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Police Blotter: Week of May 18, 2017

CRIMINAL POSESSION OF A WEAPON: On the wrong track (gravity #1) | Perhaps it was the controlled substances found on their person — or just an understandable aversion to dingy and delay-ridden Penn Station — that caused two twitchy trespassers to bypass the ticketed method of boarding and proceed directly to Amtrak’s railroad yard at around 12:20am on Fri., May 12. Despite signs indicating it was no place for the general public, uniformed officers found a 52-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman wandering around the tracks (W. 38th St., btw. 10th & 11th Aves.) without express permission or obvious purpose. When confronted, an illegal gravity knife was discovered in possession of the female (who, it turns out, had a prior conviction in NY state). Back at the station, after booking, both defendants refused the standard offer to use the phone — a wise choice, perhaps, as it would have made for a very awkward early Mother’s Day call.

CRIMINAL POSESSION OF A WEAPON: Caught clipping (gravity #2) | At approximately 6:30pm on Sun., May 14, on the 400 block of W. 25th St., uniformed officers of the 10th Precinct observed a man with a knife clipped to his right side pants pocket. Upon further inspection, it was found to be an illegal gravity knife. Upon further investigation, it was found the man had an active warrant. Upon further action, the 22-year-old was taken into custody.

PETIT LARCENY: That hug really cost her (wallet woe #1) | A touchy-feely straphanger who got up close and personal with a fellow commuter paid a high price for her public display of affection. The woman, 44, told police that at around 6:45pm on Thurs., May 11, she was walking toward the subway platform (having entered on the northeast corner of Eighth Ave. and W. 14th St.), and later noticed her wallet was missing. The wallet was ultimately returned to the station’s booth clerk, but without its coveted cargo: $600 in cash. The victim told police that although she could not recall being bumped into or jostled (a common method of practiced pickpockets), she “might have dropped her wallet while hugging someone.”

LOST PROPERTY: Basement bungle (wallet woe #2) | Drawn by the lure of cinematic and social pleasures to be found in legendary cover charge area of Rainbow Station (203 Eighth Ave., btw. W. 20th & 21st Sts), a 37-year-old gentleman of particular tastes paid his entrance fee to the store’s downstairs space at around 6am on Sat., May 13. Just prior to leaving the location, the man realized his wallet was missing, although he later told police he did not see anyone take it “or feel anyone bump into him” (a common method of practiced pickpockets, and not unheard-of behavior in that particular establishment, or those of its ilk). Gone with the wind were the wallet (valued at $50), $90 cash, a MetroCard worth $32, and a bank debit card.

Scott Stiffler

THE 10th PRECINCT: Located at 230 W. 20th St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.). Commander: Capt. Paul Lanot. Main number: 212-741-8211. Community Affairs: 212-741-8226. Crime Prevention: 212-741-8226. Domestic Violence: 212-741-8216. Youth Officer: 212-741-8211. Auxiliary Coordinator: 212-924-3377. Detective Squad: 212-741-8245. The Community Council meets on the last Wed. of the month, 7pm, at the 10th Precinct or other locations to be announced.

MIDTOWN SOUTH PRECINCT: Located at 357 W. 35th St. (btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves.). Inspector Russel J. Green, Commanding Officer. Call 212-239-9811. Community Affairs: 212-239-9846. Crime Prevention: 212-239-9846. Domestic Violence: 212-239-9863. Youth Officer: 212-239-9817. Auxiliary Coordinator: 212-239-9836. Detective Squad: 212-239-9856. The Community Council meets on the third Thurs. of the month, 7pm, at the New Yorker Hotel (481 Eighth Ave., btw. W. 34th & 35th Sts.). Visit midtownsouthcc.org.

THE 13th PRECINCT: Located at 230 E. 21st St. (btw. Second & Third Aves.). Deputy Inspector: Brendan Timoney. Call 212-477-7411. Community Affairs: 212-477-7427. Crime Prevention: 212-477-7427. Domestic Violence: 212-477-3863. Youth Officer: 212-477-7411. Auxiliary Coordinator: 212-477-4380. Detective Squad: 212-477-7444. The Community Council meets on the third Tues. of the month, 6:30pm, at the 13th Precinct.

CASH FOR GUNS | $100 cash will be given (no questions asked) for each handgun, assault weapon or sawed-off shotgun, up to a maximum payment of $300. Guns are accepted at any Police Precinct, PSA or Transit District.