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Police Blotter: Week of April 28, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of April 28, 2016

PETIT LARCENY: Grub grabbers nabbed | Everyone knows there’s no such thing as a free meal — but not everyone is aware that cabs make for poor getaway vehicles. One hungry pair with sticky fingers, however, managed to verify both axioms on Fri., Apr. 22. At about 9:30pm, an employee of Brooklyn Fare (431 W. 37th […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 21, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of April 21, 2016

ASSAULT: Rec league rumble | A staggering display of poor sportsmanship caused two hard-hitting hooligans to hit the big house instead of the showers on Thurs., Apr. 14. At about 10pm, at the northwest corner of W. 20th St. & 11th Ave., a dispute broke out between two men (a 35-year-old Manhattan resident and a 30-year-old […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 14, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of April 14, 2016

GRAND LARCENY: Elder theft | Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced the indictment of 47-year-old Linda Vasquez — who, between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2015, managed to steal $42,000 from her 93-year-old neighbor, a US veteran. Vasquez befriended the man, who could not leave his Chelsea home without aid, and did paperwork for […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 7, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of April 7, 2016

PETIT LARCENY: Shave and a haircut, two-bit thief  | While learning to cut your hair might be a good way to save some money, one thrifty man’s quest to become his own stylist wound up costing him far more than an uneven trim. At around 5:30 p.m. on Fri., Apr. 1, police responded to a call […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 31, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of March 31, 2016

  GRAND LARCENY: Caught in the Craigslist crossfire | In need of a wingman, or just wanted to show-off? It’s unclear why a 28-year-old woman decided to bring her new Craigslist acquaintance to the W. 26 St. apartment of a friend at around 10:45 p.m. on Thurs., Mar. 24 — but it was certainly a decision […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 24, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of March 24, 2016

AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT: Improper improv inquisitor | The performers at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (307 W. 26th St., btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves.) might be in the business of crafting comedy, but the phone call they received on Thurs., Mar. 17 was no laughing matter. At around 6:20 p.m., an unknown individual phoned the theater’s main […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 17, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of March 17, 2016

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Dippy dopeman | From shadowy alleyways to abandoned parking lots, drug dealers prefer to do their business in places where attention will not be drawn to their unsavory vocation — but one pathetic pusher preferred a brightly lit and well-policed train station. It was at about 9:30 p.m. on Fri., Mar. […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 10, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of March 10, 2016

GRAND LARCENY AUTO: Septuagenarian’s sedan stolen | When a 77-year-old man left his red 2003 Nissan Altima parked outside of his W. 25th St. residence on Fri., Mar. 4, and went inside to watch TV for a few hours, he had no reason to suspect anything out of the ordinary would happen to the sturdy, steadfast […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 3, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of March 3, 2016

PETIT LARCENY: Faux tenant targets house hunter | Independent online apartment hunting can help you avoid paying a broker’s fee — but it can also leave you wide open for anonymous Internet scammers, as a 20-year-old W. 31st St. resident found out the hard way. On Thurs., Feb. 25, she went on the website apartments.com and […]

Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 25, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 25, 2016

GRAND LARCENY: The handyman had sticky fingers | At just after 4:15 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 17, a repairman working for Bismarck Phillips Communication & Media (537 W. 25th St., 3rd Fl., btw. 10th & 11th Aves.) helped himself to an envelope from the petty cash drawer containing $1,140. In an ironic twist, which likely left […]

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