Police Blotter

By Joyce Farrell

January 22, 2024 – TRESPASS

A Fifth Avenue apartment building resident reported a non-resident white male with brown hair, wearing a black jacket and black pants, 5’ 7” tall, sitting on a chair in the apartment building’s basement laundry room. A police investigation discovered three warrants for the individual from NYC, which were for third-degree burglary, indecent exposure, and trespass. The NYPD warrant squad picked up the suspect and transported him to court in NYC. 

January 17, 2024 – LARCENY – PURSE SNATCHING

A resident reported to police headquarters that at approximately 10:00 a.m. on January 16, while she was spreading salt to clear the snow on Colonial Avenue in front of her residence, her purse slipped from around her neck and fell to the ground. She left it there and continued to spread the salt. As she was walking westbound on Colonial Avenue, she noticed an unknown Hispanic female with black hair, also walking westbound on Colonial. The unknown person picked up the purse and proceeded eastbound on Colonial towards Pelhamdale Avenue. The complainant did not yell to tell her that it was hers but told her son of the incident. Her son advised her to report the incident to headquarters. Unfortunately, although the complainant does have security cameras, they were not working at the time of the incident.

January 13, 2024 – LARCENY – LICENSE PLATE

A woman who parked her car in a building’s lot on Fifth Avenue at approximately 4:00 p.m. on January 8, reported that she had not moved her car since that time when her boyfriend noticed on January 13 that the car’s rear license plate was missing. The building had a security camera, and a police detective was notified.


A Pelham police department unit assisted New Rochelle police in pursuit of a suspect whose vehicle hit a New Rochelle sergeant’s unmarked car and then fled the scene. The sergeant pursued the suspect on Colonial Avenue. The suspect then turned right onto Wolfs Lane and then entered the northbound Hudson River Parkway ramp. The sergeant and various other police vehicles, including the Pelham unit, continued to follow the suspect to Exit 6A, where it exited. The police continued to follow the suspect’s vehicle, which eventually crashed into a “Post Office Only” parking sign and a tree, which was located in front of the post office. The New Rochelle police apprehended the suspect, transported him to their headquarters without incident, and took possession of the vehicle.


A man reported that a cup of quarters totaling approximately $50.00 was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway, and the paperwork that was in the glove compartment was strewn on the passenger’s seat. Additionally, his wife’s rental vehicle’s door was ajar when she left at 4:00 a.m. for the airport. Nothing was taken from the rental vehicle, and both vehicles were unlocked.