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Volume 20 Issue 7 | June 29 - July 5, 2007

Police Blotter

Traffic agent busted
Rickey Gadson, 47, an off-duty police traffic agent, was arrested at the World Trade Center PATH station at 6 p.m. Tues. June 19 for possession of crack cocaine. He was issued a summons for a desk appearance.


Suckered
Two teenagers, a boy and a girl from Staten Island, told police they went shopping for fake IDs on Canal St. at noon on Mon., June 25 and asked a guy in the crowd if he could supply them. “Yeah, follow me,” he said and led the pair up Broadway, ducked into a lobby just north of Grand St., pulled a knife, and demanded their money and cell phones, police said. The thief, described only as a black male, took $220 and two cell phones and fled. Possessing a fake ID is a felony, but since the two victims had none, they were not charged.


Robbed
A gunman held up a pedestrian walking on Prince St. near Broadway around 1:30 a.m. Mon. June 25, and demanded his wallet, police said. The victim, 41, of Manhattan, asked for his driver’s license back but the robber handed him his bank card instead and demanded to know the PIN number. When the victim refused, the robber took his cell phone, fled on foot to Mercer St. and ran north. The victim followed, saw the thief drive off in a car parked in front of 183 Mercer St., and hailed a passing cab to follow, but he soon lost sight of the car, police said. The thief was described as a black man about 5’8” and 165 pounds.


Peeping cell phone arrest
Dustin Donovan, 23, of Calgary, Canada, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Mon. June 18 in the Century 21 store, 22 Cortlandt St., and charged with unauthorized surveillance for taking photos with his cell phone under a woman’s skirt while she was in front of him riding the escalator. A security guard saw the incident and called police who arrested Donovan. He was freed on his own recognizance pending an Oct. 9 court appearance.


Bottle assault
Police arrested Wanda McCartney, 30, shortly after 5:25 a.m. Sat. June 23, accusing her of throwing a bottle that hit a man who was walking on the northwest corner of Varick and Charlton Sts. The victim sustained a bruise on his chest and the suspect was charged with assault.


Car gone
A woman from Tuckahoe, N.Y. parked her 2004 black Honda in front of 104 Charlton St. near Greenwich St. at 5 p.m. Sun. June 24 and when she returned at 4 a.m. Monday morning it was gone, police said.


Lockers rifled
Four lockers in the Equinox gym at 14 Wall St., were illegally entered between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Mon. June 25 and wallets and cash totaling $425 were stolen, police said.

—Albert Amateau





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