Welcome to a special edition of the police blotter, special because it’s on Friday.
When I walked into the precinct this week, a guy reporting lost property was on the phone with his girlfriend and said, “Last time I was here it wasn’t a good place for me. How’s your body, baby?” It’s great, thanks! But let me tell you about a body that’s not so great, one belonging to a man who decided to cool his heels in central booking by lighting up a doobie. You can imagine how that went down! When police tried to search him the man put up a fight until he was … put in central booking.
An incident that happened in February is only now being reported since the victim had no luck finding the perp on her own. She told police her $4,200 wedding ring and $5,500 engagement ring were stolen from her home; she hadn’t been wearing them because she was pregnant and they no longer fit. The only suspect she could think of was the maid, but the maid’s employment agency was not helpful. The suspect is still at large.
The next report mentions a burglary at the Karetzky Laura Gallery, which I correctly deduced was actually the Laura Karetzky Gallery at 20 Jay Street. The victim reported that when she arrived at the gallery after being away for three days the door was jammed and her iPad stolen.
A woman walking on 3rd Avenue last Sunday was grabbed around the throat by an unknown perp who then stole her iPod. He was later arrested.
A 23-year-old man was shot in the back on Nassau Street on April 1st, but nevertheless managed to walk to Brooklyn Hospital for treatment.
An 88-year-old man received a phone call from a man claiming to be a Microsoft employee who needed the elderly man’s banking information in order to validate his account. As you can imagine it was all a ruse, and the man reported several withdrawals made from his account totaling $1,448.21. And that’s this week’s blotter.