Duo Wanted For Out-Of-State Stabbing Nabbed In Westchester: Police Duo Wanted For Out-Of-State Stabbing Nabbed In Westchester: Police
Fugitive Duo Caught On Mundy Lane In Mount Vernon: Police Two suspects wanted in connection with a stabbing in another state were apprehended at a building in Westchester following a narcotics arrest that alerted investigators to their trail, police said.  The arrests of Dion Johnson, age 38, and Yolanda Lower, age 46, who were both wanted in connection with a stabbing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, were announced by the Westchester County Police Department on Monday, April 22. According to the department, the events leading up to the arrests began when authorities learned of a stolen vehicle being driven near the Mount Vernon/Bronx border…
Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Westchester School Campus Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Westchester School Campus
Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Westchester School Campus Police conducted an extensive investigation after a student was seen sitting in the parking lot of a Hudson Valley high school holding what appeared to be a gun, authorities said. The incident began in Putnam County on Friday, April 19 around 12:15 p.m., when a Putnam Valley High School student reported that she had seen a boy sitting inside a car in the parking lot while holding what looked like a gun, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. By the time the school resource officer was told, the suspect had already left the campus.  The Sheriff's Office then began an investig…
6-Year-Old Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Following Crash 6-Year-Old Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Following Crash
6-Year-Old Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Following Crash A 6-year-old boy was airlifted to a hospital with severe lacerations following a crash on I-87 in the Hudson Valley. The collision occurred around 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, on I-87 in Orange County in the town of Newburgh. According to Trooper Tara McCormick of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation at the scene determined that a 2022 Toyota Tundra was parked on the right shoulder when the driver, Connecticut resident Peter W. Nugent, age 42, of the town of Sharon in Litchfield County, reentered the roadway into the path of a 2011 Toyota Venza.  The Venza overturned…
Latest Update: Man Killed In I-684 Crash In Westchester Had False ID, Police Say Latest Update: Man Killed In I-684 Crash In Westchester Had False ID, Police Say
Latest Update: Man Killed In I-684 Crash In Westchester Had False ID, Police Say Authorities have released the identity of a man killed in a one-car crash on I-684. New York City resident Mario Goris, age 53, of the Bronx, was killed in a crash that happened on Sunday, April 14, around 3:15 p.m. on the northbound side near Exit 4 in Bedford, according to New York State Police. Earlier Report - Update: Person Killed In Crash On I-684 In Bedford At the time of the crash, Goris had been driving a 2006 Honda CRV when it veered to the left, entered the median at high speed, and hit a tree. He was found dead at the scene of the crash and was the only person in the …
Active Shooter Drill Held At Monastery In Hudson Valley Active Shooter Drill Held At Monastery In Hudson Valley
Active Shooter Drill Held At Monastery In Hudson Valley Although it looked like a real response, an influx of emergency agencies and police at a Hudson Valley monastery was only a drill to prepare for an active shooter scenario.  The exercise was held in Putnam County on Sunday, April 21 at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel at 2020 Route 301, according to the Carmel Fire Department.  During the drill, which was hosted by the Kent Fire Department, several local, county, and regional agencies acted as if there were an active shooter with "victims" played by volunteers.  After the exercise was complete, the agencies then gathe…
45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza 45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza
45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza Police arrested some 45 protesting the war in Gaza at Yale University after refusing to leave the campus. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m., Monday, April 22, in Beinecke Plaza at Yale University in New Haven. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, officers responded to assist the Yale Police Department regarding a protest in the Beinecke Plaza area.  The protesters were told to leave the property or face arrest. Approximately 45 people refused to leave and were charged by Yale officers with criminal trespass, Bruckhart said. They were transported to a…
Missing Jacklyn Kauffo, Age 19, Found Safe: Yonkers PD Missing Jacklyn Kauffo, Age 19, Found Safe: Yonkers PD
Missing Jacklyn Kauffo, Age 19, Found Safe: Yonkers PD New, updated report:  A 19-year-old woman who went missing from Westchester has been safely found, police said. Jacklyn Kauffo, age 19, was found safe after going missing in Yonkers on Saturday, April 20, Yonkers Police announced on Tuesday, April 23.  Police did not say where Kauffo was found.  Original Report:  Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 19-year-old woman who has been missing from Westchester for several days. In an alert issued on Sunday, April 21, Yonkers Police announced they are searching for 19-year-old Jacklyn Kauff…
Man Takes Photo Under Victim's Muslim Garment In Westchester, Police Say Man Takes Photo Under Victim's Muslim Garment In Westchester, Police Say
Man Takes Photo Under Victim's Muslim Garment In Westchester, Police Say A 23-year-old man faces several charges after taking a photo under a Muslim woman's clothing and exposing himself in Westchester, police said. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Friday, March 8 in New Rochelle, when a suspect approached a woman wearing a niqāb, a Muslim garment that covers the entire body and face besides the eyes, and took a photo underneath it, New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne announced on Friday, April 19.  The suspect, identified as New Rochelle resident Hussain Haider, also exposed himself to the victim before running away, Coyne said, adding that …
Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40 Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40
Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40 Shock and sadness are spreading following the sudden death of Eleanor Birrittella, a well-known corrections officer in Westchester. Birrittella died on Saturday, April 20, according to Hector Lopez, the president of the New York Hispanic American Law Enforcement Organization. A cause of death had not yet been released. Online records show Birrittella was 40 years old and lived in Yonkers. "Officer Birrittella had a smile that lit up the place," Lopez said in announcing her death. "She loved her job. I will miss her, we will all miss her." The entire WCOBA family is mourning the t…
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…
Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars Reported In This Westchester Village, Police Say Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars Reported In This Westchester Village, Police Say
Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars Reported In This Westchester Village, Police Say A police department in Northern Westchester is warning residents of an uptick in thefts from unlocked vehicles.  In an announcement on Tuesday, April 16, the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department advised residents that there has been a spike in thefts from unlocked cars within the village.  According to the department, police received over 18 reports of these incidents within a single night.  To protect against these thefts, police gave the following tips: Lock your vehicle even when parked in your driveway or other seemingly safe areas; Remove any valuables from your vehicle…
Woman Stabbed On Street In Yonkers: Police Investigating Woman Stabbed On Street In Yonkers: Police Investigating
Woman Stabbed On Street In Yonkers: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a stabbing that left a woman injured on a Westchester street.  The incident happened on Thursday evening, April 18, when a woman was stabbed in her leg at 35 Cliff St. in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio. The woman is now in stable condition, DiDomizio said. Police are now investigating the incident.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
17-Year-Old Stabs Teen In Chest During Fight At Westchester Gas Station: Police 17-Year-Old Stabs Teen In Chest During Fight At Westchester Gas Station: Police
17-Year-Old Stabs Teen In Chest During Fight At Westchester Gas Station: Police A 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a stabbing that happened at a gas station in Westchester, police announced. The teenager, whose name was not released, was arrested on Thursday, April 18 in connection with a stabbing that happened at a Mobil gas station in White Plains at 1237 Mamaroneck Ave. on Friday, April 5, White Plains Police announced.  According to the department, on the day of the incident at around 10:45 p.m., officers responded to the gas station for a reported stabbing and learned a victim had been taken to White Plains Hospital for treatment.  A…
2-Car Crash Hospitalizes 1, Closes Part Of Busy Hudson Valley Road 2-Car Crash Hospitalizes 1, Closes Part Of Busy Hudson Valley Road
2-Car Crash Hospitalizes 1, Closes Part Of Busy Hudson Valley Road A two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley sent one person to the hospital and caused a brief closure on a busy roadway. The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 17 just before 10 a.m., when two cars collided on Route 6N in Mahopac near Parker Drive, according to the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving first responders soon closed Route 6N at the nearest intersections and tended to the drivers' injuries. One driver was taken to Hudson Valley Hospital while the other refused medical attention. 
Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley
Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley residence was damaged in a blaze that took crews hours to put out.  The blaze happened in Putnam County on Monday, April 16 around 2:40 a.m., when a residence in Brewster on Dingle Ridge Road went up in flames, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Responding fire crews from Lake Carmel, Brewster, Carmel, Croton Falls, and the Putnam County Fire Investigation Team were able to get the blaze under control after around two hours, firefighters said. The cause of the fire was not released. 
Employee Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases In Hudson Valley: Police Employee Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases In Hudson Valley: Police
Employee Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases In Hudson Valley: Police A man faces a grand larceny charge after allegedly using his former employer's company credit card to make tens of thousands of dollars worth of unauthorized purchases in the Hudson Valley, police said. Dutchess County resident Joshua Queen of Hyde Park, age 42, was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, April 10 on charges connected to his alleged unauthorized use of a company credit card belonging to his former Philipstown-based employer, the Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, April 16. According to authorities, in July 2023, a Putnam Sheriff's deputy responded t…
Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley
Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley A large brush fire near a busy Hudson Valley road sent plumes of smoke into the air before crews could put it out. The blaze happened in Putnam County on Tuesday afternoon, April 9 off Route 22 in Brewster, where a large brush fire ignited, Carmel fire officials said on Wednesday, April 17. The incident prompted a large response from the Brewster and Carmel Fire Departments and sent plenty of smoke into the air before it was eventually put out.  No injuries were reported. 
Vehicle Goes Up In Flames After Driver Notices Smoke On I-95 In Westchester Vehicle Goes Up In Flames After Driver Notices Smoke On I-95 In Westchester
Vehicle Goes Up In Flames After Driver Notices Smoke On I-95 In Westchester A vehicle was engulfed by flames soon after its driver noticed smoke while driving on Interstate 95 in Westchester, officials said. The incident happened on Tuesday, April 16 around 11:45 a.m., when the Rye Fire Department learned of a vehicle blaze at the intersection of Old Post Road and Playland Access Road. According to City of Rye officials, the driver had been traveling on Interstate 95 when he saw smoke coming from his engine. He then left the highway and pulled over in Rye.  Once he opened his vehicle's hood, flames soon began engulfing it, officials said.  After firefig…
Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester
Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester Firefighters responded to a Costco parking lot in Westchester after a brush fire ignited next to a vehicle.  The incident happened on Tuesday, April 16 around 3:30 p.m., when a brush fire went up in the Costco Wholesale parking lot in Port Chester at 1 Westchester Ave., according to the Port Chester Fire Department.  The blaze extended to a vehicle in the parking lot before being put out, the fire department said.  The department did not detail the cause of the fire. 
19-Year-Old Attacked By Over 15 People, Hospitalized In Westchester 19-Year-Old Attacked By Over 15 People, Hospitalized In Westchester
19-Year-Old Attacked By Over 15 People, Hospitalized In Westchester Authorities are investigating an assault against a teenager carried out by around 15 suspects in Westchester.  The incident happened on Monday, April 15 just before 8 p.m. at 361 Main St. (Route 1) in New Rochelle, where officers found a 19-year-old victim on the ground with multiple contusions to his face, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  The victim was then taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  According to witnesses, the victim had become involved in an altercation with another man before around 15 others joined in to a…
Lanes Reopen After Dislodged Container Blocks Parkway In Westchester Lanes Reopen After Dislodged Container Blocks Parkway In Westchester
Lanes Reopen After Dislodged Container Blocks Parkway In Westchester This story has been updated. All lanes of a busy parkway in Westchester have reopened after a dislodged container temporarily blocked it off.  The incident happened on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway in Rye Brook, where the container blocked the left lane near Exit 27 (King Street), Westchester County Police announced on Tuesday, April 16, adding that the lane was open again as of 4 p.m.  No information on how the container became dislodged was released. 
Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Westchester Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Westchester
Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Westchester A person was killed in an afternoon crash on a busy highway in Northern Westchester after striking a tree, police said. New, updated report - Latest Update: Man Killed In I-684 Crash In Northern Westchester Had False ID, Police Say The crash happened on Sunday, April 14 around 3:15 p.m. on Interstate 684 North in Bedford, when a vehicle left the roadway near mile marker 13.9 north of Exit 4 (Route 172) and collided with a tree, Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police said on Tuesday, April 16. Earlier Report - Serious Crash Causes Delays On I-684 In Bedford The driver, who…
Man Stabbed Outside Sports Bar In Westchester: Police Investigating Man Stabbed Outside Sports Bar In Westchester: Police Investigating
Man Stabbed Outside Sports Bar In Westchester: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a stabbing that happened outside a sports bar in Westchester and left a man seriously injured.  The investigation into the incident began on Sunday, April 14 around 5:45 a.m., when the New York City Police Department told New Rochelle officers that a 41-year-old stabbing victim at a Bronx hospital had reported being stabbed at Lit Sports Lounge and Grill at 234 North Ave. in New Rochelle, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  The man's injuries were serious but non-life-threatening, according to Coyne. New Rochelle detectives so…
Westchester Man Flown To Hospital After Being Ejected From Vehicle Westchester Man Flown To Hospital After Being Ejected From Vehicle
Westchester Man Flown To Hospital After Being Ejected From Vehicle A Northern Westchester man was flown to a hospital after being ejected from his vehicle in a Hudson Valley crash.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Saturday, April 13 just before 10:30 a.m., when a 67-year-old Yorktown Heights man was ejected from his motorcycle on Barger Street near Florence Road in Putnam Valley, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said on Monday, April 15.  Arriving deputies soon found the man lying on the roadway and spoke with eyewitnesses, who said he had taken a left out of Florence Road and had headed south before losing control of his motorcycle f…
Developing: 15 Protestors Charged After Closing Down Bridge In Hudson Valley Developing: 15 Protestors Charged After Closing Down Bridge In Hudson Valley
Developing: 15 Protestors Charged After Closing Down Bridge In Hudson Valley New York State Police arrested 15 people during a protest calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict after they shut down parts of a major highway and a bridge.  The incident occurred in Dutchess County on I-84 and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge around 8 a.m., Monday, April 15. According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, the bridge was closed for approximately 45 minutes for state police to clear the bridge and detain the protestors. During the protest, traffic was backed up on I-84 in Dutchess County from East Fishkill to the bridge. Hicks said the protesters c…
Car Fires Ignite In Parking Garage At Shopping Center In Westchester Car Fires Ignite In Parking Garage At Shopping Center In Westchester
Car Fires Ignite In Parking Garage At Shopping Center In Westchester Crews raced to the parking garage at a busy Westchester shopping center after several cars went up in flames inside the building, officials said. New, updated report - Funds Pour In For Port Chester Vehicle Fire Victims The incident happened on Monday morning, April 15, when multiple cars caught on fire inside the parking structure at the Waterfront Place shopping center in Port Chester, according to village officials.  The Port Chester Fire Department successfully extinguished all of the blazes. However, an investigation is now being conducted at the parking garage and surroundi…
Blaze Prompts Evacuation At Westchester Residence Blaze Prompts Evacuation At Westchester Residence
Blaze Prompts Evacuation At Westchester Residence A residence in Northern Westchester was evacuated after a blaze broke out inside the building. The blaze happened on Saturday, April 13 just before 7 p.m., when smoke was reported at a Chappaqua residence on Hunts Place, according to the Chappaqua Fire Department. Arriving crews from Chappaqua and the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department quickly confirmed that everyone was out of the home before working to get the blaze under control. Soon, a hose line was stretched into the residence and the fire was extinguished.  Crews remained at the residence until around 9 p.m. The scene was …
Suspects Drive Car Over Baseball Field In Westchester, Damage it Suspects Drive Car Over Baseball Field In Westchester, Damage it
Suspects Drive Car Over Baseball Field In Westchester, Damage it A parks and recreation department in Northern Westchester is asking for information regarding at least four suspects who tore up park fields by driving a car over them.  The incident happened in Mount Kisco on Saturday, April 6, when at least four people in a white mid-sized four-door vehicle drove it all over the fields at Leonard Park, creating deep ruts in big circles, the village's Parks and Recreation Department announced on Tuesday, April 9.  The Westchester County Police Department is now working to find these suspects, according to Recreation Superintendent Kyle Thorn…
'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…
Intruder Caught At Animal Hospital In Hudson Valley Intruder Caught At Animal Hospital In Hudson Valley
Intruder Caught At Animal Hospital In Hudson Valley A woman faces charges after illegally entering a Hudson Valley animal hospital during its overnight hours, police said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday night, April 12, when a woman illegally entered the Carmel Animal Hospital at 235 Route 52, according to Carmel Police. A detective soon found the suspect near the hospital and arrested her. The suspect, a woman whose name has not yet been released by the department, was charged with: Third-degree criminal trespass; Possession of burglar's tools. She was later released with a future court date. 
Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood
Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood A suspect has been apprehended days after a resident was stabbed multiple times outside a home in a quiet neighborhood in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Rockland County shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the Town of Ramapo Arriving officers discovered that the victim had been accosted in his driveway on Trailside Place by an unknown suspect and was stabbed multiple times about his body including his head and neck.  The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance in serious condition. On Saturday, April 13, after nearly 48 ho…