Crime Blotter: Bensonhurst And Bay Ridge Drug Rings Busted, Teen Beat Up In Coney Station


Congrats to the 68th on their drug bust. (Photo by NYPD 68th Precinct / Twitter)

The police were very busy this month busting drug rings. Criminals were also busy causing more ruckus. Here’s a few of the bigger crime stories from the 60th, 62nd, and 68th Precincts:

An empty subway platform is no excuse for a fight

On Tuesday night, a 16-year-old boy was in the West 8 Street F station when no less than 10 kids chased him down, punched and kicked him, and tried to steal the victims headphones, police reported. The boy was able to run away from the group — which consisted of seven black boys, two white boys, and a Hispanic girl, all in their teens — before they caught up to him again, punched and kicked him again, stole his cell phone, before running out of the station.

The suspects. Photo via DCPI

An unsanitary encounter

In the early afternoon on Friday, December 2, city employee Samuel Gonzalez, a worker at the Department of Sanitation, was allegedly obstructing eastbound traffic on 72nd Street. A 32-year-old woman in the car behind Gonzalez honked at him. The woman’s father than exited the vehicle in order to “pick up someone”, according to police, which Gonzalez interpreted as aggression. Gonzalez exited his car as well and punched the woman’s father in the face, causing him to fall back and suffer a laceration to the back of his head, rendering him semi-conscious.

“The other guy, he thought he was being tough,” the police told us on the phone. The victim was transported to Lutheran Hospital.

Dead man found in Bay Ridge

A 59-year-old man was discovered unconscious and unresponsive on 64th Street on Wednesday, December 7, according to the police. EMS pronounced him deceased on the scene.

Police are withholding the man’s identity until they contact the family.

Cops find perp and his girl in an apartment full of drugs

Cops in the 62nd Precinct’s Anti-Crime team believe they have uncovered a Bensonhurst drug and money laundering ring in a 72nd Street apartment, according to the Brooklyn Reporter. A police source told the site that last week cops discovered Alexander Ndaula, who is on federal probation for enterprise corruption, with his girlfriend in the apartment along with 649 Xanax pills, 242 Oxycodone pills and 11 grams of crack cocaine not to mention a live round of ammunition and 13 cell phones.

According to the Brooklyn Reporter, Ndaula has been charged accordingly.

Bay Ridge bust

No one at the 68th could immediately confirm the details of their bust. We’ll update you once they get back to us.

UPDATE: According to the police, the photo with the vest is in regards to the arrest of Mohomed Elsayed, a 25-year-old male and Midwood resident. Elsayed was observed operating a gray Jeep Cherokee with an excessive tint. Follow a car stop on 74th Street in Bay Ridge, he was found to be in possession of alleged controlled substance, a gravity knife, and a ballistic vest.

He has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful wearing of a body vest, and criminal possession of a weapon, the police told us.

As for the other photo, it is in regards to 36-year-old Sunset Park resident Delvis Cepeda, according to police. DCPI tells us Cepeda was found in possession of a controlled substance, various pills, and a quantity of alleged marijuana.

He has been charged with urinating in public, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of marijuana.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.