Police Watch: Man arrested for damaging Beth Israel door, Arrest in McDonald’s assault

MAN ARRESTED FOR PUNCHING DOOR AT BETH ISRAEL
Police arrested 51-year-old Andre Blanco for criminal mischief inside Beth Israel at 10 Union Square East last Monday at 3:04 p.m. A Beth Israel security guard told police that Blanco walked up to a glass door at the front of the building and he allegedly proceeded to punch the door with both fists. Police said that he shattered the entire door, which the director of the medical center said costs more than $1,000.

LISTERINE ‘THIEF’ BUSTED
Police arrested Allan Lester Massman for petit larceny last Tuesday evening at the CVS at 300 Park Avenue South. Massman allegedly took a total of 18 packs of Listerine off the shelves and tried to leave without paying.

ASSAULT AT UNION SQUARE MCDONALD’S
Gustavo Ramirez, 29, was arrested in front of the McDonald’s at 39 Union Square West last Wednesday at 4:24 a.m. for assault. The victim told police that he got into a fight with Ramirez, who allegedly punched the victim in the face and chest, which ripped his shirt and caused pain.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘LIFTING’ LIPSTICK
Police arrested 41-year-old Samad Stevens for petit larceny and possession of stolen property inside the CVS at 275 Third Avenue last Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. Stevens allegedly took four tubes of Revlon lipstick and 16 tubes of Revlon lip gloss from the shelf and hid it in his white gift bag. Police said that he attempted to leave the store without paying.

BIKE ‘THIEF’ NABBED
Police arrested 54-year-old Dane Clark for burglar’s tools in front of 244 East 28th Street last Wednesday at 11:49 p.m. Clark allegedly cut a black bicycle lock with red bolt cutters. Police said that the lock secured a bicycle to a parking sign and that Clark is not the legal owner of the bike. He was also charged with petit larceny and criminal mischief.

MAN ARRESTED FOR BAG ‘THEFT’ AT CHURCHILL BAR
Fifty-year-old William Matos was arrested at the 13th precinct last Thursday at 2 p.m. for grand larceny. Police said that Matos entered the Churchill Bar and Lounge at 45 East 28th Street at an earlier date and allegedly stole a woman’s purse.

‘UNLICENSED’ SUNGLASSES SALESMAN BUSTED
Police arrested 51-year-old Aliou Woppa in front of 725 Sixth Avenue last Thursday at 2 p.m. for an unclassified misdemeanor of New York State laws. Woppa was allegedly trying to sell ten pairs of sunglasses without a valid Department of Consumer Affairs license.

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER ARRESTED ON FIFTH AVENUE
David Martorano, 33, was arrested for intoxicated driving at the intersection of West 17th Street and Fifth Avenue last Thursday at 11:48 p.m. Police said that he was driving south on Fifth Avenue with no headlights while swerving into different lanes. When he was stopped, he allegedly had a moderate odor of alcohol on his breath with watery, bloodshot eyes. Police said that he blew .137 on a Breathalyzer.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DUANE READE ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 55-year-old Horace Madison in front of the Duane Reade at 71 West 23rd Street last Friday at 5:21 p.m. for possession of stolen property. Police said that Madison had fled the store and was about to enter the subway system at the 23rd Street F/M station. He was allegedly holding a large box with a sensor device actively ringing. Police said that when he was stopped, they found he had stolen merchandise from the store and was in possession of stolen property.

CITI BIKE ‘THIEF’ NABBED ON THIRD AVENUE
Robert Robinson, 43, was arrested for possession of stolen property at the corner of Third Avenue and East 28th Street last Sunday at 12:51 a.m. Police said that Robinson was riding a Citi Bike on a public sidewalk and was stopped, and when police requested identification, he allegedly became irate and combative, refusing to cooperate. Police said that he flailed his arms to prevent being handcuffed and upon further investigation, officers found that the Citi Bike he was in possession of was stolen. Robinson was also charged with resisting arrest, bail jumping, disorderly conduct, an unclassified misdemeanor and an unclassified violation.

DRUG ‘DEALERS’ ARRESTED IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested two men for selling drugs to an undercover officer in Union Square last Thursday at 6:05 p.m. Douglas Miller, 51, was charged with intent to sell a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and Edwards Glover, 41, was charged with sale of a controlled substance. Miller was arrested at the corner of Union Square West and East 14th Street and Glover was arrested at East 15th Street and Union Square East.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘DRUGS’ IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 37-year-old Talib Sasa at the corner of Union Square West and East 14th Street last Friday at 11:28 p.m. for possession of a controlled substance. Sasa was allegedly operating a bicycle on the sidewalk and when he was stopped, police said he was unable to provide valid identification. After he was brought to the precinct and searched, police found that he was in possession of a glassine envelope with alleged MDMA, five plastic cases of alleged marijuana and one glassine envelope of alleged marijuana. He was also charged with an unclassified violation and possession of marijuana.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR VAN ‘DAMAGE’
Sixteen-year-old John Paez was arrested for criminal mischief in front of 67 West 14th Street last Monday at 4:05 p.m. Police said that Paez had sold marijuana to an undercover officer and after he was arrested, he allegedly damaged the police van by breaking off a metal panel while attempting to get out of the handcuffs.

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