A woman shopping at a deli on North Avenue was arrested by New Rochelle Police after an employee of the store called 911 to report her for appearing to be drunk and having two young children in her car parked near the store.
The woman, given over the scanner as "Gail Gearn" (sic), lives at 15 Water Street in New Rochelle, NY. She was driving a beige Jeep. Inside were two young children in car seats.
Police responded to the scene and arrested the woman for possession of a controlled substance. Child Protective Services was called. A police officer drove the woman's car, with the children, to the New Rochelle police department.
The woman was shopping at Battaglia Brothers Meat Market at 138 North Avenue.Read more
Talk about stupid criminals. Several suspects in a home invasion on Pinebrook Boulevard drove away from the scene, parked next to City hall and ran directly to the New Rochelle police station where four of them were apprehended by police.
According to several sources, a group of men walked into a house on Pinebrook Boulevard at about 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. They were interrupted in what police believe was an attempted burglary by the homeowner who was in her kitchen. The woman turned around and saw several male black suspects in her home. They fled. She called police and informed them of the suspects clothing, vehicle and direction of flight.
The suspects fled in their vehicle down Fifth Avenue. They parked in the Hamilton Avenue parking lot across from AJ's Burgers and bailed out of the vehicle. The suspects ran Southdown, directly towards the New Rochelle Police station. Two suspects were apprehended in the area across from the New Rochelle Police Station, one by the flower shop on North Avenue between Horton and Winthrop and one behind the KFC. The K-9 was involved in the apprehension of the suspect behind the KFC. Two suspects were apprehended in the City Hall lot behind the police station.
One suspect may have escaped. There is speculation that the group may be involved in other recent burglaries in the area.Read more
Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll made an excellent presentation last week on Crimemapping.com, a service which Talk of the Sound has been recommending to the City Manager and New Rochelle Police Department since 2009. It took Mayor Noam Bramson all of 5 seconds to declare the idea of a publicly-available crime map an "anti-marketing campaign" for New Rochelle. The other Democrats on Council wasted no time echoing the sentiments of their leader with Barry Fertel expressing his "concern" that residents would require "education" to understand the map in context. The Democrats on Council made it clear that they believe that New Rochelle are stupid to read a map or understand what 12 reported assaults over two weeks on their block means. The Mayor killed the idea and sooner after the New Rochelle crime map data was taken off-line.Read more
New Rochelle Police made multiple arrests last night at the La Tropicana Night Club at 440 North Avenue. Police were called to the location at about 1:30 a.m. after reports of a large fight. An officer reporting to the scene quickly put out an "officer needs assistance" call at which point police from throughout the City descended on the area making at least 6 arrests, possibly more.
As police arrived individuals involved in the fight fled on foot towards Lincoln Avenue. Arrests were made near Lincoln and North and Lincoln and Brook.
UPDATE: Channel 12 News is reporting three officers received minor injuries.
With a mixture of shock and bemusement, Mayor Noam Bramson reacted with incredulity to a presentation by New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick J. Carroll on an innovative service called "Crimemapping.com". Talk of the Sound first recommended Talk of the Sound to the City of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Police Department back in 2009.
In its recently released Annual Report for 2008, the New Rochelle Police Department announced it had completed its transition to a new police management software system which includes a database for tracking calls for service, incidents and crime reports. With such a system in place, the NRPD is now set up to begin sharing near real-time crime data with residents.
Crimemapping.com describes its service as follows:Read more
New Rochelle police responding to reports of a large, unruly group of people walking down Center Avenue, found the group and followed them into the downtown area. Police estimated the group to be 40-50 people, youths, possibly students from Isaac E. Young Middle School.
The group ended up at Memorial Plaza where a fight broke out involving half a dozen or more of the youths. One youth was placed in handcuffs, placed in the back of a police car and taken away.
Last night at about 7:00 p.m. four youths wearing dark clothing and Ninja masks and hoods threw rocks at a passing Bluebird taxi on North Avenue between Huguenot Street and North Avenue. After the vehicle was struck, the taxi driver stopped the vehicle in traffic on North Avenue near the Standard-Star Building, the youths continued to throw rocks. The driver got out of his vehicle, talking on his cell phone to the New Rochelle police, and looking at the youths dresses in Ninja costumes.
The youths taunted the taxi driver, challenging him and using vulgar language.
They shouted "Come on, what are you going to do?" and "Suck my dick", according to witnesses.
The taxi driver then ran directly towards the four youths who ran towards the entrance of the library parking lot. The taxi driver ran after them, shouting to police on his cell phone. The taxi driver gave up the chase. By the time the police arrived the "ninjas" were no longer in the area.
No injuries were reported.Read more