Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Yorktown, Police Say Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Yorktown, Police Say
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Yorktown, Police Say A 59-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly stealing more than $60,000 from a victim in Northern Westchester by posing as a lawyer over the phone and telling him his granddaughter was in trouble, police said. Bronx resident Carlos Colon was arrested on Saturday, March 2 in connection with a grand larceny incident that happened in Yorktown on the same day, Yorktown Police announced on Monday, March 4.  According to the department, at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers learned that the victim had been contacted by someone posing as a lawyer who claimed his granddaughter had bee…
Man Ejected From Car, Thrown Into Ravine After Crash On I-684 In Hudson Valley Man Ejected From Car, Thrown Into Ravine After Crash On I-684 In Hudson Valley
Man Ejected From Car, Thrown Into Ravine After Crash On I-684 In Hudson Valley First responders carried out a careful rescue operation after a man fell over 50 feet down a ravine following a crash on a highway in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Thursday, Feb. 29 at around 6:30 p.m., when a three-car crash occurred on Interstate 684 in Bedford at the overpass spanning Beaver Dam Park. As a result of the crash, one man was ejected from his vehicle and sent into a ravine underneath the overpass, according to the Katonah Fire Department. Soon after the crash, first responders raced to both the overpass and Beaver Dam Park below to find the fallen man.…
Video: House In Region Explodes Day New Renters Move In, 1 Person Critical Video: House In Region Explodes Day New Renters Move In, 1 Person Critical
Video: House In Region Explodes Day New Renters Move In, 1 Person Critical One person received third-degree burns when a house in the region exploded as new renters were moving in. The incident occurred in Sullivan County around 11 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at 2 Shirley St., in Monticello. A family was moving into their new home and unpacking before heading to bed when the residence was rocked by a massive explosion, according to Mark Lieb, of Rockland Video Productions, Monticello Assistant Fire Chief John Wells said there were nine people inside the house when the explosion occurred. Residents said they smelled gas before the event, Lieb said. The home was ripp…
Vehicle Rollover Briefly Shuts Down Road In Carmel Vehicle Rollover Briefly Shuts Down Road In Carmel
Vehicle Rollover Briefly Shuts Down Road In Carmel A vehicle rollover left a Hudson Valley road temporarily closed, police said. The crash happened in Putnam County on Monday, March 4 at around 9:30 a.m., when a vehicle flipped on its side on Kennicut Hill Road in Carmel near Country Lane, according to Carmel Police. The incident left the road closed until just before 10:10 a.m., the department said. No injuries were reported in the one-car crash, the exact cause of which was not released. However, the department advised residents to "please drive carefully," in a social media post on Monday.
Fugitive From Justice Caught During Welfare Check In Yorktown: Police Fugitive From Justice Caught During Welfare Check In Yorktown: Police
Fugitive From Justice Caught During Welfare Check In Yorktown: Police A 24-year-old woman was taken into custody as a fugitive from justice after authorities conducted a welfare check on her in Northern Westchester, police said. Queens resident Nicole Aguirre Leon was arrested by Yorktown Police on Tuesday, Feb. 20 after she was found to be a fugitive with an active warrant out of New Jersey, the department announced on Friday, Feb. 23.  According to the department, at around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Yorktown officers conducted a welfare check on Aguirre Leon. Because there was a language barrier, once they met with her, she was taken to Yorktown Polic…
Man Steals Over $1K From Yorktown Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police Man Steals Over $1K From Yorktown Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police
Man Steals Over $1K From Yorktown Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police A 31-year-old man faces charges after allegedly using a forged check to steal more than $1,100 from a former youth soccer center in Northern Westchester, police announced. Yorktown resident David James surrendered himself to Yorktown Police on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in connection with an incident that occurred in October 2021 at the former Footbik youth soccer center in the Jefferson Valley Mall at 650 Lee Blvd., the department announced on Friday, March 1.  According to police, on Oct. 27, 2021, at around 2 p.m., an officer responded to Footbik, which has since closed, for a reported larcen…
Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Menacing With Billy Club, Gun Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Menacing With Billy Club, Gun
Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Menacing With Billy Club, Gun A 42-year-old Hudson Valley man was charged with criminal possession of a weapon after he allegedly threatened others with a billy club and a gun. Rockland County resident Dahaire Edwards, age 42, of Pomona, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26. for an incident that took place on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Tomkins Cove. According to Lt. Greg Becker of the Stony Point Police, officers responded to a home for a dispute where they found that Edwards had allegedly "menacingly" brandished both a billy club and a handgun during the dispute. Following an investigation, charges were formulated, and on Monday…
Woman Hides Stolen Merchandise Inside Occupied Stroller At Yorktown Store: Police Woman Hides Stolen Merchandise Inside Occupied Stroller At Yorktown Store: Police
Woman Hides Stolen Merchandise Inside Occupied Stroller At Yorktown Store: Police A 25-year-old woman was apprehended after allegedly stealing merchandise from a Northern Westchester store by hiding it in a baby stroller occupied by a child, police said. Ashley Spooner of Peekskill was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 29 in connection with a larceny that happened in January at Dick's Sporting Goods in the Jefferson Valley Mall at 650 Lee Boulevard in Yorktown, according to the town's police department,  On the day of the incident, Tuesday, Jan. 23 at around 1 p.m., police arrived at Dick's Sporting Goods and began investigating the theft. Authorities soon determined that …
2 Charged In Larcenies From Vehicles In Hudson Valley 2 Charged In Larcenies From Vehicles In Hudson Valley
2 Charged In Larcenies From Vehicles In Hudson Valley Two men have been charged with allegedly entering unoccupied vehicles in the Hudson Valley at night and stealing various items including cash. The incidents occurred in Rockland County beginning on Monday, Feb. 26 in the village of New Square. According to Ramapo Police Lt. Chris Franklin, the department received multiple reports of larcenies from vehicles within the Village of New Square. The Ramapo Police Investigations Division conducted an investigation that revealed two suspects had entered unoccupied vehicles in the overnight hours and stole various items including cas…
Hudson Valley Man Known For 'Dispensary Bus' Busted Selling Pot To Minors, Police Say Hudson Valley Man Known For 'Dispensary Bus' Busted Selling Pot To Minors, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man Known For 'Dispensary Bus' Busted Selling Pot To Minors, Police Say A Hudson Valley man known for his makeshift "dispensary bus" was busted for allegedly selling cannabis to people under the age of 21. The arrest took place in Dutchess County around 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26 in East Fishkill. According to East Fishkill Police, Orange County resident Eli E. Herrera, age 22, of Monroe, was charged with criminal sale of cannabis and unlawful sale of cannabis. Herrera's arrest comes following an investigation by the East Fishkill Police and the Dutchess County Drug Task Force.  The investigation found that Herrera allegedly sold cannabis out the rear of…
Hudson Valley Armed Home Invasion: Suspects On Run Hudson Valley Armed Home Invasion: Suspects On Run
Hudson Valley Armed Home Invasion: Suspects On Run Police in the Hudson Valley are searching for several men who allegedly forced their way into a home and robbed the family at gunpoint before locking them in the basement.  The incident occurred in Orange County around 5:40 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28 on Fletcher Drive in the town of Newburgh. According to Lt. Peter Talarico of the Newburgh Police, the robbery began when a man knocked on the door of the home dressed as an Amazon delivery person, holding a package. The man told the resident he had a package to deliver that needed a signature. When the resident opened the door wider to tak…
2-Car Crash Blocks Traffic At Busy Carmel Intersection 2-Car Crash Blocks Traffic At Busy Carmel Intersection
2-Car Crash Blocks Traffic At Busy Carmel Intersection A two-vehicle crash held up traffic at a busy Hudson Valley intersection, firefighters said. The crash happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, Feb. 28 around 6:10 p.m., when two cars collided in Carmel at the intersection of Route 6 and Crane Road (Route 32), according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.  The collision sent one car off the road into some brush, according to photos of the crash released by the department.  The cause of the crash was not released. 
Man Charged After Threatening To Kill Motorists At Traffic Light In Hudson Valley, Police Say Man Charged After Threatening To Kill Motorists At Traffic Light In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Man Charged After Threatening To Kill Motorists At Traffic Light In Hudson Valley, Police Say A man was arrested on an "extreme risk" protection order for allegedly scaring motorists during a road rage incident that was caught on a Ring camera in the region.  The incident took place in Dutchess County on Saturday, Feb. 24, in Wappingers Falls. Wappingers Falls Police said the department received notification from Ring Neighbors, a public online social media platform, on Saturday warning of a "possible crime" in the area. In the video, police said a man can be seen stopped at a traffic light threatening motorists that he had a gun in back. As a result, the department said it o…
Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley
Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley This story has been updated. A woman hit was killed in a crash on the New York State Thruway in the region. The crash occurred in Orange County around 1 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 on I-87 in Woodbury killing Otsego County resident Erika J. Gargan, age 36, of Schuyler Lake. According to Tara McCormick of the New York State Police, troopers responded to a serious injury crash between a 2021 Honda CRV and a pedestrian on I-87 southbound, between exit 15a (Sloatsburg) and exit 16 (Harriman). Gargan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda was not injured.  The invest…
Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Northern Westchester Home Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Northern Westchester Home
Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Northern Westchester Home Firefighters raced to a Northern Westchester home after a blaze broke out in the residence's chimney.  The blaze happened on Sunday evening, Feb. 25, when a chimney fire broke out at a residence in Bedford on Mary's Lane, the Bedford Fire Department said on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  The resident told firefighters that flames were extending several feet from the top of the chimney. However, the blaze died down a bit by the time crews arrived and became contained within the flue between the fireplace and the chimney top.  Crews soon began working to clean out the firebox and climbe…
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Yorktown: Police 19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Yorktown: Police
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Yorktown: Police A 19-year-old man was jailed after leading officers on a high-speed chase in Northern Westchester, almost hitting a police cruiser head-on in the process, authorities announced.  Katonah resident Max Lupinacci was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with an incident that happened in Yorktown on Thursday, Jan. 18, Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  According to the department, at around 1 a.m. on the night of the incident, a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle speeding through a stop sign at the intersection of Commerce Street and Hanover Street. Authorities …
Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Hudson Valley Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Hudson Valley
Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Hudson Valley A person was taken to the hospital following a vehicle rollover crash in Northern Westchester.  The crash happened on Tuesday, Feb. 27 around 8:30 a.m., when a vehicle flipped onto its side on Scenic Drive West in Croton-on-Hudson, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. The driver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, firefighters said. The cause of the crash was not released. 
Hudson Valley Man Indicted On Murder, Concealment Of Corpse Charges, DA Says Hudson Valley Man Indicted On Murder, Concealment Of Corpse Charges, DA Says
Hudson Valley Man Indicted On Murder, Concealment Of Corpse Charges, DA Says A Hudson Valley man has been indicted with the murder of another man whom he shot to death and then drove the victim to another location and set the car on fire. Related story: Years-Long Investigation Leads To Murder Charge For Stony Point Man Rockland County resident Robert Rodriguez, age 36, of Stony Point, was arraigned on Tuesday, Feb. 27 following an indictment by a grand jury. According to Scott Waters of the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, on the evening of Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, Rodriguez shot the victim, Ronald Mann on the property at Rodriguez’s home located at 41…
Person Hit, Killed By MTA Train In Hudson Valley Person Hit, Killed By MTA Train In Hudson Valley
Person Hit, Killed By MTA Train In Hudson Valley A person was struck and killed by a Metro-North train in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Orange County around 2 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Tuxedo. According to a Metro-North spokesperson, an unauthorized person was on the tracks when struck east of Tuxedo Station and killed. No criminality is suspected, officials said. The investigation is ongoing.  The victim's name has not been released pending notification of the family members.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Hudson Valley, Police Say Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Hudson Valley, Police Say After discovering a victim with a gunshot wound to his head inside a pickup truck in Westchester, authorities have charged an 18-year-old man with his murder, police announced.  Yonkers resident Ludvin Ramos-Cervantes was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Francisco Gordillo, who was found dead earlier in the day, Yonkers Police announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  Earlier Report - Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police According to the department, just before 5 a.m. on Monday, officers found Gordillo insi…
New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left Brother Critically Injured In Northern Westchester New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left Brother Critically Injured In Northern Westchester
New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left Brother Critically Injured In Northern Westchester A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a Northern Westchester crash that left his brother critically injured after he was ejected from their vehicle, police announced. Bedford Hills resident Marcus Vamosy turned himself in to Bedford Police on Friday, Feb. 23 in connection with a crash that occurred in Bedford on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, according to Bedford Police Lt. Jeff Gulick.  Earlier Report - 24-Year-Old Man Ejected, Critically Injured In Route 117 Crash In Bedford: Police On the day of the crash at around 5 p.m., Vamosy had been speeding north…
Blaze Completely Engulfs Car In Northern Westchester: Photos Blaze Completely Engulfs Car In Northern Westchester: Photos
Blaze Completely Engulfs Car In Northern Westchester: Photos Thanks to firefighters, a blaze that engulfed a vehicle in Northern Westchester was quickly put out before anyone could get hurt.  The fire happened in Briarcliff Manor on Saturday morning, Feb. 24, when a car went up in flames next to a building in the village, according to the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department.  Crews from the department soon arrived and made quick work of the blaze.  No injuries were reported, firefighters said. More information about the fire, including the cause, was not released. 
Hudson Valley Man Wanted For Child Sex Assault, Flees, Drives Car Into River Hudson Valley Man Wanted For Child Sex Assault, Flees, Drives Car Into River
Hudson Valley Man Wanted For Child Sex Assault, Flees, Drives Car Into River A Hudson Valley man who was wanted on alleged child sex charges fled from police, drove his vehicle into a river, and then hid from officers. The incident took place in Orange County around 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 in Goshen. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, state police attempted to execute a search warrant at the home of Orange County resident Craig Merlock, age 45, of Goshen, who was not at home. While searching the area for Merlock his vehicle was spotted around 2:30 a.m., Saturday and troopers attempted a traffic stop. Merlock failed to stop and inst…
Facebook Marketplace Sting Nabs Deadbeat Dad From Region, Police Say Facebook Marketplace Sting Nabs Deadbeat Dad From Region, Police Say
Facebook Marketplace Sting Nabs Deadbeat Dad From Region, Police Say A man from the region was nabbed for allegedly not paying more than $8,700 in child support when he posted items for sale on Facebook Marketplace. Sullivan County resident Marcus Molnar, age 46, of Barryville, was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 24, for failure to pay child support. Undersheriff Eric Chaboty of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said Molnar is alleged to owe over $8700 in child support payments and has been hiding out in Wayne County, Pennsylvania since September of 2023.  Deputies noticed recently that Molnar had placed a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Porsc…
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley A massive fire in the Hudson Valley destroyed numerous apartments and left almost 100 people displaced. The blaze broke out in Rockland County around 4 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Surrey Carlton Apartments on Slinn Avenue in Spring Valley. According to the American Red Cross, by 5 p.m., Sunday some 63 adults and 83 children had signed up for assistance. The fire, which is believed to have started on the top floor, spread quickly, but no residents were injured, said ABC 7. One firefighter was treated and released at an area hospital after a roof collapsed on him, reported ABC 7.  Mo…
2-Car Crash Causes Fluid Spill On Busy Carmel Road 2-Car Crash Causes Fluid Spill On Busy Carmel Road
2-Car Crash Causes Fluid Spill On Busy Carmel Road A two-car crash in the Hudson Valley caused a temporary closure on a busy road to allow crews to clean a fluid spill.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Friday, Feb. 23 just before 8 p.m., when two cars collided on Croton Falls Road in Carmel, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. Luckily, no injuries resulted from the collision, fire officials said. The crash caused the road to close for around 30 minutes to allow crews to clean up vehicle fluids and remove the cars. 
Brewster Schools Searched After Accidental Alarm Activation: Police Brewster Schools Searched After Accidental Alarm Activation: Police
Brewster Schools Searched After Accidental Alarm Activation: Police Several school buildings in the Hudson Valley were searched following the accidental activation of an alarm, police said. The searches happened in Putnam County on Monday, Feb. 26 around 8:40 a.m., when the Putnam County Sheriff's Office received a Hold-In-Place alarm coming from the Brewster School District, authorities said.  Although the alarm was determined to have been tripped by accident, members of the Sheriff's Office and the New York State Police still conducted a sweep of the district's schools as a precautionary measure.  No threat currently exists to the schools, the …
New Details: Missing 5-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy Drowns In Creek Near Drainage Ditch New Details: Missing 5-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy Drowns In Creek Near Drainage Ditch
New Details: Missing 5-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy Drowns In Creek Near Drainage Ditch This story has been updated. A 5-year-old boy who was reported missing in the region has died after being found in a creek near a drainage ditch. Related story: Community Support Soars For Poughkeepsie Boy Who Drowned In Creek The unidentified child was reported missing in Dutchess County around 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25 in the town of Poughkeepsie at the Manchester Gardens Apartments in the Arlington area. According to Lt. Jason Burger of the town of Poughkeepsie Police, officers checked the apartment complex and the surrounding area. Searches of the area by Poughkeepsie police and th…
IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash
IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash The identities have been released of two men and two women all in their 20s who were killed in a horrific wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the Silverado entered the center lane and collided with a southbound Nissan Sentra.&…
Road Rage: Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On CT Highway, Police Say Road Rage: Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On CT Highway, Police Say
Road Rage: Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On CT Highway, Police Say A New York woman was taken into custody in connection with a confrontation on a busy Connecticut road during which she claimed to be a police officer, authorities said.  Westchester County resident Kimberly Nelson of New Rochelle, age 25, turned herself in to Connecticut State Police on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in connection with an incident that happened in March 2023, State Police announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  According to police, on March 23, 2023, troopers received a call from a complainant who reported an incident on Interstate 691 East in the area of Exit 10 in the New Haven…
4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch
4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch An investigation is underway after four people were killed in an overnight wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story: IDs Released Of 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the S…