Police Chase Fugitives Through Three New Rochelle Backyards

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The path the drivers took before coming to a stop behind 55 Hill St. in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
A damaged planter at 55 Hill St. in New Rochelle.
A damaged planter at 55 Hill St. in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
The toy chest was catapulted across the patio by the speeding New Rochelle car.
The toy chest was catapulted across the patio by the speeding New Rochelle car. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
The path the driver took through three New Rochelle back yards.
The path the driver took through three New Rochelle back yards. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
New Rochelle police assisted Westchester County police during the search.
New Rochelle police assisted Westchester County police during the search. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Westchester County and New Rochelle police searched for the final suspect on Tuesday.
Westchester County and New Rochelle police searched for the final suspect on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
It was determined this tow truck wasn't big enough to remove the vehicle from the New Rochelle deck.
It was determined this tow truck wasn't big enough to remove the vehicle from the New Rochelle deck. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
The car came to a screeching halt when it crashed into the bench in New Rochelle.
The car came to a screeching halt when it crashed into the bench in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
The car tore through three New Rochelle back yards.
The car tore through three New Rochelle back yards. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Three fugitives took Westchester County police on a wild chase through New Rochelle on Tuesday afternoon that tore through three Hill Street yards before coming to a crashing halt on a deck.

Shortly after 2 p.m., a Westchester County detective attempted to stop the vehicle – which had Florida license plates – as part of an investigation, when the driver rammed the police car and took off in Mount Vernon.

The chase started on Sanford Boulevard before eventually advancing to several tight, winding streets in New Rochelle, when the driver cut up the driveway of 1 Hill St., striking a parked truck and speeding through three backyards before the Chrysler slammed into a wood bench on a patio behind 55 Hill St.

The driver attempted to flee on foot before he was apprehended several blocks away from the crash. One of the passengers was caught as he was getting into a cab as a passenger, while the third remained at large.

Police air and K-9 units were called to the scene to assist with the search for the third suspect.

Bette Chianese, who has lived at 1 Hill St. for 45 years, said she was enjoying a “leisurely lunch,” when she got the phone call that the police were at her home. The car destroyed several things in her backyard, including a planter, her grandchildren’s toy chest and a birdbath that predated her owning the home.

“Thank god there were no children around, because they would have been playing right where they drove through,” she said. “Now we’ve got to clean this mess up, go through all the insurance stuff and all of that. It’s going to be a lot of work.”

Keep following the Daily Voice for more information about the New Rochelle police chase as it becomes available. 

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