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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Blood Found On Train Platform In Beacon Under Investigation By MTA

    Blood Found On Train Platform In Beacon Under Investigation By MTA

    Blood found on a Metro-North train platform is being investigated by the MTA Police.The substance was first reported Tuesday evening on the Beacon station platform. After the report, MTA Police were called to investigate the substance that appears to be blood, MTA officials said.There have been no reports of any crime, injury or accident at the station, and the incident is under ...

  2. Area Man Killed By Girlfriend's Jealous Ex-Boyfriend In Double Homicide

    Area Man Killed By Girlfriend's Jealous Ex-Boyfriend In Double Homicide

    A 27-year-old man from Westchester was found shot to death along with his girlfriend in a double homicide committed by a jealous ex-boyfriend, police said.Michael Tarulli of Irvington and his girlfriend Jenny Koonoolal-Jagdeo, 32, were found dead in different rooms of a Florida apartment on Thursday, Nov. 8, according to the Miami-Dade police.A neighbor told police he heard ...

  3. Town Of Poughkeepsie Bank Robber Nabbed In Minutes

    Town Of Poughkeepsie Bank Robber Nabbed In Minutes

    A 33-year-old man who walked into a Town of Poughkeepsie bank and said he had a gun and demanded cash has been charged with robbery. Earlier story: Suspect From Lagrangeville Nabbed After Town Of Poughkeepsie Bank RobberyNicholas J. Salfelder of Lagrangeville was arrested just minutes after allegedly robbing the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union on South Road around ...

  4. Suspect From Lagrangeville Nabbed After Town Of Poughkeepsie Bank Robbery

    Suspect From Lagrangeville Nabbed After Town Of Poughkeepsie Bank Robbery

    A 33-year-old man was arrested just minutes after allegedly robbing a Town of Poughkeepsie bank.Nicholas J. Salfelder of Lagrangeville was arrested shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, when police received a call of a reported bank robbery at the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union on South Road (Route 9), said Town of Poughkeepsie Police Lt. Kevin Faber.Salfelder entered the ...

  5. Police: Dutchess Man Charged With Taking Photos Up Women's Skirts

    Police: Dutchess Man Charged With Taking Photos Up Women's Skirts

    A 73-year--old area man was arrested for allegedly using his cell phone to take photos and videos of women wearing dresses or skirts or "upskirting."Donald P. Fegan of Millbrook was charged Friday, Nov. 9, with five counts of unlawful surveillance after investigators found he used his cellular device to take the images and recordings, said Trooper AJ Hicks, spokesman for New ...

  6. Woman Nabbed Attempting To Smuggle Drugs Into Fishkill Correctional Facility, Police Say

    Woman Nabbed Attempting To Smuggle Drugs Into Fishkill Correctional Facility, Police Say

    A 48-year-old woman was nabbed trying to smuggle drugs into the Fishkill Correctional Facility, according to state police.Diana Guzman of the Bronx was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 3, for attempting to bring 18.3 grams of synthetic marijuana, and 85 sublingual suboxone strips into Fishkill Correctional Facility, said New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks.The drugs were hidden ...

  7. Police Probe Possible Causes Of Fire At Former Site Of Popular Restaurant

    Police Probe Possible Causes Of Fire At Former Site Of Popular Restaurant

    The two-alarm fire that destroyed a former popular restaurant that has sat abandoned since it closed in 2001 is under investigation.The Rusty Nail, known for its "hopping" happy hours, was destroyed by the fire during the early morning hours on Thursday in the town of Wallkill. State Police, who assisted at the fire scene, said the origin of the fire at the three-story ...

  8. Area Woman Who Faked Pregnancy Stole Thousands From Couple, Police Say

    Area Woman Who Faked Pregnancy Stole Thousands From Couple, Police Say

    A 33-year-old woman is behind bars after bilking a couple out of thousands of dollars by pretending to be pregnant with a child for them.Ashlee Richards of Walden was charged with felony grand larceny following a lengthy investigation by the New York State Police, said Troopers Steve Nevel.During the investigation, State Police BCI determined that Richards systematically ...

  9. Man Charged With Knifepoint Gas Station Robbery In Dutchess

    Man Charged With Knifepoint Gas Station Robbery In Dutchess

    A 38-year-old Hyde Park man was nabbed for an October knifepoint robbery at an area gas station.Jason M. Alm was arrested Thursday by Hyde Park Police following an investigation for the Oct. 29 robbery at the Sunoco gas station, said Chief of Police Robert Benson.During the robbery, police said Alm entered the gas station at 4299 Albany Post Rd armed with a knife and demanded ...

  10. Stuck Breakneck Ridge Teen Hiker Issued A Ticket Following Rescue

    Stuck Breakneck Ridge Teen Hiker Issued A Ticket Following Rescue

    A 19-year-old who had to be rescued after becoming struck high on a trail on Breakneck Ridge, a mountain along the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring, was issued a ticket after he was back to safety.According to State Park Police, the department received word around 5:30 p.m. Thursday that the teen from Ozone Park, was hiking on the White Trail when he ventured ...

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