Police Blotter

Seek murder suspects

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding two suspects wanted for the Sept. 29 shooting death of a Pace College student inside his 37th floor apartment in 2 Gold St. Police described both suspects as being Hispanic men in their 20s. One was described as 5’10” between 160 and 190 lbs., slim build with blotchy pigmentation on one side of his face and at the time of the crime was wearing a black Chicago White Sox cap, black shirt and black jeans. The other was described as 5’9” weighing between 170 and 180 lbs. and wearing a black Chicago White Sox cap, white long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans at the time of the incident. Police said the two suspects entered the apartment of Max Moreno, 22, identified as a small-time marijuana dealer, demanded money and then shot him in the head. Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or log on to www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting to CRIMES and entering TIP577. All calls are confidential.

Infant DOA

Police responded to a call shortly before 1 a.m. Sun., Oct. 10 about a three-month-old baby having trouble breathing in a 12th floor apartment at 105 Baruch Dr. in the Baruch Houses in the Seventh Precinct. On arrival, they found the child, Noah Sepulveda, unconscious and unresponsive. An Emergency Medical Service team took the child to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Hudson Sq. fall

A window washer fell from a fourth floor window at 484 Greenwich St. between Canal and Spring Sts. at 3:43 p.m. Fri., Oct. 8 and was critically injured, police said. The victim, identified in a New York Post item as Igor Vnuk, 32, was not wearing a safety harness when he fell. Fellow workers with the cleaning contractor said the victim was sitting on the windowsill and leaning backwards to clean the window when he fell. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with severe head injuries and in critical condition.

Hungry slash

A Queens man operating a food cart in front of 217 Broadway at Vesey St. was arguing with a stranger who demanded free food at 6:25 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 7, police said. The stranger said, “If you don’t give me food I’m going to kill you,” grabbed a kitchen knife from the cart, slashed the victim on the right thumb and fled.

Didn’t get the baby

A Tenafly N. J. woman, 32, told police she was shopping at the H & M clothing boutique on 515 Broadway between Broome and Spring Sts. with her baby in the carriage around 12:40 p.m. Sat., Oct. 9. She turned away to look at some clothes and when she turned back saw someone fleeing with her bag that she had left in the carriage,

Music World shoplift

Security personnel at J & R Music World, 23 Park Row, stopped Andrew Pintado, 35, walking out of the place without paying for items they had seem him he remove from the shelves around 4:10 p.m. Mon., Oct. 11. Pintado had been issued a trespass notice from J & R Music World in October of last year, police said.

Bergtraum bomb threat

An anonymous male caller phoned Murry Bergtraum High School around 11:15 a.m. Wed., Oct, 6 and told the school employee who picked up the phone, “There is a bomb in the school – bye bye,” and hung up, according to reports. The school, at 411 Pearl St. across from Police Headquarters, was evacuated for a canvass of the building that did not turn up any bomb.

Promoting prostitution

Police arrested Cindy Zao, 43, on Saturday night Oct. 2 at 73 Monroe St. and charged her with felony promotion of prostitution. The defendant offered an undercover officer the services of two women for $120 each for a threesome in the building at the corner of Pike St. according to the charges filed by the Manhattan District Attorney. Zao’s bail was set at $5,000 pending an Oct. 26 court appearance.

Criminal impersonating

Police arrested Darin Poole, 48, on Thurs., Oct. 7 around 9:30 p.m. at the corner of E. Houston and Columbia Sts. and charged him with impersonating a police officer and convincing a victim to give him about $20,000 between March 31 and June 1 of this year. On Oct. 7, Poole, still posing as a cop, told the victim that the District Attorney would return the money. When two real police officers closed in to make the arrest, Poole pushed them to the ground and flailed his arms to avoid being handcuffed, according to the complaint filed by the Manhattan District Attorney. Poole, identified in a New York Post item as having previous felony convictions, was being held in lieu of $35,000 bail pending a court appearance.

Financial District theft

A Dix Hills, N.Y. man went to Variety Café, 65 Broadway and put his sports coat on his chair while having lunch around 12:15 p.m. Fri. Oct. 8. When he was leaving around 2 p.m. he discovered his wallet was gone from the sport coat pocket, police said. The victim discovered that two unauthorized charges of $89 had been made on his debit card at a MetroCard vending machine.

— Albert Amateau