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  • Alleged rapist arrested
    Port Chester police arrested Clinton Edwards on Friday, June 16 around 6:55 p.m. in Newburgh after being wanted by the FBI for 10 days for allegedly raping a minor. 
  • PCFD chief reports alleged drunk driver

    Normally it’s the police who are stopping drunk drivers, but this time Port Chester Fire Department’s 1st Assistant Chief Enrico Casterella intervened and reported a blue Nissan Sentra that was driving erratically in the area of Olivia Street and Boston Post Road around 10:57 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, according to the police report. 

  • The fifth floor of 45 Traverse Avenue was ablaze during the early morning of Wednesday, June 21. The Port Chester Fire Department responded around 1:45 a.m. and “were met with thick black smoke and flames” coming from an apartment unit, according to the PCFD’s Facebook page. 
  • Is it the vehicle’s fault or the eight beers?
    A snapped axel could cause a car to lose control and collide with other vehicles, but did the accident happen because of the broken mechanism, or did the car break because of the alcohol in the driver’s system? 
  • A homeowner on Country Ridge Close reported that an unknown male was seen on his property and peering into his house through the front door window around 7:17 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, according to Rye Brook Police Lieutenant Eugene Matthews.
  • If someone from an unknown number calls you and asks for money, it is probably a scam. Some of the scammers’ tricks include the infamous IRS scare, where someone claims you owe thousands of dollars in taxes, but others are lesser known.
  • A 22-year-old allegedly attempted to hide a marijuana cigarette by sitting on it when officers approached the car he was sitting in around 3:24 a.m. on Sunday, June 18. 
  • Two men were charged this past week for disorderly conduct, a violation, for yelling in the streets, according to police reports. 

  • Last week it was Texas, while this week’s Hilton Westchester scammers hit someone in California for three rooms and $85 worth of Domino’s Pizza on Wednesday, June 14. 
  • Moving is already hard enough, so the last thing a new homeowner needs is to have their brand new, unopened, 65-inch smart television go missing.
  • Four people were charged for drinking in public this past week, which is a violation of village ordinances, according to the police reports. 

  • A concerned mother contacted police on Thursday, June 8 after hearing several messages on her teenage daughter’s phone in which the sender threatened to kill her and her mother. 
  • Port Chester and Rye Brook police arrested seven out-of-towners this past week for disorderly conduct, drunk driving, shoplifting and more. 

  • Missing teenager located

    Fourteen-year-old Abreeya Alford was found safe in Orange County during the night of Tuesday, June 13. The Port Chester Police Department teamed up with the F.B.I. to find her quickly and effectively. 

  • The woman who cried car accident
    Car accidents aren’t uncommon, but this one may have never happened. 
  • Do you smell that?
    A call came in to the Rye Brook Police Station about a funny smell on Old Oak Road on Thursday, June 8 around 1:30 p.m. 
  • Bronx man charged with credit card fraud
    While at home in Lakehill, Texas, the victim noticed a couple had used his credit card information to book a couple of nights at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, costing him about $1,400.
  • Port Chester police arrested eight out-of-towners this past week for possessing an illegal firearm, drunk driving and more.

  • Taking away servers’ tips
    Restaurant etiquette calls for patrons to leave tips for their servers, not take them away, which is what a 33-year-old allegedly attempted to do on Friday, June 2 around 8:28 p.m. 
  • Following a long investigation, Rye City Police caught and charged Anthony Forgione, 28, after stopping him near Cottage Street in Rye on Friday, May 26. Inside his vehicle were six glassine bags containing cocaine. 

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