Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Northern Westchester Home Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Northern Westchester Home
Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Northern Westchester Home Thanks to quick action from a Northern Westchester homeowner, a fish tank fire was stopped from being worse than it could have been.  The incident happened on Tuesday, Feb. 20 around 5 a.m., when the Millwood Fire Department was alerted of a fish tank fire at a residence in the hamlet.  Arriving crews soon determined that the blaze had been sparked by an overheated power strip underneath the tank and that the homeowner had been alerted of the fire by their smoke alarm. They were then able to quickly put out the blaze before crews arrived, according to the department.  Crews …
Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Westchester Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Westchester Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police
Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Westchester Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police A 21-year-old man charged in connection with a six-car crash at a busy intersection in Westchester was nearly three times over the legal limit, police announced.  New Jersey resident Angel Illesscas of Philipsburg was arrested on Saturday night, Feb. 17 in connection with a 6-car wreck that happened at the intersection of Caryl Avenue and South Broadway, Yonkers Police announced on Friday, Feb. 23.  Earlier Report - Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Yonkers: Police According to the department, on the night of the crash, Illesscas drove his gray Hond…
Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large
Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for a man who forcefully stole a cell phone from a victim during a robbery in Westchester. The incident happened on Sunday, Feb. 11 around 3:45 a.m. in the area of Huguenot Street and Centre Avenue in New Rochelle, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  At that time, the suspect engaged in a physical scuffle with the victim and took their cell phone. The victim later refused any medical attention, Coyne said. The suspect is described as a light-skinned man of unknown race.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily V…
Man Nabbed After Punching Victim In Face At Train Station In Westchester: Police Man Nabbed After Punching Victim In Face At Train Station In Westchester: Police
Man Nabbed After Punching Victim In Face At Train Station In Westchester: Police A 41-year-old man faces assault charges for punching a victim in the face after asking him if he had money at a Westchester train station, police said.  Mount Vernon resident Troy Williams was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in connection with an incident that happened earlier on the same day at the New Rochelle Train Station, according to New Rochelle Police. On the day of the incident just before 3:30 p.m., officers found a victim, a 65-year-old man, at the station who said he had been punched in the face by Williams, authorities said. The victim told officers that Williams had approac…
Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Yorktown: Suspects At Large Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Yorktown: Suspects At Large
Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Yorktown: Suspects At Large Authorities are searching for suspects who were in the midst of burglarizing a Northern Westchester home before being forced to flee when the resident pulled into their driveway.  The interrupted burglary happened on Wednesday, Feb. 21 between 10:55 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. at a Yorktown residence in the area of Curry Street and Gomer Street, Yorktown Police announced.  The burglars ran out of the residence after the homeowner pulled into their driveway, prompting a widespread search of the area once authorities arrived. However, the suspects were able to elude search efforts, which la…
2-Alarm Fire Ravages Somers Home, Causes Roof Collapse 2-Alarm Fire Ravages Somers Home, Causes Roof Collapse
2-Alarm Fire Ravages Somers Home, Causes Roof Collapse Fire officials are investigating a massive blaze that engulfed a Northern Westchester home and left it severely damaged.  The blaze began on Wednesday, Feb. 21 around 4:50 p.m. at a home in Somers on Tanna Hill Court in the Preserves Complex, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving crews soon found heavy flames coming from the front of the house and began an aggressive attack inside the home's interior. As conditions continued to deteriorate and flames spread to other areas of the residence, a second alarm was requested, bringing in manpower from countless sur…
2 Victims Stabbed During Dispute At Nightclub In Westchester: Suspect At Large 2 Victims Stabbed During Dispute At Nightclub In Westchester: Suspect At Large
2 Victims Stabbed During Dispute At Nightclub In Westchester: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for a suspect who stabbed two victims in the head and chest during a dispute at a Westchester nightclub, police said. The incident happened on Sunday, Feb. 18, when two victims were found with stab wounds in the area of 25 Maple Ave. in New Rochelle at around 4:10 a.m., New Rochelle Police announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  Arriving officers found that one victim had been stabbed in the top of his head, while the other had been stabbed in the upper chest. Both injuries were non-life-threatening, police said. An investigation into the stabbings eventually determ…
27-Year-Old From Putnam County Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report 27-Year-Old From Putnam County Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report
27-Year-Old From Putnam County Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report A 27-year-old Hudson Valley man was killed while skiing at a mountain resort in Vermont, according to a report by NBC affiliate WPTZ in Burlington.  Click here for a new, updated story: 27-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate Putnam County resident Brooks Ralph, of Cold Spring, was found dead just before midnight at Stowe Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 20, NBC5 reported.  Ralph was first reported missing at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. A search conducted by Stowe Mountain Rescue, Stowe Police, and the State Search and Rescue C…
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…
Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Westchester: Police Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Westchester: Police
Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Westchester: Police A man faces drunk driving charges after causing a six-vehicle crash in Westchester that left one person hospitalized, police said. New, updated report - Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Yonkers Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police The crash happened in Yonkers on Saturday evening, Feb. 17, when six vehicles collided at the intersection of Caryl Avenue and South Broadway, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Responding officers discovered one person with minor injuries who was later taken to a nearby hospital. An investigation into t…
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station Rail traffic at a Northern Westchester train station was temporarily halted when an unconscious person was found lying on the tracks, fire officials said.  The incident happened on Thursday, Feb. 15 around 2:45 p.m., when Croton-on-Hudson firefighters and police as well as MTA Police found an unconscious person on the tracks, the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department announced on Friday night, Feb. 16.  Metro-North officials then stopped rail traffic and disconnected power to the high-voltage third rail, allowing rescuers to reach the person. Soon, the patient was placed in a bask…
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…
Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car In Westchester: Police Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car In Westchester: Police
Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car In Westchester: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man faces several charges after leading authorities on a chase in a stolen vehicle in New York, police announced.  New Haven County resident Shyheim Mcquillar of New Haven was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 15 following an incident earlier in the day involving a vehicle stolen out of New Haven on Sunday, Feb. 11, the City of Rye Police Department announced. According to the department, on Thursday around 8:15 a.m., City of Rye Police officers in Westchester County were alerted to a stolen white Volkswagen Jetta traveling within Rye. Police soon found the…
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Months-Long Investigation Into Head-On Crash In Northern Westchester Drunk Driver Nabbed After Months-Long Investigation Into Head-On Crash In Northern Westchester
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Months-Long Investigation Into Head-On Crash In Northern Westchester A woman faces felony drunk driving charges following a months-long investigation into a head-on crash in Northern Westchester that discovered her blood alcohol content had been four times over the legal limit, police announced.  The 58-year-old Chappaqua woman, whose name was not released, was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in connection with a head-on crash in North Castle in October 2023, the North Castle Police Department announced on Wednesday, Feb. 14.  According to the department, on the day of the crash, Monday, October 2, at around 5:50 p.m., a head-on collision happened at t…
3 Teens In 2 Stolen Cars Nabbed After Chase Injures Officer In Westchester 3 Teens In 2 Stolen Cars Nabbed After Chase Injures Officer In Westchester
3 Teens In 2 Stolen Cars Nabbed After Chase Injures Officer In Westchester Three teenagers who led authorities in New York on pursuits in two cars stolen from Connecticut and Rhode Island and injured an officer in the process face a heap of criminal charges, police announced. The incident leading up to the arrests began in Westchester County on Thursday, Feb. 15 around 2:20 p.m., when police learned that two stolen cars were traveling together on southbound Interstate 684. An officer began waiting for the two cars to enter the Hutchinson River Parkway and followed them south once he spotted them, according to Westchester County Police.  Once the cars arrived…
Update: More Details Emerge In Pharmacy Burglary In Northern Westchester Update: More Details Emerge In Pharmacy Burglary In Northern Westchester
Update: More Details Emerge In Pharmacy Burglary In Northern Westchester Authorities have released more information about the early morning burglary of a Northern Westchester pharmacy.  The incident happened on Monday, Feb. 12 around 4:15 a.m., when a commercial burglar alarm was activated at the Bedford Pharmacy at 424 Old Post Rd. (Route 22).  Earlier Report - Pharmacy Burglaries Under Investigation In Bedford, Putnam Arriving officers soon found that the front glass door had been smashed and that suspects had entered the store and stolen numerous types of medicine before fleeing, according to Bedford Police Lt. Jeff Gulick.  Th…
Peekskill Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From Store: Police Peekskill Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From Store: Police
Peekskill Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From Store: Police A 22-year-old New York man faces charges after stealing more than $11,000 worth of merchandise from a Connecticut store and leading authorities on pursuits in two states, police announced. Northern Westchester resident Jebocka Perkins of Peekskill was picked up from the Westchester County Correctional Facility in Valhalla and taken to the New Haven County city of Meriden on Wednesday, Feb. 14, where he was charged in connection to an August 2023 larceny, Meriden Police announced.  According to Meriden Police, on Sunday, Aug. 27, around 6 p.m., Perkins and three other women entered the …
Man Jailed For Selling Drugs That Caused Fatal Overdose In Yorktown, Police Say Man Jailed For Selling Drugs That Caused Fatal Overdose In Yorktown, Police Say
Man Jailed For Selling Drugs That Caused Fatal Overdose In Yorktown, Police Say A 30-year-old man was hit with felony charges for allegedly selling drugs that caused a victim's fatal overdose in Northern Westchester, police announced. Yorktown resident Albert Tapia was arrested outside of his residence on Thursday, Feb. 15 in connection with a fatal overdose that occurred in October 2023, Yorktown Police announced.  According to the department, on Thursday, Oct. 26 around 3 p.m., Yorktown Police responded to a residence on East Main Street where the overdose happened. An investigation into the incident later determined that Tapia had allegedly sold a quantity of c…
Girl Hit, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley Girl Hit, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley
Girl Hit, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley A young girl was hit and killed by a school bus in the Hudson Valley The incident took place in Rockland County around 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 16 in the area of S. Madison Ave., in Spring Valley, said the Spring Valley Police  According to Det. Yakov Polowin of the Spring Valley Police, police responded and found medical personnel already on the scene but the 5-year-old girl was pronounced dead.  Her identity has not yet been released. According to Yeshiva World News, the child will be buried Friday afternoon. This is the second fatal bus death within the past two weeks i…
Alert Issued For 15-Year-Old Girl Missing For Week In Westchester Alert Issued For 15-Year-Old Girl Missing For Week In Westchester
Alert Issued For 15-Year-Old Girl Missing For Week In Westchester Authorities in Westchester are asking for the public's help in finding a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for a week.  An alert for Elle Torres, who was last seen on Friday, Feb. 9, was issued by the Mount Vernon Police Department on Friday, Feb. 16.  Torres, who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was last seen wearing a black coat, multicolored hoodie, blue jeans, and red, white, and black sneakers, police said. She is described as 5-foot-4 and 170 pounds.  Anyone who sees her is asked to call the department at 914-665-2510.  Click the Faceboo…
14-Year-Old Riding Motorbike Killed In Crash With Plow Truck In Hudson Valley 14-Year-Old Riding Motorbike Killed In Crash With Plow Truck In Hudson Valley
14-Year-Old Riding Motorbike Killed In Crash With Plow Truck In Hudson Valley A 14-year-old boy who was involved in a crash with a plow truck in the Hudson Valley has died from his injuries. The accident occurred in Rockland County around 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the area of N. Liberty Drive and Wayne Avenue in Stony Point. According to Lt. Greg Becker, the teen was riding a motorbike when he collided with a privately owned plow truck. The victim was treated at the scene by Rockland Paramedics and Stony Point Ambulance Corp, and then transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where he died on Wednesday, Feb. 14, Becker said. The operator…
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…
Injured Worker Rescued From Construction Site By Crane In Westchester Injured Worker Rescued From Construction Site By Crane In Westchester
Injured Worker Rescued From Construction Site By Crane In Westchester A worker who was injured at a construction site in Westchester had to be carefully rescued by crane, fire officials said. The incident happened on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in White Plains, when a worker suffered an injury on the top deck of a construction site at 200 Hamilton Ave., according to White Plains fire officials. To get the worker safely down to ground level, rescue crews used an emergency personnel bucket with a crane to lower them down. The operation proved to be a tricky one, as 35 to 40-mile-per-hour winds threatened to spin the basket. To prevent this, crews tied tag lines to the b…
Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Yorktown Crashes After Super Bowl: Police Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Yorktown Crashes After Super Bowl: Police
Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Yorktown Crashes After Super Bowl: Police A man and woman both face drunk driving charges in connection to two separate crashes in Northern Westchester that occurred after the Super Bowl, police announced. The two crashes both happened in Yorktown on Sunday night, Feb. 11, and early Monday morning, Feb. 12, Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, Feb. 14.  The first of the incidents happened on Sunday around 11 p.m., when a vehicle left the scene of a crash in the area of Crossways Road, according to the department. Responding officers were able to get a description of the vehicle and found it on Barger Street. Police then tr…
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…
Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With 2 Small Children In Vehicle In Westchester Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With 2 Small Children In Vehicle In Westchester
Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With 2 Small Children In Vehicle In Westchester A Hudson Valley man faces felony drunk driving charges after he was found to be traveling in Westchester with two young children in his car while intoxicated, police announced. Rockland County resident Frankln Agualsaca Caiza of Spring Valley, age 28, was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 10 after he was caught driving while intoxicated with children in his car, New York State Police announced on Monday, Feb. 12. According to police, on the day of Agualsaca Caiza's arrest around 5:30 a.m., troopers pulled over a vehicle traveling on Interstate 87 in Ardsley for vehicle and traffic violat…
Truck Rolls Over At Busy Westchester Intersection During Winter Storm Truck Rolls Over At Busy Westchester Intersection During Winter Storm
Truck Rolls Over At Busy Westchester 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…
Around 20 Gunshots Fired After Funeral At Northern Westchester Cemetery: Police Around 20 Gunshots Fired After Funeral At Northern Westchester Cemetery: Police
Around 20 Gunshots Fired After Funeral At Northern Westchester Cemetery: Police Police are searching for those involved in a shooting incident that happened at a Northern Westchester cemetery following an internment ceremony.  The incident happened on Saturday, Feb. 10 around 3 p.m., when shots were fired at the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla at 273 Lakeview Ave., according to Mount Pleasant Police Chief Paul Oliva. After receiving several 911 calls reporting the shooting, officers rushed to an area in the cemetery near the Tower Gate off Grasslands Road (Route 100) and determined that around 20 gunshots had been fired shortly after the conclusion of an internment c…
Alert Issued For Missing 26-Year-Old Man From Hudson Valley Alert Issued For Missing 26-Year-Old Man From Hudson Valley
Alert Issued For Missing 26-Year-Old Man From Hudson Valley Authorities are asking for help from the public in locating a missing 26-year-old Hudson Valley man who may be in need of medical attention. Putnam County resident Colin Albert Marma of Garrison, age 26, was last seen on Friday, Feb. 2, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, Feb. 12.  Marma, a vulnerable adult who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black gym pants, red sneakers, and a black baseball cap.  He is described as a white man who is 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. …
Pharmacy Burglaries Under Investigation In Northern Westchester, Putnam Pharmacy Burglaries Under Investigation In Northern Westchester, Putnam
Pharmacy Burglaries Under Investigation In Northern Westchester, Putnam Authorities in the Hudson Valley are investigating two pharmacy burglaries and looking to see if they are connected, police said. New, updated report - Update: More Details Emerge In Pharmacy Burglary In Bedford The two incidents happened during the early morning hours on Monday, Feb. 12 in the Northern Westchester town of Bedford and the Putnam County town of Southeast, according to Bedford Police and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.  The Bedford incident occurred at Bedford Pharmacy located at 424 Old Post Rd. (Route 22). Little information about the burglary has been releas…
Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Somers Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Somers
Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Somers A blaze that engulfed a vehicle on a residential road in Northern Westchester sent a plume of smoke into the air before it could be extinguished by firefighters. The fire began on Sunday, Feb. 11 around 4 p.m. in Somers, when a vehicle went up in flames on Brook Hollow Court, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving crews soon began efforts to put the blaze out and were able to quickly do so. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was not released.