Crime Watch

| 26 May 2022 | 06:52

    Pair Picked Up in Shoplifting Incident

    A 34-year-old male employee of the Alexander McQueen store at 747 Madison Ave. at East 65th St. said that at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, a 31-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man walked into the location and asked for assistance. At some point, the pair split up but eventually left the store together. The employee then discovered that items were missing from a display shelf area where the couple had last been seen. Police searched the neighborhood and found the two suspects with two items from the store inside their gray 2015 Nissan Altima. Assata Moore and Tyrese Gregory were arrested and charged with grand larceny. The merchandise stolen and recovered included a mini jeweled bag and a four-ring mini chain totaling $3,380.

    Witness Helps Police Nab Car Tamperers

    A 38-year-old male witness told police that at 2:02 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, he saw a 21-year-old man in front of 311 East 78th St. near Second Ave. rummaging around inside a vehicle known to belong to a 65-year-old woman. The witness followed the suspect and his accomplice and pointed the individuals out to police. Sean Jasper, 21, and Tyrone Rodriguez, 26, were arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. It was determined that the vehicle’s fuse compartment had been tampered with and removed.

    Graffiti Makers Arrested at Gracie Mansion Demonstration

    Police reported that at 4:46 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, an officer observed a 26-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man dump a can of paint on the ground in front of Gracie Mansion at 181 East End Ave. Apparently the two suspects and approximately ten other individuals were engaged in a protest. D Anna Morgan and Daniel J. Hulkower were arrested and charged with making graffiti.

    Then at 5:36 p.m. the same day, a sharp-eyed officer at the scene spotted a 39-year-old man wearing the same clothing he was wearing in an Instagram video he had posted earlier showing him spray painting black graffiti on the walkway during the same demonstration. Augusto Alarcon was arrested and charged with making graffiti. He was found in possession of four permanent markers, a 15-ounce can of black spray paint and a pack of multi-sized stencils.