Police arrested Wayne Jones, 23, after an assault at 4 p.m. Sun., Jan. 13 near the (1,2,3) subway entrance at W. Broadway and Chambers St. Police said Jones punched the victim, an estranged male friend, in the face several times because the victim refused his request for money.
The victim has two orders of protection against Wayne who was charged with aggravated criminal contempt as well as third degree assault, prosecutors said. Wayne’s bail was set at $1,500 and he is scheduled to appear in court again Fri., Jan. 18.
Bus hits senior
A 92-year-old woman walking on Canal St. was struck by a Washington D.C. bound bus at the corner of Forsyth St. on Sunday morning Jan. 13, mangling both her legs which had to be amputated.
The bus, owned by New Century Travel, was making a turn onto Forsyth St. on a green light when the accident occurred, police said. The driver did not see the victim who was dragged half a block before a passerby was able to flag down the driver.
The victim, whose name police did not reveal, was unconscious and taken to Bellevue where her legs were amputated. She was reported in serious condition on Jan. 15 but police declined to identify her to protect her privacy.
The driver passed a field alcohol test and was not charged. New Century Travel, based in Philadelphia, provides low-cost connections between Manhattan, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. The company was recently cited by the federal highway traffic safety agency for violations.
Police arrested Morfi Jimenez, 23, on Tues., Jan. 8 for breaking into an apartment at 131 Broome St. at Ridge St. on the afternoon of Oct. 13 and destroying a surveillance camera valued at $1,600. Detectives at the Seventh Precinct identified the suspect by the recorded image of him throwing a folding chair at the camera. He was arraigned Mon. Jan 14 and was freed on $3,500 bail pending an April 22 court appearance.