Police Watch: Man arrested for assaulting women, Break-in at Limelight gym

HOMELESS MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING THREE WOMEN
Police arrested a 23-year-old homeless man for allegedly attacking multiple women in the East Village and Gramercy last weekend, The New York Post reported on Sunday.
Carlos Munoz reportedly cut off a 20-year-old woman while riding his bike on East 11th Street near Second Avenue around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 and allegedly shoved her to the ground.
Police said that he later hit an 18-year-old woman in the face with a bike lock, knocking one of her teeth out, around midnight at Third Avenue and East 15th Street.
Shortly after, he allegedly hit a 20-year-old woman in the back of the head with the bike lock near East 14th Street and Second Avenue. Police said that the third victim’s friends followed the man who attacked her and Munoz was arrested around midnight, although it was unclear where exactly the arrest took place. Munoz was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

MAN CHARGED WITH BREAKING INTO LIMELIGHT GYM
Police arrested 22-year-old Efrain Ramos for an alleged burglary inside 656 Sixth Avenue on Monday, July 2 at 5:18 a.m.
A woman told police that she was opening Limelight Fitness at the location when she noticed that the chain and padlock to the front door were unlocked and not attached to the handle. She said that she called her boss, who called police to the scene, and when they entered the building, they allegedly found that Ramos was allegedly inside. Police said that Ramos had items belonging to the gym in his pocket, including packages of protein cookies that he had allegedly taken from the gym. Ramos was also charged with possession of stolen property.

MAN ARRESTED FOR KNIFE THREATS AFTER ‘ROAD RAGE’ ON SECOND AVE.
Police arrested 29-year-old Roger Petithome for an alleged assault at the corner of Second Avenue and East 25th Street on Thursday, July 5 at 9:33 a.m. Police were responding to the scene because of a call about a possible man with a knife and when they arrived, officers from the K-9 unit already had Petithome in custody. Police recovered an alleged pocketknife from Petithome’s pocket.
The victim told police that he got into an argument with Petithome over an incident of road rage and accused the victim of trying to cut him off, although no contact was made between the vehicles.
Police said that Petithome got out of his car while holding the knife, allegedly pointing it at the victim in a threatening manner. The victim was holding Petithome away from him to avoid getting cut but still got a cut on his chest. Petithome also allegedly elbowed the victim in the chin, causing minor bruising and a cut.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUGS ON EAST 28TH
Police arrested 46-year-old Martin Negron for alleged possession of a controlled substance inside 224 East 28th Street on Tuesday, July 3 at 9:44 a.m. Police said that Negron was in the stairwell and when police approached him, he allegedly threw down a hypodermic needle. Police said that he was unable to prove that he was a resident at the building and when he was searched, he was in possession of glass pipes with alleged crack residue. Negron was also charged with criminal trespass.

MAN ACCUSED OF KICKING OUT VAN WINDOW
Police arrested Ernesto Hernandez-Rodriguez for an unclassified misdemeanor inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue on Thursday, July 5 at 1:55 p.m. Police said that Hernandez-Roedriguez was being discharged after being treated at the hospital and had been arrested for a previous crime.
When officers were attempting to transport him, he allegedly became irate and violent, attempting to prevent police from transporting him to the courts. Police said that he began flailing his arms and once inside the vehicle, he allegedly kicked a window, causing it to pop open and get damages. He was also charged with criminal mischief.

MAN ACCUSED OF KICKING STORE WINDOW
Police arrested 27-year-old Robert Turner for alleged criminal mischief in front of the deli at 353 East 14th Street on Saturday, July 7 at 3:47 a.m.
Police were responding to a call about criminal mischief in the area and when they arrived, the victim said that Turner had kicked the front door of his store, causing cracks in the door. Turner was allegedly fleeing the location when the victim pointed him out. Police said that Turner ran south on First Avenue but he was caught near East 11th Street and the victim positively identified him at the scene.

CHOPT EMPLOYEE ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM BUSINESS
Police arrested 47-year-old Tara Green for alleged grand larceny inside the Chopt at 24 East 17th Street on Thursday, July 5 at 11:10 a.m. Police said that Green processed negative sales and refunded the negative sales to her own personal debit account while she was working as a cashier at the store.

MAN NABBED FOR FORGERY AT SEPHORA
Police arrested 25-year-old Devon Chin for alleged forgery in front of the Sephora at 119 Fifth Avenue on Wednesday, July 4 at 4:43 p.m. Police said that Chin was in possession of fraudulent credit cards, and he was also charged with possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana.

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