There was an attempted robbery this morning at about 10:00 a.m. at the Citibank branch at 238 North Avenue, near Anderson and North. The bank was closed briefly but was re-opened by 11 a.m.
An All Points Bulletin was put out by the New Rochelle Police Department. The suspect was described as 6 foot tall, dark-skinned black male wearing a puffy black North Face jacket, wearing brown work boots. He reported moving in the direction of Huguenot from the bank branch.
UPDATE: Police are fanned across the City, continuing to search for the suspect. The FBI was called but has not yet responded to the scene.
UPDATE: Suspect gave teller a note demanding money but did not display a weapon. Teller refused and triggered the bank alarm. One bank employee, shaken by the experience, was taken to Sound Shore Medical Center for observation.Read more
After a wild chase liveblogged on Talk on the Sound involving police from New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Eastchester, and Bronxville police departments and the Westchester County Police as well as helicopters and K-9 units, Lance Baptiste, 32, of Waterbury, Conn., and Eddie Torres, 25, of Davidson Avenue, Bronx, were each charged today in US District Court in White Plains with Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Distribute.
The multi-agency Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force has joined the investigation and the two suspects will be prosecuted in Federal Court by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Federal agents and local police, including detectives from the County Police, serve on the DEA Task Force.Read more
A male Hispanic fled a traffic stop on the Cross-County Parkway near New Rochelle Road and is being chased by over 40 police cars from multiple jurisdictions. The search area is in Mount Vernon and Eastchester. K-9 units have been deployed. A WCP helicopter is over the area, visible from New Rochelle.
Large quantity of narcotics found in car.
Command Post set up at Mount Vernon High School.
Suspect last scene moving through backyards in direction of Eastchester and Tuckahoe. Dog going that way near 35 Colonial.
2 helicopters up. 40 cop cars in the area. Police from WCDP, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, Bronxville and New Rochelle involved.
Tracks leading into house at 18 Hilltop. House surrounded.
Guy running out, caught, arrested.
WCPD asked us not to publish the names but the Journal News has gone ahead and done that so we provide additional details here:
Found in the car: 18,000 glassine envelopes of heroin (est. value $100,000), $17,000 in cash
Lance R. Baptiste (age 32)
55 Congress Avenue
Eddie Torres (age 25)Read more
A car driving on Quaker Ridge Road collided with a garbage truck. The driver of the car was taken to Sound Shore hospital.Read more
On February 20, 2011, State Police in Liberty arrested a man for DWI following a traffic stop on County Route 104 in the Town of Fallsburg. Ryan Hines, a 23 year old New Rochelle resident, was traveling north on County Route 104 when he failed to dim his high beam head lights. Troopers pulled his vehicle over and detected the odor of alcohol coming from the operator's breath. Hines was given field sobriety tests, which he failed, and taken into custody for DWI. He was processed at SP Liberty and is to appear in the Town of Fallsburg Court on March 2, 2011.Read more
When I initially made a complaint of a death threat against me to the New Rochelle Police Department the officer who took the complaint told me a detective would be assigned to the case and that I could call in a couple of days to find out what was going on. I called yesterday and an officer who picked up the phone suggested I call back on Tuesday as most people were out for the holiday. I called a few minutes ago and spoke with Lt. Christopher Hearle. Hearle denied that anyone told me that a detective would be assigned to the case and informed me that no detective had been or would be assigned to the case.Read more
New Rochelle Police are investigating a death threat against Robert Cox, Managing Editor of Talk of the Sound. A message in large orange block letters was found early Saturday morning painted on the hull of a boat parked on a trailer in the New Rochelle School District Yard at 47 Cliff Street. The boat was the subject of a recent article on Talk of the Sound. The message reads "BOB COX SLEEPS WITH THE FISH". The words were placed next to a decal of a black skull and bones silhouette.
The phrase sleeps with the fishes is a line from the first Godfather movie. It means killed, murdered brutally, or put to death by force.Read more