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BY MARIA ROCHA-BUSCHEL

Habanero HEISTAn employee at the bodega inside 433 Ninth Ave. reported that a person stole three habanero peppers from the store on Saturday, May 5 at 3:50 p.m. The victim told police that the suspect is a chronic thief at the store. Pair arrested for graffiti

Police arrested a 50-year-old man and 35-year-old woman for making graffiti opposite the Starrett-Lehigh Building on West 26th Street Friday, May 4 at 3 a.m. A witness told police that both were holding graffiti instruments and the man was acting as a lookout for the woman while she glued a poster to the wall with text reading, “But like, do any of us really know what we’re actually doing.” Police said that the graffiti caused less than $250 in damage to the wall. Police said the pair were arrested at 5 a.m.

Flowers PILFERED

An employee of Treehaus MiMA at 470 West 42nd St. reported that items were stolen from the store on Thursday, May 3 around 7:10 p.m. The employee told police that the suspect removed $250 worth of flowers from the store and fled in an unknown direction.

Men arrested for smashing hydrant

Police reported that two men kicked a fire hydrant on the northwest corner of 10th Avenue and West 34th Street on Friday, May 4 at 8:35 a.m. A witness told police that the two men kicked the hydrant’s hose connection, breaking the joint and causing water to rush out of the hydrant. FDNY was on the scene and no arrests were made. Police said that the suspects fled east on West 34th.

Drug arrest on Ninth Ave.

Police arrested a 25-year-old woman for criminal possession of a controlled substance inside 239 Ninth Ave. on Friday, May 4 at 9:11 p.m. Police said that at 7:25 p.m., an officer saw the suspect with an open 750 ml bottle of Yellow Tail wine and when the suspect was searched, police found that she was in possession of a crack stem with crack residue and a small bottle of maximum strength pepper spray.

Man busted for pot

Police arrested a 21-year-old man for criminal possession of marijuana inside the 14th Street A/C/E station on Saturday, May 5 at 12:18 a.m. Police said that the suspect was on the northbound island of the A/C/E platform and was reportedly rolling a marijuana cigarette in public view. When he was searched, he was also found to be in possession of a clear bag of additional marijuana.





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