Crime Watch

| 07 Oct 2022 | 10:31

    Man Attacked by Female Stranger in Elevator

    A 50-year-old man told police that at 9:50 p.m. on Monday, September 26, he was riding an elevator inside 100 West 92nd St. near Columbus Ave. when a 44-year-old female stranger entered and without saying anything to him sprayed hairspray into his face, then igniting the spray with a lighter, causing a fireball. The man felt heat and stepped back in fear for his safety. Fortunately, he suffered no injury and left the elevator. Josefina Salaman was later arrested and charged with assault.

    Son Arrested after Throwing Objects at Mother

    A 72-year-old woman reported that at 4:16 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, she and her 20-year-old son got into a verbal dispute over his girlfriend inside their apartment at 211 West 106th St. near Amsterdam Ave. Her son got upset and grabbed metal ornament balls and a soda bottle and threw them at her. Luckily, the items missed her, and she suffered no injuries but felt alarm. Keith Sylvan was arrested and charged with assault.

    Police Nab Man’s Violent Girlfriend

    According to police, at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30, a 56-year-old man was sitting in his car with his 34-year-old girlfriend outside 57 West 94th St. near Columbus Ave. when she removed his necklace from his neck by pulling on it, damaging the piece. She also grabbed his eyeglasses and then snapped them and threw them out of the car’s window. Elissa Artavia was arrested and charged with grand larceny. The necklace and glasses were valued at $900.

    Two Companies Victimized

    The CEO of a business named Car Parts 360 Inc told police that at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 26, an unknown suspect entered the Citibank branch at 2560 Broadway between West 97th St. and West 98th St. and transferred $187,300 from the company’s business account to a TD bank account without the firm’s permission or authority.

    Police also reported that at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, a company called Uberto Ltd. located at 129 West 86th St. near Columbus Ave. sent a check to a firm called Comfort Air, handing the check directly to a postal worker to mail. Then on Tuesday, September 20, Comfort Air complained that they had not received their payment. The comptroller of Uberto Ltd. talked to Chase Bank and found that their check had been processed but paid to a different party named Janelle Crawford without permission or authority. The altered check had been written in the amount of $25,159.