Police Watch: Pair arrested for trespassing in Stuy Town, Teen arrested for 14th St. robbery

PAIR ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING IN STUY TOWN
Police arrested 19-year-old Jose Lopez for alleged criminal trespass inside 453 East 14th Street on Monday, September 30 at 10:43 a.m. The victim told police that Lopez and a teenage girl entered the building by following a resident who opened the door at the location. A tenant called public safety about people in the stairwell and a public safety officer reportedly approached Lopez and the girl on the 12th floor around 9 a.m. that morning.

Police said that the pair then fled down the stairs to the 9th floor, where the officer was able to stop them. The girl allegedly said that she was at the building visiting a friend, but did not have the last name of the friend and did not know the address of the building she was in or the apartment number of the alleged friend. Signs posted along the walls of the location before entering states no trespassing.

TEEN BUSTED FOR EAST 14TH ST. ROBBERY
Police arrested a teenager inside the 13th precinct on Friday, September 27 at 12:15 p.m. for a previous robbery.

Police said that the incident occurred in front of 349 East 14th Street on July 14 at 8:40 p.m. The teen reportedly reached into the victim’s pocket from behind and the victim then struggled with the teen when he realized that his wallet had been stolen. Police said the victim was in his 60s.

THREE ARRESTED IN ROOMMATE FIGHT IN STUY TOWN
Police arrested three roommates after a fight inside 18 Stuyvesant Oval on Saturday, October 5 at 11:22 p.m. Mike Groscke, 23, allegedly choked and struggled with one of the victims, causing him to fall into a glass table and possibly break his hand. He was charged with assault and obstruction of breath. Police said that 25-year-old Richard Lazarus, who was charged with assault, repeatedly punched one of the other men in the face, causing pain and swelling to his mouth and a possibly broke the bone around the victim’s eye socket. Joe Groscke, 26, was charged with assault and allegedly punched one of the other men, causing substantial pain, swelling and bleeding from the victim’s lip. Police said that Mike and Joe Groscke are brothers and the three men are all roommates. It was not clear which person sustained each specific injury.

MAN ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING
Police arrested a 38-year-old John Doe for criminal trespass inside 144 East 24th Street on Monday, September 30 at 7:15 p.m. The victim told police that upon entering his home, he saw the man standing in the middle of the apartment. Police said that the man entered the apartment and remained there unlawfully. No property was taken.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR CREDIT CARD THEFT
Police arrested 23-year-old Quaneya Cleveland for allegedly stealing a woman’s credit card from the front desk of the Cambria Hotel at 123 West 28th Street on April 19 around 8 p.m. The victim told police that she left her credit card at the front desk and police later discovered that Cleveland had allegedly taken it and used it. She was charged with grand larceny and was arrested on Wednesday, October 2 at 1:29 p.m. inside the 13th precinct.

MAN BUSTED FOR JULY OFFICE BURGLARY
Police arrested 30-year-old Marcus Brown for an alleged burglary from an office at 105 East 25th Street on July 12 around 6:40 p.m. Police said that Brown is an employee at the building but did not have permission to be inside at the time and he allegedly stole laptops from an office there. Brown was charged with burglary on Thursday, October 3 at 10:15 a.m. inside the 13th precinct. Brown was also charged with theft.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING
Police arrested a teenager for criminal trespass inside 124 East 24th Street on Wednesday, October 2 at 8:59 p.m. Police said that Epperson, along with a number of other people who were arrested, was seen behind a gated service entrance without permission to be there. Police said that the teen was smoking a joint at the location and was found to be in possession of additional marijuana and several tabs of a controlled substance when he was searched. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. The name of the teen is being withheld due to his young age.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR HARASSING CVS EMPLOYEE
Police arrested 24-year-old Eunei Kim for alleged reckless endangerment inside the CVS at 636 Sixth Avenue on Thursday, October 3 at 3:37 a.m. An employee of the store told police that Kim went into the store and went into the employee area without permission to be there. The employee reportedly asked Kim to leave but police said that she refused. Kim then allegedly slapped the employee in the face, causing a cut on his lip, and police said that she then went to the front of the store and pulled the fire alarm.

DRUNK DRIVER ARRESTED
Police arrested 30-year-old Marcus Delile for alleged drunk driving at the corner of First Avenue and East 23rd Street on Sunday, October 6 at 11:58 p.m. Police said that Delile was driving east on East 23rd Street when he disobeyed a permanent marking and stopped in the intersection, then disobeyed the left turn arrow pavement marking and continued traveling straight on East 23rd Street. Police conducted a car stop and found that Delile allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech and an unsteady gait. Delile was charged with intoxicated driving and an unclassified traffic infraction.

TEENS BUSTED FOR HOME DEPOT THEFT
Police arrested two teenagers for thefts from the Home Depot at 60 West 23rd Street on Monday, September 30 at 9:09 p.m. Police said that the teens removed items from the shelves and put them in their backpacks while they were in the bathroom, then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. The two suspects were stopped at the door when the sensors went off and were arrested. Their names are being withheld due to their young age.

MAN ARRESTED FOR STRANGLING GIRLFRIEND
Police arrested a 36-year-old man for an alleged strangulation inside an apartment near East 28th Street and Second Avenue on September 21 around 4:30 p.m. Police said that the man applied pressure to his girlfriend’s neck, causing her to gasp for air. The victim sustained bruising to her neck, arms and legs, and the suspect was additionally charged with assault. The man was arrested on Tuesday, October 1 at 7:35 a.m. inside the 13th precinct. His name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

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