Jamillah Blair, 30, the woman arrested for DWI in March 2010 after fleeing the scene of a collision on the Hutchison River Parkway, has been "unexpectedly resigned" by the New Rochelle Police Department. The City of New Rochelle has not responded to a request for comment.
Shortly after the incident, Blair plead guilty to DWI leaving the scene of an accident, both misdemeanors, and was was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge. She was fined $600 and her license was revoked, said Westchester County District Attorney spokesman Lucian Chalfen.Read more
Laurell Smith, the man convicted of murdering Kevin Blank during the infamous “broad daylight stabbing”, has been transferred out of the Westchester County Jail, sources say.Read more
IF YOU CAN ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS, YOU MAY BE ASKED TO COMMIT A CRIME OR HAVE ALREADY COMMITED ONE. DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY STALKING/MOBBING/OSTRACISM!
Were you given unsolicited malicious information about someone you never met and told they were a criminal needing monitoring?
Were you asked to follow a person to see where they are going and what they were doing?
Were you asked to take photos of a person you never met?
Were you asked to ostracize a person, not speak to them and not include them in groups?
Were you asked to wait outside a person’s home to alert others of their comings and goings?
Were you asked to add surveillance to your home to monitor a neighbor’s behavior?
Were you asked to listen in on phone calls because the person needed monitoring?
Were you asked to search a person’s car, home, handbag, briefcase, office for information and then give the information to others?
Were you told to befriend and socialize with a person to get information to provide to others to cause them harm?
Were you asked to go in a person’s apartment without consent to add surveillance or go through all personal mail and information?
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Laurell Smith (DOB 02/12/90) of 311 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York was sentenced today to 20 years in state prison on his conviction after a jury trial of:
one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony,
for a daytime stabbing on September 18th, 2010 on North Avenue in New Rochelle, resulting in the death of Kevin Williams.
In addition, the defendant was sentenced to an indeterminate term of one to three years in prison to be served concurrently on a violation of probation resulting from his arrest and conviction in this case.
Rico Johnson (DOB 03/11/91) of 311 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York had previously pled guilty on March 11th, 2011 to:
one count of Hindering Prosecution in the Second Degree, a class “E” Felony,
one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class “E” Felony
and was sentenced on June 14th, 2011.Read more
In the criminal trial in November, 2009, it came out that Detective Jeff Wilson, the lead investigator on the case, worked for Patrick Hickey at Beckwith Pointe Beach Club & Tennis. The same Detective Wilson who showed up at Suzanne Ribando's house to threaten her, who ordered her arrested over the telephone based on a false claim that she banged on a fence, who was (twice) caught trying to videotape Ribando in her home just days before her criminal trial in 2009. The same Jeff Wilson who went running to the DA, time and time again, hoping to be told he had grounds to arrest Suzanne Ribando yet again, who told Hickey how he needed to make sure and bring a "witness" against Ribando, who repeatedly took false statements from Hickey. Once the financial and business relationship between Hickey and Wilson becomes clear, it highlights the obvious -- that the two of them colluded by concocting stories, reframing statements, making arrests and otherwise laying the groundwork to achieve Hickey's true aim -- drive Suzanne Ribando from her childhood home because she yelled at his kids for bouncing a ball off her fence.Read more
This is Part VII in a series. To read from the beginning, go back to Part I.
Judge Anthony Carbone today sentenced Suzanne Ribando to Conditional Discharge, a highly unusual and light sentence based on an equally unusual recommendation from the Westchester County Department of Probation. Carbone also vacated an unconstitutional Order of Protection imposed on Suzanne Ribando by Judge Gail Rice in 2008, lifting a ban on Ribando entering or enjoying the use of her own backyard. Patrick Hickey, one the complainants in the case, glared at Ribando as he stormed out of the courtroom.
"I am happy," said Ribando's attorney John Mangialardi about the sentence, "Given the fact that she was convicted of what she was convicted of this was a good outcome."Read more
(New York, NY) -- Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of Marque Gumbs, 32, for stealing more than $1.5 million worth of printing toner cartridges from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (“MSK”) in Midtown Manhattan. Gumbs is charged with one count of Grand Larceny in the First Degree. The theft occurred between September 27, 2007 and August 27, 2010.
“More than $1.5 million intended for the operation of a world-renowned health care facility was instead squandered on the defendant’s pursuit of a luxurious lifestyle,” said District Attorney Vance. “To victimize an organization dedicated to saving lives is deplorable. I commend our Special Prosecutions Bureau for its swift work on this case.”Read more
This is Part VI in a series. To read from the beginning, go back to Part I.
Days before her trial on eight criminal counts of harassment, contempt and criminal mischief -- just two days before a pre-trial conference on October 29th -- Suzanne Ribando stepped out her front door and found Detective Jeff Wilson lurking in the shadows across the street from her house.
Standing stock still on her front porch, Suzanne Ribando watched as Detective Jeff Wilson got out of a car parked along the street near her house on Stephenson Boulevard. Wilson walked into the street and stood under a street lamp. She could just make out an object in his hand. It appeared to be a video camera. Ribando said Wilson looked directly at the front of her house, right at her, then turned around, went back to his car and drove away. Having been told previously to call if anything unusual happened, Ribando called Michael Galluzzi who told her that if he came back again to try to get the license plate number of the vehicle.Read more