Police Watch: Bus driver accused of slapping special needs child, Slashing at Boxers

BUS DRIVER ACCUSED OF SLAPPING SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD OUTSIDE WATERSIDE
Police arrested 55-year-old Lucien Magliore for assault and endangering the welfare of a child in front of 10 Waterside Plaza last Tuesday at 9:08 a.m. Police said that Magliore, a bus driver, caused physical injury to one of the students who was on his bus while attempting to restrain him. Police said that the victim was a 10-year-old special needs child who was acting out on the bus. According to the District Attorney’s office, Magliore slapped the victim on the back, causing substantial pain, redness and a handprint on the child’s upper back.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SLASHING AT BOXERS
Police arrested 25-year-old Tevin Gingles for slashing two people inside Boxers NYC, a gay sports bar, at 37 West 20th Street.
One of the victims told police that on March 26 at 2 a.m. he was trying to breaking up a fight at the bar that involved his friend. That’s when Gingles allegedly slashed him in the shoulder with a box cutter, causing a puncture wound.
Gingles also allegedly slashed another victim on the right hand, causing a deep cut.
Following the incident, the first victim got into a cab and went to Harlem Hospital, where he received 16 stitches. The second victim received five stitches for the cut on his hand.
Gingles was arrested inside the 13th Precinct last Wednesday at 9 p.m. and was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

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Gang member charged with murder in Flatiron

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Brooklyn gang member Frank Smith, 31, was recently charged in connection with the murder of two men in 2010 who were reportedly in a rival crew on Park Avenue South and East 19th Street.

According to the indictment, Smith and other members of Rival Impact began conspiring to murder members of a rival crew, Thirty-O, specifically Terrance Serrano and Rashawn Washington, in October 2009. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District said that Smith and other members of the gang planned and carried out the murders in retaliation for the victims’ perceived involvement in the 2009 drive-by shooting of Rival Impact member Vincent Carmona.

On Monday, October 4, 2010 at around 4 a.m. police arrived on East 19th Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway after getting a call about a person shot. Serrano and Washington were getting into their car after leaving a nightclub and Smith, who had been lying in wait in a nearby vehicle, allegedly approached their car, opened fire and fled.

Both Washington and Serrano were shot in the head and died at the scene.

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Men arrested for car break-in in ST

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A sign by an entrance in Stuyvesant Town (Photo by Sabina Mollot)

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Four men were arrested for thefts following an alleged car break-in in Stuyvesant Town last week. Nineteen-year-old Ronny Rocha, 20-year-old Raudelvin Then, 26-year-old Joselues Beatonu and 20-year-old Brayan Matos were busted at the corner of East 13th Street and Avenue C last Saturday at 4:30 a.m. after allegedly breaking into a car in front of 435 East 14th Street.

Police said they saw on video surveillance that the four men approached a table behind 280 First Avenue around 3:41 a.m. while carrying a purse. According to the District Attorney’s office, the men removed items from the bag, passing the items back and forth among themselves, before throwing the purse into the bushes behind the table.
The four men could also be seen on video surveillance a few minutes later at 3:47 a.m., while they were reportedly reaching into a car through the broken front passenger’s side window in front of 435 East 14th Street. Rocha could allegedly be seen going through a bag in the car and removing property, but it was unknown if Then, Beatonu and Matos took property from the car.

Police said that when he was arrested, Matos was in possession of one of the victim’s credit cards. No further information was available on where the discarded purse was allegedly stolen from.

Rocha, Then, Beatonu and Matos were charged with criminal possession of stolen property and attempted petit larceny.

Lawyers for the four men did not respond to a request for comment before T&V’s deadline.

Police Watch: Assault in Union Square, multiple arrests for biting

ASSAULT IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 37-year-old Kyle Sutphin for assault in front of 39 Union Square West last Monday at 9:56 p.m. Sutphin allegedly punched the victim in the face for no reason. Police said that the victim was treated by EMS and brought to Bellevue Hospital for an injury on his lip.

LIPTON ‘THIEF’ NABBED ON EAST 27TH
Police arrested 55-year-old Jay Wilkins for burglary in front of 160 East 27th Street last Wednesday at 3:48 p.m. Police said that Wilkins was walking from the back of a commercial delivery truck with a box of Lipton’s Tea in his hand. The driver of the truck said that the tea was located in the rear enclosed cargo area and intended for delivery, and that Wilkins did not have permission or authority to be inside the truck. Police said that Wilkins was in possession of a box cutter that was inside his rear left pants pocket, as well as a garbage bag from his right jacket pocket. Wilkins was also charged with burglar’s tools, weapons possession and possession of stolen property.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘BITING’ CVS EMPLOYEE, ‘SHOPLIFTING’
Police arrested 24-year-old Abrigail Torres last Tuesday for robbery after she allegedly bit a CVS employee. Police said she was trying to leave the store without paying for three bottles of Tide laundry detergent valued at $21.99 and after being confronted by an employee, struggled and bit him. Information about the specific CVS location was unavailable.

CLEANING LADY NABBED FOR JEWELRY ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 39-year-old Evelyn Diaz inside the 13th precinct last Tuesday at 10 a.m. for a grand larceny that allegedly occurred last November. Diaz, who was a cleaning lady for Handy.com, was hired to clean the victim’s apartment. The victim told police that she left her apartment in the morning while Diaz was still cleaning and left her wedding band and engagement ring on her night dressing table. When she returned home the same day, the rings were missing.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘STEALING’ FROM CHARITY
Police arrested 28-year-old Ismael Coulibaly inside the 13th precinct last Monday at 8:15 a.m. for grand larceny. Police said that Coulibaly used a credit card from a charitable organization to make several personal purchases over $7,000.

SCRIPT ‘FORGER’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 24-year-old David Carreno for forgery at the 13th precinct last Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. Carreno allegedly used a stolen doctor’s prescription pad to obtain amphetamine and other controlled prescription substances.

TEEN BUSTED FOR DUANE READE THEFTS
Police arrested a teenager for thefts from Duane Reade locations at 71 West 23rd Street and 873 Broadway in the last month. He was arrested inside the 13th precinct at 2 p.m. last Monday. The teen was charged with two counts of petit larceny and one count of grand larceny for the theft at the West 23rd Street location, which took place on April 6. He was charged with petit larceny for shoplifting at the Broadway location on March 28. The teen’s name is being withheld due to his age. Police said that three other teens who were involved in the thefts have not been arrested.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR $20K ‘THEFT’ FROM EMPLOYER
Police arrested 23-year-old Samantha Burgos inside the 13th Precinct last Friday at 9:10 a.m. for grand larceny that took place over a period from December, 2014 to February, 2015. Police said that Burgos reimbursed herself with more than $20,000 into her paycheck from Luxury Attache at 118 East 25th Street, her employer, without permission. The District Attorney’s office said that Burgos was a bookkeeper at the company.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’
Police arrested 38-year-old Naleane Lopez for assault in front of the Hotel Kenmore at 145 East 23rd Street last Thursday at 1:50 a.m. Lopez allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing swelling and substantial pain. Lopez allegedly also bit the victim on the left hand.

7-ELEVEN ‘THIEF’ BUSTED AFTER ‘BITING’ EMPLOYEE
Police arrested 51-year-old Rupert Vanterpool after he allegedly swiped cans of Red Bull from a 7-Eleven and bit an employee who tried to stop him.
Police said Vanterpool entered the store at 395 Third Avennue last Wednesday at 8:19 p.m. and grabbed Red Bulls from the refrigerator, then allegedly put them under his coat and tried to leave without paying. Police also said that Vanterpool also was seen from the store office via video surveillance taking the drinks. He dropped some of the cans while he was trying to leave the store and the store employee, who assumed he still had some of the cans in his coat, chased him out. Police said that Vanterpool then bit the victim on the left side of his neck, causing him to bleed. The stolen items were valued at $60.65. He was charged with for petit larceny, assault and possession of stolen property.

PLATE ‘FORGER’ ARRESTED
Mohammad Islam, 41, was arrested for forgery at the corner of Third Avenue and East 23rd Street last Thursday at 12:37 p.m. Islam was driving west on East 23rd Street with an RMP directly behind him. An officer driving the RMP noticed that the license plate didn’t appear to be valid because it wasn’t reflective and had non-raised lettering. When he was stopped, police said that the license plate was found to be made of cardboard and when DMV records were checked it was found that the car was registered to his wife and the plates had been surrendered on December 19, 2014.

TWO ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUG DEAL’ ON EAST 14TH
Police arrested two people involved in a hand-to-hand drug transaction last Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Josue Cedeno, 34, was grabbed at Third Avenue and East 14th Street and Lisa Lindahl, 42, was arrested at First Avenue and East 14th Street. Cedeno was charged with sale of a controlled substance and Lindahl was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police said that Lindahl bought an alleged controlled substance from Cedeno.

MAN NABBED FOR ‘THREATENING’ BEHAVIOR
Police arrested 23-year-old Robert Heck for disorderly conduct last Saturday at 3:51 a.m. in front of 235 East 20th Street. Heck was allegedly causing public alarm by engaging in threatening behavior towards other pedestrians on the sidewalk.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘FENCING’ PHONES
Police arrested 35-year-old Carl Bradley in front of the Stuyvesant Town Associated Supermarket at 409 East 14th Street last Saturday at 12:45 p.m. for possession of stolen property and unlawful peddling. Bradley was allegedly attempting to sell several items, including two cell phones. Police said that Bradley didn’t have a general vendor’s license and was found to be in possession of stolen property.

MAN BUSTED FOR ATTEMPTED ‘THEFTS’ FROM CAR
Stanley Griffin, 52, was arrested in front of 1 East 21st Street last Saturday at 5:13 p.m. for petit larceny. Griffin was allegedly casing a grey Nissan Sentra in front of the location and made two attempts to gain entry into the vehicle by pulling on both passenger side doors in an attempt to remove property.

ASSAULT ON EAST 27TH STREET
Sudanshu Sane, 23, was arrested for assault in front of 240 East 27th Street last Sunday at 2:11 a.m. Sane allegedly punched the victim in the head and face several times, causing a swollen right eye and swollen left temple.

MAN NABBED FOR ‘THREATS’ AGAINST COPS
Police arrested 34-year-old Joseph Flores for aggravated harassment last Sunday at 3:55 p.m. inside the 13th precinct. Flores allegedly made threats against the NYPD over the phone.

Police Watch: Assault in Stuy Town apt., man arrested for cell phone thefts

FOURTH PERSON WANTED IN CREMA ROBBERY
Town & Village reported last week of a robbery that took place at Crema Restaurant inside of 111 West 17th Street on September 12. Three Hispanic men in masks reportedly stole a cash register from the restaurant and threatened employees with a machete. The NYPD noted last Saturday that additional surveillance video has revealed that shows the suspects walking to and leaving the location, and also showed a fourth suspect who was acting as a lookout for the other three and never entered the restaurant.

BUFFALO EXCHANGE ‘ROBBER’ ARMED WITH SCISSORS
Police arrested 35-year-old Terrance Avery for robbery outside Buffalo Exchange at 114 West 26th Street last Monday at 6:53 p.m. Store security saw Avery allegedly removing property from the store and placing it into a large black luggage bag. When security approached him and began to recover the merchandise, police said that Avery pulled out a pair of scissors and pointed them in the faces of three employees in a threatening manner. He allegedly told them, “You’re gonna stop! You’re making me angry!” He then fled the store with his loot, police said, but was stopped by officers in front of the store who also took away his scissors.

MAN NABBED FOR ‘BAIL JUMPING’
Herbert Washington, 61, was arrested for bail jumping last Tuesday at 4:23 p.m. at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 18th Street. He was also charged with possession of burglar’s tools, petit larceny, theft, resisting arrest and impersonation of a public servant. Washington and another man who wasn’t arrested were allegedly casing a number of businesses. An officer first approached the man who wasn’t arrested, who said, “It’s the other guy.”
When the officer approached Washington, he allegedly put stolen property into a large bag that was on the street median. Washington began to yell, “It’s not me, I didn’t take anything.” He allegedly ran in a circle and tried to knock the officer over while he was trying to arrest Washington. The officer asked passersby to call 911 for assistance and Washington allegedly gave false information about his identity when the officer asked. He was also in possession of a long metal spike commonly used to remove theft deterrent devices, police said.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ IN STUY TOWN APT.
Police arrested 59-year-old Stephanie Mercado, a Stuyvesant Town resident, for assault last Wednesday at 4:23 p.m. inside 1 Stuyvesant Oval. The victim, a home attendant, was caring for Mercado’s mother when the two got into an argument. The argument escalated and Mercado allegedly punched the attendant in the chest.

MAN NABBED FOR ASSAULT AT L TRAIN STATION
Police arrested 35-year-old Pedro Martinez for assault at the First Avenue L station last Sunday at 1:30 a.m. Martinez was on a Brooklyn-bound L train and allegedly punched another man in the face and back of the head. The blows caused substantial pain, bruising and swelling, as well as a small cut on the victim’s left cheek.

TRESPASSERS BUSTED ON EAST 15TH
Thirty-year-old Andrew Bell and 25-year-old Evan Brauer were arrested for criminal trespassing at 101 East 15th Street last Thursday at 7:11 a.m. Bell and Brauer were allegedly inside an area where there are signs clearly posted that say “Area is closed, no trespassing.” Brauer was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and allegedly had a ziplock bag with marijuana and a pillbox with tablets of controlled substances in his pants pocket.

DRUG ARRESTS ON EAST 23RD
Two people involved in a drug deal were arrested in front of 10 East 23rd Street last Thursday at 9:59 a.m. Unice Jinks, 42, was arrested for sale of a controlled substance and allegedly exchanged money with Thomas Cargill, 53, for a controlled substance. Cargill was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

ASSAULT AT PRINCE GEORGE
Police arrested Christopher Wallace for assault in front of The Prince George at 14 East 28th Street last Thursday at 9:12 p.m. Wallace allegedly punched the victim in the nose after the two spoke for a few minutes, causing minor bleeding and soreness.

FRAUDULENT CHECK AT CITIBANK
Police arrested Khiratullah Abdul-Haqq for grand larceny inside the Citibank at 115 East 23rd Street last Friday at 12:04 p.m. Abdul-Haqq allegedly walked into the location and attempted to deposit a fraudulent check of $4,120.24. The victim told police that he doesn’t know Abdul-Haqq and he did not issue the check.

PHONE THEFT AT UNION SQUARE BALLROOM
Police arrested 27-year-old Elmer Quituizaca for petit larceny in the Union Square Ballroom at 27 Union Square West last Friday at 7:20 p.m. Quituizaca allegedly removed a cell phone from the bar top without permission and was seen in possession of the phone by the store manager and on video surveillance, police said.

MAN ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE CELL PHONE THEFTS
Police arrested 49-year-old Dominic Quintero inside the 13th Precinct at 230 East 21st Street for petit larceny last Friday at 9:33 p.m. Quintero had allegedly stolen a cell phone from the bar area of Heartland Brewery at 35 Union Square West on a previous date. Quintero was arrested for petit larceny again  on Saturday at 1:15 p.m.  for allegedly stealing cell phones from Obica Mozzarella Bar at 928 Broadway and Punch Restaurant at 913 Broadway.

MAN ARRESTED FOR STAPLES SHOPLIFTING
Police arrested Melshawn Davis, 35, for petit larceny last Friday at 8:53 p.m. inside the Staples at 5 Union Square West. Davis allegedly walked into the store, took a backpack from the shelf and started putting phone cases into the bag. The manager said that the phone cases were recovered but then realized that the backpack was still on his back. Davis allegedly became “irate” but was arrested soon after.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘GOING POSTAL’
Thirty-three-year-old Michael Ratcliff was arrested for assault in front of a Holiday Inn at 125 West 26th Street last Sunday at 4:12 a.m. Ratcliff got into an argument with someone else and allegedly threw a postal container at him, hitting the victim in the face and causing a cut. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

MAN ARRESTED IN FIGHT ON MADISON
Police arrested Christophe Villacis, 24, for assault last Sunday at 7:05 a.m. at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 26th Street. Villacis and the victim got into an argument and Villacis allegedly punched the victim on the left side of his head, causing swelling and a cut.

MEN ARRESTED FOR SLEEPING UNDER CARDBOARD BOXES
Police arrested three people for violating unclassified New York State laws last Tuesday. The men were allegedly sleeping on public sidewalks inside cardboard boxes that were covering their bodies.
Ernesto Zayas, 34, was arrested in front of 101 East 15th Street at  6:57 a.m.
Eighteen-year-old Christian Tuyishime and Christopher Becerra, 25, were arrested in front of 220 Fifth Avenue at  7:28 a.m.  and both were also allegedly in possession of marijuana.