Crime Watch

| 06 May 2022 | 11:18

    Police Seek Mercedes Driver in Road Rage Incident

    A 23-year-old woman from the Bronx told police that at 7:25 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, she was driving southbound at the northwest corner of York Ave. and East 69th St. when a 25-year-old man driving a black 2009 Mercedes C-Class sedan with New York plates KPX 8995 cut her off and got out of his vehicle. The man approached her window and began yelling at her. She in turn called 911, saying she felt unsafe. The man replied, “I’ll give you something to be unsafe about!” and punched her with a closed fist to her face before taking off in his car. Police are still seeking the driver.

    Witness Helps Thwart Street Robbery

    Police reported that at 12:46 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, a 25-year-old woman was crossing the street at the northeast corner of Second Ave. and East 93rd St. when she noticed that a 35-year-old man was following her. He approached and pushed her to the ground, causing an injury to her hand. He also put his arm around her neck and began to hump her back and buttocks. Fortunately, there was no penetration, but a 51-year-old male witness reported that the suspect next tried to remove the victim’s jacket. The witness confronted the suspect, who then fled on foot, but John Doe was later arrested and charged with robbery.

    Woman Awakes to Find Burglar Seeking Entry

    A 43-year-old woman reported to police that at 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, she was sleeping in her studio apartment at 430 East 72nd St. near York Ave. when she heard a noise at the window. She opened the curtain and shades and saw a 32-year-old woman trying to enter. Jocelyn McBride was soon arrested and charged with burglary. She had failed to enter the victim’s apartment, and nothing was stolen.

    Wallet Stolen During Job Interview

    According to police, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, a 31-year-old woman was sitting inside Le Pain Quotidien at 1131 Madison Ave. at East 85th St. having a job interview and had left her bag hanging from the back of her chair. She said there was just one person sitting behind her table. She soon realized her wallet was missing after she received multiple texts and emails reporting unauthorized transactions from various locations. She canceled all her cards and was cleared of financial responsibility for the illegal activity. She did lose $250 in cash, a Kate spade wallet and New York State driver’s license as well as health and dental insurance cards, totaling $450 in value.

    Driver Arrested for Forged License Plate

    At 8:35 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, a police officer observed a 21-year-old man traveling southbound on the FDR service road at East 96th St. in a black 2015 Audi A6 bearing a fraudulent California temporary license plate. The officer conducted a car stop, checked with California highway patrol and confirmed that the plate was indeed bogus. He also learned that the suspect had a suspended New York State driver’s license, and Palamin Singhaten was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.