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BY MARIA ROCHA-BUSCHEL

Assault at Stella’s Pizza

A 29-year-old man was arrested for assaulting someone inside Stella’s Pizza at 110 Ninth Avenue on Saturday, March 31 at 4:30 a.m. Police arrested the man after a witness approached officers and told them that he had punched a 25-year-old man in the face and fled east on East 17th Street. Police said that the man ran through a courtyard on West 17th Street to West 18th Street, and officers caught up with him in front of 447 West 18th Street, where he reportedly resisted arrest by flailing his arms and refusing to be handcuffed. Police said that the victim positively identified the suspect and refused medical assistance at the scene.

Man arrested for car theft

Police arrested a 26-year-old man for the theft of a car from New Jersey in front of 443 West 37th Street on Saturday, March 31 at 4:34 a.m. The victim told police that his car was stolen from in front of his residence in Scotch Plains and OnStar tracked the vehicle to Manhattan, contacting the NYPD with the location. Police said that the suspect was seen behind the wheel of the car and was ordered to lie down on the ground to be handcuffed. Police also recovered a bag containing alleged cocaine and he was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

Man threatens to kill sister’s cat

A 23-year-old resident of 411 West 18th Street reported that her brother harassed her in the apartment on Thursday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. Police said that the victim’s brother threatened to kill her cat when she wasn’t at home.

Hit-and-run driver gets aggressive

A 37-year-old man reported that another driver got aggressive after hitting his car while both were driving south on 11th Avenue near West 23rd Street on Thursday, March 29 at 4:10 p.m. Police said that the suspect hit the victim’s fender and got out of his own vehicle while acting aggressively towards the victim. Police said that the suspect said that he couldn’t wait and then left the scene without leaving his information before police could arrive.

Man busted for drugs

Police arrested a 25-year-old man for criminal possession of a controlled substance in front of the club 1 Oak at 453 West 17th Street on Friday, March 30 at 12:30 a.m. Police said that the suspect was seen on a public sidewalk with a small quantity of cocaine and marijuana.

Man TAKES 12-packs

A Duane Reade employee for the location at 131 Eighth Avenue reported that a man walked out of the store with two 12-packs of beer without paying on Friday, March 30 at 9:40 p.m. Police said that the man took a 12-pack of Heineken and a 12-pack of Modelo, valued at $60.27 in total, and left the store without paying, fleeing south on Eighth Avenue towards West 16th Street and west towards Ninth Avenue.





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