$12G offered for missing boy

$12G offered for missing boy

The city is offering $12,000 for any information that will help lead them to seven-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly a month.

Officials said that Patrick Alford was last seen leaving the lobby of his Vandalia Avenue foster home in Spring Creek at 9 p.m. on January 22 after threatening to run away.

At the time the 4’8”, 65-pound child, who was wearing a red T-shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers.

It was first believed that Alford had run off to his biological mother, Jennifer Rodriguez, but the woman was let go after being questioned and undergoing a lie detector test. It was also believed that Alford may have run off to relatives as far away as Baltimore and Florida.

Rodriguez lost custody of Alford after she was arrested for theft and the city’s Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) deemed her to be an unfit caregiver.

Alford was put into foster care until he was placed with his current foster family in Spring Creek.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimesStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Cell phone snatch

A 16-year-old was arrested last week after he allegedly swiped a cell phone from another teen on East 82nd Street.

Police alleged that the teen was walking between Glenwood and Farragut roads at 7:42 p.m. on February 8 when suspect Kevin Osias ran up and knocked him to the ground.

Osias allegedly snatched up the victim’s cell phone and ran off, only to be caught a short time later and charged with robbery in the third degree, grand larceny and petit larceny.

Casanova celled

Cupid better have some bail money: A 21-year-old man he targeted with one of his arrows found himself behind bars the day before Valentine’s Day after he banged on his girlfriend’s parents’ front door, demanding she come outside.

Police said that they were called to the East 102nd Street address just after 8 p.m. on February 13 after the young man paid them a visit, even after he was repeatedly told not to return.

The suspect was once again told to leave, but he refused to listen to the warnings, opting instead to ring the bell repeatedly and bang on the front door.

Even when cops arrived, the 21-year-old refused to leave.

“Why do you have to call the cops?” he asked. “I’m not going. I’m waiting for my girl to come outside.”

When cops tried to escort him away he fought off the officers — a mistake that landed him behind bars on charges of trespass, harassment, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

MetroCard swipe

A 14-year-old was in custody last week after he robbed another teen of his MetroCard.

Police said that the 12-year-old victim was walking along Avenue N near East 50th Street at 3:30 p.m. February 8 when the older teen knocked him to the ground and ran off with his card.

Investigators arrested the unnamed 14-year-old the next morning, charging him with robbery.

Police said that the mugging took place right around the time another 12-year-old boy was struck by a car at the corner of Avenue N and East 51st Street.

Cellular pains

A guard at the Joyce Leslie inside the Georgetowne Shopping Mall was left with a slight ringing in his ears after a shoplifter struck him with her cell phone.

Cops were told that the 58-year-old guard was manning the Ralph Avenue store at 7 p.m. February 8 when he noticed the woman taking clothes from store shelves and secreting them amongst her property.

When the woman made a bee-line for the door, the guard intervened.

The woman countered by hitting him with the cell phone and running off, police said.

Handguns on Kings Highway

Two men were shot following an argument on Kings Highway near East 47th Street last week, officials said.

Officials said that they responded to the shooting at 9:33 p.m. on February 1.

When they arrived at the scene, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

One of the men, 20, had been shot in the leg and abdomen, officials said. The second man, 23, was shot in the leg.

Witnesses said that two to three black males were responsible for the shooting. It was unclear what sparked the gunfire as this paper went to press.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All call will be kept confidential.

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