Police Watch: Girl nabbed for phone robbery, Man allegedly stole NYPD e-bike

GIRL NABBED FOR PHONE ROBBERY IN KIPS BAY STARBUCKS
Police arrested a teenage girl for a robbery that took place inside the Starbucks at 393 Third Avenue and East 28th Street on Monday, April 1 at 7:42 p.m. Police said that the teen punched the victim in the face and snatched her phone. The teen was arrested after police searched the area and officers said that the suspect resisted arrest, refusing to be handcuffed when she was apprehended. The teen was charged with robbery, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property.

After she was arrested, the teen was also charged in connection with alleged harassment that took place inside the Administration for Children’s Services facility at 492 First Avenue on June 3, 2018, around midnight. Police said that the teen, who isn’t a resident of the ACS facility now but was at the time of this previous incident, threatened to beat up a female ACS staff member.

The name of the teen is being withheld due to her young age.

MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE NYPD E-BIKE
Police arrested 43-year-old Robert Monfiston for allegedly trying to steal an NYPD e-bike in front of 60 West 23rd Street on Wednesday, April 3 at 3:36 p.m. Police said that during a lucky bike operation, Monfiston was seen removing a lock from an NYPD conversion e-bike in an attempt to steal the e-bike. Monfiston was in possession of a small bag of alleged marijuana and an alleged marijuana cigarette. When he was searched inside the 13th Precinct, police found that he was also in possession of alleged bolt-cutters and a multi-tool in his bag.

Monfiston was charged with possession of burglar’s tools, petit larceny, possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana. Monfiston was also charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property from in front of 180 West 135th Street in West Harlem on Tuesday, January 15 at 10 a.m. when he allegedly stole an e-bike from in front of the building.

MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN CREDIT CARDS AFTER SHOPLIFTING ARREST
Police arrested 60-year-old Ralph Timmons for an alleged theft from the Home Depot at 40 West 23rd Street on Thursday, April 4 at 1:55 p.m. Police said that Timmons concealed items in his jacket and left the store without paying. After he was arrested, police found that he was in possession of a stolen American Express card and a stolen Bank of America business debit card.

MAN CHARGED WITH RECKLESS DRIVING ON FIRST AVENUE
Police arrested 29-year-old Adriano Desouza for alleged reckless driving at the corner of East 19th Street and First Avenue on Friday, April 5 at 8:14 a.m. Police said that Desouza was driving his white van in a reckless manner traveling north on First Avenue and he allegedly made a quick left turn, cutting off all three lanes of traffic, going west onto East 19th Street and causing all lanes of moving traffic to come to a complete stop. After police pulled Desouza over, officers found that his New Jersey driver’s license had been suspended. He was also charged with an unclassified traffic misdemeanor.

MAN ACCUSED OF PEPPER-SPRAYING DRIVER
Police arrested 24-year-old Justin Ramos for an alleged assault that took place in 2018 following a car accident at the corner of West 19th Street and Sixth Avenue. The victim told police that after he got into an accident with Ramos on August 11, 2018, around 4 p.m., he got out of his car to take photos of Ramos’ license plate. Ramos allegedly swatted the phone out of the victim’s hands and said, “Try taking pictures, pussy.” Ramos and the victim got into a physical fight during which Ramos allegedly pepper sprayed the victim and Ramos then fled in his vehicle. The victim complained of pain to his face at the time of the incident. Ramos was charged with assault inside the 13th Precinct on Saturday, April 6 at 5 p.m.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED CAR THEFT AT GARAGE
Police arrested 40-year-old Khalil Culbreath for an alleged theft inside a parking garage at 201 East 28th Street on Saturday, April 6 at 11:30 p.m. Police said that a parking attendant saw Culbreath enter the victim’s vehicle and sat in the driver’s seat, then allegedly attempted to drive the victim’s car without permission. Culbreath was charged with grand larceny.

OCTOGENARIAN ACCUSED OF MENACING STREET VENDOR
Police arrested 80-year-old Pablo Dejesus for alleged criminal mischief in front of 725 Sixth Avenue on Sunday, April 7 at 9:15 a.m. The victim, a vendor, told police that he was setting up a table on the sidewalk while Dejesus allegedly attempted to move the table. In the process, Dejesus allegedly broke the victim’s lamp. Police said that Dejesus pointed a box cutter at the victim and said, “I’m going to cut you.” He was also charged with menacing.

MAN ALLEGEDLY SWIPED BEERS AND HAD CRACKPIPE
Police arrested 42-year-old David Gilliard for an alleged theft inside the Duane Reade at 125 Third Avenue on Saturday, April 6 at 3:09 a.m. Police said that Gilliard entered the store and took multiple bottles of beer without paying. When he was searched, police also found that he was in possession of an alleged crack pipe. He was charged with petit larceny and possession of a controlled substance.

CHASE OVER ALLEGEDLY STOLEN JACKET
Police arrested 54-year-old Hector Vera for an alleged theft in front of 33 West 17th Street on Thursday, April 4 at 1:11 p.m. Police said that Vera was seen running out of a store nearby with clothing and after a short chase, officers stopped Vera and the items were recovered. Vera was allegedly in possession of an Icon denim jacket that he hadn’t paid for. Vera was charged with petit larceny.

One thought on “Police Watch: Girl nabbed for phone robbery, Man allegedly stole NYPD e-bike

  1. A driver with a suspended license suddenly cutting off three lanes of traffic to make a left turn (and risking hitting an upcoming cyclist or a pedestrian in the crosswalk) is far more dangerous than anything else anyone has talked about at that intersection

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