Police Beat

March 23, 2017

Jerome Avenue and Bainbridge Avenie
Bronx, NY
438 W. 238th St.
Bronx, NY
2848 Sedgwick Ave.
Bronx, NY
West 250th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway
Bronx, NY

1. Woman found dead on Jerome

A 49-year-old woman was found dead at 3:22 a.m. Sunday, police said. 

The woman, whose identity was not released pending notification of her family, was found lying unconscious on a snow bank in front of the Woodlawn Cemetery at the intersection of Jerome and Bainbridge avenues. 

There was no apparent sign of physical harm on the victim, police said, and emergency medical personnel pronounced her dead at the scene. 

An autopsy by the medical examiner’s concluded she died from a possible drug overdose. 

The investigation is still ongoing.


2. Dispute ends in brawl, robbery

Two men were attacked and robbed by a mob of people early Saturday morning following an argument. 

The victims, 27 and 28, were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Fenwick’s Bar and Grill, 438 W. 238th St., according to police.

While inside, the two told police they argued with a group of men. Later that morning, at around 5:30 on Saturday, the victims said they were standing in front of the bar when eight men attacked them. 

Both victims were thrown to the ground, according to police, and had their cellphones, wallets and a jacket — which police valued at $1,280 — stolen. 

The investigation is still ongoing. 


3. Business van burglarized

Someone broke into a van owned by a Bronx-based electrical contractor last week, taking some $8,500 in tools.

An employee of RC3 Electric parked the company van in front of a residence at 2848 Sedgwick Ave., on Sunday afternoon, according to police. 

When he returned from a job, the employee said he found the van damaged and left open. The tools taken, police said, were a band saw, a wire crimper and a tool that tests passive intermodulation. 

The investigation into the burglary is ongoing. 


4. Crooks take catalytic converters – again 

The market for catalytic converters must be hot, because once again thieves are stealing the emissions control devices from cars.

The latest victim, 44, parked his car on the corner of West 250th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway at around 4:30 p.m. on March 16. When he returned, the man started his car and drove away, only to find his engine was making a “funny noise,” police said. He took his 2000 Honda Accord to a mechanic.

The garage found his $900 part, responsible for converting toxic gas fumes into usable energy for the engine, was stolen along with the car’s front exhaust, oxygen sensor, exhaust pipe gasket and flange gasket.

This is the latest in a string of catalytic converter thefts dating back to late last year when the devices were taken from three cars, all parked near or on the Henry Hudson Parkway. 

The investigation is ongoing.