BY JERRY DANZIG
Assault arrestsPolice arriving at the scene of a dispute between a man and a woman outside a Columbus Avenue residence near 101st Street on August 24 eventually arrested the 21-year-old man, identified as Lauren E. Navarro, on assault charges after he cursed the officers, and then flailed his arms, striking one of the officers, police said.
The next day, a disagreement between another young man and a senior citizen also brought an arrest. At 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, a 20-year-old man became very aggressive with a 76-year-old woman inside 70 West 93rd St., according to police. The woman later told police that the young man, who police identified as James Uher, had bent her arm back and head-butted her. The man also elbowed the wall, causing damage, police said. Uher was arrested and charged with assault.
Shoplifter CollaredPolice nabbed a shoplifter who pulled a knife on a store employee, police said. At 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, a 53-year-old man was seen inside the Westside Market at 2589 Broadway concealing peanut butter and soap and then trying to leave the store without paying. An employee stopped the man, who displayed a knife and said, “Don’t come near me!” Robert L Jackson was arrested and charged with robbery, felony assault and additional charges, police said.
Ex-Employee ReturnsOn six different occasions between Saturday, August 11 and August 20, an ex-employee allegedly entered the La Nueva Victoria restaurant at 2536 Broadway and took just over $9,000 from the cash register, the tip jar and the back of the store, according to police. Store management told police that the employee still had keys to the location and used them to gain access.
Airbnb BurglaryA West 107th Street resident told police he was missing an expensive watch and suspected three people he had rented his apartment through Airbnb from taking it, police said. The man told police he put his $6,700 Rolex in a dresser drawer on August 16 before leaving for Long Island and leaving the apartment to the trio. His watch was missing when he returned the following Sunday.