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.

WOMEN BUSTED IN ‘DRUG DEAL’ AT FIRST AVE. AND EAST 27TH
Police arrested two people involved in a drug deal at the corner of First Avenue and East 27th Street last Thursday at 10:47 a.m. Lakeisha James, 45, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and Carmen Santiago, 55, was charged with sale of a controlled substance. Police said that Santiago was seen selling a quantity of an alleged controlled substance to James.

MAN ARRESTED FOR BITING OFFICER AT BELLEVUE
Police arrested 27-year-old Louis Smith for assault of a peace officer inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue last Sunday at 8:40 p.m. Police said that Smith bit a police officer on the left wrist, causing a cut on the officer’s hand.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DINE-AND-DITCH’ AT WEST 14TH DINER
Police arrested 45-year-old Patrick Griese for theft of services inside the Good Stuff Diner at 109 West 14th Street last Friday at 4:51 a.m. Police said that Griese ate at the diner and when he received his bill totaling $15.80, he allegedly walked past the cashier without paying for the meal. A diner employee confronted him outside the restaurant and asked him to go back inside and pay. Griese went back inside the diner but allegedly continued to refuse to pay the bill. When police arrived on the scene, they gave him one more opportunity to pay, after which Griese allegedly said that he had no money and would rather be arrested than pay the bill.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘BREAKING INTO’ CAR ON EAST 27TH
Police arrested 33-year-old Kareem Chapman for petit larceny, criminal mischief and criminal mischief of a motor vehicle. Police said that Chapman was seen breaking the passenger’s side rear window of a car and entering without permission. Chapman allegedly removed items from the car and fled the scene, but he was arrested after police searched the area.

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