Crime Watch



BY JERRY DANZIG

Arrest in Senior Assault

Police collared one of two men who set upon a senior citizen on West 105th Street early on Monday, October 16. Police said a 76-year-old man walking toward Amsterdam Avenue from Broadway at a bout 5:15 a.m. when two men came up from behind him and punched him in the face outside 225 West 105th. The man fell to the ground, and his attackers took his wallet. Police searched the area but couldn’t locate the muggers. The victim told police that he had been intoxicated at the time of the incident; he also said that the perpetrators looked familiar and possibly lived in the family shelter at 2720 Broadway. He refused medical attention. He told police his wallet held $20 and some documents. One of the two alleged perpetrators, Davis Morales, 43, a resident of the 24th precinct, was arrested the next day on charges of robbery, felony assault, grand larceny and several other counts, according to police.

Worker attacked

A woman was arrested following an attack on a contractor working on a vacant apartment at 74 West 103rd Street. Police said a 25-year-old man was working in the apartment at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 16, when the woman, later identified as 21-year-old Dahmiqua J. Ladson, approached him, placed a hammer/screwdriver combo to the man’s neck, threatened to kill him and demanded money. Ladson was arrested later that day on charges of robbery, grand larceny, assault, criminal mischief and other counts, according to police.

Woman attacked, slashed

At 2 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, at 25-year-old female boarded a northbound 3 train at 34th Street and began to sing. A man and woman approached began yelling at her, telling her to stop. The couple then cursed and spit at her. The woman later told police they then tried take her suitcase before she managed to get off at 96th Street and flee. The pair followed her and again tried to take her suitcase as well as her cell phone. As the victim tried to pass through the turnstile, the other woman hit her over the head and slashed her on her left arm with a box cutter. The male attacker grabbed the victim’s phone, and the couple fled in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to Staten Island University Hospital near where she lived and received six stitches.

3 Apprehended After CellPhone Snatch

At 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, a 35-year-old man was surrounded in Riverside Park at about West 116th Street by three males aged 16, 16, and 17, police said. One of the 16-year-olds punched the man, then took his phone. The victim refused medical attention at the scene, but Marcus J. Harris, Chauncey Henderson and Francisco Gonzalez were apprehended and arrested later that day and charged with robbery and possession of stolen property, police said.