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Police Blotter, Week of April 24, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of April 24, 2014

Grand Larceny: Cycle of theft A 2009 blue Kawasaki motorcycle valued at $7,500 was reported stolen, shortly after its 23-year-old owner witnessed four men removing the two-wheeled ride from the W. 500 block of 37th St., just after 5am on Sun., April 13. Video footage confirmed the owner’s account, in which the men placed the […]

Police Blotter, Week of Feb. 12, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of Feb. 12, 2014

Petty Larceny:  The Tao of theft In a room full of strangers, it only takes one. Upon leaving Tao Downtown (92 Ninth Ave., at 16th St.) in the early morning hours of Sat., Feb. 2, a 25-year-old woman realized that her cell phone (an iPhone 5s valued at $649) was missing from her bag. While […]

Police Blotter, Week of Jan. 29, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of Jan. 29, 2014

Starbucks armed robbery Police are searching for a man who robbed a Starbucks near Union Square at gunpoint on Thurs., Jan. 16. The suspect, pictured above, reportedly walked into the coffeeshop, near the corner of E. 15th St. and Third Ave., around 9:30pm, and immediately displayed the firearm, police said. He then demanded money from […]

Police Blotter, Week of Jan. 15, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of Jan. 15, 2014

Resisting Arrest:  Caught with coke after being cuffed A 19-year-old male was taken into custody around 3:30am on Sun., Jan. 5 — after uniformed officers of the 10th Precinct observed him urinating on a public sidewalk (at the southeast corner of Ninth Ave. & W. 25th St.). The collar didn’t come easily, though. After being […]

Police Blotter, Dec. 18, 2013

Police Blotter, Dec. 18, 2013

Don’t Fall for These Slick Phone Scams NYPD Community Affairs recently sent out this crime prevention tip. If you’d like to be in their list, send a request to: communityaffairs@nypd.org. People are losing thousands of dollars in a phone scam. Here is how the scam works: After receiving a call from someone who claims to […]

Police Blotter, Dec. 4, 2013

Police Blotter, Dec. 4, 2013

Petty Larceny: Stop at ‘Bread’ costs her dough A 19-year-old woman was seated at Panera Bread (330 Seventh Ave.) in the early evening of Wed., Nov. 27, when two young men approached her. Sitting on either side of her, they began making conversation — eventually asking for her signature in support of a youth program, […]

Police Blotter, Week of Nov. 20, 2013

Grand Larceny: Hot wheels discovered after stumble, slumber A boozy night at 1 Oak planted the seeds for a solid “eight” on the scale of costly morning-after regrets. At 1am on Mon., Nov. 11, a woman exited the popular club (at 453 W. 17th St., btw. 9th & 10th Aves.), en route to her car. The good […]

Police Blotter, Week of Nov. 7, 2013

Police Blotter, Week of Nov. 7, 2013

Grand Larceny: Moving target takes hit in the wallet Wheels in motion weren’t enough to deter a thief from pinching the wallet of a vacationer from pedal-centric (and petal-plentiful) Holland. The 30-year-old was making his way down Eighth Ave. on a CitiBike, at around 12:15pm on Sun., Oct. 27. While nearing the corner of 26th […]

Police Blotter, Week of Oct. 23, 2013

Police Blotter, Week of Oct. 23, 2013

Criminal Possession  of Stolen Property:   Savvy Victim Snares Thief A bicycle thief who pinched the wheels of an Upper East Sider met his match in Chelsea — when the perp came face to face with his victim (and, much to his surprise, an officer from the 10th Precinct). The deal went down in front of […]

Police Blotter, Week of Oct. 9, 2013

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 […]

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