N.Y.U. bomb hoax
An unknown person phoned 911 at 1:30 a.m. Sat., April 23, and said that a bomb would go off in 15 minutes at 33 Washington Sq. W., the address of Hayden Hall, the New York University freshman residence, according to university sources.
Police from the Bomb Squad at the Sixth Precinct stationhouse and N.Y.U. security personnel conducted a search and determined there was no bomb. The building was not evacuated and the case is under investigation.
Police arrested Barry Joyce, 45, on Saturday night April 23 on W. 10th St. near Bleecker St. on a warrant for conspiring to kill two people, including a Medford, Mass., police officer, in December 2003. Joyce was apprehended in front of the Village building where he and his girlfriend had been living under assumed names, police said.
He was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon for carrying a box-cutter at the time of his arrest. Joyce fled Middlesex County, Mass., in February of last year after posting bail in the kill-for-hire conspiracy case, according to the Middlesex sheriffs office.
Roscoe Glinton, 42, the former boyfriend of a pregnant woman whose body was retrieved from the Hudson River off the Chelsea waterfront early this month with a bullet in her head, was arrested on Fri., April 22, for the homicide and pleaded not guilty.
The body of the victim, Lisa D. Eatmon, 33, eight months pregnant with Glintons son, was found off Pier 61 on April 4. Glinton was questioned in the case but not arrested until April 9 when police who were tailing him in Brooklyn stopped him for speeding. He was indicted for Eatmons murder April 21.
Glinton had also been questioned by state police in 2001 after the skeleton of his first wife, Deborah, was discovered buried off the New York State Thruway near Newburgh, N.Y. She had been missing since 1998.
Glinton, a Brooklyn resident now married to another woman, was arrested by detectives from the 10th Precinct at the home of a relative in Queens.
Knives on Essex
Anti-crime officers of the Seventh Precinct arrested Robert Walker, 53, a teacher in a Brooklyn high school, at 6:20 p.m. Tues., April 19, in front of 11 Essex St. for criminal possession of weapons two knives, police said. After being booked on the weapons charge, he was found on a wanted list in connection with a 1993 disorderly conduct case, police said. Walker is a resident of 988 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, and teaches at Brooklyn Transit Tech High School, according to police.
Laud D.A. programs
Community Board 2 last month adopted a resolution commending community-based programs organized by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau.
The resolution specifically cites the Trespass Affidavit Program, the Narcotics Eviction Program and the Identity Theft Unit.
The Trespass Affidavit Program (TAP) of the D.A. and the city police, administered by the Mayors Community Affairs Unit, allows landlords to authorize police to patrol inside their buildings to put trespassers who are often there to deal drugs or commit other crimes on notice that they face arrest and prosecution. For more information on TAP, call 212-335-9082.
The Narcotics Eviction Program can compel landlords to bring eviction proceedings against tenants who use their apartments to deal drugs or for any other criminal activity. The program can be contacted at 212-335-4370.
The Identity Theft Unit coordinates prosecution of criminal credit card and check fraud, creation of false identification documents and use of stolen identification information to obtain banking and credit services. The unit hotline, in English and Spanish, is 212-335-9600.