Police Blotter, Week of Sept. 22, 2016

The Upper West Side crime blotter
A surveillance photo of the alleged shooter in an Essex St. armed robbery. Photo courtesy N.Y.P.D.
A surveillance photo of the alleged shooter in an Essex St. armed robbery. Photo courtesy N.Y.P.D.

Essex St. shooting

Police are still looking for two suspects who shot a 31-year-old man while robbing him in front of 146 Essex St., between Stanton and Rivington Sts., early on Tues., Aug. 9.

According to police, a robber approached the victim around 3:25 a.m. and demanded his jewelry. When the man attempted to run away, the mugger’s sidekick blasted him once in the left leg. The first thug then removed the wounded man’s jewelry as he lay on the street.

The thieves fled northbound on Essex St. in a red BMW. The victim was removed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. The first mugger was last seen wearing a Metallica T-shirt and baseball cap and has tattoos on both arms. The alleged shooter was wearing a multicolored T-shirt, glasses and also has tattooed arms.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline, at 800-577-TIPS, or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting them to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. All tips are confidential.


L.E.S. pedestrian dies

A Lower East Side senior hit by a carting truck died earlier this month.

On Mon., Aug. 22, at 10 a.m., police responding to a call of an injured pedestrian on Pike Slip at Division St. found a 67-year-old male lying in the street with body trauma.

E.M.S. transported the victim to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased Tues., Sept. 6. He was identified as Miguel DeJesus, of 64 Essex St. in the Seward Park Extenstion public-housing development.

Preliminary investigation by the Police Department’s Collision Investigation Squad determined that a 2005 Mack Utility Roll-Off Container Carting Truck, operated by a 57-year-old male, was traveling northbound on Pike Slip at Division St. with a steady green light. DeJesus was crossing Pike Slip from east to west on the south side of Division St., against a pedestrian crossing signal and outside of the marked crosswalk, according to police.

DeJesus “walked into the front passenger side of vehicle, and was knocked to the ground,” according to police. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.


Thanks a lot, pal!

A 25-year-old man was deceived by a friend at the Pieces bar on Mon., Aug. 8. The man and his buddy were at the 8 Christopher St. watering hold around noon when the friend took the man’s credit card, police said. He used it multiple times between Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 when he was arrested, and found to be in possession of the plastic.

Jeremy Leonard, 29, was charged with felony grand larceny.


Pub puncher

Police said a man intentionally broke the front glass window of Highlands pub, at 150 W. 10th St., by punching it on Sat., Sept. 17, at 3:15 a.m.

Yvan Jestin, 29, was arrested for felony criminal mischief.


In-cab conflict

An assault took place in a cab parked on the northeast corner of Seventh Ave. and W. 12th St. at 11:50 p.m. Fri., Sept. 16. The cab driver witnessed the incident and told police that the female passenger punched the male passenger, causing a bloody nose and substantial pain.

The hack and the victim told police that the dispute was over spilled water. While cops were attempting to arrest the woman, she reportedly flailed her arms and legs, trying to avoid being handcuffed.

Danielle Crenshaw, 26, was charged with misdemeanor assault.


Pervy perp

An officer said that on Wed., Sept. 14, at 4:10 p.m., he saw a man place a cell phone under a woman’s dress to record her private parts at the subway station at Eighth Ave. and W. 14th St. The victim did not notice the occurrence. The man made statements acknowledging the offense, according to a report.

David Horn, 67, was busted for felony unlawful surveillance.


— Emily Siegel
and Lincoln Anderson