Police Watch: Assault in Union Square, multiple arrests for biting

ASSAULT IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 37-year-old Kyle Sutphin for assault in front of 39 Union Square West last Monday at 9:56 p.m. Sutphin allegedly punched the victim in the face for no reason. Police said that the victim was treated by EMS and brought to Bellevue Hospital for an injury on his lip.

LIPTON ‘THIEF’ NABBED ON EAST 27TH
Police arrested 55-year-old Jay Wilkins for burglary in front of 160 East 27th Street last Wednesday at 3:48 p.m. Police said that Wilkins was walking from the back of a commercial delivery truck with a box of Lipton’s Tea in his hand. The driver of the truck said that the tea was located in the rear enclosed cargo area and intended for delivery, and that Wilkins did not have permission or authority to be inside the truck. Police said that Wilkins was in possession of a box cutter that was inside his rear left pants pocket, as well as a garbage bag from his right jacket pocket. Wilkins was also charged with burglar’s tools, weapons possession and possession of stolen property.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘BITING’ CVS EMPLOYEE, ‘SHOPLIFTING’
Police arrested 24-year-old Abrigail Torres last Tuesday for robbery after she allegedly bit a CVS employee. Police said she was trying to leave the store without paying for three bottles of Tide laundry detergent valued at $21.99 and after being confronted by an employee, struggled and bit him. Information about the specific CVS location was unavailable.

CLEANING LADY NABBED FOR JEWELRY ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 39-year-old Evelyn Diaz inside the 13th precinct last Tuesday at 10 a.m. for a grand larceny that allegedly occurred last November. Diaz, who was a cleaning lady for Handy.com, was hired to clean the victim’s apartment. The victim told police that she left her apartment in the morning while Diaz was still cleaning and left her wedding band and engagement ring on her night dressing table. When she returned home the same day, the rings were missing.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘STEALING’ FROM CHARITY
Police arrested 28-year-old Ismael Coulibaly inside the 13th precinct last Monday at 8:15 a.m. for grand larceny. Police said that Coulibaly used a credit card from a charitable organization to make several personal purchases over $7,000.

SCRIPT ‘FORGER’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 24-year-old David Carreno for forgery at the 13th precinct last Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. Carreno allegedly used a stolen doctor’s prescription pad to obtain amphetamine and other controlled prescription substances.

TEEN BUSTED FOR DUANE READE THEFTS
Police arrested a teenager for thefts from Duane Reade locations at 71 West 23rd Street and 873 Broadway in the last month. He was arrested inside the 13th precinct at 2 p.m. last Monday. The teen was charged with two counts of petit larceny and one count of grand larceny for the theft at the West 23rd Street location, which took place on April 6. He was charged with petit larceny for shoplifting at the Broadway location on March 28. The teen’s name is being withheld due to his age. Police said that three other teens who were involved in the thefts have not been arrested.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR $20K ‘THEFT’ FROM EMPLOYER
Police arrested 23-year-old Samantha Burgos inside the 13th Precinct last Friday at 9:10 a.m. for grand larceny that took place over a period from December, 2014 to February, 2015. Police said that Burgos reimbursed herself with more than $20,000 into her paycheck from Luxury Attache at 118 East 25th Street, her employer, without permission. The District Attorney’s office said that Burgos was a bookkeeper at the company.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’
Police arrested 38-year-old Naleane Lopez for assault in front of the Hotel Kenmore at 145 East 23rd Street last Thursday at 1:50 a.m. Lopez allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing swelling and substantial pain. Lopez allegedly also bit the victim on the left hand.

7-ELEVEN ‘THIEF’ BUSTED AFTER ‘BITING’ EMPLOYEE
Police arrested 51-year-old Rupert Vanterpool after he allegedly swiped cans of Red Bull from a 7-Eleven and bit an employee who tried to stop him.
Police said Vanterpool entered the store at 395 Third Avennue last Wednesday at 8:19 p.m. and grabbed Red Bulls from the refrigerator, then allegedly put them under his coat and tried to leave without paying. Police also said that Vanterpool also was seen from the store office via video surveillance taking the drinks. He dropped some of the cans while he was trying to leave the store and the store employee, who assumed he still had some of the cans in his coat, chased him out. Police said that Vanterpool then bit the victim on the left side of his neck, causing him to bleed. The stolen items were valued at $60.65. He was charged with for petit larceny, assault and possession of stolen property.

PLATE ‘FORGER’ ARRESTED
Mohammad Islam, 41, was arrested for forgery at the corner of Third Avenue and East 23rd Street last Thursday at 12:37 p.m. Islam was driving west on East 23rd Street with an RMP directly behind him. An officer driving the RMP noticed that the license plate didn’t appear to be valid because it wasn’t reflective and had non-raised lettering. When he was stopped, police said that the license plate was found to be made of cardboard and when DMV records were checked it was found that the car was registered to his wife and the plates had been surrendered on December 19, 2014.

TWO ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUG DEAL’ ON EAST 14TH
Police arrested two people involved in a hand-to-hand drug transaction last Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Josue Cedeno, 34, was grabbed at Third Avenue and East 14th Street and Lisa Lindahl, 42, was arrested at First Avenue and East 14th Street. Cedeno was charged with sale of a controlled substance and Lindahl was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police said that Lindahl bought an alleged controlled substance from Cedeno.

MAN NABBED FOR ‘THREATENING’ BEHAVIOR
Police arrested 23-year-old Robert Heck for disorderly conduct last Saturday at 3:51 a.m. in front of 235 East 20th Street. Heck was allegedly causing public alarm by engaging in threatening behavior towards other pedestrians on the sidewalk.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘FENCING’ PHONES
Police arrested 35-year-old Carl Bradley in front of the Stuyvesant Town Associated Supermarket at 409 East 14th Street last Saturday at 12:45 p.m. for possession of stolen property and unlawful peddling. Bradley was allegedly attempting to sell several items, including two cell phones. Police said that Bradley didn’t have a general vendor’s license and was found to be in possession of stolen property.

MAN BUSTED FOR ATTEMPTED ‘THEFTS’ FROM CAR
Stanley Griffin, 52, was arrested in front of 1 East 21st Street last Saturday at 5:13 p.m. for petit larceny. Griffin was allegedly casing a grey Nissan Sentra in front of the location and made two attempts to gain entry into the vehicle by pulling on both passenger side doors in an attempt to remove property.

ASSAULT ON EAST 27TH STREET
Sudanshu Sane, 23, was arrested for assault in front of 240 East 27th Street last Sunday at 2:11 a.m. Sane allegedly punched the victim in the head and face several times, causing a swollen right eye and swollen left temple.

MAN NABBED FOR ‘THREATS’ AGAINST COPS
Police arrested 34-year-old Joseph Flores for aggravated harassment last Sunday at 3:55 p.m. inside the 13th precinct. Flores allegedly made threats against the NYPD over the phone.

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