This article is an update of a previous article.
MAMARONECK, NY (June 12, 2022) — On May 26, Donald Kearney, age 70, of Jersey City, New Jersey, called the Derecktor Shipyard on May 27 and left a voice mail saying, “I have friends with guns… I will come down there and kill or shoot everyone at the Mamaroneck Police Department,” police say.
Kearney referred to himself as “The Great Evil” in a previous threatening voice message left on May 20 referring to M-16’s and 45’s.
On May 27, Village of Mamaroneck Police responded to a report of a male making threats to shoot employees at Derecktor Shipyard and also Village of Mamaroneck PD personnel. VOMPD Officers and Detectives conducted an investigation and issued a warrant for Donald Kearney.
Kearney was apprehended in Yonkers on May 29 and charged with Making a Terrorist Threat, a D Felony, and Aggravated Harassment, an A Misdemeanor.
He was arraigned in the Village of Mamaroneck Court, then released without bail — sparking a furor among members of the Village of Mamaroneck PBA.
“This is completely unacceptable especially with the defendant’s criminal history and in light of the most recent events that took place in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX,” VOMPD PBA said on a Facebook post. “The current bail laws of New York State continue to fail the citizens they claim to protect.”
“The members of the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department are dedicated to protecting those they serve, but we are also feeling the failure of poor legislation.”
Kearney was transported to White Plains Hospital for a psychological evaluation and was released within two hours.
He is due back in the Village of Mamaroneck Court on June 16