Police Watch, Aug. 28

NABBED FOR ASSAULT AT EAST 16TH AND FIRST
Police arrested 31-year-old Carlos Garcia for assault last Wednesday at 1:33 a.m. at East 16th Street and First Avenue. The victim told police he got involved in an argument with Garcia, who allegedly punched him in the face, causing a cut and bleeding to his upper lip. Garcia attempted to flee before he was arrested.

BELLIGERENT DRINKER CHARGED WITH KNOCKING OUT WOMAN’S FALSE TEETH
Police arrested Manuel Diaz, 43, for assaulting his girlfriend at Mount Carmel Place and East 26th Street last Saturday at 1:37 a.m. The victim told police that she went to the car to find Diaz there, drinking a can of beer.
She threw the can out of the car and Diaz then demanded money for more beer. The girlfriend refused so Diaz allegedly slapped her in the face, knocking out two fake teeth, causing a cut on her upper lips and gums. She left the car and Diaz allegedly struck her again. Diaz had a cut on his right hand, which is believed to be from the false teeth.

WOULD-BE BIKE ‘THIEVES’ BUSTED
Police arrested two people for possession of burglar’s tools this past week in unrelated incidents.
Pedro Aponte, 42, was arrested in front of 11 West 25th Street last Wednesday at 2:33 p.m. Aponte was seen casing several bicycles on West 25th Street. He then allegedly attempted to remove a bike from the location when he noticed a plain-clothes officer. He was found in possession of wire cutters, police said.
Police arrested 52-year-old Rafael Fuentes in front of 60 West 23rd Street last Thursday at 3:12 p.m. Fuentes was allegedly casing a bike rack in front of the location when he pulled out a pair of wire cutters and attempted to cut a bike lock.

‘BAG-SNATCHERS’ BUSTED IN UNION SQUARE
Jamar Young, 30, Shantina Scott, 26, were arrested for petit larceny in front of a Starbucks at 10 Union Square East last Tuesday at 4:52 p.m. Young and Scott were allegedly working together and took a bag from the back of a chair without permission. They were found to be in possession of the stolen purse, which contained cell phones, police said.

CREEPY ‘CROTCH RUBBER’ ON BROADWAY
Police arrested 53-year-old Keith Anderson for harassment in front of 1124 Broadway last Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anderson was allegedly following several women and appeared to be rubbing his crotch as he did so.

TEEN BUSTED FOR FAKE CASH
Police arrested a 15-year-old girl for forgery last Tuesday at 7:49 p.m. at 620 Sixth Avenue. The girl was attempting to purchase a handbag from one of the stores at the location. The bag was valued at $108.86 and the teen was found to be in possession of counterfeit money totaling $420. The girl’s name is being withheld due to her age.

ARRESTED FOR KNIFE AT EAST 27TH
Police arrested 32-year-old Jonathan Poteat for weapons possession on Monday at 6:16 p.m. in front of 115 East 27th Street. Poteat allegedly had a gravity knife clipped to his left pants pocket open to public view

WOMAN BUSTED FOR BANK WITHDRAWALS
Police arrested 28-year-old Jessica Aviles for grand larceny last Thursday at 11:45 a.m. in front of the Santander Bank 251 Park Avenue South. With alleged intent to defraud another, Aviles allegedly withdrew $2,900 on August 13 and returned to the location on Thursday and attempted to withdraw $2,300 from the same bank account. She was also found in possession of a forged Pennsylvania driver’s license, police said.

ARRESTED FOR COUNTERFEIT CARTIER
Police arrested Elliot Jemal, 47, for forgery in front of 38 East 23rd Street last Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Jemal was allegedly displaying eight pieces of jewelry that bore a trademark counterfeit for Cartier. A representative from Cartier confirmed that the merchandise was counterfeit, police said.

FOOD CART MONEY ‘THIEF’ CAUGHT
Thirty-five-year-old Qarache Redouane was arrested for petit larceny on Tuesday at 3:02 p.m. in front of 23 West 23rd Street. Redouane allegedly took money from a food cart and when he saw an officer nearby, attempted to flee on foot. When arrested, he was found to be in possession of the cart’s money.

UNION SQUARE TRESPASSER ARRESTED
Police arrested 32-year-old Moosa Livingston for criminal trespassing last Wednesday at 1:25 a.m. on East 14th Street and Union Square West. Livingston allegedly entered Union Square Park which, at the time, was barricaded with barriers that said “Police line, do not cross.” He was told to stop and he allegedly ignored officers’ orders.

MAN BUSTED FOR CAR BREAK-IN
Thirty-one-year-old Darien Bailey was arrested for possession of burglar’s tools at First Avenue and East 28th Street last Wednesday at 4:44 a.m. Bailey allegedly broke into a car parked at the location with a screwdriver and remove property. While police attempted to arrest him, Bailey flailed and flexed his arms to prevent being handcuffed.

HOMELESS MAN ARRESTED AT STUY COVE
Dana Harris, 23, was arrested last Wednesday at 9 a.m. in Stuyvesant Cove Park at Avenue C and East 23rd Street. Harris was allegedly stretched out and sleeping on a park bench inside Stuyvesant Cove Park in violation of park rules and regulations. He was unable to provide valid identification and he refused homeless services.

MANGORITA DRINKER BUSTED
Police arrested 66-year-old Ernest Crews in front of 490 Second Avenue, Kips Bay Court, last Thursday at 9:36 a.m. Crews was allegedly drinking a 25 ounce can of Bud Light Mangorita beer in plain view on a public sidewalk.

COMBATIVE ‘SHOPLIFTER’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 27-year-old Esther Lelievre for robbery last Thursday at 8:39 p.m. in front of the CVS Pharmacy at 750 Sixth Avenue. Store security informed a nearby police officer that Lelievre removed items from the shelf and attempted to conceal them in her bag. She allegedly attempted to leave without paying. Store security tried to stop her at the door but she pushed him out of the way, police said, causing him to lose his balance. He grabbed a nearby pole to prevent himself from falling and in the process got a cut on his hand.

OFFICE BUILDING TRESPASSER
Police arrested Lawrence Reid, 49, for criminal trespassing in front of 902 Broadway last Monday at 10:07 a.m. Reid allegedly entered the office building at the location after being told numerous times by an officer and employee of the building that he had to leave. He had no reason to be in the building and had no permission to be in the building, police said.

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