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Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Mahopac Neighborhoods Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Mahopac Neighborhoods
Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Mahopac Neighborhoods Authorities are warning residents to lock their cars after electronics and cash were stolen from several vehicles in multiple Hudson Valley neighborhoods.  The thefts were reported in Putnam County on Friday morning, June 14, when Carmel Police learned that unlocked vehicles had been entered in the South Lake and North Lake Boulevard neighborhoods in Mahopac.  According to the department, small electronics and cash, reported as $20 and some loose change, were taken from some of the cars.  The suspect carried only a flashlight and a backpack and was not armed, police said als…
Mail Truck Bursts Into Flames In Residential Mahopac Neighborhood Mail Truck Bursts Into Flames In Residential Mahopac Neighborhood
Mail Truck Bursts Into Flames In Residential Mahopac Neighborhood A residential road in the Hudson Valley was temporarily closed after a mail truck caught on fire. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, June 7 just before 4 p.m., when a US Postal Service delivery truck went up in flames on Fairmont Road in Mahopac, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.  The roadway was closed for about a half hour as crews worked to extinguish the blaze.  No injuries resulted from the fire, the department said. Firefighters did not detail the cause of the blaze.
Blaze At Hudson Valley Home Put Out With Help From Neighbors Blaze At Hudson Valley Home Put Out With Help From Neighbors
Blaze At Hudson Valley Home Put Out With Help From Neighbors Thanks to quick action from firefighters and help from neighbors, a blaze at a Hudson Valley home was prevented from getting worse. The blaze occurred in Putnam County on Sunday, June 2, when a fire broke out at a residence on West Lake Boulevard in Mahopac near Rockledge Place, according to the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Thanks to the help of neighbors who spotted the flames, firefighters quickly arrived at the home and contained the fire to the outside of the building, preventing further damage to the residence.  No injuries were reported in connection to the fire.&nbs…
Officials Consider Temporarily Halting Battery Storage Facility Plans In Mahopac Officials Consider Temporarily Halting Battery Storage Facility Plans In Mahopac
Officials Consider Temporarily Halting Battery Storage Facility Plans In Mahopac Following an uproar concerning a proposed battery storage facility in the Hudson Valley, town officials are considering a temporary moratorium that would allow more time for leaders to consider the plans and hear from the public.  In response to a proposed lithium battery storage facility that would be located in the Putnam County hamlet of Mahopac at 24 Miller Rd., the Carmel Town Board is planning on holding a public hearing on a possible moratorium on energy storage systems in the town in June.  Earlier Report - Somers Officials Speak Out Against Battery Storage…
Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police
Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police A 28-year-old man was hit with criminal charges and more than 60 traffic tickets after leading authorities on a pursuit through a Hudson Valley shopping center and several neighborhoods, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident in Putnam County on Saturday, May 11 around 10 p.m., when a Carmel Police officer saw a motorcycle with a blocked license plate near the Mahopac Village Center and tried pulling it over, according to the department. However, the motorcyclist did not stop and continued driving down Route 6 into a nearby neighborhood. The officer followed it for more than ten …
Adored Army Vet, Nonprofit Founder From Hudson Valley Dies At 38: 'Larger-Than-Life' Adored Army Vet, Nonprofit Founder From Hudson Valley Dies At 38: 'Larger-Than-Life'
Adored Army Vet, Nonprofit Founder From Hudson Valley Dies At 38: 'Larger-Than-Life' A beloved US Army veteran from the Hudson Valley who dedicated much of his time and effort toward helping his fellow troops is being remembered for his large personality and ability to form a lasting bond with anyone.  Putnam County resident Luke Rathschmidt of Mahopac died unexpectedly in South Carolina on Saturday, May 18 at the age of 38, according to his obituary.  Born in 1986, Rathschmidt was a proud US Army veteran who served in Iraq in the 82nd Airborne Division.  His time in the military left a lasting impression on him that shaped much of the rest of…
New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Hudson Valley New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Hudson Valley
New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Hudson Valley An all-new tea shop in the Hudson Valley that has already impressed visitors is set to soon celebrate its grand opening. Rowseelee, a bubble tea shop in Putnam County at 600 Route 6 in Mahopac, will hold a grand opening celebration on Friday, May 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The eatery, which has been open since March, serves a variety of bubble, milk, and cold brew teas, as well as matcha and coffee. Those with a sweet tooth can also order desserts like beignets, flavored croissants, ice cream, and lemon bars.  According to the owners, the shop, which also has a location in Cold Sp…
Man Nabbed After Hit-Run Involving School Bus In Hudson Valley Man Nabbed After Hit-Run Involving School Bus In Hudson Valley
Man Nabbed After Hit-Run Involving School Bus In Hudson Valley Thanks to newly installed surveillance cameras, authorities were able to catch a 48-year-old driver who struck a school bus in the Hudson Valley and left the scene.  The incident that prompted the search for the driver happened in Putnam County on Friday, April 26, when a Dodge pickup truck struck a school bus's extended stop sign on Shear Hill Road in Mahopac, according to Carmel Police.  According to authorities, the collision occurred while the bus was picking up a student on its morning route. After the crash, the truck fled toward Croton Falls Road and did not stop to re…
Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Westchester Officer After Tragic Accident Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Westchester Officer After Tragic Accident
Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Westchester Officer After Tragic Accident A community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to support the family of a fallen Westchester County Police officer who died in an accident at his home.  Westchester County Police Officer Alfred R. Mosiello, Jr. died on Thursday, May 2 after sustaining injuries in a tractor accident at his Putnam County home, according to the department, which did not detail his age. Earlier Report - Westchester County PD Officer Alfred R. Mosiello, Jr. Dies Since his sudden death, hundreds of friends, fellow officers, and other community members have taken action to ensu…
Person Rushed To Westchester Medical Center After Multi-Vehicle Crash Person Rushed To Westchester Medical Center After Multi-Vehicle Crash
Person Rushed To Westchester Medical Center After Multi-Vehicle Crash One person was hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. It happened just after 4 p.m. Friday, May 3 in Mahopac. All five people involved were able to self-extricate from their vehicles, according to the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Several other agencies provided assistance, including Carmel VAC, Mahopac EMS, CPD, Putnam County Medics, and the Mahopac Falls Fire Police. The hospitalized person was ttransported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla for further evaluation and treatment, while the remaining patients all refused medical attention, the Mah…
Blaze Tears Through Condominium Building In Hudson Valley Blaze Tears Through Condominium Building In Hudson Valley
Blaze Tears Through Condominium Building In Hudson Valley A residence inside a Hudson Valley condominium complex was left damaged by a fire. According to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, the incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, April 26, just before 6:40 p.m., when a blaze began inside a unit at a condominium building in Mahopac on East Lake Boulevard. Arriving crews soon realized they would need more manpower to tackle the blaze, so they received help from the Mahopac Falls, Croton Falls, Carmel, and Yorktown Heights fire departments, the Carmel Police Department, and the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services. After around t…
Duo Nabbed At CVS After Thefts In Ossining, Yorktown: Police Duo Nabbed At CVS After Thefts In Ossining, Yorktown: Police
Duo Nabbed At CVS After Thefts In Ossining, Yorktown: Police Two people face grand larceny charges after they were caught in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy with stolen items from Northern Westchester businesses, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Thursday, April 25, when Yorktown Police reported that two shoplifting suspects had fled the town and may have been connected to other thefts in the area.  Later in the day, detectives in Putnam County from the Carmel Police Department saw the suspects' vehicle in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy in Mahopac at 100 East Lake Blvd. (Route 6). After an investigation, the duo was arr…
Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Mahopac Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Mahopac
Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Mahopac County and town officials in Westchester are speaking out against a proposed battery storage facility in the Hudson Valley that may pose safety concerns and has already garnered an opposing petition from residents.  The lithium battery storage facility, proposed by East Point Energy, would be located in the Putnam County hamlet of Mahopac at 24 Miller Rd., in close proximity to the town of Somers in Northern Westchester, according to Somers Town Supervisor Robert Scorrano.  According to the proposed facility's developers, the site's batteries would use the area's electrical grid t…
New Eatery Opens For Business In Mahopac New Eatery Opens For Business In Mahopac
New Eatery Opens For Business In Mahopac If you've found yourself craving chicken, an all-new restaurant in the Hudson Valley may be worth checking out. A new Korean-style chicken restaurant in Putnam County, 92 Chicken in Mahopac at 728 Route 6, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 25.  Visitors to the new eatery can order tenders or drumsticks in a variety of flavors, including garlic spicy, curry, and red hot pepper.  Additionally, the restaurant also offers chicken wings, fish and chips, and plenty of sides like french fries, fried calamari, shrimp tempura, dumplings, and shrimp shuma…
Illegal School Bus Passing: Violators Will Soon Start Being Fined In Hudson Valley Illegal School Bus Passing: Violators Will Soon Start Being Fined In Hudson Valley
Illegal School Bus Passing: Violators Will Soon Start Being Fined In Hudson Valley Drivers in one Hudson Valley county caught illegally passing school buses will soon start receiving steep fines. Beginning on Sunday, April 28, drivers who pass a stopped school bus with flashing red lights in Putnam County will receive a violation notice in the mail, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday, April 24. These notices will contain a $250 fine for the first offense, which will increase for further violations. The announcement follows the beginning of the county's bus patrol program on Monday, April 1, which has been in a warning period. Since the start of the…
Man Captures Images Of Young Girls With Hidden Cameras At Hudson Valley Park: Feds Man Captures Images Of Young Girls With Hidden Cameras At Hudson Valley Park: Feds
Man Captures Images Of Young Girls With Hidden Cameras At Hudson Valley Park: Feds A 54-year-old man faces child pornography possession charges after placing hidden cameras in the bathroom of a public park in the Hudson Valley to capture images of young girls, officials announced. Putnam County resident John Towers of Mahopac was arrested on Thursday, April 18 on child pornography charges, the US Attorney's Office of the Southern District of New York announced.  According to federal officials, from July 24, 2018, to December 9, 2019, Towers put hidden cameras in the bathroom of a privately owned public park in Putnam County to secretly record sexually explicit images…
2-Car Crash Hospitalizes 1, Closes Part Of Busy Hudson Valley Road 2-Car Crash Hospitalizes 1, Closes Part Of Busy Hudson Valley Road
2-Car Crash Hospitalizes 1, Closes Part Of Busy Hudson Valley Road A two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley sent one person to the hospital and caused a brief closure on a busy roadway. The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 17 just before 10 a.m., when two cars collided on Route 6N in Mahopac near Parker Drive, according to the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving first responders soon closed Route 6N at the nearest intersections and tended to the drivers' injuries. One driver was taken to Hudson Valley Hospital while the other refused medical attention. 
Undercover Operation Leads To Arrest Of Hudson Valley Man For Attempted Rape Undercover Operation Leads To Arrest Of Hudson Valley Man For Attempted Rape
Undercover Operation Leads To Arrest Of Hudson Valley Man For Attempted Rape A lengthy undercover operation has led to the arrest of a Hudson Valley man for attempted rape and other charges. After completing the five-week investigation, New York State Police say it determined Putnam County resident Ravi Masand, age 46, traveled in his vehicle from his residence located in the hamlet of Mahopac to Orange County with the intention to meet a 10-year-old Middletown girl to engage in various sexual acts.  Masand planned to produce, sell, and distribute sex videos and images of the girl, said police. Masand was arrested on Thursday, April 4 …
K9 Helps Nab Man Caught With Child Porn In Mahopac: Sheriff K9 Helps Nab Man Caught With Child Porn In Mahopac: Sheriff
K9 Helps Nab Man Caught With Child Porn In Mahopac: Sheriff A 53-year-old Hudson Valley man faces child pornography charges following a search of his residence, police announced. Putnam County resident John Towers of Mahopac was arrested on Friday, March 29 after he was caught in possession of images depicting the sexual abuse of children, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, April 2.  According to the Sheriff's Office, Towers' arrest followed an investigation that began in February, when the office's Bureau of Criminal Investigation received information that a Town of Carmel resident had photos containing child pornography.…
Downed Power Lines Cause Outages In Hudson Valley Downed Power Lines Cause Outages In Hudson Valley
Downed Power Lines Cause Outages In Hudson Valley Several Hudson Valley residents experienced temporary power outages as crews worked to repair downed wires on a busy road.  The outages occurred in Putnam County on Tuesday afternoon, March 19 at around 2:45 p.m., when several power lines fell on Old Union Valley Road in the area of Route 6 and Mi-Anna Drive in Mahopac, according to Carmel Police.  The downed lines caused power outages throughout the area as crews worked to complete repairs.  Most of the outages were eventually restored by around 4:20 p.m., with the possibility of a few intermittent remaining outages. Any re…
Man Barricades Himself Into Mahopac Apartment With Fake Handgun: Police Man Barricades Himself Into Mahopac Apartment With Fake Handgun: Police
Man Barricades Himself Into Mahopac Apartment With Fake Handgun: Police A 23-year-old man was taken into custody after barricading himself in a Hudson Valley apartment with what appeared to be a handgun, police announced. The incident began in Putnam County on Monday, Feb. 19 around 10:20 p.m., when residents told authorities that they had seen a neighbor flash a black handgun in a threatening manner before fleeing to his apartment on East Lake Boulevard (Route 72) in Mahopac, according to Carmel Police.  Police soon arrived and established a perimeter around the apartment while also evacuating adjacent units. They then tried contacting the man by phone bu…
Unlicensed Spa Shut Down In Mahopac After Operating Without Permits: Police Unlicensed Spa Shut Down In Mahopac After Operating Without Permits: Police
Unlicensed Spa Shut Down In Mahopac After Operating Without Permits: Police An unlicensed spa in the Hudson Valley was shut down when authorities discovered it had been operating without the proper permits, police said. The Putnam County business, located in downtown Mahopac, was shut down on Thursday, Feb. 16 following numerous complaints from residents, Carmel Police announced.  After receiving these complaints, the Carmel Building Department began investigating the spa and determined it violated the Town Code, as it had not obtained the proper certificate of occupancy, according to authorities. The business was then issued an immediate Cease and Desist Ord…
4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Hudson Valley: Police 4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Hudson Valley: Police
4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Hudson Valley: Police A police enforcement detail conducted over Super Bowl weekend in the Hudson Valley resulted in several drunk driving arrests, authorities announced.  The enforcement detail was conducted in Putnam County by the Carmel Police Department and resulted in a total of four arrests on Saturday, Feb. 10, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. The first of the arrests resulted from an incident that began around 1 a.m. when a Carmel Police officer responded to a two-car crash in the area of 1350 Route 6. An investigation eventually determined that one of the drivers, 73-year-old Anton Anto…
Speeding Motorist Nabbed After Leading Officers On Chase In Hudson Valley: Police Speeding Motorist Nabbed After Leading Officers On Chase In Hudson Valley: Police
Speeding Motorist Nabbed After Leading Officers On Chase In Hudson Valley: Police A 23-year-old man was arrested after leading police on a chase in the Hudson Valley until his motorcycle became disabled, authorities said. The incident began in Putnam County on Saturday, Feb. 10, when Carmel Police officers spotted a motorcyclist traveling at high speed on Route 6 in Mahopac. An officer tried pulling him over, but instead, the motorcyclist sped off, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. Police then began pursuing the motorcycle and eventually caught up with it on Route 6 in the area of the Reed Memorial Library in Carmel. There, the driver tried making a U-tur…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
3 Hospitalized After Car Strikes Pole In Mahopac 3 Hospitalized After Car Strikes Pole In Mahopac
3 Hospitalized After Car Strikes Pole In Mahopac Three people were taken to a hospital following an early morning crash in the Hudson Valley.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Saturday, Feb. 3 just before 4:30 a.m., when a car crashed into a pole on Croton Falls Road in Mahopac near the Westchester border, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.  Three people involved in the crash were taken to a hospital to be evaluated, firefighters said. The cause of the crash was not released. 
Update: Support Rises For Hudson Valley Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze Update: Support Rises For Hudson Valley Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze
Update: Support Rises For Hudson Valley Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze A community is coming together to raise funds for a retired police officer and his family who lost their beloved Hudson Valley home in a destructive blaze.  The fire, which happened on Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Putnam County at a residence in Mahopac on Old Bullet Hole Road, left the home completely destroyed following a tough battle that required firefighters to improvise and use a water source a mile away.  Earlier Report - Mahopac Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze: Occupants, Firefighters Escape Unharmed The blaze was a "life-changing experience" for the home's occup…
Fire Tears Through Yorktown Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain Fire Tears Through Yorktown Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain
Fire Tears Through Yorktown Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain Firefighters endured rain and heavy fog while battling a blaze at a Northern Westchester residence that left the home damaged.  The fire broke out on Wednesday, Jan. 24 around 6:30 p.m., when flames ignited at a residence in Yorktown in the area of Hardwood Place and Hanover Street.  With the help of mutual aid from departments from Croton-on-Hudson and Mahopac, firefighters were able to bring the fire under control and put out hot spots.  The response to the blaze took several hours. The cause of the fire was not released. 
Hudson Valley Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze: Occupants, Firefighters Escape Unharmed Hudson Valley Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze: Occupants, Firefighters Escape Unharmed
Hudson Valley Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze: Occupants, Firefighters Escape Unharmed A raging house fire in the Hudson Valley required firefighters to quickly improvise and utilize a water source a mile away to extinguish the blaze.  New, updated report - Update: Support Rises For Mahopac Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, Jan. 24, when a residence in Mahopac on Old Bullet Hole Road caught on fire just before 2 a.m., according to Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department Public Information Officer Ellen Sacher.  Crews soon arrived at the single-family home and found it fully engulfed by flames. They …
Sergeant From Mahopac Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG Sergeant From Mahopac Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG
Sergeant From Mahopac Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG A police sergeant from the Hudson Valley faces manslaughter charges after throwing a cooler at a suspect while the person was driving a motorized scooter, causing their death, officials announced.  Putnam County resident Erik Duran of Mahopac, age 36, a New York City Police Department sergeant, was indicted and arraigned on charges in connection with the August 2023 death of Eric Duprey, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  According to James's office, around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, members of the NYPD's Narcotics Boroug…
Car Loses Wheel In Crash On Hudson Valley Road: Here's Where Car Loses Wheel In Crash On Hudson Valley Road: Here's Where
Car Loses Wheel In Crash On Hudson Valley Road: Here's Where A one-car crash left a Hudson Valley road briefly closed as fire crews responded to the scene. The crash happened in Putnam County on Monday, Jan. 22 around 4:30 p.m., when a vehicle crashed in the area of Buckshollow Road and Astor Drive in Mahopac, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.  The driver of the vehicle refused medical attention once first responders arrived at the scene.  The crash caused the road to close for just over a half hour as crews worked to remove the damaged vehicle, which lost a wheel. The cause of the wreck was not released.