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$400K, 415 Pounds Of Pot Seized In Rockland County Zava Smoke Shops Investigation $400K, 415 Pounds Of Pot Seized In Rockland County Zava Smoke Shops Investigation
$400K, 415 Pounds Of Pot Seized In Rockland County Zava Smoke Shops Investigation Five corporations and three people have pleaded guilty following an investigation into multiple smoke shops in the Hudson Valley that netted more than $400,000 and 405 pounds of pot. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh II announced Wednesday, July 10, that three individuals and five corporations that were involved in a year-long investigation into Rockland County smoke shops, said  have pleaded guilty, The investigation began on Monday, March 4, when the DA's Office, the New York Office of Homeland Security Investigations, New York State agencies, and local police …
Rockland County Smoke Shop Raids Net 4 Felony Arrests Rockland County Smoke Shop Raids Net 4 Felony Arrests
Rockland County Smoke Shop Raids Net 4 Felony Arrests Following a months-long investigation, four people and five corporations were busted for allegedly illegally selling marijuana and criminal tax fraud. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II announced Friday, June 21, the busts after raids of seven smoke shops in Rockland County. According to Scott Waters, spokesman for the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, the investigations began in March with help from Homeland Security, local police, and other state agencies. The warrants were executed at two smoke shops in Clarkstown, two in Orangetown, and one in the …
Clarkstown Town Councilman Dies Suddenly At 54 Clarkstown Town Councilman Dies Suddenly At 54
Clarkstown Town Councilman Dies Suddenly At 54 A popular and accomplished Hudson Valley councilman died after suffering a heart attack at age 54. Rockland County Councilman Mark Woods, of Clarkstown, died on Friday, May 17, from an apparent heart attack, town officials said.  Woods, a member of the Clarkstown Board and director of peer veteran services at the nonprofit BRIDGES was elected to represent Ward 1 in November 2023. A graduate of the Citadel, Woods was a decorated retired New York Police Department (NYPD) detective and combat US Army veteran who served in Iraq.  "From an early age, Mark chose service to others…
Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In 3-Vehicle Clarkstown Crash Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In 3-Vehicle Clarkstown Crash
Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In 3-Vehicle Clarkstown Crash A 20-year-old man was charged with manslaughter for allegedly causing a crash that killed another man during a race on a Hudson Valley highway. Valentino Merceda, age 20, of Clifton, New Jersey, was arrested Saturday, April 13, by New York State Police in connection with a fatal crash a year earlier on the Palisades Parkway in Rockland County in Clarkstown.  According to Trooper Steven Nevel, on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 9:45 p.m., troopers responded to a three-car crash on the Palisades Interstate Parkway southbound in the town of Clarkstown near Exit 10.  Nevel said a prelim…
Philly Trio Admits $1.6M Worth Of Thefts From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond Philly Trio Admits $1.6M Worth Of Thefts From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond
Philly Trio Admits $1.6M Worth Of Thefts From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond UPDATE: Three young Philadelphia men admitted burglarizing 55 UPS warehouses across New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and beyond, netting more than $1.6 million worth of electronics. Sekou Fofanah, 20, Shamaire Brown, 19, and Quamaire Brown, 19, each pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden to conspiracy to commit cargo theft, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. All three and a fourth man, Aboudramane Karamoko, had been arrested and released at one time or other since the burglaries began nearly four years ago, records show. The most recent was last past April, when po…
Trio Accused Of 'Distract And Grab' Thefts Outside Of Manahawkin Stores Trio Accused Of 'Distract And Grab' Thefts Outside Of Manahawkin Stores
Trio Accused Of 'Distract And Grab' Thefts Outside Of Manahawkin Stores Three people were accused of taking part in a "distract and grab" ring across the tri-state area, including outside of two stores on the Jersey Shore, authorities said. The three were arrested in connection with the incidents in July and August 2023, Stafford Township police announced in a Saturday, Mar. 2 news release. The department and nearby law enforcement agencies had received several reports of "distract and grab" thefts and credit card fraud. All three were charged with theft, burglary, fraudulent use of a credit card, and conspiracy to commit theft. They were 39-year-old …
Clarkstown Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says Clarkstown Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says
Clarkstown Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says A Hudson Valley man has been convicted for his part in the illegal commercialization of elephant ivory worth more than $70,000. Rockland County resident Kenneth Kerner, age 59, of Clarkstown, was convicted on Thursday, Feb. 22 after pleading guilty to the crime on Thursday, Feb. 8, said the New State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York County District Attorney’s Office. Kerner, who was sentenced to five years probation, 200 hours of community service, and an obligation to donate $10,000 to a wildlife organization was caught as part of an investigation that began…
Clarkstown State Assemblyman Announces He Won't Seek Re-election Clarkstown State Assemblyman Announces He Won't Seek Re-election
Clarkstown State Assemblyman Announces He Won't Seek Re-election A longtime Hudson Valley assemblyman has announced his decision against seeking re-election. Rockland County Democrat Ken Zebrowski, who represents the 96th District, which includes the towns of Clarkstown and Haverstraw and a portion of Orangetown, announced his decision on Thursday, Jan. 25. “It has been a profound honor to serve as a member of the NYS Assembly for the past 17 years," Zebrowski said. "I want to thank the residents of Rockland County for the privilege of fighting for them and representing our neighborhoods during these nine terms."  He said he was proud of his statew…
Spike Strips Stop Teen Car Thieves In NJ During Palisades Parkway Pursuit From Rockland Spike Strips Stop Teen Car Thieves In NJ During Palisades Parkway Pursuit From Rockland
Spike Strips Stop Teen Car Thieves In NJ During Palisades Parkway Pursuit From Rockland Spike strips deployed by Palisades Interstate Parkway Police stopped three teenage thieves as they sped south into New Jersey on Tuesday in a Jeep stolen out of Rockland County, authorities said. The New York City trio had swiped a 2018 Jeep Renegade from Clarkstown after the owner left it running with the keys in it shortly after 7:30 a.m. Jan. 9, PIP Police Lt. Raymond Walter said. New York State Police troopers who joined Clarkstown police in pursuing the trio radioed ahead to their parkway police colleagues before terminating the pursuit near the state line, the lieutenant said. Pickin…
Apparent Triple Murder-Suicide Involving PD Sergeant Leaves New City Community Stunned Apparent Triple Murder-Suicide Involving PD Sergeant Leaves New City Community Stunned
Apparent Triple Murder-Suicide Involving PD Sergeant Leaves New City Community Stunned Two communities in the region have been left shocked and saddened after a police sergeant was found dead along with his wife and two young sons inside a home in the Hudson Valley in an apparent murder-suicide. The chain of events unfolded Friday night, Dec. 29 in Westchester County when the Bronxville Police Department said it contacted the Clarkstown PD in Rockland County after 49-year-old Sergeant Watson Morgan did not show up for his evening shift. Morgan joined the Bronxville PD in 2007 after working the previous seven years with the NYPD. He was promoted to the Bronxville PD…
Clarkstown Issues Emergency Order To Prevent Buses From Dropping Off Migrants Clarkstown Issues Emergency Order To Prevent Buses From Dropping Off Migrants
Clarkstown Issues Emergency Order To Prevent Buses From Dropping Off Migrants On the heels of New York City Mayor Eric Adams' executive order rerouting migrant buses out of the city, a Hudson Valley town is doing the same. The order comes from Rockland County and Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann who on Friday, Dec. 29, issued a town-wide emergency executive order preventing charter buses from dropping off migrants. Hoehmann said Adams' new city emergency order, modeled after one used in Chicago, intends to reroute buses carrying migrants who entered the country illegally away from New York City.  "Since this policy was enacted in Chicago earlier this month…
Four Nabbed In Thefts Of $1.6M In Electronics From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond Four Nabbed In Thefts Of $1.6M In Electronics From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond
Four Nabbed In Thefts Of $1.6M In Electronics From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond Four Philadelphia men wanted for a burglary spree through 55 UPS warehouses across New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and beyond were captured by federal agents this week, authorities announced. The quartet and at least three accomplices who are still at large stole an estimated $1.6 million in electronics over a two-year span beginning in January 2021, they said. The four currently in federal custody are charged with conspiracy to commit cargo theft, US Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said on Friday, Nov. 17. All four had been arrested and released at one time or other since …
Clarkstown Battling Illegal Migrant Housing After 17 'Flophouses' Found Clarkstown Battling Illegal Migrant Housing After 17 'Flophouses' Found
Clarkstown Battling Illegal Migrant Housing After 17 'Flophouses' Found Officials in one Hudson Valley town are taking a management company to court after identifying what they say are 17 alleged migrant flophouses with numerous violations. Clarkstown Town Supervisor George Hoehmann said Thursday, Oct. 18 during a press conference that in Rockland County, Clarkstown is battling illegal migrant housing and the Monsey-based management company that oversees them. The company, First Choice Management, manages 399 properties in Rockland County, with 37 of those in Clarkstown, Hoehmann said. "We are concerned about 17 of these homes in the town," Hoehmann said. "We …
$23K In Fines Issued To Spring Valley Landlord Housing Migrants, Officials Say $23K In Fines Issued To Spring Valley Landlord Housing Migrants, Officials Say
$23K In Fines Issued To Spring Valley Landlord Housing Migrants, Officials Say Hudson Valley government officials are calling for an investigation after a large number of migrants were found living in what is supposed to be a three-bedroom home. An inspection by the Rockland County Office of Buildings and Codes is issuing a $23,000 fine to Schloima Koppel, the same landlord housing 31 people in a New City single-family property, resulting from 32 violations found at Koppel’s Spring Valley rental at 8 W. Funston Street, said Rockland County Executive Ed Day. The inspection uncovered eight bedrooms and 16 beds, in what should be a three-bedroom home, Day said. Day said…
Road Closure Alert: Project On Route 59 In Clarkstown Starts Road Closure Alert: Project On Route 59 In Clarkstown Starts
Road Closure Alert: Project On Route 59 In Clarkstown Starts Rockland County residents should expect delays when a highway improvement project on Route 59 westbound gets underway. The state Department of Transportation says motorists should expect the right lane to close along Route 59 westbound, between Grandview Avenue and I-87 in the town of Clarkstown, beginning Thursday, April 20 at 9 a.m., through Tuesday, April 25 at 9 a.m., to accommodate the project. Motorists should anticipate delays and plan accordingly. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. For up-to-date tra…
Bergen Man, 20, Dog Killed In 3-Car PIP Crash: NYSP Bergen Man, 20, Dog Killed In 3-Car PIP Crash: NYSP
Bergen Man, 20, Dog Killed In 3-Car PIP Crash: Nysp A 20-year-old North Jersey man has been identified as the victim who was killed, along with his dog, in a crash on the Palisades Parkway in New York. Cyrus A. Silverio, of Hackensack was in a black 2001 BMW when he and two other cars collided in Clarkstown at 10 p.m. Thursday, April 10, NY State Trooper Steven Nevel said. All three vehicles came to a rest on the west shoulder in the southbound lanes. Silverio was pronounced dead at the scene along with his dog, Nevel said. The investigation is ongoing. The New York State Police are asking anyone who may have seen these vehicles …
ID Released For 20-Year-Old Killed Along With His Dog In PIP Crash In Clarkstown ID Released For 20-Year-Old Killed Along With His Dog In PIP Crash In Clarkstown
ID Released For 20-Year-Old Killed Along With His Dog In PIP Crash In Clarkstown State Police have released the identity of a man killed along with his dog in a three-vehicle crash on the Palisades Parkway in the Hudson Valley. The crash took place in Rockland County around 10 p.m., Thursday, April 13 in Clarkstown. According to Trooper Steven Nevel, a preliminary investigation revealed that a burgundy 1992 BMW, a black 2001 black BMW, both with New Jersey plates, and a 2023 gray Nissan Rogue, with New York plates, were traveling southbound when for unknown reasons the three vehicles collided.  Earlier report: Fatal PIP Crash In Clarkstown Involves 3 Vehicle…
Fatal PIP Crash In Clarkstown  Involves 3 Vehicles, Closes Roadway Fatal PIP Crash In Clarkstown  Involves 3 Vehicles, Closes Roadway
Fatal PIP Crash In Clarkstown Involves 3 Vehicles, Closes Roadway New update: ID Released For 20-Year-Old Killed Along With His Dog In PIP Crash In Clarkstown State police are investigating a fatal three-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The crash took place in Rockland County around 10 p.m., Thursday, April 13 southbound near the Clarktown exit, said Trooper Steven Nevel. Police did not say how many people were killed. This is an ongoing investigation. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Chick-fil-A Planning Brand-New Location In Nanuet Chick-fil-A Planning Brand-New Location In Nanuet
Chick-fil-A Planning Brand-New Location In Nanuet Chick-fil-A is inching closer to opening what will be its third location in the Hudson Valley. With locations already in the works in Westchester County near the Greenburgh/White Plains border, as well as Yonkers, the latest news comes from Rockland County where the chain is currently in the planning process to open a new eatery in Nanuet. According to Clarkstown Town Supervisor George Hoehmann, officials with Chick-fil-A have plans winding their way through approvals with the planning board and should receive the final green light within the next three months or sometimes in early Spring. …
Congers Duo Busted With Drugs, Guns During Warrants Raid, DA Says Congers Duo Busted With Drugs, Guns During Warrants Raid, DA Says
Congers Duo Busted With Drugs, Guns During Warrants Raid, DA Says A Hudson Valley man and woman were busted for alleged possession of drugs and guns during warrant searches following an investigation. The searches took place in Rockland County on Friday, Feb. 10 in Congers. The arrests were the result of search warrants stemming from a month-long investigation conducted by the Rockland County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Westchester Resident Office Tactical Diversion Squad, said Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh. The basis of the search warrant was the result of a multi-ag…
GOTCHA! NJ Man Wanted For Fort Lee Gas Station Holdup Chased Down By NY State Troopers GOTCHA! NJ Man Wanted For Fort Lee Gas Station Holdup Chased Down By NY State Troopers
Gotcha! NJ Man Wanted For Fort Lee Gas Station Holdup Chased Down By NY State Troopers A New Jersey man wanted for robbing a gas station convenience store in Fort Lee was captured in New York State following a pursuit that began on the Tappan Zee Bridge. Shahzad A. Khan, 41, of Carteret had just held up a Rockland County mini-mart when New York State Police tried to stop his southbound 2014 Chevy Equinox on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson River shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, authorities said. Khan exited onto the Sprain Brook Parkway -- and directly into a moving roadblock, State Police said. What wasn’t known at the time, authorities said, was that…
Carteret Man Leads NY Pursuit After Armed Robbery: Police Carteret Man Leads NY Pursuit After Armed Robbery: Police
Carteret Man Leads NY Pursuit After Armed Robbery: Police A Central Jersey man wanted in an armed robbery of a Hudson Valley mini-mart was nabbed by state police following a chase on the Sprain Brook Parkway. New York State troopers were advised to look out for a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox wanted in an armed robbery for a Clarkstown, NY minimart around 9:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, Trooper Tara McCormick said. The car, driven by Shahzad A. Khan, 41, of Carteret, was spotted heading southbound on the Mario Cuomo Bridge, she said. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued, McCormick said.  Khan ex…
Hudson Valley Man Charged With Bringing Drugs Into Putnam County Prison During Visit: Police Hudson Valley Man Charged With Bringing Drugs Into Putnam County Prison During Visit: Police
Hudson Valley Man Charged With Bringing Drugs Into Putnam County Prison During Visit: Police A Hudson Valley man is charged with trying to sneak illegal substances into a prison during a visit, police said.  On Monday, Oct. 31, 32-year-old Rockland County resident Joseph Garguilo III of Clarkstown brought a controlled substance into the Putnam County Correctional Facility in Carmel during a visit, according to Putnam County Sheriff Kevin McConville.  McConville said Garguilo was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and charged with the following felonies:  Fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; First-degree promoting prison contraband.  Garguilo …
Alert Issued For Missing 26-Year-Old Who Never Showed Up For Work In Clarkstown Alert Issued For Missing 26-Year-Old Who Never Showed Up For Work In Clarkstown
Alert Issued For Missing 26-Year-Old Who Never Showed Up For Work In Clarkstown Police are asking for help locating a Hudson Valley man who has been missing for more than a week. Rockland County resident Derek Appiah, age 26, of Clarkstown, was last seen at around 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, when he set out to walk to his job at Costco, Clarkstown Police said. The trip was supposed to take just 10 minutes, but he never arrived at work and has had no contact with friends or family since, police said. Investigators said Appiah has had previous incidents where he has left for several days without contacting anyone and is known to frequent the Bronx. Police described App…
Vehicular Homicide: Spring Valley Man Charged In Hit-Run That Killed Driver On GSP Vehicular Homicide: Spring Valley Man Charged In Hit-Run That Killed Driver On GSP
Vehicular Homicide: Spring Valley Man Charged In Hit-Run That Killed Driver On GSP Police have arrested a Rockland County man who they said was responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 77-year-old motorist on the Garden State Parkway a year and a half ago. Christopher Forrest, age 26, was charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash resulting in the death of Dutchess County resident Howard Perlman on June 17, 2021, according to records obtained by Daily Voice. Forrest, of Spring Valley, was recklessly driving a BMW that clipped Perlman's Toyota Venza in the area of milepost 172.3 in Montvale shortly after 7 p.m., New Jersey State Police said. …
Vehicular Homicide: Rocklander Charged In 2021 Hit-Run That Killed Driver, 77, On GSP In Bergen Vehicular Homicide: Rocklander Charged In 2021 Hit-Run That Killed Driver, 77, On GSP In Bergen
Vehicular Homicide: Rocklander Charged In 2021 Hit-Run That Killed Driver, 77, On GSP In Bergen UPDATE: New Jersey State Police have arrested a Rockland County man who they said was responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 77-year-old motorist on the Garden State Parkway a year and a half ago. Christopher Forrest, 26, was charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash resulting in the death of Dutchess County, NY, resident Howard Perlman on June 17, 2021, according to records obtained by Daily Voice. Forrest, of Spring Valley, was recklessly driving a BMW that clipped Perlman's Toyota Venza in the area of milepost 172.3 in Montvale shortly after 7 p.m., Stat…
LATEST: Head-On Bridge Crash, Attempted Murder Charge Follows Hammer Attack At Rockland Hotel LATEST: Head-On Bridge Crash, Attempted Murder Charge Follows Hammer Attack At Rockland Hotel
Latest: Head-On Bridge Crash, Attempted Murder Charge Follows Hammer Attack At Rockland Hotel UPDATE: A man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend with a hammer at a Clarkstown hotel was captured after a wild chase that ended in a head-on crash on a heavily-traveled bridge. Clarkstown police said they responded to reports of a woman screaming at the Tappan Zee Hotel on northbound Route 303 shortly after 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17. They found a victim, they said, who told them that her boyfriend, 46-year-old Todd Humphrey of Stony Point, had hit her in the head with a hammer while she was in the shower.  She escaped the room and got the attention of hotel staff who dialed 911 as Hump…
Hammer Attack Leads To Chase, Crash In Area, Police Say Hammer Attack Leads To Chase, Crash In Area, Police Say
Hammer Attack Leads To Chase, Crash In Area, Police Say A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly attempting to kill his girlfriend with a hammer and then taking police on a wild chase before crashing into a state police cruiser. The incident began in Rockland County around 5:10 a.m. on Monday, October 17, in Clarkstown. According to Clarkstown Police Detective Norman Peters, officers responded to the Tappan Zee Hotel at 110 North Route 303 for a report of a woman screaming. When officers arrived they found a woman who had been seriously assaulted, Peters said. The victim had substantial lacerations to her head and officers rende…
Fugitive From Justice Nabbed In Suffern For Stealing 2 Cars In 2 Days, Police Say Fugitive From Justice Nabbed In Suffern For Stealing 2 Cars In 2 Days, Police Say
Fugitive From Justice Nabbed In Suffern For Stealing 2 Cars In 2 Days, Police Say A 19-year-old man who was a fugitive from justice was nabbed again for stealing two cars in two days from the same town. The unidentified man was arrested in Rockland County on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Suffern. According to Suffern Police, officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle on Thursday, Sept. 8. Video surveillance captured the suspect and officers were able to identify him shortly after receiving the report. When officers responded to the suspect's home, there was a separate vehicle parked in the driveway that had been stolen from Clarkstown on Monday, Sept. 12, and had licens…
2 Men Restrained Female Workers With Zipties To Rob $578K From NJ Check Cashers At Gunpoint: DA 2 Men Restrained Female Workers With Zipties To Rob $578K From NJ Check Cashers At Gunpoint: DA
2 Men Restrained Female Workers With Zipties To Rob $578K From NJ Check Cashers At Gunpoint: DA Two men from New York City were arrested and jailed after they were apparently connected to a series of gunpoint robberies at check cashing services throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania that involved female workers being restrained with zipties, authorities announced. Ramel Harris, 40, and Neville Brown, 38, both of Brooklyn, were charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, and one count of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announce…
Lane Closures Expected For Stretch Of Highway In Rockland County Lane Closures Expected For Stretch Of Highway In Rockland County
Lane Closures Expected For Stretch Of Highway In Rockland County Officials are advising motorists to expect lane closures on a stretch of a Hudson Valley highway. The New York State Department of Transportation said Rockland County motorists should plan for lane closures on Route 59 eastbound and westbound between Route 303 in Clarkstown and Route 9W in Orangetown. The lane closures are set to be implemented nightly from Monday, Aug. 22, through Friday, Aug. 26, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., to facilitate roadway paving, officials said.