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Yonkers Police say an arrest has been made in connection with the July 6 shooting at a home at 77 Locust Hill Avenue that resulted in the deaths of 2 men and wounding of four others.
Killed in the attack were 21 year old Kasheem Little and 23 year old Carlton MCCloud of 77 Locust Hill Avenue. Four others, including a five year old boy were taken to local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.
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.
The violence continues in the State's fourth largest city. Two men are dead, four others were wounded following a wild shootout at a home at 77 Locust Hill Avenue early Tuesday.
Police responding to a report of multiple shots fired at a 9th floor apartment found the six victims.
Two of them, identified as 21 year old Kasheem Little and 21 year old Carlton McLeod were pronounced dead at the scene. Four others, including a five year old boy, were transported to local hospitals.
Just days after coyotes attacked two girls over the span of a week in the city of Rye, comes word that a coyote has been spotted, and possibly wounded in Yonkers.
Yonkers Police say they received a call around 1:30 this morning from a resident reporting a coyote near his residence.
Officers responded and found the coyote at the corner of Chase and Park Street. Sgt Bryant Pappas fired a shot at the coyote, which reportedly caused it to change direction and run toward him. The Sgt fired a second shot, which appeared to strike the coyote causing it to yelp and change direction again. The coyote then ran up Roberts Avenue and the officer decided against firing another shot due to the proximity of local residences in the area, and for fear it would injure people inside.
Police have since been unable to locate the coyote, but wanted to warn the public that a possibly injured coyote might be on the loose.
Westchester County Health officials this week issued a statement reminding residents to take certain steps to avoid a close encounter with a coyote. They include, securing all garbage, removing pet food from outdoor areas and to keep a close watch on their pets, particularly small dogs, who might be considered prey for coyotes.
Police in the State's fourth largest city are reminding residents that the use and/or sale of of fireworks is illegal, and that people found in possession of illegal fireworks face penalties including jail, fines and the forfeiture of personal vehicles.
Police in Yonkers have arrested two brothers following a months-long undercover operation into the sale of illegal firearms. The investigation led to a 21 count sealed indictment of Gustavo and Anthony Rivera of 185 Valentine Lane, Yonkers.
Both men have been indicted on five counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Sale of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Conspiracy.
Anthony Rivera is facing a minimum of 28 years and a maximum of 60 years if convicted.
Gustavo Rivera faces a minimum of 21 years and a maximum of 45 years if found guilty. Bail for him was set at $150,000. Anthony Rivera was remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail.
The arrests were made with the help of the FBI Violent Crime Task Force, The Westchester County District Attorney's Office, and the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of NY.
The Street Crime Unit recovered a number of firearms including:
- A stolen .357 magnum handgun with six rounds
- A pistol grip shotgun with nine .410 rounds
- A defaced 12 gauge/sawed off shotgun with eight rounds
- A .32 caliber handgun with six .32 caliber rounds
- A stolen AK-47 assault rifle with forty 7.62 rounds
- A .40 caliber handgun with nine rounds
Cops have arrested a man in connection with Friday morning's murder of a man found shot to death at 106 Locust Hill Avenue. Yonkers Police say they executed a warrant and arrested 24 year old Fritzgerald LaLanne in the killing of 31 year old Jermaine McCollum of 99 Elm Street. McCollum was found dead of a gunsoht wound to the torso aeround 5 a.m. June 25.
Officials have not yet released a motive in the killing, but they say a .380 caliber handgun was recovered. LaLanne was charged with 2nd Degree Murder.
Last week's shooting was the second homicide and fifth shooting in the city last week.
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