Police Blotter, Week of Feb. 20, 2013
Grand Larceny: Jeep jacked during BBQ, Bar crawl
At some point during the time it would have taken to put in a proper day’s work, a BBQ-hungry bar crawler’s green 2001 Jeep Blazer was stolen. That’s what the owner, a 35-year-old male, told police. The vehicle was parked in front of 333 W. 23rd St. at 2pm on Sun. Feb. 10. Over the next eight hours, the victim dined at Dallas BBQ (8th Ave. & 23rd St.), then made his way to Gym Bar (167 8th Ave., btw. 18th & 19th Sts.), then to Hanger Bar (115 Christopher St., btw. Bedford & Bleecker Sts.), then back to 23rd St. in anticipation of retrieving the vehicle and calling it a night. Responding officers from the 10th Precinct conducted a canvass of the area from Sixth Ave. & W. 23rd St. to 10th Ave. & W. 23rd St., with negative results. The police report indicated that there was no video footage available in the area where the vehicle was parked.
Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: From Passenger to Driver to Jailbird
A verbal dispute regarding a passenger’s destination escalated into a carjacking and ended, 90 minutes later, in the arrest of a 34-year-old male. At around 5:50pm on Sun., Feb. 10 —at the northwest corner of 10th Ave. & W. 21st St. — the defendant and a cab driver began arguing. As the driver exited the vehicle, determined to forcibly eject his unruly charge, the defendant exited through the rear passenger side, got behind the wheel and fled northbound on 10th Ave. Officers conducted a canvass of the area, and the cab was found, unoccupied and with the keys missing, in front of 194 Ninth Ave. Other 10th Precinct officers found the defendant on E. 21st St. & 2nd Ave. — when they were flagged down by another cabbie (after the fleeing thief refused to pay his fare). The driver of the stolen cab showed up and positively ID’d the defendant — who was in possession of the cab’s missing keys.
Petty Larceny: Chain cut, bike stolen, deliveries delayed
Short on one newly purchased bike used for deliveries, the staff of Claw Chelsea (269 W. 23 St., btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) reached out to the long arm of the law to report they’re short on one newly purchased bike used for deliveries. Valued at $400, the month-old 700c Fixie bike was chained to a pole outside the establishment at 2:20pm on Fri., Feb. 8 — when a thief cut the chain and fled westbound on 23rd St.
Criminal Posession of a Controlled Substance: Pipe in pocketbook
At 3:55pm on Tues., Feb. 12, officers arrested a 46-year-old female who was observed aggressively begging for money within ten feet of at ATM (at 10th Ave & W. 23rd St.) A glass crack pipe was recovered from her pocketbook.