Auxiliary officer killed
An auxiliary police officer assigned to the 13th Precinct, which covers the East Side between 14th and 29th Sts., was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the back at 6 a.m. Wed., April 4, near his home in Canarsie. The officer, Francky Aleger, 40, was not on police duty at the time and was on his way to work at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. Aleger, a Haitian immigrant, was married with two young sons. He joined the New York Police Department auxiliary program last September. Police are offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to his killer’s arrest. All information is confidential and may be phoned to Crime Stoppers, 800-577-TIPS (8477), or reported online to nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting TIP577 to CRIMES.
Arrest Baldwin stalker
Genevieve Sabourin, 40, accused of stalking and harassing Alex Baldwin, the star of “30 Rock,” was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Sun., April 8, when she came to Baldwin’s E. 10th St. residence for the second time that day, according to reports.
Sabourin, an actress who moved to New York from Quebec two months ago, sent Baldwin so many e-mails and text messages that he had to change his phone number and electronic address, according to reports. On March 31, Sabourin drove to Baldwin’s East Hampton home but was gone by the time police arrived.
On April 5, security guards prevented her from approaching Baldwin, 54, as he was hosting a screening at Lincoln Center. She came to Baldwin’s E. 10th St. home on Sunday afternoon and again that evening when she was arrested.
At her arraignment Monday on aggravated harassment and stalking, the judge released her without bail but order her to stay away from Baldwin and his fiancée, Hilaria Thomas.
Tribeca water main
A 12-inch water main on West Broadway between Park Place and Warren St. ruptured around 3 a.m. Thurs., April 5, flooding the Chambers St. subway station at West Broadway and shutting down train traffic from 14th St. to South Ferry and to Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn. Subway service was restored at 8:30 a.m. and water service to West Broadway buildings was restored by noon. A Department of Environmental Protection spokesperson said that work had to proceed with caution until it was determined that steam lines in area were not compromised by the water-main break.
Police arrested two suspects for putting Occupy Wall Street stickers on subway seats on a northbound No. 4 train at the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station around 11:30 a.m. Wed., April 4. The stickers read, “Priority seating for the 1%, interest rate scams by JP Morgan Chase cost the MTA $100 million a year and you foot the bill.”
Jeffery Brewer, 34, of Upper Manhattan and Aaron Minter, of Williamsburg, were arrested the following day in Union Square Park and charged with criminal mischief and making graffiti.
Bowery jewelry heist
Three of four suspects who stole jewelry at gunpoint from a store at 82 Bowery near Hester St. around 11:30 a.m. Thurs., April 5, were arrested near Broadway and Bond St. when they crashed into a cab after a wild chase in their Jaguar, police said. The suspects fled on foot after the crash, pursued by police who caught three of them. Police recovered the jewelry and a gun.
Jason Kortbawi, 26, of Brooklyn; Equan Lathan, 23, of Queens; and Ernest Casius, 23, also of Queens, were charged with robbery, possession of stolen property and reckless endangerment.
Police responded to a call about a man pointing a handgun at a victim in front of 41 Grove St. at 4:25 a.m. Fri., April 6. The suspect fled, followed by police, who apprehended Juan Plasencia, 19, at Hudson and W. 10th Sts. where he had tossed his weapon, a Crossman 4.5-millimeter air gun, into a flowerbox.
Plasencia was charged with weapon possession and also resisting arrest for kicking and flailing his arms when police were handcuffing him.
Police stopped Robert Patterson, 45, at 3:55 a.m. Thurs., April 5, for carrying an open alcohol container at the corner of Jones and W. Fourth Sts., and charged him with that misdemeanor and with possession of a weapon after they found a knife in his pocket.
‘I’ll #*@%! kill you!’
Police arrested Eduardo Guerra-Gomez, 29, and Rodrigo Rinero-Valencia, 28, at the corner of Washington and W. 13th Sts. at 5:30 a.m. and charged them with assault for slapping and punching a 36-year-old victim.
A suspect confronted an employee of Andy’s Deli, 106 Seventh Ave. South, around 11:18 p.m. Tues., April 13, declared, “I’m going to [expletive] kill you,” and began punching him. A police officer arrested the suspect, Sekou Salaam, 45, who refused to submit to handcuffing. Salaam struggled and grabbed a metal rack, spilling merchandise on the floor, police said. He was charged with assault and criminal mischief.
Police stopped a woman who was driving her car on Eighth St. at Broadway around 6:40 p.m. Wed., April 4, while talking on her cell phone. The driver, Joyce Debb-Silverman, 42, was charged with possession of a forged instrument when police discovered that her Amtrak Police Department plaque on her windshield was a fake.
Police arrested Roger Bryant, 37, at 3:20 a.m. Sat., April 7, for marking Joy Burger, 361 Sixth Ave. at W. Fourth St., with red paint. Charged with making graffiti, he was also found in possession of pills believed to contain a controlled substance.
When an agent asked a man to lower the volume of his radio in the PATH station at Ninth St. and Sixth Ave., the suspect replied, “I know the law, this isn’t a boom box. Now go and do your job and stop bothering me.” The suspect, Ekuegan Teko-Agbo, 22, refused an order to leave the station, struggled with the agent, broke a turnstile and had to be subdued with the help of a second PATH employee and a passerby.
Safe at home
Leon Schreiber, 91, reported missing from his East River Houses home at 473 F.D.R. Drive at 3 p.m. Fri., April 6, was found in good health and returned home around 12:15 a.m., police said.