Car disappears without a trace


A 50-year-old woman parked her car opposite the 3700 block of Jerome Avenue early on May 4, only to return later in the day to find her 2005 grey Toyota Camry gone without a trace.

There was no sign of a break-in and police also checked with city agencies to see if the car was towed.

Cops even drove around the area, checking to see if the owner had accidentally forgot where she parked her car — something police say happens more often than one might think.


Early a.m. gunman robs elderly man

A gunman and an accomplice reportedly robbed a 74-year-old man walking along Heath Avenue in the early morning hours of  May 6.

The assault happened near the corner of West 230th Street, with one man flashing of a handgun, according to police. He was described as Hispanic, 5-foot-8, in his 30s and wearing a grey jacket. His accomplice, also in his 30s and wearing a grey jacket, then punched the elderly man in the face, according to the report.

The victim appeared to be physically unharmed, but he was missing his wallet, credit cards and phone.


Late night turns into rough morning

If you end up behind the wheel of a car, with your engine running, double-parked and blocking traffic at 8 a.m. on a Sunday — you might be doing something wrong.

A 36-year-old found that out sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2006 Toyota Avalon outside the 3400 block of Kingsbridge Avenue on May 4 with an empty Heineken bottle beside him, police said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated.