Andrew Escobedo was arrested Sunday by New Rochelle police for harassment and resisting arrest after an argument with the mother of his child escalated and he throw the woman's cat out of her apartment window. Escobedo showed signs of alcohol impairment according to the arrest sheet.
Escobedo, formerly employed by Carl Carilli Plumbing & Heating, has tattoos of skulls on his right upper arm and the right side of his chest and a Patron tequila bottle running up the side of his right leg. Carl Carilli will be familiar to Talk of the Sound readers for his failure to obtain a certificate of occupancy on his house at at 10 Congress Street for close to two decades.
The apartment was on the second floor. The New Rochelle Police had no further information on the status of the cat.
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John Guiacocha, 16, a student at New Rochelle High School was arrested last Saturday night after he and an accomplice were caught in the act of breaking into cars on Beaufort Avenue in New Rochelle. Arrested along with Guiacocha was Jose Barragan, 18. Guiacocha was charged with criminal possession of a credit card. Barragan was charged with grand larceny.
New Rochelle Police Captain Joseph Schaller said the pair were caught breaking into a 1994 Buick. When apprehended by an officer on patrol, the pair were found to have a credit card stolen from a 1999 Acura that had parked, engine running and doors unlocked, in front of a residence. The victim left a wallet in the car.Read more
The newest member of the New Rochelle City Council had quite an eventful first day on the job.
Jared Rice, elected in November to serve out the unexpired term of James Stowe for the 3rd Council District, was named Deputy Mayor within moments of the start of his first meeting.
Rice then watched as City Manager Chuck Strome abruptly left the conference table twice without explanation. Soon after the meeting came to an unexpected halt to allow government officials to hurried from the room to check on the condition of the City Manager. Strome was then rushed to Sound Shore Medical Center. When the meeting resumed, Mayor Noam Bramson announced Strome was suffering from a painful kidney stone.
With Assistant to the City Manager Omar Small sitting in for the ailing City Manager, Rice wasted no time in introducing his first proposal to Council, a plan to expedite the redistricting process before the 2011 election.Read more
The New Rochelle Police Department announced today the arrest of Richard D. Leak, 30, for the murder of Khalil Leak, his two year old son which occurred early Sunday Morning January 9 at 345 Main Street. The child was transported to Sound Shore Medical Center with a head injury and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival there.
Richard "Ricky" Leak (DOB: 10/03/1980) has been charged by the Westchester District Attorney with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class "A" Felony. The charging documents state Leak killed is two-year old son Khalil Leak (DOB: 12/11/2008) at 345 Main Street, apartment number 4E, located in the City of New Rochelle and took place at about January 9, 2011 at approximately 1:00 a.m.
Captain Joseph Schaller held a press conference this morning at 11:30 AM to announce the arrest and answer questions. Schaller disclosed that Leak had a prior history of criminal offenses including possession of a control substance, burglary, assault (on an adult). The cause of death, the police believe, was Leak slamming the victim into a hard surface.Read more
This is the City of New Rochelle. A winter storm warning is in effect from 7:00pm today to 6:00pm tomorrow. Public Works crews will begin treating roads this evening and will plow continuously throughout the night. Efforts will be initially concentrated on main roads and, therefore, some secondary roads may not be cleared until tomorrow morning. If you must travel, then please use appropriate caution and plan for delays during your morning commute.
This week’s paper recycling pick-up is cancelled. In addition, the Hugh Doyle Senior Center will be closed on Wednesday.
Please shovel out fire hydrants that abut your home or business and check in on neighbors with special needs. Residents may call 235-4029 to report problems related to snow removal operations. Finally, if you have a choice, please do not park your car on a public road. Thank you for your cooperation. Updates will be sent as necessary.Read more
City of New Rochelle's City Manager Chuck Strome abruptly exited the City Council conference room during tonight's City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting. Soon after, Mayor Noam Bramson requested a 5 minute recess as several Council Members quickly left the room to inquire as to Strome's health. Upon returning from the recess, Bramson announced that Strome had medical problems related to a kidney stone although one city official was overheard describing the problem as a gallbladder problem. In either case, Strome did not return to the meeting and Omar Small, Assistant to the City Manager took his place for the rest of the Committee of the Whole Meeting.
After having first raised the issue in 2008 and raised it ever since, Talk of the Sound is happy to report the Board of Education is now hosting videos of past board meetings online. While there has been now official announcement, Paul Costiglio, the Communications & Media Specialist for the City School District of New Rochelle emailed today in response to my question why New Rochelle High School sports videos were available online but not Board of Education meetings.
I wanted to let you know that your assertion from last week that BOE meetings are not viewable on our website is inaccurate. They have been on the District site for a while and the list now includes the meetings dating back to late November.
Simply click on Videos at the bottom of the heading District Resources on the homepage. Then click on Board of Education Meeting Videos and that will take you to the list of videos able to be viewed.