Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Region, Police Say Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Region, Police Say
Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Region, Police Say A 33-year-old man is accused of vandalizing a fire station and other targets in the region. Albany County resident Michael Cooper, age 33, of Cohoes, was arrested on suspicion of felony criminal mischief Thursday, July 11. Cohoes Police said officers were called to the city’s fire department on Central Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. that evening for vandalism to a fire truck. The vehicle’s windshield had been shattered by a rock, leaving nearly $1,500 in damage. Investigators identified Cooper as the suspected perpetrator and arrested him a short time later. He is expected to face additional…
'He's Drowning': Video Shows Parolee Flee Police Before River Death In Region 'He's Drowning': Video Shows Parolee Flee Police Before River Death In Region
'He's Drowning': Video Shows Parolee Flee Police Before River Death In Region Newly released video shows the intense moments that led up to a parolee drowning in the Hudson River while attempting to flee from police on a bicycle. The Rensselaer County incident happened in Troy, near 1st Avenue and 116th Street, on Monday evening, July 8. According to Troy Police, an officer was attempting to interview 33-year-old Melquan Simpson, of Troy, about illegal drug sales and prostitution near 2nd Avenue and 116th Street when the man took off on a bicycle. Earlier Report: Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Troy Police Simpson continued riding south in the alleywa…
Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man ID'd As Victim In 3-Vehicle Pileup Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man ID'd As Victim In 3-Vehicle Pileup
Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man ID'd As Victim In 3-Vehicle Pileup Police have identified a 37-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed in a crash in the region.   Orange County resident Sher Singh, of Middletown, died around dd12:05 p.m., Thursday, July 11, during a three-vehicle crash with a tractor-trailer in Sullivan County on Route 155 in the town of Cochecton. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2024 Ford 650 Budget rental truck and a 2023 GMC were traveling north on Route 155 when the Budget truck crossed over into the opposite lane and struck a 2023 Freightliner trav…
Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Attacking Constable With Vehicle In Region, Police Say Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Attacking Constable With Vehicle In Region, Police Say
Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Attacking Constable With Vehicle In Region, Police Say A 63-year-old man shot once by a New York State trooper after he allegedly drove toward a constable at a high rate of speed after threatening them with a gun has been charged with attempted murder. Related: Trooper Shoots Man Who Aimed Vehicle At Officer In Barryville Paul Gosselin, age 63, of Augusta, Maine, was charged on Tuesday, July 9, for the Tuesday, July 2 incident that occurred in Sullivan County in Barryville. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, troopers responded to a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle at a business on Route 97 in Barry…
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say This story has been updated.  A 38-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly trying to break into a home in a residential neighborhood in the Hudson Valley, police said.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Thursday, July 11 around 2:20 p.m., when a domestic disturbance was reported at a home on Orchard Road in the Lake Secor neighborhood of Carmel, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. Arriving officers found a Bronx resident later identified as Michael Melendez bleeding profusely from his arm after allegedly punching a glass panel door in an attempt to ente…
Body Of Man Who Jumped From Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge In Ulster Recovered Body Of Man Who Jumped From Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge In Ulster Recovered
Body Of Man Who Jumped From Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge In Ulster Recovered The body of a man who rode his bicycle to the mid-span of a bridge in the region and jumped to his death has been recovered by divers. Original report: Man Rides Bike To Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Jumps To His Death The incident occurred in Ulster County around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge in the town of Ulster. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the Connecticut State Police,  an investigation revealed that the man was riding a bicycle on the bridge before stopping mid-span and jumping. The State Police Underwater Recovery Team, Ulster Cou…
Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Hudson Valley Residences Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Hudson Valley Residences
Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Hudson Valley Residences Two 22-year-olds face a long list of charges after allegedly stealing mail from residences in the Hudson Valley, including several checks, authorities announced.  Bronx residents Devonte Hamilton and Kadon Jackson were both arrested on Wednesday, July 10 around 12:30 p.m. in connection with mail thefts at several household mailboxes in the Putnam County town of Philipstown, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Thursday, July 11.  According to the Sheriff's Office, on the day of the duo's arrests, a resident told deputies that they saw an unknown subject take mail f…
Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Hudson Valley Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Hudson Valley
Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Hudson Valley A blaze that consumed a vehicle in the Hudson Valley became even worse after it extended to the surrounding woods. The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, July 10 just after 9:30 p.m., when a car caught on fire in Carmel in the area of Gipsy Trail Road, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Arriving crews soon discovered that the blaze had extended to the surrounding woods. Despite the complication, firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames with help from the Frozen Fun Ice Cream Truck, which helped crews at the scene by providing them with frozen treats.…
Man Rides Bike To Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Jumps To His Death Man Rides Bike To Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Jumps To His Death
Man Rides Bike To Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Jumps To His Death A man is dead after riding his bike mid-span to a bridge in the region, stopped, got off, and jumped to his death. Related: Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Hudson Valley Recovered The incident occurred in Ulster County around 6 p.m. on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge on Wednesday, July 10. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a witness told investigators the man was riding his bike across the bridge when he stopped near the mid-span, got off the bike, and jumped. The State Police Underwater Recovery Team is working to recover his body, Nevel sai…
New Update: 13-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Dump Truck In Hudson Valley New Update: 13-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Dump Truck In Hudson Valley
New Update: 13-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Dump Truck In Hudson Valley A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a dump truck in the Hudson Valley. Earlier report - Crash Investigation: Road Closed After Car Hits Person In New City The incident occurred in Rockland County around 2:10 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, near the intersection of S. Main St. and First St. in New City. According to Detective Norm Peters of the Clarkstown Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2024 Kenworth dump truck and the cyclist were traveling north on S. Main St.  The truck collided with the bicyclist while attempting to make a right turn onto …
Semi-Truck Knocks Down Live Wires, Catches On Fire In Hudson Valley Semi-Truck Knocks Down Live Wires, Catches On Fire In Hudson Valley
Semi-Truck Knocks Down Live Wires, Catches On Fire In Hudson Valley Part of a busy Hudson Valley road was briefly closed to traffic after a semi-truck collided with a utility pole, causing a blaze sparked by live wires.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Tuesday, July 9 around 1 p.m., when a semi-truck hit a utility pole on Farmers Mills Road (Route 42) in Kent, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department.  Arriving police and fire crews found that active live wires had sparked a fire that reached the truck. To put the blaze out, first responders isolated the live wires and had NYSEG crews cut power so the flames could be extinguished.&nb…
Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Police In Region Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Police In Region
Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Police In Region A police pursuit in the region ended with a bicyclist dead in the Hudson River. The Rensselaer County incident happened in Troy, near 1st Avenue and 116th Street, on Monday evening, July 8. According to Troy Police, an officer was attempting to interview a man on a bicycle about reported suspicious activity near 2nd Avenue and 116th Street when the man took off, ignoring repeated commands by the officer to stop. The man continued riding south in the alleyway between 1st and 2nd avenues, eventually turning onto 1st Avenue, as the officer followed with lights and sirens activated. He then …
ID Released Of 33-Year-Old Man Killed In Crash On Taconic Parkway ID Released Of 33-Year-Old Man Killed In Crash On Taconic Parkway
ID Released Of 33-Year-Old Man Killed In Crash On Taconic Parkway This story has been updated.  A crash on a busy parkway in Northern Westchester left a 33-year-old man dead.  The incident happened on Monday, July 8 around 7:20 p.m. on the southbound Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown near Granite Knolls Park, according to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police.  Arriving first responders found 33-year-old Ramon Feliu Disla of New York City ejected from his vehicle. Despite efforts from Good Samaritans to save his life, he was pronounced dead at the crash scene, Hicks said. An investigation later determined that Feliu Dis…
Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Hudson Valley Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Hudson Valley
Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Hudson Valley Authorities are warning residents not to fall for a false social media post claiming that a child is missing in the Hudson Valley.  According to the Carmel Police Department in Putnam County, the fake post alleges that there is a missing 14-year-old child in Mahopac.  The post comes from a page that repeatedly posts scam and hoax messages, the department said.  In a screenshot of the post released by the department, the account that posted it was identified as "Jane Booger." 
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash 'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash A 23-year-old Westchester County police officer was killed in a Hudson Valley crash. The crash occurred in Orange County at approximately 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, in the town of Highlands on Route 9W northbound according to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. Port Chester Police Officer Christopher Bernal, who was driving a 2004 Honda motorcycle northbound on SR 9W, was killed when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, Nevel said. The vehicle exited the highway and struck a parked, occupied 2023 GMC Acadia in a scenic pull-off.  Bernal was transported to M…
4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Dutchess County During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say 4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Dutchess County During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say
4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Dutchess County During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say Four people were shot, one critically, in the region during a large, disorderly gathering. The incident occurred in Dutchess County in the city of Poughkeepsie around 3:30 a.m., Friday, July 5, in the area of 380 Main St. According to Det. Sgt. Terrance Beam of the Poughkeepsie Police, responding officers, encountered a large disorderly group and four people suffering from gunshot wounds.  Officers began rendering aid to the victims and secured a crime scene. A 28-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, Beam said. Three women in thei…
4 Boaters, 2 Dogs Rescued After Boat Capsizes In River Dutchess County 4 Boaters, 2 Dogs Rescued After Boat Capsizes In River Dutchess County
4 Boaters, 2 Dogs Rescued After Boat Capsizes In River Dutchess County Firefighters rescued four people and two dogs after a 17-foot boat capsized in the Hudson River. The incident occurred in Dutchess County near New Hamburgh and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge around 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 3. According to Chief Jeffrey Renihan of the New Hamburg Fire Department, the department responded to a water emergency call that four people and two animals were hanging on a 17-foot boat that had capsized in the Hudson River. When crews arrived in the department's boat, with help from the New York State Police Aviation, they found the boat on the north of the bridge.&nbs…
Girl Injured After Jumping Out Of School Bus In Hudson Valley Girl Injured After Jumping Out Of School Bus In Hudson Valley
Girl Injured After Jumping Out Of School Bus In Hudson Valley A teenage girl was severely injured after jumping out of the back door of an Omni bus following a flat tire. The incident occurred in Orange County around 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, on I-84 in Middletown. According to Trooper Steven Nevel with the New York State Police, a yellow Omni bus carrying 29 passengers was traveling east on I-84 in the town of Montgomery from Camp Pupa in Sullivan County.  The bus was headed to an amusement park in Danbury, Connecticut, when the rear passenger-side tire blew out, forcing the bus to slow down suddenly, Nevel said. Other students on t…
Hudson Valley Man, Woman Nabbed With Illegal Firearms, Parts: DA Hudson Valley Man, Woman Nabbed With Illegal Firearms, Parts: DA
Hudson Valley Man, Woman Nabbed With Illegal Firearms, Parts: DA A Hudson Valley man and woman are behind bars following an investigation into illegal firearms in the region. Rockland County residents Tao Zhang, age 35, and Vivian Wu, age 35, both of Nanuet, were charged on Tuesday, July 2, following an ongoing investigation into illegal firearms in the county. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh said the investigation began in May after his office received information regarding an illegal firearm component being shipped to Nanuet. The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office Special Investigations Unit Detectives, who are cross-s…
Firework Explosion Severs Fingers Of 21-Year-Old From Hudson Valley On July 4th Firework Explosion Severs Fingers Of 21-Year-Old From Hudson Valley On July 4th
Firework Explosion Severs Fingers Of 21-Year-Old From Hudson Valley On July 4th A Westchester County man suffered serious injuries after lighting a firework on Independence Day evening on Long Island. According to Suffolk County Police, the incident happened in Copiague around 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. The man, a 21-year-old resident of the town of Eastchester, was lighting a firework at a party in front of a house on the 200 block of Trouville Road when it exploded in his hand.  The explosion severed three fingers on his left hand and damaged the other two. He also suffered a burn to one leg. Responding First Precinct Patrol officers applied…
Duo Charged In Connection To Shooting Death Of Dutchess County Man Duo Charged In Connection To Shooting Death Of Dutchess County Man
Duo Charged In Connection To Shooting Death Of Dutchess County Man Two men have been charged with murder and manslaughter for allegedly shooting Hudson Valley resident Jaquan Fryar in March and who later died from his injuries. Related: Duo Nabbed In Connection To Shooting Of Poughkeepsie Man Fulton County resident Jan Michael Deere, age 38, of Gloversville, was charged with murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon on Friday, June 28, said Det. Lt. Terrance Beam of the Poughkeepsie Police. Also charged was Dutchess County resident Joseph R. Gonzalez, age 46, of Rhinebeck, with manslaughter, Beam added. Fryar, age 34, of Poughkeeps…
Trooper Shoots Man Who Aimed Vehicle At Officer In Region, Police Say Trooper Shoots Man Who Aimed Vehicle At Officer In Region, Police Say
Trooper Shoots Man Who Aimed Vehicle At Officer In Region, Police Say A 63-year-old man was shot once by a New York State trooper after he allegedly drove toward a police officer at a high rate of speed after threatening them with a gun.  The incident occurred in Sullivan County around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at two locations on Route 97. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, troopers responded to a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle at a business on Route 97 in Barryville.  Troopers located the man, who claimed to have a gun and said that he would shoot the troopers, Nevel said. Nevel said troopers then att…
Officers Save Business Owner, Dog Stranded On Hudson Valley Island After Sudden Storm Officers Save Business Owner, Dog Stranded On Hudson Valley Island After Sudden Storm
Officers Save Business Owner, Dog Stranded On Hudson Valley Island After Sudden Storm A cafe owner and her dog were rescued from the shores of an island in a Hudson Valley lake after becoming stranded following a sudden thunderstorm that knocked them from their paddle board.  The events leading up to the rescue began in Putnam County on Sunday, June 23, when a microburst slammed the area of Lake Mahopac around 5:30 p.m., bringing heavy rains and high winds and knocking down trees and power lines.  During this time, the owner of Mahopac's Freight House Cafe, Donna Massaro, had been paddle boarding on Lake Mahopac with her dog, Joey. When the storm hit, it brought he…
Inmate Punches, Bites Corrections Officer At Jail In Region, Police Say Inmate Punches, Bites Corrections Officer At Jail In Region, Police Say
Inmate Punches, Bites Corrections Officer At Jail In Region, Police Say An inmate at a local jail is facing more charges after allegedly assaulting a corrections officer. The incident happened Wednesday, May 22, at the Saratoga County jail in Ballston Spa, but was not reported publicly until Tuesday, July 2. Sheriff’s officials said John Rathbun, age 26, punched a corrections officer in the face and bit him, causing injuries. The officer was treated at a medical facility and released. Rathbun, who is homeless, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony. He was arraigned in the Milton Town Court on Monday, July 1, and was taken back to the county jail w…
Alert Issued For 20-Year-Old Missing From Hudson Valley Alert Issued For 20-Year-Old Missing From Hudson Valley
Alert Issued For 20-Year-Old Missing From Hudson Valley Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a 20-year-old Westchester man who has been missing for several days.  New, Updated Report - New Update: Missing 20-Year-Old From Westchester Found New Rochelle resident Neyson Estela was last seen on Saturday, June 29 in the area of Pier 84 near West 4th Street and 12th Avenue in New York City, New Rochelle Police announced on Tuesday, July 2.  He had been running north after taking off his backpack and shirt, police said. Before that, Estela had been seen on Friday, June 28 around 5 p.m. while leaving 44 Pleasant…
Update: Woman From Region Found Hours After Being Reported Missing Update: Woman From Region Found Hours After Being Reported Missing
Update: Woman From Region Found Hours After Being Reported Missing Update: A woman from the region who was reported missing was located hours later. Schenectady County resident Deidre Pangburn, age 74, of Glenville, had last been seen Tuesday morning, July 2, near Swaggertown and Worden roads. On Tuesday afternoon, Glenville Police Chief Stephen Janik told Daily Voice that Pangburn was located and in good health. No other details were given. Original story: Police are asking for help in locating a missing woman from the region. Schenectady County resident Deidre Pangburn, age 74, of Glenville, was last seen Tuesday morning, July 2, near Swaggerto…
Search On For Hudson Valley Homicide Suspect Considered Armed, Dangerous Search On For Hudson Valley Homicide Suspect Considered Armed, Dangerous
Search On For Hudson Valley Homicide Suspect Considered Armed, Dangerous Police in the Hudson Valley are asking the public for help locating a man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 29-year-old man. Related: 29-Year-Old Pomona Man Found Shot Dead On Haverstraw Street Rockland County resident Christian Alvarado of Pomona was found on Monday, July 1, when Haverstraw Police responded to the area of Fairmount Avenue and West Street on a report of shots fired. Haverstraw Police Chief John Gould said the department is searching for 18-year-old Yandie Martinez of Haverstraw in connection with the homicide.  Martinez is described as being Hi…
$31K Scheme: Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Welfare Fraud, Police Say $31K Scheme: Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Welfare Fraud, Police Say
$31K Scheme: Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Welfare Fraud, Police Say A 35-year-old Hudson Valley woman faces felony charges after claiming tens of thousands of dollars in welfare benefits she was not entitled to, authorities announced.  Putnam County resident Kimberly Nieves of Kent was arrested on Thursday, June 27 in connection with alleged welfare fraud, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, July 1.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the investigation that led to Nieves' arrest began in March 2024, when the Putnam County Department of Social Services reported that one of their clients had allegedly been cla…
Man With Knife Holds Police At Bay In Pleasant Valley For 5 Hours Man With Knife Holds Police At Bay In Pleasant Valley For 5 Hours
Man Holds Police At Bay In Pleasant Valley For 5 Hours An attempt to serve an arrest warrant in the region led to a five-hour standoff with law enforcement. The incident occurred in Dutchess County at around 11 a.m. on Monday, July 1, on Route 44 in Pleasant Valley. According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, and detectives responded to a residence on Route 44 in the Town of Pleasant Valley to serve an arrest warrant.  Shortly after the arrival of law enforcement, the wanted man armed himself with a knife and barricaded himself inside a room within the residence, police said. The Dutchess County S…
Hudson Valley 29-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead On Street Hudson Valley 29-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead On Street
Hudson Valley 29-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead On Street Police in the Hudson Valley are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a 29-year-old man found lying on a town street. Click here for a new, updated story: Search On For Hudson Valley Homicide Suspect Considered Armed, Dangerous Rockland County resident Christian Alvarado of Pomona was found on Monday, July 1, when Haverstraw Police responded to the area of Fairmount Avenue and West Street on a report of shots fired.  According to Haverstraw Police Chief John Gould Jr., Alvarado was found on the ground next to a vehicle that had crashed into a parked car. He had been…
Dutchess County Duo Nabbed For Felony DWI, Cops Say Dutchess County Duo Nabbed For Felony DWI, Cops Say
Dutchess County Duo Nabbed For Felony DWI, Cops Say Two men from the region were nabbed for alleged felony DWI in two separate incidents. Dutchess County residents Christopher J. Duquette, age 66, of Hyde Park, and Nelson Acevedo, age 53, of Beekman, were both charged on Sunday, June 30, said Capt. John Watterson with the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office. Duquette was charged after deputies responded to a one-car crash around 8:50 p.m. on Route 9 for a report of a collision, Watterson said. Watterson said Duquette was identified as the driver of the vehicle. After further interview and investigation, he was taken into custody at t…