Woman Drives Drunk Near Elementary School In Hudson Valley, Gives Officers Fake Name: Police Woman Drives Drunk Near Elementary School In Hudson Valley, Gives Officers Fake Name: Police
Woman Drives Drunk Near Elementary School In Hudson Valley, Gives Officers Fake Name: Police A woman faces multiple charges after driving drunk near a Hudson Valley elementary school and giving officers a fake name after being pulled over, police said. The arrest stemmed from an incident in Putnam County on Thursday, April 5 at around 6:30 a.m., when a vehicle was seen speeding in the area of Kent Elementary School, according to Kent Police. Officers then stopped the car and began talking with the driver, who first identified herself as Gina Buttacavoli. After speaking with her, police administered field sobriety tests and searched the car, soon finding a driver's license belo…
Man Caught With Loaded Gun, Drugs In New Rochelle: Police Man Caught With Loaded Gun, Drugs In New Rochelle: Police
Man Caught With Loaded Gun, Drugs In New Rochelle: Police A 51-year-old man faces several charges after he was caught with a loaded handgun and illegal drugs in front of a Westchester cafe, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Monday, April 8 around 4:20 a.m., when a suspect was seen allegedly displaying a gun at the Pit Stop gas station in New Rochelle at 819 Main St., according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  An anonymous caller soon reported this incident to police, adding that the suspect had been driving a blue Corvette with Connecticut license plates. Officers then began searching the area around the g…
Man Exposes Himself To Students In New Rochelle: Police Man Exposes Himself To Students In New Rochelle: Police
Man Exposes Himself To Students In New Rochelle: Police A 25-year-old man was apprehended after trying to break into a Westchester home occupied by college students and exposing himself to residents, police said.  New Rochelle resident Lidio Garcia was arrested on Wednesday, April 10 just after 10:45 p.m. in connection with multiple incidents that happened at a New Rochelle home on Mayflower Avenue, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  During the two incidents, Garcia allegedly tried to enter into the home, which is occupied by college students. On one of these occasions, the residents confronted him, at which ti…
Reports Of Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Investigation In Westchester Neighborhood Reports Of Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Investigation In Westchester Neighborhood
Reports Of Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Investigation In Westchester Neighborhood Police have released more information about an investigation in a Westchester neighborhood that was captured in a video posted online.  In an announcement on Wednesday, April 10, the White Plains Police Department said they were aware of a video posted on the Nextdoor platform by a resident of the Rosedale section of the city who filmed officers checking on car doors in the area.  The department explained that the investigation had been prompted by reports of a suspicious vehicle possibly stealing from cars.  However, the investigation ultimately determined that this "suspic…
Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say
Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with attempted murder after firing a gun at another driver on a busy New York highway, police announced. New Haven County resident Stephen Escoffery of Waterbury faces charges in Westchester County in connection with a shooting that happened on Interstate 95 in Harrison in December 2022, the New York State Police announced on Wednesday, April 10.  According to police, investigators determined that Escoffery had fired a gun at another motorist on the highway while driving a 2020 BMW X5 as part of a road rage incident. Escoffery was later arr…
Fire Prompts Evacuation At School In Westchester Fire Prompts Evacuation At School In Westchester
Fire Prompts Evacuation At School In Westchester An elementary school in Westchester was evacuated after a blaze broke out in the building's kitchen. The fire began in the kitchen of the Corpus Christi School in Port Chester at 136 South Regent St. around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, according to the Port Chester Fire Department.  Students were evacuated before firefighters arrived at the scene. Once crews got to the school, they quickly knocked the blaze out in just under an hour, the department said. No injuries were reported in connection to the fire. The cause of the blaze was not released. 
Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police
Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police Thanks to a witness's sharp eye, a 33-year-old man has been apprehended in connection with a robbery that took place at a CVS Pharmacy in Westchester, police announced.  The incident happened on Tuesday, April 10 just before 9:30 a.m., when a suspect robbed the CVS at 601 North Broadway (Route 22) in White Plains and allegedly threatened employees with a handgun, according to White Plains Police.  The suspect was able to flee in a car before officers arrived at the scene. An initial investigation at the CVS determined that the suspect had threatened employees with a handgun but ha…
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. 
Put Phone Away Or Pay: Westchester County PD To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers Put Phone Away Or Pay: Westchester County PD To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers
Put Phone Away Or Pay: Westchester County PD To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers If you find yourself checking your phone when you should be focusing on the road, watch out—the Westchester County Police Department will be issuing steep fines and penalties as they join a nationwide campaign to catch distracted drivers.  The Westchester County Police say they would be joining a nationwide campaign to reduce distracted driving, which they say causes thousands of deaths every year.  Under New York State law, motorists are not allowed to use a handheld telephone while driving. Illegal activities that can land you in hot water include talking on a cell phone; writin…
DWI Arrests: Deputy Injured After Being Hit By Drunk Driver In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says DWI Arrests: Deputy Injured After Being Hit By Drunk Driver In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says
DWI Arrests: Deputy Injured After Being Hit By Drunk Driver In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says Several people face charges after driving drunk in the Hudson Valley, including a woman who struck a sheriff deputy's vehicle, authorities said.  The arrests happened in Putnam County between Friday, April 5, and Sunday, April 7, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, April 8.  The first incident occurred on Friday, April 5 around 10:45 p.m., when a sheriff's deputy's vehicle was struck by another car that crossed into his lane while traveling north on Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley. The deputy suffered injuries to his eye and hand and was taken to Hudson …
Duo Caught With Handgun After Running Red Light In New Rochelle: Police Duo Caught With Handgun After Running Red Light In New Rochelle: Police
Duo Caught With Handgun After Running Red Light In New Rochelle: Police Two men face weapons charges after they were caught with an illegally possessed handgun during a traffic stop in Westchester, police said. The arrests resulted from an incident on Saturday, April 6 around 1:30 a.m., when authorities stopped a vehicle after it ran a red traffic light at 710 Main St. (Route 1) in New Rochelle, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  Police soon found that the vehicle had a fake temporary tag instead of a registered license plate and impounded it. A search of the car then resulted in authorities finding a 9mm Ruger handgun with a …
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…
Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At High School In Westchester Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At High School In Westchester
Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At High School In Westchester Firefighters raced to a high school in Northern Westchester after receiving reports of a chimney fire. The incident happened on Monday morning, April 8, when crews from the Millwood Fire Department responded to a reported chimney fire at Fox Lane High School in Bedford.  According to the department, arriving crews soon discovered that the affected chimney was clogged and quickly worked to unclog it and return the situation to safety.  No injuries were reported. 
19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Westchester Traffic Stop: Police 19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Westchester Traffic Stop: Police
19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Westchester Traffic Stop: Police A 19-year-old from the Hudson Valley was jailed after he was caught with a ghost gun during a traffic stop in Northern Westchester, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Sunday, April 7 just after 2 a.m., when a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle traveling on Bargar Street with a missing headlight and pulled it over at 3700 Bargar St. near the Mobil gas station.  According to the department, an investigation during the traffic stop revealed that the driver, Dutchess County resident Jamil Patterson of Poughkeepsie, age 19, had a 9mm unserialized ghost gun and a ma…
Blaze Tears Through Westchester Home, Causes Road Closure Blaze Tears Through Westchester Home, Causes Road Closure
Blaze Tears Through Westchester Home, Causes Road Closure Firefighters from several departments spent hours fighting a blaze at a Northern Westchester residence that required nearly 100,000 gallons of water and an excavator to completely extinguish. Updated Report - Update: Funds Come To Pound Ridge Firefighter Hurt In Blaze The blaze began on Monday morning, April 8 at a residence on Long Ridge Road in Bedford, according to the Bedford Fire Department. After crews arrived at the home at around 7:30 a.m., they searched the building and found no one inside. Firefighters then began dousing the flames, which were tearing through the sides and r…
Update: Woman, 30, ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley Fatal Wrong-Way Collision Update: Woman, 30, ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley Fatal Wrong-Way Collision
Update: Woman, 30, ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley Fatal Wrong-Way Collision A 30-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a wrong-way driver fatal crash on I-84 in the Hudson Valley. Related: Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed In Hudson Valley The crash occurred in Putnam County around 4 a.m. Monday, April 8, near mile marker 68 eastbound on I-84 in the town of Southeast. According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, a Subaru Cross Trek driven by Alexandra R. Quinn, age 30, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it struck an eastbound 2024 Volvo tractor-trailer. Quinn was pronounced de…
Duo Nabbed After Fight At Pelham Intersection During Partial Eclipse, Police Say Duo Nabbed After Fight At Pelham Intersection During Partial Eclipse, Police Say
Duo Nabbed After Fight At Pelham Intersection During Partial Eclipse, Police Say Two men were apprehended following a fight at a Westchester intersection that happened during the partial solar eclipse, police said. The incident happened on Monday, April 8 around 2:45 p.m., when a dispute began between two men in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Pelham, according to the village's police department. Officers soon arrived at the scene and ended the fight before apprehending the two suspects, whose names were not released.  The incident is now under investigation. Police said there is no current threat to the public in connection with the dispute. 
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley Police are investigating after the body of a Black woman was found in a wooded area in the Hudson Valley. The woman's body was found in Rockland County on Wednesday, April 3, in the area of the baseball field on Dutch Lane in the village of Spring Valley. Spring Valley Police said the woman is about 60 years years old but did not provide details on how the woman, who has not yet been identified, died or where. The area where the body was found is off Route 59 near apartments and businesses. The Sheriff's Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Rockland County Medical Examiner's Of…
Westchester Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk: Police Westchester Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk: Police
Westchester Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk: Police A Northern Westchester man has been accused of driving drunk in Fairfield County after police say he crossed the double-yellow line several times. At about 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, an officer on routine patrol in New Canaan observed the vehicle traveling north on New Norwalk Road. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop and identified Manuel Allende, age 65, of South Salem, as the operator. While speaking with Allende, the officer noticed signs of impairment from alcohol consumption. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) were completed and Allende provided two breath…
Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed In Hudson Valley Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed In Hudson Valley
Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed In Hudson Valley One person was killed during a Hudson Valley crash between a sedan that was allegedly driving in the wrong direction and a tractor-trailer. The incident took place in Putnam County around 4 a.m. Monday, near mile marker 68 eastbound on I-84 in the town of Southeast. According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, A Subaru Cross Trek was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it struck an eastbound 2024 Volvo tractor-trailer. The driver of Subaru was pronounced dead on the scene, Hicks said. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured. The name of the victim has no…
NY Woman Killed After Falling Out Of Moving Trailer NY Woman Killed After Falling Out Of Moving Trailer
NY Woman Killed After Falling Out Of Moving Trailer A Long Island woman was killed after falling out of a moving trailer on a highway in upstate New York. Click here for a new, updated story - Pediatrician Traveling To See Eclipse ID'd As Victim In Freak Fatal Trailer Accident In NY The incident happened just after 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6 in Jefferson County in the town of Brownville, about 60 miles north of Syracuse. An investigation revealed that Robert P. Woroniecki, 59, from Stony Brook, was operating a 2019 gray Ram pickup truck westbound on Route 12E, pulling a 2024 gray Airstream house trailer, New York State Police said…
Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault As Hate Crime In Hudson Valley Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault As Hate Crime In Hudson Valley
Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault As Hate Crime In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley delivery man has been charged with assault as a hate crime following a dispute involving a food order. On Thursday, April 4, in Rockland County, Ramapo Police Department officers responded to Old Nyack Turnpike in Monseyafter receiving a report of the dispute. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers found that the victim had ordered food from an online delivery service, but because of a mistake in the delivery address, the driver had to travel a longer distance than expected.  The driver became angry and allegedly used anti-Semitic language towards the victim, said po…
Woman Driving Without License Causes Chain-Reaction Crash Into Hudson Valley Home: Police Woman Driving Without License Causes Chain-Reaction Crash Into Hudson Valley Home: Police
Woman Driving Without License Causes Chain-Reaction Crash Into Hudson Valley Home: Police A woman driving without a license was hospitalized after police say she caused a chain-reaction crash into a home in the Hudson Valley. It happened in Rockland County at around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 in Ramapo. An investigation by police determined that a vehicle traveling on the roadway had lost control, causing it to strike a parked vehicle. That parked vehicle then struck the garage of the home causing damage to the structure, according to Ramapo Police. Around 11:30 AM, the Town of Ramapo Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle th…
21-Year-Old Charged After SUV Crashes Into Hudson Valley Home 21-Year-Old Charged After SUV Crashes Into Hudson Valley Home
21-Year-Old Charged After SUV Crashes Into Hudson Valley Home A man is facing charges after an SUV crashed into a house in the Hudson Valley. The chain of events began around 2:10 a.m. Saturday, April 6 in Orange County. New York State Police troopers from the Montgomery barracks attempted to stop a 2018 Nissan Murano on Creek Run Road in the town of Newburgh for vehicle and traffic law violations.  The SUV failed to comply and fled from the troopers, state police said. While attempting to elude the troopers, the operator of the vehicle, identified as Hector Balbuena, age 21, of Newburgh, lost control of the car and struck a house at Woodlawn T…
Man Nabbed After Making Purchases With Stolen Credit Card In Hudson Valley: Police Man Nabbed After Making Purchases With Stolen Credit Card In Hudson Valley: Police
Man Nabbed After Making Purchases With Stolen Credit Card In Hudson Valley: Police A man faces criminal charges after using a stolen credit card to make a purchase at a Hudson Valley deli. Lydon S. Peters was arrested in Putnam County on Thursday, March 28 after using a stolen credit card to make a purchase at the Route 6 Deli in Mahopac, the Carmel Police Department announced.  According to the department, Peters' arrest resulted from an investigation into several similar incidents reported throughout the area beginning on Tuesday, March 26.  These incidents consisted of male suspects entering gas stations or delis and trying to purchase cigarettes with stolen…
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 …
Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester
Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester Train service was briefly delayed at a station in Westchester while a man was detained after being caught with a weapon in his backpack, authorities said. The arrest happened on Thursday, April 4 just before 1:15 p.m., when the MTA Police learned of a possibly armed man on Train No. 858 at Yonkers Station, according to an MTA spokesperson.  Officers met the 11:45 Hudson Line train, which had departed from Poughkeepsie, at Yonkers Station after it made an unscheduled stop and identified the 52-year-old suspect. Police then removed the man from the train and detained him, soon discoverin…
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Swerving Into Oncoming Lane In Westchester: Police Drunk Driver Nabbed After Swerving Into Oncoming Lane In Westchester: Police
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Swerving Into Oncoming Lane In Westchester: Police A 57-year-old Connecticut man faces drunk driving charges after swerving into the oncoming lane on a busy road in Northern Westchester, police announced. Fairfield County resident Dwan Christopher Alexander was arrested on Saturday, March 30 after he was caught driving while intoxicated on Route 118 in Yorktown, Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, April 3.  According to the department, just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the area of Route 35 for a reported drunk driver seen swerving in the roadway and entering the opposing lane of traffic several times.  …
Firefighters Battle Car Blaze, Burning Wires In Westchester Firefighters Battle Car Blaze, Burning Wires In Westchester
Firefighters Battle Car Blaze, Burning Wires In Westchester Firefighters battled both a car blaze and downed burning wires that began at nearly the same time during a busy morning in Northern Westchester.  The incidents happened on Wednesday, April 3 just before 9 a.m., when firefighters in Somers responded to downed burning wires on Route 202 near Todd Road while also being called to the scene of a car blaze in a parking lot on Route 6.  According to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department, the car blaze was successfully put out with  1,000 gallons of water. Meanwhile, firefighters closed Route 202 while NYSEG could shut off the power a…
Nor'easter: Driver Killed After Tree Falls On Vehicle In Northern Westchester Nor'easter: Driver Killed After Tree Falls On Vehicle In Northern Westchester
Nor'easter: Driver Killed After Tree Falls On Vehicle In Northern Westchester A person was killed after a tree fell on a vehicle in Northern Westchester as a powerful Nor'easter swept through the region. Click here for a new, updated story - Nor'easter: Woman Killed In Northern Westchester By Fallen Tree ID'd As Wife Of Yankees Exec The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in Armonk. The 2021 Toyota had been northbound on Route 128 between School Street and Leisure Farm Drive, according to the Town of North Castle Police. The driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, died after the incident just west of Interstate 684. The person's identity has …
Update: Man Damages Booking Room After Attacking Children At Park In Westchester: Police Update: Man Damages Booking Room After Attacking Children At Park In Westchester: Police
Update: Man Damages Booking Room After Attacking Children At Park In Westchester: Police A 19-year-old who allegedly attacked two children at a Northern Westchester park also caused damage to a police booking room after his arrest, police announced.  Yonkers resident Tyreek Lewis, who was arrested on Wednesday, March 27 after allegedly attacking children at Downing Park in Yorktown, was arrested again later in the day after damaging a booking room at Yorktown Police headquarters, the department announced on Wednesday, April 3.  Earlier Report - New Update: More Details Emerge About Attack On Children At Park In Yorktown According to police, following the at…