Bronx Man Arrested On Yonkers Rooftop

Published on September 13, 2012, 11:54 pm
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A 23-year-old man wanted by police on numerous warrants, including one for a robbery, was arrested on a west side rooftop cowering from lawmen early this morning.

Members of the Yonkers police Warrant Squad, lead by Sgt. Robert Zingaro, captured Adron Douglas of 1219 Gun Hill Road in the Bronx, as he hid behind a skylight on the roof of 256 Woodworth Avenue, Detective Lt. Patrick McCormack said.

Douglas was wanted on warrants for robbery, two burglaries and criminal contempt, Lt. McCormack said.

Three warrant squad members and Sgt. Zingaro went ot 258 Woodworth Avenue in Yonkers at 7:25 a.m. this morning because they had information that he might be there, police said. When they approached the third floor apartment of the multi-family house where they thought he would be he was spotted trying to sneak away on a fire escape, Lt. McCormack said.

Douglas leaped from a fire escape at 258 Woodworth Avenue  to an adjoining building at 256 Woodworth Avenue  and headed for the rooftop.

On the rooftop he hid behind a skylight. Warrant Squad officers found him and arrested him, McCormack said.

As the warrant squad officers chased him to the roof top, other officers from the Fourth and Third Precincts raced to the west side house. A fire department truck was dispatched to the area also to bring him off the roof. But, before the extra police officers and the fire truck arrived, warrant squad officers already had him in custody, Lt. McCormack said.


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