Crime File

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ROBBED Five people entered St. Nicholas of Tolentine School in Fordham through an unsecured door and took around $4500 worth of laptops and other electronics before taking off on Oct. 23, police say. The first suspect is Hispanic and in her teens. She is roughly 5’5’’ and 125lbs. The second suspect is also a Hispanic woman and in her late teens or early twenties, around 5’6’’ and 125lbs. The last three suspects are all Hispanic men in their late teens or early twenties and are around 5’7’’ and 170lbs. LIQUOR STORE PICKPOCKET Police are looking for suspect


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Neighborhood Notes

Free WiFi for Students The New York Public Library offers free WiFi for eligible students in kindergarten through 12th grade who don’t have WiFi at home. A lending event, where hotspot devices can be checked out for free, takes place Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd. A valid library card and pre-registration are required. For more information, call (718) 579-4244 or visit http://hotspot.nypl.org/. Library Fines Waived The New York Public Library has waived all library fines for children 17 and younger. High school students age 18 and over can stop by their


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CAUGHT: Alleged Daytime Rapist in Norwood

NYPD officers apprehended a suspect wanted in the rare daytime rape of a woman just a block from North Central Bronx Hospital. Police arrested and charged German Otero, 36, of the Inwood section Manhattan, for raping the victim on Oct. 24 at an obscure spot on DeKalb Avenue and East 208th Street. Cops say the woman engaged in brief conversation with the suspect before luring her to an obscure spot in the area. That’s where he punched her in the face and raped her, according to police. Police released video of the suspect. He was described as having a light


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Bronx Cops on Hunt for Daytime Rapist in Norwood

Police are on the hunt for a daytime rapist who lured a woman to an alley not too far from North Central Bronx Hospital. The rape happened on Oct. 24 at around 4 p.m. near DeKalb Avenue and East 208th Street, according to cops. They say the perp led the woman to an obscure spot where he punched her then raped her. The victim went to North Central Bronx Hospital with a nose injury. The perp had ran off and hasn’t been seen since.   The man was captured on surveillance video. He’s described as having a light complexion, about


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

Dear Fellow Readers, The latest edition of the Norwood News, covering the northwest portion of the Bronx, is out with plenty of community news you can use. For the sake of consistency, we begin with page one as usual and a story that keeps on giving–the Kingsbridge Armory. This time, in a move aimed at advancing the reconfiguration of the building to a massive ice center, state officials heard from the community on whether to fund give the beleaguered project a $138 million state loan to begin phase one. The findings were near unanimous. Reporter Aaron Mayorga chronicles reaction from


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Crime File: Who’s Wanted In the Bronx?

Repeat Robber Cops need help tracking a mystery man (left picture) wanted for a couple of robberies around the northwest Bronx over the span of three days. Police say the first incident happened on Oct. 10 just before 8 a.m. around Valentine Avenue and East 192nd Street. It’s there the suspect approached a 15 year old boy, flashed a knife and demanded headphones. The victim gave in and the perp took out. A day later, the suspect struck twice–once at the Grand Concourse near East 192nd Street around 7:15 a.m. robbing a 14-year-old boy after threatening to stab him with


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Fighting the Scourge of Graffiti, One Wall at at Time

A Kingsbridge Heights couple has had enough with the scrawls of graffiti on property walls. For the last two years they found a way to combat it—taking it down themselves. They methodically remove graffiti from the neighborhood on a continuous basis. Sirio and Heather Guerino have a small office at the corner of West 197th Street and University Avenue, Guerinos Against Graffiti (GAG), named after the family efforts to wipe out graffiti, and which has been operating for almost two years. Born and raised in the Bronx, Sirio, 61, has always had a pet peeve against graffiti, which led to


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Crime File: Who’s Wanted in the Bronx?

Knifepoint Robbery Cops need help tracking a suspect in who robbed a 44-year-old man at knifepoint on Oct. 2 at around 11:44 p.m. Police say the suspect approached the victim in front of a residential building near 190th Street and Creston Avenue in Fordham, flashed a knife and demanded his property. The victim gave the suspect roughly $60 in cash. The suspect fled the scene eastbound on 190th Street. The suspect is described as black and being between 30 to 35 years old. He was last seen wearing glasses, a blue hooded sweater, blue jeans, and black sneakers. He was


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

The latest edition of the Norwood News, covering the Bronx, is out with plenty of community news you can use! We begin with a special report on the issue of homelessness crisis. Our reporters fanned out over the last two weeks interviewing the borough’s downtrodden and learn why they prefer the streets over a shelter. The story comes amid the city’s plan to bring more shelters to Norwood. It’s a can’t miss story by me, Aaron Mayorga,  Yara Palin, and Adi Talwar with help from Diego Barcacel Pena and Stephanie Luciano. Be sure to check out this eye-opening story and


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