Friday Crime Blotter: An Early Morning Sexual Assault in a Park, Plus a Slew of Arrests

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EAST NEW YORK – Police are looking for the man who sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint in an East New York park.

On the morning of Monday, April 16, 2018, the 18-year old female victim was exiting the women’s bathroom at Martin Luther King, Jr. park, near Durmont and Miller Avenues, said police. As she exited, an unknown male forced her back into the facilities at knifepoint, where he sexually assaulted her, said police.

The suspect fled the area on foot, and responding EMS transported the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment. The entire incident took place before 8:30 am. Video of the suspect can be seen below:

BROWNSVILLE – An arrest was made in the early March murder of 61-year old Mack Wilson in Bed-Stuy. Police confirmed that Leonard Barber, 35, of Brownsville has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

BROADWAY JUNCTION – Police also confirmed another arrest today, this one of the man who bizarrely punched a small child on a southbound G train at the end of March.

Ramon Thomas, 25, was arrested and charged with assault for hitting the 5-year old boy last month.

Ramon Thomas was arrested by NYPD for assaulting a child (Via DCPI)

BOROUGH PARK – The NYPD also announced that officers apprehended the pervert who took off his pants and climbed into bed with a young girl in Borough Park earlier this week.

Isaac Hernandez, 38, was arrested on Wednesday, April 18 and charged with attempted rape, two counts of burglary, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Hernandez, of Queens, allegedly broke into a home in the area of 40th Street and 15th Avenue in Borough Park on Tuesday, April 17, around 3:00 am. He then proceeded to take off his pants and climb into bed with a 14-year old girl, covering her face with his hands, said police. When the girl began screaming, her 10-year old sister, sleeping in another bed in the same room, began to scream as well. Hernandez fled, but police were able to track him down this week.

Anyone with information in regard to the open incident above 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. All calls are strictly confidential.


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