Father charged with raping daughter
A 46-year-old man was charged with raping his 13-year-old daughter in their apartment on Wales Street on Oct. 28 around 12:30 p.m., police said. Officers responded to a 911 call, likely from the girl, police said. The man has been charged with rape in the first, second and third degrees and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Shooting at the subway station
Two 17-year olds and a 22-year old man were shot at the Cypress Avenue train station around 3 a.m. on Oct. 28, police said. They were entering the turnstiles, probably coming from a party, according to police, when another man fired at least six shots. One of the 17-year olds was shot in the left arm; the other was shot in the lower back, shoulder and buttocks. The 22-year-old was also shot in the arm. They were treated at Lincoln Hospital. Police suspect it was gang related and are still looking for the suspect.
Warrant turns up two guns in apartment
About 25 officers used a search warrant to recover two loaded guns at Jackson Houses at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, police said. Jose Badia, 29, was arrested in the apartment and charged with criminal possession of a .22 caliber and a Glock 19 with live ammunition. Police say he cooperated with officers when they arrived. Badia pled not guilty at arraignment and bail was set at $1,000.
Stop and frisk results in a loaded gun
A plain-clothes officer recovered a loaded gun from a man during a stop and frisk on the corner of East 147th Street and Jackson Avenue on Oct. 27 at 3:40 a.m., police said. Najee Qawiyy, 20, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a loaded weapon, the DA’s office said. Qawiyy pled not guilty at arraignment, and bail was set at $5,000, according to the DA’s office.
One man, two robberies:
Police suspect the same man is responsible for two violent robberies inside the hallways at Melrose Houses, police said. On one occasion, a 21-year old man was hospitalized after the suspect cut him on the hand with a knife before stealing a Samsung Galaxy phone. During a second robbery, the suspect attacked a 75-year-old man from behind, putting him in a choke hold and stole $11. No arrests have been made.
Police arrested a minor with a violent record after a grandfather reported that his 14-year-old grandson was robbed while he sat in St. Mary’s Park on Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m., police said. The suspect, Angel Arias, 17, who also faces a felony assault charge for cutting his 19-year old sister with an axe on Oct. 9, demanded the boy’s iPhone. When the boy refused, Arias punched him in the face and took the iPhone. He pled not guilty at arraignment. His last appeared in court on Nov. 1. Bail was set at $1,000.
Five people forced their way into a 36-year old woman’s home at the St. Mary’s Houses and stole $468, an iPhone, an Xbox and a PlayStation on Oct. 23 at 8:50 p.m., police said. Police said the victim opened the door because she knew one of the men, 18. Once the door was open, he and four others, with three handguns between them, demanded that she stay in the bathroom while they robbed her, police said. No injuries were reported, and no arrests have been made.
A man threw a 28-year-old woman to the ground and stole her iPhone and green polka dotted case at East 136th Street and Lincoln Avenue about 4 p.m. on Oct. 23, police said. She was walking towards Bruckner Boulevard to meet a friend.
Two men were robbed after an argument turned violent on Oct. 22, police said. The two victims, 30 and 32, were entering 352 East 152nd St. about 6 a.m. when they got into a fight with three other men, all acquaintances. Police say the three suspects punched and kicked the victims and stole one man’s black leather jacket. Roberto Juarez, Saul Hernandez and Luis Garcia Silva were arrested for robbery, according to the DA’s office. All three pled not guilty at arraignment and were released, the office said.
A 34-year-old woman was robbed at the Hub, at 3rd Ave. and East 149th Street, on Oct. 26 at 3:40 p.m., police said. The suspect, a 30-year old male, pushed an object to her side and demanded her money. Then he fled down East 149th Street after stealing $800 from her.
Two men punched another man in the face and stole his white iPhone, T-Mobile cell phone and black leather jacket at 3rd Avenue and East 150th Street on Oct. 27 at 4:00 a.m., police said. Police arrested one man for the crime, a 20-year old, and charged him with robbery, but prosecutors decline to pursue the case, according to the DA’s office.
A 51-year-old man was robbed while walking near Cyprus Avenue and East 133rd Street on Oct. 27 at 4:45 p.m., police said. A 19-year-old man robbed him. No injuries reported. The DA’s office does not yet have updated information on this case.
Four men robbed a 25-year-old and an 18-year-old while they were walking home on East 139th Street on Oct. 28 at 1:45 a.m., police said. The suspects punched the men repeatedly in the face and stole a total of $160. The victims refused medical treatment. One man, an 18-year-old, was arrested for robbery. He has prior arrests for assault, petty larceny, and criminal possession of marijuana. The DA’s office has deferred prosecution until they investigate the case further.
A 25-year-old woman was robbed at Cortlandt Avenue and E 148th Street on Oct. 22 at 6:30pm., police said. The suspect hit her in the side of the face and then took her iPhone. Police are still looking for the man.