Police Watch: Transgender woman killed, Man busted for bank robbery

TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED ON SEVENTH AVENUE
Police said that 59-year-old transgender woman Brenda Bostick was found unconscious in front of 343 Seventh Avenue on April 25 at 10:30 p.m. Police reported that Bostick was transported to Bellevue Hospital and died from her injuries last Thursday. Bostick was a resident of the BRC Shelter on West 25th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues and had suffered head trauma.
Her death has been ruled a homicide and the investigation is ongoing.

MAN ARRESTED FOR CHASE BANK ROBBERY
Police arrested 52-year-old Charles Queen for robbery last Friday at 10:19 a.m. inside the Chase Bank at 501 Second Avenue at East 28th Street. According to the district attorney’s office, Queen passed a teller in the bank that read, “Don’t make a sound at all. This is a bank robbery. Need money now!!! Nobody will get hurt. Don’t make a sound.” The teller secretly alerted police and Queen was arrested.

WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER CAR FLIPPED ONTO SIDE
Police arrested 24-year-old Corey Kaminski for allegedly drunk driving after her car flipped on its side at the corner of East 24th Street and Lexington Avenue last Saturday at 4:32 a.m. Police said they were responding to a call about an accident when they found a car on its side with the driver still in the vehicle. Police said that Kaminski, who had been driving the car, had watery eyes, a flushed face and an odor of alcohol on her breath, but she told police that she only had a beer. Kaminski was taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for her injuries.

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Police Watch: Man drives into cop car, Officers assaulted at Bellevue

DRIVER CRASHES INTO COP CAR ON FIFTH AVENUE, THEN TRIES UNSUCCESSFULLY TO FLEE
Police arrested 32-year-old Sachin Patel for reckless endangerment last Monday at 6:08 p.m. in front of 162 Fifth Avenue. A police officer was legally parked on the west side of Fifth Avenue near the northwest corner of West 21st Street when Patel allegedly crashed his vehicle into the parked van. Police said that he fled the scene, heading south on Fifth Avenue and turning onto West 20th Street going in the wrong direction. Officers conducted a vehicle stop on Fifth Avenue and pulled him over. Patel was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident and an unclassified traffic infraction.

MAN NABBED FOR HEADBUTTING OFFICER AT BELLEVUE
Police arrested 38-year-old Alexander Arias inside Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue last Tuesday at 7 a.m. Arias was being removed from the hospital after being discharged when he allegedly attempted to headbutt one of the police officers. A struggle ensued and police said that Arias flailed his arms and legs, causing two officers to fall to the ground. Arias injured his mouth in the struggle and allegedly spit blood in both officers’ faces.

MAN PUNCHES OFFICER WHILE TRYING TO ESCAPE FROM BELLEVUE
Police arrested 32-year-old Augustin Fajardo for assault of a peace officer inside Bellevue Hospital last Thursday at 2:14 p.m. Police said that Fajardo attempted to escape from custody while inside the hospital facility and he allegedly fought with an officer, punching him in the chest and causing pain. Police said that Fajardo flailed and made it difficult for officers to place him back into custody. Fajardo was also charged with escape and resisting arrest.

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Police Watch: Man wanted for NoMad burglary, Police looking for bank robber

Burglary suspect

Burglary suspect

MAN WANTED FOR NOMAD BURGLARY
Police are looking for a man believed to be behind to a burglary in NoMad. It was reported to police that on Sunday, December 18 at 1:30 a.m. the man got into Ajisen Ramsen Restaurant, located at 136 West 28th Street, through an unsecured basement door. Once inside, he attempted to get into a safe, but failed. The suspect then proceeded to remove a Playstation and iPhone before fleeing.
He was described as a black man wearing a black coat with a hooded sweater underneath and was wearing a black and grey backpack.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Bank robbery suspect

Bank robbery suspect

POLICE LOOKING FOR CAPITAL ONE BANK ROBBER
The NYPD is asking for help finding a man they say robbed a Capital One Bank located at 470 Park Avenue South and East 31st Street. Police said that on Tuesday at around 4:20 p.m. the man approached a bank teller and passed a note demanding money.
The teller complied and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash. He then fled south on Park Avenue South.
The man is described as black, 50 to 60 years old, approximately six feet in height with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a gray hooded coat, light colored pants and brown shoes.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are strictly confidential.

MAN NABBED FOR DRIVING STOLEN CAR
Police arrested 21-year-old Mena Hanna for unauthorized use of vehicle in front of 270 Park Avenue South last Wednesday at 12:30 a.m. Police said that Hanna was stopped while driving because the car he was in had been reported stolen.

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Police Watch: Four busted for BB guns, Fight across from Stuy Town

BUST FOR BB GUNS AT GRAMERCY PARK HOTEL
A number of people posing on Facebook live with fake guns inside the Gramercy Park Hotel were arrested on Tuesday, The Daily News reported. Hotel staff received a complaint about a room in the hotel and when checking on the noise, someone inside reportedly threatened the worker. Hotel staff called the police and Emergency Service Unit officers broke down the door to the room. Four people were arrested and police recovered at least four BB guns.

MEN ARRESTED FOR FIGHT ACROSS FROM STUY TOWN
Police arrested 56-year-old Russell Worthy and 66-year-old Robert Stewart for fighting at the corner of First Avenue and East 14th Street last Saturday at 11:46 a.m. Police said that Stewart’s wife got into an argument with a woman who she didn’t know on the sidewalk on the west side of First Avenue and Worthy reportedly stepped in to defend the woman. Worthy then got into an argument with Stewart, who allegedly picked up a handsaw belonging to a street vendor and hit the victim in the back of the head with it, causing a cut. Police said that Worthy also punched Stewart in the head, causing redness and pain. Worthy and Stewart were both charged with assault. The DA’s office said that the handsaw was recovered from the branches of a nearby tree.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER FAKE CREDIT CARDS FOUND IN STOLEN CAR IN FLATIRON
Police arrested 23-year-old Tyriek Branch for forgery at the corner of Broadway and East 18th Street last Friday at 3:06 p.m. Police noticed that a car was parked illegally at the corner and when they scanned the vehicle for summonses, it revealed the car had a stolen vehicle alert. Branch was allegedly sitting inside the car in the passenger’s side and when police searched the vehicle, they found alleged fake credit cards that were possibly used in other thefts in connection with a grand larceny pattern. Police said that Branch was also in possession of five glassine envelopes of alleged pot and he was additionally charged with possession of marijuana.

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Police Watch: Assault on West 15th, Man found dead in W. 27th St. hotel

Assault suspect

Assault suspect

MAN WANTED FOR ASSAULT ON WEST 15TH
Police are looking for a man who assaulted a woman last Sunday at 10:05 p.m. in front of 125 West 15th Street. A 52-year-old woman was walking her dog nearby when an unidentified man became aggravated, yelled at her, threw an unknown object at her and punched her in the face, fracturing her nose. He then fled west on West 15th Street. The suspect is described as an adult white male who was last seen wearing a baseball cap, a jacket, pants and sneakers.

MAN FOUND DEAD IN SENTON HOTEL
Police responded to a call of an unconscious person inside the Senton Hotel, located at 39 West 27th Street on Sunday, May 29 around 12:35 p.m. When they arrived, officers found an unconscious 43-year-old male inside room 208. EMS responded and pronounced the victim dead on the scene. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending family notification.

SENIOR ARRESTED FOR SEX ABUSE ON 6 TRAIN
Police arrested 61-year-old Robert Gayle for sexual abuse and weapons possession inside the Park Avenue South/28th Street 6 train station last Friday at 10:14 a.m. Police said that Gayle was seen rubbing his penis against the victim’s buttocks repeatedly while on an uptown 6 train from Union Square to 28th Street. When he was searched, police said that he was also in possession of an alleged gravity knife that was clipped to the right side of his belt.

TURNSTILE-JUMPER ARRESTED FOR ‘HEROIN’
Police arrested 32-year-old Jennifer Martin for theft of services inside the First Avenue L station last Friday at 9:08 p.m. Police said that Martin was seen manipulating the turnstile to enter the station without paying. When she was searched, police found that she was in possession of four envelopes of alleged heroin, and a hypodermic needle containing alleged residue was also recovered from her pants pocket.

MAN ARRESTED FOR HOME DEPOT ROBBERY
Police arrested 58-year-old Dennis Dunne for robbery inside the Home Depot at 40 West 23rd Street last Monday at 3:39 p.m. Police said that Dunne took two DeWalt drills from the store without paying for them. An asset protection manager stopped Dunne outside the store after he left using the store’s entrance and when he was stopped, he allegedly punched the manager in the face, causing a cut under his eye. He was also charged with petit larceny, assault and possession of stolen property, and after he was brought to the precinct, police found that he had allegedly stolen items from the Home Depot location on April 22 as well.

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Police Watch: CVS shoplifter arrested near Stuy Town, Off-duty officer assaulted

STUY TOWN PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER HELPS NAB SHOPLIFTER WHO FLED IN CAB
Police arrested 25-year-old Jonathan Immitti for petit larceny and possession of stolen property last Tuesday at 5:59 p.m. An employee of the CVS at 275 Third Avenue said that she saw Immitti taking 35 packages of over-the-counter medication from the shelf and placing them in his pants so she immediately informed the store manager.
The manager tried to stop Immitti from leaving but the suspect allegedly fled the store without paying and hailed a cab. The store manager saw the cab’s medallion number, which was put out on the radio and Stuyvesant Town’s Public Safety department heard the transmission. Not long after, a Public Safety officer saw the cab at East 16th and Avenue C, where he stopped the cab but Immitti allegedly fled on foot. The officer canvassed the area and Immitti was arrested shortly after.
The District Attorney’s office said that Immitti pleaded guilty at the arraignment to petit larceny and was sentenced to 15 days jail.

TWO ARRESTED IN ASSAULT OF OFF-DUTY OFFICER
Police arrested two people in front of the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel at 420 Park Avenue South last Sunday at 7 a.m. Reginald Legaspi, 21, and Pena Kumsiri, 27, allegedly punched an off-duty police officer in the face, causing serious pain and facial bruising. Police said that during the assault, Legaspi and Kumsiri took the officer’s gun from its holster. Kumsiri also allegedly punched another unknown person in the face. Legaspi and Kumsiri were both charged with gang assault and Kumsiri was charged with an additional count of assault. The officer’s gun was later recovered.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘STEALING’ $20,000 WORTH OF HANDBAGS
Nineteen-year-old Michelle Mendoza was arrested for grand larceny and possession of stolen property inside the 13th Precinct on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Police said that Mendoza stole the victim’s designer handbags valued at over $20,000. It wasn’t clear where they’d been allegedly taken from.

MAN BUSTED FOR PHONE ‘THEFT’ AT FLATIRON CLUB
Police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Williams for petit larceny and possession of stolen property inside the 40/40 club at 6 West 25th Street last Sunday at 2:13 a.m. Williams was seen on video allegedly taking a cell phone from the counter in the unisex bathroom while the victim had her back turned. Police said that Williams never attempted to give the phone to any authority figure. After the victim reported that her phone had been taken, the general manager of the club watched the surveillance video and approached Williams, demanding that the phone be returned. Williams allegedly said that there wasn’t anything that he needed to give back and the manager responded that he would be calling the police. At that point, Williams allegedly went to the table where he was sitting and retrieved the phone from another woman.

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Police Watch: Arrests for robberies, ‘Drunk’ driver busted near Stuy Town

TWO NABBED FOR ROBBERY NEAR UNION SQUARE
Police arrested two people for a robbery in front of 3 East 17th Street last Wednesday at 3:41 a.m. Amara Camara, 22, and Ibrahim Johnson, 21, were charged with robbery and possession of stolen property. Police said that Camara and Johnson hit the victim in the face and grabbed his bag, which contained credit cards, cash and other personal effects. The pair then allegedly threatened a second victim and stole his Nikon camera. Police said that the two men were seen in front of the location and were positively identified by a witness. They were allegedly found in possession of all the stolen property, including the bag with the wallet and the camera.

VICTIM CHOKED IN ROBBERY ON SECOND AVENUE
Fifty-year-old Charles McKinley was arrested for robbery in front of the Central Deli at 515 Second Avenue last Thursday at 10:02 p.m. Police said that McKinley choked the victim and then stole his cash. Police then searched the area for McKinley and found him as well as the victim’s cash. McKinley was also charged with obstruction of breath and possession of stolen property.

APPLE ‘SCAM ARTIST’ BUSTED
Police arrested 61-year-old Lamont Knight for fraudulent accosting at the corner of Broadway and East 22nd Street last Saturday at 12:48 p.m. Knight allegedly approached an undercover officer and offered him a MacBook Air and an iPad Air for $400 for both of them. After the officer identified himself, Knight allegedly told him that the boxes contained cut up newspaper and not the MacBook or iPad.

FIGHT OVER MASSAGE ON LEX
Police arrested a man and a woman for fighting outside Top Nail Salon at 133 Lexington Avenue last Monday at 3:23 a.m. Thirty-nine-year-old Daniel Chinault, who was also charged with criminal mischief, got into an argument with 29-year-old Isabella Ricci over massage services and allegedly damaged the nail salon’s door by punching it. Police said that Chinault and Ricci started fighting and Chinault allegedly wrestled Ricci to the ground, causing a cut on her head and causing his nose to bleed.

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER BUSTED OUTSIDE STUY TOWN
Police arrested 32-year-old David Acquaye for intoxicated driving last Thursday at 3:31 a.m. in front of 545 East 14th Street. Police said that during a vehicle safety checkpoint, Acquaye had a 200 ml bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue on him and had slurred speech. He was allegedly unable to walk steady when he got out of his car and had watery eyes, as well as a “moderate smell” of alcohol. Police said that he blew a .141 on a Breathalyzer at the scene.

MAN BUSTED FOR PHONE ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 34-year-old Shawn Mayes inside the 13th Precinct last Tuesday at 12:25 p.m. for possession of stolen property. Police said that Mayes was in possession of a stolen phone that was taken in a burglary that occurred inside Reiko Wireless Accessories at 18 West 27th Street on April 21.

PARKS DEPARTMENT ELECTRICIAN ARRESTED FOR ‘FLEEING’ ACCIDENT
Police arrested 48-year-old Roman Klyshko at the 13th precinct last Friday at 8 a.m. for leaving the scene of an accident. Police said that Klyshko, an electrician, ran over a co-worker’s foot with a Parks vehicle and after realizing that he did so, did not wait around to file a report but left the scene.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘STOLEN’ WALLET
Kadeem Turner, 35, was arrested for grand larceny and theft in front of 111 West 28th Street last Tuesday at 3:50 p.m. Turner was walking down West 28th Street from Eighth to Seventh Avenue. He appeared to be looking around and looking back towards Eighth Avenue. Police said that he was holding a black t-shirt in his hand, which had a black wallet inside it. He looked inside the wallet and then wrapped it back up in the t-shirt. Police said that he is not the owner of the wallet and did not have permission to have it.

6 TRAIN ‘ROBBER’ NABBED
Police arrested Percey Freeman, 38, for robbery at the Park Avenue South/23rd Street station last Friday at 4:16 a.m. The victim told police that Freeman approached her while she was on an uptown 6 train. He allegedly attempted to grab her purse, pulling it away from her, and police said that he also put his hand against her throat to choke her while still pulling at her bag. Freeman was also charged with obstruction of breath and possession of a controlled substance.

CREDIT CARDS STOLEN FROM GYM LOCKER
Police arrested 21-year-old Shawnice Bettis inside the 13th precinct last Wednesday at 2 p.m. for grand larceny and possession of stolen property. Bettis was allegedly in possession of credit cards that she didn’t have permission to have. Police said that the cards had been removed from a gym locker.

MAN BUSTED FOR OFFICE ‘ASSAULT’
Police arrested 37-year-old Tony Wright inside the 13th Precinct last Monday at 11:30 a.m. for assault and menacing. Police said that Wright chased the victim around their office with a chair, attempting to hit him, and also allegedly picked up a vase and threw it at him. The incident occurred on May 11 at 7 p.m.

ASSAULT ON EAST 25TH STREET
Police arrested 69-year-old Dennis Griggs for assault in front of 208 East 25th Street last Thursday at 11:49 p.m. Griggs allegedly grabbed the victim by the hair and began punching him/her in the chest and right arm (the gender of the victim was not made clear in the report), causing pain and swelling to the victim’s head, chest and arm.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘THEFT’ INSIDE CAR
Police arrested 55-year-old Robert William for criminal mischief, petit larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle in front of 5 East 26th Street last Thursday at 5:45 a.m. The victim told police that he saw William in his car and when he got closer to the vehicle, saw that the front driver’s side window was smashed in. When William noticed the car’s owner, he allegedly ran off and was stopped in the uptown 6 station at Park Avenue South/East 23rd Street. When the victim went back to the car, he realized that $20 to $30 was missing.

GROCERY ‘SHOPLIFTER’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 69-year-old Frank Ho for petit larceny inside the Gristedes at 355 First Avenue last Sunday at 6:43 p.m. Police said that he took one salmon steak, a pint of Haagen Daaz and two candy bars, which he hid in a shoulder bag and allegedly attempted to leave without paying.

Police Watch: Men wanted for burglaries

MEN WANTED FOR BURGLARIES THROUGHOUT LOWER MANHATTAN
Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with six burglaries that occurred in the confines of the First, Fifth, 10th and 13th Precincts. They say the burglars forcibly opened ATMs on the exterior of commercial establishments and fled. Cash was stolen in two of the six burglaries.
The first incident occurred between 7 p.m. on Monday, January 26 and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27 outside SoHo News at 186 Prince Street. The ATM was damaged but no cash was removed.
The second incident happened between 12:28 a.m. on Sunday, February 22 and 12 p.m. on Monday, February 23 outside 225 West 23rd Street. The two burglars removed $4,820 in cash.
The third incident occurred between 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 and 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 6 outside the Tasti D-Lite at 203 Spring Street. No cash was stolen but the ATM was damaged.
The fourth incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 5 at the corner of Rivington Street and Bowery. The ATM was damaged but no cash was stolen.
The fifth incident happened between 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 and 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in front of 46 West 21st Street. The thieves grabbed $2,460 in cash from the ATM.
The most recent incident occurred between 9:55 p.m. on last Monday and 9:37 a.m. last Tuesday outside 144 West 19th Street. The ATM was damaged but no cash was stolen.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

BURLINGTON WATCH ‘THIEF’ NABBED
Police arrested 59-year-old Victor Badillo was arrested for robbery and possession of stolen property in front of 703 Sixth Avenue last Monday at 2:43 p.m. Badillo allegedly removed two watches from the Burlington Coat Factory at 707 Sixth Avenue and when a security officer tried to stop him, police said that he pulled a knife from his pants pocket and confronted the officer, saying, “Don’t try to stop me.”
The officer then walked out of the store and flagged down police. He told the cops that a man wearing a yellow shirt would be exiting the store and had been threatening employees with a knife. Badillo then left the store and police told him to stop, but he allegedly didn’t listen.
At that point, an officer pulled out his gun and ordered Badillo to put his hands up. Police said that he dropped the knife but continued to walk away until he was brought to the ground by officers at the scene. Officers recovered one of the stolen watches from the left sleeve of Badillo’s jacket and another watch that he allegedly stole was recovered inside the store.

TRACK ‘TRESPASSERS’ BUSTED AT UNION SQUARE
Police arrested two people in separate incidents for reckless endangerment and criminal trespass inside the Union Square subway station last Tuesday, for trespassing inside the Bowery J station.
James Lanning, 24, was arrested at 3 p.m. Police said that he was seen via surveillance video entering the track area of the Bowery station. “Do not enter” signs are clearly posted in the station. Lanning allegedly surrendered himself at Transit District 4.
Lindsay Nunnery, 21, was arrested at 6:15 p.m. and was allegedly on surveillance video entering the track area of the Bowery station.

FIGHT IN SECOND AVE. STORE
Police arrested three women involved in a fight last Tuesday at 3:05 p.m. inside the Halal Deli Grocery at 491 Second Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets. Umit Dikkaya, 35, Tiffany Parks, 24, and Dzhennifer Atayan, 22, were charged with assault. Police said that Parks and Atayan were inside the store when Dikkaya allegedly pushed through them. They got into a fight, and Dikkaya allegedly pulled Parks’ hair and scratched her face, and also bit Atayan’s hand. Parks and Atayan allegedly blocked Dikkaya’s way as she was trying to get into the building. Police also said that Parks and Atayan punched Dikkaya in the face and kicked her in the back.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘STOLEN PROPERTY’
Police arrested 43-year-old Thurman Davis for petit larceny last Wednesday in front of 276 Park Avenue South at 1:19 p.m. Davis was allegedly in possession of stolen property and police said that he was stopped because he was seen casing commercial vehicles. When police identified themselves to Davis, he allegedly attempted to flee by riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. He was also charged with a public administration misdemeanor, possession of stolen property and an unclassified violation of New York State laws.

STOLEN PHONE RECOVERED AT SHELTER
Police arrested 64-year-old Preston Solomon for possession of stolen property inside the Bellevue Men’s Shelter at 400 East 30th Street last Saturday at 9:15 p.m. The victim told police that he put his bag down to play soccer and during the game, looked over to check on the bag and didn’t see it. The victim was able to use the Find My iPhone app and an officer located his phone inside the Bellevue Men’s Shelter. Solomon allegedly had the phone in his left front pocket.

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER ARRESTED AT UNION SQUARE
Twenty-year-old Yesenia Mendez was arrested for intoxicated driving at the corner of Union Square West and East 14th Street last Thursday at 1:22 a.m. Police said that Mendez committed a traffic infraction while driving and when she was stopped, had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. She was allegedly unsteady on her feet and had erratic speech. Police said that she refused a Breathalyzer test at the scene and was also carrying a learner’s permit without an authorized driver with her. She was also charged with unlicensed operator and impaired driving.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘CRACKING’ WINDSHIELD
Police arrested 28-year-old Erol Ozdemir for criminal mischief in front of the Flatiron Hall at 38 West 26th Street last Friday at 12:34 a.m. Police said that Ozdemir was shouting in the street and attempted to fight a bouncer at another bar. He allegedly went towards a parked car and repeatedly hit the windshield with his bag, causing the windshield to crack. Ozdemir was also charged with harassment.

CHURRO CRACKDOWNS AT UNION SQUARE
Police arrested three people for selling churros on the L platform at the Union Square subway station in two different incidents last week. Noemi Baez, 42, and Maria Quinatora, 31, were arrested last Saturday at 5:15 p.m. Maria Junga, 52, was arrested later that same day, at 11:55 p.m. Police said that the women were selling the fried pastries for $2 without permission to do so. The women were charged with unclassified misdemeanors of New York State laws.

JOE FRESH ‘SHOPLIFTER’ BUSTED
Police arrested 45-year-old Frankie Blake for grand larceny at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street last Saturday at 7:39 p.m. Police said that Blake entered a nearby Joe Fresh clothing store, removed stacks of clothing from the shelves and placed the items inside a booster bag lined with foil. Blake was allegedly in possession of stolen property valued in excess of $1,000. He was also charged with possession of stolen property and burglar’s tools.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’
Thirty-year-old Nicholas Schulman was arrested for assault last Monday at 2:01 a.m. at the corner of East 21st Street and Fifth Avenue. Schulman allegedly punched the victim in the head, causing pain and swelling to the left side of his face. Police did not have any additional information about whether or not Schulman knew the victim.

Man beaten outside Whole Foods, drug arrest outside Stuy Town

VIDEO SHOWS MAN BEATEN OUTSIDE OF WHOLE FOODS
Gothamist reported that a video was uploaded to LiveLeak on Monday that captured the beating of an unidentified man outside the Union Square location of Whole Foods. The video, which has since been removed, shows people who appear to be Whole Foods employees repeatedly punching and kicking the man who was attempting to get into the store after hours. The blog noted that the incident allegedly occurred on December 30. No arrests have been made but Whole Foods told Grub Street that the team members who have been identified so far have been placed on administrative leave.

DRUG ARREST OUTSIDE STUY TOWN
Police arrested 52-year-old Kenneth Spulka for possession of a controlled substance in front of 527 East 14th Street last Friday at 5:20 p.m. Police said that Spulka was in possession of a pipe with alleged crack cocaine residue.

ASSAULT AT IHOP
Police arrested 28-year-old Quincy Robinson for assault in front of the IHOP at 235 East 14th Street last Thursday at 6:34 a.m. Robinson allegedly hit another man on the head and cheek. Police said that the victim was bleeding from his head and had pain in his chest.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘STOLEN’ PHONE
Police arrested 21-year-old Tredez Colbert for petit larceny in front of the Bounce Sporting Club at 55 West 21st Street last Thursday at 2:33 a.m. Colbert allegedly swiped a Galaxy cell phone from a coat that was lying on a chair. A witness said that Colbert attempted to throw the phone to the ground after security approached him. Colbert was also arrested for possession of stolen property.

DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE
Police arrested 45-year-old livery cab driver Dale Lama last Tuesday at 2:46 a.m. at the corner of East 22nd Street and Third Avenue. Lama was driving his livery cab when he was involved in accident. Police said that after checking his license, they found that it had been suspended.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘SKIPPING’ CAB FARE
Police arrested 21-year-old Israa Chegi for theft of services at the corner of Third Avenue and East 18th Street last Thursday at 5:07 a.m. The driver told police that Chegi and three men got into his cab at a downtown location. When they arrived at Third Avenue and East 18th, the men left without paying. Chegi allegedly refused to pay the fare. Police said that when she was arrested, Chegi said, “I want to act like a child.” She then fell to the ground, getting cuts on her knees in the process.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’
Fifty-year-old Seynabou Diaw was arrested for assault inside the 13th precinct last Friday at 6:55 p.m. Diaw allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing pain to her lips. Police said that the incident occurred in an elevator at Bellevue Hospital inside 462 First Avenue.

TJ MAXX ‘SHOPLIFTER’ NABBED
Larry Roman, 26, was arrested for petit larceny inside the TJ Maxx at 620 Sixth Avenue last Tuesday at 7:24 p.m. Roman allegedly took merchandise from the shelf, concealed it inside his coat and attempted to leave the store without paying. Roman was also charged with theft.

‘THEFT’ AT AMERICAN APPAREL BY FORMER EMPLOYEE
Twenty-year-old Andrew Titaley was arrested inside the 13th Precinct for petit larceny last Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Titaley is a former employee of American Apparel and he allegedly stole three pairs of shorts from his old place of employment. Police said that Titaley walked into the dressing room and took off the tags, which a store employee found, and Titaley allegedly left the store without paying.

CREDIT CARD THEFT
Police arrested Eugene Smith, 31, inside the 13th precinct last Sunday at 2:15 p.m. for grand larceny. Smith allegedly took credit cards from the victim’s home and used it to make purchases without permission. Police said that Smith was also in possession of methamphetamine and ketamine. Smith was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘CHILD ABUSE’
Police arrested 35-year-old Irene Peraza for endangering the welfare of a child last Wednesday at 8:22 p.m. inside 1186 Broadway. Peraza allegedly slapped her daughter, who is under 17, and also scratched her hand. The victim told police that the argument started when she tried to stop her mother from drinking because the daughter felt that her mother was drinking excessively. Peraza was also charged with assault.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AT LOCAL RESTAURANT
Forty-five-year-old James Sanders was arrested for criminal mischief inside the 13th precinct last Monday at 8:15 p.m. Sanders allegedly damaged the front desk computer screen intentionally while inside Cafeteria at 119 Seventh Avenue.

Police Watch: Subway mugger convicted, ‘groper’ arrested

SUBWAY MUGGER CONVICTED
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. announced on Wednesday the trial conviction of Anthony White, 44, for the robbery and strangulation assault of six victims in Manhattan subway stations and surrounding areas in August 2011. White was found guilty by a jury in New York State Supreme Court of all of the charges in the indictment: robbery in the first, second, and third degrees and strangulation in the first and second degrees. White is expected to be sentenced on  November 13.
As proven at trial, at approximately 9 a.m. on August 13, 2011, White attacked a 71-year-old man on the platform of the N/R subway station at West 28th Street and Broadway. White approached the victim from behind, choked him until he lost consciousness and stole $150 from his pocket before fleeing. The victim suffered a stroke in the hours following the attack and had to be hospitalized for approximately a month. Over the course of the next thirteen days, White similarly attacked five other men, all between the ages of 38 and 85, choking them from behind and stealing their money and other personal items.
In one instance, on August 16, 2011, White followed a 75-year-old man into a commercial building near the entrance of the West 28th  Street N/R station. The defendant entered the elevator behind the victim, choked him and stole approximately $200 from his wallet. Between August 18 and August 26, 2011, White attacked two more men in the same West 28th  Street station. The August 26  attack at the 28th  Street station was captured on surveillance camera. Three days later, an undercover NYPD transit officer recognized White at the West 28th Street station and placed him under arrest.

‘MUGGER’ ARRESTED FOR CHOKING VICTIM
Police arrested 29-year-old Christopher Jones for robbery and strangulation last Monday at Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street at 5:22 a.m.  Jones allegedly threw the victim to the ground and strangled him by putting his arm around the victim’s neck until he could no longer breathe. He then took the victim’s cell phone from his hand and fled on foot, police said, until he was arrested at Sixth and West 14th.

MAN STABBED IN FIGHT ON E. 23RD
Police arrested 63-year-olds Michael Taperino and Anthony Giacia for assault over an alleged fight that occurred on the corner of East 23rd Street and Park Avenue South last Friday at 8:20 a.m. The victim, a third person involved in the fight who was not arrested, told police that he was stabbed in the neck at the location after an argument.

WOMAN ‘SLASHES’ MAN WITH BOX CUTTER
Forty-nine-year-old Ernestine Christian was arrested for assault in front of 39 Union Square West last Tuesday at 12:18 p.m. Christian allegedly slashed a man with a box cutter, approximately seven times on the chest, back and arm.

MAN BUSTED FOR ROBBERY
Police arrested 24-year-old Dianrougha Diallo for robbery at the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street last Tuesday at 5:56 p.m. A clerk from a nearby store told police that Diallo was working with someone else and the other person passed something from the store to him and he allegedly concealed it in a plastic bag. The clerk confronted them for stealing and Diallo allegedly punched him in the face, causing bruising to his left eye. They then fled east on East 28th Street and Diallo was arrested. The person that he was working with was not arrested.

MAN ‘STEALS’ BEER FROM CVS
Police arrested 24-year-old Nicholas Thompson for petit larceny inside the CVS Pharmacy at 338 East 23rd Street last Wednesday at 1:15 a.m. A cashier at the store told police that Thompson walked over to a cooler of beer and opened a 24-ounce can of Bud Light. Thompson allegedly started to walk out of the store without paying for it and when the cashier asked if he was going to pay, Thompson allegedly said, “I have no money.” The cashier detained Thompson until police arrived.

MAN ARRESTED FOR FIGHT ON LEX
Twenty-seven-year-old Luis Miranda was arrested for assault and resisting arrest in front of 126 Lexington Avenue last Wednesday at 4:26 a.m. Miranda and another person who wasn’t arrested were allegedly hitting another man in the face, causing bruising to the left side of his forehead. Miranda allegedly flexed and flailed his arms to prevent being handcuffed. The person who wasn’t arrested fled on foot for three blocks and then got into a cab going north on Third Avenue.

DUANE READE ‘SHOPLIFTER’ PULLS KNIFE
Police arrested Robert Jelich, 63, inside the 13th precinct at 230 East 21st Street  on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.  for previously menacing someone inside a Duane Reade at 300 East 23rd Street. A cashier at the store told police that Jelich had stolen a drink from the Duane Reade and then allegedly pulled a knife from his pocket and threatened the cashier after he confronted Jelich.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT ON FIFTH AVE.
Thirty-one-year-old James Jenkins was arrested for assault in front of 60 West 23rd Street last Thursday at 1:14 p.m. The victim told police that he was walking and texting on the west side of Fifth Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets when he bumped into Jenkins, who then allegedly took a step back and punched the victim in the face. He called 911 and followed Jenkins to the Best Buy at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 23rd Street. The victim then flagged down a police officer, who found Jenkins in the lobby of the store and arrested him.

ARRESTS FOR LOOSIE SALES
Two people were arrested for violating tax law and selling “loosies” this week in unrelated incidents.
Police arrested 42-year-old Andrew Walden at the corner of Mount Carmel Place and East 27th Street last Thursday at 2:22 p.m. Walden was allegedly selling five Newport cigarettes with a Tennessee tax stamp for 25 cents each. Walden wasn’t in possession of a tax stamp and he was allegedly in possession of untaxed cigarettes.
Thirty-three-year-old Hafedh Alkablani was arrested in front of 203 Third Avenue last Friday at 6:35 p.m. Alkablani allegedly sold a pack of Newport cigarettes with a Virginia tax stamp to an undercover officer for $8.

ARREST FOR POLITICAL GRAFFITI
Police arrested 23-year-old Nicole Vivieros for criminal mischief and posting graffiti in front of 23 West 20th Street last Thursday at 9:25 p.m. Vivieros allegedly told police that she and another person used aerosol blue chalk spray and a stencil saying, “why does the NRA have so much power?” and “#unzippedtruth.” She did not have authority to post advertisements on the sidewalk and the graffiti was not easily removed, causing damage on the sidewalk estimated to be less than $250.

‘GROPER’ FOLLOWS WOMAN INTO BATHROOM
Twenty-year-old Barry Hamadou was arrested for sexual abuse at the 13th Precinct last Thursday. Hamadou allegedly followed a woman into an elevator to the sixth floor of a building and into a hallway restroom where he then forced her into a stall and attempted to grab her chest. A second complaint notes that in a separate incident, he followed a woman into 18 West 27th Street and grabbed her buttocks before fleeing the scene. Police didn’t disclose the address of the first incident.

THEFT AT BOXERS NYC
Police arrested 28-year-old Tao Xu for grand larceny last Friday at 1:32 a.m. inside the bar Boxers NYC at 37 West 20th Street. Xu allegedly removed property from someone’s pants, which were hanging in an unlocked employee locker. After searching Xu, police found that he was also in possession of alleged crystal meth and a pipe and straw containing alleged crystal meth residue.

Police Watch: ‘Flasher’ nabbed outside Peter Cooper Village, Female McDonald’s employee punched

Compiled by Maria Rocha-Buschel

‘FLASHER’ NABBED OUTSIDE PETER COOPER
Police arrested 54-year-old Paul Stuard on Sunday after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman at the northeast corner of East 20th Street and First Avenue. This was at around 5 p.m. as the woman was on her way to the subway. Police found Stuard at 5:10 p.m. in front of 530 East 23rd Street and arrested him for public lewdness.

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER NABBED ON EAST 14TH
Forty-year-old Raphael Brunn was arrested for intoxicated driving in front of 325 East 14th Street last Tuesday at 11:24 p.m. Brunn was behind the wheel of a car and was traveling west on East 14th Street with a defective brake light. Brunn had bloodshot watery eyes when police approached the vehicle and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, police said. He allegedly told police that he had only had one beer and was coming from Cien Fuegos. He blew a .14 at the scene, police said.

7-ELEVEN ON SIXTH AVE. ROBBED
Police arrested 18-year-old Wamisho Dimore and 30-year-old Wanda Ceballo for robbery inside the 7-Eleven at Sixth Avenue and West 15th Street last Tuesday at 11:46 p.m. Ceballo and Dimore were allegedly working together to swipe cookies and Red Bull and according to police, got physically forceful with a store employee while doing it.

CABBIE AND CYCLIST ARRESTED ON FIRST AVE.
A cab driver and bicyclist were arrested for getting in a fight at East 16th Street and First Avenue last Wednesday at 10:51 a.m. Cab driver Ulugbek Radzhabov, 32, and Qasim Warraich, 19, were busted for criminal mischief after they got into an accident and started arguing. Radzhabov allegedly kicked Warraich’s bike, causing damage to the rear wheel, and Warraich kicked the cab’s side view mirror, causing damage, police said.

COP THREATENED ON SECOND AVE.
Fifty-seven-year-old Johnie Lonardo was arrested for menacing in front of 492 Second Avenue last Thursday at 9:01 a.m. Lonardo allegedly followed an undercover officer and made verbal threats, saying, “I am going to take your life,” while reaching into his waistband.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULTING’ OFFICER
Twenty-two-year-old Gary Williams was arrested for assault of a peace officer at Union Square West and East 15th Street last Friday at 5:28 a.m. Williams was inside Union Square Park when the park was still closed. He was playing a drum when an officer approached him and when the officer tried to arrest him, Williams allegedly flailed his arms and kicked his leg in order to avoid being handcuffed. When the officer attempted to handcuff him again, Williams pushed the officer, causing both of them to fall to the ground and the officer to dislocate his finger, police said.

FEMALE MCDONALD’S EMPLOYEE PUNCHED
Police arrested 23-year-old Nicholas Melendez for assault inside the McDonald’s at 39 Union Square West last Friday at 7:54 a.m. A McDonald’s employee said that she asked Melendez to leave because he was sleeping in the restaurant and didn’t buy anything. But instead of leaving, Melendez began arguing with her and then punched her in the face and slapped her, the victim said.

ADMITTED ASSAULT ON IRVING PLACE
Thirty-one-year-old Skevos Alachouzos was arrested for assault at Irving Place and East 19th Street last Friday at 5 p.m. Alachouzos allegedly told police that he punched a man in the face after getting out of his car.

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER BUSTED
Police arrested David Barbera, 25, for intoxicated driving in front of the Think Coffee at 568 Sixth Avenue last Saturday at 4 a.m. Police saw Barbera driving East on West 14th Street and he allegedly made a sharp left turn around another vehicle, causing the wheels to shriek. When he was stopped, he had an odor of alcohol on his breath and a flushed red face, police said. He allegedly blew a .097 on a Breathalyzer at the scene.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR KNIFE
Yunet Bosch, 24, was arrested for weapons possession last Sunday at 12:53 a.m. inside the First Avenue L station. Bosch was allegedly inside the station wearing a black metal clip and the top part of a knife showing on her front right pants’ pocket. She allegedly told police that she uses the knife for protection and she has multiple prior convictions.

‘FARE-SKIPPER’ BUSTED
Police arrested 25-year-old Michael Parsons for theft of services last Monday at 12:33 a.m. in front of 235 East 20th Street. Parsons entered a cab at West 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue and requested to go to East 38th Street and Lexington Avenue. When the driver requested payment, Parsons’ card was allegedly declined four times. The driver then brought him to the precinct, where he was given the opportunity to call a friend but he declined. He also was allowed to call Chase Preferred Members to ensure that his card was valid, which it was not, police said.

‘SHOPLIFTING’ TEEN BUSTED IN MERCEDES
Police arrested a 17-year-old girl for grand larceny last Thursday at 4:50 p.m. in front of the Nike store at 156 Fifth Avenue. One of the store employees approached the girl and asked her if she needed help. She said that she didn’t and then asked if the door she was standing near was an exit. The employee then noticed that she had something in her shopping bag so he asked if he could ring it up for her, but she allegedly continued to walk off and then fled west on West 20th Street. When police arrived, the employee told them that she was in a green Mercedes Benz up the block and after searching with the employee, the girl was arrested.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘THREATENING’ LETTER
Police arrested 53-year-old Kevin McGlynn for menacing last Thursday inside the 13th Precinct at 6 p.m. McGlynn allegedly hand-delivered threatening letters to the victim, who feared for his physical health and safety.

IDENTITY ‘THIEF’ BUSTED
Police arrested 31-year-old Manuel Rivera for grand larceny in front of 717 Sixth Avenue last Wednesday at 12:59 p.m. Rivera allegedly opened a Citibank account using someone else’s information without permission and deposited an IRS check valued at $5,789 under the account. He has also made multiple withdrawals, police said. He was allegedly in possession of a forged Pennsylvania driver’s license and Citibank debit card.

‘POT’-SMOKING DRIVER ARRESTED
Thirty-two-year-old Adamou Maikarfi was arrested for possession of marijuana last Monday at 1:05 p.m. in front of 750 Sixth Avenue. Maikarfi was driving north on Sixth Avenue and police said when he made an improper turn, an officer approached the vehicle, and smelled marijuana. Maikarfi allegedly said that he had smoked earlier in the day and that he had some in the console of his car, where police found it.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SMASHING LAPTOP
Police arrested 52-year-old Vincent Lynch for criminal mischief inside an apartment building at 55 West 14th Street last Tuesday at 4:17 a.m. Lynch walked into the building and asked the doorman for a room and when Lynch was told that there were no rooms available, he allegedly took the doorman’s computer, an Apple laptop, and threw it on the ground, causing damage to the case. The doorman said that the computer was worth about $2,900.

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