Police Blotter: January 25, 2017
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: TRY MACEY’S INSTEAD
Police are looking for a duo who tried to rob a Sephora at 750 Lexington Avenue, between East 59th and 60th Streets, on December 14 at around 5:30 p.m. According to police, two suspects, one male and one female, grabbed items off the shelf and tried to walk out without paying when they were stopped by two store employees, a 24-year-old female and a 21-year-old male. Police said the two suspects dropped the items and sprayed the employees with what police believe to be pepper spray before fleeing south on Lexington Avenue. EMS arrived on the scene to treat the employees.
Police released photos of the suspects, whom they describe as a black male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 5’7”, 180 pounds, with a dark complexion, and last seen wearing a black hat, black jeans, and a black bubble coat, and a black female, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 5’5”, 135 pounds, with a dark complexion and long black hair, and last seen wearing a purple bubble coat, blue jeans, and white sneakers.
MISSING PERSON: THOMAS MORGAN
Police are asking for help in locating Thomas Morgan, a 17-year-old Harlem resident who went missing on January 13. Police said he was last seen leaving his house at 95 Lenox Avenue at around 10:30 p.m.
Police released photos of Morgan, whom they describe as 5’10”, 185 pounds, with a medium build, light complexion, black hair, brown eyes, and last seen wearing red-checkered pajama pants and a red-and-blue hooded sweatshirt. He was possibly barefoot.
MISSING PERSON: YURIDIA MERINO
A 32-year-old East Harlem resident, Yuridia Merino, was reported missing on January 12 at around 9 a.m. She was last seen leaving her home at 212 East 105th Street, according to police.
Police released a photo of Merino (available at manhattanexpressnews.nyc), whom they describe as 4’11”, 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, and last seen wearing a hooded black jacket.
COLLISION: SUDDEN SLAM
Police said that on January 24 at around 10:15 a.m., Charles Cuttino, a 54-year-old East Harlem resident, “suffered from a medical condition” while driving a Mercedes-Benz SUV and collided into a Kenworth truck driven by a 38-year-old man near the intersection of East 46th Street and Third Avenue. Cuttino, unconscious and unresponsive when EMS reached him, was transported to New York University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad’s preliminary investigation showed that the Cuttino was traveling northbound on Third Avenue and approaching East 46th Street before colliding with the truck, which was also traveling in the same direction.
HOMICIDE: CHARGED WITH MURDER
Police arrested 23-year-old Bronx resident Daquan King and charged him with second-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Sayvon Zabar, who was found by police unconscious and unresponsive with no visible bodily trauma at his home at 155 West 81 Street on January 4 at around 10:30 a.m.
ASSAULT: SIX TRAIN SMACKDOWN
Following a verbal dispute on December 11 at around 6:45 p.m., a female suspect is wanted for punching a 43-year-old woman, police said. The two were aboard a southbound 6 train near the 68th Street-Hunter College stop when the argument took place, according to police. As the situation escalated, the suspect punched the victim in the face, knocking her glasses off and leaving her with a cut on her nose, police said.
Police released photos of the suspect, whom they describe as a light-skinned female in her mid 20s.
PUBLIC LEWDNESS: ASIAN PERVASION
(Midtown South Precinct)
On December 29 at around 8 p.m., a male suspect exposed himself to a 30-year-old woman and her 10-year-old daughter on the downtown platform of the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station, police said.
Police released a photo of the suspect, whom they describe as a male Asian, approximately 40 years old, 5’7”, and 175 pounds, with black hair, and last seen wearing black shoes, a black jacket, and blue jeans.
LOCAL POLICE CONTACTS
Midtown North Precinct
306 West 54th Street
Midtown South Precinct
357 West 35th Street
167 East 51st Street
153 East 67th Street
120 West 82nd Street
162 East 102nd Street
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520 West 126th Street
Central Park Precinct
86th Street and Transverse Road