Police Watch: Man busted for strangling pregnant girlfriend, Man arrested for multiple burglaries

Police arrested 25-year-old Malcolm Rawlinson for strangulation inside Bellevue Hospital last Thursday at 7:45 a.m. Police said that the victim was in the maternity ward with her boyfriend, who is the father of her unborn child, when Rawlinson allegedly struck her in the face and strangled her. She suffered pain and bruising to her face and a sore throat. Rawlinson also allegedly stole the woman’s wallet and phone.
According to the district attorney, Rawlinson pleaded guilty to criminal obstruction of breathing. He was released on his own recognizance, although a temporary order of protection has been issued. He has not been sentenced yet.

Abraham Cruz, 44, was charged in connection with a burglary in July that took place inside Lahori Kabab at 122 Lexington Avenue after he was arrested for a burglary on the Upper West Side earlier this month. The owner of the kabab place told police that he closed up his business at 4 a.m. on July 2 and all the surveillance cameras were in working order, but when he returned later in the morning, he found that the cameras had been tampered with and both the recording system for the surveillance equipment and the cash register were both missing from the restaurant. Police said that the cash register turned up in a dumpster nearby and a fingerprint lifted from one of the surveillance cameras allegedly matched Cruz.
Cruz was arrested for the July incident at the 13th Precinct last Saturday, and police said that Cruz was connected to a number of other burglaries through his fingerprints, including two incidents on the Upper East and West Sides during the summer. The most recent incident was a burglary on West 91st Street on October 2 where he was caught on surveillance video allegedly stealing bicycles from the basement of the building.

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Stuyvesant Town woman wins ‘Hamilton’ lottery four times

Stuyvesant Town resident Kim Ball takes a selfie with Lin-Manuel Miranda, former “Hamilton” star while waiting on line for the lottery, prior to the line turning virtual.

Stuyvesant Town resident Kim Ball takes a selfie with Lin-Manuel Miranda, former “Hamilton” star while waiting on line for the lottery, prior to the line turning virtual.

By Kim Ball

The genesis of my “Hamilton” experience was when my friend Suzanne asked me to enter a lottery for a new play. We would stand in line, along with hundreds of other hopefuls. We were never lucky. I decided to go to the cast CD signing where I was encouraged by the cast to “keep trying” after I told them of my multiple losses. So I did try again and one night the last number drawn was mine! On my second win I invited my friend Elena of “Billy on the Street” fame. She was not only enamored with the play but also with Daveed Diggs. She told me that she wanted to marry him. Or just be his Jewish aunt.

I hadn’t asked my 95-year-old mother, who lives in Peter Cooper, to see the show because she notoriously hates musicals, but then she told me she wanted to see it. When I won the lottery (which, by the way, is for $10 seats in the front row), I took Suzanne because my mom wasn’t home. To my amazement, I won the following day so I was able to take my mom. She absolutely loved it.

The next day, while waiting on the lottery line, Lin-Manuel Miranda came up to me and gave me a kiss on the cheek and said he had seen me twice that week! Another day, I ran into Lin and gave him some gifts and a note extolling the brilliance of the play and the cast. He told me they always liked seeing me in the audience.

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Man comes close to to hurling boy off 4 train


Police sketch of suspect

By Sabina Mollot

Police are looking for a man who who pulled an 11-year-old boy off a 4 train last Wednesday into the area between the cars where he then picked him and shook him as if he was going to throw him off the train.

The boy bumped his head on the side of the train while this was happening. At some point, a 26-year-old female passenger intervened, and managed to pull the victim back into the train car. The good samaritan and the boy got off the southbound train at Union Square while the suspect remained on the train. This happened at around 3:30 p.m.

According to a police officer, the incident began with play fighting that was going on aboard the train and it escalated to a point where the victim’s involvement or lack of it was enough motivation for the suspect to pull him outside. The victim and the suspect did not know each other beforehand and the woman didn’t know either of the individuals. There were also other passengers aboard the train car though it was unclear how many.

The suspect of the crime, which went from being classified as reckless endangerment to assault by police, is described as black, in his 30s and 6’0 tall. He was last seen wearing black sweater and a multi-colored baseball cap.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.