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NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion
NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion A newly promoted police chief in upstate New York is facing criminal charges following a complaint from his estranged wife. In Washington County, Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief Robert Danko was taken into custody Wednesday, July 10, on suspicion of harassment and unlawful imprisonment charges stemming from an alleged domestic incident. Sheriff's officials did not elaborate on the specific nature of the allegations. The arrest came exactly one week after the 44-year-old Danko, a resident of Salem, was sworn in as chief of police on Wednesday, July 3. He was released following his arraignm…
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.…
Boy Charged After Emailing Bomb Threat To Yorktown Police Boy Charged After Emailing Bomb Threat To Yorktown Police
Boy Charged After Emailing Bomb Threat To Yorktown Police A 13-year-old boy faces criminal charges after emailing a bomb threat to a police department in Northern Westchester, authorities announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Saturday, June 1 just before 10 a.m., when the Yorktown Police Department received a threatening message, the department announced on Monday, June 3. The message stated that people at the Yorktown Police station would get shot up and a bomb would be planted somewhere near the building, according to the department.  An investigation into the message revealed that a 13-year-old boy had sent the threatening ema…
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 …
20-Year-Old Man Steals Vehicle With Child's Wheelchair From Yorktown Home: Police 20-Year-Old Man Steals Vehicle With Child's Wheelchair From Yorktown Home: Police
20-Year-Old Man Steals Vehicle With Child's Wheelchair From Yorktown Home: Police A 20-year-old Pennsylvania man faces criminal charges after stealing a van containing a girl's customized wheelchair from a Northern Westchester driveway, police announced. Letrell Ackerman of Reading, Pennsylvania was taken into custody by Yorktown Police on Thursday, May 16 in connection with the theft of a vehicle with an electric wheelchair inside that occurred in June 2023, the department announced on Friday, May 17.  The arrest was made in connection with an incident on June 15, 2023, when a van was reported stolen from a Yorktown resident's driveway. This vehicle had contained a…
Man Makes Sexual Advances To Boy At Lemonade Stand In Westchester, Police Say Man Makes Sexual Advances To Boy At Lemonade Stand In Westchester, Police Say
Man Makes Sexual Advances To Boy At Lemonade Stand In Westchester, Police Say A 44-year-old man faces criminal charges after allegedly making sexual advances toward a boy at a lemonade stand in Westchester, police announced. Mamaroneck resident Noe Calderon was arrested on Tuesday, May 7 in connection with an incident that happened in New Rochelle, New Rochelle Police announced on Thursday, May 9.  According to the department, Calderon allegedly approached a 13-year-old boy at a lemonade stand in a neighborhood off North Avenue and made sexual advances toward him. He also tried exchanging phone numbers with him, police said. A short time after the incident…
Peekskill Councilman Robert Scott Filed Fraudulent Petitions: DA Peekskill Councilman Robert Scott Filed Fraudulent Petitions: DA
Peekskill Councilman Robert Scott Filed Fraudulent Petitions: DA A city councilman in Northern Westchester faces criminal charges after filing petitions containing forged signatures during a primary election for a seat on the County Board of Legislators, officials announced.  Peekskill resident and Common Council member Robert Scott, age 44, was arrested after allegedly filing fraudulent petitions during the Democratic primary election for Westchester County Board of Legislators District 1 in June 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, April 17.  According to the DA's Office, on April 10, 2023,…
Man Uses Stolen Credit Card At Mahopac Deli: Police Man Uses Stolen Credit Card At Mahopac Deli: Police
Man Uses Stolen Credit Card At Mahopac Deli: Police A man faces criminal charges after using a stolen credit card to make a purchase at a Hudson Valley deli. Lydon S. Peters was arrested in Putnam County on Thursday, March 28 after using a stolen credit card to make a purchase at the Route 6 Deli in Mahopac, the Carmel Police Department announced.  According to the department, Peters' arrest resulted from an investigation into several similar incidents reported throughout the area beginning on Tuesday, March 26.  These incidents consisted of male suspects entering gas stations or delis and trying to purchase cigarettes with stolen…
Westchester Assistant Health Commissioner Charged After Filing False Financial Disclosure: DA Westchester Assistant Health Commissioner Charged After Filing False Financial Disclosure: DA
Westchester Assistant Health Commissioner Charged After Filing False Financial Disclosure: DA A Westchester County Department of Health Assistant Commissioner faces criminal charges after failing to disclose over $95,000 in income to the county's Board of Ethics, officials announced. South Salem resident Peter DeLucia, age 54, was arrested on Wednesday, March 20, and charged with three felony counts, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, as part of his job with the county, DeLucia was required to file Annual Statements of Financial Disclosure with the Westchester County Board of Ethics that disclosed the source and…
Teenage Trio Leads Police On Chase In Stolen Car In Westchester Teenage Trio Leads Police On Chase In Stolen Car In Westchester
Teenage Trio Leads Police On Chase In Stolen Car In Westchester Three teenagers, including a 15-year-old with an outstanding violent felony warrant, face charges after leading police on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle in Westchester. The incident leading to the arrests began on Friday, March 15 around 3:45 p.m., when a stolen blue Hyundai with a New York registration entered Hastings-on-Hudson on Broadway at the intersection of Dudley Street, the Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department announced on Monday, March 18.  Officers searched the area and tried pulling the car over. However, it did not stop and continued south on Broadway to Executive Boul…
Man Charged After Forcibly Touching Woman Near Train Station In Westchester: Police Man Charged After Forcibly Touching Woman Near Train Station In Westchester: Police
Man Charged After Forcibly Touching Woman Near Train Station In Westchester: Police A 20-year-old man faces charges after putting his hand down the back of a woman's pants near a train station in Westchester, police announced. New Rochelle resident Rudy Osbaldo Garril-Lopez was arrested on Sunday, March 10 in connection with an incident that happened the day before near the New Rochelle Train Station, the city's police department announced on Tuesday, March 12.  According to New Rochelle Police, at around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, an 18-year-old woman told officers that she had been walking across the pedestrian footbridge leading from Station Plaza to Burl…
Man Barricades Himself Into Mahopac Apartment With Fake Handgun: Police Man Barricades Himself Into Mahopac Apartment With Fake Handgun: Police
Man Barricades Himself Into Mahopac Apartment With Fake Handgun: Police A 23-year-old man was taken into custody after barricading himself in a Hudson Valley apartment with what appeared to be a handgun, police announced. The incident began in Putnam County on Monday, Feb. 19 around 10:20 p.m., when residents told authorities that they had seen a neighbor flash a black handgun in a threatening manner before fleeing to his apartment on East Lake Boulevard (Route 72) in Mahopac, according to Carmel Police.  Police soon arrived and established a perimeter around the apartment while also evacuating adjacent units. They then tried contacting the man by phone bu…
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…
Duo In Stolen Car Nabbed After Pursuit Across Northern Westchester: Police Duo In Stolen Car Nabbed After Pursuit Across Northern Westchester: Police
Duo In Stolen Car Nabbed After Pursuit Across Northern Westchester: Police A Western Massachusetts duo caught in a vehicle stolen from Connecticut were both apprehended following an extensive pursuit in New York, police announced. The events leading up to the arrests began on Tuesday, Feb. 6 around 1:40 a.m., when a patrol officer on the Saw Mill River Parkway in the Westchester County village of Dobbs Ferry saw a stolen Nissan Rogue pass him in the area of Ashford Avenue, according to the department's Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  When the officer pulled out behind the Nissan, which had been stolen from the Hartford County town of Enfield, the …
Man Threatens Shop Owner With Illegally-Possessed Gun In Westchester: Police Man Threatens Shop Owner With Illegally-Possessed Gun In Westchester: Police
Man Threatens Shop Owner With Illegally-Possessed Gun In Westchester: Police A 21-year-old man was charged after threatening a Westchester business owner with a gun, leaving the store, and then returning a second time, police announced.  New Rochelle resident Isaiah Sutton was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 23 in connection with a menacing incident that happened earlier in the day, New Rochelle Police announced.  According to the department, around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to Broccoli Smoke Shop at 394 North Ave. after they received a report of a person menacing the business owner with a handgun.  The incident had started as a …
Westchester Woman Nabbed Shoplifting $1K In Goods From Stores, Police Say Westchester Woman Nabbed Shoplifting $1K In Goods From Stores, Police Say
Westchester Woman Nabbed Shoplifting $1K In Goods From Stores, Police Say A 36-year-old Hudson Valley woman was nabbed for allegedly shoplifting more than $1,000 in goods from various stores after a police pursuit. Westchester County resident Analda Robertson, of Mount Vernon, was charged on Sunday, Jan. 21, after New York State Police were notified by a manager of an Orange County Price Chopper store in Wallkill that she left the store with a cart full of items without paying, said Trooper Steven Nevel. Robertson was spotted placing the items in a 2008 Volvo XC90. A trooper located the car on Crystal Run Road in Wallkill and attempted a traffic stop, Nevel said.…
NYer Alec Baldwin Again Charged With Manslaughter In On-Set Shooting, Report Says NYer Alec Baldwin Again Charged With Manslaughter In On-Set Shooting, Report Says
NYer Alec Baldwin Again Charged With Manslaughter In On-Set Shooting, Report Says Actor Alec Baldwin is again facing criminal charges in the accidental on-set shooting that killed a cinematographer, The New York Times reports. A New Mexico grand jury indicted the 65-year-old “30 Rock” star on one count of involuntary manslaughter on Friday, Jan. 19, in the death of Halyna Hutchins, according to the outlet. The move came nine months after prosecutors announced they were dropping manslaughter charges against Baldwin citing the need for further investigation. Earlier Report: Not Off Hook Yet: Alec Baldwin Charges Dropped; 'Further Investigation' Needed, DA Says Hut…
Prominent Anti-Gun Director From Westchester Sentenced To Prison Prominent Anti-Gun Director From Westchester Sentenced To Prison
Prominent Anti-Gun Director From Westchester Sentenced To Prison A prominent Hudson Valley anti-gun leader has been sentenced to prison for drug trafficking in the region. Westchester County resident Michael Rodrigues, age 49, of Yonkers, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 4, in Orange County Court to 10 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision. He pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler.  Rodriguez is the director of Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence (B.R.A.G.), which is a prominent anti-violence program that receives government mon…
Northern Westchester Duo Caught With Crack Cocaine, Heroin After Traffic Stop On I-684: Police Northern Westchester Duo Caught With Crack Cocaine, Heroin After Traffic Stop On I-684: Police
Northern Westchester Duo Caught With Crack Cocaine, Heroin After Traffic Stop On I-684: Police Two Northern Westchester residents face drug charges after they were caught with crack cocaine, heroin, and pills during a traffic stop on a busy highway, police announced. Armonk resident Sidney Gershenov, age 34, and Chappaqua resident Katherine Oliver, age 35, were both arrested on Friday, Dec. 22 following a traffic stop on Interstate 684 in Harrison, New York State Police announced.  On the day of the incident, troopers patrolling I-684 pulled over a 2022 Jeep for traffic violations. Investigators then determined that the driver, Gershenov, was in possession of arou…
Suspect In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Westchester Gets More Charges: DA Suspect In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Westchester Gets More Charges: DA
Suspect In Shooting Of Off-Duty Nypd Officer In Westchester Gets More Charges: DA A 30-year-old man nabbed for shooting an off-duty police officer in a broad daylight targeted attack next to a busy parkway in Westchester has been given new charges, officials announced.  Port Chester resident Bryan Martinez, age 30, has been arraigned on an indictment charging him in connection with a November shooting of an off-duty New York City Police officer in Yonkers, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Jan. 4.  Earlier Report - New Update: Suspect From Westchester Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Yonkers Accord…
Duo In Stolen Car Leads Troopers On Chase, Crashes Into Cruiser In Putnam Valley: Police Duo In Stolen Car Leads Troopers On Chase, Crashes Into Cruiser In Putnam Valley: Police
Duo In Stolen Car Leads Troopers On Chase, Crashes Into Cruiser In Putnam Valley: Police Two people face a long list of charges after leading troopers on a chase in a stolen car on a busy parkway in the Hudson Valley and crashing into a police vehicle in the process, authorities said. Brooklyn resident Justin Bumpers, age 28, and Dutchess County resident Jada Joseph of Poughkeepsie, age 23, were arrested on Saturday, Dec. 30 in connection with an incident that happened in Putnam County earlier on the same day, New York State Police announced on Wednesday, Jan. 3.  The events leading up to the arrests began around 12:15 a.m. when troopers patrolling the Taconic State Parkwa…
Man Smashes Deli Door, Steals Cash, Lottery Tickets In Westchester: Police Man Smashes Deli Door, Steals Cash, Lottery Tickets In Westchester: Police
Man Smashes Deli Door, Steals Cash, Lottery Tickets In Westchester: Police A Fairfield County man faces charges after breaking the door of a deli in Westchester and stealing cash and lottery tickets, police announced. New, updated report - Man Nabbed For Deli Burglary In Mamaroneck: Smashed Front Door Window, Police Say Greenwich resident Cesar Salazar-Duque, age 36, was arrested by Harrison Police on Tuesday, Nov. 21 in connection with a commercial burglary that happened on Wednesday, Nov. 15, the department said.  According to police, during the burglary, Salazar-Duque allegedly smashed the front glass door of a local deli and food market an…
Man Charged With Burglary After Vandalizing Parks, Rec Office In Yorktown: Police Man Charged With Burglary After Vandalizing Parks, Rec Office In Yorktown: Police
Man Charged With Burglary After Vandalizing Parks, Rec Office In Yorktown: Police After his arrest for throwing rocks into the windows of a parks and recreation office in Northern Westchester, a man is now charged in connection with two earlier incidents at the same location, police said. Yorktown resident Michael Landolfi, age 24, has been charged with three felonies in connection with incidents that happened at a Yorktown Parks and Recreation building at 176 Granite Springs Rd. near Sparkle Lake, Yorktown Police announced on Friday, Nov. 17.  Earlier Report - Man Throws Rocks Into Windows Of Parks, Rec Office In Yorktown: Police According to t…
Large Amounts Of PCP, Over $80K Found In Peekskill Home, Police Say Large Amounts Of PCP, Over $80K Found In Peekskill Home, Police Say
Large Amounts Of PCP, Over $80K Found In Peekskill 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…
New Update: Suspect From Westchester Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer New Update: Suspect From Westchester Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer
New Update: Suspect From Westchester Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty Nypd Officer A 30-year-old man has been charged with shooting an off-duty police officer in a targeted attack that happened near a parkway in Westchester, authorities announced.  Port Chester resident Bryan Martinez, age 30, was arrested on Thursday evening, Nov. 16 in connection with the shooting of a 27-year-old off-duty New York City Police Department officer near the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers on Tuesday, Nov. 14, Yonkers Police announced.  Earlier Report - Latest Update: Police Seek Help In Solving Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Yonkers On the day of the shooting, …
'Unfit To Serve': NY Rep. Bringing Resolution To 'Immediately Expel' George Santos From House 'Unfit To Serve': NY Rep. Bringing Resolution To 'Immediately Expel' George Santos From House
'Unfit To Serve': NY Rep. Bringing Resolution To 'Immediately Expel' George Santos From House After almost a year of escalating political scandals culminating in nearly two dozen federal criminal charges, embattled New York Congressman George Santos may be nearing his final days in office. The freshman Republican lawmaker, whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens, will be the target of a resolution brought by Republican New York Rep. Anthony D’Esposito to expel Santos from the House. “George Santos’ many deceptions coupled with the ever-expanding legal case against him further strengthen my long-held belief that he is unfit to serve in Congress,” D’Esposito sai…
Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death At NY Police Station Doesn't Warrant Criminal Charges, AG Says Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death At NY Police Station Doesn't Warrant Criminal Charges, AG Says
Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death At NY Police Station Doesn't Warrant Criminal Charges, AG Says Three New York police officers are off the hook for criminal charges in the death of a man who caught fire after being hit with a stun gun. The New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) found that a prosecutor would not be able to prove that the three officers, all members of the Catskill Police Department in Greene County, committed a crime in the October 2021 death of Jason Jones. Therefore, no criminal charges against the officers will be pursued, the AG’s office announced Friday, Oct. 13. The 29-year-old Jones walked into the Catskill Police Department on Oct. …
Corrections Officer Brandishes Gun In Several Mahopac Businesses After Dispute: Police Corrections Officer Brandishes Gun In Several Mahopac Businesses After Dispute: Police
Corrections Officer Brandishes Gun In Several Mahopac Businesses After Dispute: Police A 33-year-old corrections officer was slapped with a felony charge after brandishing a handgun inside numerous Hudson Valley businesses following a dispute, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident in Putnam County on Wednesday, Sept. 27 around 9 p.m., when Carmel Police were alerted of a man brandishing a handgun near the Kobu Asian Bistro in Mahopac at 903 South Lake Blvd. (Route 6N).  According to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo, arriving officers soon found the suspect still holding a loaded .380 caliber pistol and issued orders to him. They were then able to take him into …
Fleeing Truck Thief Caught In Neighborhood With Help Of K9 Officer In Westchester: Police Fleeing Truck Thief Caught In Neighborhood With Help Of K9 Officer In Westchester: Police
Fleeing Truck Thief Caught In Neighborhood With Help Of K9 Officer In Westchester: Police After leading authorities on a chase that ended in a crash, a pickup truck thief wearing a bright yellow jumpsuit was caught in a Westchester neighborhood with the help of a K9 officer's nose, police said.  The incident began on Thursday, Sept. 14 around 6:15 p.m., when authorities were notified that a stolen Ford F350 pickup truck was traveling on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison.  According to Westchester County Police, an officer soon found the truck and tried pulling it over near the interchange with Interstate 287. However, the vehicle kept going and sped away.&n…
New Update: Officers Involved In Fatal Southeast Shooting Get No Charges, AG Says New Update: Officers Involved In Fatal Southeast Shooting Get No Charges, AG Says
New Update: Officers Involved In Fatal Southeast Shooting Get No Charges, AG Says Two officers who fatally shot a man in the Hudson Valley while he was stabbing a woman have been cleared of any criminal charges by the New York Attorney General's Office.  On Friday, Sept. 15, New York Attorney General Letitia James’ Office of Special Investigation announced that no charges would be filed in the January 2023 fatal officer-involved shooting of 34-year-old Christopher Torres in the Putnam County town of Southeast.  Earlier Report - NY AG To Probe Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting Of Carmel Man In Southeast On the day of the incident, Tuesday, Jan…
Methamphetamine Pills Found During Traffic Stop In Yorktown: Police Methamphetamine Pills Found During Traffic Stop In Yorktown: Police
Methamphetamine Pills Found During Traffic Stop In Yorktown: Police A 32-year-old man faces drug charges after he was found to be in possession of several methamphetamine pills during a traffic stop in Northern Westchester.  The arrest resulted from a traffic stop originally conducted in Yorktown on Friday, April 28 that resulted in the suspect, 32-year-old Peerayoot Loimar of Yonkers, being found in possession of three unknown pill-like substances, Yorktown Police announced on Thursday, Aug. 10.  These pills were later found to be methamphetamine by analysis conducted by the Westchester County Department of Laboratories and Research, authori…