Unusual Suspects: Explosion at Restaurant; Bomb Threat; Host of Underage Party Arrested

Recent weird and unusual crime in the Hudson Valley. Reports do not indicate a conviction.

Police charged a Carmel man with DWI after stopping him for driving at 97 mph on I-684 in a 65 mph zone. A chemical breath test showed he had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system. 

Bomb Threat Closes Solomon-Schechter School

A bomb threat shut down a private Jewish school serving Kindergarten through 12th graders in Hartsdale and White Plains. The threat, which came through via e-mail, targeted the Solomon-Schechter School of Westchester and closed the school after it was received Monday. The school re-opened Tuesday.

Two people were injured in a basement explosion at The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry. The victims suffered minor injuries and were taken to Westchester Medical Center for treatment. The explosion's cause is unknown. 

Stony Point Man Indicted in $25K Copper Wire Theft

A Rockland County grand jury indicted a Stony Point man accused of stealing $25,000 worth of heavy-duty copper wire from a utility substation in West Nyack. The man is accused of stealing the wire from the O&R substation on Route 59 and selling it as scrap metal to a Westchester County scrap metal dealer. This allegedly occurred several times. 

Kujtim Nicaj, the former Rye building superintendent accused of breaking into an apartment and engaging in sex acts with a dog plead guilty to the acts and burglary. Nicaj was the superintendent at Rye Colony Cooperative Apartments and while inside the apartment he illegally entered, was caught on the "nanny cam" engaging in the acts. He faces up to 15 years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender. 

Mahopac Woman Charged in Underage Party

A 61-year-old Mahopac woman was arrested after reports of a large fight at her home led police to discover minors drinking alcohol during a party. The woman turned herself in. 


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