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Police & Fire

September 29, 2022

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in the town of Southeast two weekends ago with the capture of three Connecticut men and the confiscation of an illegal weapon, police said. State troopers from the Somers and Brewster barracks tried to pull over the driver of a 2016 ...

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GOLDEN'S BRIDGE, N.Y. - Before you settle in with a cup of hot cocoa and a good mystery novel, and the warmth of a glowing fireplace, don’t set a match to your firebox this winter season until it is inspected and cleaned by a qualified chimney sweep. That should be at the top of your checklist for ...

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SOUTHEAST, N.Y. – The pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in the town of Southeast this weekend with the capture of three Connecticut men and the confiscation of an illegal weapon, police said. State troopers from the Somers and Brewster barracks tried to pull over the driver of a 2016 Acura TL on ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps and South Salem Fire Department will host a blood drive at the South Salem Fire Department from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 29. The donations will go to the New York Blood Center.  Giving blood is important, especially this year ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A motor vehicle accident took the life of an unidentified Town of Yorktown employee on Wednesday, Sept. 14. At approximately 11:07 a.m., the 28-year-old employee of the Highway Department was working in the area of 477 London Road when he was struck by a motor vehicle. He was ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The community, along with first responders and local officials gathered at the Croton Falls Fire station on Sunday, Sept. 11 to remember the lives lost 21 years ago. The invocation was given by Pastor Timothy Wagner of the Croton Falls Community Church.

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Law enforcement professionals need and “deserve top-of-the-line infrastructure, equipment, and technology,” opined state Sen. Pete Harckham (D-South Salem) after inspecting North Salem’s brand-new police garage. The 3,600-square-foot structure is located behind police ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – A Somers man is facing drug charges after police reported finding fentanyl and crack cocaine in his car during a recent traffic stop. William E. Felling III was pulled over by members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit on Friday, Sept. 2, on Route 6 in the town ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The son of the former Putnam County sheriff has been arrested and charged with several counts relating to the possession of child pornography. Halston Media ran the story last week but due to a policy set forth by the county Law Department, the Sheriff’s Office was prohibited ...

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MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - It takes a village to know a village. That’s Eddie Ramirez’s modus operandi in his new role as Mount Kisco’s Community Resource Officer. At any given time, he may be juggling everything from mediating neighbor and domestic disputes, engaging with the local homeless ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that 54-year-old Yorktown resident Patrick Patierno was sentenced on August 8, to five years in state prison, with 10 years of post-release supervision, following his conviction after a trial in May for sexual abuse ...

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NEW CANAAN, CONN. – The report of a fire in a wooded area led to a horrific discovery, New Canaan authorities revealed. Upon arriving at the scene around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, police found the body of a man “fully engulfed in flames” near the town’s mulch pile off Lapham ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - After a five-day search, the missing Yorktown teen was found. On August 5, the Yorktown Police Department was notified that Kristan Lee, a 15-year-old student at Yorktown High School, had gone missing the night before. It was believed that Lee took an Uber to Port Chester and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Police Department is seeking information about a 15-year-old boy from Yorktown. Kristan Lee, a student at Yorktown High School, was announced missing by Yorktown Police.  At this time, it is believed that Lee took an Uber to Port Chester and then took a train to ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The State Police in Troop K offered a special thank you to both the Community-Police Relations Foundation and the Friends of Karen organization in North Salem for their inclusion in a fundraiser to help local children in need. Located on Titicus Road, Friends of Karen helps ...

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SOUTHEAST, N.Y. - On Friday, July 22, the New York State Police from the Brewster barracks arrested Bryon A. Bloomfield, age 24, of Norwalk, CT, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree, a class C felony, and Criminal Possession of a Firearm, a class E felony. At approximately 11:35 ...

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SOUTHEAST, N.Y. – A Massachusetts man has been charged with menacing another driver – who had children in the car – with a gun on I-684 in Southeast, state police said. Arrested on Sunday, July 10, was Justin D. Blundell, 23, of Lexington. State troopers from the Somers barracks were ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - One Wednesday, June 29, the Somers Volunteer Fire Department was joined by surrounding departments for the annual mutual aid tanker drill, which allowed companies to practice gathering water from rural sources. Since areas in Somers and Northern Westchester do not have municipal ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. - With the summer outdoor grilling season fully underway, now is the time to familiarize yourself with a checklist of practical maintenance and safety measures to make sure your barbecue, and your deck and house, doesn’t go up in flames, says Goldens Bridge Fire Chief Dennis ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - A caretaker has been accused of impersonating -- and stealing from -- a client in Somers, state police said. Brandy M. Lee, 35, of Hyde Park, was charged in June with first-degree identify theft, a Class D felony; first-degree Scheme to Defraud; fourth-degree Grand Larceny, and 11 ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - A Miami man is going to prison for a very long time for sexually exploiting a North Salem teen and two other minors in New Jersey and Kentucky, the Department of Justice announced last week. Christopher Nunez, 27, pleaded guilty in February to three counts of enticement and ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York State Police will increase patrols to crack down on drunk and drugged driving and other traffic infractions over the Fourth of July holiday. This special enforcement period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022, and run through 3 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - As New Yorkers gather with their friends and families in the summer weather, many will be hosting barbecues and parties for this upcoming Fourth of July. These holiday celebrations can pose serious safety hazards due to a large increase in firework use. The Firefighters Association ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem schools are in line to get extra security this fall. The Board of Education voted 4-3 last week to hire a second School Resource Officer (SRO) after Trustee Paul Giamundo introduced the resolution during the “new business” portion of its Wednesday, June 15 ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Police are hoping to speak to the driver who a witness said clipped a pedestrian in Croton Falls. They’re looking for the alleged victim as well. According to the North Salem Police report, a witness called authorities shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday, June 10, to report ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The State Police in Somers are searching for Robert Swern, who has been reported missing by his family.  The 64-year-old reportedly left his residence on Sunday, June 5, at approximately 5 p.m. for a destination in Ridgefield CT. He never arrived.  The investigation has placed ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The recent shooting deaths of 19 students and two teachers in rural Texas have some worried local parents calling on North Salem school officials to hire a second school resource officer. Kathleen Whalen, the mom of a kindergartner, said last week that she was surprised to ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - In response to Tuesday’s mass shooting of 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Westchester County police boosted patrols at Somers, North Salem, and other districts where they have School Resource Officers. There will also be additional ...

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GOLDEN'S BRIDGE, N.Y. - When fire, medical, storm-related and other 9-1-1 emergencies are sounded in its fire district – which includes Golden’s Bridge and small swaths of Somers and North Salem – the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department is almost always first on the scene. An Albany state legislator is ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Firefighters managed to beat back a brush fire last week just before it reached a home on Wheeler Road. The blaze actually started at 185 Mills Road Tuesday, March 22, but moved swiftly toward the adjacent hillside property, said Croton Falls Fire Chief Sean Partenio. He ...

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