Police Watch: Man charged with groping woman, punching her boyfriend

MAN CHARGED WITH GROPING WOMAN, PUNCHING HER BOYFRIEND
Police arrested 24-year-old Thomas Dardia for alleged assault and sexual abuse in front of 55 West 21st Street on Sunday, May 6 at 12:27 a.m. The victim told police that Dardia grabbed her crotch from behind outside her pants, then allegedly punched her in the face. Dardia was charged with an additional assault after he allegedly punched the victim’s boyfriend, causing an abrasion under his right eye.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT ON THIRD AVENUE
Police arrested a teenager for assaulting a female victim in front of the Gem Saloon at 375 Third Avenue on Monday, April 30 at 5:44 p.m. Police said that four suspects punched and kicked the victim, causing pain and swelling to her face and abdomen, as well as bleeding to her nose. Police searched the area and one suspect was arrested, but no further information was available about the other three.

MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING WOMAN ON 25TH STREET
Police arrested 29-year-old Tyrel Henderson for an alleged assault in front of 125 West 25th Street on Tuesday, May 1 at 8:52 a.m. The victim told police that she was walking to work when she crossed paths with Henderson, who allegedly punched her under her chin, causing her to drop her coffee and fall out the ground. The victim said that Henderson then walked away, and told police that she had substantial pain under her chin and on her buttocks from falling to the ground.
Police said that while reviewing surveillance video, Henderson could also be seen cutting a curtain at the location with an unknown object, walking away and returning a few minutes later and cutting a second curtain. Henderson was also charged with criminal mischief.

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Police Watch: Woman busted for ‘stealing’ Rolex, serial ‘robber’ nabbed at Bellevue

MAN REVIVED IN UNION SQUARE
Last Friday at 3:40 p.m., Police Officers Joshua Rivera and Juan Rodriguez were on patrol in Union Square when a passerby alerted them to a man who was unconscious at the corner of East 15th Street and Union Square West. The officers ran over to the corner where they saw the unconscious man, not breathing and with no pulse.
Rivera immediately began CPR on the 60-year-old man while Officer Rodriguez went downstairs to Transit District 4 and retrieved a Department-issued Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Officer Rivera continued to perform CPR until Officer Rodriguez returned with the AED. The officers then activated the AED and while the first two attempts were unsuccessful, after they activated the AED a third time it was successful in resuscitating the man.
EMS also responded to the scene and transported the man, conscious and alert, to Bellevue Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

ROBBERY SUSPECT BUSTED AT BELLEVUE
Police arrested 27-year-old Dennis Nemirovskiy for robbery in front of Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue last Friday at 12:09 p.m. He entered an Investors Bank located at 267 Fifth Avenue and allegedly told the teller, “I have a gun. Give me 50s and 20s. I dare you to give me a dye pack.” The New York Post reported that Nemirovskiy allegedly robbed a bank near Herald Square earlier that day and the dye pack with the cash exploded and covered his clothing.
He fled the Investors Bank with $1,870 in cash and following that incident, he got into a cab and an officer spotted him standing in front of Bellevue.
Nemirovskiy was charged with five counts of robbery and possession of stolen property for robberies on previous dates in which he allegedly handed over demand notes and fled with money, primarily in banks in Midtown South and the 17th precinct.
According to the Post, Nemirovskiy is a methadone patient at the hospital. Police said he’d asked the cab driver to wait outside while he changed his clothes.

MAN BUSTED FOR HEROIN
Police arrested 56-year-old Edwin Martinez for possession of a controlled substance in front of 401 East 14th Street last Thursday at 2:52 p.m. Martinez was allegedly near the location with a plastic bag containing several decks of heroin. Police said that Martinez threw the bag onto the sidewalk in an attempt to destroy the evidence and avoid being arrested. He was allegedly in possession of 20 decks of heroin.

WOMAN HIDES ROLEX IN VAGINA, D.A. SAYS
Police arrested 25-year-old Shacarye Tims inside 125 West 26th Street for robbery last Sunday at 5:25 a.m. The victim told police that he went back to his hotel room with Tims after meeting her at the bar. While in the room, Tims said numerous times that his Rolex watch was scratching her, so the victim took the watch off and put it on the nightstand.
Soon after, he noticed that the watch was not longer on the nightstand, and Tims then tried to leave the room. The victim followed her and stopped her from leaving the hotel in the lobby, where she allegedly hit him in the face. According to a criminal complaint from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, Tims removed the watch from her “vaginal cavity.” Tims was also charged with grand larceny. The Rolex is valued at $25,000.

BELLIGERENT BAR-GOER SKIPS ON TAB
Ampiel Melendez, 26, was arrested inside Taproom at 307 Third Avenue for theft of services last Thursday at 12:52 a.m. Melendez told police that he was on his way home when a man asked him if he wanted a drink. He then went to the bar with the man and had four drinks when the other man got up and left. The bartender said that at that point, Melendez asked for the bill so he could pay it but when the bill was brought out, he allegedly refused. The bartender then called 911 and police said that when they arrived, Melendez was refusing to pay the bill. After an officer asked him if he had anything to drink, he allegedly said that he had four beers but never said he was going to pay for them. When the officer told him that he had to pay, Melendez allegedly said, “Well, lock me up because I have no money.”

MAN ARRESTED FOR APARTMENT BURGLARY
Police arrested 53-year-old James Deese for burglary inside the 13th precinct last Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. Deese allegedly swiped items from a woman’s apartment on East 24th Street without permission. Police said that based on DNA, his fingerprints were on a bottle of lotion that belonged to the victim and that was located inside her apartment.

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER NABBED ON FIRST AVE.
Police arrested 33-year-old Chris Kuriakose for criminal mischief in front of 485 First Avenue last Saturday at 5:17 a.m. Kuriakose was seen by three witnesses driving the wrong way on Madison Avenue between East 28th and 26th Streets. He allegedly crashed into the glass bus shelter on the east side of Madison Avenue at East 26th Street, leaving his front license plate at the scene. He was then seen leaving the scene heading east on East 26th Street and he allegedly struck another vehicle, causing damage. A witness told police that after he hit the other car, he continued east. Police said that he began driving north on First Avenue between East 26th and 29th Streets and was driving recklessly. When he was stopped, he allegedly admitted to drinking and had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. His speech was also incoherent and he wasn’t able to stand. He was also charged with reckless endangerment of property, leaving the scene of an accident and impaired driving.

WEAPONS ARREST ON GRAMERCY PARK WEST
Police arrested 27-year-old Michael Sanders for possession of a weapon last Tuesday in front of 3 Gramercy Park West at  1:18 a.m.  Sanders was casing a residential area and was seen rolling an alleged marijuana cigarette in public view. Police said that after he was searched, he was found to be in possession of a billy club, chukka stick and a dangerous knife with intent to use it. He was also in possession of a zip lock bag of alleged marijuana.

MASSEUSES BUSTED ON BROADWAY
Police arrested two masseuses for prostitution inside 1162 Broadway last Tuesday at 5:40 p.m. Wumei Song, 34, performed a massage on an undercover officer and allegedly offered to perform a sex act in exchange for $80. Forty-nine-year-old Jinshu Zheng allegedly agreed to have sex with an undercover officer in exchange for $140.

MEN NABBED IN ‘DRUG DEAL’
Two men who were involved in a drug deal were arrested at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 23rd Street last Wednesday at 10:16 a.m. Jose Molina, 43, was arrested for possession of an alleged controlled substance and 43-year-old Julio Arroyo was charged with sale of a controlled substance.

PAIR BUSTED FOR ‘MARIJUANA’ SALE
Police arrested two people for the sale of marijuana last Thursday at 3:50 p.m. on the corner of Second Avenue and East 15th Street. Eighteen-year-old Ezequiel Ospina and 19-year-old Antonio Whyte allegedly sold a quantity of marijuana to an undercover officer.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘SWIPING’ CASH
Nelson Lockett, 48, was arrested for petit larceny last Friday at 10:38 a.m. inside 71 West 23rd Street. The victim told police that Lockett entered his office and asked him a question and when he left, Lockett allegedly took money off of the desk. The victim called security who found Lockett on the 13th floor and held him there for the police. Lockett was originally in the building on the fourth floor because he was looking for employment services but he was refused and escorted to the stairwell.

MEN ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALE NEAR WASHINGTON IRVING
Police arrested two people for sale of a controlled substance on school grounds last Friday at 6:40 p.m. in front of 125 East 17th Street. Andre Medina, 26, and Richard Robinson, 36, allegedly sold a controlled substance to an undercover officer. The sale took place within a thousand feet of Washington Irving High School at 40 Irving Place. Medina and Robinson both allegedly resisted arrest by refusing to be handcuffed and Robinson attempted to hit the officer, police said. Medina also allegedly first gave his name as Andrew Castro and was charged with impersonation.

FOUR ARRESTED FOR SELLING ‘DRUGS’
Police arrested four men for selling drugs inside Union Square Park last Friday at 8:10 p.m. Nineteen-year-old Vinod Seenanan, 22-year-old Ganesh Jaman and 31-year-old Frederick Penn were arrested for the sale of marijuana and 38-year-old Fernando Lagares was arrested for the intent to sell a controlled substance. The four men were working together and allegedly sold marijuana to an undercover officer.

ASSAULT ON WEST 23RD
Thirty-year-old Kazem Moradi was arrested for assault in front of 69 West 23rd Street last Saturday at 2:50 a.m. Moradi allegedly hit the victim in the face and then kicked him in the face, causing cuts on his lips and swelling to his forehead.

CAB DRIVER ASSAULTED ON PARK
Police arrested 31-year-old Sagar Ashok Patel for assault in front of 355 Park Avenue South last Sunday at 4:58 a.m. A taxi driver told police that Patel, who was a passenger in his cab, assaulted him. Patel allegedly kicked the driver in the arm and wrist, causing severe pain. The driver said that he was unable to bend his fingers when he was examined by EMS.