“Miscarriage” Fails To Foil Arrest
by Staff | Aug 2, 2012 4:13 pm
Posted to: Legal Writes
After police arrested a woman in an apartment splattered with blood, she said she couldn’t go to jail because she was having a miscarriage.
It was a lie. She wasn’t even pregnant, the woman’s daughter told cops.
Here’s what happened, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman:
At 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Officer Matthew Abbate responded to a Sylvan Avenue house where someone had reportedly been stabbed. He and Officers James Murcko and Steven Formica found a “significant blood trail” leading from the front porch to the house next door.
There they found a man bleeding from a wound to his upper left arm. As cops called for medical services, the dispatcher told them that the stabber was holed up inside the first house, on the first floor.
Officers Murcko and Formica went inside an found “an apartment covered in blood,” Hartman reported. “There was a substantial amount of blood pooled on the floors as well as spattered on walls and curtains. A bloody knife was embedded, blade first, into the floor.”
Police arrested a 50-year-old woman in the apartment. They took her to a patrol car. “She was enraged and tried kicking the window out of the car. She told the officers she wasn’t going to jail and was having a miscarriage. She demanded medical attention, which was provided to her. [The woman’s] daughter told the officers her mother wasn’t pregnant and ‘has a history of making up medical excuses to avoid being jailed.’”
The victim told Officer Abbate that he been with the woman in the apartment’s kitchen and that she had been drinking “most of the night” and became upset with him when he tried to leave. She tried to stop him, then grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the arm.
Police arrested the woman for assault and breach of peace.
In other police news, according to Hartman:
Piff & Pringles: On Tuesday at around 5 p.m., Sgt. Anthony Zona was talking with “a group of guys” riding bikes near Lombard and Maltby Streets in Fair Haven. Officers Jeremy Cordero and Jose Escobar pulled up and saw one of them jump off his bike and take off running. He ran into Vinny’s Market at 127 Lombard St., with the cops “on his tail.” They found the 21-year-old hiding among racks of potato chips.
The cops put in a request for a police dog to search for drugs or a gun. When the 21-year-old heard the request, he said, “It’s over there,” and pointed to a chip rack. Police searched the rack and found 11 bags of crack along with a cell phone that had text messages with “money delivery instructions” for “piff,” a slang name for highly potent weed.
Police arrested the 21-year-old on interfering and drug charges.
Cops Board Bus, Bag Bandit: At 6:21 a.m. on Wednesday, Officers Jose Luna and Joshua Smereczynsky responded to a report of a robbery at the Forbes Fuel gas station on Forbes Avenue. The clerk told them that a man had hopped the counter and held a knife to his side. He demanded money and a pack of Newports. The clerk handed over the cigarettes and $640.
Police reviewed surveillance tape and got a description of the suspect. Meanwhile, an anonymous tipster called dispatch to report a man who had been waiting for the bus at Forbes Avenue and Chamberlain Street. He’d changed his clothes at the bus stop and hid in the bushes when cops went by. The caller said he and the man had both gotten on the bus, No. 460, and that the man stayed on when the caller got off. The bus was headed east on Chapel Street.
Officers David Runlett, Salvatore Ricci and Paul Finch spotted bus 460 on Chapel Street and pulled it over at Park Street. They boarded the bus. One man tried to get off, the man the caller had described as suspicious, a man who matched the description of the guy who robbed the gas station. Officer Runlett searched the 34-year-old man and found a knife, a pack of Newports, and $630 cash. He also had a credit card and ID card belonging to two different women.
Police arrested the man on charges of robbery, larceny, and reckless endangerment.
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Anyone who seriously thinks Yale will ever mingle their shuttle riders with the community bus line better read this and think again.
***Police reviewed surveillance tape and got a description of the suspect. Meanwhile, an anonymous tipster called dispatch to report a man who had been waiting for the bus at Forbes Avenue and Chamberlain Street. He’d changed his clothes at the bus stop and hid in the bushes when cops went by. The caller said he and the man had both gotten on the bus, No. 460, and that the man stayed on when the caller got off. The bus was headed east on Chapel Street.***
Never. Going. To. Happen.