CYCLIST WANTED FOR ASSAULT
The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying and locating a cyclist who hit a man in the face with a bike lock.
On Monday, March 9 at 5:40 p.m. at the corner of West 24th Street and 5th Avenue, a 54-year-old man was inside of his vehicle when he was cut off by a bicyclist. They got into an argument and the bike rider struck the victim’s car, then used a bike lock to hit him in the right cheek and ear. The suspect fled eastbound on 23rd Street on a blue bicycle carrying a black messenger bag. The victim sustained injuries requiring stitches, which he received at Staten Island University North Hospital. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man who is 5’5”, 160 lbs. and was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark belt, black messenger bag, light color shorts, black stockings and black shoes.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting TIP577 and their tips to 274637(CRIMES).
FOUR CAUGHT ‘TRESPASSING’ IN STUY TOWN
Police arrested four people for trespassing in Stuyvesant Town at 281 Avenue C last Thursday at 11:08 p.m. Nineteen-year-old Evan Lagache, 18-year-old Lawrence Rosenblatt, 21-year-old Joel Jones and 18-year-old Marlo Butler were allegedly waiting inside the vestibule of the building and once a tenant left and held the door open, the four strode into the building without permission. Police said they used the elevator and proceeded to the 10th floor, then walked up to the 12th floor rooftop landing where they were stopped by plainclothes officers, who had seen them enter the building. Rosenblatt was also charged with possession of marijuana.
Stuy Town security confirmed that the four people were not residents.
ARREST FOR ALMOND BAG ‘THEFT,’ SUSPECT’S LAWYER SAYS IT’S A ‘MISUNDERSTANDING’
Police arrested two people for grand larceny outside Almond at 12 East 22nd Street last Wednesday at 10:45 p.m. Police said that Michael Coscia, 52, and Shahla Karimi, 33, were working together in the theft of a purse from the restaurant. Coscia and Karimi were allegedly in possession of the purse, which contained credit cards, a laptop and a wallet and were seen on video surveillance picking the purse up from the floor and walking away.
The Daily News reported last Saturday that Coscia is a marketing consultant who has worked with a number of Democratic politicians including President Obama as well as Bill and Hillary Clinton, and his lawyer, Louis Gelormino, told the paper that the incident was actually a misunderstanding.
According to Gelormino, Coscia was dining at Almond with Karimi, a celebrity jewelry designer. Gelormino said that Coscia picked up the $3,100 Celine bag from the bar while Karimi was in the restroom because he thought it was hers and took the bag when they moved to a table. The bag sat by their table for almost two hours, Gelormino said, before police approached them and accused them of stealing it.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘PROSTITUTION’ ON EAST 24TH STREET
Police arrested 35-year-old Alissa Trigillo for prostitution in front of 234 East 24th Street last Saturday at 9:05 p.m. Police said that Trigillo agreed to give an undercover officer anal sex in exchange for $300.
MASSEUSES NABBED FOR ‘PROSTITUTION’
Police arrested two women for prostitution inside Heaven Spa at 15 West 17th Street last Friday at 7:40 p.m. Wei Min Piao, 43, and Min Hua Kang, 31, gave massages to undercover officers and allegedly agreed to give them happy endings for $40.
ARRESTS MADE FOR DRUG DEAL ON E. 28TH
Police arrested two people involved in a drug deal in front of 300 East 28th Street last Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Paula Boucher, 33, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and Richard Corbett, 43, was charged with sale of a controlled substance. Police said that Corbett sold a quantity of a narcotic substance to Boucher. Corbett was allegedly in possession of decks of heroin.
MAN ARRESTED FOR 25 GRAMS OF ‘POT’
Police arrested 44-year-old Frederick Felix for possession of marijuana at West 20th Street and Sixth Avenue last Thursday at 7 p.m. Felix allegedly passed through a steady red light and upon vehicle stop, police said that he showed a suspended license. When police searched his vehicle, they found he was allegedly in possession of more than 25 grams of marijuana. He was also charged with two unclassified traffic infractions.
PHONE ‘THEFT’ AT EDEN FARM
Police arrested 68-year-old Ronald Bastian in front of Eden Farm at 252 Third Avenue for petit larceny last Monday at 1 p.m. The victim told police that he left his phone on the store counter and Bastian allegedly took it. Police said that the victim has the incident on surveillance cameras. Bastian was also charged with possession of stolen property.
‘DRUNK’ DRIVER ARRESTED ON EAST 23RD
Forty-year-old Carlos Freire-Cabrera was arrested for intoxicated driving in front of 122 East 23rd Street last Tuesday at 2:04 a.m. Freire-Cabrera was driving east on East 23rd Street between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue and allegedly had no headlights on while driving into the oncoming traffic lane on East 23rd Street. Police pulled him over and said that he was slurring his words, there was a smell of alcohol on his breath and he had bloodshot eyes. He allegedly told police that he had a few drinks that night. Police said that he blew a .127 on a Breathalyzer at 1:43 a.m. and blew a .139 at 2:03 a.m.
MAN ARRESTED FOR PARAGON ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 27-year-old Colin Hough for grand larceny inside 867 Broadway last Wednesday at 2:52 p.m. Hough allegedly took over $1,300 worth of merchandise from a rack and tried to leave the store without paying.
MAN BUSTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ ON EAST 23RD
Eighteen-year-old Jaquan Jenkins was arrested for assault in front of 336 East 23rd Street last Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. Jenkins allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing swelling and a complaint of pain to the left cheek.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘THEFTS’
Police arrested Jeffrey Yeboah, 28, for burglary in front of 115 West 25th Street last Wednesday at 8:31 p.m. Police said that Yeboah entered and remained unlawfully inside Décor NYC at 159 West 25th Street and snatched property belonging to two other people. Yeboah was also charged with possession of stolen property and police said that he is a wanted suspect in two other cases in the 13th Precinct for similar incidents.
ASSAULT ON EAST 23RD STREET
Police arrested 48-year-old Louis Lasalle for assault in front of 230 East 23rd Street last Thursday at 12:10 a.m. Lasalle allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing pain and bruising.
WOMAN BUSTED FOR ‘POT’ ON EAST 14TH
Fifty-one-year-old Paula Pell was arrested for possession of marijuana in front of 133 East 14th Street last Friday at 6:02 p.m. While driving her car, she was stopped for disobeying a sign north on Third Avenue going west on East 14th Street. Police smelled marijuana when approaching the vehicle and she allegedly admitted that she’d been smoking it. Police said that she handed marijuana to them that she had in her console and pocketbook.
‘DRUNK’ DRIVER BUSTED ON WEST 14TH
Police arrested 25-year-old Alexander Brown in front of 133 West 14th Street for intoxicated driving last Saturday at 1:36 a.m. Police said that he was making numerous lane changes without signaling, stopping and accelerating very fast. When he was stopped, he allegedly had the smell of alcohol on his breath and blew a .093 at the scene.
ARREST FOR ‘COUNTERFEIT’ BAGS ON 27TH
Kyong Park, 52, was arrested for forgery in front of 122 West 27th Street last Thursday at 1 p.m. Park was allegedly trying to sell over 300 handbags that bore a trademark counterfeit logo for Longchamp. An authorized representative for Longchamp confirmed that the handbags were counterfeit.