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Daughter Arrested

At 11 p.m. on Friday, May 11, a 74-year-old resident of West 91st Street got into a verbal dispute with her 50-year-old daughter because the latter didn’t want to do her own laundry, according to a police account. The mother told police her daughter, later identified as Isabella Marshall, became verbally and physically abusive, grabbing her by the arm and slamming her against the wall, bruising her left hand and wrist. The mother told police that she does not feel safe around her daughter, who she claims abuses her on a regular basis. Marshall was arrested on Monday, May 14 and charged with assault.

CellPhone Borrowed BUT Not Returned

Be careful to whom you lend your cellphone. At 3:45 a.m. on Friday, May 18, a 27-year-old woman met a woman on the East Side. The two walked together across Central Park to the West Side, and the 27-year-old let her companion use her cell phone to call her boyfriend. Then, when the 27-year-old asked for her phone back, the other refused, displayed a black-and-silver box cutter, and fled on foot northbound on Columbus Avenue.

Tax Check Altered

Yet another check got intercepted and altered in the mail. On May 17, a Central Park West resident mailed a check in the amount of $4,000 to the New York State income tax center. He later received word the check had been altered to the higher amount of $8,400 and deposited by an unknown person. The new name on the check read G Gome George. It was not known where the check was cashed, but it had been mailed using the street mailbox in front of 700 Columbus Avenue.


A scammer preyed on an undocumented immigrant. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at 29-year-old man paid another individual $8,000 to help with legal fees to pay a bond for the 29-year-old’s nephew, police said. The 29-year-old met the other party at West End Avenue and West 96th Street to make an initial payment of $3,000. The 29-year-old also deposited $5,000 in the other’s bank account. Then the other individual reneged on the agreement and refused to repay the 29-year-old, according to police. The scammer also went to the victim’s place of employment to harass him, warning the victim not to report the incident to police or he would report him to immigration.

No Port in the Storm

A local hostel proved most inhospitable to a guest recently. At 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11, a 66-year-old woman left the Hostelling International-New York Hostel at 891 Amsterdam Aveto go to a doctor’s appointment. Before leaving she double checked the lock on her room locker. When she returned from her appointment at 6 p.m., the locker had been tampered with and opened. The victim told police she’d been sharing the room with five other women. The victim reported the incident to hostel staff, who assigned her a new room. There she checked her belongings and noticed that items were missing. These included prescription sunglasses and a gold necklace with a 24-inch rope chain attached to a Virgin Mary medallion.

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