There has been an other attempted child abduction, this time in Suffern. Police say a 13 year old girl was walking on Yorkshire Drive, near Cypress Road just after 3pm on Tuesday when a man in a SUV approached her. The man in the vehicle reportedly asked the girl if she was walking far, and wanted a ride because it was hot out. The girl said she was okay and could see her parents up ahead. At that point the man quickly drove away. The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, with wavy brown hair and a touch of gray, driving a green SUV. This comes after a similar incident occurred on May 19th, just over the border in Mahwah. If you have any information on this please call the Suffern Police at 845-357-2300.
A 25- year-old Brooklyn woman has been arrested after using another persons drivers license to apply for a Best Buy credit card at the Palisades Center. Akuudo Petire, successfully obtained the card and went on to purchase 3,700 dollars worth of merchandise from the store. According to officials, suspicions were raised about the South Carolina drivers license, and police began there investigation, leading to the arrest. Petire is being charged with second degree identity theft, second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, as well as third degree grand larceny. All felony counts. Petire faced a Rockland County judge and is being held without bail at the County Jail. She is expected to be back in court sometime today.
A 60-year-old man from Monsey was arrested yesterday, after police found him growing Marijuana in the basement of his home. Police responded to a fire alarm call at Bart Gaber’s home on Spook Rock Road, searched the home with the Monsey Fire Department, and found no fire. Upon investigating they found about 90 marijuana plants and growing equipment. Police arrested Gaber, and he later appeared before a judge in Ramapo Justice Court, where he was charged with first degree criminal possession of Marijuana, which is a felony. His bail is set at 5,000 dollars.
Another travel alert to tell you about on the New York State Thruway. Several different exit ramps will close on different nights over the next two weeks to allow for re-paving. The closures will be as follows. Tonight, Exit 13 on south bound off-ramp to the Palisades Parkway. Tomorrow Night, Exit 13 on south bound on ramp from the Palisades to the Thruway southbound. Exit 13 on the north bound off ramp to the Palisades and Exit 13 on the northbound on ramp to thruway south. Closures will take place again next week, on Tuesday, Exit 12 West Nyack, Wednesday Exit 12 on ramp to thruway South. And finally on Thursday Exit 11 on ramp to thruway southbound in Central Nyack will close. All closures will take place from 10pm to 5am and is weather permitting. Detour signs will be posted to help drivers get around.
Orangetown is being put on alert due to bear sightings over the past weekend. A New York Alert was issued last Friday evening, May 22, by the County of Rockland due to a black bear sighting at 41 Secor Boulevard in Pearl River. A press release by the Orangetown Police Department from the morning of Sunday, May 24 warned of a reported bear sighting in the soccer fields on Old Orangeburg Road in Orangeburg, in the same area as the alert from Friday. Officials are reiterating proper garbage storing procedures to prevent contact with bears. Garbage bins should be kept sealed and inside the garage or a sturdy shed. Odors can be masked by soaking rags with ammonia and placing them inside or on the bins. Clean out the grease traps from grills after use and turn on high after cooking to burn off odors. Do not leave food outdoors and keep refrigerators and freezers indoors. Contact your local police department to report a bear sighting.
Entergy released a statement regarding the resumption of activity by Indian Point’s Unit 3 after a sixteen day automatic shutdown after the transformer failure from May 9 caused a fire and oil leak into the Hudson River. The statement also detailed the work that was done in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to identify and implement efforts to contain the oil, known as dielectric fluid which insulates the electrical system and acts as a coolant inside the transformers and does not contain PCBs. Estimates by the Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that about 3,000 of the 24,000 total gallons of transformer oil entered the river and no action is needed at the approximately 20 locations where oil sheens have been reported. Engineers and experts continue to investigate the incident and will release a full report on the cause of the transformer failure by the end of June.
The Boulders won all but one of their games since opening day on Thursday. In the second game of the four game series against the Trois-Rivieres Aigles on Friday the Boulders won 6-4, and on Saturday 11-7. On Sunday in the series finale the Boulders lost to the Aigles 12-5. But on Monday in the first game of the double header against the Ottowa Champions, the Boulders won 17-6 and did it again, beating the Champions 13-4 in the second game. Both teams return to Provident Bank Park for a day game at 10:30 AM tomorrow. You can listen to the game live at WRCR 1300 AM or online at wrcr.com.
According to Clarkstown Police a man was injured in an accident on Saturday, in New City. The unidentified driver was traveling on Route 304 around 2:50 PM when his car struck a utility pole and burst into flames. Nanuet firefighters responded to put out the fire and investigations caused Kings Highway and Germonds Road to close for several hours. They were reopened at 8:00 PM and the man was transported by ambulance to Westchester Medical Center.
On Sunday night firefighters from Congers and Stony Point responded to the CSX Railroad in Haverstraw after reports of small fires came in. Around 7:00 PM crews began battling several small brush fires that had been sparked by a passing freight train along the rails from West Haverstraw to the Haverstraw Tunnel. Volunteers from both departments worked for about an hour to put out the fires, which were mostly in the brush, though a supply shed on Leonard Street was also in flames.
Funeral services will be held today for thirteen-year old Clarkstown resident Larisa Karassik, who was killed in a car crash while upstate with her family on Saturday. According to police the Felix Fest Middle School student was in the car with her father and best friend when another vehicle drove through a stop sign and hit the passenger side of their car. The 42-year old driver of the other car, Heath Drouin, was killed in the accident and Larisa and her father Bruce Karassik were taken to Basset Hospital in Cooperstown where he was treated for several injuries including a broken ankle, and was then transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern for further surgeries. 12-year old Anastasia Khilko, who was also in the car, was taken to Albany Medical Center for a broken leg. Counselors will be available to students and teachers starting school today after the long weekend and a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for the family. Services for the young girl, who was a Girl Scout, athlete, and a frequent volunteer in the community, will take place this week starting with a wake from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at St. Sergius Church in Valley Cottage, with services at 7:00 PM both Tuesday and Wednesday, and a funeral at 11:00 AM on Thursday at Novo-Diveevo Church Cemetery in Nanuet.