New Rochelle police have arrested Donna Frank on an outstanding warrant after Frank called in a report of a death at 83 Washington Avenue but refused to return to the scene. Police believe Frank fled after discovering the body of Maureen Wright, 58, a tenant living on the first floor of the multiple-family house at the corner of Washington Avenue and Warren Street near Sound Shore Medical Center.
Police said there was no sign of blunt trauma or anything to indicate anything other than natural causes. The Westchester County Medical Examiner was called to the scene. After a preliminary examination, the Medical Examiner removed the body. The ME will make the final determination as to cause of death.
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
New Rochelle police made an arrest last Friday in the pistol-whipping burglary at a house where Iona College students live at 43 Treno Street in New Rochelle, NY. Chad Jones of 109 Horton Avenue, 23, was arrested Friday for forceable theft with a deadly weapon. Two other men are sought in connection with the crime.
The Journal News is reporting that Jones was charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary, both felonies.
On the night of December 14, a man pretending to deliver a pizza knocked on the door. When the door was opened, three men rushed into the house, went up stairs and directly to the room of the victim. The victim was repeatedly struck with a pistol then left. A small safe and several hundred dollars was reported stolen.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
NeW Rochelle Police, responding to a 911 call at 345 Main Street, found a two year old child dead in an apartment in a building near the corner of Main Street and Echo Avenue. The parents had previously been under investigation by Child Protective Services and the child has been removed from home only to be returned several months ago.
The father told police the child his his head while jumping on the couch. Police labeled the incident "suspicious".
New Rochelle police had the area locked down for several hours awaiting the Westchester County Medical Examiner.
UPDATE: Capt. Joseph Schaller told Talk of the Sound that he is hoping the New Rochelle police department will hear back later today on the cause of death.
Emergency responders are converging on the waters off New Rochelle near the New York Athletic Club where initial reports are that two boats collided sending people into the water. There are unconfirmed reporters that two boats capsized. Westchester County Police are sending a helicopter to the scene.
UPDATE: People are now out of the water. Another boat came over and rescued people in the water. The boat is bringing to the people to the Glen Island dock. No information whether anyone is missing. New Rochelle Harbor Patrol is now responding to the scene.
UPDATE: New Rochelle Harbor Patrol is standing down as all people are accounted for.
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Not to worry -- those aren't gun shots folks.
It's just the usual round of illegal fireworks being set off at one of the beach clubs in the Davenport area. When we find out the details we will post them here.
A reader sent along this advertisement for a beach club event on New Year's Eve.
Journal News/Metromix Advertistment: V.I.P.'s 2011 Extravaganza in New Rochelle
The V.I.P. Country Club will host a New Year's Eve Extravaganza starting at 8 p.m. Tickets include entertainment by Top Notch Music all night. An elegant dinner buffet, open bar, champagne toast, an elaborate dessert table and continental breakfast are all included. Reservations are a must. Details: 600 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle, 914-235-1500. www.vipcountryclub.com
Perhaps a knowledgeable reader can explain the history behind this; there are laws against holding events where tickets are sold although the law is different for in-season and off-season events.
We are working on getting some video of the fireworks. If you have any photos or videos send them along.Read more