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Just hours after the funeral of his his estranged wife Tina Adovasio, the NYPD arrested former cop Eddy Coello at his home, his attorney confirmed.
Police have charged Coello with 2nd Degree Murder in the strangulation death of the 40 year old Adovasio.
Her body was discovered by a teenager riding an ATV in a wooded area of Yorktown Heights near the Taconic State Parkway last week. The Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office ruled her death homicide by strangulation.
Since then, Coello, her estranged husband, whom she was in the process of divorcing, has been holed up in an apartment in the Bronx. He was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home at 2079 Wallace Avenue.
Funeral services for Adovasio were held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac. Adovasio, who worked as a maternity nurse at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle was laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Putnam Valley.
Just hours after discovering the body of a missing Carmel man at the Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve, Yorktown Police say they have now recovered the body of a woman.
Yorktown Police Lt. Kevin Soravilla says police received a call at 5:53 p.m. Monday from an ATV rider that the body of a woman was located in a wooded area on Baldwin Road near the Taconic State Parkway in an area often frequented by ATV riders.
The area was secured, he said, and the victim was identified as 40 year old Tina A. Adovasio of the Bronx.
He says the NYPD is now investigating along with the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.
The Westchester County Department of Public Safety assisted in the initial investigation, said Soravilla. The case is being treated as a homicide and the body has been taken to the Westchester Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Adovasio has been missing from her Bronx home since Friday. She worked as a nurse at the Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle.
Grieving members of the Joy Fellowship Christian Assemblies gathered today; for Sunday Services their church in the Bronx to mourn the loss of their Pastor and his wife, both residents of Port Chester, who were killed in a horrific van crash on the New York State Thruway Saturday afternoon along with four other church members. Eight others were injured, many of them critically.
The dead include the Church's Pastor, Bishop Simon White and his wife Zelda White of Port Chester. The injured are being treated at Westchester Medical Center, Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx and at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. Many are reported in critical condition.
Westchester County Police along with the U.S. Secret Service have arrested a Bronx man and charged him with stealing credit card information and then using it to buy more than $100,000 worth of consumer electronics.
Officials say 31 year old James Davis of Decatur Avenue used a skimming device to steal credit card information while he was working as a waiter at the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in White Plains in late 2008.
Yonkers Police have arrested a man after he allegedly drove impaired by either drugs or alcohol, struck a child, and kept on going. The incident happened around 9:45 Thursday night near Main Street and Riverdale Avenue.
Witnesses told police they saw a 2005 Chevy van strike the boy and then drive away at a high rate of speed. Responding officers later found the suspect, who had been stopped by several of the eyewitnesses.
Yorktown Police say an arrest had been made in last week's armed robbery of Yorktown Jewelers at 2008 Crompond Road.
Police Lieutenant Kevin Soravilla says his Department was contacted by a jewelry store owner who had surveillance cameras set up at their store in the Bronx, and noticed a man matching the description of the assailant. Yorktown Police, assisted by members of the NYPD moved in to arrest the suspect, identified as 63 year old Daniel Gastin of the Bronx. He's been charged with First Degree Robbery, Second Degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and First Degree Unlawful Imprisonment. Officials say Gastin stole $15,000 worth of cash and jewelry from the store at gunpoint and tied up the workers at the store.
Gastin has a criminal past, and was convicted of three robberies back in the 1980's.
He's been remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail and is due back in Yorktown Town Court on June 29.
Police are asking the public for help in solving the execution-style murder of a man found shot to death outside the Royal Regency Hotel June 21. Officials say 31 year old Thomas Stiglianese, the owner of a service station in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, was found with a gunshot wound to the back of the head at the hotel. Police say he had been staying at the hotel at 165 Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers for several days, but it was unclear how long he had been lying in the hotel parking lot when his body was found.
Stiglianese was the owner of First Class Towing and Collision in Riverdale.
Police have issued a poster in the hopes of generating leads in the case.
Anyone who may have witnessed anything is asked to call Yonkers Detectives at (914) 377-7724.
All Calls will be kept confidential.
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