Police Watch: ‘Drunk’ drivers arrested, ‘Groper’ busted in Union Square

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER HANGING OUTSIDE OF CAR
Police arrested 28-year-old Saman Ebrahimzadeh in front of 114 West 16th Street for intoxicated driving last Sunday at 4:40 a.m. Police said that Ebrahimzadeh was driving east on West 16th Street when he and his passenger allegedly began to hang outside of the car while it was moving. When they were stopped, Ebrahimzadeh allegedly had slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes.

SUBWAY ‘GRINDER’ BUSTED AT UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 53-year-old Glenn Gordon for sexual abuse inside the Union Square subway station last Thursday at 7:48 p.m. Gordon allegedly rubbed his groin area on the victim’s buttocks multiple times while they were on a downtown 4 train. Police said that he and the victim did not know each other.

TEEN PHONE ‘THIEF’ CAUGHT BY GOOD SAMARITAN
An alleged attempt by an 18-year-old to run off with a woman’s phone was foiled by a Good Samaritan last Friday.
The victim told police that she was standing in front of 200 Park Avenue South at 8:43 p.m. when Nickoles Rodriguez, 18, allegedly snatched her phone out of her hand and fled. However, police said that Rodriguez was stopped at the northeast corner of East 18th Street and Broadway by a civilian. The teen was later charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

MAN ACCUSED OF SPITTING AT AND BITING EMT
Police arrested Thomas Thompson for assault last Friday at 9:45 a.m. at First Avenue and East 30th Street. An EMT told police that he was treating a patient on East 30th Street when Thompson allegedly approached him and became belligerent. Police said that Thompson then tried to get into the ambulance and leave with the patient who was inside. The EMT said that he ended up not getting in the ambulance but that he did approach the vehicle while it was attempting to drive away and allegedly continued to shout before spitting in the EMT’s face, police said. The EMT opened the door of the ambulance, at which point Thompson allegedly tried to spit at him again. He put up his hand to block Thompson from spitting at him but the suspect then allegedly bit the EMT’s hand.

SERIAL CVS ‘SHOPLIFTER’ BUSTED
Police arrested 36-year-old Ramel Smith for grand larceny and petit larceny last Monday at 10 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Smith was responsible for stealing from a number of CVS locations on various dates. He allegedly entered the CVS at 196 Third Avenue on February 25 and stole property. Police said he also took items from the 300 Park Avenue South location on February 11, and he allegedly removed over the counter allergy medication from the location at 215 Park Avenue South on March 9.

MAN NABBED FOR ‘WEED’ AT E. 16TH
Police arrested 29-year-old Angel Rodriguez for possession of marijuana at the corner of East 16th Street and Rutherford Place last Wednesday at 6:08 p.m. Rodriguez was on the sidewalk smoking alleged marijuana and he started walking away when he saw police officers nearby. He was stopped and was asked what he was smoking. He allegedly told the officers, “It’s weed,” and showed them the joint. After he was placed under arrest, he continued to be forthcoming, telling police, “I have more in my pocket.” Police said that he did in fact have seven small plastic bags with alleged marijuana.

FIGHT ON EAST 25TH
Forty-year-old Yousef Amar and 28-year-old Travis Dasilva were arrested for assault in front of 245 East 25th Street last Thursday at 7:45 p.m. Police said that Amar and Dasilva punched each other, causing injury, pain and swelling.

WOULD-BE BIKE ‘THIEF’ BUSTED ON E. 24TH
Police arrested 43-year-old Ayala Nelson for burglars tools, petit larceny and possession of stolen property in front of 237 East 24th Street last Friday at 2:11 p.m. Nelson was seen allegedly casing a bicycle in front of the location. Police said that Nelson then went to secure his own bicycle approximately two block away and returned on foot, then allegedly removed a pair of clippers from his bag. Police said that he then grabbed the bicycle, placed the clippers around the lock and was about to cut through it when he was arrested.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘STOLEN’ PROPERTY
Police arrested 39-year-old Cesar Cabreja for petit larceny and possession of stolen property last Thursday at 12:06 p.m. inside the 13th precinct. Police said that he was seen at East 26th Street and Second Avenue casing the corner and was then seen standing along the side of a building while allegedly placing items inside his backpack. He then went south and entered 300 East 23rd Street and allegedly removed property without permission. When he was stopped, police said that he was in possession of numerous stolen items from different locations. Police didn’t specify what exactly was taken.

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER BUSTED AFTER FENDER-BENDER ON EAST 14TH
Police arrested 29-year-old Muhammad Rafique for intoxicated driving at the FDR and East 14th Street last Sunday at 4:19 a.m. Police said that Rafique was driving a vehicle that rear-ended a police vehicle that had turret lights activated on the FDR while investigating an unrelated vehicle collision. Rafique allegedly told police that there were no people in the vehicle at the time of the collision. Police said that Rafique had bloodshot, watery eyes at the scene.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘ENDANGERING’ CHILD
Police arrested 36-year-old Oshader Hartwell for endangering the welfare of a child inside 109 East 16th Street last Tuesday at 3:16 p.m. Witnesses told police that Hartwell allegedly grabbed the victim by the left part of his neck, causing scratched and redness, and she also pulled the victim across the floor. A witness said that he told her to stop but she allegedly said, “Mind your own business.”

MAN NABBED FOR ‘DRUGS’ AT E. 19TH AND FIFTH
Police arrested 27-year-old Manuel Paredes for intent to sell a controlled substance at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 19th Street last Friday at 7:47 p.m. Police said that Paredes sold a quantity of a controlled substance to an undercover officer in exchange for cash. When he was stopped by police, Paredes allegedly tried to destroy the evidence by getting rid of the money. Police said that he resisted arrest by flailing his arms and attempting to flee. He was allegedly in possession of an additional quantity of a controlled substance. He was also charged with sale of a controlled substance, bribery of public administration, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘BENT’ METROCARD
Police arrested 25-year-old Quindell Evans for forgery inside the F/M subway station at West 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue last Thursday at 4:59 p.m. Police said that Evans was altering a one-trip MetroCard and swiping another person into the station. Evans also alleged took an additional MetroCard and bent it along the magnetic strip in an attempt to gain access with it.

MEN ARRESTED FOR ‘COUNTERFEIT’ MERCHANDISE IN W. 27TH ST. STORE
Police arrested 37-year-old Issiaga Barry, 31-year-old Mamadou Balde and 52-year-old Yaye Amadou for forgery inside a store at 154 West 27th Street last Tuesday at 4 p.m. Pursuant to a search warrant, the three men were arrested for allegedly selling and displaying trademark counterfeit handbags, watches and belts inside the store. The merchandise was determined to be counterfeit by trained officers and verified by a representative of the Allegiance Protection Group.

MAN BUSTED IN PLAYGROUND HAD ‘K2’
Forty-year-old Marcos Ruiz was arrested for an unclassified New York State law misdemeanor and a unclassified violation of Parks rules and regulations in front of 490 Second Avenue last Wednesday at 10:56 a.m. Police said that Ruiz was inside Bellevue Park South playground and was allegedly smoking a cigarette, disobeying park rules and regulations. Police said that a sign in the park clearly states no smoking and “no adults except in the company of a child” in the area where he was sitting. When police searched him, he was in possession of alleged K2 synthetic marijuana.

MEAT AND SEAFOOD ‘THIEF’ BUSTED
Police arrested 48-year-old David Carter for allegedly stealing meat and seafood from his workplace, last Wednesday at 11:18 p.m.
Police said that Carter was seen concealing stolen meat and seafood inside a store while throwing out trash and returning to work. Carter returned to the business after work and took several bags with him when leaving. When he was stopped in front of 108 West 25th Street, police found that he was in possession of allegedly stolen meat and seafood and police said that he admitted to stealing the food. When it was brought to the attention of the manager, he confirmed that Carter hadn’t paid for the items. He was charged with petit larceny and theft

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