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MONSEY AREA: Healthy Neighborhood Program Provides Free Smoke Alarms to Eligible Residents (1 opinions)

MONSEY AREA: Healthy Neighborhood Program Provides Free Smoke Alarms to Eligible ResidentsIn light of the recent tragic fire in Brooklyn, the Rockland County Department of Health's Healthy Neighborhood Program encourages residents to correctly install smoke alarms in their homes and keep them in good working order. Smoke alarms can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Healthy Neighborhood Program is a free program dedicated to improving the quality of life of Rockland County families by reducing exposure to health and safety risks at home. Healthy Neighborhood Program staff can provide ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Fire Destroys 'Hillcrest Service Center' In Ramapo Near Spring Valley

VIDEO: Fire Destroys 'Hillcrest Service Center' In Ramapo Near Spring Valley[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] At approximately 2:44AM Thursday morning, the Ramapo Police Department responded to 311 North Main Street, in the Hillcrest area of the Town of Ramapo for a reported structure fire. The building is known as the Hillcrest Service Center, and was found to be fully engulfed in flames upon officer’s arrival. While on scene, an officer observed that a residence located at 2 Locust Street was endangered by the encroaching flames. The officer alerted the residents to evacuate as a precaution. That residence ultimately ...    Full Story »

Suspect In Custody Following Robbery At Sloatsburg Rest Area On NYS Thruway

Suspect In Custody Following Robbery At Sloatsburg Rest Area On NYS ThruwayOn Sunday March 15, 2015 just before 7:00PM, the NY State Police received a report of a robbery which occurred at the Ramapo (Sloatsburg) Service Area on I-87. The suspect, unknown if armed, reportedly fled from the Sunoco gas station on foot. State Police began an investigation which led them to an area near the Ramapo River. There, they located the suspect who had attempted to cross the river and subsequently became stranded on a rock. State Police Aviation, Marine Patrol, Crisis Negotiators, and Special Operations Response Team ...    Full Story »

Monsey: Group Of Five Tries Breaking Into Multiple Homes; Police And Chaverim Tell Resident To Make Sure Homes Are Secured (3 opinions)

Monsey: Group Of Five Tries Breaking Into Multiple Homes; Police And Chaverim Tell Resident To Make Sure Homes Are SecuredA group of people were seen trying to break into multiple homes in the area between Monsey and Spring Valley on Friday night, and residents are being urged to protect their homes. Chaverim of Rockland County tell YWN that at around 1:30AM Friday night (Shabbos morning), a resident in the Stephen and Decatur area was in his dining room when he suddenly heard someone trying his front doorknob. Startled, he ran to his front door and peeked out, and found five black men walking away from his home. But instead of leaving the area, the man ...    Full Story »

SpringValley: Student Stabbed Repeatedly In Public High School; Teen Arrested

SpringValley: Student Stabbed Repeatedly In Public High School; Teen ArrestedPolice say a student has been stabbed repeatedly inside a New York high school, and a teen suspect has been arrested at his home. Spring Valley Police Chief Paul Modica says the 17-year-old was stabbed in the arm, back, shoulder and side Tuesday morning in a hallway at a Rockland County school. The victim was taken to a hospital. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. Modica tells The Journal News that the victim identified his attacker. The teen suspect was found at his Spring Valley home and arrested. The police chief ...    Full Story »

Ramapo Police Looking For Hit-And-Run Vehicle Which Left Jewish Man With Serious Injuries

Ramapo Police Looking For Hit-And-Run Vehicle Which Left Jewish Man With Serious InjuriesRamapo Police report that on Sunday, March 8th at approximately 09:20pm, they received a call in regards to a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Route 45 and Washington Ave. Upon arrival on scene, officers determined that a 61 year old male was struck by an unknown gold sedan while he was attempting to cross Washington Ave. The vehicle struck the pedestrian and immediately fled the scene going north on Route 45. The pedestrian, later identified as Solomon Diamant of Monsey, suffered numerous head, face,and chest injuries. Diamant was ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Suspicious Fire Destroys Unoccupied Home On Park Avenue In Monsey

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Suspicious Fire Destroys Unoccupied Home On Park Avenue In Monsey[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Early Thursday morning, at approximately 1:57am, while patrolling neighborhoods in the Monsey section of the Town of Ramapo, Police Officer Daniel Jacaruso of the Ramapo Police Department saw and smelled smoke in the area of Saddle River Road. He searched the area and found a fully engulfed house fire at 3 Park Avenue, Monsey, NY. He noticed that the flames were quickly spreading toward 5 Park Avenue. Officer Jacaruso attempted to get to the front door of 5 Park Avenue, but the flames and heat from ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Pedestrian Struck In Traumatic Arrest On Robert Pitt Drive In Monsey (3 opinions)

BREAKING: Pedestrian Struck In Traumatic Arrest On Robert Pitt Drive In Monsey 7:50PM EST: Rockland Hatzolah is on the scene of a pedestrian struck in Monsey in front of Ace Flooring, located at 17 Robert Pitt Drive near Route 59. Sources on scene tell YWN that the victim is in traumatic arrest, with CPR in progress. The age of the victim was not known. Police have closed off the street to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic as an investigation will be conducted. Further details will be published when available.  

Monsey: Garbage Truck Goes Up In Flames On Phyllis Terrace Overnight

Monsey: Garbage Truck Goes Up In Flames On Phyllis Terrace OvernightEarly Friday morning, at around 3:30AM, the Town of Ramapo Police Department received a report a vehicle fire on Phyllis Terrace in Monsey within the Town of Ramapo. Responding officers and The Monsey Volunteer Fire Dept. responded and discovered a burning garbage truck on the street in front of 25 Phyllis Terrace. The garbage truck was owned by Countrywide Carting out of Spring Valley N.Y. and it was being operated by a 51 year old male employee, also from Spring Valley. The only reported injury was to the driver who was complaining of ...    Full Story »

BREAKING IN MONSEY: Entire Family Of 9 Hospitalized For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

BREAKING IN MONSEY: Entire Family Of 9 Hospitalized For Carbon Monoxide PoisoningOn Thursday morning around 6:00AM, Monsey Hatzolah responded to a home on Beckett Court in the Village of Chestnut Ridge. Upon arrival, Hatzolah members found a child who was semi-responsive, and appeared to be suffering from symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Within minutes, the entire family of 9 were all presenting various levels of the same symptoms. Ramapo Police tell YWN that it was discovered that 9 individuals in the home had been experiencing symptoms including headaches, nausea and dizziness. Those residents ranged in age ...    Full Story »
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