Police Watch: Terrorist threat to Bellevue, Heroin deal at First and East 14th

MAN ARRESTED FOR TERRORIST THREAT TO BELLEVUE
Police arrested 63-year-old Laron Vinson last Friday morning after he allegedly threatened to “blow up” Bellevue Hospital. Vinson called Bellevue Hospital on Wednesday, August 3 inquiring about his missing property. An employee informed him that his case was closed due to lack of evidence and Vinson allegedly became enraged, stating, “This is why people get shot, because property is stolen. I am coming tomorrow. I am going to blow the place up.” Vinson was charged with making a terrorist threat, aggravated harassment and harassment.

MAN BUSTED FOR HEROIN DEAL AT FIRST AND EAST 14TH
Sixty-year-old Mark Serrano was arrested for possession of a controlled substance at the corner of First Avenue and East 14th Street last Saturday at 1 p.m. Serrano was seen allegedly making a hand to hand transaction exchanging a quantity of heroin for cash with another person who fled on foot. Police said that Serrano was found in possession of cash, heroin and a gravity knife, and he was also charged with possession of a weapon.

ARREST FOR HEROIN USE ON EAST 15TH
Police arrested 25-year-old Christopher Burns for possession of a controlled substance in front of 25 East 15th Street last Tuesday at 6:40 a.m. Police said that Burns was injecting heroin into his left forearm and was also in possession of several decks of alleged heroin.

THIEF BUSTED WITH 50 CONTAINERS OF ICE CREAM
Police arrested 36-year-old Daniel Hernandez for petit larceny inside 10 Union Square East, home to the Food Emporium, last Monday at 1:29 p.m. Police said that Hernandez took 50 containers of Haagen Daz ice cream from the freezer and put them into his book bag. He then allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for any of them.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING GOOD SAMARITAN ON SIXTH AVE.
Police arrested 22-year-old Eric Teavria for assault last Wednesday at 12:35 a.m. at the corner of West 28th Street and Sixth Avenue. The victim told police he was driving his tow truck north on Sixth Avenue and when he approached West 28th Street, he saw Teavria knocking on the backseat window of a car where a child was sitting. The driver rolled down his window to say, “Leave the kid alone.” When Teavria didn’t stop, the driver got out of his tow truck and told him again to leave the kid alone. Teavria then allegedly said to the victim, “Leave me alone or I’ll f–k you up.” The driver replied, “F–k me up then.” Teavria then allegedly grabbed the victim by his legs, picked him up and slammed him on the sidewalk, causing pain to his shoulder. Police said that Teavria also punched the victim in the face two times.

PAIR WANTED FOR MULTIPLE BURGLARIES SPANNING A YEAR
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men wanted for burglaries throughout Flatiron, Midtown, Chelsea and the West Village. Most of the incidents took place last August and September but an additional incident took place this month.
The most recent incident took place in the Victoria’s Secret at 1328 Broadway in Herald Square, where an employee told police that her duffle bag was stolen. She said that the bag was swiped from the employee area of the store on August 3 around 1 p.m.
The first two incidents took place on August 24, 2015. The suspects got into the basement of a residential building on 24th Street at 11:35 a.m. and stole a 59-year-old man’s bag, which contained $87 in cash, his social security card and his identification.
Later the same day, the suspects strolled into a locker room inside the Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee bar at 50 West 23rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and stole property from multiple lockers. At some point between 1 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. that day, the suspects also made off with a wallet and an unknown amount of cash from CLA Cleaning, located at 347 West 36th Street.
Between 2 and 4 p.m. on September 9, 2015, the men hit the Frederick Loewe Theater at 35 West 4th Street and stole a 28-year-old employee’s handbag from the theater seats. The bag contained two credit cards, which were later used, as well as an iPhone 5S.
A customer inside the Express at 100 West 33rd Street noticed that her wallet went missing from her bag while she was inside the store between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. on September 15, 2015. She discovered later that there was unauthorized usage on her debit card and the same suspects are believed to be behind the theft.
On the same day, the pair entered Julie Schubert Casting at 330 West 38th Street and stole a 25-year-old employee’s iPhone 5S and MacBook laptop.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are strictly confidential.

MEN BUSTED FOR BREAKING INTO NEWSSTAND
Twenty-year-old Nicholas Caballero and 22-year-old Juan Vasquez were arrested for burglary in front of 89 Seventh Avenue last Wednesday at 3:31 a.m. Police said that Caballero was attempting to pry open the door of a newsstand with a crowbar. Police said that the lock was damaged and there were pry marks on the door. Vasquez was allegedly working with Caballero by acting as a lookout while he pried open the door of the newsstand. Police said that he took the broken lock from the ground and threw it onto Seventh Avenue in an attempt to dispose of the property. Caballero was also charged with burglar’s tools and criminal mischief, and Vasquez was also charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

FLATIRON CAFÉ EMPLOYEE CUTS COWORKER WITH KNIFE
Police arrested 49-year-old Meliton Tepale for assault and weapons possession inside City Market Café at 178 Fifth Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets last Wednesday. Police said that the victim got into an argument with Tepale, who is his coworker, in the back kitchen. Tepale allegedly elbowed the victim in the back and picked up a knife when the victim confronted him about it. Police said that Tepale began waving the knife in the air and the victim fled behind a door. Tepale then opened the door and allegedly cut the victim in the arm, causing a cut that required stitches.

MAN BUSTED FOR FORGED CREDIT CARD AT PARAGON SPORTS
Police arrested 29-year-old Maurice Rowe for forgery at Paragon Sports at 867 Broadway last Thursday evening. Police said that Rowe was seen casing commercial locations near Union Square Park West. He then entered the store on Broadway and allegedly attempted to make a purchase with a forged Capital One credit card. When police identified themselves, Rowe allegedly fled and wouldn’t comply with the officer’s orders. In the process of making the arrest, the officer got cuts on his elbows and knees.

PAIR BUSTED FOR NITROUS OXIDE BALLOONS NEAR IRVING PLAZA
Police arrested 28-year-old Alvin Reid and 37-year-old Michael Riding for a public health law misdemeanor in front of 137 East 15th Street last Saturday at 1:42 a.m. Police said that Reid and Riding were in possession of an open nitrous oxide container with the intent of selling balloons containing the gas for inhalation. Riding was also charged with possession of marijuana.

MAN BUSTED FOR FORGED CASH AT BOXERS
Police arrested 35-year-old Rodolfo Beleno for forgery inside Boxers at 37 West 20th Street last Friday at 10:06 p.m. Police said that Beleno handed the bartender a counterfeit $100 bill in exchange for drinks at the bar. When he was searched, Beleno was found to be in possession of an additional allegedly counterfeit $10 bill.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SUNGLASSES THEFTS
Police arrested 49-year-old James Martin for grand larceny last Saturday at 8:30 p.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Martin was charged with thefts that had happened inside the Solstice store at 168 Fifth Avenue on previous dates. Police said that he stole one pair of sunglasses from the store on August 9 and made off with six pairs on July 7.

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