MAN CHARGED WITH MAKING BOMB THREAT, KICKING WOMAN IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS
Police arrested a man in Union Square last Monday for an alleged bomb threat inside the Sony building at 25 Madison Avenue over the summer. He was caught by police after allegedly attacking a woman on a train in Harlem.
Police said that 35-year-old Sherman Tolbert went inside the Sony building lobby on July 20 at 11:30 a.m. and shouted “bomb!” multiple times, then allegedly left three letters with the word “bomb” and signed his name. Police said that Tolbert went back to the building’s lobby about 25 minutes later and shouted “bomb!” again multiple times, causing panic and alarm.
Tolbert was arrested last Monday at 4:50 p.m. after he allegedly kicked a woman on her hand as they were on a train at the 4/5/6 station at Lexington Avenue and East 125th Street. Police apprehended him when the train pulled into Union Square.
MAN ARRESTED FOR WEAPON AT BELLEVUE
Police arrested a 41-year-old John Doe for weapons possession inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue last Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Police said that they were responding to reports of an emotionally disturbed person in the Sixth Precinct and when they arrived, the man was holding spackling tools. Police told him to put the tools down but he reportedly refused and was arrested. When police were attempting to restrain him in the hospital bed, the suspect reportedly jerked his arm in a way that injured one of the officers.
MAN BUSTED FOR THEFT FROM MEDICAL EXAMINER STORAGE FACILITY
Police arrested 28-year-old Ryan Doyle last Monday for allegedly stealing from a storage facility owned by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner at 310 Avenue C across from Stuyvesant Town on May 27, 2016. Police said that surveillance video showed Doyle removing two red boxes from the building and allegedly putting the tools on a flatbed truck. Doyle was reportedly an employee of the office at the time but a representative said that there was no legitimate reason that he would need to remove those tools.
Police recovered a cordless band saw kit and power grinder from a pawn shop at 177 Rivington Street on November 7, 2016 and the owner of the shop told police that Doyle had sold the tools there on the date of the theft in May in exchange for $170. Police confirmed that the Ryan Doyle who pawned the tools was the same individual who was employed by the OCME because the birthdate and home address he provided to the pawn shop was the same as the birth date and home address on file with OCME. Doyle was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property.
MAN THREATENED AT BRC SHELTER
Police arrested 35-year-old Toney Williams for an unclassified public administration felony in front of 130 East 25th Street across from the BRC shelter last Monday at 6:09 p.m. The victim told police that Williams has been harassing him constantly over the last three days and on Monday, he allegedly rushed toward the victim while they were in the shelter’s cafeteria, saying, “I’m gonna punch you in the face.” The victim said that he is afraid of Williams and he currently has a restraining order against him.
MAN NABBED FOR SELLING FAKE CONCERT TICKETS IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 27-year-old Riftul Haque for alleged petit larceny, fraudulent accosting and forgery at the corner of Union Square East and East 14th Street last Friday at 7:03 p.m. Police said that Haque was selling fake concert tickets that the victim paid for.
CYCLIST CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING CABBIE
Police arrested 23-year-old Ryan Goldberg for alleged assault and criminal mischief at the corner of East 23rd Street and First Avenue last Saturday at 6:42 p.m. Goldberg told police that he was riding his bike when he got into an argument with a taxi driver. Goldberg allegedly hit the driver’s window, causing it to break, and police said that he then punched the driver in the head, face and body, causing bruising and a cut.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR PROSTITUTION AT SPA ON LEXINGTON AVENUE
Police arrested a 46-year-old woman for prostitution inside Wood Spa at 133 Lexington Avenue last Wednesday at 4:18 p.m. Police said that the woman agreed to give an undercover officer a happy ending.
MAN SOLD ‘STOLEN’ DUANE READE MERCHANDISE
Police arrested 43-year-old Nestor Sanchez for alleged possession of burglar’s tools at the corner of Broadway and West 24th Street last Thursday at 11:29 a.m. Police said that Sanchez was walking west on West 23rd Street while opening a packaged tool set of multi-tools and allegedly proceeded to case bike racks on the sidewalk. He allegedly attempted to disengage a u-lock attached to a bike in front of 60 West 23rd Street. Police said that he then proceeded to the Duane Reade at 71 West 23rd Street and was seen going inside, where he allegedly stole merchandise. He allegedly then attempted to sell the property to someone at a vending stand nearby. He was also charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property.