WOMAN ROBBED ON THIRD AVENUE
Police arrested 22-year-old Natividad Jiminez, 18-year-old Myasiah Bettis and three teenagers for robbery and grand larceny at the corner of Third Avenue and East 28th Street last Wednesday at 1:48 a.m. The victim told police that she was walking south on Third Avenue between East 28th and 27th Streets when five kids walked past her, one of them saying, “I think we’re going the wrong way.”
Jiminez allegedly struck her in the back of the head and began trying to grab her purse from her shoulder. The victim struggled with the suspect who eventually took the bag. The suspects then fled east on East 28th Street between Second and Third Avenues. Police said that Jimenez was seen on camera attempting to use the victim’s debit card in an ATM at 495 Second Avenue. The victim told police that she received a notification about unauthorized usage on her card at the same time that the suspects could be seen on video at the ATM.
WOMEN ARRESTED AFTER CAR ACCIDENTS
Police arrested two women this week in separate incidents for alleged intoxicated driving.
Fifty-year-old Antoinette Williams was arrested for alleged intoxicated driving at First Avenue and East 23rd Street last Sunday at 1:14 a.m. Police were responding to an accident at the location when a witness said that a blue Jeep heading north on First Avenue towards East 23rd Street had disobeyed a steady red light and had collided with another car. Upon further investigation, police found that Williams was the driver of the Jeep and she allegedly had a moderate odor of alcohol on her breath as well as bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech.
Police also arrested Dina Zapata for alleged intoxicated driving at the corner of Second Avenue and East 23rd Street last Monday at 5:15 a.m. Police said that Zapata was driving east on East 23rd Street between Park Avenue South and Third Avenue when she sideswiped the victim’s car. Both drivers stopped at Second Avenue and East 23rd Street and the victim identified Zapata as the person who hit his car. Police said that Zapata had signs of being intoxicated, with bloodshot, watery eyes, an odor of alcohol on her breath and slurred speech.
FOOD CART OWNER ARRESTED FOR VENDING IN BIKE LANE
Police arrested 23-year-old Abdelalim Abdelbaky for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct in front of 24-30 FDR Drive last Saturday at 11:40 p.m. Police said that Abdelbaky was vending food and beverages from a mobile food cart in the bike path in front of the Skyport Marina. Police said that management and security at the location, as well as uniformed members of the NYPD, had told Abdelbaky that he couldn’t vend at that location and he allegedly disregarded the order repeatedly. Police said that Abdelbaky said to officers that he didn’t care what anyone said and that he would continue to vend there.
MAN ARRESTED FOR MENACING ON FIRST AVE.
Police arrested 29-year-old Remy Zurita for allegedly pulling a knife during an argument with another man last Tuesday at 12:18 a.m. in front of 239 First Avenue and East 14th Street. Police said Zurita told the victim, “I’ll kill you, I’ll kill you,” before fleeing the scene but was arrested shortly after.
WOULD-BE BIKE THIEF BUSTED ON FIRST AVENUE
Police arrested 39-year-old Antonio Nieves for burglar’s tools outside 240 First Avenue last Thursday at 3:59 p.m. Police said that Nieves had wire cutters in his hands and was allegedly attempting to cut a lock that was securing a bicycle in front of the location. Nieves was also charged with petit larceny, criminal mischief and possession of stolen property.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER THROWING FOOD, NOT PAYING
Police arrested 34-year-old Marc Newfeld after he allegedly threw he food he’d just ordered from Chipotle at 234 Fifth Avenue on Monday evening. Police said that Newfeld threw the food at the register and then left without paying for it.
MAN BUSTED FOR SELLING ‘DRUGS’ OUTSIDE STRAUS HOUSES
Police arrested 55-year-old Arthur Kitchen for intent to sell a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in front of Straus Houses at 344 East 28th Street last Thursday at 8:07 p.m. Police said that Kitchen was smoking an alleged crack pipe in the side courtyard and he was allegedly in possession of glassine envelopes of heroin and a half-filled vial of crack.
MAN NABBED FOR ASSAULTING TRAFFIC AGENT
Police arrested 65-year-old Peter Martin for assault in front of 116 West 27th Street last Friday at 7:01 p.m. Police said that Martin was arguing with a traffic agent at the location when a witness intervened in the argument. Martin then allegedly pushed the traffic agent, causing the agent’s device to fall on the witness. Police said that Martin also punched the witness. The traffic agent told police that she was issuing a summons to Martin for a parking violation when he got out of his car and began arguing with her, and police said that he slapped the summons device out of her hands.
MAN BUSTED FOR SMOKING K2 ON WEST 14TH
Police arrested 34-year-old Luis Medina for an unclassified misdemeanor in front of 131 West 14th Street last Wednesday at 6:29 a.m. Police said that Medina was holding a lit K2 cigar in his right hand on the sidewalk in public view.
MAN BUSTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO CUT BIKE LOCKS
Police arrested 32-year-old Michael Steakin for petit larceny at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 21st Street last Friday at 2:52 p.m. Police said that Steakin was attempting to cut bike locks with wire cutters. A witness told police that Steakin allegedly attempted to cut four locks at three different locations in the area.
MAN ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING
Police arrested 37-year-old Martin Cruz for criminal trespass inside 305 East 24th Street last Friday at 7:35 a.m. Police said that Cruz remained inside the location for an extended period without permission. The doorman at the building asked him to leave multiple times and he allegedly refused.