The Schools Unite Network, a nonprofit that distributes safety information and works to reduce youth crime, sent out a bulletin about a series of assaults and a stabbing in the West 90’s that police believe were committed by young people connected to a gang. The gang mentioned, “Money Comes First,” has been linked to other crimes in the West 90’s before, with notable incidents in 2012 and 2014.
The full bulletin is below:
Captain Larin, the Commanding Officer of the NYPD’s 24th Precinct requested that the Schools Unite Network (SUN) share the following with you concerning conflicts taking place between residents of the NYC Housing Authority’s Wise Towers and Douglass Houses and students from a nearby school, located on West 93rd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.
Note: Money Comes First “MCF” mentioned in several of the incidents below is a youth crew located at Wise Towers 201 West 93rd St, NY NY
1(a) Thursday, Nov. 5th Assault Misdemeanor between a Douglass House resident and student at a nearby school around Amsterdam, between 93rd and 94th Streets: 3 out of 4 suspects were arrested, two were affiliated with the youth crew, Money Comes First “MCF”
The first youth threw an unknown object at the victim. When she looked to see what it was, a second youth slapped her in the face. The victim states that she began fighting with the youth who slapped her when a third youhth jumped in pulling her hair and punching her in the face. The victim states that while she was on the ground one of four youths kicked her on the right side of her face and another poured rocks on her face while she was on the ground. The victim had no visible injuries, but complained of redness, pain and swelling on the right side of her face and did not receive medical attention due to the fight.
1(b) On Wednesday, Nov 25th, a group of female juveniles was waiting for her outside of her school
2. Friday, Nov. 6th Felony Assault, Stabbing, Victim is a “MCF” member, suspect is still outstanding
Victim was walking east on West 93rd Street when he was approached by an unknown individual. The victim states that the unknown perpetrator took out a sharp object, struck him 3 times on the side of his abdomen and the right side of his face. There were no witnesses to the incident. Lt. Teuchler was on the scene and Detectives Cruz and King Pdu were notified and responded.
3. Wednesday, Nov. 25th Felony Assault on West 93rd Street near Amsterdam Avenue, victim beaten with a metal scooter by members of MCF. Six suspects sought for questioning
Youth victim states he was beaten while walking home from school when he was approached by known crew members of MCF who started beating him with a metal scooter. Police Officer Pagan from the Gang Unit was notified and the victim was taken to St. Lukes Hospital for treatment.
4. Wednesday, Nov 25th, Felony Assault, Stabbing inside of school on West 93rd Street. Suspect sought for questioning
Victim and perpetrator had a verbal argument over basketball. The perpetrator ran to his bag and grabbed a knife then stabbed the victim twice in the abdomen. The perpetrator then fled with his backpack, out of the stairwell and into the parking lot.
5. Saturday, Nov 28th on 93rd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues a police call came in regarding a group fight. Police were able to stop two Douglass House residents for Felony Assault but there was no viable victim.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE FURTHER INFORMATION regarding these incidents or other suspicious activity:Call 911 IMMEDIATELY orif you are unable or unwilling to contact the police directly, you may contact the Schools Unite Network’s youth safety initiative, anonymously, if you wish, by sending an incident report https://sunnyc.org/
report-incident- resourceinformation-request or text with the information below to 347.560.9110. Remember that all emergencies should be reported IMMEDIATELY to 911. Visit our website for more details: SUNnyc.orgPLEASE SHARE AS MUCH OF THE FOLLOWING WITH US AS POSSIBLE:
- What occurred; property taken?
- Date, time and specific location of incident (cross streets and corner)
- Direction and manner of escape
- Description of suspect(s):Name, if known
- Sex, Age, Race, Height, and Weight
- Hair and Eye color and shape
- Description of eyeglasses, facial hair, unusual features, including tattoos
- Style-color: clothing, sneakers/shoes
We’re checking with the 24th precinct to see if there is more information.