Police & Fire

September 23, 2020

Samuel Ayala remained behind bars this week, more than four decades after murdering two young South Salem mothers and two months since the state Parole Board declared he could go free.  Reversing the decision it had made a dozen times earlier, the board in July paroled inmate 78A0767, ordering a ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – A Somers man who was drunk when he drove a school bus carrying dozens of students last year has pleaded guilty to felony DWI charges. William Mendez, 62, was an employee of Royal Coach Lines last year when he was transporting children home from the Somers Intermediate ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – A Somers resident is facing murder and other charges in connection with a wrong-way crash in January on Interstate 287 that killed two Ardsley residents, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Tuesday, Aug. 18. Jaime Paucar was indicted by a ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – A Somers man charged last year with having child pornography on his home computer has been sentenced to probation, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino announced Thursday, July 23. Michael Gagliardi, 52, will also have to register as a sex offender under New ...

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State Police are asking for the public’s help as they try to curb a recent spike in car thefts and vehicle break-ins in the Lower Hudson Valley. Since March 1, they and local police have investigated more than 400 stolen vehicles cases in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Rockland ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 21-year-old Yorktown man told police he was "target shooting" in the hallway of his home when one of the bullets entered his neighbor's shower where a woman was bathing, according to the Westchester County District Attorney.  Officials said no one was injured from the ...

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Update: The State Police in Somers have reported Keon Luke has been located in good health with the assistance of the New York Police Department. LEWISBORO, N.Y. - The State Police in Somers are searching for 14-year-old Keon Luke who ran away from the Four Winds Hospital on Cross River Road in ...

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A rash of car thefts and break-ins in the area have law enforcement and local officials—again—warning residents to remember to lock up their vehicles, remove their keys and to never ever leave valuables in plain sight. According to North Salem police Sgt. Michael Castellano, three cars were ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – The Somers school community was recoiling in horror Thursday over revelations that innocent students have been made the victims of “cruel and disparaging comments” on Instagram. “Many of the posts on the account are sexist, racist, and homophobic in nature. The language used is ...

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CORTLANDT, N.Y. -  New York State Police are seeking the public's help in its investigation into the death of Barbara E. Berkowitz, age 71, of Brooklyn. The State Police are searching for more information regarding the life and habits of Berkowitz, whose body was located on the shoulder of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Police removed more than 30 legally-owned weapons from the home of a 20-year-old Yorktown man under the Red Flag Law after being alerted to the situation by a concerned individual, according to the Westchester County District Attorney. Yorktown Police arrested Emeric Tyler after ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - A bus driver for the Somers Central School District has been arrested on charges of drunk driving, more than a week after he was taken off his route when students complained of erratic behavior during the afternoon drop off from school. According to State Police, William J.

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Central School District is waiting on law enforcement to release more details about a bus driver removed from his route during an afternoon run last week when students complained of his erratic driving. Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch sent out an email to parents and ...

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Several news outlets are reporting that a Somers High School graduate was stabbed by the captain of the St. John's University men's lacrosse team on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Justin Corpolongo, 23, SHS Class of 2014, is expected to survive the wounds, according to a report from the New York ...

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