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Alert Issued For Missing 19-Year-Old Woman Last Seen In Westchester Alert Issued For Missing 19-Year-Old Woman Last Seen In Westchester
Alert Issued For Missing 19-Year-Old Woman Last Seen In Westchester Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 19-year-old woman who has been missing from Westchester for several days. In an alert issued on Sunday, April 21, Yonkers Police announced they are searching for 19-year-old Jacklyn Kauffo, who was last seen in the area of 68 Elliot Ave. midday on Saturday, April 20.  Kauffo is described as a Black woman who is 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, pink pajama pants, and gray Air Max shoes. She may be in need of medical attention, police said. Anyone with information on Kauffo's whereabo…
Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40 Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40
Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40 Shock and sadness are spreading following the sudden death of Eleanor Birrittella, a well-known corrections officer in Westchester. Birrittella died on Saturday, April 20, according to Hector Lopez, the president of the New York Hispanic American Law Enforcement Organization. A cause of death had not yet been released. Online records show Birrittella was 40 years old and lived in Yonkers. "Officer Birrittella had a smile that lit up the place," Lopez said in announcing her death. "She loved her job. I will miss her, we will all miss her." The entire WCOBA family is mourning the t…
Lane Closures Scheduled Along Long Stretch Of Busy Parkway In Westchester Lane Closures Scheduled Along Long Stretch Of Busy Parkway In Westchester
Lane Closures Scheduled Along Long Stretch Of Busy Parkway In Westchester Motorists traveling in Westchester are being warned of upcoming lane closures that will likely slow traffic on a long stretch of a busy parkway.  A series of single and double-lane closures along both directions of the Sprain Brook Parkway between the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers and the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant are scheduled for Monday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 24, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. The closures will be implemented between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day to allow for roadway work. 
Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating
Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a stabbing that left a woman injured on a Westchester street.  The incident happened on Thursday evening, April 18, when a woman was stabbed in her leg at 35 Cliff St. in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio. The woman is now in stable condition, DiDomizio said. Police are now investigating the incident.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Beloved Sergeant Doug MacCrae Of Brewster Dies At 67 Beloved Sergeant Doug MacCrae Of Brewster Dies At 67
Beloved Sergeant Doug MacCrae Of Brewster Dies At 67 A sheriff's office in the Hudson Valley is mourning the loss of a retired sergeant and Army veteran who always followed his passions while also making time to serve his community.  Putnam County resident Doug MacCrae of Brewster died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 17 at the age of 67, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, April 19.  Known for his long career in law enforcement, MacCrae served with the Sheriff's Office as a Deputy and Sergeant for 25 years. He was also a Youth Officer and played a large role in developing Putnam's School Resource Progr…
Former NYPD Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester Former NYPD Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester
Former Nypd Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester A former New York City Police officer has admitted to selling packages containing heroin and fentanyl in Westchester, federal officials announced. Bronx resident Grace Rosa Baez, age 38, pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges on Tuesday, April 16, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced.  Earlier Report- Police Officer, Westchester Man Nabbed For Planning To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin: Feds According to federal officials, Baez, who joined the NYPD in 2012, was placed on modified duty in 2020 after alleged misconduct and was soon subject…
'Hollywood On Hudson': Filming For CBS's 'Blue Bloods' Takes Place In Westchester 'Hollywood On Hudson': Filming For CBS's 'Blue Bloods' Takes Place In Westchester
'Hollywood On Hudson': Filming For CBS's 'Blue Bloods' Takes Place In Westchester A city hall in Westchester was transformed into a film set for the popular television show "Blue Bloods."  Filming for the hit CBS show took place at Yonkers City Hall, which was portrayed as the "New York Supreme Court," Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said on Tuesday, April 16.  The scenes filmed at city hall will be used in the seventh episode of the show's 14th season, which will air on CBS on Friday, April 26 at 10 p.m.  "Yonkers is truly Hollywood on Hudson and I'm thrilled to welcome productions to our city," Spano said of the filming, adding, "I couldn't help but watch some…
Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies
Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies A police department in Westchester has announced the death of one of its former members who spent his life serving his community and country.  Dutchess County resident Andrew Fischer, Sr., a retired Eastchester Police sergeant, died on Tuesday, April 9 at the age of 84, according to his obituary. Fischer, an Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War era, joined the department in 1964 and served until his retirement in 1987 after 23 years, according to Eastchester Police. Born in Yonkers in 1939, Fischer was also an avid outdoorsman in addition to his career in law enfor…
Groundbreaking Held For Redevelopment Of Busy Westchester Shopping Center Groundbreaking Held For Redevelopment Of Busy Westchester Shopping Center
Groundbreaking Held For Redevelopment Of Busy Westchester Shopping Center Developers have broken ground on a redevelopment project meant to improve a busy Westchester shopping center.  A groundbreaking event celebrating the launch of the redevelopment at Yonkers' Ridge Hill shopping center was held on Wednesday, April 10 by developer North American Properties and city officials, including Mayor Mike Spano. The project will transform the center into a "more cohesive, human-centric" mixed-use space. Phase I of the project, which began with Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremony, entails reimagining the center's streetscape, modernizing the merchandisin…
Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police
Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police Thanks to a witness's sharp eye, a 33-year-old man has been apprehended in connection with a robbery that took place at a CVS Pharmacy in Westchester, police announced.  The incident happened on Tuesday, April 10 just before 9:30 a.m., when a suspect robbed the CVS at 601 North Broadway (Route 22) in White Plains and allegedly threatened employees with a handgun, according to White Plains Police.  The suspect was able to flee in a car before officers arrived at the scene. An initial investigation at the CVS determined that the suspect had threatened employees with a handgun but ha…
17-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In Westchester Dispute: Police Investigating 17-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In Westchester Dispute: Police Investigating
17-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In Westchester Dispute: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a dispute that left a 17-year-old boy with a stab wound in Westchester. The incident happened on Tuesday, April 9 at around 8:30 p.m., when a dispute broke out on Ash Street in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  A 17-year-old boy involved in the fight suffered a cut on his side and was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition, DiDomizio said. Detectives are now investigating the incident.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Woman Killed In Hit-Run After Tripping, Falling Into Road In Westchester: Suspect In Custody Woman Killed In Hit-Run After Tripping, Falling Into Road In Westchester: Suspect In Custody
Woman Killed In Hit-Run After Tripping, Falling Into Road In Westchester: Suspect In Custody A suspect has been apprehended in connection with a Westchester hit-run that left a 35-year-old woman dead, police announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Monday, April 8 just before 5 a.m., when a victim was struck on Buena Vista Avenue between Main Street and Dock Street in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police. Arriving first responders found an unconscious woman in the street and tried saving her life before rushing her to a nearby hospital. However, she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead, police said. The victim was identified as Yonkers resident Fat…
New Poll Shows Latimer With Lead Over Bowman In Westchester Democratic Primary New Poll Shows Latimer With Lead Over Bowman In Westchester Democratic Primary
New Poll Shows Latimer With Lead Over Bowman In Westchester Democratic Primary A new poll is shining light on who may come out on top in the closely-watched race between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman for New York's 16th District seat. According to new findings from a poll conducted by The Mellman Group, Latimer, age 70, currently holds a 17-point lead over his opponent, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, age 48, the pro-Israel group DMFI PAC announced on Thursday, April 4. Related Report - Bowman/Latimer Westchester Primary Draws National Attention The new analysis was conducted by surveying 400 voters in the 16th District who represe…
Man Assaults FBI Officer In Yonkers, Gets Nearly 2 Decades In Prison Man Assaults FBI Officer In Yonkers, Gets Nearly 2 Decades In Prison
Man Assaults FBI Officer In Yonkers, Gets Nearly 2 Decades In Prison A 27-year-old man will spend nearly two decades in prison for assaulting a Federal Bureau of Investigation officer while leading authorities on a chase and firing gunshots into a crowd in Westchester.  New Rochelle resident Darren Smith, age 27, was sentenced on Tuesday, April 2 to 230 months in prison for assaulting an FBI officer during a September 2020 pursuit in Yonkers, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced. According to federal officials, on September 25, 2020, Yonkers Police officers pulled over the car Smith had been driving. He then spe…
Police Commissioner Helps Officers Subdue Erratic Man In Westchester Police Commissioner Helps Officers Subdue Erratic Man In Westchester
Police Commissioner Helps Officers Subdue Erratic Man In Westchester A police commissioner in Westchester made sure he had the backs of his fellow officers while they helped subdue a man acting erratically. The incident happened in Yonkers on Monday, April 1, when an officer on a traffic post in the city's Getty Square area saw a man damaging trees and knocking down traffic safety equipment, according to Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  The officer then approached the man to help him and get him evaluated, as he was acting in a way that could cause injury to himself or others, DiDomizio said. At this point, Yonkers Police Commissioner Chr…
Westchester Democratic Congressional Primary Draws National Attention Westchester Democratic Congressional Primary Draws National Attention
Westchester Democratic Congressional Primary Draws National Attention As the New York Democratic primary election draws closer, the race for the state's 16th District seat between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Jamaal Bowman is attracting nationwide attention and exposing divisions within the party.  The race between Latimer, age 70, and Bowman, age 48, is exposing tensions within the Democratic Party that will likely come to a head as residents within the 16th District cast their votes in the primary election on Tuesday, June 25, primarily centered on the ongoing conflict between Gaza and Israel.  Earlier …
Woman Rescued From Water Under Dock On Hudson River In Westchester Woman Rescued From Water Under Dock On Hudson River In Westchester
Woman Rescued From Water Under Dock On Hudson River In Westchester Thanks to quick action from police and first responders, a woman was rescued from the Hudson River after jumping from a pier in Westchester.  The incident happened on Wednesday evening, March 27, when a woman jumped from a pier in the downtown waterfront area of Yonkers. A short time after, a retired Yonkers Police member found her shoes, glasses, and a note left on the pier and alerted authorities that some may have tried harming themselves, Yonkers Police announced on Monday, April 1.  Officers soon began looking at camera footage and confirmed that a woman had jumped into the H…
Alert Issued For Missing 55-Year-Old  Last Seen In Yonkers Alert Issued For Missing 55-Year-Old  Last Seen In Yonkers
Alert Issued For Missing 55-Year-Old Last Seen In Yonkers Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man who has been missing for nearly a month and was last seen in Westchester.  Darin O'Rourke, age 55, was last seen in Yonkers on Saturday, March 2 in the area of 117 Mansion Ave., Yonkers Police announced on Friday, March 29. O'Rourke, described as 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds, may need medical attention, police said. His last known clothing is not known.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Yonkers Police at 914-377-7900.  Click the Facebook icon below to share this story.  Thi…
New Taskforce To Fight Gun Violence In Westchester: 'Focused On Getting To Root Of Problem' New Taskforce To Fight Gun Violence In Westchester: 'Focused On Getting To Root Of Problem'
New Taskforce To Fight Gun Violence In Westchester: 'Focused On Getting To Root Of Problem' A newly created task force is dedicating itself to preventing gun violence in Westchester, officials announced.  The creation of the Westchester County Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce, which will unify efforts to combat shootings, was announced by county officials on Tuesday, March 26.  The task force will work with organizations that are currently working against gun violence and encourage collaboration across these agencies so they can leverage each other's resources.  "Gun violence is not a major problem in Westchester County, but one death or injury due to gun vio…
Officer Put On Restricted Duty After Investigation Into Use Of Force In Yonkers: Police Officer Put On Restricted Duty After Investigation Into Use Of Force In Yonkers: Police
Officer Put On Restricted Duty After Investigation Into Use Of Force In Yonkers: Police A police officer in Westchester was put on restricted duty following an investigation into his use of force while apprehending a suspect who led authorities on a pursuit.  In an announcement on Friday, March 29, the Yonkers Police Department revealed that one of their officers was placed on restricted duty in connection with their conduct during an incident on Thursday, March 14. According to the department, just after 9:45 p.m. on the day of the incident, a victim went up to Yonkers officers in the area of McLean and Van Cortlandt Park Avenues and told them his vehicle had just b…
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…
New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Yonkers Hit-Run, Police Say New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Yonkers Hit-Run, Police Say
New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Yonkers Hit-Run, Police Say A 17-year-old boy was apprehended on Long Island after hitting a man with his car during a dispute in Westchester and causing his death, police announced.  The 17-year-old suspect, whose name was not released because of his age, was arrested at a Nassau County residence in East Meadow on Tuesday, March 26 in connection with a fatal hit-run in Yonkers on Monday, March 25, Yonkers Police announced. Earlier Report - 21-Year-Old Man Killed In Yonkers Hit-Run: Police Investigating According to the department, just after 4 p.m. on Monday, a pedestrian was struck in the area of 632 Van …
See It On The Big Screen: New LED Display Sign Introduced In Yonkers See It On The Big Screen: New LED Display Sign Introduced In Yonkers
See It On The Big Screen: New LED Display Sign Introduced In Yonkers A parking garage in Westchester now features a massive LED display intended to keep residents updated on the latest happenings.  The "Yonkers-Tron" LED display sign, affixed to the Government Center parking garage on New Main Street near Nepperhan Avenue in Yonkers, was introduced by city officials on Wednesday, March 20. The massive display will be used to keep residents updated on the latest news, events, and happenings in Yonkers, officials said.  A video showing off the new sign was released by the city on social media. Introducing Yonkers-Tron – our sleek new LED displa…
21-Year-Old Man Killed In Yonkers Hit-Run: Police Investigating 21-Year-Old Man Killed In Yonkers Hit-Run: Police Investigating
21-Year-Old Man Killed In Yonkers Hit-Run: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating after a 21-year-old man was killed in a Westchester hit-run, police announced. New, updated report - New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Yonkers Hit-Run, Police Say The incident happened on Monday, March 25 around 4 p.m., when a pedestrian was struck in Yonkers in the area of 632 Van Cortlandt Park Ave. Arriving first responders found a severely injured 21-year-old man and began providing him medical attention before taking him to a nearby hospital, where he later died, according to Yonkers Police. The identity of the victim ha…
Girl Found Lying On Sidewalk After Possible Jump From Overpass In Yonkers Girl Found Lying On Sidewalk After Possible Jump From Overpass In Yonkers
Girl Found Lying On Sidewalk After Possible Jump From Overpass In Yonkers Authorities are investigating after a teenage girl was found lying on a sidewalk after possibly jumping from an overpass in Westchester.  The investigation was prompted by an incident on Thursday, March 21 around 10 p.m., when a 15-year-old girl was found on a sidewalk near the pedestrian overpass in Yonkers in the area of 329 Central Park Ave., according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Arriving officers found the girl uninjured and could not confirm if she had actually jumped or not, as there were no witnesses and the girl was uncooperative in explaini…
Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim From Yonkers Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim From Yonkers
Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim From Yonkers 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 Gets Years In Prison For Selling Over 30 Ghost Guns To Undercover Agents In Yonkers Trio Gets Years In Prison For Selling Over 30 Ghost Guns To Undercover Agents In Yonkers
Trio Gets Years In Prison For Selling Over 30 Ghost Guns To Undercover Agents In Yonkers Three people will spend a combined three decades in prison after trafficking illegal ghost guns into Westchester and selling them to undercover agents, officials announced.  The three defendants were all sentenced to a combined 31 years in prison after selling over 30 ghost guns in Yonkers after trafficking them from Washington, DC in 2022, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, March 22.  According to the DA's Office, between April 28 and June 24, 2022, the trio transported the illegal firearms from Washington, DC to Yonkers and sold 31 unserialize…
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 ID'd In Dismembered Remains Case Has Ties To Poughkeepsie Woman ID'd In Dismembered Remains Case Has Ties To Poughkeepsie
Woman ID'd In Dismembered Remains Case Has Ties To Poughkeepsie 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…
Man Rescued From Watery Tunnel Under Yonkers Train Station Man Rescued From Watery Tunnel Under Yonkers Train Station
Man Rescued From Watery Tunnel Under Yonkers Train Station Thanks to quick action from first responders, a man was rescued from a watery tunnel underneath a Westchester train station just before the incoming tide came in.  The rescue happened on Saturday, March 16 at around 1 p.m., when Yonkers Police and firefighters received a report of a man screaming for help from a tunnel underneath the Yonkers Train Station. According to Yonkers Police, arriving units from the department's 4th Precinct soon heard the man's cries coming from the tunnel, which runs between the Hudson River and Van Der Donck Park.  The department's Emergency Service U…
Teenage Trio Leads Police On Chase In Stolen Car In Hastings-On-Hudson Teenage Trio Leads Police On Chase In Stolen Car In Hastings-On-Hudson
Teenage Trio Leads Police On Chase In Stolen Car In Hastings-On-Hudson Three teenagers, including a 15-year-old with an outstanding violent felony warrant, face charges after leading police on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle in Westchester. The incident leading to the arrests began on Friday, March 15 around 3:45 p.m., when a stolen blue Hyundai with a New York registration entered Hastings-on-Hudson on Broadway at the intersection of Dudley Street, the Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department announced on Monday, March 18.  Officers searched the area and tried pulling the car over. However, it did not stop and continued south on Broadway to Executive Boul…