Police Watch: ‘Perv’ arrested in Union Square, ‘Fake gun’ in NYCHA building

‘PERV’ BUSTED AT UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 33-year-old Alex Bernardez for sexual abuse and impersonation last Monday at 7:50 p.m. inside the Union Square subway station. Police said that Bernardez was rubbing and grinding his erect penis on a woman’s buttocks while on a moving downtown 4 train. Police said that Bernardez and the victim didn’t know each other. When police arrested him, Bernardez allegedly gave a false name at first.

THREE ARRESTED FOR ‘FAKE’ GUN IN NYCHA BUILDING
Police arrested three people in the stairwell of the 25th floor inside 344 East 28th Street while they were filming a video with an alleged imitation pistol last Thursday at 11:25 p.m. Police said that Aaron Beam, 38, fired the imitation pistol inside the stairwell of the NYCHA building and Rahman Soto, 30, and Jarod Nabors, 34, were allegedly filming him without a permit. Beam was charged with weapons possession, reckless endangerment and disorderly conducted. Soto and Nabors were charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. The toy gun was recovered from the scene.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘PUSHING’ COP
Police arrested 22-year-old Matthew Jacoby at East 19th Street and First Avenue last Sunday at 1:14 a.m. Police said that while attempting to disperse a large crowd, an officer asked Jacoby to step out of the roadway for his safety. He then allegedly used his body weight to push into the officer, causing him to go off balance. While attempting to handcuff the suspect, Jacoby allegedly tucked his arms into his chest and refused to be handcuffed. Police said that Jacoby suffered a small cut to his left eyebrow when he was taken into custody and when EMS responded, the suspect refused medical assistance. No further information was available about why the crowd was at the intersection.

OFFICER INJURED WHILE CHASING TJ MAXX THIEF
Police arrested 53-year-old Thomas Abraham for assault last Monday at 8 a.m. at the 13th Precinct for a previous shoplifting incident inside the TJ Maxx at 620 Sixth Avenue. Police said that Abraham had put items from the store in a booster bag. After security called 911 and police arrived, Abraham allegedly managed to elude arrest. Police said that he fled the location and officers chased him. He allegedly ran down the escalator and an officer fell while attempting to arrest him, breaking his left upper femur. Abraham was also charged with petit larceny, resisting arrest and a public administration misdemeanor. The New York State Unified Court System said that Abraham pled guilty to the petit larceny charge last Saturday and was sentenced to intermittent imprisonment for 10 days.

THIRD PERSON BUSTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ ON OFF-DUTY OFFICER
Another person was arrested in the alleged assault of an off-duty police officer that took place in front of the Gansevoort Park Avenue hotel at 420 Park Avenue South. On Sunday, February 21, Naser Aldunloh, 23, allegedly engaged the off-duty Patterson police officer in a fight along with the two other suspects, 21-year-old Reginald Legaspi and 27-year-old Pena Kumsiri. Aldunloh allegedly punched and kicked someone who was attempting to break up the fight. Aldunloh was arrested on Monday at 1:20 p.m. and charged with robbery, assault and attempted gang assault.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR BARNEYS ‘THEFT’
Twenty-year-old Janay Daniels was arrested for grand larceny and forgery inside the new Barneys location at 101 Seventh Avenue last Wednesday at 3:22 p.m. An employee told police that Daniels entered the store and used a credit card to purchase an item worth approximately $1,500. Police said that upon investigation, it was discovered that the credit card was a forged instrument and when Daniels was searched, she was allegedly in possession of three forged instruments in total.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘COUNTERFEIT’ CASH
Police arrested 22-year-old Anthony Carpio for forgery and theft of services last Wednesday at 11:37 p.m. in front of 5 West 20th Street. Police said that Carpio, who was working with another person who wasn’t arrested, passed a counterfeit hundred dollar bill to a bartender to pay for a beer. When he was questioned about the bill by the bar manager, he allegedly fled, leaving behind the counterfeit cash. The bar staff positively identified him after he was caught.

THEFT FROM BACKPACK AT BARNES & NOBLE
Police arrested 43-year-old Marty Patterson for petit larceny inside the Union Square Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street last Thursday at 5 p.m. Police said that Patterson went behind the victim, reached into his backpack that was on the floor under his chair, and swiped $12 in cash as well as two gift cards. Patterson was also charged with jostling and possession of stolen property.

MAN BUSTED FOR KIPS BAY PACKAGE ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 43-year-old Sam Earl for petit larceny last Tuesday at 11:35 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Earl had previously removed the victim’s property from in front of her apartment in a building on East 29th Street.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘MISCHIEF’ IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 48-year-old James Sinkevitch for criminal mischief in front of Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center 10 Union Square East last Monday at 10:14 p.m. Police said that Sinkevitch entered a store and punched the front door, causing $2,500 worth of damage.

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