Crime Watch

| 12 Nov 2021 | 12:09

    Woman Shot through Peephole

    A 37-year-old woman told police that at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 1, she heard a knock on her apartment door inside 860 Columbus Ave. at West 103rd St. She went to see who was at the door when an unknown suspect fired one bullet through the peephole, striking her in her left eye. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside for treatment, and a 25-caliber bullet was recovered in the hallway. Police searched the building and the neighborhood but couldn’t find the suspect, who had fled in an unknown direction.

    Man Arrested for Vehicular Assault

    Police reported that at 7:23 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, a 46-year-old man and a 35-year-old man got into a verbal dispute outside 250 West 89th St. near Broadway. The 35-year-old then got into a vehicle and drove up onto the sidewalk, striking the older man with his vehicle, causing the latter physical injury, pain and bruising to his neck and the right side of his shoulder. The suspect then left the scene of the accident, but a witness flagged down a police officer, who pursued the vehicle, conducted a car stop and arrested Amauris M. Nunez, charging him with assault. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside for treatment.

    Police Nab Couple in Robbery

    A 36-year-old man told police that at 2:55 a.m. on Friday, November 5, a 26-year-old man slapped him in the face and grabbed him by the throat while demanding money outside 700 Amsterdam Ave. at West 94th St. The victim also said that the suspect handed the stolen property to a 27-year-old female accomplice, who fled the scene. Police searched the neighborhood, and Joseph Neat and Kufi S. Bedminster were arrested and charged with robbery. The items stolen included a wallet with cash, a JBL portable speaker and a Motorola Android phone totaling $570.

    Subway Robber Collared

    Police reported that at 4:10 a.m. on Friday, November 5, a 45-year-old man tried to forcibly take a cellphone from a 29-year-old woman inside the Broadway and West 96th St. subway station. The victim pointed out the suspect to an officer, who arrested Jerome Winley, charging him with robbery. A crack pipe was found in the suspect’s left front pants pocket, and though the victim sustained an injury to her right eye and bruises to her lip she refused medical attention at the scene.

    No Angel

    According to police, at 9:10 p.m. on Monday, November 1, a 21-year-old man approached officers at the corner of Manhattan Ave. and West 103rd St. and, raising his hands in a fighting stance, threatened to take on the officers. When one of the officers tried to apprehend the suspect, the latter tried to strike various officers with his closed fist. The suspect resisted arrest for several minutes, but Angel Cartagena was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer. One of the officers sustained injuries to his right index finger and was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside for treatment.