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    A missing youth advisory has been issued by police in Westchester as they attempt to locate a teenager who could be in danger. Orlando Valdez, 14, was reported missing in Yonkers on Thursday, Sept. 17, prompting the police department to issue an alert to the community as they attempt to locate him. Police said that Valdez was last seen in the area of 330 Riverdale Avenue, has demonstrated suicidal ideation, and may be in need of assistance. Valdez was described as being 5-foot-11 weighing approximately 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. When he was last seen he was wearing black sweatpants, a red sweater, white Nike uptown sneakers, and a Nike KD book-bag. Anyone with information regarding Valdez’s...
    There will be a new item added to the docket on a Board of Education meeting in Westchester County after “disturbing” social media posts involving members of the school district circulated online. Port Chester Schools Superintendent Edward Kliszus issued a statement on Thursday, Sept. 17, warning parents that there have been harassing and racially biased social media posts that have been discovered, though he did not explain the exact content of the posts. In a statement, Klizszus called the post “disturbing,” and said they will be a focus of the 5 p.m. Port Chester Board of Education meeting being held on Thursday, Sept. 17. “Today the district received copies of disturbing social media posts,” he said in a statement. “The...
    The 37-year-old man killed in a crash on the Saw Mill River Parkway is being remembered as a longtime member of his hometown fire department in Northern Westchester and for his love of sprint car racing. Bedford Hills resident James Poli Jr. was driving on the Saw Mill River Parkway at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 near the Mount Kisco/Bedford Hills border when he lost control, rear-ended another vehicle, struck a tree, and was ejected, killing him, according to Westchester County Police. Earlier story - ID Released For Bedford Man Killed In Saw Mill Parkway Crash Poli was born in Valhalla and grew up in Bedford Hills before joining the fire department.  Poli worked construction with his uncle and...
    A popular Westchester restaurant and bar has been closed for multiple COVID-19 complaints and other violations. The Blue Bar and Grill on North Broadway in Yonkers was shut down after repeatedly violating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order regarding max occupancy at restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Yonkers Police Department says it received numerous complaints about the Blue Bar and Grill and Uptown Bar and Grill on South Broadway over loud music, disorderly patrons, and potential COVID-19 health violations. After two investigations, police issued summonses for violations of COVID-19 food service requirements and security violations. Tickets were also doled out to cars that were double-parked along Broadway. A joint investigation between the Yonkers Police and Fire departments also...
    Several educators at a school district in Westchester have tested positive for COVID-19, but the district remains on track to transition to its hybrid learning model next month. Since the start of remote classes last week, the Yonkers School District is reporting that there have been at least six positive cases from staff members in three school buildings. Positive cases were reported at Roosevelt High School, Saunders Trades and Technical High School, and School 17.  There were no other confirmed COVID-19 cases in any of the district’s near 4,000 person staff. Despite the positive cases, the Yonkers School District is expected to reopen for its hybrid model as of Monday, Oct. 5. The infected staff members have been placed into...
    A student or staff member in a new Westchester school district has been the latest to test positive for COVID-19 since classes resumed earlier this month. According to the state Health Department’s COVID-19 “Report Card,” there has been one confirmed case at Rye Neck Senior High School/Middle School out of the 549 students and staff members who have been on campus (0.18 percent). A staff member reported being informed of the positive case Tuesday morning, Sept. 15. There have been four positive COVID-19 cases throughout Westchester schools. Earlier story - COVID-19: Positive Case Confirmed At Mamaroneck High School Due to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, the district cannot disclose whether it was a student or staff...
    A former town justice in Northern Westchester will spend time behind bars after admitting to a decade-long tax evasion scheme. Former Lewisboro Town Justice Marc Seedorf, a Carmel attorney, was sentenced in White Plains Federal Court to six months in prison following his guilty plea to tax evasion last December. Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said that between 2009 through October 2019, Seedorf was a Town Justice for the Town of Lewisboro, and an Administrative Law Judge for Westchester County.  He also received income from the private practice of law.  Strauss said that between 2005 and 2015, Seedorf did not file individual income tax returns, despite incurring a federal tax income liability of approximately $323,000 including interest and penalties between 2005...
    There has been a newly confirmed COVID-19 case at a school district in Westchester. The Mamaroneck School District announced that one person at the high school tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, Sept. 14, though the person wasn't in the building on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Earlier story - COVID-19: Positive Case Reported At School District In Westchester Due to privacy laws, the district is not permitted to say whether the positive case was a student or staff member.  The positive COVID-19 case was confirmed by the state Health Department’s Schools COVID-19 “Report Card.” Related story - COVID-19: Here's New Rundown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality Following the positive test, the district and Health Department began contact tracing to determine who...
    An investigation has led to the arrest of a 57-year-old man who is accused of stealing a Black Lives Matter yard sign from a private home in Northern Westchester. On Tuesday, Sept.15 at approximately 7 p.m., New Castle Police arrested Vincent LaDuca, of Chappaqua, on one count of petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor. The arrest stems from an investigation into a theft that occurred on Sunday, Sept. 13 in the Town of New Castle.  LaDuca was processed at the New Castle Police Department and released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of New Castle Justice Court on Thursday, Sept. 17. "Our investigations into the additional thefts and vandalisms of other Black Lives Matter signs and the anti-Semitic...
    Some high school students in Westchester drew the ire of officials after displaying anti-police rhetoric on their vehicles during a traditional senior class parade. This week, during the Village of Bronxville’s senior class parade celebrating the first day of school, a vehicle was seen with “ACAB” and “F12” painted on its windows, both anti-police acronyms. “ACAB” means “All Cops are Bastards,” while “F12” represents “(Expletive deleted) —— the police.” Bronxville Police Chief Christopher Satriale took offense to the messages, noting that his department “has an impeccable reputation throughout the community,” in a lengthy social media post lambasting the statements. “I cannot understand why someone would write this on their vehicle and drive around,” he said. “What encounter with police...
    A Westchester man has been accused of installing a hidden camera in the bathroom of his family's upstate New York vacation home. A sealed indictment was opened on Monday, Sept. 14 in Otsego County Court alleging that member of Elmsford resident Andrew Amodeo's family discovered the camera in January at the home in the town of Otsego and reported it to the local sheriff's office, according to a report in the Oneonta Daily Star. A grand jury indicted Amodeo on eight counts of second-degree unlawful surveillance. He was processed by state police and arraigned with his next court appearance scheduled for mid-October. Otsego, which includes the Village of Cooperstown, is located about 180 miles north of Elmsford and about 25 miles north of...
    SOHO, Manhattan (WABC) -- With its vintage sewing machine and endless spools of threat, Vintage Tailor and Cleaners has been a fixture in SoHo for 42 years.Matthew Broderick, Brook Shields, Rosie Perez and Sarah Jessica Parker have all come by - but the real star is their 10-year-old French bulldog, Bruno. He is known around the neighborhood as the mayor of Sullivan Street."He loves people - he loves to play with them. He loves attention. He wants everybody to pet him," said owner Vincent Rao.On Monday afternoon, Bruno went missing. His owner says surveillance video from the tailor shop shows two men appearing to lure Bruno away with food.Two blocks away at Ben's Pizza of SoHo, those same two men...
    Westchester County Police have released the identity of a man killed in a Saw Mill River Parkway crash over the weekend. Bedford Hills resident James Poli Jr., 37, was driving on the Saw Mill River Parkway at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 near the Mount Kisco/Bedford border when he lost control, rear-ended another vehicle, and veered off the road and into a tree, said police. Original story - One Killed In Two-Vehicle Westchester Crash Westchester County Police spokesman Kieran O’Leary said that the car he struck was being driven by a 17-year-old girl who had a 17-year-old male passenger. The driver said that she saw a car approaching her from behind at a high rate of speed before striking...
    A suspect is at large after a man was shot in Westchester.  It happened around 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in Greenburgh in the area of Manhattan Avenue and Elm Street in the Fairview section of town. The victim, a 39-year-old Greenburgh resident, is currently in stable condition at an area hospital, the Greenburgh Police Department said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Greenburgh Detectives at 914-989-1710. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A school district in Westchester County has announcing reopening plans after a large number of students attended parties. Pelham Public School District Superintendent Dr. Cheryl H. Champ said in a letter to families and communities that she was made aware on Wednesday, Sept. 9 of the "parties in the woods for the last two evenings." She said "the number of students reported to have been at these gatherings potentially totals over 100 teens and video from these parties shows students engaging in risky behavior, failing to practice physical distancing, and not wearing masks or face coverings.  "Needless to say, this is extremely disappointing at any time, but for students to do so just days before our schools were set to reopen potentially...
    Five suspects are in custody after shots were fired into a home in Westchester located just off Interstate 95. The incident happened overnight on Saturday, Sept. 12 in Port Chester in the Fox Island Road area.  Upon arrival, Port Chester Police officers saw numerous bullet holes that were fired into an occupied home. An investigation revealed that a red vehicle was involved and fled the scene, according to police. Shortly thereafter, an officer on patrol saw a vehicle matching the description of the wanted vehicle and attempted to initiate a stop, according to Port Chester Police.  A short vehicle pursuit before the driver pulled over after a few blocks, police said. Five occupants were removed from the vehicle and...
    One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash overnight in Northern Westchester. It happened around 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway at the Route 117 exit near the Mount Kisco/Bedford Hills border. As a result, northbound traffic was diverted off the parkway at Kisco Avenue while the roadway was closure for several hours during the accident investigation, Westchester County Police said. The identity of the victim has not yet been released. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A man and woman were killed in a two-vehicle crash overnight in Westchester. It happened at around 11:50 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 in Yonkers at the intersection of Yonkers Avenue at Walnut Street. Yonkers Police Department officers responded to the scene after a Westchester County Department of Public Safety report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  Upon arrival, officers observed an accident scene involving one motorcycle and one motor vehicle, said Yonkers PD Detective/Lt. Dean Politopoulos. The two motorcycle occupants, a male operator and female passenger, were down on the street and unresponsive, according to Politopoulos. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the female motorcycle passenger was taken to a local area hospital where she subsequently died from...
    A local man was arrested for advertising and selling counterfeit DMV inspection stickers via Facebook Marketplace. The Westchester County Police was tipped off confidentially about the sale posting and arranged for an undercover officer to contact and meet seller Luis Pina-Perez, 36, of Tarrytown.  The undercover officer agreed to pay Pina-Perez $240 for two tickets when they met on Wildley Street in Tarrytown. After the price was negotiated, the suspect was taken into custody by waiting detectives.  Pina-Perez was charged with the felony of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and the misdemeanor of making a false inspection certificate. “We received a confidential tip about this matter on our telephone tip line as well as via a confidential message...
    PELHAM, New York (WABC) -- The start of school is being delayed at a district in Westchester County after learning more than 100 high school students partied in the woods just days before.It was supposed to be back to in-person school instruction Thursday for Pelham students, but that didn't happen."I'm really bummed, I can't see my teachers," senior Catherine Fair said.The decision to delay the opening of the Pelham School District until Monday, September 14, was last minute, after officials got word of high schoolers gatherings in large groups in Pelham park earlier this week.RELATED | Student arrested after attempting to attend school in-person while suspendedA school statement says video showed at least 100 students engaging in risky behavior, failing...
    A dishwasher at a Hudson Valley restaurant may spend the rest of her life in prison after admitting to murdering a co-worker. New York City resident Rosa Ramirez was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for the 2018 stabbing of Bonifacio “Boni” Rodriguez at River City Grille in Irvington in 2018. Ramirez, 29, pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court earlier this year to second-degree murder. On April 10, 2018, Ramirez was working as a dishwasher in the kitchen with other staff members with other members of the kitchen’s staff when she attacked Rodriguez, 38, who lived in Yonkers and was a prep cook at the restaurant. Rodriquez tried to protect himself but was stabbed multiple times, Westchester...
    A dishwasher at a Hudson Valley restaurant may spend the rest of her life in prison after admitting to murdering a co-worker. New York City resident Rosa Ramirez was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for the 2018 stabbing of Bonifacio “Boni” Rodriguez at River City Grille in Irvington in 2018. Ramirez, 29, pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court earlier this year to second-degree murder. On April 10, 2018, Ramirez was working as a dishwasher in the kitchen with other staff members with other members of the kitchen’s staff when she attacked Rodriguez, 38, who lived in Yonkers and was a prep cook at the restaurant. Rodriquez tried to protect himself but was stabbed multiple times, Westchester...
    The former top lawyer for the City of Mount Vernon will avoid immediate prison time as he appeals his sentence for corruption involving former Mayor Richard Thomas. Lawrence Porcari Jr. was found guilty by a jury of corrupting government, second-degree grand larceny, degrading government, and filing false statements for using $365,000 from the city’s water funds to assist Thomas, who was ousted out of office last year. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, Porcari was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison, but he will remain free without bail while he appeals his conviction. He had faced a maximum term of 25 years behind bars. Specifically, Porcari was found guilty last December of: Corrupting the government; Grand larceny as a...
    A school district in Westchester County has postponed the start of in-person learning after becoming aware of a large number of students attending parties. Pelham Public School District Superintendent Dr. Cheryl H. Champ said in a letter to families and communities that she was made aware on Wednesday, Sept. 9 of the "parties in the woods for the last two evenings." She said "the number of students reported to have been at these gatherings potentially totals over 100 teens and video from these parties shows students engaging in risky behavior, failing to practice physical distancing, and not wearing masks or face coverings.  "Needless to say, this is extremely disappointing at any time, but for students to do so just days before our...
    Construction has begun on a new affordable housing complex in Northern Westchester with 82 energy-efficient apartments. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo's office, work on the $51 million dollar development in downtown Peekskill at 645 Main Street began on Wednesday, Sept. 9.  The project is a part of his five-year, $20 million dollar affordable housing plan, which began in 2016 and is carried out by New York State Homes and Community Renewal. "Every New Yorker deserves a safe, decent and affordable place to call home," Cuomo said. "This new, energy-efficient development builds upon our continued strategic investments in downtowns throughout the state and will provide more than 80 brand-new, affordable apartments for families and the community." The apartments will be available...
    Another school staffer in Westchester has tested positive for COVID-19, this time on the eve of the first day of classes. The employee in the Mount Vernon School District confirmed the case on Wednesday, Sept. 9, as classes are set to begin remotely on Thursday, Sept. 10. It's the second COVID-19 case involving a staff member in a Westchester school district. Earlier story - COVID-19: Staffer Tests Positive At School In Yonkers District officials said they received confirmation of the positive test last week, the employee has been isolated, and are working with the county Health Department on contact tracing. Cleaning crews have also been brought in to sanitize the building and any spaces the staffer may have been in...
    An alert has been issued for an area man wanted for rape in the first degree. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department reported on Wednesday, Sept. 9 that Jose Tapia, 45, has a warrant in his name for the felonies of first-degree rape and first-degree criminal contempt. That's in addition to the misdemeanors of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree menacing.  Tapia's last known place of residence was in Peekskill.  Tapia has back hair and brown eyes, weighs 225 pounds and stands at 5-foot-10. Anyone with information pertaining to his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department's Bureau of Criminal Investigation confidentially at 845-225-4300. Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. 
    A man wanted for trespassing in Westchester was arrested after attempting to gain entry to a residence in a neighboring village, police said. Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department responded to Taunton Road shortly before 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, where there were reports of suspicious activity. Upon arrival, the Taunton Road resident said that an unknown African American man repeatedly attempted to enter his home before fleeing the property on foot. Police said the officers were able to locate the suspect wanted in Mamaroneck, 31-year-old Kofi Busia, who has no known address, who was sitting on a bench in the front yard of a nearby property. Busia told officers that he was attempting to gain entry into the...
    A 37-year-old man has been charged in the death of a Northern Westchester man who was struck on the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway, authorities said. Roberto Sandoval-Guerrero, of Toms River, New Jersey, was charged with vehicular homicide,  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Daniel Cintron, 50, of Ossining, had been involved in a minor crash late Saturday, Sept. 5, with a car driven by Frank Puglisi, 21, of Staten Island before a third vehicle struck both of them along the side of the parkway, Billhimer said. Cintron and Puglisi had gotten out of their vehicles to inspect crash damage when they were struck by Sandoval-Guerrero's 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, Billhimer said.   The Mountaineer struck Puglisi...
    There were more than 100 newly reported COVID-19 cases in Westchester in the latest data provided by the county’s Department of Health. Since the pandemic began in early March out of New Rochelle, there have now been 37,314 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Westchester out of 567,207 tested. The percentage of positive results has dropped from 7 percent last week to 6.6 percent as of Tuesday, Sept. 8. The latest breakdown of confirmed, active, and new COVID-19 cases in Westchester following Labor Day weekend, according to the Department of Health: Yonkers: 7,756 (113 active, 41 new); New Rochelle: 3,243 (50, 15 new); Mount Vernon: 2,862 (26, 9 new); White Plains: 1,947 (35, 8 new); Port Chester: 1,336 (16, 4...
    All hands were on deck after a driver crashed near the Amawalk Reservoir in Northern Westchester. First responders were dispatched to the reservoir shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, where there was a report of a car that had crashed near the edge of the water. According to officials, all four occupants of the SUV were able to extricate themselves from the vehicle, though each was rescued by first responders and treated for various injuries at Westchester Medical Center. Firefighters from various Northern Westchester agencies were able to remove the vehicle from the area, while the state Department of Environmental Protection worked to mitigate fluids that spilled into the waterway. The Somers Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by...
    One school in Westchester has been forced to delay the start of remote learning days after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. School 17 in Yonkers, which was to begin distance learning on Tuesday, Sept. 8, will instead start on Wednesday after a staffer tested positive for the virus. The staff member informed district officials of the positive test on Saturday, Sept. 5. Superintendent Edwin Quezada said that during the one-day delay, the district will use the time to contact trace and disinfect the building.  All other schools began instruction on Tuesday, with the district planning to begin its hybrid instruction as of Monday, Oct. 5. When the hybrid model begins, all students will be assigned to...
    VILLAGE OF PELHAM, New York (WABC) -- A car in Westchester County flew over a wall, plunged 15 feet, and landed upside down.The Village of Pelham Fire Department released photos from the scene on Wolfs Lane on Saturday, where they rescued two people.ALSO READ | Wild crash ends with car on side of building in Smithtown Firefighters launched their drone equipped with thermal imaging, to look for any other possible victims, and to shine some light on the rescue area.ALSO READ | Infant hospitalized after car flies off road, rolls overThe two people inside the car survived but were taken to the hospital.----------* More Northern Suburbs news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts...
    The new leader of a Northern Westchester school district has a long career in education - he’s entering his 40th year - and no shortage of enthusiasm. Dr. Joel Adelberg was appointed superintendent in Bedford Central School District. He said he’s taking on the role with “humility and pride,” in the Board of Education’s announcement this week.  An Armonk resident, he grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Greenwich as a junior in high school. Adelberg has a doctorate from Fordham University in educational leadership. Adelberg is not unfamiliar with the job because he recently served the district as acting superintendent, since November, appointed when Dr. Christopher Manno took medical leave. Adelberg next became interim superintendent in March when Manno retired....
    An alert has been issued by police in Westchester as they look to apprehend a murder suspect who killed a man last month. The Yonkers Police Department is attempting to locate Jerome Wilson, 26, who allegedly intentionally murdered Chazz Mitchell in front of a multi-family home on Oak Street on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Original story - Police Investigate Fatal Midday Shooting In Yonkers Officers from the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center shortly after 4 p.m. on Aug. 25, where there was a report of a man who had suffered a gunshot to his abdomen. The man - later identified as the 24-year-old Mitchell - was unresponsive after being transported to the hospital by a...
    POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One Westchester town is stepping up to help its residents in need. In Pound Ridge on Sept. 4, 2020, volunteers stuffed bags of groceries for families who desperately need help right now. (Credit: CBS2) In Pound Ridge on Friday, volunteers stuffed bags of groceries for families who desperately need help right now. Local police organized the effort at the Market at Pound Ridge Square. They say they raised more than $25,000 since May when they first noticed food pantries couldn’t keep up with the demand. RELATED STORY: Eagle Scout Candidate Builds Food Pantry For Astoria Community To Support One Another Police hope it becomes something even bigger. “Each of those bags of groceries is just...
    A second priest has tested positive for COVID-19 at a church in Westchester where many people were potentially exposed over four days of services. There have now been three confirmed cases at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, located at 431 Bedford Road in Pleasantville: two priests and one church staffer. Anyone who attended the following services must quarantine, as required by the New York State Department of Health, for 14 days (regardless of a negative COVID-19 test) from that last visit to the Church during these days: Monday, Aug. 24 – Morning Mass Tuesday, Aug. 25 – Morning Mass Saturday, Aug. 29 – First Communion Ceremonies, All Masses Sunday Aug. 30 – All Masses, Except for the 9 a.m. Mass...
    Three minors are facing charges after graffiti was found at a Northern Westchester school. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 29, officers in Yorktown were called to George Washington Elementary School on Lexington Avenue, where there was reports of a pair of graffiti complaints. The investigation led detectives to three minors - two 12-year-olds and a 13-year-old - who allegedly spray-painted graffiti at the school, each of whom was charged with juvenile delinquency, Yorktown Police said. Two of the minors were processed on Monday, Aug. 31, the third on Tuesday, Sept. 1.  Each was released to their parents and issued tickets to appear at the Westchester County Department of Probation Tuesday, Sept. 15.
    New details have been released after COVID-19 exposure was confirmed at a church in Westchester. A priest and a staff member at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, located at 431 Bedford Road in Pleasantville, tested positive for COVID-19 The two individuals have potentially exposed many people over four days of services, the Westchester County Department of Health said. Anyone who attended the following services must quarantine, as required by the New York State Department of Health, for 14 days (regardless of a negative COVID-19 test) from that last visit to the Church during these days: Monday, Aug. 24 – Morning Mass Tuesday, Aug. 25 – Morning Mass Saturday, Aug. 29 – First Communion Ceremonies Sunday Aug. 30 – All Masses,...
    An alert has been issued for COVID-19 exposure for students who attended a ceremony at a church in Westchester. On Friday, Aug. 28 a priest from Holy Innocents Church in Pleasantville tested COVID positive. "Unfortunately, that priest distributed communion to several of our students who were present for a First Holy Communion Ceremony," Mount Pleasant Superintendent of Schools Kurtis M. Kotes said in an email to the community. "I have been in contact with the Westchester County Department of Health, Carl Fulgenzi, Supervisor for the Town of Mount Pleasant, and the superintendent of schools for both the Pleasantville and Valhalla School District to discuss the proper steps for this situation." The Westchester County Department of Health is directing that anyone who...
    Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. has a simple message for area residents: lock up your vehicles at night or risk getting robbed. There has been a spike in cases of auto thefts in some of Westchester’s wealthiest locales, with some municipalities seeing a rise of up to 2,000 percent over the same time period a year ago. According to Scarpino, every municipality in Westchester has reported at least one stolen vehicle and sticky-fingered thieves have made a practice of entering cars overnight that are left unlocked. The overall year-over-year increase in the county has hit 60 percent compared to stats through September last year. “We reminded residents earlier in the summer and we are doing it again. The...
    WESTCHESTER COUNTY (WABC) -- Westchester County residents are being warned to lock their cars and take their key fobs with them after a dramatic rise in vehicle thefts.District Attorney Anthony Scarpino held a press conference Thursday with Scarsdale Police Captain Ed Murphy and Investigations Division Deputy District Attorney Steven Vandervelden who supervises the Auto Theft Unit.They say that residents leaving their cars unlocked or with the fobs inside are helping criminals commit crimes. Scarsdale has been particularly hard hit with a 2,000% increase in the crime.According to Scarpino, every municipality in the county has reported at least one theft and other incidents.Statistics compiled by the District Attorney's Office Westchester Intelligence Center from local law enforcement show a year-over-year increase of...
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Westchester County officials on Thursday announced a crackdown in response to a dramatic spike in auto thefts. They say car thefts have more than doubled in residential areas since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported. Speaking at the county courthouse in White Plains, officials said the areas hit the hardest are Scarsdale, Harrison and Rye, adding thieves aren’t taking vehicles for joy rides; they’re stealing them for criminal activity. “I’ve been hearing a lot of messages from friends saying keep our car doors locked, because car thefts have been up,” Scarsdale resident Rachel Cuomo said. FLASHBACK: Grandmother, 75, Holds Car Theft Suspect At Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive Her fellow residents are...
    An upgraded Westchester Stop & Shop location boasts a new look, expanded floor space for produce, more prepared food offerings and online pickup and delivery options for customers.  The North White Plains store, located at 670 North Broadway, will open its doors to shoppers on Friday, Sept. 4. “We’re excited to share our newly remodeled store with the community,” said Jim Rao, Store Manager of the North White Plains, NY, Stop & Shop. “We’ve added more of what our local customers want – fresh produce, specialty cheeses, and seafood – plus lots of convenient meal solutions.  "We are also proud to now offer same-day online Pickup as we continuously work to make our customers’ shopping experience easier and more convenient.”...
    There was a slight uptick in new COVID-19 cases in Westchester, which saw 48 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours. There have now been 37,057 confirmed COVID cases in Westchester residents out of 539,374 - representing more than half of the county’s population - who have been tested for the virus. The infection rate in Westchester residents has now dropped to 6.9 percent of those tested for the virus. There were no new COVID-19 fatalities in Westchester, as the total held steady 1,452 for the third straight day, according to the state Department of Health. A breakdown of total and active COVID-19 cases in Westchester, by municipality as of Wednesday, Sept. 2: Yonkers: 7,705 (116 active, 9...
    A man wanted for fatally shooting a Westchester City Councilman’s nephew has been arraigned on charges that include murder. Mount Vernon resident John Bobbitt, 42, has been arraigned in the shooting death of Kashawn “Kanye” Smith, the nephew of City Councilman Derrick Thompson, after attempting to flee into New Jersey to avoid arrest. Specifically, Bobbitt was charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. said that at approximately 10:15 on Tuesday, April 2, Bobbitt shot Smith, 28, multiple times on Millington Street in Mount Vernon. Scarpino noted the two were familiar with one another and were not strangers. Following the shooting, Scarpino said that Bobbitt fled to New Jersey before...
    All hands were on deck to take down a fire that tore through a Northern Westchester building. Officers from the New Castle Police Department on regular patrol alerted the Chappaqua Fire Department that there was a blaze burning shortly before 1 a.m. on Memorial Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Fire crews from Thornwood, Pleasantville, Millwood and Mount Kisco all responded, with members of the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Westchester EMS, and Pleasantville Volunteer Ambulance on scene to provide medical assistance. It was determined that the building was unoccupied at the time the fire broke out, and crews quickly had the blaze under control. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 
    CORTLANDT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 10-year-old boy spent a harrowing hour clinging on the side of a Hudson Valley mountain. Luckily, an Eagle Scout was right there to swoop in and help with the rescue, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Monday. On the Westchester County side of the Bear Mountain Bridge, the peak known as Anthony’s Nose offers thrilling views of the Valley. FLASHBACK: Dramatic Rescue On Bear Mountain Caught On Video But on Thursday it offered thrills of a different sort when a boy got stuck on the steep slope down to Route 6-202. “I noticed that he was in a spot where he wouldn’t be able to hold on much longer, though I told him he could,” rescuer Lawrence...
    A massive three-alarm fire has broken out at a building on Route 1 (North Main Street) in Port Chester. The blaze began around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 at La Dolce Vita Bar and Restaurant before spreading to an apartment building next door. One firefighter was reportedly injured at the scene. In addition to the Port Chester Fire Department, multiple other neighboring departments responded. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    Jagger Michael Diem, a 2019 graduate of Fox Lane High School in Bedford who worked at an assisted living facility in Northern Westchester during the COVID-19 crisis, died suddenly Tuesday morning, Aug. 25. He was 18. He was born in New York City on Oct. 30, 2001 and was a resident of Ossining for the past year.  He played in Rock Ensemble and had many friendships from his days at the Boys & Girls Club in Mount Kisco, according to his obituary.  He was most proud of working at Atria On The Hudson, an assisted living facility in Ossining, where he served as essential personnel during the COVID crisis. Jagger would often talk about how he loved the residents, his coworkers and...
    Hundreds of Westchester and Putnam  residents lost power overnight as storms rolled through the region, bringing hail, rain, and wind gusts approaching 70 mph that sent tree limbs flying and downing power lines. Utility crews worked through the night to make repairs to at least a dozen broken poles and nearly 100 downed wires that left some in the dark weeks after Tropical Storm Isaias wrecked havoc on the East Coast. As of around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, a total of 226 of NYSEG’s Putnam 38,694 customers were still without power, while Central Hudson was reporting two outages in the county. Outages were still being reported in Carmel (189), Southeast (21), Patterson (13), Somers (2), Patterson (2),...
    A man was fatally shot after a midday dispute turned physical in Westchester, police said. Officers from the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, where there was a report of a man who had suffered a gunshot to his abdomen. The man was unresponsive after being transported to the hospital by a third party and later died from the gunshot wound. The investigation determined that the man had been shot on Oak Street near the intersection of Elm Street. According to police, the investigation found that the victim - later identified as Yonkers resident Chazz Leroy Mitchell, 24 - was with a group of people in front of...
    The father of a former college student in Westchester who allegedly ran a sex cult out of his daughter’s dorm room for nearly a decade is now reportedly manipulating his victims from his prison cell. Lawrence Ray, 60, who is facing charges that include sex trafficking, extortion, and forced labor, has been allegedly attempting to control at least two of his victims from inside his cell, according to a New York Times report. Ray was released from prison in 2010 and moved into the co-ed dorm of his daughter at Sarah Lawrence College near the border of Yonkers and Bronxville. It is alleged that Ray subjected “his victims to sexual and psychological manipulation and physical abuse,” and laundering about $1...
    The Westchester County Health Department found mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus in four towns on Tuesday, Aug. 25 during routine sampling efforts.  With heavy rains looming on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 26, officials warn residents to use insect repellant with over 30 percent DEET to prevent mosquito bites, and to do what they can to prevent pools of standing water, where mosquitoes breed, on their properties.  This includes removing or turning any objects that may hold water from backyards, checking children's playground equipment and toys for standing water, drilling holes in the bottoms of recycling containers that are left outdoors, emptying bird baths twice weekly, discarding any unused tires and keeping gutters free of debris.  Meanwhile, the Health...
    Police in Westchester are attempting to identify a shooter who hospitalized a man following an incident near a local park. Investigators from the Mount Vernon Police Department were dispatched near Hartley Park shortly after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, where there was a report of shots fire. Police said that upon arrival, officers were informed that a victim had been transported to the Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital Emergency Room with a gunshot wound. Further investigation at Hartley Park confirmed that there had been a shooting there, police said. Officers were able to locate the shooting victim, later identified as 20-year-old Julio Carreto, who had a gunshot wound to his chest, though he was conscious and alert when police...
    A 20-year-old woman was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-287 in Westchester. New York State Police troopers responded to a stretch of I-287 in Greenburgh shortly before 4:15 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, where there was a report of a crash involving a tractor-trailer and pedestrian. On Wednesday, Aug. 26, State Police investigators announced that the investigation determined that Homosassa, Florida resident Joseph Crabtree, 55, was driving his tractor-trailer east on the interstate in the right lane near mile marker 2.5 when he saw a pedestrian in the roadway. Police said that Crabtree was unable to stop his truck or avoid contact with the pedestrian, who has been identified as White Plains resident Jailene Ramirez-Barrios, who was struck...
    A Putnam County man utilized a pint-sized co-conspirator in an effort to steal from a Northern Westchester Home Depot, State Police said. New York State Police troopers were dispatched to Home Depot on East Main Street in Cortlandt at approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, where there was a report of an attempted larceny involving a child. The investigation into the alleged theft determined that Carmel resident Charles Cerbone allegedly instructed a child to push a shopping cart that contained stolen tools out of the store. Police said that the child’s cart contained approximately $770 worth of stolen tools before he and Cerbone were stopped. Cerbone, 42, was taken into custody without incident and charged with endangering the welfare...
    Gunshots rang out near a group of Westchester basketball courts overnight, prompting an extensive police investigation. Officers from the New Rochelle Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the area of a basketball court on Main Street shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24. New Rochelle Police Capt. Cosmo Costa said that officers were told by witnesses that several shots had been fired near the baseball court, though there was no one there at the time of their arrival. Costa said that a search of the area found five shel casings on the walkway and in the grass above the basketball court. No injuries were reported. New Rochelle Police detectives are continuing their investigation into...
    Know anything? An alert was issued in Northern Westchester as police attempt to locate a driver who struck and injured a bicyclist. On Monday, Aug. 24, the Yorktown Police Department issued an alert as detectives investigate a hit-and-run that happened on Birdsall Drive near North County Trailway. Police said that a gray minivan or SUV with damage to its passenger side was involved in the hit-and-run. The vehicle has at least one tinted window missing from the passenger side. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a bicyclist crossing Birdsall Dr. collided with the vehicle at the intersection. The bicyclist suffered serious injuries.  The Yorktown Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the owner...
    A bicyclist from Fairfield County was struck and killed by a van in Northern Westchester. The incident happened on Saturday, Aug. 22 just before 1 p.m. in Pound Ridge. The 2014 Ford Econoline van, operated by Lorenzo Davis, 33, of the Bronx, was traveling south on Route 137 (High Ridge Road), when, for unknown reasons, struck a bicyclist also traveling south on High Ridge Road, state police said. The bicycle operator, Thomas J. Schultz, 70, of New Canaan, was pronounced dead by a Pound Ridge Emergency Medical Technician after life-saving techniques were unsuccessful. Pound Ridge Fire Department, the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office all assisted with this incident. This investigation being conducted by...
    A Dutchess County man was busted by New York State Police with a FedEx truck stolen from Long Island on I-684 in Northern Westchester. Shortly after midnight on Friday, Aug. 21, New York State Police troopers on patrol were warned to be on the lookout for a stolen FedEx truck that had been taken from Long Island. According to police, troopers located the truck traveling north on the interstate near mile marker 18, with Beacon resident Jose Rios behind the wheel. Rios, 52, was arrested without incident with an assist from Westchester County Police officers and charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a felony. Rios was arraigned in the Town of Bedford Court and remanded to the Westchester County...
    Four teenagers were busted with loaded handguns in Westchester after attempting to flee from officers and crashing, police said. Officers from the Mamaroneck Police Department responded at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19 to Grant Terrace, where there was a report of a suspicious vehicle and a man who had urinated on the street. Upon arrival, the officers found the vehicle, and while questioning four teens inside, the driver proceeded to speed away, launching a chase with police. Police said that after committing multiple traffic violations, the teen driver crashed on Mamaroneck Avenue near the intersection of Saxon Drive. While interviewing the four teens, police said that it was determined they were in possession of four handguns, three of...
    Know them or this car? New York State Police investigators in Northern Westchester issued an alert as they look to identify two suspects who allegedly stole a car that was left unlocked with the keys in the ignition. Police said that a 2018 Honda CRV was stolen from a parking area on Titicus Road in North Salem. The vehicle was later recovered by investigators on Peach Lake Road. According to police, the investigation found that the two suspects later traveled to Walmart in Branford, Connecticut, where they were caught on camera. The two suspects also allegedly used credit cards stolen from the CRV to make several fraudulent purchases at Walmart. They were seen leaving in an unknown four-door...
    A Westchester man will avoid time behind bars after being busted using a fake credit card to illegally purchase appliances last year. Yonkers resident Rahul Masih has been sentenced after pleading guilty in October last year to attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony. Last week, Masih was sentenced in Westchester County Court to five years probation after paying $2,580 in restitution to Atlantic Appliance in Yorktown, where he used the credit card. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. said that on Aug. 3, 2018, Masih received an appliance to be delivered to a Park Avenue address in Yonkers that had been purchased with a fraudulent credit card. Two days earlier, Scarpino said Masih received a...
    A 35-year-old Fairfield County man has been charged with multiple felonies after allegedly stabbing and assaulting his girlfriend in Northern Westchester, police say. Pound Ridge Police Chief David Ryan said on Friday morning, Aug. 21 that the department received a call from the Stamford Police Department that a female victim of a stabbing and an assault had just shown up in Stamford PD headquarters. After a brief investigation by Stamford Police, it was determined that the victim, who needed immediate medical attention, had been assaulted and stabbed by her boyfriend and that the incident occurred in Pound Ridge, Ryan said. Officers from the Pound Ridge Police Department met with Stamford PD at the Stamford Hospital Emergency Room and then met with...
    A dozen apartments in Westchester had to be evacuated after a man locked himself in his girlfriend's apartment during a domestic dispute and set it on fire, police said. Officers from the Mount Vernon Police Department responded to reports of a domestic disturbance at a city apartment complex shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20. Police said that upon arrival, the officers found that Mount Vernon resident Tony Clark had locked himself inside his girlfriend’s apartment during the argument, and refused to open the door. While attempting to gain access to the apartment, the officers noticed smoke coming from under the door, at which point Emergency Service Unit officers made entry into the apartment and apprehended Clark without incident....
    A bridge replacement project in Westchester will force the closure of the Hutchinson River Parkway over the weekend. The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert warning that the parkway will be closed in both directions from exit 6 in Pelham through Mount Vernon, to exit 15 in New Rochelle. The closure will begin at approximately midnight on Friday, Aug. 21, and last through approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23. According to the NYSDOT, the closures are needed to facilitate the construction of a temporary bridge structure on Lincoln Avenue over the Hutchinson River Parkway in Mount Vernon at exit 12 (East Lincoln Ave/Mount Vernon/Pelham) as part of an ongoing bridge replacement and rehabilitation project in Westchester....
    Found guilty of the rape and murder of Sheila Watson and Bonnie Minter while their children were within earshot at their Northern Westchester home in Lewisboro in 1978, the now-68-year-old Sam Ayala was granted parole in mid-March and could be released as early as Sept. 3.  Ayala lived in Fairfield County at the time, in Norwalk. More 5,000 have signed a Change.org petition urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to keep Ayala behind bars.  Jason Minter, both a son to one of the victims and a witness to the crime, speculated that the convict's release was influenced by the pressures of COVID-19. "For years, we have done our due diligence by being present at every single hearing and reliving this crime....
    Seen her? An alert has been issued for a teenager who has been missing for nearly three weeks. Shinnell Taylor, 16, was reported missing in Mount Vernon after last being seen leaving her home on Sunday, Aug. 2 According to Mount Vernon Police detectives, Taylor was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue pants, and a long black wig. Anyone who has information regarding Taylor's whereabouts, or spots her, has been asked to contact the Mount Vernon Police Department at (914) 665-2500 or their local police department.
    A Westchester man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on a stretch of the Taconic State Parkway  in Putnam County. It happened on Monday, Aug. 17 at around 5 p.m. in the town of Kent. Robert J. Costabile, 69, of Valhalla, was operating a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle on the northbound side near Hortontown Hill Road when, for unknown reasons, was unable to negotiate a curve and lost control before leaving the roadway, state police said. Costabile succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. This investigation remains ongoing. 
    YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The future of policing in New York state will take shape between now and next April. The state has released a 150-page document to guide municipalities as they set up police commissions for reform and reinvention. As CBS2’s Tony Aiello saw Tuesday, Yonkers officers Theotokatos and Jimenez have a touchscreen computer in their patrol car, and as of this week cameras on their uniforms. It’s a model so advanced it can livestream a video feed. MORE: Gov. Cuomo Says Massive Statewide Police Reform Initiative Will Be Implemented By April 1, 2021 The Yonkers Police Department says body-worn cameras are the number one reform requested by citizens when they engage with leadership. A pilot program is underway with...
    Westchester has seen a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases in recent days, as the infection rate in the Hudson Valley climbed over 1 percent for the first time in more than a week. The State Department of Health reported that there were 54 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Westchester, bringing the total to 36,540 since the pandemic was first reported in New Rochelle in early March. In the Hudson Valley region, the infection rate rose from 0.8 percent on both Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16 to 1.3 percent on Monday, Aug. 17, health officials said. Statewide, the infection rate remains under 1 percent, with 0.98 percent of New Yorkers tested on Monday returning positive for COVID-19. A breakdown...
    A Westchester native who was a longtime police officer in Northern Fairfield County has died. He was 75. Retired Brookfield Police Department Sergeant Douglas Neil Vane, a native of Yonkers, died peacefully at Danbury Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 13.  After serving as an MP in the U.S. Army, Vane worked as a police officer for 35 years, served as Chief of the Candlewood Lake Patrol and served an additional 5 years as a special officer, according to the Brookfield Police Department.  He was active in the police union and the Police Benevolence Association and served as a patrol supervisor and the department's firearms training officer.  Vane is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gita; his four sons, Thomas, Neil,...
    Four families were displaced from a Westchester condominium complex when a two-alarm fire broke out overnight, leaving the building with extensive damage. Fire crews responded to The View on Nob Hill in Elmsford at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18 when the electrical fire sparked and burned for several hours, authorities said. According to officials, the fire was knocked down shortly before 5:30 a.m., with the second floor reportedly collapsing onto the floor below it in the complex. The interior of the building was destroyed by the fire, which could be seen roaring through the side of one of the condos. Crews from the Fairview, Hartsdale, Irvington, Tarrytown, and Ardsley Fire Departments responded to the scene.  Paramedics from...
    A gay pride flag was found torched on a Westchester homeowner’s property over the weekend, drawing scorn from county human rights and pride groups. Westchester County officials issued a statement on Sunday, Aug. 16, after a rainbow flag was found burned outside a home in Rye in an “act of hatred.” “The Westchester County Human Rights Commission and the Westchester County LGBTQ+ Advisory Board denounce and condemn the act of hatred committed by a perpetrator who cowardly burned a pride rainbow flag on a homeowner’s private property in Rye earlier this weekend,” officials wrote in a statement. Officials said that this is the second recent instance in Westchester where private property was burned “based on hate.” “Hate has no...
    A suspect has been charged with attempted murder in connection to a shooting in Westchester that happened last month. At about 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, New Rochelle Police Department detectives arrested Stephen Hugh, 24 of Yonkers, in connection to the incident on Monday, July 20 when shots were fired in the vicinity of Horton Avenue and Brook Street in New Rochelle. A subsequent investigation revealed that four shots had been fired from a moving vehicle at several individuals, New Rochelle Police said. No injuries were reported. Further investigation by New Rochelle Police Detectives resulted in the identification of the vehicle involved, as well as the identification of a suspect Hugh is awaiting awaiting for the charge of second-degree attempted murder....
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A back-to-school reversal in New Rochelle could lead other districts to follow suit. The second largest school district in Westchester county canceled plans to start the year with limited in-school instruction. Milvia Cifuentes told CBS2’s Tony Aiello that she’s worried about her five-year-old son’s upcoming lessons over the computer. MORE: New Rochelle Superintendent Announces Classes Will Be Held Online For At Least First Month Of School Year Last month, when New Rochelle had 74 active coronavirus cases, the district announced a hybrid plan: two days in class, three days at home. On Thursday, when there were just 20 active cases in the city, the district reversed course, going for all remote learning for at least...
    One person was critically injured in a chain-reaction seven-vehicle crash at a busy intersection in Northern Westchester. It happened at about 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13 at Whitehall Corners, the intersection of Route 100 and Route 35 in Somers. A preliminary investigation by state police revealed a box truck driven by Dondre Birch, 26, of the Bronx, was traveling west on Route 35 when it crossed the double yellow line and struck vehicle 2, driven by Ted Dimond, 54, of New York City. Vehicle 2 then hit vehicle 3, with debris from vehicle 2 hitting vehicles 4 and 5, police said. The box truck continued traveling westbound and struck vehicle 6, causing it to strike vehicle 7, which was...
    Recognize him? An alert was issued by police in Westchester attempting to track down a man wanted for rape. Jeovanni Arellano, 28, has an active arrest warrant out for his arrest in Mount Vernon after failing to make court appearances following his arrest. the Mount Vernon Police describe Arellano (pictured above) as being 5-foot-8, weighing approximately 160 pounds. His last known address was on 5th Avenue in Mount Vernon, and he is also known to frequent Yonkers. Anyone with information regarding Arellano’s whereabouts has been asked to contact the Mount Vernon Police Department Detective Division by calling (914) 665-2510.
    A rare congregation of bucks was spotted during the recent heatwave. Five bucks were spotted roaming the grounds of the Baxter Preserve in North Salem, taking in the sights before taking off. Baxter South land was donated to the North Salem Open Land Foundation (NSOLF) in 1979 by "The Baxter Road Group.” Baxter South includes a large pond surrounded by the remains of a racetrack, and many trails, which are traveled by people on foot and horseback. Many of the trails are lined with apple, black cherry, cottonwood, and maple trees. According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, "every year, tens of thousands of NY hunters enjoy the opportunity to bring home a handsome 2.5-year or older buck, while...
    A fire that broke out in the kitchen of a McDonald’s in Westchester was knocked down before it could spread through an entire city block. Crews from the Mount Vernon Fire Department responded at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12 to McDonald’s on Gramatan Avenue, where there were multiple reports of smoke spreading to adjacent buildings. According to fire officials, upon arrival, crews found heavy black smoke and the fire could be seen shooting from the roof. Officials said that the fire traveled into the air ducts of the three-story commercial building. Mount Vernon firefighters, with an assist from the Eastchester Fire Department and a ladder truck loaned from the FDNY, were able to knock down the fire and...
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    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — State police are investigating after authorities found an infant alive and two adults dead at a home in Westchester County, New York. The cause of death of the two adults is not yet known, though police said they did not immediately suspect the deaths were the result of a crime, The Journal News reported. Police responded to the residence in Lewisboro, New York, around 11 p.m. Tuesday as part of a welfare check, they said. State police took the child to a hospital for evaluation. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: New York
    A man and woman were found dead at a residence in Northern Westchester, and their infant hospitalized, state police said. New York State Police troopers found the man and woman in their 30s in a Post Office Road home in Lewisboro at approximately 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, police said. Their infant was also in the home at the time of the welfare check. Police said that the deaths are being investigated as a potential overdose, and there appears to be no foul play. Investigators are currently waiting on autopsy reports. The child was taken to Westchester Medical Center for evaluation late on Tuesday night. The names of the man and woman have not been released. “This unspeakable tragedy,...
    Only a handful of Westchester residents are still without power more than a week after Tropical Storm Isaias ravaged the East Coast, toppling trees and power lines. As of 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, Con Edison was still tending to 390 outages in Westchester, which were impacting 894 of the company’s 360,045 customers in the county. NYSEG was reporting an additional 31 customers were without power. The remaining outages involve extensive damage and complicated restorations for individual customers, according to Con Edison, which noted that crews are also responding to any heat-related outages that occur this week. “Heat and humidity increase demand on the electric-delivery system and can cause equipment to overheat, affecting service,” the company said. Westchester...
    Shots rang out at a Westchester park on Monday night, though no one was struck by any bullets, police said. Gunshots were heard at Sprain Ridge Park in Yonkers shortly before 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, prompting a heavy police response from investigators with the County, Yonkers, and Greenburgh Police Departments. Police said that no one was shot or suffered any injuries. Following the gunshots, several people were seen fleeing the area, though it is unclear whether they were responsible for the incident. The park was temporarily closed while police investigated the area. The incident remains under investigation. 
    A week after Tropical Storm Isaias ran roughshod on the East Coast, thousands in Westchester are still waiting to have their power restored. According to Con Edison, crews have restored power to 98 percent of their customers as of 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, though 1,127 outages were still being reported, impacting 7,452 of its 360,045 Westchester customers. NYSEG was reporting complete restoration for its Westchester customers. In Westchester, the most outages still being reported were in New Castle (905), Yonkers (800), New Rochelle (633), Cortlandt (605), Greenburgh (476), Mount Vernon (435), and Mount Pleasant (406). No estimated time of restoration has been provided by Con Edison. “Westchester communities that are among areas with the most outages remaining...
    A Northern Westchester man is facing attempted murder and a host of other charges for allegedly repeatedly stabbing a 17-year-old girl earlier this year. Ossining resident Robert McCallion, 35, has been indicted by a Westchester County Grand jury for stabbing and attempting to kill a high school student in March, District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced. Specifically, McCallion was charged with: Attempted murder; Attempted murder as a hate crime; Two counts of first-degree assault; Two counts of assault as a hate crime; Two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon; Four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon; Two counts of second-degree assault. Officers from the Ossining Police Department responded to the Avalon apartments on North...
    Ryan Gleason refuses to let social distancing ruin his entire summer with his musician fiancée, Alexa Ray Joel. “Normally we would be going out to dinner, going to Surf Lodge and doing bonfires on the beach,” said Gleason, 43, of his typical Hamptons season with the 34-year-old. Now, the couple have been holed up at the Sag Harbor compound of her mother, supermodel Christie Brinkley. (Alexa’s dad is Billy Joel.) “I’m doing a lot of fishing and gardening, and we bought chickens.” But farm-fresh eggs aren’t going to cut it for date night. “I wanted a surprise romantic picnic for two on a beach,” said Gleason, who owns four NYC bars and eateries, including the Paper Daisy in the East...
    Thousands in Westchester remain without power nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the East Coast. As of 9:40 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, Con Edison was still responding to 1,978 outages in Westchester, which are impacting 18,961 of its 360,045 customers in the county. NYSEG had an additional 38 customers in Westchester without power. In Westchester, more than 1,000 outages were still being reported in New Rochelle (2,622), Yonkers (1,852), New Castle (1,779), New Castle (1,778), Greenburgh (1,315), and North Castle (1,180). Con Edison said it expects power to be restored to the majority of customers in Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island, and Brooklyn by 11 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, and to Westchester customers by...
    A reward has been issued for a known member of the Hell’s Angels outlaw motorcycle gang that operated out of the Hudson Valley. The FBI’s New York Field Office and Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force are assisting the U.S. Marshals Service in tracking down Christopher Slightham, who has ties to New Rochelle dating back years. Slightam was released on bail after being arrested and charged in February of 2017 on federal RICO and narcotics conspiracy charges.  Slightam pleaded guilty and was ordered to surrender to U.S. Marshals in July of 2017, but he failed to appear. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Slightam in the Southern District of New York in White Plains on July 21, 2017,...
    Tens of thousands of Con Edison and NYSEG customers are still without in Westchester County five days after Tropical Storm Isaias devastated the region. On Sunday, Aug. 9 at around 9:40 a.m., 34,842 of Con Edison’s 360,045 customers are without power (9.7 percent), and 1,677 of NYSEG’s 33,278 customers in Northern Westchester (5 percent) were reporting outages. Con Ed has estimated that power will be restored no later than 11 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10. NYSEG has not provided an estimated time of restoration. The most outages are in Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck Village, Mount Vernon, Bedford, New Castle, Somers, Mamaroneck Town, Cortlandt, Mount Pleasant, White Plains, Yorktown, Peekskill, Rye and Scarsdale. Con Edison said it has more than 1,650 field workers on the job and is getting help from 819 mutual aid and contractor workers...
    A man waiting for his car in the valet area of a luxury apartment building in Westchester was slashed in broad daylight, police said. The incident happened Saturday, Aug. 8 at 12:10 p.m. at the 360 Huguenot Apartments in New Rochelle. Upon arrival at 360 Huguenot St., police officers located the victim who had sustained a laceration across the right side of his face, said Captain Cosmo Costa, commanding officer of the New Rochelle PD Criminal Investigations Division.  The valet area is just outside of the lobby.  The victim was vague when interviewed, and it is believed the attack was not random, Costa said.  The victim was transported to an area hospital, and the injury is considered non-life-threatening. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    Citing an outbreak that stemmed from a summer school program in Westchester County, the New York Teachers Union has new demands before classrooms potentially reopen in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The union demanded this week that state health officials issue clear protocols for how and when school districts must close their buildings, and how health officials will perform contact tracing and initiate quarantines in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in a school this fall. In the event of a positive COVID-19 case in a school, the unions are calling for the closure of that building and a return to remote learning for at least 14 days before making a determination on whether or not to reopen....
    Citing an outbreak that stemmed from a summer school program in Westchester County, the New York Teachers Union has new demands before classrooms potentially reopen in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The union demanded this week that state health officials issue clear protocols for how and when school districts must close their buildings, and how health officials will perform contact tracing and initiate quarantines in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in a school this fall. In the event of a positive COVID-19 case in a school, the unions are calling for the closure of that building and a return to remote learning for at least 14 days before making a determination on whether or not to reopen....
    YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Tropical Storm Isaias slammed parts of Westchester County on Tuesday, and the cleanup is expected to be extensive. Video captured the wind ripping scaffolding from an apartment building on Rumsey Road in Yonkers. The metal and wood crashed onto an adjoining parking lot below and on top of a car. MORE: Tropical Storm Isaias Brings Down Trees, Scaffolding & Transformers In Westchester County In Bronxville, a large tree landed on the grounds of the Reform Church. The storm triggered firebursts on Central Parkway just south of the Cross County in Mount Vernon, after gusty winds took down a transformer.
    More than 100,000 Westchester residents remain in the dark a day after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the region, toppling trees and power lines. In one of the largest outage events in its history, 95,054 of Con Edison’s 360,045 customers remain without power as the utility company deals with 5,067 outages as of around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5. NYSEG was also reporting that 28,734 of its 33,278 Westchester customers are reporting outages. “The storm’s gusting winds shoved trees and branches onto power lines, bringing those lines and other equipment down and leaving 257,000 customers out of power,” according to Con Ed. “The destruction surpassed Hurricane Irene, which caused 204,000 customer outages in August 2011.” Con Ed's record...