Yonkers man recovering from face slash

According to news 12 Hudson Valley, a man was slashed in the face in Yonkers New York overnight. Police are currently searching for his attacker. After arriving at the area of New School Street and Palisade Avenue at about 10:15 p.m.,Yonkers police swarmed the area. During their search, they discovered a sidewalk covered in blood and a man on the ground, trying to stop the bleeding on his face. The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, and police say his injuries were not life threatening.

Hit and Run driver released on $10,000 Bail

According to News 12 Hudson Valley,A pedestrian, Luis DeJesus,33, of New Windsor is dead after being struck by a intoxicated hit-and-run driver in Orange County Monday evening, according to authorities. The hit-and-run occurred around yesterday at 6:30 p.m. on Route 300, just east of the New Windsor Cantonment State Park.First responders found DeJesus unconscious by the side of the road. He was found holding shopping bags. DeJesus was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to Police the driver, Michael Rule, 33, of Pine Bush, fled the scene, but was later captured in Newburgh.They say Rule was spotted by another driver a few miles away. New Windsor Police Chief Rick Hovey stated “He actually observed the vehicle drive by at a high rate of speed with substantial damage to the front of the vehicle.” Rule is being charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, and driving while intoxicated. He has been released on $10,000 bail.

Two Rockland Men Accused of Bank Theft

After allegedly committing bank heists and mail fraud schemes that county prosecutors say netted $250,000, two Rockland men were indicted Thursday. Fabrice Stinfil, of 5 George St. in Spring Valley, face Grand Larceny and Criminal Facilitation charges.His partner, Lawrence Lazard, of 229 Route 202 in Haverstraw was charged in Rockland County Court,Thursday, with three counts of Grand Larceny and 25 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. According to Lohud, 14 financial institutions in Rockland including Sterling National Bank, First Niagara Bank and Capital One Bank were impacted by the scam, losing over $300,000 according to prosecutors. According to the charges, Lazard deposited altered United States Postal Service Money Orders into bank accounts and then withdrew the money prior to the fraud being detected by the banks or the USPS. Lazard photocopied larger dollar amounts onto the money orders. He also used debit/ATM cards and PINs associated other individuals’ bank accounts to deposit the altered USPS Money Orders into the bank accounts of those individuals via an ATM.If convicted, Lazard could serve up to 15 years in state prison. Stinfil, 21, could serve up to 4 years in state prison, if convicted.

Illegal prostitution Case in Montrose Spa

According to Lohud News, CORTLANDT – Police have accused two women of prostitution while working at an illegal spa in Montrose. Brooklyn residents Gaukhar Jetbayeva and Olena Stepaniuk were arrested Friday by state police after an undercover investigation into a spa at 2153 Albany Post Road. Both Gaukbar and Olen were acused of giving unlicensed massages and sexual favors in exchange for money. Both women are being charged with unauthorized practice of a profession, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of prostitution and second-degree criminal nuisance. According to Lohud news, they were arraigned in Cortland Town Court and released from the Westchester County jail on $7,500 bail. They are due back in court this morning.

Yonkers Murder Suspect Trial Takes Place June 28th

According to Lohud News, A Yonkers murder suspect pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony gun charge, but Kevin Wiltshire still faces several gang charges in federal court. Wiltshire, 21, pleaded guilty in Westchester County Court to criminal possession of a firearm for possessing a .38-caliber revolver in Yonkers on Nov. 11, 2014. Judge Barry Warhit sentenced him to time served after he spent more than 18 months in the Westchester County jail. Wiltshire is currently in jail, waiting trial for gang related crimes with alleged Yonkers gang Cruddy 650. According to Lohud Officials have accused Wiltshire and nine other Yonkers men, as well as one Florida man, of crimes stemming from the street gang that hails from different Yonkers neighborhoods, including Riverdale, Woodworth and Warburton avenues, and Cottage Place Gardens. Wiltshire, has been accused of murdering Andre Folsom during a dispute in a Walmart parking lot in Greenacres, Florida, on May 26, 2014, according to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office. According to Lohud news Wiltshire has been charged with racketeering conspiracy, using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and drug trafficking crime, murder in aid of racketeering, carrying and using firearms during and in relation to and possessing firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence resulting in the death of another, conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and bank robbery.
He is scheduled to appear in White Plains federal court on June 28.

Larchmont Cop injured in Car Chase

According to Lohud news, a Larchmont police officer was taken to Westchester Medical Center, after suffering minor injuries in a car chase. The police officers car struck a stone wall. According to Lohud The Larchmont cruiser slammed into the barrier around the Cherry Lawn Farm parking garage at Weaver Street and Quaker Ridge Road, sending debris as far as 15 feet from the impact area. According to authorities The suspect’s car was a white BMW, and was stolen in New York City. The car has yet to be attained

Nyack school Fountains Being tested

Five sinks were shut off in Nyack after testing revealed levels ” slightly above” the safe water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to Louhud news Superintendent James Montesano sent an email Friday afternoon updating the school community on the district’s ongoing effort with Rockland BOCES Health and Safety to conduct water tests. All drinking fountains and sinks in kitchens, classrooms or ones “known to be used for water consumption” were tested, for a total of 201 samples drawn throughout the district, he said. According to the superintendent 97 percent of our samples were within the 20 parts per billion EPA standard,”

Powerball: $1M ticket sold in New Rochelle

According to Lohud news A stop at a city deli located in New Rochelle over the weekend reaped a hefty prize for one lottery player.A Powerball ticket sold at New Roc Deli & Grocery was a winner of $1 million in the game’s Saturday drawing, according to the New York Lottery.The $2 ticket was purchased at 215 North Ave. This ticket was one of three second-prize winners in New York for matching five of the six winning numbers, with the other two tickets sold on Long Island, in Elmont and Farmingdale. Information has not been given regarding wether or not the ticket has been claimed.

Ramapo Supervisor and Former LDC Official Arrested on Corruption Charges

The Federal Bureau of Investigation early Thursday morning, arrested a prominent Rockland official on corruption charges. Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence of the town of Ramapo and his office were the focus of an FBI raid on town offices on May 15, 2013 during which federal agents collected evidence and documents. Since then no arrests had been made, or information released. Until this morning when St. Lawrence was officially accused of violating federal laws which reportedly included the possible movement of money between the town and the Local Development Corporation set up to oversee the baseball stadium that was built in the town, as well as overstating assets when paperwork was filed to get a $25 million bond approved to help get the controversial park built. An audit completed by the New York State Comptroller’s Office showed that the expected $25 million cot of the park was actually closer to more than $60 million, a number which the comptroller’s office stated taxpayers could wind up being responsible for. Patrick Withers, the Deputy Supervisor of Ramapo stated that he will ensure the town’s government will continue to run efficiently, though he is not sure whether or not St. Lawrence will continue to run efficiently, though he is not sure whether St. Lawrence will continue his duties. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara will be holding a press conference at 11:00 AM, and released a statement early this morning saying that Aaron Troodler was also arrested for signing off on the bond’s paperwork despite it allegedly having untrue information. And both are facing charges of conspiracy in connection to municipal bonds, securities fraud, and wire fraud. Troodler is the former Executive Director of the Ramapo LDC.

Nanuet Man Arrested After Police Pursuit Into New Jersey

According to police a Nanuet man was arrested over the weekend after a car chase that ended in New Jersey. Palisades Interstate Parkway Police stated that 38-year old Michael DePalma allegedly struck a vehicle around 9:00 PM Friday near Exit 7 in Rockland County and drove away from the scene, leading police through Rockland before he was finally stopped at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Police discovered cocaine and Xanax on Depalma’s person and charged him with driving under the influence as well as possession of narcotics paraphernalia and obstructing law enforcement officials. Depalma is being held on $50,000 bail in Bergen County Jail.

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