Police Watch: Mother arrested for ‘orchestrating’ fight, Woman arrested for bus stop ‘assault’

MOTHER ARRESTED AS RINGLEADER IN GROUP ‘ASSAULT’ ON GIRL
Kiana Johnson, 34, was arrested for reckless endangerment and assault in front of 117 East 14th Street last Monday at 11:08 a.m. Police said that Johnson orchestrated a fight between her daughter and her friends as well as the victim. Johnson can allegedly be seen on video stating, “You better hit this b—- before I do.” Police said that Johnson also had her daughter and her friends jump the victim and kick the girl while she was on the ground.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY ON GRAMERCY PARK SOUTH
Twenty-year-old Brendon Alleyne was arrested for robbery and weapons possession near the National Arts Club in front of 14 Gramercy Park South last Tuesday at 11 p.m. Alleyne allegedly approached the victim from behind while holding an object in his right hand. When he saw a police officer nearby, he allegedly put the object into his right pants pocket and backed into a dark shaded area. Upon further investigation, police said that Alleyne was in possession of a knife. No injuries were reported.

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER ARRESTED
Police arrested 56-year-old Derrick Barnett for intoxicated driving, being an unlicensed operator and impaired driving last Sunday at 7:41 a.m. at the corner of Second Avenue and East 23rd Street. Police said that Barnett was driving the car and was behind the wheel when he accidentally hit another vehicle.
When police approached his vehicle, they could smell a very strong odor of alcohol on Barnett’s breath. He also allegedly had watery, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Police said that he was uncooperative and unable to follow simple instructions. He allegedly blew .140 on a Breathalyzer.
Police said that further investigation showed that Barnett didn’t have a license to drive and had a prior DWI conviction. He was also charged with unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING WITH NO LICENSE
Police arrested 58-year-old Mans Rezaeilipaei at the FDR and East 25th Street last Thursday at 9:28 a.m. for being an “aggravated unlicensed operator.” Police said that he has been arrested multiple times for driving without a license and the most recent charge is a felony.
Rezaeilipaei was allegedly involved in a motor vehicle accident in the southbound right lane. When police arrived, Rezaeilipaei was in the car with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. Police said that Rezaeilipaei is also diabetic. His blood sugar was 34 and he was close to losing consciousness while police were at the scene.

WOMAN NABBED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ AT BUS STOP
Karen Parr, 52, was arrested for assault at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 23rd Street last Wednesday at 2:33 p.m. The victim told police that she was sitting at the M23 bus stop when Parr came up to her and asked if she could have her seat. The victim gave Parr the seat but then Parr accused her of kicking her repeatedly in the leg. Parr then allegedly jumped up and grabbed the victim’s wrist, telling her to stop kicking her and leaving fingernail scratches on her wrist. Police said that Parr had no visible injuries on her leg and there were no other arrests in connection with the incident.

TWO ARRESTED FOR CASH ‘THEFT’ AND DESTROYING FOOD AT CHOZA TAQUERIA
Twenty-year-old Canseco Steven and a teenager were arrested last Thursday at 1 p.m. for burglary, criminal mischief, possession of stolen property and criminal trespass. Police said that Steven and the teenager entered the Choza Taqueria at 66 Madison Avenue and stole $860 in cash. They also allegedly damaged $3,000 worth of food. The teenager’s name is being withheld due to his age.

‘BELLIGERENT DRINKER’ ARRESTED IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 32-year-old Bernard Castillo for assault of a peace officer at Union Square West and East 14th Street last Friday at 5:38 p.m. Two officers approached Castillo to issue him a citation for having an open container of alcohol in the park and police said that he began to walk away.
When one of the officers grabbed him to stop him from walking away, Castillo allegedly threw a punch at the officer and began fighting with the officer by punching and kicking at him. Police said that Castillo also kept trying to pull away while they were attempting to handcuff him. He was also charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

EMT ASSAULTED OUTSIDE BETH ISRAEL
Police arrested 65-year-old Steven Robinson for assault of a peace officer in front of Mount Sinai Beth Israel at 10 Union Square East last Tuesday at 5:50 p.m. Police said that the victim was an on-duty EMT and was helping Robinson into the ambulance when he hit her in the face, causing pain and scratches on her neck that started bleeding.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DINE-AND-DITCH’
Police arrested 28-year-old William Ryan for theft of services last Tuesday at 4:05 p.m. Police said that Ryan had previously gone to County Restaurant at 34 East 20th Street with other people who weren’t arrested, ordered food and left without paying.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘FORGED’ CHECK
Police arrested 29-year-old Gulchera Sheralshoeva for grand larceny and forgery last Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Police said that Sheralshoeva took a check from the victim, wrote it out in her own name in the sum of $15,000 and signed the victim’s name on the check. She then allegedly deposited the check into her personal bank account without permission or authority to do so.

DRUG ARRESTS ON EAST 30TH
Police arrested three people for drugs outside 322 East 30th Street last Thursday at 6:35 p.m. Juan Sicard, 36, and Sammy Velez, 37, were charged with intent to sell a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and allegedly sold a quantity of controlled substance to 41-year-old Erica Rothbard, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

ICE CREAM ‘THIEF’ BUSTED
Police arrested 29-year-old Heather Brown for petit larceny and possession of stolen property last Tuesday at 12:55 p.m. in front of the CVS Pharmacy at 215 Park Avenue South. Brown allegedly took seven ice cream containers and concealed them in a black shopping bag, walked by the register and attempted to leave without paying.

MAN BUSTED FOR MULTIPLE ‘THEFTS’
Anthony Persaud, 38, was arrested for petit larceny outside the Joe Fresh at 110 Fifth Avenue last Friday at 7:11 p.m. Police said that Persaud strolled into the store, swiped some clothes, then fled on foot.
After he was arrested, he was found in possession of an Air-O-Swiss travel humidifier with no receipt. He allegedly said that he bought it with a credit card on Bleecker Street but he was not in possession of a credit card. After contacting the Basics Plus store at 194 Third Avenue, the manager told police that a man with a similar description stole that item at around 6 p.m. that day.
Persaud was also charged with weapons possession and possession of stolen property.

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