Police Watch: Man charged with groping woman, punching her boyfriend

MAN CHARGED WITH GROPING WOMAN, PUNCHING HER BOYFRIEND
Police arrested 24-year-old Thomas Dardia for alleged assault and sexual abuse in front of 55 West 21st Street on Sunday, May 6 at 12:27 a.m. The victim told police that Dardia grabbed her crotch from behind outside her pants, then allegedly punched her in the face. Dardia was charged with an additional assault after he allegedly punched the victim’s boyfriend, causing an abrasion under his right eye.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT ON THIRD AVENUE
Police arrested a teenager for assaulting a female victim in front of the Gem Saloon at 375 Third Avenue on Monday, April 30 at 5:44 p.m. Police said that four suspects punched and kicked the victim, causing pain and swelling to her face and abdomen, as well as bleeding to her nose. Police searched the area and one suspect was arrested, but no further information was available about the other three.

MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING WOMAN ON 25TH STREET
Police arrested 29-year-old Tyrel Henderson for an alleged assault in front of 125 West 25th Street on Tuesday, May 1 at 8:52 a.m. The victim told police that she was walking to work when she crossed paths with Henderson, who allegedly punched her under her chin, causing her to drop her coffee and fall out the ground. The victim said that Henderson then walked away, and told police that she had substantial pain under her chin and on her buttocks from falling to the ground.
Police said that while reviewing surveillance video, Henderson could also be seen cutting a curtain at the location with an unknown object, walking away and returning a few minutes later and cutting a second curtain. Henderson was also charged with criminal mischief.

MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AT BELLEVUE
Police arrested 46-year-old Daniel Newell for alleged assault inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue on Monday, April 30 at 8 p.m. Police said that Newell was a prisoner in the Corrections ward in the hospital and didn’t want to go to bed, allegedly refusing to walk. Police said that he was put in a wheelchair and was handcuffed with both hand and leg shackles to the wheelchair. When Newell was on the elevator with officers, he allegedly stood up and attempted to flip the wheelchair over his head. The victim was standing behind the chair and was hit in the knees, causing substantial pain. Police said that while he was being transported into Corrections, he actively resisted by twisting, pulling and attempting to sit on the floor. An officer who was attempting to restrain him sustained an injury to his left wrist in the process.

SUSPECT CHARGED WITH PATTERN OF ROLEX THEFTS
Police arrested 27-year-old John Collins for a pattern of alleged thefts dating back to 2016 inside the 13th Precinct on Thursday, May 3. Collins was allegedly driving a white Jaguar in the neighborhood and was stopped by an officer, who determined that the license Collins provided was allegedly forged.
The first victim that Collins allegedly stole from told police that he met the suspect in a nightclub on November 8, 2016 and invited the suspect back to his apartment on the Upper East Side. Police said that Collins urged the victim to drink wine and once he did, he became disoriented. The victim said that when he woke up later, he noticed that Collins had allegedly taken his $10,000 Rolex watch without permission.
More recently, a victim told police that he went to a room inside the Wellington Hotel located at 871 Seventh Avenue between West 55th and 56th Streets on April 9 with Collins, who police said was dressed as a woman at the time. Collins allegedly gave the victim a substance that he believed was cocaine and upon snorting it, immediately became ill, felt disoriented and eventually lost consciousness. When he woke up, he said that Collins had allegedly stolen his $27,000 Rolex and left the hotel room.
Collins was charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument and false personation. His attorney couldn’t be reached by T&V’s press time.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SHATTERING PHONE SCREEN
Police arrested 37-year-old Melvin Nally for alleged criminal mischief in front of 152 West 26th Street on Monday, April 30 at 1:46 p.m. Police said that Nally was standing in front of the building when the victim asked him to move from the entrance but Nally allegedly refused, so the victim called 911. Police said that Nally then grabbed the victim’s phone and smashed it against the building door, causing the screen to shatter. No injuries resulted from the incident. Nally was also allegedly in possession of an open container and was charged with an unclassified violation.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUGS IN PHONE BOOTH
Police arrested 38-year-old Jose Inglesias for alleged possession of a controlled substance at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 21st Street on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:59 p.m. Police said that Inglesias was inside a phone booth and allegedly had a crack pipe in his hand.

MAN BUSTED FOR K2 SALE IN KIPS BAY
Police arrested 36-year-old Jermaine Spencer for the alleged unlawful sale of synthetic marijuana at the corner of East 28th Street and Third Avenue on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:19 a.m. Police said that Spencer was rolling a K2 blunt on a public sidewalk.

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