EAST HARLEM — A man was arrested for beating up his ex-girlfriend and locking her in a closet, police said.
Marvin Calvin, 40, was upset with his 28-year-old former girlfriend because she refused to let him into her apartment in the Taino Towers, police said.
Calvin forced his way in, punched the victim in the face, pushed her to the ground and kicked her head and body. He then grabbed a kitchen knife and cut her forehead, according to the NYPD.
He then allegedly locked her in a closet and stole shoes and clothes that he had previously given to her as gifts.
Calvin was charged with assault, strangulation and kidnapping. He is being held at Manhattan Detention Complex on a $75,000 bond and is due in court Wednesday, records show.
His attorney could not be reached for comment.
Records show he is being represented by New York Defender Services but an employee at the law firm said they are not working on his case.
Other recent crimes in the 25th Precinct:
►Someone stole a jackhammer and more than $7,000 of equipment from a church that is slated for demolition.
The church, Samuel’s Temple, is going to be demolished to make way for a 12-story residential building, according to Department of Building records.
On May 15, when a construction crew showed up to work at 7 a.m. the noticed the equipment missing, police said.
Apart from the $1,600 jackhammer, they also noticed a $1,200 press drill, three chipping hammers that total to $2,550, saw saws, grinders and other tools gone from the site, according to the NYPD.
►Two men were shot with a BB gun on East 123rd Street, police said.
The first victim was a 54-year-old man who was sitting on a low brick wall and smoking a cigarette. The other was a 34-year-old man who was walking down the street.
Both men believe the shots came from 120 East 123rd St. Officers searched the building but were unable to find the shooter.