Headlines: Smoke shop shut down for selling weed, missing man found dead, man in wheelchair rescued from fire
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A smoke shop in Yonkers has been forced to shut down after police say they got a tip that marijuana was being sold to kids. 2B Main Street in Getty Square has been under investigation since the tip came in. Investigators say they confiscated large amounts of unpermitted loose marijuana, packaged marijuana, THC edibles, THC vapes, and flavored nicotine vapes. Officials say some of the packaging may be appealing to kids, as some of the labels had cartoon graphics and had kid-like names like "Ice Cream Cake." The store was shut down for building code violations.
A Sullivan County man who had been missing for over a week was found dead in a Forestburgh marsh Friday afternoon. Harold Hoyt, 35, was reported missing by a friend on March 31 after the car they were in ran out of gas on a trail off Galigan Road. That friend managed to make it to a nearby road, but said Hoyt apparently got lost in the woods. Law enforcement attempted to locate Hoyt with the help of numerous search and rescue teams including ATVs, drones, UTVs, K-9 teams and more. Hoyt's body was later discovered in the marsh. Police say the investigation is still ongoing.
Monticello police officers rescued a man Saturday morning in a wheelchair from a burning apartment building. Police say they received a report around 8:30 a.m. that smoke was coming from an apartment at the Monticello Housing Authority Complex. When officers arrived at the scene, authorities say they entered through the front door and pulled out the 69-year-old man in a wheelchair. The Monticello Fire Department arrived soon after and extinguished the fire, according to authorities. Authorities say the cause of the fire is still under investigation.