Police Watch: Man busted for attempted stroller theft, Man arrested for assault of senior

MAN BUSTED FOR ATTEMPTED STROLLER THEFT
Police arrested 38-year-old Michael Monaghan for an alleged theft from Union Square Park on Saturday, August 17 at 6:08 p.m. The victim told police that a witness told her Monaghan removed her unattended strolled from the playground area in Union Square Park and proceeded to take it towards the Parks bathroom located on the northeast side of the park. The witness followed Monaghan and saw him allegedly remove property from the stroller, then alerted the owner that the stroller had been taken. When the victim arrived at the location near the playground, she positively identified the stroller as hers and the witness positively identified Monaghan as the person who had allegedly removed the stroller. Monaghan was arrested in front of 45 East 17th Street.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT OF SENIOR
Police arrested 33-year-old Todd Lyons for allegedly assaulting an elderly man at the corner of Union Square East and East 15th Street on Friday, August 16 at 2:40 p.m. Police said that Lyons physically assaulted the man, who is in his 70s, by punching him in the face twice and also allegedly assaulted a woman while he was walking away. Lyons was stopped in front of 262 West 24th Street and was identified by a witness who was present during the assault. The victim refused medical attention at the scene and sustained injuries to the top of his right eye.

WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING CREDIT CARD
Police arrested 38-year-old Melissa Torres for an alleged theft that took place inside an apartment at 331 East 29th Street sometime in March or April. Police said that Torres, an acquaintance of the victim, removed her credit card from her apartment while the victim was in the hospital. Torres was charged with grand larceny inside the 13th precinct on Thursday, August 15 at 10:45 a.m.

‘MENACING’ MAN ARRESTED AT FOOD EMPORIUM
Police arrested 43-year-old Shadrach McBorrough for alleged weapons possession inside the Food Emporium at 10 Union Square East on Friday, August 9 at 10:16 p.m. The victim told police that he and McBorrough got into an argument inside the store that escalated, with McBorrough allegedly pulling out an object and raising it at the victim in a threatening manner. The victim said that he then walked away and immediately dialed 911, and McBorrough was arrested shortly after.

DRUNK DRIVER BUSTED IN GRAMERCY PARK
Police arrested 24-year-old Sheraz Hussain for alleged drunk driving in front of 7 Gramercy Park South on Saturday, August 17 at 3:35 a.m. Hussain allegedly told police that he was driving when he collided with two parked cars at the location and ended up on the sidewalk. When officers approached him, police found that Hussain had bloodshot, watery eyes and the smell of alcohol on his breath. Hussain was charged with intoxicated driving and impaired driving.

MAN BUSTED FOR SMOKING IN SUBWAY
Police arrested 37-year-old Michael Revies for allegedly smoking while walking into the subway at Sixth Avenue and West 23rd Street on Thursday, August 8 at 4:40 p.m. Police said that Revies was seen walking down the stairs into the station while smoking a lit cigarette without permission to do so. Police said that when he was searched, he was in possession of a clear glass vile of alleged cocaine and a plastic straw with alleged cocaine residue. Revies was charged with possession of a controlled substance and an unclassified violation.

MAN ARRESTED FOR GUNS IN GRAMERCY
Police arrested 26-year-old Deandre Williams for alleged weapons possession after he was pulled over for a traffic violation at Third Avenue and East 15th Street on Saturday, August 10 at 1:03 a.m. Police said that Williams was driving east on East 14th Street when he allegedly made a left turn onto Third Avenue, where there are three “no left turn” signs. After Williams was pulled over at East 15th Street, police found that he allegedly did not have a valid ID or driver’s license and he reportedly gave a fake name at the scene. The vehicle was a rental car and police said that the suspect’s name was not on the rental agreement. After Williams was arrested and police did an inventory search of the vehicle, they allegedly found that there were two loaded firearms in the glove box of the car.

FORMER RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT
Police arrested 34-year-old Alan Winner for alleged reckless endangerment that took place inside ilili at 236 Fifth Avenue near 27th Street on Wednesday, August 14 at 1:40 p.m. Police said that Winner was a former employee of the restaurant and returned to the business, allegedly throwing two lit cigarettes on the floor and shouting “Fire!” Police said that Winner’s actions caused customers in the restaurant to become panicked. Winner was arrested inside 236 Fifth Avenue on Saturday, August 17 at 3:43 p.m.

MAN NABBED FOR THEFT FROM WALGREENS
Police arrested 35-year-old Douglas Coward for an alleged theft inside the Walgreens at 298 First Avenue on Thursday, August 15 at 7:07 p.m. Police said that Coward left the store with more than $1,000-worth of property from the store without paying for the items. Coward was charged with grand larceny.

MAN ACCUSED OF MENACING
Police arrested 33-year-old Joseph Davis for alleged menacing in front of 27 West 20th Street on Tuesday, August 13 at 4:56 a.m. The victim told police that Davis placed him in fear of physical injury by displaying a wooden yellow baseball bat at him. The victim did not have any injuries but felt annoyed and alarmed.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING
Police arrested 36-year-old Tameka Gunter on Tuesday, August 13 at 2:12 p.m. for multiple alleged thefts from Marshalls locations throughout Manhattan.

Gunter allegedly removed items from the Marshalls at 197 East Houston Street on three different occasions this year, from 517 East 117th Street on two occasions and from the store at 2182 Broadway.

Gunter was arrested inside the Marshalls at 620 Sixth Avenue. Police said that she was removing property from the store and concealing it inside a duffle bag before attempting to leave without paying, and she was also allegedly in possession of pepper spray. She was charged with seven counts of petit larceny, seven counts of possession of stolen property and an unclassified violation.

MAN NABBED FOR HARASSING OFFICERS
Police arrested 23-year-old Hex Hi for allegedly harassing police officers at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 27th Street on Tuesday, August 13 at 9:23 p.m. Police said that Hi splattered a container of ice cream across the windshield and front hood of an occupied, unmarked police vehicle, causing the ice cream to stain an officer’s clothes. When officers stopped him, they found that he had an active warrant and was also in possession of an alleged crack pipe. Hi was charged with an unclassified misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance, an unclassified violation and harassment.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SPITTING AT OFFICER
Police arrested 33-year-old Jamila Leon for allegedly harassing a police officer inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue on Tuesday, August 13 at 10:17 p.m. Police said that Leon spat in an officer’s face, striking him around his mouth, which impeded the officer’s ability to perform his duties. Police said that the incident occurred while Leon was in custody for an alleged assault that took place on West 4th Street earlier that day.

MAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF BIKE PARTS
Police arrested 56-year-old Audeliz Aleman for an alleged theft at the corner of Third Avenue and East 18th Street on Wednesday, August 14 at 3:33 p.m. Police said that Aleman removed a brake handle and pads from a properly-secured bicycle with a lock at the location. When an officer approached him, he allegedly said that he had removed additional parts from other bicycles around the area. Police said that he was also in possession of burglar’s tools. Aleman was charged with burglar’s tools, petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

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