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Man Crushed, Killed In Freak Accident At Maybrook Business Man Crushed, Killed In Freak Accident At Maybrook Business
Man Crushed, Killed In Freak Accident In Maybrook A 61-year-old man was killed in a freak accident when he was struck by a Freightliner cab that was attempting to hook up to an empty trailer at a Hudson Valley business. The incident occurred in Orange County around 9:15 a.m., Thursday, May 9, at YRC Freight, 1000 Homestead Ave., in Maybrook. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation found that Stanley Weglarz, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, was assisting in the yard directing trucks to trailers when he was struck by a 2014 Freightliner cab that was attempting to hook up to an empty trailer.&nb…
Maybrook Man Steals $30K In Workers' Compensation Intended For Late Mother, DA Says Maybrook Man Steals $30K In Workers' Compensation Intended For Late Mother, DA Says
Maybrook Man Steals $30K In Workers' Compensation Intended For Late Mother, DA Says A Hudson Valley man is among two defendants accused of stealing thousands of dollars in workers’ compensation intended for his late mother. Orange County resident Bryan Dunn, age 51, of Maybrook, and Hunter Diaz, age 26, of Port Richey, Florida, were arraigned on insurance fraud and related charges in Orange County Court on Tuesday, April 16. According to prosecutors, Dunn and Diaz conspired to steal more than $30,000 in workers’ compensation checks that were issued to Dunn’s late mother. The two were arrested following an investigation by the multi-agency Orange County White Collar Crime …
Trio Nabbed In Maybrook With Illegal Gun After Dispute, Cops Say Trio Nabbed In Maybrook With Illegal Gun After Dispute, Cops Say
Trio Nabbed In Maybrook With Illegal Gun After Dispute, Cops Say Three men were charged with alleged possession of an illegal handgun after a dispute in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Orange County in the village of Maybrook around 1 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. The gun was discovered after the town of Montgomery Police responded to Rakov Road in Maybrook for a reported dispute with a gun, said Chief John Hank of the Montgomery Police. While responding, officers were advised by 911 that the suspects were leaving the scene in a vehicle. Officers located and stopped it on Indian Trail, Hank said.  Three suspects were in the vehic…
Pickup Truck Crashes Into River On I-84 In Maybrook, Seriously Injuring Driver From Middletown Pickup Truck Crashes Into River On I-84 In Maybrook, Seriously Injuring Driver From Middletown
Pickup Truck Crashes Into River On I-84 In Maybrook, Seriously Injuring Driver From Middletown A Hudson Valley man is recovering from serious injuries after allegedly driving his truck into an area river. The incident took place in Orange County around 8:15 a.m., Monday, Oct. 23 on I-84 in Maybrook. Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police said Jean P. Cherry, age 66, of Middletown, was traveling on I-84 eastbound when his 2004 Toyota Tundra exited the roadway and entered the Wallkill River.  The scene of the crash.  New York State Police Cherry was ejected prior to the vehicle entering the river and he was transported to Westchester Medical Center with serious inju…
2 Woman From Newburgh, Maybrook Charged After Fight Outside Treatment Facility: Police 2 Woman From Newburgh, Maybrook Charged After Fight Outside Treatment Facility: Police
2 Woman From Newburgh, Maybrook Charged After Fight Outside Treatment Facility: Police Update: The original report has been corrected based on new information provided by police. Two women face charges following a dispute outside a Hudson Valley treatment facility that happened in front of a 3-year-old, police said.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, March 31, around 2:30 p.m., when police responded to the Arms Acres Outpatient Clinic treatment facility in Carmel at 21 Old Route 6 for a reported dispute, Carmel Police said on Thursday, April 13. After arriving, officers discovered a dispute between two women that happened in the facility's parking lot. T…
Maybrook Woman Who Works As NYPD Officer ID'd As Driver In Fatal PIP Crash Maybrook Woman Who Works As NYPD Officer ID'd As Driver In Fatal PIP Crash
Maybrook Woman Who Works As Nypd Officer ID'd As Driver In Fatal PIP Crash An off-duty NYPD officer has been identified as the driver of a vehicle that crashed on the Palisades Parkway, killing a 36-year-old man. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 3 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 26 on the Palisades Parkway in Haverstraw. State Police have identified the driver of a  2021 Hyundai on the Palisades Parkway on Sunday, February 26, as Orange County resident Bernadine Ramtahal-Thomas, age 34, of Maybrook, said Trooper Steven Nevel. Earlier report - Fatal Crash ID: Police Release New Details After SUV Crashes Into Tree On PIP In Haverstraw Ramtahal-Thomas is an …
ID Released For Maybrook Resident Killed After SUV Crashes Into Tree On PIP In Rockland ID Released For Maybrook Resident Killed After SUV Crashes Into Tree On PIP In Rockland
ID Released For Maybrook Resident Killed After SUV Crashes Into Tree On PIP In Rockland Authorities have released the identity of a man killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The crash occurred in Rockland County around 3 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 26 on the Palisades Parkway in Haverstraw. According to New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel, a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2021 Hyundai was traveling northbound near Exit 13, left the roadway, and crashed into a tree.  Earlier report: Horrific Crash: 1 Killed, 1 Injured After SUV Crashes Into Tree In Hudson Valley The SUV split in half after hitting the tree. The driver of the…
Huge Brawl After HS Basketball Game In Montgomery Triggers Large Police Response Huge Brawl After HS Basketball Game In Montgomery Triggers Large Police Response
Huge Brawl After HS Basketball Game In Montgomery Triggers Large Police Response A huge brawl involving fans following a high school basketball game in the Hudson Valley triggered a large police response. The incident took place in Orange County at Valley Central High School in the town of Montgomery around 8:10 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31. As the game between Valley Central High School and Newburgh Free Academy ended, the fights started in the gym, said Montgomery Police Chief John Hank. School resource officers immediately requested additional backup as Orange County 911 was overwhelmed with calls reporting the fights and some reported that someone had a weapon, the chief…
Orange County Man Dies After Jumping From Newburgh-Beacon Bridge Orange County Man Dies After Jumping From Newburgh-Beacon Bridge
Orange County Man Dies After Jumping From Newburgh-Beacon Bridge A man from the region was killed after jumping from a Hudson Valley bridge. The incident took around 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, in Dutchess County where the New York State Police began investigating a report of a man jumping from the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge in Beacon. According to Trooper AJ Hicks, the Newburgh Fire Department marine unit located Orange County resident Lester R. Banta, age 55, of Maybrook.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time there are no signs of foul play, Hicks said.  The Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to the scene to a…
Orange County Man Killed After ATV Crashes Into Tree In Area Orange County Man Killed After ATV Crashes Into Tree In Area
Orange County Man Killed After ATV Crashes Into Tree In Area A man was killed after crashing his ATV into a tree in the area, New York State Police announced. State Police troopers from the Liberty barrack in Sullivan County received a report at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, where there was a reported ATV crash on Mongaup Road in the town of Liberty. Police said that a couple driving by the area noticed a damaged ATV and the injured driver, later identified as Maybrook resident Richard Dempwolf, age 45, of Orange County. According to investigators, Dempwolf was driving a 2005 Honda ATV on Mongaup Road when he lost control, left the ro…
Orange County ATV Rider Killed After Hitting Tree, State Police Say Orange County ATV Rider Killed After Hitting Tree, State Police Say
Orange County ATV Rider Killed After Hitting Tree, State Police Say An area man died after his ATV lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a tree. The crash took place in Sullivan County around 8:50 p.m.,  Sunday, Aug. 15, when state police responded to Mongaup Road in the town of Liberty for an ATV crash, said Trooper Steven Nevel. An investigation revealed that Orange County resident Richard J. Dempwolf, age 45, of Maybrook, was operating a 2005 Honda ATV, traveling west on Mongaup Road when he lost control and left the roadway and struck a tree, Nevel said. A couple driving by the area noticed the damaged vehicle and the injured o…
Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Rockland, Orange Counties: Here's Latest Breakdown Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Rockland, Orange Counties: Here's Latest Breakdown
Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Rockland, Orange Counties: Here's Latest Breakdown Thousands of Rockland and Orange county residents are still without power a day after thunderstorms brought down trees and power lines weeks after Tropical Storm Isaias rocked the region. As of late Friday morning, Aug. 28, Orange & Rockland Utilites was reporting 52 outages that were impacting 1,199 of their 303,003 customers. In Orange County, 539 of O&R’s customers were still in the dark, with the bulk of them listed in Crawford (533). Other outages were reported in Deerpark, Middletown, Mount Hope, and Wallkill. In Rockland, outages were reported in Clarkstown, Haverstraw, and…
Psychological Thriller Filmed In Montgomery Debuts On Amazon Prime Psychological Thriller Filmed In Montgomery Debuts On Amazon Prime
Psychological Thriller Filmed In Montgomery Debuts On Amazon Prime Hudson Valley residents may recognize some set locations in a newly debuting Amazon Prime psychological thriller that was filmed in the region. Walden native Brian DiLorenzo, first-time director, and writer of “Myth,” a film released on Amazon Prime last week, highlights several spots in Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties which were filmed years ago, including several restaurants and homes in the area. Scenes shot in the region include locations at multiple restaurants in Montgomery and Maybrook, the Hudson Valley Mall, an overpass in Newburgh, and at residences in DiLorenzo’s native Walden…
I-84 Stretch Reopens After Three-Car Crash In Orange County I-84 Stretch Reopens After Three-Car Crash In Orange County
I-84 Stretch Reopens After Three-Car Crash In Orange County This story has been updated. A stretch of I-84 has reopened after a three-car crash. Both westbound lanes were shut down in Orange County in Maybrook following the crash at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. The lanes reopened just before 7 p.m. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
These Are Most Financially Stressed Municipalities In Rockland, Orange Counties These Are Most Financially Stressed Municipalities In Rockland, Orange Counties
These Are Most Financially Stressed Municipalities In Rockland, Orange Counties Some Hudson Valley municipalities are among the most financially stressed in the state, according to a new report. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report highlighting the communities and school districts that are financially stressed, including some in Rockland and Orange counties. DiNapoli said that he “created an early warning system for communities and school districts with fiscal problems. Alerting everyone to potential problems gives local officials and taxpayers the opportunity to be more proactive.” The system analyzed financial indicators, which “measure key d…
Man Charged With Causing $150,000 Worth Of Damage To Equipment At Area Construction Site Man Charged With Causing $150,000 Worth Of Damage To Equipment At Area Construction Site
Man Charged With Causing $150,000 Worth Of Damage To Equipment At Area Construction Site An area man is in police custody following an investigation into the destruction of $150,000 of construction equipment at a site in the Town of Poughkeepsie. The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department announced that Shea William Kirschbaum, 32, of Maybrook in Orange County was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 3, following a lengthy investigation into the destruction of property. Police said that Kirschbaum allegedly destroyed $150,000 worth of heavy equipment at the site on North Road. During the incident, Kirschbaum was caught on surveillance cameras on the property, as well as from the adjoinin…
These Orange County Villages Are Among Fastest-Growing In Upstate NY These Orange County Villages Are Among Fastest-Growing In Upstate NY
These Orange County Villages Are Among Fastest-Growing In Upstate NY The Hudson Valley is home to some of New York’s fastest growing villages, according to a new report. Citing data according to the latest Census population estimates, New York Upstate determined the 50 cities and villages that have seen the most growth between 2010 and 2018. The report only includes restaurants from upstate - which is considered by the website to be areas north of Westchester and Rockland counties - in the rankings. In the Hudson Valley, the following municipalities made the cut:  Kiryas Joel (first overall): Growth since 2010: 24.5 percent (+4982); Change since 2…
DA: Orange County Medical Office Workers Wrote Fake Oxycodone Prescriptions DA: Orange County Medical Office Workers Wrote Fake Oxycodone Prescriptions
DA: Orange County Medical Office Workers Wrote Fake Oxycodone Prescriptions Two medical office managers who took advantage of electronic prescribing to allegedly dispense more than 50,000 oxycodone pills were scooped up in a wide-ranging drug sweep that included 18 arrests. The enforcement action, conducted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Drug Task Force, primarily used undercover police officers to purchase heroin, cocaine, and prescription medications.  The countywide enforcement action was designed to help clean up neighborhoods throughout Orange County by targeting individuals trafficking narcotics, the …
These Area Towns Rank Highest Upstate For Longest Commutes These Area Towns Rank Highest Upstate For Longest Commutes
These Area Towns Rank Highest Upstate For Longest Commutes Some area residents have among the longest commutes in the state, according to a newly released report. Using data from the U.S. Census, NewYorkUpstate.com compiled the municipalities with the most “super commuters,” a number which has risen 31.7 percent since 2005. According to the report, researchers used "mean travel time to work" data from the U.S. Census, NewYorkUpstate.com ranked the top 50 upstate New York towns, cities and villages where residents have the longest commutes. The report only includes municipalities from upstate New York - which is considered by the website to be area…
Large Brush Fire Breaks Out In Orange County Large Brush Fire Breaks Out In Orange County
Large Brush Fire Breaks Out In Orange County A least a dozen fire companies have responded to a large brush fire on Lodge Mountain in Orange County that spread quickly with building winds. The fire started Thursday afternoon, April 4, near 10 Estybrook Trail, on the mountain, said the Mountain Lodge Park Fire Company. The department said the fire was "very large." There was no word if homes were in the line of the fire. Departments on the scene included Lodge Mountain, Salisbury, Blooming Gove, Washingtonville, Monroe, Maybrook, Coldenham, Goshen, Cornwall, Kiryas Joel, and Winona Lake. The state Department of Environmenta…
17 Orange County Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops 17 Orange County Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops
17 Orange County Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops Nearly two dozen Hudson Valley residents were 37 residents arrested over the weekend for alleged impaired driving in the area over the weekend. Local residents charged include: Orange County On Friday, March 1, State Police troopers from Middletown arrested Tara Moffatt, 30 of Middletown, for DWI. She was traveling on Wickham Avenue in Middletown when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. The investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested. On Friday, March 1, State Police troopers from Greenville (Orange County) arrested Scott Covi…
Maybrook Man Caught With Nearly 4 Pounds Of Pot Faces Felony Charge Maybrook Man Caught With Nearly 4 Pounds Of Pot Faces Felony Charge
Maybrook Man Caught With Nearly 4 Pounds Of Pot Faces Felony Charge A 31-year-old man from faces felony charges after being caught with almost four pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in Westchester, police say. The incident occurred before midnight Sunday, Nov. 25 on I-87 in Ardsley. State Police stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation. The troopers' interview with the driver gave them probable cause to perform a search of the vehicle’s interior and its occupants. During the search, police found approximately 3.6 pounds of marijuana in the possession of Dioenes Rodriguez of Maybrook in Orange County, one of the vehicle’s occupants.  Ro…
Massive Orange County Drug Sweep Results In 50 Arrests Massive Orange County Drug Sweep Results In 50 Arrests
Massive Orange County Drug Sweep Results In 50 Arrests In a massive drug sweep, 50 people were arrested for criminal sale of a controlled substance, among other charges, during raids performed by multiple agencies as part of an enforcement action titled “Joint Endeavor."  Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced the large-scale bust Thursday during a press conference, saying the action focused on the trafficking of trafficking fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and prescription medications throughout Orange County. At the press conference, Hoovler was joined by New York State Police Major Pierce Gallagher, Orange County Sheriff C…
Woman Sentenced For Crash That Resulted In Man's Death In Orange County Woman Sentenced For Crash That Resulted In Man's Death In Orange County
Woman Sentenced For Crash That Resulted In Man's Death In Orange County An area woman has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison for her part in the death of a 77-year-old man during a crash after she suffered a seizure. Leigh Carney, 48, was sentenced Thursday following her guilty plea to manslaughter for driving with a suspended driver's license after an earlier seizure-induced crash. On Jan. 26, 2017, while driving a Mini Cooper in the area of Clark Place and Highland Avenue in the Village of Maybrook in Orange County, Carney experienced a seizure. Her vehicle crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided with a car being driven by Robert Hill Sr.…
Orange County Man Sentenced For Heroin Overdose Death Orange County Man Sentenced For Heroin Overdose Death
Orange County Man Sentenced For Heroin Overdose Death A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to eight years in prison and three years post-release supervision for selling heroin to a woman who later died of an overdose, according to Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. Jay Pagan of Maybrook was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown in connection with selling heroin to the 24-year-old Maybrook woman who died as the result of a possible drug overdose on Jan. 26, the DA's office said.  Pagan had pleaded guilty in March to criminal sale of a controlled substance. At the time he pleaded guilty, Pagan admitted that he h…
Two-Vehicle Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer Causes Delays In Orange County Two-Vehicle Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer Causes Delays In Orange County
Two-Vehicle Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer Causes Delays In Orange County Traffic on I-84 is now moving freely following an early morning crash between a tractor-trailer and a car that caused delays during the commute, according to state police. The incident occurred around 7:23 a.m. Friday near the Maybrook exit, just east of Exit 5, police said. Trooper Steven Nevel said there were no injuries reported and that the crash has been cleared as of 9 a.m. 
Pair Of Orange County Women Charged With DWI Pair Of Orange County Women Charged With DWI
Pair Of Orange County Women Charged With DWI A pair of Orange County residents were among four busted for DWI overnight as  State and local law enforcement agencies continue their concerted efforts to curtail intoxicated drivers in the Hudson Valley as part of a national crackdown. As part of the STOP-DWI crackdown, New York State Police troopers busted several motorists for driving while intoxicated on Monday night and Tuesday morning as they attempt to stop motorists from drinking and driving in the area. Among the local residents charged include:   State police troopers from the Middletown barracks stopped Middletown resident Da…
Orange County Voters Elect Mayors, Trustees, Justices Orange County Voters Elect Mayors, Trustees, Justices
Orange County Voters Elect Mayors, Trustees, Justices Elections were held Tuesday, March 20 in these 13 villages in Orange County. CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON Re-elected unopposed for village trustee in Cornwall-on-Hudson were incumbents James Kane of the Village First Party, with 165 votes, and Kenneth Schmidt of Cornwall-on-Hudson United, with 166 votes. FLORIDA Elected mayor in the village of Florida was Daniel Harter Jr. of the Harter Party, with 294 unofficial votes, defeating Robert Schreibeis of Working for Florida, with 258 votes. Running unopposed for two trustee seats in Florida were incumbents Thomas Fuller Sr. of the People's Party, with…
Orange County Voters Go To Polls For Village Elections Orange County Voters Go To Polls For Village Elections
Orange County Voters Go To Polls For Village Elections Elections will be held Tuesday, March 20 in these 13 villages in Orange County. CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON Running unopposed for village trustee in Cornwall-on-Hudson are incumbents James Kane of the Village First Party and Kenneth Schmidt of Cornwall-on-Hudson United. FLORIDA Running for mayor in the village of Florida are Daniel Harter Jr. of the Harter Party and Robert Schreibeis of Working for Florida. Running unopposed for two trustee seats in Florida are incumbents Thomas Fuller Sr. of the People's Party and Craig Olejniczak of the Seward Patriot Party. GOSHEN There are two incumbents run…
18 Orange County Residents Nabbed For DWI 18 Orange County Residents Nabbed For DWI
18 Orange County Residents Nabbed For DWI A total of 22 Hudson Valley motorists were among those busted by State and local law enforcement agencies have made a concerted effort to curtail impaired drivers in the Hudson Valley as part of a drinking and driving crackdown throughout the state. New York State Police troopers conducted a special detail over the weekend looking for impaired drivers as they continue their STOP-DWI crackdown. In total, 30 motorists were busted during the detail. Local residents charged were: Saturday, March 10:  State police troopers from the Highland barracks stopped Newburgh resident William Buk, 25, …
Orange County Native Gerit Hillegas, 24, Survived By Son Orange County Native Gerit Hillegas, 24, Survived By Son
Orange County Native Gerit Hillegas, 24, Survived By Son Goshen native Gerit Claire Hillegas died on Jan. 27. She was 24. Gerit of Maybrook was working as a certified nursing assistant for Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center before the birth of her son Ryker. She is survived by her son, Ryker Joseph Carney; father Robert L. Hillegas; mother Melissa E. Monroe-Hillegas; sister Jamie E Hillegas; significant other and Ryker's father Cory J Carney; beloved cat Moo; and her dear and loving friends. She was predeceased by grandparents Donald and Bernice Hillegas, and James and Janet Monroe; uncles, Todd K. Monroe and Donald L. Hillegas, beloved dog Die…