Bullets over Breukelen
A young man was shot across the street from the Breukelen Houses on July 11.
Police said that the victim was shot one time at 1:20 am on Williams Avenue between Stanley Avenue and Glenwood Road in the northern end of the housing project. The victim’s injuries were not considered life threatening, police said.
By late Monday, cops were still looking for the shooter.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the 69th Precinct detective squad at (718) 257-6315 or the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Senior vs. senior
Cops were called to a Canarsie assisted living facility on July 9 after a 76-year-old resident stabbed a 70-year-old during a curmudgeonly clash.
Witnesses said that the two residents were arguing inside the facility, which is on East 104th Street between Farragut and Glenwood roads, at 6:50 pm when the older senior grabbed a knife and jammed it into his opponent’s back. It was unclear just what the two men were arguing about before things became violent.
Police said the victim suffered an open wound as a result of the attack, but was listed in stable condition after treatment, prosecutors said.
The 76-year-old was taken into custody without incident, charged with assault in the second degree, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
Car wrecker collared
Police have arrested a 36-year-old wanted for shattering a motorist’s window during a heated road rage incident back on June 11.
The motorist told police he was on Rockaway Parkway near Shore Parkway at 10:45 pm when he rear-ended the suspect’s car.
The suspect jumped out of his vehicle and began yelling at his victim, who refused to get out of his car.
Outraged, the suspect punched the victim’s window, shattering it. He then jumped back into his car and sped off.
Cops caught up with the would-be car cracker this week, charging him with criminal mischief, menacing and assault.
Cops made a grisly discovery in Flatlands on July 6 — the decomposing remains of a woman stuffed into the trunk of a car.
The body was found at the corner of East 48th Street and Avenue J just after 3 pm — at the height of last week’s heat wave.
Block residents called 911 claiming that there was a foul odor coming from a gray 1998 Lexus sedan parked on the street.
Responding officers gained access to the trunk and found the victim, who is believed to be Rose Ormejuste, an Elmont, Long Island resident who disappeared right before her son, 24-year-old Dario Ormejuste, was arrested for killing his 65-year-old father Bob and 30-year-old brother Guerby.
Investigators believe Ormejuste killed his mother and put her body in the trunk in an attempt to dispose of the body. He left the car in Brooklyn but was arrested before he could go back and take care of his mother’s remains.
As of this writing, a city medical examiner hasn’t signed off on a cause of death.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
A heavy-handed hooligan attacked a man on June 24, leaving his victim beaten and bruised.
The victim said he was on East 53rd Street between avenues I and J when the 48-year-old suspect charged him, punching him three times in the chest.
Cops apprehended the assailant this week, charging him with assault in the third degree.
A thug attacked a man with the butt of a pistol during an argument on June 27, and when that didn’t drive his point home, he used a chair.
Police said that the 27-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after the 9:47 am confrontation at an apartment on Farragut Road between Ralph Avenue and East 59th Street.
The victim said that he was arguing with his attacker when the suspect pistol-whipped him about the face. The suspect then grabbed a chair — bringing it down on the victim’s neck, police were told.
A gun-toting goon held up a McDonald’s on July 5 during a daring raid that erupted in front of several witnesses.
Police said the thief, who was sporting a bright orange hat and matching jersey, entered the eatery, which is near the corner of Seaview Avenue and Rockaway Parkway, at 10 pm and waited on line as if he was a customer.
When he reached the register, he pulled a black revolver and demanded money from the cashier. Cops say he ran off with $600 from two registers, but none of the stunned witnesses were injured.
A thief took $1,000 from a Flatlands eatery on July 1 after pretending he had a handgun secreted under his shirt.
Police said the thief entered the restaurant on Flatlands Avenue, which is between East 57th and East 58th streets, just after 9 pm and acted as if he had a weapon. He then scooped some money from the register and fled, eatery employees told police.
Parking lot mug
A thief swiped a woman’s handbag during a confrontation inside a Utica Avenue parking lot on July 2.
The victim said she parked her car between avenues H and I at 7:30 pm and had just exited her vehicle when the suspect attacked, running off with her property.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s ongoing push to rid New York of graffiti, the leading quality of life complaint brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.
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