PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT *** Additional POWER OUTAGES reported in 3rd, 4th Precincts - check on vulnerable persons
Due to ongoing electrical feeder issues, additional power outages have been reported in scattered areas of the 3rd and 4th Precincts (west side) including Riverdale Avenue, Water Grant Street, Van der Donck Street. Con Edison is aware of the problem and has multiple crews working to restore power as soon as possible.
Please check on any vulnerable persons who may be living in the affected areas, especially elderly persons who rely upon electrical power for primary care. The Yonkers Police and Fire Departments are actively checking on reported vulnerable populations at this time, however if you require assistance please call (914) 377-7900 or dial 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.
PRESS RELEASE *** Yonkers Police Detectives continue stabbing investigation after assault victim dies
Yonkers, NY – On Thursday, May 23, 2019, at approximately 12:37 AM, members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to 1 Schroeder Street on a report of a group fight with a male stabbed in the neck. Upon arrival officers located the victim with an apparent life-threatening laceration to his neck; first responders rendered medical aid to the victim and transported him to a local area trauma center where he was placed on artificial life support and listed in grave condition. The area was cordoned off and a criminal investigation was initiated.
Detectives from the Major Case Unit and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene, interviewing subjects and witnesses, reviewing surveillance video, and processing forensic evidence. Investigation has yielded that the victim and a group on Schroeder Street, who were known to each other, engaged in a dispute that escalated into violence when a suspect emerged from the group and allegedly struck out at the victim with a sharp instrument causing severe injury to the victim’s neck; the victim collapsed at scene and the suspect fled the area. Investigators are working the case and actively developing information in an effort to identify the perpetrator and effect an arrest.
The victim recently died as a result of his injury; he is identified as Kentrail NEWTON, a 25-year-old resident of Warburton Avenue this City. The City of Yonkers and Yonkers Police Department offers its sincere condolences to the NEWTON family.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Yonkers Police Detective Division at (914) 377-7724 – all calls will remain confidential. 100% anonymous tips can be sent by texting the key word YPD plus the tip to 847411. Anonymous tips can also be sent to us directly through the Yonkers PD Tips app which can be downloaded for free to any Apple or Android device. ###
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