Police Watch: Man arrested for thefts, Man busted for assaulting officer

MAN ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE THEFTS
Police arrested 49-year-old Kenneth Henriksen for an alleged theft inside 125 East 15th Street on Monday, July 22 at 2:17 a.m. A bartender told police that Henriksen ordered several drinks from the bar and when it came time to pay, he allegedly attempted to use a stolen credit card. When the card was declined and the bartender asked how else he could pay the bill, Henriksen allegedly left the location without paying. Police said that he was found shortly after officers searched the area and was identified by the bartender. He was arrested for grand larceny, possession of stolen property and unlawful use of a credit card.

Henriksen was also charged with an additional count of grand larceny and forgery for allegedly writing checks and taking money from a business at 137 West 25th Street where he was an employee on March 10 around noon.

MAN BUSTED FOR ASSAULTING OFFICER
Police arrested 59-year-old Larry Davis for an alleged assault in front of Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue on Monday, July 22 at 4:06 a.m. The victim told police that he was outside the hospital smoking a cigarette when Davis approached him and asked for one. The victim said that he didn’t have a cigarette that he could give him but Davis allegedly kept asking multiple times. The victim said that he continued to say that he didn’t have any when Davis allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing a cut above his eye and pain to the back of his head. Davis was arrested after he was stopped by hospital police.

TEENS BUSTED FOR WALLET-SNATCHING
Police arrested two 16-year-olds for an alleged theft that took place on West 25th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues on Saturday, July 27 at 1:32 a.m. The victim told police that he was standing on West 25th Street when four people came up to him and snatched his wallet from his hand and fled. The victim said that the wallet contained a Visa debit card, cash and his driver’s license, along with his MetroCard. The suspects ran towards Sixth Avenue and two of them were stopped in front of 48 West 25th Street. The victim positively identified them and they were arrested. One of the teens was reportedly in possession of a gravity knife that was found in his jacket pocket. Their names are being withheld due to their young age.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT
Police arrested 32-year-old Christopher Crosby for an alleged assault in front of 109 East 16th Street on Monday, July 22 at 3:57 p.m. The victim told police that he was distributing free cell phones at the location through a government program and got into an argument with Crosby regarding him being unable to receive a phone. Crosby then allegedly kicked the table and began punching the victim, as well as kicking him, causing pain and visible bruising to the victim’s forehead.

MAN BUSTED FOR ASSAULTING HOSPITAL POLICE
Police arrested 41-year-old Andrew McCloud for the alleged assault of a peace officer in front of Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue on Sunday, July 28 at 11:45 p.m. Police said that McCloud approached a uniformed officer in a threatening manner and then allegedly punched the officer in the face, causing pain, bruising and swelling.

TEEN BUSTED FOR HARASSING FRUIT VENDOR
Police arrested a 16-year-old boy after he repeatedly harassed a fruit vendor at the corner of Broadway and East 23rd Street on Wednesday, July 24 at 3:16 a.m. The victim told police that the teen approached him three different times within a ten minute period. The first time the teen approached him, he took an avocado from the fruit stand and threw it at the victim, police said. He walked away but returned shortly after and asked the victim if he could use his cell phone to call his mother. The victim said no and the teen left again but returned again a few minutes later. The victim then took out his phone to call 911 and the teen grabbed it out of his hand. The vendor was able to get the phone back from the boy, who was arrested shortly after. The name of the teen is being withheld due to his young age.

GIRLS ARRESTED FOR FIGHT AT ACS
Police arrested two 15-year-old girls for a fight in front of the Administration for Children’s Services facility at 492 First Avenue on Tuesday, July 24 at 4:52 a.m. Police said that the two girls got into an argument and punched each other in the face. The names of the teens are being withheld due to their young age.

MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING OFFICER
Police arrested 28-year-old Jalal Kane for allegedly assaulting a peace officer in front of 484 Second Avenue on Wednesday, July 24 at 10:14 a.m. Police said they stopped Kane because he was allegedly riding an electronic bike and was riding it in the wrong direction on the street. Police said they told Kane that the bike needed to be vouchered and were explaining the process of retrieving it when he allegedly walked away in a belligerent manner. Kane also began searching the ground and officers ordered him not to throw anything, but he allegedly picked up a rock and threw it towards one of the officers. Police said that Kane attempted to flee the scene. During this time, police were also attempting to issue a summons to another bicyclist but due to Kane attempting to flee the scene, the other cyclist was allowed to leave so officers could apprehend him. After searching the area, police found Kane near his apartment on Second Avenue.

MAN ARRESTED FOR POT ON WEST 27TH
Police arrested 21-year-old Aaron Diallo for alleged marijuana possession in front of 27 West 27th Street on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:38 p.m. Police said that Diallo was in possession of more than 25 grams of marijuana in an open black bag that was in public view on the sidewalk. Offices said that Diallo was known to police and when they approached him to place him under arrest, he allegedly attempted to flee. An officer was able to grab Diallo’s sweatshirt and bag but in attempting to flee, He allegedly dropped the bag and removed the sweatshirt to evade custody. Police said that Diallo also ran into oncoming traffic, causing vehicles to stop abruptly and creating a hazardous situation and public alarm.

MAN ARRESTED FOR FORGED LICENSE PLATE
Police arrested 22-year-old Joseph Salazar for an alleged forgery at the corner of First Avenue and East 26th Street on Thursday, July 25 at 3 a.m. Police said that Salazar was seen operating a white box truck with the license plate allegedly obscured. The license plate was conspicuously displayed and police said that the numbers and state were not readable. Upon further investigation, police found that it was allegedly a forged temporary in transit Pennsylvania plate that had been placed over an expired plate and the date had been altered. Police said that the vehicle was not insured and the registration was suspended. Salazar was also charged with an unclassified traffic infraction and with being an unlicensed operator.

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