Police: Man riding bike had meth lab in backpack


May 7

An assault was reported at Fort Hamilton Hospital. The victim, who is a security officer at the hospital, told officers the suspect bit him in the head “leaving multiple lacerations,” and also struck him in the head. According to a report, the suspect wanted to leave the hospital but was told he could not leave and a fight ensued.

A man told officers he opened his windows and discovered someone fired a BB pellet at his window screen, damaging it. The incident happened in the 200 block of Laurel Avenue.

A 16-year-old male told officers several suspects approached him while he was playing basketball and said they were “going to kill him.” According to a report, the suspects told the victim they were going to kill him due to “slavery.” The suspects hit the victim in the face and torso and also kicked him. An unidentified man intervened and helped the victim. The incident happened in the 2200 block of Hensley Avenue.

A 13-year-old female said she was assaulted in the 1100 block of Glenn Drive. The victim said the suspect grabbed her by her hair and pulled her down to the ground. The victim told officers the suspect hit her several times in the face, head and neck.

May 9

Officers responded to the 800 block of Central Avenue for a report of an assault. The victim said the suspect hit him in the face and fled the scene prior to officers arrival.

A man told officers someone grabbed him by the throat and said, “you got a problem with me?” The victim said the suspect began hitting him on the left side of his head. The incident happened at 25 S. 7th St.


May 9

Officers arrested Chrissy Ellenburg for drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug abuse paraphernalia and conveyance into a detention facility. Officers found 1.0 gram of heroin and a syringe in her purse. Officers said Ellenburg appeared to be confused and disoriented when they first approached her near the corner of Lafayette Avenue and South Main Street.

Officers responded to the 600 block of 17th Avenue for a report of a 3-year-old boy walking down the middle of the street. Officers picked up the toddler and placed him inside a fenced yard. Officers spoke to the boy’s mother about his safety.

May 10

Someone broke into a house in the 1300 block of Barnitz Street. The victim told officers the suspect stole two 32-inch TVs, each valued at $230. According to a report, the victim’s front door was wide open and there was damage to the door frame.

Officers arrested Nathaniel Carpenter for assembling of chemicals for manufacturing of drugs, and possession of criminal tools. Officers located an “active warm pot of methamphetamine,” in Carpenter’s backpack. Officials say he was riding a bike carrying the backpack. The incident happened near the corner of Bryant Street and Tytus Avenue.

May 11

A burglary was reported in the 2500 block of Brookfield Drive. The victim told officers someone stole his black .40 caliber Smith and Wesson gun. He said the gun was loaded and its estimated value is $830. According to a report, the suspect gained entry into the house through a bedroom window.

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