The victim followed the perpetrator across the bridge yelling for help. Good Samaritans heard the calls for help and held the perpetrator until NYPD personnel responded to the scene.
Jaime Rada-Bayona was arrested and charged with Forcible Touching, Sexual Abuse, Harassment and Assault for striking one of the Good Samaritans in the face while they attempted to subdue him.
In addition, there has been reports of individuals knocking on doors offering estimates on windows. As I have said in the past do not allow anyone into your home that you have not called. This time of the year you should be extra cautious and diligent not only on individuals knocking on your doors, but also individuals calling your home.
Have a Safe and Happy Holidays.
Detective Thomas Bell
104th Precinct Community Affairs
64-02 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood, NY, 11385