Police Watch: Man arrested for kicking girlfriend, Teen charged with assault

MAN ARRESTED FOR KICKING GIRLFRIEND IN BETH ISRAEL EMERGENCY ROOM
Police arrested a 24-year-old man for an alleged assault inside the Mount Sinai Beth Israel emergency room at 281 First Avenue on Monday, May 13 at 7:20 p.m. Police said that the suspect kicked his girlfriend in the leg while she was inside the Beth Israel emergency room, causing pain. The suspect was charged inside the 13th precinct on Thursday, May 30 at 8:45 a.m. The name of the suspect is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

TEEN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT OUTSIDE ACS CENTER
Police arrested 18-year-old Beyoncé Wint for an alleged assault in front of the Administration for Children’s Services facility at 492 First Avenue on Tuesday, May 28 at 3:07 a.m. Police said that Wint, a resident at the facility, punched another girl who lives at ACS in the face, causing a swollen upper lip.

TEEN BUSTED FOR SWIPING CASH FROM DELI
Police arrested a teenager for an alleged theft from the Dreamland Deli at 325 Second Avenue on Wednesday, May 22 at 10:30 p.m. Police said that the teen stole more than $1,000 in cash from the business. The teen was charged with grand larceny inside the 13th Precinct on Tuesday, May 28 at noon. The name of the teen is being withheld due to his young age.

MAN CHARGED WITH DRIVING STOLEN MOTORCYCLE OUTSIDE STUY TOWN
Police arrested 28-year-old Mario Petrucelli for allegedly riding a stolen motorcycle at the corner of Avenue C and East 14th Street on Friday, May 31 at 11:22 a.m. Petrucelli was pulled over during a car stop for not having a license plate on the motorcycle that he was riding and he allegedly told officers that the motorcycle wasn’t his. Police found that the ignition on the motorcycle had been removed and a second kill switch had been installed. Police ran the bike’s VIN and determined that it was stolen and after contacting the owner, police determined that Petrucelli didn’t have permission to be riding the motorcycle. Upon further investigation, police also found that Petrucelli’s license had been suspended. Petrucelli was charged with possession of stolen property, burglar’s tools, an unclassified traffic misdemeanor and an unclassified traffic infraction.

MAN ACCUSED OF JOY-RIDING IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 25-year-old Dennis King for alleged grand larceny of auto at the corner of Union Square East and East 15th Street on Saturday, June 1 at 6:58 a.m. The victim told police that he left his vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition at the intersection in Union Square around 6:30 a.m. and when he turned around, he saw King allegedly driving his car away. Police said that I-King was seen driving on East 20th Street towards First Avenue but he was arrested with the car in the same location that he allegedly took it from. When King was stopped, the victim confirmed that it was his car. King was also charged with possession of marijuana.

MAN BUSTED FOR PUNCHING WINDSHIELD
Police arrested 47-year-old Felix Rivera for alleged criminal mischief at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 21st Street on Saturday, June 1 at 11:20 a.m. The victim told police that while waiting at a red light, Rivera allegedly came up from behind the vehicle with a plastic bag wrapped around his hand and reportedly punched the back window, causing damage.

PAIR CHARGED WITH CVS ROBBERY
Police arrested 50-year-old Craig Shumate and 47-year-old Bernard Alston for an alleged robbery inside the CVS at 636 Sixth Avenue on Wednesday, May 29 at 1:30 a.m. Police said that Shumate, Alston and another person who wasn’t arrested entered the store and concealed merchandise in bags before leaving without paying.

When confronted by an employee, Shumate allegedly pulled out a knife and said, “Don’t touch me or I’ll use it.”

The suspects then fled the store and headed west on West 19th Street. After officers searched the area, Port Authority police stopped Shumate and Alston in front of 130 West 19th Street. Police said that Shumate was in possession of a razor blade that was in his sweater pocket and Alston reportedly has an open warrant.

Police said that Shumate and Alston also stole property from the store on Friday, May 24 at 3:45 a.m. Alston and Shumate were also charged with weapons possession, possession of stolen property and petit larceny. The third person involved in the most recent alleged robbery was not caught.

MAN ACCUSED OF ROBBING AND ASSAULTING GIRLFRIEND
Police arrested a 29-year-old man for an alleged robbery at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street on Friday, May 31 at 3:45 a.m. The victim told police that the suspect, her boyfriend, grabbed her cell phone from her then ran off with it to the northeast corner of West 14th Street and Seventh Avenue. The victim chased him to confront him and attempted to take her phone back and when she caught up with him, he allegedly punched her in the face and stomach multiple times, causing swelling and bruising to the left side of her face and eye. The suspect allegedly damaged the victim’s phone by slamming it against the street, causing the screen to crack. Officers also recovered small ziplock bags of alleged cocaine from his pants pocket and he was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance, as well as criminal mischief for smashing the victim’s phone.

The name of the suspect is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

MEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTS ON WEST 22ND
Police arrested 35-year-old James Southworth for an alleged assault in front of 152 West 22nd Street on Thursday, May 30 at 9:12 p.m. The victim told police that Southworth intentionally walked into her on the sidewalk and then shoved her, causing pain to her left shoulder. Southworth was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Police said that Southworth was also assaulted around the same time that he allegedly assaulted the woman. Nelson Ortiz, 32, was arrested for assault after he allegedly punched Southworth in the face at the corner of West 22nd Street and Sixth Avenue, causing his lip to swell.

Police said that none of the people involved in the incidents knew each other.

2 thoughts on “Police Watch: Man arrested for kicking girlfriend, Teen charged with assault

  1. Inpatient facilities, anyone? How else can the rash of violence by the apparently criminally insane be abated? Or how about a safehouse for the remaining sane minority in NYC? That might be more practicable, since we seem to be so outnumbered!

  2. No mention of the guy who was attacking a bus with a utility knife on 14th Street and Second Avenue. No mention either of the tragic, gruesome suicide that took place at 435 yesterday and a lot of people badly traumatized.

    All in all, we don’t hear much about any of the dreadful things that take place on or near the property. I wonder why? Bad for business? Dispels the notion that we are living in Shangri La. Not really even and unbiased reporting is it?

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