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  1. Man Charged With DWI After Sideswiping Guardrail On Route 118, Police Say

    Man Charged With DWI After Sideswiping Guardrail On Route 118, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have arrested a 73-year-old town resident on DWI charges after his vehicle allegedly sideswiped a guardrail, authorities said.The arrest came about when police responded to a report of a vehicle being driven erratically about 10:22 p.m. Friday, according to officials.The caller said the vehicle was swerving into the opposite traffic lane, ...

  2. Dover Man, 30, Killed In Crash

    Dover Man, 30, Killed In Crash

    RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal one-car crash that occurred on Slate Quarry Road in the Town of Rhinebeck at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, authorities said. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle has been identified as Christopher T. Watkins, 30, of Dover Plains, according to officials. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the ...

  3. Astorino Asks Public To Fight Federal Plan For Westchester Barge Anchorages

    Astorino Asks Public To Fight Federal Plan For Westchester Barge Anchorages

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino recently stood along the shores of the Hudson River with local elected officials, environmentalists and private citizens to urge the the public to voice concerns regarding the federal government’s plans to create up to 10 commercial barge anchorages in close proximity to the Westchester coastline.The U.S. Coast ...

  4. Man Gets Life Sentence For Robbing, Murdering Westchester Resident

    Man Gets Life Sentence For Robbing, Murdering Westchester Resident

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A resident of Manville, N.J., was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for robbing and murdering a resident of Ossining, and conspiring to distribute marijuana and heroin, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.The defendant, Anthony Grecco, 35, was convicted of the crimes in January, following a nine-day trial in White ...

  5. Lake Carmel Man, 31, Accused Of Possessing Pot With Pipe, Needle

    Lake Carmel Man, 31, Accused Of Possessing Pot With Pipe, Needle

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- A Putnam County sheriff’s deputy has arrested a 31-year-old Lake Carmel man on drug-related charges, authorities said.The arrest came about when Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin stopped a motorist who had committed traffic violations on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley on Aug. 2 about 6:50 p.m., police report. As the deputy approached the vehicle, he detected the ...

  6. Brewster Man Charged With Menacing Girlfriend At Mahopac Residence

    Brewster Man Charged With Menacing Girlfriend At Mahopac Residence

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- A Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy has arrested a 22-year-old resident of Brewster on domestic violence charges after an incident involving his girlfriend at a Mahopac residence, authorities said.The arrest occurred when Deputy Sheriff Kevin Radovich responded to a 911 report of a dispute involving an intoxicated male subject who was damaging property inside a Mahopac ...

  7. Yorktown Man Stole, Forged Family Members' Checks, Say Police

    Yorktown Man Stole, Forged Family Members' Checks, Say Police

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have arrested a 31-year-old resident of Yorktown Heights on larceny and forgery charges stemming from a case that began more than a month ago, authorities said.During the incident, originally reported June 28, an officer was dispatched to investigate the report of a number of checks that had been stolen and cashed in the amount of $400, ...

  8. Teen Motorist Charged With DWI After Route 6 Stop In Carmel

    Teen Motorist Charged With DWI After Route 6 Stop In Carmel

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- A Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy has arrested a 17-year-old resident of Kent on a DWI charge, authorities said.The arrest came about when Deputy Sheriff Christopher Tompkins stopped a motorist who had committed a traffic violation on Route 6 in the Town of Carmel on Wednesday at 10:05 p.m., according to officials. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as Ever ...

  9. Suspect Apprehended In Pair Of Westchester Bank Robberies

    Suspect Apprehended In Pair Of Westchester Bank Robberies

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers police have charged a 48-year-old resident of Brooklyn in connection with a pair of bank robberies that were committed during the past two weeks, authorities said. The suspect, Victor Gaza, was placed under arrest by Yonkers detectives and charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree on Wednesday, according to officials. The arrest came about following ...

  10. Brewster Man Slashes Victim's Neck In Assault, Police Say

    Brewster Man Slashes Victim's Neck In Assault, Police Say

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- New York State Police from the Brewster barracks have charged a 25-year-old resident of Brewster with assault and other offenses following an incident in which a man was slashed in the neck with a knife, authorities said.The arrest came about when State Police and the Village of Brewster Police Department responded to assist EMS at the Brewster Fire Department with an ...

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