POLICE LOOKING FOR EAST 25TH ST. BURGLAR
Cops are on the lookout for a burglar who got into an apartment at 214 East 25th Street by breaking a basement window of the building on Sunday, May 29 between noon and 7 p.m. The intruder got away with two iPad Minis, a Chromebook and a Fitbit Blaze.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with a dark complexion and bald head, and was last seen wearing a red t-shirt and gray sweatpants. The suspect was captured on surveillance video attempting to first gain entry inside the building through a rear door around 2:46 p.m. 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 Crimestoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting TIP577 and their tips to 274637 (CRIMES). All calls are strictly confidential.
TEEN BREAKS 13TH PRECINCT DOOR AFTER ARREST FOR ASSAULT
Police arrested three teenagers after they assaulted two Forcella Bar workers at 377 Park Avenue South last Wednesday at 7 p.m. The three teens who were arrested physically assaulted the workers, resulting in injuries to one of the worker’s face and hand.
Police said that one of the teens, who resides in the ACS facility at 492 First Avenue and doesn’t currently attend school, resisted arrest by pushing the officer. He also provided a false name and birthday to police even after being informed that giving a false name would result in an additional charge. When police brought the teen to the precinct, he refused to go through the door and said that he wanted the handcuffs removed. He pulled himself away from the officer and in the ensuring struggle, he broke the glass door in the front of the precinct. The teen was charged with resisting arrest, assault, criminal mischief, impersonation and a public administration misdemeanor and the two others were charged with assault.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER FLEEING SCENE OF ASSAULT
Police arrested 31-year-old Jamar Lawton at Second Avenue and East 29th Street last Monday at 4:41 p.m. after he allegedly threatened a man nearby. Police said that Lawton grabbed the victim by his chest in a threatening manner, cutting him in the process. He then allegedly fled the scene but was soon pointed out to police by the victim in a nearby park. Police said that Lawton behaved in a combative manner and attempted to flee the area by running through a playground filled with children. He allegedly continued to resist arrest when police caught up with him and one officer was injured while attempting to place him in handcuffs. Police said that he was also in possession of multiple fake credit cards. Lawton was charged with forgery, resisting arrest, assault and disorderly conduct.
FORMER CAPITAL ONE EMPLOYEE BUSTED FOR ID THEFT
Police arrested 22-year-old Christopher Payano for grand larceny and identity theft inside 717 Sixth Avenue last Wednesday at 9 a.m. Police said that Payano, a former Capital One relationship banker, provided two Capital One account profiles to another man who wasn’t arrested and then processed fraudulent withdrawals on these customer accounts, causing financial losses to the bank. Payano also allegedly opened three Capital One bank accounts that were funded with counterfeit checks. Police said that he knowingly allowed the counterfeit checks to be made available immediately, causing additional financial losses to the bank.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘ILLEGAL EVICTION’ OF TENANT
Police arrested 46-year-old Adam Rodriguez for an unclassified misdemeanor last Thursday at 3:35 p.m. inside 245 East 24th Street. Police said that the victim came home to find that the locks on his door had been changed without his knowledge, rendering him locked out of his primary residence by Rodriguez. Police said that this is in violation of an administrative code and is considered illegal eviction.
‘POT’ DEALERS NABBED AT SECOND AND EAST 17TH
Police arrested two men for allegedly selling marijuana to a minor last Tuesday at the corner of Second Avenue and East 17th Street. Twenty-year-old Keven Lopez and 19-year-old Christopher Liriano were charged with reckless endangerment, sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana after allegedly selling pot to the underage person. Police said that Lopez and Liriano had also sold marijuana to an undercover officer. Lopez was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
MEN ARRESTED FOR PROSTITUTION AT WEST 25TH ST. SPA
Police arrested 28-year-old Yu Jun Ma and 27-year-old Zhen Jiang for prostitution inside Halo Men Spa at 101 West 25th Street last Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. Police said that Ma and Jiang agreed to provide undercover officers with massages and sex acts in exchange for cash.
MAN NABBED FOR PEEING ON AND BREAKING DOOR AT FLATIRON 7-ELEVEN
Police arrested 31-year-old David Wilson for criminal mischief in front of the 7-Eleven at 224 Fifth Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets last Friday at 4:45 a.m. Police said that the victim had told Wilson that he needed to leave the establishment. Wilson complied but not before allegedly urinating on the door and then kicking the glass, causing it to break.
FOUR ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUGS,’ AMMUNITION IN KIPS BAY
Police arrested 28-year-old Tasco Morris, 53-year-old Samantha Walker, 36-year-old Nicole Butler and 26-year-old Layasia Walker for an unclassified misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance last Thursday at 6:10 a.m. in front of 344 East 28th Street. Police said that the four suspects were all in possession of crack cocaine and MDMA, as well as ammunition.
MAN BUSTED FOR ‘DRUGS’ IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 59-year-old Martin Heron for sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance at the corner of Union Square East and East 14th Street last Wednesday at 7:47 p.m. Police said that Heron was seen exchanging cash for a controlled substance and when he was searched, he was in possession of a deck of alleged heroin and an alleged Viagra pill.
MEN ARRESTED FOR FIGHT IN UNION SQUARE
Nineteen-year-old Alexander Hartman and 20-year-old Jake Goldberg were arrested for assault and theft of services in front of 39 Union Square West last Saturday at 3:54 a.m. Police said that Hartman and Goldberg were punching each other and fled into Union Square when they saw police approaching them, allegedly jumping over the turnstiles to get into the station. Goldberg was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, which police said was recovered from his wallet when he was arrested.