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New Rochelle Man, Charged with Murder, Convicted in Pistol Whipping Violent Crime Spree After Separate Trial

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 15:19

Sincere Smith

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Sincere Smith, 22, of New Rochelle was convicted of Assault in the 2nd Degree, a felony, after a jury trial, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today.

The jury handed up the verdict Feb. 28, 2018 after a week-long trial regarding an incident on May 13, 2017 at a barber shop on Main Street in the City of New Rochelle.

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New Rochelle High School Establishes Regular Armed Police Presence

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 23:11
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle and the City government have come to terms on a plan to provide a daily armed police presence in and around New Rochelle High School.

“Today, we have reached an agreement with the City of New Rochelle to establish a regular armed police presence at NRHS for the remainder of the school year,” said Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne in a letter to parents. "Police officers will be assigned to monitor school entrances and to patrol the periphery of the school property.

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STAB CITY, USA: Bar Bouncer Stabbed in Downtown New Rochelle Following Early Morning Melee

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 17:19
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Fists were flying as a large group of people skirmished outside Spectators Sports Pub at 219 North Avenue early Sunday morning. During the melee, a person pulled put a knife and stabbed a bouncer working in front of the popular bar and restaurant in downtown New Rochelle.

The victim, stabbed in the leg, was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. The injury is not believed to be life-threatening, said New Rochelle Police Sgt. Kyle Wilson.

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Daylight Stabbing in Downtown New Rochelle on Friday Afternoon

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:34
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A person was stabbed in front of 15 Anderson Street in downtown New Rochelle shortly after 2 p.m. this afternoon.

The victim was taken to New Rochelle Montefiore Hospital, according to police. No word on condition.

A suspect, described as a Male/Hispanic wearing a blue hoodie and a Yankee hat, was last seen heading in the direction of North Avenue from Anderson Street.


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FBI Seeks Fugitive Wanted in Connection with New Rochelle-Based Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigation

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:23

Christopher Slightam

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The FBI Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted in connection with an investigation into the Hell’s Angels outlaw motorcycle gang operating New Rochelle, NY.  Agents and US Marshals are searching for Christopher Slightam, who was released on bail after being arrested and charged in February 2017 on federal RICO and narcotics conspiracy charges.  Slightam pleaded guilty and was ordered to surrender to US Marshals in July 2017, but he failed to appear.

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Second New Rochelle High School Student Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Classmate at Dunkin Donuts

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:42

Group of 7 New Rochelle High School Students Confront Valaree Schwab Moments Before Fatal Stabbing

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police yesterday arrested a 15 year-old juvenile related to the Valaree Schwab homicide.  The suspect has been arrested and charged as a juvenile with Hindering Prosecution and Tampering With Physical Evidence. His name was withheld by police due to his age.

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Wed, 02/21/2018 - 04:05