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Police are investigating the apparent overdoses of two people in Yorktown. Cops were called to a home at 984 Hanover Street around 4:30 Saturday afternoon following a report of two people who were unresponsive.
The two were declared dead at the scene. They were identified as 22 year old Thomas Plant and 21 year old Gwendolyn Farrell.
Officials say it appears at this point, that the two died of an apparent drug overdose. An autopsy is planned to determine their exact cause of death.
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.
Prosecutors say an attorney from Yorktown, who recently moved to White Plains, is charged with Grand Larceny after allegedly stealing $360,000 from a client.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says 57 year old Fred E. Rosenberg originally of 2888 Hemlock Street, Yorktown Heights, and who now resides at 25 Bank Street, White Plains, has been charged with 2nd Degree Grand Larceny for moving proceeds from a client's real estate transaction being held in escrow into his own personal bank account.
Officials say the charges stem from the sale of a condominium in 2005, in which two sisters sold the condo at 414 West 51st Street in New York City. Authorities allege Rosenberg deposited the net proceeds of the sale, $360,000, into his own account and used the funds without his client's permission.
Rosenberg was released on $10,000 bond. He is due back in White Plains City Court on April 22.
Yorktown Police have now identified the woman killed in a fast-moving fire at a home at 2965 Mead Street. Officials say the woman was 78 year old Nancy Lockheart.
Fire officials discovered the woman's body in a second floor room of the home.
According to police and fire officials, the blaze was accidental and was sparked by an overheated extension cord. Firefighters said the house was packed with furniture, trash and clutter, making it difficult for them to reach Lockhart, who lived alone.
Fire officials say an elderly Yorktown woman was killed tonight following a fast moving blaze at her home at 2957 Mead Street.
The fire was first reported around 7 p.m. after neighbors spotted flames coming from roof of the two story home. Firefighters removed the victim's remains. She has not been identified, pending notification of family, but neighbors say she was 70 years old and lived alone at the home.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but officials say it does not appear to have been suspicious in origin.
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.
Yorktown Police have found the body of a man who was reported missing at the Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve on route 118.
Officials say the body was recovered around 3:15 this afternoon.
Police spent the day scouring the area after the man's car was found in the parking lot in the nature preserve overnight. K-9s were used to aid the search effort, according to officials.
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