114th Police Precinct Blotter
Wednesday, February 22:
• Two white males, 16 and 17 years old, were charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti and possession of graffiti instruments after two off-duty police officers observed them walking up 47th street from Newtown Road, spray painting private property, lamp posts and trees as they went. The off-duty officers dialed the ‘911’ emergency hotline and waited for officers from the 114th Precinct to arrive. The 114th Precinct officers also observed the suspects writing graffiti and arrested them. A can of silver spray paint was found on one suspect,
• A 36-year-old Asian man was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, child endangerment and harassment after becoming involved in a dispute with his wife. The perpetrator broke lamps and tables in the living room of the family residence in the presence of the couple’s three-year-old child, annoying and alarming his wife.
• A 25-year-old black man was seen driving a 1999 Honda with dark tinted windows at 21st Street and 36th Avenue. He was stopped and found to be driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, driving a vehicle with a tinted windshield and unlicensed operator.
Friday, February 24:
• A30-year-old white man disobeyed a stoplight at 29th Street and Astoria Boulevard and struck a pedestrian in the right shoulder. The perpetrator left the scene of the accident, but was observed by a witness who described the vehicle to police and told them which direction the driver had fled. Police stopped the vehicle at 21st Street and Astoria Boulevard, arrested the driver and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident in which a victim sustained an injury.
• A 33-year-old Hispanic man was observed talking on a cell phone while driving westbound on 31st Avenue at Steinway Street. Police stopped the car and discovered the driver was operating the vehicle with a suspended license. The perpetrator was charged with aggravated unlicensed operator, unlicensed operator and talking on a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle.
• The manager of a store at 22-15 31st St. saw a 53-year-old white woman taking various food and cleaning materials from the store shelves and placing them in a red bag in a shopping cart. The woman left the store without paying for the items and was stopped by the manager in front of the store. Police arrested the woman and charged her with criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.
• Two black men, 47 and 49 years old, were seen obstructing traffic in a public parking lot at 31st Street and Broadway. They ran from arresting officers and refused to be handcuffed and were charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Saturday, February 25:
• A 44-year-old Hispanic man was charged with bail jumping, criminal possession of stolen property possession of burglar tools and aggravated unlicensed operator after police stopped his car at 22nd Street and Queens Plaza North. He was found to be in possession of a stolen Michigan license plate, operating a car without a license and possession of various burglar’s tools and was also found to have an active warrant.
• The manager of a store at 36-01 Broadway saw a 44-year-old Hispanic man placing three items inside his jacket and walking past a register, attempting to leave without paying. The perpetrator was found to have police mace and a box cutter on his person as well. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.
• A46-year-old white man was seen with his hand inside therear window of a victim’s apartment. The suspect fled, but was later identified by a witness at another location and was arrested. Pry marks were found around the window, which the victim stated had been closed and locked. The suspect was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.
• Officers of the 114th Precinct responded to a report of an accident at 33rd Street and 36th Avenue and saw a 33-year-old Hispanic man driving a white Dodge Caravan traveling northbound on 33rd Street. The vehicle was swaying from lane to lane unsafely. When the car was stopped, the perpetrator was found to have watery eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and clothing. Bottles of Corona beer were found inside the suspect’s vehicle and the suspect stated he had had “three or four beers”. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, unsafe lane changing and unlicensed operator.
• A 29-year-old white man was found inside his 2003 brown Chevrolet, which was parked in the middle of the street at 22-24 42nd Street, blocking traffic. Two open and nearly empty wine bottles were in plain view on the front seat of the vehicle. The perpetrator was charged with driving while intoxicated and right of way violation.
• A 27-year-old Hispanic woman and a 36year-old Hispanic male were arrested and charged with assault and criminal possession of a controlled substance after they assaulted a victim at 30-09 Broadway and police canvassed the area searching for them. The victim positively identified the suspects; after they were arrested they were found to possess a suspected controlled substance.
--Compiled by Linda J. Wilson