Volume 18, Number 2 | JUNE 3 - 9, 2005

Police blotter

BB shots
Shots from a BB gun, apparently fired at random, hit an off-duty detective and another man in the face shortly before 3 p.m. Wed. May 25 as they were walking in front of 374 Pearl St. in the Alfred E. Smith Houses, police said. The BBs, possibly fired from a window in a Smith Houses building, hit the detective near his left temple and the other victim on the left side of his face. Both refused medical attention. The case is under investigation.

Ruckus on Greenwich
A woman who became involved in an argument with a group of women at about 4:10 a.m. Sun., May 22 on Greenwich St., between Carlisle and Rector Sts., was hit in the face by one of her adversaries while another snatched her bag from her shoulder, police said.

Hoop loss
An unknown thief made off with a cell phone that was left on a bench near the basketball courts just north of Chambers St. in the Hudson River Park at about 4:30 p.m. Thurs. May 12, police said. The victim, who was playing basketball when the theft occurred, told police that the thief made several phone calls on the phone before he was able to cancel service.

Battery Park sneak
A thief removed a wallet from the bag of a woman on South St. near Battery Park at 2:30 p.m. Sat. May 21, police said. The victim told police that someone had distracted her just before the dip went into her bag.

Seaport picker
A pick-pocket victim told police he was standing on the sidewalk at the corner of South and Fulton Sts. at 10:30 a.m. Sat. May 21 when a thief came from behind, picked his pocket and fled in an unknown direction.

Auto break-in
A man who left his car parked on Whitehall St. near Bridge St. on Saturday morning May 21, returned at 5 p.m. to find a window broken and electronic equipment missing, police said.

Bribery charge
Thomas A. Moogan, a former managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup, was indicted last week for first degree commercial bribery and falsifying business records during the period from November 1998 until September 2002 when he was fired for misusing the company credit card, according to the district attorney’s office.

He was charged with taking a total of $642,799 in bribes from two companies, a computer technology consulting firm and a construction company, in exchange for helping them get company business. The money was used to pay his personal credit card bill and for work on his Montvale, N.J., home, according to authorities.

Also charged in connection with the case was his wife Joan Moogan, and a company they formed to conceal the briberies.

The Moogans were arraigned last week and pleaded not guilty. Thomas Moogan was released on $50,000 bail and his wife was released on her own recognaissance.

—Albert Amateau

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