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New York police charge 40 connection with alleged drug rings

On Jan. 28, two top law enforcement officials made an announcement that two major drug rings had been taken down, and 40 individuals had been indicted. Police conducted two separate investigations, one called Operation TGIF and the other Operation Lockport. Police seized equipment allegedly used in the transport of cocaine, a cache of prescription painkillers, three rifles, $60,000 in cash and $100,000 worth of cocaine in Operation Lockport. All together, 25 people were indicted in connection with the operation.Operation TGIF focused on a restaurant chef who was allegedly making drug deals while he was at work. Another individual connected with the alleged drug ring is being charged for reportedly organizing cock fights. Fifteen individuals were indicted for various drug offenses in connection with the operation. According to officials, the two [...]

New York police charge 40 connection with alleged drug rings2014-01-31T00:00:00+00:00

Hit-and-run auto accident sends man to New York hospital

A car crash is a common occurrence. When an auto accident happens, it's the responsibility of those involved to remain at the scene. Unfortunately, some New York motorists do not adhere to that rule and often try to escape the responsibility.An accident occurred along the highway on Thursday evening. Upon an initial investigation, authorities determined that the incident happened when a tow truck driver was at the scene of a disabled vehicle. Reportedly, in the midst of him making his way to the vehicle, a truck crashed into him. The driver of the truck never stopped after hitting the man and fled the scene. Medical personnel transported the victim to a nearby medical facility for treatment of his injuries.The driver has not been apprehended by officers as of yet. Authorities [...]

Hit-and-run auto accident sends man to New York hospital2014-01-28T00:00:00+00:00

4 New York pedestrians killed in car accidents over weekend

It was a deadly weekend for pedestrians. Four pedestrians lost their lives after being involved in car accidents. One of the pedestrians killed happened to be hit by a New York City transit bus, while another was hit by an ambulance.One of the fatal incidents reportedly occurred in the middle of the night when a man was riding his bike through Harlem. During his bike ride, the man was struck by the driver of a transit bus line. Medical personnel arrived and transported the bike rider to the hospital, but he died of his injuries.In the same day, another tragic incident occurred, involving a 26-year-old woman. It is unknown if she was riding a bike or walking, but she was reportedly struck by the side mirror on the driver's side [...]

4 New York pedestrians killed in car accidents over weekend2014-01-23T00:00:00+00:00

Reputed drug kingpin arrested with 10 others in New York

According to police, a drug ringleader and 10 members of the organization are now in custody. The alleged kingpin previously served 20 years in prison after he was convicted of drug charges in 1986. Police went to the Yonkers home of the 59-year-old suspected drug lord on Jan. 16 and took him into custody. He faces multiple charges that include conspiracy and several drug-related charges.A yearlong operation that included a wiretap reportedly provided information that the alleged kingpin drove from Queens to the Bronx and Manhattan on a regular basis where he participated in drug trafficking, according to prosecutors. Investigators conducted a search of a stash house in the Bronx where they reportedly uncovered a stash of cocaine and two loaded guns. In addition, prosecutors said police also located a [...]

Reputed drug kingpin arrested with 10 others in New York2014-01-22T00:00:00+00:00

Pedestrian dies in New York car accident

A pedestrian was hit over the weekend. The woman, who was originally in critical condition, died as a result of her injuries sustained in the car accident. The driver possibly faces criminal charges after leaving the scene of the accident. New York authorities have conducted a preliminary investigation into this matter.Authorities responded to the scene of a pedestrian accident where a woman was discovered laying in the road. It was determined that the collision occurred on a Sunday night when a motorist hit the woman. Following the incident, the driver reportedly left the scene. After about an hour, the driver came back to the scene and spoke with law enforcement officers.When rescue crews arrived, the injured pedestrian was discovered to have critical injuries and was transported to the hospital. However, [...]

Pedestrian dies in New York car accident2014-01-16T00:00:00+00:00

Assistant principal charged with larceny in New York

The assistant principal of Woodlands High School in Hartsdale was recently charged with second-degree larceny. According to prosecutors, he allegedly stole more than $770,000 from the Greenburgh Teacher's Welfare Fund and the Greenburgh Teacher's Federation, which receives taxpayer money to pay for legal, health and other services for school district teachers and administrators. In their complaint, the district attorney's office accused the assistant principal of stealing the funds over a seven-year period from 2006 to 2013, during which he served as union treasurer. The alleged theft was discovered after his promotion to assistant principal and resignation from his role as treasurer.The assistant principal allegedly made the checks out to himself and his two daughters using the funds for personal expenses including paying property tax on two homes he owned. According [...]

Assistant principal charged with larceny in New York2014-01-15T00:00:00+00:00

New York man arrested for DWI may face additional charges

A 31-year-old New York man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in the early morning hours of Jan. 5. According to Southampton Town police, he had never been taken into custody for drunk driving in the past. He may face additional charges in relation to the pedestrian death.The driver was heading west on Montauk Highway in a 2001 Ford pickup truck at 4:24 a.m. when he hit a parked vehicle on the shoulder of the road. He then hit the pedestrian and her vehicle, which was parked in front of a popular eatery in the area. The 56-year-old woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was delivering newspapers. The driver sustained non-threatening injuries.First-time drunk driving offenders in the state of New [...]

New York man arrested for DWI may face additional charges2014-01-10T00:00:00+00:00

Woman dies in New York auto accident on New Year’s Eve

Many residents and tourists were ready to ring in the new year with their family and friends. However, New Year's Eve came to a bitter end for one woman when a two-car accident occurred. The violent auto accident claimed the life of the 56-year-old woman and left a 24-year-old man fighting for his life at a New York hospital.Authorities responded to the scene of an accident that unfolded just a block away from where the deceased motorist lived. Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities determined that the accident ensued when the female driver of a Nissan sedan slammed into a BMW operated by a male driver. Rescue crews immediately arrived to the scene and came to the aid of the two drivers.Authorities have not yet determined what caused the collision. The [...]

Woman dies in New York auto accident on New Year’s Eve2014-01-09T00:00:00+00:00

Former Tiffany exec gets year-long sentence for stealing jewelry

A former high-level employee of Tiffany & Co., one of New York's most prominent jewelers, confessed to swiping and selling more than 160 items, which amounted to roughly $2.1 million. Following a July 2013 guilty plea, the Connecticut woman faced criminal charges for transporting stolen merchandise. On Dec. 23, a federal judge reportedly ordered the woman to serve one year and one day in prison and submit to supervision for an additional year upon release.Since being employed by Tiffany & Co. in 1991, the woman had become the vice president of product development but was discharged during a large-scale layoff. According to prosecutors, her professional status allowed her to write off the stolen inventory, effectively eliminating an obvious trail. Statements from the defense indicated the theft crimes began in 2005 [...]

Former Tiffany exec gets year-long sentence for stealing jewelry2014-01-03T00:00:00+00:00

New York car accidents turn deadly over weekend

Sometimes, a string of fatal car accidents can occur over one weekend. New York was full of deadly car accidents that took place on a recent Saturday, killing four people. Among the incidents was a hit-and-run driver.One of the accidents reportedly occurred when a 40-year-old motorcyclist collided with a Toyota sedan. The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Just prior to this incident, authorities claim that a group of motorcyclists were apparently joyriding through Queens when a 31-year-old motorcyclist crashed into a female pedestrian crossing the street at an intersection. Following the initial impact, the motorcycle crashed into a fence and a tree.Both of the individuals died in this incident from severe trauma. Later in the night, in another nearby city, a male [...]

New York car accidents turn deadly over weekend2014-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
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