May 27, 2000 |
Two suspects were arrested Friday in the killings of five employees in the basement of a Wendy's restaurant. Both men admitted participating in the crime and both face first- and second-degree murder charges, authorities said. John Taylor and Craig Godineaux were being held pending arraignment this morning. Taylor had briefly worked at the Wendy's last year. Police lifted his palm print from a recently delivered box found in the restaurant's basement.
August 15, 1996 |
A 5-year-old videotape of a black man urging attacks against Jews on the streets of Brooklyn's Crown Heights has led to a second arrest in the 1991 slaying of a Hasidic scholar. The arrest of 43-year-old Charles Price on federal charges was praised by friends and family of the slain Yankel Rosenbaum, but it also renewed their criticism of the initial handling of the case. Price's lawyer said he is not guilty.
July 1, 1993 |
A ninth man was arrested in connection with an alleged conspiracy to bomb several New York landmarks, including the United Nations, after federal officials said he was recruited to provide explosives to the others planning to assemble the bombs. Earl Gant, who also goes by aliases of Abd Rashid and Abd Jalil, was arrested in Philadelphia.
August 21, 1998 |
A former employee of a large Manhattan brokerage firm was arrested Thursday for allegedly asking an undercover detective to hack into the company's e-mail system and insert a fake letter that would bolster his claim that he was unfairly fired. Christian Curry, 24, of Chappaqua, N.Y., was charged with second-degree forgery, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree coercion, said Deputy Inspector Robert A.
June 16, 2000 |
Six more men were arrested Thursday in the attacks on women who were stripped and groped in Central Park last weekend. Investigators also said they now believe the attacks may have involved as many as 60 men. Previously, they had put the number at about 40. The number of possible victims has risen from 24 to 32 as more women have come forward. The arrests on Thursday brought the total number of men charged to eight, and Police Commissioner Howard Safir said more arrests are expected.
June 20, 1996 |
A detective assigned to a seemingly ordinary shooting in Brooklyn said he noticed strange scrawls on the suspect's written statement--including an inverted cross crowned by three 7's. Detective Sgt. Joseph Herbert, who years ago worked on a task force hunting New York's infamous Zodiac killer, instantly remembered the taunting letters the gunman had written. They carried a similar symbol, he said.
March 16, 1993 |
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was among 41 protesters arrested during a rally Monday to protest the detainment of HIV-infected Haitians at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Jackson was arrested after he sat down in the middle of Fifth Avenue as the afternoon rally was ending. About 100 people attended. "The President has two standards," Jackson said as he was taken away. "We want Clinton to take the high moral road and do what's right." Police equipped with folding gurneys hauled Jackson, the Rev.
June 26, 1993 |
The arrest of five Sudanese among the eight suspects in the latest New York terrorism case focuses attention on one of the most troubled and secretive countries in Africa, a civil war-torn state with a fundamentalist Islamic government that is increasingly dependent on Iran. Sudan, the largest country in Africa, has been used in recent years as a base for international terrorist groups, especially groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas that also have strong links to Iran. According to U.S.
December 2, 1999 |
A homeless man charged with bashing a young woman's head with a brick in New York last month was ordered held without bail Wednesday in a crime that sparked a controversial crackdown on homeless people sleeping on the streets. Paris Drake, 32, was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the Nov. 16 attack in midtown Manhattan on Nicole Barrett, 27, originally from Athens, Texas. Drake denied involvement in the crime.
July 18, 1995 |
When officers arrested Herman Ellis on suspicion of vaulting a subway turnstile without paying the $1.25 fare, he allegedly told them: "I'm from Philly and I don't have any money and, by the way, I'm wanted for murder." Ellis, 22, was in police custody Monday awaiting arraignment in the slaying of Hilda Mae Herbert, 77. She had been found in her Brooklyn apartment in May, 1993, sitting in front of her television with a blanket over her head. A hatchet was buried in her skull.