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Prosecutors announced today that a Yonkers police officer has been indicted for allegedly assaulting two people in a bar while on duty and then falsely arresting them.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says 32 year old Raul Ramirez of 435 Riverdale Avenue was arraigned on six charges today including 2nd Degree Assault, Offering a False Instrument for Filing, Falsifying Business Records, and Official Misconduct.
A Bronx man pleaded guilty today to murder and assault charges in connection with the death of firefighter Patrick Joyce in October 2009 and the injuries of two others.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore says Rafael Roldan, in the midst of his trial, pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Murder and two counts of 1st Degree Assault.
On October 2, 2009, the Yonkers Fire Department responded to a multi family structure fire at 149 Waverly Street. Firefighters managed to put out the blaze in the front room, when a second fire erupted in the rear of the home and spread to the roof area trapping firefighter Patrick Joyce and Lt Joseph Murray and William Kanych Jr.
The smoke and flames forced the men to jump three stories. Joyce was killed. The other two suffered serious injuries.
Murray had multiple fractures to his ribs, spine and burns that required hospitalization and surgery. Firefighter Kanych suffered a fractured foot, burns and spinal injuries that required hospitalization and surgery.
Three men are under arrest, charged with gang assault after police broke up an apparent gang fight around 3:30 p.m. Monday at Palisade Avenue and James Street (Getty Square).
Police responding found a group of youghs fighting and a young man lying on the ground in convulsions. The victim, they say was covered in blood and was attempting to swallow his tongue when police intervened.
Yonkers Police are searching for the person responsible for the brutal beating and robbery of a 29 year old man.
Police say they received a call of a man injured at about 12:25 a.m. July 15. Emergency workers found the victim with two large lacerations to the back of the head which he sustained during the assault and robbery. The unidentified man was transported to an area trauma center where he was admitted in stable condition.
Authorities say the victim had been struck several times over the head with a cane by a Hispanic male, and was robbed of $480 cash, a cell phone and keys.
A Yonkers police officer was injured Wednesday afternoon while attempting to arrest a drug suspect.
Officials say the incident occurred around 5:08 p.m. when Officers Robert Villanueva and Steven Donohue were on routine patrol in the area of 65 Oak Street when they spotted a man attempting to smoke crack cocaine.
As the officers approached, the suspect threw the crack pipe and a piece of crack cocaine to the ground and fled on foot. As he was ordered to stop, the suspect swung his right arm around, striking the officer on the lip causing a laceration. Police say the suspect, John Cain, then resisted arrest, and following a struggle was taken into custody.
A jury has found a Peekskill man guilty of first degree attempted rape in connection with an attack on a woman on June 9, 2009.
Officials say the attack occurred after 51 year old Cesar Urbina of Hemlock Circle approached his neighbor's apartment claiming he was locked out of his mother's home. The victim offered him a place to stay, and officials say it was then that Urbina grabbed the woman from behind, placed his hand over her mouth, put a kitchen knife to her throat, and warned the victim not to make any noise. The woman begged him to stop the assault, and he did.
He was arrested by members of the Peekskill Police Department after the victim reported the incident. Sentencing is set for May 21. As a persistent violent felony offender, Urbina faces a maximum of life in State Prison. Urbina also has a pending case in NY County where he allegedly tried to rape his grandmother's home health aide.
A Peekskill man is lucky to be alive today after he was shot in the neck Wednesday night with an arrow. Peekskill Police Chief Eugene Tumulo says the incident began around 8:30 PM after two men got into an argument at a home at 165 Smith Street.
Police allege that during that argument, 54 year old Lee Johnson of Peekskill took a crossbow and shot an arrow into 40 year old Wayne Inesta, also of Peekskill, striking him in the neck.
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