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There’s an app for tracking man thru boros

The NYPD said Lieutenant James Lombardi (l.-r.) and Sergeant Peter Cassire tracked a suspect through three boroughs and Police Officer Maritza Mendez cared for the man's infant. Photo courtesy NYPD
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RIDGEWOOD — Three officers from the 104th Precinct used a combination of good, old-fashioned police work and some 21st-century technology to track a suspect through three boroughs.

Police said they arrested 30-year-old Alexis Torres, of 58-59 79th Ave. in Glendale in Manhattan March 14 after they tracked him from Woodside, where he allegedly got into a physical altercation with his wife and made off with the couple’s 1-year-old baby girl.

The woman told Lt. James Lombardi that her husband used an iPhone and, by using the Find My iPhone application, Sgt. Peter Cassiere was able to track the phone as Torres moved through Brooklyn and into Manhattan, where he was arrested without incident.

Officer Maritza Mendez then fed and changed the baby with food and diapers from a local CVS store. The infant was removed to Wyckoff Hospital and Torres, a city Department of Education employee, was brought back to the 104th Precinct and charged with assault, strangulation and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

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Disenchanted citizen from Ridgewood says:
This is hardly what took place. By the way, Lombardi pointed his gun In the direction of the infant. That is truly child endangerment. It would be great if your reporting reflected integrity and fidelity to the truth. This is yellow journalism at its best. Keep up the lackluster work.
March 26, 2012, 10:08 am

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