Police Watch: Umbrella ‘assault,’ ‘Muggers’ arrested in multiple incidents

COUPLE ARRESTED AT KAMBI RAMEN FOR ‘ASSAULTING’ EMPLOYEE WITH UMBRELLA
Police arrested a man and a woman for assault and criminal mischief inside Kambi Ramen House at 351 East 14th Street last Thursday at 11:40 p.m. Christine Sanchez and Kiven Torres, both 24, entered the establishment while visibly intoxicated. Sanchez asked for a bathroom and got upset when an employee said that there was no bathroom available. Sanchez and Torres allegedly began to punch and kick the employee, and police said they hit the employee over the head with an umbrella multiple times. The pair also allegedly started to destroy property at the location. Someone else in the retsuarant attempted to stop them and they allegedly pushed him away. Sanchez was additionally charged with harassment and Torres was also charged with disorderly conduct.

‘ROBBER’ WHO ‘CHOKED’ VICTIM ON FIRST AVENUE ARRESTED
Police arrested 43-year-old Miguel Bonilla for robbery at the corner of First Avenue and East 29th Street last Sunday at 2:22 p.m. The victim told police that he was walking to get Chinese food when Bonilla allegedly came up to him and choked him. Police said that Bonilla took the victim’s wallet out of his back pocket and removed $18 in cash, then threw the wallet on the ground and began to run west on East 28th Street until officers caught up with him and he was arrested.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER ‘STEALING’ ENSURE, THREATENING DUANE READE EMPLOYEES
Thirty-six-year-old Michael Stropoli was arrested inside the 13th precinct at 230 East 21st Street last Thursday at 1:55 p.m. for a robbery that took place inside the Duane Reade at 133 Third Avenue on August 23 at 2:50 p.m. Stropoli allegedly removed several Ensure products from the store without permission and when he was approached by store employees, he allegedly said, “I have a wrench and I will use it” and fled the location.
The District Attorney’s office said that he returned to the store on August 29 around the same time and allegedly attempted to conceal several pints of ice cream inside his bag. Police said that at the time, he stated, “If you come near me, I’m going to stab you with a needle,” and he fled the store without paying.
According to the criminal complaint from the District Attorney’s office, Stropoli is a custodian at the building and did not have permission or authority to take the items.

‘MUGGER’ ARRESTED ON BROADWAY
Police arrested 32-year-old Jason Calderon for grand larceny in front of 1141 Broadway last Tuesday at 11:12 a.m. Calderon allegedly walked up behind the victim and took her wallet, then ran away. Police said that the wallet contained the victim’s debit card and one dollar in cash.

MAN PULLS KNIFE AT XES LOUNGE
Police arrested 42-year-old Brian Slater for weapons possession and menacing inside Xes Lounge at 157 West 24th Street last Monday at 1:22 a.m. Police said that Slater was asked to leave the bar but he allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened to use it against the employee who had asked him to leave. When police arrived, they stopped Slater because he matched the description from the employee, who then pointed him out. Police said that he had a knife in his back pocket.

PAYPHONE ‘VANDAL’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 34-year-old Melania Marable inside the Union Square subway station last Tuesday at 1:55 p.m. Police said that Marable was intentionally damaging a payphone inside the subway station by breaking the receiver against the body of the payphone. Marable also allegedly stiffened her arms and pulled away from the officer to prevent being handcuffed and police said that they used minimum force to place her under arrest. She was charged with resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

MAN NABBED FOR LIQUOR ‘THEFT’ AT TONIC
Sixty-year-old Victor Quinones was arrested for petit larceny and possession of stolen property inside Tonic East at 411 Third Avenue and East 29th Street last Friday at 2:23 p.m. Police said that Quinones was seen inside the rooftop restaurant coming out from behind the bar while concealing three bottles of liquor in his arms. Quinones then allegedly attempted to leave Tonic without paying for the booze.

MEN ARRESTED FOR ‘STOLEN’ PHONES
Mahamadou Ango, 38, and Steven Barker, 53, were arrested for possession of stolen property outside 125 West 14th Street last Friday at 4:07 p.m. Police said that Ango told them he had bought a cell phone in the Bronx a week or two ago but upon further investigation, it was determined that the phone didn’t belong to him and he didn’t have permission to be in possession of it. Police said that Barker was also in possession of a nother cell phone that didn’t belong to him.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER REFUSING BAG SEARCH AND REFUSING TO LEAVE SUBWAY STATION
Police arrested 27-year-old Samuel Rothenburg for an unclassified violation and criminal trespass inside the Union Square subway station last Wednesday at 10:35 p.m. Rothenburg was selected at a random bag inspection inside the station and allegedly refused to have his bag inspected. Police said that he was asked to leave the station and refused. He allegedly told officers, “I am not going to leave. You will have to arrest me.”

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUG SALE’
Jason Egnatowicz, 35, was arrested for sale of a controlled substance at the corner of East 15th Street and Union Square East last Tuesday at 3:25 p.m. Police said that Egnatowicz exchanged an amount of a controlled substance for cash with an undercover detective.

THREE BUSTED FOR ‘MARIJUANA’ SALE
Police arrested three people for the sale of marijuana in front of 11 East 26th Street last Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. Fifty-five-year-old Allan Rodgers, 48-year-old David Wilson and 49-year-old Demetrius Hargrove allegedly exchanged an amount of marijuana for cash with an undercover detective.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘THEFT’ FROM EX
Police arrested 22-year-old George Feliciano for grand larceny at the corner of Union Square West and East 14th Street last Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. Police said that Feliciano took the victim’s purse with credit cards, iPad and cell phone. Feliciano allegedly refused to return her cell phone and put it in his pocket. Police said that he forcibly prevented the victim from leaving the location by using physical force, and allegedly telling her, “Don’t make it worse, you know what will happen.” Feliciano was also charged with possession of stolen property, unlawful imprisonment, aggravated harassment and criminal mischief. Police said that Feliciano and the victim were formerly in a relationship.

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