Making Sense of the Census
BRONX TIMES R 10 EPORTER, APRIL 24-30, 2020 BTR
The NYPD is asking for the public’s
assistance in locating 17-year old
Elder Avenue resident Jahnesiah St.
Bernard, who was last seen at her residence
on Thursday, March 26 at 11
She is described as a black female,
5’4” and 200 pounds and was last seen
wearing a yellow jacket, dark grey
sweatpants and blue sneakers.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s
assistance in locating 39-year-old John
Martinez, who was last seen at his residence
of 1960 East Tremont Avenue on
Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. .
He is described as being 5’9” and
weighing 200 pounds with brown eyes
and black hair. He was last seen wearing
a blue jacket, blue jeans and black
Police responded to a 911 call of
a male with a knife at the corner of
Zerega Avenue and Westchester Avenue
at 3:59 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1.
Upon arrival, uniformed offi cers
from the 45 Precinct encountered
55-year-old Ricardo Cardona of 1418
Zerega Avenue possessing a knife and
what appeared to be a fi rearm, later
identifi ed as a bb gun.
The offi cers gave the suspect multiple
verbal demands to drop the weapons,
at which time the male continued
to approach and menace the offi cers,
according to police.
Two offi cers shot at the man, striking
him in the torso.
EMS responded to the location and
transported the male suspect to NYC
Health & Hospitals/Jacobi in stable
EMS also transported the two offi
cers to Westchester Square Hospital
for treatment and observation, both
in stable condition, where they were
treated and released.
Cardona was charged with attempted
assault on a police offi cer,
two counts of criminal possession of
a weapon, and menacing a police offi -
A 22-year-old male was attempting
to make a food delivery waiting inside
of 2332 Tiebout Avenue when he
was approached by seven unidentifi ed
males on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at approximately
One of them displayed a knife and
they demanded the victim’s property.
The men then forcibly removed an
electric bike, approximately $300 dollars,
and a cell phone from the victim.
The victim was not injured as a result
of this incident.
The males fl ed westbound on East
Police responded to a 911 call of a
male assaulted inside 801 Chestnut Avenue
at 7:36 a.m. on Saturday, April 4.
Upon arrival, police discovered
23-year-old male Lloyd Hill unconscious
and unresponsive with stab
wounds to the torso in his home.
EMS responded and transported
the him to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
where he was pronounced dead.
A 17-year-old male was arrested and
charged with murder in the second degree,
manslaughter and criminal possession
of a weapon.
Police responded to a 911 call of an
unconscious male inside of 1998 Clinton
Avenue on at about 10:07 a.m. Monday
Upon arrival, responding offi cers
discovered an unconscious and unresponsive
22-year-old male Javon Sealy
inside of the location believed to be his
EMS also responded to the scene
and pronounced him deceased.
Police later deemed the incident as
a homicide as the investigation continues.
The 19-year-old woman Shahine
Wallace was last seen Friday, April
17th, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. at her 769 Arnow
She is described as female, Black,
approximately 5 8 , 210lbs with brown
eyes and black hair. She was last seen
wearing a white t-shirt, green sweatpants,
a black hooded sweatshirt, and
HAVE A TIP?
Anyone with information in regard to
any of these incidents is asked to call
the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at
1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish,
1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public
can also submit their tips by logging
onto the Crime Stoppers website at
www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com, or on
By Julie Menin, Director of
NYC Census 2020
Nearly 40% of New Yorkers
have been counted in the 2020
Census, and we’ve heard some
frequently asked questions along
the way. Here’s answers to some
of New Yorkers’ most commonlyasked
How do I get counted if I
don’t have the unique Census
ID from the Census Bureau?
No Census ID? No problem! All
you need is your address. Go to my-
2020census.gov and click the link
that says, “If you do not have a Census
ID, click here.” You can also
call to complete the form over the
phone -- no Census ID is needed.
Should I count the family/
roommate that shares my
Yes, if they live in your home,
you should count everyone living
in your home, even if they’re not
How do I get counted if I
live in an illegal unit?
No matter your housing situation
– whether you live in an illegal
basement, or even if there are
more people living in your unit
than your lease allows -- you can
and should respond to the census;
it is 100% safe. By law, the US Census
Bureau cannot share your information
with anyone – not immigration,
not the police, and not
even your landlord. Neither you
nor your landlord can face any
negative consequences as a result
of completing the census.
Do I get counted even if I’m
Everyone counts, no matter
who you are, where you’re from,
or your immigration status. Citizen,
undocumented — everybody has
a right (and an obligation) to be
counted. There are absolutely no
questions about immigration or
citizenship on the census.
What happens to my census
Census information is used
for very important purposes. It
helps the government distribute
billions of dollars to states and
cities, based on how many people
live there, and it determines
our political power at all levels
of government. Census data is
also used to make very important
decisions every day, such as
how many vaccines need to be
ordered to protect you and your
family. Your responses to the
census are protected by federal
law. By law, all your information
is confidential, can’t be used
against you, and can’t be shared
with anyone — not your landlord,
not even other government
How should people be
counted if they’re staying
away from their normal home
because of COVID-19?
People displaced by COVID-19
should be counted where they
would normally have been living
on April 1st. If they did not
have an address as of April 1 and
might not have an address for the
foreseeable future, they should
be counted at whatever address
they’re staying at on April 1st.
Is the census really that
It sure is. 10 questions in less
than 10 minutes will shape the
next 10 years. And you can do it
from the comfort of your home.
Now that that’s sorted, do
your part to check in with your
families, friends, and neighbors
and make sure they’re counted in
the census. Remember, we need a
complete count so we get our fair
share of funding for our essential
public services, including health
care, and representation. Let’s
make it count.
“Making Sense of the Census”
is a weekly column from Julie
Menin, Director of NYC Census
2020. Every week we will be publishing
pieces from Julie and guest
authors laying out the facts and
answering tough questions about
this year’s census. Fill out the census
now at my2020census.gov.