Police Watch: Men arrested for cornering woman, assaulting date in separate incidents

Police arrested 35-year-old Ronald Alomar for alleged unlawful imprisonment inside the Oscar Wilde bar at 45 West 27th Street on Friday, September 21 at 8:15 p.m.

The victim told police that she was in the women’s bathroom in one of the stalls and when she was finished, she unlocked the door to leave. Upon doing so, Alomar allegedly walked into the same stall using his body to push the victim against the stall wall. The victim said that Alomar didn’t move but didn’t allow her to leave, using the front of his body to hold her in the stall.

The victim said that she ultimately wiggled her way out of the stall and Alomar allegedly fled but was caught at 28th Street and Sixth Avenue. The victim said that Alomar never said a word and never used his hands to touch her.

Alomar was also charged with harassment for allegedly spitting on an officer while inside the vestibule at Bellevue Hospital on Saturday, September 22 at 12:45 a.m.

UPDATE, Sept. 26: A spokesperson for Oscar Wilde has issued the following comment: “When the guest informed the staff about the bathroom incident, the general manager swiftly chased Ronald Alomar who already exited the bar at the time and managed to detain him until the NYPD arrived to assess the incident. The safety and well-being of their guests are their number one priority.”

UPDATE, Oct. 10: A friend of the victim has since contacted Town & Village and said that it wasn’t the bar’s manager who chased Alomar before police arrested him, but her and another friend. The friend told T&V that when they went outside the bar right after the incident happened, people who were waiting outside told them that he had gone into the hotel next door, which was how they figured out where he was. The friend said that her other friend went into the hotel and saw that the elevator had just gone to the fourth floor so she followed him there and saw him in the hallway. He allegedly attempted to lure her into a one of the rooms, but while she was calling the police, he reportedly fled. She then chased him on West 27th Street, where he allegedly attempted to get into a cab, but she was able to stop the cab from leaving, after which police arrived at the scene and Alomar was arrested.

Police arrested a 28-year-old man for alleged obstruction of breath inside 340 East 29th Street on Monday, September 17 at 5:54 a.m. The victim told police that she went on a date with the man and when she went back they got into an argument that escalated to the point where the man allegedly put his hands around the victim’s throat and choked her. The victim told police that she didn’t lose consciousness and she refused medical treatment at the scene.

Police arrested 33-year-old Theodore Gaddy for an alleged robbery he allegedly committed in January. Police said that Gaddy shoved a 16-year-old boy to the ground and grabbed his cell phone from his pocket, as well as his social security card, on January 8 at 8:45 p.m.

Town & Village reported in January after the incident that Gaddy had previously pleaded guilty to a robbery that took place in Harlem in 2014, when he stole a woman’s cell phone and punched her in the stomach. Gaddy was arrested inside the 13th precinct on Thursday, September 20 at 8:50 p.m.

Police arrested a man last week for allegedly taking his car from police custody after he was arrested for alleged drunk driving the week before.

Police said that 51-year-old Kevin Doyle took his car from police evidence without permission on Saturday, September 15. Police said that the car had been invoiced after the arrest but Doyle reportedly found his vehicle near the precinct where officers had stored it before it was brought to an NYPD facility and removed it from the scene. Police said that Doyle also removed the New Jersey license plate, replacing it with New York State license plates, in an attempt to avoid detection on the vehicle alarm.

As Town & Village previously reported, Doyle was stopped in front of 224 East 28th Street on Wednesday, September 12 at 9:51 p.m. after he allegedly swerved multiple times while driving west on East 27th Street. Police said that he also stopped in a crosswalk, disobeying the street markings, and he was pulled over after turning onto East 28th Street. Police found at the time that he was also allegedly driving with a suspended license.

Doyle was charged with grand larceny, grand larceny of auto, a public administration felony, bribery, possession of stolen property and criminal mischief of a motor vehicle for the recent incident.

Police arrested 24-year-old Matthew Mishefski for alleged public lewdness inside an apartment building at 150 East 18th Street on Friday, September 21 at 9:47 a.m.
Police said that the suspect was sleeping on a private stairway inside the building and when he was asked by officers and the building super to leave, he allegedly spit at the officers, then threw a cup that he said contained his own urine. He then turned around, pulled down his pants, and bent over to expose himself to the officer while spreading open his butt cheeks. Mishefski was also charged with criminal trespass and possession of marijuana.

Police arrested 23-year-old Kristian Near for alleged menacing in front of 224 East 28th Street on Monday, September 17 at 10:28 p.m. The victim said that he got into an argument with Near that turned into a fight, resulting in Near allegedly menacing him with a knife. No injuries were reported.

Police arrested 61-year-old Helen Torres for allegedly promoting and securing prostitution inside 30 Lexington Avenue on September 21 at 9:50 p.m. Police said that Torres and another woman were arrested for offering sex to an undercover officer.

Police arrested a 54-year-old woman for an alleged assault that took place on Sunday, August 26 at 11:55 p.m. inside 444 Second Avenue. Police said that the woman got into an argument with the victim and slapped her in the face, causing bruising and pain. The woman was arrested inside the 13th precinct on Tuesday, September 18 at 12:30 p.m.

Police arrested a teenage girl for assault in front of 240 Second Avenue on Monday, September 17 at 4:03 p.m. Police said that the suspect and the victim, who were previously in a relationship, got into an argument. The victim said that she put her bag on the ground and was then attacked by the suspect, who punched her in the face, causing cuts, redness and substantial pain. The suspect also reportedly threw the victim to the ground and kicked her.

Police arrested a 36-year-old man for criminal trespass inside Calvary Church at 277 Park Avenue South on Monday, September 17 at 12:40 a.m. Alex Zeno was allegedly seen pulling on the door of the church and entering without permission, remaining there unlawfully. Police said that he was inside the vestibule of the church.

Police arrested a teenager for forgery on Tuesday, September 18 around 9 p.m. inside 101 East 14th Street. Police said that the teen entered the Container Store at 629 Sixth Avenue on June 2 and proceeded to make a purchase with a hundred-dollar counterfeit bill.
The teen also previously attempted to buy merchandise from another Container Store location at 725 Lexington Avenue at East 58th Street with counterfeit bills on May 30.

8 thoughts on “Police Watch: Men arrested for cornering woman, assaulting date in separate incidents

  1. If you look up the name Matthew Mishefski on WebCrims, it shows 9 current arrests and upcoming appearances at criminal court in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Legal Aid is the defender on record for each. WebCrims doesn’t list the particular offenses, just the relevant dates and locations (courts, parts). It looks like this is someone badly in need of supervision and treatment, as he’s apparently out of control. I hope the next judge he appears before, if he shows up for any of these scheduled court dates, the next of which is tomorrow, 9/27/18, realizes that Mishefski would be better off, off the streets. Inmate Lookup for NYC doesn’t show him as being incarcerated at this time, despite his arrest reported above on 9/21/18.

  2. Regarding Ronald Alomar: Your information is incorrect. Alomar was chased down and detained by the victim’s friend, who was dining with her. The restaurant manager had nothing to do with it.
    Also, at no point did she say that he “never used his hands to touch her”.
    Quality reporting.

  3. The man that cornered the woman in my bathroom did this to my friend and I was there that evening. The bar manager ABSOLUTELY should NOT be taking credit for catching him. It was my female friend who ran into the hotel next door and chased him down 27th street and stopped the cab he got into from going. The bar manager was in the restaurant the entire time this happened–please check your facts.

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