Police Watch: Woman arrested for swiping ice cream, Man charged with assault

WOMAN ALLEGEDLY SWIPED DOZENS OF CARTONS OF ICE CREAM
Police arrested 32-year-old Christina Figueroa for an alleged theft inside the Food Emporium at 10 Union Square East on Monday, December 3 at 7:12 p.m. Police said that Figueroa took 50 containers of ice cream from the store without paying for the items.

MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT OF OFFICERS AT BETH ISRAEL
Police arrested 28-year-old Julian Dejesus for an alleged assault inside Beth Israel Hospital at 281 First Avenue on Monday, December 3 at 9:22 p.m. Police said that Dejesus went to the hospital voluntarily to be evaluated but once he became aware that he was going to be admitted into the psychiatric ward, he became irate and allegedly began fighting with security. Police said that two security officers were injured while trying to subdue him.

MAN CHARGED WITH 2017 ROLEX THEFT
Police arrested 32-year-old Tyrone Hood on Monday, December 3 at 10:09 a.m. inside the 13th precinct for an alleged theft that took place last year. Police said that the victim invited Hood and another person who wasn’t arrested back to his apartment at 332 East 18th Street after meeting them at a bar on September 9, 2017 around 3 a.m. When he woke up later, the men were gone and his watch and Rolex were missing. No other arrests have been made.

MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE BAGS FROM COACH
Police arrested 39-year-old Cliffard Molinari in front of 10 East 16th Street for alleged thefts from the Coach store nearby on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:40 p.m. Police said that Molinari strolled into the store at 79 Fifth Avenue and removed three handbags before leaving without paying for them. Police said that after a brief chase, Molinari laid on the ground with his hands under his body to prevent himself from being handcuffed. Stolen property was recovered at the scene and when he was searched, police found that he was also allegedly in possession of a controlled substance and a stolen debit card. After he was arrested, police connected him to an incident on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:12 p.m. in which he allegedly took two Coach bags from the store and left without paying. Molinari was charged with grand larceny, bribery, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.

MAN CHARGED WITH STEALING CAR – TWICE
Police arrested 18-year-old Kasey Quesada in front of 180 Third Avenue on Wednesday, December 5 at 11:58 p.m. for an alleged car theft. Police said that Quesada went into the location asking for a rental car on Tuesday, December 4 and allegedly left the location with a 2016 white Cadillac XTS without proper authorization. Police said that the vehicle was recovered by the owner prior to the report. Police said that Quesada returned the vehicle to the location on December 5 and attempted to steal another vehicle in the same way. Police were notified and when officers arrived, witnesses identified him. Police said that he attempted to flee, resulting in a chase, but he was arrested shortly after. Quesada was charged with grand larceny of an auto and a public administration misdemeanor.

WOMAN CHARGED WITH BAG THEFT AT FREEHAND HOTEL
Police arrested 53-year-old Shemequa White for an alleged theft that took place inside the Freehand Hotel at 23 Lexington Avenue on Thursday, December 6 at 12:01 a.m. Police said that White took the victim’s handbag from her place of employment without permission and fraudulent purchases were allegedly made on the victim’s credit cards. White was apprehended in front of 130 East 25th Street on Saturday, December 8 at 2:45 p.m.

MAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT AT HOLIDAY MARKET
Police arrested 55-year-old Charles Clark for an alleged theft inside the Union Square holiday market at East 16th Street and Union Square East on Thursday, December 6 at 6:20 p.m. An off-duty Homeland Security officer told police that Clark took items that were on display at the booth for Mark Bernstein NY and allegedly rode his bike away from the scene. Police said that the off-duty officer managed to stop Clark nearby.

ALLEGED SERIAL SHOPLIFTER ARRESTED
Police arrested 54-year-old William Gregory for alleged thefts on Wednesday, December 5 at 1:40 p.m. Police said that Gregory stole merchandise from the Gap at 122 Fifth Avenue on September 20 at 11 a.m. and the Old Navy at 610 Sixth Avenue on October 1 at 12:55 p.m. Police said that Gregory was responsible for alleged 12 thefts in five different neighborhoods throughout the city, including these two, although it was unclear where he was actually caught.

MEN ARRESTED FOR ‘TERRORIZING’ DRIVER WITH OTHERS ON BIKES
Police arrested 24-year-old Joseph Giordano for alleged reckless endangerment on Saturday, December 8 at 6:10 p.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that while the victim was driving south on Seventh Avenue, a group of people he didn’t know totaling from 20 to 100 on bicycles coming north surrounded his vehicle in front of 239 Seventh Avenue on February 3 around 3:50 p.m. He told police that one of the cyclists hit the driver’s side mirror on his car, causing damage, and in an attempt to get the cyclists to disperse, the driver got out of his vehicle but one of the cyclists his him on the back of the head, causing pain, and another hit the back of his car, causing the window to break. The victim told police that his vehicle was also dented on both the passenger and driver’s side from getting kicked. Police said that 21-year-old Carlos Marichal was also arrested in connection with this incident on May 30.

MAN CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING AFTER ACCIDENT ON EAST 23RD
Police arrested 41-year-old Robert Rodriguez for alleged impaired driving at the corner of East 23rd Street and Second Avenue on Sunday, December 9 at 4:38 p.m. Police were responding to a vehicle collision at the intersection and found Rodriguez behind the wheel of the car with the key in the ignition. Police said that he appeared to be impaired and alleged PCP was recovered from Rodriguez’s pants pocket. Highway police determined that Rodriguez was impaired and Rodriguez allegedly told police that he had used PCP earlier in the day. Rodriguez was charged with possession of a controlled substance, intoxicated driving and impaired driving.

WOMAN CHARGED WITH FRAUD AT CITIBANK
Police arrested 35-year-old Noemi De La Rosa for an alleged theft inside the Citibank at 262 First Avenue on Monday, December 3 at 4:57 p.m. Police said that De La Rosa attempted to withdraw money from the victim’s Citibank account and was unsuccessful. Upon further investigation, police found that De La Rosa was in possession of an allegedly forged Illinois driver’s license and an allegedly forged American Express card.

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