Police Blotter, Week of May 2, 2013
Bogus bouncers busted
Police arrested two bouncers employed by a West Village nightclub after it was found they carried fake security licenses.
During an inspection on Sun., April 26, around 1:30 a.m., officers questioned the so-called guards, Willie Jones, 41, and Dennis Kennedy, 35, and asked them to show proper ID. But both licenses — which are supposed to be granted only by the state’s Division of Licensing Services — were clearly falsified, police said.
Jones and Kennedy were both charged with forgery.
Spilled the coke
Police spotted Michael Barnes, 41, inside Washington Square Park around 1:30 a.m. on Wed., April 24, which is after the park’s closing time. He acquiesced to the officers without incident, and was being driven back to the precinct to deal with his charges, when Barnes apparently decided to take a chance on getting rid of some alleged cocaine in his back pocket.
While handcuffed in the cruiser’s back seat, Barnes was eventually able to remove the bag of drugs from his back pocket and spill it out — but when the officers opened the door, they saw everything. In addition to trespassing and criminal possession of a controlled substance, Barnes was charged with tampering with physical evidence.
Purse picker caught
A woman, 29, told police she was sitting at the bar at Market Table, a restaurant at 54 Carmine St., around 11:30 p.m. on April 27, when she turned and saw a woman — later identified as Kathy Pierre, 41 — putting her wallet back into her purse. When the victim checked her wallet after Pierre dashed out of the restaurant, she realized it was missing $40 and her credit card.
Luckily for the victim, the restaurant manager also witnessed the crime, so both were able to provide police reports — and during a canvass of the area two hours later, officers were able to track down Pierre. She was charged with grand larceny.
Loko to have stolen card
Police said they found an illegal knife and a stolen Social Security card in the pockets of a man they stopped for public drinking on the night of Sat., April 27.
Christian Sevilla, 25, was spotted by officers holding an open container of the alcoholic beverage Four Loko near the corner of W. 14th St. and Eighth Ave. around 11 p.m. After stopping and searching him, cops found a box cutter, along with a Social Security card belonging to a woman who had previously reported it stolen.
Sevilla was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property and an open container violation.
Police arrested two men early Sun., April 28, after seeing them steal a young woman’s cell phone as she walked on the sidewalk.
The woman, 19, was walking past the corner of Bleecker St. and LaGuardia Place around 4 a.m., when police said they witnessed Allen Nolan, 25, and Utley Kavanaugh, 26, team up to snatch the iPhone from her purse. The two crooks took off running, but the officers quickly apprehended them.
Nolan and Kavanaugh were both charged with grand larceny.