Truck Flips Over and more on the Week in Crime
(Photo by David Greene)
The Week in Crime
By David Greene
SKI-MASKED BANDITS STRIKE ON PELHAM PARKWAY...
BRONX, NEW YORK, January 9- Police officers from the 49th Precinct were called to Pelham Parkway South and Holland Avenue for a report of a robbery. Police were looking for several individuals wearing ski masks. No arrests or injuries were reported.
SCHOOL ROBBERY IN MOTT HAVEN
Officers from the 40th Precinct were called to P.S. 223, located at 360 E. 145 Street, after the school reported a theft of five Apple laptop computers. No arrests were reported and police continue to investigate.
MAN CRUSHED BY CONTAINER TRUCK
A man was briefly pinned under a container truck after a motor vehicle accident in Mott Haven.
Police and fire crews were dispatched to 538 E. 138 Street, at 9:40 a.m., on January 7. The unidentified victim was removed after several agonizing minutes and transported to a local hospital. The condition of the victim or the accident's cause remains unknown at this time.
MAN SAVED FROM MORRIS PARK BLAZE
Firefighters were dispatched to a home where a victim was reported trapped.
Rescue crews responded within minutes to the home at 2179 Bogart Avenue, at just after 7:30 a.m., on January 7. Firefighters reportedly pulled-out a bedridden man from the two-and-a-half story home. The fire was brought under control a short time later. No injuries were reported.
FIRST FATAL CRASH OF 2012
Police say a 62-year-old man was the first crash fatality of 2013.
Police say the unidentified victim was driving a 2001 Mercedes Benz when he lost control and flipped over at the intersection of E. 153 Street and Elton Avenue, at 7:45 a.m., on January 4. The man was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he died.
Sources say the victim died of a heart attack, but an autopsy would have to be performed to determine if the heart attack was the cause or result of the crash.
MAN WOUNDED IN BOSTON ROAD SHOOTING
Police were called to 3040 Boston Road for calls of a person shot.
Officers from the 47th Precinct reportedly discovered the wounded victim, at 6:30 p.m., on January 3. The victim was shot as he sat in his car and was expected to survive.
Initial reports stated that one suspect was in custody and a second individual was sought.
SOUNDVIEW RECORD'S CITY'S FIRST HOMICIDE
Bronx homicide detectives were busy working the year's first homicide case, when a mother was shot dead inside her apartment inside the Monroe Houses, at 1790 Story Avenue.
The shooting was reported at 1:10 p.m., on January 3. Police say the victim Elzina Brown, a 59-year-old school crossing guard was shot once in the chest and died at the scene.
The younger woman was reported to have been shot in the face, but expected to recover. Police continue to search for the boyfriend, identified as Raymond Mayrant, 25, who is said to have an extensive criminal background.
WEBB AVENUE ARMED ROBBERY
Officers from the 52nd Precinct were called to 2500 Webb Avenue, after an armed robbery was reported.
The victim reported the suspect produced a silver firearm at just before 2:45 p.m., and took the victim's cellphone. Police were looking for the armed bandit, described as a male Black, 6-feet tall and dressed in all black.
If you have witnessed or have information on a violent crime, you may give your information anonymously by calling 1 (800) 577-TIPS or TEXT: Crimes. ENTER: TIPS577.
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