MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING VICTIM WITH BB GUN OVER PARKING DISPUTE
Police arrested 29-year-old Kastriot Lajqi after he allegedly pulled a BB gun on someone he was arguing with over a parking spot and indicated he was cop.
Police said last Sunday at 11 p.m. when Lajqi and the victim were arguing in front of 200 Park Avenue South, Lajqi reached over behind the passenger’s seat of his car and took out a BB gun. He then allegedly pointed it at the victim while saying, “I will blow your f—king head off.” Police said that Lajqi also retrieved a baseball cap with the letters “NYPD” and an NYPD patch on it and he allegedly said, “You see this, don’t f—k with me.” Police said he then fled north on Park Avenue South but was arrested soon after.
Police confirmed that Lajqi is not a member of the NYPD.
He was charged with alleged impersonation of a police officer and menacing.
OCTOGENARIAN ARRESTED FOR GROPING
Police arrested 85-year-old Zhen Huang for sexual abuse in front of 4 Perlman Place last Monday at 7:20 a.m. The victim told police that she was walking outside as she and Huang crossed paths. When he walked by her, he allegedly grabbed the victim’s upper thigh for no legitimate purpose.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY ON EAST 28TH
Police arrested 32-year-old Roberto Vasquez for robbery in front of the Children’s Rescue Fund at 4 East 28th Street last Tuesday at 5:25 a.m. Vasquez allegedly robbed the victim at gunpoint, then fled with the cash. Vasquez was also charged with weapons possession and possession of stolen property, although a gun was not recovered from the scene.
SENIOR ASSAULTED IN MADISON SQUARE PARK
Police arrested 37-year-old Olivia Jensen for assault at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 25th Street last Friday at 11:45 a.m. Police said that Jensen followed the 67-year-old victim and allegedly struck her in the face, causing a cut and swelling to her lip. Police said that the assault is considered a felony because the victim is over 65 and Jensen is at least 10 years younger than her.
VENDOR PUNCHED ON THIRD AVENUE
Police arrested 33-year-old Michael Keith for robbery at 399 Third Avenue and East 29th Street last Sunday at 4:52 p.m. Police said that Keith took three framed pictures from a vendor’s stall and when the vendor attempted to stop him from taking the pictures without paying, Keith allegedly swung at the victim, punching him in the face. In the struggle, the victim also fell to the ground and got a cut on his left knee.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR PEPPER SPRAYING WOMAN ON SECOND AVENUE
Police arrested 26-year-old Merissa Johnson for assault in front of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary at 230 Second Avenue last Tuesday at 1:27 p.m. Police said that Johnson sprayed another woman in the face with pepper spray, causing pain and irritation to her face, eyes and hands. Police said that she was walking down the street when Johnson called her a bitch and sprayed her in the face twice. The victim said that she walked to Beth Israel hospital for treatment and police said that Johnson was classified as an emotionally disturbed person (EDP).
MAN ARRESTED AT BELLEVUE FOR MAIL STOLEN ON UPPER EAST SIDE
Eighteen-year-old Robert Anderson was arrested inside Bellevue Hospital last Tuesday after allegedly swiping mail along with three other people.
Police said Anderson attempted to remove mail from a postal mailbox on the Upper East Side using a mailbox key and police said that he was not authorized to use the key or be in possession of it. When he was searched, he was allegedly in possession of stolen mail, as well as personal identifiers, account numbers and checks with values in excess of $50,000. Anderson was also charged with possession of stolen property, reckless endangerment, fraud and possession of marijuana. Three other people were arrested at the 19th precinct on the Upper East Side in connection with the thefts, which took place at East 90th Street and Park Avenue. Police said that the four men were working together to take the mail.
Deputy Inspector Brendan Timoney noted at the last 13th Precinct Community Council meeting that Gramercy residents have been reporting recently that their checks are being stolen or fraudulently deposited. The possible cause was thefts from neighborhood mailboxes, but police said that Anderson’s arrest was unrelated to those incidents and the thefts he allegedly participated in all occurred on the Upper East Side.
MOTORCYCLIST ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUNK’ DRIVING
Police arrested 23-year-old Bernardo Almeida for alleged intoxicated driving at the corner of East 23rd Street and the FDR last Monday at 6:14 a.m. Police said that Almeida got into an accident that caused an injury to his left leg and caused damage to the left side of his motorcycle. Almeida allegedly had unsteady balance, watery bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, but police said that he refused a Breathalyzer at the scene.
MAN BUSTED FOR ASSAULT ON SECOND AVENUE
Police arrested 39-year-old Ashraf Ahmed for assault in front of Empire Gourmet Deli at 432 Second Avenue last Tuesday at 9:46 a.m. Police said that Ahmed got into a fight with the victim, punching him in the cheek and causing a bloody nose, swelling and bruising. Police said that Ahmed and the victim didn’t know each other.
TWO MEN ARRESTED FOR SLEEPING INSIDE GRAMERCY PARK
Police arrested a 39-year-old man and a 28-year-old man for trespassing inside Gramercy Park on the west side of the park last Wednesday at 9:37 a.m. Police said that the men were sleeping inside the park and didn’t have permission to be within the enclosed, locked gate.
MAN ARRESTED FOR SALE OF K2, POSSESSION OF BURGLAR’S TOOLS ON WEST 18TH
Police arrested 37-year-old Malik Kendell for burglar’s tools in front of 120 West 18th Street last Tuesday at 10:53 a.m. Police said that Kendell was smoking a K2 blunt on the sidewalk and when he was searched, he was allegedly in possession of a kitchen knife and burglar’s tools. He was also charged with weapons possession and the unlawful sale of synthetic marijuana.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER CASING BIKES NEAR UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 53-year-old Edwin Alvarez for burglar’s tools at the corner of Second Avenue and East 14th Street last Thursday at 1:07 p.m. Police said that Alvarez was casing bicycles along Broadway, Union Square West and East 14th Street. At the corner of East 14th Street and Union Square East, he allegedly approached a red and black bicycle and attempted to remove parts with pliers. Police said that shortly afterwards, he was spotted offering to sell two red bike tires, and ultimately sold the tires for 15 dollars before being arrested. Alvarez was also charged with petit larceny and unlawful peddling.
PANHANDLER ARRESTED ON EAST 30TH
Police arrested a 61-year-old man for an unclassified misdemeanor in front of 250 East 30th Street last Tuesday at 9:49 a.m. Police said that the suspect was begging for money by aggressively approaching cars in the street, impeding the flow of traffic. The man was also charged with disorderly conduct.