Police Watch: Bike ‘thieves’ busted, Assault after car accident

BIKE ‘THIEVES’ BUSTED ON THIRD AVENUE
Police arrested 35-year-old Manuel Cruz and 39-year-old Carlos Rosario for petit larceny and possession of stolen property at the corner of Union Square East and East 15th Street last Friday at 6:16 p.m. Police said that Cruz and Rosario were seen attempting to sell a bicycle to a worker while in front of 206 Third Avenue. When they were unsuccessful, they allegedly started to case bicycles nearby. Police said that Cruz was then seen removing a bicycle from a scaffolding while Rosario acted as a lookout. Police said that they fled on stolen bikes and were ultimately stopped at East 15th Street and Union Square East. Cruz was also charged with possession of burglar’s tools.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AFTER CAR ACCIDENT
Police arrested 32-year-old Leyland Papa for assault and possession of marijuana at the corner of West 28th Street and Broadway last Monday at 2:21 a.m. Police said that Papa hit another car while driving at the intersection and when the other driver got out of his car to confront Papa about it, he allegedly punched the driver in the face multiple times. Police said that the victim suffered multiple physical injuries, including a cut under his right eye, a contusion on his forehead, bleeding from his mouth and cuts on his hand. Papa was also in possession of a plastic bag with alleged marijuana that was in his front left pocket.

MAN BUSTED FOR THEFT OF SOCIAL WORKER’S WALLET
Police arrested 22-year-old Charlie Emener for grand larceny inside 109 East 16th Street last Monday at 5:49 p.m. The victim said that she is a social worker who was working with Emener and they were together in her office when she stepped out to speak with her supervisor. When she returned, she said that she saw Emener go into her purse and take her wallet, which contained her ID and debit card.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘K2’ IN UNION SQUARE PARK
Police arrested 23-year-old Keith Owens for an unclassified violation of New York State laws at the corner of Union Square East and East 14th Street last Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. Police said that Owens was smoking a lit K2 cigarette in public view while inside Union Square Park, and was allegedly in possession of additional synthetic marijuana.

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