Man accused of chasing woman to Bronx apartment in attempted burglary has 37 prior arrests

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NEW YORK CITY, NY – A 41-year-old man arrested earlier in October for an alleged attempted burglary, stemming from a late September incident where he allegedly chased a woman to her apartment, reportedly has 37 prior arrests.

The incident occurred on September 23rd at approximately 2:00 a.m. at an apartment complex located in the area of 168 Street and Sherman Avenue.

Police say that a 50-year-old woman was making her way into her apartment building when she was chased by a man, identified as 41-year-old Orisha Luckey, all the way to her apartment door.

Vide from the incident shows the woman hastily unlocking her front door with the suspect running down the hallway toward her. By the time she closes her front door, the suspect can be seen trying to turn her doorknob and then rings the bell before leaving the area.

After the NYPD shared video online of the incident, the suspect was later identified and apprehended on October 7th and has since been charged with attempted burglary, harassment, and criminal trespassing. Furthermore, the suspect in question hosts 37 arrests prior to the September 23rd incident.

The victim in the case, who did not want to be identified, spoke to a local news outlet about the harrowing experience:

“There were two guys outside, and they were looking suspicious…He followed me inside the building, and he said ‘Miss, miss,’ twice.”

Something about the suspect rubbed the victim the wrong way, and she opted to beeline it to her door. After she saw the video from the incident, she realized just how close she came to being potentially victimized:

“I feel very scared. I was saying, what if? What if I had the top door locked? What if I had the top door locked? He could’ve gotten me.”

The victim says that she’d never see the suspect before prior to the September incident, but the traumatic experience has compelled her to keep her guard up – with now her husband keeping watch while she leaves the building.  

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Nurse knocked down by fleeing mugger in police-defunded New York City dies from her injuries

(Originally published October 11th, 2021)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – The 58-year-old New Jersey-based nurse who was knocked down by an alleged fleeing mugger in Times Square earlier in October has sadly died from her sustained injuries.

The 26-year-old alleged mugger who slammed into the nurse after stealing another person’s cellphone was arrested minutes after the thievery.

And now authorities have charged the purported miscreant with murder.

This case is truly emblematic of one act of maleficence causing a domino-effect that graduates into greater harm caused than likely intended – and now a 26-year-old man who allegedly stole a 29-year-old woman’s cellphone is facing murder charges regarding the innocent bystander he reportedly knocked down while trying to flee his robbery.

On October 8th at approximately 1:30 PM, 26-year-old Jermaine Foster allegedly stole a 29-year-old woman’s cellphone in the area of W 41st St and Broadway. While fleeing the robbery, the suspect allegedly slammed into 58-year-old Maria Ambrocio.

Ambrocio had just finished having lunch and was standing outside of a pizzeria when the suspect collided with her. The impact resulted in her falling to the ground and her head hitting the pavement – resulting in her skull being fractured.

Emilia Cruz, a 70-year-old nurse who worked with Ambrocio at Bayonne Medical Center in New Jersey, was walking alongside her colleague when she was allegedly knocked down by the suspect:

“There were lots of people and we were trying to maneuver… I heard a big thump like something hit the concrete and, you know, it was loud so I said ‘Wow, oh My God.  What’s that?’ and I looked down and I saw her blouse, I didn’t see the face and I said, ‘Oh my God, Ning,’ I call her Ning.

I said ‘Ning, what happened? Wake up,’ and she was out. She was already unconscious. She is not answering me. I keep picking her up. She was frothing from her mouth. And I said, ‘Call 911.’”

Ambrocio was rushed over to Bellevue for treatment. However, her brother Carlito Sta Maria confirmed she was taken off of life support on October 9th:

“She was just here. I mean, it’s really devastating. I have no words. I just wanted to cry.”

Shortly after the October 8th robbery, police arrested Foster.

Officials say that the suspect has now been charged with murder regarding Ambrocio’s death. And apparently the murder suspect had been involved in other offenses the same day and even a month prior – with him even having been arrested in September and obviously being released.

Roughly 90 minutes before the cellphone snatching, Foster allegedly forced his way into a woman’s apartment located off of Sixth Avenue and 38th Street. The woman, who asked not to be identified while speaking to the New York Post, described the intrusion:

“He busted my door open. He rushed into the apartment,” she said. “He basically was demanding money, like ‘Where’s the money? Where’s the money?’”

Foster began breaking items in the woman’s home, and when she grabbed his cellphone to use as evidence after calling 911, the victim said he went berserk:

“He started screaming ‘I’m an African prince! I’m an African prince!’’

The suspect reportedly fled her apartment with $15 before fleeing, leading to the chain of events that led to Ambrocio’s death. The female victim from the break-in suspected that Foster was under the influence of something during the home invasion:

“Honestly speaking, I knew he was on something so I didn’t want to do too much to trigger him. I didn’t know what he had on him, if he had a weapon.”

Back in September, Foster was arrested for allegedly groping a woman. He was charged with forcible touching in that instance and was sent to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation – clearly, he was released as he was free to allegedly commit his crime spree on October 8th.

The murder victim’s brother expressed his anguish over the loss of his sister at the hands of the suspect who was free to go about his wanton endeavors:

“Heartbroken. Yes, and I’m angry. I’m angry for that person who did this to my sister. We want justice.”

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As crime skyrockets in police-defunded New York City, the mayor plans to run for state governor

(Originally published October 7th, 2021)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – It’s already well established that Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t be the Big Apple’s mayor again due to term limits, not to mention, he’s already endorsed Eric Adams to become New York City’s next mayor.

But Bill de Blasio isn’t leaving the world of politics, in fact – he’s trying to up his politics game by running for governor in New York. Yet in the past month prior to his purported plans to run for governor of the state being revealed, the city he currently oversees saw an increase in crime.

According to reports, Mayor Bill de Blasio has informed associates that he intends to run for governor in New York. Mayor de Blasio has yet to make any formal announcement about this alleged endeavor, media outlets abound have circulated reports that his bid for governor is all but officially confirmed.

While speaking to the New York Times on October 6th, Mayor de Blasio was asked directly whether he had any intentions to run against Governor Kathy Hochul, which he responded with the following:

“I’ve talked to a number of people to say, I want to continue in public service. There’s a lot to do. Look I’m not going to make any political announcements. I’m only making a broad point, for the last year and a half I’ve had to lead the nation’s largest city through the COVID crisis.

I’m very proud of what the people the city has done. As we get farther down the line, when I have something more to say, I will certainly let you know.”

The office of the governor in New York over the past year has been embroiled in controversy, from the COVID nursing deaths to the alleged inappropriate sexual harassment of former Governor Andrew Cuomo that eventually led to him resigning from office.

Needless to say, the race for governor of New York in 2022 is going to be something to watch – and apparently, polling data shows that New Yorkers are not a fan of de Blasio potentially taking office.

An August Co/efficient poll put de Blasio over 20 points behind current Governor Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James in a hypothetical three-way primary contest. And with issues like crime in New York City, it’s understandable why residents of the state would be skeptical of the possibility of Mayor de Blasio becoming the state governor.

Data released by the NYPD earlier in October showed that overall crime rose by 2.6% during the month of September when compared to the same month in 2020 – noting an additional 243 incidents reported to police.

Among the largest of the categorical increases in crime was felony assault, which rose 18.5% with 1,802 reported incidents in September 2020 to 2,135 incidents reported in September 2021. Other crime trends in the data showed robberies increased by 6%, vehicle theft by 4.1% and grand larceny up by 0.7%.

When crime was running rampant this past September, Mayor de Blasio was reportedly reaching out to “several labor leaders” in an effort to “gauge support” for a potential gubernatorial run, according to a report from Politico.

An anonymous union affiliate told Politico that Mayor de Blasio was “letting the leaders know that he’s considering running for governor” and was asking them “hold off on making a decision” regarding endorsements for other potential 2022 candidates for office.

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