1. Cashier cuffed
On Oct. 7, the Stop & Shop grocery store at 5716 Broadway reported that an employee had been stealing from the store for four months. Security personnel observed the suspect, a 27-year-old Hispanic woman, repeatedly stealing money from her cash register by fraudulently scanning bottle return receipts.
Store officials reported the woman had stolen approximately $2,530. The suspect was arrested and the case is closed.
2. Fight over taxi
Police said a 28-year-old woman was assaulted in an apparent dispute over a taxi at Marble Hill Avenue and West 225th Street on Oct. 9 at 9 p.m.
The victim stated she was getting into a taxi cab when an unknown black female, about 30 years old, got into the taxi with her children at the same time and started screaming that the ride was hers. After arguing, the victim said she decided to get out of the cab when the suspect grabbed her head from behind and hit her head into the ground, continuing to punch and kick her repeatedly. The victim had scrapes on her knees and hands and a bruised left eye.
The case remains open to detectives.
3. Burglar busted
Police said they arrested a 23-year-old man for attempted burglary on the roof of 6629 Broadway on Monday at 3:30 a.m.
The victim, a 44-year-old female, reported she was asleep when she heard the suspect on the fire escape. She said after the man lifted the screen of a window, she went there and startled him, causing the suspect to flee to the roof. Officers found him there while he was to hiding in the electrical room.
The case is closed.
4. Civic stolen
A 34-year-old man reported that his car was stolen on Oct. 8 between 10 and 10:30 p.m. from the corner of West 239th Street and Putnam Avenue West.
The victim said after parking the car, a black 2000 Honda Civic, he returned to the intersection to discover it missing.
The grand larceny auto case is closed.
5. Deegan DWI
Police said a driver collided with a truck buffering a construction site at the corner of the Major Deegan Expressway and Mosholu Parkway on Saturday at 4:30 a.m.
An officer on the scene reported that the driver, a 24-year-old Hispanic man, smelled of alcohol and had watery eyes. The suspect, who was also found to have a suspended license, was taken to the 45th Precinct for a blood alcohol test, but refused to take it.
He is awaiting arraignment on charges of driving while intoxicated.
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