Tuesday, October 17 at 12:01 p.m. -- A 49-year-old male victim and an individual met at the intersection of East 156th and Kelly streets. At the meeting, the victim agreed to buy an Armani jacket from the individual. The individual discussed the sale while seated inside of a maroon late-model Jeep Grand Cherokee, and he sped away from the location with the victim hanging on to the passenger side of the SUV. The victim was dragged for about four blocks before being thrown to the ground. The man in the SUV fled north on Prospect Avenue. EMS took the victim to Lincoln Hospital, where he subsequently passed away.
Friday, October 13 at 3:05 a.m. -- A robbery was reported to cops. Two male victim were smoking cigars in front of 1201 Manor Avenue when they were approached by three individuals. One person grabbed one of the victims around the neck with a cane’s handle and demanded that he be given all that he had. The first victim complied with the demand, turning over cash from his pants pocket. Then another individuals told the first victim that he was going to stab him if he did not turn over his wallet. When he did this, the victim handed him the wallet. Meanwhile, a third individual went through the second victim’s pockets and removed a cell phone and money. The individuals were described to police as three Hispanic men in their 20s.
Wednesday, October 11 at 5:10 p.m. -- An off-duty police officer was arrested in connection with a lewd act. He is charged with crimes related to his allegedly exposing himself to two girls who were seven-years-old and 12-years-old. The incident happened in front of 3535 E. Tremont Avenue. The man exposed himself and then asked the two girls for directions to McDonald’s.
Wednesday, October 11 at 1:30 a.m. -- A person driving a dark four-door sedan approached a 67-year-old parking lot attendant and engaged the victim in a verbal dispute. The argument escalated into a physical altercation and the suspect punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall down, hitting his head on the ground. EMS took the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was treated and subsequently released. The individual who approached the victim is described as an Hispanic man in his 20s or 30s, about six feet tall and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a jogging suit and a black baseball cap.