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New Update: Man Accused Of Firing Gun During Fight In Westchester Restaurant New Update: Man Accused Of Firing Gun During Fight In Westchester Restaurant
New Update: Man Accused Of Firing Gun During Fight In Westchester Restaurant A man faces federal charges in connection to a shots-fired incident in Northern Westchester that happened just after Independence Day.  New York City resident Quincy Lamar Williams was arrested on Tuesday, July 9 in connection with an incident on Friday morning, July 5 in the 900 block of Main Street in Peekskill, Peekskill Police announced on Wednesday, July 10.  According to the department, at around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, Williams fired a gun during an altercation that began in Ofori's World Cuisine at 982 Main St.  The incident led to officers roping the area off as they …
Man Attacks Woman At Westchester Apartment, Leaves Her Severely Injured: Police Man Attacks Woman At Westchester Apartment, Leaves Her Severely Injured: Police
Man Attacks Woman At Westchester Apartment, Leaves Her Severely Injured: Police A 31-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge after attacking a woman at a Northern Westchester apartment, leaving her severely injured, police said. The incident happened on Tuesday, May 14 around 3:10 p.m., when a woman was assaulted inside a Peekskill apartment at 900 South St., according to Peekskill Police. Arriving officers found a 56-year-old victim with severe injuries who was soon taken to Westchester Medical Center.  The suspect, identified as Haseem Jenkins, was found at the scene and taken into custody by responding officers. He is now charged with: Second-degree at…
Large Amounts Of PCP, Over $80K Found In Westchester Home, Police Say Large Amounts Of PCP, Over $80K Found In Westchester Home, Police Say
Large Amounts Of PCP, Over $80K Found In Westchester Home, Police Say A man faces several charges after a large quantity of phencyclidine and more than $80,000 in cash were seized from his Northern Westchester home, police announced.  The arrest resulted from the execution of a search warrant at a Peekskill residence on Brown Street on Thursday, Nov, 9, Peekskill Police announced.  As a result of the search, a large amount of suspected phencyclidine (PCP) and more than $80,000 in US currency were seized, authorities said, adding that the search was part of an extensive investigation into the sale of PCP in and around Peekskill.  The resid…
Duo Nabbed After Firing Shot During Armed Robbery In Westchester: Police Duo Nabbed After Firing Shot During Armed Robbery In Westchester: Police
Duo Nabbed After Firing Shot During Armed Robbery In Westchester: Police Two men have been apprehended in connection with an armed robbery in Northern Westchester that involved a gunshot being fired, police said. The incident happened on Wednesday, Oct. 4 just before 2:40 a.m., when officers responded to an armed robbery in Peekskill on the 300 block of Highland Avenue.  According to Peekskill Police Lt. Adam Renwick, an investigation into the incident determined that a shot had been fired while the robbery had been taking place. The specific location of the robbery was not identified by authorities.  Hours later, around 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, o…
New Update: Body Found At Plaza In Westchester Died Of Natural Causes, Police Say New Update: Body Found At Plaza In Westchester Died Of Natural Causes, Police Say
New Update: Body Found At Plaza In Westchester Died Of Natural Causes, Police Say Authorities have released more information about a body found at a shopping plaza in Northern Westchester.  The body was originally found on Tuesday, Aug. 29 just before 10 a.m. at the Crossroads Plaza located at 1101 Main St. (Route 6) in Peekskill, according to Peekskill Police Lt. Adam Renwick.  Earlier Report: Man's Body Found At Shopping Plaza In Peekskill The man's cause of death has since been certified to be of natural causes by the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office, Renwick said on Tuesday, Sept. 12.  The identity of the man has not yet be…
Man's Body Found At Shopping Plaza In Westchester Man's Body Found At Shopping Plaza In Westchester
Man's Body Found At Shopping Plaza In Westchester Authorities are investigating after a man's body was found at a shopping plaza in Northern Westchester.  The body was found on Tuesday, Aug. 29 just before 10 a.m., when authorities responded to the Crossroads Plaza located at 1101 Main St. (Route 6) in Peekskill, according to Peekskill Police Lt. Adam Renwick.  There, police found a deceased man on the property of the plaza, who has not yet been identified, Renwick said. The circumstances of the man's death are still under investigation by police.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Man Nabbed For Firing Gunshot During Fight In Westchester: Police Man Nabbed For Firing Gunshot During Fight In Westchester: Police
Man Nabbed For Firing Gunshot During Fight In Westchester: Police A man has been charged in connection with a shooting incident that happened in broad daylight on a Northern Westchester street, police said.  The man's arrest resulted from an incident on Tuesday, Aug. 15 around 3:15 p.m., when Peekskill Police officers responded to the 500 block of Nelson Avenue, where gunshots were reported, according to Lt. Adam Renwick.  An investigation into the incident later determined that a shot had been fired during an altercation at the location, Renwick said.  A day later, on Wednesday morning, Aug. 16, the alleged shooter was apprehended by Peek…
Armed Robbery Suspect Captured At Store In Westchester: Police Armed Robbery Suspect Captured At Store In Westchester: Police
Armed Robbery Suspect Captured At Store In Westchester: Police Thanks to quick action from a store clerk, authorities were able to quickly close in and capture an armed robbery suspect in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 9 around 8:45 p.m., when Peekskill Police officers responded to a business at 1014 Main St. after an employee had activated a panic alarm.  According to Lt. Adam Renwick, the store's clerk told arriving officers that a man armed with a knife had just robbed the store and that it was unclear if he had left or was still inside. The clerk also added that the suspect may have had access to a fi…
Hit-Run Suspect At Large: Man Hospitalized After Being Struck In Westchester Hit-Run Suspect At Large: Man Hospitalized After Being Struck In Westchester
Hit-Run Suspect At Large: Man Hospitalized After Being Struck In Westchester Police are currently searching for the suspect in a hit-run that left a pedestrian hospitalized in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Monday, June 12 around 10 p.m., when a 79-year-old man was hit by a car in the area of the 1000 block of Howard Street in Peekskill, according to Peekskill Police Lt. Adam Renwick.  The vehicle then drove away from the scene before authorities arrived, Renwick said.  The victim was taken to Westchester Medical Center for treatment following the incident.  The hit-run is now being investigated by Peekskill Police.  This…
Death Of Elementary School Student Under Investigation In Westchester Death Of Elementary School Student Under Investigation In Westchester
Death Of Elementary School Student Under Investigation In Westchester Police in Northern Westchester are currently investigating the tragic death of a 10-year-old elementary school student.  In a statement released by Peekskill Police Chief Leo Dylweski on Tuesday, June 6, he revealed that the department is investigating the death of 10-year-old Lukas Illesecas, who attended Hillcrest Elementary School.  Dylweski added that the death is "still actively being investigated" and that no "definitive conclusions" have been made.  In a GoFundMe page created to raise money for the Illesecas family, organizer Christian Illescas wro…
New Update: Fatal Shooting Victim ID'd, Suspect Caught In Westchester New Update: Fatal Shooting Victim ID'd, Suspect Caught In Westchester
New Update: Fatal Shooting Victim ID'd, Suspect Caught In Westchester Authorities have located a suspect in a fatal shooting that left a 53-year-old man dead in Northern Westchester.  The arrest stemmed from a fatal shooting that happened on Sunday, May 21 just after 7:30 p.m., when police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Sherman Avenue and McKinley Street in Peekskill, according to Peekskill Police Lt. Adam Renwick.  Earlier Report - Shooting Leaves Victim Hospitalized In Peekskill: 'Not Random Act,' Police Say When officers arrived at the scene, they found 53-year-old Ernest Wilson of Peekskill with numerous…
Shooting Leaves Victim Hospitalized In Westchester: 'Not Random Act,' Police Say Shooting Leaves Victim Hospitalized In Westchester: 'Not Random Act,' Police Say
Shooting Leaves Victim Hospitalized In Westchester: 'Not Random Act,' Police Say New, updated report: New Update: Fatal Shooting Victim ID'd, Suspect Caught In Peekskill Authorities are searching for the suspect in a shooting that left one victim hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Sunday, May 21 just after 7:30 p.m., when officers responded to the area of Sherman Avenue and McKinley Street in Peekskill for a report of shots fired, according to Peekskill Police.  Once they arrived at the scene, police found a 53-year-old victim with numerous gunshot wounds in the area of Welcher Avenue an…
5-Car Crash Sends 2 Drivers To Hospital In Westchester, Police Say 5-Car Crash Sends 2 Drivers To Hospital In Westchester, Police Say
5-Car Crash Sends 2 Drivers To Hospital In Westchester, Police Say A five-vehicle crash that involved a head-on collision sent two people to the hospital in Northern Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Wednesday, April 26 around 6:45 p.m., when Peekskill Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on the 600 block of South Street that involved five vehicles, according to Peekskill PD Lieutenant Adam Renwick.  An investigation into the crash determined that it began when two vehicles collided head-on and then hit three other parked vehicles, Renwick said.  The drivers of the two cars that collided head-on were taken to Hud…
Bomb Threat Made At Court In Westchester, Prompts Evacuation Bomb Threat Made At Court In Westchester, Prompts Evacuation
Bomb Threat Made At Court In Westchester, Prompts Evacuation A court in Northern Westchester was evacuated and searched following a bomb threat, police said.  On Monday, Feb. 27, around 10:20 a.m., police were sent to Peekskill City Court after a report of a possible bomb threat that had been placed, according to Peekskill Police.  Both Peekskill and New York State Court officers then evacuated the building, and K9 units with the Peekskill and Westchester County police departments commenced a sweep of the facility and surrounding area.  Ultimately, nothing was found, and the area was deemed safe at 11:30 a.m. Court personnel was then …
Suspect Nabbed In Robbery Of Westchester Gas Station Suspect Nabbed In Robbery Of Westchester Gas Station
Suspect Nabbed In Robbery Of Westchester Gas Station A 35-year-old man is being charged with robbing a Northern Westchester County gas station and assaulting an employee. On Sunday, Oct. 16, at around 4 a.m., police responded to a robbery in Peekskill, at the Mobil gas station located at 120 Washington St. where they found a male employee who had suffered a cut to his face, police said. The employee then told police that a man had argued with him, slashed his face, and stolen more than $1,000 from the cash register before running from the scene.  Police then pursued a man on South Street that matched a description given by the employee …
Westchester Murder Suspect Who Set Fire To Avoid Capture ID'd, Charged, Police Say Westchester Murder Suspect Who Set Fire To Avoid Capture ID'd, Charged, Police Say
Westchester Murder Suspect Who Set Fire To Avoid Capture ID'd, Charged, Police Say Police have identified a Northern Westchester man who has been apprehended after allegedly setting fire to a home in order to avoid being captured following the stabbing death of another man. Peekskill resident Shane Gilleo, age 30, was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and charged with murder and arson, said Det. Lt. Jack Galusha, of the Peekskill Police. The incident unfolded around 12:30 p.m., Wednesday when police responded to a call of a person stabbed in front of 7 N. James St., in Peekskill. Upon arrival, officers discovered 48-year-old Edward Reeves had suffered multiple stab wounds…
3 Nabbed In Major Westchester Drug, Gun Bust 3 Nabbed In Major Westchester Drug, Gun Bust
3 Nabbed In Major Westchester Drug, Gun Bust Three people are facing drugs and weapons charges following the execution of two search warrants on homes in the area. The bust took place in Northern Westchester on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in Peekskill. Members of the Peekskill Police, along with the Westchester County Police and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants on two separate residences in Peekskill and Lake Peekskill in connection with a joint investigation between the three agencies, said Lt. Jack Galusha, of the Peekskill Police. As a result of the court-authorized searches, the following were recovered and seized:&…
Westchester Man Sentenced For Murdering Drug Dealer Westchester Man Sentenced For Murdering Drug Dealer
Westchester Man Sentenced For Murdering Drug Dealer A 22-year-old Northern Westchester man could spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced for murdering a man during a drug deal. Following a three-week trial earlier this year, a jury found Peekskill resident Michael Jenkins guilty of multiple felony charges for the fatal shooting of Emmanuel Jordan in May 2020. Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah said that Jenkins was found guilty by the jury of: Murder; Manslaughter; Two counts of robbery; Criminal possession of a weapon. On Wednesday, Nov. 24, Rocah announced that Jenkins has been sentenced to 25 years to l…
Driver Jailed After Westchester Crash That Injured Three Driver Jailed After Westchester Crash That Injured Three
Driver Jailed After Westchester Crash That Injured Three The driver of a vehicle that allegedly hit three pedestrians when his vehicle careened out of control on a Northern Westchester sidewalk has been remanded to jail. The incident took place around 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 in Peekskill, said the Peekskill Police. When police arrived on the scene,  they discovered a blue Cadillac Escalade with heavy front end and driver side damage at rest on the sidewalk.  The driver of the Escalade was still behind the wheel at the time of police arrival and was identified as 56-year-old Peekskill resident John Watson.  It was quickly dete…
Westchester Man Found Guilty Of Murdering Drug Dealer Westchester Man Found Guilty Of Murdering Drug Dealer
Westchester Man Found Guilty Of Murdering Drug Dealer A 22-year-old Northern Westchester man could spend the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty of murdering a man during a drug deal. Following a three-week trial, a jury found Peekskill resident Michael Jenkins guilty of multiple felony charges for the fatal shooting of Emmanuel Jordan in May 2020. Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah said that Jenkins was found guilty by the jury of: Murder; Manslaughter; Two counts of robbery; Criminal possession of a weapon. On May 8, 2020, Jenkins met with Jordan, a Mohegan Lake resident in the Town of Yorktown, on Pauldi…
Man Nabbed For Jewelry Store Heist In Westchester, Police Say Man Nabbed For Jewelry Store Heist In Westchester, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Jewelry Store Heist In Westchester, Police Say A Northern Westchester man has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing and stealing several items of jewelry from an area jewelry store. Anthony Sidney, age 33, of Peekskill, was arrested on Tuesday, April 27, by the Peekskill Police after officers responded to A&D Jewelry on South Street around 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, for an interior alarm, said Lt. Jack Galusha Upon arrival, officers discovered the jewelry store had been burglarized and several items of jewelry had been stolen, Galusha said. An investigation led by Peekskill Detective Matt Basso developed Sidney as a suspect, he…
Police: Man Caught With Drugs In Parking Lot At McDonald's In Westchester Police: Man Caught With Drugs In Parking Lot At McDonald's In Westchester
Police: Man Caught With Drugs In Parking Lot At McDonald's In Westchester A 23-year-old Westchester man was arrested for alleged possession of drugs after being nabbed in the parking lot of an area McDonald's.  Navit Azizi, of Cortlandt, was arrested on Wednesday, March 10, after a Yorktown police on patrol conducting a business check of the McDonald's Restaurant on Crompond Road when he spotted an occupied vehicle, parked and running in the parking lot, Yorktown police said. The officer went to check on the driver, later identified as Azizi, to make sure he was not in need of any assistance. While speaking to Azizi, the officer saw a clear plastic bag…
Police Investigating Armed Robbery Of Westchester Gas Station Police Investigating Armed Robbery Of Westchester Gas Station
Police Investigating Armed Robbery Of Westchester Gas Station Police are investigating an armed robbery of a Northern Westchester gas station by a man armed with a handgun. The incident took place around 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Peekskill at the Sunoco at 980 Washington St., when the man, wearing a mask, entered the store and demanded cash from the lone employee, said Peekskill Police Lt. Jack Galusha. The clerk turned over an undetermined amount of cash and the man fled the store in an unknown direction. No one was injured during the robbery and no arrest have been made. Galusha said the incident remains under investigation.
Suspect Nabbed After Westchester Man Found Shot Dead Inside Vehicle Suspect Nabbed After Westchester Man Found Shot Dead Inside Vehicle
Suspect Nabbed After Westchester Man Found Shot Dead Inside Vehicle A suspect has been apprehended after a man was found shot dead inside a vehicle in Northern Westchester. It happened at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 in Peekskill. That's when Peekskill Police responded to the 900 block of Paulding Street for a report of a suspicious man who had been sitting in a vehicle for an extended period of time. Officers checked on this man, who was believed to be sleeping with the engine running, according to Peekskill Police.  After finding this man unresponsive, Peekskill paramedics were dispatched to the scene and pronounced him dead.  A further in…
Suspect Nabbed In Connection To Fatal Stabbing Of Teen In Westchester Suspect Nabbed In Connection To Fatal Stabbing Of Teen In Westchester
Suspect Nabbed In Connection To Fatal Stabbing Of Teen In Westchester A suspect has been apprehended in connection to the fatal stabbing of a fellow teenager in Northern Westchester. On Friday, March 27, at approximately 11:25 a.m., Peekskill Police and EMS responded to 214 N. Broad for a report of a male stabbed at that location.   Upon arrival, officers and EMS discovered a 17-year-old boy lying in the vestibule of 214 N. Broad St. with possible stab wounds to his chest area. EMS began immediate life-saving measures and transported the teen, a Peekskill resident, to New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short…
Police Officer In Westchester Indicted For Sex Abuse Police Officer In Westchester Indicted For Sex Abuse
Police Officer In Westchester Indicted For Sex Abuse A police officer who worked in Northern Westchester has been charged with allegedly sexually abusing a woman on four separate occasions. Michael Agovino, 33, of Palisades, was indicted on 20 counts on Friday, March 20, announced Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. The charges are based on several incidents where prosecutors allege that Agovino, while dressed in his Peekskill Police uniform, coerced a victim, illegally entered her home, and sexually abused her, the DA's office said. He is also accused of filing false reports. At least four separate i…
ID Released For Woman Accused Of Stabbing 8-Year-Old Son In Westchester ID Released For Woman Accused Of Stabbing 8-Year-Old Son In Westchester
ID Released For Woman Accused Of Stabbing 8-Year-Old Son In Westchester A 33-year-old Northern Westchester woman who allegedly stabbed her 8-year-old son has been identified. Dayona Hammonds, of Peekskill, was arrested Monday, Feb. 17, after Peekskill Police responded to a home on Main Street after receiving a 911 call about a woman threatening to stab her son, said Peekskill Police. When police arrived, the boy had already suffered a stab wound to his torso, police said. The boy was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Peekskill Police Lt. Jack Galusha said Tuesday, Feb. 18, that Hammonds was charged with felony assault during arraignme…
Police Investigating Theft Of Wallet With $1K From Vehicle In Westchester Police Investigating Theft Of Wallet With $1K From Vehicle In Westchester
Police Investigating Theft Of Wallet With $1K From Vehicle In Westchester Police are investigating a theft from an unlocked vehicle in Northern Westchester. Officers responded to Washington Street in Peekskill for a report of a robbery around 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, said Peekskill Police Lt. Jack Galusha. After a brief interview with the victim police found that a wallet with approximately $1,000 had been taken from inside the unlocked vehicle, Galusha said. The suspect fled east on South Street and was not caught. Galusha said the department is actively investigating the case. Anyone with information should contact the Peekskill Police at 914-737-80…
Man Killed While Walking Along Roadway In Westchester Man Killed While Walking Along Roadway In Westchester
Man Killed While Walking Along Roadway In Westchester A 78-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle while he was walking on a roadway in Northern Westchester. The incident took place around 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 29, when William O’Connor was walking in the area of Washington and Requa streets, said Peekskill Police Lt. Jack Galusha. O'Connor, of Peekskill, reportedly suffered a serious head wound and was unresponsive when police arrived on the scene.  He was rushed to Westchester Medical Center where he died several hours later, Galusha said. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene. As of late Tuesday, Dec. 31…
Source ID'd For Online Threat At Middle School In Westchester Source ID'd For Online Threat At Middle School In Westchester
Source ID'd For Online Threat At Middle School In Westchester School District officials are asking parents to make sure their children understand the importance of using social media carefully after a student was identified as making a threat against a school in Northern Westchester. The student was identified on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Peekskill Middle School after officials were made aware of a social media post made over the summer was mentioned in a new post on Wednesday, said Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Mauricio on Facebook. After learning of the new post, which contained a threat, Principal Jamal Lewis immediately began working …
Westchester Spray Paint Theft Suspect Nabbed For Earlier Graffiti Tagging Westchester Spray Paint Theft Suspect Nabbed For Earlier Graffiti Tagging
Westchester Spray Paint Theft Suspect Nabbed For Earlier Graffiti Tagging A 24-year-old man arrested for allegedly stealing 16 cans of spray paint, was later arrested for an earlier graffiti tagging of a Route 6 sound barrier. Daniel Vines-Mevec, of Buchanan, was arrested on Monday, July 15, after Yorktown Police responded to A.C.Moore Arts & Crafts at 3333 Crompond Road, for a report of the theft of 16 cans of spray paint worth $120 by two people, said the Yorktown Police. When police arrived, store employees were able to provide a description of the car the suspects were driving. Police broadcast a description of the vehicle to other departments and a short…