Wednesday Crime Blotter: Thrown Off The Train in Kensington, Bit On The Lip in Crown Heights & More

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BROWNSVILLE – NYPD Police Officer Ernesto Marks, who was arrested last week and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing for allegedly choking his girlfriend during a fight, has notched another arrest in less than a week’s time.

Around 2:45 am on Wednesday, June 13, Marks was arrested once again, police said. This time, the 37-year old cop was charged with criminal contempt.

EAST FLATBUSH – Another man has been arrested and charged in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens murder that claimed the life of 26-year old Jerome Spence in late March.

Harold Phillips, 18, of East Flatbush, was arrested Tuesday evening, June 12, and charged with murder, police confirmed.

In April, police arrested 16-year old Kobe Franklyn, of Flatbush, who was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of Mr. Spence.

KENSINGTON – Police are looking for the man who assaulted a senior on a train before throwing the man off the train at the next station.

The attack took place on a southbound F train last Sunday, June 10, around 6:50 am, police said. Following a dispute, the suspected punched the 69-year old male victim repeatedly in the face. When the train arrived at the Ditmas Avenue Station, the assailant threw his victim off the train onto the platform before fleeing to the street, said police.

The victim was taken to Maimonides Hospital and treated for swelling and bruising to the face, said police. Surveillance video of the attacker can be seen below:

CROWN HEIGHTS – He’s a biter. When a dispute between two men in the Utica Avenue 4 train station boiled over into a fight last weekend, things took a toothy turn for the worse.

According to police, the incident occurred on Saturday, June 9, around 10:00 pm. The suspect and a 37-year old man got into a physical altercation following a verbal dispute. During the scuffle, the suspect managed to bite off a portion of the victim’s lip, police said.

The cannibal suspect fled to the street, while the victim was taken to Kings County Hospital to be treated, police said. Video surveillance of the attacker can be seen below:

Anyone with information in regard to any of 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. All calls are strictly confidential.

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