Police Watch: Man arrested for ‘gun’ and ‘cocaine,’ Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint

Loaded . 22 caliber Derringer allegedly found in Mark Nickay’s pocket

Loaded . 22 caliber Derringer allegedly found in Mark Nickay’s pocket

MAN ARRESTED FOR LOADED ‘GUN’ AND STASH OF COCAINE AND PILLS ON EAST 38TH
Police arrested 51-year-old Florida resident Mark Nickay for allegedly carrying a gun while also carrying a huge stash of drugs that included cocaine, crack cocaine and pills in his minivan.
Police were patrolling in the vicinity of Second Avenue and East 38th Street on Saturday at 12:53 a.m. when they saw Nickay standing in the street near a minivan with 32-year-old Leonard Ndue. Nickay, they said, was holding an open bottle of Corona. The officers exited their patrol vehicle and began to approach the men when they said that they saw Nickay throw a bag underneath the rear of the vehicle as he began to walk towards Second Avenue.
One of the officers stopped Nickay while another confronted Ndue. Police said that when the officer started to speak to Nickay, he saw Nickay trying to reach his hand into his pants pocket.
The officer prevented him from reaching into his pocket and discovered an alleged .22 caliber Derringer that was loaded from the suspect’s pocket. The officer who arrested Nickay retrieved the bag that had been thrown under the van and found 21 small bags of alleged cocaine, 10 bags of alleged crack cocaine and dozens of alleged pharmaceutical pills.
While Nickay was being arrested, Ndue allegedly attempted to intervene and was also arrested, and was charged with obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest. Nickay was arrested for criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal possession of a controlled substance and open alcoholic beverage.

MAN ARRESTED FOR KNIFEPOINT ‘ROBBERY’ IN FRONT OF BELLEVUE HOSPITAL
Police arrested 23-year-old Daniel Leli for robbery in front of Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue last Monday at 11:02 a.m.
A taxi driver told police that he was robbed at knifepoint by a customer in his cab. When stopped at a red light at East 28th Street and First Avenue, Leli hailed the cab and asked to go to East 23rd Street and Third Avenue. The victim said that while stopped at a red light at East 29th Street and Second Avenue, Leli allegedly reached through the partition, held a knife to the driver’s neck and said, “Give me money or I’ll stab you in the neck.”
The victim pulled cash out of his pocket and Leli allegedly said, “Give me $40.” The driver handed over $40 and police said that Leli then fled on foot, north on Second Avenue.
While looking through footage around Bellevue Hospital, police saw Leli, who matched the victim’s description of the suspect, standing in front of the hospital. The victim positively identified Leli as the man who had robbed him and he was arrested. Leli was also charged with weapons possession and menacing.

ANOTHER COUPLE ARRESTED FOR SEX IN PUBLIC
One week after a couple was arrested for allegedly getting frisky on the sidewalk on Irving Place, police arrested another couple for public lewdness inside a stairwell at 344 East 28th Street last Wednesday at 9:46 p.m. Latisha Foster, 41, and Mamadu Diallo, 29, were also charged with criminal trespass and an unclassified violation. Police said that Foster had her pants at her ankles and was bent over, exposing her genitals to Diallo, who also allegedly had his pants around his ankles and was masturbating. Upon further investigation, police found that neither Foster nor Diallo lived in the building.
Diallo was also charged with resisting arrest and police said that he pulled his arms away from his body in an attempt to avoid being handcuffed and once he was handcuffed, he fell to the floor and allegedly began kicking in a violent manner.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ OF BELLEVUE OFFICER
Police arrested 26-year-old Brian Forkos for assault of a peace officer and harassment inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue last Friday at 3:30 a.m. Forkos allegedly spat in the face of the officer who was assigned to guard him. Police said that the victim was exposed to an unspecified communicable disease and Forkos allegedly told the officer that he is HIV positive.

IRATE IHOP CUSTOMER BUSTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’
Police arrested 35-year-old Lennox Pierre for assault of a peace officer last Friday at 6 a.m. in front of 255 First Avenue. Pierre was attempting to pay his bill at IHOP inside 235 East 14th Street around 5:15 a.m. when his debit and credit cards were declined. Police were called and officers who responded to the scene agreed to escort him to an ATM so he could get cash. When Pierre’s card failed to work at the ATM, police said that he got combative and when they tried to place him under arrest, he allegedly punched one of the officers in the face. Police said that he also resisted arrest by flailing his arms and legs, prohibiting them from putting him in handcuffs. Pierre also allegedly reached for an officer’s firearm, attempting to remove it from its holster.

DANCE STUDIO OWNER BUSTED AT HIS OWN PARTY
Police arrested 56-year-old Zackary Engel for a violation of alcoholic beverage control law and an unclassified violation at his dance studio, Zack’s Dance Loft, at 37 East 28th Street last Saturday at 2:09 a.m. Engel was allegedly acting as the manager of a party inside the studio location and was charging a fee for entrance. Engel called police when he lost control over a large group that was entering the establishment. Police said that Engel was allowing drinking and smoking inside the building, and had also allegedly failed to provide proper security, allowing weapons inside the premises.

MAN ARRESTED FOR TOY GUN ‘ASSAULT’ ON HALLOWEEN
Police arrested 45-year-old Eric Diaz for assault and criminal mischief at the corner of Third Avenue and East 29th Street on Halloween at 7:52 p.m. Diaz entered a nearby store and after being refused service, he allegedly knocked over a stand of peanuts. When an employee attempted to get Diaz to leave the store, the suspect allegedly hit the employee with a costume gun holster, causing a bruise to his left thumb. Police said that Diaz also intentionally broke five bottles of ginseng worth approximately $15 and four bottles of five hour energy worth about $14.

WOMAN NABBED FOR ‘COCAINE’
Police arrested 22-year-old Leslie Dempsey for possession of a controlled substance in front of 16 East 23rd Street last Sunday at 1:10 a.m. Dempsey was snorting alleged cocaine on a public street and when she was stopped, police said that she was in possession of additional alleged cocaine.

MAN NABBED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ AT SIXTH AND WEST 19TH
Police arrested 27-year-old Joshua Williams for assault and disorderly conduct at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 19th Street last Saturday at 9:58 p.m. Williams was allegedly acting in a disorderly manner and was told to move because he was blocking pedestrian traffic. He then allegedly pushed the victim in the chest with two hands into a metal barrier. The victim fell through the barrier, causing a serious injury.

MAN NABBED FOR ‘STOLEN’ RENTAL CAR
Police arrested 21-year-old Sharron Kermon for unauthorized use of vehicle in front of 245 East 25th Street last Thursday at 12:35 p.m. Police were responding at the location to a report of a stolen vehicle and found that a car parked nearby had been reported as stolen by Enterprise Car Rental Company. Police requested that the vehicle be towed and while waiting for the tow company, police said that Kermon was seen entering the vehicle without permission. Upon further investigation, the Enterprise Rental agreement showed that he was allegedly using the vehicle unlawfully and was not on the rental agreement.

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Police Watch: ‘Perv’ arrested on subway, Bartender assaulted at Toshi’s

‘PERV’ BUSTED ON SUBWAY
Police arrested 31-year-old Carlos Llerena for sexual abuse at the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street last Wednesday at 8:44 a.m. The victim told police that while she was riding an uptown express train, she felt something stiff pressed up against her buttocks. Police said that Llerena was observed walking directly behind the victim entering the train and pressing up against her with an erection.

FIRE FIGHTER BUSTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’
Off-duty fire fighter Christopher Hamilton, 23, and Fernando Sacon, also 23, were arrested for assault at the southeast corner of Third Avenue and East 29th Street last Saturday at 3:50 a.m. Police said that Sacon and Hamilton punched each other multiple times. Police did not have any information on what the fight was about or if the two men knew each other beforehand.

WEST 27TH ST. ‘BURGLAR’ BUSTED
Police arrested 45-year-old Walter McArthur inside the 13th Precinct at 230 East 21st Street for burglary last Monday at 1:01 p.m. Police said that McArthur entered a commercial building at 34 West 27th Street on July 16 by climbing the scaffolding attached to the building and breaking the window to get inside. McArthur allegedly swiped a laptop and camera from the location and could not provide a legitimate reason for being on the premises.

BARTENDER ASSAULTED AT TOSHI’S
Police arrested 22-year-old John Bodoy for assault inside Toshi’s Living Room at 9 West 26th Street last Monday at 12:36 a.m. The victim told police that he was working as a bartender at the location when Bodoy entered the bar and started an argument with him. Bodoy then allegedly threw a drinking glass at the bartender, hitting him in the face and causing a number of cuts, which required stitches. Bodoy was also charged with menacing, disorderly conduct and harassment.

ASSAULT ON EAST 30TH
Police arrested 23-year-old Angel Rosado for assault in front of 200 East 30th Street last Thursday at 5:30 a.m. The doorman at the building said that he saw Rosado stumbling towards the building while the victim was coming home from the grocery store. Rosado allegedly approached the victim and started antagonizing him. The doorman told police that he went to usher the victim into the building before Rosado could attack him but when he was about to enter the building, Rosado allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing a cut and bleeding. The victim proceeded to defend himself against Rosado, who police said continued to attack him for no apparent reason. The doorman said that Rosado seemed intoxicated.

‘BAG SNATCHER’ BUSTED ON EAST 28TH
Police arrested 24-year-old Thomas Porter for petit larceny in front of 344 East 28th Street last Thursday at 4:12 a.m. The victim told police that he was sitting on a park bench behind the building drinking a beer when Porter approached him and allegedly stole his bag off the table. A canvas was conducted with positive results and police said that Porter was in possession of a check belonging to the victim.

HOMELESS PAIR ARRESTED FOR ‘TRESPASSING’
Forty-year-old Matthew Pontani and 27-year-old Giasina Amber were arrested for criminal trespass inside 37 Union Square West last Thursday at 11:49 a.m. Police said that Pontani and Amber were homeless and sleeping on the roof of the building, where they did not have permission to be. They allegedly entered the back of the building through a street alley, which has a gated entrance.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘THEFT’ AT BETH ISRAEL
Police arrested 63-year-old Meryl Modica for grand larceny and possession of stolen property inside Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital at 281 First Avenue last Thursday at 4:13 p.m. Modica allegedly removed the victim’s property from the lobby of the building without permission.

NABBED FOR ‘LEWDNESS’ AT WEST 24TH AND SIXTH
Police arrested 49-year-old John Cardinali for public lewdness at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 24th Street last Thursday at 7:58 p.m. Police said that Cardinali intentionally exposed his penis while shaking it in his hand in a public place and allegedly said to the victim, “You need some f—ing help with something?”

‘MENACE’ ARRESTED IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 53-year-old Nicholas Rhodes for menacing in front of 31 Union Square West on Friday at 11:35 p.m. Police said that Rhodes approached the victim in a threatening manner by raising his fists and threatening to hit him. The victim told police that he was fearful for his physical safety.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR ‘MISCHIEF’ AT GOOD SHEPHERD SERVICES
Nineteen-year-old Daisha Dyer was arrested for criminal mischief last Tuesday at 2:06 p.m. inside the Good Shepherd Services residence for girls at 337 East 17th Street. The victim said that there was a meeting going on when Dyer allegedly began to kick and bang on the door where the meeting was being held. Police said that she also broke the glass enclosure on the fire extinguisher and took the device out, allegedly spraying in the hallway. Police said that she began screaming, “I’m going to get you, I’m not playing today.”

MAN NABBED FOR ASSAULT ON FIFTH AT WEST 16TH
Police arrested 24-year-old Jermaine Himmelstein for aggravated harassment and assault at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 16th Street last Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. Himmelstein allegedly followed the victim after an earlier argument and then punched the victim in the back of the head, causing redness, swelling and substantial pain.