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Woman Critically Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Westchester Woman Critically Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Westchester
Woman Critically Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Westchester A woman is currently in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Westchester.  The incident happened on Sunday, May 12 just before noon, when a 75-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of 772 Palisade Ave. in Yonkers, which is near the Foodtown Express grocery store, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio. The woman suffered several serious injuries and is now in critical condition at an area hospital.  The driver of the vehicle that struck her stayed at the scene of the crash. The investigation into the incident is stil…
Update: Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Stops At Westchester Stew Leonard's Update: Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Stops At Westchester Stew Leonard's
Update: Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Stops At Westchester Stew Leonard's During an appearance at a Stew Leonard's in Westchester, iconic celebrity chef Guy Fieri gave a shoutout to first responders while holding a bottle signing event.  The special Cinco De Mayo bottle signing event was held on Sunday, May 5 at Stew Leonard's Wines & Spirits of Yonkers at 1 Stew Leonard Dr.  Earlier Report - Guy Fieri To Hold Event At Stew Leonard's In Yonkers During the event, Fieri signed bottles of his Santo Tequila, which he makes with rock star Sammy Hagar. The beloved Food Network star also took time to highlight the Yonkers Police offi…
Bomb Squad Called After DPW Worker Finds WWII-Era Mortar In Westchester Bomb Squad Called After DPW Worker Finds WWII-Era Mortar In Westchester
Bomb Squad Called After DPW Worker Finds Wwii-era Mortar In Westchester A bomb squad was called after a public works employee discovered a World War II-era mortar in his relative's belongings in Westchester, authorities said. The incident began on Monday, April 29, at around 11 a.m., when a Yonkers Department of Public Works employee contacted the city's police department and told them he had a mortar in his car, parked at the DPW Service Center at 1130 Nepperhan Ave. According to Yonkers Police Lieutenant Jamie Dumser, the employee had discovered the mortar while cleaning out a relative's belongings. He then brought it to the service center to find out how to …
Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police
Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police A man caught stealing from a pickup truck in Westchester is at large after missing his court date, police announced. Brooklyn resident Raymondo Sepulveda was found in the driver's seat of a pick-up truck in the area of Central Park Avenue and Midland Terrace in Yonkers on Thursday, March 28 just before 2 a.m., Yonkers Police announced on Friday, April 26.  When confronted by officers, Sepulveda admitted the truck was not his before police discovered he had stolen several items from inside. He was then arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree unau…
Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating
Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a stabbing that left a woman injured on a Westchester street.  The incident happened on Thursday evening, April 18, when a woman was stabbed in her leg at 35 Cliff St. in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio. The woman is now in stable condition, DiDomizio said. Police are now investigating the incident.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
17-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In Westchester Dispute: Police Investigating 17-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In Westchester Dispute: Police Investigating
17-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In Westchester Dispute: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a dispute that left a 17-year-old boy with a stab wound in Westchester. The incident happened on Tuesday, April 9 at around 8:30 p.m., when a dispute broke out on Ash Street in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  A 17-year-old boy involved in the fight suffered a cut on his side and was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition, DiDomizio said. Detectives are now investigating the incident.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Woman Killed In Hit-Run After Tripping, Falling Into Road In Westchester: Suspect In Custody Woman Killed In Hit-Run After Tripping, Falling Into Road In Westchester: Suspect In Custody
Woman Killed In Hit-Run After Tripping, Falling Into Road In Westchester: Suspect In Custody A suspect has been apprehended in connection with a Westchester hit-run that left a 35-year-old woman dead, police announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Monday, April 8 just before 5 a.m., when a victim was struck on Buena Vista Avenue between Main Street and Dock Street in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police. Arriving first responders found an unconscious woman in the street and tried saving her life before rushing her to a nearby hospital. However, she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead, police said. The victim was identified as Yonkers resident Fat…
Earthquake: Authorities In Westchester Warn Of Aftershocks Earthquake: Authorities In Westchester Warn Of Aftershocks
Earthquake: Authorities In Westchester Warn Of Aftershocks Did you feel it? Residents in Westchester and Putnam counties are among those along the East Coast abuzz about an earthquake that was felt late Friday morning, April 5. The quake, which originated in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in the borough of Lebanon about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan, was felt across the Hudson Valley at 10:23 a.m., and measured 4.8 on the Richter scale, according to the US Geological Survey. Related Report - 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits NY, Other Parts Of East Coast Shortly after the earthquake hit, several police departments across Westchester…
Police Commissioner Helps Officers Subdue Erratic Man In Westchester Police Commissioner Helps Officers Subdue Erratic Man In Westchester
Police Commissioner Helps Officers Subdue Erratic Man In Westchester A police commissioner in Westchester made sure he had the backs of his fellow officers while they helped subdue a man acting erratically. The incident happened in Yonkers on Monday, April 1, when an officer on a traffic post in the city's Getty Square area saw a man damaging trees and knocking down traffic safety equipment, according to Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  The officer then approached the man to help him and get him evaluated, as he was acting in a way that could cause injury to himself or others, DiDomizio said. At this point, Yonkers Police Commissioner Chr…
Woman Rescued From Water Under Dock On Hudson River In Westchester Woman Rescued From Water Under Dock On Hudson River In Westchester
Woman Rescued From Water Under Dock On Hudson River In Westchester Thanks to quick action from police and first responders, a woman was rescued from the Hudson River after jumping from a pier in Westchester.  The incident happened on Wednesday evening, March 27, when a woman jumped from a pier in the downtown waterfront area of Yonkers. A short time after, a retired Yonkers Police member found her shoes, glasses, and a note left on the pier and alerted authorities that some may have tried harming themselves, Yonkers Police announced on Monday, April 1.  Officers soon began looking at camera footage and confirmed that a woman had jumped into the H…
Officer Put On Restricted Duty After Investigation Into Use Of Force In Westchester: Police Officer Put On Restricted Duty After Investigation Into Use Of Force In Westchester: Police
Officer Put On Restricted Duty After Investigation Into Use Of Force In Westchester: Police A police officer in Westchester was put on restricted duty following an investigation into his use of force while apprehending a suspect who led authorities on a pursuit.  In an announcement on Friday, March 29, the Yonkers Police Department revealed that one of their officers was placed on restricted duty in connection with their conduct during an incident on Thursday, March 14. According to the department, just after 9:45 p.m. on the day of the incident, a victim went up to Yonkers officers in the area of McLean and Van Cortlandt Park Avenues and told them his vehicle had just b…
New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Westchester Hit-Run, Police Say New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Westchester Hit-Run, Police Say
New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Westchester Hit-Run, Police Say A 17-year-old boy was apprehended on Long Island after hitting a man with his car during a dispute in Westchester and causing his death, police announced.  The 17-year-old suspect, whose name was not released because of his age, was arrested at a Nassau County residence in East Meadow on Tuesday, March 26 in connection with a fatal hit-run in Yonkers on Monday, March 25, Yonkers Police announced. Earlier Report - 21-Year-Old Man Killed In Yonkers Hit-Run: Police Investigating According to the department, just after 4 p.m. on Monday, a pedestrian was struck in the area of 632 Van …
Girl Found Lying On Sidewalk After Possible Jump From Overpass In Westchester Girl Found Lying On Sidewalk After Possible Jump From Overpass In Westchester
Girl Found Lying On Sidewalk After Possible Jump From Overpass In Westchester Authorities are investigating after a teenage girl was found lying on a sidewalk after possibly jumping from an overpass in Westchester.  The investigation was prompted by an incident on Thursday, March 21 around 10 p.m., when a 15-year-old girl was found on a sidewalk near the pedestrian overpass in Yonkers in the area of 329 Central Park Ave., according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Arriving officers found the girl uninjured and could not confirm if she had actually jumped or not, as there were no witnesses and the girl was uncooperative in explaini…
Trio Gets Years In Prison For Selling Over 30 Ghost Guns To Undercover Agents In Westchester Trio Gets Years In Prison For Selling Over 30 Ghost Guns To Undercover Agents In Westchester
Trio Gets Years In Prison For Selling Over 30 Ghost Guns To Undercover Agents In Westchester Three people will spend a combined three decades in prison after trafficking illegal ghost guns into Westchester and selling them to undercover agents, officials announced.  The three defendants were all sentenced to a combined 31 years in prison after selling over 30 ghost guns in Yonkers after trafficking them from Washington, DC in 2022, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, March 22.  According to the DA's Office, between April 28 and June 24, 2022, the trio transported the illegal firearms from Washington, DC to Yonkers and sold 31 unserialize…
Man Rescued From Watery Tunnel Under Train Station In Westchester Man Rescued From Watery Tunnel Under Train Station In Westchester
Man Rescued From Watery Tunnel Under Train Station In Westchester Thanks to quick action from first responders, a man was rescued from a watery tunnel underneath a Westchester train station just before the incoming tide came in.  The rescue happened on Saturday, March 16 at around 1 p.m., when Yonkers Police and firefighters received a report of a man screaming for help from a tunnel underneath the Yonkers Train Station. According to Yonkers Police, arriving units from the department's 4th Precinct soon heard the man's cries coming from the tunnel, which runs between the Hudson River and Van Der Donck Park.  The department's Emergency Service U…
Man Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car While Crossing Road In Westchester Man Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car While Crossing Road In Westchester
Man Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car While Crossing Road In Westchester A 39-year-old man was injured after being hit by a car in Westchester, police said.  The crash happened on Monday, March 11 at around 2 a.m., when a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Yonkers in the area of Elm Street and Oak Street, according to Yonkers Police Sergeant Robert Spink.  Arriving officers found a 39-year-old man with an injured right ankle caused by the crash, which had happened while he was crossing the road.  The driver of the vehicle that hit the man stayed at the scene and met with police. No charges were pursued in connection with the incident,&nbs…
9 Get Prison Time For Stealing Vehicles In Westchester As Part Of Car Theft Ring 9 Get Prison Time For Stealing Vehicles In Westchester As Part Of Car Theft Ring
9 Get Prison Time For Stealing Vehicles In Westchester As Part Of Car Theft Ring Nine members of a car theft ring have been sentenced after stealing 45 vehicles from Westchester and New York City during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced.  The nine defendants were sentenced to prison in connection with a car theft ring that operated over six months in 2020 and targeted vehicles in New York City and Westchester, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Monday, March 11.  According to James's office, the nine sentencings were the result of a two-year investigation into the scheme that began in September 2019 and eventual…
15-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck While Crossing Road In Westchester 15-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck While Crossing Road In Westchester
15-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck While Crossing Road In Westchester A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a road in Westchester. The crash happened on Thursday, March 7 just before 3 p.m., when a pedestrian was hit in the area of Yonkers Avenue and Dunwoodie Street in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Arriving officers found the teenager with serious injuries. He was soon taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, DiDomizio said.  The investigation into the incident is still ongoing. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Missing Man From Westchester, Age 46, Found Safe Missing Man From Westchester, Age 46, Found Safe
Missing Man From Westchester, Age 46, Found Safe New Update:  Police in Westchester have safely located a 46-year-old man who went missing. Jean Tria, who went missing on Monday, Jan. 1, was found safe, Yonkers Police announced on Monday, March 11. More information about where he was found was not released.  Original Report: Authorities in Westchester are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 46-year-old man.  An alert was issued by the Yonkers Police Department on Wednesday, March 6 for Jean Tria, who has been missing since Monday, Jan. 1.  According to the department, Tria was last seen in the area of…
Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Westchester: Police Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Westchester: Police
Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Westchester: Police Authorities are investigating after a man was found shot in the head inside a vehicle in Westchester.  New, updated report - Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Yonkers, Police Say The gruesome discovery was made on Monday, Feb. 26 around 5 a.m., when authorities found a victim with an apparent gunshot wound to his head inside a parked vehicle in the area of Willow Street and Mount Carmel Place in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Although officers tried saving his life, the man was pronounced dead. H…
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say A suspected catalytic converter thief from New York has been nabbed over five years later following an investigation that began in Connecticut and spanned two states and three counties. Jeraud Anthony, age 38, of the Bronx, was arrested on multiple charges Monday, Feb. 12, in connection with a stolen catalytic converter outside a business in Fairfield County. According to Darien Police, a woman contacted officers in September 2018 saying that someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle outside Darien Sport Shop on Post Road (Route 1). A witness told police they saw a vehicle…
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Westchester, Then Avoiding Police For Year Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Westchester, Then Avoiding Police For Year
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Westchester, Then Avoiding Police For Year A 34-year-old man who spent a year eluding authorities will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting a 20-year-old victim in Westchester.  Yonkers resident Jonathan Planas was sentenced to 22 years in state prison for the October 2020 fatal shooting of Alvaro Vigueras Medina, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  At around 1:30 a.m. on the day of the shooting, Oct. 10, 2020, Planas got out of a Mercedes Benz and fired several shots at Medina while he was walking on Lawrence Street in Yonkers. Medina was hit once …
Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Westchester Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Westchester Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police
Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Westchester Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police A 21-year-old man charged in connection with a six-car crash at a busy intersection in Westchester was nearly three times over the legal limit, police announced.  New Jersey resident Angel Illesscas of Philipsburg was arrested on Saturday night, Feb. 17 in connection with a 6-car wreck that happened at the intersection of Caryl Avenue and South Broadway, Yonkers Police announced on Friday, Feb. 23.  Earlier Report - Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Yonkers: Police According to the department, on the night of the crash, Illesscas drove his gray Hond…
Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Westchester: Police Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Westchester: Police
Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Westchester: Police A man faces drunk driving charges after causing a six-vehicle crash in Westchester that left one person hospitalized, police said. New, updated report - Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Yonkers Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police The crash happened in Yonkers on Saturday evening, Feb. 17, when six vehicles collided at the intersection of Caryl Avenue and South Broadway, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Responding officers discovered one person with minor injuries who was later taken to a nearby hospital. An investigation into t…
Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Westchester Apartment Building, Police Say Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Westchester Apartment Building, Police Say
Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Westchester Apartment Building, Police Say A 21-year-old woman faces felony charges after allegedly abandoning her newborn infant in the hallway of an apartment building in Westchester, police said.  Yonkers resident Jaqueline Marleni Perez was arrested after allegedly leaving her newborn girl in the hallway of an apartment building at 32 Chestnut St. in Yonkers, the city's police department announced on Thursday, Feb. 8. Earlier Report - Abandoned Baby Girl Found In Hallway At Yonkers Apartment Building: Developing The baby was discovered on Tuesday, Feb. 6 around 8:30 p.m., when officers found the girl wrapped in a…
Video: Officers Stop Woman From Falling Off Parking Garage Roof In Westchester Video: Officers Stop Woman From Falling Off Parking Garage Roof In Westchester
Video: Officers Stop Woman From Falling Off Parking Garage Roof In Westchester A woman’s life was saved thanks to careful action from officers who stopped her from falling from the roof of a Westchester parking garage. The rescue happened on Wednesday, Jan. 31 just before 9:30 a.m., when Yonkers Police responded to the roof of a parking garage within the city’s 4th Precinct where a woman was threatening to jump, the department announced on Friday, Feb. 2. Arriving police began surrounding the garage as Emergency Service Unit officers raced to the roof and began speaking with the woman, who was “clearly in distress,” authorities said. As Officer Sandro Vazquez began…
Beloved Police Officer From Westchester Dies Suddenly At Age 50 Beloved Police Officer From Westchester Dies Suddenly At Age 50
Beloved Police Officer From Westchester Dies Suddenly At Age 50 A community in Westchester is mourning the sudden loss of a police officer who died just shy of her 17-and-a-half-year anniversary with her department.  Yonkers Police Officer Laurine Williams died suddenly on Monday, Jan. 22 after a battle with medical complications, the department announced on Wednesday, Jan. 31.  Williams, who died only two weeks after her 50th birthday, was born in Gainesville, Florida in 1974. After growing up in the South, she eventually moved to New York and first became an officer with the New York City Police Department.  Years later, in 2007, …
Video: Woman Rescued From Submerged Vehicle On Flooded Parkway In Westchester Video: Woman Rescued From Submerged Vehicle On Flooded Parkway In Westchester
Video: Woman Rescued From Submerged Vehicle On Flooded Parkway In Westchester Authorities have shared a nail-biting video depicting a dramatic rescue of a woman from a flooded parkway in Westchester during a powerful storm event.  The rescue happened on Tuesday night, Jan. 9, when the Yonkers and Westchester County Police Police Department learned that a woman had become trapped inside her vehicle in rapidly rising floodwaters on the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers during a severe storm on the same night. According to Yonkers Police, the department's Emergency Service Unit then put on their water rescue suits and deployed their rescue boat to reach the trapp…
Video: DPW Worker Knocks Fleeing Porch Pirate To Ground In Westchester, Police Say Video: DPW Worker Knocks Fleeing Porch Pirate To Ground In Westchester, Police Say
Video: DPW Worker Knocks Fleeing Porch Pirate To Ground In Westchester, Police Say A 27-year-old man faces grand larceny charges after stealing packages from a porch in Westchester and leading police on a brief chase, authorities said. Bronx resident Francisco Jose Eder Mateo was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 3 on grand larceny charges in connection with an incident that happened in Yonkers, Yonkers Police announced on Monday, Jan. 8.  According to the department, on the day of the incident, Eder Mateo allegedly stole packages from the porch of a Yonkers residence. Shortly after this, he was quickly spotted by Yonkers Police officers and ordered to stop.  However…
Suspect At Large After Shots Fired In Broad Daylight At Vehicle On Busy Westchester Roadway Suspect At Large After Shots Fired In Broad Daylight At Vehicle On Busy Westchester Roadway
Suspect At Large After Shots Fired In Broad Daylight At Vehicle On Busy Westchester Roadway A suspect is at large after shots were fired in broad daylight at a vehicle on a busy roadway in Westchester. The incident happened 11:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8 in Yonkers in front of 104 S. Broadway (Route 9). That's when a male suspect fired two shots at the vehicle parked at the location, Yonkers Police Department Sgt. Robert Spink said. A vehicle passenger who is believed to be the intended target then exited the vehicle and fled into the Yonkers City Court.  Members of the Yonkers Police Department and New York State Court Officers immediately responded and secured t…
New Update: 50 Cent Stops By Westchester Stew Leonard's, Meets With Fans, Officials New Update: 50 Cent Stops By Westchester Stew Leonard's, Meets With Fans, Officials
New Update: 50 Cent Stops By Westchester Stew Leonard's, Meets With Fans, Officials Elected officials, police, and fans had their chance to be star-struck when famous rapper 50 Cent made a stop at a Stew Leonard's location in Westchester to hold a signing event.  The 48-year-old acclaimed rapper stopped by Stew Leonard's Wines & Spirits of Yonkers, located at 1 Stew Leonard Dr., on Thursday night, Dec. 28 to promote his cognac brand, Branson, and his champagne, Le Chemin du Roi.  Earlier Report - 50 Cent Holds Signing Event At Stew Leonard's In Yonkers While there, 50 Cent met with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Westchester County Legislator Jam…