery In Westchester Five men have been charged in connection with a violent shootout at a Westchester warehouse that left both an employee and a member of a robbery crew dead, federal officials announced. New, updated report - Latest Update: $15K Reward Offered For Info On Suspect In Double-Fatal Shooting In Mount Vernon The five defendants were arrested following an attempted gunpoint robbery of a warehouse in Mount Vernon in the area of 137 South Fifth Ave. that sells unlicensed marijuana and nicotine products to smoke shops, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced …
Funeral Details Released For Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person' Funeral Details Released For Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person'
Funeral Details Released For Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person' Funeral arrangments have been announced for a former Northern Westchester fire chief who spent nearly his entire life serving the public in both his career and as a volunteer.  A wake for Raymond Baker, the former chief of the Somers Volunteer Fire Department who died unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday, March 9 at the age of 64, will be held on Friday, March 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville at 418 Bedford Rd.  Earlier Report - Former Somers Fire Chief Dies: 'He Will Be Deeply Missed' A Mass of Christian Burial will also be …
Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief Dies: 'He Will Be Deeply Missed' Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief Dies: 'He Will Be Deeply Missed'
Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief Dies: 'He Will Be Deeply Missed' A former fire chief who dedicated his time to several departments in Westchester is being remembered for his public service.  New, updated report - Funeral Details Released For Former Somers Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person' Raymond Baker Sr., the former chief of the Somers Volunteer Fire Department, died on Sunday, March 10, the department announced on Monday, March 11.  The department did not release his age. Baker originally joined the Somers Volunteer Fire Department in 2007 and was an active member for seven years, serving as chief in 2014. He then joined the Goldens Bridg…
Duo Wearing Ski Masks Seen Trying To Enter Cars In Westchester: Police Duo Wearing Ski Masks Seen Trying To Enter Cars In Westchester: Police
Duo Wearing Ski Masks Seen Trying To Enter Cars In Westchester: Police Authorities are warning residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity after two suspects were seen trying to enter cars in Westchester.  The warning followed an incident on Sunday, March 3 at around 9:45 a.m., when the City of Rye Police Department received several calls from residents reporting a black Jeep occupied with two suspects wearing ski masks who were trying to open car doors. Although officers searched for the suspects, they fled the area after being spotted by residents, the department said.  Luckily, almost all of the vehicles the duo tried to enter had been…
Bag With Easter Eggs, White Powder Left In Mailbox Prompts Investigation In Westchester Bag With Easter Eggs, White Powder Left In Mailbox Prompts Investigation In Westchester
Bag With Easter Eggs, White Powder Left In Mailbox Prompts Investigation In Westchester Authorities conducted an investigation after a suspicious bag containing Easter eggs, thumbtacks, and a white powder was left inside a resident's mailbox in Westchester.  The Port Chester Police Department began investigating after the suspicious bag was found left in a residential mailbox within the village, the department announced on Saturday, March 2.  After retrieving the package, the department began looking into its origin and eventually identified a vehicle and person of interest.  However, police soon determined that the incident had been a random prank and that no …
Man Killed In Assault At Intersection In Westchester: Suspect At Large Man Killed In Assault At Intersection In Westchester: Suspect At Large
Man Killed In Assault At Intersection In Westchester: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for those involved in the homicide of a 30-year-old man at a Westchester intersection, police announced.  The incident happened in Yonkers on Friday, Feb. 23 just after 6:30 p.m., when authorities found an injured man on the street in the area of Woodbine Street and Blackford Avenue, according to Yonkers Police.  Despite the best efforts of first responders, the man died from his injuries at a nearby hospital. The victim, a 30-year-old Bronx man, has not yet been identified by the department pending notification of his family.  The incident is now b…
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In Westchester: Police 21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In Westchester: Police
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In Westchester: Police A 21-year-old man faces charges after stealing a vehicle from a parking garage in Westchester, police announced. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 19 after stealing a vehicle from a parking garage in White Plains at 44 South Broadway, White Plains Public Safety announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The suspect also damaged the garage's automatic gate in the process, police said. The man was charged with grand larceny and criminal mischief, according to authorities.  More details about the incident were not released. 
Man Nabbed For Stealing From Unlocked Cars In Westchester, Police Say Man Nabbed For Stealing From Unlocked Cars In Westchester, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Stealing From Unlocked Cars In Westchester, Police Say A man has been charged in connection with a string of thefts from unlocked vehicles in Westchester, police announced.  The suspect, Gary Greene, was arrested in connection with several larcenies from unlocked vehicles in Irvington, the village's police department announced on Wednesday, Feb. 14.  According to Irvington Police, Greene's arrest followed a string of incidents in which valuables had been stolen from vehicles left unlocked during the evening hours. More information about where and when these incidents occurred was not released.  Police did not release either Gree…
High School Cheerleading Team From Westchester Wins National Title: 'Hard To Put Into Words' High School Cheerleading Team From Westchester Wins National Title: 'Hard To Put Into Words'
High School Cheerleading Team From Westchester Wins National Title: 'Hard To Put Into Words' A Westchester high school cheerleading team's hard work has paid off with some spectacular results.  After a long journey, the members of the Harrison High School Cheerleading Team are now national champions after competing in the Universal Cheerleaders Association's 2024 National High School Championships.  The team emerged as the top victors in the Small Varsity Division II Game Day championship along with Union-Endicott High School from Endicott, New York.  In an Instagram post celebrating the win, the team thanked everyone who lent their support along the way.&…
Truck Rolls Over At Busy Westchester Intersection During Winter Storm Truck Rolls Over At Busy Westchester Intersection During Winter Storm
Truck Rolls Over At Busy Westchester Intersection During Winter Storm Following a truck rollover at a busy Westchester intersection amid a major winter storm, police are warning residents to avoid all travel if possible.  The crash happened on Tuesday morning, Feb. 13, when a truck rolled over at the intersection of South Ridge Street and High Street in Rye, according to the City of Rye Police Department.  Although the crash appeared grisly, the driver was not injured, authorities said. The department used the incident as an example to warn residents to stay home during a major winter storm that is expected to last through Tuesday evening. "Please…
Phone Scam: Callers Posing As Police, Asking For Money In Westchester Phone Scam: Callers Posing As Police, Asking For Money In Westchester
Phone Scam: Callers Posing As Police, Asking For Money In Westchester A police department in Westchester is warning residents of a phone scam involving a caller posing as an officer and asking victims for money to help their family member. In an announcement on Wednesday, Feb. 7, White Plains Public Safety officials said they have heard of several incidents of suspects spoofing the department's phone number.  According to the department, the caller will say they are a White Plains Police officer and claim that the victim's family member was involved in an accident. They will then ask the victim for money.  Luckily, some residents who received the c…
Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Westchester Apartment Building, Police Say Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Westchester Apartment Building, Police Say
Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Westchester Apartment Building, Police Say A 21-year-old woman faces felony charges after allegedly abandoning her newborn infant in the hallway of an apartment building in Westchester, police said.  Yonkers resident Jaqueline Marleni Perez was arrested after allegedly leaving her newborn girl in the hallway of an apartment building at 32 Chestnut St. in Yonkers, the city's police department announced on Thursday, Feb. 8. Earlier Report - Abandoned Baby Girl Found In Hallway At Yonkers Apartment Building: Developing The baby was discovered on Tuesday, Feb. 6 around 8:30 p.m., when officers found the girl wrapped in a…
Retired Police Officer Who Worked In Westchester Dies: 'Served With Distinction' Retired Police Officer Who Worked In Westchester Dies: 'Served With Distinction'
Retired Police Officer Who Worked In Westchester Dies: 'Served With Distinction' A police department in Westchester has announced the death of one of its retired members.  The death of retired Mount Vernon Police Officer Rocky Rosado was announced by the department on Friday, Feb. 2.  In a social media post memorializing Rosado, the department wrote that he "served with distinction" from 1983 to 2011.  The department also added that his family would hold private services in honor of him.  His age was not released by police. 
Car Becomes Entangled In Power Lines After Crash In Westchester, Causes Multi-Day Repair Car Becomes Entangled In Power Lines After Crash In Westchester, Causes Multi-Day Repair
Car Becomes Entangled In Power Lines After Crash In Westchester, Causes Multi-Day Repair A crash caused quite a complex scene at a Westchester intersection after a vehicle became entangled in utility poles and power lines, police said. The crash happened on Friday, Feb. 2 around 10:30 p.m., when a vehicle lost control at the intersection of Cook, Mile Square, and Homewood Avenues in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police.  Arriving officers and first responders found that the car had struck a pair of utility poles before landing on its side in the intersection, causing wires and one of the poles to fall on the vehicle.  The driver was able to get out of the car be…
Cats, Dog, Rabbit Rescued From House Fire In Westchester: Investigation Ongoing Cats, Dog, Rabbit Rescued From House Fire In Westchester: Investigation Ongoing
Cats, Dog, Rabbit Rescued From House Fire In Westchester: Investigation Ongoing Several pets, including cats, a dog, and a rabbit, were pulled out of a burning home in Westchester during a blaze that left eight people displaced.  The fire began on Thursday, Feb. 1 just before 6:45 p.m. at a Mount Vernon residence on South 10th Avenue, city officials announced.  Arriving firefighters soon found that the blaze had begun in the home's basement toward the front of the residence and began extinguishing it. Luckily, all of the home's occupants had been able to safely get out before fire crews arrived.  Crews then performed a search of the home to confirm that…
Man Tries Entering Locked Vehicles In Westchester, Then Leads Police On Pursuit Man Tries Entering Locked Vehicles In Westchester, Then Leads Police On Pursuit
Man Tries Entering Locked Vehicles In Westchester, Then Leads Police On Pursuit Authorities are warning residents to keep their cars locked after a man was caught trying to enter parked vehicles in Westchester before leading police on a chase into Connecticut.  The incident began on Friday, Jan. 26 around 2 a.m., when an alert resident in Rye in the area of Martin Road noticed an unknown man in her driveway and called the police. According to the Rye Police Department, the resident was able to give authorities an "excellent" description of the suspect and their vehicle, and arriving officers soon found a white SUV fleeing from the area.  Police then followed…
Update: More Details Released About Fire At Phelps Hospital In Tarrytown Update: More Details Released About Fire At Phelps Hospital In Tarrytown
Update: More Details Released About Fire At Phelps Hospital In Tarrytown Firefighters have released more information about a fire that broke out at a hospital in Westchester.  The blaze began on Thursday, Jan. 25 around 11:30 a.m., when a fire started inside an apartment on the second floor of staff housing on the Phelps Hospital campus in Tarrytown.  Earlier Report - Fire Ignites At Phelps Hospital In Tarrytown: Developing Soon after the flames broke out, crews from several organizations raced to the scene, including the Sleepy Hollow, Hawthorne, Valhalla, and Millwood Fire Departments.  After arriving at the scene, crews began putting out…
Fire Ignites At Hospital In Westchester: Developing Fire Ignites At Hospital In Westchester: Developing
Fire Ignites At Hospital In Westchester: Developing Firefighters had to race to a hospital in Westchester after a fire broke out on its campus.  New, updated report - Update: More Details Released About Fire At Phelps Hospital In Tarrytown The incident began around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, when a fire broke out on the campus of Phelps Hospital in Tarrytown.  The blaze prompted several mutual aid departments to help with the response, including the Hawthorne Fire Department, which worked at the scene for around an hour and a half until the fire was brought under control.  More details about the fire have not yet …
Dog Dies In Westchester Apartment Fire: Incident Now Under Investigation Dog Dies In Westchester Apartment Fire: Incident Now Under Investigation
Dog Dies In Westchester Apartment Fire: Incident Now Under Investigation Thanks to quick effort from firefighters, an apartment blaze in Westchester that caused the death of a small dog was kept from spreading to other floors or units in the building, officials said. The fire began at an apartment in Mount Vernon at 243 West 1st St. around 9 a.m., prompting Mount Vernon Fire Department crews to race to the building to contain the blaze.  According to Mount Vernon Director of Communications Timothy Allen, crews quickly entered the apartment where the fire started and searched it for occupants, initially finding no one inside. However, a second search resulte…
Scam Alert: Suspect Demanding Payment For Missed Jury Duty In Westchester, Police Warn Scam Alert: Suspect Demanding Payment For Missed Jury Duty In Westchester, Police Warn
Scam Alert: Suspect Demanding Payment For Missed Jury Duty In Westchester, Police Warn Authorities in Westchester are advising residents of a scam involving a suspect posing as law enforcement and demanding payment for missed jury duty.  The scheme was announced on Friday, Jan. 12 by White Plains Public Safety, which said that the scams have been reported in other jurisdictions.  According to police, victims of the scam will receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a law enforcement official. The caller will then tell the victim that they missed jury duty and will demand a payment.  Additionally, the suspect will tell the victim that if they do not sen…
Shoplifting Suspects Injure Officer During Traffic Stop, Lead Police On Chase In Westchester Shoplifting Suspects Injure Officer During Traffic Stop, Lead Police On Chase In Westchester
Shoplifting Suspects Injure Officer During Traffic Stop, Lead Police On Chase In Westchester Authorities are searching for suspects involved in several shoplifting incidents who injured an officer during a traffic stop and then led police on a chase throughout Westchester.  The events leading up to the chase began on Thursday, Jan. 18 around 2 p.m., when Yonkers Police units pulled over a black Dodge SUV believed to have been involved in several shoplifting incidents at retail stores on Central Park Avenue (Route 100) in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  As police spoke to the suspects with the car door open, the driver suddenly acc…
Person Hospitalized After Hand, Arm Becomes Stuck In Conveyor Belt In Westchester Person Hospitalized After Hand, Arm Becomes Stuck In Conveyor Belt In Westchester
Person Hospitalized After Hand, Arm Becomes Stuck In Conveyor Belt In Westchester Firefighters had to perform a careful rescue after a worker's hand and arm became entangled in a conveyor belt in Westchester.  The incident happened on Wednesday, Jan. 17, when a worker got their hand stuck in a plow truck in Hartsdale at the High Point of Hartsdale Complex at 100 High Point Dr., according to the Hartsdale Fire Department.  Arriving crews discovered that the worker had their arm and hand entangled in a sander’s conveyor belt and began working carefully to extricate the person from the machine.  The worker was then taken to Westchester Medical Center an…
Local Newspaper In Business For 123 Years In Westchester Suspends Publication Local Newspaper In Business For 123 Years In Westchester Suspends Publication
Local Newspaper In Business For 123 Years In Westchester Suspends Publication An independent newspaper that has been covering several Westchester municipalities for more than 120 years says it has suspended publication. The Scarsdale Inquirer announced on Wednesday, Jan. 16 that it would be suspending publication as it seeks to improve its financial standing.  In its announcement on social media, the newspaper, which was founded in 1901, wrote that it is looking for "solutions to bring us back to financial sustainability." The newspaper covered government, community affairs, and sports in municipalities such as Edgemont, Hartsdale, and Greenburgh. It …
Fugitive Wanted In Shooting Tracked Down, Arrested In Northern Westchester: Police Fugitive Wanted In Shooting Tracked Down, Arrested In Northern Westchester: Police
Fugitive Wanted In Shooting Tracked Down, Arrested In Northern Westchester: Police A 26-year-old fugitive wanted in connection with a shooting was tracked down and taken into custody after attempting to hide in Northern Westchester, police said. North Carolina resident Giovanni Wilson of Greenville was arrested in Peekskill on Friday, Jan. 12 after being tracked to a residence in the city, Westchester County Police announced on Wednesday, Jan. 17.  Wilson had been wanted in connection with a shooting that happened in Greenville in December. Following this incident, he fled North Carolina and attempted to hunker down in Peekskill.  However, an investigation…