New York State Park Police
The New York State Park Police is sounding an alarm ahead of Memorial Day.
Three boys, ages 5-8, were playing basketball at 6:54 p.m. when a van pulled up, New York State Parks Police said.
Police will be setting up checkpoints at state parks and beaches starting this weekend as part of the “Buckle Up New York Summer Parks Initiative” which runs from July 13 through July 28.
Grief counselors will be on hand Tuesday, after a Brooklyn teenager drowned while on a school trip to Bear Mountain State Park.
Robert Villaviciencio told a group of teens at Jones Beach he was an off-duty police officer and demanded a 14-year-old girl come with him because the group was smoking and drinking beer, prosecutors said.
Two New York State Park Police officers trapped in fog on Niagara River about a quarter mile from the famous falls are safe after a Canadian police helicopter hoisted them off the water.