POLICE BLOTTER: PELTED WITH A PELLET, A GRABBY CABBY

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A woman says she stopped at this deli and asked her cabby to wait. Instead he drove off with all of her stuff.

By Jessica Brockington

A possible pellet-shooting and other crimes are in this week’s 24th precinct police blotter.

A man walking down West 93rd Street is believed to have been shot in the chest by a BB or pellet gun. On July 10th at about 6:40 pm, the 58-year-old felt a stinging sensation to his mid-chest area, police say. He wasn’t sure what happened, didn’t see anyone nearby and continued on his way. When a reddish, dime-sized welt appeared on his breastbone with bruising around it, he contacted the police, who are now reviewing video footage from neighboring buildings.

A woman who asked a taxi driver to wait for her while she stopped at a deli early one morning returned to find the yellow cab gone, with all the stuff she’d left in his car. The 41-year-old victim told police she hailed a cab at 95th and Broadway, and asked the driver to stop a block later in front of 214 West 96th Street. Among her belongings was $200 in cash, $1,410 in money orders, a bottle of proseco, an apron, brush, makeup, and an iPhone 6 Plus valued at $900.

A 31-year-old mother on West 101st Street has been arrested for beating her 7-year-old son with a belt. Police say the boy was bruised and swollen as a result of what the woman called “punishment” upon her arrest. Due to the child’s age, police aren’t releasing the location of the injuries, or how they were notified.

A bookbag containing four iPhones and other valuables was stolen from the edge of a soccer field at Riverside Drive and West 104th Street. The victims were teenage exchange students who placed their phones and wallets into a bag and went to play ball. Police say they have attempted to locate the phones using the “Find My iPhone” tracking app but one of the phones was turned off, one didn’t have the app, one boy was not able to speak to the service provider because the phone is in his mother’s name. The fourth phone’s serial number could not be identified by the service provider.

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    1. Sean says:

      Cabs only wait for you in the movies.

      • Martha says:

        Sean, I, somewhat disabled, often have to ask cabbies to wait for me. Never have I had a problem. The meter ticks. They’re still making money. And most drivers are responsible. Just get the registration number and leave something that shows the driver you’re sincere. I have to repeat what my visitors say. Most Nyers are really helpful. Most, of course, doesn’t mean “all.”

    2. dannyboy says:

      “A bookbag containing four iPhones and other valuables was stolen from the edge of a soccer field at Riverside Drive and West 104th Street. The victims were teenage exchange students who placed their phones and wallets into a bag and went to play ball.”

      The police patrolling that area say that is all too common. They attempt to show police presence on bike and cruiser.

    3. Eagle Eye says:

      Stinging sensation was probably just that, a bee sting!

      • Ben David says:

        No, actual METAL BB pellets were recovered from the street and sidewalk.

        • dannyboy says:

          CSI Two-Four!

          • Ben David says:

            Not sure why you think this is funny! Metal BB pellets can cause serious, permanent damage–including blindness–not to mention dangerous infections if skin is broken.

            • dannyboy says:

              Ben David,

              You sure jumped on that Comment fast! Trying to make it out to be a comedic remark, too. You have too much of a sence of humor, and not enough of a serious nature to appreciate what the police accomplished and the appreciation they deserve.

              Want something funny, here: “Keep taking pot SHOTS”.

      • WSmill says:

        The same thing happened to my boyfriend last week at 93rd and Broadway. I thought he was imagining things, but a huge red welt showed up immediately.

        • Ben David says:

          Did you report it to the 24 Precinct? Please do so! The shooting reported here took place on West 93st between Amsterdam and Broadway, so same block. Please tell him to call the 24 Precinct detective squad to report it. He may prevent someone from getting very seriously injured.