Police Watch: Man arrested for attempted murder, Men wanted for AuH2O robbery

MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL
Police arrested Brian Quattrocchi, 37, for attempted murder and assault inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue last Tuesday at 10 a.m. On January 27 at 12:30 a.m., Quattrocchi allegedly stabbed a woman, who police said was his ex-girlfriend, three times with a knife, causing serious physical injury. The incident took place in the victim’s apartment in the Lower East Side and the New York Post reported that an officer shot Quattrocchi after using a stun gun, which had failed to stop him.
Police said that he also punched the victim in the face in a previous incident on January 17 at 2:40 p.m., causing a cut and redness to his lower lip.
Quattrocchi was also charged with possession of a weapon.

Feb5 police suspect 2 Feb5 police suspect 1POLICE LOOKING FOR ROBBERY SUSPECTS
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects (pictured to the right) who are wanted for robbing a store in the East Village on Wednesday, January 21. The two suspects entered the Goldwater thrift shop (AuH20) at 84 East 7th Street around 5:30 p.m. and demanded cash from an employee. The employee complied and handed one of the suspects $240 while the other suspect then waited outside the store. Both suspects fled the location and the victim was unharmed.
The suspects are described as two black men in their late 20’s, approximately 5’8” tall and weighing 180 lbs. One suspect was wearing a grey hoodie and had a knife, and the other suspect who remained outside was wearing a black jacket. Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting TIP577 and their tips to 274637 (CRIMES). All calls are strictly confidential.

DRUG ARRESTS AT UNION SQUARE
Police made three drug-related arrests in front of the McDonald’s at 39 Union Square West last Saturday at 6:06 p.m. Jason Hawk, 36, was arrested for intent to sell a controlled substance, burglar’s tools and possession of a controlled substance. Angela Adkins, also 36, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Ivo Bogdamovic, 44, was arrested for sale of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.
Police said that Hawk was in possession of a controlled substance that he was intending to sell and after searching him found that he was allegedly in possession of controlled substances, including suboxone strips and Xanax pills, as well as burglar’s tools.
Bogdamovic was allegedly selling the drugs to someone who wasn’t arrested and when an officer approached him, police said that he flailed his arms to prevent being arrested. He also allegedly tried to get rid of the goods.
Adkins was allegedly in possession of a controlled substance but police did not specify what the substance was.

ARREST FOR ASSAULT OUTSIDE ST BUILDING
Police arrested 21-year-old Daniel Corrigan for criminal mischief and assault in front of 526 East 20th Street last Sunday at 3:52 a.m. The victim told police that she got into a fight with Corrigan and he allegedly threw her phone to the ground, causing it to break. Police said that he also pushed her.

ATTEMPTED MURDER PAROLEE ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING AT FIRST AVE. L STATION
William Rolon, 36, was arrested for theft of services and trespassing at the corner of First Avenue and East 14th Street last Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. Rolon allegedly crawled under the turnstile at the First Avenue L station without paying the fare. Police said that Rolon is on parole for attempted murder.

MAN BUSTED FOR SELLING ‘LOOSIES’
Police arrested Shaheem Brown, 49, for an unclassified misdemeanor in front of 109 East 16th Street last Thursday at 9:58 a.m. Brown was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes.

VENDOR ARRESTED FOR FAKE GUCCI HATS
Police arrested 54-year-old Thomas Kim for forgery in front of 27 West 27th Street last Thursday at 1:05 p.m. Police said that Kim was displaying 229 hats with the Gucci trademark for $2, which were determined to be counterfeit.

‘PICKPOCKET’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 51-year-old Ronald Wilmore for petit larceny inside the Hotel Kenmore, an SRO building on East 23rd Street, last Wednesday at 10 a.m. Wilmore had allegedly swiped cash from a woman’s bag.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUNK’ DRIVING
Police arrested 35-year-old Richard Ditommaso for intoxicated driving last Monday at 12:35 a.m. at the corner of East 25th Street and First Avenue. Police said that he was pulled over for a suspended registration and when the officer approached his car, Ditommasso allegedly smelled like alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes. There was also the scent of alleged marijuana coming from inside the car and from Ditommaso’s clothing. Police said that he was unsteady on his feet when he got out of the car and his face was flush. There was allegedly a Maker’s Mark whiskey bottle in the back seat of the vehicle. He blew a .082 on a Breathalyzer test, police said.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUGS’
Police arrested 53-year-old Deborah Barksdale for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance last Thursday at 9:10 p.m. inside 14 East 28th Street. In pursuant to a search warrant, police said that Barksdale was in possession of a controlled substance and narcotic paraphernalia.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT
Police arrested 37-year-old Luis Martinez for assault and endangering the welfare of a child inside 224 East 28th Street last Thursday at 11:30 p.m. Police said that Martinez struck the victim with a belt, causing bruising and swelling to the legs and buttocks.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SELLING METROCARD SWIPES
Police arrested Nickossi Cole for an unclassified violation of New York State laws inside the Union Square subway station last Friday at 10 a.m. Cole allegedly solicited at least eight people to swipe him into the subway system, using a hand gesture as well as blocking pedestrian traffic in the turnstile area.

WOULD-BE BIKE ‘THIEF’ BUSTED
Police arrested Nihar Oza, 49, for burglar’s tools, petit larceny, criminal mischief and possession of stolen property in front of 641 Sixth Avenue last Friday at 9:56 p.m. Oza was allegedly attempting to use a circular saw to cut a lock securing a bike that didn’t belong to him on a bicycle rack. When he saw the officer approaching him, he started to walk away. Oza was also allegedly in possession of bolt cutters.

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Man busted for ‘fraudulent’ checks, pot arrest in Stuy Town

POT ARREST IN STUY TOWN
Police arrested 23-year-old David Hazel for the sale of marijuana in front of 17 Stuyvesant Oval last Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. Hazel allegedly sold a quantity of marijuana to an undercover officer.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘FRAUDULENT’ CHECKS
Thirty-year-old Vasiliy Ranchinskiy was arrested for grand larceny and fraud last Wednesday at 3 p.m. inside the TD Bank at 90 Fifth Avenue. Ranchinskiy allegedly deposited two counterfeit checks in the amount of $16,483.14 and $18,193.82 into someone else’s account and gained access to the cash without permission. Police said that he also deposited checks in the amount of $3,900, $11,700 and $3,900 inside another TD Bank location at 260 Park Avenue South, as well as additional checks for $9,900 and $9,980 and inside the 90 Fifth Avenue location. He also allegedly negotiated four counterfeit checks against the victim’s business checking account to the sum of $4,468.

METROCARD ‘THIEF’ AT BETH ISRAEL BUSTED
Police arrested 41-year-old Pedro Quintana for burglary and possession of stolen property last Tuesday at 5:20 p.m. inside the Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center at 10 Union Square East. Police said that he was in possession of a stolen MetroCard, which had been used at the 125th Street and St. Nicholas subway station and had been taken from an office at Beth Israel a few days before. Quintana wasn’t a patient of the hospital when he was seen inside the room and he was picked out of a line-up by a witness.

ARREST FOR POT, RUNNING A RED
Police arrested 29-year-old Michael Slater for possession of marijuana and an unclassified traffic violation at the corner of Avenue C and East 16th Street last Monday at 3:40 p.m. Slater was driving a white Mercedes north from East 13th Street on Avenue C. He entered a crosswalk at East 15th Street and Avenue A, stuck in traffic at a green light. The light started to change and when traffic in front of Slater cleared, he continued through the intersection through a steady red light, police said. He was stopped on Avenue C and East 16th Street and was also in possession of alleged marijuana.

ACCIDENT ON WEST 20TH
Police arrested two people involved in a motor vehicle accident with three unoccupied cars last Tuesday at 3:35 p.m. Jorge Montealegre, 25, was arrested for disorderly conduct in front of 16 West 20th Street and Ronald Guillen, 32, was arrested for an unclassified traffic infraction and intoxicated driving in front of 20 West 20th Street. Montealgre was at the scene of the accident and got into an argument with the other people involved. Police told him to leave multiple times but he allegedly refused to comply. Guillen, who police said was driving, was allegedly unsteady on his feet with slurred speech and refused a Breathalyzer test.

TICKET ‘FORGER’ ARRESTED
Nineteen-year-old Billy Wynn was arrested for forgery at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street last Tuesday at 4:37 p.m. Wynn allegedly attempted to sell two fraudulent concert tickets to a plainclothes officer. He was in possession of additional fraudulent tickets, police said. Wynn was also charged with petit larceny and fraudulent accosting.

WOMAN BUSTED FOR ‘STEALING’ TEKSERVE ELECTRONICS
Police arrested 25-year-old Kianna Brown for grand larceny, forgery of a motor vehicle registration and possession of stolen property inside the Tekserve store at 119 West 23rd Street last Wednesday at 3:51 p.m. An employee at the store told police that Brown attempted to buy an Apple iPad mini, MacBook Pro and USB hard drive with a stolen credit card and fraudulent license. Police said that she was also in possession of two other fraudulent credit cards in her left jacket pocket.
Brown had attempted to purchase the iPad on December 4, 2014 and the computer last Wednesday. The employee only realized that there was a problem with the card after Brown left on December 4 so when Brown returned to purchase the computer, the employee reported the previous incident as well.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING HER MOTHER
A teenager was arrested inside the Straus Houses at 243 East 27th Street last Friday at 9:13 p.m. for assault and menacing. The teen got into an argument with her mother and cut her mother’s right inner thigh with a broken piece of a ceramic bowl, causing a cut. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital. The name of the teen is being withheld due to her age.

DRUG ARRESTS ON THIRD AVENUE
Police made three drug-related arrests near Third Avenue and East 28th Street last Sunday.
Sharry Daniels, 19, was arrested in front of 244 East 28th Street at 8:40 p.m. for sale of a controlled substance, sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana. Daniels allegedly exchanged a quantity of marijuana and MDMA for cash with an undercover detective. Police said that she was in possession of marijuana and packaging materials. Daniels was also charged with criminal trespassing.
Sean Christianson, 35, was arrested at the corner of Third Avenue and East 27th Street at 9:35 p.m. for intent to sell a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance. Christianson was allegedly exchanging a quantity of a controlled substance for cash with David Popplewell, 36, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance at Third Avenue and East 28th Street. Christianson was also in possession of a quantity of a controlled substance that he intended to sell, police said.

OFFICER ASSAULTED AT BELLEVUE
Police arrested 27-year-old Eric Almonte for assault inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue last Thursday at 12:25 a.m. Almonte allegedly bit the hand of an officer who was escorting him, causing bruises and substantial pain. Police said that Almonte also spat in the officer’s face.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘SKIPPING’ CAB FARE
Police arrested 25-year-old Thomas Lalonde for theft of services on Madison Avenue near East 25th Street last Saturday at 4:12 a.m. Lalonde hailed a taxi at the corner of Hudson and 10th Street and told the driver to take him to West 39th Street and Sixth Avenue. During the ride, he changed his destination to Madison Avenue and East 25th Street and when the taxi reached the location, Lalonde allegedly couldn’t pay the $9.30 fare. Police said that his credit card was swiped but came up “denied.”

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘SYNTHETIC POT’
Police arrested 31-year-old Emmanuel Pearto for an unclassified violation of New York State laws at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 25th Street. Pearto was allegedly in possession of K2 synthetic marijuana in public view.