Police Watch: ‘Reckless’ driver arrested, Men wanted for Midtown bank robberies

AFTER COPS ATTEMPT TO MAKE PROSTITUTION ARREST, DRIVER TRIES TO FLEE POLICE
Police arrested a man after he tried to flee the scene of an attempted arrest for prostitution.
Police said that Yu Yuesheng, 53, was driving with a woman who left the vehicle and engaged in conversation with an undercover officer. According to the DA’s office, she offered and agreed to perform oral sex in exchange for $250. When police attempted to arrest the woman for prostitution, Yuesheng allegedly fled while ignoring police vehicles that were following him.
He was nabbed last Thursday at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 20th Street at 3:37 a.m.
Police said that Yuesheng drove recklessly by failing to obey numerous steady red lights, endangering the safety of himself and others. At the time of his arrest, he allegedly flailed his arms to avoid being handcuffed. The DA’s office said that Yuesheng had about $700 in cash in his vehicle and the woman who was arrested reportedly referred to Yuesheng as her “friend.” Yuesheng was also charged with promoting prostitution, reckless driving and resisting arrest. No further information was available about the woman Yuesheng was with who was reportedly arrested for prostitution.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR SEXTORTION
Police arrested a teenager for promoting sexual performance by a child inside Simon Baruch Middle School at 330 East 21st Street last Thursday at 1:20 p.m. Police said that the teen sent multiple female teenagers photos of his penis through Snapchat and coerced multiple girls into sending photos back in fear that he would expose them. He would additionally FaceTime with girls while he was masturbating. He also intimidated a girl into stroking his penis on a park bench during a lunch break from school.
The teen was also charged with sexual abuse, coercion and performance of an obscenity. His name is being withheld due to his age.

Bank robbery suspect

Bank robbery suspect

CHASE BANK ROBBER WANTED
Police are looking for a man who robbed a Chase Bank in Kips Bay earlier this month. Police said that the suspect strolled into the bank at 2 Park Avenue between East 32nd and 33rd Street and demanded cash from the teller. The teller complied and the suspect fled. The unknown man is white, in his late 40s to mid-50s and is 5’7” with a slim build. He had grey stubble and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood worn tightly around his face, dark-rimmed eyeglasses, dark pants and a backpack.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls are strictly confidential.

Santander Bank robbery suspect

Santander Bank robbery suspect

BANK ROBBER HITS TWO SANTANDER BANKS IN MIDTOWN
Police are looking for a man in connection with two Manhattan bank robberies. The first incident took place at the Santander Bank at Lexington Avenue between East 34th and 35th Streets, when the suspect approached a teller and demanded money on Tuesday, March 8 at 3 p.m. Police said that the teller complied and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money.
The second incident occurred inside another Santander location, this one at 711 Third Avenue between East 44th and 45th Streets. Police said that on Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m., the man approached a teller and demanded money. This teller also complied and the man fled with an undetermined amount of cash.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are strictly confidential.

TEEN BUSTED FOR PHONE THEFT
Police arrested a teenager for snatching a phone out of a straphanger’s hand as he sat waiting for the 1 train at the 23rd Street station last Monday.
The victim said after the suspect grabbed his phone, he ran out of the subway station. The victim then chased the teen down West 22nd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues and got his phone back, at which point he hit the teen. Neither the suspect or the victim had any visible injuries and both refused medical assistance. Police said that when the suspect was placed under arrest, he resisted by locking his arms and legs. The teen was charged with grand larceny, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property and his name is being withheld due to his age.

‘PICKPOCKET’ TO COP: I’ll BITE YOU
Police arrested 52-year-old Kim Dollar inside the Burlington Coat Factory at 707 Sixth Avenue for petit larceny last Monday at 3:39 p.m. Police said that Dollar was seen on video surveillance by a store employee removing the victim’s wallet from her bag without permission. When police attempted to place her under arrest, she allegedly threatened the officers and said she would bite them if they touched her. Police said that she also refused to place her hands behind her back and failed to comply with the officer’s orders. When she was searched, she was found in possession of an alleged crack pipe with drug residue. Dollar was also charged with resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen property.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULTING’ BOUNCER AT SMITHFIELD HALL
Police arrested 45-year-old Darren Princeton for assault in front of Smithfield Hall at 138 West 25th Street last Friday at 9:58 p.m. The doorman at the bar said that Princeton attempted to enter the bar multiple times but he was denied entry because of his intoxication. Princeton then allegedly attempted to pass through the doorman, who blocked his entrance. Police said that Princeton shoved the doorman and tried to swing at him. He then allegedly made a gun gesture with his hand and told the doorman and the bar owner that he would shoot and kill them. Police said he tried pushing through the doorman one more time but a Department of Homeless Services officer from the BRC shelter across the street handcuffed him. Police said Princeton was found in possession of K2, which was in his right back pocket. He was also charged with menacing, criminal trespass and a public health law misdemeanor.

‘FUGITIVE’ FROM ALABAMA TURNS HIMSELF IN
Police arrested 38-year-old Stephen Clark for being a fugitive from other states inside the 13th precinct last Thursday at 3:25 p.m. Police said that Clark walked into the precinct to turn himself in for an active warrant from the Mobile County sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office confirmed that both warrants were for extradition and the warrants were for burglary and probation revocation.

VENDOR BUSTED FOR ‘COUNTERFEIT’ SHIRTS, SHORTS
Police arrested 61-year-old Sau Kwong Ip for forgery in front of 115 West 27th Street last Thursday at 1 p.m. Police said that Ip was seen offering for sale eight shirts that bore the trademark counterfeit logo for Federacion Mexicana de Futbol Assoc. and 18 shorts that bore a trademark counterfeit logo for Adidas. Police said that authorized representatives for both companies confirmed that the items were counterfeit.

MAN BUSTED IN FLATIRON FOR ‘SWIPING’ PRADA SNEAKERS FROM SALVATION ARMY
Police arrested 51-year-old Johnny Houser for burglars tools and possession of stolen property at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 17th Street last Tuesday at 3:05 p.m. Police said that Houser was seen inside a payphone cutting the security tag off Prada sneakers and he allegedly admitted that he took them from the Salvation Army on West 46th Street without paying.

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