Police Blotter, week of Feb. 6, 2014

Boyfriend stabbed in FiDi

Police arrested a 28-year-old woman on Feb. 1 after they say she stabbed her boyfriend in their Financial District home.

The boyfriend, 45, told cops he and his girlfriend were in their 10 Hanover Sq. apartment when they got into a heated verbal dispute around 4 a.m. Police say the fight became physical when she grabbed a pair of kitchen shears and slashed him on the shoulder and chest. Fortunately for the victim, the blows were only glancing, and he was left with minor cuts that were treated at the scene by paramedics, police said.

The woman was charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Valentine shoplifter

Police arrested a 23-year-old man, on Feb. 2, charging him with shoplifting from Century 21 department store.

The suspect may have had Valentine’s Day in mind when he entered the store at 22 Cortlandt St., around 7 p.m., because he tried walking out with four scarves, a box of chocolates and a bottle of cologne, according to police. He tripped off the store’s electronic security scanners while exiting, and was apprehended shortly afterward.

He was charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Gone in a flash

A Soho photographer was targeted by opportunistic thieves on Feb. 2, when $12,000 worth of equipment was stolen outside her apartment building, police said.

The woman, 41, told cops she was loading the items into the vestibule of the 15 Greene St. building around 2:15 p.m., when she saw a group of people walking down the street. Moments after the group had passed by, she realized that her Canon 5D Mark II camera, two lenses, a laptop, a tripod and other equipment were gone.

The victim said she never got a good look at the group as they were walking by, and didn’t see any of the thefts taking place.

Car break-in

Someone broke into and stole property from a parked car near City Hall on Feb. 3, police said.

The car’s owner, a 32-year-old man, told cops he parked it near the corner of Beekman and William Sts. around 9 p.m. It was unclear based on the report, but the man may have forgotten to lock his doors, because when he returned around 11 p.m., the vehicle was unlocked, and his iPod and a pair of sunglasses had been snatched.

Construction site brawl

A fight reportedly broke out between two construction workers at a Financial District development site on Feb. 4, police said.

A 58-year-old employee who was overseeing work at 29 John St. told cops that another man — unidentified, but apparently a construction worker from another Downtown site — walked up and started an argument with him around 2:30 p.m. The dispute quickly escalated, and the unknown worker reportedly punched the John St. employee in the face before fleeing the scene on foot.

The victim suffered a cut near his right eye, but was not hospitalized, police said.


Sam Spokony