84th Precinct Police Blotter – 6/29/11

bugleblotter-300x1711 Equinox may have more cachet than Planet Fitness, but its lockers aren’t any safer; a good Samaritan learns that no good deed goes unpunished; and a 5-year-old gets pepper sprayed. It’s this week’s police blotter.

Welcome to a special late-night edition of the police blotter. Which seems somewhat fitting, come to think of it. To begin …

A gray Range Rover was broken into on York St. last Friday, and the marauder made out like a bandit: the goods included an an iPad (which the report said was worth $1,200. $1,200! What version was this?); $800 briefcase; $400 GPS; and $200 Coach wallet.

The next morning on Bridge St., a man who tried to break up a fight in the hallway of his building was stabbed with a pocket knife for his troubles. He was treated at the hospital and released.

Later Saturday evening at Equinox, a 42-year-old man put his belongings in a locker without a lock before hitting the showers. The script can write itself, but I’ll fill you in on the details: when the victim returned he noticed his pants were off the hook and his $600 Louis Vuitton wallet was gone, along with two $600 BlackBerrys.

A shady character hanging around Poplar St. has been stealing packages from one of the buildings; according to witnesses, he takes the goods left in the lobby. His latest score? A box of baby clothes.

On a southbound C train Wednesday night, a 14-year-old grabbed an iPhone from a straphanger’s hands, then tried to make his getaway into the next car. But the would-be victim chased and tackled the delinquent, who dropped the phone in the struggle. It was recovered by witnesses, and the child was arrested.

A booze-fest on Bridge St. turned violent Wednesday afternoon—a 46-year-old woman had two friends over who “couldn’t hold their liquor” and hit her in the face with a metal folding chair.

Police were called to an underage booze-fest on Water St. Sunday, after two 18-year-old women became incoherent. Fearing they’d been drugged, they were taken to the hospital where one tested positive for barbituates, while the other tested negative.

An altercation at a check cashing spot on Schermerhorn St. ended with a 5-year-old getting pepper sprayed. Police arrested a 21-year-old man and 30-year-old woman at the scene, after witnesses claimed the woman sprayed the child and her mother. And that’s this week’s blotter.

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  • Jennifer Tonti

    That Poplar Street dude: I saw him being chased down Cranberry yesterday by someone. The chaser was shouting into his cell (at 911, presumably) that “this is the guy who is stealing all the packages”. I want a follow up!

  • Wrennie

    It really bugs me when people use gym lockers without locks, especially during peak hours. Sometimes I open up 5 or 6 lockers before I find an empty one. It’s pretty annoying.

  • David on Middagh

    Wrennie, if I were one of those people who inconvenienced you by leaving my things in an unlocked locker, I would want to be taught a lesson.

  • Mickey

    I know $1200 wasn’t the cost of the iPad itself, but perhaps the owner had paid for a lot of apps or just had valuable data on it. Still, it’s more likely that he inflated the value for insurance or tax reasons. Can you still write-off stolen items on your taxes as long as you have a police report?

  • Carrie

    At least herbert is behaving himself.

  • Billy

    Is the 5 year old ok? Is he blind now?

  • Heather Quinlan

    @Jennifer – I’ll keep an eye on it for next week.

    @Billy – The 5-year-old is ok.

  • Henrystreeter

    Hmmmm, let’s see…..i have to go take a shower after my workout but what should I do with these 2 blackberries and the Louis vuitton wallet? Oh you know what, I forgot we live in imaginary land and I can just leave my crap is this nice unlocked space. All of this stuff should totally be here when I get back. Maybe there will be a piece of cake here when I get back too. That would be nice, because I like cake.

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  • summitst

    Henrystreeter you are a bitter a-hole. since when is it a crime to own nice things? The guy was careless-so he deserves to have felony theft committed against him? way to go DAVID on Middagh…good call! Here’s hoping the world is not as punitive as you are!

  • David on Middagh

    Don’t worry, summitst, I was just joking. It was a bit of an allusion to an old Emo Philips lost wallet routine.

  • Elmer Fudd

    A fool and his belongs will always part.