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Police Blotter: Week of July 21, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of July 21, 2016

DWI: Backwards boozer | In the early morning hours of Fri., July 15, one seriously soused driver was arrested after he was seen heading the wrong way down Ninth Ave. (at the northwest corner of W. 22nd St.). The 22-year-old New Jersey man, observed behind the wheel of his 2009 Toyota Scion at about 4am, offered […]

Police Blotter: Week of July 14, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of July 14, 2016

BURGLARY: Coffee break-in | While the movies may make heists out to be glamorous and complicated affairs, in reality sometimes all a criminal mastermind needs is a half-baked story and an opportunity to strike. That was the strategy of one perp, who, at about 7am on Mon., July 4, entered an office building on the 400 […]

Police Blotter: Week of July 7, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of July 7, 2016

GRAND LARCENY PATTERN: Police pursue purse-pilfering perp | A recent rash of purse thefts have left the NYPD looking for community assistance in catching the criminal responsible, who has managed to make off with 10 stolen purses and handbags over the course of the past month; nine of which took place between W. 39th and W. […]

Police Blotter: Week of June 30, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of June 30, 2016

HARASSMENT: Sometimes, life’s a pitch | A 26-year-old Queens woman was crossing the street (at the northwest corner of W. 17th St. & 10th Ave.) at 8:20pm on Thurs., June 23 — when out of nowhere, an unknown individual threw a ball at her, hitting her square in the abdomen. According to the victim, the pitching […]

Police Blotter: Week of June 23, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of June 23, 2016

NEW COMMANDING OFFICER: Next week will find the 10th Precinct welcoming a new commanding officer, and saying farewell to current CO, Deputy Inspector Michele Irizarry. Irizarry’s tenure at the 10th Precinct began in July of 2014, with a focus on bringing down crimes such as larceny. Irizarry’s successor, Captain Paul Lanot, will be assuming the role […]

Police Blotter: Week of June 16, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of June 16, 2016

  PETIT LARCENY: Cruising for trouble | Most people take for granted that they shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds them — let alone steal an iPad from that very hand. But that’s just what one 22-year-old employee of World Yacht did on Wed., June 8. According to a police report, at about 4:45pm, the sneaky […]

Police Blotter: Week of June 9, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of June 9, 2016

GRAND LARCENY: Apple played for stooges by three | The Apple Store at 401 W.14th St. (at Ninth Ave.) fell victim to a simple, but very effective trick devised by a trio of thieves. At about 4:30pm on Wed., June 1, the three men ran a scheme, in which two of them distracted the cashier, while […]

Police Blotter: Week of June 2, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of June 2, 2016

GRAND LARCENY: Gone in a Flash | A 36-year-old woman fell victim to a theft at Flash Factory (229 W. 28th St., btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.) in the early morning hours of Sun., May 22. She was enjoying her stay at the club (having arrived around midnight), dancing the early morning away, while leaving her […]

Police Blotter: Week of May 26, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of May 26, 2016

GRAND LARCENY: Losing time on the High Line | Like clockwork, the warm weather of summer entices travelers from near and far to enjoy the High Line — though it draws crooks out of the woodwork as well. At about 9:45am on Fri., May 20, in a valiant attempt to prevent uneven tan lines, a 63-year-old […]

Police Blotter: Week of May 19, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of May 19, 2016

COMPUTER TAMPERING: Hotel hacker lists unlawful lodging | While Airbnb has caught flack for helping so-called “illegal hotels” proliferate throughout the city, they certainly can’t be blamed for one tech-savvy troublemaker who took that concept to new heights. On Fri., May 13, the 53-year-old man, who lives on the 200 block of Eighth Ave. (btw. W. […]

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