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A dramatic rescue in Yonkers.
Yonkers Police say they saved the life of a Yonkers woman who had jumped into the Hudson River off the City Pier last evening. Shortly before 8 p.m. officials spotted a parked, unoccupied car that was still running at the pier and found the woman who had apparently just jumped into the water.
The woman, identified only as a 42 year old Yonkers resident was semi-conscious at the time and was slipping further into the Hudson. Officers at the scene deployed a rescue rope to the woman, getting it around her arms and securing it to her waist.
Yonkers Police say a 53 year old Syracuse woman has been arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child for allegedly leaving her grandson alone in a parked, heatless car while she went to gamble.
Cops responded to reports Wednesday night by witnesses who saw the child left alone in the car for at least 30 minutes.Officers interviewed the child, who related that his grandmother-later identified as suspect Rose Thigpen-Grant,-told him to stay inside the vehicle while she went inside to get something. According to Police, the car was not running and the temperature outside was 20 degrees.
The suspect allegedly tried to run away and resisted arrest after Police announced she was under arrest. In addition to Endangering the Welfare of a Child Thigpen-Grant was also charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Governmental Administration.
Police are on the hunt for whomever robbed a private residence on St. John's Avenue in Yonkers.
Cops were called to the home around 8:15 p.m. February 22 and determined that approximately $36,000 worth of electornics, jewelry and U.S. currency were removed from the residence.
They estimate the larceny occurred around 6 a.m. that morning. They believe the thieves gained entry through a rear patio window, which wsa shattered. The inside of the home had also been ransacked.
Police in Yonkers are investigating a report of a shot or shots fired outside 159 Stanley Avenue on Saturday.
Officials say around 11:30 p.m. February 19, police responded to a report of a shot fired through a window at 159 Stanley Avenue. A resident at the location related that on February 16, earlier in the week, she had awoken to a loud noise outside around 2 a.m., possibly a gunshot and went back to sleep.
In Saturday's instance, she related that there was damage to a bedroom window and her bedroom ceiling.
Yonkers Police are warning residents to lock their doors and windows in light of several burglaries that have taken place over the past few days.
Cops say on February 4, someone broke into a home on Nimitz Road through a rear door and apparently attempted to steal a flat screen television, leaving the large TV by the front door of the home and the rest of the house in disarray. It's unclear, what, if anything, was removed from the residence.
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.
Yonkers police have released a video surveillance photograph of the suspect wanted in connection with last Thursday's bank robbery of the Webster Bank located at 760 McLean Avenue.
The suspect made off with an estimated $6,000 in cash.
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