Police Watch: Camera ‘perv’ arrested at Cardelino, burglary in Second Ave. building

CAMERA ‘PERV’ BUSTED AT BROADWAY TAILOR SHOP
Police arrested 39-year-old Juan Cardenas for unlawful surveillance inside 948 Broadway, which is home to Cardelino Tailor Shop, last Thursday. The victim told police that she was changing in the changing room at the shop when she noticed a hole in the most eastern wall of the room and then saw a camera in the hole. She said that she then pushed her finger through the hole and Cardenas was allegedly holding a cell phone through it. She left the changing room and confronted Cardenas, who was the tailor at the shop. He allegedly told the victim, “I’m sorry, I have a family, please, I’m sorry.” The victim gathered her belongings, left the store and called the police. Cardenas then closed up and left the store. Police arrived and convinced one of his coworkers to call Cardenas back to the store. He arrived not long after and was positively identified by the victim, who said that he had also changed shirts.

MAN BUSTED FOR SECOND AVE. ‘BURGLARY’
Police arrested 38-year-old Angel Hernandez for burglary at 318 Second Avenue last Friday at 1:48 p.m. Police said that Hernandez removed an Amazon package from a locked vestibule area of a residential building. He allegedly ripped a small hole into the package to look at the contents. Police said that he gained access to the building by claiming to be a messenger. He was also charged with burglar’s tools, petit larceny and criminal trespass.

SENIOR ARRESTED IN STUY TOWN ROOMMATE DISPUTE
Police arrested 81-year-old Joseph Calabrese for assault in front of 315 Avenue C last Saturday at 5:25 p.m. Calabrese got into a fight with the victim, who lives in the apartment with him, over a billing issue. During the argument, Calabrese allegedly punched the victim in the head and punctured the victim’s left arm with a pair of scissors.

TWO ARRESTS FOR FIGHT ON PUBLIC BUS
Police arrested 55-year-old David Rodriguez and 24-year-old Triana Acosta for assault at the corner of First Avenue and East 14th Street last Monday at 3:16 a.m. Rodriguez and Acosta were allegedly involved in an argument on a public bus that escalated with the two hitting each other in the face and causing minor cuts to their faces and hands.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR COP ‘ASSAULT’
Forty-year-old Wanda Brown was arrested for assault of a peace officer last Tuesday at 5:05 p.m. in front of 224 East 28th Street. Police said that while trying to restrain Brown, who they said was emotionally disturbed, she tried to punch the officer and missed, but she allegedly managed to push her into the wall, causing substantial pain to the officer’s shoulder. When the officer attempted to bring Brown to an ambulance, she allegedly kicked the officer, causing pain to her leg and stomach.

‘GROPER’ ARRESTED ON BROADWAY
Cody Braxton, 29, was arrested in front of Vin Sur Vingt at 1140 Broadway for sexual abuse last Monday at 10:01 p.m. Braxton allegedly lifted a woman’s dress from behind and grabbed her buttocks with both hands. Police said that he fled the location and he was also charged with resisting arrest.

MAN ARRESTED IN FIGHT ON PARK AVENUE SOUTH
Police arrested 45-year-old Jose Rea and 26-year-old Daniel Quinones for assault last Monday around 2 p.m. in front of 315 Park Avenue South. Police said that Rea punches Quinones in the mouth, causing physical injury and bleeding, and Quinones allegedly punched Rea in the mouth as well, causing some of his teeth to fall out.

MAN ARRESTED FOR CANE ‘ASSAULT’ OUTSIDE MCDONALD’S
Police arrested 46-year-old Ramon Nunez-Phillips for assault at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 28th Street last Wednesday at 2:06 a.m. Police said that Nunez-Phillips hit the victim over the head with his cane, causing a cut and bleeding. The McDonald’s manager at the scene told police that he saw the argument between Nunez-Phillips and the victim and identified Nunez-Phillips as “that guy down the block with the baby blue shirt and the cane.” When he was questioned, Nunez-Phillips said that the victim had started pushing him and kept screaming, “Why did you take my money?” He allegedly stated, “I hit him out of self-defense.” Another witness confirmed that Nunez-Phillips did hit the victim with his cane.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR WEED OUTSIDE STUY TOWN
Police arrested a teenager at the corner of Avenue C and East 20th Street last Wednesday at 2:33 a.m. for possession of marijuana. The suspect was seen holding a lit joint in his left hand in public view and police recovered marijuana from the scene. The teen’s name is being withheld due to his age.

OFFICER ASSAULTED AT BELLEVUE
Police arrested Kane Balser, 24, for assault of a peace officer inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue last Wednesday at 11:50 a.m. While in police custody for a previous incident that took place in another precinct, Balser allegedly punched an officer in the face, causing redness, pain and swelling to the officer’s lip. Balser was also charged with harassment.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR PHONE ‘THEFT’ FROM BETH ISRAEL
Ruby Reyes, 38, was arrested inside the 13th Precinct last Thursday at 12:45 p.m. for possession of stolen property. Reyes was allegedly in possession of a cell phone that was reported stolen by a victim who was staying overnight in Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘NEEDLES’ AND ‘COCAINE’
Police arrested 46-year-old Louis Colon for possession of a hypodermic instrument and possession of a controlled substance last Friday at 1:38 a.m. on the corner of Irving Place and East 15th Street. Police said that Colon was operating his bicycle on the sidewalk and after he was searched, he was found to be in possession of three alleged hypodermic needles and a glassine bag of alleged cocaine. Upon further investigation, police found that Colon also has an arrest warrant from Jersey City for theft by “unlawful taking.”

MAN ARRESTED FOR CVS ‘ROBBERY’
Thirty-year-old Kevin Spencer was arrested for robbery inside the CVS Pharmacy at 750 Sixth Avenue last Friday at 5:11 p.m. A store employee told police that Spencer took items from the store and attempted to leave without paying for the items. When the employee attempted to stop Spencer, the suspect allegedly got aggressive, grabbed a glass wine bottle from the shelf and hit the employee on the arm and the leg.

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