Police Watch: Man arrested for ‘kicking’ dog, Teen busted for ‘groping’

MAN ALLEGEDLY KICKED DOG OUTSIDE STUY TOWN BUILDING
Police arrested 38-year-old John O’Connor for kicking a dog in front of 430 East 20th Street on Friday, December 19 at 9:30 a.m. Police said that O’Connor got into an argument with the victim over her dog barking at his dog. The victim bent down to check on O’Connor’s dog, who she said seemed scared, when O’Connor allegedly kicked the victim’s dog in the mouth, causing the animal to yelp and cry. The victim said that she brought her dog to the ASPCA Hospital for further examination and her dog didn’t have any life-threatening injuries. Stuyvesant Town surveillance video was able to identify O’Connor and Public Safety worked with the NYPD to arrest him. O’Connor was charged with torturing and injuring an animal at the 13th Precinct last Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.

TEEN BUSTED FOR GROPING AT WASHINGTON IRVING
Police arrested a teenager for sexual abuse inside the Washington Irving High School building at 40 Irving Place last Thursday. The victim told police that while riding the elevator at school at 4 p.m., she felt the boy touch her back but thought it was because the elevator was crowded, so she shrugged it off. She then felt a hand squeeze her buttocks and when she turned around to face him, the teen put his hands up. When a school administrator asked him what happened, he apologized but didn’t give an explanation as to why he did it. The victim is a student at Gramercy Arts High School and the suspect goes to International High School. The name of the suspect is being withheld due to his young age.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AT WASHINGTON IRVING
Police arrested a teenager for assault inside 40 Irving Place last Friday at 2:34 p.m. Police said that the teen punched the victim in the face, causing a cut on her lip and bruising.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING ON FDR
Police arrested 37-year-old Henry Tinajero for intoxicated driving on the FDR near East 25th Street last Friday at 11:25 p.m. Police were responding to the location because of a collision Tinajero was allegedly involved in. Police said that the suspect was driving and allegedly had an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath.

WOMAN BUSTED FOR WALLET THEFT AT BO’S
Thirty-year-old Juliana Kruis was arrested for grand larceny and theft inside Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room at 6 West 24th Street last Thursday at 7:36 p.m. The victim told police that she was having drinks at the bar and had her bag on the floor. Around 7:45 p.m., she realized that her wallet was no longer in her bag. She checked her credit card and saw a charge she didn’t authorize at the same bar where she was at the time. She brought it to the attention of the bartender, who told her Kruis had used the card. The victim approached Kruis with a manager and police said that the suspect had the victim’s wallet on her. The stolen items were recovered and the victim said that she wasn’t missing anything else.

TEENS BUSTED FOR PHONE THEFT
Police arrested two teenagers for petit larceny and criminal mischief at the corner of Second Avenue and East 28th Street last Saturday at 3:12 a.m. The victim was sitting inside a yellow cab when the suspects approached him and asked to use his cell phone. When the victim gave his phone to the suspects, they reportedly fled north on Second Avenue. When the victim began chasing them, the suspect with the phone threw it to the ground, causing the corner to crack. Officers searched the area and the suspects were stopped by the 13th precinct housing unit. The names of the teens are being withheld due to their young age.

MAN BUSTED FOR TRESPASSING, THEFT AT NYCHA BUILDING
Police arrested 32-year-old Douglas Coward for criminal trespass inside 224 East 28th Street last Tuesday at 8:55 p.m. Police said that Coward was inside the NYCHA building that had signs posted noting it was a restricted area, including the building’s roof.
Coward was arrested later in the week for petit larceny, possession of a hypodermic instrument and possession of a controlled substance at the corner of East 28th Street and Third Avenue on Thursday at 1:36 a.m.

PAIR BUSTED FOR DOUBLING UP IN SUBWAY
Police arrested 48-year-old Gabriel Archer for theft of services at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 28th Street last Tuesday at 7:21 p.m. Police said that Archer entered the subway station without permission by doubling up with another person, who was also arrested.

MAN BUSTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING AT SEVENTH AND WEST 21ST
Police arrested 42-year-old Joshua Kirkham for intoxicated driving last Sunday at 2:37 a.m. at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 21st Street. Police said that Kirkham was driving a blue Land Rover south on Seventh Avenue from West 27th Street to West 21st Street and was allegedly swerving between lanes. Police said that when he was stopped at West 21st Street, he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and unsteady balance. He allegedly refused a Breathalyzer test at the precinct.

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One thought on “Police Watch: Man arrested for ‘kicking’ dog, Teen busted for ‘groping’

  1. I hope that vile man is not allowed to keep his dog. If it seemed scared, then it is probably used to being abused by him. I do hope the dog he assaulted makes a complete recovery.

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