MAN WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED RAPE
The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for attempted rape within the confines of the 13th Precinct.
Police said that 31-year-old Dominique Frazier forced the victim, a 48-year-old woman, into the 17th floor stairwell where he forced her to perform a sexual act and then attempted to rape her on Thanksgiving at noon inside of Straus Houses at 344 East 28th Street.
The victim resisted and Frazier allegedly grabbed her handbag before fleeing down the stairwell. The victim chased him to the lobby and, with the assistance of a witness, was able to get her bag back from the suspect. Frazier allegedly fled into an elevator in the lobby. The victim was taken by EMS to Bellevue Hospital, where she was treated and released.
Frazier was previously arrested for robbery on November 9.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips and TIP577to 274637(CRIMES). All calls are kept strictly confidential.
MEN ARRESTED IN ‘SHOOTING’
Police arrested 33-year-old Gadell Gibbs and 32-year-old Ronald McPhatter last Wednesday for assault, weapons possession at 3:10 a.m. inside 13th Precinct. Police said that Gibbs and McPhatter engaged in a shootout, resulting in the victim receiving a gunshot wound to her inner right calf.
DUNKIN DONUTS EMPLOYEE NABBED FOR ‘SEX ABUSE’
Police arrested 41-year-old Ahmed Mechebek for allegedly sexually abusing a coworker and endangering the welfare of a child inside the Dunkin Donuts at 818 Sixth Avenue last Wednesday. The victim told police that it was her second day of training at the Dunkin Donuts and Mechebek followed her when she went into the back to check her phone. Mechebek allegedly attempted to hug her and kiss her on the mouth without her consent. The victim said that she told him to stop and attempted to push him away. Mechebek allegedly said, “Just one kiss,” and again tried to hug and kiss her. She said that she pushed him away again.
Police said that video surveillance showed Mechebek grabbing the victim around her waist and trying to kiss her while she attempted to move away.
MAN ARRESTED IN THANKSGIVING ‘ASSAULT’
Police arrested 29-year-old Brian Miller for assault on Thanksgiving at 3:16 a.m. in front of 257 Third Avenue. Police said that Miller got into an argument with the victim and he allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing minor pain and bleeding. EMS responded to the incident and the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Police said that Miller, during the arrest, claimed that he punched the victim in the face.
MOUNTAIN BIKE STOLEN ON EAST 23RD
Police arrested 33-year-old John Riffon for burglars tools, petit larceny and possession of stolen property in front of 48 East 23rd Street last Friday at 4:56 p.m. Police said that Riffon was casing a red Rhino Outreach mountain bike for about an hour and then approached the bike, pulled red wire cutters out of his bag and allegedly cut the lock off. Police said that Riffon had no permission or authority to take the bike.
CIGARETTE ‘SNATCHER’ BUSTED ON EAST 23RD
Police arrested 26-year-old Ace Sharma for petit larceny inside the 7-Eleven at 333 East 23rd Street last Tuesday at 2:28 a.m. Sharma entered the store with another person and asked for a pack of cigarettes. After the cashier handed him the pack, Sharma allegedly distracted the cashier while the other man, who wasn’t arrested, walked out without paying. The employee stopped Sharma and police said that the store has video surveillance of the incident. Sharma can be seen on video surveillance at the same store allegedly stealing a pack of Budweiser in September.
‘BURGLAR’ BUSTED AT 13TH PRECINCT
Police arrested 25-year-old Joshua Montero inside the 13th precinct for burglary and possession of stolen property last Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. Montero allegedly entered the victim’s home overnight without permission and removed property valued over $3,000. Police said that Montero was identified through DNA evidence. No further information was available about the location of the burglary.
‘GANG’ MEMBER AND OTHER MAN BUSTED FOR ‘DRUGS’ AT NYCHA BUILDING
Antonio Nieves, 37, and Justin Geyer, 25, were arrested in front of 224 East 28th Street last Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. for sale of a controlled substance and criminal trespass. Nieves and Geyer allegedly attempted to make a deal to sell a controlled substance to an undercover officer. Police said that the two men were found inside a NYCHA building without permission where signs were clearly posted “no trespassing.” Police said that Nieves is a known gang member of the Latin Kings, and Geyer is not a gang member. Nieves was also charged with petit larceny and fraudulent accosting.
‘TRESPASSER’ BROUGHT ‘CRACK PIPE’ TO NYCHA BUILDING
Police arrested 41-year-old Latisha Foster and 35-year-old Jabarie Allen for criminal trespass inside Straus Houses at 224 East 28th Street last Friday at 10:26 p.m. Police said that Foster and Allen were in the 10th floor hallway of the building but were not residents of invited guests, and neither had legitimate business inside the building. Foster was also in possession of an alleged crack pipe and was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police said that Allen is currently on parole for robbery.
TWO MEN ARRESTED FOR ‘TRESPASSING’ AT EAST 28TH ST. BUILDING
Police arrested 22-year-old Kevin Calderon and 24-year-old Livio Melo for criminal trespass inside 159 East 28th Street last Monday at 4:12 a.m. Police said that Calderon and Melo were seen entering the building without permission to be there. After being searched at the precinct, police found that Calderon was in possession of a small plastic envelope containing alleged cocaine and he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.