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Police Blotter: Week of May 18, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of May 18, 2017

CRIMINAL POSESSION OF A WEAPON: On the wrong track (gravity #1) | Perhaps it was the controlled substances found on their person — or just an understandable aversion to dingy and delay-ridden Penn Station — that caused two twitchy trespassers to bypass the ticketed method of boarding and proceed directly to Amtrak’s railroad yard at around […]

Police Blotter: Week of May 11, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of May 11, 2017

PUBLIC LEDWNESS: Sleazy Straphanger | A man is wanted for masturbating on the E train on Sun., April 30 at around 5:30 p.m., police said. According to police, the suspect was aboard a northbound E train that passed the 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal station when he sat next to a 30-year-old woman. Police said the […]

Police Blotter: Week of May 4, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of May 4, 2017

CRIMINAL SALE OF MARIJUANA: Dopey DC dealer | At around 3:45am on Sun., April 23, an officer observed a man attempt to sell some drugs to another individual at the northeast corner of 10th Ave. and W. 18th St. While the prospective purchaser fled the scene and remained unapprehended, the officer got ahold of the dealer. […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 27, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of April 27, 2017

ASSAULT: Bodied and bloodied | In New York City, life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in awhile, well, you could miss the deranged stranger charging right at you in broad daylight. That happened to a 34-year-old man on Thurs., April 20, who was minding his own business, walking southbound on […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 20, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of April 20, 2017

HARASSMENT: Spit stop | On Thurs., April 13, one woman learned the hard way that in New York, sometimes your parade not only gets rained on, but also gets spat on as well. The 32-year-old Brooklynite was sitting on a 1 train stopped at the Seventh Ave. and W. 23rd St. station at 3pm when, […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 13, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of April 13, 2017

ASSAULT/CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Girls’ fight out | A meal at Chelsea Square Restaurant (368 W. 23rd St., at Ninth Ave.) transformed into a real “dine-’n-smash” kind of situation in the early morning hours of Sun., April 9. The problems began around 4:30am when, for reasons unclear, a fight broke out between three guests (all female) dining […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 6, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of April 6, 2017

IDENTITY THEFT: Feasting fraudulently | Identity theft is certainly no picnic — but in the case of an unfortunate 48-year-old woman, it certainly came with enough food for one. As reported to police on Sun., April 2, she received a bill at her home address for a number of purchases that were not made by her. […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 30, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of March 30, 2017

HATE CRIME WATCH | Mon., March 20 saw the fatal stabbing of a 66-year-old black man in Hell’s Kitchen, in what was quickly determined to be a race-based hate attack. At about 11:25pm, the victim — identified as Timothy Caughman — was near the corner of W. 36th St. and Ninth Ave., when he was approached by […]

Police Botter: Week of March 23, 2017

Police Botter: Week of March 23, 2017

THEFT OF SERVICES: Crimes in the ancient Maritime | Usually criminals hold to the cardinal rule of never returning to the scene of the crime — but the siren call of the Maritime Hotel caused one man to risk breaking the rules on Thurs., March 16. The man entered the hotel’s bar (88 Ninth Ave., btw. […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 16, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of March 16, 2017

PETIT LARCENY: Get thee to a shrubbery | It seems as though the fickle demands of the Knights Who Say “Ni!” have had a perceptible impact on our very own Hudson River Park. As a 50-year-old park employee reported to police on Fri., March 10, between March 3 and 8, some unknown party stole 15 inkberry […]