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Yorktown Police Issue Alert For Teens Missing For Days Yorktown Police Issue Alert For Teens Missing For Days
Evelyn Jimenez, 17, Violet Munroe, 15, Missing From Yorktown Authorities are seeking help from the public in finding two teenagers who have been missing from Northern Westchester for several days. In an announcement on Wednesday, May 15, the Yorktown Police Department and New York State Police said they are looking for 17-year-old Evelyn Jimenez and 15-year-old Violet Munroe, who have been missing since Sunday, May 12.  Both teens were last seen together in Peekskill but may also be in the area of White Plains, police said. New York State Police Anyone with information as to their whereabouts is asked to call New York State Police at (91…
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…
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…
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 …
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…
Update: Funeral Details Released After Sudden Death Of Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana Update: Funeral Details Released After Sudden Death Of Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana
Update: Funeral Details Released After Sudden Death Of Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana Funeral arrangements have been announced for a beloved Northern Westchester town supervisor who died suddenly just days after being sworn in.  A visitation for Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana, who died on Friday, Jan. 5 at the age of 66, will be held on Monday, Jan. 8 between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Yorktown Funeral Home located at 945 East Main St., according to his obituary.  Earlier Report - Yorktown Supervisor Thomas Diana Dies Suddenly: 'Was Incredible Friend To So Many' To help Yorktown residents travel to the visitation service, the town will provide a sh…
Yorktown Supervisor Thomas Diana Dies Suddenly: 'Was Incredible Friend To So Many' Yorktown Supervisor Thomas Diana Dies Suddenly: 'Was Incredible Friend To So Many'
Yorktown Supervisor Thomas Diana Dies Suddenly: 'Was Incredible Friend To So Many' The beloved supervisor of a Northern Westchester town has died suddenly, officials announced. Here's a new, updated report - Update: Funeral Details Released After Sudden Death Of Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana died on Friday morning, Jan. 5, Yorktown Deputy Supervisor Ed Lachterman announced.  Lachterman announced the news in a statement released on social media and the town's website.  "Tom was an incredible friend to so many. He was filled with energy, an open mind and heart, and a sense of duty and that influenced everything …
It's Official: Part Of Route 202 In Yorktown Now Named After Fallen Officer It's Official: Part Of Route 202 In Yorktown Now Named After Fallen Officer
It's Official: Part Of Route 202 In Yorktown Now Named After Fallen Officer A bill renaming part of a busy road in Northern Westchester after a fallen officer who drove on it every day has been officially signed into law by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.  The bill, which renames a portion of Crompond Road (Route 202)  in Yorktown as the “Captain Kenneth Sgroi Memorial Highway” after Lieutenant Kenneth Sgroi of the Yorktown Police Department, was signed into law this week by Hochul.  Earlier Report - Part Of Busy Road To Be Named After Fallen Officer In Yorktown The name change will honor Sgroi, who died on Monday, Jan. 2 at the…
Drunk Driver Arrested After 3-Car Crash In Yorktown: Police Drunk Driver Arrested After 3-Car Crash In Yorktown: Police
Drunk Driver Arrested After 3-Car Crash In Yorktown: Police A 64-year-old man faces drunk driving charges following his involvement in a three-car crash in Northern Westchester, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Sunday, Oct. 1 around 3:50 p.m., when police in Yorktown responded to a three-vehicle crash in the area of Yorktown Pizza and Pasta at 2013 Crompond Rd. (Route 202).  An arriving officer identified 64-year-old Josef Sinkyrik as one of the drivers and found that he had allegedly been driving while intoxicated, the department said. Sinkyrik was then arrested on a charge of aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content of…
5 Garbage Trucks Repossessed In Yorktown: 'We Are At Breaking Point,' Officials Say 5 Garbage Trucks Repossessed In Yorktown: 'We Are At Breaking Point,' Officials Say
5 Garbage Trucks Repossessed In Yorktown: 'We Are At Breaking Point,' Officials Say New, updated report: New Update: Private Carters To Fill In For Repossessed Garbage Trucks In Yorktown Town officials in Northern Westchester are expressing frustration following the sudden repossession of five garbage trucks.  According to an announcement from Yorktown Town Supervisor Tom Diana on Wednesday, Aug. 30, five of the town's garbage carrier's trucks were repossessed by the town's police department.  Diana expressed surprise and frustration at the news, saying that the town had "no warning whatsoever that this could possibly ever happen."  The repossess…
Stolen Van With Customized Wheelchair Inside Found In Yorktown: Suspects At Large Stolen Van With Customized Wheelchair Inside Found In Yorktown: Suspects At Large
Stolen Van With Customized Wheelchair Inside Found In Yorktown: Suspects At Large Police are searching for the suspects who stole a minivan containing a customized wheelchair in Northern Westchester before leaving the vehicle behind in a parking lot.  The original theft happened in Yorktown when a group of suspects who were breaking into unlocked vehicles in the middle of the night happened upon the van before stealing it, Yorktown Police said on Tuesday, June 20. The van, which had the key fob left inside, had also contained a customized wheelchair belonging to the victim's family member, who needed it for mobility, the department said.  Luckily, Yorktown Detective Da…
Part Of Busy Road To Be Named After Fallen Officer In Yorktown Part Of Busy Road To Be Named After Fallen Officer In Yorktown
Part Of Busy Road To Be Named After Fallen Officer In Yorktown Part of a busy main road in Northern Westchester has been renamed by the New York State Legislature to honor the memory of a dedicated police officer who died at a young age after a sudden illness.  A portion of Crompond Road (Route 202) in Yorktown will be renamed as the “Captain Kenneth Sgroi Memorial Highway" after Lieutenant Kenneth Sgroi of the Yorktown Police Department, who died on Monday, Jan. 2 at the age of 37 after a brief illness.  Earlier Report - Fallen Officer From Northern Westchester Was 37: Funeral Arrangements Announced The renaming of the r…
Police Grapple With Aggressive Peacock In Yorktown Police Grapple With Aggressive Peacock In Yorktown
Police Grapple With Aggressive Peacock In Yorktown A police officer met his match when he was called upon to respond to an aggressive peacock that had been charging at residents in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Wednesday morning, June 7 in southern Yorktown, when Officer "Maximus" Uhl learned of a peacock that had been terrifying residents and was sent to respond to the matter.  According to Yorktown Police, Uhl arrived at the scene armed with a riot shield and did his best to tame the bird. However, after being on the receiving end of an attempted charge, Uhl retreated and realized he would need backup from an animal con…
Dog Bite Report Leads To Arrest Of Owner In Yorktown: Police Dog Bite Report Leads To Arrest Of Owner In Yorktown: Police
Dog Bite Report Leads To Arrest Of Owner In Yorktown: Police A 62-year-old Northern Westchester woman faces charges after a dog bite led to officers discovering her pet was unlicensed and unvaccinated, police said. Yorktown resident Patricia Sauber, age 62, was served a criminal summons for failing to license and vaccinate her dog on Tuesday, May 23, according to the Yorktown Police Department. The summons stemmed from an incident on Wednesday, April 26 just before 6 p.m., when Yorktown officers received a report of an alleged dog bite. An investigation revealed that the dog, owned by Sauber, was allegedly not licensed and had not been vaccinate…
Pursuit Leads To Standoff With Armed Driver In Yorktown Pursuit Leads To Standoff With Armed Driver In Yorktown
Pursuit Leads To Standoff With Armed Driver In Yorktown This story has been updated.  A vehicle pursuit in Northern Westchester eventually led to a long standoff with an armed driver that caused a busy road to close for hours, police said.  The incident happened in Yorktown on Friday evening, April 14 around 7:10 p.m., when state police were called to the Taconic State Parkway for a report of a man driving north with a possible firearm. The vehicle, a gray Nissan Altima, was soon located, and a chase began.  The vehicle eventually traveled through numerous roads in Yorktown and came to a stop on Route 6 westbound near the M…
Yorktown Man Jumps On ATV, Steals It In Front Of Business Owner, Police Say Yorktown Man Jumps On ATV, Steals It In Front Of Business Owner, Police Say
Yorktown Man Jumps On ATV, Steals It In Front Of Business Owner, Police Say A Northern Westchester man faces charges after allegedly stealing an ATV in front of a Hudson Valley business owner, police said.  The incident happened on Thursday, March 2, when police responded to a local business in Carmel where the ATV had been stolen from.  According to Carmel Police, the business's owner told officers that he had been working on a customer's ATV when he went inside his shop to grab a tool. When he came back outside, he saw the suspect jump on the ATV and then drive away from the area.  Officers then searched the surrounding area but were unable to fin…
Man Steals Over $150K From Victim In Yorktown, Police Say Man Steals Over $150K From Victim In Yorktown, Police Say
Man Steals Over $150K From Victim In Yorktown, Police Say A Hudson Valley man faces larceny charges after allegedly stealing more than $150,000 from a victim in Northern Westchester.  On Saturday, Feb. 18, around 4 p.m., a victim alerted police in Yorktown that a man had stolen a total of $160,000 from him on two occasions under false pretenses, according to Yorktown Police.  Officers then began an investigation into the incident and identified the suspect as 36-year-old Anthony Savino of Mahopac. Following this, the department tried numerous times to contact him but was unsuccessful.  Two days later on Monday, Feb. 20, Savino was …
Paramedic Steals From Man Killed In Car Crash In Yorktown, Police Say Paramedic Steals From Man Killed In Car Crash In Yorktown, Police Say
Paramedic Steals From Man Killed In Car Crash In Yorktown, Police Say A paramedic allegedly stole from a man killed in a car crash in Northern Westchester that he responded to, police said.  The crash happened in Yorktown on Thursday, Jan. 26, when a man, whose identity was not released, was critically injured and eventually died from his injuries.  A day later, on Friday, Jan. 27, Yorktown Police were notified that some of the victim's personal property was missing, including an electronic communication device.  After some investigation, police tracked this device to a residence in Ulster County located in Ellenville on Michael Lane, where on…
2 Found Dead In Yorktown Home 2 Found Dead In Yorktown Home
2 Found Dead In Yorktown Home New Details: 150 Starving Cats Seized After Man, Woman Found Dead In Hudson Valley Home A man and a woman were found dead in a Northern Westchester home along with more than 100 cats when officers responded for a welfare check. The incident occurred in Yorktown around 9:50 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at 149 Cordial Road when Yorktown PD officers were requested to respond to the home by a family member for a welfare check. Officers were able to force entry into the residence and located the bodies of a man and a woman, who were deceased, Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble said. "The …
Scam Alert: Fake Fundraiser Involves Yorktown Police Sweatshirts Scam Alert: Fake Fundraiser Involves Yorktown Police Sweatshirts
Scam Alert: Fake Fundraiser Involves Yorktown Police Sweatshirts A police department in Northern Westchester is warning of a fake fundraiser involving the sale of sweatshirts emblazoned with the department's logo.  Sweatshirts sold by MONZANO24 that display the Yorktown Police Department's logo have been falsely advertised as a fundraiser for the department, Yorktown Police said in a post on Monday, Jan. 23.  This is a SCAM if advertised as a fundraiser for YPD. If we ever advertise any item for sale as a fundraiser (like our... Posted by Yorktown Police Department on Monday, January 23, 2023 Members of the department said that any actual fundraise…
DWI: 23-Year-Old Caught By Cop Directing Traffic Near Vehicle Fire In Yorktown DWI: 23-Year-Old Caught By Cop Directing Traffic Near Vehicle Fire In Yorktown
DWI: 23-Year-Old Caught By Cop Directing Traffic Near Vehicle Fire In Yorktown A 23-year-old drunk driver was caught after disobeying an officer who was directing traffic at a road closure in Northern Westchester, police said.  On Thursday, Jan. 19, around 3 a.m., officers from the Yorktown Police Department were directing traffic at a road closure caused by an unrelated vehicle fire on Crompond Road (Route 202). During this time, one vehicle did not obey an officer's orders, prompting the officer to pull the car over and investigate, police said in a release on Thursday, Jan. 26. Police then determined that the driver of the vehicle was both drunk with a blood a…
More Than $100K Raised For Fallen Yorktown Police Officer More Than $100K Raised For Fallen Yorktown Police Officer
More Than $100K Raised For Fallen Yorktown Police Officer A community has rallied to raise thousands of dollars for the family of a fallen hero from Northern Westchester, who received a posthumous promotion.  Earlier Report - Fallen Yorktown Officer Was 37: Funeral Arrangements Announced Lieutenant Kenneth Sgroi of the Yorktown Police Department died on Monday, Jan. 2 at the age of 37 after fighting a sudden illness. Now, after supporting his community for many years, his town is now giving back to his wife and two young children who he left behind.  A fundraiser held by FundtheFirst, which supports fallen first responders, had col…
Drunk Driver Causes New Year's Accident In Front Of Taco Bell In Yorktown: Police Drunk Driver Causes New Year's Accident In Front Of Taco Bell In Yorktown: Police
Drunk Driver Causes New Year's Accident In Front Of Taco Bell In Yorktown: Police A drunk driver with only a learner's permit is charged with causing an accident in front of a Taco Bell in Northern Westchester on New Year's Day, police said.  On Monday, Jan. 1, around 11:15 p.m., police in Yorktown responded to a two-car crash in front of a Taco Bell location near 359 Downing Dr., according to the Yorktown Police Department. After investigating the accident, police determined that the suspect, 22-year-old Jose Quindequinde of Ossining, had hit a vehicle making a turn while driving drunk with a learner's permit and no licensed driver in the car. Quindequinde, wh…
Fallen Yorktown Officer Was 37: Funeral Arrangements Announced Fallen Yorktown Officer Was 37: Funeral Arrangements Announced
Fallen Yorktown Officer Was 37: Funeral Arrangements Announced Funeral arrangements for a police officer from Northern Westchester who died suddenly after fighting a two-day illness have been announced Earlier Report - Yorktown Police Officer Dies After Sudden Illness, Leaves Behind 2 Kids, Wife Lieutenant Kenneth Sgroi of the Yorktown Police Department, who died on Monday, Jan. 2 after fighting an illness for about 48 hours, was 37 years old when he died, according to his obituary page.  A resident of Shrub Oak, Sgroi had been promoted to Lieutenant in July 2022 and was described as an "outstanding" police officer by his departmen…
Yorktown Police Officer Dies After Sudden Illness, Leaves Behind 2 Kids, Wife Yorktown Police Officer Dies After Sudden Illness, Leaves Behind 2 Kids, Wife
Yorktown Police Officer Dies After Sudden Illness, Leaves Behind 2 Kids, Wife A police officer from Northern Westchester has died after fighting a sudden illness for two days, leaving behind his wife and two young children. Lieutenant Kenneth Sgroi of the Yorktown Police Department died on Monday, Jan. 2 around 8 p.m. after becoming ill "very suddenly" and battling "valiantly and hard" for around 48 hours, the police department announced. It is not yet known how old he was.  The department described Sgroi as an "outstanding" police officer, and an "even better man," in a post memorializing their fallen brother from Tuesday, Jan. 3.  "While our hearts …
Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Yorktown Heights Dies Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Yorktown Heights Dies
Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Yorktown Heights Dies A Northern Westchester man remembered for his readiness to help others and his service to his community and country has died.  Yorktown Heights resident Allen See died on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at the age of 91, according to his obituary.  Born in Valhalla in 1931, See served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954 and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before later joining the Yorktown Police Department, serving as a detective for 23 years until his retirement in 1981, his obituary said.  Along with his service to Yorktown, See was also passionate about hunting and fishing, where h…
'Operation Wild Turkey': Yorktown Police To Double Efforts To Catch Holiday DWIs 'Operation Wild Turkey': Yorktown Police To Double Efforts To Catch Holiday DWIs
'Operation Wild Turkey': Yorktown Police To Double Efforts To Catch Holiday DWIs For those who go out on Thanksgiving Eve, one police department in Northern Westchester will be ready to catch you if you drive while drunk.  The Yorktown Police Department posted a "friendly reminder" on Wednesday, Nov. 23, warning residents that they will be doubling road patrols to catch intoxicated drivers on "Drinksgiving Eve," an effort that they title "Operation Wild Turkey," according to police.  The department also warned that they will be on the lookout for fake IDs as well.  "If you're driving under the influence, we'll be looking for you. Fake ID's for the colle…
ID Released For Town Employee Hit, Killed By Vehicle In Yorktown, Police Say ID Released For Town Employee Hit, Killed By Vehicle In Yorktown, Police Say
ID Released For Town Employee Hit, Killed By Vehicle In Yorktown, Police Say The identity of a town worker hit and killed by a vehicle in Northern Westchester has been released by officials. Jake Arcara, age 28, was killed in Yorktown around 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the area of 477 London Road. Arcara, of Yorktown, was working on a drainage project on London Road with fellow employees when he was struck by the vehicle operated by an 88-year-old local resident, town officials said. Arcara later died from his injuries, Yorktown Police said. Earlier report: Yorktown Town Employee Hit, Killed By Vehicle, Police Say Arcara joined the department in Nov. 201…
Tinted Window Violation Leads To Felony Drug Arrest For Woman In Yorktown Tinted Window Violation Leads To Felony Drug Arrest For Woman In Yorktown
Tinted Window Violation Leads To Felony Drug Arrest For Woman In Yorktown Dark tinted windows and a suspended license led to an alleged drug arrest for a Northern Westchester woman. Peekskill resident Maya Jean-Louis, age 21, was stopped on East Main Street in Yorktown on Tuesday, Aug. 16 for excessively tinted windows. After a DMV check, officers found her license was suspended. During an investigation, the department's K-9 indicated the presence of the odor of narcotics in the vehicle, the Yorktown Police said. A search of the vehicle was completed and officers found marijuana, marijuana products, and a quantity of psilocybin, police said. Jean-Louis was plac…
Missing Yorktown Teen Found Safe, Police Say Missing Yorktown Teen Found Safe, Police Say
Missing Yorktown Teen Found Safe, Police Say A missing Westchester teen who had been gone for more than a week has been found by police. Northern Westchester resident Kristan “John John” Lee, age 15, of Yorktown, went missing on the night of Thursday, Aug 4. After receiving the notice, Yorktown detectives immediately began an intensive investigation by checking social media, notifying neighboring cities and states as well as New York City and state and federal officials, said Chief Robert Noble of the Yorktown Police. Information was developed leading police to believe Lee was in Connecticut. Officers checked a suspected neighborhood…
Know Him? Police Search For Suspect After Larcenies From Vehicles In Yorktown Know Him? Police Search For Suspect After Larcenies From Vehicles In Yorktown
Know Him? Police Search For Suspect After Larcenies From Vehicles In Yorktown Police in the Hudson Valley are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect accused in a series of car break-ins in Northern Westchester. Multiple vehicles were broken into early on Friday, July 15, in Yorktown, in the Shrub Oak and Mohegan Lake areas, according to Yorktown Police. Investigators released surveillance footage showing the suspect wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and an orange and red face mask. Police said they were increasing patrols in the area and would have extra officers out as a result of the break-ins. In the early hours of July 15th there were multip…