Yonkers, NY, November 13, 2010 — On October 25, 2010 at approx. 4:10 pm a female victim walked into St. Joseph’s Medical Center with a stab wound to the left side of her chest. Victim related this incident was domestic in nature and provided police from the 3rd precinct with a name and a probable destination of suspect. Victim was treated by emergency room staff for her injury and released. Suspect was identified as Nefertiria E. Bennet of 69 Hamilton Ave. Suspect was located as well as the knife used in the assault at 69 Hamilton Ave. She was placed under arrest and was charged with Assault 2nd and Criminal possession of a Weapon 4th .
On October 26, 2010 at approx. 9:26 pm in the vicinity of Valentine Lane and South Broadway in the southwest section of Yonkers a female victim reports that she was robbed. She told police that she was walking and was approached by a male who asked her for money. She told him “no” and this male then pushed her to the ground and pulled her pocketbook from her arm. Two witnesses chased the suspect at which time the suspect dropped the pocketbook. Suspect was not captured and fled the area. The pocketbook was returned to its owner. The suspect is described as a black male approx. 45 years of age, approx. 6’3” with facial hair, wearing a white shirt and plaid boxers. The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to please call the Detective Division at (914) 377-7725.
On October 26, 2010 at approx. 11:45 pm 4th Precinct units responded to 590 Nepperhan Ave on report of a motor vehicle accident in which the vehicle rolled over, struck a wall and the building at 590 Nepperhan Ave and was lying on its roof. The vehicle is described as a 1999 Nissan Altima. The operator of the vehicle was extricated by members of the Yonkers Police Emergency Services Unit and transported to Jacobi Medical Center by ambulance. There at she was treated for a broken right ankle with a large laceration and a laceration to her forehead. There were no other passengers in the vehicle. It was determined that the operator of the vehicle Yvonne Padilla of 30 Pease St in Mount Vernon was intoxicated and was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and was issued several summons.
On October 28, 2010 at approx. 9:00 pm in the vicinity of 495 South Broadway a 30 year old female was walking with her children when a white older model Chevrolet Suburban pulled up along side of her. The windows of the vehicle were rolled down and when the woman looked inside the male driver was masturbating. The vehicle then fled southbound on South Broadway. The male is described as a white male in his 40’s with a stocky build wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is please asked to call the Detective Division at 377-7725.
On 11/01/10 at approximately 4:38 p.m., off-duty Detective James McGovern was in the area of Nepperhan Avenue and Ashburton Avenue when he observed a male (later identified as Jermico Johnson) strike a 17 year old male city resident in the head with a tire iron. The suspect also lifted the victim up and dropped the victim down to the ground head first. The assault took place on a sidewalk at the location and went into the street. Detective McGovern immediately notified headquarters of the incident by cell phone and he provided a description of the suspect. The suspect fled the scene in a red 1998 Mercury occupied by three others, and the vehicle was subsequently stopped by responding units and Detective McGovern on New Main Street. The suspect was then transported to the Detective Division and he was later booked for Jermico J. Johnson (pictured on right), a 21 year old black male who resides at 82 Hamilton Avenue, will be arraigned in Yonkers Criminal Court on 11/02/10.
On 11/01/10 at approximately 10:01 a.m., a 63 year old male local business owner was walking to his parked vehicle at 591 South Broadway with a bank deposit. The victim was holding a bag, which contained approximately $69,762.71 in assorted currency and checks. A black or Hispanic male suspect with his face covered and described as approximately 20 years old, 6’ 00” tall, 170 pounds, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans and brown pants, approached the victim and struck the victim in his face with a closed fist. The victim fell to the ground and the suspect grabbed the bag with the deposit and began to run from the scene. The victim then got up and followed the suspect and eventually got into a physical altercation with the suspect. During the struggle, the victim was able to remove clothing covering the suspects face.
Two male bystanders attempted to gain control of the suspect and the deposit bag ripped open, causing the deposit to fall to the ground. The suspect broke free and fled westbound on Fanshaw Avenue and then southbound on Leighton Avenue to an unknown location. The victim sustained abrasions to his face, lip, and hands. All of the property was recovered at the scene except for $1.00. Anyone with information about this robbery can call our Detective Division at 914-377-7724.
On 11/02/10 at approximately 9:50 p.m., units responded to St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Room on a report of a male victim who walked into the hospital with a stab wound to his chest. Detectives spoke with a 40 year old male city resident who related that at about 2:00 p.m., he was walking on Lawrence Street at Saratoga Avenue when a group of 8 to 10 black males surrounded him and threw him to the ground. The suspects punched and kicked the victim, and at one point one of the suspects punctured the victim’s chest with an unknown object. The victim’s wallet (containing approximately $50.00), coat, and cigarettes were removed. According to the victim, he went to a friend’s house after the robbery, and at the request of his friend, he eventually responded to the hospital. The victim was last reported in stable condition. The Detective Division is investigating this incident and anyone with information can contact them at 914-377-7724.
On 11/04/10 at approximately 3:25 a.m., 2nd Precinct Police Officers Dale Hughes and Ronald Romano were working in plainclothes in an unmarked vehicle when they observed four suspicious males in the area of Lawton Street and McLean Avenue. Two of the males were checking door handles of parked vehicles as the other two males walked ahead and appeared to be acting as lookouts. The offices continued surveillance of these males. Two of the males were subsequently observed trying to make an entry into a Chevrolet Tahoe. One of the males was wearing white gloves. The officers exited their vehicle and approached the males while identifying themselves as police officers. One of the suspects (later identified as Michael Davis) dropped two metal objects and ran eastbound on Lawton Street and a second male suspect followed him in the same direction. Both officers pursed the suspects on foot.
During this time, suspect Davis changed direction and ran back toward the officers swinging his arms. The suspect was taken to the ground where a violent struggle ensued to gain control and custody of the suspect. The suspect was subsequently handcuffed. A description of the remaining three suspects was given to responding units and they immediately canvassed the area, but the suspects were not located.
Suspect Davis was found to be in possession of numerous Ecstasy pills, Oxycontin pills, Xanexm pills, 2 clear plastic bags containing alleged crack cocaine, and 7 clear bags containing alleged marijuana. Two screwdrivers were found on the roadway next to the Chevy Tahoe where the suspect was first approached by the officers. Investigation revealed that the Chevy Tahoe had not been entered into.
Both officers were treated at St. John’s Hospital for injuries sustained while struggling with the suspect. One of the officers was placed off duty for a sprained right wrist. The second officer was also placed off duty for injuries to a knee and hands.
Michael Davis (pictured above), a 21 year old black male who reports residing at 40 Locust Hill Avenue (Apt 1F) was booked for Assault 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, Resisting Arrest, Attempted Petit Larceny, Possession of Burglars Tools, Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medicine, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. He will be arraigned in Yonkers Criminal Court on 11/04/10.
On 11/04/10 at approximately 11:45 p.m., 3rd Precinct units responded to St. Joseph’s Hospital on a report of a male who was stabbed. A 30 year old male city resident related about 11:00 p.m., he was walking home after consuming alcohol with friends earlier in the night. In the area of South Broadway and Radford Street, he was approached by three Hispanic males, approximately 20 years of age. One of the males subsequently produced a knife and stabbed the victim twice in the torso. The suspects then fled the scene to an unknown direction. Units canvassed the area for possible suspects, but none were located. The victim was reported to be in stable condition. The Detective Division is investigating this assault and anyone with information can call 914-377-7724.
On 11/04/10 at approximately 12:10 a.m., Yonkers Police and Fire units responded to Welty Field in the 1st Precinct on a report of a vehicle fire. A 2011 Ford Expedition was on fire and was extinguished. The Yonkers Police Criminal Investigation Unit processed the vehicle for evidence. Subsequently, an arson investigator ruled that the fire was suspicious and determined it to be arson. 1st Precinct units made contact with the owner of the vehicle, who related that the vehicle was stolen. This investigation will continue and anyone with additional information can contact the Detective Division at 914-377-7724.
On Saturday November 6th 2010, Wesley and Friends Community 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place at Lennon Park on Lake Avenue in the 4th Precinct. This event is a collaborative effort to encourage positive relationships between children and the Yonkers Police Department. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. The race will end at the P.A.L. on North Broadway and there will be free refreshments for all participants. All parents are urged to have their children participate in this worthwhile event.
On 11/07/10 at approximately 6:45 p.m., 2nd Precinct Police Officers Albert Hughes and Keith Ryan responded to 800 Central Park Avenue (Macy’s Department Store in the Cross County Shopping Center) on a report of a shoplifter fighting with security. A store employee related that a male (later identified as Yancarlos Mejia Lantigua) was observed removing security alarms from assorted items of clothing (approximate value of $1,332.79). The suspect was subsequently observed exiting the store with the items. Security personnel attempted to stop the suspect outside of the store, at which time the suspect flailed his arms and kicked the security officers. The suspect was eventually placed into handcuffs by security personnel and taken to the security office, where he continued to fight by kicking and biting the employees. The 2nd Precinct Officers arrived at the security office and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was subsequently transported to the City Jail where he was booked for Robbery 3rd degree and Grand Larceny. Security personnel refused medical attention at the scene. The suspect is a 19 year old Hispanic male who reports residing at 11 Wadsworth Avenue in New York City.
On 11-09-10 at approximately 10:11 p.m., 4th Precinct units including Police Officers Thomas Marello and William Quirk responded to the area 182 North Broadway on a report of a robbery that just occurred. A 19 year old male city resident related that while walking out of Cottage Place Gardens, a black Mitsubishi SUV passed his location.
The victim continued walking and he was hit on the back of the head with a metal object. When the complainant turned around, he observed a male with dreadlocks holding a black handgun. The suspect had a Jamaican accent and he instructed the victim to look down. The victim was then struck again with the gun, and a second male suspect went through the victim’s pockets.
The suspects removed the victim’s sneakers, jacket, and I POD, at which time they fled the scene on foot. The victim then requested assistance and responding officers arrived and immediately broadcast a description of the suspects. Police Officers Marello and Quirk observed a black Mitsubishi SUV in the area and a traffic stop was conducted. The officers observed a male (later identified as Akeem Friats) sitting in the passenger seat with a jacket and sneakers between his legs.
The suspect was subsequently placed into custody and three other occupants of the vehicle were interviewed and released. No handgun was recovered. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for a laceration to his head and abrasions to his hand.
Akeem Friats, a 21 year old black male who reports residing at 515 West 34th Street (Apt 4B) in New York City, was booked for Robbery 1st degree, Assault 2nd degree, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. He will be arraigned in Yonkers Criminal Court on 11-10-10. NO PHOTOGRAPH OF THIS SUSPECT WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.
On Thursday November 11, 2010 at approx. 3:39pm Police Officers from the 3rd Precinct responded to the vicinity of Ash St and Oak St on report of a shooting. Upon their arrival it was determined that a male was shot and transported to a local area hospital. He apparently suffered several gunshot wounds to his abdomen and legs. The investigation is continuing and any one with information is asked to please contact the Detective Division at 377-7725.
On Friday November 12, 2010 at approx. 12:04am there was a double shooting in front of 9 Van Cortland Park Ave. Both victims were transported to local area hospitals for treatment. One victim suffered a gunshot wound to the side of his back/torso and the second victim suffered a gunshot to his right leg. A Yonkers Police Housing Unit was in the area at the time of occurrence and observed a suspect with a handgun in his hand chase victims and fire several shots at victims. Suspect was arrested and the handgun used was located.
Suspect was identified as twenty three year old Tyree Hughes of 23 Van Cortland Park Ave , Yonkers NY. He was charged with Assault First Degree.