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Duo Steals Personal Belongings From Parked BMW At Residence In Rye Duo Steals Personal Belongings From Parked BMW At Residence In Rye
Duo Steals Personal Belongings From Parked BMW In Rye Authorities in Westchester are warning residents to lock their cars after two suspects were able to get into a parked vehicle and steal personal items. The theft happened at a residence in Rye on Sunday, May 5 around 2 a.m., when two unknown people entered an unlocked BMW and stole personal belongings, according to the City of Rye Police.  A video of the theft captured by a surveillance camera was later posted by the department on social media, where police urged residents to take precautions to avoid being victimized. View this post on Instagram …
Police Warn Of Unlicensed 'Contractors' Soliciting Business In Westchester Police Warn Of Unlicensed 'Contractors' Soliciting Business In Westchester
Unlicensed 'Contractors' Soliciting Business In Rye: Police A police department in Westchester is warning residents to be wary of unlicensed contractors going door-to-door in an attempt to solicit large upfront payments.  In an announcement on Thursday, April 11, the City of Rye Police Department issued a warning to residents concerning the unlicensed "contractors" that have been seen in the city.  According to police, the contractors will knock on residents' doors and claim they happened to be in the neighborhood. They will then offer to perform work such as sealing driveways, building new steps, or other similar jobs.  The fraudste…
Dozens Of Violations Found During Truck Inspection Detail In Rye, Police Say Dozens Of Violations Found During Truck Inspection Detail In Rye, Police Say
Dozens Of Violations Found During Truck Inspection Detail In Rye, Police Say Dozens of violations were discovered during a truck safety inspection detail held in Westchester, police announced.  The inspection detail, held on Saturday, March 16, was held by the City of Rye Police Department to increase safety on roadways and make sure commercial vehicles were following rules and regulations.  During the detail, officers found a total of 24 violations, including: Five out-of-service violations; Three violations involving service breaks; One load securement violation; One log book violation. Officers also found that one vehicle was 9,550 pounds, or 42 perce…
Duo Wearing Ski Masks Seen Trying To Enter Cars In Rye: Police Duo Wearing Ski Masks Seen Trying To Enter Cars In Rye: Police
Duo Wearing Ski Masks Seen Trying To Enter Cars In Rye: Police Authorities are warning residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity after two suspects were seen trying to enter cars in Westchester.  The warning followed an incident on Sunday, March 3 at around 9:45 a.m., when the City of Rye Police Department received several calls from residents reporting a black Jeep occupied with two suspects wearing ski masks who were trying to open car doors. Although officers searched for the suspects, they fled the area after being spotted by residents, the department said.  Luckily, almost all of the vehicles the duo tried to enter had been…
Truck Rolls Over At Busy Rye Intersection During Winter Storm Truck Rolls Over At Busy Rye Intersection During Winter Storm
Truck Rolls Over At Busy Rye Intersection During Winter Storm Following a truck rollover at a busy Westchester intersection amid a major winter storm, police are warning residents to avoid all travel if possible.  The crash happened on Tuesday morning, Feb. 13, when a truck rolled over at the intersection of South Ridge Street and High Street in Rye, according to the City of Rye Police Department.  Although the crash appeared grisly, the driver was not injured, authorities said. The department used the incident as an example to warn residents to stay home during a major winter storm that is expected to last through Tuesday evening. "Please…
Scammers Looking For 'Lost Phone' Trying To Enter Rye Homes, Police Warn Scammers Looking For 'Lost Phone' Trying To Enter Rye Homes, Police Warn
Scammers Looking For 'Lost Phone' Trying To Enter Rye Homes, Police Warn Police in Westchester are warning residents to be wary of two scam artists who have been attempting to enter residences by claiming that their lost phone is inside.  The scheme was announced on Friday, Jan. 12 by the City of Rye Police Department, which said that there have been multiple reports of a man and woman approaching homes claiming that their lost phone is inside.  As part of the scam, the duo will show residents another device with the "Find my iPhone" app that shows the phone pinging from inside the home. The duo will then attempt to either get inside the home or convi…
Westchester Residents Warned To Expect Flooding In Homes, Train Stations Ahead Of New Storm Westchester Residents Warned To Expect Flooding In Homes, Train Stations Ahead Of New Storm
Westchester Residents Warned To Expect Flooding In Homes, Train Stations Ahead Of New Storm Ahead of a powerful weather system expected to bring downpours and heavy wind gusts to Westchester only days after a Nor'easter pummeled the region with snow, authorities are warning residents to prepare for possible flooding.  The new storm is expected to arrive in Westchester late Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 9, and continue through Wednesday morning, Jan. 10, bringing several inches of rain and wind gusts of 40 miles per hour or higher, according to weather officials.  Related Report - 'Multi-Hazard Event': Here's Timing, Track For Powerful New Storm Taking Aim At Northeast&nb…
Door-To-Door Scam Alert: Police Warn Of Fake 'Contractors' In Rye Door-To-Door Scam Alert: Police Warn Of Fake 'Contractors' In Rye
Door-To-Door Scam Alert: Police Warn Of Fake 'Contractors' In Rye Authorities are warning of scammers claiming to be contractors who have been going door-to-door in Westchester neighborhoods in an attempt to solicit payments from residents.  These purported "contractors" have been reported in several Rye neighborhoods, the City of Rye Police Department announced on Monday, Nov. 6.  According to the department, the scammers will knock on residents' doors, tell them they just happened to be in the neighborhood, and then claim that they need services such as driveway sealing, new steps, or other work.  The "contractors" will then ask for a la…
Extensive Search For Distressed Vessel Conducted In LI Sound Off Rye Coast: Police Extensive Search For Distressed Vessel Conducted In LI Sound Off Rye Coast: Police
Extensive Search For Distressed Vessel Conducted In LI Sound Off Rye Coast: Police A report of a possible overturned kayak prompted authorities to conduct an extensive search of the Westchester shoreline in order to find the distressed vessel.  The incident happened on Tuesday, Oct. 24 around 6:45 p.m., when the City of Rye Police Department received a report of a vessel in distress on Long Island Sound in the area of Transport Rock.  According to the department, witnesses told authorities that they had seen a kayak with red and green lights off the coast of the Edith Read Sanctuary. However, they soon lost sight of the kayak and became worried that it had overturned.  …
Burglars Targeting Unoccupied Homes At Rye Condominium Complex: Police Burglars Targeting Unoccupied Homes At Rye Condominium Complex: Police
Burglars Targeting Unoccupied Homes At Rye Condominium Complex: Police Authorities are warning residents to take precautions following a string of residential burglaries at a Westchester condominium complex.  The alert came in response to numerous burglary incidents that happened at the St. Regis Residences condominium complex in Rye at 120 Old Post Rd., the City of Rye Police Department announced on Wednesday, Sept. 20.  In order to avoid being victimized by burglars, which are targeting unoccupied residences in the area, police said residents should secure their homes and property.  Residents are also advised to activate their alarms bef…
Duo Nabbed For Stealing Car After Fighting At Gas Station In Mamaroneck: Police Duo Nabbed For Stealing Car After Fighting At Gas Station In Mamaroneck: Police
Duo Nabbed For Stealing Car After Fighting At Gas Station In Mamaroneck: Police A man and a woman face charges after their fight at a Westchester gas station eventually led to their arrest for stealing a car in another state, police said.  The two arrests stemmed from an incident on Friday, Sept. 1 around 9:30 a.m., when police received a complaint from a witness who saw the duo fighting at a Shell gas station in Mamaroneck at 974 Mamaroneck Ave. According to the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department, the witness had told the duo he was going to report them to authorities, which led to them fleeing from the gas station.  Mamaroneck officers then responded …
Duo Sexually Assaults Teens In Separate Incidents In Rye, Port Chester, North White Plains: DA Duo Sexually Assaults Teens In Separate Incidents In Rye, Port Chester, North White Plains: DA
Duo Sexually Assaults Teens In Separate Incidents In Rye, Port Chester, North White Plains: DA Two men face a long list of charges after sexually assaulting teenage girls in a total of three separate incidents throughout Westchester, officials said.  Both Port Chester resident Richard Olmino, age 21, and 32-year-old Jose Mejia Lopez face sexual abuse charges after allegedly assaulting teenage girls in three separate incidents that happened in North White Plains, Port Chester, and Rye, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, Aug. 14.  Earlier Report: New Update: Suspect Caught After Assaulting 16-Year-Old At Park In Rye, Police…
Don't Be Alarmed: Blank Ammunition To Be Used During Drills At School In Rye Don't Be Alarmed: Blank Ammunition To Be Used During Drills At School In Rye
Don't Be Alarmed: Blank Ammunition To Be Used During Drills At School In Rye A police department in Westchester is planning on conducting live tactical drills involving the use of blank ammunition at a high school over several days, which may result in the sound of gunshots coming from the building. The drills, which will be conducted by the City of Rye Police Department, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 8, Wednesday, Aug. 9, and Thursday, Aug. 10 at the Rye High School/Middle School building at 3 Parsons St., the department announced. The drills will all be held between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on all three days.  As a result of the drills, a large police presence will…
New Update: Suspect Caught After Assaulting 16-Year-Old At Park In Rye, Police Say New Update: Suspect Caught After Assaulting 16-Year-Old At Park In Rye, Police Say
New Update: Suspect Caught After Assaulting 16-Year-Old At Park In Rye, Police Say A 21-year-old man who was already out on bail on sex crime charges from a Long Island incident has been charged with assaulting a teenage girl in a Westchester public park, police said.  Port Chester resident Richard A. Olmino, age 21, has been arrested in connection with an assault that happened on Friday, June 23 around midnight at Rye Town Park on Forest Avenue between Dearborn Avenue and Oakland Beach Avenue, the City of Rye Police Department announced on Sunday, June 25.  Earlier Report - 16-Year-Old Girl Assaulted At Park In Rye: Suspect At Large On the …
16-Year-Old Girl Assaulted At Park In Rye: Suspect At Large 16-Year-Old Girl Assaulted At Park In Rye: Suspect At Large
16-Year-Old Girl Assaulted At Park In Rye: Suspect At Large New, updated report: New Update: Suspect Caught After Assaulting 16-Year-Old At Park In Rye, Police Say Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man who tackled and assaulted a 16-year-old girl at a public park in Westchester.  The incident happened on Friday, June 23 around midnight at Rye Town Park on Forest Avenue between Dearborn Avenue and Oakland Beach Avenue, according to the City of Rye Police Department.  The victim, a 16-year-old girl, told officers that she had been conversing with the suspect before he tackled and assaulted her.  The suspec…
Young Woman Assaulted Near Rye HS Football Field: Suspect At Large: Young Woman Assaulted Near Rye HS Football Field: Suspect At Large:
Young Woman Assaulted Near Rye HS Football Field: Suspect At Large: Authorities are currently looking for a suspect who followed and assaulted an 18-year-old woman near a high school football field in Westchester.  The incident happened on Saturday, June 3 around 1:40 a.m. near the Rye High School football field on Boston Post Road (Route 1), according to the City of Rye Police Department.  According to police, the victim, an 18-year-old woman, was followed by an unknown man and assaulted. The victim reported no major injuries from the assault and said that no weapon was shown or used in the incident.  The suspect is described as a white man…
Man Armed With Box Cutter Rescued From Train Tracks By Police In Rye Man Armed With Box Cutter Rescued From Train Tracks By Police In Rye
Man Armed With Box Cutter Rescued From Train Tracks By Police In Rye A distressed man armed with both a box cutter and a screwdriver was saved from train tracks in Westchester County by several police officers.  The incident happened on Friday, Feb. 3 around 3 p.m. in Rye, when police learned that a potentially suicidal man was standing on the train tracks by the Rye train station.  After arriving at the station, police then discovered that the man was armed with the screwdriver and box cutter, and had cut his wrist and neck with the box cutter, according to the City of Rye Police Department.  When the man did not listen to requests from offi…
Construction To Back Up Traffic For Weeks In Rye Business District Construction To Back Up Traffic For Weeks In Rye Business District
Construction To Back Up Traffic For Weeks In Rye Business District A construction project is expected to cause delays for over two months in a busy business district in Westchester County.  Beginning on Monday, Jan. 3, a gas main replacement project will begin in the Rye Central Business District, which will include Purchase Street between Purdy and Locust Avenues, according to the City of Rye Police Department.  During the replacement process, which is expected to take between 10 and 12 weeks, on-street parking will not be available and the street will only remain open one way. The road may also close periodically.  The work will take…
Fraudsters Posing As Door-To-Door Salespeople, Rye Police Warn Fraudsters Posing As Door-To-Door Salespeople, Rye Police Warn
Fraudsters Posing As Door-To-Door Salespeople, Rye Police Warn Police issued an alert to Westchester County residents about a common scam where individuals pose as door-to-door salespeople. The City of Rye Police Department made the announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 16. "With so many residents doing home improvements we have a lot of contractors in our area," police said. "With the optic of our neighborhoods filled with contractors we want to make sure you don’t let your guard down and become the victim of a scam." Police said scammers often claim to be salespeople for a construction company or contractors with extra supplies and say they can offer a good…
Police Probe Rye Burglary Suspect's Possible Connection To Other Crimes Police Probe Rye Burglary Suspect's Possible Connection To Other Crimes
Police Probe Rye Burglary Suspect's Possible Connection To Other Crimes Police in Westchester are investigating to determine whether a recently apprehended burglary suspect is connected to other commercial burglaries in the area. In the City of Rye, an Elm Street business was victimized by a burglar shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, with a suspect making off with a stolen laptop that was located in the office. A day later, on Tuesday, March 29, the City of Rye Police Department announced the arrest of Brooklyn resident Abner Morisset, Jr., age 42, who was identified as the lead suspect in the burglary. According to police, officers who arrested Mo…
Man Wanted In Rye After Posing As Fire Chief Man Wanted In Rye After Posing As Fire Chief
Man Wanted In Rye After Posing As Fire Chief Recognize him? An alert has been issued by police investigators in Westchester as they attempt to locate and identify an alleged fraudster who posed as a fire chief to bilk employees at an area restaurant. The City of Rye Police Department released photos of a man who walked into Playa Bowls on Purdy Avenue at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, identifying himself as a fire chief in the city. Police said that the unidentified man proclaimed that he was there to perform an inspection of the building, and after a brief walkthrough, he wrote two bills for approximately $480 and was h…
Police Asking For Help Identifying Suspects Who Assaulted Rye Teen Police Asking For Help Identifying Suspects Who Assaulted Rye Teen
Police Asking For Help Identifying Suspects Who Assaulted Rye Teen Police are asking the public for help with information regarding an alleged assault on a male teenager in his driveway by a group of juveniles. The incident took place around 10 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15, on Fairway Avenue in the City of Rye, said City of Rye Police Lt. Michael Anfuso.  During an investigation by Rye detectives a cell phone video was provided, but identification of the assailants has been difficult, Anfuso said. Several witnesses came forward and identified an 18-year-old Harrison resident as one of the alleged assailants, he said. The juvenile was arreste…