Police Watch: Man arrested for filming woman in bathroom, Student arrested for releasing sex tape

MAN ALLEGEDLY FILMED WOMAN IN UNION SQUARE BATHROOM
Police arrested 28-year-old Olubenga Adesanya for allegedly filming a woman while she was inside a bathroom stall in the restroom inside the Union Square subway station on Tuesday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. The woman told police that she went into the bathroom and when she got into the stall, noticed that there was a cell phone camera lens pointed down at her and she could see a person’s feet under the bottom of the stall. When she walked out of the bathroom, she reportedly saw Adesanya in the stall and confronted him outside the restroom, but he wasn’t arrested at the time. Police said that Adesanya turned himself in to officers at Transit District 4 at the corner of East 14th Street and Union Square East on Wednesday, October 31 at 7:15 p.m. because he saw himself on a wanted flyer. He was charged with obscene material.

SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE STUDENT ARRESTED FOR SENDING SEX TAPE TO FRIENDS
Police arrested a teenager for promoting a sexual performance by a child and aggravated harassment after he leaked a video on Tuesday, October 9 of him and his ex-girlfriend having sex. The victim told police that the suspect released the video while they were in the School of the Future at 127 East 22nd Street where they are both students, and that he sent the video to his friends because the victim broke up with him. The victim told police that she was aware of the video but didn’t authorize the suspect to share it with his friends. The teen was arrested on Tuesday, October 30 at 9:35 p.m. inside the 13th Precinct. His name is being withheld due to his young age.

MAN ACCUSED OF SIDESWIPING CYCLIST, STEALING HIS PHONE IN FLATIRON
Police arrested 49-year-old Jacob Lawton for an alleged robbery and assault that took place in front of 148 West 23rd Street on Wednesday, October 31 at 10:27 a.m. Police said that the victim was riding his bike east on West 23rd Street when Lawton, who was driving, allegedly side-swiped the cyclist with his car. The victim, who was injured in the collision, then started recording Lawton, who allegedly tackled the victim, grabbed his phone and fled the location. Lawton was arrested inside the 13th Precinct on Thursday, November 1 at 4:10 p.m.

MAN ARRESTED FOR PUSHING WOMAN OFF BIKE IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 29-year-old Tyrone McRae for an alleged assault in front of 5 Union Square West on Thursday, November 1 at 2:08 a.m. The victim told police that McRae pushed her off her bicycle and hit her in the face, causing injuries to her arms and head. When he was searched, police found that he was in possession of alleged cocaine and he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

MAN ALLEGEDLY SLASHED COWORKER’S TIRES
Police arrested 35-year-old Angel Lopez for alleged criminal mischief in front of 1170 Broadway after he reportedly got into an argument with a coworker on May 30 around 6:50 a.m.
Police said that Lopez slashed the victim’s car tires with a boxcutter. He was arrested inside the 13th Precinct on Tuesday, October 30 at 9:20 a.m.

MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBING DELIVERY PERSON AT STRAUS HOUSES
Police arrested 53-year-old Michael Vasquez for an alleged robbery that took place inside the Straus Houses at 224 East 28th Street on September 21 around 9 p.m. Police said that the victim was delivering food to an apartment in the building when Vasquez allegedly followed him into the elevator and to the apartment where he was making the delivery before approaching him and asking if he had any money. The victim said no, but Vasquez then allegedly grabbed the victim’s wallet, which contained cash, and fled. Police said that Vasquez, who was arrested inside the 13th Precinct on Thursday, November 1 at 6:15 p.m., is not a resident of the Straus Houses.

MEN ARRESTED FOR FIGHT IN KIPS BAY
Police arrested two men after a dispute at the corner of Second Avenue and East 26th Street on Tuesday, October 30 at 11:50 p.m. Police said that 24-year-old Tasheem Jenkins allegedly punched 42-year-old John Edwards in the face and in response, Edwards threatened Jenkins with a boxcutter. Edwards allegedly pulled out the boxcutter and said, “I’m going to stab you. This is for you and the gun is next.” Edwards was allegedly in possession of a boxcutter when he was arrested. Police said that Jenkins identified Edwards as the person who threatened him with the knife. Edwards was charged with menacing and weapons possession, and Jenkins was charged with assault. Police also recovered zip lock bags containing alleged marijuana and Jenkins was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and harassment.

KIPS BAY 7-ELEVEN EMPLOYEE ASSAULTED
Police arrested 27-year-old Brittany Montanez for an alleged assault and criminal mischief inside the 7-Eleven at 395 Third Avenue on Saturday, November 3 at 8:11 a.m. The victim told police that she was working in the store between 28th and 29th Streets when Montanez entered and got into a fight with her. Police said that Montanez punched the victim multiple time in the face and head, causing bruising and swelling. Montanez also allegedly broke a door window.

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