Police Watch: Teens arrested for theft, Man busted for assault with stick

TEENS BUSTED FOR THEFT IN FRONT OF BELLEVUE
Police arrested two teenagers for an alleged theft that took place in front of Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue on Wednesday, August 28 at 4:09 a.m. Police said that one of the teenagers removed a wallet from the back pocket of one of the victims. The victim told police that he was holding his friend’s wallet when the teen engaged them in conversation when the teen allegedly pick pocketed him, and both fled south. Police caught both teens inside Asser Levy Park, where the victim’s wallet was recovered. Police said that one of the teens was in possession of the victim’s iPhone, as well as his debit card and two MetroCards. One of the teens was charged with grand larceny and the teen holding the phone and wallet was charged with possession of stolen property. Police said that the teens were residents of the ACS facility.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT WITH STICK
Police arrested 58-year-old Briuan Bissessar for an alleged assault at the corner of Second Avenue and East 25th Street on Monday, August 26 at 5:36 p.m. The victim told police that Bissessar struck him in the mouth with a wooden stick, causing him physical injury. The victim was removed to the NYU Medical Center for treatment.

MAN ARRESTED FOR TIP JAR THEFT
Police arrested 25-year-old Gerineldo Acosta for an alleged theft inside the Le Café Coffee inside 407 Park Avenue South on Friday, August 30 at 6:39 p.m. Police said that Acosta went inside the business asking for water when he allegedly stole the tip jar with cash that was on the counter.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SUSPENDED LICENSE OUTSIDE STUYVESANT TOWN
Police arrested 69-year-old Leroy Deas for alleged traffic infractions at the corner of First Avenue and East 20th Street on Sunday, September 1 at 3:30 a.m. Police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision and found Deas allegedly in the driver’s seat. Police said that Deas admitted that he was in the vehicle when the collision occurred. Deas was allegedly unable to produce a driver’s license and upon a computer check, police found that his license had been suspended.

TEENS ACCUSED OF PUNCHING WOMAN
Police arrested two teenagers for an assault in front of 425 East 25th Street on Monday, August 26 at 5:49 p.m. Police said that the two teenagers punched a woman in her 50s in the back of the head, causing a small bump and a complaint of pain. The teens fled the scene but police searched the area with the victim shortly after the incident and she pointed them out at East 25th Street and Asser Levy Place.

MAN BUSTED FOR THEFTS AT DENTAL SCHOOL
Police arrested Fernando Bautista inside the 13th precinct on Tuesday, August 27 at 2 p.m. for multiple alleged burglaries that took place previously inside the NYU Dental School. Police said that Bautista removed a camera from an office inside the NYU Dental School at 345 East 24th Street on July 3 sometime between 1 and 8 p.m. Bautista also allegedly moved petty cash from a safe inside the NYU Dental School. The victim told police that he was on vacation from June 28 to July 8 and when he returned, noticed that the cash was missing.

MAN BUSTED FOR ASSAULTING GIRLFRIEND
Police arrested a 27-year-old man on Tuesday, August 20 at 2:38 p.m. in front of 77 West 24th Street for an alleged theft that took place earlier this month. The victim told police that she and the suspect, her boyfriend, met at a restaurant on West 19th Street on Tuesday, August 13 at 9 p.m. and while having a conversation about their relationship, the suspect allegedly became irate and told the victim, “I’m going to have to kill you.” The victim said that this made her angry so she left the restaurant, but he began to follow her on the street. The victim asked him to leave her alone but she said that he then began acting crazy on the street, asking the victim who she was sleeping with and asked to see the text messages on her phone. The victim said that the suspect then grabbed her phone out of her hand and threw it on the sidewalk, causing it to shatter. The victim retrieved the phone from the sidewalk and continued to walk to the subway, where he allegedly followed her all the way to Brooklyn. The name of the suspect is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

MAN NABBED FOR THEFTS FROM UES HOSPITAL
Police arrested 38-year-old LaCharles Bell for an alleged theft at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Union Square South on Tuesday, August 27 at 2:45 p.m. Police said that Bell removed MetroCards from the victim’s desk inside Metropolitan Hospital at 1901 First Avenue on the Upper East Side without permission on August 21. Bell was charged with petit larceny.

MAN ARRESTED FOR 7-ELEVEN ROBBERY
Police arrested 21-year-old Marion Abrams for an alleged robbery inside the 7-Eleven at 397 Third Avenue on Tuesday, August 27 at 10:12 p.m. Police said that Abrams removed property from the store without permission to do so and he allegedly punched an employee multiple times when the worker tried to get the items back from him.

MAN ACCUSED OF BEING DISORDERLY IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 48-year-old David Bruce Williams for alleged disorderly conduct at the corner of East 14th Street and Union Square East on Thursday, August 29 at 10:15 a.m. Officers were flagged down by a passerby on a bike to say that a man was being disorderly and acting aggressively on the sidewalk nearby. When officers approached him, police asked Williams to stop behaving in a disorderly manner and leave the location, at which point he became upset and allegedly started yelling and cursing, leading to a large public gathering and causing fear and alarm. Police said that Williams was on a public sidewalk near a busy shopping area.

MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AT BETH ISRAEL
Police arrested 37-year-old Joshua McIntyre inside Beth Israel Hospital at 281 First Avenue on Saturday, August 31 at 2:31 p.m. for an alleged assault that took place earlier. Police said that McIntyre charged at an 82-year-old man inside East River Park near East 4th Street earlier that day at 12:40 p.m. Police said that McIntye pushed the victim to the ground, causing him to bang his head and sustain a one and a half inch cut, bleeding and substantial pain to the back of his head.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING OFFICER AFTER JAYWALKING
Police arrested 23-year-old Eric Cho for allegedly assaulting a police officer at the corner of East 28th Street and Third Avenue on Saturday, August 31 at 1:57 a.m. Officers were in an unmarked police vehicle heading east on East 28th Street near the intersection at Third Avenue with a green light when Cho was allegedly walking in the middle of the street against the traffic light that was indicating “don’t walk.” The officer driving reportedly did siren at Cho not to cross north on East 28th Street when Cho allegedly approached the vehicle, reached into the car and grabbed the officer by the neck, also allegedly punching him in the chest. The officers then exited the vehicle, reportedly told Cho that they were police and forcibly took down Cho, who allegedly punched at and wrestled with the officers to prevent them from handcuffing him. Police said that the officer Cho allegedly grabbed by the neck had his breathing obstructed and there were red marks on his neck and chest. Cho was also charged with obstruction of breath, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and an unclassified misdemeanor.

MAN BUSTED FOR DUANE READE BEER THEFT
Police arrested 39-year-old Roberto Gonzalez for an alleged theft from the Duane Reade at 125 Third Avenue on Sunday, September 1 at 11:24 a.m. An employee told police that he saw Gonzalez on surveillance video remove Budweiser beer and Modelo beer from the freezer section of the store and allegedly leave without paying for the items.

MAN ACCUSED OF ROBBERY ON SIXTH
Police arrested 33-year-old Michael Ballaster for an alleged robbery in front of 688 Sixth Avenue on Wednesday, August 28 at 10:54 p.m. The victim told police that he and Ballaster got into an argument when Ballaster allegedly punched him in the face, then reportedly took the victim’s phone and put it in his pocket. When he was searched by police, Ballaster allegedly told officers that the phone in his pocket was his.

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