BY MARIA ROCHA-BUSCHEL
SUBWAY assaultA 25-year-old man was arrested on assault charges following an August 19 early morning altercation inside the subway station at the northeast corner of 8th Avenue and West 14th Street. The suspect, who was not named, apparently told police that he and the alleged 26-year-old victim got into an argument inside the station and that the argument escalated into a physical fight. The suspect reportedly pushed the victim, causing him to stumble on the platform and hit his head on the wooden bench, cutting him on the forehead. He was brought to Bellevue for further evaluation, police said, but there was no word on his condition.
Woman assaultedPolice arrested a 23-year-old man on assault charges on August 18 after a 22-year-old woman, a resident 331 West 16th St., told police the man punched her several times, knocking her out. The victim also sustained cuts to her lip, a bloody nose and bruises on several parts of her face, police said. The altercation took place inside an apartment and there were two witnesses, but it was unclear how the suspect, the victim or any of the witnesses knew each other. Drunk driver arrestedPolice arrested a 26-year-old woman for drunk driving at the southeast corner of Ninth Avenue and West 24th Street on Friday, August 17 at 1:21 a.m. Police said that the woman was driving south on Ninth Avenue near West 24th Street, weaving in and out of traffic and darting in and out of lanes numerous times without signaling. The suspect reportedly had a strong odor of alcohol on her when she was stopped and failed a PBT twice, with a blood alcohol content of .205 and .206, respectively.
Cyclist dooredA 57-year-old cyclist reported that he was doored by a taxi rider in front of 443 West 15th Street on Friday, August 17 at 9:50 a.m. The cyclist told police that he was riding a Citibike west on West 15th Street on the right side of the lane when the passenger opened the door of the car and struck him, causing him to fall off the bike and land on the sidewalk. The victim, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, complained of back and neck pain and was brought to Lenox Hill Healthplex for treatment. Police said that the passenger approached EMS at the scene and asked if they needed any information and they declined. She reportedly gave her name and email to the victim, but she hasn’t been charged with a crime.
Tire slashed A 46-year-old taxi driver reported that his tire was slashed while he was inside his parked vehicle inside Pier 61 at 111 11th Avenue on Friday, August 17 at 6:35 p.m. The victim told police that he was sitting inside his taxi when someone else who worked at Pier 61 came up to his car and told him that his driver’s side rear tire had been slashed. The victim said that when he got out of his car while the suspect was attempting to flee in his own vehicle, the suspect sideswiped him, hitting the victim in his arm. The suspect reportedly continued driving without stopping. Police said that the slashing caused the tire to go completely flat.