Joel Rodriguez, 29, Arrested

Published on June 04, 2021, 6:12 am
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It was reported to police that on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 1530 hours, inside of the track and field area of Macombs Dam Park, in the vicinity of 1 Ruppert Place, within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx, an unidentified male was riding a red and white dirt bike at a high rate of speed, when he collided with the victim, a 5-year-old male, who was at the park with his 29-year-old mother and a 2-year-old brother.

A dispute ensued between the unidentified male and park-goers and the unidentified male fled on foot. The dirt bike was retrieved by another male, who claimed ownership.

EMS transported to New York-Presbyterian in stable condition. He was treated for bleeding to his nose and mouth.

On Thursday, June 03, 2021, at 1700 hours, regarding the above-listed incident, the unidentified individual did turn himself into the custody of police at the 44 Precinct.

The 29-year-old male individual was arrested and charged as follow.


Joel Rodriguez
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10458


The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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