Poughkeepsie Man Charged With Drug Sales, Possession of Gun Poughkeepsie Man Charged With Drug Sales, Possession of Gun
Poughkeepsie Man Charged With Selling Crack A Hudson Valley man was charged with selling crack in the region following an early morning raid by a drug task force. Dutchess County resident Jaylen Shaw, age 22, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on Thursday, April 18, following the raid by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force. Shaw's arrest comes following an investigation by the task force into drug sales in the Poughkeepsie area, said Det. Sgt. Adam Harris of the task force. Harris said during the raid on Thursday, agents found Shaw armed with a loaded illegal handgun along with thousa…
Hudson Valley Man, 64, Charged With Selling Drugs/Pills Hudson Valley Man, 64, Charged With Selling Drugs/Pills
Hudson Valley Man, 64, Charged With Selling Drugs/Pills A Hudson Valley man was charged with allegedly selling drugs in the region following a five-month investigation. Orange County resident Thomas McDonnell, age 64, of Deerpark, was arrested on Thursday, April 18, by members of the Deerpark Police Department and the City of Port Jervis Police Department. His arrest comes after a five-month investigation into the sale of narcotics in Deerpark and the City of Port Jervis, said Deerpark Police Chief Richard Sztyndor. Following a search of his home, McDonnell was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controll…
Hudson Valley Man Charged In Brutal Double Stabbing Murders Hudson Valley Man Charged In Brutal Double Stabbing Murders
Hudson Valley Man Charged In Brutal Double Stabbing Murders A Hudson Valley man has been with the brutal double stabbing murder of two men. Related: Double Fatal Stabbing: Middletown Men ID'd As Victims Orange County resident Kenol Bapetise, age 30, of Middletown, was arrested on Wednesday, April 17, for the crime that occurred on Monday, April 1, in the area of 33 Ruth Court in Middletown. Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler said Bapetise was charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. As alleged in documents filed and statements made in court, on April 1, Baptiste engaged i…
Man Violently Assaults Brother At Beacon Residence, Police Say Man Violently Assaults Brother At Beacon Residence, Police Say
Man Violently Assaults Brother At Beacon Residence: Police A man was apprehended after police say he violently assaulted his own brother at a residence in the region. On Thursday, April 18, a man walked into the Beacon Police Department station with multiple injuries to his head, according to authorities. The man told officers that his brother struck him in the head with a handgun and stabbed him, according to the Beacon PD. Officers then responded to a Hudson Avenue residence to locate the suspect, but it was determined he had fled the scene. On Friday, April 19, detectives determined after an investigation that the suspect was at a residence ou…
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 Hospitalizes 1, Closes Part Of Busy Hudson Valley Road 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. 
Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley
Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley residence was damaged in a blaze that took crews hours to put out.  The blaze happened in Putnam County on Monday, April 16 around 2:40 a.m., when a residence in Brewster on Dingle Ridge Road went up in flames, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Responding fire crews from Lake Carmel, Brewster, Carmel, Croton Falls, and the Putnam County Fire Investigation Team were able to get the blaze under control after around two hours, firefighters said. The cause of the fire was not released. 
Dutchess Man Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases: Police Dutchess Man Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases: Police
Dutchess Man Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases: Police A man faces a grand larceny charge after allegedly using his former employer's company credit card to make tens of thousands of dollars worth of unauthorized purchases in the Hudson Valley, police said. Dutchess County resident Joshua Queen of Hyde Park, age 42, was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, April 10 on charges connected to his alleged unauthorized use of a company credit card belonging to his former Philipstown-based employer, the Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, April 16. According to authorities, in July 2023, a Putnam Sheriff's deputy responded t…
Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley
Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley A large brush fire near a busy Hudson Valley road sent plumes of smoke into the air before crews could put it out. The blaze happened in Putnam County on Tuesday afternoon, April 9 off Route 22 in Brewster, where a large brush fire ignited, Carmel fire officials said on Wednesday, April 17. The incident prompted a large response from the Brewster and Carmel Fire Departments and sent plenty of smoke into the air before it was eventually put out.  No injuries were reported. 
Series Of Threats To Police: 48-Year-Old Year Nabbed In Dutchess County Series Of Threats To Police: 48-Year-Old Year Nabbed In Dutchess County
Series Of Threats To Police: 48-Year-Old Year Nabbed In Dutchess County A Hudson Valley man was charged with making a terroristic after allegedly repeatedly calling a police department and making threats of violence, police said. Dutchess County resident Michael A. Cavagnolo, 48, of Hyde Park, was charged on Tuesday, March 5, with making threats against the town of Hyde Park Police, said Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office. According to Watterson, the Sheriff's Office was requested to investigate and found that on several occasions, he threatened to shoot officers and destroy their facility. Cavagnolo was charged with making a terroris…
Dutchess County Porch Collapse: Person Rescued After Being Trapped Dutchess County Porch Collapse: Person Rescued After Being Trapped
Dutchess County Porch Collapse: Person Rescued After Being Trapped A porch collapse at a Hudson Valley home left one person injured. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 2 p.m., Monday, April 15, at 5 Boxwood Court in Hyde Park. According to Mitchell Shron, spokesman for the Roosevelt Fire District, responding firefighters and EMS found a porch from an upper story had collapsed with one person trapped in the wreckage. The victim suffered injuries to the lower leg and was bleeding, Shron said. Firefighters moved the victim to safety, who was then transported to MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie for treatment. Due to the nature of the…
Large Hudson Valley Fire Destroys Several Townhomes, Leaves Residents Homeless Large Hudson Valley Fire Destroys Several Townhomes, Leaves Residents Homeless
Large Hudson Valley Fire Destroys Several Townhomes, Leaves Residents Homeless Several residents were left homeless after a fire ripped through a popular Hudson Valley townhouse complex. The incident occurred in Orange County shortly after 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, in Chester at the Whispering Hills Complex. Chester Fire Chief Tom Marchiano told Mark Lieb of Rockland Video Productions that when firefighters arrived, they found flames shooting through the roof of one of the buildings in the center of the complex. Marchiano told Lieb the building was completely destroyed when the roof eventually caved in. Firefighters are on the scene.  Rockland Video Produc…
Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In 3-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In 3-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash
Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In 3-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash A 20-year-old man was charged with manslaughter for allegedly causing a crash that killed another man during a race on a Hudson Valley highway. Valentino Merceda, age 20, of Clifton, New Jersey, was arrested Saturday, April 13, by New York State Police in connection with a fatal crash a year earlier on the Palisades Parkway in Rockland County in Clarkstown.  According to Trooper Steven Nevel, on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 9:45 p.m., troopers responded to a three-car crash on the Palisades Interstate Parkway southbound in the town of Clarkstown near Exit 10.  Nevel said a prelim…
Inmate Dies At Jail In Region; Investigation Underway Inmate Dies At Jail In Region; Investigation Underway
Inmate Dies At Jail In Region; Investigation Underway An investigation is underway after an inmate died at a jail in the region. Staff at the Schenectady County jail discovered 53-year-old Hussayn McCain unresponsive in his cell at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, according to the sheriff’s office. Officers and medics attempted to revive the man, but he was later pronounced dead at Ellis Hospital. Sheriff’s officials did not speculate on a possible cause of death. An official determination will come from the Schenectady County Medical Examiner’s office. There is no evidence to suggest that McCain’s death was a suicide, Deputy Superintend…
Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Northern Westchester Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Northern Westchester
Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Northern Westchester A person was killed in an afternoon crash on a busy highway in Northern Westchester after striking a tree, police said. The crash happened on Sunday, April 14 around 3:15 p.m. on Interstate 684 North in Bedford, when a vehicle left the roadway near mile marker 13.9 north of Exit 4 (Route 172) and collided with a tree, Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police said on Tuesday, April 16. Earlier Report - Serious Crash Causes Delays On I-684 In Bedford The driver, whose name has not yet been released pending notification of their family, was killed in the crash.  The incident c…
Shooting Victim Takes Self To Hospital After Early-Morning Robbery In Region Shooting Victim Takes Self To Hospital After Early-Morning Robbery In Region
Shooting Victim Takes Self To Hospital After Early-Morning Robbery In Region Police in the region are asking for help following an early-morning shooting that sent a man to the hospital. The Albany County incident happened shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood. Police said a 41-year-old man walked into the emergency room at Albany Medical Center Hospital with a gunshot wound to the knee. The wound was not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigators that he was shot during a robbery on First Street between Henry Johnson Boulevard and Lexington Avenue. No suspects had been arrested as of Monday afternoon, April 1…
Poughkeepsie Drug Dealer Busted for Second time, police say Poughkeepsie Drug Dealer Busted for Second time, police say
Poughkeepsie Drug Dealer Bused For Second Time A Hudson Valley fentanyl dealer recently released from jail has been busted again, this time with alleged drugs and a gun. Dutchess County resident Jose J. Cruz, age 22, of Poughkeepsie, was charged multiple drugs and a weapon charge on Monday, April 15, in the town of Poughkeepsie. According to the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office, Drug Task Force agents had been investigating the sale of fentanyl and other dangerous drugs in the Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park areas.  The investigation led to the Drug Task Force identifying Jose J. Cruz, age 22, of the town of Poughkeepsie…
Developing: 15 Protestors Charged In Dutchess County Bridge Shutdown Developing: 15 Protestors Charged In Dutchess County Bridge Shutdown
Protestors Charged In Dutchess County Bridge Shutdown New York State Police arrested 15 people during a protest calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict after they shut down parts of a major highway and a bridge.  The incident occurred in Dutchess County on I-84 and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge around 8 a.m., Monday, April 15. According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, the bridge was closed for approximately 45 minutes for state police to clear the bridge and detain the protestors. During the protest, traffic was backed up on I-84 in Dutchess County from East Fishkill to the bridge. Hicks said the protesters c…
19-Year-Old Accused Of Enticing Child To Perform Sex Acts In Dutchess County 19-Year-Old Accused Of Enticing Child To Perform Sex Acts In Dutchess County
19-Year-Old Accused Of Enticing Child To Perform Sex Acts In Dutchess County A 19-year-old man has been charged with allegedly inducing a child under 17 to perform sexual acts in the Hudson Valley. Daniel N. Montesdeoca, age 19, of New York City, was arrested on Thursday, April 11, in connection with a recent investigation into the sexual performance of a child. Montesdeoca was taken into custody after a month-long investigation by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau.  At this time, he is accused of inducing a child less than 17 years old to perform sexual acts over the Internet, said Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Offi…
Man Charged In Murder Of Hudson Valley Man After 5 Years Man Charged In Murder Of Hudson Valley Man After 5 Years
Man Charged In Murder Of Hudson Valley Man After 5 Years Following a five-year investigation into the death of a Hudson Valley man, detectives, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force have arrested a suspect in the case.  Dikion D. Constantine, age 23, of the Bronx, was charged on Thursday, April 11, with the murder of Sebastian Avilan-Medina, age 26, of Middletown, on Monday, March 11, 2019.  According to Lt. Jeffry Thoelen of the Middletown Police, the arrest culminates a highly intensive five-year investigation into the cold case homicide of Avilan-Medina, who was found shot to death in his Knapp Avenue home. "Despite thi…
'Loud Boom' Heard In Hudson Valley: Police Investigating 'Loud Boom' Heard In Hudson Valley: Police Investigating
'Loud Boom' Heard In Hudson Valley: Police Investigating Police searched an area in the Hudson Valley for evidence of an explosion after several residents reported hearing a mysterious loud booming noise, authorities said. New, updated report - Update: Police Still Investigating Booming Noise In Carmel The possible explosion was reported by residents in Putnam County on Saturday, April 14 just before 9 p.m., when both the Carmel and Kent Police Departments received calls reporting a loud noise in the Lake Carmel area. According to both departments, officers and deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office searched the area for any damag…
Intruder Caught At Animal Hospital In Hudson Valley Intruder Caught At Animal Hospital In Hudson Valley
Intruder Caught At Animal Hospital In Hudson Valley A woman faces charges after illegally entering a Hudson Valley animal hospital during its overnight hours, police said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday night, April 12, when a woman illegally entered the Carmel Animal Hospital at 235 Route 52, according to Carmel Police. A detective soon found the suspect near the hospital and arrested her. The suspect, a woman whose name has not yet been released by the department, was charged with: Third-degree criminal trespass; Possession of burglar's tools. She was later released with a future court date. 
Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood
Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood A suspect has been apprehended days after a resident was stabbed multiple times outside a home in a quiet neighborhood in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Rockland County shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the Town of Ramapo Arriving officers discovered that the victim had been accosted in his driveway on Trailside Place by an unknown suspect and was stabbed multiple times about his body including his head and neck.  The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance in serious condition. On Saturday, April 13, after nearly 48 ho…
Scammers Posing As NYSP Troopers, Agency Warns Scammers Posing As NYSP Troopers, Agency Warns
Scammers Posing As Nysp Troopers, Agency Warns New York State Police are sounding the alarm over scammers posing as troopers in order to con victims out of their money. In an alert issued Tuesday, April 9, the agency said fraudsters employ a variety of tactics to con their victims, including demanding payment for a missed court date, jury duty, or other legal matter. The phony cops have also been known to claim there is a warrant for the victim’s arrest and threaten to apprehend them unless a fine is paid. In some cases, scammers have directed the victim to buy a prepaid money transfer card and give them the card number. “They might s…
Scammers From NY Thinking They Were Collecting $60K Land Behind Bars In Maryland: Sheriff Scammers From NY Thinking They Were Collecting $60K Land Behind Bars In Maryland: Sheriff
Scammers From NY Thinking They Were Collecting $60K Land Behind Bars In Maryland: Sheriff A couple of New Yorkers tried to pull a fast one on a woman in Maryland, but were ultimately apprehended after getting greedy and attempting to go to the well one too many times.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office was advised this week about a scam involving a pair who had been collecting large amounts of cash from a Hagerstown woman, prompting an investigation that led to the arrests of Jinghai Fang and Binbin Ge. In late March, investigators say that the woman received a notification on her tablet that one of her accounts had been hacked, so she called the supplied number and fo…
Man From Region Charged With Robbery Of Gas Station Man From Region Charged With Robbery Of Gas Station
Man From Region Charged With Robbery Of Gas Station A 38-year-old man from the region was charged with the alleged robbery of a gas station and attempted robbery of a dollar store.  Sullivan County resident Ollen Eck III, of Livingston Manor, was charged on Tuesday, April 9, for the Saturday, March 16 robbery of the Sunoco gas station, and the attempted robbery of the Dollar General, both in Livingston Manor on Monday, March 18, according to the New York State Police.  Following his arrest, Eck was remanded to the Sullivan County Jail. State Police were assisted by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and the Village of Monticello…
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84, Police Say Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84, Police Say
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84, Police Say A 26-year-old has been accused of driving the wrong way while drunk and striking a police cruiser in an overnight crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut. Just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, Connecticut State Police received the report of the wrong-way driver in the area of Exit 8 in Danbury.  The vehicle was then stopped off Exit 11 in Newtown, state police said.  After an investigation, the operator, 26-year-old Danbury resident Ney Carrasco-Guerrero was placed under arrest and charged with: Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and…
County In Hudson Valley Advises Residents To Be On Alert For Possible Attack After FBI Warning County In Hudson Valley Advises Residents To Be On Alert For Possible Attack After FBI Warning
County In Hudson Valley Advises Residents To Be On Alert For Possible Attack After FBI Warning Authorities at a county in the Hudson Valley are asking residents to be on alert if they "See Something, To Say Something," after a Federal Bureau of Investigation warning of a possible ISIS-like attack in the US. Rockland County officials said the county, towns, and law enforcement are on alert following an FBI warning sent to the US House of Representatives on Thursday, April 11. During that panel, FBI Bureau Director Christopher Wray said he was increasingly concerned about “the potential for a coordinated attack here in the homeland, akin to the ISIS-K attack we saw at the Russia Concer…
Attempted Bank Fraud: 1 Suspect Captured, 1 On The Run In Hudson Valley Attempted Bank Fraud: 1 Suspect Captured, 1 On The Run In Hudson Valley
Attempted Bank Fraud: 1 Suspect Captured, 1 On The Run In Hudson Valley A 34-year-old man has been charged with felony grand larceny and identity theft after allegedly attempting to withdraw $45,000 from a bank account that did not belong to him. The incident occurred in Rockland County on Wednesday, April 10 at the Affinity Federal Credit Union in Nanuet. According to Detective Norman Peters with the Clarkstown Police, Hanlin Yang of Virginia and a woman arrived at the bank and attempted to make a money transfer of $45,000 from an account.  Peters said Yang and the woman became "agitated" and left the area as bank officials attempted to verify the identi…
Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Station In Hudson Valley Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Station In Hudson Valley
Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Station In Hudson Valley Thanks to quick-thinking Metro-North officials and first responders, a person who fell on electrified tracks at a Northern Westchester train station and his father, who leaped in to help him, were rescued from the perilous situation.  The incident happened on Friday, April 12 around 10:30 a.m., when a person fell from the platform at Croton-Harmon Station onto electrified tracks, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.  After the fall, the person's father immediately jumped to help his son and put himself in harm's way in the process, according to the department.  …
Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police
Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man was apprehended after ramming police vehicles to escape arrest for trying to entice a 13-year-old victim into engaging in sexual activity in the Hudson Valley, authorities said.  Fairfield County resident Francisco Javi Gomez of Norwalk was arrested in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 3 in connection with an investigation that began on Friday, March 15, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, April 12.  According to authorities, Gomez had been enticing a 13-year-old victim to engage in sexual activity with him through social medi…
Hudson Valley Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say Hudson Valley Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say This story has been updated. A Hudson Valley man is recovering after being stabbed by another man he did not know in his driveway. Click here for a new, updated story - Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Hudson Valley Home The incident occurred in Rockland County around 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, on Trailside Place in Ramapo. According to Lt. Chris Franklin with the Ramapo Police, officers responding to a reported assault found the local resident who had been stabbed multiple times by an unknown suspect. The victim was stabbed multiple times and removed from the …