Police Watch: Senior arrested for threats, Bellevue patient arrested for assault

SENIOR ARRESTED IN KIPS BAY FOR THREATENING MAN WITH KNIFE
Eighty-year-old Sergio Richiez was arrested after allegedly pulling a knife on a man who confronted him for urinating in the street.
Police said that according to the victim Richiez was urinating at the corner of East 28th Street and First Avenue last Monday at noon. When the other man angrily demanded to know why he was doing this, in response, the octogenarian allegedly pulled a kitchen knife out of his pocket and waved it at the victim. He was arrested for menacing and weapons possession. There were no injuries.

BELLEVUE PATIENT ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING OFFICER
Police arrested 55-year-old Harvey Henry for assault of a peace officer in front of 421 First Avenue last Thursday at 12:33 p.m. Police said that Henry was being discharged from the Bellevue Psych ward and an officer was attempting to handcuff him for transport when he allegedly punched the officer, causing an injury that required five stitches.

MAN ATTACKS FEMALE DUANE READE EMPLOYEE
Police arrested a 32-year-old man after he beat up a woman working at a Kips Bay Duane Reade. Police said that the man entered the store at 465 Second Avenue between East 26th and 27th Streets last Sunday and began harassing the employees there, causing alarm. The employees told him to leave multiple times and he refused, then began following one of the employees around the store and allegedly grabbed her hair, punching her in the face and head, and purposely broke the victim’s glasses. Police said that the man refused to give his name or date of birth.
“John Doe” was arrested for assault and criminal mischief

MEN BUSTED FOR HEROIN ON IRVING PLACE
Thirty-year-old Max Goren, 38-year-old Jason Hawk and 32-year-old Igor Pasikov were arrested for possession of a controlled substance at the corner of Irving Place and East 15th Street last Thursday at 3:25 p.m. Police said that the three men were in possession of heroin that was in plain view on a public sidewalk. Goren was also in possession of alleged cocaine and police said that Hawk was in possession of alleged Clonazepam.

MAN ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING AT GUITAR CENTER
Police arrested 42-year-old Dashan Pinckney for criminal trespass inside the Guitar Center at 25 West 14th Street last Thursday at 6:16 a.m. An employee told police that when he was opening the store that morning, he saw Pinckney sitting inside on a staircase without permission to be there. Police said that Pinckney had gained access to the store while it was closed.

MAN ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING AT BETH ISRAEL
Police arrested 32-year-old Jamel Holiday for criminal trespass inside Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital at 281 First Avenue last Wednesday at 4:26 p.m. Police said that Holiday was medically cleared to leave the hospital but he refused to leave after being discharged.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT ON WEST 23RD
Police arrested 21-year-old Issaga Sow for assault in front of 171 West 23rd Street last Thursday at 9:02 p.m. Police said that Sow punched the victim in the face, causing a number of cuts. No further information about what prompted the attack was available.

MAN NABBED FOR BURGLARY AT CLEANERS
Police arrested 22-year-old Philyaw Najre for burglary inside Apple Cleaners at 149 West 24th Street last Friday at 1:23 a.m. Police said that Najre could be seen on surveillance video through a live feed inside a closed business without permission to be there. Police said that Najre could be seen walking away from the store and when he was searched immediately afterwards, he was allegedly in possession of items stolen from the store.

MEN ARRESTED FOR UNION SQUARE BURGLARY
Police arrested 24-year-old Blake Cummings and 25-year-old Sow Alioune for burglary and possession of stolen property last Friday at 1:43 a.m. at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 15th Street. Police said that Cummings and Alioune entered the basement of a nearby building and took items without permission. Police said that the basement is a restricted area, but no further information was available about the specific building.

MAN BUSTED FOR HEINEKEN THEFT
Police arrested 24-year-old Gary Williams for petit larceny at the corner of Union Square West and East 14th Street last Friday at 2:32 a.m. Police said that Williams took a 12-pack case of Heineken beer in a nearby store and attempted to walk out without paying. While police were attempting to place Williams in custody, he allegedly resisted by pulling his arms away, tensing up his body and refusing to be handcuffed. He was also charged with resisting arrest and possession of stolen property.

MEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT
Thirty-year-old Reginald Wilson and 24-year-old Shaquille Urgent were arrested for a fight in front of 37 West 24th Street last Sunday at 5:17 a.m. Police said that Wilson and Urgent got into a fight with another person, causing swelling to the victim’s head and face, as well as a bloody lip and cuts to his neck and chest.

DRIVER ARRESTED AT FIRST AND EAST 23RD
Police arrested 53-year-old Aurelio Romero for allegedly intoxicated driving at the corner of First Avenue and East 23rd Street last Friday at 1:41 a.m. Police said that Romero was driving north on First Avenue towards East 23rd Street and was allegedly driving erratically, swerving in and out of the lane. Police conducted a vehicle stop and while talking with Romero, police found that he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, along with slurred speech, bloodshot, watery eyes and an unsteady gait.

Teens wanted for string of electronic toothbrush thefts

Surveillance photos of suspects from the third incident in Murray Hill

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Police are looking for a group of teenagers suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronic toothbrushes from Duane Reades throughout the city, including from a store in Gramercy. The four incidents all took place in April, although police only announced the pattern this week. The first theft took place inside the Duane Reade at 125 Third Avenue near East 14th Street on Sunday, April 9 at 9:18 p.m. when the suspects reportedly grabbed $1,264 worth of electronic toothbrushes from the shelves and fled.

The next two incidents took place two days later on April 11 in stores on the Upper East Side. Police said that the suspects entered a Duane Reade at 1091 Lexington Avenue at 5:07 p.m. and swiped $1,210 worth of electronic toothbrushes before fleeing, then stole $3,030 worth of electronic toothbrushes from a Duane Reade at 1352 First Avenue at 5:20 p.m.

The last known incident took place on Sunday, April 23 when the suspects made off with  $160 worth of electronic toothbrushes from a Duane Reade at 155 East 34th Street near Third Avenue.

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Police Watch: Men arrested for Flatiron shooting, Man busted for ‘drugs’ in Stuy Town

THREE ARRESTED IN FLATIRON SHOOTING
Police arrested three men in connection with a shooting in Flatiron in front of 105 West 22nd Street on Sunday at 12:55 a.m. The New York Daily News reported that the incident occurred at a book signing in the Auxiliary Lounge for the self-published erotic novella, “She’s Dickmatized,” by Tania Marie.
Police said that multiple shots were fired into a crowd near the lounge and a man with a gun was seen running into a black Mercedes. Ramel Harkless, 38, allegedly got into the backseat of the vehicle, which police said left the location and ran multiple red lights before abruptly coming to a stop. Police followed the Mercedes and when they stopped the vehicle, the found that Harkless was the only person in the backseat, while 45-year-old Barry Wiles was driving and 43-year-old Joseph Saunders was in the passenger’s seat. Police said they found a gun on the floor of the back passenger’s seat where Harkless had been sitting.
The victim was shot in the abdomen, torso, groin and in the leg. The suspects were arrested in front of 41 East 19th Street. The Daily News identified the victim as Robert Lowman and reported that Harkless and Lowman are both affiliated with the street gang the Bloods.
Harkless, Wiles and Saunders were charged with weapons possession. Wiles was also charged with reckless endangerment and Harkless was additionally charged with assault.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘DRUGS’ IN STUY TOWN
Police arrested 34-year-old Justin Stewart for possession of a controlled substance in front of 321 Avenue C last Thursday at 9:25 a.m. Police said that Stewart was seen holding an unknown controlled substance in plain view on the sidewalk.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING CYCLIST
Police arrested 37-year-old Tashi Phuntsok for assault at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 27th Street last Tuesday at 7:26 p.m. The victim told police that he was riding his bike when Phuntsok allegedly cut him off at the intersection. He and the victim proceeded to get into an argument. Phuntsok allegedly threw the victim to the ground and started kicking and punching him, causing an injury to his head and right hand, although he refused medical assistance at the scene.

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Cops hunting serial ice cream thieves hitting local drugstores

Surveillance photos of three of the individuals were captured at the time of the incident inside the Duane Reade at 67 Broad Street.

Surveillance photos of three of the individuals were captured at the time of the incident inside the Duane Reade at 67 Broad Street.

Cops are on the lookout for four relentless ice cream thieves who’ve been hitting drug stores in Flatiron, Kips Bay and other Manhattan neighborhoods, in some cases managing to swipe hundreds of cartons at a time.

Recent news reports indicate that there’s a trend in people stealing the treats from stores not for personal use during a particularly scalding summer but for resale to bodegas.

In February, Philip Jaudoa, 28, was arrested for allegedly stealing over $3,000 worth of ice cream and energy drinks from multiple stores.

In this string of thefts — 14 known cases — the male suspects have pilfered the good stuff: Haagen-Dazs, Talenti and Ben & Jerry’s, as well as the occasional haul of Red Bull energy drinks.

According to police, the first incident was on November 16, 2015 when the suspects strolled into the CVS located at 300 Park Avenue South and East 22nd Street and stole 40 cartons of Haagen-Dazs and 25 Red Bulls.

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Police Watch: Assault outside Stuy Town, Robbery in Union Square

WOMAN ASSAULTED OUTSIDE STUY TOWN
Police arrested 44-year-old Maria Paris for assault in front of 423 East 14th Street on the Stuyvesant Town side of the street last Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Police said that Paris struck the victim in the face with an umbrella, causing pain and swelling to her right eye, as well as cuts on her nose. No further information about the dispute was available. The victim was taken to Beth Israel Hospital.

MAN ARRESTED FOR IMPERSONATION OF POLICE OFFICER, ROBBERY IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 39-year-old Nassor Debique at the corner of Union Square East and East 14th Street last Friday after he allegedly, while wearing a police uniform, displayed a badge to a man who was in the park taking pictures.
Debique allegedly told the man that he was a police officer and that he should be paying people in order to take their pictures and that a permit was required for him to photograph in the area. Police said that Debique then forcibly grabbed the victim’s backpack, camera and book and he allegedly searched the victim’s backpack without consent.
The suspect allegedly swung at one of the officers who was attempting to handcuff him and police said that it took the assistance of other officers to place him under arrest. Debique was charged with robbery, impersonation of a police officer, resisting arrest and harassment.

SUNGLASSES ‘THIEF’ BUSTED AFTER INCIDENTS IN STUY TOWN, FLATIRON
Police arrested 38-year-old Nelson Delgado for petit larceny last Tuesday after a string of alleged thefts of sunglasses.
Police said that Delgado entered a LensCrafters at 150 Fifth Avenue and East 20th Street on July 25 and allegedly stole sunglasses from the shelves. Police said that he also took sunglasses from another LensCrafters location at 288 First Avenue in Suyvesant Town on July 17. He allegedly took six additional pairs of sunglasses from another LensCrafters location at an unspecified time.
Delgado was arrested after he allegedly attempted to steal property from Cohen’s Fashion Optical at 603 Sixth Avenue and 17th Street on Tuesday at 5:41 p.m. Police said that he fled the location and was detained in front of 157 West 18th Street. Delgado was also charged with possession of stolen property.

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Police Watch: ‘Terrorist threats’ made at UN School, Equipment ‘theft’ from Beth Israel

MAN WHO CLAIMED TO BE GOD ARRESTED FOR ‘TERRORIST THREATS’ AT UN SCHOOL
Police arrested 44-year-old John Butler inside the 13th precinct last Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for making terrorist threats. Police said that Butler made several threats towards students and staff on the street in front of the United Nations International School at Waterside Plaza. He allegedly said that he was God and that the school was evil.
Police said that he then made gun gestures with his hands and allegedly said that he was going to kill them and everyone in the school. He allegedly told the students that they were responsible for killing a Loyola student that died during a soccer game between the UN School and the Loyola school.
The Wall Street Journal reported on October 28 that 16-year-old Thomas Jakelich, a student at Loyola School on the Upper East Side, died after an injury at a boys’ varsity soccer game against the UN International School on Randall’s Island the previous Monday.

PAIR BUSTED FOR ‘STEALING’ EQUIPMENT FROM BETH ISRAEL
Twenty-year-old Imani McBride and 21-year-old Joel Alicea were arrested last Wednesday for allegedly swiping pricey medical equipment from hospitals, including Beth Israel.
According to the District Attorney’s office, McBride was seen on video surveillance entering an exam room at the Lenox Hill Healthplex at 30 Seventh Avenue while holding an empty bag on November 28, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. The DA’s office said that McBride left the exam room soon after with the same bag, now containing something bulky. An employee at the hospital told police that a heart rate monitor valued at $21,690 and an otoscope valued at $1,182 were missing from the room immediately after McBride left.
In an incident on October 30 of this year, McBride allegedly stole a heart rate monitor from an exam room at Beth Israel Hospital at East 16th Street and First Avenue. The DA’s office said that McBride could be seen on video surveillance entering an exam room around 11 p.m. and an employee told police that a heart rate monitor was missing soon after McBride left. Police said that a heart rate monitor was also missing from a Beth Israel exam room after McBride went in on November 3 at 2 p.m.
The District Attorney’s office said that Alicea and two other people who weren’t arrested entered Beth Israel Hospital around 11 p.m. on November 3. Alicea and the two other men allegedly entered a curtained exam area within one larger exam room, running out of a back exit of the exam area while carrying a large bag with bulky items. Police said that six heart rate monitors were missing from the larger exam room immediately after Alicea and the other men left.
Police said McBride admitted that it was him in several surveillance still photographs and he admitted that he knows Alicea from high school. Police noted that Alicea also admitted to knowing McBride from high school and admitted that it was him in surveillance photographs from the incident on November 3.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUNK’ DRIVING AFTER ‘STEALING’ TAXI
Police arrested 27-year-old Kinga Tabares for grand larceny, unauthorized use of vehicle and impaired driving at the corner of Third Avenue and East 26th Street last 12:33 a.m. The New York Post reported that the taxi driver had picked up Tabares and her friends up at Washington and Little West 12th Streets but they were so rowdy that the driver stopped at the 13th Precinct on East 21st Street to get the police. While he was inside the precinct asking for help, Tabares allegedly got into the driver’s seat and drove north on Third Avenue. Police said that they caught up with her because she stopped the car to vomit out the window of the taxi. Upon investigation, Tabares allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and bloodshot eyes, and was allegedly combative with police. She was escorted to Bellevue Hospital and police said that she refused a Breathalyzer test.

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Police Watch: Body found near NYU Langone, ‘Mugger’ arrested on East 23rd

BODY FOUND IN STORM DRAIN NEAR NYU LANGONE
This Tuesday around 11:39 a.m., police found an unconscious man inside a storm drain near East 33rd Street and First Avenue. The man was unconscious and unresponsive, police said. EMS soon arrived and pronounced the man deceased at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing. Police are withholding the man’s name pending proper family notification.

‘MUGGER’ ARRESTED ON EAST 23RD
Police arrested 33-year-old Bryan Fuge for robbery in front of 23 East 23rd Street last Saturday at 9:16 p.m. Police said that Fuge followed a woman along the sidewalk and when she entered a dimly lit area he allegedly charged at her and forcibly snatched her pocketbook, causing the strap to break. Police said that Fuge fled east, which wound up being towards four plainclothes officers.
An officer then identified himself by stating, “Police, don’t move,” and Fuge yelled and allegedly lowered his shoulder, ramming into the officers. Police said that he resisted arrest by shoving, striking and writhing around while maintaining possession of the bag. Police said that Fuge is a suspect in two other robberies in the 13th and 17th precincts and was currently on parole. He was charged with robbery, criminal possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘SWIPING’ PURSE AT PARK AVE. SOUTH AND EAST 22ND
Police arrested 31-year-old Jenea Osborne at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 22nd Street last Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for grand larceny and possession of stolen property. The victim told police that she was eating a salad with her friend when someone came up to her and told her that he saw her bag get taken. She said that she had an iPad inside her bag. A witness told police that he saw Osborne walk into the store with a man who was behaving in a disorderly manner and he saw Osborne take the victim’s bag. The witness said that the man who was with Osborne left the store and came back briefly to make sure that no one was following her.
Officers later searched the area and put a description on the radio. Two officers were canvassing the uptown 6 train station and stopped Osborne since she fit the description. Police said that prior to the stop, they witnessed Osborne throw the black handbag into the train tracks. The witness made a positive ID of Osborne when she was arrested. The victim told police that she didn’t see her bag get taken but when the bag was recovered she said that it was hers.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘GROPING’ WOMAN ON 4 TRAIN
Police arrested 41-year-old Francisco Garcia at the Union Square subway station for sexual abuse last Friday at 12:18 p.m. Police said that Garcia was on a downtown 4 train, allegedly rubbing and pressing his groin area against the victim’s buttocks and hip multiple times.

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Police Watch: Umbrella ‘assault,’ ‘Muggers’ arrested in multiple incidents

COUPLE ARRESTED AT KAMBI RAMEN FOR ‘ASSAULTING’ EMPLOYEE WITH UMBRELLA
Police arrested a man and a woman for assault and criminal mischief inside Kambi Ramen House at 351 East 14th Street last Thursday at 11:40 p.m. Christine Sanchez and Kiven Torres, both 24, entered the establishment while visibly intoxicated. Sanchez asked for a bathroom and got upset when an employee said that there was no bathroom available. Sanchez and Torres allegedly began to punch and kick the employee, and police said they hit the employee over the head with an umbrella multiple times. The pair also allegedly started to destroy property at the location. Someone else in the retsuarant attempted to stop them and they allegedly pushed him away. Sanchez was additionally charged with harassment and Torres was also charged with disorderly conduct.

‘ROBBER’ WHO ‘CHOKED’ VICTIM ON FIRST AVENUE ARRESTED
Police arrested 43-year-old Miguel Bonilla for robbery at the corner of First Avenue and East 29th Street last Sunday at 2:22 p.m. The victim told police that he was walking to get Chinese food when Bonilla allegedly came up to him and choked him. Police said that Bonilla took the victim’s wallet out of his back pocket and removed $18 in cash, then threw the wallet on the ground and began to run west on East 28th Street until officers caught up with him and he was arrested.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER ‘STEALING’ ENSURE, THREATENING DUANE READE EMPLOYEES
Thirty-six-year-old Michael Stropoli was arrested inside the 13th precinct at 230 East 21st Street last Thursday at 1:55 p.m. for a robbery that took place inside the Duane Reade at 133 Third Avenue on August 23 at 2:50 p.m. Stropoli allegedly removed several Ensure products from the store without permission and when he was approached by store employees, he allegedly said, “I have a wrench and I will use it” and fled the location.
The District Attorney’s office said that he returned to the store on August 29 around the same time and allegedly attempted to conceal several pints of ice cream inside his bag. Police said that at the time, he stated, “If you come near me, I’m going to stab you with a needle,” and he fled the store without paying.
According to the criminal complaint from the District Attorney’s office, Stropoli is a custodian at the building and did not have permission or authority to take the items.

‘MUGGER’ ARRESTED ON BROADWAY
Police arrested 32-year-old Jason Calderon for grand larceny in front of 1141 Broadway last Tuesday at 11:12 a.m. Calderon allegedly walked up behind the victim and took her wallet, then ran away. Police said that the wallet contained the victim’s debit card and one dollar in cash.

MAN PULLS KNIFE AT XES LOUNGE
Police arrested 42-year-old Brian Slater for weapons possession and menacing inside Xes Lounge at 157 West 24th Street last Monday at 1:22 a.m. Police said that Slater was asked to leave the bar but he allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened to use it against the employee who had asked him to leave. When police arrived, they stopped Slater because he matched the description from the employee, who then pointed him out. Police said that he had a knife in his back pocket.

PAYPHONE ‘VANDAL’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 34-year-old Melania Marable inside the Union Square subway station last Tuesday at 1:55 p.m. Police said that Marable was intentionally damaging a payphone inside the subway station by breaking the receiver against the body of the payphone. Marable also allegedly stiffened her arms and pulled away from the officer to prevent being handcuffed and police said that they used minimum force to place her under arrest. She was charged with resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

MAN NABBED FOR LIQUOR ‘THEFT’ AT TONIC
Sixty-year-old Victor Quinones was arrested for petit larceny and possession of stolen property inside Tonic East at 411 Third Avenue and East 29th Street last Friday at 2:23 p.m. Police said that Quinones was seen inside the rooftop restaurant coming out from behind the bar while concealing three bottles of liquor in his arms. Quinones then allegedly attempted to leave Tonic without paying for the booze.

MEN ARRESTED FOR ‘STOLEN’ PHONES
Mahamadou Ango, 38, and Steven Barker, 53, were arrested for possession of stolen property outside 125 West 14th Street last Friday at 4:07 p.m. Police said that Ango told them he had bought a cell phone in the Bronx a week or two ago but upon further investigation, it was determined that the phone didn’t belong to him and he didn’t have permission to be in possession of it. Police said that Barker was also in possession of a nother cell phone that didn’t belong to him.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER REFUSING BAG SEARCH AND REFUSING TO LEAVE SUBWAY STATION
Police arrested 27-year-old Samuel Rothenburg for an unclassified violation and criminal trespass inside the Union Square subway station last Wednesday at 10:35 p.m. Rothenburg was selected at a random bag inspection inside the station and allegedly refused to have his bag inspected. Police said that he was asked to leave the station and refused. He allegedly told officers, “I am not going to leave. You will have to arrest me.”

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUG SALE’
Jason Egnatowicz, 35, was arrested for sale of a controlled substance at the corner of East 15th Street and Union Square East last Tuesday at 3:25 p.m. Police said that Egnatowicz exchanged an amount of a controlled substance for cash with an undercover detective.

THREE BUSTED FOR ‘MARIJUANA’ SALE
Police arrested three people for the sale of marijuana in front of 11 East 26th Street last Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. Fifty-five-year-old Allan Rodgers, 48-year-old David Wilson and 49-year-old Demetrius Hargrove allegedly exchanged an amount of marijuana for cash with an undercover detective.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘THEFT’ FROM EX
Police arrested 22-year-old George Feliciano for grand larceny at the corner of Union Square West and East 14th Street last Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. Police said that Feliciano took the victim’s purse with credit cards, iPad and cell phone. Feliciano allegedly refused to return her cell phone and put it in his pocket. Police said that he forcibly prevented the victim from leaving the location by using physical force, and allegedly telling her, “Don’t make it worse, you know what will happen.” Feliciano was also charged with possession of stolen property, unlawful imprisonment, aggravated harassment and criminal mischief. Police said that Feliciano and the victim were formerly in a relationship.

Police Watch: Man arrested for damaging Beth Israel door, Arrest in McDonald’s assault

MAN ARRESTED FOR PUNCHING DOOR AT BETH ISRAEL
Police arrested 51-year-old Andre Blanco for criminal mischief inside Beth Israel at 10 Union Square East last Monday at 3:04 p.m. A Beth Israel security guard told police that Blanco walked up to a glass door at the front of the building and he allegedly proceeded to punch the door with both fists. Police said that he shattered the entire door, which the director of the medical center said costs more than $1,000.

LISTERINE ‘THIEF’ BUSTED
Police arrested Allan Lester Massman for petit larceny last Tuesday evening at the CVS at 300 Park Avenue South. Massman allegedly took a total of 18 packs of Listerine off the shelves and tried to leave without paying.

ASSAULT AT UNION SQUARE MCDONALD’S
Gustavo Ramirez, 29, was arrested in front of the McDonald’s at 39 Union Square West last Wednesday at 4:24 a.m. for assault. The victim told police that he got into a fight with Ramirez, who allegedly punched the victim in the face and chest, which ripped his shirt and caused pain.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘LIFTING’ LIPSTICK
Police arrested 41-year-old Samad Stevens for petit larceny and possession of stolen property inside the CVS at 275 Third Avenue last Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. Stevens allegedly took four tubes of Revlon lipstick and 16 tubes of Revlon lip gloss from the shelf and hid it in his white gift bag. Police said that he attempted to leave the store without paying.

BIKE ‘THIEF’ NABBED
Police arrested 54-year-old Dane Clark for burglar’s tools in front of 244 East 28th Street last Wednesday at 11:49 p.m. Clark allegedly cut a black bicycle lock with red bolt cutters. Police said that the lock secured a bicycle to a parking sign and that Clark is not the legal owner of the bike. He was also charged with petit larceny and criminal mischief.

MAN ARRESTED FOR BAG ‘THEFT’ AT CHURCHILL BAR
Fifty-year-old William Matos was arrested at the 13th precinct last Thursday at 2 p.m. for grand larceny. Police said that Matos entered the Churchill Bar and Lounge at 45 East 28th Street at an earlier date and allegedly stole a woman’s purse.

‘UNLICENSED’ SUNGLASSES SALESMAN BUSTED
Police arrested 51-year-old Aliou Woppa in front of 725 Sixth Avenue last Thursday at 2 p.m. for an unclassified misdemeanor of New York State laws. Woppa was allegedly trying to sell ten pairs of sunglasses without a valid Department of Consumer Affairs license.

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER ARRESTED ON FIFTH AVENUE
David Martorano, 33, was arrested for intoxicated driving at the intersection of West 17th Street and Fifth Avenue last Thursday at 11:48 p.m. Police said that he was driving south on Fifth Avenue with no headlights while swerving into different lanes. When he was stopped, he allegedly had a moderate odor of alcohol on his breath with watery, bloodshot eyes. Police said that he blew .137 on a Breathalyzer.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DUANE READE ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 55-year-old Horace Madison in front of the Duane Reade at 71 West 23rd Street last Friday at 5:21 p.m. for possession of stolen property. Police said that Madison had fled the store and was about to enter the subway system at the 23rd Street F/M station. He was allegedly holding a large box with a sensor device actively ringing. Police said that when he was stopped, they found he had stolen merchandise from the store and was in possession of stolen property.

CITI BIKE ‘THIEF’ NABBED ON THIRD AVENUE
Robert Robinson, 43, was arrested for possession of stolen property at the corner of Third Avenue and East 28th Street last Sunday at 12:51 a.m. Police said that Robinson was riding a Citi Bike on a public sidewalk and was stopped, and when police requested identification, he allegedly became irate and combative, refusing to cooperate. Police said that he flailed his arms to prevent being handcuffed and upon further investigation, officers found that the Citi Bike he was in possession of was stolen. Robinson was also charged with resisting arrest, bail jumping, disorderly conduct, an unclassified misdemeanor and an unclassified violation.

DRUG ‘DEALERS’ ARRESTED IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested two men for selling drugs to an undercover officer in Union Square last Thursday at 6:05 p.m. Douglas Miller, 51, was charged with intent to sell a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and Edwards Glover, 41, was charged with sale of a controlled substance. Miller was arrested at the corner of Union Square West and East 14th Street and Glover was arrested at East 15th Street and Union Square East.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘DRUGS’ IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 37-year-old Talib Sasa at the corner of Union Square West and East 14th Street last Friday at 11:28 p.m. for possession of a controlled substance. Sasa was allegedly operating a bicycle on the sidewalk and when he was stopped, police said he was unable to provide valid identification. After he was brought to the precinct and searched, police found that he was in possession of a glassine envelope with alleged MDMA, five plastic cases of alleged marijuana and one glassine envelope of alleged marijuana. He was also charged with an unclassified violation and possession of marijuana.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR VAN ‘DAMAGE’
Sixteen-year-old John Paez was arrested for criminal mischief in front of 67 West 14th Street last Monday at 4:05 p.m. Police said that Paez had sold marijuana to an undercover officer and after he was arrested, he allegedly damaged the police van by breaking off a metal panel while attempting to get out of the handcuffs.

Police Watch: Protesters arrested, One protester assaulted

DOZENS ARRESTED IN UNION SQUARE PROTEST
Police arrested almost 60 people throughout the 13th precinct in connection with the Freddie Gray protests in and around Union Square last Wednesday evening.
Arrests took place at various intersections and streets throughout the precinct, including Broadway and East 17th Street, Broadway and East 20th Street, Park Avenue South and East 23rd Street, Union Square West, West 26th Street, Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue and West 24th Street from 6:30 p.m. through 10 p.m. The 57 people arrested were charged with at least one count of disorderly conduct and many were charged with two counts. Police said that they gave multiple orders for the crowds to disperse and for protesters to stop blocking vehicle traffic on the street, and those who allegedly refused were arrested.
Two of the people arrested were also charged with assault.
Khalil Vasquez, 24, was arrested at East 20th Street and Broadway at 8:15 p.m. He allegedly refused Sergeant McCarrer’s orders to return to the sidewalk and police said that he punched the sergeant in the head. Vasquez was charged with assault, resisting arrest and two counts of disorderly conduct.
Amador Rivas, 58, was arrested at East 17th Street and Broadway at 6:30 p.m. and was charged with assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest and three counts of disorderly conduct.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ OF PROTESTER
Police arrested 49-year-old Savario Pugliese for assault and criminal mischief at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 21st Street last Wednesday at 9:17 p.m. The victim told police that she was walking north on Seventh Avenue when an argument occurred between her and Pugliese. She told police that she put her camera in front of Pugliese’s face, trying to take a picture of him, when he allegedly shoved it back into her face, causing redness on her nose and causing the camera to fall to the ground, cracking the screen.

TEEN BUSTED FOR DUANE READE ‘THEFTS’
Seventeen-year-old Erick Oleaga was arrested inside the 13th Precinct last Monday at 2:30 p.m. for petit larceny. Police said that Oleaga shoplifted from multiple Duane Reade locations in the last month, including the store at 71 West 23rd Street on April 6 and March 27, 873 Broadway on March 29 and April 14, and 401 Park Avenue South on March 29 and April 11.

‘BURGLAR’ BUSTED
Police arrested 25-year-old Luke Terry at the 13th precinct last Tuesday at 1 a.m. for burglary. Police said that Terry broke into the victim’s apartment without permission and removed a credit card, ID card and iPad. Terry was also charged with possession of stolen property.

TEEN NABBED FOR ‘ASSAULT’
Eighteen-year-old Dominque Etheridge was arrested for assault last Tuesday at 9:55 a.m. Etheridge allegedly punched and kicked the victim inside a school bathroom on March 16, causing contusions and bruises to the victim’s face and body. Another person was arrested previously in connection with this incident.

ARRESTS FOR ALCOHOL
Police arrested 58-year-old Mark Alexander for a violation of New York State laws at the corner of Second Avenue and East 29th Street last Tuesday at 10:24 a.m. Alexander was allegedly drinking an open container of alcohol (a 200 ml bottle of Georgi Vodka) in open view to the public on the sidewalk.
In a separate incident, police arrested 61-year-old Marvin Hill at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 28th Street last Wednesday at 3:21 p.m. Hill was allegedly holding an open 24-ounce Steel Reserve beer can in open view to the public.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘METHADONE’
Billy Ramirez, 62, was arrested for possession of a hypodermic instrument and possession of a controlled substance last Tuesday at 2:05 p.m. in front of 350 East 30th Street. Captain Brendan Timoney informed Police Officer Michael Migliore that Ramirez was seen with a loaded hypodermic needle on a public sidewalk and Ramirez is not a diabetic. After Ramirez was searched by Department of Homeless Services police, he was allegedly found in possession of two hypodermic needles with alleged heroin residue, as well as a pill container with no label containing a red liquid that smelled like fruit punch and was known to be methadone.

ASSAULT NEAR MADISON SQUARE PARK
Police arrested 31-year-old Adrian Holliday for assault in front of 46 Madison Avenue last Tuesday at 3:10 p.m. Police said that Holliday punched the victim in the face, breaking his nose.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘URINATING’ NEAR STRAUSS HOUSES
Ace Sharma, 26, was arrested for a violation of health code in front of the Strauss Houses at 224 East 28th Street last Wednesday at 2:49 a.m. Sharma was in front of the NYCHA building and was allegedly urinating on the sidewalk. Police said that he had no identification on him when he was stopped.

BETH ISRAEL EMPLOYEE ASSAULTED
Nancy Johnson, 54, was arrested for assault inside the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center 281 First Avenue last Thursday at 6:42 a.m. Police said that Johnson bit an employee in the left bicep while he was restraining her and trying to prevent her from leaving the hospital.

EMS WORKER ASSAULTED ON WEST 27TH
Police arrested 42-year-old Michael Sewell for assault of a peace officer in front of 127 West 27th Street last Thursday at 10:18 p.m. Sewell was being treated as an aided case when he allegedly jumped on the EMS worker and attacked him, causing cuts and pain to the victim’s left elbow and right shin.

CYCLIST AND DRIVER DISPUTE ON BROADWAY
Police arrested 39-year-old Diamond Dabo for assault at the corner of Broadway and West 25th Street last Thursday at 2:35 p.m. The victim told police that he was eating lunch at Country Hill when he saw a van trying to park in front of his bike. The vehicle was having trouble getting into the spot because the bike was in the way.
The victim came out of the restaurant and got frustrated with Dabo, the driver, and said, “I’m just trying to have my lunch.” He told police that he and Dabo then got into an argument and Dabo allegedly punched him in the head, causing injuries to his forehead.

MAN ARRESTED FOR CELL PHONE ‘THEFT’
Twenty-year-old Dewayne Tripp was arrested for grand larceny and criminal mischief at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 21st Street last Friday at 1:47 a.m. Tripp was in a cab with the victim when they got into an argument and while they were fighting, Tripp allegedly grabbed the victim’s cell phone and left the cab, attempting to run south on Sixth Avenue. Police said that Tripp then threw the phone to the ground and attempted to get into a second cab before he was stopped by police. The phone was recovered and it was found to be damaged.

ASSAULT ON EAST 27TH
Thirty-year-old Charles Haynes was arrested for assault last Saturday at 3:08 a.m. in front of 150 East 27th Street. Haynes got into an argument with the victim and allegedly punched him in the face, causing swelling and a cut near the victim’s right eye.