Greenpoint Gazette

Police Blotters (Feb. 10 – Feb. 22)

BY Khristina Narizhnaya

90th Precinct

ASSAULT
2/18
Flushing Avenue
A man pushed his mother against a wall and broke her cell phone. When his sister tried to break up the fight, the man threw a chair at her. He was charged with criminal mischief.

2/19
90th Precinct on Union Avenue
When a previously jailed criminal was returned to his cell because of an outstanding arrest warrant, he refused to be handcuffed and struggled with the officer. He injured the officer’s wrist while attempting to get rid of an illegal prescription pill. Eventually, the officer subdued and arrested him.

BURGLARIES
2/17
Williamsburg Art Gallery on Broadway
Burglars stole a commercial cable valued at $2,000 from the gallery’s vestibule. No arrests have been made.

2/19
Havemeyer Street
A burglar broke into an apartment and stole a laptop, a credit card, two necklaces, an iPod and a cell phone. No arrests have been made.

Powers Street
Burglars broke into an empty apartment and stole a flat screen TV, two laptops, a camera and two iPods. The apartment’s resident said construction workers have been working on the building for the last six weeks. No arrests have been made.

2/20
Marcy Avenue
When a man went to check on his father’s house, he noticed it had been broken into. It was not clear what items were stolen since the father was on vacation. No arrests have been made.

ROBBERY
2/19
Cheese Smokes Inc., warehouse on Johnson Avenue
Two thugs posed as building inspectors to get inside the warehouse. Once they were in, they hit a warehouse employee on the head with a flashlight, threatened him with a gun and tied him up. They then ransacked the place and stole a 71/4 Skillsaw. No arrests have been made.

Taylor Street
Two young men approached a 56 year old man, surrounded him and demanded that he empty his pockets. He started to scream and the thugs ran away. No arrests have been made.

2/20
S 8th Street
A robber approached a woman who was ringing a friend’s doorbell and put a gun to her head. He demanded her iPod and cell phone. He turned to leave, but quickly changed his mind, coming back to demand her purse. Then he walked away toward his accomplice, a man lurking about three car lengths away, acting as a lookout. The two men fled together. No arrests have been made.

CAR THEFTS
2/17
S 1st Street
A 1994 Ford Explorer and a 2009 Nissan Maxima were stolen from their parking spots. No arrests have been made.

Hewes Street
Burglars stole a box with various perfumes from the trunk of a parked car. No arrests have been made.

2/18
Moore Street
A commercial vehicle was reported missing. Ten minutes later it was found on McKibbin Street without license plates. Burglars stole a cell phone and laptop from inside the car, as well. No arrests have been made.

2/20
Grand Street
Car thieves stole a 2005 Toyota Corolla from its parking spot. No arrests have been made.

2/21
Johnson Avenue
A 1992 Chevrolet Astro was stolen from its parking spot. No arrests have been made.

94th Precinct

ASSAULT
2/16
Manhattan Avenue
A man was walking away from a woman during an argument. She ran after him and punched him with a set of metal keys, injuring his eye. No arrests have been made.

2/19
Meserole Avenue
A man refused to move his car after three off-duty police officers asked him to do so. An altercation ensued, during which the driver’s brother got out of the car and punched one of the officers in the mouth, threw the second officer against the truck and punched and pushed the third officer. He then tried to prevent his brother (the driver) from being arrested and resisted arrest himself by flailing his arms to avoid being handcuffed. Both men were arrested.

BURGLARIES
2/17
Square Enterprise on Diamond Street
Burglars broke into a commercial truck and stole $2,500 from behind the truck’s seat. No arrests have been made.

2/19
Humboldt Street
A burglar broke into an apartment and stole an iMac computer, a laptop and an iPod. A neighbor said he saw the apartment door slightly open when he came home. No arrests have been made.

2/20
Metropolitan Avenue
Burglars broke into an apartment and stole an iMac computer. No arrests have been made.

ROBBERIES
2/13
Greenpoint Avenue
A woman hung her purse on a coat rack at an art opening. Half an hour later she looked inside her bag and discovered that her cell phone was missing. There were about 200 people in the building at the time. No arrests have been made.

2/14
McGuinness Boulevard
A woman got into a cab after leaving a friend’s house. When she got home she realized that her cell phone and wallet were missing. She cancelled her credit cards and was informed that a transaction for $36 was made on her cell phone. No arrests have been made.

2/15
Bedford Avenue
A woman forgot her bag at Verb café. When she returned, she noticed her purse was still there, but her wallet was missing. She cancelled all her cards right away, except for one, which was used to charge $577. There are cameras inside the café, but the barista said he does not have access to the video. No arrests have been made.

Bedford Avenue
An employee put her purse on the ground next to her to open the fence in front of her business. When she bent down to pick it up, the bag was gone. No arrests have been made.

2/18
Wythe Avenue
A robber accosted a woman who was walking down the street. He said, “Give me all your s**t.” He then grabbed her handbag and gym bag. He fled into a dark colored SUV or a van with tinted windows. No arrests have been made.

2/20
N 9th Street
Burglars stripped the rims and tires from a parked car. No arrests have been made.

2/22
Frost Street
A woman noticed her money was missing while on her way to church. When she got home she had an argument with her boyfriend about the missing money. Upon hearing all the commotion, the woman’s son came out of his room to intervene. The boyfriend then pulled out a boxcutter, showed it to the boy and said, “I am going to slice you up.” While the woman held back her son, the boyfriend grabbed her purse from the bed and ran out of the apartment. He was arrested.

CAR THEFTS
2/18
Meeker Avenue
A 1997 Honda Accord was stolen from its parking spot. No arrests have been made.

2/21
Skillman Avenue
A 1987 Toyota van was stolen from its parking spot. No arrests have been made.

IDENTITY THEFT
2/10
A woman’s identity was used to obtain a fraudulent Sears card and a Macy’s card, which was used to purchase a Northface jacket for $702.27. No arrests have been made.

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