Yonkers, NY – On Thursday, May 12th, 2022, at approximately 5:20 PM, members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to the area of 28 South Broadway, at the Golden Square Jewelry store, on a report of a group of masked men breaking the front window with a sledgehammer; the men then fled the area in a dark SUV. Police were at scene within minutes and canvassing units located the fleeing SUV in the Park Hill neighborhood. Officers pursued the suspect vehicle on local streets before it crashed into a residential home retaining wall on Marshall Road just east of Birch Road. The four occupants abandoned the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot; officers continued to pursue. Two of the suspects were captured within minutes, and a third within an hour as they attempted to escape and conceal themselves in the wooded area adjacent to the Saw Mill River Parkway. A neighborhood perimeter was established in the Park Hill and Tibbetts Park areas as Yonkers Police and Westchester County Police continued to search for the fourth suspect. The scene at 28 South Broadway was cordoned off and a criminal investigation was initiated.
The Yonkers Police Department will be taking part in National Police Week from May 15th through May 25th. President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. It has now grown into a collaborative effort of many different law enforcement organizations to honor America’s law enforcement community across the country.
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Yonkers, NY – May 9, 2022 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation and the Untermyer Performing Arts Council today announced that the City is searching for Yonkers’ next great young singers to compete for the titles of Yonkers Junior Idol 2022 and Yonkers Idol 2022. Celebrating its fourteenth year, the singing competition will kick off at Untermyer Gardens on Saturday, May 14th at 9:00 AM.
YONKERS, NY – May 6, 2022 – Yonkers Mayor and Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (YIDA) Chairman Mike Spano today announced the installation of nearly 50 LED interior and exterior lights to up light Getty Square’s St. John’s Episcopal Church at 1 Hudson Street. Funded through the Yonkers IDA and managed by the Yonkers Downtown BID, the project provides additional lighting and beautification to the center of the City’s revitalized downtown.
YONKERS, NY – May 4, 2022 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the City’s new partnership with Blooming Health, a platform that better connects the Yonkers Office for the Aging with Yonkers' Seniors through email, text message, and phone services. Using Blooming Health's services, information will be better communicated to older adults so those who require it will receive assistance, transportation services, health monitoring, and more to stay physically and mentally active.
Yonkers, NY – May 3, 2022 –– Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the final schedule of events for City’s 8thannual Yonkers Arts Weekend (YAW) festival on Saturday, May 21. The festival is a one-day event, filled with exciting new programs such as pop-up exhibitions, monoprint demonstrations and DIY workshops, children’s workshops, musical performances, portrait artists, and much more at locations across the city.
YONKERS, NY – May 2, 2022 -- Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation today reopened Henning Park, located at Shelley Avenue between Rockne and Mile Square Roads, after decades of lying dormant and transformed it from an unused space to one which is inviting and more accessible for residents.
YONKERS, NY – April 29, 2022 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced his appointment of Yonkers Police Deputy Chief Chris Sapienza as the City’s new Police Commissioner. Sapienza will serve as acting commissioner, pending Yonkers City Council confirmation. Sapienza will replace outgoing Commissioner John Mueller, who retired earlier this week.
YONKERS, NY – April 26, 2022 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano this week presented Yonkers’ first-ever Green City Leadership Awards, recognizing local community organizations and students for their contributions towards improving the environmental health and sustainability of the City. “Yonkers has led the charge in sustainability for...
YONKERS, NY – April 25, 2022 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced Yonkers Consumer Protection Bureau’s (CPB) tips to protect residents from unauthorized commercial solicitations. Licensed commercial solicitors provide a service for many Yonkers residents, but there are steps that can be taken to prevent them from soliciting a private residence.
A National Outreach Program to bring Officers and Community Members together. Please join us on Thursday, April 28th, 2PM at McDonald's Restaurant, 155 South Broadway, for Coffee with a Cop! Come meet and talk with your local Yonkers Police Officers and neighbors. Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together – over coffee – to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Mark your calendars! Police + Community = Success!!
(PHOTO L:R) Sonia Elliot, Ed Condon, Laura Whitney, RideConnect of Family Services of Westchester Program Director Marietta Manoni (accepted award on behalf of honoree Dot Berman), Lew Koflowitz, Volunteer New York!/RSVP of Westchester Program Director Wendy Armstrong, City Council Minority Leader Mike Breen, City Council Majority Leader Tasha Diaz, Mayor Mike Spano, City Council Majority Whip John Rubbo, and City Council President, Chief of Staff Maria George.
Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Michael J. Driscoll, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Police Commissioner John Mueller, Yonkers Police Department, announced charges today against BRYCE MARTIN and XAVIER SIMMS for conspiring to traffic firearms from Georgia to New York. The defendants traveled together with a third co-conspirator who opened fire on a FBI Federal Task Force Officer after law enforcement attempted to interdict in Yonkers, New York on April 20, 2022. The defendants were presented in White Plains federal court this afternoon before United States Magistrate Andrew E. Krause.
04/20/2022 - At approximately 2:10 PM today, members of the FBI's Westchester Safe Streets Task Force, a multi-agency task force including members of the Yonkers Police Department, were conducting a law enforcement investigation in the area of Elm Street and Linden Street related to illegal firearms. Task force members attempted to stop several individuals who entered the bodega deli at 115 Elm Street. A Yonkers Police Detective assigned to the task force attempted to detain one of the suspects inside the store when that suspect fired a concealed handgun at the Detective, striking him in the abdomen; a Federal Agent returned fired, striking the suspect. Both Detective and suspect were removed to local area hospitals. The Detective underwent emergency surgery for life-threatening internal injuries; he is currently listed in serious but stable condition. The 28-year-old suspect was declared deceased at the hospital. Two illegal firearms were recovered at scene. Surveillance video captured the shooting event. The area is presently cordoned-off pending a joint Yonkers Police / FBI investigation. Additional information may be released as it becomes available.
The number one enforcement complaint in The City of Yonkers is aggressive, reckless driving and loud, obnoxious exhaust systems. With the weather warming, our quality-of-life traffic enforcement details will be ramping up to target these vehicle and traffic law violations. This past Friday, the 1st Precinct was out in force...
(L-R): Melissa Rotini, Westchester Dept. of Environmental Facilities; Peter McCartt, Westchester Office of Energy Conservation and Sustainability; Louis Vetrone, Westchester Dept. of Environmental Facilities; Westchester County Executive George Latimer; Vincent Kopicki, Westchester Dept. of Environmental Facilities; Thomas Meier, Yonkers Dept. of Public Works; Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano; Tasha Diaz, Yonkers City Council Majority Leader; John Rubbo, Yonkers City Council; Yonkers Deputy Mayor Anthony Landi; Thomas Teidemann, Yonkers Dept. of Public Works; Jason Baker, Yonkers Office of Sustainability; John Naughton, Yonkers Dept. of Public Works.
YONKERS, NY – April 6, 2022 – In honor of Women’s History Month, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano presented “Women of Distinction” Awards to Yonkers women whose distinct achievements have improved the lives of others in the community and whose impact has changed Yonkers for better.
Yonkers murder suspect Jerome Wilson, wanted for the August 2020 Oak Street killing of Chazz Mitchell, was apprehended today in North Carolina. Yonkers Police Detectives working together with the FBI's Westchester Safe Streets Task Force and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) tracked Wilson to a residence in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was placed into custody without incident. Wilson faces murder charges in the shooting death of Chazz Mitchell that took place on August 25th, 2020, in front of 63 Oak Street. A monetary reward was offered for information leading to his arrest. Wilson remains in custody in North Carolina pending extradition proceedings. The Yonkers Police Department would like to thank the above agencies and the Westchester County District Attorney's Office for their collaborative efforts in bringing this fugitive to justice.
Yonkers, NY – Mayor Mike Spano announced last night at the State of The City address the roll out of a new interactive public crime map giving community members the ability to explore verified crime and police incidents through a digital interface. Anyone can now visit our web site...
YONKERS, NY – March 28, 2022 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced that the City will launch the Mayor’s Satellite Tax Office on Tuesday, April 5th from 9AM to 7PM at the Will Library (1500 Central Park Avenue) and Thursday, April 7th from 9AM to 7PM at the Homefield House (911 Saw Mill River Road).