Police arrested 23-year-old Isaiah Thompson on Friday, August 2 at 8:50 p.m. after he allegedly rode on the outside of an uptown 5 train in Union Square the previous Wednesday, July 31 at 6:35 p.m. Gothamist reported on Monday that witnesses alerted police at the station, prompting Thompson to allegedly flee into the tunnel. Thompson was charged with criminal trespassing and reckless endangerment.
T&V previously reported in May that Thompson was arrested for allegedly pulling the emergency brake on the 2 train and police were still investigating whether or not Thompson was connected to a number of other incidents in which someone pulled the brake.
Police said that in the incident this May, Thompson gained access to the rear of the 2 train while it was in the West 14th Street/Seventh Avenue station. He allegedly opened the rear door and rode for several stops on the outside of the train car, then reportedly activated the train’s emergency brake.
Police said that the first suspect is described as a black or Hispanic man, approximately 30 years old, 5’5” with a thin build and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts, black sneakers and a black baseball hat. The second suspect is described as a black or Hispanic man, approximately 30 years old, 5’6” with a medium to heavy build and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts black sneakers and a black baseball hat.
MAN ARRESTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER
Police arrested 35-year-old Devon Givens for manslaughter on Tuesday in connection with an incident that took place in front of 432 Park Avenue South around 12:12 p.m. Police said that Givens got into an argument with the victim, 58-year-old Roger Balan, and punched the man in the head numerous times. The victim collapsed into a parked car and police found him unconscious and unresponsive at the scene. EMS also responded and transported him to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Witnesses said that Givens fled the scene on a bike, and police said that he was apprehended without incident in front of 60 Wall Street at 2:30 p.m. after he delivered a package.
SECOND MAN ARRESTED IN BURGLARY PATTERN
Police arrested 39-year-old Jesse Jones last Friday for multiple burglaries that have taken place throughout Manhattan since May. The incidents are part of a pattern in which two suspects entered commercial locations and removed laptops and other assorted electronics. Jones was charged with nine counts of burglary, as well as grand larceny and four counts of criminal possession of stolen property. Police said that Jones was arrested in connection with nine of the 13 incidents, including one on May 7 at 6 p.m. that took place at 270 Fifth Avenue, one on July 25 at 3 p.m. inside 10 East 33rd Street, one on July 27 at 6 p.m. inside 38 West 32nd Street and other incidents in the 19th, 20th, Midtown North and Midtown South precincts.
Tracey Mckeever, 27, was arrested for burglary last week in connection with an incident at West 46th Street, for which Jones was also arrested.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information in regards to these incidents 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).
MAN WANTED FOR ASSAULT AT DSW
Police are asking the public’s assistance identifying a man wanted for assaulting a police officer last Friday.
At 4 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a shoplifter at DSW Shoes located at 40 East 14th Street. Upon arrival, responding officers were met by store officials who said that the suspect attempted to take several items from the store. Officers tried to arrest him when he began to fight with them. The suspect then punched one of the two officers in the face. All three continued to struggle, falling into one of the clothing racks. The suspect was able to get to his feet and flee the store. Both officers were taken to Lenox Hospital Healthplex, one officer with bruising to his face and the other with a complaint of pain from falling into the rack. The suspect is a black man with short braids wearing a yellow plaid shirt, brown hat and glasses.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents 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).
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘PROSTITUTION’ AT B.L. SPA
Police arrested 48-year-old Hong Xin Chen for prostitution inside B.L. Spa at 156 West 20th Street last Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Police said that Chen performed a massage on an undercover officer and allegedly agreed to perform sexual intercourse in exchange for $120.
MAN BUSTED FOR CAR ‘BREAK-IN’
Police arrested 36-year-old Roman Blaea for grand larceny auto in front of Bellevue Hospital last Monday at 6:02 a.m. Police said that Blaea intentionally broke the driver’s side window of a car to gain entry to the vehicle. Once inside, he allegedly broke the plastic housing around the steering column and shifted the lever in an attempt to steal the vehicle. Police said that he also stole property from the car and the damage done would cost more than $250 to fix. He was also charged with criminal mischief and possession of stolen property.
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.