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Search On For Suspect Who Stabbed Man, Woman In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Sunday were asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect who stabbed a man and woman in Sunset Park, Brooklyn this weekend. Around 4 a.m. Saturday, the 22-year-old woman and the 26-year-old man were in front of 1004 Fourth Ave. in Brooklyn when the assailant stabbed the woman in the neck and the man in the back, finger and arm, police said. The suspect ran off, police said. The victims were taken to NYU Lutheran Medical Center in unspecified conditions. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male about 20 to 25 years old, standing 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, and a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball hat, blue jeans, and blue shirt, and has “Mexico” tattooed on his neck. Surveillance images of a suspect in the stabbing of a man and woman in Sunset Park, Brooklyn on Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Credit: NYPD) Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website , or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577. Read More »

Bicyclist Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver On Manhattan’s West Side

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)  — Police are searching for a driver they say hit a bicyclist on Manhattan’s West Side and drove away. The crash happened around 2:50 a.m. Saturday on West 57th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. Police say they are looking for a black vehicle. “He pressed the brakes so hard the bike flipped like upside down onto the other side,” one witness said. The bicyclist was taken to New York Hospital. There was no word on his or her condition. Read More »

Two Suspects Allegedly Scam Brooklyn Woman Out Of Thousands Of Dollars

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for two people they say conned a Brooklyn woman into giving them thousands of dollars. Investigators say the suspects approached the 65-year-old victim on May 11th near the corner of Church and Nostrand Avenues in East Flatbush. They told the woman they wanted to team-up to donate to charity before police say the three of them went back to the victim’s house to get her share, amounting to $28,000 in cash according to police. The suspects supposedly put the victim’s money and their share into a bag and gave it to her to deliver before heading out. When the victim opened the bag, it only contained shredded newspaper. Police are looking for a black man and woman who are both approximately 50-years-old. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. Read More »

2 Hurt In Violent Santa Monica Home Invasion That Prompts Police Standoff

SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) – Authorities were in a standoff with at least one suspect following a violent home invasion robbery that occurred near the Riviera Country Club in Santa Monica Friday night. The home invasion was reported in the area of 21st Street and Carlyle Avenue sometime before 6:40 p.m. According to Santa Monica police, at least two suspects broke into a home. During the course of the robbery, two people inside the home were hurt. There was blood in the driveway of the home. The two victims were transported to a nearby hospital with injuries believed to be non-life threatening, police said. Following the robbery, the suspects fled. Responding officers found at least one of them barricaded in a nearby residence in the 200 block of 19th Street, police said. SWAT was called out and the street was shut down. Police were asking residents to stay inside and keep their doors and windows closed. The standoff was still going as of 8:30 p.m. SANTA MONICA 200 BLK 19th St. Shooting victim between a Bentley & Ferrari rushed to the hospital SMPD searching for shooter @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/lOLXUlZv4F — stu mundel (@Stu_Mundel) May 27, 2017 Police Activity in the area of 200blk 19th St. Avoid the area. If you reside in the area keep ur windows/doors locked & do not venture out. — Santa Monica Police (@SantaMonicaPD) May 27, 2017 Read More »

Suspect Wanted For Grabbing Women At Upland Shopping Center

A sketch of the suspect. (Upland Police Department) UPLAND (CBSLA.com) – Police have released a sketch of a sexual battery suspect, possibly in his teens, who is inappropriately grabbing women at an Upland shopping center. Upland police reported Thursday that they are investigating seven incidents in which a suspect approached a woman from behind and grabbed her. Most of the Surveillance video of the suspect. (Upland Police Department) incidents have occurred at a shopping center located in the 1600 block of North Mountain Avenue. One of the attacks happened in the 1500 block of West 15th Street. In each case, the suspect does not speak to the victims, but runs away to a BMX style bike and flees, police said. He appears to be targeting women in their 30s and under who are wearing workout clothes or yoga pants. The suspect is described as Hispanic, between 13 and 18 years of age, 5-foot-6 with a thin build. He has dark brown cropped hair. There is a rectangular reflector on the back of his bike. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Upland police at 909-946-7624. Read More »

Only On 2: Police Hunt Suspect Who Stabbed Man 13 Times Outside Taco Truck

ECHO PARK (CBSLA.com) —  Kris Brown was stabbed 13 times outside a taco stand but says he wasn’t going to go down easily. “Even if I was going to die, I wanted people to know what this man was,” said Kris Brown. It’s a story that is Only On 2. Brown. 46,  showed CBS 2’s Rachel Kim the stab wounds that nearly took his life. He believe his attack was racially-motivated. On May 2nd around 2 a.m,, Brown was on his bike at a taco truck on Sunset Blvd and Echo Park Avenue. The Air Force veteran says as he was waiting, he noticed a strange man heading in his direction, coming down the sidewalk, looking at him with hate in his eyes. “He spit on my shoes, as I approached and looked at him, he pulled out two knives and[tried to] attack[ed] my eyeballs,” Brown says. (credit: CBS) Brown says the man, who was caught on security cameras, is his attacker. As Brown tried to defend himself, he was stabbed over and over again. “He went straight for my eyes, I pulled him down with me because I wasn’t going to lose an eye, he had two knives and attempted to stab me 13 times. All of them were attempts at my heart,” Brown said. Even after Brown fell to the ground, the suspect kept stabbing. When he eventually walked away, Brown got up and tried to go after him so he didn’t hurt anyone else. “The man was lit up on something that I couldn’t describe,” said Brown. The LAPD hopes someone can help identify the suspect — he has gray tips on his beard and was wearing a Planet Fitness t-shirt. Detectives believe he is extremely dangerous “It’s a monster out there, a guy who walks around with two knives in his pockets, je’s out like that? That’s garbage. That does not need to exist, not on our streets,” Brown said. A GoFundMe Link has been set up to help the victim. Click here for more information. Read More »

Former LAPD, Placentia Officer Suspected In Bay Area Bank Robbery

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —   A female former LAPD officer has been identified as the bearded suspect in a Northern California bank robbery. Police say Jennifer Rae McClary disguised herself as a man when she handed a teller a note and demanded money at a bank in Danville. Local police arrested her a few hours later. CBS2/KCAL9 has learned McClary served in the LAPD from 2006 to 2008 then worked as a Placentia police officer until 2010. Placentia Police Department Sgt. Bryce Angel says McClary was fired for “failing to meet probationary standards.” But he wouldn’t have guessed this. “I was surprised anytime a police officer is arrested for a crime like that. It is obviously a far departure from where they started,” he said. “I think the person was in a very desperate state of mind and was going for a quick payday and committed a federal offense.” McClary reportedly grew up in north Orange County but later moved to the Bay Area. Last year, it appears McClary posted a picture on Facebook of her flashing $100 bills in front of her face. Neighbors where her dad lives in Placentia had not heard about her alleged crime. “I find that hard to believe,” one neighbor said. “We raise our kids well, and it doesn’t seem like something she would do.” Read More »

Police Search For Arleta Boy Likely Abducted By Father

ARLETA (CBSLA.com) – Police Tuesday sought the whereabouts of a one-year-old boy who investigators believe was abducted in Arleta by his father, who might be taking the child to Oklahoma. An undated photo of Angel Yarbrough-Monterroso and his father Alan Yarbrough. (LAPD) Angel Yarbrough-Monterroso was last seen in the company of his father, 27-year-old Alan Yarbrough, about 8 a.m. Saturday in the area of Arleta Avenue and Branford Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Yarbough said he was taking Angel to a local park, but neither returned home and there has been no communication between the father and the baby’s mother since, police said. According to the LAPD, “some investigative leads have revealed that the father was in Blythe, in eastern Riverside County, then in Gallup, New Mexico. Investigators believe Alan Yarbrough is possibly heading to Enid, Oklahoma, where he has family ties.” He is Hispanic, 5-footl-11, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. Angel Yarbrough-Monterroso . (LAPD) His son is 24 inches tall, weighs about 25 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. He was wearing a blue and green striped shirt when last seen. Anyone who has seen or has information regarding the whereabouts of the boy and his father was urged to call detectives at (818) 838-9810 or (818) 838- 9800. After-hours or weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 and anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222- TIPS. (©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.) Read More »

Uber Driver Under Investigation For Possible Sexual Assault In Riverside

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) – Police say an Uber driver is under investigation for allegations he sexually assaulted a woman he dropped off at a campus apartment complex at the University of California, Riverside. The possible sexual assault occurred in the early morning hours of May 14. According to the University of California Police Department, a woman said she was picked up in Riverside by an Uber driver and driven to her residence at the UCR Plaza Apartment at 1020 Linden St. UCPD officers were called to the apartment complex just before 3 a.m. The woman told investigators she had been sexually assaulted, police said. An Uber spokesman told CBS2 that the driver in question was banned shortly after the incident was reported. “What the rider reported is appalling. We will continue to work with police on the investigation,” Uber said in a statement. “The driver has been banned from Uber.” No charges have been filed and no further details were immediately confirmed. Read More »

Arrest Made In Hit-And-Run Crash That Left LAPD Officer With Broken Leg

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —   Police have arrested the hit-and-run driver of an SUV they said struck a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer, severely injuring him. “The driver was a juvenile so I can’t give you much information about him,” LAPD Lt. Abe Rangel of the Central Traffic Division. The male juvenile was allegedly spotted leaving the scene by a security guard who was near the crash site, Rangel said. That guard flagged down an officer who went after the driver. The unidentified motorcycle officer — who suffered a broken leg — was listed in serious but stable condition, Rangel said. The crash happened about 9:20 p.m. Saturday, at the intersection of Central Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, Rangel said. RELATED LINK: LAPD Motorcycle Officer Injured In Hit-And-Run Crash The preliminary investigation indicated the SUV driver was at fault and made an illegal left turn in front of the motorcycle officer, Rangel said. The vehicle was a green SUV, and officers stopped a vehicle matching that description a few blocks away, a desk officer at Central Traffic Division said. Read More »

More Than A Dozen Hurt In 5-Alarm Staten Island Apartment Fire

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three firefighters and four police officers are among the 15 people injured in a 5-alarm fire that tore through a Staten Island apartment building early Sunday morning. Officials say the fire broke on the fourth floor of 255 Mill Road 4 a.m. and quickly spread to the fifth and sixth floors. “The fire went to a fifth alarm,” FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard said. “Approximately 250 firefighters and EMT’s and about 50 units responded. The members did an aggressive interior attack and kept the fire from spreading further than it did.” It too responding units almost two hours to bring the blaze under control. In total, fifteen people were hurt, including three firefighters and four police officers. Officials say the police officers suffered smoke inhalation. Two of the firefighters were more seriously hurt by a combination of heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation, but their conditions have since improved. Eight civilians also suffered minor injuries. 2 @FDNY fire fighters seriously hurt in Staten Island apartment house blaze. #1010WINS pic.twitter.com/2aKdW8ITZF — NYRogerStern (@NYRogerStern) May 21, 2017 The building suffered extensive damage, but the blaze left some parts able to be reoccupied. Residents started returning to their apartments as the morning went on. Some described what they saw as the flames broke out. “It was around 4:30 I saw some smoke coming through the window and I heard noise outside and I thought ‘oh my gosh, what’s going on?’,” Violetta Bartolome tells CBS2’s Ali Bauman. “Then my husband called and said get out, so I rushed out with the girls.” As WCBS 880’s Myles Miller reports, the woman who lives in the apartment where the fire started told neighbors she was downstairs doing laundry when she got a call from her son. “I knew this lady from the third floor or fourth floor, she has a cat, she came downstairs. She was doing her laundry at that time, and then she went to the laundry and had a candle on and her cat might have dropped it, like she said, and set the apartment on fire,” resident Maria Alvarado said. Officials say the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but at this time it does not appear to be suspicious in nature. Read More »

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