The man charged with trying murder his wife and former boss by setting them on fire was indicted Wednesday by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.
Music and animals paraded in Upper Manhattan Sunday to celebrate Three Kings’ Day.
A 16-year-old boy survived a five-story fall from an apartment building in Inwood Saturday night, authorities said.
Neil Thompson, of Inwood, walked into the Five Towns Community Center on Wednesday morning and told a witness sitting at the front desk that he had nuclear bombs and was going to blow the place up, police said.
Monday’s sentencing resolved, for now, the complicated legal case surrounding Michael Pena’s off-duty attack on a woman heading to her first day at a new teaching job.
The owner of a religious supply store in New York City, who is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a teenager working at the store, has also been charged with conspiring to kill the teen.
Police believe the man’s attackers are responsible for a half dozen muggings over the past few weeks on the streets and parks of Inwood and Washington Heights. Bats have been used to steal cash and valuables like iPhones.
The former NYPD officer sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for attacking a woman in upper Manhattan. By pleading guilty to rape, the victim will not have to face Pena in a retrial.
An Inwood man was arrested on Sunday when he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a store behind a gas station, injuring the attendant. An investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol behind the wheel, officials confirmed.
In March, a jury convicted Michael Pena of three counts of predatory sex assault, for possessing a weapon and three counts of criminal sex acts involving “touching.”
Daniel Miller, 44, of Inwood, was arrested at his home yesterday and charged with criminal sex act in connection with the January 3 incident.
Police said the 14 incidents all took place in Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood between Sept. 4, 2011 and March 8 of this year.
Pena was convicted of three counts of committing a criminal sexual act. Pena was also convicted of three counts of predatory sexual assault. Jurors were unable to reach a verdict on two counts of rape and two other counts of predatory sexual assault.
Residents who were home at the time say they heard what sounded like fireworks and then saw sparks shooting outside their windows.
Police say they are looking for 40-year-old Luis Gonzalez in the so-called petroleum jelly burglaries in Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood between Sept. 4 and March 8 of last year.