The 84th precinct was in a bit of disarray yesterday; when I called at 7 a.m. to make an appointment, the officer told me that no one from crime analysis was around, she didn’t know where the police reports were located and that I should call back at 7:30. I called back at 7:45, and she told me to call back at 9:30. Frankly, I’m lucky I got through either of those times, as I just switched to AT&T and discovered I can only make phone calls within one square-foot corner of my apartment.
Long story short, I wouldn’t have been able to get to the precinct after 10, so I was not able to make it. I tried! Therefore, the next-best thing (I guess) is to cull the reports from other blotters. And just so you know before we start our journey—there was no report on last week’s promenade crash. (Which I’d talked to crime analysis about last week—they said they hadn’t heard about it.)
Two women had their purses stolen while they dined; the first was on Front St. in Dumbo last Wednesday. The victim lost her iPhone and her birth control pills. The second happened two days later at Junior’s; the victim lost her Coach bag.
A 21-year-old was arrested for pulling a Lohan—he tried on a $2,800 diamond ring at Estelle’s Fine Jewelry on Bridge St. and proceeded to leave the store without it. A young guy wearing a diamond ring? Either he couldn’t afford the two months’ salary thing, or he was arrested by the fashion police. (Had to.)
A woman was assaulted by her colleague at Vegetarian Ginger; while on the job, the thug told her “I’m going to kill you” and then kicked a bucket that she was holding, causing a gash on her finger. The 47-year-old was arrested.
An $11,000 5×7 photograph was stolen from an art studio on April 17th.
And finally, an NYU student who had her wallet swiped on Court St. successfully—along with a few passerbys— chased and held down the 33-year-old thief. He was arrested at the scene. And that’s this week’s blotter.