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Duo Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices In Westchester: Police Duo Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices In Westchester: Police
Duo Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices In Westchester: Police Two men wanted out of Long Island were apprehended in Westchester after authorities found them in a car with several card-skimming devices inside, police announced.  The arrests stemmed from an incident on Thursday, Feb. 29, when New Rochelle Police were told around 8:15 p.m. that a car wanted in connection to a felony case in the Nassau County village of Garden City was possibly in the city. According to New Rochelle Police, officers found this vehicle parked and unoccupied on Huguenot Street near the city's post office at around 9 p.m. Soon after, two men were seen getting into the c…
Trio Nabbed After Stealing Cart Of Groceries From Stop & Shop In Westchester: Police Trio Nabbed After Stealing Cart Of Groceries From Stop & Shop In Westchester: Police
Trio Nabbed After Stealing Cart Of Groceries From Stop & Shop In Westchester: Police Three men face charges after stealing a shopping cart full of merchandise from a Stop & Shop supermarket in Westchester, police announced.  The arrests resulted from an incident on Wednesday, Feb. 21, when a larceny was reported at the Stop & Shop located at 670 North Broadway in North White Plains, North Castle Police announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  According to the department, three suspects had acted together to steal a cart full of merchandise from the store. When they were then confronted by loss prevention staff, the trio ran out of the store to the parking lot. …
Check Fraud On Rise In Westchester: Often Stolen From Mail, Altered, Police Say Check Fraud On Rise In Westchester: Often Stolen From Mail, Altered, Police Say
Check Fraud On Rise In Westchester: Often Stolen From Mail, Altered, Police Say Authorities in Westchester are warning residents of an increase in "check washing," a scheme where checks are stolen from the mail and altered by criminals.  The warning was issued on Wednesday, Feb. 28 by the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department, which is currently investigating a rise in check fraud.  According to the department, the "check washing" schemes consist of criminals stealing mail in bulk looking for checks made payable to recipients. Once they find such a check, they will use chemicals to remove the payee and original dollar amount and rewrite a higher dollar amou…
Fallen Trees, Power Lines Block Bus Routes In Westchester School District Fallen Trees, Power Lines Block Bus Routes In Westchester School District
Fallen Trees, Power Lines Block Bus Routes In Westchester School District An overnight storm that slammed the region with powerful wind gusts forced a Northern Westchester school district to implement a two-hour delay after buses were unable to reach some students. The Valhalla Union Free School District was forced to operate on a two-hour delay on Thursday, Feb. 29 as a result of downed trees and power lines that blocked several bus routes in the hamlet, officials announced.  The damage was caused by a powerful overnight storm on Wednesday night, Feb. 28 into Thursday that brought gusts as high as 59 miles per hour to Westchester.  Earlier Report -&n…
Man Gets Prison Time For Operating Cocaine Delivery Service: Caused Death Of Yonkers Man Man Gets Prison Time For Operating Cocaine Delivery Service: Caused Death Of Yonkers Man
Man Gets Prison Time For Operating Cocaine Delivery Service: Caused Death Of Yonkers Man A 41-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison for operating a cocaine courier service that delivered fentanyl-tainted cocaine to a Westchester man, causing his death.  Florida resident Jose Luis Tejada Aybar of Miami was sentenced on Tuesday, Feb. 27 to 12 and a half years in prison for operating the Cab Louie Delivery Service, which brought cocaine to customers in the Bronx and Westchester, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced.  According to federal officials, Tejada Aybar began the delivery service in March 2018. To order…
Man Nabbed After Smashing Window Of Westchester Business, Stealing Property: Police Man Nabbed After Smashing Window Of Westchester Business, Stealing Property: Police
Man Nabbed After Smashing Window Of Westchester Business, Stealing Property: Police A man faces burglary charges after breaking the glass window of a Westchester business and stealing property, police announced.  The arrest resulted from an incident on Sunday, Feb. 25 around 3:40 a.m., when a burglary alarm was activated at a commercial business at the Stop & Shop plaza at 670 North Broadway in North White Plains, according to the North Castle Police Department.  An officer soon arrived at the scene and found a broken glass window at the business, which was not identified by the department.  Once more officers arrived, police saw a man run from the rear…
New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Yonkers, Police Say New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Yonkers, Police Say
New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Yonkers, Police Say After discovering a victim with a gunshot wound to his head inside a pickup truck in Westchester, authorities have charged an 18-year-old man with his murder, police announced.  Yonkers resident Ludvin Ramos-Cervantes was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Francisco Gordillo, who was found dead earlier in the day, Yonkers Police announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  Earlier Report - Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police According to the department, just before 5 a.m. on Monday, officers found Gordillo insi…
Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building
Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building One person was hospitalized following a fire that broke out at an apartment building in Westchester.  The blaze began on Sunday, Feb. 25 around 6 p.m., when smoke was reported to be coming from an apartment building in Port Chester at 167 Terrace Ave., according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews soon found flames coming from the side of the building and forced their way into the structure. Firefighters then searched the building while other crews began using a hose line to extinguish the fire.  The blaze was eventually brought under control in under an hour. …
Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police
Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police Authorities are investigating after a man was found shot in the head inside a vehicle in Westchester.  New, updated report - Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Yonkers, Police Say The gruesome discovery was made on Monday, Feb. 26 around 5 a.m., when authorities found a victim with an apparent gunshot wound to his head inside a parked vehicle in the area of Willow Street and Mount Carmel Place in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Although officers tried saving his life, the man was pronounced dead. H…
Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large
Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for a man who forcefully stole a cell phone from a victim during a robbery in Westchester. The incident happened on Sunday, Feb. 11 around 3:45 a.m. in the area of Huguenot Street and Centre Avenue in New Rochelle, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  At that time, the suspect engaged in a physical scuffle with the victim and took their cell phone. The victim later refused any medical attention, Coyne said. The suspect is described as a light-skinned man of unknown race.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily V…
Update: Police Still Searching For Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Mount Vernon Update: Police Still Searching For Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Mount Vernon
Update: Police Still Searching For Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Mount Vernon Authorities in Westchester are continuing their search for an unattended vehicle that was stolen while it had the owner's dog inside.  In an announcement on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Mount Vernon Police Department said they are still on the lookout for a 2004 Honda Pilot with New Jersey license plate K47SSE that was taken from the 200 block of West 1st Street on Sunday, Jan. 7.  On the night of the theft, an unknown person entered the Honda while it was left running and unattended and drove off. The vehicle has not been seen since the theft and no license plate recognition system…
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Yonkers, Then Avoiding Police For Year Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Yonkers, Then Avoiding Police For Year
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Yonkers, Then Avoiding Police For Year A 34-year-old man who spent a year eluding authorities will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting a 20-year-old victim in Westchester.  Yonkers resident Jonathan Planas was sentenced to 22 years in state prison for the October 2020 fatal shooting of Alvaro Vigueras Medina, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  At around 1:30 a.m. on the day of the shooting, Oct. 10, 2020, Planas got out of a Mercedes Benz and fired several shots at Medina while he was walking on Lawrence Street in Yonkers. Medina was hit once …
Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Yonkers Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Yonkers Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police
Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Yonkers Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police A 21-year-old man charged in connection with a six-car crash at a busy intersection in Westchester was nearly three times over the legal limit, police announced.  New Jersey resident Angel Illesscas of Philipsburg was arrested on Saturday night, Feb. 17 in connection with a 6-car wreck that happened at the intersection of Caryl Avenue and South Broadway, Yonkers Police announced on Friday, Feb. 23.  Earlier Report - Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Yonkers: Police According to the department, on the night of the crash, Illesscas drove his gray Hond…
Man Nabbed After Punching Victim In Face At Train Station In Westchester: Police Man Nabbed After Punching Victim In Face At Train Station In Westchester: Police
Man Nabbed After Punching Victim In Face At Train Station In Westchester: Police A 41-year-old man faces assault charges for punching a victim in the face after asking him if he had money at a Westchester train station, police said.  Mount Vernon resident Troy Williams was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in connection with an incident that happened earlier on the same day at the New Rochelle Train Station, according to New Rochelle Police. On the day of the incident just before 3:30 p.m., officers found a victim, a 65-year-old man, at the station who said he had been punched in the face by Williams, authorities said. The victim told officers that Williams had approac…
Pizzeria Permanently Closes In Westchester: 'Thank You To All Customers' Pizzeria Permanently Closes In Westchester: 'Thank You To All Customers'
Pizzeria Permanently Closes In Westchester: 'Thank You To All Customers' After a little over a year in business, a pizzeria in Westchester has permanently closed. Alondra's Restaurant, located in Larchmont at 18 Chatsworth Ave., announced its permanent closure in a social media post on Saturday, Feb. 10.  "The doors have closed forever," the owners wrote in their post, continuing, "Thank you to all the customers who supported us for a long year."  No other reason for the closure was given. The eatery, which opened in early 2023, had served Neapolitan pizza as well as classic Italian-inspired dishes.  The news of the closure prompted some sad re…
Westchester's Kate Snow To Step Away From NBC Nightly News Anchor Chair After 8 Years Westchester's Kate Snow To Step Away From NBC Nightly News Anchor Chair After 8 Years
Westchester's Kate Snow To Step Away From NBC Nightly News Anchor Chair After 8 Years After over eight years, Westchester resident Kate Snow will no longer be anchoring NBC Nightly News on Sundays. Snow, a Larchmont resident, announced that she would be stepping away from the program during the NBC Nightly News broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 18, saying that the job was "a privilege."  During her announcement, Snow said she would instead be focusing her attention on the weekday program, NBC News Daily, which she also anchors.  "I will miss the team that you don't see behind the cameras here," Snow said on Sunday, adding, "I'll continue to be part of the Nightly News fam…
Bridge Replacement To Cause Over Month-Long Road Closure In Westchester: Here's Where Bridge Replacement To Cause Over Month-Long Road Closure In Westchester: Here's Where
Bridge Replacement To Cause Over Month-Long Road Closure In Westchester: Here's Where A bridge replacement project is causing a road closure at a busy intersection in Westchester that will last over a month.  The closure resulted from a project commenced by the MTA that will replace the South Fulton Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon, according to Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard.  Because of construction work, South Fulton Avenue is now closed at the intersection with East 1st Street. The closure began on Monday, Feb. 19, and will tentatively continue until Saturday, March 30, Patterson-Howard said. The bridge that will be replaced traverses the New Haven railr…
Police To Conduct Training With Simulated Weapons At School In Westchester Police To Conduct Training With Simulated Weapons At School In Westchester
Police To Conduct Training With Simulated Weapons At School In Westchester A police department in Westchester is advising residents that it will be conducting training with simulated weapons at a school in the county.  The Port Chester Police Department will be conducting the training on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Park Avenue School, authorities said.  The training exercises will include the use of simulated weapons, but there is no concern to the public, the department added.  "We thank the Port Chester School District for use of the building," the department said. 
Man Caught On Parkway In Westchester With Illegally-Possessed Pistol Gets Years In Prison Man Caught On Parkway In Westchester With Illegally-Possessed Pistol Gets Years In Prison
Man Caught On Parkway In Westchester With Illegally-Possessed Pistol Gets Years In Prison A 35-year-old man with prior felony convictions will spend several years in prison after he was caught with an illegally possessed loaded pistol on a parkway in Westchester, officials announced. New York City resident Jose Valle was sentenced on Friday, Feb. 16 to seven years in state prison for illegal gun possession, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, on Dec. 28, 2022, authorities pulled Valle over on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison during a routine traffic stop. He then tried fleeing before police event…
Westchester Home Once Owned By Johnny Carson Listed For $5.3 Million: Here's Look Inside Westchester Home Once Owned By Johnny Carson Listed For $5.3 Million: Here's Look Inside
Westchester Home Once Owned By Johnny Carson Listed For $5.3 Million: Here's Look Inside Fans of The Tonight Show with millions of dollars to spare now have the chance to be the proud owners of a six-bedroom suburban New York City estate in Westchester County once owned by Johnny Carson. The 9,923 square foot residence, located in Rye at 7 Puritan Rd., is now listed for $5.3 million by Christina Murphy of Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty. Featuring six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and built on a 1.94-acre lot, the property offers plenty of character, sophistication, and amenities, according to the listing.  The interior of the residence offers "grand living …
Alert Issued For Mount Vernon 15-Year-Old Missing For Week Alert Issued For Mount Vernon 15-Year-Old Missing For Week
Alert Issued For Mount Vernon 15-Year-Old Missing For Week Authorities in Westchester are asking for the public's help in finding a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for a week.  An alert for Elle Torres, who was last seen on Friday, Feb. 9, was issued by the Mount Vernon Police Department on Friday, Feb. 16.  Torres, who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was last seen wearing a black coat, multicolored hoodie, blue jeans, and red, white, and black sneakers, police said. She is described as 5-foot-4 and 170 pounds.  Anyone who sees her is asked to call the department at 914-665-2510.  Click the Faceboo…
Update: Man Faces New Charges In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Community Leader In Westchester Update: Man Faces New Charges In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Community Leader In Westchester
Update: Man Faces New Charges In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Community Leader In Westchester A 42-year-old man has been hit with new charges in connection with the hit-run death of a beloved community leader in Westchester.  Brooklyn resident Antonio Robles-Sanchez was indicted for the hit-run death of 65-year-old Stephanie Kavourias that happened in Hartsdale in August 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Feb. 15.  Earlier Report - Woman Killed In Hit-Run Hartsdale Crash Was Beloved Community Leader According to the DA's Office, around 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, Robles-Sanchez drove his Dodge Ram t…
Support Pours In After Fire Leaves Westchester Home Uninhabitable, Injures Family Cat Support Pours In After Fire Leaves Westchester Home Uninhabitable, Injures Family Cat
Support Pours In After Fire Leaves Westchester Home Uninhabitable, Injures Family Cat A family is asking for help following a house fire in Westchester that left their home uninhabitable and caused their cat to be hospitalized. The blaze happened on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 4 at a White Plains residence located on Hall Avenue, according to White Plains fire officials. Arriving crews discovered that the fire began in the basement and had spread to the first and second floors. Firefighters were able to stop flames from reaching the attic and knocked the blaze out without any injuries, officials said. In the weeks since the fire though, the impacted family, which is no long…
Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With 2 Small Children In Vehicle In Westchester Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With 2 Small Children In Vehicle In Westchester
Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With 2 Small Children In Vehicle In Westchester A Hudson Valley man faces felony drunk driving charges after he was found to be traveling in Westchester with two young children in his car while intoxicated, police announced. Rockland County resident Frankln Agualsaca Caiza of Spring Valley, age 28, was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 10 after he was caught driving while intoxicated with children in his car, New York State Police announced on Monday, Feb. 12. According to police, on the day of Agualsaca Caiza's arrest around 5:30 a.m., troopers pulled over a vehicle traveling on Interstate 87 in Ardsley for vehicle and traffic violat…
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Yonkers Gas Station: Here's Where Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Yonkers Gas Station: Here's Where
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Yonkers Gas Station: Here's Where Someone out there is nearly $30,000 richer after buying a winning lottery ticket at a Westchester gas station, officials announced. The top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket, worth $29,796.50, was sold at a Yonkers gas station for the drawing on Sunday, Feb. 11, New York Lottery officials announced. The ticket was revealed to have been bought at a Sunoco gas station at 931 McLean Ave., officials added. Information about who bought the ticket was not released.  If you hope to repeat this stroke of luck, Take 5 drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners can cl…
Westchester Resident To Be Named As NY's Chief Deputy Inspector General Westchester Resident To Be Named As NY's Chief Deputy Inspector General
Westchester Resident To Be Named As NY's Chief Deputy Inspector General A veteran prosecutor from Westchester will soon be appointed as New York's next Chief Deputy Inspector General, officials announced. Ardsley resident Michele Bayer will be appointed to the position on Monday, Feb. 12, according to a spokesperson from the New York Offices of the Inspector General.  Bayer, who was appointed Deputy Inspector for the Downstate Region in late 2022, will replace Lynn Tabbott.  Before she was appointed Deputy Inspector, Bayer served as the Deputy Chief of the Trial Division in the Manhattan District Attorney's Off…
$10K Reward Offered For Suspect In Westchester Murder Who May Have Fled South: FBI $10K Reward Offered For Suspect In Westchester Murder Who May Have Fled South: FBI
$10K Reward Offered For Suspect In Westchester Murder Who May Have Fled South: FBI The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information regarding a suspect charged in connection with a Westchester homicide that left a 29-year-old man dead.  The reward is being offered to anyone with information regarding the location of 29-year-old Mtayari Dixon, who allegedly shot and killed New Rochelle resident James Caldwell, Jr. in October 2022 after the two were involved in a verbal fight, according to the city's police department.  Earlier Report - Search Intensifies For Suspect In New Rochelle Murder: May Have Fled T…
US Presidential Scholar: HS Senior From Westchester Nominated For Prestigious Honor US Presidential Scholar: HS Senior From Westchester Nominated For Prestigious Honor
US Presidential Scholar: HS Senior From Westchester Nominated For Prestigious Honor A high school senior from Westchester has been named a nominee for one of the country's top honors for students.  Christopher Zorn, a senior at Irvington High School, has been nominated for the 2024 US Presidential Scholars Program, the Irvington Union Free School District announced on Friday, Feb. 9. The prestigious program, which was established in 1964, recognizes the country's most distinguished graduating seniors for their impressive accomplishments, including leadership, academic success, and community service.  Zorn is one of the more than 5,000 students nationwide to be n…
Westchester Man Used False Identity To Get Teen To Send Him Sexual Photos: Feds Westchester Man Used False Identity To Get Teen To Send Him Sexual Photos: Feds
Westchester Man Used False Identity To Get Teen To Send Him Sexual Photos: Feds A 31-year-old Westchester man faces decades in prison for using false identities to gain a teenager's trust and convince them to send him sexually explicit photos and videos, federal officials announced.  New Rochelle resident Charudet Smith, also known as Charles Smith, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 8 on sexual exploitation charges, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Friday, Feb. 9. According to federal officials, from around Dec. 21, 2019, up to around Feb. 13, 2020, Smith impersonated several people and created a series of Instagram accounts…
Abandoned Baby Girl Found In Hallway At Yonkers Apartment Building: Developing Abandoned Baby Girl Found In Hallway At Yonkers Apartment Building: Developing
Abandoned Baby Girl Found In Hallway At Yonkers Apartment Building: Developing Authorities are investigating after discovering an abandoned infant in a hallway inside a Westchester apartment building.  New, updated report - Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Yonkers Apartment Building, Police Say The discovery happened on Tuesday, Feb. 7 around 8:30 p.m., when Yonkers Police officers found a female infant in the hallway of an apartment building on Chestnut Street, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  The baby was found to be only a few days old and was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. She is now in…
Victim Stabbed By Co-Worker In Westchester Victim Stabbed By Co-Worker In Westchester
Victim Stabbed By Co-Worker In Westchester A 33-year-old man is being held on felony charges after stabbing his co-worker in the stomach during a dispute in Westchester, police said. Mamaroneck resident Gener Perez-Ramirez was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in connection with a stabbing incident that happened in the area of 657 Mamaroneck Ave., according to the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department.  Around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the department received a 911 call that a man had been stabbed in the stomach in that location. Detectives and officers then rushed to the area and found a 52-year-old White Plains man with a stab wound,…