Police on Tuesday were searching for a suspect who allegedly pretended to be a police officer as he stole a cellphone from a 13-year-old boy at a subway stop in Washington Heights.
Officers this weekend found a loaded gun in the backpack of a man who drew their attention when he jumped a subway turnstile in Brooklyn, police said Sunday.
An NYPD K9 officer was credited Wednesday with finding a suspect who allegedly jumped a subway turnstile and threw a human officer to the ground.
Officers found the loaded gun and extra bullets shortly after stopping Ruben Sanabria for evading the subway fare.
Port Authority spokesman Al Della Fave says Port Authority officers Matt Vogelman and Pat Carroll were on duty at the 14th Street station around 4:30 a.m. Friday when they saw a man jumping the turnstile.
The runners-up among most-used New York turnstiles are two turnstiles next to each other at the Jamaica Center station in Queens.
The advocacy group Human Rights Watch says most of the defendants were accused of low-level offenses such as shoplifting, turnstile jumping, trespassing, drug possession and prostitution.