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Police Blotter: Week of June 15, 2017

LOST PROPERTY: Leaving a paper trail is key | A 56-year-old resident of 23rd St.’s W. 400 block found herself up the creek without a paddle — or at least its urban equivalent, which would be on the sidewalk without a key — when she returned to her place of residence, only to realize that her means of entering was nowhere to be found. The Mon., May 1 incident came to the attention of the NYPD on Fri., June 9, when the woman filed a report. She noted that she was unsure what happened to the key, and doesn’t feel she was the victim of a crime — but was putting it all down on paper to prove her point, and, more importantly, provide the building owners with documented justification for “a free key.” 

LEAVING THE SCENE / PROPERTY DAMAGE: BMW leaves PDQ  | A driver reported to police that around 4:11pm on Fri., June 9, his bus was heading southbound onto 12th Ave. (near W. 34th St.), when a car cut him off “and stopped short.” The abrupt stop caused the 44-year-old bus driver to rear-end the offending vehicle — which, for reasons unknown, fled southbound on 12th Ave. without so much as “Hey, sorry I cut you off.” The quick exchange of metal and paint left no significant damage to people or property, but the bus driver could not provide police with a license number, or what state the plate was from (and there were no cameras visible in the area to provide a visual record). The driver was, however, sure of three things: The car in question was a BMW, it was black, and it wasn’t coming back.

PETIT LARCENY: Gone bikey gone | Buyer be warned: Next time, splurge for the novelty bell or fancy banana seat, so the bill comes to slightly more than seven crisp Benjamins. A spate of bike-related thefts in our area all have one thing in common: The monetary value claimed by the owner was $700. The first such incident occurred on Thurs., June 8 at around 8pm, when the 28-year-old owner of a black Trek 7.3 FX bike returned to the 500 block of W. 37th St. to discover the pricey collection of metal and pedals was no longer where he left it, despite having locked it. The second sad story unfolded on 10th Ave. (near W. 16th St.) during a 10-minute period between 12:45pm and 12:55pm on Fri., June 9. That’s when a 45-year-old male returned from a brief shopping excursion to find his “specialized” black and yellow bike no longer tethered to the bike rack. The lock had been cut. Finally, a Golden Cycles bike worth, yes, $700, was locked to a bike rack in front of 259 10th Ave. (near W. 26th St.) at around 7pm on Mon., June 5. The 45-year-old father of the victim (his daughter) told police that when they returned to the scene, “only the front tire was locked to the rack.” The report was filed, he noted, to ensure the only type of justice one is guaranteed in this sort of situation: insurance money!

—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 is on hiatus until September, but normally 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.

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