Mamaroneck Village: Tennis, Street Names and a Police Chief

Ever want to name a street after someone you know? In the Village of Mamaroneck, that won’t be so easy. At Monday night’s Village Board meeting, family members of Joseph Spadaro and the owners of Vincent’s Garage requested honorary street name designations. Trustee Toni Ryan suggested that a policy be put in place to determine who gets a plaque. Mayor Norman Rosenblum and Trustee Louis Santoro said the current system is democratic and effective, as members can “vote up or down” at a board meeting in front of the public.

Mamaroneck Man Guilty of Raping Boy, 8

A jury on Monday found a Village of Mamaroneck man guilty of raping an eight year old boy. According to the Westchester County District Attorney’s office, Elmer Pinto, 20, had repeated sexual contact over the course of a year with the boy, who he knew. Pinto also performed sexual acts in front of the boy and showed the boy child pornography, a DA spokeswoman said. The situation first came to light when the boy, who was at the Village Police Department with his mother on an unrelated matter,  saw a wanted poster and told a police officer that his relative should be up there for what he did to him. Pinto faces five to 25 years in state prison when sentenced on May 24.

Handyman one Suspect in Mamaroneck Murder

Police continue to say Saturday night they have “several persons of interest” in the murder of Jennifer Katz, and that the suspect was known to the victim. Police have reportedly identified a handyman who worked for Katz as one of the “persons of interest” in connection with the murder of the 49-year-old mother in her Mamaroneck home. CBS News reports the man was “doing some work around the house.” “We have yet to charge anyone for this crime however; we have identified several persons of interest,” the statement said. Neighbors have said Katz, who has two daughters in area public schools, was home alone while her children were with their father, who lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Friends are responding with shock.

Woman Found Murdered in Mamaroneck Home

Mamaroneck Village police made a grim discovery late Thursday night when they found a woman apparently murdered in a Baldwin Place home. The body of Jennifer A. Katz, 49, was found by officers who responded to a call to check on the well being of an individual at the house, according to a Village of Mamaroneck police press release. The discovery was made around 11 p.m.

After a preliminary investigation, the department ruled the death a homicide. Property records show the home is owned by Jennifer A. and Ronald W. Katz. On Friday morning, the house, located at 615 Baldwin Place, was cordoned off by yellow police tape, with half a dozen police cars  parked in front of the brightly painted blue shingle home.  Humane Officers’  vehicles were also at the scene.