CRIME DECREASE THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY IN FEBRUARY
This February, New York City experienced 10.8 percent less index crime than in February 2018, the NYPD announced this week. Despite the reduction in overall crime, the NYPD will implement a five-point plan targeted at the violent crime in several neighborhoods throughout the city. The plan includes additional uniformed personnel, strengthening gun prosecutions, expanding the CeaseFire Program by providing interventions to known gang members in Brooklyn and the Bronx and domestic violence gun investigations. The NYPD is also launching a new program, Re-EntryStat, which will closely monitor and analyze the resources provided to people who are re-entering their communities upon release from prison.
MAN ACCUSED OF EXPOSING HIMSELF AT PRINCE GEORGE
Police arrested 33-year-old Saad Sethy for alleged public lewdness that took place inside the Prince George at 14 East 28th Street on February 20 at 3:45 p.m. The building, formerly a hotel, now houses people who are formerly homeless. The victim told police that she is a social worker there and was working when Sethy entered the room, unzipped his pants and showed the victim his penis without her consent. Sethy also allegedly asked her to perform a sex act on him. She told police that she asked him to leave and he fled in an unknown direction. Sethy was arrested inside the 13th precinct on Wednesday, February 27 at 1 p.m.
MAN CHARGED WITH THEFT AT GAY BATH HOUSE
Police arrested 26-year-old Joseph Boodoo for an alleged theft inside the West Side Club, a bathouse for gay and bisexual men at 27 West 20th Street on Sunday, March 3 at 6:21 a.m. A witness told police that Boodoo climbed over a wall from one cubicle in the club to another that belonged to the witness’s friend. The witness then saw Boodoo leave the cubicle with items wrapped in a towel.
Police said that the victim confronted Boodoo because he saw the suspect with his property while attempting to leave. When Boodoo was searched, police found that he was in possession of an alleged crack pipe and a small clear bag containing an unknown white powder, as well as a small amount of alleged marijuana. The victim’s property was also recovered when Boodoo was arrested.
Boodoo was later charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property because police said that he stole a wallet from the West Side Club on January 20 around 7 a.m. and later allegedly used the victim’s credit card without permission.
Boodoo was charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
SECOND TEEN BUSTED FOR FLATIRON BURGLARIES
Police arrested another teenager in connection with multiple burglaries throughout the precinct in January.
Town & Village reported last week that a teen was arrested for four burglaries throughout the Flatiron neighborhood, breaking into multiple businesses while they were closed and attempting, sometimes successfully, to take cash from the registers at the various stores.
Police said that the two teenagers broke into Madison Reed Color Bar at 11 West 18th Street on Thursday, January 10 at 9:30 p.m. and grabbed cash from the register, then forced open the door of Boqueria at 53 West 19th Street at 2:30 a.m. but left there without taking anything. One of the teens also kicked the glass door of Big Slice Pizza at 146 Fifth Avenue around 2:40 a.m. and grabbed cash, then smashed the front door of Exhale Spa at 19 West 21st Street just before 3 a.m. but didn’t take anything from that business.
The teen arrested most recently was also charged with an additional burglary that took place later the same morning at 3:19 a.m. Police said that the teen smashed a window of Pizza Gaga at 171 West 23rd Street and grabbed cash from the register before fleeing.
The teen was arrested inside the 13th precinct on Wednesday, February 27 at 10:15 a.m. inside the 13th precinct. The names of the teens are being withheld due to their young age.
MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING CREDIT CARDS FROM CAR
Police arrested 28-year-old Guihi Zando for an alleged theft that took place in front of 336 East 30th Street on February 9 around 4 p.m. Police said that Zando removed a bag with credit cards and a wallet from inside a parked car. Zando was charged with grand larceny inside the 13th precinct on Wednesday, February 27 at 9:55 a.m.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED 2018 THEFT
Police arrested 25-year-old Christian Goss for an alleged theft from in front of 55 West 21st Street on March 30, 2018 around 1 a.m. Police said that the victim was drinking near the location on West 21st Street and was intoxicated, to the point that he was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Police said that the victim realized while in the hospital that his credit card had been stolen and used by an unknown person.
Goss was arrested for grand larceny at the 13th precinct on Friday, March 1 at 3 p.m.
TEEN ARRESTED FOR BREAKING DOOR AT GOOD SHEPHERD
Police arrested a teenager for criminal mischief and menacing inside Good Shepherd Services, a home for girls, at 337 East 17th Street on Saturday, March 2 at 5:04 p.m. Police said that the teen broke a glass door window, refrigerator and chair and menaced a social worker with the wooden leg of a chair. The name of the teen is being withheld due to her young age.
TAXI DRIVER BUSTED FOR ALLEGEDLY SUSPENDED LICENSE
Police arrested 31-year-old William Raposo for an unclassified traffic infraction at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 23rd Street on Thursday, February 28 at 5:23 a.m. Police said that Raposo was driving a yellow cab west on West 23rd Street and was turning right onto Sixth Avenue in violation of posted signs. When he was stopped, police said that he wasn’t able to provide a valid license and when police brought him to the precinct, they found that his license had been suspended.
MEN CHARGED WITH WALGREENS THEFTS
Police arrested 31-year-old Carlos Marcano and 32-year-old William Calamanco for an alleged theft outside the Walgreens at 298 First Avenue on Tuesday, February 26 at 4:45 p.m. Police said that Marcano began to stuff items into his jacket while Calamanco stood lookout checking for store employees. Both were charged with petit larceny and Marcano was also charged with possession of stolen property.
After he was arrested, police found that Marcano had allegedly stolen from the Bed Bath and Beyond at 620 Sixth Avenue on February 7 around 7:30 p.m. Police said that Marcano removed eight packages of allergy medication from the store without paying.