Police & Fire

March 22, 2019

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A man accused of throwing a bag of cocaine out of his car was arrested when he allegedly returned to the scene of the crime 12 hours later to retrieve it, according to the Yorktown Police Department. The 27-year-old Connecticut man was ticketed with two traffic infractions early ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 26-year-old man from the Bronx accused of possessing several different types of illegal drugs has been charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Around 11:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, Police Officer James Hannigan identified ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The National Law Enforcement Memorial has the unfortunate distinction of being the only monument in Washington, D.C., that will never be finished. For that reason, law enforcement professionals around the country annually raise funds through the Police Unity Tour, a bicycle ride ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On the same night that the Yorktown Police Department bade farewell to its longest-tenured investigator, it welcomed two more officers into the fold. Det. George Davis has called it a career after working for the department for nearly 41 years, the final 37 of them as detective.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A body was recovered from the Croton Reservoir in Yorktown on Sunday morning, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection told Yorktown News. The death is being investigated as a suicide, said Adam Bosch, the DEP’s director of public affairs. He declined to provide ...

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CORTLANDT, N.Y. – A Yorktown Heights woman was among several gas pipeline protesters found guilty last week of trespassing at a construction site in Cortlandt. Cortlandt Town Justice Kimberly Ragazzo ruled on Tuesday, Jan. 8, that Rebecca J. Berlin be granted an unconditional discharge, ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Two Putnam County men have been arrested and accused of starting a fire that caused about $28,000 in damage last summer at the Shrub Oak Memorial Park pool, the Yorktown Police Department announced. Jarod Sangalli, 19, of Carmel, and Brandon Gonzalez, 20, of Mahopac were ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Westchester County will no longer prosecute what it deems to be “low-level” marijuana offenses. Under this new policy, announced by District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, possessing two ounces or less of marijuana will no longer result in a criminal conviction. Two laws will ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. - On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Mohegan Lake Fire Department held its annual Candy Cane Run. Santa, along with volunteers from the department, stopped by dozens of neighborhoods, handing out candy canes and posing for pictures with excited children. All photos were taken by Sarah ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Sunday, Santa Claus once again teamed up with the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department to hand out candy canes to local families at nearly every intersection in town. Check back next week for photos of the Mohegan Lake Fire Department Candy Cane Run. All photos were ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Merchants are being put on notice to watch out for counterfeit currency—especially $100 bills—as a slew of fake money has infiltrated the area during the busy holiday season. Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble, in emails sent to the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the Yorktown ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Xuefang Liu, the 41-year-old owner of Rock's Smoke Shop on Commerce Street, is accused of selling tobacco products to a 14-year-old, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Police investigated the claim around 7:21 p.m. Wednesday. Liu, a resident of Corona, Queens, was ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – About six miles separate the Yorktown firehouse on Commerce Street from the new station on Kitchawan Road. In an emergency situation, that can make a world of difference. That was the motivation for the Yorktown Heights Fire District Board of Commissioners more than two decades ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Joseph Podesta, a 37-year-old Yorktown man, has been arrested and charged with third-degree rape, a Class E felony. On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Yorktown Police Department investigated an allegation of a rape that had taken place in Yorktown earlier that day. Around 9:19 p.m., the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Three young children escaped with minor injuries after being ejected from a vehicle that rolled over on the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown around 6 p.m. Saturday. While driving southbound on the highway, a 2010 Honda Odyssey driven by a 51-year-old Queens man hit a guardrail ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Shaunta M. Davis, a 46-year-old Mount Vernon woman, was arrested Sept. 26 on three felony charges of identity theft, grand larceny and possession of a forged instrument. Davis is accused of attempting to obtain a temporary ATM card for another person’s account. The arrest ...

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Father Tom Kreiser, a former priest at St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown from 2011 to 2017, is being investigated for allegations of inappropriate behavior with a minor, according to Archdiocese of New York Director of Communications Joseph Zwilling, who confirmed media reports to Yorktown News.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 29-year-old man was arrested on felony robbery charges after what, police said, was his third attempt at stealing cigarettes from a Yorktown gas station in nine days. Around 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Yorktown police officers were told that a man had just stolen cigarettes from the ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Police are enlisting the public’s help in locating vandals who caused extensive damage to the town-owned swimming pool on Sunnyside Street in Shrub Oak. A police source told Yorktown News that the vandalism occurred sometime after 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. Though this source ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - New York State Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a 53-year-old Briarcliff Manor man whose body was recovered Sunday from the Croton Reservoir, said Trooper A.J. Hicks, public information officer for Troop K. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the reservoir ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 41-year-old Ossining man was arrested Thursday, Aug. 16, for allegedly depositing a check that was incorrectly mailed to him, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Earlier this year, a check for $2,670 was incorrectly mailed to the Main Street apartment of Christoper J.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 43-year-old Bronx man is facing three felony charges in Yorktown for allegedly attempting to withdraw $7,000 from Key Bank using a stolen identity, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Victor Reveron, already being held at Putnam County Jail, appeared before Town ...

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated. YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 71-year-old Mohegan Lake man is accused of influencing the outcome of multiple Bingo games at the Yorktown Jewish Center, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Following an investigation by the New York State Gaming ...

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VALHALLA, N.Y. - Earlier this year, 70-year-old Ann DeLucia suffered a stroke while undergoing treatment for a massive heart attack. She underwent months of therapy at Burke Rehabilitation Center and finally returned to her Molly Pitcher Lane condo last month. Soon after being reunited with her ...

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VALHALLA, N.Y. - A 71-year-old Yorktown man killed his hospitalized wife Wednesday morning at Westchester Medical Center before turning the gun on himself, police said. Ann DeLucia, 70, was a patient on the fourth floor at the Valhalla hospital when she was killed by a single gunshot in her bed ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Saturday, July 28, the New York State Police issued 80 vehicle and traffic tickets as part of an occupant restraint safety checkpoint at FDR Park. The checkpoint, held between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., yielded 49 tickets for seat belt violations, 27 tickets for child restraint ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 59-year-old Yorktown Heights man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly exposed himself to a mother and her child in the parking lot of CVS in the Triangle Center in Yorktown, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Shortly after 7 p.m., the man, who lives on ...

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Editor's Note: There was some confusion over the aggressive nature of the fox. Police Chief Robert Noble cleared up that the fox was aggressive in at least two of the three reported incidents. A clarification will also be printed in next week's edition of Yorktown News. YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Three ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 28-year-old man was killed Monday morning in a car crash on Route 202, said Lt. Tom Gentner. The identity of the driver was not released to Yorktown News, pending notification of the family. Gentner said the driver, whose residence is unknown, was affiliated with the military, ...

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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 ...

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