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Police Blotter: Assaults, a Scam and Fighting Underage Drinking

It has been a busy couple days for the New Rochelle Police Department. They also took action to combat underage drinking.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: On Sept. 12, an 84-year-old New Rochelle resident claimed someone was attempting to break into his 5th Street home after discovering two slash holes in his window screen door as well as a small slash on the side panel of the bedroom air conditioner.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 12, an 84-year-old New Rochelle man returned to his Lovell Road home after being away since Sept. 8 and discovered his rear garage door was damaged and his bedroom was ransacked. Nothing was reported stolen.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 13, a 69-year-old female New Rochelle resident returned to her Lakeview Road home after a nine-day vacation and discovered someone forced his or her way through the front door and ransacked the office, dining room and bedroom. Jewelry and silverware were reported missing but the value was unknown.

ASSAULT: On Sept. 13, two men were fighting at the intersection of Brook Street and Horton Avenue when the 36-year old was stabbed in his left bicep during the altercation. He was taken to Sound Shore Medical Center for treatment. The man described his assailant as a black male, approximately 6 feet two inches and wearing a white T-shirt and jeans. He provided no additional information regarding this incident. 

ASSAULT: On Sept. 13, a 32-year-old New Rochelle resident was walking along 309 North Ave. when he was hit on the side of his neck by youths who were throwing rocks. He suffered minor bruising and swelling, but no medical attention was needed.

FLIM FLAM: On Sept. 13, a 45-year-old New Rochelle resident was asked for directions by a man walking on Centre Avenue. A second male pulled up and suspect one told suspect two he won the lottery and needed a ride and $10,000 to cash in the ticket. Suspect two agreed to pay $5,000 and they persuaded the woman to pay the addition $5,000. After she withdrew her money at a Main Street Chase Bank, suspect one said he was not feeling well and asked the woman to go into CVS to pick up his medicine. When she returned, the two men were gone. 

PROHIBITED SALE OF ALCHOLIC BEVERAGES: On Sept. 13, Police And Community Together—PACT—along with the Special Investigations Unit, went to 15 different locations and sent an underage officer into the establishment to buy alcohol. Seven people were arrested: Joseph Mamala Ulahanna, 56; Wilson DeJesus, 49; Essam Nagi, 18; Oscar Martinez, 29; Joe Merlo, 49; Mohamed Abdul Hassan, 54; and Juan Santos, 60, after allegedly selling the minor alcohol. All seven are charged with prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage, a misdemeanor. Santos and Hassan are also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. 

fuzzy September 16, 2011 at 09:02 AM
i would love to know what the names of the locations were that sold to the underage of a sale of a alcoholic beverage this way i don't give any business
Chris Eberhart September 19, 2011 at 07:39 PM
The arrest locations were 642 Main St., 731 Main St., 766 North Ave., 605 North Ave., 25 Drake Ave., 747 Main St. and 784 Main St. The names of the stores were not mentioned in the report.
fuzzy September 20, 2011 at 12:03 PM
Thank you Chris for that information.
Billy L September 20, 2011 at 02:24 PM
LOL An 84 year old man...That's a typo...
Billy L September 20, 2011 at 02:28 PM
On the first one that is...The second one might have really been an 84 year old person.

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