Crime Watch

| 29 Jul 2022 | 12:19

    Shots Fired on West 106th Street

    At 9:13 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, police received multiple calls about shots being fired on West 106th St. near Columbus Ave. Surveillance video later showed a male suspect with a black handgun in front of 105 West 106th St. firing multiple rounds westbound. One round struck a gray 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander on its left headlight, leaving a bullet fragment underneath the front of the vehicle. Another round went through the front glass window of 120 West 106th St. into a medical library. After firing the shots, the suspect fled on a bike, heading eastbound on West 106th St. and then northbound on Columbus.

    Argument Over Former Boyfriend Turns Violent

    A 23-year-old woman told police that at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, she was walking along West 103rd St. between Manhattan Ave. and Columbus Ave. when she got into an argument with a 25-year-old female acquaintance over a former boyfriend. The argument turned into a physical altercation when the 25-year-old pulled out a sharp cutting instrument inside the Douglass Houses at 875 Columbus and slashed the 23-year-old multiple times in her face, neck, chest and the side of her body, causing serious physical injury. The victim was treated at Mount Sinai Morningside for the lacerations, and Erica A. Sidhilall was arrested on Wednesday, July 27 and charged with assault.

    Police Nab Menacing Shoplifting Suspect

    Police reported that at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, a 54-year-old man entered the Duane Reade store at 700 Columbus Ave. at West 94th St. and took items from a store shelf. An employee approached the man, who said, “Don’t touch me, or I’ll beat the sh*t out of you!” and positioned his body in a threatening manner. The suspect left the store without paying but was soon found at the southeast corner of Columbus Ave. and West 97th St. There he locked his arms to resist arrest, but Richard Allen was soon taken into custody and charged with robbery. A quantity of alleged crack cocaine was found in the suspect’s front left pants pocket.

    Mother Injured during Daughter’s Argument with Acquaintance

    An 84-year-old woman in a wheelchair told police that at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 15, she was heading back to her home at 850 Columbus Ave. at West 102nd St. with her daughter when the latter got into a verbal dispute with a female acquaintance. The acquaintance tried to pepper spray the daughter but instead managed to fall onto the mother in her wheelchair. The mother sustained substantial injuries for which she was treated at Mount Sinai Morningside.

    Senior Falls Victim to iPad Popup Scam

    An 87-year-old man reported that at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, he was at home on West 107th St. using his iPad when a popup appeared urging him to call a phone number. He made the call and was then told to call another number associated with Citibank. He was next instructed to make a wire transfer to get to the bottom of an alleged scam. Unfortunately, he complied, making a transfer to the account of a Yuqin Wang at the Bank of America, sending $48,560. Then on Friday, July 15, he made another transfer to the account of a Shao Liang at the Bank of America in the amount of $48,566. In all, the victim was scammed out of an eye-opening $97,126.