Compiled by Sabina Mollot
TEEN’S JAW BROKEN IN ATTACK ON EAST 23RD
Police are looking for a young man or teenager who they believed attacked an 18-year-old on East 23rd Street and Third Avenue.
The victim said on May 10, around 9:40 p.m., he was talking to the suspect about a dance competition when the other man started to punch him in the face. The attacker broke the victim’s jaw, fractured his eye socket and left abrasions on his head. The unknown man, who’s Asian and described as being in his late teens or early twenties, then fled. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.
The suspect was seen on surveillance video.
Anyone with information in regards to this assault is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
AIR CONDITIONERS SWIPED ON E. 20TH
Juan Marte, 42, and Pedro Badia, 56, were arrested in front of 441 East 20th Street on June 27, for allegedly running off with two air conditioners. The A.C.s had been placed on the sidewalk so they could be taken for repairs. Once the owner saw that they were missing, she ran after the suspects who were stopped two blocks away and arrested.
LICENSE CHECKS ON E. 23RD ST.
While doing checks of licenses in front of 530 East 23rd Street near Asser Levy Place, police arrested Hector Guzman, 48. Police had been checking every fifth vehicle passing by and while checking Guzman’s license, saw that it had been revoked.
ATTACK WITH SODA CAN
Police arrested Leonardo Correra, 44, for assault after he allegedly slashed another man with a crushed soda can. Police said on June 25 Correra got into an argument with another man and at one point Correra went across the street, got the soda can, came back and assaulted the victim. The victim was cut on his forearm and was treated at the scene.
BURGLARY ARREST ON E. 19TH ST.
Doorman Michael McDonagh, 44,was arrested on June 23 after a tenant in the building he works told police McDonagh stole money from his apartment and that he had the alleged incident on tape. The tenant also said McDonagh had no business being in the apartment. The arresting officer viewed the video prior to the arrest.
STORE EMPLOYEE GETS GRABBY
Mohammed Saab, an employee at a clothing store at 1149 Broadway near 27th Street was arrested after a customer said Saab grabbed her crotch over her pants. The victim said he did this on June 26 when he was helping her shop for pants.
TEEN NABBED FOR ROBBERY
A 16-year-old was arrested at Union Square East and 16th Street for robbery on June 26 after his victim said he snatched money out of his hand and pushed him onto the ground. As a result of being knocked down, the victim said he hurt his ear. The suspect is a student at P-Tech High School in Brooklyn.
COMPUTER THROWN AT BETH ISRAEL
Allen Taylor, 27, was arrested at the First Avenue Beth Israel facility after allegedly destroying a computer.
A nurse at the hospital told police that Taylor, a patient, had asked for a Metrocard when being released so he could get back to Queens. When the nurse told him she didn’t have a Metrocard to give him and asked him to leave, he became enraged and grabbed a computer from a desk and threw it to the floor. The computer, which broke, would cost a few hundred dollars to replace, the nurse said.
MAN STABBED ON E. 28TH ST.
Luis Gracia, 68, was arrested after allegedly stabbing another man on June 24. Police said Gracia had been arguing with the man on First Avenue and 28th Street about food and then pulled a knife out of his pocket. The victim then told Gracia to leave, but instead Gracia stabbed him in the face and body before fleeing, police said.
The victim sustained injuries to his left temple, a slice to an earlobe and a stab wound on his left hip. Still, he said he managed to tackle Gracia to the ground, and the knife was found at the scene.
MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY
Alejandro Almanzar was arrested on June 25 after allegedly being found at properties without permission and having a credit card that belonged to someone in an apartment at one of the buildings, as well as $470 in cash and an iPad. One of the buildings hit was 151 Lexington Avenue and another was 160 East 27th Street. Police said he used a pry bar to break door locks and broke locks on filing cabinets.
METROCARD SWIPE ‘SELLERS’
Cops made a few arrests of men allegedly selling Metrocard swipes on the Union Square subway, who also allegedly blocked turnstiles to prevent straphangers from getting through.
Edward Davies, 54, was arrested on June 24.
Charles Feedor, 37, was arrested on June 26.
Kevin Scott, 45, was arrested after allegedly approaching eight passengers for swipes and blocking pedestrian traffic.
BUSTED BY BUSKER
David Park, 27, was arrested at Union Square Park on June 28 after he allegedly took cash out of a donation box that belonged to a musician. Police said the victim’s $20 was recovered.
TEEN PUNCHES ACS EMPLOYEE
On June 28, a teenager was arrested for assault after punching an ACS employee in the face. The punch caused bruising and swelling to the victim’s face. The ACS facility is located at the same building as Bellevue Hospital on First Avenue and 27th Street.
‘ASSAULT’ WITH BEER BOTTLE
Connie Velasquez, 23, was arrested at the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge at 140 East East 27th Street, after allegedly hitting another woman with a beer bottle. The victim suffered a cut on her left eye as a result of the June 29 incident and was taken to Bellevue for treatment.
SUBWAY DANCER ARRESTED
A 16-year-old was arrested for reckless endangerment after allegedly hanging and swinging from poles on a train while playing music, and then asking for donations. Police said the dancer, a student at Morris High School, created a risk of injury towards others and caused “public annoyance” due to the music.
EMPLOYEE ‘THEFT’ AT STORE
An employee working at 160 Fifth Avenue, which is home to Club Monaco, was arrested after being seen allegedly making an unauthorized transaction to transfer $79.50 of the store’s money to a personal account. Police said the employee, Freddie Guerrero, 27, did not have permission to make the transfer.
EMPLOYEE ‘THEFT’ AT BAKED BY MELISSA
An employee of Baked by Melissa on East 23rd Street was arrested for allegedly taking cash from the register. Sharlett Spillers, 24, was arrested on June 26.
CONDOMS AND CANDY TAKEN FROM CVS
Annemarie Izzo, 24, was arrested for allegedly putting 11 boxes of condoms and four packs of chocolate bars into her purse and breezing past a cash register without paying. She was then stopped by security.
HOMELESS MEN SLEEPING IN PARK
Police made a few arrests of men who were sleeping in Stuyvesant Cove Park this week after closing time. All the men were offered homeless outreach services and declined, police said.
David Assel, 27, was arrested on June 24 for an unclassified misdemeanor after being seen stretched out on a bench.
Christopher Calderon, 20, was also allegedly seen lying on a bench on the morning of June 24.
Police also arrested Anthony Barahona, 19, who was found inside the park.
Christopher Martinez was arrested on June 26.
Police also arrested Charney Swinton, 20, on June 25, for being inside of Stuyvesant Square Park after it had been closed with a chain lock.
BUSTED FOR SELLING CIGARETTE
Ali Doby, 45, was arrested for violating tax law by allegedly selling a loosey on East 16th Street and Union Square East.
Mark McGill, 37 was arrested at the Union Square Subway for allegedly stroking his penis inside his pants pocket in public view at Union Square and East 14th Street. Upon searching him, police said they found a small bag of pot on him and two pipes. He also had an open warrant.
BOOZE ‘THEFT’ AT BAR
Jesus Bailon, an employee at Lillie’s Victorian bar and restaurant, 13 East 17th Street, was arrested on June 24. Police said Bailon, 30, was seen taking bottles of booze from the premises without permission or authority to do so and was allegedly seen doing this on video.