Police Watch: Teen arrested for Flatiron burglaries, Man arrested for assaulting ex-girlfriend

TEEN BUSTED FOR BURGLARIES IN FLATIRON

Police have arrested a teenager they believe was behind a pattern of burglaries in Flatiron.

The first incident was when he broke into Madison Reed Color Bar at 11 West 18th Street on Thursday, January 10 at 9:30 p.m. Police said that he forced open the door at the salon while it was closed and swiped cash from the register.

Later that night at 2:30 a.m. on January 11, the teen allegedly forced open the door of Boqueria at 53 West 19th Street when the business was closed, but he left without taking anything.

He then walked over to Big Slice Pizza at 146 Fifth Avenue between 19th and 20th Streets around 2:40 a.m. and kicked the glass door in while the business was closed. Police said that he managed to grab cash from the business and fled. He also smashed the front door of Exhale Spa at 19 West 21st Street at 2:55 a.m. while the spa was closed but didn’t take anything from the business.

The teen was arrested inside the 13th Precinct on Thursday, February 21.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING EX-GIRLFRIEND ON FIRST AVENUE

Police arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend in front of 370 First Avenue on Saturday, February 16 at 7:15 a.m. The victim told police that while she was making deliveries for work, her ex-boyfriend approached her and allegedly punched her in the face, kicked her on the legs and choked her.

Police said that he prevented her from breathing momentarily, allegedly threatened to stab her with a pen and broke a door handle on her car. The victim said that the suspect fled on foot towards East 23rd Street and the FDR.

The man was charged with an unclassified felony, obstruction of breath, menacing, assault and criminal mischief inside the 13th Precinct on Tuesday, February 19 at noon. The name of the suspect is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

MAN ACCUSED OF ROAD RAGE ASSAULT

Police arrested 43-year-old Igor Tamarov for an alleged assault at the corner of East 18th Street and Second Avenue on Friday, February 22 at 12:17 p.m. The victim told police that he got into a road rage incident with Tamarov, with the two drivers getting out of their vehicles and pushing one another. Tamarov alleged punched the victim in the face, causing swelling, redness under his eye and a bloodied lip. Police said that Tamarov got into his car and sped off, but the victim called the police while following him and Tamarov was arrested shortly after.

MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE CONSTRUCTION TOOLS ON SECOND AVENUE

Police arrested 51-year-old John Mastrion for an alleged theft from 512 Second Avenue on November 2 of last year around 12:30 p.m. Police said that Mastrion was a former employee at the construction site and went back there to allegedly steal tools. He was charged with grand larceny inside the 13th Precinct on Thursday, February 21 at 11:50 a.m.

MAN BUSTED FOR ASSAULT ON EAST 27TH

Police arrested a 22-year-old man for assaulting his girlfriend inside 243 East 27th Street on Wednesday, February 20 at 10:53 p.m. Police said that the suspect slapped the victim in the face, causing redness and substantial pain, and allegedly punched the victim in the torso. Police said that he also hit his girlfriend in the leg and wrist with a bat on a previous date, causing a large amount of bruising and substantial pain. The name of the suspect is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AT CAFETERIA

Police arrested Rashad Robinson for an alleged assault inside Cafeteria at 119 Seventh Avenue on Monday, January 28 at 6:30 a.m. The victim told police that he was punched in the face by an unknown man, causing pain. Robinson was charged with assault inside the 13th precinct on Thursday, February 21 at 11:20 a.m.

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