Police Beat - Oct 23, 2014

Broadway beating
Broadway and W. 242nd street
Bronx, NY
Police said that a 59-year-old man with two prior offenses was arrested and charged with assault on Sunday at 10:50 p.m. at the northwest corner of Broadway and West 242nd Street. According to police, after a dispute with a 36-year-old man, the suspect exited his car, walked toward the victim’s vehicle and shouted expletives before telling the man to “Get out of the car.” Police said that the man then opened the victim’s driver’s side door and hauled him out of the car, pushing him towards the ground while shouting obscenities. The assailant punched the 36-year-old man multiple times in the face, which shattered the glass lenses of the victim’s eyeglasses, according to police. The victim suffered a cut under his right eye and cuts on his right hand, neck and back, among other gashes. He was treated at a local Yonkers hospital, police said. Police did not state whether the victim and his attacker knew each other or what the two men were arguing about before the assault. According to the Bronx District Attorney’s office, the attacker was charged with assault in the third degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, menacing, harassment in the second degree and disorderly conduct. He pled not guilty and was released on his own recognizance. He is due back in court on Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Asleep at the wheel
Riverdale Avenue and W. 230th street
Bronx, NY
Police said that a 24-year-old man was arrested on Oct. 18 at around 6:40 a.m. on the northwest corner of Riverdale Avenue and West 230th Street. According to police, the man was observed sleeping in a 1998 Honda Sedan at a traffic light with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. Police said that when the light turned from red to green, the vehicle did not move. When police woke the man up, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol and noticed that he had watery eyes and a flushed face. According to police, the man was charged with a DWI.
Punched for cellphone
W. 230th street and W. Kingsbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY
An 18-year-old man was robbed at West 230th Street and West Kingsbridge Avenue on Oct. 15 at 10:20 p.m. According to police, a 19-year-old attacker with a beige doo-rag approached the man from behind. Police said that the perpetrator punched the man twice in the face before demanding his HTC cellphone. According to police, the device the thief stole was worth $700. The robbery is open to detectives.
Stolen scooter
W. 252nd street and Post Road
Bronx, NY
Police said that a 30-year-old man parked his Vespa scooter on West 252nd Street and Post Road on Oct. 15 at 11:30 p.m. When he returned to the location the next day at 10 a.m., the scooter was missing, according to police. The vehicle was worth $6,000. According to police, the scooter was not towed. Surveillance cameras were also present at the location. The case is open to detectives.
Tires snatched
W. 239th street and Sedgwick Avenue
Bronx, NY
A 32-year-old man told police that he parked his car on the opposite side of West 239th Street and Sedgwick Avenue on Sunday at 1 a.m. When the man returned to the location where he parked his car at around 7 a.m., he noticed that all four tires were removed from his 2014 Honda. The stolen property was worth $1,200, according to police. The grand larceny case is open to detectives. Items in Police Beat are based on reports of crimes and arrests. Those arrested are not guilty unless a court convicts them. Police Beat does not include every crime in our coverage area.