Cabbie Runs Down Brothers
Who Cheat Him
Two Richmond Hill men remain in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital Center this week where they face charges for stealing a ride and assaulting a livery driver.
Police said the unidentified brothers were heavily intoxicated when they hailed the livery cab for a ride from a Brooklyn bar to 86th Avenue in Richmond Hill.
When the pair arrived at their destination, they got out of the cab, a 2005 Chevy Suburban, and refused to pay the fare.
When the cabbie jumped from the cab to confront the drunken brothers, one of the men pulled a box cutter, police said.
The cabbie jumped back into the SUV and took off, not realizing one of the men was standing in front of the vehicle, police said. The other brother, who was trying to pull the cabbie from the SUV, tripped and was also struck by the vehicle.
The cabbie was not charged in the incident.
Police Probing Cause Of Death
Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the city Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death of a 60-year-old Ridgewood man who was found dead inside his home on May 20.
Cops who responded to the Grandview Avenue home of Stanislaw Babiarz found him dead, with serious head trauma, police said.
Police are trying to determine if Babiarz suffered the head trauma in a fall or if he was the victim of foul play.
Cops Nab Suspect In Fatal
Police last week arrested a 48-year-old Elmhurst man charged with brutally beating an elderly Forest Hills man with a hammer on February 12.
Cops said Jaime Olivera went to the Booth Street home of his 82-year-old former employer on February 12, where the pair got into an argument. During the dispute, Olivera pulled out the hammer and hit the victim in the head. The man suffered cuts that required 100 stitches to close, police said.
Olivera ransacked the victim’s home for three hours after the attack as the critically injured man lay nearby.
The victim later managed to crawl to the apartment of a neighbor to seek help, police said.
Olivera was charged with attempted murder, assault and weapons possession.
Man Charged In Knife Attack
Police last week arrested a 37-year-old Astoria man who went beserk inside a local restaurant and pulled a knife on a worker.
Cops said Martin Morales Tempros ordered food at the New Ho Wah Chinese Restaurant on Broadway and 42nd Street at about 12:15 p.m. on May 20. He sat down and opened an alcoholic beverage and the worker repeatedly told him to leave, police said.
Tempros pulled a knife and started swinging it at the worker, police said.
Cops who responded to a 911 call for help arrested Tempros after he left the restaurant. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.