Police Watch: Girls arrested at Good Shepherd, Man accused of groping Barnes and Noble employee

GIRLS ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT OF COP AND EMPLOYEE AT GOOD SHEPHERD
Police arrested a teenage girl for an alleged assault inside Good Shepherd Services, a residence for girls, at 337 East 17th Street on Tuesday, April 16 at 3:59 p.m. Police said that the girl bit a staff member at the group home on the forearm, causing swelling, marks and pain.

The victim told police that the girl also threw a big, hard object at his face, causing a broken nose, bleeding and swelling to his left eye. The teen was also charged with resisting arrest because she reportedly flailed her arms and legs to prevent officers from handcuffing her, resulting in four officers being injured.

Nineteen-year-old Shaniah Daniels was also arrested inside Good Shepherd while police were attempting to arrest the other teen. Police said that Daniels attempted to intervene in the initial arrest, allegedly punching one of the officers in the face.Daniels was charged with assault of a peace officer and an unclassified misdemeanor.

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

MAN ACCUSED OF GROPING EMPLOYEE AT UNION SQUARE BARNES & NOBLE
Police arrested 27-year-old Kyle Copeland for alleged sexual abuse inside the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street on Monday, April 15 at 2:25 p.m.

The victim told police that while he was working in the store, he noticed Copeland following him and looking at him in a way that made him feel uncomfortable. The victim said that Copeland followed him to the second floor of the store, then to the fourth floor into an exit door area, where Copeland allegedly grabbed the victim’s private parts outside his pants and propositioned him for sex.

MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING SENIOR
Police arrested 35-year-old Marques Jackson for an alleged assault that took place inside Union Square Park on Thursday, April 4 between 4 and 5 p.m. Police said that Jackson punched an elderly man in the face, causing injuries. Jackson was arrested on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct.

MEN ALLEGEDLY PUNCHED, ROBBED FOOD VENDOR
Police arrested 21-year-old Quinterius Jones and 20-year-old Jaylon Houston for an alleged robbery in front of 10 Union Square East on Wednesday, April 17 at 2:33 p.m.

The victim, a food vendor, told police that he got into a dispute with Jones and Houston over a parking spot when Jones allegedly punched him in the face, causing bruising. Houston allegedly punched him in the chest.

Police said that Jones then took $300 to $400 in cash from the cash drawer in the victim’s food cart and both fled the scene in a truck. Houston was also charged with possession of marijuana and was in possession of alleged marijuana when he and Jones were caught.

The district attorney’s office said that Houston pleaded guilty to one count of petit larceny on Tuesday and was sentenced to 15 days in jail.

MAN ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO BETH ISRAEL OFFICE
Police arrested 45-year-old Pedro Quintana for an alleged theft from an office inside the Beth Israel Medical Center at 10 Union Square East on Wednesday, April 17 at 3:25 p.m. The victim told police that he walked into his office and saw Quintana going through his bag, which contained medical documents and an iPad. The victim said that Quintana was inside the office without permission to be there and when the victim questioned him, Quintana allegedly said that he was looking for his mother. When security checked the name that Quintana provided, they found that no name matched anyone who had an appointment at that location. Quintana was charged with petit larceny and criminal trespass.

TEENS BUSTED FOR FOOD FIGHT AT ARBY’S
Police arrested three teenagers for an assault that took place inside the Arby’s at 32 East 23rd Street on Tuesday, April 9 at 4 p.m. Police said that the victim was eating at a table inside the restaurant when one of the teens put a tray of food on the table. The victim said that he asked the teen to move the food, and the teens then began to throw items at the victim.

One of the teens was arrested in front of 10 East 15th Street on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:36 a.m. The other two teens were caught on Thursday, April 11.

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR BURGLARIES
Police arrested 58-year-old Joseph Bryant for two alleged burglaries in Flatiron. Police said that Bryant got into Crossfit NYC at 50 West 28th Street without permission on March 15 around 4 p.m. and allegedly took tools.
Bryant also reportedly got inside the Nutrafol offices at 28 West 27th Street sometime between December 14 and 17 and allegedly took laptops.

Bryant was arrested on Wednesday, April 17 at 9:10 p.m. inside the 13th Precinct.

MAN CHARGED WITH 2018 RESTAURANT BURGLARY
Police arrested 35-year-old Abdullah Mamon for an alleged burglary that took place inside Dolcino at 517 Second Avenue on September 6, 2018. Police said that Mamon got into the restaurant during the overnight hours through a broken window and allegedly took cash and electronics. Mamon was charged inside the 13th precinct on Tuesday, April 16 at 12:45 p.m.

WOMAN ACCUSED OF CREDIT CARD THEFT
Police arrested 55-year-old Milagos Rosario for an alleged theft inside Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital at 281 First Avenue that took place on Friday, March 8 between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Police said that Rosario took the victim’s wallet, which contained a debit card. Rosario was charged with grand larceny on Friday, April 19 at 8:35 a.m. inside the 13th precinct.

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