Volume 16 • Issue 30 | December 23 - 29, 2003

Police blotter

Downtown Express photo by Elisabeth Robert

Police dogs were part of the increased patrol outside the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.

Kayaker saved
The crew of the NY Waterway ferry Yogi Berra rescued an Independence Plaza resident whose kayak overturned in the Hudson River near the World Financial Center at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21, said Pat Smith, a Waterway spokesperson.

Smith said Captain Vincent Lucante spotted the man in the water and maneuvered close to the victim. Deckhands Matt Warta and Jose Navarro put a rescue ladder over the side, climbed down and pulled the victim aboard the ferry, which was bound for the W. 38th St. slip from Bedford, N.J.

The ferry proceeded to the World Financial Center slip where an Emergency Medical Squad was waiting, but the victim, identified as Scott Geyer, 51, of Harrison St., refused medical attention.

Counterfeit arrest
A search warrant raid on a building at Crosby and Howard Sts. in Soho on Friday afternoon Dec. 19 ended with one arrest for trademark counterfeiting and confiscation of 50,000 watches with counterfeit brands, police said. Phan Bu, 44, of 151 Vanwickle St. Jersey City, was charged with trademark counterfeiting.

—Albert Amateau


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