MAN ARRESTED FOR 2015 MURDER AT LILLIAN WALD HOUSES
Police arrested 22-year-old Shaquille Fuller for murder and criminal possession of a weapon last Thursday for a homicide that took place in 2015. Police responded to an assault in front of the Lillian Wald Houses at 20 Avenue D near East 3rd Street last February 23 around 4:33 p.m. and discovered that a 33-year-old man had been shot four times. EMS responded to the scene and took the victim to Beth Israel Hospital, but he couldn’t be saved. The victim was later identified as Shemrod Isaac.
WOMAN MUGGED, BEATEN WITH SKATEBOARD IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 22-year-old Brittany Middlebrooks last Thursday after she allegedly attacked another woman at Union Square Park on September 12 around 7 p.m. Middlebrooks allegedly hit the victim in the head and body with a skateboard, causing her pain, bruising and swelling. The victim also noticed that her cell phone was allegedly missing after she was attacked. Middlebrooks was arrested for assault and robbery.
TEEN BUSTED FOR ROBBERY AT THIRD AND EAST 14TH
Police arrested a teenager for robbery and possession of stolen property at the corner of Third Avenue and East 14th Street last Wednesday at 3:49 p.m. The teen approached the victim and said, “Give me your phone or I’m going to hurt you.” The victim complied and handed his phone over, and the suspect made the victim reset his phone. The teen then fled but police searched the area and arrested him. Police said that the teen attends the Green School and his name is being withheld due to his age.
MAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER ON EAST 6TH STREET
Police arrested 24-year-old Terrance Pugh on Monday, a suspect in the murder of 21-year-old Michael Ayala-Rodriguez. On Friday, June 3 at around 2 a.m., police had responded to a 911 call about a man who was shot in the courtyard area of the Lillian Wald Houses at 890 East 6th Street.
When police arrived at the scene, they found Ayala-Rodriguez with gunshot wounds to his torso. He was transported to Beth Israel, where he was pronounced dead.
Pugh was also charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
MAN KILLED IN HIT-AND-RUN AT EAST 23RD AND MADISON
Twenty-one-year-old North Carolina resident Elliot Copeland was killed after being hit by a car at the intersection of Madison Avenue and East 23rd Street on Thursday, June 16 at 10:19 p.m. Police responded to the scene after getting a call about a motor vehicle accident and found Copeland lying in the roadway, unconscious and unresponsive, with severe body trauma. EMS transported Copeland to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead the following Sunday. The investigation squad for the NYPD determined that a vehicle was driving along East 23rd Street at the Madison Avenue intersection when Copeland stepped into the road outside the marked crosswalk and was hit by the car. The investigation remains ongoing and no arrests have been made.
Public lewdness suspect
MAN WANTED FOR PUBLIC LEWDNESS ON 4 TRAIN
The NYPD is looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself on the 4 train near Union Square last week. Police said that the 55 to 65-year-old white man was on a downtown 4 train approaching the Union Square subway station on Sunday, June 12 around 7 p.m. with his private parts exposed.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips and TIP577 to 274637 (CRIMES). All calls are strictly confidential.
Suspect behind string of shades thefts
POLICE LOOKING FOR SUNGLASSES THIEF
Police are looking for a man responsible for 10 thefts throughout Manhattan from December 8 to May 19. The suspect reportedly targeted sunglasses stores and stole 57 pairs of sunglasses in total, primarily from stores in the Financial District, West Village and Midtown South.
Police suspect that in one of the incidents that took place in Flatiron, the man stole four pairs of sunglasses from the Solstice Sunglasses location at 168 Fifth Avenue between West 21st and 22nd Streets on Friday, March 25 around 8 p.m.
The suspect has a shaved head and is black, 45 to 55 years old, 5’7” and 180 lbs. Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
TEENS BUSTED FOR RESTAURANT BURGLARY
Eighteen-year-old Isaiah Douglas and another teenager were arrested for burglary inside Mexico Lindo at 459 Second Avenue and East 26th Street last Monday at 4:47 a.m. Police said that the second teenager, whose name is being withheld due to his young age, broke a window to get into the restaurant and broke into the cash register, taking a handful of cash. After police searched the area, they found that the teen was working with Douglas and the younger boy was found in possession of burglar’s tools and credit cards that didn’t have his name on them. The younger teen was also charged with grand larceny, burglar’s tools and possession of stolen property.
MAN BUSTED FOR FORGERY AT TONIC
Police arrested 28-year-old Ryann Lyde for forgery and theft of services inside Tonic at 411 Third Avenue last Thursday at 11:16 p.m. Police said that Lyde ordered drinks from the bar and allegedly attempted to use a forged credit card to pay for them. Lyde allegedly attempted to flee the location but he was arrested and when he was searched, he was allegedly in possession of two additional fraudulent credit cards.
MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLAR’S TOOLS
Police arrested 43-year-old Santos Vazquez for burglar’s tools in front of the Human Resources Administration building at 109 East 16th Street last Saturday at 2:09 p.m.
Police said that Vazquez was seen casing the location with a screwdriver sticking out of his pants pocket. Vazquez then entered a garage and allegedly removed copper piping that police said he had hidden there earlier. Vazquez was also charged with theft of services, possession of stolen property and criminal trespass.
TEEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AT ACS FACILITY
Eighteen-year-old Martinique Bumbray was arrested for assault and harassment inside the Administration for Children’s Services Facility at 492 First Avenue last Sunday at 4:38 a.m. Police said that Bumbray threw a yellow and white padlock, hitting the victim in the right cheek and causing severe pain. Police said that the victim was treated at the Bellevue emergency room.
HOMICIDE ON AVENUE D
Police said that 33-year-old Shemrod Isaac was shot and killed in front of the Lillian Wald Houses at 20 Avenue D on Monday around 4:33 p.m. Officers were responding to an assault in front of the location and upon arrival, they determined that Isaac was shot four times by an unknown suspect. EMS responded and transported Isaac to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said that Isaac was a resident at the Lillian Wald Houses.
Police are looking for 21-year-old Shaquille Fuller, also a resident in the Lillian Wald Houses, in connection with this incident. Anyone with information about Fuller’s whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting TIP577 and their tips to 274637(CRIMES).
POLICE LOOKING FOR WOMAN IN CONNECTION WITH EAST 33RD ST. BURGLARY
The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect wanted for a burglary within the confines of the 17th Precinct. On Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m., the suspect walked into the apartment building located at 330 East 33rd Street, entered an unlocked apartment and took a Macbook Air, assorted jewelry and an undetermined amount of money. Detectives are hoping to speak to the woman seen on surveillance cameras inside the building at the time of the burglary. She is a black woman with long black hair.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
Police are hoping to speak with this woman.
MAN ‘THREATENED’ TO SHOOT UP R TRAIN
Police arrested 34-year-old Gregory McNeil for criminal nuisance inside the Union Square subway station last Saturday at 9:35 p.m. A witness told police that McNeil was on an uptown R train and when it was pulling into the station, he allegedly threatened to shoot numerous passengers on the train. When an officer arrived, the train was being held inn the station and a witness identified McNeil.
When police approached him to tell him to exit the train, he allegedly had both hands in his pockets and was immediately uncooperative and verbally abusive. There were about 30 people on the train and police said that McNeil had alarmed all of them. He was also charged with an unclassified violation of New York State laws and disorderly conduct. No weapon was recovered at the scene.
SALON WORKER BUSTED FOR PROSTITUTION
Police arrested 21-year-old Esther Rodriguez for prostitution inside Cheryl Beauty and Nail Salon at 133 Lexington Avenue last Saturday at 2:15 p.m. Rodriguez performed a massage on an undercover officer and allegedly agreed manually stimulate his penis in exchange for $100.
FIGHT IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 22-year-olds Leslie Walker and Darryl Davis for a fight at the corner of Fourth Avenue and East 14th Street last Friday at 4:44 a.m. Walker allegedly engaged in a fight with Davis using obscene language, causing a crowd to form. Police said that the fight moved into the Union Square subway station and Walker allegedly became more irate, flailing his arms while yelling and pushing the officers. Police said that he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
Davis allegedly engaged with Walker both verbally and physically, throwing a glass bottle in Walker’s direction. Police said that Walker had a cut above his left eye and was removed to the hospital for stitches. Davis allegedly said that he threw the bottle at Walker to defend himself.
Walker was charged with resisting arrested, an unclassified public administration misdemeanor and disorderly conduct and Davis was charged with assault.
MAN ARRESTED FOR MACE AT WATERSIDE
Police arrested 36-year-old Michael Kim for assault inside 25 Waterside Plaza last Saturday at 1:54 a.m. The victim told police that while waiting for the bus, he and Kim got into an argument, which resulted in Kim allegedly spraying the victims in the face with mace, causing injury to his face and eyes. Kim allegedly pepper-sprayed two other people at the bus stop. Police said that none of the victims knew each other or Kim before the incident.
MAN ARRESTED FOR REPORTING ‘FAKE’ MUGGING
James Renshaw, 25, was arrested last Tuesday at 12:40 p.m. for perjury at East 14th Street and Union Square East. Renshaw allegedly told police that when he was leaving the subway station at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, a man asked for a MetroCard swipe and when he took out his wallet, the man snatched it. Upon further investigation, police said that he recanted his story and said that he had lost his wallet and the incident hadn’t occurred. He told police that he realized he no longer had his wallet when he was leaving the train at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. Renshaw was also charged with filing a false report.
MAN BUSTED FOR ‘STOLEN’ WALLET AT RAYMI
Police arrested 24-year-old Kevin McDonald for grand larceny last Tuesday at 10:33 p.m. in front of Raymi at 43 West 24th Street. The victim told police that she was looking through her backpack and realized that her wallet was missing. She said that she had put her bag inside the employee locker room on top of a grease trap at 6 p.m. and realized that it was gone at 10:10 p.m. McDonald was allegedly on surveillance video taking the victim’s wallet at 9:45 p.m. Police said that he walked back into the restaurant at 10:15 p.m. and admitted that he took the wallet. McDonald was also charged with possession of stolen property.
TIRE ‘THIEF’ BUSTED AT EAST 27TH AND LEX
Police arrested 51-year-old Francis Camilleri for burglar’s tools at the corner of East 27th Street and Lexington Avenue last Wednesday at 11:09 p.m. Camilleri was allegedly attempting to break the lock on a bicycle at the location. Police said that he removed the front tire from a chained bicycle and left with the stolen tire.
ASSAULT AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL
Eighteen-year-old Sean Kelly was arrested for assault in front of Bellevue Hospital last Monday at 11:15 a.m. Police said that punched another man in the face, causing redness and swelling.
TWO ARRESTED IN ASSAULT ON THIRD AVENUE
Police arrested 25-year-olds Vincent Kalman and Christopher Judd in connection with an assault in front of 395 Third Avenue, which is home to a 7-Eleven and an AT&T store. They were arrested last Saturday at 7:46 p.m. after Kalman and Judd allegedly hit the victim on the top of the head, causing a cut. The three people involved in the fight didn’t know each other, police said.
MAN NABBED FOR ‘KNIFE’ IN UNION SQUARE
Twenty-year-old Matthew Perez was arrested inside the Union Square subway station last Saturday at 11:46 a.m. for possession of a weapon. Police said that Perez was carrying a gravity knife on the right side of his cargo pants pocket.
MAN BUSTED FOR ‘TRIPLING’ UP IN TURNSTILE
Police arrested 24-year-old Espartaco Albornoz for theft of services inside the Union Square subway station last Sunday at 4:30 a.m. Police said that Albornoz tripled up with two other people to avoid paying the fare. He allegedly stayed in the station without the authority to be there and was also charged with criminal trespassing. The two other people Albornoz entered the station with were not arrested.