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Police Blotter, Week of Aug. 28, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of Aug. 28, 2014

Grand Larceny: Out of the Port, into the fire They should have just waited in line for a cab. Two female tourists, both 19, got off got off the bus at Port Authority, at around 1:15 a.m. on Sun., Aug. 24 — then decided to walk to their hotel. They soon attracted the attention of […]

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 […]

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