Police Watch: Man charged with robbery in Stuy Town, Arrest for trespassing in Stuy Town

Robbery suspect

Police arrested 18-year-old Davin Quirindongo for allegedly stealing from a woman on Avenue C in March. According to the district attorney’s office, Quirindongo bumped up against her and grabbed her wallet while she was walking in front of 319 Avenue C on March 22 at 10:10 p.m. Town & Village reported on this incident last week when police were still looking for the suspect and Stuy Town management clarified at the time that the incident actually occurred on the Avenue C Loop Road.
Police said that officers tracked down Quirindongo because he used one of the victim’s credit cards. Quirindongo was arrested for grand larceny from a person and possession of stolen property on April 5 at 5:30 p.m. and the DA’s office charged him with robbery and grand larceny. An attorney for Quirindongo declined to comment.

Police arrested 55-year-old James Curry for burglars tools and criminal trespass inside 310 First Avenue last Wednesday at 8:04 p.m. Police said that Curry entered the building by walking behind a resident to gain access and proceeding to the basement into the laundry room. Curry was allegedly carrying bolt cutters when he was approached by security.
Curry pled guilty at a pre-arraignment deposition on April 5 and was given a conditional discharge, meaning he would not be sentenced for the offense unless a further offense is committed within a year.

Police arrested 26-year-old Mauricio Villanueva for an alleged robbery in a Duane Reade at 77 Seventh Avenue last Saturday at 3:49 a.m. A store employee approached Villanueva because he was reportedly opening store merchandise without permission and without paying for it. He allegedly told the employee, “I need blades” as he was opening a pack of knives.
Police said that Villanueva then charged at the victim, stabbing him on the left side of the neck and causing a serious physical injury. While he was fleeing, Villanueva also allegedly kicked a glass window and when an officer was attempting to stop him, Villanueva allegedly charged at the officer, hitting him in the head with a sharp object. He also flailed his arms and refused to be handcuffed, cops said.
The Duane Reade employee was taken to the Lenox Hill Healthplex for treatment. Villanueva was also charged with assault, criminal mischief, possession of stolen property, assault of a peace officer, weapons possession and resisting arrest.

Police arrested 27-year-old Jack Padilla for an alleged burglary inside 145 East 22nd Street last Wednesday at 6:44 p.m. Police said that Padilla was seen entering the residential building without permission and was going through and opening delivered packages that didn’t belong to him. Padilla was also charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property.
Padilla was arrested a few days later on Sunday for allegedly shoplifting inside the Gap at 122 Fifth Avenue. Police said that Padilla took a men’s jacket and attempted to leave without paying for the item around 3 p.m. He was charged with petit larceny.

Police arrested 25-year-old Stephon Thomas for alleged menacing and weapons possession in front of 620 Sixth Avenue last Friday at 9:03 p.m. The victim told police that Thomas pulled a knife from his waistband and threatened her with it. Police allegedly recovered a gravity knife from Thomas when he was arrested and he reportedly told police that he carries the knife for protection.

Police arrested 27-year-old Juan Vargas for alleged criminal trespass inside 115 West 27th Street on April 3 at 11:12 p.m. Police said that Vargas was pulling on multiple commercial doors on West 27th Street and entered the above building by going in when another person was leaving. Police said that Vargas was inside the lobby of the building and entered the elevator in an attempt to leave. Vargas was arrested in the basement stairway. Police said that Vargas was also seen inside the same building on March 26, 2017 around 9:45 p.m. and was told numerous times by the building superintendent that he wasn’t allowed to be there.

Police arrested 57-year-old Andrews Darryl for alleged burglary inside the Starbucks at 25 Union Square West last Wednesday at 12:35 p.m. Police said that Darryl entered a restricted area and stole an employee’s property. Darryl was also charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

Police arrested 18-year-old Mohommed Islam and 18-year-old Devon Ahmad for a fight inside a store near 397 Third Avenue last Thursday just after midnight. Police said that Ahmad was shopping inside the store and he and Islam, an employee at the store, got into an argument. Police said that Islam accused Ahmad of stealing and allegedly hit him in the back of the head with a wooden stick. Islam allegedly told police that Ahmad pushed him first. Police said that when Ahmad attempted to leave the store and Islam tried to prevent him, Ahmad allegedly broke a window.
Islam, who was charged with assault, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. and Ahmad was arrested for criminal mischief at 1:45 a.m.

Police arrested 42-year-old Oscar Calderon for alleged burglars tools and petit larceny in front of Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street last Thursday at 3:16 a.m. Police said that Calderon was trying to clip a lock that was chained to an electronic bicycle with large bolt cutters. Calderon was also allegedly in possession of a bag containing an electric grinder and three extension cords.

Police arrested 31-year-old Jose Jimenez for an alleged assault in front of 37 West 20th Street last Friday at 10 p.m. Police said that Jimenez was being removed from Boxer’s Bar by a bouncer when he allegedly started kicking a security employee. The bartender attempted to help remove Jimenez from the bar and while he was attempting to do so, Jimenez allegedly scratched his face, causing cuts.

8 thoughts on “Police Watch: Man charged with robbery in Stuy Town, Arrest for trespassing in Stuy Town

  1. These crimes are the reasons, of many, why Playground #11 should be modified to a Community Garden and quiet reflective area, in order to discourage unsavory criminal elements and visitors. Just do it already!!!

    • We get it… all crime on this property stems from playground 11, and the people living near playground 9 don’t face the same groups of people as the poor tenants living near playground 11.

      So again I ask, are criminal background checks being done for each and every patient that you have coming into your building??

  2. People absolutely must download the Citizen app if they want to know the truth about crimson Stuy Town and the immediate surrounding neighborhoods.

    For example, a woman assaulted a public safety officer in front of 447 E14 a few days ago. Or how about the dispute between workers at Lenz’s where a knife was pulled.

    The truth is out there people, whether or not Management wants you to know about it or T&V wants to report about it.

  3. Citizens App is a must-have if you want to know what really goes down here.
    As for the guy with the obsession about Playground 11, does he have a commercial lease to run a medical practice out of his apartment? What kind of patients does he have and who are coming and going from his RESIDENTIAL building?

  4. Rick Hayduk and all the employees of SPS should be arrested for arborcide. The needless murder of over a dozen trees at playground one. Just shameful. Don’t buy the BS that these trees had diseases as that is just not true. Of course you wont see anything about this in T&V.

    • I’m not a tree person, and I know nothing about what would constitute a dead tree vs a diseased tree vs a crappy looking tree that’s still alive, but I will admit that the trees in playground 1 did look like crap.

      • They don’t errrr didin’t look like crap in the summertime., when in bloom. They certainly didn’t look like crap on the inside as they chopped them down.

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