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BY MARIA ROCHA-BUSCHEL

Man harassed by 5-year-old

A 61-year-old man reported that he was harassed by a young child while he was out walking his dog, police said. The told officers he was in front of 427 West 26th St. on Friday, June 8 at midnight when a 5-year-old girl, a resident in his housing development, directed shouted expletives at him. He told police he felt alarmed and feared for his safety.

customer BREAKS Man’s nose

An employee at Chelsea Bell reported that he was assaulted while trying to close the bar at 316 Eighth Ave. on Sunday, June 10 around 4 a.m. The victim told police that he and other employees were trying to get the MAN to leave the bar so they could close when a fight broke out and he was elbowed in the face, breaking his nose. No arrests were made at the time of the incident.

Man steals, drops razors, Rogaine

A Rite Aid employee at 188 Ninth Ave. reported that a man attempted to steal almost $800 in razors and hair care products from the store on Thursday, June 7 around 5:15 p.m. Police said that the man took 13 Gillette razors of various styles, three boxes of Viviscal, four boxes of women’s Rogaine and two boxes of Rogaine for men. The stolen merchandize is valued at $739. A security officer approached the suspect on the street, after which the man dropped the items and fled on West 23rd.

Man arrested for domestic abuse

Police arrested a 49-year-old man for assaulting his 26-year-old boyfriend inside their apartment at 229 West 16th St. on Saturday, June 9 at 8:50 p.m. Police said that the suspect put the victim in a headlock and choked him during a domestic dispute, causing swelling to his lip, minor bleeding and difficulty breathing. Police did not have further information on what the argument was about.

Cocaine arrest at 14th Street station

Police saw a 30-year-old man for snorting cocaine inside the subway station at Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street on Friday, June 8 at 2:50 a.m., and arrested him. Police said that the man was seen sniffing a white, powdery substance from a MetroCard using a rolled up $1 bill while standing on the downtown platform for the A/C/E train.

Men arrested for wrecking DOT signs

Police arrested 23-year-old and 24-year-old men for criminal mischief in front of 118 10th Ave. on Saturday, June 9 at 2:55 a.m. Police said that the men were knowingly destroying Department of Transportation “no standing” and “taxi stand” signs that were on the sidewalk by pulling them out of the ground.





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