Police Blotter: NYPD activity filed for the week of March 13

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As weeks have gone by since the May 10 crash, the driver of that car — who fled the scene on foot — has yet to be identified or found by police.
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-The following are crime reports and arrests filed by the NYPD’s police precincts in the Bronx.

School Burglary Pattern (Multiple Precincts)

— The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals connected to a burglary pattern that occurred within the confines of the 40th, 41st and 42nd precincts.

The first incident occurred on Monday, Feb. 6. At approximately 2:24 a.m., two males entered 838 Brook Ave. — home of the NYC Charter High School For Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries — by forcibly entering through the fire escape. Once inside, they removed calculators from the second and third floors before fleeing on foot. The value of the items removed was approximately $6,900.

On Sunday, Feb. 19, four males entered 1010 Stebbins Ave. (Bronx Regional High School) at 2:27 a.m. Once inside, the individuals removed calculators before fleeing on foot through Exit 9 of the school. The value of the items removed was approximately $1,465.

A third incident was reported to police on Feb. 24, when one male individual entered 1110 Boston Road (Morris High School) by forcing open a safety window. Once inside, he removed unknown items before fleeing. There was no value amount provided for the items removed and/or damaged.

The following day, two males entered the same school through the second floor window and smashed several door windows with a chair to gain entry. The suspects did not remove any property before fleeing on foot.

On Wednesday, March 1, at approximately 1:20 a.m., two males entered 701 Saint Anns Ave. (Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School) by breaking into the building side door window with a brick. The individuals broke into two locked rooms and removed calculators before fleeing. The value of the items removed was approximately $13,920.

Later that same night, at approximately 10:30 p.m., two males also entered Mott Haven Village Prep by breaking into the building side door window panel with a brick to gain entry. Once inside, the individuals broke into several rooms and removed calculators before fleeing on foot to parts unknown. The value of the items removed was approximately $14,200.

On Sunday, March 5, at approximately 4:36 a.m., three unidentified males entered Morris High School by breaking into the cafeteria window with a brick. Once inside, the individuals, along with two other males, broke into several classrooms and office windows throughout several floors of the building with a hammer. No property was removed but the damage to property was approximately $15,001.

On March 5, at approximately 12:06 a.m. three males entered 1110 Washington Ave. (South Bronx Community Charter High School) by climbing over a locked security gate to gain entry and then damaged the lock to a side door while attempting to gain access to the school. The individuals then fled without removing any property. The damage to the side door was approximately $300.

On March 7, at approximately 2:58 a.m., two males entered 808 Cauldwell Ave. (Legacy College Preparatory High School) by breaking the glass from a door of a classroom on the third floor. Once inside, the individuals removed calculators before fleeing on foot. The value of the items removed was approximately $6,000.

The individuals are described as males, approximately 15-18 years of age.

41st Precinct

Three suspects, pictured, are wanted for a Feb. 17 assault and robbery near Lafayette Avenue. Photo courtesy NYPD

— On Friday, Feb. 17, at 2:18 p.m., a 42-year-old male was walking to his vehicle in the vicinity of Tiffany Street and Lafayette Avenue when he was approached by three unknown male individuals displaying a firearm. The individuals attempted to forcibly remove the car keys from the victim. When the victim resisted, one of the individuals grabbed him while another individual hit the victim in the head with his gun. The victim was able to escape and run away from the location as the individuals ran in his direction. 

One of the suspects returned to the location and broke the window to the victim’s vehicle while simultaneously discharging a round from his gun. The individual removed a bag from the vehicle containing miscellaneous property belonging to the victim and fled on foot northbound toward Lafayette Avenue.

43rd Precinct

— On Friday, March 10, at approximately 3 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a male shot at 1690 E. 174 St., in the confines of the 43rd Precinct. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 33-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was transported by EMS to Jacobi Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. There have been no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

The deceased individual has subsequently been identified as Trevor Roberts of Brooklyn.

— On Wednesday, Feb. 15, at approximately 7 p.m. in the vicinity of Mansion Street and Beach Avenue, an unidentified male attempted to forcibly remove a 50-year-old victim’s wallet from his pants pocket. When the victim struggled, the individual slashed the victim in the hand with a knife. The suspect was unsuccessful in removing any property from the victim and fled the scene westbound on Mansion Street in a dark colored Mini Cooper. The victim was treated at the scene by EMS.

44th Precinct

On March 4, a suspect threatened to stab an employee of the Sister Discount store on Webster Avenue after attempting to leave without paying for merchandise. Photo courtesy NYPD

— On Saturday, March 4, at approximately 3:55 p.m. inside the Sister Discount store located at 1401 Webster Ave., an unknown individual entered the store, removed a tire repair kit and attempted to leave without out paying. A 45-year-old male store employee confronted the individual at which time the individual displayed an unknown object and threatened to stab the employee. The individual fled the location on foot, last seen heading northbound on Webster Avenue.

The individual is described as a male, light complexion, 125 pounds and approximately 5’9″ tall; he was last seen wearing a black jacket, gray pants, sneakers and a white Do-rag.

— On Saturday, March 4, at approximately 12:20 p.m.,  a 77 year-old female was walking in the vicinity of River Avenue and East 151st Street when an unknown male individual approached the victim and attempted to forcibly remove her pocketbook. When the victim attempted to pull her bag back, the individual knocked the victim to the ground and cut her hand. The suspect fled on foot eastbound on East 153rd Street with the victim’s pocketbook containing money, credit cards and jewelry. The victim was treated on scene for a small laceration to her left hand.

A male suspect is wanted in connection on robbery charges after assaulting an elderly woman and stealing her pocketbook on March 4. Photo courtesy NYPD

47th Precinct

— On Saturday, March 4, at approximately 9:09 p.m., a 34-year-old male and a 41-year-old female were at the gas station at 285 E. 233 St. when two unknown males approached the male victim, displayed a firearm and forcibly removed his phones and jewelry. The individuals then fled the scene in the female victim’s vehicle. A third unidentified individual fled the scene in a van.

Police believe this incident may be connected to a similar robberies that occurred on March 4 and March 5 in the 102nd, 106th, 107th and 108th precincts. 

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