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‘Ridin’ dirty’: Cops catch scooter guy packing heroin

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A pair of Upper East Side police officers wound up notching a low-level drug bust when they pulled over a man riding a scooter without a license plate last week. Around 6:32 p.m. on Sat., March 9, Officers Hamdy and Conley from the 19th Precinct pulled over a man, 45, on a […]

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | A man passing a woman on a West Village staircase early Sunday morning slugged her before grabbing her genitals, police said. The incident reportedly occurred March 10 around 4:30 a.m. inside a residential building in the vicinity of Grove and Bleecker Sts. The victim, 20, was going upstairs, while the unidentified […]

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First Precinct Dubious delivery Police arrested Justin Ponder, 34, on Fri., March 8, for allegedly carrying out a string of burglaries in Manhattan, including two separate ones at a Soho apartment building on Mercer St. During the Sat., Feb. 23, incident, the man is alleged to have broken into a 49-year-old woman’s apartment and removed […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Police are looking for three men in connection with a recent string of Manhattan muggings. The incidents took place in Lower Manhattan, Midtown and the Upper East Side, in the Sixth, 17th, Midtown North and 19th precincts. Each time, the three men approached a male victim walking down the street and demanded […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A number of swastikas and a racial slur were found drawn inside of Asphalt Green’s Upper East Side campus earlier this week. A member of the sports facility noticed the swastikas in the family changing room sometime late Wednesday and notified employees sometime between late Wednesday night and early afternoon Thursday, according […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Two men in their 20s robbed an employee at an East Village deli early on Thurs., March 7, police said. The pair reportedly entered the place, at 149 First Ave., between Ninth and 10th Sts., about 10 minutes after midnight. They approached a 45-year-old employee behind the cash register, and one of […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Nineteenth Precinct police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man they have labeled “The Beer Bandit” on social media. According to police, on March 1, at 11:35 p.m. a man entered a 7-Eleven at 1453 Third Ave., between 82nd and 83rd Sts., and tried to steal around $70 […]

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First Precinct   Lipstick lifter Police are searching for a man they believe robbed the Soho Sephora store at 557 Broadway twice around 6 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 27. An employee said the robber threw multiple lipsticks into his bag and then left the place without paying. Police said he returned shortly thereafter and stole […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A car was left on cinder blocks over the weekend on the Upper East Side, something uncommon for the neighborhood, according to police at the 19th Precinct. A local resident said he parked his Honda Accord in front of 421 E. 78th St., between First and York Aves., on the night of […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A man is wanted for menacing an off-duty police officer in Lower Manhattan, according to officials. On Fri., Feb. 22, around 7 a.m., an off-duty officer reportedly got into an argument with the suspect inside the Corte Cafe at 2 Lafayette St. in Tribeca, near Foley Square. The off-duty officer left the […]

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