Police Watch: Four busted for BB guns, Fight across from Stuy Town

BUST FOR BB GUNS AT GRAMERCY PARK HOTEL
A number of people posing on Facebook live with fake guns inside the Gramercy Park Hotel were arrested on Tuesday, The Daily News reported. Hotel staff received a complaint about a room in the hotel and when checking on the noise, someone inside reportedly threatened the worker. Hotel staff called the police and Emergency Service Unit officers broke down the door to the room. Four people were arrested and police recovered at least four BB guns.

MEN ARRESTED FOR FIGHT ACROSS FROM STUY TOWN
Police arrested 56-year-old Russell Worthy and 66-year-old Robert Stewart for fighting at the corner of First Avenue and East 14th Street last Saturday at 11:46 a.m. Police said that Stewart’s wife got into an argument with a woman who she didn’t know on the sidewalk on the west side of First Avenue and Worthy reportedly stepped in to defend the woman. Worthy then got into an argument with Stewart, who allegedly picked up a handsaw belonging to a street vendor and hit the victim in the back of the head with it, causing a cut. Police said that Worthy also punched Stewart in the head, causing redness and pain. Worthy and Stewart were both charged with assault. The DA’s office said that the handsaw was recovered from the branches of a nearby tree.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER FAKE CREDIT CARDS FOUND IN STOLEN CAR IN FLATIRON
Police arrested 23-year-old Tyriek Branch for forgery at the corner of Broadway and East 18th Street last Friday at 3:06 p.m. Police noticed that a car was parked illegally at the corner and when they scanned the vehicle for summonses, it revealed the car had a stolen vehicle alert. Branch was allegedly sitting inside the car in the passenger’s side and when police searched the vehicle, they found alleged fake credit cards that were possibly used in other thefts in connection with a grand larceny pattern. Police said that Branch was also in possession of five glassine envelopes of alleged pot and he was additionally charged with possession of marijuana.

WOMEN ARRESTED FOR FIGHTING IN FRONT OF GANSEVOORT PARK AVE. HOTEL
Police arrested two women, including one who said she was an NYPD school safety officer, for allegedly fighting in front of the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel at 420 Park Avenue South.
Police said that on Sunday at 2:32 a.m. Wendy Castillo, 37, who identified herself to police as a school safety officer, got into an argument with Rasheema Silvia, who is also 37, that escalated into a physical fight.
Police said that Castillo caused a bite wound to Silvia’s thumb and Silvia told police that she had pain on her face from being punched. Castillo had no visible injuries but told police that she also had pain from Silvia allegedly punching her in the face. Police said that Silvia told them she punched Castillo.

MAN ARRESTED FOR PUNCHING, THREATENING STORE EMPLOYEE WITH TWO-BY-FOUR
Police arrested 26-year-old Hambaliou Diaone for robbery after he allegedly stole a baseball bat and then punched an employee who tried to stop him from leaving the store, J & Jin Trading at 822 Sixth Avenue last Friday. Police said that Diaone returned to the store shortly after and was acting in a violent manner, holding a two-by-four stick and further threatening the employee, after which he was arrested. The punch left the worker’s face with bruises and scratches.

MAN BUSTED FOR PHONE THEFT
Police arrested 36-year-old Zacharia Burnett for grand larceny by extortion and possession of stolen property last Tuesday at 9:31 a.m. on the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street. Police said that Burnett swiped the victim’s phone from the counter of a nearby store and then allegedly said that he would only return the phone to the victim if he were paid cash. Police said that Burnett was in possession of the victim’s phone at the time of his arrest.

MAN NABBED FOR SHOPLIFTING IN FLATIRON
Police arrested 22-year-old Dayvoun Joyner for shoplifting inside 620 Sixth Avenue, which is home to TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and Bed Bath and Beyond, last Tuesday. Police said that Joyner was spotted taking merchandise out of his jacket and putting it into his backpack as he was leaving the store. When police attempted to stop him, he allegedly ran and when an officer tried to handcuff him, he reportedly pushed the officer and his partner in an attempt to avoid being cuffed.
Police said that Joyner was in possession of a bag lined with aluminum foil, which is a tool commonly used to prevent security devices from working. Joyner’s bag allegedly contained three hooded sweatshirts from H&M with the security devices still attached. Joyner was charged with petit larceny, burglars tools, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property and he was arrested in front of 29 West 19th Street.

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