Police Watch: Senior assaulted in Union Square, Man arrested for separate Union Square assault

MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING SENIOR ON TRAIN TO UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 26-year-old Jesus Reyes for allegedly assaulting a senior, fracturing a bone in his face, inside the Union Square subway station over the weekend. Police said that on Sunday, June 10 at 10:45 p.m., the 71-year-old victim was riding an uptown 4/5 train from Fulton Street to Union Square when Reyes allegedly began cursing at him and taunting him.
When the train pulled into Union Square, Reyes allegedly continued to taunt the victim and ultimately pushed him to the ground, causing him to fall onto the platform and injure his face. Police said that the victim later learned at the hospital that the fall had caused a fracture in the bones around his left eye.
An attorney for Reyes could not be reached for comment by T&V’s press time.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED UNION SQUARE ASSAULT
Police arrested 24-year-old Gage Quinones for an alleged assault and weapons possession at the corner of Union Square East and East 15th Street on Friday, June 15 shortly after 11 a.m. The victim flagged down a police officer in Union Square Park, saying he had been assaulted there last night and that Quinones, who was in the park at the time, was the one who did it.
The victim told police that he was talking with a friend in the park the night before around 11 p.m. when Quinones allegedly hit him in the back of the head with something, causing cuts on the left side of his face and head that required stitches. The victim said that he might have been hit with a bike lock and when Quinones was searched, he was allegedly in possession of a key chain to a bike lock, and his bike, the chain and lock were recovered from in front of 31 East 17th Street.

MAN BUSTED FOR BIKE THEFTS
Police arrested 59-year-old William Hernandez for an alleged theft in front of Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue on Wednesday, June 13 at 5 p.m. Police said that Hernandez could be seen on video surveillance removing a bicycle from in front of the hospital without permission and when he was searched, he was allegedly in possession of bolt cutters, a tool commonly used to steal bicycles. After he was arrested, Hernandez was also charged with petit larceny for allegedly stealing another bike in front of Bellevue on January 18, 2017. He was charged with burglar’s tools and petit larceny for the incident this month.

DRIVER CHARGED AFTER HITTING CYCLIST
Police arrested 44-year-old Mohammad Hossain for an alleged assault in front of 55 West 15th Street on Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. Police said that Hossain, a taxi driver, was driving west on West 15th Street and was allegedly driving too close to the victim, who was riding in the bike lane at the time. Police said that the victim attempted to get Hossain’s attention when Hossain allegedly hit the victim with his car on purpose, causing the victim to fall of his bike and causing an injury to his right arm.

MAN ACCUSED OF SNATCHING WALLET
Police arrested 29-year-old Jmain Felder on Wednesday, June 13 for allegedly stealing a woman’s wallet inside the Argo Tea at 275 Seventh Avenue on February 6 between 3 and 4 p.m. Police said that Felder took the woman’s wallet out of a purse that was left unattended on the back of a chair. Felder was charged with grand larceny inside the 13th precinct at 11:59 a.m. last Wednesday.

MAN NABBED FOR BREAKING PHONE
Police arrested 30-year-old Naquan Birchmore for alleged criminal mischief at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 26th Street on Saturday, June 16 at 2:18 p.m. The victim told police that he and Birchmore got into an argument after a car accident at the location, after which Birchmore allegedly grabbed the victim’s iPhone 5S and threw it to the ground, causing damage to the item.

ALLEGED BIKE THIEF ARRESTED
Police arrested 29-year-old Dembo Sanyang for alleged petit larceny and criminal mischief at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street on Friday, June 15 at 4:47 p.m. Police said that Sanyang was seen cutting through a bike lock with a cutting tool, allegedly attempting to take possession of the bike without permission. He was allegedly in possession of the cutting tool when he was arrested.

MAN ACCUSED OF SWIPING CHEESECAKES
Police arrested 57-year-old Nelson Rivera for an alleged theft in front of the Fairway Market at 766 Sixth Avenue on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:39 p.m. Police said that Rivera took four cheesecakes from the above location and put the items in his bag. He allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. Rivera was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

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