Police Watch: Man arrested for choking ex, ‘Drunk’ driver busted after crash

Police arrested 24-year-old Eduardo Huerta for two assaults that took place on Tuesday, July 2 around 7 p.m. in Union Square Park. Huerta allegedly choked his ex-girlfriend with the strap of her bag until it broke, also punching her and pushing her to the ground, causing bruising on her elbows.

Police said that Huerta punched another victim multiple times, causing bleeding and bruising. It was not clear how Huerta knew the second victim.

Huerta was arrested inside the 13th precinct on Thursday, July 11 at 8 a.m. and was charged with assault, obstruction of breath and aggravated harassment.

Police arrested 25-year-old Victor Osorio for alleged drunk driving at the corner of Third Avenue and East 22nd Street on Saturday, July 13 at 5:05 a.m. A witness told police that she heard a loud bang and saw Osorio’s parked vehicle in the intersection. She said that she saw Osorio exit the vehicle and flee the scene on foot, heading east on East 22nd Street. Police said that the keys were in the ignition and the car was rendered inoperable due to its condition. Officers who were nearby also heard the bang that the witness heard and approached Osorio to detain him. When they approached him, they noticed that he had a flushed face and bloodshot eyes, and was swaying on the scene with a slight odor of alcohol coming from his person.

Police arrested 60-year-old George Padilla for alleged sexual abuse inside the Union Square subway station at Union Square East and East 14th Street on Thursday, July 11 at 2:50 p.m. Police said that Padilla touched the victim’s buttocks without permission.

Police arrested Amaury Lora for alleged possession of a controlled substance in front of 10 East 22nd Street on Friday, July 12 at 1:05 a.m. Police stopped Lora because he was allegedly using a cell phone while he was driving. Upon further investigation, police found that he was allegedly driving a rental car with a suspended license and was also in possession of alleged Xanax. Police said that upon an inventory search of the vehicle, officers discovered 4.6 ounces of crystal methamphetamine in the trunk. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, intent to sell a controlled substance, an unclassified traffic misdemeanor, being an unlicensed operator and use of a cellular telephone while driving.

Police arrested 31-year-old Michael Lopez for an alleged theft in front of 224 East 28th Street on Thursday, July 11 at 9:49 a.m. Police said that Lopez was seen removing bags from a Fed Ex hand truck that was in front of 240 East 27th Street. Police said that Lopez then ran inside 224 East 28th Street and was arrested shortly after when he was seen leaving the building. He was also in possession of alleged crack pipes. He was charged with petit larceny, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

Lopez was also arrested for allegedly stealing from the Target at 512 Second Avenue on June 4 and June 6.

Police arrested 21-year-old Jazmine Font for an alleged assault inside the Union Square subway station at Union Square East and East 14th Street on Sunday, July 14 at 1:50 p.m. Font was arrested in connection with a previous incident that occurred on a downtown 1 train inside the 28th Street station. Police said that the victim was trying to intervene in an argument that was happening on the train and took a photo of Font, who allegedly became irate. Police said that while the victim was exiting the 28th Street station, Font kicked him and followed him to West 29th Street and Seventh Avenue. Font also allegedly hit the victim in the face, causing pain. The victim identified Font on June 22, 2018 in a photo array as the person who assaulted him and she was caught in Union Square on Sunday.

Police arrested 25-year-old Keshon George for allegedly robbing a friend in May. Police said that George and the victim got into an argument at the corner of East 22nd Street and Third Avenue on May 25 around 3 a.m. George allegedly hit the victim, a woman in her 20s, and grabbed her bag. George was arrested on Wednesday, July 10 at 12:46 p.m. inside the 13th precinct.

Police arrested 21-year-old Boubacar Bah for an alleged forgery in front of 10 East 29th Street on Tuesday, July 9 at 11:50 p.m. Police said that Bah was driving and allegedly made an illegal left-hand turn from Park Avenue South onto East 29th Street. During the car stop, police said that Bah had marijuana inside the car in plain view and when the car was searched, police found that he was also in possession of forged instruments and a skimmer device. He was also charged with fraud, unauthorized use of vehicle, marijuana possession and an unclassified traffic infraction.

Police arrested a teenage boy for assaulting his mother at the MAve shelter at 62 Madison Avenue on July 1. The victim told police that she got into an argument with her son, who then kicked the victim in the arm, causing pain and swelling. Police searched the area after the assault and could not find the teen but he was caught at the shelter on Tuesday, July 9 at 3:51 p.m. The name of the teen is being withheld due to his young age.

Police arrested 48-year-old Alexander Feged for an alleged theft inside the Gap at 122 Fifth Avenue on Friday, July 12 at 3:31 p.m. Police said that Feged removed merchandise from the Coach store at 79 Fifth Avenue without paying, and also allegedly attempted to remove the security alarm from clothing inside the Gap store with small pliers. Police said that he was arrested with the pliers in his hands, and was also pointed out to officers by an employee at the Coach store. He was charged with burglar’s tools, petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

Police arrested 28-year-old Christopher Plamondon for an alleged theft inside the Bed Bath & Beyond at 620 Sixth Avenue on Monday, July 8 at 8:29 p.m. Police said that Plamandon removed items from a display table and put it into his suitcase before he allegedly left without paying.

Police said that Plamondon also stole from the same store on various other occasions, for which he was charged inside the 13th precinct on Monday at 9 p.m. He allegedly took a Google Home hub, which he put inside his suitcase, on June 20 around 2 p.m. before he reportedly left without paying.

On June 28 at 7:15 p.m., he allegedly put a Nest electronic device into his suitcase before leaving without paying. Police said that he also stole two Nest smoke detectors on June 30 at 8:35 a.m. and reportedly took two Nest devices from the store on July 1 at 5:20 p.m.

Plamondon was charged with five counts of petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

Police arrested 32-year-old Nathaniel Barrett inside the TJ Maxx at 620 Sixth Avenue on Tuesday, July 9 at 1:41 p.m. Police said that a security guard at the store saw Barrett conceal items from the business inside his jacket and he allegedly attempted to leave without paying. He was later charged in connection with three other incidents in which he allegedly stole from the store.

Barrett was charged with four counts of petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

Police arrested 43-year-old Leonel Martinez-Vasquez for an alleged robbery inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue on Tuesday, July 2 at 10 p.m. The victim told police that he saw Martinez-Vasquez stealing an unknown amount of money outside 125 Canal Street earlier on the day that he was arrested and the victim attempted to stop him. Martinez-Vasquez allegedly produced an object that the victim believed was a stake or a stick and reportedly hit the victim on the head and arms with it, causing personal injury. Police said that the suspect had an alleged crack pipe in his backpack. Martinez-Vasquez was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. No further information was available about where specifically the money was stolen from.

5 thoughts on “Police Watch: Man arrested for choking ex, ‘Drunk’ driver busted after crash

  1. That stretch of Third Avenue is a particularly horrid place for a drunk driver to be barreling around. The hour of the incident probably meant few people were around, but there are drunk people out there all hours of the day and night & this thoroughfare is much more crowded most of the rest of the day. This is quite alarming.

    • This only highlights the desperate need for 24/7 free curbside parking. Our sidewalks must always be PROTECTED from crashing motorists!

      • If you need to park your car 24/7 then why not just sell it to someone who would actually use it, in a place where it is not hellish to compete with all the other nasty drivers?

        • Don’t own one, don’t want one. I guess you’re against protected sidewalks, then.

          Interesting that you consider drivers to be “nasty”. Sounds like something Trump would say. Gotta work on healing that bigotry…

        • Sidewalks should be protected by curbs, barriers and bollards on highways, and should be protected by calming traffic on local streets. Cars that end up mounting curbs & crashing into buildings on local streets should result in the drivers being arrested and charged with a criminal, not traffic, offense.

          Maybe not all drivers are nasty, but a commercial sanitation truck almost ran over me and my wife on Third/23rd and then got out of the truck to come after me and start a physical altercation… this was not even a month ago. Drivers who are inconvenienced by pedestrians and bicycles tend to chase down their tormentors and either let loose a string of aggressive expletives, challenge a fistfight, or use the automobile as a weapon. None of this is in the police blotter here because NYPD doesn’t show up if you call.

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