Volume 81, Number 14 | September 1 - 7, 2011
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Police Blotter

Stabbed and rescued
A resident of a ground-floor apartment at 221 Henry St. near Montgomery St. was stabbed in the chest on Sat., Aug. 27, around 11:30 a.m. Bleeding, he fled up to the roof and across to an adjacent building’s roof, according to witnesses and police. Firefighters and Emergency Services Unit police lowered the victim to an ambulance on the street.

Sentenced in ’93 rape
Alberto Barriera, 47, received a sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison on Wed., Aug. 17, for the 1993 rape and robbery of a 16-year-old Lower East Side girl. Barriera, who was arrested in Virginia on a drug charge, had been identified through DNA and indicted in 2003 as a John Doe defendant for the rape. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 3 to attacking the girl as she entered her Lower East Side building. He will serve his prison term in New York after serving a Virginia prison sentence.

Another stabbing
A suspect wielding a knife stabbed a 24-year-old man in an attempt to snatch his cell phone as the victim was walking at Forsyth and Delancey Sts. around 1:20 a.m. Mon., Aug. 29, police said. The suspect fled empty-handed, and the victim was taken to Bellevue Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Thief on wheels
A thief on a bicycle rode up behind a woman walking on the southwest corner of West Houston St. and Sixth Ave. at 3:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 19, snatched her cell phone and ear buds and rode away east on Houston St., police said

Coney Island bound
Rodrigo Torres, 14, who had been missing from his home at 460 Grand St. since shortly after midnight on Fri., Aug. 26, was located in good health in Coney Island.

Lost in Soho
A woman visitor from Norway told police she was at Café Bari, 529 Broadway near Spring St., at 3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20, when she discovered that her bag and wallet, with $60 cash, personal ID and digital camera, had been stolen.

Shoplift arrest
A police officer arrested Keith Andrews, 57, shortly after 4 p.m. Wed., Aug. 24, in the Zola boutique at 91 Spring St. and charged him with larceny for walking out without paying for three bags with a total value of $1,794.

Vehicle offenses
A Brooklyn man who parked his car in front of 60 Grand St. near West Broadway around 1 a.m. Sat., Aug. 20, returned several hours later to find it had been stolen.

A man parked his car opposite 90 Greene St. at Spring St. shortly before noon Wed., Aug. 24, and returned an hour later to find the car had been moved while he was at lunch, and that his G.P.S., MacBook and designer sunglasses had been stolen from the driver’s seat.

Police arrested Richard Claccie, 27, and charged him with criminal mischief for kicking out the rear window of a patrol car after he was arrested on Sullivan St. between W. Third and Bleecker Sts. on Thurs., Aug. 25.

Lost in The Room
A woman patron of The Room, 144 Sullivan St. between Prince and Houston Sts., told police she discovered her wallet was missing from her bag when she went to pay her tab around 11 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 18. She lost personal ID and $100 cash, and discovered later that several unauthorized charges had been made on her credit cards.

Pistol-packin’ mama
Police arrested Tanesha Holley, 22, in front of the former St. Vincent’s O’Toole Building on Seventh Ave. at W. 13th St. for carrying a stun gun. She was charged with criminal possession of a dangerous weapon.

Small change
Two men were arguing over a dollar at W. Fourth and Christopher Sts. around 7:40 a.m. Sat., Aug. 27, when one of them punched his adversary in the face. Police charged Arnold Porter, 57, with assault.

High kick
Police arrested Richard Johns, 44, around 11 p.m. Mon., Aug. 22, and charged him with criminal mischief for kicking the side-view mirror and knocking it off the driver’s side of a car on the southeast corner of Mercer and Bleecker Sts.

Bank theft
Police arrested Darnell Smith, 23, on Wednesday evening Aug. 24 and charged him with stealing a total of $1,468 from the TD Bank branch at 122 Greenwich Ave. at Eighth Ave. (One Jackson Square) between March 31 and Aug. 24. The suspect withdrew the money from a closed account and on Aug. 24 he tried to open a new account at the branch using a Social Security card that was not his as identification, police said.

Albert Amateau

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