MAN WANTED FOR BANK ROBBERY NEAR HERALD SQUARE
Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed a bank near Herald Square, passing a note to the teller, stating “I have a gun.” The suspect breezed into the Chase bank located at 1260 Broadway near East 32nd Street on Thursday, April 28 at 3:37 p.m. He then passed a demand note and the bank teller proceed to give the suspect $760 before he fled in an unknown direction. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.
The suspect is described as a black man, 180 lbs. and approximately 5’7” tall. He was last seen wearing a red baseball cap, a black hooded jacket, black jeans and sunglasses. Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls are strictly confidential.
MAN KILLED AT EAST 3RD STREET SHELTER
Police arrested 55-year-old Edwin Hernandez for felony assault inside the Project Renewal Men’s Shelter at 8 East Third Street in connection with the death of another man at the shelter at the beginning of last month. Police said that they responded to a 911 call of a man assaulted at the shelter on Friday, April 1 around 2:10 p.m. Michael Antonicelli, a 69-year-old shelter resident, was discovered with head trauma and was transported to Beth Israel Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries the next day. Hernandez was arrested at the scene and was charged with felony assault.
MAN BUSTED FOR LAPTOP ‘THEFT’ AT BETH ISRAEL FIVE YEARS LATER
Police arrested 47-year-old Ronald Ferguson for grand larceny last Friday at 4 p.m. for a laptop theft that took place in 2011. The victim told police that she was at Beth Israel Hospital for a medical course at the time and left her bag in a classroom while she went to the restroom. When she returned to the room, she saw Ferguson allegedly coming out of the same classroom and passed her in the hallway. The victim said that she looked at him because he seemed suspicious and the classroom had been empty prior to her going into the bathroom. When she went back to the room and looked in her bag, she saw that her laptop was missing. She said that she ran after Ferguson but he got away, running out of the hospital. No further information about the original incident or how Ferguson was caught five years later was available.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘MENACING’ BUS DRIVER
Fifty-year-old Ernesto Ceballos was arrested for menacing on Sixth Avenue between West 23rd and 24th Streets last Monday at 2:13 p.m. The victim, who is a New York City bus driver, said that Ceballos became very irate because he was unhappy with the service. The driver asked Ceballos to sit down but the suspect allegedly charged at the driver, putting his fists in the air and saying, “I’ll punch you in your f–king face!” The driver told police that he feared physical injury due to Ceballos’s actions.
MEN BUSTED FOR SELLING ‘POT’ ON EAST 16TH
Police arrested three people in front of 109 East 16th Street last Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. for the sale of marijuana. Police said that Demetrius Burke, 34, Adrian Hurst, 32, and Rodney Jackson, 50, sold a quantity of marijuana to undercover officers in exchange for cash. Jackson was allegedly in possession of untaxed cigarettes and police said that he tampered with evidence by trying to dispose of the alleged marijuana, and was also charged with a tax law violation and bribery of public administration. Burke was allegedly in possession of stolen property and was also charged with petit larceny, a public administration misdemeanor and possession of stolen property.
‘URINATOR’ BUSTED FOR ‘BURGLARS TOOLS’ AT FIRST AND EAST 14TH
Police arrested 47-year-old Michael Cancel for burglars tools and a health code violation at the corner of East 14th and First Avenue last Thursday at 1:04 p.m. Police said that Cancel had been urinating on the sidewalk on East 17th Street between First and Second Avenue and when they stopped him at East 14th Street, they learned that he had an active warrant. Cancel was allegedly in possession of tools commonly used for taking bicycles and bike parts.
‘DRUNK’ DRIVER ARRESTED ON EAST 23RD
Police arrested 26-year-old Mark Rankine for impaired driving and an unclassified traffic infraction in front of 28 East 23rd Street last Saturday at 3:53 a.m. Rankine was allegedly driving east on East 23rd Street at a high rate of speed, in and out of lanes of traffic. Police said that Rankine had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath when he was stopped and had bloodshot, watery eyes.
GIRLS ARRESTED FOR ‘FIGHT’ AT SECOND AVENUE AND EAST 27TH
Police arrested five teenagers involved in a fight at the corner of Second Avenue and East 27th Street last Thursday at 9:05 p.m. Two girls and 19-year-old Karyss Davis allegedly got into a fight on the corner, and two other teens were arrested when they attempted to prevent the girls who were fighting from being arrested by pushing the officers away from the suspects. One of the teens involved in the original fight, who was charged with assault, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and harassment, punched and kicked one of the other girls, and threw her phone to the ground, causing damage that made the phone inoperable. The two teens who intervened in the arrest were charged with public administration misdemeanors and disorderly conduct. Davis and the third teen involved in the fight were charged with assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.
MAN BUSTED FOR SMOKING ‘POT’ FROM BONG
Police arrested 26-year-old Giorgio Tuccio for possession of marijuana in front of 55 West 26th Street last Wednesday at 5:16 p.m. Police said that Tuccio was smoking marijuana with a multicolored bong on a public sidewalk.
MEN ARRESTED FOR EXCHANGING ‘PILLS’
Police arrested two people involved in a drug deal at the corner of Third Avenue and East 15th Street last Wednesday at 5:18 p.m. Police said that 76-year-old Richard Haynes was seen exchanging prescription pills with 60-year-old Michael McTate. McTate was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance and Haynes was charged with sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.
MAN BUSTED FOR BUYING ‘STOLEN’ BIKE
Thirty-year-old Rufino Villa was arrested for possession of stolen property in front of 359 Third Avenue last Tuesday at 8:26 a.m. Police said that Villa knowingly purchased a stolen bike from someone else who wasn’t arrested.