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Drug Abuse

A pair of siblings wound up in the hospital after the brother had an argument with an older man. At 7:08 a.m. on Monday, May 29, a 38-year-old man and a 63-year-old man got into a physical altercation in the lobby of 330 West 95th Street, police said. The older man, later identified by police as Wali Rasheed, then stabbed the younger man twice in the chest and when the younger man’s sister tried to intervene, Rasheed stabbed her in the stomach and shoulder. Rasheed then fled on foot to West 96th Street and Broadway with the younger man’s sister in pursuit. She was able to identify Rasheed to police, and he was apprehended. The arresting officer retrieved a knife from Rasheed right front pants pocket. Both the brother and sister were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital by an EMS team. Rasheed was charged with attempted murder and non-negligent manslaughter, felony assault, dangerous weapons, petit larceny, and possession of stolen property. There was no word on the victims’ conditions.

Bar assault

At 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, a 24-year-old man and a 38-year-old bartender inside the Lion’s Head Tavern at 995 Amsterdam Avenue were having a dispute that turned violent. The bartender and another man, a 22-year-old, armed themselves with bats. According to a police account, the 22-year-old, later identified as Tyrik A. Kelly, said, “Get your black ratchet asses out of here!” and then swung his bat, striking a 27-year-old woman in the right arm, possibly breaking it. Kelly then struck the 24-year-old man in the back of his head with a barstool, cutting him. Kelly then took a picture frame from the wall and swung it at the bartender, who suffered lacerations to his left arm trying to block the swing. The woman was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital for examination and X-rays, while the 24-year-old man — her friend — refused medical attention at the scene. Kelly was arrested at 2:43 a.m. and charged with felony assault, criminal trespass and possession of dangerous weapons.

Daughter arrested for assault on mother

A high school girl was arrested after attacking her mother, police said. Just after midnight on Tuesday, May 30, a 34-year-old woman living at 689 Columbus Avenue got into a verbal dispute with her 15-year-old daughter, a ninth-grader at the Lower Manhattan Arts Academy. Police said, the daughter became very angry when her mother would not give her money, and began to attack her. The girl grabbed her mother by the neck and pushed her to the ground. The daughter next began to “throw everything” around the house. The mother experienced substantial pain to her head, with marks on her neck and shoulder, but refused medical attention at the scene. The daughter was arrested June 1 on assault charges.

Vacation Ruination

A West 107th Street resident’s apartment was burglarized of more $100,000 worth of items during her absence. The woman told police she was away from early Tuesday, May 30 until 11:30 p.m. on Friday, June 2. There were no signs of forced entry at any entrance to the apartment, although a sliding glass door in the bedroom where property was taken might have been left unlocked while she was away. Missing items include an Apple iPad, an Everlane backpack, sunglasses, three gold rings, a pair of earrings, a 22-karat necklace, a Rolex watch and a passport, with a total value of $105,310.

Creepy Crashers

Between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, the son of a 46-year-old man living at 260 West 88th Street had a party in his family’s apartment. After a time, the party got out of control, and about 30 to 40 uninvited revelers joined the festivities. The son tried to get the intruders to leave, and later noticed that numerous items of property were missing. These included a Frank Muller 5850 Master 18-karat white-gold watch, $800 in cash, an iPad Mini, a pair of Air Jordan Space Jam sneakers, and a Xootr Scooter, with a total value of $19,750.





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