FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
On July 17th, 2022, at approximately 6:32 PM, there was an accident involving a motorcyclist and a passenger vehicle at the intersection of Main Street and Echo Avenue. The motorcyclist, Kristopher Johnson, 20 years old, of New Rochelle, was subsequently transported to the Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries at 1:32 AM on July 18th, 2022. The motorcyclist’s family were at the hospital at the time of his passing. The operator of the passenger vehicle, a New Rochelle resident, remained on location and fully cooperated with responding Officers.
The New Rochelle Police Traffic Unit is currently investigating the cause of the accident.
The City of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Police and Fire Departments extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Johnson.
The New Rochelle Police Department is currently investigating an incident where a 4-year-old child possibly fell from an apartment building. Parents of a 4-year-old autistic boy flagged down New Rochelle Police Officers at their apartment complex located at 570 5th Avenue and told them their son was missing, and possibly wandered from their apartment. Officers began to search for the boy then located him behind 570 5th Avenue laying on the grass, unconscious with difficulty breathing. Officers rendered first aid until New Rochelle Fire and Ambulance personnel arrived to transport him to the hospital. The boy is currently listed as critical but stable condition. New Rochelle Detectives are investigating the incident and the parents are cooperating with the investigation. It appears the boy fell from an unknown height and the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
CARJACKING ARRESTS MADE
On July 9th, 2022, at about 2:44am, New Rochelle Police responded to 969 Main Street on a report of a carjacking. A restaurant owner was closing his business for the night and was accosted by 2 male suspects who demanded the keys to his vehicle. A semi-automatic handgun was displayed. The victim complied, and the vehicle was taken. New Rochelle Detectives, along with the Westchester County Police Real Time Crime Center and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, were able to develop leads and tracked the vehicle to a neighborhood within the confines of the 47th precinct in the Bronx. Surveillance on the vehicle was set up with New Rochelle Detectives and FBI personnel. At about 2:00pm, the suspects returned to the vehicle and after a brief foot chase, were taken into custody. A third suspect was also taken into custody; these 3 suspects are also suspected to be involved with robberies that occurred hours earlier in Connecticut and Portchester, NY.
ARRESTED: 3 juveniles, ages 15, 16, and 17 years of age (names withheld due to juvenile status)
CHARGES: Penal Law 165.15 Robbery 1st Degree; Display a firearm – B Felony
Due to their Juvenile status in New York, the suspects were arraigned virtually that evening and were released from custody on their own recognizance to their parents.