Police Watch: Man busted for up-skirt photo near Stuy Town, Pair wanted for assault on senior

MAN BUSTED FOR UP-SKIRTING PHOTO NEAR STUYVESANT TOWN
Police arrested 33-year-old Lamberty Sabriel for obscene material and sexual abuse near Stuyvesant Town last Thursday at 8:50 p.m. The victim told police that she was walking on East 18th Street towards First Avenue when she noticed Sabriel walking closely behind her. She then felt someone touch her under her skirt on her buttocks. When she turned to see who was touching her, Sabriel allegedly had his phone under her skirt and took a picture.

Assault suspects

Assault suspects

PAIR WANTED FOR ASSAULTING 75-YEAR-OLD MAN ON WEST 14TH
Police are looking for two people believed to be behind an attack on a 75-year-old man on West 14th Street last Wednesday.
According to police, a man punched the victim in the back of the head and knocked him to the ground at 2:12 p.m. in front of 120 West 14 Street, home to a Salvation Army. The suspect then kicked the victim in the face, knocking him unconscious. The second suspect, a woman, stood by as a lookout and the suspects then fled eastbound on West 14th Street. The victim had a cut on his head and was brought to Lenox Hill Hospital in stable condition.
The first suspect is a black man who has black hair with a red streak in it. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, beige pants and a black and gray backpack. The second suspect is a black woman who was last seen wearing a green dress with a hood over her head and black sneakers.
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.

PAIR BUSTED AFTER HITTING POLICE VAN IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested an unlicensed teenage driver at East 14th Street and Union Square East last Friday after he allegedly drove through a red light and hit a police van as well as a bicyclist. As a result of the crash, one civilian and two police officers reported being injured.
Police said after failing to stop at a red light, the driver unsafely passed another car while in an intersection and disobeyed multiple traffic control devices. The teen attempted to flee on foot and managed to get about 30 feet before he was arrested. He was charged with being an unlicensed operator, leaving the scene of an accident and an unclassified traffic infraction.
Jumain Wilson, 34, was also arrested in connection with this incident after he allegedly took the wheel and attempted to get away after the teen fled on foot. He allegedly caused additional damage to the vehicles involved in the accident.
After he was ordered out of the car and told to remain at the scene, police said that he fled to East 13th Street and Broadway before being caught. One of the police officers sprained his ankle in the pursuit. Wilson was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a public administration misdemeanor and a traffic misdemeanor, and police found that he has a suspended license.

‘PERV’ BUSTED FOR GROPING ON L TRAIN
Police arrested 32-year-old Tal Yeadon for sexual abuse in the Union Square subway station last Wednesday at 5:40 p.m. Yeadon allegedly forcibly touched the victim’s buttocks while standing directly behind her on the L train.

LOCKER BREAK-INS AT LOCAL GYMS
The 13th Precinct warned gym-goers via Twitter on Tuesday that lockers were being broken into at two local gyms. Locker break-ins have been reported at the New York Sports Club on Irving Place and the Planet Fitness on West 27th Street. Deputy Inspector Brendan Timoney reported at a recent community council meeting that the break-ins were becoming a problem for the precinct and encouraged gym patrons to use a lock, even if they are in the locker room for a short period.

TEENS BUSTED FOR ATTACKING MAN FOR CELL PHONE ON EAST 28TH STREET
Police arrested two teenagers for violently robbing a man for his cell phone last Monday in front of 50 East 28th Street. The two teens were working together and a little after 11 a.m., forcibly grabbed the victim’s cell phone from his hand. The victim said that one of the teens punched him in the face and the other punched and kicked him.

PAIR BUSTED FOR THEFT FROM HOTEL ROOM
Thirty-year-old Malique Rickbacker and 32-year-old Norman Wells were arrested for petit larceny inside the Hilton Garden Inn at 121 West 28th Street last Monday at 9:25 p.m. An employee at the hotel told police that she was cleaning a room on the fourth floor when Wells asked her for extra towels from her cart. She left the door to the room open while she went to get the towels and while she was occupied, Rickbacker allegedly went inside the room, took a laptop from the dresser and concealed it in a towel. Police said that Wells was standing by the door acting as a lookout. A laptop was not recovered when Wells and Rickbacker were arrested.

MAN ARRESTED FOR BARN JOO BURGLARY
Police arrested 33-year-old John Holmes for burglary last Tuesday at 10 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Holmes entered Barn Joo at 893 Broadway on April 17 and allegedly removed liquor and a tablet from the restaurant.

PAIR ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM DOG DAY CARE
Police arrested 24-year-old Kayla Crespo and 30-year-old Nelson Deleon for petit larceny last Thursday at 12:15 p.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Crespo and Deleon stole a check from a customer who was using the services at New York Dog Nanny at 126 Lexington Avenue. Crespo allegedly deposited the check into Deleon’s account without permission.

L TRAIN BREAKDANCING TEEN ARRESTED
Eighteen-year-old Davon Sejourne was arrested for allegedly breakdancing on the subway last Saturday inside the Union Square subway station. Police said that Sejourne was breakdancing and somersaulting with other people on an Eighth Avenue-bound L train, causing a hazardous condition for passengers while blocking the aisle and preventing movement inside the train car. When police went to arrest him, he allegedly moved his arms back and forth to prevent being handcuffed. He was also in possession of a small round plastic container containing alleged marijuana. Sejourne was charged with resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, marijuana possession and disorderly conduct. Police said that Sejourne is a Bloods/Young Swag Bosses gang member.

FIVE BUSTED FOR CREDIT CARD FORGERY
Police arrested 29-year-old Howard Merkerson, 30-year-old Michael Lewis-Moore, 28-year-old Tyson Burnett, 24-year-old Tiffany Morgan and 29-year-old Jonta Jackson for grand larceny inside Ainsworth Bar at 122 West 26th Street last Saturday at 11:41 p.m. Police said that the five suspects were working together and ordered beverages, then attempted to pay for them with two forged credit cards.
Merkerson allegedly attempted to flee the location when police arrived. Police said that Lewis-Moore called attention to the arrival of police in order to get the other suspects to flee and he allegedly attempted to conceal the wallet that contained the fake credit cards. Morgan allegedly held onto one of the other suspects to prevent him from being arrested. Police said that Jackson was found in possession of four additional forged credit cards.
Lewis-Moore, Burnett and Morgan were additionally charged with bribery and Morgan was also charged with resisting arrest.

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One thought on “Police Watch: Man busted for up-skirt photo near Stuy Town, Pair wanted for assault on senior

  1. So sad to continually read about these assaults on residents in what was a wonderful enclave and community.
    If only people would learn to smile at one another again and slow the pace down.
    Wonderful things just might happen if we start to care about people and not things.

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