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The former treasurer of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association of the Yonkers Fire Department has been charged with 2nd Degree Grand Larceny after allegedly stealing nearly $100,000 from the Union's General Fund.
It's alleged that between August 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008,46 year old Kai Irwin of Candlewood Drive , who was the Secretary-Treasurer of the UFOA, stole $97,000 from the Union's General Fund.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore says Irwin, a Lieutenant in the Yonkers Fire Department, had signatory authority for the fund and stole the money by making counter withdrawls, debit card withdrawls and ATM withdrawls from the fund without permission or authority from the union or its membership.
The larceny and financial discrepancies were discovered when a new Secretary-Treasurer took over the position in 2010.
Irwin was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on March 3. He faces a maximum of 15 years in state prison if found guilty.
Prosecutors say a Yonkers man pled guilty today to First Degree Murder charges in connection with a robbery and subsequent shooting that took place in the City last year.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore says 24 year old Fritzgerald Lalanne also pled guilty to 2nd Degree Attempted Assault relating to an incident at the Westchester County Jail involving Lalanne.
The First Degree Murder Charge stemmed from an incident on June 25, 2010 in which Lalanne robbed and shot a man inside the lobby of an apartment buiding at 106 Locust Hill Avenue. The victim later died of his injuries.
He faces a maximum of life in state prison when sentenced on April 15.
Westchester County Legislator Jose Alvarado is calling on all Westchester residents to help find a missing man from Yonkers. 25 year old Heriberto Chavez, who has been missing since Januaery 29, was last seen in hastings on Hudson.
Yonkers Police have said Chavez, who suffers from schizoprenia, was last seen at his place of employment, Rainwater Grill in Hastings.
Alvarado says Chavez may have been spotted in the Bronx/New Rochelle area on February 7 in the vicinity of Shore Road and Pelham Parkway.
Chavez is a black male, 5'7" tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Yonkers Police Department Youth Division at (914) 377-7293.
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.
Police in Yonkers are looking to the public for help in finding a missing city man. On 01-29-11, 3rd Precinct Officers completed a missing persons report for a male named Heriberto Chavez, a 25 year old male who resides at 75 Livingston Avenue in Yonkers. Mr. Chavez is reported to be schizophrenic. He was last seen at his place of employment (“Rainwater Grill” in Hastings-on-Hudson) on January 28th at 1:05 AM. Mr. Chavez is 5’7” tall, 180 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing black “Polo” jeans. The Yonkers Police Department Youth Division is actively investigating this missing person report and anyone with information can contact them at 914-377-7293.
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.
Officials say a 25 year old Yonkers man has been arraigned on a six count indictment in connection with the stabbing of his mother and slashing of his father.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says Dennis Reyes of 58 Maple Street, Yonkers has been charged with 2nd Degree Attempted Murder, First Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Contempt and Menacing.
The charges stem from a May 2010 incident in which police responded to a 911 call by Reyes' father stating that someone had "killed his wife." Once at the home, police found the mother badly injured and the father bleeding from the face.
The woman was transported to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx for treatment of her injuries.
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