Three Rockland residents were arrested in Orangetown last week after police found them with two loaded handguns; one of which had its serial number erased. The officers who made the arrests initially saw multiple bullets in the front seat of their car and one of the residents reaching for an unknown object. 19-year-old Connor Phelan, 26-year-old Amanda Brevetti, and an unnamed 18-year-old Nyack resident were charged with multiple felony counts. The three are scheduled for an appearance in Rockland County Justice Court on Wednesday. (Source: LoHud)
The Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, New Jersey was evacuated last night after a frantic customer found a written bomb threat in the mall’s food court and brought it to police. Police thoroughly searched the mall but found no explosive devices. The man who found the note was eventually charged in connection with the threat after inconsistencies were discovered in his story. Many customers were forced to wait outside for hours as police searched the mall; thankfully nobody was injured in the incident. (Source: NorthJersey)
A settlement has been reached between the city of Yonkers and the U.S. Justice Department over unconstitutional policing tactics. The settlement includes extra training for police that will hopefully reduce use-of-force incidents and improve stop-and-search methods. The extra training being implemented will cost Yonkers 1 million dollars. (Source: LoHud)
In national baseball news, Giants stunned the Cubs last night after walk-off win in the 13th inning. The Indians, meanwhile, were able to sweep the Red Sox and effectively end David Ortiz’s career. And finally the Nationals were able to go up a game on the Dodgers with the help of former Mets’ star Daniel Murphy.