Police Blotter, Week of Dec. 20, 2012

Newspaper nuisance
Gilmar Ramirez, 19, was arrested after allegedly pelting a Sixth Precinct officer with bundles of newspapers as he was being tossed out of the W. Fourth St. subway station early on Mon., Dec. 17.

The officer was responding to a report that Ramirez started a heated dispute in the station around 5:30 a.m., and was attempting to diffuse the situation by telling Ramirez to leave, police said. But once Ramirez got to the top of the station’s stairwell, he reportedly began yelling at the officer and acting like he wanted to fight, and subsequently picked up the morning papers and began heaving them down, police said. He was charged with reckless endangerment.

High times
A pot-puffing perp tried to stop officers from cuffing him when he got nabbed on Sat., Dec. 15 — but now he might end up in the joint.

Police said they found Rodney Spencer, 51, in possession of a small amount of marijuana while he was at the corner of Thompson and Bleecker Sts. around 11 p.m. When he was instructed by the officers to put his hands behind his back, police said he refused, and then began flailing his arms to try and prevent himself from being handcuffed. Once things finally settled down, Spencer was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

Get out of the way!
Ryan Hogan, 29, was arrested on Sat., Dec. 15, around 9 p.m. for obstructing government administration, after he tried to stop paramedics from taking an overly intoxicated woman to the hospital.

Police called for the ambulance around 9 p.m. after the woman was spotted in Hudson River Park, near W. 14th St. and 11th Ave. Based on the police report, it was unclear what Hogan’s relationship to the woman was, but once the emergency medical personnel arrived he immediately began blocking their path to her — first with his body and then with his bicycle. He refused to stop after numerous orders to move, police said, and was eventually apprehended.

Kitchen chaos
Kelsy Alvarez, 26, was arrested for assault and menacing on Tues., Dec. 11, during his shift at a restaurant near Washington Square Park when he flipped out on a co-worker after being told to clean up the kitchen.

The victim, a 44-year-old male employee of North Square Restaurant and Lounge, at 103 Waverly Place, which is part of the Washington Square Hotel, told police that around 3 p.m. Alvarez refused to clean up and responded by shoving him and then repeatedly punching him in the face. As if that weren’t enough, the victim also said that Alvarez then grabbed a knife from the kitchen counter and brandished it, before he was held back by another employee.

Alvarez reportedly then calmed down and placed the knife in his locker before walking outside, where he was apprehended by police responding to a report about the kitchen violence.

She’s no shoe-in
A woman was caught swiping four pairs of shoes from a Union Square store on Wed., Dec. 12.

Alexa Lombardo, 22, was spotted by a security guard at the DSW outlet around 4:30 p.m. as she removed and then concealed the shoes, police said. The guard made a civilian arrest, and handed Lombardo over to cops after they responded to the call. Lombardo was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

–  Sam Spokony

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