THIRD MAN BUSTED FOR STUY TOWN PACKAGE THEFT
Police have arrested a third person in a connection with a string of package thefts that occurred on Christmas in Stuyvesant Town.
Thirty-year-old Norman Pope was arrested on Thursday, March 14 at 2:16 p.m. for six alleged burglaries that took place between 1 and 1:45 a.m. on December 25, 2018.
Rahul Cuya, 19, and 32-year-old Justin Irizarry were both arrested for the alleged burglaries within two days of the incidents.
Police said that Pope, along with Cuya and Irizarry, got inside 245 Avenue C around 1 a.m. and stole packages from the lobby, then allegedly broke into 277 Avenue C and stole packages from that building as well. The men allegedly got into 651 East 14th Street at 1:15 a.m. and stole packages, then broke into 271 Avenue C and took packages from that building as well. Police said that the three suspects broke into 281 Avenue C and 645 East 14th Street around 1:40 a.m.
Police connected Cuya and Irizarry to the multiple burglaries after Stuyvesant Town Public Safety reviewed surveillance video and recognized them from previous incidents.
MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BURGLAR’S TOOLS
Police arrested 51-year-old William Domenech pleaded guilty to possession of burglar’s tools during his arraignment on Thursday, March 14 after he was reportedly found inside 287 Avenue C in Stuyvesant Town on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:37 a.m. Police said that Stuyvesant Town security found Domenech inside the building’s mail room without permission to be there. Police said that Domenech is not a resident of the building and when he was searched, he was in possession of burglar’s tools.
According to the DA’s office, the judge sentenced him to a conditional discharge with the condition that he complete the CASES newSTART program, a short-term alternative to incarceration that includes employment-readiness workshops and referrals to behavioral health treatment.
MAN CHARGED WITH DRUNK DRIVING
Police arrested 32-year-old Soheil Sassouness for alleged drunk driving at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 26th Street on Thursday, March 14 at 3 a.m. Police said that Sassouness was driving north on Sixth Avenue between West 25th and 26th Streets and was failing to use the designated lane. When he was stopped, police found that he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, watery and bloodshot eyes, a flushed face and slurred speech. Sassouness was charged with intoxicated driving, improper lights and an unclassified traffic infraction.
MAN ACCUSED OF RESTAURANT BURGLARY
Police arrested 24-year-old Chavar Patterson in front of 776 Sixth Avenue on Thursday, March 14 at 10:22 a.m. for an alleged burglary that took place inside a Union Square restaurant in 2018. Police said that Patterson broke into Adalya at 55 Irving Place on July 5, 2018, around 7 a.m. when the restaurant was closed and removed property without permission.
Police said that Patterson went inside the building after he had been instructed in the past not to go inside, and trespass notices are posted in the lobby. When he was arrested, police found that he had an additional report for criminal trespass at the same restaurant.
CYCLISTS CHARGED WITH RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT
Police arrested two more men for an alleged reckless endangerment incident that happened on February 3, 2018, between 3 and 4 p.m. Police arrested 27-year-old Jesus Rivera and 33-year-old Christopher Ditredici inside the 13th Precinct on Friday, March 15 at 1:18 p.m. Joseph Giordano, 24, was arrested for the incident last December and 21-year-old Carlos Marichal was arrested in May. Police said that the four men, along with up to 90 other people, were riding bicycles heading north on Seventh Avenue near West 24th Street when one of the cyclists hit the driver’s side mirror on his car, causing damage. The victim told police that he got out of his vehicle in an attempt to get the cyclists to disperse 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.
PAIR ALLEGEDLY STOLE DEBIT CARD AT BOXERS
Police arrested 26-year-old Domenica Quezada and 27-year-old Miguel Castillo for an alleged theft from Boxers NYC at 37 West 20th Street on Sunday, March 17 at 2:22 a.m. Police said that Castillo swiped a debit card from the bar and handed it to Quezada. The victim told police that Castillo and Quezada didn’t have permission to take the card, which was shortly after recovered from Quezada’s bra.
MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT ON SIXTH AVENUE
Police arrested 45-year-old Steven Rosenfeld for an alleged assault in front of 809 Sixth Avenue on Saturday, March 16 at 11:48 a.m. Rosenfeld allegedly punched the victim in the face multiple times and kicked him in the stomach, causing redness and pain to his face and pain to his stomach and abdomen. Police also recovered an alleged crack pipe. Rosenfeld was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, assault and possession of a controlled substance.
TEEN NABBED FOR ASSAULT AT SWEET OLIVE
Police arrested a teenager for an assault in front of Sweet Olive, a store at 345 First Avenue on Sunday, March 17 at 11:28 p.m. The victim told police that the teen entered the store and the victim told him to leave. When the victim told him to leave again, the teen reportedly stepped outside the store. The victim followed him and they got into a dispute, during which the teen allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing swelling and pain. The name of the teen is being withheld due to his young age.