Police Watch: Box cutter attack outside Stuy Town, Men wanted for bank burglary

TEENS ARRESTED FOR ATTACK ON MAN WITH BOX CUTTER OUTSIDE STUY TOWN
Police arrested four people for assault at the northeast corner of East 14th Street and First Avenue last Friday between 6:45 and 8 p.m. Police said that 19-year-old Yale Garner-Lowery, 20-year-old Jasmine Reyes, a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl attacked another man, causing cuts and bruising. Garner-Lowery allegedly slashed the victim with a box cutter, which was recovered from the scene. The names of the younger suspects are being withheld due to their young age.
An attorney for Garner-Lowery told Town & Village he couldn’t comment on the case because his client was in the process of getting a new attorney. It wasn’t clear if he had a new attorney by T&V’s press time.

MEN WANTED FOR BANK BURGLARY
The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying suspects in regards to a burglary from the Bethpage Federal Bank at 109 West 26th Street. Police said that the suspects entered the bank last Sunday, May 21 at 12:15 a.m. by breaking a basement window. Once inside, they disarmed the security system and attempted to open the bank’s vault. They were reportedly unsuccessful so they fled empty handed. The men are described as white, last seen wearing a green hat, black sneakers, a blue jacket and black jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

MAN BUSTED FOR ASSAULT OF EMT AT BETH ISRAEL
Thirty-year-old Robert McClelland was arrested for allegedly assaulting an EMT inside Mount Sinai Beth Israel at 281 First Avenue. Police said that last Friday at 9 p.m. McClelland slapped a uniformed EMT in the face, causing substantial pain and bruising.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DAMAGE AT BELLEVUE
Police arrested 27-year-old Jonathan Moore for criminal mischief inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue last Sunday at 12:30 a.m. Police said that Moore intentionally swung his chair to damage the ceiling and wall inside the hospital, as well as rip out various wires.

STUDENT ARRESTED FOR BREAKING WINDOW AT WASHINGTON IRVING BUILDING
Police arrested 18-year-old Omar Lajara inside the Washington Irving High School campus at 40 Irving Place last Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Police said that Lajara was being detained inside the school’s safety office for allegedly fighting in front of the school. He then became agitated and allegedly punched the glass window on the door of the office, causing it to shatter and causing a cut to his left hand.

MAN BUSTED FOR BIKE-STRIPPING ON FIRST AVENUE
Police arrested 58-year-old Robin Merritt for burglar’s tools at the corner of First Avenue and East 23rd Street last Thursday at 8:21 p.m. Police said that Merritt was removing bicycle parts with a wrench from a bicycle that was locked up with a U-lock. Merritt was allegedly in possession of additional wrenches and other bike parts when he was searched and police said that he damaged the bicycle when he was attempting to remove parts. He was also charged with petit larceny, criminal mischief and possession of stolen property.

MAN ARRESTED FOR XANAX SALE ON EAST 23RD
Police arrested Jose Cancel, 49, for allegedly selling Xanax pills in front of 234 East 23rd Street last Saturday at 7:34 a.m. Police said that the buyer, Edward Marzyk, 74, was seen buying a controlled substance on the public sidewalk and when he was searched, he was in possession of alleged Xanax pills in a bottle without a name on it. Marzyk was also arrested.

MAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES
Police arrested 49-year-old Jade Milton for weapons possession inside the Sprint store at 39 West 14th Street last Saturday at 1:44 p.m. Police were inside the store conducting follow-up for reports on cell phones that had been stolen when they saw Milton allegedly clip a set of Bluetooth headphones from the display. Police said that when Milton was searched, he was in possession of an alleged gravity knife. He was also charged with burglar’s tools and petit larceny.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘CRACK’ ON WEST 14TH
Police arrested 54-year-old Christopher Cobb for possession of a controlled substance in front of 35 West 14th Street last Monday at 5:15 p.m. Police said that Cobb was smoking crack cocaine on the sidewalk.

MAN NABBED FOR DRUGS, TRESPASSING AT STRAUS HOUSES
Police arrested 45-year-old Juan Nieves for possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespass inside 224 East 28th Street last Tuesday at 10:18 p.m. Police said that Nieves was inside the building and allegedly had a crack pipe in his hand. Police said that Nieves doesn’t live in the building and wasn’t visiting anyone in the building, and there are signs posted stating “no trespassing.”

MEN ARRESTED FOR SELLING DRUGS ON W. 14TH
Police arrested 49-year-old Augustus Guin for the sale of a controlled substance in front of 101 West 14th Street last Wednesday at 4:50 p.m. Police said that Guin and another man who was arrested sold crack to an undercover officer. No further information was available about the other person who was arrested.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUNK’ DRIVING
Police arrested 25-year-old Bara Kaj for alleged intoxicated driving last Saturday at 3:24 a.m. at the corner of Third Avenue and East 23rd Street. Police said that Kaj made a left turn onto Third Avenue heading south and didn’t use a turn signal when she did so. When she was stopped, police found that she allegedly had bloodshot, watery eyes and an odor of alcohol on her breath.

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