TEENS ARRESTED FOR SLASHING ON LEX
Police arrested a 13-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy for an alleged robbery and assault that took place at East 24th Street and Lexington Avenue on June 30 around 1 a.m. The victim told police that he and a friend got into an argument with the two suspects after leaving a bar near the intersection.
The argument escalated into a physical fight but the victim said that he and a friend tried to leave by getting into a taxi. Police said that the girl then jumped in front of the taxi to get the driver to stop, then leaned in through an open window and slashed one of the men with a razor, causing an injury. No further information was available about the victim’s condition.
The boy was arrested at the 13th Precinct on July 5 and the girl was arrested last Thursday, July 12, the latter charged with assault. Both teens were also arrested for robbery although nothing was taken from the victims during the incident.
MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY IN MADISON SQUARE PARK
Police arrested 58-year-old Darren Sheppard for an alleged robbery at Broadway and East 23rd Street on Monday, July 9 at 8:02 p.m. The victim told police that he was sitting on a bench inside Madison Square Park when Sheppard sat next to him and allegedly said, “Why do you have my bag?”
The victim said that he then got up to walk away when Sheppard allegedly grabbed the victim’s bag from his shoulder and attempted to take it from him. The victim managed to hold onto his bag and ran towards the 23rd Street/Broadway train station, where Sheppard followed him and was ultimately arrested. Police said that when they were attempting to put Sheppard into a police vehicle, he allegedly spat in an officer’s face. Sheppard was also charged with harassment.
MAN BUSTED FOR BURGLARY AT AINSWORTH
Police arrested 34-year-old Hector Rosario for an alleged burglary that took place inside the Ainsworth at 111 East 18th Street on Thursday, July 12 around 10:30 p.m. Police said that Rosario was working with two other people who weren’t arrested and was allegedly acting as the lookout while the two others forced their way into the building. Police said that the two others removed property from the location and they got in by forcing entry in a side door. Police said that Rosario could be seen on camera casing the entrance before the other two suspects broke in. The two other suspects who weren’t arrested fled the scene but Rosario was caught three blocks away at the corner of Union Square East and East 15th Street. He was also charged with possession of stolen property.
MAN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE AT MSBI
Police arrested 40-year-old Steven Morel for an alleged act of sexual abuse inside Mount Sinai Beth Israel on Friday, July 13 at around noon. The victim told police that she was bending over to throw out garbage in the doorway of a room inside the Silver Pavilion at 281 First Avenue when she felt a hard smack on her buttocks. When the victim turned around, she saw Morel behind her went into one of the other rooms. She got help from hospital security to detain Morel until police arrived. Morel was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY PUNCHING 7-ELEVEN EMPLOYEE
Police arrested 51-year-old Jose Clariot for an alleged robbery inside the 7-Eleven at 395 Third Avenue on Monday, July 9 around 5 p.m. Police said that Clariot attempted to take a beer from the store and leave without paying and when an employee attempted to stop him, Clariot allegedly punched the employee in the face. Clariot was arrested inside the 13th precinct on Tuesday, July 10 at 8:10 p.m.
ARREST AFTER FIGHT AT BROADWAY AND EAST 22ND STREET
Police arrested 22-year-old Daniel Simpson after an alleged fight at the corner of Broadway and East 22nd Street on Wednesday, July 11 at 8:55 a.m. Police said that Simpson punched the victim in the face causing pain and also causing the victim to fall to the ground. The victim said that as a result of getting knocked over, he also hurt his right shoulder. When police attempted to arrest Simpson, he allegedly flailed his arms and kicked to prevent being taken into custody. Simpson was caught in front of 30 East 22nd Street after police searched the area. Simpson was charged with resisting arrest and assault. Police said that Simpson and the victim did not know each other and it was unclear what started the argument.
MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE PHONE ON SIXTH AVE.
Police arrested 35-year-old Jovanie Pollares for an alleged theft that took place in front of 555 Sixth Avenue on May 27 around 10:30 p.m. Police said that the victim was sitting in a car parked outside the location when Pollares, who knew the victim, allegedly reached inside the car through the open window and grabbed the victim’s phone. Pollares was charged with grand larceny and an unclassified public administration felony inside the 13th Precinct on July 10 at 3:15 p.m.
MAN BUSTED FOR THEFT FROM JUICE SHOP REGISTER
Police arrested 23-year-old Desean Bragg for an alleged theft inside the Juice Shop at 688 Sixth Avenue on May 22. Police said that Bragg was an employee at the store and removed cash from a register without permission on his first day of work and then never came back to the job. Bragg was charged with petit larceny inside the 13th precinct on Tuesday, July 10 at 9 a.m.
POLICE CRACKING DOWN ON GRAFFITI
Police are asking community residents to report graffiti if they see it by calling 3-1-1. The 13th Precinct has recently gotten involved in helping local businesses that have been vandalized clean up their storefronts.