Woman Bites Police Officer Outside Village Deli, NYPD Says

By Danielle Tcholakian on March 27, 2014 8:12am 

 A woman who was stopped by officers outside University Place Gourmet Deli bit one of them, police said.
A woman who was stopped by officers outside University Place Gourmet Deli bit one of them, police said.
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GREENWICH VILLAGE — A woman bit a police officer outside University Place Gourmet Deli in the early hours of March 23, police said.

When officers asked Katherine Martinez, 25, to show them her ID outside the 116 University Place deli at 1:22 a.m., she told them "to suck her d---," according to the police report.

An officer then tried to stop Martinez, but she bit his left forearm, breaking the skin, police said. She also scratched his face and kicked him in the chest, then kicked another officer who tried to subdue her, police said.

Both officers were taken to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries, and NYPD Emergency Service Unit officers finally subdued her.

Martinez was charged with assault, harassment, aggravated harassment, resisting arrest and attempted assault, prosecutors said. Her lawyer did not respond to a voicemail left for comment.

Other notable incidents in the 6th Precinct include:

► Officers in the 6th Precinct officers were also assaulted in Hudson River Park later on Sunday, police said.

Officers responding to a report of a possible sexual assault in the park near Pier 40 at 11:45 a.m. on March 23 got into an altercation with a man who interrupted their investigation, they said.

The man, who refused to give his name to officers, stepped in between the officers and the female victim they were talking to, and the officers asked him to leave.

In response, the man replied, speaking incoherently and telling officers "I would have f---d you up... I would have shot you."

Police said officers asked the man to leave the park and he refused, then kicked a trash can. When a sergeant approached him, he attacked the sergeant, as well as additional officers who joined in the attempt to subdue him, police said. Two officers and the sergeant were injured, police said.

The man was charged with assault, according to police. The status of the unrelated sexual assault investigation was not immediately clear.

► Two men were arrested for breaking into The Slaughtered Lamb Pub at 182 W. Fourth St. on March 20, police said.

Police said Juan Molina, 22, and Alexander Nash, also 22, got in through the side delivery entrance about 3:23 a.m., triggering the alarm system. They stuffed a bottle of Absolut vodka, two bottles of Peroni and a bottle of Red Stripe in a bag and tried to flee when an officer came in, police said.

Molina and Nash were arrested and charged with burglary, police said. Information on their attorneys was not immediately available.

► A man and woman were arrested after trying to break into an apartment on Eighth Street, police said.

Syen U, 45, and Jose Rodriguez, 35, were arrested about 6:45 a.m. on March 17. Police said they used tools to remove the doorknob to break into an apartment at 47 W. Eighth St.

A woman who lived inside heard noises at the door, and shortly afterward saw the would-be robbers try to flee the building, but they got stuck in the courtyard, police said.

Police asked the pair who they were visiting in the building but they had no answer. When officers put the pair in a patrol car, they found them in possession of a doorknob and identified it as the one missing from the apartment, police said.

According to court documents, police found four screwdrivers, pieces of metal wiring, one hammer with a small toolkit, a knife and a carabiner in U's jacket pocket. U and Rodriguez are both facing charges of burglary.

Information on U's attorney was not immediately available. Rodriguez's attorney declined to comment.

► Khizar Mohiudden, 53, was arrested at the Bank of America at 224 W. Fourth St. on March 18 with a forged check, police said.

A bank employee told police that at 2:19 p.m., Mohiudden tried to deposit a check in someone else's name made out for $4,400, police said. The bank employee said Mohiudden forged the check holder's signature on the back of the check, and that the signature didn't match the one the bank had on file for that account, police said.

Police said Mohiudden also had a fake New Jersey ID with that account holder's name but his own photo.

Mohiudden was arraigned on charges of forgery and possession of a forged instrument. His attorney did not respond to a voicemail left for comment.

► Shashank Nayyar, 23, was arrested after getting into a fight with a 32-year-old man in front of the Kimmel Student Center at NYU at 5:10 p.m. on March 20, police said.

Police said the fight escalated from a verbal dispute when Nayyar pepper sprayed the other man, leaving his left cheek and mouth swollen, red and burning. The victim was treated at the scene, police said.

Nayyar was charged with assault. His attorney did not respond to a voicemail requesting comment.

► Basel Khabaz, 20, was arrested for kicking in a glass window at VIP Room in the Meatpacking District.

Police said Khabaz was arguing with friends about 3:30 a.m. on March 22 when he smashed the 409 W. 13th St. club's window with his foot. The club told police the window was worth $250.

Khabaz was charged with criminal mischief. His attorney did not respond to a voicemail left for comment.

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