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.
The driver of a dark blue Ford Econoline van was slowly weaving back and forth, driving west bound along Fifth Avenue near City Park, before it struck a blue Ford Explorer, according to witnesses. The Ford Explorer was thrust forward and struck a parked taco truck sending chorizo and salsa flying inside the vehicle. Teca's Taco truck is a licensed vendor and long time fixture at City Park.
An onlooker told Talk of the Sound said he noticed the driver was struggling to drive straight as he drove past the baseball field and was already calling 911 just as the collision occurred. The man, who did not wish to be identified, stated that the driver appeared to have suffered some sort of seizure or epileptic fit.
Four houses of the New Rochelle Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 47 Elk Avenue. The first truck arrived on the scene at 9:46 PM. Smoke could be seen billowing out of the rear of the house on the second floor as the NRFD deployed. Firefighter entered through the front door and used a ladder to ascend to a second story front window. The residents escaped without harm and assembled on the front lawn.
A preliminary report indicates an accidental fire caused by a burning candle. After the fire was brought under control, firefighters removed an arm chair from the house.Read more
In the past two weeks, two vehicles which were parked on Ronalds Lane in the Sycamore Park area of New Rochelle, have been vandalized for the mere reason of parking on Ronalds Lane. Residence / home owners of Ronalds Lane think that they own the portion of the road in front of there homes and that no one else is allowed to park there. Ronalds Lane is a public street where any one can park their non-commercial vehicle.
There are a number of resident home owners that park “spot holder” vehicles in front of their homes and these vehicles become permanent road fixtures. These home owners park these “spot holders” for week and months without moving them so that other people cannot park their vehicles in front of their homes. This “spot holder tactic is illegal. These same home owners have driveways which they keep empty.
This writer knows that these crimes are being committed by resident home owners of Ronalds Lane, and that these home owners are gutless, selfish, socially challenged, inept, jealous, loathing individuals.
These crimes have been reported to the New Rochelle Police for investigation. If there are any others who have had their vehicles vandalized while parked on Ronalds Lane, report the act to New Rochelle Police Department. These resident home owners must be punished!!!Read more
New Rochelle Police are confident that the man arrested after a brief car chase the night of July 16th, is one of the men responsible for a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries that have plagued the North End of New Rochelle, knowledgeable sources say.
On the night of July 16th, New Rochelle police officers responded to a 911 call reporting a home invasion at 105 Forest Avenue. Police quickly located the suspects. One was caught after the van he was driving developed a flat tire several blocks from the scene. The driver of the van, Joseph E. Gill, 39, of 148 Tudor Court, Lakewood, N.J. was apprehended and arrested. Two other suspects in the van escaped on foot.
Police are attempting to link the three men to the North End burglary spree going back to November of 2009, first reported by Talk of the Sound in April.
There were some dissimilarities between the July 16 incident and previous burglaries and attempted burglaries -- it occurred at 10:30 PM when previous burglaries occurred between 6 PM and 9 PM, and someone was at home.Read more
A 20-year-old male is missing and presumed drowned after he was knocked into the water off Premium Point this afternoon as winds gusting up to 50 mph. Police responded to a report that the man was struck by the boom as the boat came about unexpectedly in high winds, striking the man and sending him into the water. Police and rescue teams scoured the area throughout the day. New Rochelle Harbor Police towed his boat to the New Rochelle Marina (above).
Two men were rescued off of Davids Island by the New Rochelle Harbor Police.
New Rochelle Fire Department Rescue 4 prepared to deploy from the Davenport Club in their newest rescue vehicle which includes a hydraulic lift for a rescue boat.
Channel 2 News is in New Rochelle following up on the story first reported on Talk of the Sound yesterday that Paula Izurieta, a woman arrested in Rockland County on Monday for burglarizing the home of a friend killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday is the same woman who reported Mount Vernon fireman James Drago missing in the water off Larchmont after Drago took his boat out of the New Rochelle Marina on June 26th.
Channel 2 News was interviewing people at the New Rochelle marina.
Not reported as far as we know but word is that on the morning Drago took his boat out of the New Rochelle marina there was some sort of altercation at the gas station at the marina. We are looking into that.Read more
New Rochelle Firefighters are responding to a report of a fire at the Home for Adults, an assisted living facility at 41 Lockwood Avenue. Developing...
UPDATE: Talk of the Sound was on the scene and file a report for "Talk of the Sound TV" and shot some photos. We spoke with Deputy Chief Lou Dimeglio of the New Rochelle Fire Department (picture above, left) who gave Talk of the Sound a run down on what took place. Watch the video.Read more