Police Watch: Man stabbed in Bellevue hospital garden, Teens arrested for ‘assault’

KNIFE ATTACK AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL GARDEN
Police arrested 28-year-old Francis Salud for allegedly stabbing a man in the garden behind Bellevue Hospital.
Police said that the incident took place on October 18 at 11 a.m. with Salud allegedly hitting the victim, who they said was working onsite, with a knife, causing multiple deep gashes to his arm and left torso. According to the District Attorney’s office, Salud and the victim knew each other and the victim needed 73 stitches for the injury. Salud was charged with assault and weapons possession at the 13th Precinct last Monday at 10:15 a.m.
When asked for comment, a spokesperson for Bellevue denied the victim was an employee, but wouldn’t provide further information.

COUPLE ARRESTED FOR SEX ON SIDEWALK
Police arrested a couple on Irving Place and East 14th Street last Wednesday for allegedly having sex in public. Trevor Cline, 25, and Kelly Collins, 38, were allegedly having sexual intercourse on a public sidewalk. Collins was charged with public lewdness and performance of obscenity. Police said that Cline resisted arrest by flailing his arms and going limp, and he was charged with resisting arrest, as well as disorderly conduct, public lewdness and obscene material.

THREE TEENS ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ ON FIRST AVENUE
Eighteen-year-old Dominique Etheridge and two other teenagers were arrested for assault in front of the CVS pharmacy at 253 First Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets last Tuesday at 12:48 a.m. Police said that the fight started after an argument and two of the teens punched the victim and kicked him. Etheridge allegedly wrapped his arms around the victim and punched him in the ribs and stomach multiple times. The names of the two teens are being withheld because of their age.

‘MUGGERS’ ARRESTED ON THIRD AVENUE
Police arrested 22-year-olds Dontay Johnson and Joseph Adams for robbery in front of a Duane Reade store at 125 Third Avenue last Saturday at 5:15 a.m. Johnson, Adams and two other people who weren’t arrested allegedly surrounded the victim at the location between 14th and 15th Streets and demanded money. Police said that one of the suspects snatched the victim’s debit card from his hand. The suspects allegedly attempted to flee but Adams and Johnson were arrested. Johnson was also charged with possession of a controlled substance because he was allegedly in possession of four bags of cocaine.

‘TRESPASSER’ PREVIOUSLY NABBED FOR ALLEGED PUBLIC LEWDNESS RETURNS
Police arrested 37-year-old Anton Liverpool for criminal trespass inside 1158 Broadway at 27th Street last Tuesday at 9:37 a.m. Liverpool allegedly remained in the location without permission to be there. After he was brought to the 13th Precinct, he was also charged with two counts of public lewdness for earlier incidents that took place on October 13. Police said that he had been masturbating outside the same building. He was later additionally charged with two counts of burglary, possession of stolen property and petit larceny. He allegedly broke into 1158 Broadway on October 12 and stole watches and perfume when the store there was closed.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘STOLEN’ RETURN FROM HOME DEPOT
Police arrested 53-year-old James Poindexter for petit larceny and possession of stolen property in front of the Home Depot at 40 West 23rd Street last Wednesday at 1:59 p.m. Poindexter allegedly approached a group of undercover officers and asked them to return property to the store for him. Police said that he told them someone had stolen the item from the store and gave it to him to return in exchange for store credit. Poindexter was allegedly attempting to defraud Home Depot for the value of the stolen merchandise.

ARREST MADE IN GRAMERCY FOR ‘MDMA’ ROCK AND ‘COCAINE’
Police arrested two people for drugs in front of 285 Third Avenue between East 22nd and 23rd Streets last Friday at 5:15 a.m. Jacob Fashakin, 27, was charged with intent to sell a controlled substance, possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana and 22-year-old Timothy Orlando was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Fashakin was found to be in possession of a large rock form of alleged MDMA, a medium-sized ziplock bag of alleged vegetative marijuana and a credit card that police said was stolen. Police said that he was also in possession of various drug packaging and a scale. Orlando was in possession of three small ziplock bags of alleged cocaine and a small alleged marijuana cigarette.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘SUSPENDED’ LICENSE AFTER HITTING PEDESTRIAN
Fifty-year-old Helio Bodini was arrested for an unclassified traffic misdemeanor and was charged as an unlicensed operator in front of 114 West 27th Street last Friday at 2:28 p.m. Police were responding to a car accident at the location, where Bodini was driving and accidentally hit a pedestrian. Upon further investigation, police found that Bodini’s license had been previously suspended and revoked. It had been suspended and revoked on two different occasions because he was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, in one instance allegedly driving with at least .08 BAC in 2008, and was also suspended because he allegedly failed to pay a driver responsibility assessment.

‘POT’ SMOKER ARRESTED FOR PREVIOUS ALLEGED ROBBERY
Police arrested 35-year-old Tonisha Jordan for possession of marijuana inside 344 East 28th Street last Saturday at 12:14 a.m. and was also charged with an alleged previous robbery. Police said that at the time of her arrest, she was smoking marijuana in a stairwell at the building and upon further investigation, found that she and three men allegedly punched and dragged a 69-year-old man to the ground, causing bruising and swelling to his face. Police said that Jordan stole a gold chain with the letter P from the victim.

PAIR ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ AT BROADWAY AND WEST 27TH
Police arrested 23-year-old Kenneth Arias and 36-year-old Leonardo Arias for assault at the corner of Broadway and West 27th Street last Saturday at 10:10 p.m. Police said that the two men punched the victim in the head, causing pain, swelling and a small cut. Police said that the two men arrested got into an argument with a third person, but there was no additional information about what started the dispute.

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