Police Watch: Man arrested for Campos Plaza ‘murder,’ Stabbing outside W Hotel

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OVER CAMPOS PLAZA SHOOTING
Police arrested 23-year-old Campos Plaza resident Theodore Holloway for murder on Wednesday. Police said that Holloway shot Elliot Caldwell, 23, last Thursday around 10:44 p.m. in front of 635 East 12th Street near Avenue C. When police arrived, they found Caldwell, unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound in his back. A EMS team took him to Bellevue, but he couldn’t be saved. Local blog EV Grieve reported that Caldwell grew up in Campos Plaza and would frequently come back to visit.

STABBING OUTSIDE UNION SQUARE W HOTEL
Thirty-year-old Francisco De La Rosa was arrested for assault and weapons possession in front of 201 Park Avenue South last Wednesday at 6:05 a.m. De La Rosa allegedly stabbed the victim in the hand and stomach with a gravity knife because of an argument they were having. Police said that the victim had a cut on his right middle finger and the right side of his stomach. When police searched him, they found that De La Rosa was in possession of a gravity knife. The victim was transported to Bellevue and police said that surveillance video is available from the hotel.

HOUSE CLEANER BUSTED FOR ‘THEFT’ FROM GRAMERCY PARK APARTMENT
Police arrested 56-year-old Diane Connif for grand larceny last Monday at 5:35 p.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Connif, who was hired by the victims to clean and take care of their apartment, swiped jewelry and other items from their home at 32 Gramercy Park South. According to the District Attorney’s office, Connif entered the apartment on March 20 to clean and the victims said that when they got home later that day, they noticed that a Social Security check and other mail was missing. The victims said that jewelry was also missing from the bedroom. Police said that Conniff admitted that on a date between February 29 and March 20, she took a checkbook, a Social Security check and valuable jewelry, but claimed she took the items to keep safe for them. The DA’s office said that the jewelry was valued over $50,000. Police said that both victims are senior citizens over the age of 85.

MAN BUSTED NEAR MADISON SQUARE PARK FOR PHONE ‘SNATCHING’
Police arrested 33-year-old David Scully for allegedly swiping a woman’s phone last Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 26th Street. The victim told police that she was waiting for a taxi on a public sidewalk when Scully allegedly grabbed her cell phone from her hand and fled south on Park Avenue South. A witness said that he said Scully running west on East 26th Street as the victim was chasing him and yelling, “He just took my phone!” Police then chased Scully and he was arrested at the corner. Cops said they found the phone in Scully’s pants pocket and he was arrested for grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL ‘PARTY’ ON WEST 26TH
Police arrested 45-year-old Steven Maass for criminal nuisance last Saturday at 8:35 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Maass was present at a party in a space that he had rented out at 122 West 26th Street. He allegedly allowed an atmosphere which condoned the use of marijuana and the consumption of alcohol. Several individuals allegedly got involved in a fight, which resulted in two individuals being slashed. No arrests have been made in connection with the slashings.

SHELTER RESIDENT NABBED WITH ‘STOLEN’ PHONE
Police arrested 53-year-old Bryant Washington for possession of stolen property inside the Bellevue Men’s Shelter at 400 East 30th Street last Sunday at 1:21 a.m. Police said that Washington was found in possession of the victim’s cell phone. The victim told police that she had attempted to contact her phone several times but Washington allegedly did not answer. Police said that Washington did not turn the phone into DHS police after he found it and entered the shelter.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUG SALE’ AT FIRST AVE. AND EAST 30TH
Police arrested 25-year-old Moises Franco for sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance last Monday at 8:05 p.m. at the corner of First Avenue and East 30th Street. Police said that Franco exchanged an amount of a controlled substance for cash with an undercover detective. Franco allegedly denied any gang affiliation and refused a phone call at the precinct.

MAN NABBED FOR LAPTOP ‘THEFT’ IN FLATIRON
Police arrested 47-year-old Earl Brown for burglary last Tuesday at 11 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Brown entered the seventh floor of 115 Fifth Avenue, a Flatiron building that’s home to Victoria’s Secret and Madewell store, on December 6, 2015 without permission and allegedly took three laptops.
He also dropped a pack of cigarettes and police said that a DNA profile of the pack matched Brown.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘SNATCHING’ DROPPED PHONE
Police arrested 22-year-old Eduardo Toledo for petit larceny in front of 344 Third Avenue, between East 25th and 26th Streets last Saturday at 5:34 a.m. Police said that Toledo took a cell phone that the victim had dropped on the ground.

MAN FOUND WITH 19 BAGS OF ‘POT’ AT MCDONALD’S
Police arrested 29-year-old Ibrahima Conde for criminal trespass and possession of marijuana inside the McDonald’s at 809 Sixth Avenue last Thursday at 11:07 a.m. Police said that Conde entered the location without permission and when he was searched, he was allegedly in possession of 19 bags of marijuana.

FIGHT AT EAST 22ND AND BROADWAY
Police arrested 44-year-old Albert Cuebas Jr. and 26-year-old Issam El Abbar for assault at the corner of East 22nd Street and Broadway last Wednesday at 1:48 p.m. Police said that El Abbar and Cuebas got into an argument, with Cuebas allegedly punching El Abbar in the face. Police said that El Abbar headbutted Cuebas, causing physical injury.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DINE-AND-DITCH’ AT IHOP
Police arrested 27-year-old Michael Ciemko for theft of services inside the IHOP at 237 East 14th Street last Friday at 4:07 a.m. Police said that Ciemko ordered food at the restaurant and after eating, he allegedly tried to leave without paying the bill. Police said that he attempted to leave through the back door emergency exit.

RECEIPT FORAGER BUSTED FOR ‘FRAUDULENT’ RETURNS AT HOME DEPOT
Police arrested 29-year-old Steven Faisst for petit larceny last Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. inside the Home Depot at 40 West 23rd Street. Police said that Faisst was seen rummaging through garbage cans and retrieving thrown-out store receipts. He then went into the store and allegedly took merchandise off the shelf, trying to return the item for cash. He was also charged with fraudulent accosting and possession of stolen property.

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