Police Watch: Man accused of running over traffic cop’s foot, Man allegedly beat victim with bottle

MAN ACCUSED OF RUNNING OVER TRAFFIC COP’S FOOT WITH CAR
Police arrested 61-year-old Dewei Liang for leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury in front of 37 East 19th Street on Monday, April 15 at 2:25 p.m. An NYPD traffic enforcement agent said that he was issuing a summons to Liang’s commercial vehicle when Liang returned. When the agent attempted to put the summons on the car, Liang allegedly said, “Don’t put that ticket on my windshield; give it to me here.” When the officer handed the summons to Liang, he took the ticket and allegedly moved the vehicle forward abruptly, running over the victim’s right foot and causing pain. Liang then fled the scene, police said. Liang was charged inside the 13th Precinct on Monday, May 6 at 5:50 p.m.

MAN ALLEGEDLY BEAT VICTIM WITH BOTTLE
Police arrested 35-year-old Kaseim McMillon for an alleged assault in front of 155 West 21st Street on Saturday, May 11 at 7:07 a.m. McMillion allegedly punched the victim in the face, then picked up a glass bottle that he used as a weapon and reportedly beat the victim multiple time, causing cuts on the victim’s mouth and cheek. Police said that the victim also had multiple bruises and bumps on the back of his head and was unconscious before police arrived at the scene.

When paramedics arrived, the victim wasn’t able to answer any questions because he said that he could not remember anything, including his name. The victim was taken to Bellevue to be treated and to get stitches on his upper lip.

McMillion was positively identified by the witness who had called 911, who also observed the incident as it was happening. McMillion allegedly told police on the scene that he was only “defending himself.” Police said that McMillon was possibly an emotionally disturbed person.

WOMAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING DUANE READE EMPLOYEE WITH NEEDLE
Police arrested 25-year-old Robin Perry for an alleged robbery inside the Duane Reade at 401 Park Avenue South on Friday, May 10 at 6:02 p.m. Police responded to the store because of a report of a theft at the location, where the assistant manager said that Perry had taken items without paying. The manager said that when he attempted to stop Perry, she allegedly menaced him with a needle, stating, “I will stab you.” After police searched the area, they found Perry outside 108 East 29th Street and the manager identified her.

MAN ALLEGEDLY INJURED COP BY FLAILING DURING ARREST
Police arrested 34-year-old Edgar Melendez for an alleged assault and the alleged assault of a peace officer at the corner of West 28th Street and Broadway on Monday, May 6 at 8 a.m. Police said that Melendez got into a fight with someone and punched him in the face, causing swelling and bleeding from his nose. After witnesses flagged down a police officer, Melendez also allegedly resisted arrest by flailing his arms and rolling around on the ground while trying to escape, which resulted in an injury to the officer. Melendez was also charged with an unclassified misdemeanor, weapons possession, possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct.

MAN CHARGED WITH FLATIRON ROBBERY
Police arrested 28-year-old Michael Chambers for an alleged robbery and assault that took place on the corner of 21st Street and Fifth Avenue on Sunday, April 21 at 4:20 a.m. Chambers allegedly approached the victim and struck him with an unknown object before snatching his watch and necklace. Police said that the victim wasn’t sure if more than one person attacked him but Chambers is the only person who has been arrested in connection with the incident. Chambers was charged inside the 13th Precinct on Wednesday, May 8.

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE CREDIT CARD THEFTS FROM WOMEN AT RESTAURANTS
Police arrested 51-year-old Kevin Rivera for alleged thefts on Thursday, May 9 at 12:30 p.m. inside the 13th Precinct.

A woman reported that her credit card was stolen from an office inside 225 Park Avenue South on Thursday, April 18 around 5 p.m. Another victim reported that she lost her credit card near East 15th Street and Union Square East on Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. A woman reported that she lost her wallet when she was inside Taralucci e Vino at 15 East 18th Street on Saturday, April 13 at 9 p.m. Another victim told police that she left her bag on the floor inside Old Town Bar at 45 East 18th Street on Saturday, April 27 around 6 p.m. and her wallet was stolen. A woman reported that she was sitting inside Eataly at 200 Fifth Avenue on Tuesday, April 9 around 7:30 p.m. and her wallet went missing. Rivera allegedly used the credit cards belonging to all the victims at multiple locations.

Rivera was charged with grand larceny, possession of stolen property, petit larceny and possession of an anti-security item, as well as four additional counts of grand larceny and one count of identity theft in connection with four of the incidents.

HOME DEPOT EMPLOYEE ACCUSED OF THEFT SCHEME AT STORE
Police arrested 28-year-old Home Depot employee Jesus Rosario inside the store at 40 West 23rd Street on Tuesday, May 7 at 6:05 p.m. for allegedly helping customers steal items from the store on various dates. Police said that Rosario was using a “quote” system in the store, which creates a quote of what a customer would pay for an item if they decided to purchase it. Rosario allegedly used the system in exchange for money from customers so that customers could take items out of the store without being questioned by security. Police said that on Sunday, April 21 at 12:26 p.m., Rosario allowed a customer to take advantage of the system and leave with drill bits. On Sunday, April 28 at 12:25 p.m., two customers were allegedly able to leave with one AC unit each. Police said that a customer was able to leave with hammer drill combo bits on Tuesday, April 23 at 9:17 p.m.

MAN CHARGED WITH STEALING FROM CAR
Police arrested 28-year-old Guihi Zando for alleged criminal mischief in front of 302 East 30th Street on Monday, May 6 at 8:31 a.m. The victim told police that he was leaving work and walking back to his car when he noticed Zando allegedly inside his vehicle. The victim said that his property had been rummaged through in the front of his car while Zando was reportedly inside, and the victim said that there was also damage to his vehicle. Zando was also charged with petit larceny.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING BIKE PARTS IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 27-year-old Raymond Bennett for allegedly stripping bike parts at the corner of Union Square East and East 14th Street on Saturday, May 11 at 12:15 p.m. Bennett was allegedly stripping bike parts from a bicycle locked at the location. Bennett told police that he had locked his bike there three months ago but had lost the key. A mobile check yielded an active bench warrant. Bennett was charged with burglar’s tools, petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

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