5 Arrested in Port Chester area on drug distribution charges.


Five defendants listed below were arraigned late Wednesday afternoon – here are the details from court in addition to the press release below and attached. No photos available.

Next court dates and remand status. All were remanded into custody – bail only set for one.

Eleonay Narvaez April 30

Javelle Ross April 30 > Bail set for $75K cash/150k bond

Kaley Herring April 30

Andre Price 5/1

Eugene Rodrigues 5/1P

WPCNR POLICE GAZETTE. From the Westchester County District Attorney. April 17, 2019:

Multijurisdictional collaboration continues to bring down opioid dealers in the region.

In another focused action to inflict significant damage to narcotics trafficking throughout the region, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. and Village of Port Chester Police Chief Richard Conway announce a series of arrests on indictments of drug dealers operating in and around Port Chester, neighboring Connecticut and the Bronx.

Today’s sweep was a culmination of a yearlong investigation stemming from fatal heroin overdoses. Port Chester Police, in collaboration with Greenwich (Connecticut) Police, began investigating dealers in their communities working across state lines.

With the District Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement agencies, the wider investigation showed the dealers also had strong ties to Mount Vernon and the Bronx.

The indictments allege all of these defendants sold heroin, often packaged in glassine envelopes (“glassines”) bearing a brand stamp that resembled the New York Yankees logo—with the letters “NY” in the distinctive blue font.  

The investigation leading to Wednesday’s arrests and indictments was led by the Village of Port Chester Police Department; the Greenwich (Connecticut) Police Department, the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, prosecutors from the District Attorney’s Investigation Division as well as the Office of the New York Attorney General. 

Five men were taken into custody in early-morning raids (Wednesday) in multiple locations in Port Chester. The arrests were conducted by Village of Port Chester Police, Greenwich (Connecticut) Police, Westchester County Police, and District Attorney’s Criminal Investigators with assistance from the New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force.

In addition to the Wednesday arrests, this investigation also provided critical evidence which sparked the 68-count indictment of 12 defendants arrested in Mount Vernon and the Bronx last week.

The investigation also resulted in the New York Attorney General’s Office arrest of four individuals in the Bronx last week and who were charged in five felony complaints detailing a broad scheme to sell dangerous narcotics throughout Bronx and Westchester counties, including narcotics containing the mock-NY Yankees logo. 

In total six defendants were indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury. The four separate multicount indictments were unsealed today and five defendants were arraigned in Westchester County Court before Judge George Fufidio.

The five defendants arraigned today:

·        Eleonay Narvaez (DOB 8/17/68)

·        Javelle Ross (DOB 8/19/89)

·        Kaley Herring (DOB 7/30/62)

·        Andre Price (DOB 5/30/76)

·        Eugene Rodrigues aka Jay (DOB 11/01/58)

The sixth defendant named in the indictments, Olivera, is being held in Rikers Island, New York City, after his arrest in the Bronx last week. His arraignment on these charges is pending.

The defendants were taken into custody t without incident. Along with the arrests, police seized heroin bundles ready to be sold.

Statement from Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr.:

“Working collaboratively with many agencies is what will help us stop the scourge of heroin and other opioids. The Village of Port Chester Police, our Investigations Division prosecutors, and Greenwich Police are to be commended for this intensive investigation that led to the arrest of drug dealers plaguing our area. We also thank the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force and members of the New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force for their collaboration on this case and others. The opioid crisis is ruining lives and killing too many right here in Westchester County. Pooling our resources on the local and state levels is our best chance of stopping the flow of deadly drugs before more lives are lost.”

Statement from Chief Richard Conway of the Village of Port Chester Police:

“Today’s arrests are the culmination of an investigation that began in late 2018 after the Port Chester Police Detective Bureau, and the Greenwich Police Department noted an upsurge in overdose deaths attributable to heroin and fentanyl. Acting with a sense of urgency, the agencies involved functioned seamlessly in a combined effort. Most notable among them; the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, the Westchester County Police Narcotics unit,  the Greenwich Connecticut Police Department, the New York State Atty. Gen.’s Office, and the New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force. The officers involved performed admirably. They did so often under the most challenging and dangerous conditions. I could not be more proud of our Departments participation in this endeavor, and could not be more grateful than I am to every law enforcement officer who participated.”

Statement from New York Attorney General Letitia James:

“These individuals led a multi-jurisdiction operation to bring illicit drugs into our communities and put our residents in harm’s way. The strong partnership between our local and state law enforcement was critical to obtaining these individuals and those who my office arrested last week. In order to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic that is killing far too many, we must continue to work together and I thank the Westchester District Attorney’s Office and the Port Chester Police for their diligent work on this.”

Statement from Commissioner Thomas A. Gleason of the Department of Public Safety:

“I would like to commend the Port Chester Police Department and all the participating agencies for their work in this successful investigation.  These partnerships with local law enforcement are crucial to our ability to combat the distribution and sale of heroin in Westchester County.”

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Earned Sick Leave Law Takes Effect in County

I am writing to let you know some important information about
Westchester County’s Earned Sick Leave law, which recently took effect.
The following notice is courtesy of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission:

On April 10, 2019, the Earned Sick Leave law went into effect in
Westchester County.

Under this new law, beginning on July 10, 2019 (or on the date of first
employment, if hired after July 10, 2019), employees may begin earning
one hour of sick leave for every thirty hours worked.

Some employees will be entitled to paid sick leave. Employees can use
sick leave to access medical or mental health diagnosis, treatment, or
preventative care for themselves or a family member.

If you have any questions or concerns about the law, please visit the
Human Rights Commission’s Earned Sick Leave webpage at
 https://humanrights.westchestergov.com/resources/earned-sick-leave-law, or call (914) 995-7710. 
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LOOK OUT, STREETS–HERE I COME! STREETS FOOTBALL IS BACK IN THE USA AT THE COUNTY CENTER THIS SATURDAY


WESTCHESTER COUNTY QB GEORGE “GO LONG” LATIMER LAUNCHES A LONG ONE DEEP WAY DOWN FIELD….HE’S GOT A RECEIVER OPEN, HE LEAPS! TouchDOWN! TouchDOWN WESTCHESTER . AT THE KICKOFF OF STREETS FOOTBALL IN WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK USA


On the steps of Classic Westchester County Center, Westchester County Executive George Latimer welcomed the New York Streets Arena Football team to their new home that has the classical architectural ambience and inspiration as old Soldiers Field in Chicago.

WPCNR VIEW FROM THE 25 YARDLINE. From the Westchester County Department of Communications. April 16, 2019:

Latimer said: “We want to show them a great Westchester welcome. We want the people of this County to come to the games, give the Streets a home-field advantage, and be able to say ‘we remember when it all started.’”

Joined by Streets Owners Corey and Tamara Galloway, Head Coach Rick Marsilio, National Arena League Commissioner Chris Siegfried and Streets players and dancers, Latimer gave a true “Westchester Welcome” including hot dogs from Walter’s and tickets to Playland Park to ride the Dragon Coaster. 

All Photos, Courtesy, Westchester Department of Communications

The New York Streets, the National Arena League’s newest franchise is set to begin play at the Westchester County Center on April 20 when they host the Orlando Predators. The Streets, who won their inaugural game Saturday night defeating the Jacksonville Sharks, 52-41, are owned by Corey Galloway and Tamara Galloway, New Rochelle residents.

Corey Galloway, who handed the County Executive a football as he went to the podium, said: “We are so proud to call the Westchester County Center the home of the Streets. It was a goal we started three years ago and are happy to be here today. My wife and I are New Rochelle residents and we are excited to continue to serve this community.”

Tamara Galloway said: “We hope this team will not only add to the economic development of Westchester but add to the community and bring a sense of pride. This team isn’t just a business, it’s a family and we are committed always putting our finest foot forward. Corey and I are so humbled to be the first black owners of a professional sports team in New York and are so happy Westchester is part of that story.”

Arena Football has a rich history in the New York/New Jersey area dating back to the New York Knights which played at Madison Square Garden in 1988. New York had been without an Arena Football team since 2008 when the New York Dragons completed an eight-year run at the Nassau Coliseum. Galloway attended many Dragons games as a fan and now has fulfilled a dream. He has brought Arena Football back to New York and now the Streets are ready to hit the gridiron this spring.

Marsilio said: “Speaking for our coaches and our players, we are excited to be here and be accepted into the community. We want do some really great things here, both on and off the field, and it is my job to prepare us to do that. We will be entrenched in this community and we are going to bring great things.”

Siegfried said: “Coming here, helps our league’s footprint for what we want to do nationally. This weekend we have two franchises, a young one and the most well-known one in the Orlando Predators, which sets up for an amazing game. Thank you to all for supporting the New York Streets, we are so excited for them to coming to the National Arena League.”

Arena Football features an eight on eight format played on a 50-yard field surrounded by dasher boards. The Streets are led by veteran Arena Football Head Coach Marsilio and former Syracuse quarterback David Legree. Visit nystreetsfootball.com for the latest news including player signings, merchandise, and promotions as well as details on how you can order season tickets, purchase individual tickets or book your group to come out and see the Streets in action. Tickets are also available on Ticketmaster.com.

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St. John the Divine Carries on After Palm Sunday Fire

WPCNR LETTER TICKER. From a White Plains CitizeNetReporter. April 15, 2019:

From the Archdiocese of New York

By now you may have heard that a fire broke out in the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine yesterday morning, and was discovered between the 9:00 and 11:00 Palm Sunday services. 

The fire was located in a closed room in the undercroft of the cathedral, and is at this time still of unknown cause. It seems clear that it was not electrical and there are no indications of arson. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished, damage was relatively minor, and over the course of the day large fans and open doors cleared the cathedral itself of the lingering smoke. 

 With an extraordinary display of organization, in a matter of only fifteen minutes an altar and cross were set up on the pulpit green, hundreds of chairs were set up, a sound system was produced, vestments and eucharistic vessels and bread and wine were gathered, and with the full choir and the sung Passion Gospel and the sound of firefighters in the background we held the Palm Sunday service outside on the lawn.

 Maybe sometimes your house has to catch on fire to show what matters and what doesn’t, and yesterday taught us many things.  Dean Daniel has concluded that tomorrow’s liturgy for the clergy renewal of ordination vows will take place in the cathedral as planned, and there will be no obstacle to the Triduum and Easter services taking place at our altar later this week. 

The CitizeNetReporter in his comments forwarding the letter from the Archdiocese remarked:

” I saw this report (from the Archdiocese) this morning and as horrible as it was, with the ultimate outcome not as tragic as what happened today in Paris, with what occurred at Notre Dame Cathedral, but it pointed out how vulnerable these structures are.   The loss of the physical structure is heartbreaking for all the history of what these institutions stand for to all humanity.  “

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Notre Dame Engulfed in Flames: 800 Years of Hope Ravaged. Roof, Highest Spire Collapse. Artwork, Relics of the Centuries Fates Uncertain

Fires beginnings spread rapidly to the roof, engulfed the Cathedral spire in the early afternoon (late afternoon in Paris. This is the view of the north side of the cathedral . The double-tower grand entrance is to the right.
Spire has collapsed. Late in the afternoon, flames in the interior of the cathedral light up the rose window on the north side of the building. The entrance to the church is to the far right
View from the rear of the building toward the front approximately 9:30 Paris time.
A smoky look into what was left on the interior of the catheral as of 10 PM PARIS TIME

The fire was officially declared out, in a Reuters report late in the evening. Reuters reported some relics and artworks were saved by firefighters, and that the main structure of the church had been saved.

The New York Times reported this morning that 2/3 of the roof was destroyed. The two towers at the entrance of the church were saved The Times correspondents, Adam Nossiter and Aurelien Breeden reported the cause is not known. They reported the rector of the Cathedral said the fire stared in the wood beams supporting the church roof. It started at about 6:30 PM Paris Time, took 5 hours to control.

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Dawn in the North Atlantic 107 Years Ago Today. A morning to remember.

Photographs (insets)Lifeboats from the RMS Titanic approaching the Carpathia early this morning, 107 years ago. The Titanic sank at 2:20 A.M. after colliding with an iceberg at approximately 11:40 P.M. Sunday evening, April 14, 1912. Titanic Quartermaster Robert Hichens stands in the stern at the lifeboat tiller on approach to the Carpathia.


Lifeboat drawing up alongside Carpathia filled with passengers rescued from the doomed oceanliner.

A Titanic Lifeboat filled with freezing survivors of the sinking, being raised aboard up the sides of the Carpathia, this morning 107 years ago.

Empty lifeboats in New York delivered by the Carpathia at Pier 54 in Manhattan on April 18.

At dawn this morning , in 1912, the Carpathia after steaming through an ice field 6o miles in 3-1/2 bours at 18 knots, to reach the foundering Titanic, rescued 703 persons from lifeboats. Many of the lifeboats were not filled to capacity, due to crew ineptness and lack of lifeboat drills on board, (since the Titanic was pronounced unsinkable). 

The 20 lifeboats has a capacity of passengers of 1,178, (65 per boat), while the Titanic (irresponsibly I might add) had 2,200 passengers and crew on board, Two thirds of the pasengers and crew perished.

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IT’S HOT CROSS BUNS TIME.

ONE A PENNY TWO A PENNY….HOT CROSS BUNS! HOT CROSS BUNS!
A Hot Cross Bun from The Kneaded Bread this morning in Port Chester New York USA. Crisp topping, moist inside plenty of fruit inside and delicious white frosted cross. The breakfast of the season on Palm Sunday.

Annunciata Elwes in Country Life Magazine writes about the history of the King of Buns in this article at

https://www.countrylife.co.uk/food-drink/the-history-of-the-hot-cross-bun-1496
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The April 12 WHITE PLAINS WEEK ON THE INTERNET. SEE IT NOW

WPW for 4-12 has been posted  the youtube link is https://youtu.be/dePKSUeEink

 the whiteplainsweek.com link is http://www.whiteplainsweek.com/

OR www.wpcommunitymedia.org

MEASLES!
COUNTY EXECUTIVE GEORGE LATIMER AND COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH DR. SHERLITA AMLER ON STOPPING MEASLES ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IN A NUTSHELL–WPCNR VIDEO
WAITING FOR THE DOUGH
GEORGE LATIMER ON WHERE THE 1% SALES TAX INCREASE STANDS. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE HE SAYS WPCNR VIDEO
DR. JOSEPH RICCA ON IMPACT OF $1.5 MILLION IN NEW SCHOOL AID;
HOW IT WILL BE USED. IMPACT OF COMBINED CITY AND SCHOOL TAX INCREASES.

PLUS– THE TITANIC, WESTCHESTER HOUSING TRENDS, ICE PARLOR OPENINGS, MORE ON WHITE PLAINS WEEK WITH JOHN BAILEY AND JIM BENEROFE.
THE 2019 WHITE PLAINS WEEK 19TH YEAR ON THE AIR

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