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‘Two people are dead now because of these laws’: Yonkers homicides spur bail reform complaints

Yonkers police say the man facing charges for allegedly killing two women in their home was arrested for a different crime a few days earlier but was out because of New York's bail reform laws. An FBI complaint was issued against 27-year-old Luis Gabriel Ramos for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The document claims Ramos knowingly left New York to avoid charges in connection with the double murder in Yonkers. It gives insight into the days after the alleged killings. On Nov. 1, Ramos borrowed a car and failed to return it to a co-worker. On Nov. 2, Ramos's ex-girlfriend told Yonkers police that...

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Manhunt nabs 2020 Yonkers murder suspect in North Carolina Officials say they captured Jerome Wilson at a home in Charlotte. Wilson is accused of killing Chazz Mitchell.Security video appears to show Wilson and Mitchell getting into an altercation outside 63 Oak St. on Aug. 25, 2020.The incident quickly escalated to violence when police say Wilson appears to shoot Mitchell in the stomach.The victim was taken to Saint Joseph's Medical Center where he died from his gunshot wound.Officials say the two knew each other and it wasn't a random shooting.Police in Yonkers highlighted the collaborative and long-term efforts it took to make the arrest."For the last year and a half...

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Quick-thinking NYPD brother saved shot Yonkers detective's life: PBA President

"With a week left to retirement and still going out and risking your life, it just goes show the amount of dedication and tenacity that he has," PBA president Keith Olson said. Quick thinking by Yonkers Detective Brian Menton’s twin brother likely saved the shot cop’s life, the PBA president told The Journal News on Thursday. Just a week from retirement, Menton was shot in the stomach by a suspect in an Elm Street bodega Wednesday afternoon during a firearms investigation. As he was losing blood and fast, his brother, James, an NYPD detective in the same special unit as Menton,...

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Police Officers and Firefighters Duke It Out for a Good Cause

For the 11th time, Yonkers police officers and firefighters taped up their hands, donned boxing gloves, and battled it out – all for a good cause.About 2,000 spectators turned out on Oct. 28 at the Yonkers Police Athletic League Center for Yonkers PD vs FD Toughman charity boxing match. The event, which has raised more than $800,000 over the years for various charities, primarily benefited the Yonkers Police Athletic League and the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center.The event featured nine bouts of amateur boxing between Yonkers police officers and firefighters. Each bout consists of three, one-minute rounds. Though the firefighters took...

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Yonkers PBA to donate $40,000 each to 2 local charities

Yonkers PBA donates $80,000 to two local charities. The Yonkers Police Benevolent Association will be making donations to two local charities from the funds collected at a charity boxing event. The PBA is donating $40,000 to Yonkers PAL and an additional $40,000 to the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center. The money comes from the Yonkers Police vs Yonkers Fire Toughman charity boxing event which was held last October. A total of $90,000 has been donated from this year's Toughman event.

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Keep Yonkers Safe. Keep Mayor Spano!

Yonkers is ranked as one of the safest cities in America for one essential reason: The leadership of Mayor Mike Spano. Under Mayor Spano’s visionary leadership, Yonkers has attained unparalleled public safety and stands as the gold standard for delivering high-quality, people-first policing that builds trust and transforms lives. Crime has plummeted under Mayor Spano’s watch... complaints are at all-time lows... and community engagement is reaching record highs. Because of these results, Mike Spano has earned the support, trust, and endorsement of your Yonkers Police Officers.Join with neighbors, leaders, organizers, businesses, friends and your Yonkers police officers to re-elect the...

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