S. Washington Street, 200 block, January 27, 8:55 p.m. A man told police he was out walking when he was approached by a man who pulled a gun and said, “Give me everything in your wallet.” The man handed over his phone, debit card and three checks, and the suspect took down his PIN number and asked where he could find an ATM, then fled.
Gough Street, 2000 block, January 27, 8:55 p.m. A man was out walking when a second man approached, pulled a gun on him and said, “Give me your money.” The first man said, “I don’t have any; I was looking to get some myself.” The suspect fled.
N. Curley Street, 500 block, January 23, 4:15 p.m. Two men told police they had been out driving when they stopped to pick up a man who needed a ride, and who was willing to pay for it, despite the fact that they were not registered cabbies. When they took him where he asked, he pulled a gun and said, “Don’t move or I’ll blast you” and “Kick that s–t out.” He fled with their cell phones and a wrist watch. After a criminal incident report was filled out, the police issued the men a citation for trying to operate an unlicensed cab.
Bank Street, 1400 block, January 28, 9:40 a.m. A man told police he was trying to get out of his house when he saw a second man standing inside it. The man tried to detain the intruder, who grabbed a knife and told him, “I’m gonna leave here one way or another.” The two fought over the knife and the first man sustained injuries. Police arrested the intruder.
S. Broadway, 700 block, January 28, 2 a.m. Police responded to a hospital to investigate a stabbing and a man told them he was in front of a bar when he and some friends became involved in an argument with several other men. The argument turned violent and one man was struck with a sharp object. The man’s friends then took him to the hospital. At 2:30 a.m. the same day, a woman told police she had been in front of the same bar with some friends when a group of men began insulting them, and two of the women sustained injuries when the men attacked them with box cutters.
Ballou Court, 200 block, January 27, 8:57 p.m. A woman told police a man had pointed a handgun at her and said, “All you bitches gone die tonight” and “You better keep your door lock cause all yous bitches gone die tonight.” He then fled.
This week’s Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Mary Helen Sprecher.