Police Watch: Three charged with Barcade robbery, Dog walker arrested for burglaries

THREE CHARGED WITH BARCADE ROBBERY
Police arrested three additional people for an alleged robbery that took place at Barcade on West 24th Street at the end of September. Twenty-seven-year-old Gilberto Morales, 24-year-old Yannick Eva and 25-year-old Sedale Whyte were charged with robbery in connection with the incident. Town & Village previously reported that a 27-year-old was caught at the time of the incident. Charges on that suspect have been dismissed.

The victim told police that he was at the bar playing a game with the four suspects on September 29 around 2:30 a.m. and after he lost a bet, he pulled out his wallet to pay for drinks. Police said that the four suspects attacked him, giving him a cut lip. The victim said that he fell while the three men allegedly continued to kick him, and police said that one of them grabbed his wallet before attempting to flee.

Morales was also charged with assault, and Whyte was also charged with grand larceny for the alleged theft of the victim’s credit card. The three men turned themselves in to the precinct last week.

DOG WALKER BUSTED FOR BURGLARIES
Police arrested 23-year-old Joshua Wilder for burglaries he allegedly committed by using his access as a dog walker to get into victim’s apartments earlier this month.

Police said that Wilder stole a yellow diamond ring valued at $95,000 from the victim’s apartment located within the 13th Precinct on Monday, October 15. The victim told police that Wilder, the dog walker, was the only other person who had a key to the apartment. Continue reading

Woman steals credit cards at Taproom

By Sabina Mollot

Cops are on the lookout for a woman they said stole credit cards from an employee’s purse at Taproom, a Gramercy bar, and then proceeded to use them to make purchases. Another employee at the bar at 307 Third Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets told Town & Village the theft happened on Saturday during brunch time when the thief sat down near where some employees were sitting.

Police tweeted a picture of the woman on Tuesday, who the employee said appeared to be light-skinned black with braided hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Police Watch: East Village groper wanted, Man arrested for ‘stolen’ debit cards

Sex abuse suspect

COPS ON LOOKOUT FOR EAST VILLAGE GROPER
Cops are looking for a man who forcibly groped a woman through her clothing in the East Village.
On Friday, May 11 at 11 p.m., the victim said he grabbed her in front of 162 Second Avenue between East 10th and 11th Streets. He then snatched a wallet from another victim’s hand while running off. Police didn’t give a description of the suspect but a fuzzy surveillance photo shows a thin, dark haired man. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE DEBIT CARDS
Police arrested 25-year-old Shaquille Urgent for an alleged grand larceny at the corner of Second Avenue and East 26th Street on Sunday, May 27 at 4:29 a.m. The victim told police that Urgent asked the victim to come to a party but said that he needed to see the victim’s wallet to make sure that he wasn’t a police officer. The victim gave his wallet to another suspect, who took the debit cards out of his wallet and both men allegedly walked away without returning the cards. The victim said that he then followed the suspects for several blocks asking for his property back, at which point the unknown suspect fled in a taxi, but police were able to arrest Urgent.

BRC RESIDENT CHARGED WITH FOR SEX ABUSE IN CHINATOWN
Police arrested 30-year-old Jahi Walker for alleged sexual abuse inside the Bowery Resident’s Committee shelter at 127 West 25th Street on Wednesday, May 23 at 8 a.m. Police said that on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m., the victim was walking to work in Chinatown when Walker allegedly grabbed and squeezed the victim’s buttocks, then reportedly reached under the victim’s skirt and touched her over her underwear. After the victim pushed Walker away, she took a photo of him using her cell phone, leading to his identification.

MAN ACCUSED OF MENACING IN CHELSEA
Police arrested 37-year-old Kariyn Jackson for alleged menacing at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 27th Street on Tuesday, May 22 at 12:53 a.m. Police said that Jackson pulled out a knife in front of an employee at a nearby store. Jackson allegedly fled the store but police stopped him on West 25th Street where he was searched and officers allegedly recovered credit cards and MetroCards that didn’t belong to him. Police said that a knife was recovered from in front of 245 West 25th Street. He was also charged with possession of stolen property and weapons possession.

MEN ALLEGEDLY FOUND WITH FORGED CREDIT CARDS AT STARBUCKS
Police arrested 20-year-old Cesar Pritchard and 20-year-old Tyrell Cohen for forgery inside the Starbucks at 14 West 23rd Street on Friday, May 25 at 4:18 p.m. Police said that Pritchard was attempting to use a forged credit card at multiple locations and when he was searched, he was allegedly in possession of additional forged cards, a small bag of alleged marijuana and an allegedly fraudulent Michigan driver’s license. Police said that Cohen was in possession of six fraudulent credit cards and Pritchard was also charged with forgery and possession of marijuana.

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN UNION SQUARE FOR ALLEGED DOWNTOWN ROBBERY
Police arrested 27-year-old Waleek Watford for a previous alleged robbery at the corner of Union Square West and East 14th Street on Friday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. Police said that Watford and 23-year-old Senee Roldan, who was arrested in connection with the alleged robbery on May 17, took the victim’s backpack from the ground inside the Fulton Street subway station in the Financial District and allegedly threatened her if she went to the police about the incident.

MAN CHARGED WITH PAWNING FRIEND’S BIKE
Police arrested 31-year-old Robert Bazemore for petit larceny in front of 101 East 14th Street on Friday, May 25 at 4 p.m. Police said that Bazemore and the victim were friends and Bazemore borrowed the victim’s bike but never returned it. Bazemore allegedly pawned the bicycle at a nearby pawn shop.

Police Watch: Man arrested for Kips Bay burglary, Man nabbed for bank robbery

MAN BUSTED FOR KIPS BAY BURGLARY
Police arrested 44-year-old Alejandro Almanzar for burglary inside 148 East 30th Street last Tuesday at 1:46 p.m. Almanzar was allegedly casing a number of buildings before he entered the apartment building at 148 East 30th Street. Police said that he went inside without holding anything and when he left, he was holding a black plastic bag with Kohl’s merchandise inside. When police stopped him, he allegedly said that he was picking up clothing for a church, but when police searched the building, they found a Kohl’s delivery package ripped open with the contents missing. Police said that Almanzar didn’t have permission to be inside the building or to take the clothes.
Almanzar was also charged with burglar’s tools, possession of stolen property and criminal trespass.

MAN BUSTED FOR BANK ROBBERY
Police arrested 51-year-old Edward Pemberton for a robbery that took place inside the Amalgamated Bank at 275 Seventh Avenue on March 28 at 1:40 p.m. Police said that Pemberton passed a demand note to a teller that read “All hundred and fifty bills will shoot!” After handing the note to the teller, Pemberton allegedly said, “Give me all the 50’s or I’ll blow your brains out. I have nothing to lose.” Police said that the teller then gave $1,009 in cash to Pemberton, who fled. He was arrested inside the 13th precinct last Monday at 9:05 p.m.

MAN NABBED FOR GROPING IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 33-year-old Michael Hincapie for sexual abuse inside the Union Square subway station last Wednesday at 4:47 p.m. Police said that Hincapie was rubbing his hand and cell phone between the victim’s legs and buttocks while on an uptown 4 train.

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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.