Police Watch: Girls arrested for robbery, Teens busted for trespassing

GIRLS BUSTED FOR EAST 13TH ST. ROBBERY
Police arrested two teenagers at the corner of Second Avenue and East 28th Street on Tuesday, August 20 at 11:07 p.m. for an alleged robbery that took place in front of 324 East 13th Street at 9 p.m. that day.

Police said that the suspect threw the victim violently to the ground and forcibly removed her purse. The suspects reportedly caused a bruise to the victim’s elbow from throwing her to the ground. When the suspect were searched, the victim’s credit card and cell phone were recovered from one of the suspect’s bras. The names of the suspects are being withheld due to their young age.

TEENS BUSTED FOR TRESPASSING ON SCAFFOLDING
Police arrested a teenager, as well as 19-year-old Ousmane Niambele and 20-year-old Thomas Mwakasala for alleged criminal trespass in front of a Mount Sinai building at 323 East 17th Street on Tuesday, August 20 at 3:47 p.m. Police said that the three knowingly entered the top of the scaffolding area in front of the building that wasn’t open to the public and continued to return there unlawfully after they had been told multiple times by a Mount Sinai security officer that they were trespassing. All three boys were charged with criminal trespass. Niambele and the younger teen were also charged with possession of a controlled substance and the younger teen was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AT ACS
Police arrested a teenager for an assault inside the Administration for Children’s Services facility at 492 First Avenue on Monday, August 19 at 11:58 a.m. The victim told police that she was preventing the suspect from entering one of the rooms inside the facility so that the teen didn’t attack another resident. The victim said that the teen became enraged and took a broom from a staff member, then attempted to break a window by hitting it with the broom, but staff managed to get the broom from her before she caused significant damage. The victim said that the suspect then grabbed a chair and purposely threw it at her, hitting her in the left leg and ankle, causing pain and discomfort.

MAN NABBED FOR FLEEING AFTER COLLISION
Police arrested 34-year-old Edwin Fernandez for leaving the scene of a collision that allegedly occurred in front of 67 West 23rd Street on Tuesday, August 20 at 4:56 p.m. Police said that Fernandez collided with another vehicle on West 23rd Street, causing damage to the vehicle. The driver that was struck also complained of pain to her head as a result of the collision. Police said that Fernandez then fled west on West 23rd Street but was stopped between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Police said that a license check showed that Fernandez allegedly had a suspended license.
Fernandez was also charged with an unclassified traffic misdemeanor.

MAN ACCUSED OF DRUNK DRIVING IN FLATIRON
Police arrested 36-year-old Anthony Capra for alleged drunk driving in front of 10 West 20th Street on Thursday, August 22 at 1:16 a.m. Police said that Capra was driving a black jeep at an excessive rate of speed south on Fifth Avenue, allegedly making a right turn on a red light onto West 19th Street, then reportedly made another right turn on a red light to head north on Sixth Avenue. Police said that he then made a third right on red heading east on West 20th Street and parked the vehicle in front of 10 West 20th Street. Police said that when he got out of the vehicle, he was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech when officers approached him. Police said that he also had bloodshot eyes and a strong smell of alcohol on his breath. When Capra’s vehicle was searched, police found that there was allegedly a dagger in the jeep that was longer than four inches, in addition to a pair of brass knuckles. He was also charged with weapons possession.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR PROSTITUTION
Police arrested a 32-year-old woman for alleged prostitution inside the 27 Men Spa at 166 West 27th Street on Wednesday, August 21 at 4:05 p.m. Police said that the suspect agreed to give an officer a “happy ending” in exchange for cash.

MAN BUSTED FOR ASSAULT IN CHELSEA
Police arrested 37-year-old Razhem Smith for alleged reckless endangerment at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street on Friday, August 23 at 10:56 p.m. The victim told police that Smith pulled out a knife and was waving it around while walking by him, causing the victim to fear for his safety. To avoid contact with Smith, the victim said that he went into the subway station at the corner when Smith allegedly followed him, then dropped the knife and reportedly started hitting the victim on the arm. Smith was also charged with weapons possession.
Smith was also later charged with assault when he was inside Bellevue Hospital being evaluated on Saturday, August 24 at 8:38 a.m. Police said that on July 18, Smith punched an MTA train operator who was performing his official duties in Lower Manhattan.

MAN ARRESTED FOR PHONE THEFT AT COFFEE SHOP
Police arrested 57-year-old Nicholas Robles for an alleged theft on Saturday, August 24 at 2:15 p.m. Police said that Robles had removed a red iPhone XR that didn’t belong to him from the Brooklyn Roasting Company at 50 West 23rd Street. The victim activated the Find My iPhone app, which showed the phone to be at the corner of West 28th Street and Seventh Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, they activated the sound when they approached a suspect matching a description from the victim of the person who took her phone. Police said that Robles removed a red iPhone from his pocket while it was ringing and the victim positively identified Robles as the person who took her phone. Robles was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

MEN BUSTED FOR ‘DRUGS’ IN CHELSEA
Police arrested 53-year-old Raul Silva for the alleged sale of a controlled substance in front of 610 Sixth Avenue on Wednesday, August 21 at 4:15 p.m. Police said that Silva sold large quantities of heroin to an undercover officer on multiple occasions and when he was searched, he was allegedly in possession of heroin. Roger Bryant, 44, was also arrested after he sold alleged heroin to an undercover officer at the same location. Police said that the heroin was stamped with “blue magic,” “high voltage” and “king kong.” Other glassine envelopes without stamps were also recovered.

Silva and Bryant were charged with sale of a controlled substance, intent to sell a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

MEN ARRESTED FOR SELLING ‘HEROIN’
Police arrested 55-year-old John Heins and 41-year-old Todd Berry for an alleged drug deal that took place in front of 124 East 24th Street on Friday, August 23 at 6:05 a.m. Police said that Heins and Berry allegedly sold crystal meth to undercover officers on multiple occasions. Both men were charged with sale of a controlled substance, intent to sell a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

MEN NABBED FOR ‘DRUGS’ IN GRAMERCY
Police arrested 56-year-old Dwayne Scott and 57-year-old James Barnett in front of 145 East 23rd Street on Friday, August 23 at 6:15 a.m. for allegedly selling drugs. Police said that Scott and Barnett previously sold alleged heroin and crack cocaine to undercover officers on multiple occasions. When they were searched, police found that Scott was in possession of heroin and crack cocaine. Both men were charged with sale of a controlled substance and intent to sell a controlled substance. Scott was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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