Police Watch: Woman arrested for hospital ‘burglary,’ Man arrested during SantaCon

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR HOSPITAL RAPE KIT ‘BURGLARY’
Police arrested 25-year-old Elaina Polanco last Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. after she allegedly swiped drug facilitated sexual assault kits, which are used to determine if a victim has been drugged in connection with a sexual assault, from a medical examination room. The incident occurred on July 14 and the District Attorney’s office said that it happened at Beth Israel. Polanco was arrested for burglary and petit larceny.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SANTACON ‘ASSAULT’
Police arrested 25-year-old Thomas Aiello for assault at the corner of Broadway and West 29th Street last Saturday at 9:34 p.m. Two witnesses told police that Aiello had been arguing with the victim, who was his cousin. The victim had fallen on the ground and Aiello allegedly picked him up off the sidewalk and tried to get him to walk.
After the victim got up, police said that Aiello picked up a garbage can from the corner and threw it towards the victim. Aiello grabbed the victim by the shirt and allegedly punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground because he was knocked unconscious.
Police said the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a contusion to the back of his head. At the scene, Aiello allegedly said, “I had no choice but to knock him out.”

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ AT BETH ISRAEL
Fifty-year-old Charles Bruno was arrested for assault inside Beth Israel Medical Center at 281 First Avenue last Saturday at 12:57 p.m. Police said that Bruno had posed as a guest of a patient at the hospital in order to gain access to another patient that he was acquainted with.
Bruno allegedly pulled of the patient’s medical monitors, alerting nearby hospital security and staff. When security entered the room, police said that the victim was holding Bruno back and when security attempted to remove him from the room, Bruno allegedly fought with the guard, resulting in cuts on his upper and lower lip. Police said that the patient Bruno had come to see did not sustain any injuries.

MAN BUSTED FOR HOVERBOARDS
Police arrested 51-year-old Avery Simms for an unclassified misdemeanor in front of 25 West 27th Street last Thursday at 1 p.m. Simms was allegedly displaying and offering for sale three hoverboards in public for $350 each without a valid New York State DCA license.

SENIOR ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’
Seventy-year-old David Black was arrested for assault in front of 77 Seventh Avenue last Sunday at 11:03 p.m. Police said that Black got into an argument with the victim and punched him in the face, causing a minor cut to the victim’s left eyebrow.

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