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Police Blotter, week of April 17, 2014

Teens’ bag snatched in Washington Market Park Three teens fell victim to a thief while they were playing basketball in a Tribeca park on April 12, police said. The boys, aged 13, 15 and 17, told cops that while they were shooting hoops in Washington Market Park around 4:30 p.m., they left their belongings in […]

BY SAM SPOKONY | Two elite college football players, both expected to enter the N.F.L. draft in May, are wanted for questioning after a brutal attack in a Hudson Square nightclub early on April 11, police said. Police say Victor Hampton and Kelcy Quarles, both 22 and teammates on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, […]

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Boyfriend stabbed in FiDi Police arrested a 28-year-old woman on Feb. 1 after they say she stabbed her boyfriend in their Financial District home. The boyfriend, 45, told cops he and his girlfriend were in their 10 Hanover Sq. apartment when they got into a heated verbal dispute around 4 a.m. Police say the fight […]

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Violent shoplifters Police arrested a 51-old man on Dec. 26, saying he attacked a store security guard after shoplifting near City Hall. The suspect and another man walked into the Duane Reade at 250 Broadway around 11 p.m., and then tried walking out with three packs of nasal strips that they hadn’t paid for, cops […]

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Sleeping man hit & robbed A man sleeping off his wild night was assaulted and robbed by four people in the Spring St. (C,E) subway station, police reported. Police said the 39-year-old man was intoxicated and sleeping on the floor of the Downtown platform on Thurs., Sept. 19. At about 1:30 a.m., he was approached […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE   | It’s nearly curtain closed for Dance New Amsterdam in its home in 280 Broadway as it searches for a way to a solution that would keep the Downtown dance center’s doors open. The dance education and performance center announced that it had reached an agreement with the building’s landlord Fram Realty […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE    |  Diamond Goins was seen last week walking out of Soho’s designer Balenciaga boutique with a $1,200 handbag under his arm at 3:30 in the afternoon, police reported — without paying for it. The manager chased after 19-year-old Goins, who ran out the front door only to be tackled by a […]

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BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Second-degree assault charges are no longer on the table for Richard Pearson, a mentally ill man accused of waging a reign of terror on the streets of Soho by verbally and physically harassing residents and merchants. After two grand juries failed to indict Pearson on assault, the prosecution opted not to […]

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Man ambushed A man was robbed in the middle of the afternoon in Soho by seven teenagers, police reported this week. The attack took place on the corner of West Broadway and Prince St. from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Fri., July 26. The victim, 36, told police that he was approached by a young […]

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Umbrella assault An unchivalrous stranger hit a woman in the face with an umbrella after an argument on a Financial District street, police reported. The victim, 52, told police that she had gotten into a verbal dispute with a man on the corner of Water and Broad Sts. after he accused her of denting his […]

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