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 Vernon High School officials notified the Police Department that they had discovered a student in possession of a handgun, and that the student left School grounds. Mt Vernon Police Patrol Units responded to the area of the High School and began to canvass for the student. Officers located the student walking in the area of Pennsylvania Ave. and California Rd. When approached, the student fled from officers and a foot pursuit ensued. The student was apprehended nearby, in the rear yard of a residence on Sheridan Ave. A loaded Firearm was also recovered from the rear yard where the student was located.Mount Vernon Police Youth Detectives are continuing the investigations. Prosecution is being handled by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. The Mount Vernon Police Intel Unit, Violent Crimes Unit and Wellness along with the Mount Vernon School District are working collaboratively to curb youth violence. We ask that anyone with information regarding these incidents, or any other incidents of illegal weaponpossession, contact the MVPD Detective Division at 914-665-2510, all calls will be kept confidential. You can also submit an anonymous tip via our “Text-A-Tip” by texting “MVPD” and your tip to 847411. You can also anonymously send information by utilizing the “Mount Vernon PD” app, available in the Google Play and Apple store.