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Woman severely injured in assault at South Street apartment

Police charge suspect with attempted murder

A 31-year-old man faces up to 25 years in state prison for attempted murder following his arrest Tuesday, May 14 by Peekskill police.

Responding at approximately 3:10 p.m. to multiple reports of an assault in progress at an apartment at 900 South St., officers took Hasseem Jenkins into custody and then charged him with second-degree attempted murder, a Class A-1 felony, and first-degree assault.

Upon arrival at the scene, police found a 56-year-old female with severe injuries. EMS and Peekskill fire department personnel responded to the call and immediately provided medical aid to the victim, who was then taken to the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.

Police say the investigation into the crime is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Peekskill Police Detective Division at 914-737-8000 or by email at [email protected]

Anonymous tips may also be made at under the crime tips section.

Record of violent incidents

Jenkins is currently facing charges of disorderly conduct in Peekskill for fighting and violent behavior. According to Peekskill City Court records, he was arrested on Oct. 20, 2023 by Peekskill police and arraigned on Nov. 2.

Jenkins pled not guilty in that case, which has been adjourned to a future date six times since then. He was scheduled for a non-jury trial today, May 16, in front of Peekskill City Court Judge Lissette Fernandez but that has been postponed. According to court records he is being represented by attorney Robert Nachamie of Peekskill. He is due in city court in front of Judge Reginald Johnson on May 28 on the current charges.

According to a published report, Jenkins was arrested in 2011 and charged with felony assault as a 19-year-old after Peekskill police witnessed him punch a 16-year-old boy in the face as he was leaving a party at the former Christopher Columbus Club on Crompond Road at 11:20 p.m. on Nov. 25.

Police also charged his older sister Quantasia with pulling a police officer away from her brother as he was being arrested, allowing him to flee. Officers chased Hasseem Jenkins to a residence on the 900 block of Second Street, but lost him.

Hasseem Jenkins later turned himself in and was charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony, as well as resisting arrest and interfering with governmental administration, both misdemeanors, according to the published report.


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 Jim Roberts
Jim Roberts has been in this business for more than 35 years (hard to believe) and still learning every day. A third-generation Peekskill resident, he started as a lowly researcher at the Westchester Business Journal in 1986 and learned how to be a reporter from many veterans in the field. He’s worked in private companies, Connecticut state government and wrote for the Co-op City Times for 10 years before retiring from full-time work in 2019. Roberts wants to contribute to building the Herald into a news website for residents who care about what’s happening in Peekskill.