Crime Watch

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Men busted for marijuana

Police arrested two 26-year-old men for the criminal possession of marijuana Sunday, July 30, at 4:40 a.m. in front of 363 West 17th St. Police said that the men were seen smoking and passing a lit marijuana cigarette on the sidewalk and were blocking a residential building doorway. Police said they were in possession of additional marijuana.

Man scammed

A 48-year-old man resident of West 20th Street tried told police he paid a man $200 for concert tickets advertised on Craigslist by sending money to Western Union. He told police that the money was picked up in San Antonio, Texas, and afterwards, the suspect’s phone was disconnected and the victim didn’t receive the tickets.

Fake gun found at dog run

A man reported that he found a black metal imitation cap gun opposite 528 West 39th Street near Astro’s Dog Run on Sunday, July 16 around 3:50 p.m. He told police that he found the imitation gun outside the dog run.

Phone stolen

A 28-year-old man reported that his phone was stolen while he was inside Oak at 453 West 17th St. Friday July 30 sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. He told police that he got to the club a little after midnight and noticed around 2 a.m. that it was missing, and he later tracked the device to Pennsylvania.

Heroin overdose REPORTED

A 24-year-old resident of Ninth Avenue near West 26th Street was brought to Lenox Hill Hospital for a suspected heroin overdose Saturday, July 31, at 11 p.m. The victim’s girlfriend told police that she found him unconscious and lying on the bathroom floor after he had reportedly injected heroin into his arm. She called an ambulance and an EMS administered a dose of naloxone, enabling the victim to regain consciousness. Syringes were recovered at the scene.

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