Police Watch: Assault on West 15th, Man found dead in W. 27th St. hotel

Assault suspect

Assault suspect

MAN WANTED FOR ASSAULT ON WEST 15TH
Police are looking for a man who assaulted a woman last Sunday at 10:05 p.m. in front of 125 West 15th Street. A 52-year-old woman was walking her dog nearby when an unidentified man became aggravated, yelled at her, threw an unknown object at her and punched her in the face, fracturing her nose. He then fled west on West 15th Street. The suspect is described as an adult white male who was last seen wearing a baseball cap, a jacket, pants and sneakers.

MAN FOUND DEAD IN SENTON HOTEL
Police responded to a call of an unconscious person inside the Senton Hotel, located at 39 West 27th Street on Sunday, May 29 around 12:35 p.m. When they arrived, officers found an unconscious 43-year-old male inside room 208. EMS responded and pronounced the victim dead on the scene. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending family notification.

SENIOR ARRESTED FOR SEX ABUSE ON 6 TRAIN
Police arrested 61-year-old Robert Gayle for sexual abuse and weapons possession inside the Park Avenue South/28th Street 6 train station last Friday at 10:14 a.m. Police said that Gayle was seen rubbing his penis against the victim’s buttocks repeatedly while on an uptown 6 train from Union Square to 28th Street. When he was searched, police said that he was also in possession of an alleged gravity knife that was clipped to the right side of his belt.

TURNSTILE-JUMPER ARRESTED FOR ‘HEROIN’
Police arrested 32-year-old Jennifer Martin for theft of services inside the First Avenue L station last Friday at 9:08 p.m. Police said that Martin was seen manipulating the turnstile to enter the station without paying. When she was searched, police found that she was in possession of four envelopes of alleged heroin, and a hypodermic needle containing alleged residue was also recovered from her pants pocket.

MAN ARRESTED FOR HOME DEPOT ROBBERY
Police arrested 58-year-old Dennis Dunne for robbery inside the Home Depot at 40 West 23rd Street last Monday at 3:39 p.m. Police said that Dunne took two DeWalt drills from the store without paying for them. An asset protection manager stopped Dunne outside the store after he left using the store’s entrance and when he was stopped, he allegedly punched the manager in the face, causing a cut under his eye. He was also charged with petit larceny, assault and possession of stolen property, and after he was brought to the precinct, police found that he had allegedly stolen items from the Home Depot location on April 22 as well.

POKER ‘DEALER’ ARRESTED IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 27-year-old Rolph Fraser for possession of a gambling device and promoting gambling at Union Square West and East 14th Street last Saturday at 9:25 p.m. Police said that Fraser was in possession of poker chips and playing cards, and allegedly had been engaged in a game of poker where he was acting as the dealer in exchange for US currency.

MAN BUSTED FOR ID THEFT AT MAVE HOTEL
Police arrested 46-year-old Rafael Dixon for grand larceny inside the MAve Hotel at 62 Madison Avenue last Tuesday at 10:05 a.m. Hotel staff called the police after a credit card holder informed them that there were fraudulent charges on his card from the hotel. When hotel staff searched Dixon, they found that he was allegedly in possession of multiple credit cards, numerous checks not in his name, gift cards and a Visa debit card. Dixon was also charged with possession of stolen property.

SHRIMP SHOPLIFTER BUSTED
Fifty-year-old Michael Banks was arrested for petit larceny and possession of stolen property inside the Food Emporium at 10 Union Square East last Wednesday at 6:31 p.m. Police said that a security guard inside the store saw Banks swipe eight bags of shrimp from the freezer section and place them into a shopping bag. He allegedly did not attempt to pay for the items.

PAIR ARRESTED AFTER STIFFING, ASSAULTING CABBIE
Police arrested 27-year-old David Claudio and 26-year-old Lauren Roman for theft of services and assault in front of the Amalgamated Bank at 301 Third Avenue last Thursday. Police said that Claudio would not pay a cab fare and when the driver approached got out of the vehicle to approach him about it, Claudio allegedly punched the driver in the face. Both suspects allegedly attempted to flee on foot, but police said that Roman also assaulted the driver, punching him in the back several times. Roman was also charged with intent to sell a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. When she was searched, police found that she had a quantity of an alleged controlled substance that was packaged in a way consistent with distribution.

MAN ARRESTED FOR CREDIT CARD READER DAMAGE IN TAXI
Police arrested 28-year-old Aidan Farrell for criminal mischief at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 21st Street last Sunday at 8:45 a.m. A taxi driver told police that he and Farrell were arguing over the destination for a taxi ride when Farrell allegedly kicked the credit card reader, causing damage.

DELIVERY MAN ARRESTED FOR WALLET THEFT
Police arrested 43-year-old Hernandez Garcia for grand larceny in front of 574 Sixth Avenue last Saturday at 8:08 p.m. The victim told police that she left her wallet unattended on a sofa in the lobby of her apartment building last Friday, and the next day when she realized that it was missing, she called 911. Police received the complaint at 5:35 p.m. and looked over surveillance video. Garcia could allegedly be seen on the video removing the wallet from the sofa and concealing it in his bag. Police said that he was identified as a delivery worker for Hollywood Diner. Police approached Garcia at 574 Sixth Avenue, his place of employment, and when the victim identified him, he was arrested.

STATEN ISLAND FARE-SKIPPER ARRESTED
Police arrested 38-year-old Kara Dellamonica for theft of services last Thursday at 12:20 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Dellamonica and the driver had a verbal agreement for a specific fare from Staten Island to Manhattan but when they arrived at the destination, Dellamonica allegedly did not have the money to pay.

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