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BY MARIA ROCHA-buschel

Paintings stolen

The 89-year-old owner of a building on West 21st Street near 10th Avenue told police that paintings were stolen from his building sometime between September 17 and Thursday, September 28. He reported that five paintings had been taken off the wall on the first floor. He told police that the building is a multi-dwelling apartment building and anyone visiting could have taken them.

Woman arrested for rear-ending cop car

Police arrested a 33-year-old woman for intoxicated driving in front of 420 West 25th Street Saturday, September 30 at 2 a.m. The suspect told police that she was driving west one West 25th Street when she rear-ended a police vehicle in traffic. She said that she dropped her phone in her car while she was driving and when she went to pick it up, she hit the NYPD vehicle. Police administered a Breathalyzer at the scene and her blood alcohol content was 0.065.

Man arrested for swiping bottle of tequila

Police arrested a 31-year-old man for petit larceny inside the bar at the Dream Hotel on West 16th Street Sunday, October 1 at 1:30 a.m. An employee at the bar told police that the suspect removed a bottle of Patron from the bar and started drinking from it. He reportedly told the employee that he would pay for it but ultimately lacked the funds to do so, the employee said. The employee told police the bar valued the bottle at $408.

Train conductor spat on at 14th Street

A 64-year-old A train conductor reported that he was spat on while inside the Eighth Avenue/14th Street station Sunday, October 1 at 4:20 a.m. He told police that he was on a downtown A train in the station when the man spat on and cursed at him. No further information was available about what prompted the harassment.

Man arrested after road rage

Police arrested a 54-year-old man for menacing at the northeast corner of West 37th Street and Dyer Avenue Friday, September 29 at 1:50 p.m. Police said that the suspect and the victim were involved in a road rage incident and police were responding to the scene because of a reported assault. Police said that the suspect got out of his car and attempted to spray the victim with an aerosol can.

Car broken into on West 28th

A man reported that his car was broken into while it was parked in front of 365 West 28th Street between 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 28, and 10:15 a.m. the following Friday. He told police that he parked the car on West 28th on Thursday afternoon and when he returned to the vehicle Friday morning, he saw that the driver’s side window had been broken and his GPS device and radio had been stolen.

Bike stolen on West 15th

A 22-year-old man reported that his bike was stolen after he locked it in front of 450 West 15th Street Thursday, September 28, around 3 p.m. He told police that he locked the bicycle to scaffolding and went inside the building. The bike was gone when he returned a few minutes later. He searched the area and wasn’t able to find the bike, but police said that video surveillance of the theft was available. No arrests have been made.





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