Police Blotter, Week of Dec. 7, 2012

A woman’s purse was stolen from the trunk of her car, which was parked on the northeast corner of Mercer and Grand Streets on Sun., Nov. 25.

The victim, 49, told police she had been shopping in the area when she returned to her car at about 11 p.m. She opened the trunk to find her purse missing. According to the file, the bag contained social security cards, a driver’s license, a pair of Levi jeans valued at $150, car keys and credit cards. She told police that she had cancelled her cards and no unauthorized usage was reported on them. Police reportedly conducted a canvas of the area, with no result.

Two SoHo businesses were burgled at night.

An employee of Miss Jessie’s SoHo salon, at 441 Broadway, reported a burglary on the night of Tues., Nov. 27. According to police, the burglary occurred sometime between 6 p.m. when the salon closed and 11 a.m. the following morning. Upon arriving on the morning of Wed., Nov. 28, the employee, 36, reported finding four cash registers forcibly pried open and $1,583 in cash stolen. The employee also reported seeing a trail of blood throughout the store.

The point of entry was unknown, according to police. Blood samples were taken for D.N.A. testing, but no arrests have been made so far.

A second commercial burglary occurred at 121 Greene St., Apt. 2, apparently named The Square.

On Sat., Dec. 1, at 2:45 a.m., a witness reported that perpetrators broke the window of the second floor suite about a half an hour before his call. He told police that he was unable to tell if anything had been taken until an inventory was done.

Hell hath no fury like a woman with a glass in hand.

A young man, 22, was assaulted by a woman in the Sway Lounge at 305 Spring St. just after midnight on Sun., Dec. 2 according to a police report.

The victim told police he was sitting at a table at the bar at about 12:05 a.m. when he reportedly asked the woman to leave his table. She threw a glass at him, striking him on the left side of the face and drawing a deep slash in his face. The victim said he was taken to New York Downtown Hospital by E.M.S., where he got eight stitches. Police did not indicate why the woman was at his table or why she was asked to leave.

— Kaitlyn Meade

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