Police Watch: Man nabbed for assault, Men arrested for assault outside Target

MAN NABBED FOR ASSAULT
Police arrested 29-year-old Maurice Rodriguez for an alleged assault at the corner of Second Avenue and East 14th Street on Tuesday, October 15 at 1:33 a.m. Police said that Rodriguez got into a fight with two other people, punching both of the victims in the face and causing a bloody nose to one person and bruising on the face to the other.

MEN NABBED FOR ASSAULT IN FRONT OF TARGET
Police arrested 37-year-old Ernesto Martinez and 36-year-old Adrian Alvarado for an alleged assault in front of the Target at 512 Second Avenue on Tuesday, October 15 at 5:05 p.m. A victim approached officers in front of the store and told them that he had been assaulted earlier that day by Martinez and Alvarado, who were still in the area. Police searched the area and arrested the two men after they were caught nearby.

WOMAN GROPED AT NYU DORM
Police arrested a 19-year-old man for forcible touching inside the NYU dorm at 25 Union Square West on Sunday, October 20 at 7:52 p.m. The victim told police that the suspect went to her dorm room to discuss a relationship, after which they both went into the staircase and he reportedly groped her. The name of the suspect is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING OUTSIDE PETER COOPER
Police arrested 24-year-old Michael Biron for alleged drunk driving at the corner of East 23rd Street and the FDR on Saturday, October 19 at 2:59 a.m. Police said that Biron was driving north on the FDR service road when he was stopped at a vehicle safety checkpoint that was being conducted at East 23rd Street and the FDR. Once he was stopped, police found that he had a moderate odor of alcohol on his breath, watery eyes and unsteady balance. Biron was charged with intoxicated driving.

MAN NABBED FOR DRIVING WITHOUT LICENSE
Police arrested 47-year-old Aswad Foster for allegedly driving with a suspended license at the FDR and Avenue C on Sunday, October 20 at 10:01 a.m. Police said that Foster was driving a U-Haul truck at Avenue C and East 18th Street and allegedly disregarded left-only signs at the location. When he was pulled over, police found that his license was allegedly suspended. He was charged with an unclassified misdemeanor.

MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING ZIP CAR
Police arrested 20-year-old Mamadou Sow for allegedly stealing a car on Tuesday, October 15 at 5:42 p.m. in front of 110 East 16th Street. A Zip Car corporate security manager contacted police because a vehicle had been stolen on Sunday, October 13 and the employee tracked it to the 13th precinct via GPS. Police were able to track the car while Sow was allegedly driving it down Broadway. Police said that Sow did not have permission to drive the vehicle and he does not have an account with Zip Car. He also used an allegedly fraudulent account to obtain the car and police found that he was allegedly never issued a driver’s license. Sow was charged with grand larceny of auto, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unauthorized use of vehicle, marijuana possession and unlicensed operator.

MAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT, ENDANGERMENT
Police arrested 19-year-old Ishmael Pereya for an alleged theft and reckless endangerment. The victim told police that he was in front of 492 First Avenue on June 14 around 9 p.m. when three people approached him. Pereya allegedly then placed a firearm against the victim’s chest and told him to go buy him cigarettes, but none of the victim’s property was taken. The two other suspects, who are teenagers, were arrested earlier this year.
Police said that Pereya also took items from a van that was parked in front of 491 Second Avenue on August 6 at 7 a.m. The victim told police that he left the van parked in front of the location with the keys on and the engine running. When the victim returned, he noticed that his cell phone was missing, and a traffic agent who was nearby said that he saw three men enter the van and leave before the victim returned.
Pereya was charged on Tuesday, October 15 at 11:45 a.m. inside the 13th precinct.

MAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM CVS
Police arrested 20-year-old Jesse Pineda for an alleged theft from a CVS near West 25th Street and Sixth Avenue on Wednesday, October 16 at 2:42 a.m. Police got a call about a man who was stealing from the store who had fled shortly after. Pineda alleged fled west on West 25th Street and north on Sixth Avenue until West 28th Street, when he then went east, until he was stopped by police at West 28th Street and Broadway. He was positively identified by an employee from the store and police said that a kitchen knife fell out of his pocket while he was fleeing. He was charged with petit larceny, weapons possession and possession of stolen property.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SMASHING DOOR
Police arrested 41-year-old Raul Garcia for alleged criminal mischief in front of 352 Park Avenue South on Monday, October 14 at 10:29 p.m. Police said that Garcia intentionally damaged the victim’s property by using his hands and feet to strike the door, causing the glass to shatter.

MAN BUSTED FOR 2017 FORGERY
Police arrested 30-year-old Josue Deleon for an alleged forgery that took place on February 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. inside the Barney’s at 101 Seventh Avenue.
Police said that Deleon tried to use forged American Express checks that he reportedly provided to two other people who were arrested in order to make purchases from the store. Police said that 24-year-old Chanell Williams was arrested in connection with the incident on March 10, 2017 and 25-year-old Tynekqua Stephney was caught on March 21, 2017.
Deleon was arrested on Tuesday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m. inside the 13th precinct.

MULTIPLE ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING FROM BARNES & NOBLE
Police arrested 35-year-old Gabriel Levey for an alleged theft from the Barnes and Noble at 33 East 17th Street on Tuesday, October 15 at 1:07 p.m. Police said that Levey removed items from the shelf and concealed them in a black bag before he left without paying. Levey was charged with petit larceny.
Police also arrested 33-year-old William Savarese for allegedly shoplifting from the same Barnes and Noble at 4:11 p.m. that day. Savarese reportedly removed merchandise from the display and left without paying. He was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

WOMAN BUSTED FOR FOOD EMPORIUM THEFT
Police arrested 31-year-old Anastasia Karpova for an alleged theft from the Food Emporium at 10 Union Square East on Tuesday, October 15 at 1:46 p.m. Police said that Karpova removed beer from the store, concealed it in her bag and left without paying. Karpova was charged with petit larceny.

PAIR BUSTED FOR SIXTH AVE. THEFTS
Police arrested 55-year-old Edward Rodriguez and 32-year-old Kenia Galo for alleged thefts from a store at 620 Sixth Avenue on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:44 p.m. Police said that Rodriguez removed items from the shelf and put them in his shopping cart. He then allegedly covered the barcodes with aluminum foil before passing them to Galo, who reportedly put the items into her bag. Police said that the pair then left the store without paying for the items. Both were charged with petit larceny and Galo was also charged with possession of stolen property.

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