Police & Fire

May 14, 2020

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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After a string of acts of vandalism targeting places of worship, religious symbols and town buildings, Yorktown’s government, interfaith community and residents have rallied together to support one another. Police say that between 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, and 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, the ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N,Y - Firefighters were in the last stages of putting out the flames that tore through a home on Baptist Church Road at about 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, more than three hours after it was reported.  Several area departments were called to assist in fighting the blaze at about 6 ...

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YORKTOWN - A get-out-the-vote rally hosted by the Yorktown Republican Party was interrupted by an alleged violent incident involving the spouses of two candidates running for Town Council. Current and former local and county Republican leaders were giving speeches on a stage in the Triangle ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – How difficult is to track down an online scammer? Put it this way: Trying to find a needle in the haystack would be preferable for Det. Timothy Tausz. For more than a year, one of the Yorktown Police Department’s most senior investigators has been tasked with not only ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - When people have issues with their roads, they usually call or email the town. They may even post their frustrations to social media. One resident apparently took a different tactic. A 76-year-old resident, charged last week with making graffiti, is accused of marking up ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A high-speed police pursuit of two Brooklyn men ended abruptly in Yorktown last week when the minivan in which they were traveling crashed into some trees as they tried to leave the Taconic State Parkway at Underhill Avenue. The falling trees damaged a Westchester County police ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Yorktown smoke shop owner allegedly sold tobacco products to a minor on Dec. 13. Then again on June 19. Then again on June 20. Then again on July 9. Arrested again last week, Xuefang “Rock” Liu, owner of Rock’s Smoke Shop on Commerce Street, has now racked up four ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – A woman nearly had her purse stolen while she was pumping gas two weeks ago in Shrub Oak, but the theft was prevented by bystanders, one of whom suffered an injury during the struggle. Priscilla Conrad, a 52-year-old Hopewell Junction woman, is accused of reaching into the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Four teens, ranging in age from 15 to 19, are accused of stealing a credit card belonging to a Yorktown resident and going on a shopping spree at the Jefferson Valley Mall, according to the Yorktown Police Department. The accused teenagers are Jarron Williams, 19, of Mohegan ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Yorktown man who had posted his ATV for sale online was allegedly threatened with a gun and robbed Tuesday night during a meeting with potential buyers, according to the Yorktown Police Department. The meetup on Columbine Court, which happened around 10 p.m., was arranged ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the second time in six months, a Yorktown vape shop is accused of selling tobacco products to a minor. Xuefang “Rock” Liu, of Rock's Smoke Shop, on Commerce Street, was arrested last Dec. 13, accused of selling products to a 14-year-old. He was charged with endangering the ...

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - A 33-year-old Poughkeepsie man has been charged with three felony counts of burglary for allegedly stealing prescription pills from an apartment complex in Yorktown Heights, according to the Yorktown Police Department. On three separate occasions, police said, the ...

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