Shot in the leg
A summertime stoop gathering ended in bloodshed on July 14 after one of the attendees was shot in the leg.
The victim and his friends were hanging out on a stoop outside a Paerdegat 11th Street address near East 80th Street when they heard shots across the street.
The group thought nothing of it until one of them felt a sharp pain in his leg. He looked down and found that he had been shot.
Police said that the victim was treated and released after being brought to Brookdale Hospital.
Witnesses saw one man running down the street, but didn’t get a good description.
Sources said they have little to go on in this case.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Three pistol-packing perpetrators raided an East 93rd Street home on July 13, brazenly robbing five people they found inside.
Cops said the suspects met up with one of the victims right outside his home, which is between Foster and Farragut roads, at 12:48 am and followed him inside the house without his knowledge.
Once inside, the suspects pulled guns, robbing the quintet inside of cash, cellphones, sunglasses and a PlayStation 3 they found on the floor.
But the raid was cut short.
A witness apparently managed to call 911 and cops showed up within minutes.
The three suspects scrambled away from the home, but one never made it back to his own home, police said.
The thief, 28, was taken into custody and charged with burglary and robbery in the first degree.
A thief ran off with a woman’s purse during a bungling robbery on July 14.
The victim told police she was walking past the corner of Glenwood Road and East 105th Street at 10:30 am when the suspect approached.
He took a swing at his victim, but didn’t connect, officials said. But luck cut in his favor — the woman dropped the bag during the ensuing struggle and he ran off with it.
Cops caught up with the thief on July 17, charging him with robbery, petit larceny and attempted assault.
Gunning for goods
A goon arrested on July 16 really needed a lesson on how firearms work — he was arrested with a fake gun, but plenty of real bullets.
Police said the 20-year-old suspect approached a man at the corner of Avenue M and Utica Avenue at 2:50 pm and flashed the butt of his fake firearm.
He then threatened to shoot his victim “with two bullets” if he didn’t hand over his watch and cell phone.
The thief made off with his victim’s property — but didn’t get far.
Cops caught up with him a short time later and recovered the stolen goods and fake gun as they charged him with robbery. Thirteen rounds of ammunition for a .32 caliber pistol were found in his bag, officials said.
A 24-year-old lady was arrested on July 15 for a brutal assault she committed five days earlier, police said.
Officials said that the suspect confronted another woman on East 57th Street between Foster and Farragut roads at 11 pm.
During a heated dispute, she bit the woman on the arm and pulled her hair.
She then took a brick to her prized possession — her car, which was parked nearby.
Police said that the suspect threw a brick at the hood of the vehicle, damaging it.
Cops have confirmed that the decomposing remains of a woman found stuffed into the trunk of a car back on July 6 were of the mother of a 24-year-old wanted for killing her.
Police said the woman, who had been shot two times in the head, was found at the corner of East 48th Street and Avenue J just after 3 pm — at the height of a heat wave.
Block residents called 911 complaining of a foul odor coming from a gray 1998 Lexus sedan parked on the street.
Responding officers gained access to the trunk and found Rose Ormejuste, an Elmont, Long Island resident who disappeared right before her son, 24-year-old Dario Ormejuste, was arrested for killing his 65-year-old father, Bob, and 30-year-old brother, Guerby.
Investigators said Ormejuste killed his mother and put her in the trunk in an attempt to dispose of the body. He left the car in Brooklyn just before he was arrested for the other two murders.
Bullets over Breukelen
A young man was shot across the street from the Breukelen Houses on July 11.
Police said that the victim was shot one time at 1:20 am on Williams Avenue between Stanley Avenue and Glenwood Road in the northern end of the housing project. The victim’s injuries were not considered life threatening, police said.
By late Monday, cops were still looking for the shooter.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the 69th Precinct detective squad at (718) 257-6315 or the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s ongoing push to rid New York of graffiti, the leading quality of life complaint brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.