84th Precinct Police Blotter – 3/6/15

An “old lady’s bike” (her words, not mine) was stolen from a bike rack at Court and Montague some time between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20. Aside from being geriatric, it was also purple.

Two lovebirds returned from a Valentine’s Day vacation to find their apartment had been broken into and their laptop, tablet, and jewelry box stolen.

On February 18th, a creeper lurking around the ATMs at a bank on Flatbush Ave. was asked to leave by a security guard. The man responded by getting into a scuffle with the guard, grabbing his ID card and taking off empty handed.

Surprisingly, someone actually braved the cold and hung out on the Promenade recently. If that wasn’t bad enough, she also had her tote bag stolen. The victim claimed that as she sat near the Pierrepont entrance, two men approached her; one asked directions to the Barclay’s Center, while the other grabbed her bag. The perps made off with $15 plus debit and credit cards.

Finally, a fashinisto (male fashionista) was caught shoplifting two suits from the Fulton Mall Macy’s. For the record, they were Calvin Klein and Vince Camuto suits. Vince Camuto sounds like a neighbor I had when I lived in Staten Island. And that’s this week’s blotter.

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  • petercow

    Does one live “in” Staten Island, or “on” Staten Island?

  • ShinyNewHandle

    I would stand on line to find out!

  • Lori

    Do you live “in Brooklyn” or “on Brooklyn”

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com ClaudeScales

    This is an interesting question. As a general rule, I’ve seen “on” used in respect to small islands, e.g. one would say one lives on Monhegan Island, off the coast of Maine. I’ve also seen and heard “on” used with respect to Staten Island. I’ve rarely if ever seen “on” Manhattan, at least with respect to residence. Oddly, though, I’ve frequently seen “on” Long Island, which is much larger. Perhaps its the fact that “island” is always used as part of the name of Long Island and Staten Island that makes people say “on” instead of “in.”