Police Blotter: Week of Aug. 25, 2016


PETIT LARCENY: Mirror, mirror | When the 24-year-old owner of a blue 2013 Lexus sedan woke up at around 9am on Sat., Aug. 20 to move his car (parked on the 200 block of 10th Ave., btw. W. 23rd & W. 24th Sts.), he discovered that some unknown perp had removed the passenger side mirror panel from his car in the night. There are currently no suspects, and the motive remains unclear as to why anyone would so desperately want to take that small, reflective bit of hardware — which was estimated to cost approximately $500.

PETIT LARCENY: Breakfast of criminals | After an unsavory quest for a morning meal went awry, one man joined a new kind of Breakfast Club, whose punishment was far more serious than Saturday morning detention. At around 8:30am on Sun., Aug. 21, the man entered a 7-Eleven (194 Seventh Ave., btw. W. 21st & W. 22nd Sts.), took two breakfast melts, and then left without paying. Soon thereafter, at around 8:50am, the same individual was spotted at a nearby convenience store (on Eighth Ave.), further accumulating goodies for his meal. This time, he made off with two containers of orange juice, two Hot Pockets, two Lunchables meals, two bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast melts, and a new bag without paying up. After employees of both establishments alerted officers to the thefts, the police conducted a canvas of the area, which yielded positive results. The 18-year-old Brooklynite was found — as was the balanced breakfast he’d accumulated — and was arrested.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY: The prodigal bike returns | On Fri., Aug. 19, the authorities put the brakes on a long-at-large bike thief who drew attention to himself by driving recklessly in the early morning hours. At about 2am, an officer observed a man riding the wrong way down Eighth Ave. (at the corner of W. 21st St.) on a bike. On further inspection, they noticed that the 45-year-old cyclist was riding a Citi Bike without permission or authority to do so, as he didn’t have an account with the service. Upon providing the bike’s number to a company official, the officer was informed by the rep that the bicycle in question had been missing for a while, and was last docked on E. 20th St. all the way back in May of 2013. The 25-year-old man was arrested for his over three-year joyride.

HARASSMENT: Construction spite | While arguments are bound to happen at any high-stress place of employment, things could get a little worrisome if your hostile work environment happens to also be home to heavy machinery. That’s why, at around 9:30am, a 26-year-old Queens man walked into the 10th Precinct on Thurs., Aug. 18, to report an unsettling incident that occurred at a construction site at the southwest corner of W. 31st St. and 10th Ave. Apparently, he and a 45-year-old co-worker got into a disagreement, which culminated in the younger man getting his shirt grabbed, and being pushed into a gate (which caused a cut on his right hand). The older man also took the time to inform his injured colleague, “You ain’t sh*t,” and “I’ll make sure you get thrown off the site.” No arrests were made in connection to the incident.


 THE 10th PRECINCT: Located at 230 W. 20th St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.). Commander: Capt. Paul Lanot. 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, 7pm, at the 10th Precinct or other locations to be announced. They are on hiatus until Sept. 28.

THE 13th PRECINCT: Located at 230 E. 21st St. (btw. Second & Third Aves.). Deputy Inspector: Brendan Timoney. 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, 6:30pm, at the 13th Precinct. They are on hiatus until Sept. 20.

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.