Police Beat - November 13, 2014
A. Busted during probation visit
Police hauled in a pistol and bags appearing to contain marijuana while arresting a man in central Riverdale on Nov. 6.
Authorities said during a home visit from the Department of Probation last Thursday at 4:30 p.m., a 19-year-old man was arrested in the co-op he shared with his mother at 3636 Fieldston Road.
According to police, authorities entered the co-op and found a .380-caliber pistol and a .380-caliber magazine holding five live rounds along with two Ziploc bags containing a green leafy substance, that was alleged and believed to be marijuana.
There also reportedly was a United States Postal Service package that contained 56 Ziploc bags, each containing a dried leafy substance that was also alleged and believed to be marijuana.
The unlawful items were found on the kitchen table, according to police.
The suspect had prior arrests, but those records are sealed, authorities said.
He was arraigned on Nov. 7 for the Nov. 6 incident and pled not guilty, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s office.
According to the Bronx DA’s office, the suspect was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.
His bail was set at $5,000 cash or bond.
Police arrested five men in connection with an assault and attempted robbery near Henry Hudson Parkway West and 232nd Street on Nov. 5 at around 11 p.m.
According to authorities, five men surrounded a 24-year-old food deliveryman after he had finished making a delivery in the area.
The perpetrators struck him in the face, police said, before striking him in the head with an unknown object.
After going through the victim’s pockets in hopes of finding cash, the men left empty-handed when they did not find anything.
The group included one 22-year-old, three 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old.
Police said that the 22-year-old perpetrator had prior arrests that involved similar offenses.
A 68-year-old Kingsbridge Heights man left his home at 80 Strong St. on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. to go to an appointment, police said.
When he returned home at 4 p.m., he noticed that the light in his bedroom was on, though he had turned it off.
Upon further inspection, he realized that his 32-inch TV, valued at $500, was missing.
According to police, there was no forced entry. The burglary case is open to detectives.
According to police, the teenager was walking on Broadway when an 18-year-old, whom she knew, approached her and punched her in the face.
Police said the attacker had a previous dispute with the victim’s friend.
The suspect was arrested and charged with assault, police said.
A 51-year-old man parked his 2001 Jeep Cherokee overnight in front of 3033 Godwin Terrace on Nov. 7 at 7:15 p.m.
Police said that when he returned to the location the next day at 7:45 a.m., the car was gone.
According to police, no broken glass or surveillance cameras were found at the scene of the crime.
The grand larceny auto case is open to detectives.
Police said that the driver was found sleeping behind the wheel of his 2011 Toyota, which was parked on the sidewalk with the keys in the ignition while it was running.
When officers approached the car, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the man’s breath, they said. They added that he could not follow directions and was not steady on his feet.