MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING WOMAN DURING CVS ROBBERY
Police arrested 27-year-old Sean Wagner and 22-year-old Nicholas Caballero for an alleged robbery inside the CVS at 245 First Avenue on Wednesday, March 27 around 11 p.m. Police said that Wagner and Caballero, along with another person who wasn’t arrested, went into the store and took merchandise off the shelves and tried to leave without paying. An employee said that she told them to stop and was going to take a photo of them when Wagner allegedly punched her in the face, causing redness and pain. The suspects fled the store, but Wagner was caught shortly after the incident in front of 7 East 14th Street on Thursday, March 28 at 12:16 a.m. Caballero was arrested inside the 13th Precinct on Monday, April 1 at 4 p.m. Wagner was charged with robbery and possession of stolen property. Caballero was charged with petit larceny.
WOMEN ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED MOVIE THEATER EMPLOYEES
Police arrested 22-year-old Treasure Liggins, 24-year-old Brianna Jones and 23-year-old Tyhamrra Newman for an alleged fight that took place inside the AMC movie theater at 890 Broadway on Monday, March 25 around 12:40 a.m. Police said that Liggins hit the manager of the theater in the eye and Jones allegedly punched the victim, punching another employee at the theater and a security guard in the face, causing swelling and pain to the three victims. Newman reportedly sprayed the theater manager, an employee of the theater and a security guard at the theater with pepper spray, causing substantial pain. Jones and Newman were arrested inside the 13th precinct at 2 a.m. No further information was available about what started the dispute.
MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT AT POST OFFICE
Police arrested a 58-year-old man for an alleged assault that took place inside the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office at 335 East 14th Street on Thursday, March 28 at 4 p.m. The victim told police that he was standing in line when the suspect allegedly shoved him after cutting him in line. The victim said that the suspect completed his transaction and waited outside the Post Office for the victim.
When the victim went outside, the suspect allegedly made threatening statements to the victim and punched him in the face, then fled north on First Avenue. The victim told police that he had a missing tooth and a cut on his face as a result of the incident. The suspect later walked into the 13th Precinct and allegedly admitted to an officer that he assaulted the victim during a dispute. The suspect was arrested inside the precinct on Thursday, March 28 at 7:23 p.m.
UPDATE: Charges against the suspect were dismissed on February 11, 2020.
TEEN NABBED FOR CITI BIKE ROBBERY
Police arrested 18-year-old Dereck Brathwaite for an alleged robbery in front of 862 Broadway on Monday, March 25 at 11:53 p.m. The victim told police that Brathwaite grabbed his Citi Bike without permission. Brathwaite allegedly punched the victim in the face and pushed him back forcefully before fleeing west on East 14th Street towards Second Avenue. Brathwaite was charged with robbery, grand larceny, possession of stolen property, assault, and unclassified violation and harassment.
MAN NABBED FOR ASSAULTING STREET VENDOR
Police arrested 43-year-old Mark Roggemann for allegedly assaulting a vendor in front of 5 Union Square West on Saturday, March 30 at 6:14 p.m. The victim told police that he and Roggemann got into an argument regarding the victim’s table stand. The victim said that he told Roggemann to leave and shortly after, Roggemann allegedly punched the victim in the face.
BOUNCER ASSAULTED AT SLATE NYC
Police arrested 23-year-old Ravil Biktyakov for an alleged assault in front of Slate NYC at 54 West 21st Street on Sunday, March 31 at 2:47 a.m. The victim, a bouncer at the club, told police that Biktyakov punched him in the face while the victim was escorting him out of the nightclub for being disorderly. The victim told police that the assault caused no visible injuries but a complaint of pain.
WOMAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE PAINTING FROM APARTMENT
Police arrested 20-year-old Lusine Myryan for allegedly stealing a painting from an apartment at 5 East 22nd Street on Friday, March 29 around 4 a.m. Police said that the victim invited Myryan back to his apartment after meeting her at a nightclub. Myryan then allegedly took a painting from the victim’s home, then fled the building. Myryan was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property inside the 13th precinct on Friday, March 29 at 1:55 p.m.
WOMAN CHARGED WITH OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE ‘DINE-AND-DITCH’
Police arrested 28-year-old Quendy Crawford for allegedly leaving the Outback Steakhouse at 60 West 23rd Street without paying her check on Monday, March 25 at 3 p.m. An employee at the restaurant flagged down two officers because Crawford had allegedly eaten at the restaurant and was attempting to leave without paying for the meal. When officers confronted her, she allegedly began acting belligerent and combative. Police said that when they tried to handcuff her, she scratched an officer on the cheek and when Crawford was being searched at the precinct, she allegedly kicked an officer in the chest, causing pain and swelling. Crawford was charged with assault of a peace officer, resisting arrest, an unclassified misdemeanor and theft of services.
ALLEGED TURNSTILE HOPPER ARRESTED FOR 132nd TIME
Police arrested 52-year-old Melvin Smith inside the Union Square subway station at East 14th Street and Union Square West on Monday, March 25 at 10:18 a.m. Police said that Smith was manipulating the turnstile to get into the subway without paying the fare. Smith allegedly refused to show ID and gave a fake name when questioned by police. When officers brought him to the precinct, he reportedly gave an ID with a different name from the one he presented earlier and a warrant check revealed 131 previous arrests. Police said that Smith is a petit larceny recidivist and was also in possession of a glass stem with alleged cocaine residue and a plastic container with alleged marijuana. Smith was charged with theft of services, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
MAN ALLEGEDLY FELL FOR BIKE BAIT IN NYPD OPERATION
Police arrested 52-year-old Jose Rivera for an alleged bike theft in front of 60 West 23rd Street on Wednesday, March 27 at 3:35 p.m. Police said that during a bike operation, Rivera was seen clipping the lock on an NYPD bicycle and attempted to take the bike. When he was searched, police found that Rivera was in possession of red pliers and a red wrench. He was charged with burglar’s tools, petit larceny, criminal mischief and possession of stolen property.