Police Say New York State Woman Killed After Driving Up Wrong Driveway
Police say they are investigating multiple scenes after a New York state woman died Saturday night.
The Sheriff's Office says that a vehicle with four people in it were looking for a friend's house late Saturday when they mistakenly drove up the wrong driveway. Police say a man from the home with the driveway is accused of shooting at the vehicle at least twice.
Investigators say one of the shots hit the vehicle.
Police Say New York Woman Shot Dead
CBS is reporting that the 20-year-old woman from Schuylerville and three friends took a wrong turn up a driveway in Hebron, as they were searching for their friend's home. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a 911 call late Saturday night saying a female had been shot.
Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy told the Times Union that the area is very rural and many of the driveways are unpaved.
Police say the victim was found in the nearby town of Salem. The Daily Gazette says the victim was riding in the passenger seat when she was struck by the bullet. Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy says the group may have gone to Salem, which is six miles from Hebron, to try to get better cell phone service
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CBS says a 65-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon and has been charged with second-degree murder. Police say the suspect was transferred to the Warren County Jail where he remains.
The Gazette reports that the suspect was taken with help from New York State Police Special Operations Response team after initially being uncooperative with investigators.
Lower Hudson Valley Woman Arrested for Allegedly Setting House on Fire
The Ramapo Police Department posted on their Facebook page that officials responded to reports of a structure fire at a house in Airmont in September 2022.
Police say a 51-year-old Airmont woman was arrested after an investigation and has been charged with Arson 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree.
Police have not yet released the suspect's name, nor have they said if she were familiar with the occupants of this particular home or not. Ramapo police said she was arraigned and released.