Welcome to the first police blotter of 2015! Also the first blotter in quite awhile, my time had been taken up by one of those pesky full-time jobs you hear about – now that I’ve been laid off, I’m free to write about all the malfeasance in the neighborhood. (So if you know of any job openings, I’m a self-starter who’s ok around people and writes police blotters.)
It’s Throwback Thursday, which means I’ll bring back this item from 2011 when HUGE, a digital design company, had $30,000 worth of laptops stolen from its offices. A few months later they had $6,000 worth of laptops stolen. Always one to look on the bright side, I can report that this time they only had $4,000 worth of laptops stolen on Christmas Eve.
Also on Christmas Eve, a Macy’s employee helped himself to $5,000 in cash while on the job. He was later arrested.
On the day after Christmas, a man left his wallet at Shake Shack – it was gone when he returned, along with $43.37 that was spent at a Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonalds. I just would’ve bought more Shack Burgers.
Last Tuesday, a 40-year-old woman who works at MetroTech took off her engagement and wedding rings to put lotion on her hands. She then left them on her desk and got lunch. When she returned the rings were gone.
That night, while a woman was sleeping, her boyfriend logged into her Facebook account and saw a message written to her by “a childhood friend who was also a male.” If you’re going to snoop, you’re going to find something. He hit the victim with a wooden TV tray and was arrested.
Earlier in the week, a 29-year-old woman lost her wallet in what the report noted as “St. Gambling Bar.” I went to Catholic school but I never heard of St. Gambling, though I’m sure he’s prayed to a lot. My suspicions, however, were proven correct when I Googled the address and saw that it was actually St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe.
Last Monday, a 34-year-old woman tried to cash a stolen check for $45,580.13. She even showed them her ID card and Social Security card. The check wasn’t cashed but the woman is still at large.
On January 7th, a man approximately 20 years old flashed a woman in an elevator on Nassau St. and then took her bag.
On January 8th, “The victim states she had a verbal dispute with her boyfriend about gas.”
Finally, a 90-year-old woman was the victim of one of those upside-down cash payment schemes. She apparently wired several payments through Western Union, Paypal, and MoneyGram, with the promise of a $7,000 cash prize which never came. The total amount that was coughed up? $75,000. And that’s this week’s blotter.