SUBWAY ‘PERV’ TAKES PLEA DEAL
The New York Post reported that 46-year-old Daniel Galantter pleaded guilty on Monday to attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a woman on August 8, 2015 while she was waiting for the train at the 23rd Street N/R station. Galantter will need to complete an intensive one-year long sex addiction program and register as a sex offender as part of the no-jail plea deal. Galantter had wrapped one arm around the victim’s shoulder while slipping his other hand under her skirt and penetrating her. Police said that at the time of his arrest, he told them he was sexually repressed because women wouldn’t date him and he doesn’t like going to prostitutes.
CLOSET HIDING BURGLAR WANTED
Police have released details about a burglary in which an office prowler conned a building security guard.
As Town & Village reported last week, 13th Precinct Deputy Inspector Brendan Timoney spoke about the burglar at the latest meeting of the 13th Precinct Community Council. At the time, Timoney seemed shocked at the reaction of the guard, who, upon discovering a man inside a building closet and claimed he was looking for somewhere to charge his phone, showed the man a spot where he could do so instead of calling the police. The unknown man then went to another floor, hid again and ended up stealing numerous laptops.
Police have since said that the man entered the offices of Gravity Advertising at 114 West 26th Street on Friday, April 22 around 6:09 p.m. and removed an undetermined number of laptops from the office. Police said that the man is black, approximately 25 years old, 5’10” tall and 185 lbs. with brown eyes, a bald head and dark complexion, and was last seen wearing a white baseball hat, multi-colored sneakers and a black shirt. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls are kept strictly confidential.
MAN WANTED FOR BURGLARY AT BARN JOO
Police are on the lookout for a burglar who swiped alcohol and a laptop from Barn Joo, a Korean bar/restaurant located at 893 Broadway between 19th and 20th Streets.
On Sunday, April 17 at 4:30 a.m., the suspect is believed to have gotten onto the premises, where he took the computer and four bottles of liquor.
The individual is a black man, 35 to 40 years old, 6’, 200 to 220 lbs., with a beard. He was last seen wearing a two tone jacket, a du-rag and light blue jeans. Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 the Crime stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers. All calls are strictly confidential.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘TERRORIST’ THREATS AGAINST VA WORKERS
Police arrested 32-year-old Dmitriy Ulanov for a terrorist threat last Saturday at 11 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Ulanov made threats by telephone and social media posts to injure Veterans Administration workers at the VA Hospital, and also allegedly made threats against his psychiatrist.
‘SHOPLIFTER’ BUSTED AFTER TRYING TO FLEE ON M23
Police arrested 59-year-old Keith Brown for allegedly shoplifting from CVS at the corner of Third Avenue and East 23rd Street last Monday. An employee told police that Brown took merchandise before leaving the store and attempting to make his getaway on an M23 bus going west on East 23rd Street. However, police stopped the bus and Brown was arrested.
SLEEPING ‘TRESPASSER’ BUSTED ON NYCHA ROOF
Police arrested 31-year-old Douglas Coward for possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespass last Tuesday at 10:32 a.m. inside 224 East 28th Street. Police said that Coward was found sleeping on the roof of the NYCHA building, with signs posted saying that entering the roof landing is not allowed. Coward was also allegedly in possession of a crack pipe.
GYM LOCKER ‘THIEF’ BUSTED
Police arrested 29-year-old Jorge Adorno for grand larceny inside the 13th precinct last Tuesday at 11:20 a.m. Adorno allegedly removed property from lockers inside the Planet Fitness at 158 West 27th Street on April 12 and April 14. Police said that he also entered the male locker room at a Blink gym location on a different occasion and also removed property from lockers there. Adorno allegedly removed credit cards from the lockers during each theft.
MULTIPLE ARRESTS FOR ‘SHOPLIFTING’ AT PARK AVE. SOUTH CVS
Three people were arrested for shoplifting in the CVS at 215 Park Avenue South in two different incidents last week.
Police arrested 36-year-old Jessica Knipper and 33-year-old Mariusz Gwozds at the corner of Gramercy Park East and East 21st Street last Wednesday at 11:44 a.m. for possession of stolen property. Police said that Knipper and Gwozds were seen working together at the corner of East 18th Street and Park Avenue South. Knipper allegedly entered the CVS at 215 Park Avenue South while Gwozds acted as a lookout.
Police said that the suspects then entered a phone booth opposite the store and acted in a suspicious manner. They then went north and allegedly continued to case multiple locations. Police said that Gwozds then retrieved a large empty brown shopping bag from a nearby garbage can and headed towards Gramercy Park, where they were shuffling allegedly stolen items into the bag. Police said they were both in possession of stolen property.
Clifford Bleus, 42, was arrested for petit larceny and possession of stolen property later that same day at 6:48 p.m. inside the Park Avenue South CVS. Police said that store security saw Bleus remove merchandise from the shelves and allegedly left without paying. Police said that Bleus had the merchandise in his coat when he was searched.
SENIOR NABBED FOR ‘DAMAGING’ TAXI CREDIT CARD MACHINE
Police arrested 82-year-old Douglas Stiff for criminal mischief last Friday at 2:22 a.m. in front of 359 Third Avenue. Police said that Stiff struck the credit card machine in the back of a taxi, causing the screen to crack and turn black.
‘ROBBER’ BUSTED AT 13TH PRECINCT
Police arrested 33-year-old Branko Finek for robbery last Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Finek and another person who wasn’t arrested allegedly pushed the victim to the ground and forcibly took cash from his hand. The victim said that Finek also pointed a chisel at him and said, “What are you gonna do, I’m gonna get my money.” Finek was also charged with grand larceny, aggravated harassment and menacing. No further information was available about the location of the robbery or what caused the original dispute.
ARRESTED FOR WALKING ON L TRAIN ROADBED
Police arrested 46-year-old Joseph Benedict for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct inside the Third Avenue L station last Friday at 3:26 a.m. Benedict was allegedly on the northbound roadbed, creating a hazardous condition for himself.