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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. […]

Police Blotter: Week of May 12, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of May 12, 2016

GRAND LARCENY AUTO: Go catch your running cab | Knowing that there’s no such thing as a free ride, one speedy suspect went straight for the car itself in the early morning of Fri., May 6. At about 3am, a 56-year-old cabbie was standing outside his still-running 2016 Toyota on Eighth Ave. (at W. 22nd St.), […]

Police Blotter: Week of May 5, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of May 5, 2016

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT: Check your head | They say that if at first you don’t succeed, you should try, try again. One 26-year-old woman took this mantra to heart when she attempted to cash a fake check made out to her in the amount of $1,020 at a Capital One branch (144 […]

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 […]

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