Police Watch: Serial ice cream ‘thief’ busted, ‘Bank robber’ nabbed on East 28th

Police arrested 28-year-old Philip Jaudoa last Tuesday evening for allegedly stealing over $3,000 worth of ice cream and energy drinks from multiple stores.
Police said that the pattern began on December 18 when Jaudoa strolled into the Duane Reade at 777 Sixth Avenue and allegedly distracted store employees while the two other people he was with took ice cream without paying for it. Police said that the total amount of treats stolen was $1,470.
On January 14, Jaudoa went to a CVS at 215 Park Avenue South and allegedly swiped $106.03 worth of Haagen Dazs ice cream. Police said that he went into another CVS location at 750 Sixth Avenue on December 20, 2015 and took energy drinks without paying.
Police also said that Jaudoa stole $248 worth of ice cream from that same CVS location on January 14.
Jaudoa was additionally charged in an incident in the 6th Precinct where police said that he and two other people who weren’t arrested stole $1,683 worth of ice cream from the CVS at 20 University Place.
He allegedly also stole merchandise from a CVS at 300 Park Avenue South on November 16, 2015 but police did not specify what was taken that time.
Police didn’t have information on whether the sugary substances were intended for a lifetime of personal use or some other purpose like starting a mid-winter pop-up stand, but it seems that Jaudoa liked the good stuff. In one case, 54 pints of Haagen Dazs were allegedly pilfered along with 90 pints of Ben & Jerry’s. Jaudoa was slapped with four counts of petit larceny and two counts of grand larceny in connection with the aforementioned incidents.

Police arrested 21-year-old Ishmill Jordan for robbery last Thursday at 1:05 p.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Jordan was arrested for robbing Jonty Jacobs, a meat shop on Christopher Street, on January 14 during which he allegedly took cash and a computer. Jordan was also charged with a bank robbery he allegedly committed that same day. Police said he demanded cash from a teller at an M&T Bank at 95 Madison Avenue on East 30th Street.

Fifty-year-old Charles Queen was arrested for robbery at the corner of Mount Carmel Place and East 28th Street last Thursday at 11:11 a.m. Police said that Queen went inside the Chase Bank at 501 Second Avenue and demanded cash from a teller, who complied and gave him $830. Queen allegedly fled east on East 28th Street and was stopped at the southwest corner at Mount Carmel Place.

Police arrested 38-year-old Johnnie Compton for an unclassified traffic infraction at Third Avenue and East 23rd Street last Monday at 1:11 a.m. Compton was driving east on East 23rd Street at Park Avenue South and police said that he was seen pouring from a beer bottle into a stemmed glass through the driver’s window. Police conducted a car stop at East 23rd Street and Third Avenue, where Compton allegedly confirmed that he was pouring beer for the passenger of the vehicle. Police said that he told them he was trying to impress the girl and that he brewed the beer. He allegedly said that he had four beers earlier in the night and they were heading to another bar. Police said that he blew .083 on a breathalyzer at the scene.

Police arrested a teen for possession of stolen property in front of the Washington Irving High School building at 40 Irving Place last Thursday. The teen and another person who wasn’t arrested allegedly had a cell phone that wasn’t theirs. Police said that the victim had repeatedly asked for his phone back and the teen refused. The suspect’s name is being withheld due to his age.

Police arrested 36-year-old Mamadou Barry at the corner of West 29th Street and Broadway last Tuesday at 10:58 a.m. Police said that Barry was selling a quantity of marijuana in plain view to someone who wasn’t arrested. The suspect was allegedly in possession of 44 clear ziplock bags of marijuana, which was in all his jacket pockets and arm sleeves. Police said that Barry resisted arrest by fleeing on foot and then flailing his arms to prevent being handcuffed. He was charged with resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and sale of marijuana.

Police arrested 53-year-old Lance Arrington for weapons possession and criminal trespass last Tuesday at 12:34 p.m. at Second Avenue and East 23rd Street. Police said that Arrington was seen exiting 209 East 25th Street, a residential building with numerous open burglary complaints. Arrington then allegedly cased multiple parked cars along East 25th Street. When he was stopped, he allegedly told police that he had a razor blade he carries for protection. Police said that when he was searched, a razor blade was recovered from his left jacket pocket. He was not charged in connection with any of the burglaries at the building.

Police arrested 51-year-old Spiri Lopez and 56-year-old Cupertino Rojas for an unclassified violation inside the Vincent Albano Park at 523 Second Avenue last Tuesday at 8:43 a.m. Police said that Lopez and Rojas were inside the park holding Steel Reserve beer cans, disobeying a sign that says the playground rules prohibit using illegal drugs, alcohol and smoking.

Eighteen-year-old Carlos Garcia and 48-year-old Vincent Querrazi were arrested inside Straus Houses at 344 East 28th Street last Thursday at 11:05 a.m. Querrazi was seen on the 21st floor of the building, allegedly with the purpose of purchasing a controlled substance from Garcia. Police said that Querrazi was not visiting a resident of the building and had no legitimate business there. Police said that Garcia was selling a quantity of a controlled substance to Querrazi but when he saw the officers approaching, he allegedly fled into the stairwell and police said that he threw the substance down the stairs. Querrazi was charged with criminal trespass and loitering and Garcia was charged with sale of a controlled substance.

Police arrested a 33-year-old woman for aggravated harassment inside the 13th Precinct last Monday at 4 p.m. Police said that the woman contacted the 13-year-old victim by phone and through Instagram and allegedly threatened her. Police said that the suspect is the parent of another student and the victim is a 13-year-old classmate. The teen victim said that she was afraid that the woman would hurt her and the victim’s parents were concerned for their daughter’s safety.

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