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Contract Killing: Man Who Arranged Wallkill Neighbor's Murder Gets Life Sentence Contract Killing: Man Who Arranged Wallkill Neighbor's Murder Gets Life Sentence
Contract Killing: Man Who Arranged Wallkill Neighbor's Murder Gets Life Sentence A Hudson Valley man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for arranging his neighbor's murder. Orange County resident Enoch Lowe, age 25, of Wallkill, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Orange County Court on Thursday, July 18, following convictions for murder and related charges in the death of Jeffrey Harris. Prosecutors said Lowe agreed to pay 24-year-old Damante Stansberry, of Middletown, $15,000 to kill the 53-year-old Harris, a neighbor with whom he had a longstanding feud. Earlier Report: Man Paid Friend To Stab Hudson Valley Neighbor To Dea…
Driver Critical Following 3-Vehicle Wallkill Crash Driver Critical Following 3-Vehicle Wallkill Crash
Driver Critical Following 3-Vehicle Wallkill Crash One person is in critical condition following a three-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The collision occurred in Orange County around 12:16 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, on Route 211 West in Wallkill. According to Lt. Robert McLymore of the Wallkill Police, officers arrived to investigate the crash and found that one driver of a motorcycle was suffering from serious injuries. He was rushed to Garnet Medical Center in Middletown and is listed in critical condition, McLymore said. New York State Police accident reconstruction arrived to assist with the investigation.  The inves…
18-Year-Old Admits Accidentally Shooting GF During Family Fight In Walden 18-Year-Old Admits Accidentally Shooting GF During Family Fight In Walden
18-Year-Old Admits Accidentally Shooting GF During Family Fight In Walden An 18-year-old Hudson Valley man has formally confessed to accidentally shooting his girlfriend during a family fight. Orange County resident Joseph Lightfoot, of Wallkill, pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon in Orange County Court on Tuesday, May 14, stemming from a shooting that occurred in the Village of Walden on Thursday, April 25. According to prosecutors, Lightfoot, his girlfriend, and another man exited a truck and began physically fighting with a man during a family argument over property that was allegedly stolen from the relative’s driveway. During the fight, Lightfoot pul…
Contract Killing: Wallkill Man Paid Friend To Stab Neighbor To Death, Jury Finds Contract Killing: Wallkill Man Paid Friend To Stab Neighbor To Death, Jury Finds
Contract Killing: Wallkill Man Paid Friend To Stab Neighbor To Death, Jury Finds A Hudson Valley man has been convicted in a murder-for-hire deal that saw his 53-year-old neighbor stabbed to death. Orange County resident Enoch Lowe, age 25, of Wallkill, was found guilty of first-degree murder and related charges by an Orange County jury on Thursday, May 16. Prosecutors said Lowe agreed to pay 24-year-old Damante Stansberry, of Middletown, $15,000 to kill his neighbor, with whom he had a longstanding feud. Earlier Report: Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Paying Friend To Kill His Neighbor The victim was found dead from multiple stab wounds inside his detached garage…
ID Released For Woman Struck, Killed By SUV Near Route 211/Route 17 Interchange In Wallkill ID Released For Woman Struck, Killed By SUV Near Route 211/Route 17 Interchange In Wallkill
ID Released For Woman Struck, Killed By SUV In Wallkill The identity has been released of the victim of a fatal crash on a busy Hudson Valley roadway. The incident happened around 11 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Orange County on Route 211 near Route 17 in the town of Wallkill. New York State Police say that a preliminary investigation revealed that Connecticut resident Mary C. Shea, age 38, from the town of Naugatuck in New Haven County, was walking on Route 211 when she stepped off the curb and into the right lane of traffic when she was struck by a 2017 Ford Escape that was traveling west. The operator of the vehicle stopped, called 911 and attemp…
Woman Struck, Killed By SUV Near Route 211/Route 17 Interchange In Wallkill Woman Struck, Killed By SUV Near Route 211/Route 17 Interchange In Wallkill
Woman Struck, Killed By SUV On Route 211 In Wallkill Police are investigating a fatal crash on a busy Hudson Valley roadway. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For Woman Struck, Killed By SUV In Wallkill It happened late Friday night, May 10, in Orange County on Route 211 near Route 17 in the town of Wallkill. Police at the scene confirmed a woman was hit by a Ford Escape SUV on the westbound side and pronounced dead at around 11 p.m., according to Mark Lieb of Rockland Video Productions. The driver of the Escape remained at the scene, and the stretch of Route 211 was closed for several hours during the accident investi…
New Hampton Woman Charged With Calling In Bomb Threat To Hospital New Hampton Woman Charged With Calling In Bomb Threat To Hospital
New Hampton Woman Charged With Calling In Bomb Threat To Hospital A Hudson Valley woman has been charged with falsely reporting an incident after allegedly reporting a bomb threat at an area hospital. Related: Bomb Threat At Wallkill Hospital, No Explosive Devices Found, Police Say Orange County resident Donna Inga, age 64, of New Hampton was arrested on Wednesday, March 27. According to Lt. Robert McLymore of the town of Wallkill Police, on Wednesday, March 20, members of the police department responded to a report of a bomb threat at Garnet Health Medical Center in Middletown.  The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Tow…
Bomb Threat At Wallkill Hospital, No Explosive Devices Found, Police Say Bomb Threat At Wallkill Hospital, No Explosive Devices Found, Police Say
Bomb Threat At Wallkill Hospital, No Explosive Devices Found, Police Say A bomb threat at a Hudson Valley hospital caused a complete search of the building, but no explosives were found. The incident occurred in Orange County at Garnet Health Medical Center in the town of Wallkill on Wednesday, March 20. Deputy Chief of Wallkill Police Antonino Spano, said the department received a call from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office alerting them to a caller indicating a bomb threat at the hospital. Spano said the call was placed from the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center in Goshen.  After conferring with Garnet Health Medical Center security…
Murder Victim's Family Files Disciplinary Complaint Against Orange County DA, Staff Murder Victim's Family Files Disciplinary Complaint Against Orange County DA, Staff
Murder Victim's Family Files Disciplinary Complaint Against Orange County DA, Staff The family of a high-profile murder victim has filed disciplinary complaints against a Hudson Valley District Attorney and some of his staff. Earlier reports: Suspected Killer Walks Free: Man Had Been Nabbed For Murder Of 20-Year-Old Wallkill Woman 20 Years Later: Arrest Made In 2003 Murder Of Hudson Valley Woman On Monday, March 18, the family of Megan McDonald filed complaints against Orange County DA David M. Hoovler, four staff members, and former DA Frank Phillips for their handling of the case. McDonald's bludgeoned body was found in Orange County on Saturday, March 15, 2003…
Man Accused Of Stabbing Victim At Cocktail Lounge In Wallkill Man Accused Of Stabbing Victim At Cocktail Lounge In Wallkill
Man Accused Of Stabbing Victim At Cocktail Lounge In Wallkill A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing another man in the neck at a cocktail lounge that has been the scene of another recent shooting and stabbing. Related: 2 Shot, 1 Stabbed Near Wallkill Bar The incident took place in Orange County around 4 a.m., Saturday, March 9 at Whispers Cocktail Lounge on Route 17 in the town of Wallkill. According to Lt. Robert McLymore of the Wallkill Police, officers responded to the cocktail lounge for a report of a stabbing and found a 32-year-old Ellenville man suffering from a stab wound to his neck. The victim was transported t…
Pair Of Middletown 14-Year-Old Students Charged In Wallkill School Shooting Hoax Pair Of Middletown 14-Year-Old Students Charged In Wallkill School Shooting Hoax
Pair Of Middletown 14-Year-Old Students Charged In Wallkill School Shooting Hoax Two 14-year-old students have been charged in connection with a call to a Hudson Valley school reporting an active shooter. The incident occurred in Orange County around 12:10 p.m., Friday, March 8 at Monhagen Middle School in the town of Wallkill. According to Lt. Robert McLymore of the Wallkill Police, officers responded to the school after a 911 call was made reporting the shooter. An investigation between school staff and officers determined there was no shooter and led to the arrest of two 14-year-old students that live in Middletown, McLymore said. The students, who were not named d…
$90K Fraud: Wallkill Woman Sentenced For Insurance Scam $90K Fraud: Wallkill Woman Sentenced For Insurance Scam
$90K Fraud: Wallkill Woman Sentenced For Insurance Scam A Hudson Valley woman will face time behind bars after she falsified hospital visits for years in order to get money from her insurance company. Orange County resident Shirley Bowens, age 50, received her sentence of two to six years in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the county’s district attorney announced. From 2019 to 2021, the town of Wallkill resident submitted fake bills to her insurance company, claiming that she and members of her family had been hospitalized and gotten various treatments. According to her pleadings, these treatments and visits were all fictitious. In all, Bowens, …
2 Shot, 1 Stabbed Near Wallkill Bar 2 Shot, 1 Stabbed Near Wallkill Bar
2 Shot, 1 Stabbed Near Wallkill Bar Two people were shot and one was stabbed outside of a popular Hudson Valley bar. The incident occurred in Orange County around 4 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18 in the vicinity of Whispers Cocktail Lounge in the town of Wallkill. According to Wallkill Deputy Chief of Police Antonino Spano, all three victims went to Garnet Health Medical Center in Middletown. Two of the victims were suffering from gunshot wounds, and a third victim was being treated for a stab wound, Spano said. None of the injuries were life-threatening.  The case is being investigated by the town of Wallkill de…
Wallkill Man Charged With Attacking Trooper On Busy Highway Wallkill Man Charged With Attacking Trooper On Busy Highway
Wallkill Man Charged With Attacking Trooper On Busy Highway A Hudson Valley man has been charged with resisting arrest after he allegedly attacked a New York State Trooper attempting to talk with him. The incident took place in Orange County on Thursday, Feb. 1 on I-84 in the town of Wawayanda. The attack began after a trooper located Jahri Evans, age 24, of the town of Wallkill, walking along I-84, said Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police.  Evans initially gave the trooper a fake name and continued to walk away. When the trooper attempted to stop him, Evans began to resist and fight the trooper, Nevel said. Nevel said during th…
Mother Takes Son From Wallkill School In Violation Of Custody Order, Police Say Mother Takes Son From Wallkill School In Violation Of Custody Order, Police Say
Mother Takes Son From Wallkill School In Violation Of Custody Order, Police Say A mother has been charged with allegedly violating a custody agreement after allegedly taking her son out of a Hudson Valley school. Chana Elena Morales, age 32, of the Bronx, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 26 after taking the child from Maple Hill Elementary School in Orange County in the town of Wallkill. According to Lt. Robert McLymore, of the town of Wallkill Police, officers responded to the school after officials said Morales had taken the child in violation of a custody and visitation order. Around 8:30 p.m. the child, Morales, and her boyfriend, Johntae Xavier Williams, a …
Woman Nabbed Shoplifting $1K In Goods From Wallkill Stores, Police Say Woman Nabbed Shoplifting $1K In Goods From Wallkill Stores, Police Say
Woman Nabbed Shoplifting $1K In Goods From Wallkill Stores, Police Say A 36-year-old Hudson Valley woman was nabbed for allegedly shoplifting more than $1,000 in goods from various stores after a police pursuit. Westchester County resident Analda Robertson, of Mount Vernon, was charged on Sunday, Jan. 21, after New York State Police were notified by a manager of an Orange County Price Chopper store in Wallkill that she left the store with a cart full of items without paying, said Trooper Steven Nevel. Robertson was spotted placing the items in a 2008 Volvo XC90. A trooper located the car on Crystal Run Road in Wallkill and attempted a traffic stop, Nevel said.…
15-Year-Old Girl Charged With Stabbing Man At Hospital In Wallkill 15-Year-Old Girl Charged With Stabbing Man At Hospital In Wallkill
15-Year-Old Girl Charged With Stabbing Man At Hospital In Wallkill A 15-year-old girl was charged with assault after allegedly stabbing a man in the lobby of a Hudson Valley hospital. The incident took place in Orange County in the lobby of Garnet Health Medical Center at 707 E. Main St., in Wallkill. According to Lt. Robert McLymore of the town of Wallkill Police, officers found a 35-year-old New Windsor man stabbed in the shoulder after responding to the hospital.  An investigation, conducted with the assistance of a town of Cornwall Police Department officer, who was present at the hospital on an unrelated matter, led to the arrest of th…
School Bus Driver Seriously Injured In Wallkill Crash With Tractor-Trailer, Police Say School Bus Driver Seriously Injured In Wallkill Crash With Tractor-Trailer, Police Say
School Bus Driver Seriously Injured In Wallkill Crash With Tractor-Trailer, Police Say The New York State Police are investigating a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a school bus in the Hudson Valley which seriously injured the driver. The incident took in Orange County around 8:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 12, in Wallkill on Route 211, said Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. There were no children on the bus at the time of the crash. The operator of the school bus was extricated from and flown to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. The operator of the tractor-trailer was not injured, Nevel said. Route 211 is closed in both directions. This is an ongoing i…
Road Rage: Man Cuts Other Driver With Large Knife After Crash In Wallkill, Police Say Road Rage: Man Cuts Other Driver With Large Knife After Crash In Wallkill, Police Say
Road Rage: Man Cuts Other Driver With Large Knife After Crash In Wallkill, Police Say A 24-year-old man has been slapped with assault charges after attacking a victim who he had been involved in a collision with in the Hudson Valley, police announced.  Orange County resident Jahri Evans, of the town of Wallkill, was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 20 in connection with the assault that happened earlier in the day, state police said.  According to authorities, just before around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Evans and another 24-year-old Wallkill man were involved in a collision on Route 211 near the ramp to Route 17 eastbound.  After both cars came to a stop, Evan…
2 Washington Heights Fire Company Employees Charged With Grand Larceny 2 Washington Heights Fire Company Employees Charged With Grand Larceny
2 Washington Heights Fire Company Employees Charged With Grand Larceny Two employees of a Hudson Valley fire department have been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing more than $17,000. The theft took place in Orange County from the Washington Heights Volunteer Fire Company in Middletown, said Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. According to Nevel, Gordon Healy, age 52 from the town of Wallkill, and Lynn Simpson, age 40, from the city of Middletown were charged on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Nevel said the department's Bureau of Criminal Investigation was notified in September about a possible larceny from the fire company. An investigation…
13-Year-Old Charged For Monhagen Middle School Stabbing In Middletown 13-Year-Old Charged For Monhagen Middle School Stabbing In Middletown
13-Year-Old Charged For Monhagen Middle School Stabbing In Middletown A 13-year-old boy has been charged with stabbing another 13-year-old at a Hudson Valley middle school. Earlier report - New Update: Classes Canceled For Day At School In Middletown After Violent Attack The incident occurred in Orange County around 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Monhagen Middle School in the town of Wallkill. According to Lt. Robert McLymore of the Wallkill Police, officers found the victim with multiple stab wounds at the school. He was transported to Garnet Health Medical Center by the town of Wallkill EMS where he is currently listed in stable condition. After the …
ShopRite To Close Hudson Valley Store ShopRite To Close Hudson Valley Store
ShopRite To Close Hudson Valley Store After more than 30 years of serving Hudson Valley grocery shoppers, a popular ShopRite store will close by the end of next year. The 55,500-square-foot store, located in Ulster County in Ellenville, at 1 ShopRite Boulevard off Route 209, was opened in 1993 by Wakefern Food Corporation in New Jersey.  It is the only major grocery store in the village. Karen Meleta, Chief Communications Officer for Wakefern Food Corp., said the company decided not to renew its lease and will close in the summer of 2024. "All associates will be offered positions at that time in nearby ShopRite stores lo…
Wallkill Man Accused Of Paying Friend To Kill His Neighbor Wallkill Man Accused Of Paying Friend To Kill His Neighbor
Wallkill Man Accused Of Paying Friend To Kill His Neighbor A Hudson Valley man has been charged with murder in the first- and second-degree for allegedly hiring another person to stab to death his neighbor. Orange County resident Enoch Lowe, age 25, of Wallkill, was arraigned in Orange County Court on Monday, Oct. 30 in connection with the Oct. 30, 2022, killing of his neighbor, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. Lowe's next-door neighbor, a Wallkill man, was found stabbed multiple times inside the detached garage of his residence, Hoovler said. Lowe was remanded to the Orange County Jail in lieu of$2 million cash bail, a $3 …
Crash Involving Minisink School Bus Ends With Bus, Vehicle On Fire In Wallkill Crash Involving Minisink School Bus Ends With Bus, Vehicle On Fire In Wallkill
Crash Involving Minisink School Bus Ends With Bus, Vehicle On Fire In Wallkill A crash between a Hudson Valley school bus and a car left both vehicles in flames. The incident occurred in Orange County in the town of Wallkill around 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17 on I-84. Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police said troopers from the Greenville barracks responded to a reported collision involving a Minisink Valley Central School District bus and a Hyundai Elantra on I-84 in the town of Wallkill.  Shortly after troopers arrived on scene both the car and school bus became fully engulfed in fire.  All occupants of both vehicles were safely out of the vehic…
Wallkill Man Charged In 2022 Stabbing Murder-For-Hire Case Wallkill Man Charged In 2022 Stabbing Murder-For-Hire Case
Wallkill Man Charged In 2022 Stabbing Murder-For-Hire Case A Hudson Valley man has been charged with allegedly paying another person to kill a 52-year-old man. Orange County resident Enoch Lowe, age 25, was charged on Tuesday, Oct. 10 with paying to have Jeffrey Harris, age 52, killed in October 2022. Both men live in the town of Wallkill. According to Wallkill Police Chief Robert Hertman, on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, officers responded to a report of an unconscious man on Brookline Avenue. When officers arrived, they found Harris in a detached garage from his home suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene by the town of Wallkil…
'Senseless' Walden Road Rager Sentenced To Decade After Triple-Fatal Wallkill Incident: DA 'Senseless' Walden Road Rager Sentenced To Decade After Triple-Fatal Wallkill Incident: DA
'Senseless' Walden Road Rager Sentenced To Decade After Triple-Fatal Wallkill Incident: DA A 26-year-old Hudson Valley man will spend years behind bars for a road rage incident that killed three people and injured five others. Anthony Jones, age 26, of Orange County, was sentenced on Wednesday, Oct. 11 after being convicted of manslaughter and assault charges, according to the Orange County District Attorney. Jones, a resident of Walden, was handed the maximum permitted sentence of five to 15 years for manslaughter and six years for the assault charges he racked up in an incident that happened two years prior. According to his conviction, on Aug. 4, 2021, Jones was driving his…
Serious Wallkill Crash Injures 6, Including 12-Year-Old Boy Serious Wallkill Crash Injures 6, Including 12-Year-Old Boy
Serious Wallkill Crash Injures 6, Including 12-Year-Old Boy The New York State Police are investigating a serious vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley that injured six people and ejected two occupants, including a 12-year-old boy who had to be airlifted to a hospital.  The incident took place in Orange County on Route 17 near Exit 119 in the town of Wallkill around 8:15 a.m., Friday, Sept. 1. A preliminary investigation found that a Honda Pilot vehicle traveling with six occupants exited the roadway and flipped several times, causing two of the occupants to be ejected from the vehicle, said Trooper Steven Nevel. The scene of the crash.New York St…
Middletown Man Nabbed Driving Drunk At 3 Times Legal Limit, Police Say Middletown Man Nabbed Driving Drunk At 3 Times Legal Limit, Police Say
Middletown Man Nabbed Driving Drunk At 3 Times Legal Limit, Police Say A Hudson Valley man is behind bars for allegedly driving drunk at three times the legal limit. Orange County resident Jorge L. Tapia-Ramirez, age 46, of Middletown, was charged around 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 in the town of Wallkill. According to Trooper Steven Nevel, of the New York State Police, the department received multiple 911 calls reporting an erratic driver in a white 2019 Chevrolet Express van on I-84 in Wallkill. When troopers arrived on the scene they stopped the van and identified Tapia-Ramirez. While being interviewed by troopers it was determined that he was impaired by al…
15-Year-Old Dies After Fall From Window In Wallkill 15-Year-Old Dies After Fall From Window In Wallkill
15-Year-Old Dies After Fall From Window In Wallkill A 15-year-old Hudson Valley teen has died after falling out of a second-floor window of an apartment. The incident took place in Orange County at 4 Edward Diana Way, Apt. 60 in the town of Wallkill. According to Wallkill Deputy Chief of Police Antonino Spano, officers responded to a report of a person that fell from a window. Once at the complex, officers discovered an unresponsive 15-year-old child on the ground. The teen was transported to Garnet Health Medical Center by the Town of Wallkill Emergency Medical Services where they later died. The ongoing investiga…
Road Rage: Walden Man Found Guilty In Crash That Killed 3, Injured 4 Others Road Rage: Walden Man Found Guilty In Crash That Killed 3, Injured 4 Others
Road Rage: Walden Man Found Guilty In Crash That Killed 3, Injured 4 Others A Hudson Valley man was convicted of manslaughter and assault in a 2021 rage incident where he rammed his Ford Escape into a van, killing three people and seriously injuring four others. Orange County resident Anthony Jones, age 26, of Walden, was found guilty on Monday, Aug. 7, after a jury trial, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. Jones, who is being held at the Orange County Jail, faces five to 15 years in prison on the manslaughter charge and another seven years on the assault charges when he is sentenced in October, Hoovler said. As alleged at trial, on Wednesday…
Rape: Hudson Valley Duo Charged In Pair Of Attacks Rape: Hudson Valley Duo Charged In Pair Of Attacks
Rape: Hudson Valley Duo Charged In Pair Of Attacks Two men from the region have been charged with the rape of two women at the same home. The incidents took place in Ulster County on Saturday, July 15, at a home in the town of Shawangunk.  An investigation revealed that Ulster County resident Ronald Paul Dean, age 26, of the hamlet of Wallkill, sexually assaulted an individual at the home, said New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel. At the same time, Lawrence James Wilson, age 27, also from the hamlet of Wallkill sexually assaulted a different person along with Dean while at the home, Nevel said. Wilson was charged with rape. De…