(NEW ROCHELLE, NY) -- Firefighters responding to a report of carbon monoxide at a home located at 867 Weaver Street in New Rochelle on Friday encountered dangerously high levels of the poison gas throughout the inside of a house. An effort to locate the source of the carbon monoxide led to the discovery several illegal apartments inside the single-family home along with an illegal boiler, a blocked flue system and various illegal appliances hooked up throughout the house.
The New Rochelle Fire Department called the city building inspector and Con Edison to the scene. The illegal boilers and stoves were "red-tagged" and capped. A warning “RED” Tagis is displayed on any gas pipe, appliance or meter on which is indicated the reason for discontinuance of gas service by Con EdisonRead more
A person out for a walk with children on Friday at Glenwood Lake Park in New Rochelle came across a grisly find at the north end of the park. The group came upon a decapitated goat head place on an aluminum tray and several mutilated chicken heads. This is the second such incident in a New Rochelle park over the past week. Last Sunday, a man walking his dog came across two decapitated sheep at Ward Acres Park.
New Rochelle police responded to the scene at Glenwood Lake Park. They again called in the SPCA. NRPD later removed the carcasses.
On Friday night police roped off an area in the woods between Bergholz Drive and Glenwood Lake Park. Officers on the scene declined to provide information on what they found but removed what appeared to be a dead animal from a spot about 25 feet into the woods. Calls to the desk sergeant at NRPD were not returned.
Brandon I. Williams of 278 Lincoln Avenue, 18, was arrested Friday November 5th by New Rochelle Police Department and charged with Assault in the 3rd Degree. Witnesses tell Talk of the Sound that Williams viciously assaulted his girlfriend, punching her repeatedly in the face.
Williams is a student at New Rochelle High School where the incident took place.
Exactly how the police got involved is not clear. Talk of the Sound received a message Friday at about 2:30 PM from a source who listens to the police scanner that the dispatcher had put out a call around 1:30 PM about a "fight on the bridge at the high school". The NRPD Event Report says "How Received: SELF INITIATE" which sounds like the victim called the police. In either case the called is listed as ANONYMOUS. Although it is not clear who called the police, what is clear is that school officials did not call the police.
Sources tell Talk of the Sound that Williams was subdued and taken to the high school main office where he again became violent again at which point Williams was taken by police to the New Rochelle Police Station. While in police custody, Williams became violent a third time, sources say.Read more
New Rochelle Police Department are investigating a bizarre sheep-beheading and possible sexual assault this weekend. A sheep body and severed head was found in the Ward Acres Park in New Rochelle. Yonkers police joined the investigation after a similar incident in Yonkers in which it was determined that the
sheep goats found in Yonkers had been sexually assaulted. New Rochelle police are seeking to determine whether the sheep found in Ward Acres was sexually assaulted.
New Rochelle police declined to provide details or confirm the incident.
UPDATE: The remains of the sheep were found Sunday morning by a resident walking their dog. The dog led their owner to the remains. There was no sign the the decapitation was done in the park and no signs of decomposition of the body, suggesting the animal was beheaded elsewhere and the remains dumped in the park overnight.Read more
The New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club met on Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 PM, at the American Legion Post 8 Hall, 112 North Ave., New Rochelle. This group meets monthly to discuss a host of local issues.
The first item on tonight's agenda was the proposed Iona Dormitory issue that Greg Varian, an attorney and resident of the area, made a brief report. The dorm is being financed by the NY State Dormitory Authority and is located on the north side of New Rochelle. He highlighted the issues surrounding this new construction citing parking, vehicular traffic, and the surrounding building zoning issues. Iona used to be a commuter school that redefined its self as a residential/dormitory college some years ago.Read more
Last weekend, the New Rochelle Fire Department evacuated over 600 patrons of Spectators in downtown New Rochelle on Saturday after a mob of people from the Iona College homecoming events further down the road descended upon the popular bar and grill. The capacity is listed as 150. The crowd grew past midnight into Sunday morning and by 1 am the revelers were packed like sardines. Between 1 am and 3 am, the NRFD and NRPD worked to remove everyone from the building -- the count was reported 665 people -- and then let back in 150 leaving hundreds more roaming the streets and sidewalks outside the bar.
Maybe the limit doesn't count if the NRFD occupancy certificate is blank (photo above)
Spectators Sports Bar was ranked one of the top places to go in Westchester, selected in the Nightlife category as "Best Out-of-Frat-House Experience" where "the co-eds are just as cute and the beer just as cheap" as you remember from your college days. Gary Torigian is quoted saying “It’s like Happy Hour twenty-four/seven".Read more
Downtown residents and merchants have been complaining to Talk of the Sound about this guy for months. He circles around the downtown area non-stop, throughout the day, hitting up everyone in downtown for money. He loiters outside stores, watches people get out of their cars, linger near ATM machines and otherwise makes a nuisance of himself. He is beyond persistent to the point of harassing people walking in downtown New Rochelle. He will ask people for money when they walk into a store and if they ignore him and then come back out with a purchase in hand he will accuse them of lying and demand money. This guy covers a lot of ground and appears to be an auto-pilot as he bounced from one person to the next. Obviously people are giving him money or he would have done away; I've seen it myself.
With the Christmas shopping season approaching this guy -- and this friends -- is only going to become more of a problem. Whatever "free speech" rights might exist for this guy pestering everyone for money, the merchants and residents in downtown ought to have the right not be harassed by this guy anymore. If necessary, throw him in a cage and release him upstate somewhere. Just get rid of him.
New Rochelle officials should look closely at this photo as they consider what sort of downtown they have created when the storefront churches are allow to block dozens of parking spaces on Main Street all day Sunday, when panhandlers rove the streets like a pack of rabid dogs, homeless people are eating out of overflowing trash cans throughout the downtown, transvestites are robbing wig stores, roving bands of kids are loitering on Anderson Street under the "no loitering signs" and store windows are plastered with "No Quarters without a Purchase" signs. For those brave enough (or foolish enough) to run this gauntlet of despair they can look forward to a fleet of squad cars descending on their vehicle as police offers fight with Community Service Officers for the privilege of meeting their quota by socking you with a $25.00 parking ticket the second your meter clicks over to "expired". Given this, why would anyone want to shop or dine in downtown?
NRPD has got to take back control of our streets and the City and BID need to reverse policies that punish people for shopping or dining in downtown while rewarding beggars, thieves and scavengers.Read more
A New Rochelle police officer crashed his car on the hutch parkway north by north ave. The officer was not hurt but his car had to be towed off the parkway. The officer was responding to a call for help from a county police officer who was fighting with at least 3 people after pulling a car over at the wilmont road exit on the hutch. New Rochelle police were responding to help the officer in need of assistance the call came in around 3:00am Sunday morning. The officer at 4:00am has now requested to be taken to the hospital after feeling pain and is going to be checked out by doctors at sound shore medical center. Developing !!!!!Read more