Police Watch: June 22

LONG ISLAND MAN CHARGED WITH RAPES IN GRAMERCY, MURRAY HILL
Earlier this month, the Manhattan district attorney’s office announced the indictment of 31-year-old Long Island resident Cameron McDermott for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting two unconscious women at apartments in Manhattan, including one in Gramercy. McDermott was arrested for allegedly exposing himself in public in Garden City and during the investigation, police found alleged videos and photographs on McDermott’s computer and hard drives which depicted the suspect sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on eight occasions in 2010. The DA’s office said that he also recorded and photographed himself raping and sexually assaulting a second unconscious woman in an apartment on the Upper East Side on five different occasions in 2013. McDermott was charged with predatory sexual assault, rape, sexual abuse, aggravated sexual abuse and unlawful surveillance.

PAIR ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT OUTSIDE STUY TOWN
Police arrested 31-year-old Yulianna Urbas and 26-year-old Carlos Valdez for assault near Stuyvesant Town. Urbas was apprehended at Avenue C and East 18th Street and Valdez was arrested on the same block but on First Avenue. The victim said that Urbas allegedly struck him multiple times, punching him in the face and causing pain to his head and scratches to his neck. The victim said that Valdez punched him on the left side of his face.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR STOLEN PROPERTY IN STUY TOWN
Police arrested a 15-year-old boy for possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana in front of 274 First Avenue Loop last Wednesday at 10:40 p.m. Police said that the teen was in possession of the victim’s property without permission and when he was searched, he was also in possession of a glass pipe with marijuana residue. Because the suspect is a minor, no further information about the incident was available.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DAMAGING CAR
Police arrested 27-year-old Sarah Meyer for alleged criminal mischief at the corner of East 15th Street and First Avenue last Tuesday at 2:33 p.m. Police said that the victim saw Meyer use an unknown object to scratch the rear hatch of the victim’s vehicle.

MEN BUSTED FOR WHIPPED CREAM THEFT
Two men were arrested at the Garden of Eden Marketplace at 7 East 14th Street after they allegedly tried to pilfer whipped cream and other items last Wednesday.
Police said 22-year-old Sean Humphrey and 38-year-old August Ryerson took whipped cream from a display case and began to eat it while they were still walking around the store. The owner said that he asked them multiple times not to do that so they went to the register and attempted to pay, but when they tried using an EBT card, the card was denied because it had no funds. Ryerson and Humphrey then allegedly tried to leave the store with the items and without paying but were arrested shortly after.

MEN NABBED FOR ASSAULT ON SECOND AVE.
Twenty-year-olds Rodney Kohanano and Timothy Paxton were arrested for assault in front of 470 Second Avenue last Monday at 5:25 p.m. Police said that Kohanano and Paxton both punched the victim, causing substantial pain.

BUST FOR FRAUDULENT BOTTLE RETURNS
Police arrested 27-year-old Matthew Bernard-Moses for grand larceny last Monday at 8:30 a.m. inside the 13th precinct. Police said that Bernard-Moses fraudulently obtained cash from fraudulent bottle return transactions done at his former place of employment.

WOMEN ARRESTED FOR FIGHT IN FRONT OF STRAUS HOUSES
Police arrested 30-year-old Nefertiti Murray and 37-year-old Tonisha Jordan for disorderly conduct in front of 344 East 28th Street last Wednesday at 2:33 a.m. Police said that Murray and Jordan were screaming and allegedly engaging in violent behavior while fighting with a third woman. Police also said they refused orders to disperse.

TWO ARRESTED FOR SELLING POT ON BROADWAY
Police arrested 31-year-old Samba Niasse and 52-year-old Nidye Mamadou for the sale of marijuana in front of 1201 Broadway between West 28th and 29th Streets last Thursday at 7:10 p.m. Police said that Niasse and Mamadou sold a quantity of alleged marijuana to undercover officers in exchange for cash.

MAN ARRESTED FOR FAILURE TO PAY HOTEL BILL
Twenty-year-old William Casey was arrested inside the Hilton Hotel at 152 West 26th Street last Sunday at 9:28 a.m. Police said that Casey reserved a room at the hotel but when he checked out, he was allegedly unable to pay for the room either with cash or any of the cards in his possession.

 

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