Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 3, 2015


THEFT OF SERVICES: 20 percent down not enough | A bar employee called in the heavies after a 24-year-old Staten Island resident refused to pay for a $3,225 bill at No. 8 (357 W. 16th St., btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves.). The outstanding balance followed an $800 payment for $4,104.78 worth of bottle service at 4:20 a.m. on Sun., Nov. 29. The pony-tailed perpetrator refused to pay any more, and got a further charge in the end — this time for misdemeanor theft of services.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY: Subway peddling arouses police interest | Police say a 42-year-old East Harlem man piqued their interest on Sat., Nov. 28 as he conversed with several people, cell phone in hand, while inside the subway station located at W. 14th St. and Eighth Ave. They followed the man out of the station where he visited several stores asking people if they wanted to purchase a Samsung smartphone. The suspect walked onwards to W. 16th St. and Ninth Ave., where police arrested him. The suspect could not name an owner for the phone, which was reported lost by a Queens man who fell asleep on an E train, according to the police report.

THEFT OF SERVICES: Taking a stab at free fare | Two young women opted to display a knife in lieu of paying the cabbie who took them to 445 W. 18th St. (btw. Ninth & Tenth Aves.) on Sat., Nov. 28. The 42-year-old driver told police that they threatened to kill him unless he opened the door. He complied, and the high-heeled perpetrators fled into the building — but only after slashing a car seat with the blade at about 5:30 a.m. Police searched for the suspects to no avail, according to a police report.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Broken windows mystery | A resident of W. 24th St. was left wondering “Why me?” after finding his windshield smashed on Sat., Nov. 28. He told police he has no beef with neighbors, nor anyone from work. Yet, he parked the car overnight and spent a quiet evening at home only to find the damage to his black 2006 BMW X3 at about 4 p.m. the next day. There was no video footage of the scene, according to a police report.


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 Dec. 30.

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 Dec. 15.