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.