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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 Injures 1, Closes Part Of Route 6N In Mahopac 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
Mahopac Man Nabbed 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 Mahopac Downed Power Lines Cause Outages In Mahopac
Downed Power Lines Cause Outages In Mahopac 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 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…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Putnam County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Putnam County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Putnam County, Region For Winter Storm 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 Mahopac Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze Update: Support Rises For Mahopac Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze
Update: Support Rises For Mahopac 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. 
Mahopac Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze: Occupants, Firefighters Escape Unharmed Mahopac Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze: Occupants, Firefighters Escape Unharmed
Mahopac 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 Road In Mahopac: Here's Where Car Loses Wheel In Crash On Road In Mahopac: Here's Where
Car Loses Wheel In Crash On Road In Mahopac: 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. 
Retired Sergeant, Canine Handler From Mahopac Dies At 50: 'Exemplary Member' Retired Sergeant, Canine Handler From Mahopac Dies At 50: 'Exemplary Member'
Retired Sergeant, Canine Handler From Mahopac Dies At 50: 'Exemplary Member' A police department in Westchester is mourning the loss of a retired sergeant from the Hudson Valley who served for more than two decades and was known for his love of his beloved canine partner.  Putnam County resident Christopher Provenzano of Mahopac, who served with the Harrison Police Department for over 20 years, died on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the age of 50, according to his obituary.  Born in 1973, Provenzano served in many capacities during his time with Harrison Police, including his role as a canine handler. He also spent much time with his canine partner, Brixx,…
New Update: Attempt To Approach Schoolchildren In Mahopac Was 'Misinterpreted,' Police Say New Update: Attempt To Approach Schoolchildren In Mahopac Was 'Misinterpreted,' Police Say
New Update: Attempt To Approach Schoolchildren In Mahopac Was 'Misinterpreted,' Police Say This story has been updated. A suspicious incident in the Hudson Valley involving a pickup driver who appeared to approach children at a bus stop has been resolved, police said.  The incident had happened in Putnam County on Monday, Nov. 6, when Carmel Police responded to the area of Barrett Hill Road on a report of a pickup truck approaching children at a Mahopac residence while they were waiting for their bus. Earlier Report - Pickup Truck Driver Approaches Children At Mahopac Bus Stop: Police Investigating A resident had reported the incident after their children had tol…
Pregnant Woman Critical After Becoming Trapped Under Car In Mahopac: Police Seeking Info Pregnant Woman Critical After Becoming Trapped Under Car In Mahopac: Police Seeking Info
Pregnant Woman Critical After Becoming Trapped Under Car In Mahopac: Police Seeking Info A pregnant woman was hospitalized in critical condition after a car rolled down a Hudson Valley driveway and struck her, pinning her underneath it, police said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, Nov. 10 around 5:50 p.m., when police responded to an address on Fenwood Road in Mahopac on a report of a pregnant woman being pinned underneath a car, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo.  Arriving Carmel Police officers and Mahopac firefighters soon found a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu in the middle of the road and discovered that its owner, 43-year-old Mahopac resident Sheil…
Emaciated Dog With Inflamed Skin Found In Mahopac: Authorities Investigating Emaciated Dog With Inflamed Skin Found In Mahopac: Authorities Investigating
Emaciated Dog With Inflamed Skin Found In Mahopac: Authorities Investigating Authorities are asking for help from the public to find more information about an emaciated dog that was found loose on a Hudson Valley road.  The dog, a female brown pit bull, was found in Putnam County on Tuesday, Oct. 24 on Hilltop Drive in Mahopac, the Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced.  According to the SPCA, the dog was found by a good samaritan who cared for her until she was picked up by Carmel Dog Patrol and brought to the Putnam Humane Society.  The pit bull was later examined and treated by the Brook Farm Veterinary Center, w…
16-Year-Old Charged In Crash That Killed Sergeant From Mahopac: 'Painful, Difficult' 16-Year-Old Charged In Crash That Killed Sergeant From Mahopac: 'Painful, Difficult'
16-Year-Old Charged In Crash That Killed Sergeant From Mahopac: 'Painful, Difficult' A 16-year-old has been criminally charged with a felony in connection to a Westchester crash that killed a beloved longtime police sergeant and Putnam County resident.  After a nearly 11-month investigation into a December 2022 crash that killed Yonkers Police Department Det. Sgt. Frank Gualdino, a 16-year-old Yonkers boy accused of causing the incident has been charged, Yonkers Police announced on Monday, Oct. 30.  On the day of the crash, Thursday, Dec. 1 around 3:30 p.m., Yonkers officers responded to the Sprain Brook Parkway overpass on Tuckahoe Road to a reported cr…
Overpass Bridge To Be Renamed After Fallen Officer From Mahopac: 'Will Not Be Forgotten' Overpass Bridge To Be Renamed After Fallen Officer From Mahopac: 'Will Not Be Forgotten'
Overpass Bridge To Be Renamed After Fallen Officer From Mahopac: 'Will Not Be Forgotten' A bill that would rename a bridge in Westchester after a beloved fallen officer is set to be introduced by both state and county elected officials.  A bill that would rename the Tuckahoe Road Bridge over the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers after Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank Gualdino, who died in December 2022, will soon be introduced in the New York state legislature by Assemblyman Nader Sayegh (D-Yonkers).  Additionally, a legislative resolution in favor of the bridge renaming will also be introduced to the Westchester Board of Legislators by County Legislato…
Business Owner From Mahopac Dies At 62: 'Lived For Adventure' Business Owner From Mahopac Dies At 62: 'Lived For Adventure'
Business Owner From Mahopac Dies At 62: 'Lived For Adventure' A Hudson Valley resident who owned a business in Westchester is being remembered for his sense of adventure and his countless escapades into the great outdoors.  Putnam County resident Steven Dorazio of Mahopac died on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the age of 62, according to his obituary.  Born in Port Chester in 1960, Dorazio was raised in the village and eventually graduated from Port Chester High School in 1978. Although he later moved to Putnam County, he remained tied to his hometown by becoming the owner of Port Chester-based Dazco Heating and Air Conditioning Corp.&n…
Former Fire Chief Of Mahopac Department Dies: Had 'Legacy Of Service' Former Fire Chief Of Mahopac Department Dies: Had 'Legacy Of Service'
Former Fire Chief Of Mahopac Department Dies: Had 'Legacy Of Service' A Hudson Valley community is mourning the loss of a former fire chief who spent nearly his entire life serving the public. The Mahopac Fire Department in Putnam County announced the death of its former chief, Edward J. Scott, on Sunday, Oct. 8.  In addition to serving as the former chief, Scott had also served as the past President and Chairman of the Mahopac Board of Fire Commissioners. He also worked as a 911 dispatcher for Putnam County.  The Putnam County Sheriff's Office posted a memorial for Scott on social media. "We remember and honor his remarkable lifetime dedicated to public se…
Person Hospitalized After Crash In Front Of Mahopac Home Person Hospitalized After Crash In Front Of Mahopac Home
Person Hospitalized After Crash In Front Of Mahopac Home A person was taken to a hospital following a serious crash in front of a Hudson Valley residence.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Thursday, Oct. 5 in Mahopac. At around 3:45 p.m., the Carmel Police Department and Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area of Mount Hope Road and Highridge Road for a reported car wreck.  According to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, the driver was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Westchester Medical Center for treatment.  The crash caused a temporary road closure on Mount Hope Road as authorities responde…
Mahopac Assistant Superintendent Takes On Role At New District Mahopac Assistant Superintendent Takes On Role At New District
Mahopac Assistant Superintendent Takes On Role At New District After a thorough search process, a Northern Westchester school district has selected a new superintendent who comes from a school system close to home.  The Hendrick Hudson School District has named Michael A. Tromblee as its new superintendent of schools, who will be appointed to his new position during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Hendrick Hudson High School library.  Tromblee, who will officially begin his new role on Friday, Dec. 1, will come from the nearby Mahopac Central School District, where he has served as Assistant Sup…
Burglary Suspect Found Hiding Under Mattress In Mahopac Apartment: Police Burglary Suspect Found Hiding Under Mattress In Mahopac Apartment: Police
Burglary Suspect Found Hiding Under Mattress In Mahopac Apartment: Police A 52-year-old man was slapped with a burglary charge after authorities found him hiding under a mattress inside a Hudson Valley apartment he had broken into, police said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, Sept. 29 around 10 p.m., when Carmel Police responded to an apartment in Mahopac for a reported burglary.  According to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo, authorities arrived while the suspect was still inside the apartment. To confirm this, two officers and their K9 partner, Pietro, entered the residence through a window and began looking for him. With Pietro's help, of…
Fight Over Handicap Parking Spot: Man Points Gun At Customers In Mahopac Deli, Police Say Fight Over Handicap Parking Spot: Man Points Gun At Customers In Mahopac Deli, Police Say
Fight Over Handicap Parking Spot: Man Points Gun At Customers In Mahopac Deli, Police Say A 73-year-old man faces felony charges after pointing a gun at customers in a Hudson Valley deli as part of a dispute over a handicapped parking spot, police said.  The arrest resulted from an incident in Putnam County on Saturday, Sept. 30 around 8 a.m., when police responded to a local deli in Mahopac where a man had allegedly menaced customers with a gun, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. Arriving officers found that the suspect had already left the deli, which was not identified by police, and began an investigation into the incident.  According to Bodo, the invest…
Corrections Officer Brandishes Gun In Several Mahopac Businesses After Dispute: Police Corrections Officer Brandishes Gun In Several Mahopac Businesses After Dispute: Police
Corrections Officer Brandishes Gun In Several Mahopac Businesses After Dispute: Police A 33-year-old corrections officer was slapped with a felony charge after brandishing a handgun inside numerous Hudson Valley businesses following a dispute, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident in Putnam County on Wednesday, Sept. 27 around 9 p.m., when Carmel Police were alerted of a man brandishing a handgun near the Kobu Asian Bistro in Mahopac at 903 South Lake Blvd. (Route 6N).  According to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo, arriving officers soon found the suspect still holding a loaded .380 caliber pistol and issued orders to him. They were then able to take him into …
Business Owner From Mahopac Dies At Age 44 Business Owner From Mahopac Dies At Age 44
Business Owner From Mahopac Dies At Age 44 A business owner who was a lifelong resident of the area has died. Putnam County resident Gregory A. "J.R." Coccaro, of Mahopac, was 44 years. A Westchester County native, he was born in Sleepy Hollow on Jan. 2, 1979, the son of Gregory T. and Debra Ann (Servello) Coccaro. He was an owner of North State Custom in Bedford Hills, an auto collision repair facility that specializes in high end vehicle repair.  He prided his business on being a non-direct repair program facility, according to his obituary.  "His business integrity always had his customers at heart," the obituary say…
$15K Theft: Police Officer From Mahopac Accused Of Stealing Cash Given To Department $15K Theft: Police Officer From Mahopac Accused Of Stealing Cash Given To Department
$15K Theft: Police Officer From Mahopac Accused Of Stealing Cash Given To Department A police officer in Westchester from the Hudson Valley faces grand larceny charges after allegedly pocketing $15,000 in cash that was turned in to his department. Putnam County resident Douglas Ramirez, of Mahopac, age 44, who serves as a police officer with the Elmsford Police Department, was arraigned in Elmsford Village Court on grand larceny charges on Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced. According to the DA's Office, on Thursday, July 27 around 3 p.m., Ramirez had accepted a sealed package turned in to the front desk of the El…