There was another isolated incident this morning, before dark, this time in the West End of New Rochelle. Police believe two or more individuals drove past a house near Union Avenue and 8th straight and fired two or three shots into a bay window in the living room towards the front of the house.
Police detectives and investigators from the New Rochelle Police Department were on the scene when Talk of the Sound arrived and could be heard warning two men who had recently rented the house that the shooters knew where they lived, drove slowly by -- based on the spacing of the bullets in the window -- and deliberately aimed at the windows with the intent of directing bullets into the house. The two men were advised by police to make arrangements with regard to their personal safety.
The early evening storm that passed through the area around 8:00 pm caused a fire at the Pentecostal House of Prayer church on the corner of Webster and union fire officials said that lighting was more than likely the cause but they are investigating the cause, There was some damage to the outside and inside. The church was undergoing a remodeling at the time of the fire. The fire rekindled again at 10:50pm and the fire department was recalled to the scene. The exact address is 150 Webster Avenue.
The New Rochelle Firefighters UFFA Local 273 will host their Annual Oldies Show on Friday October 1st 2010 at the New Rochelle High School.
Show starts at 8:00pm
We have put together some great entertainment!
This Years Talent Includes
Our Local WVOX radio personality Dennis Nardone
Shades of Sole
T & T Dreaming
And, the Shirelles Featuring Shirley Austin Reeves
Snacks and Beverages are available
The New Rochelle Fire Department would like to thank all of our residents and local business owners; it’s because of all of you that we are able to continue providing this great show.
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The three suspects in the murder on North Avenue over the weekend were arraigned this morning in New Rochelle City Court.
Laurell Smith, 20, was remanded to custody and will remain in Westchester County Jail until his next hearing on September 27th. Smith, who resides at 311 North Avenue Apartment 10, New Rochelle was charged with one court of murder in the second degree (did with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of such person or of a third person. New Rochelle Police have alleged that Smith killed Kevin Williams by intentionally stabbing him in the abdomen with a large kitchen knife. The wound caused the death of Kevin Williams.
Bail was set for Rico Johnson, 19, at $100,000. Johnson was not able to post bail and was returned to Westchester County Jail where he remains. He is required to appear back in New Rochelle City Court on September 27th. Johnson, who lived with Smith at 311 North Avenue Apartment 10, New Rochelle was charged with two felony counts: hindering prosecution in the first degree and tampering with physical evidence.Read more
Just saw on WABC TV. Fire under 135th.street lift bridge shuts down metro north rail road. No service in or out of gct.Read more
Kevin Williams, 23, was stabbed and killed in front of Chase Bank at 270 North Avenue near Huguenot Avenue in downtown New Rochelle earlier this afternoon. The victim was not responsive as he was taken away from the scene. Talk of the Sound has confirmed that the victim died between 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM. His family was notified.
UPDATE: Police Track Down Knife (see update below for details).
Two suspects were pursued by police. One was chased into the building located at 311 North Avenue and apprehended without the murder weapon, an edged-weapon, most likely a knife, and removed from the scene. A second suspect was reported to be near Weyman Avenue and was later captured. Both suspects are now under arrest.Read more
An elderly man drove his car down Forest Avenue, turned into the driveway of his son's house at 373 Forest Avenue, then managed to steer the vehicle between two parked cars, past a portable driveway basketball hoop, into the backyard, and down an embankment before coming to rest with the vehicle partially submerged in a small wooded area behind the house.
The homeowner, Roy Markel, called for an ambulance. Two passengers in the vehicle were injured and taken by ambulance to Sound Shore Medical Center. The driver, whose name was not released by police on the scene, was given a sobriety test in the driveway. He struggled to even stand let alone take any sobriety tests so the police took him down the police station with a predictable outcome. Talk of the Sound will obtain a copy of the police report tomorrow to get further details.
UPDATE: NRPD confirms this was a DWI personal injury motor vehicle accident.
New Rochelle Police had a sobriety checkpoint set up last night on Garden Street between North Avenue and the Exit 16 on/off ramp, a location ideally situation to insure a steady flow of expired inspection stickers, panicky drivers and a fair share of drinking drivers, several of whom were arrested and removed from the scene. Safeway Towing was doing steady business taking away cars and the occasional motorcycle, two at a time. Sergeant Myron Joseph led a team officers who kept the line moving but patiently checked each car as they made their way through choke points situation to catch unwary drivers off guard as they either pulled off I-95 North at Exit 16 or made the right onto North Avenue coming from downtown New Rochelle.
On man was given an extensive series of sobriety tests which would have been difficult for the most sober teetotaler after Sunday church services. He flunked, was handcuffed and put into the back of an NRPD cruiser.