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Car Crashes and Burns, Driver Not Found Till Hours Later

January 18, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Carmel police have issued several citations to a driver who crashed his car on Wixon Pond Road in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 9, and left the scene, only to be found several hours later wandering down Route 6 and suffering from the effects of the frigid temperatures.

Bill Nikisher, first assistant chief of the Mahopac Fire Department, said that the call for the ...

Two New Officers Join Carmel Police Force

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Carmel Town Board hired two new police officers last week who will immediately join the ranks of the department, and bring the total of new hires in 2016 to six.

Det. Mike Sheil, president of the PBA, the police department union, told the Town Board at its Dec. 21 meeting that all the new hires have helped get the department back on track.

“With six officers ...

Mahopac Man Stabbed in Bar Fight

A Mahopac man was stabbed during a bar fight in Somers last week and sustained what police say are non-life-threatening injuries.

On Dec. 18, New York State Police from the Somers barracks charged 23-year-old James P. Nardella of Yorktown Heights with first-degree assault, a class B felony, in the attack.

State police said that on Dec. 17 they received a 911 call to respond to PJ’s ...

Officers Honored as Heroes for Rescuing Seniors from Fire

CARMEL, N.Y.— Two Carmel police officers and a Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy are being lauded as heroes after they helped rescue three residents of Hughson Commons, a senior housing complex in Carmel, during a fire in the early-morning hours of Nov. 15.

The three officers—Officer Neil Brown, Sgt. Robert Behan and Sgt. Thomas Lee of the Sheriff’s Department—were ...

Thieves Steal Painting from Library Art Gallery Exhibit

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Two thieves walked into the Third Floor Gallery at the Mahopac Library Saturday, Dec. 3, and made off with a painting from the current exhibit that could be worth nearly $1,000.

The brazen heist took place while a blood drive was underway and one of the thieves even stopped by to help herself to some of the juice and snacks laid out for the blood donors.

The entire ...

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