Undercover Cops Target Local Prostitutes, Johns
At about 10:20 p.m. on April 14, officers of the 114th Police precinct, under the supervision of Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Brian McCarthy, a historically problematic area for prostitution was targeted by trained undercover officers. Two while males, 21 and 32 years old and a 19-year-old Hispanic male, were arrested and charged with patronizing a prostitute after offering and agreeing to pay various amounts in exchange for oral sex. A 22-year-old Asian woman was also arrested. McCarthy noted that such incidents as these will continue to be investigated and handled.
114th Police Precinct Blotter
Tuesday, April 11:
+ At a safety checkpoint at Broadway and 31st Street a 35-year-old Asian man and a 30-year-old white man and a 21-yearold white female were stopped. Checking with the Department of Motor Vehicles revealed that all three had suspended licenses. The men were charged with aggravated unlicensed operator; the woman with unlicensed operator.
+ Three men, 19, 28 and 32 years old were arrested at 38-50 21st St. and charged with criminal possession of stolen property, violation of a local law, possession of burglars' tools and criminal trespass after they entered and remained unlawfully in the premises.
Wednesday, April 12:
+ At 31-83 34th St, a 58-year-old white male was observed inside his vehicle excessively honking the horn. When he was stopped, he exhibited slurred speech, a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and watery eyes, and when he exited the vehicle (from the passenger side), he was swaying. He admitted to have alcoholic beverages and was taken for a Breathalyzer test, which he refused. He was charged with DWI and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test.
+ At 25-58 50th St., an 18-year-old white male used blue spray paint to make graffiti with the tag "Kaspo", causing damage in excess of $250, which he did not have permission or authority to do. He admitted to and was charged with criminal mischief and making graffiti.
+ A 32-year-old white man threatened, punched, slapped and choked a woman, who sustained pain, bruising and scratches and was rendered temporarily unconscious. He called and threatened her again, causing annoyance and alarm. He received a summons and went to the 114th Precinct stationhouse at 34-16 Astoria Blvd. and was arrested and charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury and harassment.
+ A 17-year-old Hispanic male was observed at 21st Street and Hoyt Avenue South using improper blue neon lights inside of his vehicle and operating an audio/visual device that obstructed view of the driver. He was stopped and found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended license and was charged with aggravated unlicensed operator, equipment violation and improper use of amber light.
Thursday, April 13:
+ At 33-01 30th Ave., a 16-year-old black male was observed removing store merchandise from shelves. He passed all points of sale without payment, which he did not have permission or authority to do. He was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.
+ At 31-17 12th St., a 16-year-old Hispanic male struck a woman in the face with a closed fist, causing substantial pain and swelling to her face and annoyance and alarm to her. He was charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury and harassment.
+ At 45th Street and Broadway a 36year-old Hispanic man was observed drinking from an open Fosters beer can in public. Upon further investigation, he was found to have an outstanding warrant. A search incidental to an arrest recovered a knife on his person. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and violation of a local law.
Friday, April 14:
+ At 32-55 Steinway St., a 22-year-old Hispanic man stabbed another man in the left shoulder with a knife, causing a deep puncture wound, which required medical attention. At the scene, the victim pointed out his assailant, who was walking away, and positively identified him. The knife was recovered from the perpetrator, who was charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon.
+ A 28-year-old Asian man was observed disobeying a steady red signal and avoiding an intersection at 21st St. and 30th Ave. When a car stop was effected, the suspect had watery eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He refused to exit the vehicle when asked, and officers had to forcibly remove him while he flailed his arms. He was charged with resisting arrest, DWI, failure to obey a traffic signal, refusal to take a breath test and avoiding an intersection/ light.
+ A 27-year-old white man was found intoxicated and sleeping in the rear of a taxi. When he was awakened and asked to leave, he became loud, disorderly and exposed himself to the officers. EMS responded to the scene for treatment and the perpetrator hit an EMT in the face with a closed fist, causing pain, discomfort, annoyance and alarm. When being placed under arrest, he struggled with the officers, flailing his arms and attempting to punch the officers. He was charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury to official, resisting arrest, public lewdness, harassment, and disorderly conduct.
+ Two Hispanic males, 30 and 51 years old, entered 42-16 19 Ave., remained unlawfully and removed property without permission or authority. They were charged with criminal possession of stolen property, possession of burglars' tools, petit larceny and criminal trespass.