Police Watch: Man choked woman on bus, Teen busted for stolen credit cards

MAN CHOKED WOMAN ON BUS, SPIT ON COPS
Police arrested a 30-year-old John Doe for alleged obstruction of breath in front of 489 Second Avenue on Saturday, December 1 at 1:19 p.m. The victim told police that the man approached her while she was on a bus and took his thumbs, pressing them to her neck while pressing her face against the window. The man was also charged with harassment. The man was also charged with resisting arrest and harassment for allegedly spitting on two officers who were attempting to arrest him.

ACS TEEN BUSTED FOR STOLEN CREDIT CARDS
Police arrested a teenager for possession of stolen property inside the ACS facility at 492 First Avenue on Saturday, December 1 at 1:37 p.m. Police said that the teen was in possession of six credit cards that didn’t belong to him.

MAN ARRESTED IN UNION SQUARE FOR ALLEGED MIDTOWN ROBBERY
Police arrested 30-year-old Dejuan Gore at the corner of Union Square East and East 14th on Monday, November 26 for an alleged robbery that took place in Midtown in October. Police said that Gore and another person allegedly robbed the victim inside the subway station at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue on October 17 at 8:45 a.m. The other suspect allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing pain and swelling, while Gore reportedly took cell phones from the victim.

MAN CHARGED WITH GROPING STRAPHANGER
Matthew Maldonado, 32, of Harlem, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly groping a woman on the subway.
On Wednesday, November 28 at approximately at 9:40 a.m. police said Maldonado was on the southbound A train in the vicinity of 8th Avenue and West 14 Street when he strolled up to a 34-year-old woman and touched her buttocks.
He was charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse.

TRUCK DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER SENIOR KILLED IN ACCIDENT
Police arrested 41-year-old Paulo Dimartino in connection with an accident on October 3 at 10:38 a.m. in which an 81-year-old woman was killed.

Police said that Dimartino was driving a box truck south on Seventh Avenue making a left turn onto West 16th Street when he allegedly struck the pedestrian in the eastern marked crosswalk. Police said that the pedestrian was attempting to cross West 16th from south to north with the pedestrian signal in her favor.

The impact from the collision allegedly knocked her to the ground, causing head trauma. Police said that she was taken to Bellevue Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on October 25.

Dimartino was charged with an unclassified misdemeanor and a traffic infraction on Saturday, December 1 at 3:46 p.m.

MAN ALLEGEDLY SPAT AT TRAFFIC AGENT
Police arrested 55-year-old Edwin Cartagena for an alleged assault in front of 401 Park Avenue South on Saturday, December 1 at 9:51 a.m. Police said that Cartagena confronted the victim, who is a New York City traffic enforcement agent who was issuing a parking summons. Police said that Cartagena was exiting his vehicle and confronted the officer about the summons, allegedly spitting at the officer, causing alarm and annoyance.

MEN ARRESTED FOR FIGHT AT THE FDR AND EAST 23RD
Police arrested two 55-year-olds, Daryl Williams and Donovan Lee, for an alleged fight at the corner of the FDR and East 23rd Street on Saturday, December 1 at 9:07 a.m. Police said that Williams and Lee got into an argument and allegedly punched each other in the face.

MAN NABBED FOR HOME DEPOT, WALGREENS
Police arrested 58-year-old Christopher Oshiro for allegedly shoplifting inside 298 First Avenue on Tuesday, November 27 at 4:26 p.m. Police said that Oshiro took items off the shelf and put them in his bag before allegedly attempting to leave without paying for the items.

After he was arrested, police connected him to an incident that took place in the Home Depot at 20 West 23rd Street on August 6 at 6:40 p.m. Police said that Oshiro entered the Home Depot and removed padlocks and LED lights, which he allegedly put into a plastic bag before attempting to flee.

Security officers stopped him at the door and police said that he dropped the items and fled. Oshiro was charged with petit larceny.

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