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Police & Fire

May 23, 2022

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - As they drive around town to the various shopping plazas and strip malls, Mahopac residents may have noticed something new over the past few months. A man stands in the parking lot playing a violin (and playing it very well). Beside him is a large cardboard sign that reads something ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac schools are taking part in what officials call “best practices” by employing the services of an outside security firm to work alongside its resource officers and monitors. “Some years ago, the conversation started about security throughout the district and the high school ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A Patterson man has been charged in the death of a 59-year-old Carmel woman, as well as with a litany of drug allegations, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced last week. Besides being charged with the murder of Lori Lee Campbell of Carmel, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A $50,000 grant to purchase license plate readers for the Carmel Police Department has been approved and the investigative technology should be ready to install in patrol vehicles this spring. The grant project was started several years ago by Supervisor Mike Cazzari when he was ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - During his “Spotlight on Mahopac Schools” online program last week, Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo extolled the work done by the district’s school resource officers (SRO) and the role they play in keeping students safe. “It’s a tremendous partnership,” DiCarlo said. “It is ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Hope Mantovi, the 23-year-old Mahopac woman who was struck in the head by a passing train while she waited on a Woodlawn train platform in the Bronx with friends, has died. Mantovi passed away Friday morning (April 8) at St. Barnabas Hospital in the wake of the accident that took ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- The episode starts with some sad news about a fire in Heritage Hills, which resulted in the death of a woman and her dog and a discussion about keeping safe and helping out in the wake of disasters. Tom Walogorsky, the editor of The Somers Record, discusses the fire. You can ...

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VALHALLA, N.Y. - More than 100 weapons were seized, and 11 people were arrested last week, including one Mahopac man and three men from Carmel, following a six-month, multiagency investigation into “ghost guns” and other illegal firearms in Westchester and Putnam counties. Search warrants were ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board appointed Carmel Police Officer Daniel Shea to the position of detective during its Jan. 19 meeting. Shea is a Mahopac native and a 2012 graduate of Mahopac High School. Shea, 27, joined the Carmel police force in August 2018. His family has a long track record ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell urged residents to prepare for a one-two punch of dangerous weather over the long weekend. The first will bring dangerously cold temperatures while the second event will bring a dangerous mix of wind, snow, ice and rain. Temperatures will ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Baldwin Place Road between Route 6 and Maple Drive is currently closed off as volunteer firefighters battle a blaze at a building housed on an abandoned farm owned by the Zipkin family. The dilapidated building is behind the Mobil gas station on Route 6 and is one of several ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. --  The Putnam County Sheriff's Department Narcotic Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a Mahopac home on Dec. 2, and arrested 23-year-old David Goldberg Jr. after a month-long investigation into the manufacture, sale and possession of unlawful firearms in the Mahopac ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - To improve safety along a stretch of Route 6N (aka South Lake Boulevard), the Town Board is seeking to decrease the number of heavy trucks on the road by adding weight-limit restrictions there. The Putnam County Traffic Safety Board sent a letter to the Town Board in the wake of ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - According to published reports, another Mahopac man has been arrested and charged in relation to the insurrection at the Capitol building on Jan. 6. Reports indicated that Anthony Vuksanaj, 52, was taken into custody at his Mahopac home on Friday, Oct. 1. Vuksanaj was seen in ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Hundreds of people turned out for the second annual prayer walk in Mahopac Sunday to honor police, as well as other first responders and frontline workers such as firefighters, nurses and EMTs. The event was created by community activist Marianne Chaluisan last year to show ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A three-hour standoff between Carmel police and an individual suffering from mental health issues ended peacefully Friday afternoon after the subject surrendered without incident. Carmel police were asked to make a welfare check at approximately 10:51 a.m. at a home on Union ...

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Current and retired FDNY firefighters from Mahopac will take a 9/11 memorial bikeride to remember the New York City Fire Department heroes who died in the World Trade Center Attacks. The FDNY members of Engine 50, Ladder 19, and Battalion 26 have organized an annual bicycle trip on the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Eamon Cummins, an operating engineer, worked the night shift as a subcontractor for Con Edison.  On Sept. 11, 2001, he clocked out at 5 a.m. and went home to a peaceful, if brief, sleep in Carmel. For the next six months, he worked every day using heavy equipment to aid the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Left to patrol Lake Mahopac on its own without any assistance from any other law enforcement agency, the Carmel Police Department said it hopes to purchase a new boat, noting its current vessel is on its last legs. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department used to provide a patrol ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The town and the union for the Carmel Police Department—the Police Benevolent Association (PBA)—have agreed on a new contract. The Town Board voted unanimously to accept the agreement at its Aug. 4 meeting. The contract is an eight-year deal that begins Jan. 1 and calls for a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The children’s faces were “priceless,” said Marianne Chaluisan, founder of Mahopac Moms Facebook page and the Back the Blue march for police last summer. Chaluisan was talking about a well-attended event Thursday (July 22) honoring local law enforcement and giving kids a chance to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- On this week's episode of Hudson Valley Uncensored, podcast host Brett Freeman welcomes Jonathan Schneider of Mahopac.  You can listen to the podcast HERE or download the episode on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Audible.  Before beginning his career as an ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Carmel Town Board voted 3-1 last week to opt out of allowing cannabis dispensaries in town in the wake of the passage of New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act in March. That legislation legalizes the adult recreational use of marijuana in New York State but allows ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Thursday evening (July 15), a fire destroyed the home of Marianne Chaluisan, the creator of Mahopac Moms Facebook page and a well-known volunteer/activist who distributed masks to individuals and hospitals at the outset of the pandemic and organized last summer’s Back the Blue ...

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[Editor's note: This article has been updated and revised to include the name of the person charged in the incident.] MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A pedestrian was fatally injured Friday night (June 25) on South Lake Boulevard (Route 6N) when police say he was struck by a vehicle that then left the ...

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MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - A fire on Wednesday, June 16, destroyed a home and left a Mahopac Falls family homeless. The Mahopac Falls Fire Department got the call at approximately 9:15 p.m. that a deck was on fire at a home on Secor Road, possibly with an elderly woman inside the residence. Upon ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It was free pizza and drinks at Mario’s Woodfire Pizza in Mahopac for any and all law enforcement and their families last week. Restaurant owner Mario Dinardi wanted to thank police for their service and on Sunday, May 16, following Police Week, with the help of his friend and ...

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