Police Watch: Man arrested for stolen ultrasound machine, Suspected burglar trapped in truck

MEN ARRESTED AFTER ULTRASOUND MACHINE STOLEN FROM BETH ISRAEL
Police arrested 63-year-old Joel Cayabyab for grand larceny inside Mount Sinai Beth Israel at 10 Perlman Place last Wednesday at 6 p.m. Police said that Cayabyab took an ultrasound machine from the hospital without permission. Nat Romeo, 47, was charged with possession of stolen property inside the hospital the following day at 2:20 p.m. in connection with the theft. Cayabyab allegedly told police that he arranged to take the machine and give it to Romeo in exchange for a favor.

SUSPECTED BURGLAR TRAPPED IN TRUCK BY VICTIM ON FIRST AVENUE
Police arrested 29-year-old Remy Zurita for burglary in front of New York Brows Salon at 239 First Avenue last Monday at 4:58 p.m. Police said that Zurita went inside the back of a commercial truck that was parked in front of the salon near East 14th Street and Zurita was allegedly going through a backpack and wallet that was inside the truck. The driver, seeing what was going on, then closed the back of the truck, trapping Zurita there until police arrived.

MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATS WITH BOXCUTTER DURING WORK DISPUTE
Police arrested 23-year-old Craig Plummer after allegedly threatening his supervisor with a boxcutter at Duane Reade. Police said that Plummer, who works in the Duane Reade at 401 Park Avenue South, got into an argument with his supervisor at the store on July 12 and allegedly pulled out a boxcutter, causing the victim to fear for his safety. Craig was charged with menacing last Tuesday at 9 a.m. inside the 13th precinct.

MAN ARRESTED FOR HIT-AND-RUN ON WEST 23RD STREET
Police arrested 48-year-old Anthony Stallworth for leaving the scene of an accident earlier this month in front of 171 West 23rd Street that caused an injury to the victim. The victim told police that Stallworth hit him with his car and left the scene before police arrived. Stallworth was arrested last Thursday at 5:15 p.m. inside the 13th Precinct.

MAN BUSTED FOR PHONE THEFT AT STUYVESANT TOWN GARAGE
Police arrested 35-year-old Joseph Castro in front of the garage at 309 Avenue C last Tuesday at 8 p.m. after he allegedly stole a phone. The victim, an employee at the garage told police that Castro went into the attendant’s office and took the cell phone. Castro was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property

MAN BUSTED FOR DAMAGING CAR OUTSIDE STUYVESANT TOWN
Police arrested 25-year-old Christopher Young for criminal mischief in front of 445 East 14th Street last Friday at 12:39 a.m. Police said that Young intentionally damaged the victim’s car by kicking the front passenger side door, causing a large dent under the door handle.

TEENAGE GIRL ARRESTED AT ACS FOR TWO PURSE THEFTS
Police arrested a 14-year-old girl inside the Administration for Children’s Services facility at 492 First Avenue last Monday night for two different thefts. Police said that the teen went inside Bread & Tulips at 365 Park Avenue South earlier this month and asked an employee for a band aid. The employee went to get a band aid but when she got back, the girl was gone and she had reportedly taken the employee’s purse. The teen was caught inside the ACS facility because she also allegedly stole a purse from another girl who was at a table in the cafeteria.

MAN ARRESTED IN FLATIRON AFTER MAKING THREATS
Police arrested 27-year-old Joseph Hemans for menacing in front of Dos Toros at 295 Park Avenue South last Tuesday at 8:29 p.m. The victim told police that he got into an argument with Hemans inside the McDonald’s at 28 East 23rd Street, where he called police. When police arrived, both Hemans and the victim were gone from the location but a witness told police that the two men continued their argument in front of 295 Park Avenue South, where Hemans allegedly threatened him by pulling up his shirt and saying that he had a weapon. He allegedly told the victim, “You want to die today?” When police arrived, the victim pointed out Hemans. The suspect was patted down for a possible gun but no firearm was recovered from the scene. Witnesses at the nearby McDonald’s told police that they heard the argument but didn’t see a gun.

MAN NABBED FOR ATTEMPTED MAIL THEFT IN UNION SQUARE
Twenty-year-old Shaka Heatley was arrested for grand larceny in front of 10 Union Square East last Monday at 3:15 a.m. A postal inspector told police that Heatley and another person who wasn’t arrested allegedly attempted to open a mailbox at the location. When he was searched, he was in possession of alleged marijuana and was also charged with burglar’s tools, possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana.

PAIR PAWNED STOLEN LAPTOP
Police arrested two people for allegedly stealing a woman’s laptop and selling it at a pawn shop in July. Police said that 37-year-old Terrel Williams, who was arrested on August 1, went into a building on Fifth Avenue on July 13 at 5:30 p.m. and allegedly took a laptop from an apartment. The district attorney’s office said that Williams could be seen on video surveillance entering the building and climbing the stairs to the sixth floor, where he did not have permission to be. Police arrested 23-year-old Briana Kincaid-Williams inside the 13th Precinct last Tuesday at 8:20 a.m. for pawning the computer. Williams was charged with burglary and Kincaid-Williams was charged with criminal facilitation and possession of stolen property.

MAN NABBED FOR SPEAKER THEFT AFTER TRYING TO SELL GOODS
Police arrested 54-year-old Daniel Cedeno for petit larceny and possession of stolen property in front of 139 Fifth Avenue last Friday at 2:58 p.m. Police spotted Cedeno crossing the street at East 21st Street and Broadway, walking north. Cedeno was allegedly carrying a Wall Street Journal that was covering a Bluetooth speaker and police said that he was acting in a suspicious manner, periodically looking behind him while he was walking up Broadway. He allegedly went inside a phone repair shop at 942 Broadway and attempted to sell the speaker as well as a pair of Bluetooth headphones. Police determined that the Bose speaker had been stolen from the Verizon store at 139 Fifth Avenue and Cedeno was arrested shortly after.

MAN NABBED FOR SALE OF LAUGHING GAS
Police arrested 41-year-old Pedro Roman for a public health law violation at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 28th Street last Sunday at 3:28 a.m. Police said that Roman was in possession of an open nitrous oxide tank on the street with the intent to sell balloons containing the gas for inhalation. Police said that Roman had no legitimate medical purpose for possessing the gas or selling the balloons.

MAN BUSTED FOR ASSAULT IN GRAMERCY
Police arrested 34-year-old Lyubomyr Ivasiv for assault and criminal mischief last Sunday at 11:57 p.m. in front of 140 East 19th Street. Police said that Ivasiv punched the victim in the head and kicked the victim on the left side of his ribcage. Police said that Ivasiv also punched the mirror on a vehicle that was parked in front of 82 Irving Place, causing damage to the mirror.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 38-year-old Kyle Sutphin for assault at the corner of Union Square East and East 15th Street last Saturday at 7:01 p.m. Police said that Sutphin punched the victim in the face multiple times, causing cuts around the victim’s right eye.

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