Crime Watch

| 23 Dec 2022 | 10:35

    Man Arrested after Reckless Driving Endangers Family

    Police reported that at 1:53 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, a woman was asleep at home with her two kids when her boyfriend entered her bedroom and ordered them to go with him. He said God had told him the apocalypse was coming. The boyfriend then forced the family into a car and began driving recklessly, saying, “We’re going to God,” before closing his eyes and colliding with another vehicle on the Henry Hudson Pkwy. at West 96th St. The woman tried to grab her kids, but her boyfriend bit her on her left arm, causing a laceration and bleeding. He then snatched her three-year-old daughter and fled the vehicle, pulling the child’s hair. Police officers arrived and rescued the girl, and Omar Espinal was arrested and charged with assault and impaired driving.

    Police Charge Mother for Assault on ACS Worker

    A 57-year-old woman told police that at 9:18 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, she was at a 37-year-old woman’s home at 2720 Broadway at West 104th St. to conduct a supervised visit with the woman’s children for the Administration of Children’s Services. The mother did not allow the ACS specialist to conduct the visit. She instead became irate, used profane language and called the specialist vulgar names. She then got a broomstick and raised it to threaten the specialist. Finally the mother grabbed the specialist’s ID and pulled it, causing it to tighten around the victim’s neck. The mother then punched the specialist in her right arm, causing substantial pain and swelling. Camica Alley was arrested next day and charged with assault on a public service employee.

    Girlfriend Picked up after Biting Boyfriend’s Lip

    A 60-year-old man told police that at 5:07 a.m. on Sunday, December 18, he got into a verbal dispute with his 49-year-old girlfriend inside 424 Cathedral Pkwy. between Columbus Ave. and Amsterdam Ave. when she bit part of his lip, causing a laceration and bleeding. The victim was treated by an EMS team and taken to Mount Sinai Morningside. Felita Lindsey was arrested and charged with assault.

    Fraudulent Wire Transfers

    Police reported that at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, a 35-year-old man was at home on West 94th St. paying a credit card bill when he looked over his checking account and noticed that $20,000 had been wired to an account registered to someone he didn’t know. He looked further and found more suspicious transactions on various dates totaling $60,000. He called the Bank of America immediately and reported the fraud. The total amount of the fraudulent activities in his account came to $101,010.

    Two Mailed Checks Intercepted and Altered

    A man living on West End Ave. stated that at 8 p.m. on Monday, November 21, he mailed two checks for his company, Fantasy Interactive, Inc., one in the amount of $15,000 and the other for $1,500. He was subsequently notified by his bank that two unknown suspects had intercepted his checks and altered information, placing their names on the checks as the payees without permission or authority.