Mamaroneck Village police say they have charged Reggie Powell, 54, of White Plains, a relative of Jennifer Katz’s former boyfriend, with burglary in the 2nd degree. Police will neither confirm nor deny the suspect worked as a handyman at Katz’s house.
The Journal News is reporting New York City police charged Powell with felony criminal possession of stolen property and misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was stopped for disobeying a no left turn sign on 125th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, and ran from the car. (A source’s error previously reported the location as The Bronx.)
after police found two bags of heroin in Katz’s gray 2006 Toyota Highlander.
1984 of second-degree murder in Westchester, and sentenced to 22 years to life in prison. He
was paroled in October 2008. The spokesman did not specify the location of that crime.
Meanwhile, local school officials reached out to local children, particularly those in the eighth and eleventh grades who may know Katz’s children, to help them cope with the tragedy.
Hommocks Middle School Principal Seth Weitzman sent parents an email saying school counselors, psychologists and social visited eighth grade classrooms this morning, and made special efforts to help close friends of Katz’s daughter.
Weitzman encouraged parents to contact children’s counselors should they be concerned.