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Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 9. 2017

Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 9. 2017

CRIME PATTERN: Handy’s sticky fingers | Last week the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau sent a message to the community warning them to stay vigilant when using the online/app cleaning service Handy, as it has been linked to more than 50 crimes in the city last year. One Handy employee has already been arrested in connection to […]

Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 2, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 2, 2017

IDENTITY THEFT: Lost Verizon | Last week, a W. 25th St. resident found herself on the hook for a number of unauthorized charges when the phone company came calling to collect. On Sun., Jan. 29, she reported to police that she had received a letter a few days earlier claiming she owed $793.43 to Verizon. The […]

Police Blotter: Week of Jan. 26, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of Jan. 26, 2017

ASSAULT: The hand that feeds | An unfortunate Queens man found himself getting his hands dirty in an early morning bathroom brawl on Sat., Jan. 21. As the 34-year-old man recalled to police, he was engaged in a verbal argument with another man, a 45-year-old from upstate, in the bathroom at The Park (118 10th […]

Police Blotter: Week of Jan. 19, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of Jan. 19, 2017

LOST PROPERTY UNCLASSIFIED: A grand for a grande | You can’t really blame people for not functioning at 100 percent before they’ve had their morning coffee — though one employee’s jumbo cup of pre-Joe absentmindedness wound up costing his company $1,100. At about 8am on Thurs., Jan. 12, the 24-year-old man stopped at Bean & […]

Police Blotter: Week of Jan. 12, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of Jan. 12, 2017

ASSAULT: Criminal commuting customer caught | While dining at Triple Crown (330 Seventh Ave., btw. W. 29th & W. 30th Sts.) on Thurs., Jan. 5, a would-be customer consumed $60.43 worth of food and beverage, according to the establishment’s manager. When his waitress presented him with a bill to that effect just before midnight, the […]

Police Blotter: Week of Jan. 5, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of Jan. 5, 2017

JEWELRY HEIST | On New Year’s Eve, as a million were gathered to watch the ball drop in Times Square, a group of men made off with millions of dollars worth of jewelry from a local jeweler just blocks away. The three suspects broke into the offices of Gregg Ruth (70 W. 36th St., btw. […]

Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 29, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 29, 2016

CHELSEA BOMBING UPDATE | On Tues., Dec. 20, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, the suspect in September’s Chelsea and New Jersey terror bombings, pled “not guilty” to attempted murder charges in New Jersey stemming from a shootout with law enforcement officers that happened in the aftermath of the bombings and the manhunt that followed. On the weekend of […]

Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 22, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 22, 2016

HATE CRIMES: UPDATE | Yasmin Seweid, the 18-year-old Muslim teen who claimed to be the victim of a bias attack earlier this month, has been arrested for fabricating that story. When Chelsea Now initially reported on the incident, it was believed that three drunken men harassed her on a 6 train by calling her a […]

Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 15, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 15, 2016

HATE INCIDENTS: Anti-gay intimidation | This week saw a newly reported, hate-related incident in Chelsea. A man reported that, at around 5pm on Sat., Dec. 10, he was walking at the northeast corner of W. 34th St. and 10th Ave. with his boyfriend, attempting to hail a taxi. A taxi pulled up, and shouted to him […]

Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 8, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 8, 2016

HATE CRIMES CONTINUE TO RISE | The NYPD has seen an uptick in hate-related incidents in the weeks following the presidential election. This past week saw another handful of such incidents in the area. On Thurs., Dec. 1, a trio of men harassed a Muslim woman. At around 10pm, the 18-year-old victim boarded the 6 train […]