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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Roosevelt Island Resident Makes Obscene Gesture At RIOC Motorgate Helix Camera Says Public Safety Department, Also Alleges Resident Broke Camera - Now Under Arrest

Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department Director Keith Guerra reports:

On November 30, 2010 at approximately 10:53PM, a male subject approached a camera owned by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation located at the top of the helix.  Said subject made an obscene gesture and proceeded to break said camera, causing $3700 in damages.  Said subject must not have realized that his image was captured by the camera system, and that he was known to the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department due to a prior arrest in 2007.

On December 3, 2010, {Name and address of Roosevelt Island resident deleted}, was apprehended by the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department and charged with Criminal Tampering 1st degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd degree and Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd degree. His arrest was completed at the 114th Precinct, and he was transported to Manhattan Central Booking.  He was arraigned on December 4, 2010, and remains in custody awaiting an indictment by the Grand Jury.

Kudos to the PSD officers involved in this investigation and arrest, and thanks to P.O. Fernandez for his assistance as well.
Note that I deleted the name and address of the suspect because there has been no conviction or admission of guilt.


Anonymous said...

Great work PSD!!! With the cameras in place we can begin to arrest some of our wonderful residents who have no regard for anything in our society.

Anonymous said...
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I deleted suspect's name from post because there has been no conviction or admission of guilt.

Under our legal system, a person is innocent until proven otherwise.

It is not fair to anonymously accuse a person by name of committing a crime and posting the accusation on the internet in a blog post or in a comment to that post.

That is why the above comment has been deleted. If the person who made the accusation has a point to make, please do it without naming the suspect.

Anonymous said...

I live in 575 Main St. and my neighbor admitted to everyone (including PSD) that he broke the camera. He also was previously arrested for Graffiti 2 or 3 years ago. He just rides his bike around the island being distructive. I don't care if you don't put his name out there. We know who he is and I would think you'd want the other residents to know too. Guess not.

Anonymous said...

Since he was arrested his name is public knowledge. I would encourage all residents to notify PSD of ANYTHING illegal the individual is involved in. The destructive behavior by this individual and all others including all graffiti has to stop. If not, keep throwing them in jail until they learn.

Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken, as long as he is an adult - and in this case he is - his name does not have to be witheld. We read in the newspapers about people who get arrested all the time. Yes, they are innocent until proven guilty, but if they admit to doing it - I say that's a level of guilt too.
I, for one, am glad PSD caught him. Maybe some of the graffiti and other vandalism on the island will stop because of this arrest.

Anonymous said...

he's not saying that he's required by law to withhold the name. he's withholding the name because he thinks it's the fair and proper thing to do.

Anonymous said...

He must know him, because we've seen other names on this blog & in the WIRE before...


I don't think you've seen suspect's names on this blog before. If you have it was a mistake on my part.

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