Police Blotter: Oct. 22, 2015


GRAND LARCENY: Big bill brings trouble| A 37-year-old Queens resident tried to use other people’s credit cards on Fri., Oct. 16, to settle a $6,436 tab at the No. 8 bar (357 W. 16th St. btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves.). An employee noticed different names on the credit cards, and confronted the customer at about 3:30 a.m. His own personal plastic was not enough to cover the bill. Police arrived and arrested the man for attempted grand larceny, a felony.

LEAVING THE SCENE: Hit bicyclist doesn’t slow down cabbie | Hitting a bicyclist near the northeast corner of W. 18th St. and 10th Ave. did not slow a taxicab down on Fri., Oct. 16. The 39-year-old victim managed to snap a blurred photo of the cab as it sped away, just before 3:30 p.m. All the Upper West Side resident could tell police was that it was yellow, and driven by what appeared to be a woman with bleached hair. A police report did not identify the extent of injury suffered by the victim.

GRAND LARCENY: Stolen passport postpones flight? | Someone bumped into a 25-year-old Swedish woman as she danced the night away on Sat., Oct. 17. Little did she know that someone was going through her purse rather than merely getting down with his or her bad self at about 2 a.m. The woman noticed her wallet containing $300 cash was missing as she entered a taxicab in front of Tao, a restaurant located at 92 Ninth Ave. (btw. W. 16th & W. 17th Sts.). To make matters worse, the thief also snatched her passport and Swedish drivers license the day before she was to fly home. A police report did not state whether she caught her flight.

MENACING: Wielding a box cutter while confined to a box | The service elevator at 232 W. 18th St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.). was where a Staten Island man found himself confronted with mortal danger at about 2:30 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 16. He was riding with a co-worker when an unknown 40-something man threatened him with a blue box cutter for no apparent reason, according to a police report. The assailant told the victim, “I’m gonna catch you outside. You’re done” before fleeing on a bicycle. Video surveillance caught the incident, but police have yet to track down a suspect.

GRAND LARCENY: His meatball beef | Texts and emails were how a former employee of The Meatball Shop (200 Ninth Ave. btw. W. 22nd & W. 23rd Sts.) threatened the business, between Oct. 4 and Oct. 17. The 36-year-old man demanded $5,000 or else he would tell local media that they discriminated against him. Instead, management turned to the police, who have yet to arrest the suspect.


THE 10th PRECINCT: Located at 230 W. 20th St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.). Commander: Deputy Inspector Michele Irizarry. Main number: 212-741-8211. Community Affairs: 212-741-8226. Crime Prevention: 212-741-8226. Domestic Violence: 212-741-8216. Youth Officer: 212-741-8211. Auxiliary Coordinator: 212-924-3377. Detective Squad: 212-741-8245. The Community Council meets on the last Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., at the 10th Precinct or other locations to be announced. The next meeting is Oct. 28.

THE 13th PRECINCT: Located at 230 E. 21st St. (btw. Second & Third Aves.). Deputy Inspector: David Ehrenberg. Call 212-477-7411. Community Affairs: 212-477-7427. Crime Prevention: 212-477-7427. Domestic Violence: 212-477-3863. Youth Officer: 212-477-7411. Auxiliary Coordinator: 212-477-4380. Detective Squad: 212-477-7444. The Community Council meets on the third Tues. of the month, 6:30 p.m., at the 13th Precinct. The next meeting is Nov. 17.

CASH FOR GUNS: $100 cash will be given (no questions asked) for each handgun, assault weapon or sawed-off shotgun, up to a maximum payment of $300. Guns are accepted at any Police Precinct, PSA or Transit District.