Subway cash grab
|Police arrested Marry Ransom, 36, on Dec. 9 after she allegedly stole another woman’s cash and attacked her on a subway platform.
Around 12:30 p.m., officers on the upper level of the W. Fourth St. station were told by the conductor of a northbound E train that a person had just been robbed near the train’s rear. The alleged victim, 26, then told cops that she had dropped $160 on the platform, after which Ransom swiped the money and then grabbed her, tried to throw her onto the tracks and threatened to punch her in the face.
When Ransom was arrested as she got onto the train, officers said she tried to kick and flail her way out of being handcuffed. She was charged with robbery and resisting arrest.
A Greenwich Village bar employee snatched a woman’s laptop while she was having a drink early on Dec. 4, police said.
The victim, 38, told cops she’d been in 3 Sheets Saloon, at 134 W. Third St., for about an hour when, around 2 a.m., she realized that her MacBook Air was missing from her bag.
After she reported the incident later that day, police checked the bar’s surveillance footage and spotted the employee, Ismael Martinez, 25, removing the computer. He was arrested at the bar that evening and charged with grand larceny.
Phone thief busted
Vigilant officers were able to catch a thief in the act early on Dec. 3, as he reportedly tried to rip off a woman on a West Village sidewalk.
Cops said they spotted Darrell Vosper, 35, near the corner of Hudson and Perry Sts. around 6:45 a.m., as he was struggling with the 44-year-old woman, who was screaming for help. After police pulled Vosper away from her, the woman said that he had tried to take her cell phone out of her hand as they passed each other on the sidewalk.
Vosper was charged with attempted robbery. He was also later connected to two other crimes that took place on Dec. 1, for both of which he was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
Best friends forever
Police arrested Joshua Schinasi, 32, on Dec. 5 after he reportedly tried to stop officers from writing his friend a summons for drinking in public.
Police said they were in the process of writing the ticket around 3:30 a.m., moments after spotting the friend with an open container at the corner of Bleecker St. and LaGuardia Place. But Schinasi and his friend then became “disorderly and aggressive,” and when the officers were about to handcuff his friend as a result, Schinasi allegedly lunged in to try to disrupt the arrest.
When officers then turned to handcuff him, Schinasi broke away and tried to flee. When he was finally apprehended, he reportedly told one of the cops, “I’m gonna find you in the club and smash your face in. I’m gonna beat you to a pulp.”
Schinasi was charged with obstructing government administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Surveillance camera image of alleged burglary suspect, provided by police.
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for a burglary that occurred Thurs., Nov. 14, at 1:10 p.m. inside of 28 W. 11th St. According to police, the suspect forcibly entered an apartment and removed a handbag from the location.
Are Kuwam, 29, was arrested Dec. 7 when he allegedly tried to prevent police from giving him a traffic ticket after they pulled him over on a West Village street.
Officers said they spotted Kuwam’s car switching lanes without signaling, and pulled him over around 4:30 a.m., near the corner of W. Ninth St. and Sixth Ave. They also found that the windows of his 2005 Dodge Charger were illegally tinted.
When one of the officers approached Kuwam’s vehicle and asked to see his license and registration, the driver reportedly responded by saying, “What? You a–holes have nothing better to do?”
Kuwam then refused to lower his passenger-side window after the officer’s partner requested he do so, police said. And when both officers returned to their car in order to check Kuwam’s license, the disgruntled driver reportedly stepped out of his car. The cops arrested him after he refused multiple orders to get back in the vehicle.
Kuwam was charged with obstructing government administration.
Asleep on the tracks
Police arrested Brendan Duddy, 34, on Dec. 2 after they found him sleeping on the tracks at the W. 14th St. PATH station.
Around 7:15 a.m., bystanders on the platform told cops that they’d seen Duddy walking along the rails, after his friend had unsuccessfully tried to stop him. As operators suspended train service, officers jumped down below the platform and investigated, eventually finding him curled up in a cutout along the side of the tracks.
Upon being spotted by the officers, Duddy reportedly said, “They were trying to rob me.”
He was charged with criminal trespassing.
– Sam Spokony and Jefferson Siegel