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Police Blotter, Week of Aug. 14, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of Aug. 14, 2014

Harassment: Jump  starter stopped short At least one of those A’s stood for “abusive.” A woman told police that she was standing on the 400 block of W. 17th St. in the early evening of Fri., Aug. 1 — waiting for an overdue Triple A (aka, “AAA”) driver to jump start her disabled car battery. […]

Police Blotter, Week of July 17, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of July 17, 2014

Robbery: Strong-armed while soused While walking eastbound on the W. 400 block of 18th St. just before 4 a.m. on Fri., July 4, a young man was approached by two strangers who attacked him, then made off with his wallet and an iPhone valued at $270. The wallet was found nearby — with all of the […]

Police Blotter, Week of July 3, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of July 3, 2014

Lost Property: No pill to swallow, bitter or otherwise Maybe the police report she filed will help her case when requesting an early refill of that nerve-calming prescription. A 32-year-old woman exited a taxi on Tenth Ave. (btw. 15th & 16th Sts.) in the early evening of Thurs., June 12, then immediately realized her small […]

Police Blotter, Week of June 4, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of June 4, 2014

Terrorism: Bomb threat At around 10:45 a.m. on Thurs, May 22, an employee of the CVS at 272 Eighth Ave. (corner of 24th St.) answered the phone, and heard a man’s voice: “Don’t tell anybody,” the caller demanded. “Keep calm. I put a bomb inside the store.” The employee was then instructed to get 10 […]

Police Blotter, Week of May 21, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of May 21, 2014

Criminal Mischief:   All bets are off Saturday night’s all right for…pushing? With barely a half hour left on the clock, four males entered Am & Al Deli (at 374 Eighth Ave., at 29th St.) on the evening of Sat., May 10. After becoming involved in a heated exchange with the clerk, one of the men […]

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 […]

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