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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 […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 9, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of March 9, 2017

PETIT LARCENY: Cell sleeper | Perhaps the events of Sat., Mar. 4 will give this man a much-needed figurative wake up call — though a literal one may have come in handy a little earlier. At about 8:45pm, the 58-year-old arrived at Bean & Bean Coffee (318 Eighth Ave., at W. 26th St.), and settled […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 2, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of March 2, 2017

PETIT LARCENY: Dogged pursuit | When attempting to court someone, the usual procedure is to ask for their phone number, rather than taking their phone wholesale — but that’s the tack one less-than-legal lothario took on Sat., Feb 25. While walking her dog near the northeast corner of W. 23rd St. and 11th Ave., a […]

Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 23, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 23, 2017

AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT: Illicit listing | In the latest instance in these pages of personal information used for online scams, a W. 19th St. resident discovered that someone had been using her email address for a Craigslist advertisement — which, seeing as it’s Craigslist, unsurprisingly offered sexual favors in its copy. As the 26-year-old victim reported to […]

Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 16, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 16, 2017

ASSAULT: Nightmare night at Dream | The employees of the Dream Hotel (355 W. 17th St., btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves.) got a double helping of knuckle sandwich on Sat., Feb. 11, as two separately reported incidents resulted in workers getting hit in the face. The first, occurring around 9pm, found a 30-year-old employee being punched […]

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 […]