Police Blotter

“I would like to welcome our 12 new officers to the neighborhood,” said a May 22 10th Precinct tweet. “They will be here for two weeks of field training and will return in July wearing their blue shirts, ready to serve and protect. If you see them, say hello! ‪#NYPDConnecting | Photo via Twitter

OBSTRUCTION OF GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION: Bad Behavior Was on His ‘Plate’ | A 22-year-old man was taken into custody just after 4:30pm on Sun., May 19, after causing a real scene—a crime scene—in front of 415 W. 25th St. That’s where the arresting officer saw the defendant double parked. When confronted, the man let loose “offensive language,” calling attention to himself, and causing a crowd to gather. When the officer attempted to view the car’s license plate, its foul-mouthed owner attempted to block the plate—and also refused to produce identification. The defendant countered the arresting officer’s attempt to handcuff him by clasping his hands and leaning against the vehicle. Ultimately, the arrest was made—with no small amount of effort, but no injuries.

PETIT LARCENY: Summer Wardrobe Stealer | A man of high standards and low morals—perhaps planning a trip to the beach for Memorial Day—decided to swipe a starter kit for his sizzling hot summer wardrobe, by visiting a swanky store at NYC’s newest neighborhood, Hudson Yards. The theft took place just before 7pm on Sat., May 18, inside the spiffy new Vilebrequin store (one of the luxury retail experiences that comprise The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards.). Cameras caught the man removing a white shirt with multicolored stripes, and a pair of multicolored swim trunks, valued at a total of $450. Cameras inside the store caught the crime against fashion.

LEAVING THE SCENE / PROPERTY DAMAGE: E-Bike Baddie | A woman was left with injuries to her leg, when an e-bike (electric bicycle) collided with her old school, human-powered bike, as the 46-year-old victim was at the corner of 11th Ave. and W. 17th St., traveling northbound. After the collision, the e-bike rider got back on and drove away—leaving no information, and showing no concern for his victim (who was removed from the scene by EMS).

–By Scott Stiffler

THE 10th PRECINCT: Located at 230 W. 20th St. (btw. 7th & 8th Aves.). Commanding Officer: Capt. Kevin Coleman. Main number: 212-741-8211. Community Affairs: 212-741-8226. Crime Prevention: 212-741-8226. Domestic Violence: 212-741-8216. Youth Officer: 212-741-8211. Auxiliary Coordinator: 212-924-3377. Detective Squad: 212-741-8245. Let your community policing issues be heard, at the monthly Community Council meeting, where Chelsea residents can hear the latest crime stats, ask questions, and get public safety tips. The meeting is normally helmed by the Precinct’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Kevin J. Coleman; the Council president is Larry O’Neill. The Council meets on the last Wed. of the month, 7pm, at the 10th Precinct. For more information, call the Community Affairs Office, at 212-741-8226. The main number is 212-741-8211. On Twitter: ‪@NYPD10Pct. On Facebook: www.facebook.com/NYPD10PCT.

MIDTOWN SOUTH PRECINCT: Located at 357 W. 35th St. (btw. 8th &9th Aves.). Commanding Officer: Deputy Inspector Brendan Timoney. Call 212-239-9811. Community Affairs: 212-239-9846. Crime Prevention: 212-239-9846. Domestic Violence: 212-239-9863. Youth Officer: 212-239-9817. Auxiliary Coordinator: 212-239-9836. Detective Squad: 212-239-9856. The Community Council meets on the third Thurs. of the month, 7 p.m., at the New Yorker Hotel (481 Eighth Ave., btw. W. 34th & 35th Sts.). For more info, visit midtownsouthcc.org.

THE 13th PRECINCT: Located at 230 E. 21st St. (btw. Second & Third Aves.). Commanding Officer: Deputy Inspector Steven M. Hellman. Call 212-477-7411. Community Affairs: 212-477-7427. Crime Prevention: 212-477-7427. Domestic Violence: 212-477-3863. Youth Officer: 212-477-7411. Auxiliary Coordinator: 212-477-4380. Detective Squad: 212-477-7444. The Community Council meets on the third Tues. of the month, 6:30 p.m., at the 13th Precinct.

CASH FOR GUNS | $100 cash will be given (no questions asked) for each handgun, assault weapon or sawed-off shotgun, up to a maximum payment of $300. Guns are accepted at any Police Precinct, PSA or Transit District.

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