Police Watch: Man arrested for Stuy Town groping, Equipment damaged at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

MAN ARRESTED FOR STUYVESANT TOWN GROPING
Police arrested 22-year-old Borkot Ullah for allegedly groping a woman while she was going into her building at 321 Avenue C in Stuyvesant Town on Sunday, May 19 around 2 p.m. The victim told police that she was going to enter her building when Ullah allegedly grabbed her right breast and fled south on Avenue C. Ullah was arrested near the same building where the incident happened about an hour later at 3:08 p.m.

EQUIPMENT DAMAGED AT MSBI
Police arrested 42-year-old Richard Forbes for allegedly damaging equipment inside Mount Sinai Beth Israel at 281 First Avenue on Tuesday, May 14 at 12:26 p.m. Police said that Forbes entered the hospital and proceeded to pick up and throw down hospital equipment, destroying $5,000-worth of equipment. Forbes was charged with criminal mischief.

WOMAN BUSTED FOR INJURING CVS MANAGER
Police arrested 73-year-old Virginia Guerzon for an alleged assault inside the CVS at 253 First Avenue on Saturday, May 18 at 6:55 p.m. The manager of the store told police that he told Guerzon that she had to leave the store for being disorderly and she allegedly scratched the manager in the face, causing cuts.

MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING BIKE
Police arrested 39-year-old Justin Fitzpatrick for an alleged robbery in front of 599 Sixth Avenue on Sunday, May 19 at 6:10 p.m. The victim told police that he left his bike outside the location to pick up a delivery order. When he was inside, he noticed an unknown person, who the victim identified later as Fitzpatrick, allegedly taking his bike north on Sixth Avenue. He stepped out of the restaurant and chased Fitzpatrick north.

The victim caught up with him and they both started tugging on the bike, but Fitzpatrick got away and continued on Sixth Avenue. The victim continued to chase Fitzpatrick but after turning west onto West 18th Street, he allegedly displayed a sharp black metal object. At this point, the victim backed off because he feared for his safety.

Fitzpatrick allegedly walked back towards Sixth Avenue with the bike and when he got there, the victim pointed him out to police officers who were at the scene and said it was his bike and that Fitzpatrick had reportedly stolen it. Fitzpatrick then allegedly fled west onto West 18th Street but was arrested in front of 100 West 18th Street.

TEEN BUSTED FOR THEFT
Police arrested a 17-year-old boy for an alleged theft that occurred in front of 592 Sixth Avenue on Monday, February 18 around midnight. Police said that the teen grabbed a woman’s bag and fled the scene. The teen was charged with grand larceny on Wednesday, May 15 at 9:15 a.m. inside the 13th precinct and his name is being withheld due to his young age.

MAN NABBED FOR RENTAL CAR ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 36-year-old Eric Baker at the corner of Third Avenue and East 30th Street on Sunday, May 19 at 7:43 p.m. for allegedly failing to return a rental car. Baker was allegedly in possession of a vehicle that he was supposed to return to Avis Rental Car on Wednesday, April 17, and he allegedly gave a false date of birth to officers after being warned that it is a crime to do so. Baker was charged with unauthorized use of vehicle and impersonation.

GIRL BUSTED FOR PHONE THEFT AT ACS
Police arrested a teenager for an alleged theft inside the Administration for Children’s Services facility at 492 First Avenue on Friday, May 17 at 5:20 a.m. A teenager living at the facility told police that the girl, who also lives at ACS, snatched her phone out of her hand and ran away with it. ACS police attempted to restrain the teen inside the lobby of the ACS building and while doing so, the teen was allegedly resisting and flailing his/her arms in an attempt to prevent being handcuffed. The teen was charged with grand larceny, a public administration misdemeanor and harassment.

MAN BUSTED FOR DUANE READE THEFT
Police arrested 39-year-old Daron Gomez for an alleged theft from the Duane Reade at 401 Park Avenue South on Wednesday, May 15 at 11:10 a.m. An officer was near the East 28th Street 6 station at Park Avenue South when the assistant store manager for the Duane Reade approached him and said that he saw a man remove items from the store and leave without paying. The manager said that the suspect had gone into the subway station and identified Gomez as the person who had stolen from the store on an uptown 6 train that was in the station. Gomez was removed from the subway car and he was allegedly in possession of property stolen from Duane Reade when police searched him. Gomez was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

MAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM CUSTOMER AT FOOD EMPORIUM
Police arrested 27-year-old Alexander Waldorf for an alleged theft inside the Food Emporium at 10 Union Square East on Wednesday, May 15 at 11:02 p.m. The victim told police that he got in an argument with someone in the store and during the dispute, Waldorf allegedly stole cash from his cart. The victim identified Waldorf to police as the person who had allegedly stolen from him.

MAN BUSTED FOR TARGET THEFTS
Police arrested 40-year-old Nicholas Puleo for alleged thefts from the Target at 512 Second Avenue on multiple occasions.

Police said that Puleo entered the store on Wednesday, May 1 around 8 a.m. and removed a pair of Beats X wireless headphones, which he allegedly concealed in his jacket before he left without paying. He allegedly returned to the store the next day around 8:30 a.m. and police said that he removed speakers and an Otter Box phone case without paying.

Puleo allegedly also stole Beats X wireless headphones from the store on Saturday, April 27 around 4 p.m. and on Monday, April 29 around 8 a.m.

An employee of the store followed Puleo outside on Thursday, May 16 at 7:15 a.m. and pointed him out to police as someone who had just walked out of the store without paying for the items and had also stolen from the store multiple times on previous occasions. Puleo was arrested for petit larceny in front of 425 Second Avenue.

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