MFVFD Holds Annual Apparatus Inspection

May 16, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department (MFVFD) held its annual inspection of its fire equipment and apparatus last Sunday at its station No. 1 on Luccaro Lane, providing it with an opportunity to show off its most recent acquisition.

The department recently purchased a new 2016 Smeal tanker/pumper, which will become its first-line apparatus out of its station No. 2.

Police Charge Man in Two Mahopac Burglaries

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Carmel police have arrested and charged a man with the burglary of two Mahopac businesses that took place in March.

Carmel police arrested John Disclafani, 45, of Carmel for allegedly breaking into J.P. Cunningham’s on East Lake Boulevard and Benvenuto Pizza on Secor Road on the nights of March 6 and 7.

Police Chief Mike Cazzari said that for over a month, his ...

Popular Mahopac Bartender Dies in Taconic Car Crash

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – A popular Mahopac bartender was killed early Wednesday morning (May 10) in a single-car crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant, according to the New York State Police.

Jason G. Shenkman, a 32-year-old Mohegan Lake resident who bartended at The Chophouse Grille on Route 6 in Mahopac, was driving a 2008 Audi A6 northbound on the parkway around ...

Carmel Ranked in Top 100 Safest Towns in U.S.

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Carmel/Mahopac has been named the 80th safest municipality in the country with a population greater than 10,000 by SafeWise.com, a website dedicated to home safety and security news.

That’s a jump of 33 positions, as Carmel was ranked 113th in last year’s survey.

SafeWise based its rankings on two criteria: the number of reported violent crimes and property ...

Suspect in Mahopac Murder Commits Suicide

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The man who police say murdered a Mahopac grandmother in her home last week has committed suicide.

Perla Gatchalian, 75, was found dead in her home on Coventry Circle last week, the victim of a single gunshot wound.

Carmel Police Chief Mike Cazzari said that the subsequent investigation led police to determine that Gatchalian was killed by her daughter’s 69-year-old ...

UPDATE: Police Search for Suspect in Murder of Mahopac Woman

MAHOPAC, N.Y. -Police say they are looking for a suspect in the murder of a 75-year-old Mahopac woman who was killed in her home sometime Thursday (April 27) afternoon.

Police Chief Mike Cazzari said that at around 3:18 p.m., his department received a call for a medical emergency for an unresponsive person at a residence on Coventry Circle. EMS personnel from the Mahopac Volunteer Fire ...

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