Crime Watch

| 12 Jan 2016 | 10:51


20 pounds of pot shipped via Fed ExAn employee at the 560 West 42nd St. Fed Ex location reported that he had found a large quantity of marijuana at the store Saturday at 8:30 a.m. He told police that he inspects all the packages at the facility and saw a package that looked suspicious. He opened the box, revealing a package of marijuana weighing about 20 pounds. The shipping receipt said that the return address was a car dealership in Arizona and the destination address was a mailbox service company on Fifth Avenue.

Concert tickets stolenA 40-year-old man told police that a bartender at Haymaker on West 29th Street stole his Phish concert tickets and resold them after he forgot them at the bar. He told police that he was at the bar on the evening of December 30 with friends. After he left the tavern, he realized that he had left the envelope with the tickets on a backroom table. When he returned a few minutes later, the envelope was missing. He said that employees at the bar denied seeing the envelope.

When the victim was at the concert with replacement tickets, he said that he was seated next to a woman who said that a bartender had given her the tickets at the Haymaker. After the victim contacted the bar’s owner, he was shown surveillance video showing the bartender taking the envelope off the table and putting the tickets into his pocket.

Woman arrested for bitingPolice arrested a 20-year-old woman for assault inside the Gilded Lilly on West 15th Street Friday, Jan. 8, at 2:30 a.m. Police said that the suspect bit the 25-year-old victim in the face while on the dance floor, causing a cut on her cheek. No further information was available about the cause of the dispute.

Drunk driver arrested after crash at construction sitePolice arrested a 33-year-old man for drunk driving at the northeast corner of 11th Avenue and West 34th Street early on Friday Jan. 8. The suspect was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection in which he ran into a construction site. Witnesses told police the man was driving the wrong way on West 34th Street and then rode into the construction site. Police found that he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and bloodshot eyes.

Man arrested for drag racingPolice arrested a 28-year-old man for drag racing at the northwest corner of 10th Avenue and West 34th Street early on Saturday. When officers approached the suspect, he put the car into drive and went through a steady red light at the intersection, almost crashing into two yellow cabs. Police said that he tried to elude officers by driving south on the West Side Highway, making multiple lane changes without signaling and drove recklessly in order to gain distance on the officers. When police caught up with him, they found that he had a faint odor of alcohol on his breath. He was charged with reckless endangerment. The other person that the suspect was drag racing with was not arrested.

Student assaulted near Manhattan Business AcademyA 16-year-old boy told police that he was assaulted opposite 319 West 18th Street on the afternoon of Jan. 7 as he walked home from school. Police said that the teen was punched in the head and kicked. Police said that the victim is a student at Manhattan Business Academy on West 18th Street and the suspects are students at Washington Irving High School near Union Square. The victim told police that he had never met the boys who attacked him before.