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Cabbie helps catch fare dodger


1. Police say a 22-year-old man was picked up in Manhattan by a 34-year-old taxi cab driver on April 6 and driven to the Bronx. The 22-year-old man fled the cab without paying the $36.50 fare at 2:20 a.m. on West 231 Street and Broadway and ran towards West 233 Street. The cab driver following him until he was arrested by nearby officers and charged with theft of service. 

2. Jewelry theft

An unknown perpetrator entered the 3210 Arlington Avenue home of a 58-year-old woman at 9:45 a.m. on April 3 and removed numerous pieces of jewelry from her bedroom, including a diamond necklace worth $2,000, a gold necklace worth $2,000 and five pieces of antique jewelry worth $5,000 in total, according to police. There was no evidence of a forced entry and the case is open to detectives.

3. Robbery

On April 4 at 2 p.m., a 19-year-old male said he was walking southwest of West 229th Street and Bailey Avenue to his girlfriend’s house when an unknown person grabbed his headphones and pulled the wire against his neck, according to police. His jacket then dropped to the ground and a second perpetrator removed the 19-year-old’s wallet containing $200. The case is open to police.

4. Marijuana arrest

A 19-year-old male was caught smoking marijuana out of a glass pipe by police on April 2 at 3:20 p.m. at the northeast corner of Broadway and West 242nd Street. He was charged with criminal possession and unlawful possession of marijuana.

5. Vandalism

Police say a 61-year-old man discovered that his car’s driver side rear window had been smashed at the southeast corner of Reservoir Avenue and West 197th Street. No items were removed and the damage was assessed to be less than $250. The case is not being investigated by police. 

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