Police & Fire

August 10, 2018

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Det. Sean Lewis, a 9/11 first responder and the first school resource officer in Yorktown, has retired from the Yorktown Police Department after 32 years. A Yorktown native, Lewis’s final day on the job was May 30. He was given a final salute by friends and colleagues on Friday, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Oftentimes when there is media coverage of an emergency, the efforts of the police and fire departments are rightfully lauded. But there’s another first responder that is increasingly becoming a footnote. For the most part, said Capt. Rich Cariello, a 44-year member of the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 54-year-old Long Island City man was killed Friday morning when he crashed his car on the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown, according to the New York State Police. Sandro Darsin was traveling southbound on the highway around 8 a.m. when his car exited the roadway just north ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A motorist appeared to lose consciousness around 11:15 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of routes 202/35/118, causing him to crash into a utility pole. The man’s truck then made its way across the lawn of the Triangle Center, hit a parked car, and crashed into the CVS, where ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 66-year-old Cortlandt Manor man is accused of stealing $14,623.48 from a Yorktown car dealership over the course of a year, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Between April 12, 2017 and April 10, 2018, Thomas V. Rubino is accused of making fraudulent merchandise ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Hopewell Junction man is credited with saving the life of a Yorktown woman, whose overturned vehicle caught fire following an early morning crash on the Taconic State Parkway. Brian Geary, 30, an MTA employee, was driving to work around 2:35 a.m. Thursday, April 19, when he ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Police Department is advising motorists to avoid using Route 35 this morning. The road is closed at Greenwood Street because of a water main break. Town crews are on the scene making repairs.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Around 10 a.m. Monday, a school bus with the Croton-Harmon School District was traveling eastbound on Underhill Avenue near Heights Drive when rain and strong winds took down a tree, which landed directly in front of the bus, said Police Chief Robert Noble. Though the bus driver ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Colin Houlihan, a lifelong Yorktown resident, is the newest officer with the Yorktown Police Department. Houlihan is a 2007 graduate of Yorktown High School, where he captained the ice hockey and lacrosse teams in his senior seasons. He then attended Western New England College, ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – A Yorktown boy is accused of breaking a window at George Washington Elementary School in an attempt to break into the school, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to the Lexington Avenue school, which was closed for spring ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-State Sen. Terrence Murphy co-hosted a free thyroid cancer screening for first responders on Thursday, March 1, at the Yorktown Police Department. Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in the United States, and one of the top five cancers affecting women, said Marilyn ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 25-year-old Sleepy Hollow man is facing several felony drug charges for allegedly selling heroin in Yorktown. According to the Yorktown Police Department, Edwin Rodriguez sold heroin to “undercover operatives” working with police during a five-month investigation. When ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Two Lakeland High School students are facing felony charges for allegedly writing a bomb threat on a school bathroom wall on Thursday, Feb. 1. Emma R. Lienau, 16, and Alexandra M. Pujol, 17, have been charged with first-degree falsely reporting an incident, a D ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Alexander Delic, a 21-year-old Yorktown resident, was killed early Saturday morning, when the car he was driving struck a utility pole, according to Lt. Tom Gentner, public information officer for the Yorktown Police Department. Delic, a 2014 graduate of Lakeland High School, ...

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