Wednesday, December 3, 2008

NYPD Daily Blotter - New York Post

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A man was clinging to life after cops found him severely injured on a Ozone Park street early yesterday.

Police said the unidentified man managed to flag down a police car at Cross Bay Boulevard near 149th Avenue at 12:40 a.m. He tried to speak, but collapsed before he could explain what had happened.

He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he underwent surgery for severe head injuries and remained unconscious. His fingers were broken, sources said.

Cops said it was not clear if the man, in his late 20s to early 30s and not carrying ID, had been beaten.

An Astoria teenager was arrested after a straphanger snapped this cellphone photo (pictured) of him allegedly carving a graffiti tag on a subway window.

Andrew Morello, 18, was allegedly etching so-called "scratchiti" into the glass of an N-train window Monday.

The witness snapped pictures and sent the images to the NYPD's new "e-tips" Crime Stoppers service.

Cops used the pictures to help them identify and track down Morello, who was charged with criminal mischief and possession of graffiti instruments.

A man was robbed and beaten by thugs i an elevator of a Forest Hills building.

The victim, 49, told cops he had stepped onto the elevator of the building on 112th Street near 72nd Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. on Nov. 7.

One of the men who was already inside grabbed the victim by the hair, put a knife to his throat and the others punched and kicked him, sources said.

They swiped his cellphone and wallet and fled, according to police.

Armed with a description of the attackers, cops arrested Omu Suzuki, 19, on Nov. 18. He was charged with robbery and assault, said a spokesman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.