News Flash

Posted on: January 12, 2024

The City of Mount Vernon in Partnership with the Office of Cannabis Management Enforcement Division

EPA Announces Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard to 

Local Government Advisory Committee

First time in LGAC history that membership will be majority female

MOUNT VERNON, NY (Jan. 12, 2024) – In Washington DC on Wednesday, January 10th, the U.S....

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: February 1, 2024

MOUNT VERNON FIRE DEPARTMENT SWIFTLY RESPONDS TO FIRE ON SOUTH 10TH AVE

MOUNT VERNON FIRE DEPARTMENT SWIFTLY RESPONDS TO FIRE ON SOUTH 10TH AVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mount Vernon, NY (February 1, 2024) – The Mount Vernon Fire Department promptly responded to a distress call at 6:44 pm at 220 S. 10th Avenue. Firefighte...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: January 25, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 9, 2022

The City of Mount Vernon Adopts Downtown Vision Report, Marking a Milestone in Envision Mount Vernon

The City of Mount Vernon Adopts Downtown Vision Report, Marking a Milestone in Envision Mount Vernon Comprehensive Plan Process 

The Mount Vernon City Council has officially voted to adopt the Downtown Vision Report, marking the successful conclus...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: January 24, 2024

COMPTROLLER DARREN M. MORTON'S INQUIRY INTO BRONXVILLE FIELD CLUB'S SALES TAX ALLOCATION

COMPTROLLER DARREN M. MORTON'S INQUIRY INTO BRONXVILLE FIELD CLUB'S 

SALES TAX ALLOCATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Mount Vernon, NY, January 24,2024)

Comptroller Darren M. Morton has taken significant steps to ensure transparency and ...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Mount Vernon Fire Department Responds Swiftly to Apartment Fire on West First Street

Mount Vernon Fire Department Responds Swiftly to Apartment Fire on West First Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Mount Vernon, NY, January 23, 2024) - The Mount Vernon Fire Department exhibited exceptional efficiency in responding to an apartment fire on West Fi...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: January 12, 2024

The City of Mount Vernon in Partnership with the Office of Cannabis Management Enforcement Division

The City of Mount Vernon in Partnership with the Office of Cannabis Management Enforcement 

Division Takes Swift Action Against Unlicensed Activity

Mount Vernon, NY [January 12, 2024] – The City of Mount Vernon in partnership with The Enf...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: January 7, 2024

BE ON THE LOOKOUT - STOLEN VEHICLE, A 2004 HONDA PILOT WITH NJ LICENSE PLATE K47SSE

BE ON THE LOOKOUT

STOLEN VEHICLE, A 2004 HONDA PILOT WITH NJ LICENSE PLATE K47SSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On January 7, 2024, a vehicle was left running and unattended on the 200 block of West 1st Street. A party entered the vehicle, stole it and drove off. Th...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: December 19, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY SENATOR JAMAAL T. BAILEY CHECK PRESENTATION IN MOUNT VERNON

MEDIA ADVISORY

SENATOR JAMAAL T. BAILEY CHECK PRESENTATION IN MOUNT VERNON

Senator Jamaal T. Bailey will award $3,144,601.50 million in capital grants to the City of Mount Vernon to improve community safety and enhance quality of life.

WHAT: On Tuesday, Dece...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: December 4, 2023

MOUNT VERNON WOMAN STABBED, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

MOUNT VERNON WOMAN STABBED, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Mount Vernon woman stabbed on December 2, 2023.

At approximately 5:22 pm, on Saturday, December 2, 2023, the Mount V...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: November 30, 2023

NOTICE OF EXTENDED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

NOTICE OF EXTENDED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

A public hearing was held on November 30, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. for the 115 Macquesten Development LLC Project. Public hearing comments will continue to be received in writing via email or U.S. mail up until December 7...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: November 29, 2023

The City of Mount Vernon, MVP Health Care, and National Fitness Campaign Make Fitness Free for Ever

The City of Mount Vernon, MVP Health Care, and National Fitness Campaign Make Fitness Free for Everyone in the CITY

State-of-the-Art Outdoor Fitness Court® Coming to Hartley Park

CITY OF MOUNT VERNON MEDIA CONTACT:

Tim Allen | tallen@cmvny.com |&...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Swift Response by Mount Vernon Fire Department to HVAC Fire at Stop and Shop

Swift Response by Mount Vernon Fire Department to HVAC Fire at Stop and Shop

Mount Vernon, NY November 28, 2023, – The Mount Vernon Fire Department acted swiftly today, responding to a small HVAC fire at Stop and Shop on 240 E Sandford Blvd. Thei...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: November 24, 2023

Port Chester Man Arrested for Shooting

Port Chester Man Arrested for Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 24, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Mount Vernon Police have arrested a Port Chester resident for discharging a firearm on a busy Mount Vernon Street.On Novem...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: November 13, 2023

MAYOR PATTERSON-HOWARD AND DOORDASH CELEBRATE PARTNERSHIP TO ADDRESS FOOD INSECURITY

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Timothy Allen

City of Mount Vernon

914-840-4013

tallen@cmvny.com

Eli Scheinholtz

DoorDash

(908) 731-1213

eli.scheinholtz@doordash.com

MAYOR PATTERSON-HOWARD AND DOORDASH CELEBRATE PARTNERSHIP TO ADDRESS FOOD INSECURITY

Through its Community Credits ...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: November 8, 2023

The City of Mount Vernon Launches Comprehensive Public Safety Plan in Partnership with Cities United

The City of Mount Vernon Launches Comprehensive Public Safety Plan in Partnership with Cities United

Mount Vernon, N.Y [November 8, 2023] — We are thrilled to announce the official kickoff of our Comprehensive Public Safety Plan, a critical step in our ong...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Amongst Local Officials in the Inaugural Launch of the Assembly of Lo

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Amongst Local Officials in the Inaugural 

Launch of the Assembly of Local Leaders for the Department of State

“Announced by Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy Hachigian”

October 19, ...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: October 18, 2023 | Last Modified on: November 9, 2022

MOUNT VERNON MAN SHOT

MOUNT VERNON MAN SHOT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Mount Vernon Police are investigating a shooting that left two vehicles damaged. At approximately 1100 hours on Wednesday, October 18, 2023,...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: September 29, 2023

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK

September 29, 2023 

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK

A State of Emergency is hereby declared in Mount Vernon, New York, effective at 11:45 a.m. on September 29, 2023, until further notice not to exceed five (5) days...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: September 25, 2023

AN INVESTIGATOIN IS BEING CONDUCTED ON GRAMATAN AVENUE

AN INVESTIGATOIN IS BEING CONDUCTED ON GRAMATAN AVENUE

(Mount Vernon, NY- September 25, 2023) - An investigation is being conducted on Gramatan Avenue between North and Sidney Avenue. The Mount Vernon Fire Department, Police Department and Office of Emerge...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: September 21, 2023

CITY OF MOUNT VERNON STATEMENT ON UNITES STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CONSENT DECREE

CITY OF MOUNT VERNON STATEMENT ON UNITES STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CONSENT DECREE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

(Mount Vernon, NY, September 21, 2023) -The Patterson-Howard Administration has demonstrated its commitment to addressing long-sta...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: August 21, 2023

MAYOR HOWARD REQUESTS DEPARTMENT OF STATE TO REVIEW OPERATIONS OF BUILDING DEPARTMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

August 21, 2023

Mount Vernon, NY- The New York State Police is investigating a shooting that occurred on the 300 block of South 4th Avenue on Sunday August 20, 2023.As a result of this incident involving an off-duty Mount Ver...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: August 9, 2023

YOUTH ARRESTED WITH 5 LOADED HANDGUNS AT HIS RESIDENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 09, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

A 17-year-old Mount Vernon Youth was arrested for possessing 5 loaded handguns. At approximately 05:00 am, on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Members of the Mount Vern...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: July 31, 2023

Mount Vernon Man Shot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Mount Vernon Police are investigating a shooting that left a victim’s vehicle damaged. At around 7:15 AM on Sunday, July 30, 2023 Mount Vernon Police resp...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: July 27, 2023

YOUTH ARRESTED WITH A LOADED GUN AT MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

A 16-year-old Mount Vernon Youth was arrested for possessing a loaded gun at Mount Vernon High School. At approximately 10:30 am, on Thursday, July 27, 2023, Mount ...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: July 27, 2023

MOUNT VERNON MAN SHOT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Mount Vernon Police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured. At around 6:45 AM on Thursday, July 27, 2023, Mount Vernon Police responded to the area ...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: July 19, 2023

CITY OF MOUNT VERNON STATEMET ON INDICTMENT OF MOUNT VERNON POLICE SEARGENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mount Vernon NY, July 19, 2023- The alleged conduct predicating the Department of Justice's charges is abhorrent and erodes the public's trust in the hard-working men and women of the Mount Vernon Police Department. ...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: July 19, 2023

CITY OF MOUNT VERNON STATEMET ON INDITMENT OF MOUNT VERNON POLICE OFFICER

The alleged conduct predicating the Department of Justice's charges is abhorrent and erodes the public's trust in the hard-working men and women of the Mount Vernon Police Department. The PattersonHoward administration understands the o...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: July 7, 2023

MOUNT VERNON MAN SHOT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

An employee of the Mount Vernon Department of Public Works was shot on North Terrace Avenue, this morning. On Friday July 7, 2023, at around 8:25 AM, Mount Vernon Po...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: June 14, 2023

MAYOR SHAWYN PATTERSON-HOWARD AND NYS ASSEMBLYMAN PRETLOW ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR MOUNT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 14, 2023

Mount Vernon, NY - Mayor Shawyn Patterson Howard and NYS Assemblyman Pretlow are proud to announce a significant milestone in the restoration and revitalization of Mount Vernon's historical gem, the Mount Vernon ...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: June 6, 2023

MOUNT VERNON MAN CHARGED IN APRIL 6TH MURDER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520 

On Tuesday, April 25, 202, 33-year-old Akeem Grant, of Mount Vernon was arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court, for the April 6, 2023, murder of 18-year-old ...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: June 2, 2023

MAYOR SHAWYN PATTERSON-HOWARD AND NYS ASSEMBLYMAN J. GARY PRETLOW ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FUNDING SU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 2, 2023 

Today, Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and NYS Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow announced $1 Million in funding supporting the reconstruction of the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter. The much-needed funding aims to provide e...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: June 2, 2023

NEW ROCHELLE MAN STABBED, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

A New Rochelle man is recovering in Jacobi Medical Center from stab wounds and the suspect is in custody in Mount Vernon. On Thursday, June 1, 2023, at about 7:45 PM...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: June 1, 2023

BRONX MAN ARRESTED FOR APRIL SHOOTING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

A Bronx man was arrested in connection with the April 21, 2023, shooting of a Mount Vernon woman inside of a local business. On April 21, 2023, at about 5:30 PM, 48 ...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: May 22, 2023

MOUNT VERNON DETECTIVES RECOVER 4 ILLEGAL GUNS IN 3 INCIDENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Mount Vernon Police, Violent Crime Unit Detectives, recovered a total of four illegal firearms during three separate incidents in just over 24 hours. The first incid...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: May 18, 2023

BRONX MAN ARRESTED WITH A LOADED GUN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

After a brief chase, a Bronx man was arrested for possessing a loaded gun. Shortly after 1:30 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2023, Mount Vernon Detectives attempted to stop...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: May 12, 2023

MOUNT VERNON POLICE COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Mount Vernon, NY, May 12, 2023) - Commissioner Glenn Scott of the Mount Vernon Police Department has announced his retirement to focus on personal endeavors. Commissioner Scott has served the community of Mount Vernon with dedication...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: May 10, 2023

MOUNT VERNON MAN STABBED, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

A Mount Vernon man was hospitalized after being stabbed late Tuesday morning. At around 11:45 AM, on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, Mount Vernon Police were dispatched to the...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: May 9, 2023

COMMERICAL PROPERTY FIRE AT 24 MOUNT VERNON AVENUE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2023

[Mount Vernon, NY]] – On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 12:12 am, the Fire Alarm Bureau received 911 calls of a reported structural fire at 24 Mount Vernon Avenue. The first Fire Department crew was on the scene withi...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: April 24, 2023

Mount Vernon Police Seek Assistance Identifying Shooter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Mount Vernon Police are seeking the public’s assistance identifying the man responsible for shooting a Mount Vernon woman.At approximately 5:30 PM, on Fr...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: April 24, 2023

AFRICAN AMERICAN MAYORS ASSOCIATION APPOINTS MAYOR SHAWYN PATTERSONHOWARD AS NEW PRESIDENT

(Mount Vernon, NY) - The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) is excited to announce the appointment of AAMA 1st Vice President and Mount Vernon, NY Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard as the new President to lead the national nonprofit organization. Mayo...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: April 21, 2023

2 YOUTH ARRESTED FOR WEAPON POSSESSION IN MOUNT VERNON SCHOOL DISCTRICT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

In separate incidents, two Mount Vernon School District youths were arrested today and charged with weapons possession. Both incidents occurred on school grounds.I...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: April 18, 2023

MOUNT VERNON MAN ARRESTED WITH GUN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Mount Vernon Police Department Detectives arrested a man with a loaded handgun and a second man was arrested for interfering in the arrest. On Tuesday, April 18, 2...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: April 14, 2023

MAYOR SHAWYN PATTERSON-HOWARD’S STATEMENT ON KELA TENNIS INC. DECISION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2023

The City offered 1.2 million last week which was rejected by the attorneys for Kela Tennis Inc. This money was from the contingency funds we allocated in our 2023 budget, and it was offered in consultation with the May...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: April 10, 2023

MOUNT VERNON MAN ARRESTED FOR SLASHING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Mount Vernon Police have arrested a Mount Vernon man for slashing another resident's throat. On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at about 8:00 PM, two Mount Vernon...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: April 7, 2023

Arrest Made in April 6, 2023 Homicide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Mount Vernon Police Department announces that an arrest has been made in the April 6, 2023, murder of 18 yearold Tamani Turner. On April 7, 2023, Mount Vernon Poli...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Mount Vernon Police Department Detectives Investigating Homicide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tomani Turner, the 18-year-old victim of the shooting incident that occurred on Garden Avenue earlier today...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: April 6, 2023

18 Year-old Mount Vernon Man Shot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2021

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Mount Vernon, Police Department Detectives, is investigating a shooting that injured one man.Shortly after 12:30 PM, Mount Vernon Police Officers were dispatched to...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: March 23, 2023

Mount Vernon Police Involved in Pursuit of Armed Subject

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Detectives from the Mount Vernon Police Violent Crime Unit were involved in a foot pursuit of a man armed 

with a gun. At around 3:30 PM on Thursday, March...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Arrest Made In March 9th Homicide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 14, 2023 

Contact:  Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520 

 

Mount Vernon Police Department Detectives have made an arrest in connection with the March 9, 2023, murder of&...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Mount Vernon Police Investigating Homicide

Mount Vernon Police Investigating Homicide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2023Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520 

Mount Vernon Police Department Detectives are investigating a shooting that left one dead. 

At around 10...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard's Statement on Juvenile Homicide

The City of Mount Vernon loss another life to senseless violence. Another child is dead. Another mother, father, and family must mourn their child and the potential that died with him. 

My heart is broken by this senseless and inexcusable murder, ...

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