FOURTH TEEN ARRESTED FOR BLUE SMOKE ROBBERY
Police arrested a 16-year-old in connection with a robbery inside Blue Smoke at 116 East 27th Street on March 18. Police said that a host at the restaurant was approached around 7 p.m. by five teenagers who claimed they were raising money for a basketball team before grabbing cash from the victim and fleeing the restaurant. When the victim chased after the teens, one of them hit him on the back of the head.
Four teens have been arrested in connection with the incident. The teen was charged with robbery inside the 13th precinct for the robbery last Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. and his name is being withheld due to his young age.
MAN CHARGED WITH 7-ELEVEN ROBBERY
Police arrested 53-year-old Chris Sanachez for an alleged robbery that took place in the 7-Eleven at 239 East 14th Street on March 7 around 10 p.m. Police said that a customer in the store left his property on the counter and Sanachez grabbed it, then fled the location. The victim, a man in his 50s, reportedly chased after Sanachez and when he caught up with him, the suspect allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing pain and swelling. Sanachez was arrested inside the 13th precinct last Tuesday at 7 p.m.
WOMAN ACCUSED OF PUSHING MAN INTO TRACKS AT UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 57-year-old Marjorie Chambers for alleged reckless endangerment at East 14th Street and Union Square West inside the Union Square subway station last Friday at 12:17 a.m. Police said that Chambers recklessly pushed the victim into the roadbed of the train, creating a substantial risk of injury, although no train was approaching at the time of the incident. The victim did not have any visible injuries.
SENIOR STABBED IN SIXTH AVENUE STORE ROBBERY
Police are on the lookout for three robbers, one of whom stabbed a 63-year-old man working at Xcellent DVD store at 515 Sixth Avenue before the trio made off with the cash register.
The men entered the Sunday at 4:40 a.m. and one of the suspects stabbed the victim in his left side before taking the cash register, which contained an undetermined amount of cash. The suspects fled the store West 13th Street towards heading west towards Seventh Avenue. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated and released.
One of the suspects was described as a black man, approximately 5’8” tall, 160 lbs., and was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and a surgical mask. The second suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man, approximately 6’0” tall, 170 lbs., and was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket. The third suspect is described as a white man who was last seen wearing a red and black flannel jacket. 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 website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are kept strictly confidential.
MAN ARRESTED FOR FLIPPING TABLE AFTER DEMANDING MILLER LITE
Police arrested 33-year-old Anthony Williams after he allegedly flipped a table and injured an employee inside Bistango at 415 Third Avenue last Friday at 11:15 p.m. Police said that Williams walked into the restaurant and demanded a Miller Lite. An employee told Williams that the restaurant doesn’t sell Miller Lite and asked him to leave. In response, Williams allegedly flipped a table over, causing bruising to the victim’s ribs. Police said that multiple glasses and plates broke when Williams knocked the table over. Williams allegedly fled the restaurant and when he was stopped by police, he allegedly swung a bag containing two beers at the officer. He was ultimately arrested in front of 535 Second Avenue. He was charged with resisting arrest, assault and criminal mischief.
MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STRANGLING PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND IN MATERNITY WARD
Police arrested 25-year-old Malcolm Rawlinson for strangulation inside Bellevue Hospital last Thursday at 7:45 a.m. Police said that the victim was in the maternity ward with her boyfriend, who is the father of her unborn child, when Rawlinson allegedly struck her in the face and strangled her. She suffered pain and bruising to her face and a sore throat. Rawlinson also allegedly stole the woman’s wallet and phone.
According to the district attorney, Rawlinson pleaded guilty to criminal obstruction of breathing. He was released on his own recognizance, although a temporary order of protection has been issued. He has not been sentenced yet.
MAN BUSTED FOR BURGLARIES THROUGHOUT MANHATTAN
Abraham Cruz, 44, was charged in connection with a burglary in July that took place inside Lahori Kabab at 122 Lexington Avenue after he was arrested for a burglary on the Upper West Side earlier this month. The owner of the kabab place told police that he closed up his business at 4 a.m. on July 2 and all the surveillance cameras were in working order, but when he returned later in the morning, he found that the cameras had been tampered with and both the recording system for the surveillance equipment and the cash register were both missing from the restaurant. Police said that the cash register turned up in a dumpster nearby and a fingerprint lifted from one of the surveillance cameras allegedly matched Cruz.
Cruz was arrested for the July incident at the 13th Precinct last Saturday, and police said that Cruz was connected to a number of other burglaries through his fingerprints, including two incidents on the Upper East and West Sides during the summer. The most recent incident was a burglary on West 91st Street on October 2 where he was caught on surveillance video allegedly stealing bicycles from the basement of the building.
SERIAL ‘BANK ROBBER’ BUSTED IN QUEENS
The man wanted for two robberies at a Flatiron HSBC Bank was arrested in Queens on Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. Leonid Kaziyev, 38, was caught by an FBI-NYPD task force. The FBI said that he is responsible for stealing $30,000 in three armed robberies in the last six months, two of which took place last December and this past June in the HSBC location at 145 Fifth Avenue, where he allegedly brandished a firearm and escaped with over $10,000 in cash each time.
The New York Daily News reported that police collected a cigarette butt from the scene of the second alleged robbery, which took place at a Bank of America on Broadway at West 63rd Street, and a DNA match helped law enforcement catch the suspect.
WOULD-BE BANK ROBBERS WANTED
The Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the three men wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred within the confines of the 13th Precinct. On Saturday, July 18 around 2:36 a.m., the male suspects entered the basement of 102 East 25th Street and proceeded to drill into the ceiling and enter the Citibank located at 333 Park Avenue South. The suspects attempted to then cut into the ATMs inside the bank, but were unsuccessful and fled with no proceeds.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting TIP577 and their tips to 274637 (CRIMES).
‘PICKPOCKET’ BUSTED WITH CASH IN UNDERWEAR
Police arrested 45-year-old Herman Diaz for grand larceny at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 25th Street last Saturday at 1:41 a.m. Diaz allegedly followed the victim for several blocks and a witness said that he swiped the victim’s wallet from his pocket. A second witness who saw the incident intervened and recovered the wallet and police said that Diaz then fled north in the middle of Lexington Avenue. When police approached him, he allegedly tried to discard the stolen cash on the sidewalk while repeating, “I got no money, I didn’t get any money, I got no money.” Police said that after he was searched, he was found to be in possession of stolen cash and following a strip search at the 13th Precinct cell bathroom, $60 was allegedly recovered from Diaz’s underwear.
TEENS BUSTED FOR ‘MUGGING’ OUTSIDE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL
Police arrested five teenagers for robbery in front of Bellevue Hospital last Sunday at 1:55 a.m. The victim told police that she was standing in front of the hospital when a group of teenagers approached her and allegedly punched her in the face and stole her phone. She said that she was using the phone at the time and the teens allegedly grabbed the phone after she fell to the ground when she was punched. Nineteen-year-old Destiny Torres was arrested and the names of the four others are being withheld due to their age.
ROBBERY ON MADISON AVENUE
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding and identifying a man who forcefully mugged a woman on Sunday, July 5, at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 35th Street. The victim, who’s 18, was walking alone at around 4:20 a.m. when the man snuck up behind her, pushed her onto to the ground and then forcefully stole her purse before fleeing along Madison Avenue. A photo of the suspect was later attained as he attempted to use the victim’s credit card at a Walgreens on West 42nd street.
The suspect is described as an adult male Hispanic, approximately 6’3” tall with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing grey sweatpants, a white baseball cap, a tan t-shirt, black sneakers and a black backpack.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting the Crime Stoppers website. All calls are strictly confidential.
MAN NABBED FOR ‘SNATCHING’ CASH
Police arrested 47-year-old Peter Marquez for grand larceny in front of 4 East 28th Street last Sunday at 2:18 p.m. The victim was walking down the street counting money when Marquez allegedly walked up to him and grabbed the $80 from his hands.
MEN ARRESTED FOR ‘IMBIBING’ IN PUBLIC
Two men were arrested for public drinking in front of 344 East 28th Street last Wednesday at 9:59 p.m. David Ramos, 47, was allegedly drinking a bottle of Corona on the sidewalk and police said that Fernando Alvarez, 44, was drinking from a bottle of New Amsterdam vodka. The two men were charged with an unclassified violation. Police said that Ramos was found to have an open investigation card and Alvarez had an active warrant.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ AT BETH ISRAEL
Police arrested 21-year-old Suzielin Frade for assault of a peace officer inside Beth Israel at 281 First Avenue last Thursday at 3:38 a.m. The victim was triaging Frade when she allegedly punched the nurse in the face. The assault caused redness and swelling and the victim was treated at Beth Israel.
BOX CUTTER ‘MENACE’ NABBED ON EAST 15TH
Police arrested 51-year-old Phillip Trotman-Christiani for menacing in front of 200 East 15th Street last Thursday at 9:19 a.m. A victim flagged down an officer and said that Trotman-Christiani had a knife. The suspect then ran east on East 15th Street, away from police, and allegedly threw an orange box cutter across the street. It was recovered by a witness and two victims said that Trotman-Christiani had allegedly waved the box cutter at them in a threatening manner.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR 2013 GAP ‘ROBBERY’
Police arrested 44-year-old Venus Adams inside the 13th Precinct last Thursday for robbery. Adams had allegedly taken 21 pairs of jeans from the Gap at 122 Fifth Avenue and when an employee tried to stop her from leaving without paying, police said that she grabbed the employee by the neck, pepper sprayed her in the face and then fled. According to court documents, the incident occurred on March 8, 2013.
MAN BUSTED FOR ‘STEALING’ FROM PURSE
Nelson Lockett, 49, was arrested for grand larceny at the corner of Second Avenue and East 29th Street last Thursday at 6:21 p.m. The victim flagged down police and said that Lockett had taken property out of her purse at the corner of Third Avenue and East 29th Street. Officers spotted him on East 29th Street after the victim pointed him out and when they got out of their vehicle, Lockett allegedly began to run towards Second Avenue and was arrested at the corner.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘POT’ IN STUY TOWN
Police arrested 21-year-old Jose Rosa for possession of marijuana in front of 522 East 20th Street last Friday at 12:37 a.m. Police said that they spotted Rosa in between vehicles in a larceny-prone location and after searching him, found that he was in possession of alleged marijuana.
WOMAN BUSTED FOR ‘THEFT’ OF BED BATH & BEYOND CASH
Anelle Mendez, 28, was arrested for petit larceny inside the Bed Bath & Beyond at 620 Sixth Avenue last Monday at 9:30 p.m. Police said that throughout numerous dates, Mendez stole cash from the registers at store.
MAN WANTED IN ATTEMPTED RAPE AND ATTACK ON ANOTHER WOMAN
Police are looking for a man who tried to rape a woman in an East Village building on Sunday and also, in a prior incident, attacked a woman in another building. On Sunday, cops say he followed his 22 year-old victim into an apartment building on East 6th Street and sexually assaulted her in the stairwell. The victim sustained minor injuries from the attack, which occurred around 6 a.m., and was taken to Beth Israel Hospital in stable condition.
Police say he also, on Tuesday, December 16 at 12:45 a.m., followed a 19-year-old woman into the elevator in the lobby of her building located on the FDR Drive. He then grabbed her buttocks and breasts and tried to forcibly kiss her. The woman struggled and managed to get out of the elevator and the building. The creep chased her and managed to grab her buttocks again before fleeing the scene,
The suspect is described as dark skinned, approximately 25 years old and 180 lbs., with short cut hair. In the second incident, he was wearing a dark baseball cap, black bubble jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers. In the first incident, the victim said he was wearing a Yankees cap.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting TIP577 and their tips to 274637 (CRIMES). All calls are strictly confidential.
FLORIDA WOMAN MISSING
Police are looking for a 37-year-old woman, Florida resident Freida Yakubov. Yakubov was last seen last Thursday in front of 111 West 16 Street at 8 a.m. when she arrived with her boyfriend from Sarasota. Yakubov dropped her boyfriend off at the location and then left to park her vehicle, a black 2009 BMW 1 Series 4-door sedan with Florida license plates, but she never returned.
She is described as being 5’7” tall, weighing 120 lbs., with a light complexion, long blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white sweater and gray sweat pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIS PIT BULL BITES A FATHER AND SON ON EAST 28TH
Mister Parrish, 36, was arrested after police said he was involved in two assaults, including one in which he sicced his pit bull on a father and his son.
Last Saturday at around 10:52 p.m., at East 28th Street and Lexington, Parrish was standing on the corner with the dog when a child, who was under the age of seven and standing next to Parrish, became frightened by the animal. Parrish then yelled, “It’s only a dog.”
The boy started crossing the street with his father when Parrish allegedly removed the dog’s leash and steered it towards them. Police said that the dog bit the boy on the leg, causing the skin to break and bleed, and Parrish did nothing to intervene. The dog also allegedly bit the child’s father on the arm.
The victims were taken to the hospital and the dog was removed to Animal Care and Control. Parrish (whose first name really is Mister, police confirmed) was was also charged with assault, as well as harassment and dogs to be restrained.
Around the same time, police hit Parrish with additional count of assault along with arresting another man, Jamie Sloan, 34.
Police said Parrish and Sloan were involved in a fight at Third Avenue and East 28th Street around the same time as the other incident. They allegedly punched another man in the face and head, causing cuts and bleeding to the victim’s ear.
MAN ARRESTED FOR STOLEN BAG AT GRAMERCY TAVERN
Police arrested 51-year-old Nathaniel Green for grand larceny in front of 915 Broadway last Monday at 7:16 p.m. Green entered the Gramercy Tavern at 42 East 20th Street earlier that day and allegedly removed a black bag that didn’t belong to him from a chair. Police said he left the restaurant with the bag and was stopped outside the building. He allegedly resisted arrest at the time, ran and dropped the bag, which landed under a nearby car.
MT. SINAI BETH ISRAEL PATIENT’S CREDIT CARD STOLEN AS SHE SLEPT
Police arrested 38-year-old Paulino Camacho for grand larceny inside Mount Sinai Beth Israel at 281 First Avenue last Thursday at 11:12 p.m. The victim, who is a patient at the hospital, said that she was sleeping in her room and when she woke up, she went to look for something in her bag. Camacho had allegedly taken her credit card and $30 in cash from the bag.
‘POT DEALERS’ BUSTED ON WEST 28TH
Police arrested two people for the sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana near the intersection of West 28th Street and Broadway last Friday. Twenty-year-old Usman Jalloh was busted in front of 34 West 28th Street at 3:40 p.m.
Jalloh allegedly sold pot to an undercover officer and after searching him, police found that he was allegedly in possession of additional marijuana.
Lamin Kamara, 24, was arrested at the intersection at 4:45 p.m. He allegedly tried to sell marijuana to an undercover officer and police said he was in possession of marijuana.
‘SHOPLIFTERS’ BUSTED AT BED BATH & BEYOND
Police arrested two people for shoplifting at Bed Bath & Beyond in separate incidents last week. Denise Mulcare, 45, was arrested last Monday at 1:09 p.m. and Anthony Dantico, 33, was arrested on Saturday at 3:54 p.m. Both were charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property. Mulcare allegedly took items of the shelf and placed them in her bag, attempting to leave the store without paying. Police said that Dantico took property off the rack, put it in his coat pocket and attempted to leave without paying.
‘BURGLAR’ BUSTED FOR SWIPING MACBOOK
Eighteen-year-old Isaiah Ravenall was arrested for burglary last Monday at 11:50 a.m. inside the 13th Precinct. Police said that Ravenall entered the victim’s apartment without permission and swiped an Apple MacBook Pro valued at $1,100. Information about the location of the burglary was not available.
MAN ARRESTED IN HIT-AND-RUN
Police arrested 25-year-old Salvador Colula inside the 13th precinct for leaving the scene of an accident last Monday at 9:45 a.m. Colula was driving at a previous date and allegedly hit someone with his car, causing a sprained ankle. Colula did not stop when he hit the man and left the scene of the accident, police said.
THEFTS AT THE GAP LAST WEEK
Police arrested four people for thefts at the Gap Store inside 122 Fifth Avenue last week.
Timothy Read, 23, and Angel Vega Jr., 39, were arrested last Monday at 7:56 p.m. Read was charged with grand larceny and Vega was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property. Read allegedly attempted to steal three jackets, which were valued at $1,044. Vega allegedly attempted to steal two jackets.
Twenty-six-year-old Christian Pena was arrested at the same store the next day at 2:06 p.m. for petit larceny and possession of stolen property. An employee at the store said that she saw Pena take items from the shelf. He allegedly concealed them and attempted to leave the store without paying.
Police arrested 53-year-old Elvin Quinones for petit larceny and possession of stolen property in front of the store last Friday at 11:54 a.m. An employee at the store said that Quinones took clothing off the shelves and then attempted to conceal it in his coat. Police said that he then tried leaving the store without paying for the items, which were worth $94.99.