Police Watch: ‘Drunk’ drivers arrested, ‘Groper’ busted in Union Square

‘DRUNK’ DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER HANGING OUTSIDE OF CAR
Police arrested 28-year-old Saman Ebrahimzadeh in front of 114 West 16th Street for intoxicated driving last Sunday at 4:40 a.m. Police said that Ebrahimzadeh was driving east on West 16th Street when he and his passenger allegedly began to hang outside of the car while it was moving. When they were stopped, Ebrahimzadeh allegedly had slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes.

SUBWAY ‘GRINDER’ BUSTED AT UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 53-year-old Glenn Gordon for sexual abuse inside the Union Square subway station last Thursday at 7:48 p.m. Gordon allegedly rubbed his groin area on the victim’s buttocks multiple times while they were on a downtown 4 train. Police said that he and the victim did not know each other.

TEEN PHONE ‘THIEF’ CAUGHT BY GOOD SAMARITAN
An alleged attempt by an 18-year-old to run off with a woman’s phone was foiled by a Good Samaritan last Friday.
The victim told police that she was standing in front of 200 Park Avenue South at 8:43 p.m. when Nickoles Rodriguez, 18, allegedly snatched her phone out of her hand and fled. However, police said that Rodriguez was stopped at the northeast corner of East 18th Street and Broadway by a civilian. The teen was later charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

MAN ACCUSED OF SPITTING AT AND BITING EMT
Police arrested Thomas Thompson for assault last Friday at 9:45 a.m. at First Avenue and East 30th Street. An EMT told police that he was treating a patient on East 30th Street when Thompson allegedly approached him and became belligerent. Police said that Thompson then tried to get into the ambulance and leave with the patient who was inside. The EMT said that he ended up not getting in the ambulance but that he did approach the vehicle while it was attempting to drive away and allegedly continued to shout before spitting in the EMT’s face, police said. The EMT opened the door of the ambulance, at which point Thompson allegedly tried to spit at him again. He put up his hand to block Thompson from spitting at him but the suspect then allegedly bit the EMT’s hand.

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Police Watch: CVS ‘robbery,’ ‘fraud’ at the Gansevoort Hotel

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘ROBBERY’ AT FLATIRON 7-ELEVEN
Police arrested 47-year-old Nicholas Micena for robbery inside the 7-Eleven at 107 East 23rd Street last Tuesday at 6:47 a.m. Micena allegedly entered the store and demanded cash from the clerk while simulating a gun. Police said that Micena has four open warrants and was allegedly in possession of a hypodermic needle.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR CVS ‘ROBBERY’
Nineteen-year-old Nathaniel Pierrelouis was arrested for robbery in front of the CVS at 750 Sixth Avenue on Wednesday at 10:13 p.m. The victim told police that Pierrelouis and another person who wasn’t arrested forcibly swiped merchandise from the store. When the victim confronted the man who wasn’t arrested, Pierrelouis allegedly threw punches at the victim and a loss prevention agent at the store while trying to leave with the goods. During the struggle, Pierrelouis allegedly managed to get the items again and flee the store. Police said that Pierrelouis also returned to the store shortly after and assaulted the manager. Details of the alleged attack weren’t clear but the victim said Pierrelouis caused pain to his nose and face. He was also charged with possession of stolen property.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘FRAUD’ AT GANSEVOORT
Police arrested 25-year-old Deondra McCord for grand larceny inside the Gansevoort Hotel at 420 Park Avenue South last Friday at 1:20 p.m. McCord allegedly used a fraudulent credit card to check into a hotel and make charges to the victim’s account without permission to do so. After searching her, police found that she was allegedly in possession of two more fraudulent credit cards that she had charged purchases totaling $1,020. McCord was also charged with forgery and possession of stolen property.

MAN’S VA HOSPITAL ‘THREAT’
Angel Torres, 37, was arrested at the 13th precinct last Friday at 3 p.m. for aggravated harassment. Torres allegedly called the VA Hospital and threatened to blow the place up.

ASSAULT AND PHONE DAMAGE AT FIFTH AND EAST 15TH
Aubin Debraux, 43, was arrested for assault at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 15th Street last Thursday at 11:26 p.m. Debraux allegedly pushed a woman to the ground, causing pain to her left shoulder and breaking her cell phone. Police did not know if Debraux and the victim knew each other before the alleged assault.

MAN ARRESTED FOR BEING IN PARK AFTER MIDNIGHT
Twenty-year-old Bakari Green was arrested for a New York State law misdemeanor inside Stuyvesant Cove Park at Avenue C and East 20th Street last Friday at 12:51 a.m. Green was allegedly inside the park after midnight, in violation of a posted sign stating the park closes at midnight. Green did not have a valid ID and police said that he refused homeless services.

TEEN BUSTED FOR CREDIT CARD ‘THEFT’
Seventeen-year-old Timothy Hilton was arrested for possession of stolen property and grand larceny at the corner of Third Avenue and East 24th Street last Sunday at 2:40 a.m. Hilton was allegedly operating a bicycle on Third Avenue against the flow of traffic and when he was stopped, could not produce ID. Police said that after he was searched, he was found to be in possession of a stolen credit card and property that was previously reported stolen in the confines of the Fifth Precinct earlier that morning. He was also charged with a second count of possession of stolen property because the bike he was riding was a Citi Bike that he allegedly did not have proof of payment for or a Citi Bike keycard.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘STOLEN PROPERTY’
Police arrested 53-year-old Vance Howell at the corner of Irving Place and East 17th Street for possession of stolen property last Tuesday at 6 p.m. Howell was allegedly casing the area and police said that he sat on a bench in front of a restaurant at the corner and appeared to continue casing the area. When police searched him, he was allegedly in possession of stolen property and a quantity of heroin. He was also charges with possession of a controlled substance.

WOULD-BE BIKE ‘THIEF’ CAUGHT ON EAST 26TH
Fifty-year-old Thomas Braunson was arrested for grand larceny at 23 East 26th Street last Monday at 9:50 a.m. Police said that Braunson was dismantling a bike in front of the building because he was allegedly trying to steal it. A witness confronted Braunson right before police arrived, but when he saw the cops, Braunson allegedly fled and was stopped at the train station about two blocks away. A hex key was allegedly found in Braunson’s left pants pocket and he was also charged with possession of burglar’s tools. Police said that screws and bike pieces were recovered from the scene.

FIRED HOME DEPOT EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR ‘THEFT’
Thirty-year-old Ramel Allston was arrested for petit larceny inside the Home Depot at 40 West 23rd Street last Tuesday at 1 p.m. An asset protection manager for the store told police that Allston was fired from the store on Tuesday and upon termination, he was searched and found to have items valued at a total of $71.36 that were in his backpack. Upon further review by the store, Allston was allegedly responsible for four other incidents on June 23, June 24 and two incidents on June 25. He was also in possession of alleged marijuana at the time of his arrest, which police said was in his pants pocket.

MAN NABBED FOR CELL PHONE ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 29-year-old Jonathan Ramos for petit larceny last Wednesday at 11:25 p.m. in front of 149 East 15th Street. Ramos allegedly took someone’s unattended cell phone from the location without permission. He was also charged with theft.

ASSAULT ON BROADWAY
Police arrested 49-year-old Mohammad Siddique for assault inside 1186 Broadway last Thursday at 10:45 a.m. The victim said he was talking to a customer at the store when Siddique came running up to him, allegedly grabbed him by the neck and threw him into the elevator. Police said that Siddique hit the victim on the arm, causing marks on his neck and arm. The victim then ran out of the elevator and back into his store and called 911, and Siddique was arrested at the scene. There was no information about how Siddique knew the victim or what the argument was about.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘GRAFFITI’ ON FIRST AVENUE
Police arrested 26-year-old Michael Napolitano for criminal mischief in front of 400 First Avenue at 24th Street last Thursday at 11:31 a.m. Napolitano was allegedly tagging a wall at a construction site using a permanent marker. He was allegedly in possession of eight markers in total.

KITE ‘VENDOR’ BUSTED FOR SELLING WITHOUT LICENSE
Police arrested 51-year-old Kevin Hines in front of 242 Fifth Avenue last Thursday for an unspecified New York State law misdemeanor. Hines was allegedly selling five kites for sale and could not produce a general vendor’s license.

Police Watch: ‘Trespassers’ busted, Man found with ‘stolen’ purse and Citi Bike

TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER CELL PHONE SNATCHING
Police arrested two people following the investigation of a cell phone snatching last Tuesday at 10:18 p.m. at the corner of First Avenue and East 28th Street. Police stopped 23-year-old Shawn Lee at the intersection in regards to the phone snatching and Lee allegedly admitted that he was in possession of a knife.
Police said that the knife recovered measured 7 1/4 inches and Lee allegedly told them that he used it for protection. He was charged with possession of a weapon.
Kevin Hawkins, 22, was charged with possession of burglar’s tools and resisting arrest at First Avenue and East 28th Street at 10:25 p.m.
When police attempted to stop Hawkins, he allegedly fled down First Avenue on a bicycle going the wrong way and riding on the sidewalk, refusing to stop. Police said he then made a right turn down East 26th Street heading west, pulled a U-turn and rode the bike on East 26th Street towards Bellevue Hospital. Hawkins allegedly dumped the bike and police said he was found hiding in the parking lot at Bellevue Hospital. He allegedly flexed and flailed his arms in an attempt to avoid being handcuffed.
Police said that the two men were not charged with the theft because the phone was not recovered and the victim could not positively identify the men as the ones who stole her phone. Police said that they were pursued because they matched the description, as two black men with bicycles, but the thieves grabbed the woman’s phone from behind her while riding a bike and she did not see their faces.

MCDONALD’S ‘TRESPASSER’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 32-year-old Matthew Bowman at Bellevue Hospital inside 462 First Avenue last Wednesday at 1:29 a.m. for criminal trespass at a McDonald’s. Police said that Bowman jumped behind the counter at the McDonald’s and after the manager on duty escorted him out, he allegedly jumped over the counter again and wouldn’t leave.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘STOLEN’ PURSE AND CITI BIKE
Police arrested 55-year-old Kevin Strong for possession of stolen property at the corner of Levy Place and East 23rd Street last Wednesday at 3:34 a.m. Strong was allegedly in possession of a stolen handbag and a stolen Citi Bike worth $1,200.

GRAMERCY PARK TOWERS ‘TRESPASSER’ BUSTED
Police arrested 24-year-old Alexander Schupnick for criminal trespass inside the Gramercy Park Towers at 205 Third Avenue last Wednesday at 7:33 a.m. Police said that Schupnick was seen inside of the building without permission to be there.

MAN NABBED FOR ‘STEALING’ BAG
Police arrested 35-year-old Roger Labady for petit larceny and possession of stolen property at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 23rd Street last Wednesday at 11:21 a.m. Police said that Labady took a woman’s bag from the ground while she was using her cell phone. After searching the area, police found Labady a block away and when he was questioned, he allegedly told police, “Yes, I took the bag but I was looking for money. There was no money so I dropped the bag across the street.”

MAN CHASED BY COPS, ARRESTED FOR JUMPING SUBWAY TURNSTILE
Willie Kelland, 55, was arrested for theft of services outside 300 Park Avenue South last Wednesday at 2:53 p.m. Police were responding to a report of a larceny at the location and when they arrived, the victim pointed Kelland out. When they approached him, Kelland allegedly fled on foot into the subway station at the northeast corner of East 22nd Street and Park Avenue where police said he hopped the turnstile. He was not charged with larceny because police said they did not have enough evidence to prove that he committed the theft.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘ROBBERY’ AT D’AGOSTINO
Police arrested 31-year-old Jorge Escobar for robbery inside the D’Agostino grocery store at 341 Third Avenue last Wednesday at 5:57 p.m. A store employee saw Escobar trying to leave the store with stolen merchandise allegedly inside his bag. When the employee stopped him at the door, Escobar allegedly began fighting with the employees in an attempt to flee. Police said that the employee was injured when Escobar flailed and then kicked and punched the victim.

MAN NABBED FOR MCDONALD’S KNIFE ‘ASSAULT’
Police arrested 42-year-old Jemar Banks for assault inside the McDonald’s at 541 Sixth Avenue last Thursday at 6:47 a.m. The victim told police that he knocked on the door to use the restroom and when Banks came out, he allegedly started a fight with the victim, throwing punches at him. The victim said that Banks then removed a knife from his waistband and allegedly proceeded to slash at him. The victim was able to grab the knife, which caused a cut on his hand. He held onto the knife and bent it and Banks allegedly fled the location. He was apprehended around the corner at 100 West 15th Street.

HOUSEKEEPER ARRESTED FOR ‘STEALING’ FROM EMPLOYER
Police arrested 47-year-old Maria Demo for grand larceny inside the 13th precinct at 230 East 21st Street last Thursday at 1:20 p.m. Police said that Demo stole items from the apartment where she was employed as a housekeeper. The value of the property stolen was greater than $3,000. Demo also allegedly swiped items from inside another apartment in the same building while being employed as a babysitter. Demo was also charged with possession of stolen property.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT’
Police arrested 37-year-old Eran Modan for reckless endangerment in front of 5 West 21st Street last Friday at 5:59 p.m. A police officer was stopped in traffic on East 21st Street close to Broadway when he heard the throttle of a motorcycle coming from behind his police vehicle. Modan was allegedly riding his motorcycle in a clearly marked bike lane on the south side of the street. The officer signaled for Modan to slow down but he allegedly continued, passing five vehicles while still in the bike lane. Once Modan saw another officer on foot signaling him to pull over, he allegedly crossed in between vehicles to pass another five cars, including a marked police car on the right side. The officer began following Modan with lights and sirens, crossing over Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Modan finally stopped when the officer boxed him in with a large delivery truck and a construction site off of Fifth Avenue. East 21st Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway is a single lane roadway with a marked bike lane close to the south side of the street.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ INSIDE DHAKA FASHION INC.
Police arrested 43-year-old Ambia Khairul for assault and menacing inside Dhaka Fashion Inc. at 1167 Broadway last Sunday at 6:17 p.m. Khairul, an employee there, allegedly hit a co-worker in the head with a packaging tape dispenser and chased him out of the store with a baseball bat. The victim was left with a red knot on the left side of his forehead. Police did not have any information about why the fight started.