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Volume 19 | Issue 25 | November 3 - 9, 2006

Police Blotter

Subway death
Lifton Jensen, 59, was found dead on the tracks of the 6 train at the Brooklyn Bridge station at 3:47 a.m. on Oct. 31, according to a police spokesperson. Police responded to a report of an unidentified homeless black male under the train. Jensen was pronounced dead at the scene.
He has a residence in Staten Island, but according to police investigation, has been recently spending time at homeless shelters. Jensen’s family, who also reside in Staten Island, were notified Tuesday night.
The train struck Jensen, which automatically triggered the train’s brake, according to a Transit Authority spokesperson. Northbound train service resumed at 5:42 a.m.

Stabbed at diner
A customer of a restaurant on Division St. between Bowery and Market St. was stabbed in the stomach during an argument after he bumped into three other patrons at 8 p.m. Fri. Oct. 27, police said. The attackers fled and the victim, 53, was taken to Bellevue in stable condition.

Student mugged
A Borough of Manhattan Community College student, 18, was walking on Church St. at 3:39 a.m. Fri. Oct. 27 when a mugger pushed her to the ground at Worth St. and stole her bag with $120 in cash and a cell phone, police said. The thief, described as a white Hispanic man, about 28, 5’10” about 300 pounds, fled north on Church St. in a red car, New York plates DLT 1938.

Fighting peddler
An unlicensed peddler, who was arrested at the corner of Canal and Mercer Sts. at 4:35 p.m. Sun Oct. 29, struggled with arresting officers and slightly injured one of them, police said. The peddler, Mamadou Dialo, 33, was charged with assaulting a police officer.

Motorcycle stolen
A man who parked his 2006 yellow Yamaha motorcycle on Broome near Varick St. at about 3 p.m. Thurs, Oct 26 returned 45 minutes later and found it had been stolen, police said.

Van gone
A woman who parked her 1997 van on Sixth Ave. near Broome St. at about 2 p.m. Wed. Oct. 25 returned at 7 p.m. and found it gone, police said. There was no broken glass at the scene to indicate a window entry, police said.

Diner theft
An employee at Amelia’s Diner at 110 Varick St. near Broome St. told police that an unknown thief stole his wallet with $100 cash and credit cards from his jacket which was on a hook in the diner sometime before 10:20 a.m. on Sat. Oct. 28.

Bicycle thieves
Bicycle thieves cut the chains securing three bikes in front of 57 Sullivan St. near Broome St. on Saturday morning Oct. 28 and made off with them, police said. Two of the bikes were valued at $1,500 and the third was valued at $500, the victim said.

Newsstand burglary
The owner of a newsstand at 88 Fulton St. told police on Thursday morning Oct. 26 that a burglar had clipped off the back door lock the night before and stole $1,000 in cash and $1,500 in phone cards. The thief left behind a construction worker’s orange reflective vest. “It was probably his M.O. – wearing the vest to make people who might see him think he was working,” said Officer Tommy Moran of the First Precinct community affairs office.


Church pickpocket
A woman from Cambridge, Mass. visiting St. Paul’s Chapel on Broadway and Fulton St. on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 28 discovered that her wallet with cash and credit cards had been lifted from her bag, police said. The victim, 73, told police that someone had pushed her while she was in the church.

—Albert Amateau and Priya Idiculla

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