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Search On For Suspect Who Fired Shot Into Hudson Valley Home Search On For Suspect Who Fired Shot Into Hudson Valley Home
Search On For Suspect Who Fired Shot Into Hudson Valley Home Police in the Hudson Valley are investigating after shots were fired into a home.  The incident occurred in Orange County around 1 a.m., Friday, July 19, on Grand Avenue in Middletown. According to Lt. Jeffrey Thoelen of the Middletown Police, at least one round (bullet) entered a residence on Grand Avenue. He added that no one was injured, but the incident is being investigated. "We are attempting to find the perpetrators," Thoelen said. "It is unknown if the residence that was struck was the intended target, but we hope to learn that through the investigation."  Anyone with i…
Hudson Valley Man Charged With Running Into 2 Police Cars After Home Depot Theft Hudson Valley Man Charged With Running Into 2 Police Cars After Home Depot Theft
Hudson Valley Man Charged With Running Into 2 Police Cars After Home Depot Theft A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly stealing from a Home Depot and then crashing into two police cruisers to escape before crashing. Orange County resident Clarence Hulzenga, age 48, of Highland, was arrested in the town of Newburgh on Wednesday, July 10 in Newburgh. According to Lt. Dennis Carpenter of the Newburgh Police, Hulzenga ran from the store after the theft to a pickup truck in the parking lot and, to get away, ran into a town of Newburgh and New York State Police cruisers. He then fled over medians in the parking lot to an access road behind Adam’s Fairacre F…
Contract Killing: Man Who Arranged Hudson Valley Neighbor's Murder Gets Life Sentence Contract Killing: Man Who Arranged Hudson Valley Neighbor's Murder Gets Life Sentence
Contract Killing: Man Who Arranged Hudson Valley Neighbor's Murder Gets Life Sentence A Hudson Valley man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for arranging his neighbor's murder. Orange County resident Enoch Lowe, age 25, of Wallkill, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Orange County Court on Thursday, July 18, following convictions for murder and related charges in the death of Jeffrey Harris. Prosecutors said Lowe agreed to pay 24-year-old Damante Stansberry, of Middletown, $15,000 to kill the 53-year-old Harris, a neighbor with whom he had a longstanding feud. Earlier Report: Man Paid Friend To Stab Hudson Valley Neighbor To Dea…
Suspect On Loose After Shots-Fired Incident Injures 3 In Hudson Valley Suspect On Loose After Shots-Fired Incident Injures 3 In Hudson Valley
Suspect On Loose After Shots-Fired Incident Injures 3 In Hudson Valley Authorities are looking for whoever fired shots that injured three people in the Hudson Valley, including one person who is now in critical condition.  The incident happened in Orange County on Tuesday, July 16 just before 7 p.m., when several gunshots were fired at 31 City Terrace in the city of Newburgh, the city's police department announced on Thursday, July 18. Responding police found two injured victims at the scene and learned that a third person took themselves to a hospital.  All three victims were treated for injuries. Two are now stable while one remains in critical co…
Driver Critical Following 3-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash Driver Critical Following 3-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash
Driver Critical Following 3-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash One person is in critical condition following a three-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The collision occurred in Orange County around 12:16 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, on Route 211 West in Wallkill. According to Lt. Robert McLymore of the Wallkill Police, officers arrived to investigate the crash and found that one driver of a motorcycle was suffering from serious injuries. He was rushed to Garnet Medical Center in Middletown and is listed in critical condition, McLymore said. New York State Police accident reconstruction arrived to assist with the investigation.  The inves…
Man From Region Killed By State Trooper After Striking Officer With Car, Police Say Man From Region Killed By State Trooper After Striking Officer With Car, Police Say
Man From Region Killed By State Trooper After Striking Officer With Car, Police Say A 32-year-old Hudson Valley man was shot and killed by a New York State trooper after allegedly striking the officer with his vehicle. The incident occurred in Sullivan County at 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, on Rock Hill Drive in the town of Thompson. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit with the driver, identified as Orange County resident Albert Melendez of Middletown. Melendez stopped and attempted to turn around at the intersection of Rock Hill Drive and Emerald Place. A trooper exited his patrol vehicle and gave …
Hudson Valley Man Driving High Sentenced After Crash Paralyzed Teen Hudson Valley Man Driving High Sentenced After Crash Paralyzed Teen
Hudson Valley Man Driving High Sentenced After Crash Paralyzed Teen A Hudson Valley man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to driving high on pot and causing a crash that paralyzed a teen. Orange County resident Chauncey Smith, age 23, of Pine Bush, was sentenced on Tuesday, July 16, to three to nine years in prison in connection with the Monday, August 14, 2023 crash, said Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler. The teenage victim, who was paralyzed as a result of the crash, spoke at sentencing about the impact the defendant’s crimes had on his life, Hoovler said. Smith admitted to the police that he had smoked marijuan…
Cyberattack Hits School District In Hudson Valley Cyberattack Hits School District In Hudson Valley
Cyberattack Hits School District In Hudson Valley A school district in the Hudson Valley was the target of a cyberattack that disabled computer services and access to phones and email. In Orange County, the Goshen Central School District announced on Thursday, July 11, that it was the subject of the ransomware incident. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurtis Kotes said the district notified law enforcement and is working with cyber security experts to determine the source of the attack and take the necessary steps to repair the problems as quickly as possible. In an update late Friday afternoon, July 12, Kotes said: "The disaster reco…
Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man ID'd As Victim In 3-Vehicle Pileup Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man ID'd As Victim In 3-Vehicle Pileup
Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man ID'd As Victim In 3-Vehicle Pileup Police have identified a 37-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed in a crash in the region.   Orange County resident Sher Singh, of Middletown, died around dd12:05 p.m., Thursday, July 11, during a three-vehicle crash with a tractor-trailer in Sullivan County on Route 155 in the town of Cochecton. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2024 Ford 650 Budget rental truck and a 2023 GMC were traveling north on Route 155 when the Budget truck crossed over into the opposite lane and struck a 2023 Freightliner trav…
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Held Hudson Valley Fundraiser 'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Held Hudson Valley Fundraiser
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Held Hudson Valley Fundraiser A longtime Hollywood ally of Joe Biden who hosted a re-election fundraising event for the president at his Westchester estate this past spring is now casting doubts on the 81-year-old's ability to serve a second term in office.  In an interview with BBC, iconic actor Michael Douglas said it would be "hard to imagine" Biden serving another full term in office if he is re-elected, the outlet reported.  Douglas, who himself is 79 years old, personally hosted the fundraiser for Biden along with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, at their Irvington-on-Hudson residence on Thursday, April 2…
Police Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash Remembered For His 'Zest For Life' Police Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash Remembered For His 'Zest For Life'
Police Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash Remembered For His 'Zest For Life' A 23-year-old Westchester County police officer who died in a Hudson Valley crash is being remembered for his smile and zest for life. Original Report: 'Happy-Go-Lucky' Westchester Police Officer Killed In Highlands Crash Christopher Bernal, a lifelong resident of Port Chester resident and a police officer with the Village of Port Chester, died on Sunday, July 7, in Orange County in the town of Highlands in the motorcycle crash. He attended King Street Elementary School and Corpus Christi Middle School in Port Chester and graduated from Port Chester High School in 2018; Christopher …
Drag Racer From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash At NY Speedway Drag Racer From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash At NY Speedway
Drag Racer From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash At NY Speedway Condolences are flooding in after a driver was killed during a drag racing event in the region. The Columbia County incident happened at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7. New York State Police said William Janke, age 57, was participating in the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Lucas Oil Divisional Series when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a barrier. Janke, an Orange County resident from Newburgh, was ejected from his 2013 Chevrolet Camaro and pronounced dead at the scene by medics. The speedway suspended all racing activitie…
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash 'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash A 23-year-old Westchester County police officer was killed in a Hudson Valley crash. The crash occurred in Orange County at approximately 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, in the town of Highlands on Route 9W northbound according to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. Port Chester Police Officer Christopher Bernal, who was driving a 2004 Honda motorcycle northbound on SR 9W, was killed when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, Nevel said. The vehicle exited the highway and struck a parked, occupied 2023 GMC Acadia in a scenic pull-off.  Bernal was transported to M…
Rafter Who Drowned In Delaware River In Region ID'd Rafter Who Drowned In Delaware River In Region ID'd
Rafter Who Drowned In Delaware River In Region ID'd This story has been updated.  A 37-year-old man drowned while rafting in the Delaware River near the New York border. The incident occurred in Pike County in Shohola, Pennsylvania, around 12:45 p.m., Sunday, July 7, near Sullivan and Orange counties in New York. According to officials from the Highland Lake Fire Department in Sullivan County, the department coordinated with rescue units from the Port Jervis Fire Department, the National Park Service, and the Sullivan County dive team.  This was in response to a report of a missing rafter, identified as Chirag Patel, from Be…
Alert Issued For 32-Year-Old Woman Who's Gone Missing In Hudson Valley Alert Issued For 32-Year-Old Woman Who's Gone Missing In Hudson Valley
Alert Issued For 32-Year-Old Woman Who's Gone Missing In Hudson Valley A 32-year-old woman has gone missing in the region and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. New York State Police in Sullivan County from Troop F in Liberty are attempting to locate Jennifer E. Bruning, who was last seen in the hamlet of Barryville, adding that her welfare is currently a concern.  Bruning has ties to Orange County (Port Jervis and Newburgh).  Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact NYSP Liberty at 845-344-5300. Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Girl Injured After Jumping Out Of School Bus In Hudson Valley Girl Injured After Jumping Out Of School Bus In Hudson Valley
Girl Injured After Jumping Out Of School Bus In Hudson Valley A teenage girl was severely injured after jumping out of the back door of an Omni bus following a flat tire. The incident occurred in Orange County around 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, on I-84 in Middletown. According to Trooper Steven Nevel with the New York State Police, a yellow Omni bus carrying 29 passengers was traveling east on I-84 in the town of Montgomery from Camp Pupa in Sullivan County.  The bus was headed to an amusement park in Danbury, Connecticut, when the rear passenger-side tire blew out, forcing the bus to slow down suddenly, Nevel said. Other students on t…
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Putnam County Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Putnam County
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Putnam County Thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast. At around 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, a total of around 16,315 customers in New York are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Here's a breakdown by counties in the region: Dutchess - 5,999 Suffolk - 934  Ulster - 681 Putnam - 530 Greene - 344 Sullivan - 340 Columbia - 215 Rensselaer - 188 Nassau - 93 Westchester - 30 Saratoga - 28 Albany - 24 Orange - 13 Rockland - 0 A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for the entire region from around midday to 7 p.m. Sunday. Check back to Daily Voice for…
Update: Details Emerge About Kidnapping Case Involving 15-Year-Old Girl Found In Hudson Valley Update: Details Emerge About Kidnapping Case Involving 15-Year-Old Girl Found In Hudson Valley
Update: Details Emerge About Kidnapping Case Involving 15-Year-Old Girl Found In Hudson Valley Authorities have released more information about a case involving a missing 15-year-old Connecticut girl who was found in the Hudson Valley after allegedly being kidnapped by a 24-year-old man.  New Haven resident Marcos Alex Mendez-Torres was taken into custody by Connecticut State Police on Wednesday, June 26 after also being arrested in the Orange County town of Montgomery, New York on Sunday, June 23 in connection with a kidnapping case involving a missing 15-year-old Connecticut girl, State Police announced on Thursday, June 27.  Earlier Report - 24-…
Hudson Valley Bridges Get $17.4M In Funding For Rehab In 3 Counties Hudson Valley Bridges Get $17.4M In Funding For Rehab In 3 Counties
Hudson Valley Bridges Get $17.4M In Funding For Rehab In 3 Counties Three Hudson Valley bridges have received funding for rehabilitation in three counties. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday, June 25, that work is underway on a $17.4 million project to rehabilitate three highway bridges in the Hudson Valley, in Rockland, Westchester, and Orange counties. The project will install new decks and road surfaces and make other repairs to bridges along State Route 52 in Orange County, State Route 304 in Rockland County, and Illington Road in Westchester County, which serve thousands of motorists each day and are widely used by commuters to reach the regi…
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power In Putnam Severe Storm Knocks Out Power In Putnam
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power In Putnam Tens of thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast overnight. At around 7 a.m. Thursday, June 27, a total of around 35,000 customers in New York are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Most of the outages are in areas farther north with a combined 27,110 outages in Orange, Dutchess, and Ulster counties. Here's a breakdown by counties in the region: Orange - 12,374 Dutchess - 11,459 Westchester - 3,600 Ulster - 3,277 Putnam - 1,215 Nassau - 1,191 Rockland - 1,066 Suffolk - 225 Sullivan - 23 Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Hudson Valley Man Admits Trying To Rape Young Child: 'Vile, Unspeakable Act' Hudson Valley Man Admits Trying To Rape Young Child: 'Vile, Unspeakable Act'
Hudson Valley Man Admits Trying To Rape Young Child: 'Vile, Unspeakable Act' A 45-year-old Hudson Valley man faces more than a decade in prison after admitting to trying to engage in sexual conduct with a young child, officials announced.  Orange County resident James Pospisil of Port Jervis pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted rape, Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler announced on Tuesday, June 25.  According to Hoovler's office, between Friday, December 22, 2023, and Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, Pospisil tried engaging in sexual intercourse with a child younger than 11 years old.  Pospisil was later arrested in early February by the&nb…
Teen Fleeing From Police Killed In Hudson Valley Crash Teen Fleeing From Police Killed In Hudson Valley Crash
Teen Fleeing From Police Killed In Hudson Valley Crash A 19-year-old Hudson Valley man is dead after being hit by an SUV while allegedly engaging police in a pursuit. Orange County resident Noe Dominguez, of New Hampton, a small hamlet in the town of Wawayanda, died around 7:20 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at the intersection of Route 6 and Dolson Avenue in Wawayanda. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation determined that the city of Middletown Police Department was involved in a vehicle pursuit with a 2003 Yamaha R1 motorcycle driven by Dominguez.  The motorcycle was traveling eastbound on…
Person Stabbed In Hudson Valley, Suspect On Run Person Stabbed In Hudson Valley, Suspect On Run
Person Stabbed In Hudson Valley, Suspect On Run Police in the Hudson Valley are asking the public for help after a person was found stabbed. The incident occurred in Orange County around 9:35 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, in the area of 124 Grand St., in the city of Newburgh.  According to Mike Neppl, Chief of Staff for the city, officers responded and located a victim, a 44-year-old City of Newburgh resident. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Neppl said the victim is currently in a critical status.  "The suspect remains unknown at this time," he added. The City of Newburgh Detective Division is investigat…
1 Killed, Others Injured In 4-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash 1 Killed, Others Injured In 4-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash
1 Killed, Others Injured In 4-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash One person was killed and several others injured in a four-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The collision occurred in Orange County around 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, on Route 6 in the town of Woodbury. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation determined that a 2021 Kia was traveling westbound on Route 6 and rear-ended a second vehicle traveling in the same direction. The Kia then crossed over the double yellow line, striking a third vehicle traveling in the eastbound lane of Route 6. A fourth vehicle traveling westbound was struck …
33-Year-Old Driver Nabbed After Hudson Valley Police Pursuit Ends In Crash 33-Year-Old Driver Nabbed After Hudson Valley Police Pursuit Ends In Crash
33-Year-Old Driver Nabbed After Hudson Valley Police Pursuit Ends In Crash A 33-year-old Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly taking New York State Police on a pursuit, ending in a crash with damage to a police car. Dutchess County resident Christopher Melvin, age 33, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested in Orange County on Tuesday, June 11, in the town of Newburgh after crashing into a police vehicle. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, the incident began around 12:15 p.m., June 11, when troopers from the Troop F Community Stabilization Unit attempted to stop a 2017 Honda Civic traveling south on Route 9W in Ulster County in the t…
Hudson Valley Duo Charged With Gun, Drug Possession Hudson Valley Duo Charged With Gun, Drug Possession
Hudson Valley Duo Charged With Gun, Drug Possession Two Hudson Valley men are behind bars after being charged with gun and narcotics possession following a traffic stop. The incident occurred in Orange County on Monday, June 10, in the city of Newburgh. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, Troop F Community Stabilization Unit (CSU) members were patrolling South Street in Newburgh when they spotted a 2005 gray Honda Pilot in violation of traffic laws.  Troopers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver, Aden Albino, age 19, from Newburgh, and his passenger, Yael Garcia, age 20, also from Newburgh.  W…
Cyberattack Limits Hudson Valley City Services: Here's What Cyberattack Limits Hudson Valley City Services: Here's What
Cyberattack Limits Hudson Valley City Services: Here's What A cyberattack on a Hudson Valley city's network security is preventing residents from numerous functions, including paying their water bills or property taxes, and many others. The incident occurred in Orange County in the city of Newburgh on Monday, June 10.  According to Mike Neppl, spokesman for Newburgh, officials identified a network security incident that is causing the temporary disruption of some city services.  "We have retained outside IT experts and other professionals who are working around the clock with the city to restore operations fully," Neppl said.  At th…
Quadruple Murder Case: Former Hudson Valley Police Officer Receives Sentence Quadruple Murder Case: Former Hudson Valley Police Officer Receives Sentence
Quadruple Murder Case: Former Hudson Valley Police Officer Receives Sentence A former police officer at several municipalities in Westchester and Dutchess counties has received his sentence for killing four men in the Hudson Valley over missing drug money.  Orange County resident and former cop Nicholas Tartaglione of Otisville, age 56, was sentenced on Monday, June 10 to four consecutive life sentences for the killings in the town of Chester in Orange County following a botched cocaine deal in April 2016 at the Likquid Lounge.  The four victims were: Martin Luna, age 41,  Urbano Santiago, age 32,  Miguel Luna, age 25,  Hector G…
1 Dead, Another Injured In Hudson Valley Shooting, Suspect On Run 1 Dead, Another Injured In Hudson Valley Shooting, Suspect On Run
1 Dead, Another Injured In Hudson Valley Shooting, Suspect On Run Police in the Hudson Valley are searching for a suspect after one person was killed and another was injured during a shooting. The incident occurred in Orange County a little after midnight on Sunday, June 9, in the city of Newburgh. According to Mike Neppl, spokesman for the Newburgh Police, responding officers located a victim who was dead of a gunshot wound in the area of 7 Monument St. A second victim was located at Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh with a non-life-threatening injury, Neppl said. The identities of the victims are not being released pending notifications …
Duo Extorts Thousands From Hudson Valley Business Owner Using Threats Of Libel, DA Says Duo Extorts Thousands From Hudson Valley Business Owner Using Threats Of Libel, DA Says
Duo Extorts Thousands From Hudson Valley Business Owner Using Threats Of Libel, DA Says Two Hudson Valley residents are accused of extorting a business owner out of thousands of dollars. Orange County residents Ally Thueson, age 32, and Elizabeth Sloanhoffer, age 33, both of Montgomery, were arrested by the county’s White Collar Crime Task Force on Tuesday, June 4, on suspicion of grand larceny and coercion. According to prosecutors, Thueson and Sloanhoffer threatened to post false statements about Thueson’s employer online unless they were paid $9,000. The employer reportedly paid the money to avoid harm to their business. Both defendants were arraigned in the Village o…
Man Accused Of Exposing Himself To Women In Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Exposing Himself To Women In Hudson Valley
Man Accused Of Exposing Himself To Women In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man has been charged with allegedly exposing himself to women walking in a residential area. The incident occurred in Rockland County on Monday, June 3, in Chestnut Ridge. According to Lt. Chris Franklin of the Ramapo Police, Orange County resident Joseph Perez, age 31, of Greenwood Lake, was exposing himself while in a vehicle in Chestnut Ridge. An investigation was conducted by RPD Detectives, which resulted in the identification of the vehicle and the suspect, Franklin said. On Wednesday, June 5, Perez was arrested and charged with: Five counts of public lewdness Five…