New Rochelle police along with several other police agencies chased a car through several streets in New Rochelle around 2:00am Monday morning.The reason why and where the chase began in not known at this time.The chase ended when the driver went down a dead end street in the Rochelle height’s district and the car crashed into a house at 2 the court. The driver was taken into police custody after a ems crew looked him over. The New Rochelle police requested the fire dept.collapse unit respond to the scene car 2302 rescue 4 and rescue 54 responded to the scene.The house got some pretty heavy damage to it but no one was hurt in the home.
UPDATE: The homeowner spoke with Talk of the Sound. Stated “the whole house shook” when the car hit the house. A child was asleep on the second floor directly above the point of impact.
UPDATE: Press Statement from Westchester County Police Department.
Westchester County Police this morning arrested a Long Island man on multiple charges after he lead an officer on a high-speed chase and subsequently crashed into a home in New Rochelle.
Oscar Tello, 21, of Flanders, N.Y. was charged with Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree, Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd Degree, misdemeanors. He was also issued numerous summonses for speeding and other traffic violations.
The incident began at 1:50 a.m. when Westchester County Police Officer Michael Ritell observed a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta speeding on the eastbound Cross County Parkway in Eastchester. Ritell attempted to stop the vehicle after it exited at New Rochelle Road but the driver speed off.
Tello refused to stop for Ritell and entered the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway from New Rochelle Road. He drove northbound at a slow rate of speed and exited the parkway at North Avenue in New Rochelle, running over a stop sign and increasing his speed dramatically. County police terminated
the pursuit when Tello reached speeds of 100 mph on local streets but followed in his general direction of travel.
Tello drove on numerous local streets, including Eastchester Road, Mount Joy Place and Clinton Avenue, and on to the grass of Huguenot Park. He continued through the city and eventually turned into The Boulevard and then on to The Court, where he lost control, drove off the road and struck the porch of a residence at 2 The Court.
He was arrested at the scene.
Tello was awaiting arraignment today in New Rochelle City Court.