MOUNT VERNON, NY — July 9, 2015 — Mayor Ernest D. Davis held a press conference in conjunction with the Mount Vernon Police Department to discuss arrests involving shootings in the city and provide an update on active murder investigations and MVPD’s plans on combatting criminal activity within the city.
As part of the Mount Vernon Police Department’s ongoing efforts to combat firearms violence, members of the Departments’ Narcotics Unit arrested a 22-year-old male Mount Vernonite yesterday after observing him to be in possession of a loaded handgun. Detectives were conducting surveillance in the area of South 8th Avenue and West 5th Street when they observed Tyrell Crenshaw of 452 South 8th Avenue adjusting what appeared to be a handgun in his waistband. Officers apprehended Crenshaw and recovered a .32 caliber handgun that was loaded with four live rounds. Crenshaw, who has no prior arrests, will be arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court later today.
Crenshaw’s arrest comes on the heels of several successful shooting investigations that have led to the arrest of 25-year-old Juan Picart, charged with the June 1st daytime shooting of a Mount Vernon resident in a 3rd Street grocery store. On July 7th , Jeremy Mott, age 25 was arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of two city men walking in the area of South 7th Avenue and West 3rd Street in the evening hours of June 24th. Mott has also been charged with shooting at a Mount Vernon man in November 2014.
Detectives are also investigating the circumstances surrounding a shots fired that may be a road rage incident that occurred early yesterday afternoon at Farrell Avenue and East 3rd Street.
Mount Vernon Police are also aggressively investigating several other firearms related crimes. Additional arrests are expected.