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New Update: More Details Emerge About Stabbing At High School In Westchester New Update: More Details Emerge About Stabbing At High School In Westchester
New Update: More Details Emerge About Stabbing At High School In Westchester Authorities have released more information about those involved in a stabbing at a Westchester County high school, including details about the young suspect.  The incident happened on Thursday, May 9 around 2:45 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, when a fight broke out among several students, according to city officials. Earlier Report - Young Person Stabbed At High School In Westchester: Suspect In Custody The fight eventually resulted in a 15-year-old boy sustaining several stab wounds. Mount Vernon Police soon arrived at the school and found the victim before he was taken to Ja…
Shots Fired At Intersection In Westchester: Police Investigating Shots Fired At Intersection In Westchester: Police Investigating
Shots Fired At Intersection In Westchester: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a shots fired incident that happened at an intersection in Westchester.  The incident happened on Thursday, March 21 around 11:30 a.m. in Mount Vernon, when a single shot was fired at the intersection of 10th Avenue and West Third Street, according to city officials.  No injuries or property damage were reported following the gunshot, officials said. Mount Vernon Police are now investigating the incident to determine the circumstances behind the gunshot.  Anyone with information is asked to call Mount Vernon Police at 914-665-2510.  This …
Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester: Suspect At Large, Police Say Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester: Suspect At Large, Police Say
Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester: Suspect At Large, Police Say Authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for a vehicle that was stolen from a Westchester street while it was unattended and had the owner's dog inside, police announced.  The vehicle, a 2004 Honda Pilot with New Jersey license plate K47SSE, was stolen on Sunday, Jan. 7 from the 200 block of West 1st Street in Mount Vernon, the city's police department announced on Saturday, Jan. 20.  On the night of the theft, an unidentified suspect entered the vehicle while it was unattended and still running and drove away. The vehicle has not been seen since the theft …
Witnesses Help Catch Trio Accused Of Robbing Clothing Store In New Rochelle: Police Witnesses Help Catch Trio Accused Of Robbing Clothing Store In New Rochelle: Police
Witnesses Help Catch Trio Accused Of Robbing Clothing Store In New Rochelle: Police Three men accused of robbing a Westchester clothing store will be facing the music after witnesses were able to help authorities apprehend them, police said. The trio was arrested as the result of a robbery that happened on Friday, Dec. 8 just before 2:30 p.m. at Snipes Clothing in New Rochelle at 440 North Ave., New Rochelle Police announced on Tuesday, Dec. 12.  According to the department, the three suspects entered the store and began loading Nike clothing into a garbage bag. As the three men began running toward the store's exit, one of them pushed the store manager out of the way…
Man Steals Laptops, Tools From Multiple Westchester Homes: Here's His Sentence Man Steals Laptops, Tools From Multiple Westchester Homes: Here's His Sentence
Man Steals Laptops, Tools From Multiple Westchester Homes: Here's His Sentence A Westchester man will spend several years in prison after burglarizing multiple residences and stealing items such as laptops, tools, cookware, and more, officials announced.  Mount Vernon resident Nathaniel Gordon, age 65, was sentenced to an indeterminate term of seven to 14 years in state prison for committing several residential burglaries within the city, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Nov. 30.  According to officials, one of these burglaries happened on Tuesday, Jan. 3 just before noon, when Gordon entered a multi-family h…
19-Year-Old Nabbed After Firing Off Shots At Storefronts In Westchester: Police 19-Year-Old Nabbed After Firing Off Shots At Storefronts In Westchester: Police
19-Year-Old Nabbed After Firing Off Shots At Storefronts In Westchester: Police A 19-year-old man faces several charges after firing shots on a public street in Westchester, damaging storefronts in the process, officials announced. Port Chester resident Tyshawn Watkins, age 19, was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in connection with an incident on Friday, Nov. 17 in Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Director of Communications Timothy Allen said.  According to Allen, on the day of the incident at around 4 p.m., Watkins allegedly fired multiple gunshots in the area of South 2nd Avenue and West 3rd Street, damaging several storefronts. Luckily though, no injuries were repo…
Man Hospitalized After Westchester Shooting, Refuses To Cooperate: Suspect At Large, Police Say Man Hospitalized After Westchester Shooting, Refuses To Cooperate: Suspect At Large, Police Say
Man Hospitalized After Westchester Shooting, Refuses To Cooperate: Suspect At Large, Police Say Authorities are investigating a shooting in Westchester that hospitalized a man who later refused to cooperate with detectives, police said. The incident happened on Monday, Oct. 16 around 11 p.m., when police responded to the area of South 7th Avenue and West 5th Street in Mount Vernon for a report of shots fired, Mount Vernon Director of Communications Timothy Allen said. Arriving officers quickly searched the scene and failed to find any witnesses or evidence regarding the shooting. Around an hour later though, authorities were told that a shooting victim had arrived at the Jacobi M…
Officers Use Tourniquet To Save Life Of Man Struck By Car In Westchester Officers Use Tourniquet To Save Life Of Man Struck By Car In Westchester
Officers Use Tourniquet To Save Life Of Man Struck By Car In Westchester A man's life was saved thanks to the quick action of two officers who tended to his severe injury after he was struck by a vehicle in Westchester.  The incident happened on Saturday, Aug. 26 just before 4:30 a.m., when two Mount Vernon Police officers responded to the corner of Union Avenue and East 3rd Street on a report of a pedestrian being struck by a car.  According to the Mount Vernon Police Association, one of the officers quickly realized that the man had several cuts and an open fracture on his left leg. The officer then removed the man's clothing and fashioned a tourniqu…
Retired Police Sergeant, Army Vet From Westchester Dies Retired Police Sergeant, Army Vet From Westchester Dies
Retired Police Sergeant, Army Vet From Westchester Dies A city in Westchester is mourning the loss of a retired police sergeant who served his community for over a quarter of a century.  Retired Mount Vernon Police Sergeant Jessie Kimble died on Friday, Aug. 18 at the age of 84, Mount Vernon Police announced.  Kimble, a resident of Yonkers, served with the department for over 25 years before retiring, according to his obituary.  He joined the department after returning home from service with the US Army.  "Our condolences go to his family and loved ones," Mount Vernon Police said on social media.  A service for&n…
Man Gets Decades In Prison For Chasing, Fatally Shooting Defenseless Victim In Westchester Man Gets Decades In Prison For Chasing, Fatally Shooting Defenseless Victim In Westchester
Man Gets Decades In Prison For Chasing, Fatally Shooting Defenseless Victim In Westchester A man will spend a quarter of a century in prison for chasing down a defenseless victim and fatally shooting him outside a bodega in Westchester.  Mount Vernon resident Heyward Bradshaw was sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting 41-year-old Mount Vernon resident Kwasi Kirton in March 2022, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Thursday, Aug. 10.  Earlier Report - Mount Vernon Man Arrested For City's First Homicide Of 2022 According to DA officials, on the day of the shooting, March 4, 2022, around 11:30 p.m., Bradshaw had been…
17-Year-Old Assault Suspect Caught With 5 Loaded Handguns In Westchester: Police 17-Year-Old Assault Suspect Caught With 5 Loaded Handguns In Westchester: Police
17-Year-Old Assault Suspect Caught With 5 Loaded Handguns In Westchester: Police A 17-year-old from Westchester faces numerous charges after they were caught in possession of five loaded handguns during an assault investigation, police said.  The teenager's arrest resulted from a search of a Mount Vernon residence conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 9 around 5 a.m. as part of an investigation into a past assault, according to Mount Vernon Police.  The search, conducted by the Mount Vernon Detectives Division, the Mount Vernon Emergency Service Unit, and the FBI Safe Streets Taskforce, led to authorities finding five loaded semiautomatic firearms, police sai…
Road Rage: Suspects In Tesla Fire At Victim In Westchester Incident, Police Say Road Rage: Suspects In Tesla Fire At Victim In Westchester Incident, Police Say
Road Rage: Suspects In Tesla Fire At Victim In Westchester Incident, Police Say Authorities are investigating a road rage incident involving suspects in a Tesla firing a gunshot at a victim in Westchester.  The incident happened on Sunday, July 30 around 7:15 a.m., when Mount Vernon Police responded to the 200 block of South Fifth Avenue, where a vehicle had been hit with gunshots.  According to Mount Vernon city officials, officers arriving in the area soon found the victim, a Mount Vernon resident, who had been fired at by suspects in a red Tesla.  The shot had struck the victim's car, which caused damage to it. The victim was not injured in the incid…
28-Year-Old Man Shot By MTA Tracks In Westchester: Suspect Still At Large, Police Say 28-Year-Old Man Shot By MTA Tracks In Westchester: Suspect Still At Large, Police Say
28-Year-Old Man Shot By MTA Tracks In Westchester: Suspect Still At Large, Police Say Authorities are searching for whoever was involved in an early morning shooting that left a 28-year-old man injured in Westchester.  The incident happened on Thursday, July 27 around 6:45 a.m., when Mount Vernon Police responded to the area of 37 Pearl St. near Metro-North New Haven line tracks after receiving a report of a shooting. According to Mount Vernon city officials, arriving officers found 28-year-old Mount Vernon resident Camron Jackson with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder. Jackson was then taken to  Jacobi Medical Center and is expected to make a full recover…
Worker Shot While Collecting Garbage In Westchester: Suspect At Large Worker Shot While Collecting Garbage In Westchester: Suspect At Large
Worker Shot While Collecting Garbage In Westchester: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for a suspect who shot a public works employee in Westchester while they were collecting garbage.  The incident happened on Friday, July 7 just before 8:30 a.m., when Mount Vernon Police responded to the area of 50 North Terrace Ave. for a reported shooting, according to Mount Vernon Director of Communications Timothy Allen.  Once officers arrived at the scene of the shooting, they found 25-year-old Daquan Moore, a Mount Vernon Department of Public Works employee, with gunshot wounds to both of his legs. Moore was then taken to Jacobi Medical Center,…
Pursuit Ends In Suspect Being Caught With Illegal Gun In Westchester Pursuit Ends In Suspect Being Caught With Illegal Gun In Westchester
Pursuit Ends In Suspect Being Caught With Illegal Gun In Westchester A brief police chase in Westchester resulted in the arrest of a suspect who was carrying an illegally-possessed gun, police said.  The incident happened on Friday, June 16, when a cooperative law enforcement detail between Mount Vernon Police and New York State Police resulted in an attempted traffic stop of a vehicle within Mount Vernon.  According to Mount Vernon Police, one of the vehicle's passengers then ran away from authorities as the car itself sped away from the scene.  After a brief chase on foot, the passenger was caught and found to be in possession of an illegal…
Man Shoots Woman Inside Beauty Salon In Westchester, Then Flees State: Officials Man Shoots Woman Inside Beauty Salon In Westchester, Then Flees State: Officials
Man Shoots Woman Inside Beauty Salon In Westchester, Then Flees State: Officials A man with a long criminal history faces more charges after allegedly shooting into a Westchester beauty salon after a dispute and hitting a woman before fleeing the state, city officials said.  The incident happened on Friday, April 21 around 5:30 p.m., when 48-year-old Bronx resident Craig Whitfield became involved in a verbal dispute with several people outside of a beauty salon in Mount Vernon at 4 West 3rd St., according to Mount Vernon Director of Communications Timothy Allen.  During this dispute, Whitfield allegedly took out a handgun and fired into the salo…
BMW Driver Leads Officers On 2-Hour Chase Throughout Westchester: Police BMW Driver Leads Officers On 2-Hour Chase Throughout Westchester: Police
BMW Driver Leads Officers On 2-Hour Chase Throughout Westchester: Police A 28-year-old man's decision to not pull over led to a more than two-hour chase throughout Westchester that finally ended with him in custody, police said.  The incident began on Tuesday, May 23 just before 2 p.m. when Westchester County Police received a report that a BMW wanted by the New York City Police Department for fleeing officers was traveling on Westchester Avenue in Harrison.  According to Westchester County PD, an officer found the BMW on the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway and tried to pull it over.  However, the driver pulled onto the shoulder, threw the ca…
Man Stabbed In Attempted Robbery Near School In Westchester, Officials Say Man Stabbed In Attempted Robbery Near School In Westchester, Officials Say
Man Stabbed In Attempted Robbery Near School In Westchester, Officials Say Authorities are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man repeatedly in an attempted robbery incident down the street from an elementary school in Westchester, officials said.  The incident happened on Tuesday, May 2 around 12:30 p.m., when Mount Vernon Police responded to a report of a man stabbed at 36 West Fifth St., down the street from Cecil H. Parker Elementary School, according to Mount Vernon Director of Communications Timothy Allen.  Once they arrived at the scene, police found 44-year-old Derek Fox of Yonkers suffering from stab wounds to his right arm and the right side…
Witness To 18-Year-Old's Murder Flees Officers At His Funeral In Westchester, Police Say Witness To 18-Year-Old's Murder Flees Officers At His Funeral In Westchester, Police Say
Witness To 18-Year-Old's Murder Flees Officers At His Funeral In Westchester, Police Say The funeral of a slain 18-year-old in Westchester turned dramatic when officers arrested both a witness to the murder and a man who tried interfering with the arrest, police said.  The incident happened in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, April 18 during the funeral of 18-year-old Tamani Turner, who was fatally shot on Thursday, April 6 on Garden Avenue near East 4th Street, according to Mount Vernon Police.  Earlier Report - Murder Of Teen In Mount Vernon: 33-Year-Old Suspect Apprehended During the funeral, Mount Vernon detectives were in attendance trying to locate a witness …
Man Slashes Victim's Throat In Westchester, Officials Say Man Slashes Victim's Throat In Westchester, Officials Say
Man Slashes Victim's Throat In Westchester, Officials Say A man is in custody after slashing a victim's throat in Westchester, authorities announced. The incident happened in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, April 4 around 8 p.m., when two men from the city were involved in an altercation.  During this fight, a victim, identified as 52-year-old Louis Kirkland, was cut across his neck, according to Mount Vernon Director of Communications Timothy Allen. Kirkland was then rushed to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital by an acquaintance, where he was stabilized. After this, Kirkland was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla for further …
Murder Of Teen In Westchester: 33-Year-Old Suspect Apprehended Murder Of Teen In Westchester: 33-Year-Old Suspect Apprehended
Murder Of Teen In Westchester: 33-Year-Old Suspect Apprehended A suspect has been apprehended in connection to the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old in Westchester. Tomani Turner, age 18, died on Thursday night, April 6 after he was shot twice in the chest in Mount Vernon on Garden Avenue near East 4th Street just after 12:30 p.m. earlier in the day. On Friday, April 7, 2023, detectives arrested 33-year-old Akeem Grant, of Mount Vernon for the murder of Turner. Earlier report: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Mount Vernon Was High School Student On Spring Break More information on the arrest will be released on Monday, April 10, Mount Vernon Police sa…
ID Released For 18-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Westchester; Suspect On Loose ID Released For 18-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Westchester; Suspect On Loose
ID Released For 18-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Westchester; Suspect On Loose New update - Murder Of Teen In Westchester: 33-Year-Old Suspect Apprehended An 18-year-old who was shot twice in the chest in Westchester and died of his wounds has been identified. Tomani Turner was shot twice in the chest just after 12:30 p.m.  Thursday night, April 6 in Mount Vernon on Garden Avenue just south of East 4th Street, according to Mount Vernon Communications Director Tim Allen. Earlier Report - 18-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Mount Vernon: Suspect At Large, Officials Say After the shooting, Turner was rushed to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, where he late…
Armed Man At Train Station Flees On Tracks In Westchester, Police Say Armed Man At Train Station Flees On Tracks In Westchester, Police Say
Armed Man At Train Station Flees On Tracks In Westchester, Police Say An armed suspect who led authorities on a chase at a train station in Westchester is still on the loose, police said.  The incident happened on Thursday, March 23 around 3:30 p.m. when detectives in Mount Vernon spotted a man in possession of a gun at the Mount Vernon East Train Station on Elm Avenue, according to Mount Vernon Police.  The detectives then immediately tried to stop the man, but he ran away onto the train platform and then the tracks, escaping authorities.  After the suspect fled the scene, officers from the Mount Vernon and Metropolitan Transportation Au…
Suspect On Loose After 20-Year-Old Shot Near Health Center In Westchester Suspect On Loose After 20-Year-Old Shot Near Health Center In Westchester
Suspect On Loose After 20-Year-Old Shot Near Health Center In Westchester Authorities are searching for a suspect who shot a 20-year-old in Westchester, causing him to be hospitalized, police said.  The incident happened on Thursday, March 23 around 6:15 p.m., when police in Mount Vernon responded to the area of 107 West 4th St. for a reported shooting, where the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center is located.  Once arriving at the scene, officers found 20-year-old Mount Vernon resident Jaheim Vassel with a gunshot wound to his leg. Vassel was then taken to Jacobi Medical Center and will likely make a full recovery, according to …
'Did Not Deserve To Die': Mother Of Fatally Shot Teenager In Westchester Speaks Out 'Did Not Deserve To Die': Mother Of Fatally Shot Teenager In Westchester Speaks Out
'Did Not Deserve To Die': Mother Of Fatally Shot Teenager In Westchester Speaks Out The mother of a teenager who was the victim of a fatal shooting in Westchester is urging city officials to improve safety and prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.  The shooting, which happened in Mount Vernon on Thursday, March 9 around 10:35 a.m. in the courtyard of the Levister Towers complex at 215 South 9th Avenue, left 14-year-old Zyaire Fernandez dead.  Earlier Report - Arrest Made After Teenager Shot Dead In Mount Vernon: ID Of Victim Released Days after the shooting, on Tuesday, March 14, Mount Vernon Police arrested  21-year-old Tyr…
Active Shooting Scene Under Investigation In Westchester Active Shooting Scene Under Investigation In Westchester
Active Shooting Scene Under Investigation In Westchester Click here for a new, updated story: Teen Killed In Broad Daylight Westchester Shooting Police are advising residents to stay away from an apartment complex in Westchester after one person was shot.  The incident happened on Thursday, March 9 in Mount Vernon in the area of the Levister Towers apartment complex at 215 South 9th Avenue, according to Mount Vernon Police.  One person was shot at the scene, Mount Vernon Director of Communications Timothy Allen said.  The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Residents are advised to avoid the area, and anyone with inf…
Person Dies After Fall From Window In Westchester: Police Investigating Person Dies After Fall From Window In Westchester: Police Investigating
Person Dies After Fall From Window In Westchester: Police Investigating Police are investigating a death in Westchester.  The incident happened on Friday, March 3, just before 3 p.m., when officers in Mount Vernon received a report that a person had fallen from a window at 130 Mount Vernon Ave., according to the city's police department.  Once they arrived at the scene, officers found the person lifeless on the ground.  Authorities currently believe that the person intentionally jumped from the window and no criminality is suspected. Still, detectives are investigating the death.  The person's name is being withheld pending notification of…
Standoff: Man Held Woman Against Will In Apartment In Westchester, Police Say Standoff: Man Held Woman Against Will In Apartment In Westchester, Police Say
Standoff: Man Held Woman Against Will In Apartment In Westchester, Police Say After several hours of negotiations, a man surrendered to police after holding a woman against her will in a Westchester County apartment, authorities said.  The incident started in the early morning of Friday, Feb. 10, around 3 a.m., when distressed family members told Mount Vernon Police that a woman was being held against her will at 29 East 4th St. and had sent concerning text messages about the situation.  Several officers and members of the department's Police Emergency Services Unit then established a perimeter around the apartment and began negotiations with the …
Duo Charged With Fatally Shooting 17-Year-Old In Westchester, Police Say Duo Charged With Fatally Shooting 17-Year-Old In Westchester, Police Say
Duo Charged With Fatally Shooting 17-Year-Old In Westchester, Police Say Two men have been charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old in Westchester County nearly two years ago, police said.  The shooting happened in Mount Vernon on May 6, 2021, around 10:40 a.m., when police found 17-year-old Anthony Boyd Jr. with gunshot wounds to his chest at 34 South 8th Ave. Boyd was then taken to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital, where he later died.  After a long, arduous investigation into the killing, authorities have now indicted two suspects, identified as Mount Vernon residents Tyrese White, age 20, and Christopher Mills, also age 20, Mount Verno…
8 People Charged After Crack Cocaine Stash Found In Westchester County Home: Police 8 People Charged After Crack Cocaine Stash Found In Westchester County Home: Police
8 People Charged After Crack Cocaine Stash Found In Westchester County Home: Police An early morning raid at a home in Westchester County resulted in the arrest of eight people and the seizure of a crack cocaine stash, police said.  On Thursday, Dec. 22, around 5 a.m., police in Mount Vernon descended upon a residence at 111 South Fulton Ave. after an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine, according to an announcement by Mount Vernon Police from Wednesday, Dec. 28. Authorities found several people inside the home along with a stash of over 130 grams of the illegal drug.  The following seven people were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a co…
Storm Floods Roads, Knocks Out Trees, Traffic Lights In Westchester County Storm Floods Roads, Knocks Out Trees, Traffic Lights In Westchester County
Storm Floods Roads, Knocks Out Trees, Traffic Lights In Westchester County A pre-Christmas storm is leaving roads flooded, knocking out traffic lights, and blowing down trees in Westchester and Putnam counties, police said. Earlier Report - Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Westchester, Putnam Police and town officials in numerous municipalities have reported multiple locations that residents should avoid or use caution around.  One such area is Bear Mountain Bridge Road in Cortlandt, which is closed in the area of Route 6 because of flooding, Westchester County Police said.  The storm also knocked over a tree in North Salem on Route 22 …