Police described the 24-year-old perp as a “bad character” with a rap sheet that includes nine previous arrests.
According to authorities, a vigilant neighbor spotted the perp looking through backyards and peering into cars. She snapped a photo of him with her cell phone and called police. The suspect then took off on his bicycle, and the neighbor began following him. The suspect then took his bike and threw it down on Oriental Boulevard and Amherst Street, laid on the floor and claimed the neighbor hit him with her car.
EMS responded to the scene and found the suspect without a scratch on him, and police pieced together the story.
The 24-year-old is charged with trespassing and menacing.
A bicyclist was struck by a white SUV on Oriental Boulevard at Amherst Street at approximately 11:30 a.m.
According to a scanner report, the cyclist claims a white SUV hit him on purpose, then left the scene when he called police.
An ambulance is en route to the scene.
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We don’t have any additional information about this incident. From the looks of it, I don’t think a pedestrian was involved – reads more like it was probably a parked car that was hit. Just thought we’d pass along the flier.
The following is a press release from the offices of City Councilman David Greenfield:
Councilman David G. Greenfield (D-Brooklyn), Flatbush Shomrim and the family of fatal hit-and-run victim Noah Foxman are asking any local residents or businesses with a video surveillance system to immediately turn over all footage from the evening of Thursday, January 26 to Flatbush Shomrim or NYPD, which are conducting the ongoing investigation into this crime. Business owners and residents near the accident scene at Coney Island Avenue and Avenue K are especially urged to help locate the driver of the light-colored sedan seen fleeing southbound after hitting Mr. Foxman at about 10:15 p.m. All residents and merchants are asked to act before relevant footage is taped over or erased.
“Nearly a month has passed since this horrendous incident and the family of Noah Foxman is still seeking closure, which will only come once the cowardly driver is held accountable for the abhorrent actions of that evening. The key to these investigations, short of an eyewitness, is often surveillance footage from local store owners or residents. I am hoping that everyone in that area with a surveillance system will provide copies of video from that evening to the authorities actively investigating this case,” said Greenfield.
A reward fund started by Greenfield and Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case has now reached $5,500. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the driver responsible for the death of Mr. Foxman, who was a married father of three and beloved Midwood resident, is urged to call 1-800-577-TIPS.
An 18-year-old Rockaway woman is in police custody, charged with leaving the scene of a car accident in which she allegedly struck and killed a Chinese food delivery man. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. yesterday, near the merge of Gerritsen Avenue and Knapp Street.
Photographer Eddie Velinskie was on the scene and shared the following report with both us and GerritsenBeach.net:
A white Nissan SUV type plate FHV-9034 New York,,,,, traveling south on Gerritsen Ave. at a high rate of speed and blew through the red light at Gerritsen Ave. & Avenue V, struck a delivery man from Lucky Star on Knapp St with such force that it threw him out of his shoes and socks and left blood on the plate,,(see photo), the delivery man landed on the hood of the car and was taken half way down the block before falling off,,,,and the scooter landed one quarter down the block from the impact. Engine 321 arrived at the scene and started CPR on the delivery man due to being in Cardiac Arrest,,, EMS arrived and they all worked on him for five minutes before taking him to the hospital. I then noticed the Lucky Star menus in the street by the scooter and went and informed the Lucky Star about there man and they went to talk to the NYPD about him.
As of 11:00 PM NYPD said he passed,,,They have in custody an 18 y/o female in Rockaway Queens.
Police are on the hunt Police have arrested a hit-and-run driver who smashed into an SUV with enough force to flip the vehicle onto its side, charging them with a DWI. [UPDATED]
The accident occurred at approximately 10:20 p.m. when the SUV was traveling south on Ocean Avenue. Witnesses said the SUV blew through a red light, and another vehicle traveling west on Avenue Y smashed into its side. The SUV flipped, and the driver of the other vehicle drove off.
Flatbush Scoop is now reporting that the driver who fled the scene was apprehended a few blocks away at Avenue Y and Bedford Avenue, and charged for driving while intoxicated.
A witness helped pull the woman from the car, and, later, paramedics put her in an ambulance. The extent of her injuries are unknown, but the ambulance remained on-scene for some time.
Two 12-year-old boys were the victims of a hit-and-run in Gravesend last night, leaving one in critical condition and the other hospitalized with leg injuries.
The two teens were riding one bicycle – with one of the boys on pegs – near East 4th Street and Avenue S when they were struck just after 10 p.m. The car took off, leaving the boys on the ground, with at least one apparently unconscious, according to an ABC report.
Police believe the car that struck them was drag racing down the otherwise quiet street. They are still investigating the incident.
One of the boys is listed in critical condition with cerebral hemorrhaging at Lutheran Hospital.
If you have information regarding this case, please call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
We received a report of a hit and run on Avenue Y and East 21st Street over the weekend. The reader previously sent us several reports of accidents at the intersection. He believes the area needs an All Way Stop sign. He writes:
It occurred at around 12:40 am on Saturday 12/04/10. I was sleeping and heard a loud boom. I looked out from my bedroom window and saw a white sedan backing up from the accident. Instead of stopping to assess the damage and perhaps leaving a note on the victim’s car, it sped off as quickly as it could. I couldn’t get the license plate numb, but I saw two people across the street at the time who didn’t take any action either.
I took these pictures this morning and the owner came shortly after. She came because she noticed something funny with the way her cerar was parked. Unfortunately she only had liability coverage and thus she’s looking at about $400 of repair cost.