Police Blotter, Week of Feb. 26, 2015

Daytime killing at Wald
A 33-year-old man was fatally shot in front of 20 Avenue D, in the Lillian Wald Houses, by an unknown suspect Monday afternoon at about 4:30 p.m. Police and E.M.S. responded and the victim was transported to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Police identified the slain man as Shemrod Isaac, a resident of the building where he was killed.

The day of the killing, Feb. 23, Bedford + Bowery reported that two Wald Houses residents identified the victim as an aspiring rapper called Shamrock.

“I would always pass him [in the hallway],” one of them said. “He always had Pampers and baby formula.”

The two men were arguing right before the shooting, witnesses told police, according to the News.

Isaac reportedly had a criminal record, mostly for drugs and resisting arrest, according to police sources.

Motorcycle stolen
It is a game many New Yorkers have to play to avoid tickets: switching your parking spot to abide by alternate parking rules. For a New Jersey man the game ended with his $6,000 green 2014 Kawasaki motorcycle stolen.

The man — police did not release an age — moved his bike to the corner of Hudson and Jay Sts. in Tribeca at 3 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 11. When he came back the same day at 6 p.m., the motorcycle was gone. He told police that the bike was not chained or locked and had no cover.

A suspect named Allie
It is the case of the vanishing laptop. A male employee, 26, was working a slow Sunday shift at Distilled, a Tribeca eatery at 211 W. Broadway, and left his $1,500 MacBook Air unattended for a few minutes around 1:40 p.m. on Feb. 15. When he returned, his computer was gone — and so was the only customer in the restaurant, a woman known as Allie, who is around 25, 5’9” and 155 pounds, police say.

Dough taken
A thief left behind a telltale sign of the time of his break-in — a receipt — after he got away with almost a $1,000 from a pizza joint in Tribeca last weekend, police say.

A male employee, 28, told police he closed La Bellezza Pizza at 6 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 20. When he returned the next morning at 8 a.m., the worker discovered the money was missing from the register and tip box.

When police came and investigated, they found the suspect’s point of entry into the building: a busted sheet rock wall that is shared by several establishments at 315 Broadway, where the pizzeria is located. The police also found a receipt that showed that the register was opened at 2:11 a.m. Saturday morning.

Ripped off
A thief took advantage of man, 30, who was inebriated and sleeping on a Downtown 1 train in the early morning hours on Wed., Feb. 18 — and got away with $600, a $120 green leather handmade wallet, and a LG Android cellphone worth $200, police say.

The man, who lives in Brooklyn, got on the train at 110th St. at 2 a.m. When he awoke at South Ferry, his right front pocket was sliced open — the typical modus operandi of what police call a lush worker — and his wallet and phone were gone.

Frugal travels
A thief, who stole a wallet from a B.M.C.C. student, used the credit cards to make two purchases in Soho for almost $160 — but bought only a single $2.75 subway ride, police say.

The student, a 23-year-old woman who lives in Brooklyn, remembers using her ID card before attending class at the Borough of Manhattan Community College at 199 Chambers St. on Wed., Feb. 18 at 9:30 a.m. After class, she went to get her wallet out of her purse and realized it was gone. She told police that she does not remember being jostled or bumped.

Before she was able to cancel her Capital One credit card, someone made two purchases at the Zara at 580 Broadway. The thief also got away with $300.