Albert Leonard Middle School - An assault occurred near the school, at the corner of Pinebrook and Albert Leonard Road, on June 9th. Arrested were Kim Hinds, 44, a Mount Vernon resident and an unnamed female, 17, from New Rochelle. Hinds is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use it while a 17-year-old female from New Rochelle is charged with criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use it and assault with intent to cause physical injury.
Isaac E. Young Middle School - An arrest made on June 13. Kevin M. Hopper,22, was arrested at 1:15 a.m. at Isaac E. Young Middle School. He is charged with menacing with a weapon.
Albert Leonard Middle School - A middle school student was suspended after bringing an air pistol to school. No arrests were made and the school was not put on lock down.Read more
Last Thursday a student at Trinity Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY was brutally assaulted by another student on the school playground during recess. Covered in blood, the boy was taken by his mother to Lawrence Hospital in
YonkersBronxville, NY where he was treated for six hours before being released with a broken blood vessel in his nose and two permanent teeth knocked loose. The family says the boy may require ENT surgery, plastic surgery and dental work.
The assailant, another 4th grader, was later arrested and referred to New Rochelle Family Court. His name was withheld due to his age.Read more
The owner of a house at 110 Stephenson told police he found what appeared to be a Molotov cocktail lying on his driveway Monday morning.
Patrick Hickey told police he came home the night of Sunday June 19th about 8:30 p.m. He told police he remained in his home until the following morning. when he came out in the morning around 8:55 a.m. he found laying in the driveway what police determined to be a soda bottle with a rag stuffed in it.
"The bottle appeared to contain a petroleum product," said New Rochelle Police spokesman Capt. Joseph Schaller. "The rag was not lit".
Schaller added that police are awaiting lab testing to determine the exact contents and check for fingerprints.
An employee of the Gulf Express service station located in downtown New Rochelle was robbed at gunpoint in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The station, formerly an Exxon station, is located at 635 Main Street where Huguenot and Main Street meet near the Civil War statue.
An employee told police that a man with a gun entered the store about 3 a.m., demanded money and ran off after stealing cash. Will David of the JN is reporting that the robber took the cash drawer which contained $500. There were no injuries.Read more
New Rochelle police and firefighters responded to the scene of a collision involving 2 vehicles. According to witnesses at the scene, the silver car attempted to swerve around a white car and collided before striking a utility pole. No one was seriously injured.
An elderly woman stepped on the gas when she meant to step on the brake, according to witnesses at a nearby A&P supermarket, sending a green Ford Taurus crashing through the storefront window of George's Hair Salon in the Quaker Ridge Shopping Center in the Wykagyl section of New Rochelle. No one was seriously injured although patrons and workers in the hair salon were visibly shaken.
An elderly man was in the passenger seat and a woman, thought to be care-giver for the couple, was in the back seat.
"She should have been driving", said one witness about the caregiver in the back seat.
New Rochelle police, firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene.
The store front was completely caved in, the window shattered with glass strewn about the sidewalk and inside the store.
The area was cordoned off with yellow police tape as on-lookers gathered.Read more
As entrants made last minute adjustments to their soapbox derby racers, organizers of the 9th Annual New Rochelle Soap Box Derby carefully weighed each vehicle to confirm they qualified to run in tomorrow's races.
New Rochelle Derby Director Rich Bongiorno expects 35 to 40 cars to race on Sunday.
"Any kid from the ages of 8 to 17 can race", said Bongiorno, "For $150 they will get five races -- a trial run, 2 races in the winners bracket and, if a kid loses, at least two more races in the losers bracket where they can win their way back in".
Racing can be expensive. The kit to make the car costs about $500. An adult and child, working together, can build a car in an afternoon. For those who cannot afford a car, there are club cars and the firefighters will try to find sponsors to make the event affordable and open to everyone who wants to give it a try."Read more