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3-Alarm Fire at Merrit Park Apartments in Fishkill, NY Under Investigation

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Fishkill, New York – On April 18, 2021 at approximately 10:13 p.m., the Village of Fishkill Police Department, the New York State Police, Dutchess County Cause and Origin Team and the Fishkill Fire Department with mutual aid from surrounding districts responded to the Village at Merritt Park located off Merritt Blvd.

Seven rear back porches, which had paper products being stored for recycling, were set on fire at the 200 Building, 400 Building and 800 Building. Each building contains 24 apartments. All the families residing in the 200 Building were displaced due to extensive damage. Damage was minor to the 800 Building and damage appears mostly limited to the exterior on the 400 Building. All occupants were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported.

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Captain John Ryan, Acting Troop K Commander, stated “Thankfully no one was injured. What would motivate someone to do this is unclear at this time, but we will be working tirelessly to find out who did this and why. The community can expect to see a higher police presence in the area.” Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to please contact the New York State Police at (845) 677-7300.

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MISSING PERSON: Jordan Taylor, Spring Valley HS Graduate has been Missing Since January 6th

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Jordan is 29, Height: 5’11” Weight: 170 Ibs

Missing since Jan 6, 2023. He was last seen in Midtown/Times Square/Port Authority & Financial District

Any information, please call 845-596-7350 or Email: [email protected]

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Police: 2 Passengers Die in New Years Car Accident in Haverstraw

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HAVERSTRAW, NY – On 1/1/23 at approximately 1:30 am, Haverstraw PD units were dispatched to Beach Rd in the area of the Kayak launch for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries.

Upon arrival, Officers observed a single vehicle up on an embankment on the north side of Beach Rd. The vehicle was occupied by 3 females. The driver, a 64 year of female from Haverstraw, stated she was driving North on Beach Rd and was making right hand turn at the Kayak launch when she lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle slid off of the roadway. The rear passenger, 65-year-old female from Stony Point, was pronounced deceased on scene. The front passenger, 87-year-old female from Stony Point, was transported to Nyack Hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

The driver was given field sobriety tests as well as an alcohol breath test. The driver passed all tests. It appears that the rain and fog were the contributing factors to this accident. Police are withholding the identities of all individuals involved until notifications are made to family members.

The Town of Haverstraw Police Department was assisted by the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office as well as the New York State Police.

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