Police Blotter, Week of October 20, 2016


State Senator Brad Hoylman and Councilmember Margaret Chin handed out fliers with a description of the wanted bias attacker.

Find this guy!

State Senator Brad Hoylman and City Councilmember Margaret Chin handed out “wanted” fliers around W. Fourth St. last Thursday, near the scene of an alleged bias attack that happened the previous Sunday Oct. 2.

In the incident, the suspect pushed a man in his 20s into a window sill in front of 168-170 W. Fourth St. while yelling homophobic slurs. The victim hit his head on a window sill and had to be treated for his injury.

The politicians’ flier asking for the public’s assistance in ID’ing the suspect was jointly signed by Hoylman, Chin, Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, Assemblymember Deborah Glick and Corey Johnson.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Michael Diaz at 646-610-5267.

A surveillance camera image of the alleged W. Fourth St. bias attacker. Image courtesy N.Y.P.D.

A surveillance camera image of the alleged W. Fourth St. bias attacker. Image courtesy N.Y.P.D.

Branching out

The Papaya Dog at 333 Sixth Ave. was nearly the scene of a “tree-mendous” attack early Wednesday morning. Police said that on Oct. 12 at 3 a.m., a man wielding a branch ran after another man, putting him in fear that he was going to be beaned by the bough. It wasn’t clear if the tree-branch-toter had tried to “leaf” the scene, but police said they recovered narcotics in his right pants pocket.

Robinson Manrique, 37, was arrested for misdemeanor menacing.

Brothers in arms

On Thurs., Oct. 13, at 12:40 a.m., two brothers reportedly got into an argument that ended violently at the corner of Seventh Ave. South and Carmine St. A police officer said he observed one man punch the other on the right side of the face and then push him to the ground. The victim suffered bruising and swelling above the right eyebrow.

Paulino Tax, 24, was arrested for misdemeanor assault.

Bagged by police

A sharp-eyed police officer on the subway platform at the Christopher St. station arrested a man after he may have stolen something from a sleeping straphanger’s bag.

The cop said that at 3:20 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 15, he observed a man sitting next to a sleeping passenger. He then noticed the man feel the outside of the victim’s backpack, which was on the floor between the victim’s legs, then remove it and walk away with it. The man then returned and put the bag back between the victim’s legs.

While the officer attempted to arrest him, the man allegedly tensed up and flailed his arms to resist arrest. Upon a search, two bags of marijuana were found in the man’s pockets.

Police arrested Asareel Yisrael, 21, for misdemeanor petit larceny.

Unhappy meal

An employee at the McDonald’s at 208 Varick St. repeatedly asked a woman to leave the store around 6 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 10, police said. But the woman refused, and then walked over to a man and his son and apparently started bothering them.

The man told the woman not to get close to him and she became irate. She started to curse at him, then whipped out a multitool knife, making him fear physical injury.

The woman then walked out of the store, punching the glass door with the knife as she went, damaging the door.

Upon a search, she was found with a small glassine envelope of alleged crack cocaine. Tamika St. Jean, 27, was arrested for misdemeanor menacing.

— Emily Siegel

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