Police Watch: Woman accused of ID theft, Man charged with obstructing EMT

WOMAN ACCUSED OF ID THEFT AT BANK
Police arrested 59-year-old Robin Hill for an alleged theft inside the TD Bank at 90 Fifth Avenue on Thursday, April 11 at 4:48 p.m. Police said that Hill entered the bank, claiming that she lost her debit card and was trying to get a replacement card. When she presented a New Jersey ID to the bank employee, the employee discovered that the card was allegedly a fake license with Hill’s photograph and someone else’s name. The employee notified the supervisor at the location and they were able to get in touch with the actual owner of the account, who said that she had not given any permission to Hill to access it. When Hill was searched, officers found a valid New York State driver’s license with her real personal information on it. Hill was charged with grand larceny, identity theft and forgery.

MAN CHARGED WITH OBSTRUCTING EMT IN FRONT OF BETH ISRAEL
Police arrested 34-year-old Ricardo Gonzalez for allegedly preventing emergency workers from doing their job in front of Mount Sinai Beth Israel at 10 Union Square East on Saturday, April 13 at 9:49 a.m. Police said that Gonzalez walked in front of an ambulance, obstructing the workers from responding to an emergency call. Gonzalez also allegedly made threatening gestures and used threatening language to EMT personnel. Police said that Gonzalez attempted to punch one of the workers and refused to disperse from the location, causing alarm and annoyance. Gonzalez was charged with an unclassified misdemeanor and disorderly conduct.

TEENS ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY
Police arrested two teenagers for a robbery in front of 495 Second Avenue on Sunday, April 14 at 10:47 a.m. Police said that the two teens punched the victim in the face before forcibly removing cash from him. One of the teens allegedly ran when officers attempted to handcuff them and he resisted arrest. The teens were charged with robbery and possession of stolen property. The names of the teens are being withheld due to their young age.

TARGET EMPLOYEE ACCUSED OF THEFT
Police arrested 30-year-old Amanda Rivera for an alleged theft inside the Target at 512 Second Avenue on Wednesday, April 10 at 2:36 p.m. The store manager told police that Rivera was an employee at the store, and when he was reviewing video surveillance, he saw Rivera scanning items at the self-checkout and putting some of the items in a bag without scanning them. Police said that Rivera left the store without paying for the items that hadn’t been scanned. Rivera was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

MAN ACCUSED OF DAMAGING BUILDING WALLS AND FLOORS
Police arrested 51-year-old Joseph Onorati for alleged criminal mischief inside 145 East 23rd Street on Thursday, April 11 at 10:57 a.m. Police said that Onorati threw a can of paint, which damaged the wall and floors in the building. Onorati allegedly barricaded himself inside an apartment and refused to come out. An NYPD Emergency Service Unit responded to remove him from the apartment. Onorati was later charged with additional alleged criminal mischief in which he reportedly used a marker to deface property and write derogatory remarks about another resident on an elevator door in the building.

TEEN BUSTED FOR TRYING TO STEAL BIKE
Police arrested a teenager for attempting to steal a restaurant delivery bike at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 23rd Street on Sunday, April 14 at 2:16 p.m. A witness told police that he saw the teen removing a restaurant’s delivery bike from the bike stand outside the restaurant. Police said that the teen used bolt cutters to cut the bike lock cables. The witness flagged down an officer who was posted at the northeast corner of West 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue and the witness was able to detain the suspect until the officer arrived. The teen was charged with burglar’s tools, petit larceny and possession of stolen property, and his name is being withheld due to his young age.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR PHONE THEFT
Police arrested 32-year-old Jennifer Pandolfelli for an alleged theft in front of the Cricket Wireless store at 425 Second Avenue on Tuesday, April 9 at 1:22 p.m. Police said that Pandolfelli and a man who wasn’t arrested walked into the store and were looking at the products. An employee told police that Pandolfelli walked over to a display and blocked the phones from her view while the man concealed a phone in his pocket. The employee said that she approached the pair, at which point the man ran out of the store without paying, but she was able to detain Pandolfelli. The man fled on foot south on Second Avenue. Pandolfelli was charged with petit larceny.

MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE FROM WALGREENS LAST NOVEMBER
Police arrested 44-year-old David Fernandez for alleged thefts that took place last year inside a Flatiron Walgreens. Police said that Fernandez went inside the Walgreens at 33 East 23rd Street on November 7, 2018, at 10:32 a.m. and removed skin care products without paying for the items. Fernandez returned to the store the next day around 8:30 p.m. and allegedly put food in a bag before he left without paying. Police said that Fernandez also took a package of Hanes socks from the store on November 9, 2018, at 3 p.m. without paying for them. Fernandez was arrested inside the 13th precinct on Wednesday, April 10 at 2:13 p.m.

DRIVER ARRESTED ON FDR DRIVE
Police arrested 29-year-old Anton Kaljaj for alleged drunk driving at the corner of the FDR and East 23rd Street on Sunday at 3:03 a.m. Police were conducting a vehicle checkpoint at East 23rd and the FDR when Kaljaj was allegedly swerved beyond the checkpoint before stopped. Kaljaj allegedly told one of the officers at the checkpoint that he didn’t have a valid New York State license and when he exited the vehicle, police found that he allegedly had slurred speech and was staggering. Kaljaj was charged with intoxicated driving, possession of marijuana and an unclassified traffic infraction.

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