Police Blotter, Week of April 25, 2012

Beekman St. fatal
A UPS employee, struck at 4:39p.m.Tues., April 17 by a car that jumped the sidewalk while he was making his rounds on Beekman St., died of his injuries in Bellevue Hospital on Sunday night April 22. The victim, Michael Rogalle, 58, of Teaneck, N.J. was hit from behind and pinned against a wall after the driver, with three passengers –two of them children, lost control of his car. The driver and passengers were taken to New York Downtown Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injures. There was no criminality in the incident, police said. Rogalle, whose daily route included Beekman St. had been a UPS employee for 39 years.

Subway sleeper’s phone
A man who fell asleep while listening to his iPhone on a Manhattan-bound R train was awakened at 6:30 a.m. Sun., April 22 at the Whitehall St. station  by passengers who told him a thief had just snatched the phone and fled with it.

An arm appears
A Queens woman, 57, told police she went to the ladies’ room in the South Ferry terminal around 5 p.m. Wed., April 18 and hung her bag on a hook inside the stall door. An arm appeared over the door and lifted the bag with credit cards and $100 in cash. The thief fled before the victim was able to come out and see her.

Locker room rip-offs
A Manhasset woman told police she locked her wallet in a locker at the New York Sports Club at 30 Wall St. at 4:15 p.m. Fri., April 20 and returned at 6:50 p.m. to find the lock broken and her wallet, with her cell phone and Long Island Railroad pass, was gone.

A Brooklyn man, 59, told police he locked his clothes with his wallet in his pants pocket at the New York Sports Club at 160 Water St. at 11 a.m. Fri., April 20 and returned a half hour later to find that the wallet, with credit cards and $100 in Polish currency, was gone.

Wall St. menacing 
Police responded to complaints about a man acting aggressively and shouting at Wall and Broad Sts. around 9:50 p.m. Mon., April 16. Michael A. Garcia, 21, a homeless man, was charged with injuring one of the arresting officers when he flailed his arms trying to avoid being handcuffed.

Phone snatch
A Briarwood, N.Y. woman was walking on Spring and Wooster Sts. around 10:40 p.m. Wed., April 18 while talking on her cell phone when a stranger cornered her, snatched her phone and fled with it north on Wooster St.

Gold St. burglar
A maintenance man working in an apartment at 2 Gold St, at 9:48 p.m. Sat., April 14 heard a noise and discovered an intruder hiding in a closet. He chased the suspect down into the lobby and security guards arrested Corey Jacobs, 35, a block away for burglary. The suspect was clutching mail addressed to several tenants in the Gold St. building, police said.

Left bags
A Fairfax, Conn. patron of Nancy Whiskey, 1 Lispenard St., put her bag at her feet around 6 p.m. Fri., April 13 and discovered it was gone a short time later along with a camera valued at $1,500 and prescription eyeglasses worth $400.

A patron of Sequoia, the Seaport bar at 80 South St. left her bag at her table while she went to the ladies’ room around midnight Sat., April 14 and found it was gone by the time she got back a short time later.

A thief made off with the bag of an employee of the Sephora branch at 89 South St. on Saturday night April 14, police said.

A Sephora supervisor paid a visit to the branch at 555 Broadway, between Spring and Prince Sts. at 8:45 p.m. Wed., April14, put his computer bag on a counter where he usually did, and returned 10 minutes later to find it hand been stolen.

Jewelry stolen
A thief was able to steal a platinum diamond ring valued at $3,000 and a 14-carat white gold jewelry mount valued at $1,200 from a display case at Atelier Minyon, 155 Spring St. around 3p.m. Fri., April 13.

Motorcycles stolen
A New Jersey man parked his motorcycle opposite 125 Broad St. around 9 a.m. Fri., April 20 and returned at 4 p.m. to find it stolen.

A man parked his motorcycle on the southeast corner of Greenwich and Spring Sts. at 9:30 a.m. Thurs., April, went to work in the area and returned at 5:45 p.m. to find the bike, valued at $5,000, gone.

Credit card surprise
A resident of 75 West St. at Carlisle St. told police that a credit card company phoned him on Wednesday night April 5 and told him that $2,381 had just been charged to his account. He then discovered a credit card was missing and told police he last used it that night at Playwright’s Tavern in the Theater District.

Pocket picked
A woman learned that a charge of  $1,800 was made on her credit card at Bloomingdale’s without her knowledge around 5:45p.m. Sun., April 22 and told police she remembered being bumped earlier by a man and a woman while she was in the Apple store at 72 Greene St.

Soho bicycle theft
A woman, 35, chained her bicycle to a “no Parking” sign on the northeast corner of W. Broadway and Spring St. around 2:30 p.m. Sun., April 15and returned a half hour later to find it had been stolen.

— Albert Amateau

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One Response to Police Blotter, Week of April 25, 2012

  1. This post just showed me the number of crimes that can happen in a day, in a place, in a moment. I remembered another strategy where in they would pretend like on those 24 hour locksmith perth and would open your place or car. Scary.

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