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BY MARIA ROCHA BUSCHEL

Two arrested for fighting

Police arrested a 54-year-old woman and 21-year-old for fighting inside the older woman’s apartment at 419 West 17th Street on Sunday, March 11 at 4 p.m. Police said that the argument stemmed from a disagreement between the two women about the older woman’s 18-year-old grandson, who police said was in a relationship with the younger woman. The younger woman reportedly accused her boyfriend’s grandmother of allowing other women into her apartment, where her boyfriend also lived, and punched the woman in the face. Police said that the 54-year-old woman reportedly punched the younger woman because she didn’t like how she was talking about her grandson. The older woman was treated at Bellevue Hospital but the 21-year-old refused medical treatment. Both women were charged with assault.

Man busted for selling drugs

A 45-year-old man was arrested on charges for criminal possession of a controlled substance at the northeast corner of Ninth Avenue and West 16th Street on Friday, March 9 at 3:10 a.m., police said. The man accepted cash from another person in exchange for a quantity of a controlled substance, which was recovered by an officer, according to the police account. The man tried to flee and when he was caught, and then he held his arms in front of his body to prevent officers from handcuffing him, police said.

Drunk driver arrested

Police arrested a 25-year-old woman for intoxicated driving at the northwest corner of Seventh Avenue and West 19th Street on Sunday, March 11 at 5 a.m. Police said that the suspect was driving west on West 19th when she started turning against traffic at Seventh Avenue. She reportedly corrected the turn and then continued west on West 19th but was swerving and pulled to the curb without signaling. Police said that when they began speaking with her, she smelled of alcohol and said she had been drinking, but she refused a breathalyzer at the scene.

Windshield shattered on West 19th

A 72-year-old man reported that his car’s windshield was shattered while his car was parked behind 420 West 19th Street sometime between Monday, March 5 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. He told police that his back windshield was smashed intentionally with an unknown object, although nothing was taken from the vehicle. He said the windshield would likely cost more than $250 to replace.





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