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    New York : He worked for her for about 10 years Photo: ANDRÉS CORREA GUATARASMA / Courtesy Sita Saunders, a health aide, was accused of stealing nearly $ 100,000 from an 89-year-old blind woman she cared for at her home in Queens (NYC), the prosecutors announced. Saunders, 61, was charged with defrauding the victim over the course of 11 months beginning in March 2019, according to a statement from Queens prosecutor Melinda Katz. Saunders is suspected he inflated his weekly paychecks, that made the victim sign, raising the amount from $ 1,350 to $ 3,350. She was also accused of withdraw more than $ 81 thousand from the old woman’s bank account unidentified. An investigation into Saunders began after the victim’s son noticed an unusual amount of money coming out of his mother’s bank accounts and contacted the district attorney’s office. Saunders, who took care...
    More On: queens ‘Coming 2 America’ to premiere at Queens drive-in, not in theaters Two more mass COVID-19 vaccination sites open in NYC Sex worker charged in 2019 overdose death of Cipriani chef Video shows gunman open fire in fatal 2015 shooting of Queens teenager A Queens home health aide was charged with stealing nearly $100,000 from an 89-year-old blind woman that she cared for, prosecutors announced Sunday. Sita Saunders, 61, is accused of ripping off the victim over the course of 11 months beginning in March 2019, according to a press release from Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. Saunders is suspected of inflating her weekly paychecks — which she had the victim sign — from $1350 to up to $3,350, prosecutors said. In total, she is accused of bumping up her pay by $9,000. The suspect is also accused of withdrawing over $81,000 from the elderly woman’s...
    San Francisco police are looking for a group of four men who beat a man with a disability and stole his electric wheelchair last week. “Suspects made a comment about the victim’s wheelchair, and the next thing you know, he was struck in the face, and the other suspects dragged the victim out of the wheelchair,” San Francisco Police police spokesman Robert Rueca said. SAN FRANCISCO FILES SUIT AGAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO REOPEN AMID 'MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS' The attack happened the night of Feb. 17, when the four men, described as being in their 20s, assaulted the disabled Latino man, who has not been identified. "The report is shocking," Rueca said. "It's definitely shocking for us, and we take reports of pretty horrible incidents." Police say the attack left the 60-something-year-old victim stranded on the sidewalk and forced to crawl "quite a distance to...
    Authorities are trying to locate a 49-year-old Florida man suspected in a costly telephone scam. Juan C. Piedrahita, 49, of Hollywood, Florida, has been charged with theft by deception for trying to defraud an elderly Jersey Shore resident, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Barnegat Township Police Chief Keith A. Germain. Piedrahita ;remained at large late Tuesday, authorities said.  Piedrahita's charges are the result of a joint investigation last month by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crimes Unit and Barnegat Township Police Department Detective Bureau.  The investigation found that Piedrahita, posing as an attorney, contacted an elderly victim by telephone advising him that his nephew had been in a motor vehicle accident, Billhimer and Germain said. Piedrahita convinced the victim that his nephew was under arrest and that $10,000 cash bail was needed to secure his release, according to Billhimer and Germain.  The victim got cash and met Piedrahita -- posing as a courier -- at...
    A 68-year-old man was mugged on a Bay Ridge subway platform, cops said Friday. The victim was walking on the platform for the southbound R train at Fourth and Bay Ridge avenues around 3:30 p.m. Thursday when an unknown man with an accomplice clocked him in the back of the head, according to police. The attacker and his sidekick then robbed the victim of his wallet and MetroCard, cops said. One of the robbers proceeded to jump on an R train while the other ran out of the station, police said. The victim refused medical attention.
    A 68-year-old man was mugged on a Bay Ridge subway platform, cops said Friday. The victim was walking on the platform for the southbound R train at Fourth and Bay Ridge avenues around 3:30 p.m. Thursday when an unknown man with an accomplice clocked him in the back of the head, according to police. The attacker and his sidekick then robbed the victim of his wallet and MetroCard, cops said. One of the robbers proceeded to jump on an R train while the other ran out of the station, police said. The victim refused medical attention. Filed under assaults ,  attacks ,  brooklyn ,  crime ,  mugging ,  robberies ,  subway ,  subway shoves ,  2/19/21
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two teens wanted for pepper-spraying and carjacking an elderly woman in South Philadelphia have been arrested. Police say 18-year-old Briana Cruz-Gordon and 17-year-old Taniyah Watson were arrested Friday on the 100 block of Diamond Street without incident. RELATED: Philadelphia Teachers Protest Near Mayor Kenneys Home Over School Districts Return To In-School Learning They are accused of stalking and spraying their victim with pepper spray. RELATED: 9 Philadelphia Inmates Among 13 Jailed On Murder Charges To Have Life Sentences Commuted By Gov. Tom Wolf It happened on the 2600 block of South Bancroft Street on Jan. 27. Surveillance video shows the women following the victim. MORE: 31 Special Education Teachers, Aides Let Go In Mercer County, Worrying Parents About Childrens Education After using the pepper spray, police say the suspects took the victim’s car keys and sped away in the vehicle.
    A 72-year-old Manhattan man was knocked to the ground and bruised at a Midtown subway station Thursday morning, the most recent attack in a recent rash of transit violence. The elderly victim was getting off a 7 train at the 5th Avenue-42nd Street station shortly before 11 a.m. when the brute pushed him to the ground and ran off, police sources said. The bloodied victim suffered cuts to his nose and eyebrow and was taken to New York University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the sources said. The suspect, described as a man in his 20s and about 5-foot-10 inches tall, was wearing a green jacket with the words “Anti Social” written on it. Police have not announced an arrest. The incident comes amid a spate of transit violence since last week.
    A 72-year-old Manhattan man was knocked to the ground and bruised at a Midtown subway station Thursday morning, the most recent attack in a recent rash of transit violence. The elderly victim was getting off a 7 train at the 5th Avenue-42nd Street station shortly before 11 a.m. when the brute pushed him to the ground and ran off, police sources said. The bloodied victim suffered cuts to his nose and eyebrow and was taken to New York University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the sources said. The suspect, described as a man in his 20s and about 5-foot-10 inches tall, was wearing a green jacket with the words “Anti Social” written on it. Police have not announced an arrest. The incident comes amid a spate of transit violence since last week. Filed under assaults ,  crime ,  mta ,  nyc transit ,  nypd ,  subway shoves , ...
    A woman shoved and kicked an elderly passenger as they crossed paths outside a Manhattan bus, cops said Wednesday. The 73-year-old victim was trying to board a bus on West 57th Street near Eighth Avenue around 11:15 a.m. Feb. 3 when a younger woman — joined by a child — attempted to get off the bus, according to police. Both women blocked each other on a small pathway, because of the snow on the ground, cops said. The younger woman then allegedly pushed the senior to the ground and kicked her before walking off. The victim refused medical attention on scene for minor hand and leg injuries. Surveillance images show her inside a train station hours later. She was still at large Wednesday.
    More On: assaults Man suspected of smacking MTA bus driver with 2-by-4 caught on video Elderly woman hit boyfriend with hammer for leaving TV on, cops say Not even safe by a station: NYPD cop assaulted outside Bronx precinct James McAvoy’s half-brother gets five years in prison for road-rage attack A woman shoved and kicked an elderly passenger as they crossed paths outside a Manhattan bus, cops said Wednesday. The 73-year-old victim was trying to board a bus on West 57th Street near Eighth Avenue around 11:15 a.m. Feb. 3 when a younger woman — joined by a child — attempted to get off the bus, according to police. Both women blocked each other on a small pathway, because of the snow on the ground, cops said. The younger woman then allegedly pushed the senior to the ground and kicked her before walking off. The victim refused medical attention...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police say a 79-year-old man was attacked and robbed in the Lone Mountain neighborhood on Thursday at 4:55 pm. Residential video shows the victim walking alone down the street, and two men following closely behind. They punched the victim, knocking him to the ground in the area of Kittredge Terrace and Turk Street. “Hey, get off!” can be heard in the video. According to investigators, the two suspects reached into the victim’s jacket, stole his property and ran into a getaway car nearby. “I’m upset, I’m terrified, we have kids, our kids come out walk our dogs by themselves, because we feel like we live in a fairly safe neighborhood,” said Marie Hurabiell, who lives in the area. “And we’re close enough that we never thought something that bad could happen that quickly.” Another brazen daytime crime was caught on camera in...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A fire swept through a duplex Friday morning in Philadelphia’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood, killing an elderly man. Crews were called to the 6100 block of Ludlow Street, around 4 a.m. Friday. Firefighters found the victim on the second floor of the home. They made quick work of the fire but discovered the victim inside the home. No word on how the fire started. It’s unclear if the home had working smoke alarms.
    Between bail reform and COVID-related limits on jail admissions, Lyndhurst police reluctantly released a borough woman who they said ripped off an elderly resident. Sure enough, she went out and did it again, they said. The first time, they said, Melissa Kaups befriended a 78-year-old woman who didn’t know that she had a drug-related criminal history stretching back more than 20 years. Police arrested Kaups last week after she stole two sterling silver necklaces from the victim’s bedroom dresser, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. She was processed and released on theft charges pending further investigation, he said. SEE: Lyndhurst Senior, 78, Victimized By Con Artist, Police Say Then police got another call. Kaups struck closer to home this time, victimizing a 91-year-old neighbor, Auteri said. Alerted by another neighbor who saw Kaups coming from the elderly man’s home, Detectives Chris Cuneo and William Kapp went to check on his well-being....
    A 51-year-old rehabilitation center patient has been charged with trying to kill his elderly roommate in Burlington County, authorities said. David P. Lake, 51, was taken into custody on Tuesday at The Palace Rehabilitation and Care Center in Maple Shade, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher. Lake has been charged with first-degree attempted murder after severely beating his 78-year-old roommate at the care facility where they reside on West Mill Road, Coffina and Fletcher said. The victim's name has not been released. An investigation began after Maple Shade police and the Maple Shade First Aid Squad were dispatched to the facility on Sunday morning on a report of an assault. Police determined that Lake had violently attacked his roommate, who is immobile and non-verbal, while the victim was in his bed in their room, Coffina and Fletcher said. The victim was taken...
    This story has been updated. A Hartford County man who allegedly stabbed an elderly man and then himself has been arrested for the crime. The incident took place around 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, when Glastonbury police officers responded to 215 Sherwood Drive for an active family violence incident, said Corey Davis of the Glastonbury Police Department. Responding officers found an elderly male victim in the garage suffering from multiple stab wounds. Another man, identified as Jason McCormick, was found in another area of the home with self-inflicted knife wounds to his arms, Davis said. An investigation revealed that the accused, Jason McCormick, had allegedly stabbed the victim with a knife during a violent altercation in the home.  Both McCormick and the elderly man were transported to Hartford Hospital and were treated and released for their injuries. McCormick, 47, was charged with: Attempt to commit murder Assault of an elderly person Threatening McCormick is being...
    GRANITE BAY (CBS13) – An elderly man arrested in Granite Bay is accused of firing what was found to be a replica BB gun at a person’s home on multiple occasions, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday. George Robertson, 92, allegedly walked around the victim’s home and pointed the replica rifle at the victim and the property on Dec. 20 in the 8000 block of Park Vista Drive, just west of the Folsom Lake-Granite Bay entrance. Several similar incidents have occurred over the last few months with property damage sustained as a result of Robertson allegedly firing off the BB gun, authorities said. Robertson faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats. More from CBS Sacramento: 2 Killed After Ejection From SUV In Rollover Crash In Sacramento, CHP Says ‘I’m Glad It Was Me’: A Random Act Of Kindness Brings A...
    A patient allegedly beat another coronavirus patient to death with an oxygen tank last week inside Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California. “The victim, an 82-year-old Latino man, was being treated for a COVID-19 infection in a two-person room with suspect Jesse Martinez,” the Los Angeles Times reported. The incident occurred December 17 around 9:45 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release detailing the events: The suspect became upset when the victim started to pray. He then struck the victim with an oxygen tank. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on December 18, 2020 at approximately 10:20 a.m. The victim and suspect did not know each other. The suspect, 37 year-old Jesse Martinez, was arrested and charged with murder, a hate crime enhancement and elder abuse. His bail is set at $1,000,000. He is set to appear in Antelope Valley Court December 28, 2020....
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Tucson has indicted a married couple who as caregivers allegedly defrauded an elderly victim. Prosecutors said 33-year-old Michael Tagle Santos and his 28-year-old wife, Cherry Mae Santos, are accused of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud The indictment alleges that between 2013 and March 2018, the Santoses defrauded an elderly, disabled victim. They are charged with fraudulently transferring funds from the victim’s account to their own accounts as salary “advances.” The Santoses also are accused of fraudulently transferring additional funds for personal use, while simultaneously paying themselves a salary out of the victim’s account. Prosecutors said a conviction for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. It was unclear Thursday if either of the Santoses has a lawyer yet for their case. Copyright 2020 The Associated...
    PETALUMA (CBS SF) – A transient man suspected of attacking an elderly Spanish-speaking man with a stick allegedly yelled profanities and told the victim that he did not like Hispanics. It happened Monday night around 8 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call reporting an aggressive male hitting another person with a large stick on East Washington Street, in Petaluma. When Petaluma police found the victim, the 70-year-old, Spanish-speaking male said he was loading items on his bicycle when the suspect approached him and began yelling obscenities. Police have identified the suspect as 58-year-old Timothy Schmelzer, a transient. According to police, Schmelzer allegedly told the victim he did not like Hispanic people, hit him with a large stick, and left. The victim was not injured but the investigating officer determined the attack qualifies as a hate crime. Police have taken Schmelzer into custody. He was booked into Sonoma County...
    A 91-year-old Union County woman living in squalor had more than $280,000 stolen from her by her home health aide and her two daughters, authorities said Monday. Denise Letren, 64, of Union Township is charged with second-degree theft, second-degree theft by deception, and third-degree neglect of an elderly person for whom she had a responsibility to care, while 30-year-old Carmen Letren of Newark and 32-year-old Danielle Letren of Lake Hopatcong are each charged with third-degree theft, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo said Monday. The 91-year-old victim realized she needed an aide following surgery she had done six years ago, authorities said. Letren was hired to care for the woman around the clock at her home, earning a salary of $2,500 ($130,000 annually), according to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Patricia Cronin, who is prosecuting the case. Since 2016 and on thousands of occasions thereafter, Letren used the victim's credit card...
    A 32-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested on Election Day for allegedly going berserk on a President Trump supporter more than twice his age. Police say Bladen Tisdell first spotted the 69-year-old victim holding a “Trump 2020” sign Tuesday afternoon near the polling station at the Osterville Fire Station, the Cape Cod Times reported. Tisdell was in his pickup truck at the time and allegedly shouted at the older man, before getting out, ripping the sign away and throwing it on the ground. The victim told cops that Tisdell then shook him and pushed him backwards. He was not injured, according to police. Two witnesses and the Trump supporter’s wife confirmed the confrontation to cops, who later found and arrested Tisdell after the victim identified him. Tisdell was charged with assault and battery on a person over 60 years old and disorderly conduct. He was released without bail and was...
    A 32-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested on Election Day for allegedly going berserk on a President Trump supporter more than twice his age. Police say Bladen Tisdell first spotted the 69-year-old victim holding a “Trump 2020” sign Tuesday afternoon near the polling station at the Osterville Fire Station, the Cape Cod Times reported. Tisdell was in his pickup truck at the time and allegedly shouted at the older man, before getting out, ripping the sign away and throwing it on the ground. The victim told cops that Tisdell then shook him and pushed him backwards. He was not injured, according to police. Two witnesses and the Trump supporter’s wife confirmed the confrontation to cops, who later found and arrested Tisdell after the victim identified him. Tisdell was charged with assault and battery on a person over 60 years old and disorderly conduct. He was released without bail and was set...
    A 45-YEAR-old man decapitated his mother and ran away with her severed head after getting into an argument about alcohol. The suspect allegedly fought with his 65-year-old mum after she refused to give him money to buy liquor. 1The police station in Telangana where the suspect is being held The shocking incident came to light in the early hours of Saturday morning after the victim’s torso was found by her family members. When the victim wasn’t seen at 7am on Saturday one of her sons went in search of her. Upon entering her home the man found his dead mother lying in a pool of blood with her head cut off reports the Times of India. Telangana police immediately arrived to the scene and searched for teh suspect. He was later found by a body of water and the victims head was found in nearby bushes. The sickle allegedly used...
    A Toms River man has admitted to stealing more than $100,000 from a 73-year-old blind woman, authorities said. Tyler Dietlmeier, 28, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and criminal coercion on Friday, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.  Toms River police initially received a complaint about Dietlmeier on Jan. 27, Billhimer said.  Dietlmeier had befriended, under false pretenses, the elderly blind woman who lived alone. An investigation found that starting in October 2019, Dietlmeier opened numerous credit card accounts in the victim’s name without her permission, added his name as an authorized user to her existing accounts, increased the credit limits on existing accounts, and changed the phone numbers on some of her accounts so that any fraud alerts from the credit card companies would go directly to him, according to Billhimer. Dietlmeier also rented cars using her information, and accessed her bank accounts, the prosecutor said. In most cases, Dietlmeier used the victim’s credit cards to...
    A driver plowed into a 94-year-old man in a wheelchair on the Upper East Side Tuesday afternoon, leaving the elderly victim in critical but stable condition, police said. The victim was crossing 5th Avenue west to east in a motorized wheelchair around 3 p.m. when the 32-year-old driver, who was heading south on 5th Avenue in a Toyota Camry, hit him, cops said. It was not immediately clear who had the right of way, cops said. The unidentified victim suffered cuts to the head and is being treated at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to authorities. The driver, who was also not identified, stayed on the scene, and is not being charged with a crime, cops said.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Police announced an arrest in the killing of an elderly man, who was found unresponsive inside his Miami home by his daughter on Wednesday. On Thursday afternoon, police said a call from an informant led police to the arrest of 56-year-old Silverio Fonte. The informant told police that Fonte had been involved in an argument with the victim, Humberto Mijares, 93, and when Mijares produced a rifle, he stabbed him. Police say they later located Fonte at Mercy Hospital and that he had blood on his shoes and had one of Mijares’ credit cards in his possession. The arrest report says Fonte told police that he and the victim had been drinking when an argument ensued, Mijares went for the rifle, pointed at him, and then he took Mijares to the ground where he subsequently stabbed him several times. Fonte was taken into custody and faces...
    SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) — An 18-year-old man and a juvenile suspect were arrested following a brazen attack and robbery of an elderly man along with a second robbery in Sunnyvale Friday. The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety said in a press release that officers responded to a 911 call of a robbery in the area of Picasso Drive and Picasso Terrace Friday at around 7:49 a.m. Two male suspects approached a 75-year-old man from behind as he was walking on the sidewalk and punched him in the head, knocking him to the ground, Sunnyvale DPS said. The two assailants stole the man’s wallet and cellphone before fleeing in a stolen vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries, DPS said. Less than 30 minutes later, DPS said the same suspects pulled up next to a juvenile male walking on the sidewalk a few blocks away near Ticonderoga Avenue and Mary Avenue and...
    A home health aide from Ocean County has been arrested for stealing more than $16,000 from her elderly patients, authorities said. Keighla Bloschock. 27, of Manchester Township was charged with multiple counts of theft, forgery, computer related criminal activity and money laundering, Manchester police said. The home health aide allegedly bought extravagant items such as jewelry and high-end clothing with the stolen money, and tried to pay off thousands of dollars in personal student loans, police said. An investigation began when one of Bloschock’s patients tried to pay her mortgage and learned that there wasn't enough money in her account to do so, police said. Bloschock had nearly emptied her banks accounts, police said, leaving the patient with just a few dollars.  Manchester Detective Adam Emmons tracked a substantial quantity of the victim’s stolen funds to multiple bank accounts in Bloschock’s name, according to police. The accounts were seized and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Thanh Nguyen just couldn’t remain silent. He needed to voice his outrage over the brutal attack of his elderly mother in broad daylight in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District — an assault left her badly bruised and battered. Nguyen is struggling to understand the motive behind the attack since his mother was not robbed in the incident. “Hearing all the other stories about what is happening around San Francisco and other people who are (so) afraid that they don’t speak up or couldn’t post pictures about what happened to them, I wanted to show people that this is real,” he said. “My mom wasn’t even robbed so that kinda was like unsettling. You just attack someone.” Nguyen posted photos to his instragram account and a description of what happened. “My brother was carrying groceries and heard two thuds and saw my mom unconscious on the floor,...
    A 72-year-old Harlem street vendor died Tuesday night after confronting a suspect who stole a hat from his table, police sources said. The elderly victim was pushed to the ground during a scuffle with the thief near the intersection of West 126 Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, sources said. Shortly after fighting with the man, the victim again collapsed to the ground and witnesses called 911, sources said. Police said they responded about 6 p.m. and found the man lying on the sidewalk. EMS took the victim to Harlem Hospital, where he was declared dead, according to authorities. The city Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the man’s cause of death. The thief fled the scene and remained on the lam Tuesday night, police said.
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man was arrested in the kidnapping and attempted rape of an elderly woman in San Francisco, police announced Friday. On Sept. 22, San Francisco police said a 73-year-old woman was on the 1300 block of 7th Ave. in the city’s Inner Sunset neighborhood when she was attacked by the suspect, identified as 34-year-old Daniel Williams. Officers responded to the location for a report of a person digging through trash and learned that Williams tried to rape the unidentified victim, police said. Williams ran away from the scene but officers were able to chase him down and take him into custody without further incident. Investigators determined Williams had committed additional crimes against the victim; he was charged with aggravated kidnapping, assault, elder abuse, sexual battery, false imprisonment, and providing false identification to police. The investigation was ongoing and police urged anyone with information about the case to...
    QUEENS (WABC) -- The NYPD released surveillance video after the violent robbery and assault of two elderly men in separate attacks in Queens involving their baseball caps.The video is from the first incident on September 3rd.The 88-year-old victim fought back after the suspect tried to steal his baseball cap on board an MTA bus in Jamaica.He was bitten on the hand and suffered fractured ribs.12 days later, another man in his 80's was assaulted and robbed of his baseball cap nearby.The victim in that assault was treated for a bruised eye.Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).ALSO READ: Woman sought for smashing MTA bus windows in Queens----------* More Queens news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    A St. Louis woman has been charged with kidnapping an 80-year-old woman at gunpoint in a grocery store parking lot, authorities said. Ginger Ephrim, 24, was charged Monday with first-degree robbery and kidnapping in a July 29 attack that started outside a Schnucks grocery store near Carondelet Park in St. Louis, where police say Ephrim shoved a sawed-off shotgun into the elderly’s woman back and threatened to kill her, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Ephrim then ordered the woman to drive to nearby ATM to get cash, but she was unable to get any money, according to charging documents cited by the newspaper. Ephrim proceeded to steal the woman’s cellphone and cash from her purse while still inside the car before getting out a few blocks away, leaving the elderly unharmed, police said. The victim, who later identified Ephrim in a photo lineup, said Wednesday her alleged assailant “scared the...
    DEWEY, Ariz. (AP) — A caregiver has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and other charges, according to Yavapai County Sheriff's officials. They said 51-year-old Christine Garthright was taken into custody Wednesday at the Dewey home of the 89-year-old male victim. Sheriff’s officials say Garthright is being held on a $50,000 bond at the Camp Verde jail and is facing charges of theft, computer tampering, forgery and trespassing. The daughter of the victim notified sheriff’s officials that Garthright allegedly was exploiting her dad for money over a four-year period. She reviewed her father’s bank account activities and found that between June 2018 and May 2020, Garthright allegedly wrote 34 unauthorized checks totaling more than $11,000. Garthright also was accused of using the victim’s ATM card without permission to withdraw cash and allegedly stole several thousands of dollars from his safe. It was unclear Wednesday if Garthright has a lawyer yet...
    A brute barked “That’s what I do” as he randomly delivered the blow that left a 77-year-old in Manhattan in need of brain surgery, the man’s wife said Tuesday. “I’m really upset that this happened to him,” the wife, who asked to remain anonymous out of fear for her safety, told the Post. “The man walked up to him and said, ‘That’s what I do,’ and then he hit him.” The septuagenarian was walking by 300 Park Ave. in Midtown when “an unknown individual punched him in the face” around 11 a.m. Monday, an NYPD spokesman said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside. The man’s wife, also 77, said he cracked his head on the pavement after he was punched. “He had to have brain surgery,” the wife, who was at the hospital with her husband, said. “He’s not intubated anymore,” she said. “He’s talking now.” She said he...
    A Boston man has been charged with violently assaulting an elderly man — leaving him permanently blinded in one eye, police said. Officers responded to call on Sept. 10 for an unarmed robbery of a 72-year-old man who said he was attacked on Freemont Street in Boston’s Mattapan section, police said in a statement Sunday. “During the incident, a male suspect violently punched and kicked a 72-year-old victim, resulting in the permanent loss of vision in the victim’s left eye,” police said. The suspect, later identified by police Willis McGhee, 50, of Boston, is also accused of ripping off the man’s pants while trying to steal his wallet from his back pocket, police said. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, department officials said. Detectives then launched an investigation, leading to several images of McGhee which were shared with patrol officers,...
    FREDERICK, MD. (WJZ) — A Frederick woman is being held without bond after she was charged the murder of an elderly woman in Frederick. Maria Gloria Vazquez-Mebo, 35, is charged with first and second-degree murder. Credit: Frederick Police Frederick police officers responded to a home in the 400 block of North Bentz Street for a call about an injured person at around 6:42 p.m. on Sunday. A third party had called 911 saying an elderly woman had fallen down the stairs. The 81-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene when EMS arrived. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner found there was apparent head trauma to the victim and other unusual circumstances. Detectives took Vazquez-Mebo into custody Monday morning. She confessed to striking the elderly woman multiple times with a blunt object. Frederick Police said they will not be releasing the victim’s name, as requested by the victim’s...
    A maskless Florida man punched and spat on a 70-year-old man at a convenience store last week after being asked to social distance, authorities said. The victim, who was not identified, asked Rovester Ingram to step away while they were inside the store at a Citgo gas station on Thursday because Ingram was not wearing a mask, Winter Park Police said in a statement. Ingram followed the victim outside the store and started punching him in the face, police said. The victim went back into the store to get away, but Ingram followed him and continued his attack. After shoving the victim to the ground, Ingram grabbed the man’s hair and pulled him outside the store, over the sidewalk, and into a parking space where he continued to beat the man, according to police. “The victim was on his stomach as Ingram repeatedly punched him on his back, then spat...
    Hackettstown police are warning the public of scammers after an elderly woman apparently lost more than $2,000 to one. The 82-year-old victim got an email that she believed was from Apple Inc., in reference to a charge on her account from a game she purchased Sept. 2, local police said. The victim never purchased a game, so she called the company and spoke to a woman regarding the alleged charge. The woman instructed the victim to go to a nearby store and purchase Apple gift cards, while remaining on the phone.  And so, the victim left for the store. When she got there, there weren't any Apple gift cards -- only Google, she said. The scammer -- still on the phone -- told her Google gift cards would be just fine. The woman proceeded to purchase 11 Google gift cards totaling $2,200, then gave the woman on the other the...
    Todd Oppenheimer August 29, 2020 11:30PM (UTC) The opinions expressed in the article are the author's own and do not constitute a statement from the Baltimore City public defender's office. Ironic as it seems, COVID-19 is a constant threat to the 73-year-old life of the man I'll call Jake Green, yet it's also his best shot at release from an unjust prison sentence. Mr. Green's case will forever be lodged in my mind because it stands at the intersection of so many issues in the justice system: aging individuals in prison, victims' rights, domestic violence, firearms, overcharging, pretrial incarceration, mandatory sentencing, parole eligibility — and now, COVID-19 running through prisons. Simply put, I don't want him to die in prison. But I'm not having much luck getting him out.  I met Mr. Green in May of 2019. He is one of the most unique people I've represented in my 17-year career as...
    Authorities released images of the suspect pushing an 85-year-old woman to steal her purse in the Streeterville area. Chicago police released images of the suspect pushing an 85-year-old woman to the ground to steal her purse in the Streeterville area. According to reports from the authorities, the subject approached the victim from behind and snatched her bag, causing her to fall to the ground and hit her head. The incident occurred last Tuesday at around 10:30 am in the 100 block of east Grand Avenue. The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital and her condition is unknown. At the time of the robbery, the subject was wearing a red cap, a gray shirt with black stripes, and white shoes. So far this year, 216 robberies have been reported in the Streeterville area, an increase of 29% compared to 2019, according to police statistics. If you have...
    A thief snatched an 86-year-old woman’s pricey necklace from her neck as she waited for an elevator in a Manhattan apartment building this week, disturbing video released by cops early Thursday shows. The suspect and the woman were standing in the lobby, near the mailboxes, inside the building at 1st Avenue and Cooper Road in the East Village around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday when he followed her into the elevator bank area, the clip shows. The man appeared to gesture for the octogenarian to go into the elevator first before he grabbed onto the metal chain — worth about $2,000 — and repeatedly yanked at it, the video shows. He took off with the chain, fleeing into the train station at East 14th Street and First Avenue, cops said. The victim was not injured during the craven attack, according to police. A screengrab of the thief and victim in the robbery.DCPI...
    A thief snatched an 86-year-old woman’s pricey necklace from her neck as she waited for an elevator in a Manhattan apartment building this week, disturbing video released by cops early Thursday shows. The suspect and the woman were standing in the lobby, near the mailboxes, inside the building at 1st Avenue and Cooper Road in the East Village around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday when he followed her into the elevator bank area, the clip shows. The man appeared to gesture for the octogenarian to go into the elevator first before he grabbed onto the metal chain — worth about $2,000 — and repeatedly yanked at it, the video shows. He took off with the chain, fleeing into the train station at East 14th Street and First Avenue, cops said. The victim was not injured during the craven attack, according to police. A screengrab of the thief and victim in the robbery.DCPI...
    A 75-year-old Florida man was assaulted Monday after asking a woman to abide by a supermarket’s coronavirus social distancing restrictions, police said. It happened in the parking lot at a Publix in Daytona Beach Shores. Police said the assailant was a man who punched the victim in the chest and then drove off in a Cadillac with the woman. Image from video police say shows a man wanted for punching a 75-year-old man in a social distancing assault at a Florida Publix. (Daytona Beach Shores Police Department) The blow knocked the victim to the ground, according to local media, which also reported that he wasn’t seriously hurt. LOUISIANA POLICE ACCUSE 3 WOMEN OF ASSAULTING RESTAURANT HOSTESS ENFORCING CORONAVIRUS SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES The victim said the assailant then told him, “One word and I’ll kill you." CLICK HERE FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Bystanders helped him to his feet. "It's just horrible the fact...
    PALO ALTO – A man in his 80s remains hospitalized after being stabbed in the face and neck in Palo Alto on July 31, police said. Andrew McMenomy-Cortez, 18, of East Palo Alto, was arrested on suspicion of stabbing an elderly man in Palo Alto on Friday, July 31, 2020. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose on felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.  Officers were dispatched to the area of Lytton Avenue and Seneca Street about 7:05 p.m. for a report of a man down with a head wound, said Palo Alto police Sgt. Craig Lee in a news release Wednesday. They arrived to find the victim conscious but bleeding from major injuries to his face and neck, including several stab wounds. Lee said a witness reported seeing a teenager running from the scene. At the same time,...
    Strangers followed an elderly Brooklyn man and a young Bronx woman into their homes this week in a pair of separate — and terrifying — incidents, cops said early Thursday. A 77-year-old man was returning to his home at Avenue N and East 48th Street in Flatlands at 2:55 p.m. Sunday when a knife-wielding man followed him inside, pushed him to the ground and demanded his belongings, police said. The attacker then forced the victim into a car parked outside, and drove him to a Chase Bank about half a mile away on Flatbush Avenue near Flatlands Avenue. Once there, the suspect forced his elderly victim to withdraw about $1,800 in cash. He grabbed the money and then ran off, leaving the car behind, cops said. The victim was uninjured and refused medical attention on scene. Two days later, a 29-year-old woman was returning to her Harrison Avenue home...
    The elderly nursing home resident who was shown being beaten in his room in a video that went viral two months ago has died, his family confirmed this week. What are the details?In late May, horrifying footage of a young person beating a helpless elderly person began circulation online, and the disturbing nature of the video sparked widespread outcry and an investigation. It even grabbed the attention of President Donald Trump, who tweeted, "Is this even possible to believe? Can this be for real? Where is this nursing home, how is the victim doing?" The victim was identified as 75-year-old Norman Bledsoe, a resident at the Westwood Rehabilitation Nursing Center in Detroit. Shortly after video of the attack went viral, Bledsoe's roommate at the facility, 20-year-old Jaden Hayden, was arrested in connection with the beating. Authorities said at the time that Bledsoe was hospitalized for "non-life-threatening" injuries. The Detroit News...
    In May, a horrifying video surfaced showing an elderly Detroit nursing home patient being repeatedly beaten by a 20-year-old man at a nursing home in Detroit, Michigan. Now that elderly man is dead. Norman Bledsoe, 75, a resident at the Westwood Nursing Center, was allegedly videotaped by his roommate, Jaden T. Hayden (pictured above), as Hayden repeatedly punched Bledsoe. The attack left Bledsoe with four broken fingers, broken ribs, and a broken jaw, The Daily Mail noted. According to Bledsoe’s nephew Kevin, who confirmed his uncle’s death on Monday, after the attack, Bledsoe had been depressed and not eating properly. “His eating habits went downhill after (the alleged assault), and he lost quite a bit of weight,” he told The Detroit News. Kevin Bledsoe said he could not visit his uncle because of restrictions related to coronavirus, stating, “We finally were able to see him last week. He wasn’t doing...
    LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – An Oakland County woman was arraigned recently on multiple charges after she allegedly stole more than $70,000 from an elderly veteran. Margaret Risdon, 60, of Bloomfield Hills, was arraigned July 16 in 48th District Court before Magistrate Andra Richardson on one count of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult between $50,000 and $100,000, a 15-year felony, and two counts of failing to file taxes, both five-year felonies. The case was referred to the Michigan Department of Attorney General by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General, which began its investigation after the victim raised concerns that someone was stealing from him. Between Nov. 6, 2016 and July 20, 2017, Risdon allegedly wrote checks from the victim’s bank account to herself and her business, Electronic Creations, totaling nearly $56,800 and made ATM withdrawals totaling more than $16,000. Risdon would then deposit the checks into her bank account and withdraw the money in cash. During the time of the alleged theft, the...
    BENSONHURST, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are looking for the suspects caught on camera slapping and setting fire to an 89-year-old woman in Brooklyn.The incident was reported on July 17 just before 7 p.m. near 16th Avenue and 77th Street.Two men approached the elderly victim from behind and slapped her in the face.ALSO READ | Father, daughter beaten with beer bottles in Manhattan bodega attackWhen she tried to avoid further contact with the attackers, her shirt was lit with a match or lighter.The victim was not seriously injured, but photos of her shirt show the burn marks from the flames.Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).RELATED | Vicious hammer attack leaves Manhattan store manager with serious head injuryEMBED More News Videos Josh Einiger says one vicious swing of a hammer carved a deep gash in the head of...
    CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man accused of attacking and robbing an elderly man while the victim was visiting a grave at a northern New Jersey cemetery is also suspected in several similar attacks, authorities said Thursday Todd Scott Allen, 57, of Brooklyn, faces counts of robbery with bodily injury, burglary and credit card theft that stem from the June 12 attack in Clifton. It's not known if he's retained an attorney. Clifton police say the 77-year-old victim was attacked at the East Ridgelawn Cemetery. They say the assailant threatened the man and pushed him to the ground, then entered his vehicle and took his wallet and cellphone before fleeing on foot. The victim’s credit cards were later used to make fraudulent purchases in Bergen County. Authorities said they have linked Allen to other cemetery robberies in northern Jersey, though further details on those cases were not...
    A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man who posed as a Verizon worker then stole $10,000 worth of jewelry and coins from an elderly woman's Clinton Township house. A light-skinned black man in his late 30s drove up to the victim's Cokesbury Road home in Clinton Township July 9, and introduced himself as a Verizon employee, Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael Williams said Tuesday.  The man, wearing a black hat with an unknown logo, told the woman he was installing a cell tower near her property, and then led her into her backyard around 2:30 p.m., Williams said. The man left the woman in the backyard, claiming he had to get something from his truck -- and never returned.  When the woman went inside her house, she found items out of place and approximately $10,000 worth of jewelry and coins missing, authorities said. Crime Stoppers...
    COPS in Brazil have arrested a man for chopping off his elderly landlady's finger to use the prints to steal cash from her account. The victim and her husband, who was also murdered, were dentists at local hospitals who had been sent home during the coronavirus pandemic. 6Dionelia Gioacometti and Eldon Mai were found buried at a roadside two hours from their home townCredit: Central European News Dionelia Gioacometti and Eldon Mai were brutally murdered by their tenant near Colorado do Oeste, northern Brazil. The suspect, who has not been named, is believed to have called Dionelia to lure her to the house he rented from her on Sunday, claiming the sink was leaking. Local news station, Globo's police sources said the victim was pushed to the floor and the suspect then ripped a shirt and used it as a gag. Police spokesman Nubio Lopes said: “He then took a...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 72-year-old man is facing charges Thursday after he is accused of pushing another elderly man out of a Miami Beach condo elevator. The arrest form says Nachum Gross and his wife were inside an elevator in the building where they live, the Portofino Tower, when the elevator stopped and another man attempted to enter. Police said it happened as the elevator went down to the 32nd floor. The victim, who is 86 years old, attempted to step into the elevator when Gross attempted to stop him, police said. Authorities said Gross pushed the victim out by his arm and chest causing him to stumble backward. The arrest report says the victim collided into a glass table, causing a large bruise to his right upper thigh area. Gross faces a charge of aggravated battery on an elderly person. The condo...
    A thief choked and robbed an elderly woman in broad daylight in New York City before calmly walking away, in a disturbing incident caught on video. The attack happened in the area of East 29th Street and First Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. FORMER NYPD COMMISSIONER: MAYOR DE BLASIO IS 'SURRENDERING' TO VIOLENT CRIME Footage posted on Twitter by the New York Police Department shows the man approach the woman, who authorities say is 64 years old, from behind and choke her before pulling her to the ground, crouching over her and stealing her bag. He then saunters away as the woman remains on the ground, video shows. NYPD SEES 49 PERCENT SPIKE IN OFFICERS FILING FOR RETIREMENT AMID CALLS TO DEFUND POLICE Police said the thief also made off with the victim’s Apple iPhone and her wallet, which contained roughly $100. The victim was not seriously injured. CLICK HERE TO GET...
    COPS are on the hunt for a spineless assailant who was caught on video punching a 78-year-old woman in the head in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The crook was seen strolling down the sidewalk before hitting the woman in the unprovoked attack on June 10. 1 According to cops, the woman suffered "substantial pain" but turned down medical attentionCredit: NYPD The NYPD said on Friday that the man was still at large and are urging people to get in contact with NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline for a potential cash reward. Surveillance video captures the moment he walks towards the unsuspecting woman before sucker-punching her. He seems to shout something as he slugs her in the head. As the woman cries out and staggers, the man instantly appears to act as if it was her fault. VICIOUS ATTACK He continues to dispute the punch before running off. The man, described as a black...
    A cowardly crook has been caught on video sucker punching a 78-year-old woman in an unprovoked attack on a Brooklyn sidewalk. The NYPD said on Friday that the assailant is still at large following the June 10 attack at about 5.15pm on Broadway in the Bushwick neighborhood. Surveillance video shows the attacker strolling casually down the sidewalk towards the unsuspecting woman. As the man passes the woman, he swings his fist and decks her squarely in the head. The NYPD said on Friday that the assailant is still at large following the June 10 attack at about 5.15pm on Broadway in the Bushwick neighborhood While the woman cries out and clutches her head, the attacker is then seen appearing to act as if she has instigated the incident somehow RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Pictured: The NYC man with 100 arrests held for...
    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn -- A man is wanted for an unprovoked attack on an elderly woman in Brooklyn.The video appears that he tried to make it seem like she instigated the incident.It happened on Wednesday, June 10 at 5:15 p.m. on Broadway in the Bushwick neighborhood.MORE: 92-year-old speaks out after random attack; suspect arrestedEMBED More News Videos Police have a suspect in custody in a random attack on a 92-year-old woman in Manhattan, and the victim is speaking out about her harrowing ordeal. The 78-year-old victim was walking when the suspect, without warning, punched her in the head.After acting like she did something to him, the man took off.The woman reported having substantial pain, but refused further medical attention.The attacker is described as a male, dark complexion, approximately 5'9" tall, medium build with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, green pants and black shoes.Anyone...
    A California gang member with a rap sheet dating back 30 years allegedly kidnapped an 82-year-old man from his home and forced him to shell out money for food, alcohol and clothes during an hourslong ordeal, local cops said. Sergio Magaña Arechiga, 50, was burglarizing a Santa Ana home June 9 when the octogenarian resident walked in, apparently unaware, according to police. The victim told KTLA he was about to sit down for a Zoom meeting with fellow church members when the burglar attacked. Arechiga knocked the elderly man to the floor and pinned him down by placing his forearm on his neck, cops said. The suspect also threatened to kill the victim’s wife if he didn’t cooperate. “He told me he would not harm me, but if I didn’t do what he told me to do, he would harm my family,” the victim, who did not want to be...
    Sergio Magaña Arechiga, 50, was taken into custody last Friday, where he was charged over the ordeal, which took place in Santa Ana, California on June 9 A gang member with an extensive rap sheet has been arrested for kidnapping an elderly man and forcing him to pay for food, alcohol and clothing on an hours-long shopping spree.  Sergio Magaña Arechiga, 50, was taken into custody last Friday, where he was charged over the ordeal, which took place in Santa Ana, California on June 9.  According to police, Arechiga broke into the 82-year-old victim's home on the evening of that date.  The elderly man was just sitting down to a church Zoom meeting, when he was allegedly kicked to the ground and choked by Arechiga.  Arechiga told the victim he would kill his wife if he did not co-operate, according to a report in The OC Register.  Investigators assert that...
    The 92-year-old woman who was shoved into a fire hydrant in a random attack on a Manhattan street last week told The Post Tuesday that the ambush has taken a psychological toll on her — and she now fears walking alone in her neighborhood. “Mostly I’m shaken. My head still hurts where it was bleeding, where I hit the hydrant — or where he hit me, I don’t know,” elderly victim Geraldine Brodsky, said in an exclusive phone interview. see also Cops bust suspect who shoved elderly woman on NYC sidewalk Police have collared the heartless cur who knocked an elderly... “Mainly it’s psychological — just the fear of going out on the street,” she added. Brodsky, a Bronx native who has lived in Manhattan for more than 50 years, said she was on her way to Duane Reade when 31-year-old Rashid Brimmage allegedly shoved her to the ground near...
    The two Buffalo police officers seen in a viral video shoving an elderly man to the ground on Thursday have been criminally charged. Officers Robert McCabe, 32, and Aaron Torgalski, 39, have been charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced on Saturday. Both officers, who were suspended without pay on Friday, pleaded not guilty and were released on bail. The officers will return to court on July 20. Aaron Torgalski (left) and Robert McCabe (right)Image source: Erie County District Attorney Flynn said the officers "clearly crossed the line" and that he "can't turn a blind eye to that," NBC News reported. "If he was violating a curfew, if he was being disorderly, you turn him around, handcuff him, and take him away arrested. It's as simple as that," Flynn explained. "You don't take a baton and shove it; along with...
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