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Police & Fire

August 16, 2022

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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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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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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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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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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SOMERS, N.Y. – Besides potentially blowing themselves to kingdom come, there's another reason why nonprofessionals shouldn’t be playing around with things that go boom in the night, Somers’ first responders say. Property damage. Firefighters were dispatched to Hilltop Drive around 7:11 p.m.

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SOMERS, N.Y. – State police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 16-year-old boy who ran away from Lincoln Hall in Somers. Eric Carillo Lopez left the residential school and shelter on Route 202 around 3 p.m. on Monday, July 4, police said. According to Dr. James Coughlin, the ...

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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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SOMERS, N.Y. - State Police from the Somers Barracks began an investigation into a shooting incident that took place on Pepsi Way in the early hours of Tuesday, June 7. At approximately 7 a.m., several gunshots were heard in the area. An employee at the facility was reportedly struck by a bullet ...

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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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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Partners in Prevention, Somers Police Department and Drug Crisis in Our Backyard joined forces to facilitate National Medication Take Back Day at Van Tassel Park on April 30. The national drug take back initiative is a bi-annual event coordinated through the Drug ...

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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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SOMERS, N.Y. - A former college lacrosse team captain has been sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted in the near-fatal stabbing of his housemate, Somers native Justin Corpolongo. Matthew Stockfeder, 24, of Melville, Long Island, also received five years’ post-release supervision ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The driver of a car that rear-ended a Somers school bus and left is being sought for questioning, state police said. The bus was stopped in the southbound lane of Route 139 (Primrose Street) around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, when the accident occurred. The driver of the ...

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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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SOMERS, N.Y. - Is there a fire in you? That’s the question that members of the Somers Volunteer Fire Department are asking the community. On Saturday, April 23, the company will host an open house at the Lincolndale Firehouse, located across the street from Somers High School at 119 Primrose ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - A two-story home on Route 202 was damaged after flames from an outdoor grill spread to the structure’s exterior, Somers Fire Chief Jonathan Mackey reported. The call came in around 5:50 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. After determining that the fire had gotten into the roof and was ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - “I don’t want to be ‘the guy that got stabbed’,” Justin Corpolongo says of his brush with death. That’s a burden the 2014 Somers High School graduate has carried since the fall of 2019 when he was attacked with a kitchen knife by his then-roommate, friend and former St. John’s ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Volunteer Fire Department recently unveiled a shiny new command car it says will help first responders with their mission of protecting residents and local businesses. The $85,490 2021 Chevy Tahoe, fitted with state-of-the-art technology and communications equipment, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Central School District was briefly in lockout status as authorities searched for an individual who left the Lincoln Hall campus on the morning of Friday, April 1. In a statement issued by schools superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch, the district notified parents of the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Last May, Police Chief Mike Driscoll officially retired after dedicating over 50 years of his life to his community. The legendary town figure impacted the lives of many, not just in Somers, but New York City, as well.  Starting in 1961, Driscoll worked as a beat cop in the Bronx, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - A Somers resident found guilty in a wrong-way crash that took the lives of two people and injured two others received the maximum sentence of 8 1/3 to 25 years in state prison on Monday, March 28. Jaime Paucar, 52, will also have to undergo five years of post-release supervision, ...

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