Police Watch: Stuy Town ‘thief’ busted, teen arrested for threatening dad

STUY TOWN ‘TRESPASSER’ ARRESTED, KNIVES FOUND NEARBY
Nineteen-year-old Andrew Kane was arrested for burglar’s tools and criminal trespass last Monday at 3:52 a.m. inside 323 Avenue C. Stuyvesant Town’s Public Safety Department told police that Kane was inside a vestibule at the building without permission because he isn’t a resident and he was allegedly standing near two knives that were on the floor. However, according to information from the district attorney’s office, Kane was actually seen in a garage and allegedly admitted, “I know I wasn’t supposed to be in there.” The complaint from the D.A. states that the knives at the scene had blades at least four inches long.

‘THIEF’ BUSTED IN STUY TOWN BUILDING
Police arrested 34-year-old Kenneth Samuels for petit larceny inside 447 East 14th Street last Tuesday at 1:19 p.m. Police said that Samuels was working with two people who weren’t arrested and stole property from an apartment. Samuels allegedly admitted that he had knowledge of the other two suspects who allegedly swiped property from the apartment. According to a complaint from the D.A.’s office, the alleged incident took place July of 2014 at a building on East 6th Street where the victim lived. The victim is a woman who’d invited two men she’d met at a bar to go home with her. At some point she fell asleep and when she woke up, saw that her iPhone, iPad and credit card were missing. Because any photos taken on her phone are uploaded to the woman’s laptop, she later saw a photo of someone who the D.A.identified as Samuels, who had visited her apartment the night prior, pop up on the screen.

TEEN PULLS KNIFE ON DAD
A sixteen-year-old was arrested for menacing inside 120 Lexington Avenue last Monday at 7:50 p.m. The victim told police that he asked his son to clean up ketchup that had spilled on the floor after an argument. He went into his son’s room to make him clean up the mess when the teen allegedly pulled a small knife out on him and the victim then called the police. The teen’s name is being withheld by T&V due to his tender age.

MEN ARRESTED FOR ‘MUGGING’ ON WEST 25TH
Twenty-year-old Kyle Matthews and 21-year-old Raliek Young were arrested for robbery last Saturday at 6:26 p.m. near 130 West 25th Street. Police said that Matthews and Young intimidated a victim so that he would give them cash and placed the victim in fear for his safety. Young allegedly fled but was caught at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 23rd Street. The men were also charged with fraudulent accosting, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property.

‘PICKPOCKETS’ ARRESTED ON BROADWAY
Police arrested two known pickpockets for grand larceny and possession of stolen property in front of 913 Broadway last Tuesday at 11:07 p.m. Police said that Paul Neal, 31, removed the victim’s wallet from his bag while Daniel Velez, 26, acted as a lookout. Police said that the victim’s property was found on Neal.

SHRIMP ‘THIEF’ BUSTED ON THE SUBWAY
Police arrested 31-year-old Jorge Escobar-Adorno for theft of services and possession of stolen property at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 22nd Street last Tuesday at 12:20 p.m. Escobar-Adorno was walking east from West 21st Street and Sixth Avenue and allegedly entered the uptown 6 train station by crawling under the turnstile without paying the fare. When police searched him, he was allegedly in possession of eight bags of frozen shrimp from Trader Joe’s that police said was stolen.

ASSAULT ON THIRD AVE. AND EAST 27TH
Police arrested 26-year-old Luis Corniel for assault at the corner of Third Avenue and East 27th Street last Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. Police said that Corniel punched the victim in the face, causing pain and a small cut. There was no information available about how the dispute started or if Corniel knew the victim.

WOMAN BUSTED FOR ‘DRUG DEAL’
Police arrested 64-year-old Marion Smith in front of 180 East 23rd Street last Wednesday at 8:35 a.m. for sale of a controlled substance. Smith allegedly sold a quantity of a controlled substance to an undercover police officer.

FIGHT AT BELLEVUE
Police arrested two people involved in a fight at Bellevue Hospital inside 462 First Avenue last Friday at 3 a.m. Abdiwahid Abrahim, 37, and Christina Grant-Crosby, 28, were both charged with assault. Abrahim allegedly broke Grant-Crosby’s finger and police said that Grant Crosby hit Abrahim with an umbrella. Police did not have any information about how the fight started or how Abrahim and Grant-Crosby knew each other.

CHASE BANK ‘TRESPASSER’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 41-year-old Gurey Rodriguez for criminal trespass inside the Chase Bank at 69 Fifth Avenue last Friday at 5:40 a.m. Police said that Rodriguez was inside the bank sitting on the radiator. He was allegedly not conducting banking business and signs there clearly state no loitering.

MAN ASSAULTED ON THIRD AVENUE
Thirty-year-old William Uihlein was arrested for assault last Sunday at 8:08 p.m. at the corner of Third Avenue and East 19th Street. The victim told police that he was walking south on Third Avenue when he heard someone yelling. He turned his head and Uihlein allegedly grabbed him and punched him in the face. The victim had redness and swelling on the right side of his face.

WOMEN NABBED FOR ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 47-year-old Macaro Gaunchaux and 35-year-old Theresa Haynes for grand larceny, possession of stolen property and jostling at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 28th Street last Wednesday at 3:11 a.m. Gaunchaux and Haynes were allegedly jostling the victim’s pockets at the corner. Police said that they snatched the victim’s credit card and then used it to make purchases. They were also in possession of cash and other items belonging to the victim, police said.
Gaunchaux was also later charged in an additional grand larceny incident at the 13th Precinct. Police said that she stole property from someone’s hotel room at the Marriott Hotel at 1535 Broadway at an earlier date.

MAN NABBED FOR ‘STOLEN’ CREDIT CARDS
Sixty-year-old Jose Huerta was arrested for grand larceny at the corner of East 14th Street and Union Square East last Wednesday at 10:50 p.m. Police said that on multiple occasions and at multiple subway stations, Huerta used stolen credit cards at MetroCard vending machines.

MAN NABBED FOR BIKE ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 39-year-old Robert Monfiston for burglar’s tools, petit larceny and possession of stolen property in front of 133 Fifth Avenue last Friday at 12:55 p.m. Monfiston allegedly removed boltcutters from his backpack, clipped a lock that was attached to a bicycle and removed the bike without permission. After he was searched, police said that he was in possession of multiple burglars’ tools.

MAN ARRESTED FOR UNION SQUARE ‘ASSAULT’
Police arrested 53-year-old Nicholas Rhodes for assault at the corner of Union Square West and East 16th Street last Sunday at 1:15 a.m. Rhodes allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing swelling to his right eye.

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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: Vendors arrested for ‘forgery,’ three arrested in robbery at Broadway deli

HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE NABBED FOR ‘THEFT’
Lee Weston, 38, was arrested inside the Beth Israel Medical Center at 281 First Avenue for petit larceny and possession of stolen property last Saturday at 11:55 p.m. Police said that Weston, an employee at the hospital, took property from the lost and found without permission.

VENDORS ARRESTED FOR COUNTERFEIT GOODS
Police arrested five people for forgery in separate incidents last week.
Christina Cho, 54, was allegedly offering fake Cartier costume jewelry in front of 832 Sixth Avenue last Thursday at 1:10 p.m. Police said that she was displaying 33 rings, 60 earrings, 23 necklaces and 13 bracelets.
Un Shin, 57, was also arrested last Thursday at 12:08 p.m. in front of 830 Sixth Avenue. Shin was allegedly selling 85 hairclips with a counterfeit trademark logo for Burberry.
Police said that 45-year-old Md Alam was selling four bottles of counterfeit Lady Gaga perfume in front of 1175 Broadway last Thursday at 3:05 p.m.
Xuan Chen, 46, was allegedly offering two cufflinks for sale that had a trademark counterfeit for Cartier in front of 127 West 27th Street last Friday at 12:45 p.m. Police said that a representative from Global Security and Investigative Services confirmed that the items were counterfeit.
Police arrested 54-year-old Jung Kim in front of 50 West 29th Street last Friday at 3:45 p.m. for allegedly offering more than a hundred hairclips with a counterfeit Chanel logo.

ROBBERY AT BROADWAY DELI
Police arrested three men who allegedly robbed New Andy’s Deli at 873 Broadway close to midnight last Friday. Pablo Ruiz-Mendoza, 25, allegedly pulled a knife while demanding money from the victim to buy him beer. Though no knife was found at the scene, police believe Ruiz-Mendoza was working with 22-year-olds Jorge Otlica and Fernando Martinez, who police said were in possession of dollar bills with a white residue. All three were charged with robbery and Otlica and Martinez were charged with possession of a controlled substance.

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER BUSTED ON PARK AVE. SOUTH
Police arrested 25-year-old Zachary Spain for intoxicated driving last Sunday at 12:40 a.m. at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 20th Street. Spain was involved in an accident at the intersection and was allegedly behind the wheel with the engine running while there was a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. A Breathalyzer test was conducted at the scene with a BAC reading of .211, police said.

ARRESTS MADE FOR SUSPENDED LICENSES
Police arrested two people in the last week for driving with a suspended license and were charged with an unclassified traffic misdemeanor.
Fifty-eight-year-old Mamy Toure was arrested in front of 133 East 14th Street last Wednesday at 12:17 p.m. Toure was driving east on 14th Street and allegedly had his cell phone in his hand while he was driving. Police said that his license also came back suspended for “operating a vehicle while using a portable electronic device.”
Ross Ramsay, 49, was arrested last Wednesday at 10:58 a.m. on the FDR at East 23rd Street. Ramsay was allegedly driving a Hummer while holding a cell phone in his right hand at chest level while his vehicle was in motion. Police said that his license came back as suspended on January 27 for failure to pay New York State taxes.

‘TRESPASSER’ ARRESTED IN STUY TOWN
Police arrested 21-year-old Jaimon Lewis for criminal trespassing inside 240 First Avenue last Monday at 9:26 p.m. Police said that Lewis had previously been kicked out of Stuyvesant Town and warned not to return. Lewis is not a resident in the building but he was allegedly inside the building and was found sitting in the hallway.

FIGHT IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 41-year-old Devon Moye for violating an order of protection inside the Union Square subway station last Monday at 12:25 a.m. Police were responding to complaints of a man, Moye, and a woman fighting in the station.
Police said that the victim told them she had an order of protection against Moye and he was arrested, but he allegedly flailed his arms to prevent being handcuffed. Police said that there was a struggle and he also allegedly grabbed a handrail and refused to let go. He was charged with an unclassified public administration misdemeanor and felony, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘IMPERSONATING’ TRAFFIC AGENT AT UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 32-year-old Abdias Vendrell for impersonation of a public servant last Wednesday at 11:37 a.m. at Union Square East and East 14th Street. Vendrell was allegedly inside a truck parked in a “police only” spot and had an NYPD logo on the dashboard. Police said that he identified himself as an NYPD traffic agent. After he was read his rights, police said that he told them he displayed an NYPD handbook in his vehicle to avoid a summons.

‘RECKLESS DRIVING’ ON EAST 18TH ST.
Police arrested 22-year-old Rolando McClymont-Brown for reckless endangerment at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 18th Street last Friday at 4:49 a.m. Police said that McClymont-Brown was driving west on East 11th Street and didn’t signal to turn left onto Fourth Avenue. When an officer tried to pull him over using lights and sirens, he allegedly didn’t pull over and was speeding, weaving in and out of traffic to Park Avenue South and East 18th Street, where officers were finally able to get him to stop. Police also said that he gave officers a fake name.
McClymont-Brown was also charged with reckless driving, marijuana possession, disorderly conduct, driving as an unlicensed operator and speeding.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR USING FAKE ID TO GET MONEY FROM VICTIM’S ACCOUNT
Ivelisse Pena, 24, was arrested inside the 13th Precinct at 230 East 21st Street for grand larceny and forgery last Friday at 2:20 p.m. Pena entered the People’s United Bank at 127 Seventh Avenue and allegedly posed as another person to remove money from a checking account. Police said that she presented a Washington State ID card with her picture but someone else’s personal information. She allegedly withdrew $4,578.78 from the account.

MAN ARRESTED FOR MACHINERY ‘THEFT’
Valerio Ek, 41, was arrested for grand larceny last Wednesday at 5 p.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Ek had entered 115 East 21st Street and took a sanding machine that didn’t belong to him.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘DRUNK DRIVING’
Police arrested 48-year-old Henry O’Sullivan for intoxicated driving last Thursday at 8:20 p.m. at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street. Police were responding to the scene of an accident where O’Sullivan allegedly collided with another vehicle. O’Sullivan was operating the vehicle and had the key in the ignition with the engine running, and police said that he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and had slurred speech. Police administered a Breathalyzer test at the Seventh Precinct at 9:35 p.m. and the reading was .19.

MAN NABBED FOR RIDING BIKE IN UNION SQUARE SUBWAY
Thirty-year-old Jose Hernandez was arrested inside the Union Square subway station for impersonation and an unclassified violation of New York State laws last Friday at 2:13 a.m. Police said that Hernandez was riding a bicycle inside the station, creating hazardous conditions for others in the area. Police also told Hernandez that he would be subject to arrest if he provided a fake name. He allegedly told police a fake name and birthday but police said that he eventually admitted his real name and birthday.

THREE MEN ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING
Police arrested 24-year-old Mark Shifrin and 25-year-old Alex Bronshteyn for possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespassing inside 224 East 28th Street last Friday at 10:54 p.m. Police said that two men and a third (charge since withdrawn) were trespassing on the ninth floor B stairwell and were in possession of narcotics. Narcotics were allegedly found in the third man’s mouth. Police said that Bronshteyn and Shifrin had narcotics in their jacket pockets.