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Police & Fire

June 30, 2022

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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BEDFORD, N.Y. - On March 4, the Somers barracks-based New York State Police arrested 31-year-old Greenwood resident Andrew Mancuso on multiple weapons and substance charges.   The arrest was made around 7 p.m. on Interstate 684 when the troopers pulled over a 2008 Hyundai Elantra via a traffic ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - As nature awakens from its winter slumber, spring may not be the only thing in the air in the weeks ahead. This is also the season for heightened risk of brush fires. From March 16 to May 14, New York will institute a statewide “burn ban.” The annual springtime program is ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The episode starts with some sad news about a fire in Heritage Hills, which resulted in the death of a woman and her dog and a discussion about keeping safe and helping out in the wake of disasters. Tom Walogorsky, the editor of The Somers Record, discusses the fire. You can ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -The New York State Police have launched an investigation into a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Titicus Road on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 12.  The investigation determined that Edward J. Carroll III, 70, of Old Greenwich, CT, was headed eastbound on his ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - More than 100 weapons were seized, and 11 people were arrested last week, including one Mahopac man and three men from Carmel, following a six-month, multiagency investigation into “ghost guns” and other illegal firearms in Westchester and Putnam counties. Search warrants ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - New York State Police from the Somers barracks have announced the results of a countywide Underage Drinking Initiative they conducted last month. A trooper in plainclothes and an underage operative using a valid driver’s license visited 18 retail establishments in ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Croton Falls Fire District voters chose two fire commissioners on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Re-elected was Mark Morin, a 21-year veteran of the department. He will serve a five-year term that runs from 2022 to 2026. Elected to fill the remaining two years (2022-2023) of the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - On Sunday, Dec. 19, the Croton Falls Fire Department will join forces with Santa Claus for one of the community’s favorite traditions at the Candy Cane Run. Residents can be on the lookout for St. Nick and his helpers aboard emergency vehicles at the following times and ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Santa doesn’t always wear a red suit trimmed in white; sometimes he wears dress blues or a gray uniform. New York State Police of Troop K are taking part in the United States Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots program. Folks can drop off new, unwrapped toys at Troop ...

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