Volume 17 • Issue 12 / August 13 - 19, 2004

Police blotter

Villager photo by Clayton Patterson

A young life cut short

Friends and relatives carried the coffin of Joe “FEX” Locascio out of St. Mary’s Church on Grand St. after his wake on July 30. Locascio, 22, who used to graffiti a small moniker, “FEX,” around the neighborhood, grew up in the LaGuardia Houses and was living in Queens at the time of his death. He was stabbed to death with a screwdriver on July 24, possibly after a dispute.

Subway robbery
A man boarded a southbound No. 1 train at Chambers St. at about 3:30 p.m. on Thurs. July 22, sat next to his victim, pulled a knife and said, “Give me your bag, give me your money,” police said. The robber the hit the victim in the face and fled from the train at the Rector St. station with the bag and fled north on Greenwich St., police said.

Car break-ins
A woman who parked her car on Hudson St. near Duane St. at 8 a.m. Aug. 6 returned later to find the driver’s side window smashed and her computer and camera missing along with several handbags and clothes, police said.

A man who parked his car in front of 56 Walker St. between Broadway and Church St. at 4:30 p.m. July 25 returned to find the rear window smashed and a wallet with credit cards and personal papers missing, police said.

Motorbike stolen
A man who parked his motorcycle in front of 22 River Terrace in Battery Park City at 7:30 a.m. on July 23 found it missing when he returned, police said.

Bank robbed
A man who entered a Citibank branch at 108 Hudson St. at 1:30 p.m. Sat., July 24 passed a note to a teller saying, “Give me the money, this is not a joke,” and fled with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.

Seeking information
The police Missing Persons Unit was seeking information this week on a girl, 16, tentatively identified as Tya Savitt, who was found wandering on June 29 on the Brooklyn Bridge walkway near the Manhattan side in good physical condition. Currently living in an Agency for Children’s Services shelter, she is described as a light-complexioned black girl, 5 ft. 4 in., 110 pounds, thin build, with black hair and brown eyes. Information may be phoned to 800-577-TIPS or to the N.Y.P.D. Missing Persons Unit at 212-473-2042.

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