Police & Fire

October 25, 2018

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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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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