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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Report: Port Chester Detective Shown on Video Striking Suspect in Custody

Report: Port Chester Detective Shown on Video Striking Suspect in Custody

The video was shown to jurors in the court case of burglary suspect Carlos Velasquez, who was struck by Det. Thomas Munnelly.
Convicted Killer in Gruesome 2007 Triple Murder Sues for Kosher Meals in Prison

Convicted Killer in Gruesome 2007 Triple Murder Sues for Kosher Meals in Prison

Steven Hayes, on death row for the home invasion homicides of members of the Petit family, claims his civil rights are being violated.
Is Anti-Semitism Increasing in CT & NY? Swastikas Found in Wilton, CT and Spring Valley, NY 2 Days Apart

Is Anti-Semitism Increasing in CT & NY? Swastikas Found in Wilton, CT and Spring Valley, NY 2 Days Apart

The Anti Defamation League says there’s a significant increase in violent anti-Semitic assaults in 2014.
Report: Port Chester Man Struck by Lightning

Report: Port Chester Man Struck by Lightning

The man was hit by lightning while he was fishing at Cove Island Park in Stamford.
UPDATE: Rochester Couple Believed to be on the Plane that Crashed off Coast of Jamaica

UPDATE: Rochester Couple Believed to be on the Plane that Crashed off Coast of Jamaica

The plane took off at about 8:30 a.m. and stopped responding to calls at about 10 a.m.
Reports: Mother Arrested after Leaving 5-Month-Old Baby in Hot Car

Reports: Mother Arrested after Leaving 5-Month-Old Baby in Hot Car

The incident happened in Port Chester in the parking lot of Modell's Sporting Goods on Boston Post Road.
Authorities Make Determination on Alleged Threat to Obama

Authorities Make Determination on Alleged Threat to Obama

Car linked to alleged threat was found in Hamden, CT; Secret Service determines there wasn't a need to make an arrest after investigation.
Two to Six Year Sentence for Guilty Man in 2004 Sprain Brook Parkway Death

Two to Six Year Sentence for Guilty Man in 2004 Sprain Brook Parkway Death

Alberto Plasencia, who threw the asphalt from the Kimball Avenue Bridge, was arrested in 2013 and pleaded guilty in June of this year.
Report: Port Chester Man in Fatal Head-On Crash on Saw Mill River Road

Report: Port Chester Man in Fatal Head-On Crash on Saw Mill River Road

The crash occurred just before 10 p.m., and one of the drivers, John J. Nethercott, was pronounced dead at the scene.
No Charges Yet in President Obama Threat Case, Suspicious Car Found in Connecticut

No Charges Yet in President Obama Threat Case, Suspicious Car Found in Connecticut

Police were able to locate the suspicious car in Hamden on Friday.
Report: State Police Looking for Car in Connection with Threat Against President

Report: State Police Looking for Car in Connection with Threat Against President

Law enforcement authorities are looking for a 2014 silver Volkswagen Jetta driven by a man thought to have made a threat against Obama.
SPCA Completes Investigation of Deceased Dog Washed Ashore in Rye

SPCA Completes Investigation of Deceased Dog Washed Ashore in Rye

SPCA said the dog was humanely euthanized. It did not drown, as they previously suspected.
Port Chester Police Reveal Seized Guns from Liecester Street Raid

Port Chester Police Reveal Seized Guns from Liecester Street Raid

With the guns, police also seized narcotics and arrested the homeowner.
More Details Emerge in the Killing of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Mary Whitaker

More Details Emerge in the Killing of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Mary Whitaker

Before randomly setting upon Whitaker’s summer home, the two suspects robbed another home in Sherman, NY.
Guns - Some Stolen - and Drugs Seized from Port Chester Home

Guns - Some Stolen - and Drugs Seized from Port Chester Home

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division are helping Port Chester Police.
Port Chester Police Arrest Village Man on Drugs, Weapon Charges

Port Chester Police Arrest Village Man on Drugs, Weapon Charges

Port Chester Police worked with Westchester County Police on the investigation.
New York State Police Enforcing 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign Through Labor Day

New York State Police Enforcing 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign Through Labor Day

State Troopers will be targeting impaired drivers during this month-long campaign.
Report: Two Arrested in Connection with the Killing of Mary Whitaker

Report: Two Arrested in Connection with the Killing of Mary Whitaker

The two arrested appear to be homeless men from the Erie, Pennsylvania area.
UPDATE: Two in Custody in Killing of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist

UPDATE: Two in Custody in Killing of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist

Whitaker had been a member of the Westchester Philharmonic for about 25 years.
Sister of Missing Special Needs Teen Asks Him to Come Home

Sister of Missing Special Needs Teen Asks Him to Come Home

Sam Foley was last seen on Friday, August 15, and police believe he may be in the Brooklyn, N.Y., area.