New York State Police News

New York Man Arrested for Arson, Insurance Fraud in Vehicle Fire Scheme

New York State Police have arrested Jonathan A Schuyler, 23, of Fort Plain, N.Y., for the felonies of arson in the third degree and insurance fraud in the third degree, according to a press release issued by The New York …

Feds Upset Over Lack of Access to Limo in Fatal New York Wreck

The National Transportation Safety Board told a New York prosecutor she has hampered the agency’s efforts to determine the cause of the limousine crash that killed 20 people in her rural upstate county, the nation’s deadliest transportation wreck in nearly …

Officials Say Plane Broke Apart Before Long Island Fatal Crash

Federal transportation officials say a plane that crashed off Long Island earlier this month, killing all three people aboard, had broken up before hitting the water. Newsday reports the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report says the twin-engine Piper PA-34 …

Limousine Company Operator Arrested Following Deadly New York Crash

Police charged a limousine service operator Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while the man’s lawyer said that he wasn’t guilty and that police were rushing to judgment. Prestige Limousine operator Nauman Hussain was …

New York Police to Step Up Enforcement Over Memorial Day Weekend

The New York State Police and local law enforcement statewide will be stepping up patrols to combat drunk and impaired driving this Memorial Day weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays …

N.Y. State Police Issued 14K Tickets During Thanksgiving Weekend

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the New York State Police issued more than 14,000 tickets as a result of increased enforcement efforts this Thanksgiving weekend. The enforcement period kicked off on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and ran through …

New York Police Issued More Than 10K Tickets Over July 4th Weekend

New York state troopers say they issued more than 10,000 tickets over the July 4th holiday weekend. State police once again this year beefed up enforcement against holiday drivers who were impaired, distracted, speeding or who were not buckled up. …

N.Y. Troopers Issue 17,447 Tickets During ‘Operation Hang Up’

New York State Police say they issued 17,447 tickets during their five-day “Operation Hang Up” distracted driving crackdown. From April 10 through April 15, troopers were on the lookout for drivers using cell phones, not properly buckled up, violating the …

New York State Police Launch Safety Campaign Aimed at Teen Drivers

New York State Police are launching a traffic safety campaign aimed at minimizing crashes involving teen drivers. “The Empty Chair” driving safety campaign starts Monday and runs through Friday. The empty chair symbolizes the missing high school senior on graduation …

New York Troopers Issued 11,198 Tickets Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

New York State Police issued more than 11,000 tickets over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. During the five-day campaign that started last Wednesday, regular patrols were beefed up statewide to focus on speed enforcement, impaired driving, underage drinking, and distracted driving. …