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Two Port Chester Teens Charged in Attack on South Main Street

Police: Victim needed 12 stitches to close wound after he's beaten by a group; man who can to his aid is also attacked.

Two Port Chester teens accused of being part of a group of about nine young people who attacked a 27-year-old Port Chester man on South Main Street Thursday morning have been charged with assault, said.

The 1 a.m. attack in front of 8 S. Main St. was the latest in of a series of involving a group of young people who have attacked people in downtown Port Chester. Police said the investigation into these attacks is continuing.

In Thursday's incident, in addition to the 27-year-old Port Chester man who was attacked, a 19-year-old Port Chester resident who tried to come to his assistance was also beaten by the group of attackers.

William Ribeiro, 17, of 8 Armett St., and Tyrik Harris, 16, of 1 Weber Drive, are both charged with second-degree assault, a felony, after Thursday's attack, police said.

The investigation of Thursday's attack began when Port Chester police received a report of a disturbance on South Main Street. When they arrived, police found a 27-year-old Port Chester man bleeding from injuries to the head an his left arm.

Police said the victim had been hit with some form of a wooden stick when he was jumped and beaten by a group of nine young people. As he was being punched, kicked and hit with the stick, a 19-year-old Port Chester resident who was nearby tried to assist the victim and stop the attack. However, police said the 19-year-old then became another target for the attacking group.

The 27-year-old victim was taken to Greenwich Hospital for treatment and needed 12 stitches to close his wounds, police said. The 19-year-old did not require medical treatment.

Based on descriptions of the attackers, Port Chester police said village officers checked the area through the early-morning hours in hopes of finding the attackers. Police said Ribeiro and Harris were spotted and were brought to police headquarters for questioning.

As the investigation continued, police said witnesses linked the two teens to the attack and they were arrested on the assault charge.

Port Chester police ask that anyone who may have information about the recent attacks call them at 914-939-1000.

Police said the incident in front of is unrelated to an incident earlier in the summer when two men were involved in a fight inside the business at that location, , and the front window of the business was smashed.

Anne Latella August 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM
All of you thugs from Port Chester. Clean up your act. Instead of causing trouble do something positive for your village. You are ruining the reputation of a great village and making it unsafe. The Port Chester police are on the job and will certainly find you and see that you are punished. Do something to make your families and the village proud to have you as a resident. It is just as easy to be nice as it is to be violent. Try visiting your local church on a regular basis and do something helpful for the community.
Bart Didden August 10, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Great work once again by both our patrol and detective divisions of the Port Chester Police Department, thank you.
Conservative NYer August 12, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Yet, again more outstanding youth! I am sure their parents are so very proud.
Anne Latella August 13, 2012 at 09:52 PM
It is time to have a curfew for those under the age of 21. They should not be allowed on the street after 10:00 P.M. They need to be arrested and heavily fined and made to do community service like cleaning all of the public bathrooms in parks etc. Of course they should be doing this with deputized guards licensed to carry a gun overseeing them. Drastic measures need to be taken to clean up Port Chester as the place to go to buy or sell drugs. Thugs should know if you are caught in Port Chester after 10:00 P.M commit any kind of crime there will be severe punishment. Do it. Enforce it and demonstrate that crime or drugs will no longer be tolerated in this village. Apparently these thugs have no supervision at home or their parents have given up on them. Maybe you need to return to the CCC camps for offenders which I believe were instituted during FDR's presidency for these types of non law abiding youths.
Anne Latella August 13, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Apprehending a criminal is not the solution. Prevention by any means is the answer to this intolerable situation. This problem has been allowed to exist for too many years. The time to stop it is now. At once.
Craig Noor August 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM
If anyone has factual knowledge of what this group or groups of young folks going around assaulting and robbing people is - e.g., is it a gang, is it a bunch of people aspiring to be in a gang or imitating one, please let us know .... I see crazy graffiti all over the place but then I saw a big MS 13 tag on the A&P in Greenwich and i don't imagine that MS 13 is running over there (except maybe in the projects).
margaret taylor September 28, 2012 at 02:35 PM
your right they should have a curfew,i was born and raised in portchester,a lot of you know me as puddy.growing up in pc was great, things were different then.i put alot of the blame on the system,what do they tell our kids to do,if your parents hit you call the police,shit in my day you didnt answer your parents back unless you wanted your teeth knocked out.LoL! ( THE PARENTS TODAY ARE KIDS THEMSELVES).to young to be haveing children.they do have a curfew in some parts of ct i live in meriden ct their trying to pass that law here.im sorry but the pcpd they could be doing more,your tax paying citizens fight for it, you would be surprised how 1 voice could make a difference.(fight for a curfew).

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