Police Watch: Men arrested for masturbating, filming under woman’s skirt

MAN CHARGED WITH MASTURBATING IN FRONT OF WOMAN AT AUGUSTUS ST. GAUDENS BATHROOM
Police arrested 23-year-old Trevon Stroman for allegedly trapping a woman inside the public restroom at the Augustus St. Gaudens playground while masturbating on Saturday, August 11 at 6:55 p.m.

The victim told police that she was in the public restroom in the playground at the corner of Second Avenue and East 20th Street and when she tried to leave, Stroman entered the bathroom and closed the door. The victim told police that Stroman was also shirtless and he allegedly had his pants down and was masturbating while holding the door shut. The victim said that she then yelled for help, at which point Stroman moved away from the door.

The victim as well as a witness told police that Stroman was still naked and masturbating when he left the bathroom. Stroman was charged with unlawful imprisonment and public lewdness.

MAN ALLEGEDLY FILMED UNDER WOMAN’S SKIRT AT UNION SQUARE SUBWAY
Police arrested 37-year-old Carlos Rivera for allegedly filming under a woman’s skirt inside the Union Square station at Union Square East and East 14th Street on Thursday, August 9 at 5:56 p.m. Rivera allegedly was walking up the stairs in the station behind a woman in her 20s while holding his cell phone facing him with the camera function in record mode.

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR THEFT AT TAPROOM
Police arrested a 34-year-old woman at the 13th Precinct on Friday, August 10 at 7:20 a.m. for an alleged theft that took place at the Gramercy bar in July. Police said that the suspect, Shontay Deberry, was inside Taproom at 307 Third Avenue when a woman left her bag unattended between noon and 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. Deberry allegedly went through the victim’s bag and removed credit cards, which police said that she used later at various locations. Deberry was charged with grand larceny.

MAN ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO CAR
Police arrested 52-year-old Rafael Norasco for an alleged theft at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 20th Street on Tuesday, August 7 at 1:17 a.m. The victim told police that she was walking back to her car and when she got there, all the doors were open and Norasco was inside the vehicle. Police said that Norasco was going through the victim’s belongings when officers arrived at the scene. Norasco was charged with petit larceny.

MAN ACCUSED OF BREAKING PHONE
Police arrested 32-year-old Dawud Alameen for allegedly smashing someone’s phone outside 2 Irving Place on Wednesday, August 8 at 11:50 a.m. Police said that Alameen and the victim got into an argument with Alameen at the corner. The victim pulled out his cell phone to call 911 when Alameen allegedly took the phone and threw it on the ground, causing damage to the screen. When Alameen was searched, police found that he was in possession of a toy gun. Alameen was charged with criminal mischief.

MAN ARRESTED FOR STOLEN BIKE
Police arrested 27-year-old Robert Turner for petit larceny and possession of stolen property in front of 239 First Avenue on Wednesday, August 8 at 10:33 p.m. A witness told police that he saw Turner with a previously reported stolen bike at the corner of East 20th Street and Third Avenue and the witness began to chase him. Police said that Turner then stopped at East 14th Street and First Avenue, where he was arrested.

MAN BUSTED FOR MULTIPLE DUANE READE SHOPLIFTING INCIDENTS
Police arrested 56-year-old Nicholas Rhodes on Friday, August 10 at 12:10 a.m. inside the 13th precinct for multiple alleged shoplifting incidents that took place earlier this summer.

Rhodes (who shares a name and age with a founding member of Duran Duran, but is not him) allegedly shoplifted from the Duane Reade location at 300 East 23rd Street around 2 p.m. on Monday, July 23 and again at the same location later that day at 5:20 p.m.

Police said that he also shoplifted from the Duane Reade location at 465 Second Avenue the following day at noon, and he was charged with trespassing inside that store at 5 p.m. because went inside the store despite being banned because of the previous alleged shoplifting incidents.

Police said that on Tuesday, August 7 around 6:05 p.m., Rhodes went into the Duane Reade at 401 Park Avenue South and removed hair care products without paying.

Rhodes was charged with four counts of petit larceny and trespassing.

SUSPECTED SHOPLIFTER ACCUSED OF PUNCHING VICTIM
Police arrested 24-year-old Aaron Rios after he was allegedly shoplifting inside the Buffalo Exchange thrift store at 114 West 26th Street on Thursday, August 9 at 3:10 p.m. An employee at the store told police that Rios was shoplifting there and took three items without paying before leaving the store.

When he was stopped at the front door of the store, he reportedly dropped all of the items and fled the location, but returned minutes later to retrieve his bag. A fight resulted and Rios allegedly punched the victim in the face while trying to get his bag back. Rios allegedly fled on West 26th Street but police caught him shortly after when hearing a description over the radio. The victim suffered a bloody nose as a result of the fight. Rios was charged with petit larceny and assault.

DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER HITTING PATROL CAR
Police arrested 34-year-old Angela Salguedo for alleged drunk driving on Friday, August 10 at 12:33 a.m. in front of 140 East 27th Street. Police said that Salguedo pulled from a parked position and struck a marked patrol car prior to reversing and hit the police car into another legally parked vehicle. Salguedo was charged with intoxicated driving and an unclassified misdemeanor.

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR KNIFE AT BROADWAY AND EAST 17TH
Police arrested 43-year-old Deon Ladaye for alleged menacing and weapons possession at Broadway and East 17th Street on Sunday, August 12 at 8:15 a.m. Police said that Ladaye chased the victim down a public sidewalk while holding a knife. He allegedly dropped the knife when approached by police but was arrested shortly after.

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2 thoughts on “Police Watch: Men arrested for masturbating, filming under woman’s skirt

  1. As I have repeatedly commented on in the past, these 2 articles reflect the dangerous and dysfunctional behaviors that take place in public and private playgrounds in and around ST/PCV. This is why the dangers need to be eliminated and the safety of all residents preserved by terminating the noisy, unsupervised, inappropriate ST/PCV Playground #11, and replacing it with a monitored and serene community garden, for reflection , sitting, meditating , reading/studying, conversation, etc.. Please pass this along to residents and management. Thank you.

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