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Police Blotter

40th PCT.

WED, JULY 9th, 2:25 p.m. – 665 Westchester Ave. Police searched for a male who was reported holding a woman hostage at gunpoint. After taking necessary precautions, officers from the Emergency Service Division entered the apartment but found no one inside the premise. 

SAT, JULY 12th, 8:30 a.m. – Authorities came to the aid of a 22-year-old Hispanic woman. The Latino woman told officials that an older man had sexually attacked her. The woman was taken to a local hospital, as other officers searched for her attacker.

SAT, JULY 12th, 10:10 p.m. – East 156 St. and Tinton Ave. A suspect was arrested after he was found with a 380-caliber semi-automatic pistol.

SAT, JULY 12th, 10:55 p.m. – A 16-year-old girl informed officials that an older man had forcibly raped her. Investigators arrested a 29-year-old Hispanic man charging him with attacking the teen who was taken to Lincoln Medical Center for assistance.

SAT, JULY 12th, 11:45 p.m. – 594 Union Ave. A man refused to surrender to police after having a dispute with a neighbor. Authorities started to maintain a dialogue with the man convincing him to surrender to authorities. It was learned that the man had an outstand warrant against him for a previous assault. 

SUN, JULY 13th, 10:40 p.m. – 562 Morris Ave. A 15-year-old boy was treated for a shotgun wound. The teen apparently had the weapon in his bedroom when the gun went off accidentally.

41st PCT.

WED, JULY 9th, 6:15 a.m. – 1048 Westchester Ave. The robbery of a commercial premise has police investigators looking into the incident. At gunpoint two black males robbed the bodega of $400 in cash. The pair fled in a red colored BMW vehicle southbound on Bruckner Blvd. Detectives are assigned to the case.

THURS, JULY 10th, 1:10 p.m. – 952 Longfellow Ave. Police officers attempted to rescue a two-year-old boy. The child got his hand struck inside a meat grinder inside a Chinese restaurant. The young boy was rushed to Lincoln Medical Center but the hand had been severed.

42nd PCT.

THURS, JULY 10th, 11:45 p.m. – 818 Home St. Police are looking into a shooting. A male had been shot once in the shoulder area according to authorities. Detectives will handle the inquiry.

FRI, JULY 11th, 2:30 a.m. – 631 East 168 St. Police officers responding on a call were faced with an incident that had multiple facets. Authorities found a female who was suffering from a stab wound. She was transported to Lincoln Medical Center. Next authorities learned that the woman’s attacker took his own life by jumping from the building’s roof. Finally, officials were informed that they were two young girls, ages 6 and 8 years old that were missing. Police conducted searches for the young pair.  

43rd PCT.

WED, JULY 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 1 Metropolitan Oval. The death of a 20-year-old male is under review. Officials believe that the black male jumped to his death from the roof of the Parkchester building.

WED, JULY 9th, 2:45 p.m. – 1720 Watson Ave. No one was reported injured, but police are looking into a weapon discharge. The bullet entered the kitchen window.

THURS, JULY 10th, 8:20 a.m. – Castle Hill Ave. and Bruckner Blvd. A school crossing guard required medical assistance after being struck by a vehicle. The vehicle was making a right hand turn according to officials, when the guard was struck. The injured worker received medical care at Jacobi Medical Center for a arm injury.

THURS, JULY 10th, 12:00 p.m. – 1053 Boynton Ave. Officials indicated that a decomposed body that had recently been discovered had been determined to be a homicide victim. Detectives were busy interviewing a possible suspect as the inquiry continues. 

THURS, JULY 10th, 6:10 p.m. – Morrison and Westchester Aves. Local police once again removed an illegal weapon from the Sound View community. This time a 38-caliber pistol was vouched as evidence.  

44th PCT.

SUN, JULY 13th, 10:10 p.m. – 1650 Grand Concourse. A 21-year-old Hispanic female was attacked. The woman walked into Bronx Lebanon Hospital seeking medical assistance for a stab wound to the chest area. She expired two hours later according to officials. A suspect was arrested and will be faced with homicide charges.

 

TUES, JULY 15th, 3:15 p.m. – East 165 St. and Grand Concourse. A 50-year-old Hispanic man was rushed to Lincoln Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle. The man was apparently a cyclist when he was struck by the vehicle. Officials indicated that the motorist was driving the vehicle without having an active driver’s license, which lead to his arrest.

45th PCT.

WED, JULY 9th, 1:55 a.m. – 1608 Crosby Ave. Specially trained police officers were summoned to a burglary scene. Local police officers discovered that an unknown person entered a jewelry store from a vacant apartment above the business. Authorities found a hole in the floor, and summoned the specially trained and equipped police officers. A search of the store indicated that the culprit had fled. Now detectives are faced with the follow-up inquiry. 

FRI, JULY 11th, 7:10 p.m. – Bronx Whitestone Bridge. Authorities arrested 14 suspects after a male was attacked. The victim was transported to a local medical facility for treatment. Meanwhile, authorities indicated that the attackers might have been connected to a gang known as the Latin Kings.

46th PCT.

SAT, JULY 12th, 11:15 p.m. – Jerome Ave. and Clifford Pl. A semi-automatic pistol was taken off local streets after police arrested its owner. Recovered was a 9-mm gun.

SUN, JULY 13th, 2:20 a.m. – Jerome Ave. and Featherbed Lane. A car jacking was terminated after the victim shot the would-be thief. It turned out that the victim was an off duty corrections officer. The officer shot and killed the thief who expired at St. Barnabas Hospital.

MON, JULY 14th, 10:20 p.m. – West Burnside Ave. A series of exploding manholes left an eight-block area without electricity. Crews from Con Edison rushed to the scene to make emergency repairs and restore the power.

47th PCT.

WED, JULY 9th, 1:40 a.m. – 1313 Needham Ave. An undercover police officer arrested a 21-year-old male who was in possession of a semi-automatic pistol. The male was nabbed in the Baychester area while in possession of a 9-mm pistol.

FRI, JULY 11th, 2:30 a.m. – 1135 East 229 St. A shooting received attention from local police officers. A male had been shot once with the bullet entering the neck area. The male victim was transported to a local hospital where he was reported in extremely critical condition.

FRI, JULY 11th, 2:20 p.m. – 3240 Bronxwood Ave. Law enforcement expects merged on the North Bronx location. Apparently, a construction worker while at worked discovered a old artillery shell. The worker took the shell from the construction site to his home, but left the device inside his vehicle. Police were called who requested the expects from the Emergency Service Squad and the Bomb Squad. After examining the shell it was removed from the community. Afterwards the experts deemed the device inert. 

SAT, JULY 12th, 1:00 a.m. – Duryea Ave. Two black males were arrested after police removed a gun from the pair. Arrested were a 22-year-old male and a 25-year-old male who were in possession of a 32-caliber semi-automatic pistol. 

MON, JULY 14th, 7:05 p.m. – White Plains Rd. and East 225 St. A 17 year old teen was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center. The young boy had been shot in the leg. Detectives are looking into the incident.

TUES, JULY 15th, 12:05 a.m. – 4044 Laconia Ave. A 19-year-old male walked into Our Lady of Mercy seeking assistance for two bullet wounds. The teen had been shot in the right arm and also was suffering from a grazed wound to the chest area. Detectives have been assigned to look into the incident. 

TUES, JULY 15th, 4:35 p.m. – East Gun Hill Rd. and Willet Ave. An unidentified male went to Jacobi Medical Center seeking help for a bullet wound. The man was suffering from a grazed wound according to officials. 

48th PCT.

FRI, JULY 11th, 1:50 p.m. – 735 Garden St. The staff at St. Barnabas Hospital treated two males. Both victims, who were reported in stable condition, had been shot in the shoulders.

MON, JULY 14th, 5:05 p.m. – 566 East 187 St. A 69 year old Hispanic man was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital. The older man had been stabbed once in the back by an unidentified culprit. 

49th PCT.

THURS, JULY 10th, 6:50 p.m. – 1360 East Gun Hill Rd. The emergency room staff at Jacobi Medical Center treated a gun shot victim. The unidentified man was suffering from a bullet wound to the lower back. Detectives are looking into the incident. 

FRI, JULY 11th, 10:05 a.m. – 805 Pelham Parkway. The sound of shots being fire generated a response from local police officers. Additional police officers were requested after arriving officers confirmed the original call. No one was injured authorities reported. 

50th PCT.

TUES, JULY 15th, 10:00 a.m. – 5800 Arlington Ave. A 25-year-old Hispanic male apparently took his own life. Officials believe that the Hispanic male jumped from a 16th floor window to his death.

52nd PCT.

WED, JULY 9th, 5:20 p.m. – Bronx Zoo. Police officers assigned to patrol the Bronx Zoo were alerted that there was a problem with the Skyfari tram at closing time. Thirty-seven people were unable to leave the ride that crosses over several of the animal displays including the lions. One of the gondola cars came unattached from the cable causing the people behind that car to be trapped.  Some of these gondola cars were out of the reach of the fire dept’s highest ladders and bucket trucks. It was apparently decided to kept the Fire Dept., who’s units have trained for years at this ride, out side the park area so that a special crane could be brought in to the ride on the park’s narrow paths. The crane was equipped with a special rescue bucket that was used to remove the riders near the disabled tramcar. Afterwards, the disabled car was placed back on the track and police and firefighters safely removed all of the other 37 riders.  

THURS, JULY 10th, 5:20 p.m. – 3469 Jerome Ave. A suspect was arrested for attacking a traffic agent. The city worker was issuing a summons when the agent was pushed. Local police officers made the arrest.

FRI, JULY 11th, 3:15 a.m. – 2301 Jerome Ave. A 20-year-old man was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital after being attacked. The Hispanic man was suffering from a stab wound according to officials, but expired from his injury while at St. Barnabas Hospital.

SUN, JULY 13th, 12:20 p.m. – 20 West Moshulo Parkway South. Authorities were able to gain control of a barricaded emotional disturbed person. Once in custody the person was transported to North Central Bronx Hospital.

Housing

SAT, JULY 12th, 4:10 a.m. – 1757 Story Ave. Police were alerted that a shooting had taken place; Arriving officers found two males who had been in an ongoing dice game in the building’s lobby. They were both suffering from bullet wounds. One man was shot in the arm while the second victim received a wound to the head. They were both taken to Jacobi Medical Center where the second man expired. Officers from Housing’s PSA # 8 are working with detectives from the 43rd Pct. Squad in conducting the inquiry.

Fire Log

THURS, JULY 10th, 6:45 a.m. – 2793 Marion Ave. Units under the command of Battalion 27 extinguished a fire in an dwelling near East 198 St. Due to the quick action of the engine crews, water got onto the flames cutting them off from spreading to adjacent areas. By 7:06 a.m. the incident was declared under control.

THURS, JULY 10th, 11:58 a.m. - 2751 Hone Ave. Firefighting units from several fire stations rushed to a reported building fire near Arnow Ave. The blaze was burning away on the top floor of a two-store private home. Responding were Engines 38, 62, 97, with Ladders 51 and 32 under the command of Battalion 15. Within four minutes addition units were being dispatched including Engine 90 and Tower Ladder 41, Squad 61, Rescue 3, Battalion 27, and Division 7. A minute later, additional engine and ladder companies were ordered since the building had window bars all the way around it. Two hose lines were quickly stretched and placed into operation, as ladder crews conducted searches throughout the structure.

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