Police Watch: Slashing outside Stuy Town, Two arrested for assaulting cab driver

MAN BUSTED FOR SLASHING VICTIM OUTSIDE STUYVESANT TOWN
Nineteen-year-old Shukija Winns was arrested for assault after he allegedly slashed another person in the face with a razor blade at the northeast corner of First Avenue and East 14th Street.
The incident took place on April 2 at 5 p.m. but Williams wasn’t arrested until last Wednesday at 9:05 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct.

TWO ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING CAB DRIVER
Police arrested 34-year-old Ndeh Tawah and 25-year-old Sean Glynn for theft of services and assault in front of 307 East 14th Street last Sunday at 4:41 a.m. Police said that Glynn and Tawah were in the victim’s cab and both refused to pay the fare. The driver attempted to stop them from leaving but Tawah and Glynn allegedly both punched the driver in the face, causing a cut and swelling, and ripping the driver’s shirt. The victim was treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital.

MAN BUSTED FOR BREAKING INTO CAR ON EAST 14TH
Police arrested 51-year-old Patrice Steed for petit larceny and possession of stolen property in front of 7 East 14th Street last Tuesday at 11:04 a.m. Police said that the victim saw Steed inside his car without permission to be there. Steed allegedly tried to take the victim’s cell phone and loose change, which were inside the vehicle. The victim confronted Steed when he saw him inside his car and he held the suspect there until police responded.

MAN NABBED FOR SLASHING OUTSIDE STARBUCKS
Police arrested 34-year-old Felix Fransisco Parra for assault and weapons possession in front of the Starbucks at 393 Third Avenue last Saturday at 8:47 p.m. Police said that Fransisco Parra for into an argument with the victim, then allegedly picked up a knife and lunged at him. Police said that the victim required sutures.

WOMAN CHARGED WITH SNATCHING BAG IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 36-year-old Genevieve Bartow-Popvitz last Friday, in connection with an alleged bag theft in the Union Square subway station on Wednesday, May 31. A 30-year-old woman told police that she was waiting for a downtown train on the 4/5/6 platform at Union Square around 12:35 a.m. She said that she put her bag and cell phone on the bench next to her and boarded a downtown 4 train, accidentally leaving her belongings behind.
She said that she realized almost immediately and got off at the next stop to double back, but when she got back to Union Square, her bag had been taken. Bartow-Popvitz could allegedly be seen on video taking the bag and leaving on a downtown train.

MAN NABBED FOR THREE BURGLARIES
Fifty-year-old Shakur Young was arrested for burglary last Tuesday at 11:05 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Young was arrested in connection with three burglaries, two of which happened in 2015 and one of which was in 2016. Young was also charged with theft and possession of stolen property.
No further information about the specific burglaries was available. However, at a meeting of the 13th Precinct Community Council last year, the precinct’s commanding officer, describing an arrest of Young for an office burglary at that time, said he was believed to be behind a string of office burglaries from 23rd to 34th Streets. When caught, police said, he was wearing the custodian uniform he’d worn while still employed and went to places he was familiar with.

GOOD SHEPHERD SERVICES EMPLOYEE ASSAULTED
Police arrested a teenage girl for assault inside Good Shepherd Services at 337 East 17th Street last Tuesday at 3:37 p.m. The victim told police that she was working at the building and while she was attempting to break up a fight among several girls, one of them threw a metal cooking pan towards her, hitting her in the hand, causing cuts and multiple fractures.

MEN BUSTED FOR SALE OF K2
Police arrested 34-year-old Luis Medina and 21-year-old Anthony Alexander for the unlawful sale of synthetic marijuana at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street last Friday at 9:43 a.m. Police said that Alexander and Medina were seen smoking and passing an alleged K2 cigarette while on a public sidewalk.
Two additional people were arrested for selling K2 nearby later the same day. Police said that 22-year-old Terrell Williams and 21-year-old Fernando Acosta for the unlawful sale of synthetic marijuana in front of 101 West 14th Street at 9:55 p.m. that day. Williams and Acosta were allegedly both in possession of K2 and police found an additional bag of K2 as well as alleged marijuana in Williams’s bag.

FUGITIVE FROM HAWAII ARRESTED
Police arrested 39-year-old James Byers for being a fugitive from other states last Thursday at 6:07 p.m. at the corner of West 18th Street and Seventh Avenue. Police said that Byers intentionally fled Honolulu, Hawaii after he was sentenced. According to local news outlets in Hawaii, Byers reportedly stole from his former employer and has been on the run since last December.

MEN NABBED FOR DRUG DEAL ON BROADWAY
Police arrested 41-year-old Newton Kidd and 32-year-old Avery Echols for a drug deal last Friday at 4 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and West 29th Street. Police said that Kidd bought two clear ziplock bags of alleged marijuana from Echols while on a public sidewalk. Kidd was charged with possession of marijuana and Echols was charged with sale of marijuana.

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