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Suspects Damage Leonard Park Fields In Mount Kisco Suspects Damage Leonard Park Fields In Mount Kisco
Suspects Damage Leonard Park Fields In Mount Kisco A parks and recreation department in Northern Westchester is asking for information regarding at least four suspects who tore up park fields by driving a car over them.  The incident happened in Mount Kisco on Saturday, April 6, when at least four people in a white mid-sized four-door vehicle drove it all over the fields at Leonard Park, creating deep ruts in big circles, the village's Parks and Recreation Department announced on Tuesday, April 9.  The Westchester County Police Department is now working to find these suspects, according to Recreation Superintendent Kyle Thorn…
Put Phone Away Or Pay: Westchester County PD To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers Put Phone Away Or Pay: Westchester County PD To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers
Put Phone Away Or Pay: Westchester County PD To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers If you find yourself checking your phone when you should be focusing on the road, watch out—the Westchester County Police Department will be issuing steep fines and penalties as they join a nationwide campaign to catch distracted drivers.  The Westchester County Police say they would be joining a nationwide campaign to reduce distracted driving, which they say causes thousands of deaths every year.  Under New York State law, motorists are not allowed to use a handheld telephone while driving. Illegal activities that can land you in hot water include talking on a cell phone; writin…
Earthquake: Authorities In Westchester Warn Of Aftershocks Earthquake: Authorities In Westchester Warn Of Aftershocks
Earthquake: Authorities In Westchester Warn Of Aftershocks Did you feel it? Residents in Westchester and Putnam counties are among those along the East Coast abuzz about an earthquake that was felt late Friday morning, April 5. The quake, which originated in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in the borough of Lebanon about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan, was felt across the Hudson Valley at 10:23 a.m., and measured 4.8 on the Richter scale, according to the US Geological Survey. Related Report - 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits NY, Other Parts Of East Coast Shortly after the earthquake hit, several police departments across Westchester…
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…
Former Westchester Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit Former Westchester Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit
Former Westchester Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit A former Westchester police officer from the Hudson Valley is suing county officials and claiming that he was unlawfully fired for ticketing a woman who flashed a PBA card.  Rockland County resident Joseph Saetta, a former Westchester County Police officer, filed a lawsuit in federal court against the county's Department of Public Safety, its commissioner, Terrance Raynor, and County Executive George Latimer, on Friday, March 8.  According to the lawsuit complaint, Saetta, who previously spent time as an officer in Mount Vernon and Pleasantville, joined the Westchester County…
Man Hit, Killed While Walking On Bronx River Parkway In White Plains Man Hit, Killed While Walking On Bronx River Parkway In White Plains
Man Hit, Killed While Walking On Bronx River Parkway In White Plains A man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while walking on a parkway in Westchester, police said. New, updated report - New Update: ID Released Of Man Hit, Killed On Bronx River Parkway In White Plains The incident happened on Thursday, March 7 just after 7:45 p.m., when a man was hit by a car while walking in one of the southbound lanes of the Bronx River Parkway in White Plains just south of Main Street, according to Westchester County Police Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  The victim was hit by a vehicle traveling south in the left lane while walking in the …
Drunk Man Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Expired Registration In Thornwood: Police Drunk Man Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Expired Registration In Thornwood: Police
Drunk Man Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Expired Registration In Thornwood: Police A 42-year-old drunk driver was taken into custody after authorities caught him traveling on a parkway in Northern Westchester in a car with a registration that expired over thirteen years ago, police said. The events leading to the man's arrest began on Sunday, Feb. 25 just before 3 a.m., when an officer noticed a BMW sedan traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway near Marble Avenue in Thornwood with fake Tennessee license plates, no inspection sticker, and a registration sticker that expired in 2010, according to the Westchester County Police Department.  After police pulled the vehicl…
Officers Save Life Of Man Found Foaming At Mouth In Mount Kisco Business Officers Save Life Of Man Found Foaming At Mouth In Mount Kisco Business
Officers Save Life Of Man Found Foaming At Mouth In Mount Kisco Business Thanks to quick action from officers, the life of a man who was found foaming at the mouth at a Northern Westchester business was saved.  The harrowing incident began during the week of Monday, Jan. 22 at a business in Mount Kisco on Hubbels Drive, when officers found a 58-year-old man in cardiac arrest lying on the ground and foaming at the mouth, the Westchester County Police Department announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30.  Although a civilian at the business had already performed some chest compressions, police found that the man was unresponsive with no pulse, and Officers …
Video: Woman Rescued From Submerged Vehicle On Flooded Bronx River Parkway In Yonkers Video: Woman Rescued From Submerged Vehicle On Flooded Bronx River Parkway In Yonkers
Video: Woman Rescued From Submerged Vehicle On Flooded Bronx River Parkway In Yonkers Authorities have shared a nail-biting video depicting a dramatic rescue of a woman from a flooded parkway in Westchester during a powerful storm event.  The rescue happened on Tuesday night, Jan. 9, when the Yonkers and Westchester County Police Police Department learned that a woman had become trapped inside her vehicle in rapidly rising floodwaters on the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers during a severe storm on the same night. According to Yonkers Police, the department's Emergency Service Unit then put on their water rescue suits and deployed their rescue boat to reach the trapp…
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…
Retired Westchester Police K-9 Dies: 'We Are Grateful,' Department Says Retired Westchester Police K-9 Dies: 'We Are Grateful,' Department Says
Retired Westchester Police K-9 Dies: 'We Are Grateful,' Department Says A beloved retired Westchester County Police K-9 is being remembered for both his dedicated service and his outgoing nature that made him a hit with the public.  The Westchester County Police Department announced the death of retired K-9 Jax on Wednesday, Jan. 3.  According to the department, Jax served with Officer Christian Gutierrez in several assignments, including parkway patrol, Playland Park in Rye, and the Mount Kisco precinct. He was also trained in narcotics detection and apprehension. Jax also participated in many public relations details and wa…
ID Released Of Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle At Tarrytown Intersection ID Released Of Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle At Tarrytown Intersection
ID Released Of Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle At Tarrytown Intersection Authorities are investigating a crash at a Westchester intersection that left a man dead. The incident happened on Tuesday, Dec. 26 just before 2 p.m., when a 79-year-old man was struck by a vehicle in Tarrytown at the intersection of Route 9 and Route 119, according to Tarrytown Police. The man, identified as Patrick Kennedy of Tarrytown, was later pronounced dead.  The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation into the incident, which is still ongoing, police said. No criminal charges have yet been filed in connection to t…
Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Mount Kisco, Ossining, Peekskill: Here's His Sentence Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Mount Kisco, Ossining, Peekskill: Here's His Sentence
Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Mount Kisco, Ossining, Peekskill: Here's His Sentence A 48-year-old man with a previous child molestation conviction will spend decades in prison for sexually assaulting two children in Northern Westchester over several years and sending explicit photos to a third.  Bedford resident Felix Barahona Rosales, age 48, was sentenced to 34 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting two children numerous times as well as sending explicit photos to a third victim, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Tuesday, Nov. 28.  According to Rocah's office, Rosales's conduct began when both sexual assault…
3 Burglary Suspects Caught After Extensive Late-Night Chase In Mount Kisco 3 Burglary Suspects Caught After Extensive Late-Night Chase In Mount Kisco
3 Burglary Suspects Caught After Extensive Late-Night Chase In Mount Kisco Three men who were interrupted by authorities while burglarizing a Northern Westchester home were successfully apprehended following an extensive chase that utilized the help of K9 units and a helicopter.  The incident began on Friday, Nov. 17 just before 1:45 a.m., when a burglar alarm went off at a Mount Kisco residence on Carlton Drive, prompting a quick police response, according to the Westchester County Police Department. The first officers who arrived at the home soon saw two men run in separate directions from the house into a wooded area. In order to catch them, police establi…
New Update: Suspect From Westchester Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Yonkers New Update: Suspect From Westchester Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer In Yonkers
New Update: Suspect From Westchester Nabbed In Shooting Of Off-Duty Nypd Officer In Yonkers 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, …
Threat Of Bombs At Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall Leads To Evacuation, Search, Police Say Threat Of Bombs At Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall Leads To Evacuation, Search, Police Say
Threat Of Bombs At Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall Leads To Evacuation, Search, Police Say A busy Sunday at a mall in the region quickly turned to fear when officials began evacuating the building due to a bomb threat. The incident took place in Dutchess County at the Poughkeepsie Galleria on Sunday, Oct. 29 just before 2 p.m. Capt. Michael O'Dowd of the town of Poughkeepsie Police said 911 received a call reporting that bombs had been placed at the Galleria.  The call was immediately transferred to town police who responded and met with Galleria management and the decision was made to evacuate the building as a precaution, O'Dowd said. At the request of the mall, K-9 team…
4 Teens Caught With Help From K9 In Chase Near Westchester Airport: Police 4 Teens Caught With Help From K9 In Chase Near Westchester Airport: Police
4 Teens Caught With Help From K9 In Chase Near Westchester Airport: Police Four teenagers were apprehended following a pursuit that happened near Westchester County Airport, police said.  The incident began on Saturday, Oct. 21, when a police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle near Westchester County Airport and the driver refused to stop, according to the county's police department.  Soon after this, the car crashed on the entrance ramp to I-684 northbound in Harrison near the airport. The four occupants then got out of the car and ran into the woods in an attempt to flee police, authorities said. Officers from several different agencies soon arr…
Scam Alert: Callers Falsely Posing As 'Westchester Sheriff,' Police Say Scam Alert: Callers Falsely Posing As 'Westchester Sheriff,' Police Say
Scam Alert: Callers Falsely Posing As 'Westchester Sheriff,' Police Say Authorities in Westchester are warning residents of a scam involving callers falsely posing as police and claiming that there is a warrant out for the arrest of the victim.  The scam has consisted of callers pretending to be from the “Westchester County Sheriff’s Office," which does not exist, the Westchester County Police Department announced on Friday, Sept. 22.  According to the department, the police impersonators will then proceed to claim that there is a warrant for the arrest of the victim being contacted for failure to appear for grand jury duty. The scammers will al…
27-Year-Old Charged With Burglarizing Homes In Briarcliff Manor, Police Say 27-Year-Old Charged With Burglarizing Homes In Briarcliff Manor, Police Say
27-Year-Old Charged With Burglarizing Homes In Briarcliff Manor, Police Say A 27-year-old man has been nabbed for burglarizing two homes in Northern Westchester, police said.  The man, whose name was not released, was charged with burglarizing two homes in Briarcliff Manor on Saturday, Aug. 5, the village's police department announced on Tuesday, Aug. 29.  The suspect, who is from the Bronx, was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary in addition to other charges, police said.  The investigation into the burglaries is still ongoing, and more arrests may be made, authorities added.  The Harrison, New York City, and Westchester County …
On The Rocks: Vessel Becomes Stuck In Long Island Sound Off Rye Coast On The Rocks: Vessel Becomes Stuck In Long Island Sound Off Rye Coast
On The Rocks: Vessel Becomes Stuck In Long Island Sound Off Rye Coast A vessel found itself between a rock and a hard place after becoming stuck in Long Island Sound off the Westchester coast.  The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 30, when a vessel became stuck on the Scotch Caps reef off the coast of Rye, according to Rye Police. Luckily, the vessel's operator was uninjured. With the help of the Westchester County and Mamaroneck Police Departments, the boat was eventually freed. Police used the incident as a warning to boaters to take care to avoid a similar crash. "Please make sure you follow buoys and channel markers as you operate on …
'Suspicious Object' Found In Yard In Yonkers: Developing 'Suspicious Object' Found In Yard In Yonkers: Developing
'Suspicious Object' Found In Yard In Yonkers: Developing Authorities are conducting an investigation after a Westchester homeowner found a suspicious object in their yard, police said.  The object was found on Tuesday evening, Aug. 15, when a Yonkers homeowner on Abner Place reported a suspicious item in their yard to the city's police department, according to Detective Sergeant Frank M. DiDomizio.  Soon after the call, the department's Emergency Service Unit and the Westchester County Police Department’s Hazardous Devices Unit arrived at the residence and cordoned off the area as a precaution.  The object was then remov…
Car Thieves Nabbed After Stealing From Unlocked Vehicles In Mount Kisco Car Thieves Nabbed After Stealing From Unlocked Vehicles In Mount Kisco
Car Thieves Nabbed After Stealing From Unlocked Vehicles In Mount Kisco With the help of some vigilant residents, several suspected car thieves were caught after stealing from vehicles in Northern Westchester. The thefts occurred in Mount Kisco over the weekend of Saturday, June 17, during which many several vehicles in the village had items taken from them, according to village officials.  Luckily though, residents were able to provide both surveillance video and information about the suspects, which helped detectives from the Westchester County Police Department identify those involved.  The suspects were then apprehended on Thursday morning, June …
New Update: Suspect Caught After Assaulting 16-Year-Old At Park In Rye, Police Say New Update: Suspect Caught After Assaulting 16-Year-Old At Park In Rye, Police Say
New Update: Suspect Caught After Assaulting 16-Year-Old At Park In Rye, Police Say A 21-year-old man who was already out on bail on sex crime charges from a Long Island incident has been charged with assaulting a teenage girl in a Westchester public park, police said.  Port Chester resident Richard A. Olmino, age 21, has been arrested in connection with an assault that happened on Friday, June 23 around midnight at Rye Town Park on Forest Avenue between Dearborn Avenue and Oakland Beach Avenue, the City of Rye Police Department announced on Sunday, June 25.  Earlier Report - 16-Year-Old Girl Assaulted At Park In Rye: Suspect At Large On the …
16-Year-Old Girl Assaulted At Park In Rye: Suspect At Large 16-Year-Old Girl Assaulted At Park In Rye: Suspect At Large
16-Year-Old Girl Assaulted At Park In Rye: Suspect At Large New, updated report: New Update: Suspect Caught After Assaulting 16-Year-Old At Park In Rye, Police Say Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man who tackled and assaulted a 16-year-old girl at a public park in Westchester.  The incident happened on Friday, June 23 around midnight at Rye Town Park on Forest Avenue between Dearborn Avenue and Oakland Beach Avenue, according to the City of Rye Police Department.  The victim, a 16-year-old girl, told officers that she had been conversing with the suspect before he tackled and assaulted her.  The suspec…
Keeping Prom Clean: Police Confiscate Alcohol From HS Students In Westchester Keeping Prom Clean: Police Confiscate Alcohol From HS Students In Westchester
Keeping Prom Clean: Police Confiscate Alcohol From HS Students In Westchester As high school students celebrate the height of prom season, authorities in Westchester are cracking down on underage drinking and establishing safety checkpoints to ensure the events stay sober.  The Westchester County Police Department announced on Wednesday, May 31 that it has been establishing Prom Safety details with the help of its Taxi and Limousine Commission staff to make sure that students do not bring alcohol and other prohibited items to the events.  Already, the department has had to take alcohol from students around the county.  In addition to alcohol checks, a…
Live Hand Grenade Removed From White Plains Home Live Hand Grenade Removed From White Plains Home
Live Hand Grenade Removed From White Plains Home A bomb squad had to carefully remove a live hand grenade from a Westchester home after it was discovered during a basement cleanup.  The incident happened at a home in White Plains when the Westchester County Police Department's Hazardous Devices Unit was called to the residence after the grenade was found, the department announced on Wednesday, May 24.  Once the unit arrived, authorities discovered that the grenade was live and had its safety pin partially out. They also made the grim discovery that it was at rest on an unstable platform, which increased the likelihood of detonat…
Fatal Crash: ID Released For Victim After Vehicle Hits Guardrail On Hutch In New Rochelle Fatal Crash: ID Released For Victim After Vehicle Hits Guardrail On Hutch In New Rochelle
Fatal Crash: ID Released For Victim After Vehicle Hits Guardrail On Hutch In New Rochelle The identity of a man who died in a fatal crash on a parkway in Westchester has been released.  Earlier Report - Fatal Crash Closes Part Of Hutchinson River Parkway In New Rochelle Scarsdale resident David Douek, age 41, died on Friday, April 7, when his motorcycle left the roadway and struck a guardrail around 4:30 p.m. on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway in New Rochelle near Exit 7 (New Rochelle Road), according to Westchester County Police Department Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary. Douek was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were…
Fatal Crash Closes Part Of Hutchinson River Parkway In New Rochelle Fatal Crash Closes Part Of Hutchinson River Parkway In New Rochelle
Fatal Crash Closes Part Of Hutchinson River Parkway In New Rochelle Part of a busy parkway in Westchester is closed following a fatal crash that left one man dead.  The crash happened on the Hutchinson River Parkway in New Rochelle on Friday, April 7, when a motorcycle traveling northbound around 4:30 p.m. left the roadway and struck a guardrail near Exit 7 (New Rochelle Road), according to Westchester County Police Department Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash.  The operator of the motorcycle, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene, O'…
Catalytic Converters, Saw Found In Stolen Car In Yonkers, Police Say Catalytic Converters, Saw Found In Stolen Car In Yonkers, Police Say
Catalytic Converters, Saw Found In Stolen Car In Yonkers, Police Say Two men face felony charges after allegedly being caught driving a stolen car in Westchester that contained a pair of stolen catalytic converters, police said.  The catalytic converters were found on Tuesday, April 4, around 4:45 a.m., when police began searching for a stolen 2022 Volkswagen Jetta with New Jersey plates in Mount Vernon on North MacQuesten Parkway.  Soon after, the Jetta was found on Mount Vernon Avenue, and an officer began following it while waiting for backup.  Eventually, several officers were able to box the car in on Bronx River Road in Yonkers, according to the West…
Duo Steals From Store, Then Leads Cops On Chase In Stolen Car In Yorktown: Police Duo Steals From Store, Then Leads Cops On Chase In Stolen Car In Yorktown: Police
Duo Steals From Store, Then Leads Cops On Chase In Stolen Car In Yorktown: Police Two women face numerous charges after stealing from a mall in New York and then leading authorities on a lengthy chase in a stolen vehicle from Massachusetts, police said.  The incident started in Northern Westchester on Tuesday, March 7 around 2:45 p.m., when police responded to the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights to investigate a theft at the Ulta Beauty store, according to Yorktown Police.  When arriving at the mall, officers saw the suspect and a passenger driving through the parking lot and tried to pull the vehicle over. However, the car did not stop and drive away…
Over 10 Burglary, Stolen Vehicle Suspects Caught Throughout Westchester In Span Of Week Over 10 Burglary, Stolen Vehicle Suspects Caught Throughout Westchester In Span Of Week
Over 10 Burglary, Stolen Vehicle Suspects Caught Throughout Westchester In Span Of Week Nearly a dozen vehicles that were either stolen or associated with other felonies were caught traveling throughout Westchester in the span of a week, police said.  The vehicles and their associated suspects were all caught between Monday, Feb. 27, and Sunday, March 5, according to the Westchester County Police Department, which used its Real Time Crime intelligence center to coordinate responses from multiple law enforcement agencies in the county to catch the vehicles.  The following incidents occurred during the week:  Monday, Feb. 27: Police in Mount Vernon were no…