Police Blotter, Week of Oct. 9, 2013
Trouble Parks at Area Garages
Criminal Mischief: A man whose destructive antics were caught on video is still at large — having fled on foot, shortly after 1am on Sun., Sept. 29. That’s when he walked into the booth of a parking garage (icon, at 356 W. 16th St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves.), and punched the glass partition, causing it to shatter.
Assault: A 57-year-old man was arrested by uniformed officers of the 10th Precinct, at around 3:30pm on Mon., Sept. 30. Responding to a call placed by the attendant at Imperial Parking Garage (314 11th Ave., at 30th St.), they found the 54-year-old victim bleeding from the nose, and with a bruise on his forehead. The victim’s glasses were also broken. This damage was sustained when the defendant initiated a verbal dispute over his parking garage fare. After the assault, the defendant also ripped down a sign, located towards the exit of the garage.
Grand Larceny: West Chelsea is Wine Country?
Lowbrow greed for some high-end grapes got the better of him — when a wine seller’s dreams of easy money went south (and sour), due to subtle notes of carelessness. The scheme was uncorked at around 1pm on Tues., Oct. 1, at a factory warehouse (Wine Care Storage, 628 W. 28th St.). A 28-year-old male was observed exchanging $8,000 worth of Chateau Petrus Pomerol and $1,800 worth of Chateau Lafite Rothschild for nearly $10,000 in cash. The bold and robust twentysomething, and his 42-year-old client, were both taken into custody.
Petty Larceny: He should have walked to spinning class
While he was working out at Chelsea Piers, a 40-year-old Upper West Side resident’s $400 orange Trek mountain bike was stolen. The victim locked his bike on the northwest corner of 10th Ave. & 22nd St. at around 12:15pm on Sun., Sept. 22. When he returned a little over an hour later, the bike was gone — although the two locks used to secure it were still there.