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Police Blotter, Week of June 19, 2014

Sniffed out card thief Last Saturday, at 3:20 a.m., a police officer at W. 11th and Hudson Sts. observed a car “moving recklessly at a high rate of speed” in and out of traffic, and flashing its high beams at other cars. The driver was pulled over, and police noticed the smell of marijuana coming […]

Police Blotter, Week of June 12, 2014

Clip was the tip Last Sunday, at 11 p.m., a man was stopped in the Eighth Ave. and W. 14th St. subway station when police observed a silver clip on his back right shorts pocket. Upon a frisk search, the man was discovered to have been carrying a gravity knife. He carried no valid ID, […]

Police Blotter, Week of June 5, 2014

Senior mugger slammed The prosecution requested the maximum sentence — 50 years to life — for a defendant convicted of violently mugging two elderly men in Stuyvesant Town / Peter Cooper Village. Judge Marcy Kahn felt that was a bit too steep, yet still meted out a seriously tough term — 38 years to life […]

Police Blotter, Week of May 29, 2014

Attacks girlfriend Police arrested Octavius Bacon, 33, after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend and then threatened to stab numerous people on a West Village street early on Sun., May 25. Witnesses told cops the incident began inside a Sixth Ave. tattoo shop, near W. Third St., around 4:30 a.m., when Bacon reportedly got into a […]

Police Blotter, Week of May 22, 2014

Chinatown murder Police arrested Chuen Lau, 55, for allegedly stabbing his older sister to death in their Chinatown apartment. Responding to a call from concerned relatives, officers arrived at 115 Eldridge St. around 6 p.m. May 17 to find Meilin Liu, 57, lying in her bathtub, already dead from the stab wounds to her face […]

Police Blotter, Week of May 15, 2014

Arrest in senior’s killing Police are questioning a suspect who allegedly beat an elderly man to death just around the corner from the senior’s East Village home on May 9. Jamie Pugh, 20, was picked up Tues., May 13, on E. 14th St. near First Ave. about 1:45 a.m. after police received a tip through […]

Police Blotter, Week of May 8, 2014

A surveillance image provided by police of alleged suspect in convenience-store armed robberies. Armed robber Police are hunting for a cigarette-smoking bandit who has allegedly robbed seven Manhattan convenience stores at gunpoint since November, and whose latest escapade took place in the West Village. The suspect, pictured above in surveillance footage, entered the Two Friends […]

Police Blotter, Week of May 1, 2014

Standard beating Police arrested Niklas Bergstrom, 41, early on Sat., April 26, after he allegedly beat up his girlfriend in their room at the Standard Hotel. Officers responded to a call from the 848 Washington St. hotel — known for its achitectural straddling of the High Line — around 2:30 a.m. They reportedly found Bergstrom […]

Police Blotter, Week of April 17, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of April 17, 2014

Waking nightmare Police are hunting for an unknown man who allegedly snuck into an East Village woman’s bedroom and tried to rape her early on Sun., April 13. The victim, 32, whose address was not disclosed, told officers she woke up around 3 a.m. to find the suspect, pictured in the sketch above, standing on […]

Police Blotter, Week of April 3, 2014

3 shots, 28 years The man convicted of shooting at two police officers near a Lower East Side public housing complex in 2012 has been sentenced to 28 years to life in prison, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced March 28. Prior to the sentencing, Luis Martinez, 27, was found guilty on Jan. 31 of […]