BY MARIA ROCHA-BUSCHEL
Man and woman arrested for public sexPolice arrested a 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman for public lewdness Friday, Sept. 25 at 3:05 a.m. in front of 325 West 16th St. Police said that the man and woman were having sex in public.
Police looking for trouser bandit An employee at the Gap at 277 West 23rd St. told police that a man had stolen merchandise from the store Friday, Sept. 25 at 2:26 p.m. The employee told police that the man used two plastic bags to remove 21 pairs of jeans from the store and left without paying. No arrests have been made.
Man busted for assaultA 28-year-old man was arrested on assault charges at the southwest corner of 10th Avenue and West 19th Street Friday, Sept. 25 at 11:45 p.m. The man was arrested after he was identified as the suspect who had pushed a 29-year-old woman to the ground, slapped her and dragged her on the street. Police said that the victim and the suspect knew each other but did not have any information about how the argument started.
Woman harassed in apartment buildingA 38-year-old woman told police Saturday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. that she was being harassed by someone in her building on West 23rd Street at 11th Avenue. She said that someone has left four notes under her door since September 16, three of which mentioned an email address, asking her to email the suspect, and a fourth that said, “Please don’t be a stranger, you are a beautiful woman. Please don’t be sad.”
Woman scammed on CraigslistA 31-year-old woman told police on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 4:15 p.m. that she was scammed by a man on Craiglist who had posted information about an apartment that was available at 235 West 22nd St. She said that she contacted the suspect through Craigslist at the beginning of the month, and on September 3, gave the suspect $2,610 through a money order to cover a broker’s fee and one month’s rent. When she later contacted the suspect to get keys to the apartment, she said that he told her there was a gas leak. The victim became suspicious and went to the building, where she was informed by the building’s super that she had been scammed.
Thefts from One OakTwo people reported that their bags were stolen while they were inside One Oak at 453 West 17th St. in the last two weeks.
A 23-year-old woman reported that her phone was stolen while she was in the bar on September 15 at 10 p.m. She told police that she had the phone under her arm and a few hours later noticed that it had been removed. She attempted to call her phone, which rang a few times and then went to voicemail and she said that when she checked the Find My iPhone app, it showed the phone in a different location.
She reported the incident last Sunday, September 20.
Another woman, age 28, told police that her bag was stolen while she was in One Oak on September 19 around 3:45 a.m. She said that she noticed her bag was missing when she was leaving the bar and she said that her bag contained a credit card, which had since been used to make unauthorized charges totaling more than $1,300 in over three stores. She reported the incident on Sept. 26.