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Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Northern Westchester School Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Northern Westchester School
Police Search Yorktown Boces Campus For Boy With Water Gun Police conducted an extensive investigation after a student was seen sitting in the parking lot of a Hudson Valley high school holding what appeared to be a gun, authorities said. The incident began in Putnam County on Friday, April 19 around 12:15 p.m., when a Putnam Valley High School student reported that she had seen a boy sitting inside a car in the parking lot while holding what looked like a gun, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. By the time the school resource officer was told, the suspect had already left the campus.  The Sheriff's Office then began an investig…
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,…
Update: 5 Students Injured After SUV Crashes Into School Bus In Northern Westchester Update: 5 Students Injured After SUV Crashes Into School Bus In Northern Westchester
5 Students Injured In Yorktown School Bus Crash On Route 132 This story has been updated.  Several students were hospitalized after an SUV collided with a school bus in Northern Westchester.  The crash happened on Friday, April 12 at around 9:30 a.m., when an SUV hit a school bus on Route 132 (Old Yorktown Road) in Yorktown between Barger Street and Wildwood Street, according to Yorktown Police. Five high school-aged students and the bus driver were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries that now appear to be non-life-threatening. The SUV's driver was also hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the depar…
19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police 19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police
19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun In Yorktown: Police A 19-year-old from the Hudson Valley was jailed after he was caught with a ghost gun during a traffic stop in Northern Westchester, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Sunday, April 7 just after 2 a.m., when a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle traveling on Bargar Street with a missing headlight and pulled it over at 3700 Bargar St. near the Mobil gas station.  According to the department, an investigation during the traffic stop revealed that the driver, Dutchess County resident Jamil Patterson of Poughkeepsie, age 19, had a 9mm unserialized ghost gun and a ma…
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Swerving Into Oncoming Lane In Northern Westchester: Police Drunk Driver Nabbed After Swerving Into Oncoming Lane In Northern Westchester: Police
Drunk Driver Swerves Into Oncoming Lane In Yorktown: Police A 57-year-old Connecticut man faces drunk driving charges after swerving into the oncoming lane on a busy road in Northern Westchester, police announced. Fairfield County resident Dwan Christopher Alexander was arrested on Saturday, March 30 after he was caught driving while intoxicated on Route 118 in Yorktown, Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, April 3.  According to the department, just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the area of Route 35 for a reported drunk driver seen swerving in the roadway and entering the opposing lane of traffic several times.  …
Yorktown's Little Sorrento Offers Throwback Prices To Celebrate 35th Anniversary Yorktown's Little Sorrento Offers Throwback Prices To Celebrate 35th Anniversary
Yorktown's Little Sorrento Offers Throwback Prices A much-loved Italian restaurant in Northern Westchester celebrated its 35th anniversary by throwing it back to the late eighties.  Little Sorrento, located in Yorktown Heights at 3565 Crompond Rd. (Route 202) since 1989, celebrated its 35th year in business during an event held on Wednesday, April 3.  To celebrate the momentous occasion, the business, owned by the DePaterio family, offered traditional dishes at the prices they would have been offered in 1989.  This meant dishes like the Chicken Parmigiana Dinner and Large Pizza were $10.95 and $8.00, respectiv…
Update: Man Damages Booking Room After Attacking Children At Yorktown Park: Police Update: Man Damages Booking Room After Attacking Children At Yorktown Park: Police
Suspect In Yorktown Park Attack Gets New Charge: Police A 19-year-old who allegedly attacked two children at a Northern Westchester park also caused damage to a police booking room after his arrest, police announced.  Yonkers resident Tyreek Lewis, who was arrested on Wednesday, March 27 after allegedly attacking children at Downing Park in Yorktown, was arrested again later in the day after damaging a booking room at Yorktown Police headquarters, the department announced on Wednesday, April 3.  Earlier Report - New Update: More Details Emerge About Attack On Children At Park In Yorktown According to police, following the at…
16-Year-Old Nabbed After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Crashing In Yorktown 16-Year-Old Nabbed After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Crashing In Yorktown
16-Year-Old Nabbed After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Crashing In Yorktown A 16-year-old boy faces charges after trying to escape a traffic stop in Northern Westchester, police announced.  The arrest stemmed from an incident on Wednesday, March 27 just before 1:30 a.m., when an officer saw a vehicle speeding on Route 202 in Yorktown, according to the town's police department.  The vehicle then tried speeding away from the officer after he activated his cruiser's emergency lights and crossed over the double yellow line before crashing shortly after, police said.  The officer then found that the teenage driver had been operating without a license and…
3 National Retailers Moving Into Former Kmart Location In Yorktown 3 National Retailers Moving Into Former Kmart Location In Yorktown
These Retailers Moving Into Former Yorktown Kmart Location Several national retail brands will be opening new locations at the site of a former Kmart in Northern Westchester, officials announced.  All-new T.J. Maxx, Michaels, and Five Below locations will be opening in the empty big box store at the Yorktown Green Shopping Center at 335 Downing Dr., Yorktown officials announced on Thursday, March 28.  The announcement follows an effort from the town to fill the space left behind by the defunct Kmart store. "The Town Board has made every effort to facilitate a renaissance for this vital property in the center of Yorktown Heights’ bus…
New Update: More Details Emerge About Attack On Children At Park In Yorktown New Update: More Details Emerge About Attack On Children At Park In Yorktown
New Update: More Details Emerge About Attack On Children At Park In Yorktown Authorities have revealed more information about an attack on two children at a Northern Westchester park, including the name of the suspect charged in connection with the incident.  Yonkers resident Tyreek Lewis, age 19, was arrested on Wednesday, March 27 in connection with an assault that happened at Downing Park in Yorktown earlier on the same day, Yorktown Police announced on Thursday, March 28. Earlier Report - 18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Park In Yorktown According to police, on Wednesday just after 10 a.m., victims at the park told arriving officers that…
18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Park In Yorktown 18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Park In Yorktown
18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Park In Yorktown An 18-year-old student was taken into custody after attacking children at a park in Northern Westchester, police announced. New, updated report - New Update: More Details Emerge About Attack On Children At Park In Yorktown The incident began on Wednesday, March 27, when an unknown man began physically attacking children at Downing Park in Yorktown, Yorktown Police announced just before 2 p.m.  Officers soon responded to the park and apprehended and arrested the suspect as he fled into a wooded area of the adjacent FDR State Park.  Police soon learned the suspect was an 18-y…
Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim From Westchester Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim From Westchester
Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim From Westchester For the first time, police have publicly named the second of two murder victims whose dismembered remains were found strewn across Long Island. In an update to the case on Friday, March 22, Suffolk County Police identified the male victim as 53-year-old former Westchester County resident Malcolm Brown, whose last known address is in Yonkers. Brown was in a domestic partnership with the other victim in the case, 59-year-old Donna Conneely, a Dutchess County native from Fishkill who had recently lived in Northern Westchester, in Yorktown, according to their Facebook profiles.  Earlier…
Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Taconic Parkway In Yorktown: Police Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Taconic Parkway In Yorktown: Police
Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Taconic Parkway In Yorktown: Police Three women face criminal charges after authorities caught them in a vehicle containing over $3,000 worth of stolen merchandise during a traffic stop on a Northern Westchester parkway, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Wednesday, March 13 just before 7:30 p.m., when an officer pulled over a vehicle on the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown, the town's police department said on Monday, March 18. While investigating, the officer found stolen merchandise inside the car with a value of more than $3,000. Police then contained the merchandise's owner, who confirmed to officers t…
Man Caught With Narcotics, Pills, Metal Knuckles In Yorktown: Police Man Caught With Narcotics, Pills, Metal Knuckles In Yorktown: Police
Man Caught With Narcotics, Pills, Metal Knuckles In Yorktown: Police A 59-year-old man faces a long list of felony charges after authorities found quantities of narcotics, pills, and weapons during a search of his Northern Westchester residence, police announced.  Yorktown resident Dominick Servedio was arrested on Thursday, March 14 following a search of his residence conducted by Westchester County Probation, Yorktown Police announced.  According to the department, at around 6:30 a.m. on the day of Servedio's arrest, Yorktown Police were told of the search. A Yorktown officer then responded to Servedio's home and arrested him, police sa…
Update: More Details Emerge About Unlicensed Contractors Nabbed In Yorktown: Police Update: More Details Emerge About Unlicensed Contractors Nabbed In Yorktown: Police
Update: More Details Emerge About Unlicensed Contractors Nabbed In Yorktown: Police Authorities have released more details about two unlicensed contractors from Massachusetts and New York who were taken into custody after performing substandard work at two homes.  The two suspects were arrested on Tuesday, March 19 following an investigation into unlicensed contractors conducted by the Yorktown and Westchester County Police Departments as well as the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection.  Earlier Report - 2 Unlicensed Scammers Performing Substandard Work Nabbed In Yorktown: Police According to Yorktown Police, the duo had been performing wor…
2 Unlicensed Scammers Performing Substandard Work Nabbed In Yorktown: Police 2 Unlicensed Scammers Performing Substandard Work Nabbed In Yorktown: Police
2 Unlicensed Scammers Performing Substandard Work Nabbed In Yorktown: Police Two unlicensed workers were taken into custody after returning to perform substandard work in a Northern Westchester neighborhood, police announced. New, updated report - Update: More Details Emerge About Unlicensed Contractors Nabbed In Yorktown: Police The events leading up to the arrests began in Yorktown on Tuesday morning, March 19, when the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection staged resources in the area of Curry Street and Jefferson Court after receiving reports of a scam involving unlicensed workers.  According to Yorktown Police, the two workers returned…
Woman ID'd In Dismembered Remains Case Has Ties To Yorktown Woman ID'd In Dismembered Remains Case Has Ties To Yorktown
Woman ID'd In Dismembered Remains Case Has Ties To Yorktown One of two murder victims whose dismembered remains were found strewn across Long Island has numerous ties to the Hudson Valley. Suffolk County Police said the severed remains of Donna Conneely, age 59, were discovered Thursday, Feb. 29, at Babylon’s Southards Pond Park.  Homicide detectives located additional remains on Tuesday, March 5, at Bethpage State Park and in a wooded residential area in West Babylon. Homicide detectives have located human remains at Bethpage State Park, Southards Pond Park in Babylon, and in a wooded area along Lakeway Drive in West Babylon.  Googl…
Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Yorktown Intersection: Police Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Yorktown Intersection: Police
Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Yorktown Intersection: Police A 45-year-old Fairfield County man faces drunk driving charges after authorities found him driving a disabled car at a busy Northern Westchester intersection, police announced.  Stamford resident Phillip Walsh was arrested for DWI in connection with an incident in Yorktown on Saturday, March 2, Yorktown Police announced on Tuesday, March 12. According to police, at around 6:30 a.m. on the day of Walsh's arrest, officers found a disabled vehicle in the roadway at the intersection of Underhill Avenue and Route 118 (Saw Mill River Road). Officers identified Walsh as the driver and determi…
Man Steals Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Metal From Yorktown Car Dealership: Police Man Steals Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Metal From Yorktown Car Dealership: Police
Man Steals Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Metal From Yorktown Car Dealership: Police A 59-year-old man faces charges after stealing hundreds of dollars worth of scrap metal from a Northern Westchester car dealership, police said. Yorktown resident Stephen Brescia was arrested on Thursday, March 14 in connection with the theft, which happened in September 2023, according to Yorktown Police.  On the day of the incident, Monday, Sept. 11 at around 2:15 p.m., officers learned of a larceny at the Nissan of Yorktown Heights car dealership at 3495 Crompond Rd. (Route 202). Responding police determined that Brescia had stolen $300 worth of miscellaneous scrap metal from a…
Woman Steals Forgotten Wallet From Sales Counter In Yorktown Store: Police Woman Steals Forgotten Wallet From Sales Counter In Yorktown Store: Police
Woman Steals Forgotten Wallet From Sales Counter In Yorktown Store: Police A 39-year-old woman faces grand larceny charges after stealing a wallet from a sales counter at a Northern Westchester store that had been accidentally left behind by a past customer, police said. Yorktown resident Valbon Prelvukaj was arrested on Friday, March 8 in connection with the theft, which happened in February at a Staples store located at 3333 Crompond Rd. in Yorktown, the town's police department announced on Monday, March 11. According to Yorktown Police, on Monday, Feb. 12 at around 2 p.m., Yorktown Police responded to the Staples store after the victim reported the theft. The …
Fugitive Caught With Meth After Lengthy Pursuit That Began In Westchester: Police Fugitive Caught With Meth After Lengthy Pursuit That Began In Westchester: Police
Fugitive Caught With Meth After Lengthy Pursuit That Began In Westchester: Police A fugitive wanted in another state was caught with methamphetamine after leading authorities on a long chase throughout the Hudson Valley in an unregistered vehicle with switched plates, police said. New Jersey resident Sean McDermott, age 34, of Hoboken, was arrested on Wednesday, March 6 following a pursuit that began in Westchester and ended in Putnam County, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, March 11.  According to authorities, at around 12:15 p.m. on the day of McDermott's arrest, a vehicle that fled a traffic stop in Elmsford traveled into Putnam County…
Man Nabbed For Stealing Chainsaw From Yorktown Store: Police Man Nabbed For Stealing Chainsaw From Yorktown Store: Police
Man Nabbed For Stealing Chainsaw From Yorktown Store: Police A 32-year-old man from the region faces larceny charges after stealing a chainsaw from a store in Northern Westchester, police announced. Ulster County resident Christian Bang of Highland was arrested in Northern Westchester County after surrendering himself to Yorktown Police on Monday, March 4 in connection with a theft committed in May 2023, the department announced.  According to police, on May 13, 2023, at around 5:30 p.m., officers were alerted of a past larceny at the Lowe's at 3200 Crompond Rd. (Route 202). A responding officer determined that days earlier, on May 7, Bang had t…
Drunk Man Nabbed After Driving Into Oncoming Traffic In Yorktown: Police Drunk Man Nabbed After Driving Into Oncoming Traffic In Yorktown: Police
Drunk Man Nabbed After Driving Into Oncoming Traffic In Yorktown: Police A 26-year-old drunk driver faces charges following a Northern Westchester crash, police announced. Ossining resident Jorge Guaman was arrested on Saturday, March 2 following a crash in Yorktown on Route 100 in the area of Route 134 that happened just before 6:30 a.m., Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, March 6. According to police, responding officers began investigating the collision and determined that Guaman had been driving while intoxicated with no license before crossing over the double yellow line into oncoming traffic.  Guaman was then arrested and taken to Westchest…
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Yorktown, Police Say Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Yorktown, Police Say
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Yorktown, Police Say A 59-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly stealing more than $60,000 from a victim in Northern Westchester by posing as a lawyer over the phone and telling him his granddaughter was in trouble, police said. Bronx resident Carlos Colon was arrested on Saturday, March 2 in connection with a grand larceny incident that happened in Yorktown on the same day, Yorktown Police announced on Monday, March 4.  According to the department, at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers learned that the victim had been contacted by someone posing as a lawyer who claimed his granddaughter had bee…
Man Steals Over $1K From Yorktown Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police Man Steals Over $1K From Yorktown Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police
Man Steals Over $1K From Yorktown Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police A 31-year-old man faces charges after allegedly using a forged check to steal more than $1,100 from a former youth soccer center in Northern Westchester, police announced. Yorktown resident David James surrendered himself to Yorktown Police on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in connection with an incident that occurred in October 2021 at the former Footbik youth soccer center in the Jefferson Valley Mall at 650 Lee Blvd., the department announced on Friday, March 1.  According to police, on Oct. 27, 2021, at around 2 p.m., an officer responded to Footbik, which has since closed, for a reported larcen…
Woman Hides Stolen Merchandise Inside Occupied Stroller At Yorktown Store: Police Woman Hides Stolen Merchandise Inside Occupied Stroller At Yorktown Store: Police
Woman Hides Stolen Merchandise Inside Occupied Stroller At Yorktown Store: Police A 25-year-old woman was apprehended after allegedly stealing merchandise from a Northern Westchester store by hiding it in a baby stroller occupied by a child, police said. Ashley Spooner of Peekskill was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 29 in connection with a larceny that happened in January at Dick's Sporting Goods in the Jefferson Valley Mall at 650 Lee Boulevard in Yorktown, according to the town's police department,  On the day of the incident, Tuesday, Jan. 23 at around 1 p.m., police arrived at Dick's Sporting Goods and began investigating the theft. Authorities soon determined that …
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Yorktown: Police 19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Yorktown: Police
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Yorktown: Police A 19-year-old man was jailed after leading officers on a high-speed chase in Northern Westchester, almost hitting a police cruiser head-on in the process, authorities announced.  Katonah resident Max Lupinacci was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with an incident that happened in Yorktown on Thursday, Jan. 18, Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  According to the department, at around 1 a.m. on the night of the incident, a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle speeding through a stop sign at the intersection of Commerce Street and Hanover Street. Authorities …
New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Yorktown New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Yorktown
New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Yorktown Sushi lovers will want to check out a new Northern Westchester restaurant that just celebrated its grand opening.  Sushi Express, located in Yorktown at 1925 Commerce St., held its grand opening on Thursday, Feb. 22.  The opening event was attended by New York State Sen. Pete Harckham, who announced the restaurant's opening on his Facebook page.  "It’s always great to see locally owned businesses open in our community," Harckham said.  The eatery offers various sushi rolls, sashimi, hand rolls, sushi entrees, and salads.  Special rolls include the Spicy Eskimo Ro…
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Yorktown Diagnosed With Cancer Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Yorktown Diagnosed With Cancer
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Yorktown Diagnosed With Cancer In an amazing display of support, a community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help a professional soccer player from Northern Westchester who faces a dire cancer diagnosis.  The effort began after New York City FC player John Denis, a Yorktown native, was diagnosed with primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma on Saturday, Feb. 3, his 26th birthday.  The diagnosis came just days before Denis was scheduled to leave home for his preseason and fourth year of playing professional soccer, according to his brother, Sebastian.  To help raise funds t…
Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Yorktown: Suspects At Large Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Yorktown: Suspects At Large
Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Yorktown: Suspects At Large Authorities are searching for suspects who were in the midst of burglarizing a Northern Westchester home before being forced to flee when the resident pulled into their driveway.  The interrupted burglary happened on Wednesday, Feb. 21 between 10:55 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. at a Yorktown residence in the area of Curry Street and Gomer Street, Yorktown Police announced.  The burglars ran out of the residence after the homeowner pulled into their driveway, prompting a widespread search of the area once authorities arrived. However, the suspects were able to elude search efforts, which la…
Man Jailed For Selling Drugs That Caused Fatal Overdose In Yorktown, Police Say Man Jailed For Selling Drugs That Caused Fatal Overdose In Yorktown, Police Say
Man Jailed For Selling Drugs That Caused Fatal Overdose In Yorktown, Police Say A 30-year-old man was hit with felony charges for allegedly selling drugs that caused a victim's fatal overdose in Northern Westchester, police announced. Yorktown resident Albert Tapia was arrested outside of his residence on Thursday, Feb. 15 in connection with a fatal overdose that occurred in October 2023, Yorktown Police announced.  According to the department, on Thursday, Oct. 26 around 3 p.m., Yorktown Police responded to a residence on East Main Street where the overdose happened. An investigation into the incident later determined that Tapia had allegedly sold a quantity of c…