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January 1, 1990

New York State Crime Stoppers Holds Annual Training Luncheon

January 1, 1900

New York State Crime Stoppers held its annual training luncheon yesterday, September 25th at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Over one hundred police from local Hudson Valley Police agencies and from the New York State Police were in attendance. Colonel Patricia Groeber, Field Commander of the New York State Police was the featured speaker and was also recognized by NYS Crime Stoppers with an award. Colonel Groeber stated, “The New York State Police are proud to partner with Crime Stoppers. It is through our continued partnership that we are able to solve more crimes, hold more criminals accountable and send a united message that we will use all resources available to continue to work toward keeping our communities’ safe and crime free.”

Vincent D’Onofrio, famed film and television actor and a big supporter of NYS Crime Stoppers was also present and spoke before a room filled with police investigators and command rank law enforcement personnel.

NYS Crime Stoppers is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization that was formed in 2004 as a resource for federal, state, county and local law enforcement throughout New York State. NYS Crime Stoppers offers rewards for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for particular felony crimes within the borders of New York State as well as rewards for people who provide anonymous tips regarding those selling heroin and other illegal drugs. NYS Crime Stoppers operates in cooperation with law enforcement, the media, the public and the business community statewide. Anonymity is the key to the program’s success. Cash rewards are provided as an incentive. Tips can be provided through the NYS Crime Stoppers hotline 1-866-313-TIPS and through the New York State Crime Stoppers Mobile App, which is a free download to those with and iPhone, Android and Blackberry smart phone.

Anyone who would like more information about New York State Crime Stoppers may go to our Web Site at https://nyscrimestoppers.org/ or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

In the photo above from left to right, Chief Robert Pavone, New York State Crime Stoppers Chairman presents Colonel Patricia Groeber with an award as actor Vincent D’Onofrio stands by

In the photo above from left to right, Chief Robert Pavone,  New York State Crime Stoppers Chairman presents Colonel Patricia Groeber with an award as actor Vincent D’Onofrio stands by

Colonel Patricia Groeber, NYSP Speaking at the NYS Crime StoppersTraining Luncheon

Colonel Patricia Groeber, Field Commander- NYSP, Speaking at the NYS Crime Stoppers Training Luncheon

Our Police Departments Are Stronger And Our Communities Are Safer Because of NYS Crime Stoppers

January 1, 1900

“Our police departments are stronger-and our communities are safer-because of New York State Crime Stoppers.” These were closing comments made by Commissioner George Longworth (Left side of photo)of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety  as he stood before over two hundred police representing multiple agencies from six counties including Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Albany. The Commissioner was one of the guest speakers at New York State Crime Stoppers’ Detectives/Investigators Luncheon held on September 25th in New Rochelle, New York. The words he spoke summed up the ultimate purpose of  New York State Crime Stoppers, which exists to be a resource for federal, state, county and local law enforcement, while making New York State communities safer. Since its begining, this has been the purpose for this program to exist.

Special guest speaker Vincent D’Onofrio, (right side of photo)who portrays Major Case Detective Robert Goren in the popular television drama Law and Order – Criminal Intent, proclaimed,”You are the real deal” as he stood before a packed room of police investigators and high ranking law enforcement officials. “I portray a police detective who solves his cases in the sixty minute time frame of television, but you’re the real deal.”

Mr. D’Onofrio, who is a major supporter of New York State Crime Stoppers and law enforcement in general presented an emotional speech that included his experience in touring the crime scene with police after the Boston Bombings suspects were captured. He spoke of how that experience will always be with him and the respect he had for law enforcement who deal with some of the worst situations imaginable.

In an interview with Lou Young of CBS2 News, Vincent D’Onofrio gave Mr. Young a hands on demonstration of the New York State Crime Stoppers Mobile App, which is a new tool used by the organization that allows citizens to provide tips from there iPhone, Android or Blackberry phones directly to Crime Stoppers. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/9358291-vincent-donofrio-helps-spread-the-word-about-new-crimestoppers-app/

Guest speaker, NYSP Senior Investigator Patrick Beyea spoke of how New York State Crime Stoppers recently assisted  with a criminal investigation by helping them to engage the public regarding a fatal hit and run incident that left a World War II veteran dead as he went out to collect the mail outside his residence.

All-in-all, the New York State Crime Stoppers Detectives/Investigators Luncheon was a big success serving as a training session, a networking opportunity, an opportunity to share a great lunch while putting a face to voices on the phone during criminal investigations. New York State Crime Stoppers is deeply grateful to our special guest speakers, Commissioner George Longworth, Vincent D’Onofrio and New York State Police Senior Investigator Patrick Beyea.

We are also grateful for the support provided by our sponsors, Habitat For Humanity of Westchester, Monroe College, New York Police Chiefs Foundation, Akiva Grunewald, New Rochelle Chevrolet, Alarming Sounds, Talner Fine Jewelry & Giftware, Casa Mechanical, Dedona General Contractors and Real Estate Developers, Atlas Welding & Boiler Repair, Town Pizza & Restaurant, New Plumbing & Heating Corp, Omars Dry Cleaners and Frank Cappuccio.

Reward Offered Regarding Multiple Bank Robberies (NYSCS Case# 2018-02)

February 13, 2018

New York State Crime Stoppers, acting as a resource for the City of Beacon Police Department, The Town of Poughkeepsie and the City of Poughkeepsie are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible of multiple bank robberies.

On December 11, 2017 a person described as a light-skinned black male entered the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union in Beacon, New York and passed a note to the teller demanding cash. On December 21, 2017 a person described as a light-skinned black male entered the M&T bank in the City of Poughkeepsie and passed a note demanding cash. On January 2, 2018 a light-skinned black male entered the TEG Credit Union in the Town of Poughkeepsie and passed a note to a teller demanding cash. In all three robberies the suspect was described as a light skinned black male, approximately six feet tall with a medium build.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the New York State Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-313-TIPS (8477) immediately. Callers can remain anonymous. There is no caller ID on the New York State Crime Stoppers hotline phones. Rewards are paid in cash.

Reward Offered to Help Solve Serbay Murder (NYSCS Case 2018-01)

January 12, 2018

New York State Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for anonymous information that will directly lead to the arrest of the person responsible for the murder of Angel Serbay. The murder occurred in Yonkers , N.Y. Ms. Serbay was found deceased on September 3, 2005.

Found Murdered in Yonkers, NY on September 3, 2005

Reward Offered Regarding Hispanic Man Assaulted and Robbed in New Rochelle, NY (NYSCS Case#2017-08)

October 21, 2017

New York State Crime Stoppers, acting as a resource for the City of New Rochelle Police Department are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the assault/robbery that occurred in New Rochelle, N.Y.

On August 14, 2017 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Hector Morales, a fifty-two year old Hispanic male was crossing the Center Avenue Bridge (Grove and Warren Street) on foot when he became the victim of a violent assault and robbery.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the New York State Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-313-TIPS (8477) immediately. Callers can remain anonymous. There is no caller ID on the New York State Crime Stoppers hotline phones.

Pictured Medallion was one item stolen:

Reward Offered for Information Regarding Hit-and-Run in Newburgh

September 19, 2017

NYSCS Case # 2017-07

New York State Crime Stoppers, acting as a resource for the City of Newburgh Police Department are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a hit and run that left man dead.

Fred Woolsey, 90 years old and a retired United State Marine, was found injured by City of Newburgh Police at the corner of Grand Avenue and Park Place at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2017. He was taken to St. Luke’s hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the New York State Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-313-TIPS (8477) immediately. Callers can remain anonymous. There is no caller ID on the New York State Crime Stoppers hotline phones.

Reward Offered Regarding Stanfordville Bank Robbery

August 12, 2017

(NYSCS Case # 2017-06) New York State Crime Stoppers, serving as a resource for the New York State Police, Major Case is offering a reward of Up To $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for an Armed Robbery.

On August 7, 2017 at approximately 1:13 pm, a person committed an armed robbery at the Bank of Millbrook, Stanfordville Branch, located at 11 Hunns Lake Road in the Town of Stanford, N.Y. The suspect is decribed as a white male between the age of 25 and 35 years old, 5’10” tall wearing a dark colored winter cap, winter coat, dark colored pants, blue latex type gloves, a surgical mask and sun glasses.

Bank Robbery Suspect

Anyone with information regarding this incident and his location should immediately call the NYS Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-866-313-Tips (8477). Callers can remain anonymous. We don’t need to know who you are, just what you know.  In order to qualify for the reward you must call the hotline number, provide your information and obtain your confidential ID #. Information must lead to an arrest and conviction.

Hector Cruz-Diaz Wanted for Sexually Motivated Felony In Brewster, NY

August 4, 2017

(NYSCS Case # 2017-05) New York State Crime Stoppers, serving as a resource for the New York State Police, Brewster Barracks is offering a reward of Up To $2,500 for information leading to the location, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a felony sexual assault.

On March 20, 2017, a Hispanic male identified as Hector G. Cruz-Diaz, DOB 8/23/81, 5’3” in height with brown eyes and black hair entered a woman’s home on Main Street in Brewster, N.Y. and committed a sexual assault.

Wanted for Sexual Assault

Anyone with information regarding this incident and his location should immediately call the NYS Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-866-313-Tips (8477). Callers can remain anonymous. We don’t need to know who you are, just what you know.  In order to qualify for the reward you must call the hotline number, provide your information and obtain your confidential ID #. Information must lead to an arrest and conviction.

Reward Offered Regarding 19 year-old Killed in Newburgh (NYSCS Case 2017-04)

May 25, 2017

New York State Crime Stoppers, acting as a resource for the City of Newburgh Police Department are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for a shooting that left a nineteen year old male victim dead. The shooting occurred in the area of 10 Bush Avenue in the City of Newburgh.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the New York State Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-313-TIPS (8477) immediately. Callers can remain anonymous. There is no caller ID on the New York State Crime Stoppers hotline phones.