Greenpoint Gazette

Police Blotter (May 2-May 10)

BY Khristina Narizhnaya

90th Precinct

ASSAULTS
5/4
S 4th Street
Burglars broke into a parked con Edison car and stole the GPS system. The driver stopped to go to the store. NO arrests have been made.

5/5
Metropolitan Avenue
A husband smacked his wife on the face, grabbed her by the hair and hit her against the dashboard. He was arrested.

BURGLARIES
5/5
Scholes Street
A woman heard knocking on her front door. It was then kicked open. She yelled from her bedroom “Who’s in my apartment?” A male voice answered that he was looking for someone and left. About five minutes earlier, he knocked on another apartment. When the resident answered, the would-be burglar said he was looking for Jessica and left. No arrests have been made.

Montrose Avenue
A burglar broke into two apartments in a building, creating a ruckus. He stole two pairs of designer glasses, an iPod, two cameras, a video-camera, two laptops and a backpack. A neighbor woke up because of the noise and saw an average male wearing a black jacket and a baseball hat with a black backpack around both shoulders walk out of the building and turn right on Graham Avenue. Upon further investigation, the police officer on the scene noticed that a knife has been placed on the bed of each bedroom. No arrests have been made.

5/5 (occurred on 4/25)
Metropolitan Avenue
Burglars broke into a parked car and stole $3,000 worth of video equipment. No arrests have been made.

5/7
Montrose Avenue
Burglars broke into an empty apartment sometime between 11 am and 7:30 pm. They stole two laptops. No arrests have been made.

Penn Street
Burglars broke into a house and stole a staple gun and assorted tools from the basement. No arrests have been made.

5/8
Rutledge Street
Burglars broke into two offices of a store and stole $750 from one and $150 from the other. No arrests have been made.

ROBBERIES
5/4
McKibbin Street
Two thugs jumped out of a black livery cab and demanded property from a young man on his way to the train station. They showed him a silver gun and took his wallet and iPhone. No arrests have been made. A little while later, on S 5th Street, three males jumped out of a black livery cab and robbed a young man walking to the subway at gunpoint. They took his wallet and mp3 player. No arrests have been made.

In what may be a related incident on McKibbin Street that night, two thugs approached a woman in front of her residence. They pulled out a black gun and demanded her cell phone, then forcibly removed her cell phone and her $400 vintage shoulder bag containing camera and a cell phone. They then ran toward Bushwick Avenue. No arrests have been made.

5/8
Havemeyer Street
A thief reached inside a woman’s purse and took out her wallet at a supermarket. The store’s camera captured the incident. No arrests have been made.

5/9
Meserole Street
Three thugs came up to a man and demanded his money. He handed over the cash, then they demanded his wallet and cut his hand with an unknown object. He refused at first, but then they grabbed his keys, so he threw them the wallet. They gave him back the keys and fled on Meserole Street. No arrests have been made.

FRAUD
5/3
Fraudsters charged $2,990 in online purchases on a woman’s credit card. No arrests have been made.

5/4 (occurred on 4/9)
A woman got a “job” as a “mystery shopper.” “Southwest Mystery Shoppers” contacted her and sent her three money orders via UPS for $2,850. She realized it was a scam too late, by that time the “company” defrauded her out of $2,850. No arrests have been made.

5/4 (occurred on 4/20)
A woman received a letter from IRS stating that she owes $3,086.91. She has been on disability and has been receiving SSI since 2005. Someone filed for self-employed benefits in her name. No arrests have been made.

5/7 (occurred on 3/18)
A woman went to withdraw money from her savings account. She was informed that numerous transactions totaling $745 were made in her name. The bank was supposed to send her a card, but she said she never received it. No arrests have been made.

AUTO THEFTS
5/6
Moore Street
A 1995 Nissan Maxima was stolen from its parking spot. No arrests have been made.

5/7 (occurred on 12/3/2008)
Bogart Street
Thieves stole a motorcycle from its parking spot. An 18 and a 19 year old were arrested.

94th Precinct

BURGLARIES
5/5
Freeman Street
Burglars broke into an apartment and stole two laptops, a cell phone, two cameras, two TV’s, and a Garmin GPS watch. No arrests have been made.

Meeker Avenue
Burglars broke into a car and stole a wallet with cash and credit cards. No arrests have been made.

5/8
Noble Street
Buglars broke into a parked car and stole several boxes of liquor, clothing and cash. No arrests have been made.

5/10
N 9th Street
Burglars broke into a car and stole a GPS, a wallet, a phone charger and a pocketbook. No arrests have been made.

ROBBERIES
5/4
N 7th Street
Two thugs got out of a black Ford Crown Victoria, a car commonly used as a livery cab, and came up to a young man. They showed him a black gun and demanded that he give them his money. One of the thugs pushed him against the fence while the other one hit him on the head with the gun. Then they kicked him in the back. They then got into their car and fled. A lady was sitting in the passenger seat and a man was in the back and took his wallet and pager. No arrests have been made.

Union Avenue
Later that night, a black four-door vehicle, with three men and one woman, pulled up to a 65-year old woman walking on the street at 5:40 am. Two got out of the car and showed her a gun and asked for her purse. They then told her to lie on the ground, got in the car and drove away. No arrests have been made.

Berry Street
In what may be a related incident, twenty minutes later, a black Sedan, which may be a livery cab, pulled up to a man walking at 6 am. One man displayed a firearm and demanded money from the man. They then fled with his $600. No arrests have been made.

Wythe Avenue
Three thugs came up to a man walking at 2 am. One showed him a gun and said give me everything while the other one went through his pockets. They then told the man to lie on the ground while they fled with his laptop, mouse, keyboard and wallet. The man got on his bicycle and flagged down police. No arrests have been made.

North Henry Street
Three thugs approached a young man and showed him a black gun. They then told him to get on the ground and give them his money. He handed over $170 and his cell phone. They then fled on Norman Avenue. A canvas of the area was conducted and one of the thugs was arrested. Police removed a pellet gun from his waistband and the stolen cell phone from his pocket.

5/7
Meserole Avenue
Three thugs accosted a woman walking home at around 2:30 am. They pressed a blunt object against her stomach and said, “Stay calm, we’re taking your stuff.” One of the thugs grabbed her by the neck and said, “Come here,” while the other one took her bag. They fled in a black sedan and headed westbound on Meserole Avenue. The bag was found ten minutes later on McGuinnes Boulevard with her iPhone, credit card and wallet missing. No arrests have been made.

CAR THEFTS
5/2
Kingsland Avenue
A 2002 Infinity was stolen from its parking spot. No arrests have been made.

Guernsey Street
A dark Cadillac DTS 207 was stolen from its parking spot while the owner went to a bar. No arrests have been made.

5/4
Varick Avenue
A 1998 Chevy Pickup with a Miller Bobcat engine was stolen from a lot. The cameras capture a thief getting out of a white car and taking the car at 2:56pm. The owner has the keys to the car, but there are two sets of keys that are not accounted for. No arrests have been made.

5/6
Skillman Avenue
A 1999 Dodge Caravan was stolen from its parking spot. No arrests have been made.

IDENTITY THEFT
5/4
Identity thieves unlawfully opened an AT & T account for five iPhones with fraudulent personal info. They charged $7,156.36 on the account. No arrests have been made.

5/7
An employee stole two business Amex cards from her job and used them to pay off her personal debts. She used photocopies of her supervisor’s signature on credit card statements so that the purchases would go unnoticed. She was not yet arrested.

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