Police Blotter, Week of Sept. 7, 2017

The Upper West Side crime blotter
Blade runner: Police say this man displayed a box cutter to a person on the F train before fleeing at the W. 14th St. station. Photos courtesy D.C.P.I.

Extension tension 

A thug used a box cutter to menace a person on a northbound F train as it was en route to the W. Fourth St. station on Wed., June 7, around 9:35 a.m., police said.

The unidentified man pointed the tool at the 31-year-old victim and extended and retracted its blade, according to police. The victim was not injured and exited the train at W. Fourth St. The unidentified man got off the F at 14th St., where he was captured on a surveillance camera.

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.


Where bnb?

A man entered 24 Fifth Ave., at E. Ninth St., on Thurs., Aug. 31, at 4:20 p.m. and broke into a locked apartment and stayed there, according to the 23-year-old resident who lives there. The suspect said he used a card to open the door lock. “I thought I was at the ninth floor,” he told police.
Erik S. Penaloza-Badillo, 42, was arrested for felony burglary.
In addition, police said, Penaloza-Badillo was found in possession of a stolen credit card belonging to the apartment resident. So, he was also charged with felony criminal possession of stolen property.


Umbrella drub

Police said a woman was assaulted in front of 150 W. Fourth St. on Sun., Sept. 3, at 1:25 a.m. The victim, 38, was walking with friends when the suspect walked up to them and started an altercation. When the victim tried to break up the scuffle, the suspect hit her in the head with an umbrella, causing bruising and pain. She was treated and taken to the hospital.

Johanni Martinez, 24, was charged with felony assault.

Fiancée fork attack

According to police, an engaged couple engaged in a physical altercation inside 56 Seventh Ave. on Mon., Sept. 4, at 10:55 a.m. The woman reportedly ripped $20 and a cell phone from the man’s pocket and stabbed him with a fork, causing minor injuries.

Jamalia Benjamin, 24, was arrested for felony assault.


Tabia C. Robinson
and Lincoln Anderson