Police: Teen killed stepfather in Soundview

Police have arrested a 15-year-old teen for allegedly murdering his stepfather last night in Soundview.

According to authorities, Adrius Ovalles stabbed his stepfather, Albert Hartzog, three times with a kitchen knife in their apartment at 1744 Watson Ave.

Margaret Dobson, who lives next door, says she heard the murder. She also says that the two had argued frequently.

Neighbors say that the arguments are so common that they never even thought to call police.

Authorities say that Ovalles will be charged with the murder.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."