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Rededication To Be Held For Restored Eagle Sign In Northern Westchester Rededication To Be Held For Restored Eagle Sign In Northern Westchester
Rededication To Be Held For Restored Eagle Sign In Northern Westchester Months after vandals felled an iconic eagle sign at a Northern Westchester intersection, a rededication ceremony will soon be held to celebrate its restoration.  A rededication event for the North Castle Eagle at the intersection of Route 22 and Route 128 will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m.  The event comes months after the sign was discovered to have fallen on Monday morning, Dec. 11. A police investigation later determined that vandals had intentionally damaged the sign's support structure, causing it to fall over.  Earlier Report - Iconic Eagle Sign F…
Resident Catches 2 Men Trying To Steal Car From Northern Westchester Driveway Resident Catches 2 Men Trying To Steal Car From Northern Westchester Driveway
Resident Catches 2 Men Trying To Steal Car From Northern Westchester Driveway Authorities are warning residents to be on high alert after a Northern Westchester resident caught two men trying to steal his car out of his driveway. The incident happened on Wednesday evening, May 1, when a resident of the Whipporwill area of North Castle saw two suspects trying to steal his vehicle, North Castle Police announced on Thursday, May 2. The resident then alerted police, who tried to apprehend the suspects. However, they remain at large, authorities said.  Following the incident, the department reminded residents to stay alert. "If you observe any suspicious activ…
2 Vehicles Stolen From Driveways In Northern Westchester 2 Vehicles Stolen From Driveways In Northern Westchester
2 Vehicles Stolen From Driveways In Northern Westchester Authorities are warning residents to take precautions following the thefts of two vehicles from driveways in Northern Westchester. The two cars were stolen from North Castle driveways over the weekend of Saturday, April 27, North Castle Police announced on Monday, April 29.  Police did not reveal exactly where the vehicles were stolen from or if any suspects had been apprehended. However, they did give residents a list of safeguards they could take to avoid being victimized:  Do not leave your vehicle's key fob inside the car and be sure to lock it; Close and lock all windows an…
NY AG Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Northern Westchester Estate, Golf Course: Report NY AG Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Northern Westchester Estate, Golf Course: Report
NY AG Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Northern Westchester Estate, Golf Course: Report New York Attorney General Letitia James has taken the first step toward seizing former President Donald Trump’s golf course and private estate, CNN reports. Lawyers from James’ office registered New York’s $454 million civil judgment against Trump In Westchester County Court on Wednesday, March 6, the outlet reports. A Manhattan judge ordered Trump to pay the massive penalty after he, his adult sons, and the Trump Organization were found liable for using “numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation” to inflate his net worth to get better loan terms. The reported move by the AG’s office wo…
Police Use Paint Chips To Find, Nab Driver In Northern Westchester Hit-Run Police Use Paint Chips To Find, Nab Driver In Northern Westchester Hit-Run
Police Use Paint Chips To Find, Nab Driver In Northern Westchester Hit-Run A 71-year-old man was charged in connection with a Northern Westchester hit-run after police were able to use paint chips left behind at the scene to identify his vehicle.  The man's arrest stemmed from an incident on Tuesday, March 12 just before 7:45 p.m., when North Castle Police found a 65-year-old man covered in blood lying in Old Mount Kisco Road between Main Street and Eden Hunt Place in Armonk, according to the department. The victim, a North Castle resident who was in a semi-conscious state, was taken to the Westchester Medical Center emergency room by an Armonk Fire Departmen…
Scammer Freezes iPad, Convinces Northern Westchester Victim To Pay To Fix It Scammer Freezes iPad, Convinces Northern Westchester Victim To Pay To Fix It
Scammer Freezes iPad, Convinces Northern Westchester Victim To Pay To Fix It Authorities in Northern Westchester are searching for a suspect who stole a large sum of money from a victim who was convinced to withdraw funds from their bank account by an online scammer.  The incident occurred in the town of North Castle on Thursday, Dec. 14, when an 81-year-old resident clicked on an online spam link while using their Apple iPad and suddenly found that their device was frozen, according to North Castle Police. Soon after, a phone number appeared on the screen, which the victim proceeded to call. The person who answered the phone managed to convince the victim that…
Iconic Eagle Sign Felled By 'Intentional Damage' In Northern Westchester, Police Say Iconic Eagle Sign Felled By 'Intentional Damage' In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Iconic Eagle Sign Felled By 'Intentional Damage' In Northern Westchester, Police Say Authorities are investigating the collapse of an iconic sign in Northern Westchester that they say was caused by intentional damage.  The investigation was prompted when a North Castle Police officer discovered on Monday, Dec. 11 just before 6:30 a.m. that the North Castle Eagle sign at the intersection of Route 22 and Route 128 had fallen.  According to the department, an investigation and preliminary observations determined that there had been "intentional damage" to the sign's support structure, causing it to fall.  However, the investigation was complicated by the advanc…
K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine During Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine During Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police
K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine During Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police A 25-year-old Connecticut man faces drug charges after authorities found him in possession of a kilogram of cocaine during a Northern Westchester traffic stop, police announced. The arrest resulted from an incident on Monday, Nov. 13, when a New York State Police trooper pulled over a 2014 Toyota Corolla on Interstate 684 in North Castle just after 3 p.m. for a vehicle and traffic law violation, authorities said. According to state police, the trooper and his K9 partner, Fortini, determined that the driver, 25-year-old New Haven County resident John Carlos Javier of Waterbury, had…
Election Day Results: Pair Of Close Races In Westchester Separated By Only Handful Of Votes Election Day Results: Pair Of Close Races In Westchester Separated By Only Handful Of Votes
Election Day Results: Pair Of Close Races In Westchester Separated By Only Handful Of Votes Two races for top positions in two Westchester municipalities are now only separated by a handful of votes, including one matchup that was decided by a single vote.  According to unofficial election results released by Westchester County, the supervisor races in both Harrison and North Castle have finished in a near dead heat.  In Harrison, the Republican candidate for Supervisor, Richard Dionisio, received 1,698 votes, only 19 more than his opponent, Democratic candidate Mark Jaffe, who received 1,679.  In North Castle, the race was even tighter, with the Democratic candida…
Bear Spotted In Northern Westchester Backyard: Here's Where Bear Spotted In Northern Westchester Backyard: Here's Where
Bear Spotted In Northern Westchester Backyard: Here's Where A large black bear was spotted sauntering through a Northern Westchester backyard by a local resident.  The bear was seen by a Bedford resident on Wednesday evening, Oct. 18 around 5:30 p.m. in a backyard in the area of Indian Hill Road and Cliffield Road.  In one of the images submitted by the resident, the bear can be seen standing on its hind legs.  Although the animals may look imposing, residents can avoid any conflicts with bears by following this advice from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation: Make sure food, garbage, and recycling are secured; Re…
Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester
Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester With the help of a task force consisting of numerous police departments, Westchester health officials were able to crack down on the largest illegal vape sales bust ever discovered in the county.  The bust was made during the week of Monday, Aug. 21 with the help of the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Taskforce, which consists of police agencies from Ardsley, Greenburgh, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, and North Castle, County Executive George Latimer announced on Monday, Aug. 28. As a result of the bust, county officials confiscated all of the pr…
Latest Update: 7-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Bear Attack Outside Northern Westchester Home Latest Update: 7-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Bear Attack Outside Northern Westchester Home
Latest Update: 7-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Bear Attack Outside Northern Westchester Home New, updated report: Brand-New Update: Bear Tests Negative For Rabies After Attacking Child In North Castle Authorities have released more details about a bear attack outside of a Northern Westchester residence that left a 7-year-old child hospitalized.  The attack, which happened on Tuesday, Aug. 22 just after 11:15 a.m., occurred outside a North Castle home at 75 Hickory Kingdom Rd., where the boy had been playing in the woods before running into the bear, according to a report by NBC New York.  Earlier Report - New Update: Bear Attacks Child In North Ca…
New Update: Bear Attacks Child In Northern Westchester New Update: Bear Attacks Child In Northern Westchester
New Update: Bear Attacks Child In Northern Westchester New, updated report: Latest Update: 7-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Bear Attack Outside North Castle Home This story has been updated. A child was hospitalized after being attacked by a bear at a Northern Westchester County residence. The rare incident happened on Tuesday, Aug. 22 just after 11:15 a.m., when police in the town of North Castle received a report of the incident at 75 Hickory Kingdom Rd. According to North Castle Police, numerous emergency organizations responded to the scene and treated the child, who was later sent to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries…
Jan. 6 Attack: Graduate Of Northern Westchester HS Gets Prison Time For Role In Riot Jan. 6 Attack: Graduate Of Northern Westchester HS Gets Prison Time For Role In Riot
Jan. 6 Attack: Graduate Of Northern Westchester HS Gets Prison Time For Role In Riot A Northern Westchester high school product has been sentenced for his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.  Brian Gundersen, age 28, who graduated from Byram Hills High School in Armonk and played varsity football during his time there, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Tuesday, July 25 for his role in the breach of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, according to the US Department of Justice.  Earlier Report - HS Football Jacket IDs Northern Westchester Man As Capitol Rioter Gundersen, who now lives in State College, Pennsylvania, had been charged in co…
Stolen Construction Vehicle Rams Police Cruisers In Westchester: Stopped By Quick-Thinking Cop Stolen Construction Vehicle Rams Police Cruisers In Westchester: Stopped By Quick-Thinking Cop
Stolen Construction Vehicle Rams Police Cruisers In Westchester: Stopped By Quick-Thinking Cop A rampaging stolen construction vehicle that rammed multiple police cruisers during an early-morning chase in Westchester was stopped when a quick-thinking officer pushed it off the road with a public works loader.  The incident began on Thursday, May 13 around 12:30 a.m., when North Castle Police reported that a stolen skid steer with a forklift attachment was refusing to stop and had entered Harrison in the area of Park Lane, according to Harrison PD.  The driver of the skid steer then rammed into a North Castle and Harrison patrol vehicle, causing extensive damage to both.…
3 Family Members Illegally Possessed Almost 50 Guns In Northern Westchester: DA 3 Family Members Illegally Possessed Almost 50 Guns In Northern Westchester: DA
3 Family Members Illegally Possessed Almost 50 Guns In Northern Westchester: DA Three family members who live in the same Northern Westchester household face numerous weapons charges after they were discovered to be in possession of nearly 50 illegal guns including semi-automatic rifles and machine guns, officials said.  The three defendants, all residents of North Castle, were arraigned in Westchester County Court on Tuesday, May 9 on an indictment alleging the illegal possession of the weapons, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.  They are identified as Theodore Brois, age 68; Brandon Brois, age 25; and Helene Brois, ag…
Brush Fires Rage Across Westchester: Here's How To Prevent Them Brush Fires Rage Across Westchester: Here's How To Prevent Them
Brush Fires Rage Across Westchester: Here's How To Prevent Them As a number of brush fires caused by dry conditions, strong winds, and low humidity erupt in Westchester, officials are giving residents tips on how to prevent more from happening.  The current dry conditions have caused numerous brush fires throughout the county and have led New York State to issue a high fire danger warning for Westchester, according to County Executive George Latimer.  The high risk for brush fires is caused by dry conditions, strong winds, and low relative humidity, which particularly affects parks and wooded areas in the county.  Places where large…
Trio Nabbed For Burglary At Home In Westchester, Police Say Trio Nabbed For Burglary At Home In Westchester, Police Say
Trio Nabbed For Burglary At Home In Westchester, Police Say Three men face burglary charges after allegedly stealing from a home in Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Friday morning, March 10, when officers from both the Harrison and North Castle police departments arrested three suspects after they allegedly burglarized a residence in North White Plains on Lafayette Avenue, authorities said.  The three arrests resulted from an investigation by both police departments into a string of residential burglaries throughout the county.  The following suspects were charged in the burglary:  Oscar Dario Nino Franco, a…
Man Steals Over $6K From Gas Station, Then Drives Wrong Way On Road, Fights Cops In Westchester Man Steals Over $6K From Gas Station, Then Drives Wrong Way On Road, Fights Cops In Westchester
Man Steals Over $6K From Gas Station, Then Drives Wrong Way On Road, Fights Cops In Westchester A Long Island man faces grand larceny charges after robbing a gas station before leading authorities on a multi-county chase and fighting officers in Westchester, police said.  The incident began on Wednesday, March 1, around 5:15 a.m., when sheriff's deputies in Putnam County were sent to a Gulf gas station in Southeast at 1565 Route 22 for an armed robbery, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.  After arriving, deputies found that the suspect had already fled the gas station. After some investigation, deputies determined that the suspect had entered the store, pointed…
2 Vehicles Stolen From Northern Westchester Homes On Same Day, Police Report 2 Vehicles Stolen From Northern Westchester Homes On Same Day, Police Report
2 Vehicles Stolen From Northern Westchester Homes On Same Day, Police Report Two vehicles were taken from separate residences in Northern Westchester on the same day, police said.  The thefts both happened at residences in North Castle on Monday, Dec. 26, according to the town's police department.  The first incident happened at a home in Armonk on Upland Lane, when a resident reported around 11 a.m. that his car had been taken from his driveway overnight. The theft was captured on his Ring video camera, police said. The second theft happened on Pine Ridge Road around 9:20 p.m. when a resident reported that her car had been stolen from her garage.  …
Storm With Damaging Wind Gusts Leaves Thousands Without Power In Westchester County Storm With Damaging Wind Gusts Leaves Thousands Without Power In Westchester County
Storm With Damaging Wind Gusts Leaves Thousands Without Power In Westchester County A storm with heavy wind gusts moving through the region has left thousands without power in Westchester County.  Around 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, Con Edison reported 4,122 customers having outages across the county.  Communities with the largest amount of customers left in the dark include Mamaroneck and Harrison (970), Yonkers (727), North Castle (297), and Mount Kisco (189).  Additionally, New York State Electric & Gas reported 5,359 customers left in the dark in its service area, with the most affected municipalities including North Castle, Pound Ridge, Bedford, and Cross Ri…
At Least 15 Goats Run 'At Large' In Northern Westchester: Police At Least 15 Goats Run 'At Large' In Northern Westchester: Police
At Least 15 Goats Run 'At Large' In Northern Westchester: Police Police were faced with an unusual call when several goats were found roaming free in a Northern Westchester town.  On Monday, Oct. 31, around 9 a.m., North Castle Police responded to a residence in North Castle at 7 Mianus Drive after receiving a report that 15 to 20 goats were "running at large" around the property, police said.  An officer responded to the scene, and found the goats there, with tags on their ears, according to police.  Eventually, police were able to corral the goats back to their home at 1 Mianus Dr. and 2 Middle Patent Rd., authorities said.
Northern Westchester Man Sentenced For Sexual Conduct With Child Northern Westchester Man Sentenced For Sexual Conduct With Child
Northern Westchester Man Sentenced For Sexual Conduct With Child A man from Northern Westchester has been sentenced for subjecting a child to sexual abuse.  44-year-old Jorge Lazo Achahui of North Castle was sentenced to 15 years in state prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Wednesday, Nov. 2.  Achahui pled guilty to subjecting a 12-year-old victim to sexual intercourse numerous times between March 2020 and July 2020 on Wednesday, Sept. 28, Rocah said.  North Castle Police arrested Achahui on Feb. 6, 2021, following an investigation into his …
Officials Announce Upcoming 2-Week Road Closure In Northern Westchester Officials Announce Upcoming 2-Week Road Closure In Northern Westchester
Officials Announce Upcoming 2-Week Road Closure In Northern Westchester State officials issued an alert about an upcoming two-week-long road closure in Northern Westchester. Route 128 is set to close between Sands Mill Road and Wampus Lakes Drive in North Castle beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. The road closure, which is being implemented to facilitate a culvert replacement, will last through Monday, Oct. 3, officials said. Motorists should follow the posted detour using Route 117, Route 120, and Route 22 as an alternate, according to the announcement.
Man Nabbed For Northern Westchester Hit-Run Crash That Injures Woman Man Nabbed For Northern Westchester Hit-Run Crash That Injures Woman
Man Nabbed For Northern Westchester Hit-Run Crash That Injures Woman A man was nabbed after he struck a pedestrian with a van he was driving and fled from the scene in the area, authorities said. The incident occurred in Northern Westchester at 8:15 a.m., Friday, July 22 in Mount Kisco, at Main Street and Bedford Road (Route 117). The woman who was crossing the street in front of Northern Westchester Hospital Center was struck by a white van, which immediately turned on to South Bedford Road and fled eastbound into Bedford, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County Police. The pedestrian suffered a head injury and was aided at the scene…
Coyote, Bear Sightings Reported Within Days In This Northern Westchester Town Coyote, Bear Sightings Reported Within Days In This Northern Westchester Town
Coyote, Bear Sightings Reported Within Days In This Northern Westchester Town Police agencies in Northern Westchester are cautioning to be on high alert after reports of wild animals roaming through the region. Police received reports of separate coyote and bear sightings in the past week that happened just days apart in North Castle. First, shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 6, the Westchester County Police Department reported that they received a call from a passerby on Route 120 about a coyote that was making its way about the area. According to police, officials responded to the area and the coyote ran onto airport property. Then, shortly before 10 p.m. o…
Storm Knocks Out Power In Hudson Valley Storm Knocks Out Power In Hudson Valley
Storm Knocks Out Power In Hudson Valley Thousands in the Hudson Valley are without power the morning after storms rolled through the region knocking down utility poles and downing trees. As of around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, utility companies throughout the region were still working around the clock to make repairs on hundreds of active outages that were impacting customers. According to Con Edison, there were still 26 outages that were impacting 677 of the company’s Westchester customers, with complete restoration scheduled by 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Outages were still being reported in: Port Chester: 373; Rye Broo…
These Northern Westchester Zip Codes Rank Among State's Most Expensive, New Report Says These Northern Westchester Zip Codes Rank Among State's Most Expensive, New Report Says
These Northern Westchester Zip Codes Rank Among State's Most Expensive, New Report Says A new ranking of the top 50 most expensive zip codes in New York state features a number of Westchester County towns. Stacker.com created a ranking of the the most expensive zip codes in New York based on the Zillow Home Values Index as of February 2021, according to the report published on Tuesday, April 5. Rye's 10580 was ranked 17th on the list, with a typical home value of $1,769,896, which is 401.3 percent above the typical home value in the state.  The zip code 10577 in Purchase was ranked 25th most expensive in New York. The typical home value was listed at …
Storm With Damaging Winds Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Hudson Valley Storm With Damaging Winds Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Hudson Valley
Storm With Damaging Winds Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Hudson Valley Thousands in the Hudson Valley are without power after a line of strong storms brought whipping winds to the region that toppled trees, brought down limbs, and downed power lines. Crews worked around the clock overnight to make repairs to hundreds of outages brought about by wind gusts topping 50 mph, but as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, more than 15,000 Hudson Valley residents were left in the dark as they wait for power to be restored. According to Central Hudson, crews were still out working to repair 347 active outages, which were impacting 11,043 customers in these counties: Ulste…
COVID-19: Westchester Dropping Mask Mandate For County Buildings COVID-19: Westchester Dropping Mask Mandate For County Buildings
Covid-19: Westchester Dropping Mask Mandate For County Buildings Westchester is rolling back some of its mask mandates as the county continues to see improved COVID-19 numbers following the post-holiday surge of new infections. County Executive George Latimer announced on Monday, Feb. 14 that the mask mandate inside county buildings is no longer required. According to Latimer, the mandate is being lifted at county buildings in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and White Plains, though it remains in effect on Bee-Line buses, as per state requirements. Latimer said that lifting the mask mandate is consistent with state guidance. Earlier story - COVID-19: Mask Off …
Raid At Northern Westchester Home Nets Some 60 Guns, Ammunition, Police Say Raid At Northern Westchester Home Nets Some 60 Guns, Ammunition, Police Say
Raid At Northern Westchester Home Nets Some 60 Guns, Ammunition, Police Say Police turned up something they weren't expecting in a quiet, expansive neighborhood in Northern Westchester, some 60 guns, and gun parts as well as a large amount of ammunition. The guns were discovered in North Castle during a series of raids on Tuesday, Jan. 25, conducted by multiple law enforcement agencies led by the Westchester County Police following a six-month investigation into "ghost guns" and other illegal firearms in Westchester and Putnam counties, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County Police. During the series of raids, more than 100 guns were seized, but …