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Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Into Carmel Home, Police Say Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Into Carmel Home, Police Say
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Into Carmel Home, Police Say This story has been updated.  A 38-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly trying to break into a home in a residential neighborhood in the Hudson Valley, police said.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Thursday, July 11 around 2:20 p.m., when a domestic disturbance was reported at a home on Orchard Road in the Lake Secor neighborhood of Carmel, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. Arriving officers found a Bronx resident later identified as Michael Melendez bleeding profusely from his arm after allegedly punching a glass panel door in an attempt to ente…
Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Carmel Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Carmel
Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Carmel A blaze that consumed a vehicle in the Hudson Valley became even worse after it extended to the surrounding woods. The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, July 10 just after 9:30 p.m., when a car caught on fire in Carmel in the area of Gipsy Trail Road, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Arriving crews soon discovered that the blaze had extended to the surrounding woods. Despite the complication, firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames with help from the Frozen Fun Ice Cream Truck, which helped crews at the scene by providing them with frozen treats.…
Putnam Rep Issues Alert For Parking Ticket Scam: What To Watch For Putnam Rep Issues Alert For Parking Ticket Scam: What To Watch For
Putnam Rep Issues Alert For Parking Ticket Scam: What To Watch For A Hudson Valley elected official is warning residents to be wary of fake texts asking them to pay unpaid parking tickets.  In a post on X on Monday, July 1, New York Assemblyman Matt Slater, who represents parts of Putnam and Northern Westchester, warned residents of a fake text scheme involving scammers claiming that victims owe unpaid parking invoices in New York City.  According to Slater, the texts will claim that victims will owe an additional charge of $25 unless they settle their balance. They will also contain a link where victims can settle their "balance."  "Don't …
Man Nabbed For Burglary After Returning To Crime Scene In Mahopac, Police Say Man Nabbed For Burglary After Returning To Crime Scene In Mahopac, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Burglary After Returning To Crime Scene In Mahopac, Police Say A Northern Westchester man was hit with a felony burglary charge after allegedly stealing a vehicle and breaking into a Hudson Valley home before returning to the crime scene while police were canvassing the area, authorities said.  The burglary happened in Putnam County on Saturday, June 8, when a Mahopac resident told officers that a man had been seen on his Ring camera trying to break into his home, according to Carmel Police.  Authorities soon responded to the home and found a broken window where the suspect had been able to get inside.  Officers then searched the reside…
Crash Causes Serious Injuries On Busy Carmel Road Crash Causes Serious Injuries On Busy Carmel Road
Crash Causes Serious Injuries On Busy Carmel Road A serious Hudson Valley crash left a stretch of a busy roadway temporarily closed and resulted in serious injuries.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Tuesday, June 4 around 5:40 p.m., when a serious crash occurred on Stoneleigh Avenue (Route 35) in Carmel.  According to Carmel Police, no deaths occurred, but the incident caused serious injuries. More details about the crash have not yet been released. The crash caused Stoneleigh Avenue to temporarily close between Hughson Road and Drewville Road. The roadway opened by 8 p.m.  This is a developing story. Check …
Latest Update: ID Released Of Man Killed In Crash On Route 301 In Carmel Latest Update: ID Released Of Man Killed In Crash On Route 301 In Carmel
Latest Update: ID Released Of Man Killed In Crash On Route 301 In Carmel Authorities have released more information about a fatal crash on a busy Hudson Valley road that left a man dead. The crash happened in Putnam County on Friday, May 31 around 2:10 p.m., when a motorcycle struck a small bus on Route 301 in Carmel west of Gipsy Trail Road, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.  Earlier Report - New Update: Fatal Crash Shuts Down Stretch Of Route 301 In Carmel An investigation into the crash revealed a motorcycle driven by New Jersey resident Peter Leist of the Morris County township of Denville, age 62, had been traveling west on Route 3…
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…
Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Putnam, Westchester Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Putnam, Westchester
Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Putnam, Westchester Thousands of residents in Westchester and Putnam counties are waiting for their lights to turn back on following a line of severe storms that knocked down power lines across the region.  The storms arrived on Thursday morning, May 23, bringing heavy rains, gusty winds, and even hail in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.  Related Report - Line Of Severe Thunderstorms With Downpours, Gusty Winds, Lightning Now Sweeping Through Region As of around around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Con Edison reported just over 220 outages in Westchester, while NYSEG reported just o…
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 Mahopac 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…
Serious Crash Impacts Traffic On Route 6 In Somers Serious Crash Impacts Traffic On Route 6 In Somers
Serious Crash Impacts Traffic On Route 6 In Somers A serious crash is causing traffic delays on a busy main route in Northern Westchester, police announced. The crash happened on Route 6 in Somers between Clayton Boulevard and Mahopac Avenue on Thursday, May 2, the Carmel Police Department announced just before 12:30 p.m.  Carmel and Somers Police are now directing traffic in the area of the crash. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.  Further information about the crash has not yet been released.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
These Hudson Valley Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: New Report These Hudson Valley Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: New Report
These Hudson Valley Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: New Report Two Westchester hospitals have received top marks for keeping patients safe, according to a new report.  Both White Plains Hospital and Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco were given an "A" grade for patient safety in a new Spring 2024 report by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization that advocates for safety in hospitals.  The new report grades nearly 3,000 hospitals across the country based on how well they protect patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, according to the group. The report is issued twic…
Duo Caught At Mahopac CVS After Theft In Yorktown: Police Duo Caught At Mahopac CVS After Theft In Yorktown: Police
Christian Alayon, Maritza Cuba Arrested At Mahopac CVS 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…
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
Putnam To Start Fining Drivers Who Pass School Buses 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…
Active Shooter Drill Held At Monastery In Hudson Valley Active Shooter Drill Held At Monastery In Hudson Valley
Active Shooter Drill Held At Carmel's Chuang Yen Monastery Although it looked like a real response, an influx of emergency agencies and police at a Hudson Valley monastery was only a drill to prepare for an active shooter scenario.  The exercise was held in Putnam County on Sunday, April 21 at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel at 2020 Route 301, according to the Carmel Fire Department.  During the drill, which was hosted by the Kent Fire Department, several local, county, and regional agencies acted as if there were an active shooter with "victims" played by volunteers.  After the exercise was complete, the agencies then gathe…
Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley
Residence Goes Up In Flames In Brewster A Hudson Valley residence was damaged in a blaze that took crews hours to put out.  The blaze happened in Putnam County on Monday, April 16 around 2:40 a.m., when a residence in Brewster on Dingle Ridge Road went up in flames, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Responding fire crews from Lake Carmel, Brewster, Carmel, Croton Falls, and the Putnam County Fire Investigation Team were able to get the blaze under control after around two hours, firefighters said. The cause of the fire was not released. 
Update: Police Still Investigating Loud Booming Noise In Hudson Valley Update: Police Still Investigating Loud Booming Noise In Hudson Valley
Update: Police Still Investigating Booming Noise In Carmel Authorities have offered more possible explanations for a loud booming noise heard in the Hudson Valley. The possible explosion was heard by several Putnam County residents on Saturday, April 14 just before 9 p.m. when the Carmel and Kent Police Departments received several reports of a loud booming noise in the Lake Carmel area.  Earlier Report - 'Loud Boom' Heard In Carmel, Kent: Police Investigating After the noise was reported, both departments were unable to pinpoint the cause or find any damage related to it.   Days later, on Tuesday, April 16, Carmel Police agai…
'Loud Boom' Heard In Carmel, Kent: Police Investigating 'Loud Boom' Heard In Carmel, Kent: Police Investigating
'Loud Boom' Heard In Carmel, Kent: Police Investigating Police searched an area in the Hudson Valley for evidence of an explosion after several residents reported hearing a mysterious loud booming noise, authorities said. New, updated report - Update: Police Still Investigating Booming Noise In Carmel The possible explosion was reported by residents in Putnam County on Saturday, April 14 just before 9 p.m., when both the Carmel and Kent Police Departments received calls reporting a loud noise in the Lake Carmel area. According to both departments, officers and deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office searched the area for any damag…
Intruder Caught At Animal Hospital In Hudson Valley Intruder Caught At Animal Hospital In Hudson Valley
Intruder Caught At Carmel Animal Hospital A woman faces charges after illegally entering a Hudson Valley animal hospital during its overnight hours, police said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday night, April 12, when a woman illegally entered the Carmel Animal Hospital at 235 Route 52, according to Carmel Police. A detective soon found the suspect near the hospital and arrested her. The suspect, a woman whose name has not yet been released by the department, was charged with: Third-degree criminal trespass; Possession of burglar's tools. She was later released with a future court date. 
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.…
2 Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Carmel, Southeast Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend: Police 2 Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Carmel, Southeast Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend: Police
2 Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Carmel, Southeast Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend: Police Two men, including a Fairfield County resident, face charges after they were caught driving while intoxicated in the Hudson Valley as part of a Saint Patrick's Day enforcement detail, police announced. The two arrests were announced on Wednesday, March 20 by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, which conducted an increased drunk driving enforcement detail over Saint Patrick's Day weekend. The first arrest was made on Saturday, March 16 around midnight, when a sheriff's deputy saw a vehicle driving on Fair Street in Carmel that could not stay in its lane. The deputy then pulled the car over a…
Gas Leak Forces Evacuation At Carmel Condo Complex Gas Leak Forces Evacuation At Carmel Condo Complex
Gas Leak Forces Evacuation At Carmel Condo Complex Several residents and firefighters were evaluated by first responders following a gas leak at a Hudson Valley condominium complex that forced an evacuation.  The incident happened on Saturday, March 9 in Putnam County, when a gas leak was detected in a building at The Retreat at Carmel condominium complex, the Carmel Fire Department said on Wednesday, March 20.  Arriving fire crews soon smelled a heavy odor of gas and began to evacuate the building. Firefighters were then able to find and isolate the leak, which was found to be coming from a stove on the second floor of the buildi…
Man Nabbed For Selling Psychedelic Mushroom Products At Carmel Business: Police Man Nabbed For Selling Psychedelic Mushroom Products At Carmel Business: Police
Man Nabbed For Selling Psychedelic Mushroom Products At Carmel Business: Police A 39-year-old man was nabbed on drug charges after authorities found him selling psychedelic mushroom products at a Hudson Valley tobacco shop, police announced.  Putnam County resident Zhenxiu Lu of Brewster was arrested on Monday, March 4 after he was found to be selling psilocybin mushroom products at the business he worked at, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Thursday, March 7. According to the Sheriff's Office, in January 2024, investigators with the department's Narcotics Enforcement Unit determined that The Tobacco House of Zhang, located in Carmel at 1878 Ro…
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.
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. 
4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Carmel: Police 4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Carmel: Police
4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Carmel: 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 Carmel: Police Speeding Motorist Nabbed After Leading Officers On Chase In Carmel: Police
Speeding Motorist Nabbed After Leading Officers On Chase In Carmel: 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…
Bullet Found On School Grounds In Carmel, Causes Lockdown Bullet Found On School Grounds In Carmel, Causes Lockdown
Bullet Found On School Grounds In Carmel, Causes Lockdown Authorities are investigating after a bullet was found outside a middle school in the Hudson Valley, prompting the building to enter into a lockdown.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Thursday, Feb. 8, when a single bullet was found in a grassy area outside George Fischer Middle School in Carmel just before noon, according to Captain Michael Grossi of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. The discovery prompted the school to go into lockdown for 45 minutes as authorities searched the building and grounds.  The investigation into the discovery is still ongoing, Gr…
Man Rushed To Hospital By Helicopter After Being Pinned Between Car, Building In Carmel Man Rushed To Hospital By Helicopter After Being Pinned Between Car, Building In Carmel
Man Rushed To Hospital By Helicopter After Being Pinned Between Car, Building In Carmel A man was critically injured after becoming pinned between a car and a building in the Hudson Valley, firefighters said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, Feb. 2 around 12:30 p.m., when a vehicle that had been put on a mechanical lift suddenly accelerated forward, pinning a man against a building in Carmel, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department.  The exact location of the incident was not released.  Arriving first responders found the man with severe traumatic injuries and used mechanical systems to move the car and free him. He was then taken by Lake Carme…
Update: ID Released Of Man Nabbed After Stabbing At Sports Facility In Carmel Update: ID Released Of Man Nabbed After Stabbing At Sports Facility In Carmel
Update: ID Released Of Man Nabbed After Stabbing At Sports Facility In Carmel Authorities have released more details about a stabbing at a Hudson Valley sports facility that left a 33-year-old from Westchester with a collapsed lung.  The stabbing happened in Putnam County on Sunday, Jan. 28 just before 3 p.m. at Hudson Valley Airsoft, located in Carmel on the Paladin Center Campus on Seminary Hill Road.  Earlier Report - 20-Year-Old Suspect Nabbed After Stabbing At Sports Facility In Carmel According to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo, the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Justin Pagan of Bedford Hills, became involved in a dispute with a 33-year-old …
2 People Injured In Head-On Crash In Carmel 2 People Injured In Head-On Crash In Carmel
2 People Injured In Head-On Crash In Carmel Two people were injured in a head-on collision in the Hudson Valley that left two cars severely damaged.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, Jan. 19 around 2:45 p.m., when two cars collided on Crane Road (Route 32) in the area of Fini Drive in Carmel, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.  Two people were taken to a hospital after the crash by first responders, firefighters said. The cause of the crash was not released. 
Scammer Posing As Priest, Soliciting Gift Cards From Victims In Putnam County: Police Scammer Posing As Priest, Soliciting Gift Cards From Victims In Putnam County: Police
Scammer Posing As Priest, Soliciting Gift Cards From Victims In Putnam County: Police Authorities in the Hudson Valley are continuing to warn residents of a scammer who has been posing as a local priest to convince victims to purchase gift cards for them.  The warning was issued on Wednesday, Jan. 10 by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, which said the scammer is continuing to "exploit the generosity of our community."  According to the Sheriff's Office, the scammer has been posing as a local priest over phone calls to solicit gift cards from victims. Those who receive such a call are warned to verify the identity of the person or organization claiming to be on th…