Rye Brook Cracks Down on Roanoke Shooting Homeowner

The Rye Brook Safe Housing Task Force is making the owner of 3 Roanoke Avenue answer for overcrowding and other building violations.

Rye Brook Police were not the only ones who responded to the scene of a shooting last week in Rye Brook. Within hours, a building inspector arrived at 3 Roanoke Avenue to .

Owner Maria Martinez, last known address 81 Maple Avenue, Rye, NY, was issued a summons for the following violations:

  • Village Code 250-25, Permitted Uses in the R2-F Zoning District
  • Village Code 250-9, Partitions Constructed Without Permit
  • Village Code 250-10, Certificate of Occupancy Required
  • Village Code 192-1, Rooming House Use Prohibited

Vilage Administrator Christopher Bradbury said the Rye Brook police, fire and building departments have been working together for some time on a Safe Housing Task Force to efficiently enforce the village's building code.

On the night of the shooting last Saturday, Bradbury says a building inspector arrived on scene to investigate previously reported violations but could only access part of the dwelling. A court order was obtained and a building inspector conducted a complete site inspection on Wednesday. At that time, an illegal partition wall was discovered and removed from the home and several other violations were noted.

Maria Martinez, owner of the Roanoake Avenue house, must appear in Rye Town Court on October 5th to answer the charges aforementioned.

As previously reported, . at the Roanoke home. When police interviewed the subjects, they learned of the illegal apartment and notified the building department.


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