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BY MARIA ROCHA-BUSCHEL

decks of heroin found

A man reported to police that he found a suitcase full of heroin at the corner of West 34th Street and 12th Avenue Thursday, May 4, at 8:30 p.m. He told police that he found the suitcase on the sidewalk and when he opened it, the bag contained multiple sealed decks of heroin in addition to clothing. He told police that he then drove the suitcase to the Midtown North Precinct at 306 West 54th St. to report the contents of the bag to police.

Man punches cab window and is arrested

Police arrested a 55-year-old cab passenger for criminal mischief when he punched another driver’s car after an accident at the northwest corner of Eighth Avenue and West 23rd Street on the early morning of Sunday, May 7. The driver of a car told police that she got into an accident with the taxi and both she and the taxi driver noticed that there wasn’t any damage and there were no injuries so neither was going to file a report. But the taxi passenger got out of the taxi and punched other car’s window three times, cracking the glass. He also kicked the front of the car. The taxi driver told police that he then took the suspect to his hotel, with the victim following in her car. Police said that the suspect also refused to pay the $12 fare when the taxi arrived at his hotel.

drunk driving arrest

Police arrested a 65-year-old man for drunk driving at the southwest corner of 10th Avenue and West 29th Street Saturday, May 6, at 7:20 p.m. Police said that the suspect was swerving on West 29th Street and when he was stopped, he had bloodshot, watery eyes and was unsteady on his feet.

Man steals tubes of toothpaste

A Duane Reade employee reported that a shoplifter stole $150-worth of toothpaste from a store at 455 West 37th St. Saturday, May 6, at 10:32 p.m. The employee told police that she saw the man grab 22 tubes of toothpaste on the store’s security camera. He was about to walk out of the store when the employee noticed he was attempting to leave without paying and when he saw her about to confront him, he reportedly fled north on 10th Avenue. No arrests have been made.

Man threatened over parking space

A 40-year-old man reported that another driver threatened him while they were both trying to park their cars at the southeast corner of Ninth Avenue and West 15th Street Friday, May 5, at 5 p.m. Police said that the two drivers got into the argument while still inside their cars but the suspect got out of his car and the argument continued, with the two drivers pushing each other. The victim told police that the suspect then reached into his car, grabbed a razor blade and pointed it at him. The victim said that he then stepped back, but the suspect then got back into his car and drove away.

Man busted for stolen Citi Bike fob, ID

Police arrested a 44-year-old man for possessing a stolen Citi Bike key fob Friday, May 5, at 11:50 p.m. in front of 527 West 22nd St. Police said that an officer recognized the suspect from a previous open investigation and when he was searched, he was found to be in possession of a Citi Bike key fob, as well as a stolen identification card. The suspect was charged with criminal possession of stolen property.





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