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.