BY MARIA ROCHA-BUSCHEL
Tourist reports assaultA 22-year-old tourist reported that he was assaulted at the northwest corner of West 34th Street and 10th Avenue while walking back to his hotel on Saturday, July 7 between 3:45 and 4 a.m. The victim told police that he was walking from the Marquee Nightclub to his hotel at Four Points by Sheraton on West 35th Street when he was assaulted by two people. He said that he was punched in the face multiple times and when he attempted to defend himself, he accidentally punched the sidewalk, cutting his hand. He ran to West 23rd Street and 11th Avenue, where he called police, and he was escorted to Lenox Hill Hospital by EMS.
Package stolenA 40-year-old man reported that packages were stolen from his building at 234 West 21st St. on Saturday, July 7 at 5:23 p.m. The victim told police that the suspect went into the building and removed packages that had just been delivered by UPS. He said that he followed the man when he left the building and shortly after, asked to see the man’s bag. He told police that the suspect ducked into an alleyway and said, “Come in, I’ll show you what I got.” The victim said that the suspect had a pair of shoes in the bag. No arrests have been made.
Phone stolen A 24-year-old woman reported that her phone was stolen while she was inside The Park nightclub on Sunday, July 8 at 1:45 a.m. The victim told police that she put her phone in her bag and a few minutes later, she felt that her bag was lighter. She checked and found her phone was missing. She said that she didn’t feel anyone going into her bag or bumping into her. She tracked her phone to a location on 13th Street. It is not known whether she was able to retrieve it.
Drunk driving arrestPolice arrested a 33-year-old man for drunk driving at the northeast corner of Ninth Avenue and West 14th Street on Saturday, July 7 at 4:20 a.m. Police said that the suspect didn’t use a turn signal when making a left turn while heading down Ninth Avenue and turning onto West 14th Street to go east. The suspect reportedly had alcohol on his breath when he was stopped as well as slurred speech and police said that he blew a .17 on a Breathalyzer. The suspect also had clear bags of alleged marijuana and cocaine in his possession.
Phone theft An employee reported that a phone was stolen from the AT&T store at 180 Eighth Ave. sometime between Thursday, July 5 at 3:22 p.m. and Friday, July 6 at 2:30 p.m. The employee told police that an unknown person took an iPhone 8 plus from the store display without permission.