Today’s news:

40th PCT.

THURS, FEB. 5th, 7:20 p.m. – 510 Willis Ave. Authorities indicated that two police officers required medical attention. An unidentified culprit who was arrested, assaulted the officers. The suspect will be facing assault charges.

FRI, FEB. 6th, 1:00 p.m. – 404 East 158 St. Additional police officers were summoned to the third floor of the apartment where an emotionally disturbed person held police at bay for six hours while holding two hostages. Once at the scene Emergency Service Squad police officers summoned additional units besides teams from the Hostage Negotiation Unit and the Technical Assistance and Response Unit. Additional police officers were also deployed to maintain security at the scene trying to keep on lookers away from possible dangerous areas thinking that the man might have a gun. The 58-year-old man was holding two women inside the apartment officials learned. He apparently threatened to blow up the building besides taking the lives of the two women. At times he slapped the women as he spoke to police negotiators on the phone. After several hours, the culprit released the two victims and then afterwards he surrendered to authorities shortly before 7 p.m.

SAT, FEB. 7th, 1:15 a.m. – 371 East 138 St. Police officers were informed that a shooting had occurred. Upon arriving at the scene, they found a male suffering from a bullet wound to the back. The victim was reported to be in critical condition. The Bronx Task Force was sent into the area to assist.

SAT, FEB. 7th, 3:55 a.m. – 300 Morris Ave. Undercover police officers arrested a suspect for illegal possession of a gun. Recovered was a 9-mm semi-automatic pistol.

SUN, FEB. 8th, 1:35 a.m. – 331 East 146 St. Authorities were summoned to the emergency room at Lincoln Medical Center. A person arrived at the hospital seeking medical care for a bullet wound to the lower left leg. Detectives have been assigned to handle the inquiry into the shooting.

SUN, FEB. 8th, 10:50 p.m. – 324 Powers Ave. Police investigators are looking into a report that a person was found bound. The incident occurred after a dispute that caused the victim to be assaulted by several persons and constrained.

MON, FEB. 9th, 8:50 a.m. – Brook Ave. and East 146 St. Police rushed additional resources into the area after a 10-year-old girl told officials that a man had tried to abduct her. Additional police officers were deployed into the lower South Bronx as a search was established for a Hispanic male believed to be in his thirties. The girl told officials that the man offered her a ride to school, instead she fled. A search was conducted leading to the arrest of a suspect.

MON, FEB. 9th, 7:50 p.m. – 560 Morris Ave. A search was conducted for a Hispanic male who robbed a local ice cream store. The thief passed a note to an employee as he displayed a gun. The culprit fled with $900 in cash. No injuries were reported.

42nd PCT.

SAT, FEB. 7th, 2:00 a.m. – 1175 Fulton Ave. Police are looking into a shooting that sent a Latino male to Lincoln Medical Center. The 36-year-old victim was suffering from a bullet wound to the right leg and two wounds to the back area. Supervisors from the police department ordered additional police officers to be deployed into the area. The inquiry is underway by local investigators.

TUES, FEB. 10th, 8:55 p.m. – 1491 Vyse Ave. Authorities are conducting a homicide inquiry. Police arriving at the scene of a shooting found the body of a male who had been shot in the head.

43rd PCT.

SAT, FEB. 7th, 2:25 p.m. – 2059 McGraw Ave. A 39-year-old woman required medical attention. The woman had been slashed and stabbed around the upper part of her body. Officials at Jacobi Medical Center treated the Latino woman for wounds to the hands, head, and face when she arrived at the facility. After being treated, the woman was reported in stable condition.

44th PCT.

SUN, FEB. 8th, 3:45 a.m. – 280 East 161 St. Authorities are looking into the death of a male. The man was taken to Lincoln Medical Center where he expired after being shot three times by a culprit armed with a shotgun. Additional police officers were deployed into the area shortly after the shooting occurred.

45th PCT.

SAT, FEB. 7th, 3:30 a.m. – Investigators from the Special Victims Squad are looking into a report that a young lady was raped. It was indicated that the 22-year-old victim received medical attention at a local hospital after being raped by a known person. The investigation continues.

SAT, FEB. 7th, 5:40 a.m. – 2704 East Tremont Ave. It seems that someone is mad at local traffic agents. With the increase in penalties for either abusing or attacking meter maids, apparently someone turned to taking out their feeling on their city vehicles. Six city owned vehicles were found damaged as they were parked in the Westchester Square area. Police are now looking into this matter.

46th PCT.

FRI, FEB. 6th, 1:35 p.m. – 2051 Webster Ave. Residents of an apartment house were forced to leave the structure for several hours. Cracks were discovered that effected two of the apartment lines, forcing emergency workers to evacuate the occupants of the various floors. Red Cross workers were notified of the situation and responded to assist the effective victims. City building inspectors took a close look at the building deeming it to be safe. Residents were permitted to return to their apartments.

47th PCT.

FRI, FEB. 6th, 10:30 a.m. – 3454 Fenton Ave. Police were able to recover another unregistered handgun. This time with the arrest of its illegal owner, vouched by authorities was a 9-mm pistol.

FRI, FEB. 6th, 9:20 p.m. – 4607 White Plains Rd. A black male was able to over power a security guard. The thief tied the guard up at gunpoint. Authorities indicated that the robbery was interrupted and the thief, he fled empty handed.

SAT, FEB. 7th, 12:40 p.m. – 3509 Ropes Ave. Two police officers required medical assistance after falling through a roof of an apartment complex. The officers landed in a top floor apartment once a section of the roof gave way. The two officers were transported to Jacobi Medical Center after receiving an ankle injury and a back injury. The officers were treated and later on released after it was determined that the injuries were not as serious as first indicated at the scene.

MON, FEB. 9th, 8:55 a.m. – Ely Ave. Additional police officers were deployed into the Baychester area. Authorities learned that an unidentified black male in a silver vehicle had made two attempts at trying to abduct two different females. The male, believed to be about 40 years old, at gunpoint attempted to grab a young girl in the area of 1450 East Gun Hill Rd. Afterwards, the man struck again. This time his potential victim was a 27-year-old black woman who was enroute to the local train.

48th PCT.

TUES, FEB. 10th, 1:05 p.m. – 558 East 181 St. Police were alerted that a robbery had taken place. Upon arriving at the crime scene, authorities learned that two males had forced they way into the home after knocking on the door. A 41-year-old Hispanic male, wheelchair bound, was assaulted and received a minor injury during the incident. An unknown amount of cash was taken from the home.

49th PCT.

WED, FEB. 4th, 9:55 a.m. – 1500 Waters Pl. Authorities were alerted that an emotional disturbed person armed with a knife was spotted on the grounds of Bronx State Hospital. Local officials were alerted and responded. A taser had to be used in order for the person to be taken into custody before someone was injured. Once in custody, the person was transported to Jacobi Medical Center for medical care.

THURS, FEB. 5th, 3:00 p.m. – 2351 Barnes Ave. A person returning to their home, walked in to a burglary in progress. Four males wearing masks had forced their way into the victim’s home. The occupant was injured by one of the unknown culprits and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center for treatment of a slash wound to the right hand. The thieves made off with a cell phone, a computer, besides a laptop computer.

SAT, FEB. 7th, 3:00 a.m. – 1816 White Plains Rd. A suspect was arrested after a 19-year-old Hispanic male was attacked. The staff at Jacobi Medical Center treated the young victim for a stab wound to the chest.

SAT, FEB. 7th, 12:35 p.m. – 1570 Williamsbridge Rd. A 42-year-old male took the computer printer away from a traffic agent. The agent’s received a minor injury to the left hand as a summons was being issued. Responding police officers arrested the culprit.

SUN, FEB. 8th, 4:45 a.m. – Westchester Ave. and Blondell Ave. Police were alerted that a shooting occurred. Responding officers found two black males in there twenties suffering from bullet wounds. The first victim was shot in the right arm while the second male was shot in the left leg. Both males were reported in stable condition. Additional police officers were deployed to the scene besides officers from the Emergency Service Squad who assisted with an evidence search.

52nd PCT.

THURS, FEB. 5th, 9:55 a.m. – East Gun Hill Rd. and Decatur Ave. A person who assaulted an on duty city worker was arrested by responding police officers. A traffic agent was issuing a summons when the culprit apparently pushed the city worker toward the pavement.

FRI, FEB. 6th, 11:15 p.m. – 3405 Jerome Ave. A note was passed to a store employee demanding money. The note indicated that the culprit was armed with a gun, but the victim informed authorities that no weapon was ever displayed. The thief fled with an unknown amount of money from the fast food establishment.

FRI, FEB. 6th, 11:30 p.m. - 275 East 201 St. A suspect was arrested as a female crime victim was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital. The victim had been stabbed authorities indicated. Police officers established a crime scene that might help detectives with their investigation.

MON, FEB. 9th, 4:00 p.m. – Grand Concourse and East 192 St. An attack upon a 16-year-old Latino male left the teen with a slash arm. The injury to the left arm was determined to be minor according to officials at St. Barnabas Hospital who treated the teen.

MON, FEB. 9th, 11:30 p.m. – 2527 Valentine Ave. An undercover police officer arrested a suspect who was in possession of an unregistered gun. Taken off the streets and vouched was a 22-caliber pistol. Members of the Bronx Anti-crime unit made the arrest.

Housing

THURS, FEB. 5th, 12:10 a.m. – 1132 East 229 St. Additional police officers were needed after several shots were fired at patrolling police officers. None of the bullets struck the officers from Housing’s PSA # 8 who were on patrol at the development near Laconia Ave., a short distance from the local police station. Additional police officers were deployed into the area including a police helicopter, besides several units from the elite Emergency Service Squad. The bullets were apparently fired from the roof at the officers. Concerned for officer’s safety, police officials ordered that only the specially equipped Emergency Service Squad police officers be permitted inside the apartment building. No arrest was made, but detectives are now handling the inquiry.

THURS, FEB. 5th, 9:20 a.m. – 2762 Dewey Ave. Investigators are looking into a robbery of a city worker. Police officers from Housing’s PSA # 8 are working with detectives from the 45th Pct. after a Housing Authority worker was robbed on duty of their money and a cell phone at gun point.

FRI, FEB. 6th, 5:15 p.m. – Specially trained investigators are trying to capture the male who attacked a 19-year-old black female. A male attacker investigators were informed raped the teenage victim. Now detectives will look into the charges.

SUN, FEB. 8th, 5:30 a.m. – 1428 Webster Ave. Police officers from Housing’s PSA # 7 were summoned after shots were fired. Responding police officers verified that the shots had been fired but only found out that property was damaged.

TUES, FEB. 10th, 6:15 a.m. – 1790 Story Ave. A police officer from Housing’s PSA # 8 armed with a search warrant arrested two suspects while recovering a hand-gun. Taken off the street was a 9-mm semi-automatic pistol.

TUES, FEB. 10th, 10:00 p.m. – 2715 Third Ave. A city worker became a victim of a strong-armed robbery. Additional police officers were deployed into the area after the Housing Authority worker lost a radio, an unknown amount of money, besides some personal papers.

Transit

MON, FEB. 9th, 3:35 p.m. – Westchester Ave. and Castle Hill Ave. Police officers from Transit District 12 are assisting 43rd Pct. sleuths with a follow-up inquiry after a culprit threw a bottle from the Pelham Bay line train station. The culprit attempted to escape by running along the train tracks. Police officers requested power be removed from all the tracks as they rounded up the suspect. The bottle struck a 15-year-old boy in the head. The teen was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center where it was discovered that after all the blood was washed away, the teen had a minor cut.

Fire Log

FRI, FEB. 6th, 2:10 a.m. – 1210 Pugsley Ave. Firefighters under the leadership of Battalion 20 battled a fire inside a six-story apartment house. Additional fire companies were dispatched to the scene prior to the fire being extinguished.

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