Police Watch: NYU student groped in ST, Con Ed contractor busted for ‘theft’

NYU STUDENT GROPED IN STUY TOWN APT.
NYU’s Washington Square news reported that a student was groped last week in a Stuy Town apartment.
The student reported last Thursday that she was forcibly fondled by another NYU student in the apartment and police notification was offered but declined.

CON ED CONTRACTOR ARRESTED FOR ‘THEFT’ AT OFFICE
Police arrested 51-year-old Silvestre Reynoso inside the Con Edison offices at 4 Irving Place last Thursday at 11:35 a.m. for grand larceny and possession of stolen property. Police said that Reynoso was an employee at the office as an IT tech and he allegedly stole two brand new laptops belonging to Con Edison on November 10. Police said that he did not have permission to take the laptops and he allegedly sold them via Craigslist.
A representative for Con Edison said that Reynoso was an outside contractor that was hired to work in information resources for the utility and was not an employee of Con Edison.

VENDORS COLLARED FOR COUNTERFEIT LABELS
Police arrested two people last Tuesday for forgery. Mohammed Hossain, 45, was arrested in front of 1177 Broadway at 1:30 p.m. and 40-year-old Borukhay Maksumov was arrested in front of 28 East 23rd Street at 3:30 p.m. Police said that Hossain displayed and offered for sale a wallet for ten dollars that was deemed counterfeit. Maksumov was allegedly offering for sale counterfeit bracelets that bore a trademark for Cartier. A representative from the company confirmed that the bracelets were counterfeit.

UNION SQUARE ‘HEROIN’ DEAL
Police arrested 57-year-old Mohammed Osman for sale of a controlled substance and intent to sell a controlled substance last Tuesday in front of 10 Union Square East at 4:17 p.m. Police said that Osman was seen doing a hand-to-hand transaction with another man and exchanged a quantity of alleged heroin. Police said that Osman was found in possession of alleged heroin.

‘TRESPASSERS’ BUSTED AT NYCHA BUILDING
Fifty-year-old Lenn Johnson and 38-year-old Antowne Frazier were arrested for criminal trespass inside 224 East 28th Street last Thursday at 9:56 p.m. Johnson and Frazier were allegedly sleeping in the first floor stairwell and neither lived in the building. Police said that Johnson has an active NYCHA trespass notice and an active warrant. Manhattan Special Victims was notified that Frazier was arrested and responded to debrief the prisoner in regards to a previous incident.
This is just one arrest in what appears to be a police crackdown in trespassing at NYCHA properties.

‘BURGLAR’ BUSTED ONE YEAR LATER
Police arrested 52-year-old Darryl Privott inside the 13th Precinct last Monday at 1:40 p.m. for burglary and possession of stolen property. Privott was allegedly in possession of property that was stolen from 140 West 15th Street on the same day the year before. Police said that he had pawned the property he allegedly stole, using his own identification. Video was recovered from the pawn shop.

MAN ARRESTED FOR PREVIOUS ‘THEFT’ ON FIFTH AVENUE
Police arrested 64-year-old Jacinto Salerno for petit larceny at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 16th Street last Wednesday at 5:13 p.m. Police said that Salerno fit the description from a larceny at 110 Fifth Avenue on November 18 and last week was allegedly casing numerous stores on Fifth Avenue between 15th and 20th Street for approximately two hours. He was stopped in regards to the previous larceny and police said that he was in possession of four open warrants.

MAN BUSTED FOR DRUG ‘SALE’ AT FIFTH AND EAST 18TH
Julio Arroyo, 44, was arrested for intent to sell a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance last Tuesday at 4:28 p.m. at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 18th Street. Police said that Arroyo exchanged an amount of a controlled substance for cash with an undercover detective. Arroyo allegedly denied any gang affiliation.

TEEN NABBED FOR ‘ASSAULT’
Nineteen-year-old Tremayne Stone was arrested for assault last Thursday at 9:45 a.m. inside the Good Shepherd Services residence for girls at 337 East 17th Street. Police said that Stone hit the victim in the chin, causing immediate pain and swelling. The victim also complained of neck pain.

TWO ARRESTED IN ‘DRUG DEAL’ ON BROADWAY
Police arrested two people for a drug deal last Friday at 7:05 p.m. in front of 1175 Broadway. Windell Brown, 33, was charged with sale of marijuana and Arcadio Suarez, 58, was charged with possession of marijuana. Police said that Brown sold a small bag of marijuana to Suarez, who was also allegedly in possession of a pint of Georgi vodka that was open in public view. Suarez was also charged with an unclassified violation.

PANTS ‘THIEF’ BUSTED AT WEST 23RD
Police arrested 52-year-old Daniel Feder for petit larceny and possession of stolen property last Monday at 4:01 p.m. in front of 163 West 22nd Street. The manager of a store told police that he saw Feder grab jeans off a table and leave without paying. The manager said that he chased Feder on Seventh Avenue and caught up with him at West 23rd Street. He asked Feder where the jeans were and Feder allegedly told the manager that he dropped them while he was running. He then let Feder go and returned to the store to call the police, who put out a description of the suspect. He was recognized and collared on West 22nd Street.

BEER ‘THIEF’ BUSTED AT CVS
Police arrested 44-year-old Nelson Vargas for petit larceny and possession of stolen property inside the CVS Pharmacy at 636 Sixth Avenue last Wednesday at 4:46 p.m. Vargas allegedly removed three cases of beer from the shelf and attempted to leave the store without paying for it. Police said that the beer was valued at $58.77.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘SELLING’ LOOSIES
Fifty-year-old Shaeem Brown was arrested for violating tax law, unlawful peddling and an unclassified violation last Thursday at 10:06 a.m. in front of 109 East 16th Street. Police said that Brown was selling untaxed cigarettes for cash and was also allegedly drinking a 50ml bottle of VSOP brandy liquor.

TEEN BUSTED FOR SMOKING JOINT
Police arrested a teenager for possession of marijuana at the corner of Second Avenue and East 17th Street last Friday at 1:15 p.m. The teen, who attends Union Square Academy for Health Sciences, was seen smoking a joint in a public playground and was also in possession of an additional joint. The name of the teen is being withheld due to his age.

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