#AceNewsReport – June.21: The gray Jeep mounted the sidewalk at 170 Street and Sheridan Avenue near Grant Park in Claremont just before 4 a.m., the NYPD said, with the driver and a passenger fleeing the scene.
NYPD: Jeep plows into family on Bronx sidewalk in suspected targeted attack: It struck six people, all of whom were related, pinning a 60-year-old man and 34-year-old woman underneath, they said.
A Jeep mowed down six family members on a Bronx sidewalk early Sunday, leaving one woman in critical condition — in what the victims believe was a targeted attack, according to police.
It struck six people, all of whom were related, pinning a 60-year-old man and 34-year-old woman underneath, the NYPD said.
The pair were eventually freed by firefighters and a police rescue team.
All six were taken to Lincoln Hospital, where the woman was in critical condition, the NYPD said. Her injuries included a broken pelvis, sources said.
The other five family members were left with minor injuries, the sources said — and the group told police that they believe they were intentionally targeted.
“We were just talking normally until a car came out of nowhere and hit us, with no particular reason,” one unidentified family member told WABC, saying they were just there to “chill” in a “small gathering.”
“It wasn’t an accident, because the way they came from, they were speeding up for us,” he said, estimating that the Jeep was being driven at around 60 mph when it crashed.
#AceNewsReport – May.16: According to police, the three male suspects were armed and got in by forcing their way through a back door:
NEW YORK: Armed Suspects Impersonated Police, Handcuffed Women During Alleged Bronx Home Invasion, NYPD Says: ‘It happened near Gabriel Drive and Mace Avenue just after midnight on April 27, but police just released surveillance video of the suspects inside the home below’
#AceNewsReport – Apr.01: They said Mr Elliot, who was living at a hotel that serves as a homeless shelter a few blocks from the scene of the attack, was released from prison in 2019 and on lifetime parole.
He was convicted of stabbing his mother to death in the Bronx in 2002, when he was 19.
He faces charges of assault as a hate crime, attempted assault as a hate crime, assault and attempted assault in the attack, police said.
It wasn’t immediately known whether he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
Mr Elliot was due to be arraigned on Wednesday (local time) on two charges of second-degree assault as a hate crime and one count of first-degree attempted assault as a hate crime, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said at a news briefing.
“Mr Elliot is accused of brutally shoving, kicking and stomping a 65-year-old mother to the ground after telling her that she didn’t belong here,” Mr Vance said.
“There is no place for these atrocious acts of anti-Asian violence in New York.”
Mr Vance added that his office has more than a dozen open cases and ongoing investigations into apparent hate incidents against members of the Asian American Pacific Islander community since the start of this year.
The New York Police Department said its Hate Crimes Task Force had been looking for the assailant since Monday afternoon (local time) and found Mr Elliot through an investigation that included social media and community tips.
Mr Elliot, who was on lifetime parole after serving a prison term for murdering his mother, was arrested without incident at his residence in New York City on Tuesday, police said.
Victim discharged from hospital after ‘unnecessary assault’
The victim was identified as Vilma Kari, a 65-year-old woman who immigrated from the Philippines, her daughter told The New York Times; the newspaper did not identify Ms Kari’s daughter.
She was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after being treated for serious injuries, a hospital spokesperson said.
“We want to extend our sincere well wishes and speedy recovery to the elderly lady for this unnecessary assault,” Wellington Chen, executive director of New York City’s Chinatown Partnership, said.
“Hope this arrest gives her and her family a bit of relief.”
Police on Tuesday had blanketed the midtown Manhattan neighbourhood with wanted posters and offered a $US2,500 ($3,282) reward for information leading to the whereabouts of the man seen on surveillance video brutalising the woman. Loading
#AceNewsReport – Nov.25: A man is dead and a woman is injured following a stabbing Tuesday in the Bronx: It happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the Melrose section: Police found the 38-year-old man with multiple stab wounds to his body, and the 41-year-old woman with a slash wound to her forearm:
The man was pronounced dead at the hospital and the woman was in stable condition: So far, no arrests have been made: CBS New York https://ift.tt/39lp5kt
Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.
#AceNewsReport – Feb.19: The 12-year-old girl was in her school uniform, wearing pigtails. She clutched her princess lunch box as she got off the Bronx bus after tutoring, and that’s when the rapist grabbed her by the arm: “If you scream, I’m gonna kill you,” he said, according to police. The stranger dragged her roughly, turning down an alley where he brutally attacked her #AceNewsDesk reports
This image taken from a Feb. 24, 2015 surveillance video and provided on Feb. 17, 2018 by the New York City Police Department, shows a man being sought by the NYPD in connection with a rape three years ago. (NYPD via AP)
The crime took place on Feb. 24, 2015. And, despite DNA evidence and surveillance footage of the attack, no arrests have been made. As the anniversary nears, the Special Victims Division detective on the case is pleading for anyone with information to send a tip through the CrimeStoppers website or call the hotline:
“She was just a baby,” said Det. Diane Crowley. “This is the worst of the worst.”
Surveillance footage shows a young man in tan cargo pants, wearing a blue jacket with a hood and a hat. His face is blurry, but it’s not impossible to recognize. Part of the problem, Crowley thinks, is the suspect was also young, probably 14 to 16 years old. She thinks people are afraid of being wrong and turning in an innocent kid.
“Obviously with the forensic evidence, there’s no way the wrong kid will go to jail for this,” she said. “I just think after three years, you told somebody, you told part of it to somebody. A mom saw it. Someone knows something.”
There’s a reward of more than $22,000 for any tips leading to an arrest.
Crowley is haunted by the case. She said when she arrived to the hospital, the little girl in a bed, still in her uniform, but it was ripped and dirty. Her glasses were askew.
She had a hard time explaining the attack to police.
“She had to describe things that happened to her that she didn’t even have the vocabulary for,” Crowley said. “She’d never seen a male body before.”
She was on the BX 19 bus to East Tremont, where she transfers to another bus to go home. She said he grabbed her when she got off, then walked her into an alley at 2064 Daley Avenue, the first building off 179th Street.
The alley is sunken — not something easily seen from the street, but there’s turf covering one of the walls.
After the attack, she ran and called her mother and they went to the hospital, which collected forensic evidence. Crowley set to work. It took police days to find the crime location because the little girl didn’t know where she was.
They followed up on hundreds of leads, talked to any gang members in the possibility it was some sort of initiation. They combed through bus footage. The victim didn’t remember seeing him at school, but it looked like he might have also have been wearing a uniform.
“I think most sex crimes are about opportunity. She happened to be an easy target,” Crowley said. “But when you find a 12 year old and you saw I’m going to kill you … it’s a real cowardly attack,” she said.
Crowley said the girl has had ups and downs. She’s anxious and can’t sleep, struggles in school, but she’s growing into a smart young woman and is doing her best.
“But, her innocence was taken. The twinkle in her eye dimmed out,” she said. “I would love nothing more than to bring her and her family justice.”
By Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — The 12-year-old girl was in her school uniform, wearing pigtails. She clutched her princess lunch box as she got off the Bronx bus after tutoring, and that’s http://bitly.com/2C89eG2We need YOUR help. @NYPDDetectives are looking to ID the male wanted for raping a 12-yr-old girl in the #Bronx in 2015. Call #800577TIPS with info. $22K reward I’d love nothing more than to bring her & her family justice.” -@NYPDSVU Det. Diane Crowley https://t.co/AePk1zW5td— Chief Terence Monahan (@NYPDChiefofDept) February 19, 2018
#AceWorldNews – NEW YORK CITY:Jan.06:Two New York City police officers were shot on Monday night in the Bronx after responding to a robbery. Authorities say they were taken to hospital with injuries believed to be non-life threatening.
At least four people are dead and more than 60 injured after an early-morning Metro-North commuter rail train derailed in the Bronx, emergency officials confirmed to USA TODAY.
For more on this story, go to http://usat.ly/1cfAQnl.