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New York State Senator George Latimer in Serious Undisclosed Car Crash Over the Summer, 2 Injured

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:36

Vehicle Driven by New York State Senator George Latimer Crashed Through this Fence on Wilmot Road

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Westchester County Executive Candidate tells police implausible story that he was “temporarily blinded by the sun” as he approached intersection before crash, declines to answer questions citing potential litigation.

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New York State Senator George Latimer, the Democrat Party Nominee for Westchester County Executive, was involved in a serious, previously undisclosed car crash in New Rochelle over the summer in the midst of his Democrat Primary Campaign against County Legislator Ken Jenkins.

Latimer was not driving his own vehicle. The Jeep was registered to Andrew G. Genna, 56, of White Plains, NY. New York State Senate Records list Genna as Director of Community Outreach for George Latimer.

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National Fire Prevention Week in New Rochelle

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:19

National Fire Prevention Week in New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- October is Fire Prevention Month, and October 8th – 14th is National Fire Prevention week. This year’s theme - “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”- reinforces the need for everyone to have an escape plan.  

“Your chance of survival in the case of deadly house fires significantly improves when you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, especially inside and just outside of bedrooms,” said New Rochelle’s Fire Chief Louis DiMeglio. 

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New Rochelle Police Release Statement on Gunpoint Robbery and Stabbing at Marshall's Parking Garage

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:03
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Police Department has issued a statement on the stabbing incident in the Marshall's Parking Garagae in New Rochelle this past Friday night.

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Two Alarm Fire Rips Through Multi-Family Home in New Rochelle, 1 Firefighter Injured

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:40
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Firefighters called a second alarm immediately upon arriving at a structure fire at 48 4th Street in New Rochelle’s West End.

The building owner pulled up to his house shortly after 9:30 a.m. with his wife and daughter in his car to find the first and second floor on fire. No one was in the home at the time.

The fire was declared under control 45 minutes later, said Deputy Chief Scott Bradley.

One firefighter suffered a wrist injury, said Bradley.

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Stabbing Incident in Department Store Parking Garage in New Rochelle

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 02:46
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A person was stabbed in the head and chest on Saturday evening at about 8 p.m. in what police are describing as a robbery on the first floor of the parking garage about a 100 feet away from the entrance to the outsMarshall's Department Store on Potter Avenue in New Rochelle.

The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center. There was no word on the medical condition of the victim.

The suspect, described as a male/black fled to an exit on the far side of the parking garage near where stairs lead out towards the Potter Avenue Bridge.

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City of New Rochelle Now Accepting Applications for Police Commissioner

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 01:17
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City of New Rochelle launched a national search seeking an experienced leader in law enforcement to be the next Police Commissioner.

Candidates must have 10 years of experience and demonstrated performance as a Law Enforcement Executive, administering progressive policing policies for diverse organizations and communities. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a closely related field. A master’s Degree is preferred.

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New Rochelle Fire Department Deploys Automatic CPR Devices

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 00:29

New Rochelle Fire Department Deploys Automatic CPR Devices

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Fire Department last week installed six new Automatic CPR devices, enabling them to deliver uninterrupted lifesaving circulation to patients in cardiac distress. The devices- $16,000 each- were obtained through an 85% federal FEMA grant.  Department members have completed training and the devices are installed at each firehouse and will be carried on all medical calls.

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Pair Involved in Yonkers Police Shooting Arrested Along with Two Others in Connection with Two New Rochelle Shootings

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:51
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police have arrested 4 men in connection with two shootings in New Rochelle with possible links to the shooting of a Yonkers Police officer last week.

Jerry Reyes was arrested on October 4th along with Nicholas Terico and Angel Sandoval for their role in a shooting at 62 Remington Place. Also alleged to be involved is Frank Valencia who remains in the hospital.

Valencia and Reyes were charged in the shooting of Yonkers Police office Kayla Maher on the night of September 25th.

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10/04 New Rochelle Fire Department Demonstrates Automatic CPR Devices 10:30 AM

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 06:07

New Rochelle Fire Department Demonstrates Automatic CPR Devices

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Fire Department last week installed Automatic CPR devices, enabling them to deliver uninterrupted lifesaving circulation to patients in cardiac distress. Since their rollout, they have been placed in action four times.

A demonstration will be held at Fire Headquarters, 90 Beaufort Place on Wednesday, October 4 at 10:30 AM.

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Reminder: DACA/Work Permit Renewal Deadline Oct 5, 2017

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 18:20

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On September 5, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that requests for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) consideration would no longer be accepted. However, current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire on or by March 5, 2018 may renew their DACA/work permits for two years. The deadline to apply is October 5, 2017.   

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M.T.A. Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Assault

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:29

Scarpino and Astorino Partner in Effort to Stem Tide of Opioid Overdoses in Westchester

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Allan Fong, thirty-nine, was sentenced in White Plains City Court on September 28, 2017 to a one year conditional discharge and fifty hours of community service after pleading guilty to:

•one count of Assault in the Third Degree, a Misdemeanor. 

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New Rochelle Man Shoots Yonkers Cop in Face, Expected to Face Attempted Murder Charge

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:06

Yonkers PD Officer Kayla Maher leaves Jacobi Medical Center

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Francisco Valencia, 18, of New Rochelle, is expected to be charged with at least one count of Attempted Murder in the shooting of a Yonkers police officer.  

Kayla Maher, 26, was shot in the chin on Monday evening at Ridge Drive and Marshall Road in Yonkers on Tuesday evening. A fierce gun-battle erupted after Yonkers police responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle.

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Las Vegas Travel Agent Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Defrauding Westechester Youth in Connection with Travel to World Youth Day 2016 in Poland

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:58

Las Vegas Travel Agent Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Defrauding Westechester Youth in Connection with Travel to World Youth Day 2016 in Poland

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Phillip R. Bartlett, the Inspector in Charge of the New York Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), announced today the unsealing of a Complaint charging VINCENT MAFFUCCI with mail fraud.

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Astorino, County Police & FBI Introduce New Cyber Canine

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:21

Astorino, County Police & FBI Introduce New Cyber Canine

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino and FBI Special Agent in Charge Aristedes Mahairas are introducing Harley, only one of a few dogs around the country trained to detect electronic devices, such as computers, cellphones and USB-drives. Harley and her handler, Westchester County Police Detective Brett Hochron, will demonstrate the highly trained canine’s capabilities to sniff out hidden or discarded digital media devices.

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Williamsville, NY Man Arrested for Felony Aggravated DWI with a B.A.C. more than 2 Times the Legal Limit

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:48

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NEW YORK, NY -- On September 22, 2017, at approximately 2:11 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on State Route 33, in the Town of Cheektowaga for a speeding violation.  The driver of the vehicle, Joseph J. Lops, age 49, of Williamsville, NY, was found to be intoxicated.  He was transported and processed at SP Buffalo, where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.21%.  Additionally, he has a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years and as a result was subsequently charged with:         

Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; a Class E Felony

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Special Needs School Bus Catches Fire at New Rochelle Middle School

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00

Bus brakes caught fire outside Isaac E. Young Middle School

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- No students were injured according to school officials as a bus parked behind Isaac E. Young Middle School caught fire just as the school day ended.

New Rochelle Fire Department responded to the scene but not before school security staffers used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. A firefighter on scene said the brakes by the right rear wheel caught fire.

Officials from Phoenix Transportation, owners of the bus declined to comment as they waited for a tow truck.

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New Rochelle Police and Green Team Taxi Work Together to Capture Burglary Suspect

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 23:55

New Rochelle Police on scene at Rodman Oval shortly after capture of burglary suspect

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VIDEO: NRPD Captain Adrienne Navarette interview on capture of burglary suspect in New Rochelle

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police lured, then captured, a burglary suspect from a hiding place on Davenport Neck with the aid of an intrepid taxi driver following a 75 minute police chase that involved more than a dozen police officers, a K-9 unit, and a helicopter unit.

The man was arrested and charged with Burglary in the Second Degree.

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State Police Announce Participation in National “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Crackdown

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 09:25

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NEW YORK, NY --  The New York State Police will again participate in a national crackdown, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign this Labor Day weekend. The enforcement period started on August 18, and runs through Monday, September 4, 2017.

Labor Day weekend traditionally results in heavy traffic volumes throughout the state.  Unfortunately, this increased flow of traffic brings with it increased accidents, serious injuries and fatalities.

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Anti-Muslim, Anti-Immigrant Flyers Left on Car Windshields Across from Trump Tower in New Rochelle

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 05:58
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WARNING: some readers may find the images and description in this story disturbing.

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Virulent, graphic anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant flyers were distributed in the area across the street from Trump Tower in downtown New Rochelle overnight. The flyers were placed on the windshields of dozens of cars parked in the area of LeCount Place from Main Street to Franklin Avenue and from Main Street to Memorial Highway.

The flyers were not signed or marked and no person or group has claimed responsibility.

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Two Injured as Man Struck Crossing North Avenue, Slammed into Windshield in Downtown New Rochelle as

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 23:58

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A man was seriously injured in New Rochelle this evening as he walked across the street with takeout food from a nearby restaurant and was struck by a car near the crosswalk in front of 230 North Avenue.

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