Police Watch: Transgender woman killed, Man busted for bank robbery

TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED ON SEVENTH AVENUE
Police said that 59-year-old transgender woman Brenda Bostick was found unconscious in front of 343 Seventh Avenue on April 25 at 10:30 p.m. Police reported that Bostick was transported to Bellevue Hospital and died from her injuries last Thursday. Bostick was a resident of the BRC Shelter on West 25th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues and had suffered head trauma.
Her death has been ruled a homicide and the investigation is ongoing.

MAN ARRESTED FOR CHASE BANK ROBBERY
Police arrested 52-year-old Charles Queen for robbery last Friday at 10:19 a.m. inside the Chase Bank at 501 Second Avenue at East 28th Street. According to the district attorney’s office, Queen passed a teller in the bank that read, “Don’t make a sound at all. This is a bank robbery. Need money now!!! Nobody will get hurt. Don’t make a sound.” The teller secretly alerted police and Queen was arrested.

WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER CAR FLIPPED ONTO SIDE
Police arrested 24-year-old Corey Kaminski for allegedly drunk driving after her car flipped on its side at the corner of East 24th Street and Lexington Avenue last Saturday at 4:32 a.m. Police said they were responding to a call about an accident when they found a car on its side with the driver still in the vehicle. Police said that Kaminski, who had been driving the car, had watery eyes, a flushed face and an odor of alcohol on her breath, but she told police that she only had a beer. Kaminski was taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for her injuries.

WOMAN NABBED FOR CREDIT CARD FRAUD AT GANSEVOORT HOTEL
Police arrested 28-year-old Niasia Brown for grand larceny and fraud last Friday at 1:44 a.m. inside the Gansevoort Hotel at 420 Park Avenue South. Police said that a phone reservation was made at the hotel for a room with a man’s driver’s license and credit card that had been faxed to the hotel, along with a signed credit card authorization agreement. The victim told police that he never gave anyone authorization to use his card and didn’t sign an agreement to allow his card to be used. The faxed card had the same number as the victim’s but the issuing bank was different. Police said that the license given for the hotel reservation had the victim’s name, address and photo but his date of birth and license number weren’t correct. Police said that Brown entered the hotel and presented herself as the person on the reservation. She allegedly checked in and signed the reservation card but signed it with the victim’s name.

PROTESTERS ARRESTED IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested six protesters near Union Square during a May Day demonstration last Monday just after 5 p.m. Police said that the protesters, who are all in their 20s, were allegedly walking on East 14th Street towards Fifth Avenue and were obstructing traffic.
Police said that three of the people arrested and 10 to 15 other people who weren’t arrested were carrying a banner that blocked the street and were allegedly told multiple times to disperse. They were charged with disorderly conduct.
One of the protesters was also charged with loitering and masquerading, as he was wearing a red bandana and blue balaclava that covered his whole face except for his eyes.

MAN BUSTED FOR MENACING ON THIRD AVENUE
Police arrested 66-year-old Alfredo Martinez for menacing and weapons possession in front of 383 Third Avenue last Friday at 9:45 p.m. Police said that Martinez and the victim got into a fight during which Martinez allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened the victim, placing him in fear of serious physical injury.

MAN BUSTED FOR SELLING POT ON WEST 15TH
Police arrested 22-year-old Terrell Williams for allegedly selling of marijuana last Tuesday at 10:22 a.m. in front of 110 West 15th Street. Police said that Williams was in possession of a bag of K2, in violation of city codes.

MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING BIKE ON WEST 18TH
Police arrested 51-year-old Angel Mundo for burglar’s tools, petit larceny and possession of stolen property in front of 18 West 18th Street last Tuesday at 2:41 p.m. Police said that Mundo was casing bikes in front of 867 Broadway near East 18th Street before walking north, then turning left on West 23rd Street. He allegedly cased more bikes on West 23rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, then walked south on Sixth Avenue, casing bikes between West 23rd and West 18th Streets. Police said that he then went east on West 18th Street and allegedly clipped the lock of a bicycle that was locked to scaffolding in front of the building.

TWO ARRESTED FOR HEROIN DEAL
Police arrested two people involved in a heroin deal in front of 101 West 14th Street last Wednesday at 3:43 p.m. Police said that 37-year-old Wesley Murphy exchanged a quantity of heroin for cash with 61-year-old Marion Shivers. Shivers was charged with possession of a controlled substance and Murphy was charged with possession and sale of a controlled substance.

TRADER JOE’S SHOPLIFTER ARRESTED AFTER TRYING TO HOP A TURNSTILE
Police arrested 54-year-old Samuel Barton for shoplifting at Trader Joe’s after he allegedly attempted to hop the turnstile in the F/M station at Sixth Avenue and West 23rd Street last Thursday at 9 p.m. Police said that Barton exited the Sixth Avenue store carrying a large bag and acting in a suspicious manner and when officers followed him into the station, he allegedly attempted to slide through the turnstile without paying. When he was arrested, he was allegedly in possession of stolen merchandise from Trader Joe’s. When he was searched, he was also in possession of an alleged controlled substance.

MAN NABBED FOR TRESPASSING
Police arrested 22-year-old Eric Crowder for criminal trespass inside 118 East 18th Street last Sunday at 7:46 a.m. Police said that Crowder knowingly entered and remained inside the residential building without permission. Police said that Crowder also knocked on multiple doors in the building.

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One thought on “Police Watch: Transgender woman killed, Man busted for bank robbery

  1. The Chase Bank robbery, drunk driving incident on 24th and Lex, the person menacing on 3rd Av, and the man nabbed for trespassing all happened within our district.

    -Brendan

    On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 5:27 PM, Town & Village wrote:

    > Town & Village posted: “TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED ON SEVENTH AVENUE Police > said that 59-year-old transgender woman Brenda Bostick was found > unconscious in front of 343 Seventh Avenue on April 25 at 10:30 p.m. Police > reported that Bostick was transported to Bellevue Hospital and ” >

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