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FBI Conducts Pre-Dawn Search Of Ex-Cuomo, Hochul Aide's $3.5M NY Home: Report FBI Conducts Pre-Dawn Search Of Ex-Cuomo, Hochul Aide's $3.5M NY Home: Report
FBI Conducts Pre-Dawn Search Of Ex-Cuomo, Hochul Aide's $3.5M NY Home: Report FBI agents searched the $3.5 million home of a former deputy chief of staff to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who also held a high position under ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a new report says. The red-bricked home of Linda Sun and her husband, Chris Hu, is located on Long Island's North Shore, in a gated community in the hamlet of Manhasset.  According to The New York Times, the search was conducted Tuesday morning, July 23. It is unclear what potential crimes are under investigation, and the Times reported that neither of the two responded to voice mail and text messages. The FBI confir…
Westchester Town Bans ATVs On Public Property After Man Attacked At Park Westchester Town Bans ATVs On Public Property After Man Attacked At Park
Westchester Town Bans ATVs On Public Property After Man Attacked At Park A Northern Westchester town has banned the use of all-terrain vehicles on public property almost a year after a man was run down at a baseball field.  In an announcement on Friday, July 19, the Town of Yorktown revealed it adopted new regulations for ATVs and off-highway motorcycles following a vehicular assault in late August that left a man with severe injuries.  On the day of the assault, Sunday, Aug. 27, around 2:45 p.m., Yorktown resident Kyle Frankild allegedly ran down 64-year-old Ed Moffett with an ATV at a baseball field at 2406 Hunterbrook Rd., rendering him un…
Westchester Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill USPS Employees, Burn Down Post Offices Westchester Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill USPS Employees, Burn Down Post Offices
Westchester Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill USPS Employees, Burn Down Post Offices A Northern Westchester man has been accused of threatening to kill US Postal Service employees and burn down post officers. Ossining resident Anthony Alfano, age 46, was arrested in Yorktown Heights on Friday, July 19, after making violent threats against USPS employees and threatening to burn down US post offices in Ossining, according to federal authorities.  The threats were made amid frustrations over a delayed parcel containing cremated remains from Florida, according to Damian Williams, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. According to court filings, Alfano th…
6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening' 6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening'
6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening' An overnight sobriety checkpoint on a busy Westchester road resulted in six arrests, including several for drunk driving, police announced.  The checkpoint was conducted in Mamaroneck from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 on Mamaroneck Avenue under the Interstate 95 overpass, the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department said on Tuesday, July 9.  The effort resulted in the arrests of four people for driving while intoxicated:  A 34-year-old Port Chester man; A 35-year-old New Rochelle man; An 18-year-old Mamaroneck man; A 38-year-old Eastchester man.  Additionally, t…
Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case
Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case A dog that was found severely emaciated in the Hudson Valley is in the process of gaining her strength back following the arrest of her owner on animal cruelty charges, officials said. Abby, an 8-year-old Catahoula leopard mix dog, was rescued after being found in a state of severe emaciation at a Putnam County residence in Kent on Chief Nimham Drive on Sunday, June 23.  Earlier Report - Kent Woman Accused Of Animal Neglect After Dog Found Severely Emaciated After the discovery, Abby's owner, Shannon McMahon of Kent, age 42, was arrested by the Putnam County SPCA a…
Cyberattack Hits School District In Hudson Valley Cyberattack Hits School District In Hudson Valley
Cyberattack Hits School District In Hudson Valley A school district in the Hudson Valley was the target of a cyberattack that disabled computer services and access to phones and email. In Orange County, the Goshen Central School District announced on Thursday, July 11, that it was the subject of the ransomware incident. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurtis Kotes said the district notified law enforcement and is working with cyber security experts to determine the source of the attack and take the necessary steps to repair the problems as quickly as possible. In an update late Friday afternoon, July 12, Kotes said: "The disaster reco…
Drone As First Responders: Police Department In Westchester Becomes First In County To Use Them Drone As First Responders: Police Department In Westchester Becomes First In County To Use Them
Drone As First Responders: Police Department In Westchester Becomes First In County To Use Them A police department in Westchester has become the first in the county to embrace help from drones during emergency calls.  The Yonkers Police Department announced the launch of its Drone as a First Responder pilot program during a press conference held on Wednesday, July 10.  As part of the initiative, the only one of its kind in Westchester, the department will use one drone outfitted with high-definition cameras and thermal imaging and will fly alongside and overhead officers during calls.  The drone will launch from the roof of St. Joseph's Medical Center and will be remo…
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Westchester Police Officer Killed In Crash 'Happy-Go-Lucky' Westchester Police Officer Killed In Crash
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Westchester Police Officer Killed In Crash A 23-year-old Westchester County police officer was killed in a Hudson Valley crash. The crash occurred in Orange County at approximately 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, in the town of Highlands on Route 9W northbound according to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. Port Chester Police Officer Christopher Bernal, who was driving a 2004 Honda motorcycle northbound on SR 9W, was killed when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, Nevel said. The vehicle exited the highway and struck a parked, occupied 2023 GMC Acadia in a scenic pull-off.  Bernal was transported to M…
Westchester Honors Retiring 'Cyber Dog,' Detective Who Worked To Sniff Out Electronics Westchester Honors Retiring 'Cyber Dog,' Detective Who Worked To Sniff Out Electronics
Westchester Honors Retiring 'Cyber Dog,' Detective Who Worked To Sniff Out Electronics County officials are honoring the careers of a retiring Westchester detective and his K9 partner who worked to find hidden electronic devices containing evidence in criminal investigations.  The retirement of Westchester County Police Detective Brett Hochron and his partner, Harley the Cyber Dog, was announced on Monday, July 1.  According to County Executive George Latimer, the duo spent much of their careers sniffing out hidden digital devices in search of evidence for investigations, including SIM cards, thumb drives, hard drives, cell phones, tablets, laptop computers, an…
Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend
Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that extra patrols will be on the lookout for drunk and drugged drivers over the Fourth of July weekend. Starting on Wednesday, July 3 at 6 p.m. and lasting through midnight on Sunday, July 7, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will increase patrols on highways across the state. The extra patrols will conduct sobriety checkpoints and target reckless and aggressive driving in an effort to curb impaired drivers and target other traffic infractions, Hochul said. “State Police and local law enforcement agencies will once again be out on New Y…
'Tragic Loss': Newlywed Officer Killed In NY Salon Crash Remembered For 'Bravery, Compassion' 'Tragic Loss': Newlywed Officer Killed In NY Salon Crash Remembered For 'Bravery, Compassion'
'Tragic Loss': Newlywed Officer Killed In NY Salon Crash Remembered For 'Bravery, Compassion' Tributes are pouring in for a beloved NYPD officer who was killed alongside three others in an alleged drunk driving crash at a New York nail salon. Emilia Rennhack was off duty and getting her nails done when an SUV came barreling through the front window of Long Island’s Hawaii Nail & Spa, located in Deer Park on Commack Road, on Friday afternoon, June 28. Rennhack was pronounced dead at the scene alongside the salon’s owner, Jiancai Chen, age 37, of Bayside, Queens, according to Suffolk County Police. Also killed were Yan Xu, age 41, and Meizi Zhang, age 50, both of Flushing, Queens.…
Long Island Chief Of Patrol, Westchester County Native, Dies Of 9/11-Related Cancer Long Island Chief Of Patrol, Westchester County Native, Dies Of 9/11-Related Cancer
Long Island Chief Of Patrol, Westchester County Native, Dies Of 9/11-Related Cancer A decorated officer who served for nearly 40 years has died of complications from cancer, which he contracted during rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. Nassau County Chief of Patrol Kevin G. Canavan, age 64, died on Sunday, June 30, according to his colleagues with the department. Canavan died of complications from the 9/11-related cancer. The Scarsdale, Westchester County native and longtime Bayport resident spend 39 years with the Nassau County Police Department. He started out as a recruit in May 1985 before steadily rising through the ranks of Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieu…
Salon Tragedy: Video Shows Alleged Drunk Driver Crash Into NY Business, Killing Cop, 3 Others Salon Tragedy: Video Shows Alleged Drunk Driver Crash Into NY Business, Killing Cop, 3 Others
Salon Tragedy: Video Shows Alleged Drunk Driver Crash Into NY Business, Killing Cop, 3 Others Newly released video shows the moment an alleged drunk driver crashed his SUV into a New York nail salon, killing four people, including a police officer, and injuring nine others. The Long Island incident happened at around 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the hamlet of Deer Park. Suffolk County Police said Steven Schwally, age 64, of Dix Hills, was speeding southbound through a Kohl’s parking lot, near Commack Road and Grand Boulevard, before he crossed Grand Boulevard and crashed through the front window of Hawaii Nail & Spa. Earlier Report: IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including C…
Scam Alert: Police In Region Warn Of Fake Jury Duty Phone Calls Scam Alert: Police In Region Warn Of Fake Jury Duty Phone Calls
Scam Alert: Police In Region Warn Of Fake Jury Duty Phone Calls Authorities alerted residents to be on high alert after multiple people got phony calls about attending jury duty. The Fairfield County warning was made on Friday, June 28 by police in the town of Ridgefield. According to the local authorities, several residents had been contacted about attending jury duty by somebody using a phone number with the area code 203. The scammer claimed to be a Sergeant from the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office. Police emphasized that these calls (and sometimes emails) are scams, and that court officers will never ask for information such as a Social Secu…
Scammers Posing As Law Enforcement, Sending Fake Letters To Victims In Hudson Valley Scammers Posing As Law Enforcement, Sending Fake Letters To Victims In Hudson Valley
Scammers Posing As Law Enforcement, Sending Fake Letters To Victims In Hudson Valley Authorities in the region are warning residents of a scheme involving scammers posing as law enforcement and sending victims fake letters to convince them they are in trouble with the law.  The scam, detailed in an announcement from the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office on Friday, June 28, involves suspects contacting victims and posing as law enforcement before telling them they are wanted for a crime.  The Sheriff's Office added that the scammer will then tell the victim they need to pay cash to satisfy the warrant or charges.  To further convince victims that the request i…
Westchester Correction Officers, Employees Smuggled Contraband Into Jails: DA Westchester Correction Officers, Employees Smuggled Contraband Into Jails: DA
Westchester Correction Officers, Employees Smuggled Contraband Into Jails: DA Six correction officers and civilian employees face charges after allegedly accepting bribes and smuggling contraband to inmates at two jails in Westchester, officials announced.  Five of the defendants, including three Westchester County corrections officers and two civilian employees, were arrested on Tuesday, June 11, and arraigned in Mount Pleasant Justice Court on Thursday, June 20, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, the five defendants allegedly smuggled contraband to inmates at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla.…
Westchester Caseworker Dies More Than Month After Attack During Shift: 'Enraging' Westchester Caseworker Dies More Than Month After Attack During Shift: 'Enraging'
Westchester Caseworker Dies More Than Month After Attack During Shift: 'Enraging' A Westchester caseworker has succumbed to her injuries more than a month after she was brutally attacked while performing her duties.  Maria Coto, age 56, died on Wednesday, June 19 as a result of injuries she sustained during an assault in Peekskill on Tuesday, May 14, according to Peekskill Police Lieutenant Adam Renwick.  On the day of the attack, just after 3 p.m., Coto was assaulted by a suspect identified as 31-year-old Haseem Jenkins inside a Peekskill apartment on South Street while making contact with clients, according to county officials and Peekskill Police. Coto…
NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why
NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why A New York county is training armed residents who could be deputized during emergencies and natural disasters. With the state's second-largest police force of 2,600 sworn officers, Nassau County posted a notice in March in local newspapers and other news outlets for a team of provisional emergency special deputy sheriffs "for the protection of human life and property during an emergency," said County Executive Bruce Blakeman in coordination with Nassau County Sheriff Anthony LaRocco. In the advertisement, Blakeman said the "special deputies" will have no police powers unless …
Homicide Suspect At Large After Westchester Incident That Left Man Dead Homicide Suspect At Large After Westchester Incident That Left Man Dead
Homicide Suspect At Large After Westchester Incident That Left Man Dead Authorities are asking for help from the public in finding a man believed to have been involved in a Northern Westchester homicide.  The Peekskill Police Department is currently searching for Walter F. Bustos-Solis, who they believe was involved in an incident that happened on Monday, June 10, the department announced on Tuesday, June 18.  On the day of the incident, at around 3:40 a.m., Peekskill officers responded to an altercation on the 900 block of Main Street in the city and found a male victim, identified as Carlos Rodriguez, with severe cuts to the lower part of his body.&…
Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Hamptons Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Hamptons
Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Hamptons Singer and actor Justin Timberlake has allegedly been arrested on DWI-related charges on Long Island, according to multiple news reports. Click here for a new, updated story - New Details Released After Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Hamptons  ABC News is reporting that Timberlake, age 43, was taken into custody in the Hamptons on Monday, June 17, in Sag Harbor. Sag Harbor Police did not immediately return calls or answer phones regarding the arrest. Timberlake is slated to appear in court on Tuesday, June 18, ABC News said. Click here to read the entire ABC News story. Thi…
'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says 'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says
'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says New details are shedding light on the lengths that accused Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann went to in hopes of getting away with his alleged murder spree. The 60-year-old Long Island resident, of Massapequa Park, was arraigned on two more charges of second-degree murder in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, June 6, in the killings of Jessica Taylor and Sandra Costilla. Heuermann was previously charged with the murders of four Gilgo Beach victims: Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, Amber Lynn Costello, and Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Earlier Report: Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect …
Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect Rex Heuermann Charged In Deaths Of 2 More Women Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect Rex Heuermann Charged In Deaths Of 2 More Women
Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect Rex Heuermann Charged In Deaths Of 2 More Women Suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann was formally charged with the murders of two additional women, bringing his alleged victim count to six and expanding the timeline of killings by two decades. Click here for a new, updated story - 'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says The 60-year-old Long Island resident, of Massapequa Park, was arraigned on two more charges of second-degree murder in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, June 6, in the killings of Jessica Taylor and Sandra Costilla. Taylor’s decapitated remains were dis…
Man Found With Gunshot Wound At Westchester Intersection: Suspect At Large Man Found With Gunshot Wound At Westchester Intersection: Suspect At Large
Man Found With Gunshot Wound At Westchester Intersection: Suspect At Large Authorities in Westchester are investigating the circumstances of a shooting that left a man hospitalized. The incident happened on Wednesday, June 5 in the area of South Fulton Avenue and Edison Avenue in Mount Vernon, where a man was found with a gunshot wound to his left abdomen, according to Mount Vernon City officials.  The victim was stabilized at the scene and taken to Jacobi Medical Center.  Detectives are now investigating the shooting. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Mount Vernon Police Detective Division at 914-665-2510 or submit an anonymous tip by te…
Hudson Valley Dentist Dodged Income Taxes For Years, DA Says Hudson Valley Dentist Dodged Income Taxes For Years, DA Says
Hudson Valley Dentist Dodged Income Taxes For Years, DA Says A licensed dentist who worked in the Hudson Valley is accused of failing to pay income taxes for years, thereby defrauding the state of thousands of dollars. In Orange County, Fernando Ehrhardt, age 51, of New York City, was arraigned on criminal tax fraud and related charges in the Town of New Windsor Court on Thursday, May 30. According to prosecutors, Ehrhardt worked at several dental practices in Orange County between 2016 and 2020. Throughout that time, he allegedly failed to file personal tax returns, defrauding New York State of more than $13,000 in revenue. Ehrhardt previously had …
Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison
Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Michelle Troconis, the girlfriend of the estranged husband of the murdered Connecticut mother of five, Jennifer Farber Dulos, has been sentenced to years in prison. 'My Mother Was Everything To Me': Jennifer Dulos' Children Speak Out For First Time Stamford/Norwalk State Attorney Paul J. Ferencek announced Friday, May 31, that Troconnis, age 49, formerly of Hartford County in Farmington, was sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison, suspended after 14 ½ years served, for conspiring to murder Jennifer Farber Dulos in May 2019 and then covering up the crime. Troconis faced 50 years in pr…
Security For World Cricket Cup In NY Ramped Up After Apparent Terror Threat Security For World Cricket Cup In NY Ramped Up After Apparent Terror Threat
Security For World Cricket Cup In NY Ramped Up After Apparent Terror Threat In the wake of an ominous message shared by a pro-ISIS group, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced that the World Cricket Cup, held at a Long Island stadium, will see increased security measures. Hochul’s announcement came just days before the first match of the International Cricket Council’s World Cup is set to be held at Eisenhower Stadium in East Meadow. Eisenhower Stadium will begin hosting World Cricket Cup games on Monday, June 3. They will last until Wednesday, June 12.  Though stating that “there is no credible public safety threat at this time,” the governor noted that…
New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Westchester Home New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Westchester Home
New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Westchester Home A 38-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge after trying to stab an officer in the back at a Northern Westchester residence, police announced.  Armonk resident Joseph Spennato was arraigned at Westchester Medical Center on Tuesday evening, May 28 in connection with his alleged attack on an officer at his home on Monday, May 20, the Westchester County Police Department announced. Earlier Report - Man Shot By Officers On Hallock Place In Armonk According to the department, Spennato's arrest resulted from an incident at his Armonk home on Hallock Place that began around …
25-Year-Old Woman Who Was NYPD Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash 25-Year-Old Woman Who Was NYPD Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash
25-Year-Old Woman Who Was Nypd Officer Killed In Hudson Valley Crash A 25-year-old woman who worked as an officer with the NYPD was killed in a single-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. New, updated report - New Update: 25-Year-Old NYPD Officer From Putnam Valley Killed In Crash Was 3-Year Veteran It happened just before 6 p.m. Friday, May 24 in Orange County on County Road 51 in the town of Hamptonburgh hamlet of Campbell Hall. New York State Police say a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 BMW 328 was traveling eastbound between Blough Road and Ridge Road when the vehicle lost control on a curve.  The vehicle subsequently exited the…
Man Sets Fire To Hudson Valley Home Of Trooper's Father After Getting Traffic Tickets: DA Man Sets Fire To Hudson Valley Home Of Trooper's Father After Getting Traffic Tickets: DA
Man Sets Fire To Hudson Valley Home Of Trooper's Father After Getting Traffic Tickets: DA A 26-year-old has been accused of setting fire to the Hudson Valley home of a state trooper’s father after being issued traffic tickets. According to Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, the man, Tyler Williams, was pulled over and issued traffic tickets by a trooper while driving in Middletown on the evening of Dec. 20, 2023.  Early the next morning, a fire was started at the home of the trooper’s father in Warwick.  After a five-month investigation and the execution of over 20 judicially-authorized search warrants, largely focused on digital forensics, as well as n…
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Fallen Hudson Valley Officer Who Died In Crash Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Fallen Hudson Valley Officer Who Died In Crash
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Fallen Hudson Valley Officer Who Died In Crash A community is coming together to support the family of a US Army veteran and dedicated police officer from the Hudson Valley who died suddenly in a crash.  Following the untimely death of Putnam County's Jose Colon, a committed officer who served with the Brewster Police Department, dozens of friends, family members, and fellow officers have come together to support Colon's wife and son financially. Earlier report - Brewster Police Officer Jose Colon Dies Suddenly At Age 55 Colon, a US Army veteran who spent two decades with the New York City Police Department before serving in …
Update: Man Reported Missing In Westchester Arrested Out Of State On Drug Charges Update: Man Reported Missing In Westchester Arrested Out Of State On Drug Charges
Update: Man Reported Missing In Westchester Arrested Out Of State On Drug Charges A 45-year-old man who was reported missing from Westchester several months ago was arrested in another state and found in possession of drugs, police said. Norman Allen-Meyer Shaw, age 45, was reported missing from Mount Vernon by his wife, Veronica Shaw, on Thursday, Dec. 28. He had last been seen in Mount Vernon and the New Haven County city of West Haven, Connecticut.  Earlier Report - 44-Year-Old Man Goes Missing: Last Seen In Mount Vernon Months after he went missing, Shaw was arrested in Polk County, Florida on Tuesday, April 30, according to the Polk County …