Police Bloodhound Tracks Woman Found Chained in NY Basement

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By NTD Newsroom
June 10, 2019US News
Police Bloodhound Tracks Woman Found Chained in NY Basement
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NIAGARA FALLS—Police in Niagara Falls, New York have been searching for a suspect after a woman was found chained in a basement.

Officers are trying to locate 25-year-old Michael Ciskiewic of Niagara Falls. Ciskiewic is suspected of chaining the woman in the basement, according to news outlets.

WKBW says the woman was taken to a hospital after police used a bloodhound to track her down on Sunday, June 9.

Police had received a call about an assault at around 1 a.m. Sunday. They found a broken window and blood but no one was at that home.

The woman’s family was unable to make contact with her and police returned with the bloodhound. The dog tracked her to another home nearby where she was rescued.

Further details of the investigation were not made public.

“Police are asking that anyone who knows of Ciskiewic whereabouts call 286-4711,” The Buffalo reported.

Crimes in New York

The number of total crimes in the first two months of this year actually decreased by 8.4 percent, with 12,372 crimes committed so far in 2019 compared to 13,500 last year. The overall crime drop in New York was attributed to a decline in robberies, felony assaults, burglaries, grand larceny, and grand larceny auto.

But both New York’s Police Commissioner, James P. O’Neill, and the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, failed to directly address the alarming spikes in both murders and reported rapes in a previous CompStat report for January this year.

An NYPD spokesperson told The Epoch Times that they take every crime seriously and that “any murder or rape is one too many.”

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A logo of the New York City Police Department in Brooklyn, New York on Feb. 17, 2019. (Mimi Nguyen Ly/ NTD News)

“Using data-driven precision to target crime, along with neighborhood policing, the NYPD has produced record low crime,” the department said via email. “The NYPD will use these proven tactics to address any temporary upticks, so that every New Yorker—regardless of zip code—can live in safety.”

The NYPD highlighted all positive statistics in their January report, such as lower transit crime and robberies, but did not prominently point out the increase in murder and rape, which for that month had already increased by over 20 percent for each. The increases were only revealed when looking at the numbered charts and were not highlighted in the report.

Epoch Times reporter Bowen Xiao and The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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