Police Blotter: February 22, 2017
Police have released more information regarding a man they believe is connected with a January 26 robbery incident where the suspect assaulted a woman for her purse (see manhattanexpressnews.nyc/police-blotter-february-8-2017). Police released a photo and surveillance video of the suspect, whom they describe as a black male in his 20s, 5’3” and 140 pounds, and last seen wearing a black bubble jacket over a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and sneakers.
DEADLY SLIP AND FALL
Miguel Angel Gonzalez, an Upper East Side doorman, died on February 9 at around 9:30 a.m. after falling through his building’s front door glass windows when he slipped shoveling snow. Police said the 59-year-old Gonzalez was working outside the 333 East 93rd Street building before falling through the glass and suffering cuts on his face and neck. EMS transported Gonzalez to Metropolitan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
(Midtown South Precinct)
A man tripped a 45-year-old woman and pushed her to the ground on the northbound 7 train platform at the Grand Central-42nd Street station on January 17 at around 5:45 a.m., police said. The woman suffered injuries to her knees, hands, and nose, according to police.
The NYPD released photos and a video of the suspect, whom they describe as a black male, approximately 55 years old, 5’8”, and approximately 200 pounds.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Police are looking for a man who broke out of their grasp on February 11 at around 12:15 p.m. According to police, uniformed officers handcuffed a man behind his back for petit larceny near 50 East 102nd Street and were placing him into a squad car when he dashed away from them heading east on East 102nd Street.
Police released two videos of the suspect, whom they describe as a black male, 5’11”, 150 pounds, with a thin build and medium complexion. He was last seen wearing an olive green waist length jacket, a green hoodie, gray sweat pants, and a black V-neck shirt.
ON THE CHASE
(Midtown South Precinct)
Police are looking for a duo that installed a skimming device onto an ATM at a Chase Bank at 1411 Broadway, at West 40th Street, on January 6 at around 6:30 p.m.
Police released photos of the suspects, whom they describe as a white male and a white female.
The city’s medical examiner, on February 16, ruled that a November incident, in which police found a man dead inside his apartment, was a homicide. Police said that on November 23 at around 9:15 p.m., they found 40-year-old Theodore Fortune dead inside the bedroom of his apartment at 2383 Second Avenue, between East 122nd and 123rd Streets. According to police, he was found with facial injuries and a cut to his left leg and EMS pronounced him dead at the scene. Police said there have been no arrests and the investigation was ongoing.
LOCAL POLICE CONTACTS
Midtown North Precinct
306 West 54th Street
Midtown South Precinct
357 West 35th Street
167 East 51st Street
153 East 67th Street
120 West 82nd Street
162 East 102nd Street
151 West 100th Street
520 West 126th Street
Central Park Precinct
86th Street and Transverse Road