Hudson Valley Man Charged With Drug Sales, Possession of Gun Hudson Valley Man Charged With Drug Sales, Possession of Gun
Hudson Valley Man Charged With Drug Sales, Possession of Gun A Hudson Valley man was charged with selling crack in the region following an early morning raid by a drug task force. Dutchess County resident Jaylen Shaw, age 22, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on Thursday, April 18, following the raid by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force. Shaw's arrest comes following an investigation by the task force into drug sales in the Poughkeepsie area, said Det. Sgt. Adam Harris of the task force. Harris said during the raid on Thursday, agents found Shaw armed with a loaded illegal handgun along with thousa…
Orange County Man, 64, Charged With Selling Drugs/Pills Orange County Man, 64, Charged With Selling Drugs/Pills
Orange County Man, 64, Charged With Selling Drugs/Pills A Hudson Valley man was charged with allegedly selling drugs in the region following a five-month investigation. Orange County resident Thomas McDonnell, age 64, of Deerpark, was arrested on Thursday, April 18, by members of the Deerpark Police Department and the City of Port Jervis Police Department. His arrest comes after a five-month investigation into the sale of narcotics in Deerpark and the City of Port Jervis, said Deerpark Police Chief Richard Sztyndor. Following a search of his home, McDonnell was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controll…
Middletown Man Charged In Brutal Double Stabbing Murders Middletown Man Charged In Brutal Double Stabbing Murders
Middletown Man Charged In Brutal Double Murders A Hudson Valley man has been with the brutal double stabbing murder of two men. Related: Double Fatal Stabbing: Middletown Men ID'd As Victims Orange County resident Kenol Bapetise, age 30, of Middletown, was arrested on Wednesday, April 17, for the crime that occurred on Monday, April 1, in the area of 33 Ruth Court in Middletown. Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler said Bapetise was charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. As alleged in documents filed and statements made in court, on April 1, Baptiste engaged i…
Man Violently Assaults Brother At Hudson Valley Residence, Police Say Man Violently Assaults Brother At Hudson Valley Residence, Police Say
Man Violently Assaults Brother At Hudson Valley Residence, Police Say A man was apprehended after police say he violently assaulted his own brother at a residence in the region. On Thursday, April 18, a man walked into the Beacon Police Department station with multiple injuries to his head, according to authorities. The man told officers that his brother struck him in the head with a handgun and stabbed him, according to the Beacon PD. Officers then responded to a Hudson Avenue residence to locate the suspect, but it was determined he had fled the scene. On Friday, April 19, detectives determined after an investigation that the suspect was at a residence ou…
Series Of Threats To Police: 48-Year-Old Year Nabbed In Hudson Valley, Police Say Series Of Threats To Police: 48-Year-Old Year Nabbed In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Series Of Threats To Police: 48-Year-Old Year Nabbed In Hudson Valley, Police Say A Hudson Valley man was charged with making a terroristic after allegedly repeatedly calling a police department and making threats of violence, police said. Dutchess County resident Michael A. Cavagnolo, 48, of Hyde Park, was charged on Tuesday, March 5, with making threats against the town of Hyde Park Police, said Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office. According to Watterson, the Sheriff's Office was requested to investigate and found that on several occasions, he threatened to shoot officers and destroy their facility. Cavagnolo was charged with making a terroris…
Hudson Valley Porch Collapse: Person Rescued After Being Trapped Hudson Valley Porch Collapse: Person Rescued After Being Trapped
Hudson Valley Porch Collapse: Person Rescued After Being Trapped A porch collapse at a Hudson Valley home left one person injured. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 2 p.m., Monday, April 15, at 5 Boxwood Court in Hyde Park. According to Mitchell Shron, spokesman for the Roosevelt Fire District, responding firefighters and EMS found a porch from an upper story had collapsed with one person trapped in the wreckage. The victim suffered injuries to the lower leg and was bleeding, Shron said. Firefighters moved the victim to safety, who was then transported to MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie for treatment. Due to the nature of the…
Large Orange County Fire Destroys Several Townhomes, Leaves Residents Homeless Large Orange County Fire Destroys Several Townhomes, Leaves Residents Homeless
Large Orange County Fire Destroys Several Townhomes, Leaves Residents Homeless Several residents were left homeless after a fire ripped through a popular Hudson Valley townhouse complex. The incident occurred in Orange County shortly after 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, in Chester at the Whispering Hills Complex. Chester Fire Chief Tom Marchiano told Mark Lieb of Rockland Video Productions that when firefighters arrived, they found flames shooting through the roof of one of the buildings in the center of the complex. Marchiano told Lieb the building was completely destroyed when the roof eventually caved in. Firefighters are on the scene.  Rockland Video Produc…
Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In 3-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In 3-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash
Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In 3-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash A 20-year-old man was charged with manslaughter for allegedly causing a crash that killed another man during a race on a Hudson Valley highway. Valentino Merceda, age 20, of Clifton, New Jersey, was arrested Saturday, April 13, by New York State Police in connection with a fatal crash a year earlier on the Palisades Parkway in Rockland County in Clarkstown.  According to Trooper Steven Nevel, on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 9:45 p.m., troopers responded to a three-car crash on the Palisades Interstate Parkway southbound in the town of Clarkstown near Exit 10.  Nevel said a prelim…
Person Dies After Hitting Tree On Highway In Hudson Valley Person Dies After Hitting Tree On Highway In Hudson Valley
Person Dies After Hitting Tree On Highway In Hudson Valley A person was killed in an afternoon crash on a busy highway in Northern Westchester after striking a tree, police said. 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, whose name has not yet been released pending notification of their family, was killed in the crash.  The incident c…
Hudson Valley Man Out On Bail, Nabbed Again With Fentanyl, Gun, Police Say Hudson Valley Man Out On Bail, Nabbed Again With Fentanyl, Gun, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man Out On Bail, Nabbed Again With Fentanyl, Gun, Police Say A Hudson Valley fentanyl dealer recently released from jail has been busted again, this time with alleged drugs and a gun. Dutchess County resident Jose J. Cruz, age 22, of Poughkeepsie, was charged multiple drugs and a weapon charge on Monday, April 15, in the town of Poughkeepsie. According to the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office, Drug Task Force agents had been investigating the sale of fentanyl and other dangerous drugs in the Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park areas.  The investigation led to the Drug Task Force identifying Jose J. Cruz, age 22, of the town of Poughkeepsie…
19-Year-Old Charged In Hudson Valley Sex Crimes Case 19-Year-Old Charged In Hudson Valley Sex Crimes Case
19-Year-Old Charged In Hudson Valley Sex Crimes Case A 19-year-old man has been charged with allegedly inducing a child under 17 to perform sexual acts in the Hudson Valley. Daniel N. Montesdeoca, age 19, of New York City, was arrested on Thursday, April 11, in connection with a recent investigation into the sexual performance of a child. Montesdeoca was taken into custody after a month-long investigation by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau.  At this time, he is accused of inducing a child less than 17 years old to perform sexual acts over the Internet, said Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Offi…
Man Charged In Shooting Dead Of Middletown Man After 5 Years Man Charged In Shooting Dead Of Middletown Man After 5 Years
Man Charged In Murder Of Middletown Man, 5 Years Later Following a five-year investigation into the death of a Hudson Valley man, detectives, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force have arrested a suspect in the case.  Dikion D. Constantine, age 23, of the Bronx, was charged on Thursday, April 11, with the murder of Sebastian Avilan-Medina, age 26, of Middletown, on Monday, March 11, 2019.  According to Lt. Jeffry Thoelen of the Middletown Police, the arrest culminates a highly intensive five-year investigation into the cold case homicide of Avilan-Medina, who was found shot to death in his Knapp Avenue home. "Despite thi…
'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…
Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Rockland County Neighborhood Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Rockland County Neighborhood
Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Rockland County 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…
Scammers Posing As NYSP Troopers, Agency Warns Scammers Posing As NYSP Troopers, Agency Warns
Scammers Posing As Nysp Troopers, Agency Warns New York State Police are sounding the alarm over scammers posing as troopers in order to con victims out of their money. In an alert issued Tuesday, April 9, the agency said fraudsters employ a variety of tactics to con their victims, including demanding payment for a missed court date, jury duty, or other legal matter. The phony cops have also been known to claim there is a warrant for the victim’s arrest and threaten to apprehend them unless a fine is paid. In some cases, scammers have directed the victim to buy a prepaid money transfer card and give them the card number. “They might s…
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…
Man From Region Charged With Robbery Of Gas Station Man From Region Charged With Robbery Of Gas Station
Man From Region Charged With Robbery Of Gas Station A 38-year-old man from the region was charged with the alleged robbery of a gas station and attempted robbery of a dollar store.  Sullivan County resident Ollen Eck III, of Livingston Manor, was charged on Tuesday, April 9, for the Saturday, March 16 robbery of the Sunoco gas station, and the attempted robbery of the Dollar General, both in Livingston Manor on Monday, March 18, according to the New York State Police.  Following his arrest, Eck was remanded to the Sullivan County Jail. State Police were assisted by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and the Village of Monticello…
Rockland County Advises Residents To Be On Alert After FBI Warning Rockland County Advises Residents To Be On Alert After FBI Warning
Rockland County Advises Residents To Be On Alert After FBI Warning Authorities at a county in the Hudson Valley are asking residents to be on alert if they "See Something, To Say Something," after a Federal Bureau of Investigation warning of a possible ISIS-like attack in the US. Rockland County officials said the county, towns, and law enforcement are on alert following an FBI warning sent to the US House of Representatives on Thursday, April 11. During that panel, FBI Bureau Director Christopher Wray said he was increasingly concerned about “the potential for a coordinated attack here in the homeland, akin to the ISIS-K attack we saw at the Russia Concer…
Attempted Bank Fraud: 1 Suspect Captured, 1 On The Run In Hudson Valley Attempted Bank Fraud: 1 Suspect Captured, 1 On The Run In Hudson Valley
Attempted Bank Fraud: 1 Suspect Captured, 1 On The Run In Hudson Valley A 34-year-old man has been charged with felony grand larceny and identity theft after allegedly attempting to withdraw $45,000 from a bank account that did not belong to him. The incident occurred in Rockland County on Wednesday, April 10 at the Affinity Federal Credit Union in Nanuet. According to Detective Norman Peters with the Clarkstown Police, Hanlin Yang of Virginia and a woman arrived at the bank and attempted to make a money transfer of $45,000 from an account.  Peters said Yang and the woman became "agitated" and left the area as bank officials attempted to verify the identi…
Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Station In Hudson Valley Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Station In Hudson Valley
Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Station In Hudson Valley 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.  …
Rockland County Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say Rockland County Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say
Rockland County Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say This story has been updated. A Hudson Valley man is recovering after being stabbed by another man he did not know in his driveway. Click here for a new, updated story - Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Hudson Valley Home The incident occurred in Rockland County around 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, on Trailside Place in Ramapo. According to Lt. Chris Franklin with the Ramapo Police, officers responding to a reported assault found the local resident who had been stabbed multiple times by an unknown suspect. The victim was stabbed multiple times and removed from the …
Woman Drives Drunk Near Elementary School In Hudson Valley, Gives Officers Fake Name: Police Woman Drives Drunk Near Elementary School In Hudson Valley, Gives Officers Fake Name: Police
Woman Drives Drunk Near Elementary School In Hudson Valley, Gives Officers Fake Name: Police A woman faces multiple charges after driving drunk near a Hudson Valley elementary school and giving officers a fake name after being pulled over, police said. The arrest stemmed from an incident in Putnam County on Thursday, April 5 at around 6:30 a.m., when a vehicle was seen speeding in the area of Kent Elementary School, according to Kent Police. Officers then stopped the car and began talking with the driver, who first identified herself as Gina Buttacavoli. After speaking with her, police administered field sobriety tests and searched the car, soon finding a driver's license belo…
Hudson Valley Fire Leaves 24 Homeless, Injures 2 Hudson Valley Fire Leaves 24 Homeless, Injures 2
Poughkeepsie Fire Leaves 24 Homeless, Injures 2 At least two residential buildings were destroyed during a two-alarm fire in the Hudson Valley that left 24 people homeless. The incident occurred in Orange County at 11:20 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at 59 and 61 Carter St., in the city of Newburgh. According to Mike Neppl, a spokesman for the Newburgh Fire Department, arriving units found the rear of 59 and 61 Carter Street fully involved with fire, which was spreading to the interior of the buildings.  Neppl said crews stretched handlines into the interior and began bringing the fire down and searching for hidden fire. Mark Lieb…
Man Found Shot Inside Rockland County Laundromat Man Found Shot Inside Rockland County Laundromat
Man Found Shot Inside Rockland County Laundromat Police are investigating following the shooting of a Hudson Valley man who was found inside a laundromat. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in Spring Valley. According to Det. Yakov Polowin of the Spring Valley Police officers responded to the area of Slinn Avenue for a report of shots fired. Detectives at work.  Rockland Video Productions Polowin said officers found the man inside the laundromat at 74 Ewing Ave. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The man's name has not yet been released and police did not comment o…
DWI Arrests: Deputy Injured After Being Hit By Drunk Driver In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says DWI Arrests: Deputy Injured After Being Hit By Drunk Driver In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says
DWI Arrests: Deputy Injured After Being Hit By Drunk Driver In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says Several people face charges after driving drunk in the Hudson Valley, including a woman who struck a sheriff deputy's vehicle, authorities said.  The arrests happened in Putnam County between Friday, April 5, and Sunday, April 7, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, April 8.  The first incident occurred on Friday, April 5 around 10:45 p.m., when a sheriff's deputy's vehicle was struck by another car that crossed into his lane while traveling north on Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley. The deputy suffered injuries to his eye and hand and was taken to Hudson …
Update: Woman, 30, ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley I-84 Fatal Wrong-Way Collision Update: Woman, 30, ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley I-84 Fatal Wrong-Way Collision
Update: Woman, 30, ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley I-84 Fatal Wrong-Way Collision A 30-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a wrong-way driver fatal crash on I-84 in the Hudson Valley. Related: Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed In Hudson Valley The crash occurred in Putnam County around 4 a.m. Monday, April 8, near mile marker 68 eastbound on I-84 in the town of Southeast. According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, a Subaru Cross Trek driven by Alexandra R. Quinn, age 30, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it struck an eastbound 2024 Volvo tractor-trailer. Quinn was pronounced de…
Cop Injured With Chemical Agent As 100 People Block Hudson Valley Roadway Cop Injured With Chemical Agent As 100 People Block Hudson Valley Roadway
Cop Injured With Chemical Agent As 100 People Block Hudson Valley Roadway A police officer in the region was injured along with two others as police attempted to disperse a large crowd of more than 100 people who were blocking a roadway. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 3:30 a.m., Sunday, April 7, on Church Street in the city of Poughkeepsie. Det. Lt. Terrence Beam of the Poughkeepsie Police said multiple agencies responded to help disperse the crowd near Cafe Maroon, which was blocking all three lanes of Church Street. Beam said two people were arrested, and two others, along with a police officer, were treated for exposure to a chemical agent. …
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley Police are investigating after the body of a Black woman was found in a wooded area in the Hudson Valley. The woman's body was found in Rockland County on Wednesday, April 3, in the area of the baseball field on Dutch Lane in the village of Spring Valley. Spring Valley Police said the woman is about 60 years years old but did not provide details on how the woman, who has not yet been identified, died or where. The area where the body was found is off Route 59 near apartments and businesses. The Sheriff's Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Rockland County Medical Examiner's Of…
Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed On I-84 Stretch In Hudson Valley Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed On I-84 Stretch In Hudson Valley
Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed On I-84 Stretch In Hudson Valley One person was killed during a Hudson Valley crash between a sedan that was allegedly driving in the wrong direction and a tractor-trailer. The incident took place in Putnam County around 4 a.m. Monday, near mile marker 68 eastbound on I-84 in the town of Southeast. According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, A Subaru Cross Trek was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it struck an eastbound 2024 Volvo tractor-trailer. The driver of Subaru was pronounced dead on the scene, Hicks said. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured. The name of the victim has no…
NY Woman Killed After Falling Out Of Moving Trailer NY Woman Killed After Falling Out Of Moving Trailer
NY Woman Killed After Falling Out Of Moving Trailer A Long Island woman was killed after falling out of a moving trailer on a highway in upstate New York. Click here for a new, updated story - Pediatrician Traveling To See Eclipse ID'd As Victim In Freak Fatal Trailer Accident In NY The incident happened just after 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6 in Jefferson County in the town of Brownville, about 60 miles north of Syracuse. An investigation revealed that Robert P. Woroniecki, 59, from Stony Brook, was operating a 2019 gray Ram pickup truck westbound on Route 12E, pulling a 2024 gray Airstream house trailer, New York State Police said…
Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault In Rockland County Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault In Rockland County
Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault In Rockland County A Hudson Valley delivery man has been charged with assault as a hate crime following a dispute involving a food order. On Thursday, April 4, in Rockland County, Ramapo Police Department officers responded to Old Nyack Turnpike in Monseyafter receiving a report of the dispute. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers found that the victim had ordered food from an online delivery service, but because of a mistake in the delivery address, the driver had to travel a longer distance than expected.  The driver became angry and allegedly used anti-Semitic language towards the victim, said po…