Police Blotter, January 18, 2012

Girl killed on Delancey St.
A 12-year-old girl on her way home from Castle Middle School on Henry St. was struck and killed by a car around 2:40 p.m. Fri., Jan. 13 at Delancey and Clinton Sts, at the Williamsburg Bridge ramp.

Dashane Santana, a resident with her family in the Jacob Riis Houses between Avenue D and FDR Dr., had dropped her book bag and bent down to retrieve it when the 2008 Toyota struck her. Witnesses said the driver, 58, was headed onto the bridge when he hit the victim and might have run over her again while backing up to investigate. Police said there was no criminality and the driver was not charged.

Dashane, in the sixth grade in the school on Henry St., had phoned he mother to tell her she was going with friends to the Dunkin Donuts before coming home. She was taken to Downtown Hospital where she died later.

Delancey and Clinton Sts. is a notoriously dangerous crossing. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said in a news conference that fatal accidents had occurred in May and August last year at the intersection.

At the nearby intersection of Delancey and Essex Sts. there were 523 auto accidents between 2008 and 2010, according to Transportation Alternatives, a civic group that promotes pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Fragrant returns
Keith Andrews, who was arrested last week for shoplifting several bottles of Fierce, a men’s fragrance from Abercrombie & Fitch, 199 Water St. was arrested again in the high-end store at 7:05 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 12 when a store security guard spotted him tucking 30 bottles of Fierce, valued at $1,920, into a blue shopping bag and trying to walk out without paying. Before his previous arrest at the store on Jan. 7, he had been arrested for shoplifting the store on Aug. 22. Because of the prior arrests at the location, Andrews was charged with burglary.

Beauty aids
An employee at Sephora, 555 Broadway, spotted a woman stuffing 20 boxes of cosmetics valued at $1,168 at 7:35 p.m. Sat., Jan. 14 and trying to walk out without paying. The suspect, Alba Carrasquero, 26, was charged with larceny.

Greenhouse effects
Two patrons of Greenhouse, the club at 150 Varick St., had their wallets picked from their trouser back pockets this week. A New Jersey man, 20, lost his wallet to a thief in the crowded bar around 12:30 a.m. Mon., Jan. 16. Two hours later, a Connecticut man, 21, had his pocket picked and discovered later that the thief had made unauthorized purchases of $87 at MacDonald’s and $80 at two gas stations. On Fri., Jan. 13, a French resident of Manhattan walked into the First Precinct police station and reported that he was at a party at the club the night before New Years Eve when a thief had made off with his jacket, which he had hung up. There was no explanation for the delayed report.

Lost earring
A Tribeca resident told police that she put her bag on a seat in a bus around 5:30p.m. Thurs., Jan. 12 while she searched to floor for a lost earring. She did not find the earring and discovered when she got home on Duane St. that her wallet had been picked from the bag.

Bag found empty
A Philadelphia woman.27, told police she had hung up her bag while having a drink at Merce Bar, 151 Mercer St. at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 11 and discovered 20 minutes later that it had been stolen. Around 3 a.m. she got a phone call from Fanelli’s at 94 Prince St. around the corner saying the bag turned up there. However, her laptop computer was gone and $200 in unauthorized charges had been made on a bankcard.

Football distraction
A Brooklyn woman, 29, told police she hung her bag on the back of her chair and was watching the Giants beat the Packers in the Reade St. Pub, 135 Reade St. on Sunday night Jan. 15 and discovered after the game that the bag was gone. She learned later that two attempts to use her debit card had been denied.

At Starbucks, 195 Broadway, on Sunday afternoon, a Swedish visitor, 38, had her bag stolen from the back of her chair.

A woman shopping at the Old Navy sore, 503 Broadway, forgot to pick up her wallet at the checkout counter around 8 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 12 and phoned the following morning but the wallet with $40 cash and credit cards was gone. An unauthorized charge of $150 had been made at Muji USA, the discount chain branch two blocks away at 455 Broadway.

Car stolen
A Brooklyn man, 40, who parked his gray 2010 Hyundai sedan at the curb in front of Film Forum on W. Houston St. around 7p.m. Wed., Jan.12 returned three hours later to find the car had been stolen.

— Albert Amateau

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