Volume 22, Number 15 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | Aug. 21 - 27, 2009

Police Blotter

Body on the roof
Police responded to a call at 11:35 a.m. Tues., Aug. 11 to the roof of 35 Howard St. near Broadway where they found a body identified only as that of a white male. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the Medical Examiner’s Office and the police are investigating the case. The cause of death is not yet known.


Soho burglary
A burglar broke the lock of the front door of Aurora Restaurant, 510 Broome St. near W. Broadway between 5:30 and 6 a.m. Mon. Aug. 11 and took about $300 from the cash register, police said. A surveillance video was operating and recorded the theft, police said.

Roof escape
A burglar walked into a John St. building shortly before 9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 15, managed to get into an apartment and made off with a laptop computer from the bedroom, police said. The female resident encountered the suspect, described as a white male about 50 years old, as he was climbing out of the bedroom window and escaping to the roof, police said. The suspect has not been apprehended.

Sullivan St. burglary
A resident of an apartment at 183 Sullivan St. near Houston St. left home with her doors locked and windows closed around 12:45 p.m. Sat., Aug. 8 and returned home Sun., Aug 9 around 10:24 p.m. to find her door unlocked, a bedroom window open, and an Apple laptop computer valued at $2,000 stolen, police said. The woman’s roommate, who had been away on Saturday, returned at 3 p.m. Sun., and found the door unlocked, and left 15 minutes later locking the door behind him. The roommate had not noticed anything missing, police said.

— Albert Amateau


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