Police Watch: Teens arrested for First Ave. robberies, Man busted for multiple ‘burglaries’

TEENS NABBED FOR TWO ROBBERIES ON FIRST AVENUE AND 23RD STREET
Police arrested three teens at the corner of First Avenue and East 23rd Street last Thursday at 2:50 a.m. for two different robberies.
One of the victims told police that he was walking south on First Avenue at the northeast corner of East 23rd Street when three unknown boys surrounded him and demanded his phone.
The victim said that one of the teens took a wooden stick and started to hit him on the face and body. While he was trying to run away, his phone fell out of his pocket and police later recovered the victim’s phone from the right pants pocket of one of the teens.
A second victim told police that she was waiting for the bus at the northeast corner of East 23rd Street and First Avenue when the three teens tried to snatch her phone from her hand. She said that she was texting when they walked up behind her, reached over her shoulder and tried to grab her phone. She told police that she started running away and as she was running, the teens threw large chunks of ice at her, which hurt her lower back.
The names of the teens are being withheld due to their age.

POT ‘DEALER’ BUSTED OUTSIDE STUY TOWN
Police arrested 28-year-old Elijah Johnson for the sale of marijuana in front of 515 East 14th Street last Friday at 4:59 p.m. Police said that Johnson sold a quantity of marijuana to an undercover officer. Johnson was also charged with possession of marijuana.

MEN ARRESTED FOR ‘PROSTITUTION’ AT SPA
Police arrested 36-year-old Ping Du and 26-year-old Yun Lu for prostitution inside Moon Boy Spa at 101 West 25th Street last Friday at 5:15 p.m. Police said that Du massaged an undercover officer and agreed to engage in sexual intercourse for $160. Lu massaged the same undercover officer and allegedly agreed to engage in anal sex in exchange for $160. Du and Lu could not produce valid massage licenses.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘BURGLARIES’
Police arrested 67-year-old Ira Goldberg for burglary, grand larceny and petit larceny inside the 13th precinct last Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Police said that Goldberg entered the fifth floor of the Adorama camera store at 42 West 18th Street without permission and opened a locked door with a credit card. He also allegedly went to the sales floor of the location and removed camera equipment valued over $15,000. He was charged with two counts of burglary in the 13th Precinct this year, one count of grand larceny in Midtown South last year, one count of grand larceny and two counts of petit larceny in the 13th precinct last year and one count of grand larceny and petit larceny in the Midtown North precinct this year.

‘AGGRESSIVE’ MAN ARRESTED AT BELLEVUE
Police arrested 28-year-old Christopher Marcano inside Bellevue at 462 First Avenue last Thursday at 2:20 a.m. Marcano was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police said that Marcano was acting loud and aggressive inside an ER patient holding area, causing alarm and a hazardous environment to other patients. Marcano also allegedly pulled his arms away as officers attempted to put him in handcuffs, causing a struggle.

SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR ‘FRAUD’
Police arrested 44-year-old Jamel Lee for an unclassified felony and fraud inside 444 Second Avenue last Friday at 12:20 p.m. Lee is a registered New York State level 2 sex offender after having been convicted of attempted rape in the first degree on September 3, 1991. Lee allegedly gave a written statement containing false information and intending to defraud the state as to his true residence or living status.
He allegedly failed to notify New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services of an address change within 10 calendar days by September 11, 2012 as required by New York State corrections law.
Police said that he also failed to return the signed annual verification forms to New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services after they were mailed to his last registered address in 2013 and 2014 as required by corrections law and he allegedly failed to appear at his local law enforcement agency to provide a photo within 20 days after his annual registration date, by July 18, 2014, as required every three years by NYC corrections law.

‘TRESPASSERS’ BUSTED ON EAST 28TH
Police arrested 31-year-old Tiffany King and 38-year-old Antonne Frazier for criminal trespassing inside 224 East 28th Street last Wednesday at 10:50 p.m. King and Frazier allegedly entered and remained unlawfully on the roof landing at the building even though signs in the stairwell state that there is no access to the roof and roof landing except for authorized personnel.

VENDORS ARRESTED FOR I LOVE NY MERCH
Police arrested 57-year-old vendor Young Yang for forgery in front of 37 West 28th Street last Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. Police said that Yang was displaying 36 bracelets with a trademark counterfeit logo for I Love NY.
Police arrested 43-year-old Prakash Dasani for forgery in front of 1201 Broadway last Friday at 2:25 p.m. Dasani was allegedly displaying 107 pieces of costume jewelry which bore a trademark counterfeit logo for I Love NY.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT
Police arrested 27-year-old Iasia Purcell for endangering the welfare of a child inside 4 East 28th Street last Tuesday at 12:33 p.m. Purcell allegedly left her daughter and son alone and unsupervised for almost two hours.

MAN NABBED FOR ‘POT’
Police arrested 22-year-old Abdoully Kane for possession of marijuana last Wednesday at 8 p.m. on the corner of Broadway and West 29th Street. Police said that Kane had a small plastic bag of marijuana in his right hand. He was brought back to the stationhouse and issued a summons.

‘POT DEALERS’ ARRESTED ON BROADWAY
Police arrested two men for the sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana on the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street last Tuesday at 5:50 p.m. Alexander Henson, 27, and Stephon Pierre, also 27, allegedly sold a quantity of marijuana to an undercover officer. Police said that Henson was also in possession of a controlled substance and that Pierre was in possession of additional marijuana.

ATM ‘TRESPASSERS’ ARRESTED
Two men were arrested for criminal trespassing inside ATM vestibules this past week.
Cleon Vondothard, 46, was arrested inside 225 Fifth Avenue last Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Vondothard was allegedly inside the Chase ATM vestibule and was not conducting any bank business and did not have permission to be inside the location.
Police arrested 55-year-old Christopher Schafer for criminal trespassing inside the Bank of America at 399 Third Avenue last Friday at 6:31 a.m. Police said that Schafer did not have permission to be inside the location and a sign at the facility says that it may only be used to conduct banking business.

SUBWAY ‘SPREADER’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 47-year-old Kevin McNicholas at the Union Square subway station last Friday at 3:30 a.m. for an unclassified violation of New York State laws. McNicholas was allegedly completely outstretched on a downtown 4 train, occupying multiple seats and with his feet up.

PUBLIC ‘URINATOR’ NABBED ON WEST 24TH
Police arrested 48-year-old Wendell Foston for an unclassified violation of New York State laws in front of 100 West 24th Street last Saturday at 1:33 a.m. Foston was allegedly urinating on a public sidewalk in public view.

Police Watch: Man arrested for attempted murder, Men wanted for AuH2O robbery

MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL
Police arrested Brian Quattrocchi, 37, for attempted murder and assault inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue last Tuesday at 10 a.m. On January 27 at 12:30 a.m., Quattrocchi allegedly stabbed a woman, who police said was his ex-girlfriend, three times with a knife, causing serious physical injury. The incident took place in the victim’s apartment in the Lower East Side and the New York Post reported that an officer shot Quattrocchi after using a stun gun, which had failed to stop him.
Police said that he also punched the victim in the face in a previous incident on January 17 at 2:40 p.m., causing a cut and redness to his lower lip.
Quattrocchi was also charged with possession of a weapon.

Feb5 police suspect 2 Feb5 police suspect 1POLICE LOOKING FOR ROBBERY SUSPECTS
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects (pictured to the right) who are wanted for robbing a store in the East Village on Wednesday, January 21. The two suspects entered the Goldwater thrift shop (AuH20) at 84 East 7th Street around 5:30 p.m. and demanded cash from an employee. The employee complied and handed one of the suspects $240 while the other suspect then waited outside the store. Both suspects fled the location and the victim was unharmed.
The suspects are described as two black men in their late 20’s, approximately 5’8” tall and weighing 180 lbs. One suspect was wearing a grey hoodie and had a knife, and the other suspect who remained outside was wearing a black jacket. Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting TIP577 and their tips to 274637 (CRIMES). All calls are strictly confidential.

DRUG ARRESTS AT UNION SQUARE
Police made three drug-related arrests in front of the McDonald’s at 39 Union Square West last Saturday at 6:06 p.m. Jason Hawk, 36, was arrested for intent to sell a controlled substance, burglar’s tools and possession of a controlled substance. Angela Adkins, also 36, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Ivo Bogdamovic, 44, was arrested for sale of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.
Police said that Hawk was in possession of a controlled substance that he was intending to sell and after searching him found that he was allegedly in possession of controlled substances, including suboxone strips and Xanax pills, as well as burglar’s tools.
Bogdamovic was allegedly selling the drugs to someone who wasn’t arrested and when an officer approached him, police said that he flailed his arms to prevent being arrested. He also allegedly tried to get rid of the goods.
Adkins was allegedly in possession of a controlled substance but police did not specify what the substance was.

ARREST FOR ASSAULT OUTSIDE ST BUILDING
Police arrested 21-year-old Daniel Corrigan for criminal mischief and assault in front of 526 East 20th Street last Sunday at 3:52 a.m. The victim told police that she got into a fight with Corrigan and he allegedly threw her phone to the ground, causing it to break. Police said that he also pushed her.

ATTEMPTED MURDER PAROLEE ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING AT FIRST AVE. L STATION
William Rolon, 36, was arrested for theft of services and trespassing at the corner of First Avenue and East 14th Street last Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. Rolon allegedly crawled under the turnstile at the First Avenue L station without paying the fare. Police said that Rolon is on parole for attempted murder.

MAN BUSTED FOR SELLING ‘LOOSIES’
Police arrested Shaheem Brown, 49, for an unclassified misdemeanor in front of 109 East 16th Street last Thursday at 9:58 a.m. Brown was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes.

VENDOR ARRESTED FOR FAKE GUCCI HATS
Police arrested 54-year-old Thomas Kim for forgery in front of 27 West 27th Street last Thursday at 1:05 p.m. Police said that Kim was displaying 229 hats with the Gucci trademark for $2, which were determined to be counterfeit.

‘PICKPOCKET’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 51-year-old Ronald Wilmore for petit larceny inside the Hotel Kenmore, an SRO building on East 23rd Street, last Wednesday at 10 a.m. Wilmore had allegedly swiped cash from a woman’s bag.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUNK’ DRIVING
Police arrested 35-year-old Richard Ditommaso for intoxicated driving last Monday at 12:35 a.m. at the corner of East 25th Street and First Avenue. Police said that he was pulled over for a suspended registration and when the officer approached his car, Ditommasso allegedly smelled like alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes. There was also the scent of alleged marijuana coming from inside the car and from Ditommaso’s clothing. Police said that he was unsteady on his feet when he got out of the car and his face was flush. There was allegedly a Maker’s Mark whiskey bottle in the back seat of the vehicle. He blew a .082 on a Breathalyzer test, police said.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUGS’
Police arrested 53-year-old Deborah Barksdale for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance last Thursday at 9:10 p.m. inside 14 East 28th Street. In pursuant to a search warrant, police said that Barksdale was in possession of a controlled substance and narcotic paraphernalia.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT
Police arrested 37-year-old Luis Martinez for assault and endangering the welfare of a child inside 224 East 28th Street last Thursday at 11:30 p.m. Police said that Martinez struck the victim with a belt, causing bruising and swelling to the legs and buttocks.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SELLING METROCARD SWIPES
Police arrested Nickossi Cole for an unclassified violation of New York State laws inside the Union Square subway station last Friday at 10 a.m. Cole allegedly solicited at least eight people to swipe him into the subway system, using a hand gesture as well as blocking pedestrian traffic in the turnstile area.

WOULD-BE BIKE ‘THIEF’ BUSTED
Police arrested Nihar Oza, 49, for burglar’s tools, petit larceny, criminal mischief and possession of stolen property in front of 641 Sixth Avenue last Friday at 9:56 p.m. Oza was allegedly attempting to use a circular saw to cut a lock securing a bike that didn’t belong to him on a bicycle rack. When he saw the officer approaching him, he started to walk away. Oza was also allegedly in possession of bolt cutters.