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Port Chester Nightclub Window Smashed with Beer Bottle

NYC man charged with criminal mischief.

A Queens man is accused of using a beer bottle to smash the front window of a Port Chester nightclub early Friday morning, according to Port Chester police.

Pedro Jimenez, 25, of 147 Sunnyside Ave., Queens, was arrested after a 2:55 a.m. incident at Glamour, 114 N. Main St. Police said Jimenez was seen smashing the window by staff of the nightclub, who held Jimenez there until village officers arrived.

Jimenez was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was ordered held in the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla on $2,500 bail pending a Sept. 28 hearing in Port Chester Village Court.

The smashed windows was replaced later in the day. No one was reported injured in the incident.

Juan Allase September 15, 2012 at 10:40 AM
I write this letter concerned about the high level of insecurity in the streets of the city of Port Chester. Port Chester is a city recognized as the city of good food and good restaurants .. Port Chester not need too many night clubs and bars where can create disturbances and problems of delinquency and prostitution. Most of the bars and night clubs are in downtown Port Chester. Robberies, assaults, attacks has increased considerably, especially involving young. Unsafe streets, growing crime, therefore, residents must submit proposals and ideas to improve the city. "No more words and more action to solve all these problems," In these last days, I was talking with neighbors to present to the people of Port Chester a petition to propose solutions to these problems and make the best decision by our authorities. In the coming days will better understand the application. Do not just tell the problems, but participate in the solution. Make the City of Port Chester more comfortable and safer for everyone.
Resq43 September 15, 2012 at 12:18 PM
It's a Village....
Sean A. McNerney September 18, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Juan, I'd be more than happy to discuss thoughts with you for what can be done. Let me know if you're interested in talking. Maybe we can spark some actual public action!
Linda Turturino September 18, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Juan on Thursday September 27th at 700PM there is a meeting at 222 Grace Church St in the Senior Center - Citizen's group- to make PC a better place I recommend you go and give input on your concerns and some positive solutions
Juan Allase September 18, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Mr Sean and Linda I will forward a link: <a href="http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/establish-a-youth-curfew-under-18-in-pch-11-pm-6-am-cl.html">Establish a youth curfew, Control time in bars, clubs and Place surveillance cameras in Port Chester | Online , where you can see the petition signing is being done by residents of Port Chester. Also will attend the meeting on September 27 at 7 pm. provide me with suggestions for the improvement of the city.
ANDREA September 19, 2012 at 03:11 PM
1 Port Chester IS A VILLAGE NOT A CITY @ JUAN U MUST BE NEW TO PORT CHESTER HOW LONG U BEEN IN THE VILLAGE IT LOOK LIKE NOT TO LONG WHEN U CALLING IT A CITY WHEN ITS BEEN A VILLAGE FOR MANY YEARS
William Demarest (Editor) September 19, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Andrea, you are absolutely right, Port Chester is a village. New York State has an unusual system of classifications towns, villages, cities and hamlets ... communities that are large but have no local government of their own other than perhaps a local school board. Many people are indeed confused by these distinctions, especially those who were raised in large cities and perhaps think "village" refers to a tiny, remote rural community. It is easy to see how a densely-populated, diverse and culturally rich community such as Port Chester could be viewed as a city. What do you think? Should Port Chester formally become a city?
ANDREA September 19, 2012 at 03:28 PM
@ william i was born and raise in Port Chester & still living in the village it don't matter now because it look like a city and all the crimes are from outsiders and resident it just sad to see the village go down lets not talk about Port Chester police and there job
ANDREA September 19, 2012 at 03:30 PM
@ william the old Port Chester police was the one that just did there job wish they would come and show the new one how to do police work
Sean A. McNerney September 19, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Andrea, I wish we could blame all of the current problems in PC on outsiders, and I do agree, a lot of the late night business in our village certainly to bring in a bad element that we don't welcome. But there are plenty of residents that cause problems these days as well. While Juan may be incorrect in his classification, I strongly recommend you take a look at his petition. It has some excellent ideas in there that are worth supporting.
Robski48 September 19, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Sean, I reviewed the petition and one thing caught my attention, as long as it is accurate. The part where it states that crime in port Chester has gone up from 2002-2011. The reason being is the amount of police has gone down during those years. You see the correlation? The following is a post I put up in may from the article with your video from Main St. Robbery.... Just to back up jaime nielsen here is the amount of officers in PC, per the village website: 2004-05 65 officers, 05-06 65 officers, 06-07 63 officers, 07-08 64 officers, 08-09 64 officers, 09-10 62 officers, 10-11 62 officers, 11-12 60 officers, and your elected board reduced it to 58 officers in 2012-2013. My guess is that less officers means reduced manpower of the road protecting us. And trustee Didden made a motion to take 50k out of police overtime to give to the village manager to get more assistants even though he is making 195k a year (motion made at night board adopted budget). So good luck trying to get weekend overtime for the bars. Just to refresh, the info on number of Police came from prior budgets listed on the village website.
ANDREA September 19, 2012 at 07:34 PM
@ Sean All the bar's are just garbage its not like having a drink and a nice nite out like a couple of years ago now we have this big problem with the $ 2.00 dancer check it out the other nite i was driving down North Main st and there is the gray van dropping off the $ 2.00 hoes @ the bar ducea @ Robski48 Port Chester is but so big 58 officer's should be able to do there job and stop hanging around @ Dunkin Donuts, @ the water front parking lot & etc drive around and u should see when i was grow up in Port Chester we had no chance of hanging out like now we have gang's we have lots & lots of people sitting in front of the church on Westchester Ave how is that so really it don't have anything to do with # of officer's it has to do with them doing the job and the mayor stepping up to his plate on making Port Chester safe. no hart feeling Robski48 lol
Robski48 September 19, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Andrea no hard feelings here as we re all entitled to our opinion, but think about this. In 2002 Costco (may have just opened, not sure) or the Waterfront at Port Chester plus all the off shoot stores and restaurant cause of the Waterfront were not there and port Chester had about 62 police officers ( educated guess as the village doesn't put budgets back that far on the website, but I am being generous with my guess). Then the above mentioned places open with the influx of people that come with it, plus 342 westchester ave apartments, 410 westchester ave apts., the influx of overcrowding due to lax (again generous when I use lax) code enforcement, plus the other business and residential establishments I can't think of and now we have 58 police officers. I know I see a HUGE increase in the cars and people in port Chester. I respectfully disagree that port Chester has enough officers. To be continued...
Robski48 September 19, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Regarding the dunkin donuts comments, I am sure everyone is afforded the opportunity at their respected work places to a coffee break/meal break. You know what, I thank them for having it in the public, in the open as it shows a presence and security, remember if something happens, they are working and will respond. I rather have it that way then them sitting in a back room, like we do. That's why I will pay for a meal here and there for them when i see them sitting next to me when i am out with my spouse. Maybe I am a little bias as I have some good friends, no family though, as police officers and I know how hard they work and the long hours they work. I guess we agree to disagree, sorry
Juan Allase September 19, 2012 at 10:13 PM
I appreciate the comments on this subject, but I think that this conversation was not directed by the classification of Port Chester .. I understand that Port Chester is a Villa, but not for being a Villa, we have endured many bars, pubs, delinquency growing insecurity in the streets. So I think we should go this September 27 at 7pm at 222 Grace Church-Senior Center to discuss the problem and seek solutions. I made this request which can be improved with input from all residents. "we are part of the problem but also part of the solution"
ANDREA September 28, 2012 at 08:17 PM
@ Juan 100% true we are part of the solution @ Robski48 I also have friends on the force 2 are like family 1 that i really care for so i just feel like nothing is being done and maybe we do need more officers maybe we don't i would say this i do feel for the ones that do double & have family that can't spend time with them. the one that have to step up to the plate is the mayor to clean ALL the over crowded apartments and the hanging out on Westchester Ave let's see whats the outcome

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