Headlines: Yorktown fire, Dobbs Ferry man accused of assaulting 2 teens, catalytic converter theft ring busted

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Dec 29, 2022, 11:00 AM

Updated 515 days ago

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Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
An apartment fire has left numerous senior Yorktown residents homeless for now. The fire broke out Wednesday at the Beaver Ridge Apartments on Allan Avenue. The fire was quickly knocked down. But due to the smoke and size of the building, searches of all three floors took time. Multiple residents from the building, including several bed bound residents, were removed. At least 11 residents were taken to hospitals. The cause of the fire was electrical in nature and confined to one apartment.
The Westchester District Attorney's Office says a man is accused of assaulting two teenagers in Dobbs Ferry. They say Vincent Pappas threw a 15-year-old through the storefront window at the China House on Main Street. He then allegedly assaulted a second 15-year-old and resisted arrest. There's been no information yet on what started the confrontation. Pappas has been arraigned and is staying in the Westchester County Jail.
A multi-agency investigation has led to the indictment of five individuals for thefts of 56 catalytic converters across Westchester County. The District Attorney's Office says it's the result of a yearlong, multi-agency investigation. Five men, some from New Rochelle, are accused of stealing the converters from vans and buses in Briarcliff, Greenburgh, Peekskill, Pelham and Yonkers 11 different times between November of last year and March this year. At least 40 of the stolen converters were found in a Bronx scrap yard. Most of the men accused have had their first appearances in court, but one is scheduled to be in court early next year, and another hasn't been arrested yet.


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