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Yorktown Police Make Two Identity Theft Arrests

July 12, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Police Department arrested two men on felony identity theft charges this week.

On Wednesday, police responded to Chase Bank on Commerce Street, where a 44-year-old Bronx man was allegedly trying to withdraw money from somebody else’s account, police said. Bank employees told police that, earlier in the day, another bank branch warned them about the man, ...

Man Runs from Police After Slamming Car into SUV in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – State, town and county police took to the air and ground on Saturday afternoon to search for a driver who fled his vehicle after he allegedly crashed into another driver on Underhill Avenue.

Around 1 p.m., the driver was allegedly spotted driving his 2014 Dodge Charger “triple digits” on the northbound Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown Heights, said Trooper ...

Photos: 2018 Yorktown Fire Department Parade

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The annual Fireman’s Day Parade, one of Yorktown’s oldest traditions, returned Wednesday, June 20.

Yorktown was joined at its parade by many other departments throughout the county, including Mohegan Lake, Bedford Hills and Pleasantville.

After the parade wrapped up, many made their way over to the Fundraising Carnival located at Commerce Street and Veterans ...

Yorktown Man Killed in House Fire

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Frank Fonte, a 53-year-old Yorktown resident, was killed late Sunday afternoon in a house fire on Baldwin Road, according to the Yorktown Police Department.

Around 4:51 p.m., police received a call from a Baldwin Road resident who said his neighbor's house was on fire. The house was fully engulfed in flames by the time the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department ...

Yonkers Couple Accused of Violating Leandra's Law

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Yonkers couple is accused of driving drunk with their two children, ages 5 and 9, in the car, according to the Yorktown Police Department.

James Berry, 36, and Alice Berry, 35, were arrested shortly after midnight Friday and now face aggravated driving while intoxicated charges for allegedly violating Leandra’s Law, which makes it a felony to drive drunk with a child ...

Yorktown Introduces New K-9 Officer

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Talk about hitting the ground sniffing.

Before taking his official bow last week as Yorktown’s newest police recruit, the German shepherd already had helped take a drug offender off the streets, Police Chief Robert Noble told a roomful of officials, including state Sen. Terrence Murphy, who had taken a personal interest in the officer in question.

“Just ...

Police: Mohegan Lake Man Locked Families on Beach

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – A 52-year-old Mohegan Lake man has been charged with unlawful imprisonment for allegedly locking several people in a beach area against their will, according to the Yorktown Police Department.

Around 5:45 p.m. Sunday, the man, who police say manages a private beach on Lakeshore Drive, allegedly had a dispute with families over their use of the beach. The families ...

Black Bear Sighted Several Times in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - An adolescent black bear has been sighted several times in Yorktown since Saturday, according to the Yorktown Police Department.

For three consecutive days, residents reported seeing the bear: First, on Route 202 near BJ’s, then on Vista Court, and most recently on Baldwin Road near French Hill School.

On Vista Court, the bear was chased up a tree by a dog, said ...

Car Problems Lead to Felony Drug Arrest of Yorktown Man

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. – A Yorktown man’s car ran out of gas while he was driving in Putnam Valley shortly after midnight on Sunday, May 20, but that was only the beginning of his problems.

A deputy with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department on patrol spotted the car, which was stopped diagonally across Peekskill Hollow Road with its hazard lights blinking. According to the ...

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