Tuesday, January 8 at 6:36 a.m. — Police responded to report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian struck at Willis Avenue and East 138th Street. Upon arrival, police discovered an unidentified adult female, unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the roadway with severe body trauma. EMS responded to the location where they pronounced victim deceased. The NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad’s preliminary investigation determined that a 2007 NYC Sanitation Sand Spreader was traveling eastbound on East 138th Street and made a left turn northbound onto Willis Avenue striking the pedestrian. After striking the victim, the vehicle left the scene. No arrests have been made in this ongoing investigation.
Saturday, January 5 at 11:36 a.m. — An unidentified man entered an Apple Bank at 101 E. 170th Street where he handed a bank teller a note demanding money. The man then forcibly grabbed another customer towards the bank teller and verbally threatened to hurt the customers if the teller did not comply. The suspect fled the location after the teller gave him $1,420. He is described as a 35-year-old Hispanic man, 5’4”, 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a dark colored vest, blue jeans, black shoes, a black skull cap and sunglasses. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are kept strictly confidential.
Sunday, December 9 at 5 a.m. — Three individuals approached a 44-year-old male victim from behind at 3137 Bruckner Boulevard, knocked him to the ground and assaulted him. The suspects punched and kicked the victim repeatedly on his head and body. One of the suspects struck the victim on the back with a helmet. The assailants removed the victim’s backpack which contained his cell phone and a debit card before fleeing southbound on Bruckner Boulevard on a scooter. The victim suffered a laceration to his head and was taken to Jacobi Hospital in serious, but stable condition. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are kept strictly confidential.
Sunday, December 23 at 6 p.m. — Two women made numerous unathorized charges on multiple credit cards totaling $1,046 inside of the JCPenney at 100 Baychester Avenue. The unidentified women were were observed on the department store surveillance cameras. The first suspect is a 40-year-old Hispanic women, medium build, long black hair, she last seen wearing black coat and grey leggings. The second suspect is a 20-year-old Hispanic woman, medium build, long black hair, she last seen wearing a multi-colored scarf, black coat, pink sneakers and black leggings. No arrests were made. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are kept strictly confidential.
Wednesday, January 9 at 5:43 a.m. — Police responded to a call of shots fired in front of 1024 E. 219th Street. Upon arrival, police observed an unidentified male, unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the ground with gunshot wounds to the torso. EMS responded to the location and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. No arrests were made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Monday, January 7 at 7:19 p.m — Police responded to a report of a man shot near East 178th Street and Boston Road. Upon arrival, police discovered an unconscious and unresponsive Jerodd Watkins, 38, inside of a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his head. EMS responded to the scene and transported the West Farms resident to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. No arrests have been made.