Police Watch: Man arrested for gun, ‘pickpocket’ busted in Starbucks

MAN SNEAKS IN, THEN POURS HIMSELF DRINK AT CLOSED BIG DADDY’S
Police arrested 41-year-old Mariusz Stypulkowski for theft of services inside Big Daddy’s Diner at 239 Park Avenue South last Sunday at 9:35 p.m. Stypulkowski allegedly entered the building through an unlocked door while the business was closed and allegedly poured himself a drink at the bar.
Police issued him a summons and escorted him from the location, telling him not to return. About 30 minutes later, police were called back because Stypulkowski had allegedly re-entered the building, sat at the bar and gotten himself another drink.
When officers told him to leave, he allegedly refused. Before arresting him, police searched him and he was found to be in possession of a small quantity of alleged marijuana concealed in a vitamin bottle. Stypulkowski was also charged with criminal trespassing and possession of marijuana.

MAN ARRESTED FOR GUN ON EAST 28TH
Police arrested 33-year-old Peter Fuentes for possession of a weapon in front of 247 East 28th Street last Monday at 9:26 p.m. Police were responding to a radio run of a man shot in Midtown South on East 29th Street at Lexington Avenue. After doing a canvass of the area, a witness told police that Fuentes was down the street.
Police said that Fuentes matched the description by radio dispatch and he was frisked after police told him to put his hands up. Fuentes then allegedly said that the gun was in his pocket. Police recovered a loaded .38 semi automatic Remington firearm from his front right pants pocket. One spent casing was recovered from in front of 425 Park Avenue South. Fuentes was also charged with reckless endangerment. It was not immediately clear if anyone was actually shot.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘STRANGULATION’
Police arrested 58-year-old Roderick Broomfield for obstruction of breath and circulation in front of the Kenmore at 145 East 23rd Street last Sunday at 5:57 a.m. The victim told police that she was involved in an argument with Broomfield when he allegedly put his hands on her neck and choked her.

B&N EMPLOYEE BUSTED FOR $3,600 ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 46-year-old Glenn Hawley for grand larceny inside the Barnes and Noble at 33 East 17th Street last Monday at 11:23 a.m. Hawley is an employee at the store and police said that he committed unauthorized transactions totaling $3,600.

MAN BUSTED FOR ASSAULT AFTER RECORDING DRUNK BARFLY
Police arrested 22-year-old Presley Charles for assault in front of 115 Lexington Avenue last Sunday at 4:59 a.m. The victim told police that he was standing over his friend who was passed out drunk in front of the bar when Charles started to record them. Charles didn’t like that the other man was trying to block him from filming and they started to argue. The argument then led to Charles allegedly punching the victim in the nose, causing bleeding and swelling. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital and Charles sustained a cut to his right pinky but refused medical assistance.

ASSAULT AT ACS FACILITY
Nineteen-year-old Tyshawn Brown was arrested for assault in front of the ACS facility at 492 First Avenue last Tuesday at 10:25 p.m. Brown allegedly punched another person in the face, causing swelling and bruising to the victim’s right eye.

TIP SNATCHER NABBED IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 34-year-old Alex Strollo last Monday in front of 25 Union Square West for allegedly swiping a tip from a restaurant. Strollo allegedly grabbed $25 off the table at around 10:30 p.m. and ran out of the restaurant. The victim ran after him and approached him on the corner of East 18th Street and Broadway, where Strollo allegedly hit him in the face and body. Strollo was also charged with assault.

WOMAN NABBED FOR ‘PICKPOCKETING’
Forty-year-old Heather Nichols was arrested for petit larceny in front of the Starbucks at 41 Union Square West last Saturday. Nichols allegedly took a five dollar bill from another customer’s pocketbook and then left the building. Nichols was also charged with possession of stolen property.

‘PERV’ BUSTED FOR TRESPASSING
Police arrested 33-year-old Pavel Zaychenko in front of 641 Sixth Avenue for criminal trespassing last Tuesday at 11:10 a.m. Zaychenko was allegedly taking pictures of women’s butts without their permission. There was no information available about where Zaychenko was allegedly trespassing.

VENDORS ARRESTED FOR LACK OF LICENSES
Police arrested two vendors last Monday in separate incidents.
Fifty-three-year-old Mohamed Rasid was arrested in front of 132 West 28th Street at  2 p.m. He allegedly was selling more than ten bouquets of flowers without a DCA license and could not produce one when asked.
Police said that Shawn Ettinger, 27, was displaying five bars of soap for sale without a DCA license in front of 261 Seventh Avenue at  2:50 p.m.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SUSPENDED LICENSE
Police arrested 43-year-old Alexander Perez for an unclassified traffic misdemeanor at the corner of East 15th Street and Union Square East last Saturday at 1:10 p.m. Perez was involved in a car accident and when police checked his license, it was allegedly suspended.

MAN BUSTED FOR FOUR LOKO
Police arrested 36-year-old Daniel Calcaterra for violating New York State laws at the corner of Avenue C and East 23rd Street. Calcaterra was allegedly holding an open container of Four Loko on a public sidewalk.

MAN ARRESTED FOR PHONE ‘SNATCHING’
Police arrested 22-year-old Juan Quezada for petit larceny inside the 13th precinct last Saturday at 4 p.m. Quezada allegedly took a woman’s cell phone without permission in a previous incident. The woman told police that she doesn’t know Quezada.

‘DRUG DEALER’ NABBED ON EAST 27TH
Police arrested 34-year-old Nicole Butler for intent to sell a controlled substance in front of 243 East 27th Street last Sunday at 7:40 p.m. Butler allegedly sold a quantity of marijuana to an undercover officer. She had a controlled substance on her person, police said. Butler was also charged with sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘FORGERY’
Police arrested 31-year-old Sean Butler inside the 13th precinct at 230 East 21st Street for forgery last Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Butler allegedly endorsed a check for $473 and another for $478 and signed the documents as the victims, without the authority to do so.