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3 men removed backpack from Boston suspect

BOSTON Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were arrested and accused Wednesday of removing a backpack containing hollowed out fireworks from Tsarnaev dorm room three days after the attack to keep him from getting into trouble.

In court papers, the FBI said one of them threw the backpack in the garbage it was later found in a landfill by law enforcement officers after they concluded from news reports that Tsarnaev was one of the bombers.

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, who are from Kazakhst oakley an, were charged with conspiring to obstruct justice by concealing and destroying evidence. A third man, Robel Phillipos, was charged with lying to investigators about the visit to Tsarnaev room.

At a court appearance in the afternoon, the Kazakh men did not request bail and will be held for another hearing May 14. Phillipos was held for a hearing on Monday. Their lawyers refuse oakley d to comment ahead of the proceeding.

Three people were killed and more than 260 injured on April 15 when two bombs exploded near the finish line. Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police several days later. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured and lies in a hospital prison.

Investigators have not said whether the pressure cooker bombs used in the attacks were made with gunpowder extracted from fireworks.

Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev have been held in jail for more than a week on allegations that they violated their student visas by not regularly going to class at UMassachusetts. All three men charged Wednesday began attending UMass with Tsarnaev at the same time in 2011, according to the FBI.

The three were not accused of any involvement in the bombing itself. But in a footnote in the court papers, the FBI said that about a month before the bombing, Tsarnaev told Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev that he knew how to make a bomb.

If convicted, Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov could get up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Phillipos faces a maximum of eight years behind bars and a $250,000 fine.

Before Tsarnaev roommate let them in, Kadyrbayev showed Tazhayakov a text message from Tsarnaev that read: about to leave if you need something in my room take it, according to the oakley FBI. When Tazhayakov learned of the message, believed he would never see Tsarnaev alive again, the FBI said in the affidavit.

Once inside Tsarnaev room, the men noticed a backpack containing fireworks, which had been opened and emptied of powder, the FBI said.

The FBI said that Kadyrbayev knew when he saw the empty fireworks that Tsarnaev was involved in the bombings and decided to remove the backpack from the room order to help his friend Tsarnaev avoid trouble. also decided to remove Tsarnaev laptop he did not want Tsarnaev roommate to think he was stealing or behaving suspiciously by just taking the backpack, the FBI said in court papers.

READ MORE:Officials probe links between Canadian jihadist, Boston bombing suspectAfter the three men returned to Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov apartment with the backpack and computer, they watched news reports featuring photographs of Tsarnaev. said he placed the backpack and fireworks along with trash from the apartment into a large trash bag and threw it into a garbage bin near the men apartment.

When the backpack was later found in a landfill last week, inside it was a UMass Dartmouth homework assignment sheet from a class Tsarnaev was taking, the FBI said.

Earlier today, Boston Police announced via their official Twitter account that three more suspects were taken into custody.

The following tweet was sent Wednesday morning:

Three additional suspects taken into custody in Marathon bombing case. Details to follow. Boston Police Dept.

Amato DeLuca, an attorney for his widow, Katherine Russell, said Tuesday that his client had just learned that the medical examiner was ready to release Tsarnaev body and that she wants it released to his side of the family.

Police said Tsarnaev ran out of ammunition before his 19 year old brother dragged his body under a vehicle while fleeing the scene. His cause of death has been determined but will not be made public until his remains are claimed.

READ MORE: Tsarnaevs’ father puts off plans to travel to USDzhokhar w oakley as wounded in the shootout with police as he and his brother made their getaway attempt. He is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, a crime that carries a potential death sentence.

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3 men injured in Southeast D

apartm oakley ent complex located just up the road from the scene of a shooting three days earlier that injured four people. alongside an apartment complex at 2408 Elvans Road Southeast, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Three men, a 28 year old who lived at the apartment complex, a 30 year old and a 23 year old were playing dominoes when they heard gunfire and began to run from the area, according to a police report. The 28 year old man was shot in the buttocks, while the 23 year old was shot in the shot once in the leg and the 30 year old shot twice in the upper leg. Police said none of the men injuries were considered life threatening.

Investigators found five cars that were also damaged by gun oakley fire.

Police said no description was available of the person or persons who opened fire, and investigators had no known motive for the shooting.

Just three days earlier, four people including two teenagers were injured when a man opened fire on a group just a few blocks away.

Saturday shooting, in the 2800 block of Stanton Road Southeast, was caught on a Metrobus surveillance video. Police were still looking for two men involved in that incident. The video showed two men calmly get on the Metrobus. A short time later, they exit the bus in a hurry and one of the men raises a handgun and begins firing after he steps off the bus onto the sidewalk. Police recovered 10 shell casings at the scene.

A police spokeswoman said Tuesday that there was no known indication that the sh oakley rong> oakley ootings were related.

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3 men charged in several CVS thefts

3 men charged in several CVS theftsHARRISON Three suspects are in custody in connection with thefts Wednesday from CVS pharmacies in Harrison, Rye and Mamaroneck, police said. Wednesday on Boston Post Road, near the New Rochelle border.

At least some of the stolen items were recovered, including hundreds of dollars’ worth of Crest White Strips and razor blades that the chief said had been taken from the Harrison store.

“Unfortunately, CVS pharmacies are targets for this type of activity,” the chief said.

Russell was also charged with seventh degree possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, after police said a pipe containing crack residue was found in a bag he was carrying.

Marraccini said that on Tuesday Harrison police arrested Dijon Herbert, 30, of the Bronx after he tried to use a fraudulent credit card at a local CVS.

He said Herbert had apparently made more than a dozen credit cards himself. That case is under investigation.

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Mamaroneck man accused of abuseMAMARONECK A 42 year old village man has been charged with sexually oakley abusing a pre teen girl who just recently reported the crime more than six years after she says it occurred.

Anthony Ballone was arrested Saturday and charged with first degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a felony, for incidents that occurred in the village of Mamaroneck between July 2003 and December 2005, Lt. Robert Kosiak said.

Town of Mamaroneck police handled the case to avoid a possible conflict of interest because Ballone has a relative on the village police force.

The Westchester District Attorney’s Office told town police about the allegations on Friday, Kosiak said.

Ballone is being held on $100,000 bail at the Westchester County jail in Valhalla, pending a hearing in Town Court today.

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Cops: Boy made threat with macheteNEW ROCHELLE A 17 year old boy was accused of threatening a city man with a machete, police said.

Edgar Lopez of 528 Main St. Sunday, D oakley etective Capt. Joseph Schaller said.

Police said Lopez and a group of friends were involved in a dispute with other males when the suspect threatened a 25 year old man with the weapon near 97 Walnut St.

Police were called and said they arrested Lopez as he tried to flee with five other men in a red Honda Civic. They recovered the machete nearby.

Lopez was charged with second degree menacing, a misdemeanor.

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Yonkers pair face charges in mall theftWHITE PLAINS Two Yonkers residents face petty larceny charges after being accused of stealing wallets and purses from the Galleria mall, police said.

Genevo Ruiz, 60, and Daisy Pedro, 51, both of 100 Heriot St., Yonkers, were arrested Friday afternoon af oakley ter cops said they stole two wallets and two purses in an organized fash oakley ion at Macy’s in the Galleria mall, 100 Main St.

Security guards told police they watched as Ruiz took the $157 worth of merchandise and handed each item to Pedro, who used wire cutters to remove the security tags before placing them in her bag.