Greenpoint Gazette

Police Blotters from the 90th Precinct

BY Tanay Warerkar

Camera Goods and Laptop totaling $5,200 stolen from Williamsburg apartment

A camera thief is about in Williamsburg.

On February 27, a 24-year-old Montrose Ave. resident returned home to find that two Canon lenses worth $1,600 each and an Apple laptop worth $2,000 had been stolen from his home, according to the police.

The victim, who left his home at 11 a.m. the same day, discovered that the rear window of his first-floor apartment had been left open. Upon entering the apartment just after 5 p.m., the victim became aware of the missing objects.

The victim notified the police shortly thereafter. The police discovered a set of fresh footprints in the snow and are observing security footage from cameras placed at the exterior of the building to get a lead on the suspect.

A mother-daughter argument gets out of hand

An argument between a mother and daughter that took place at P.S. 147 on Bushwick Ave. on February 27, dangerously escalated out of control, according to police.

The 16-year-old victim said she was having a verbal argument with her mother, 43, when the latter became increasingly aggressive. The victim alleges her mother began to pull her hair and then proceeded to put her hands around the victim’s neck thereby restricting her breathing, according to police.

The victim alleges the attack caused redness around her neck and caused her to feel dizzy and lightheaded.

A Child Services case worked has been assigned to the matter, according to police.

The police are still on the lookout for the mother.

Robbed of iPhone by Taser Gun

A routine trip home provided a rude shock to a 14-year-old Williamsburg resident.

While walking home on February 11, on the southwest corner of Walton St. and Union Ave. at about 20 minutes to 7 p.m., a 14 year-old boy was approached by two assailants and threatened with a Taser gun.

While one of the assailants held up the Taser, the other forced the victim to hand over his black, 16 GB iphone worth $250, according to police.

The victim did not report the crime until 9 a.m. the following morning out of fear of the assailants.

The police apprehended one of the perpetrators, a 17-year-old boy on February 24. They are still on the lookout for the second perpetrator, also a 17-year-old male.

Moving Homes Turns Costlier than Anticipated for Williamsburg Resident

Moving to North Brooklyn turned out to be much costlier than a 27-year-old resident expected.

On February 24, the victim discovered that her parked car at the intersection of Siegel St. and White St. had been broken into, according to police.

The victim was in the process of moving homes and her parked contained a number of personal items.

The victim approached her car just after midnight and ascertained that she was missing electronics worth $300, and clothing and shoes worth over $1,000.

The police are examining surveillance camera footage from around the area to apprehend the wrongdoer(s).

Identity-thieves make off with over $6,000 in loot

A Driggs avenue resident made a startling discovery on the evening of February 8 – his identity had been stolen along with $6,000 of his money.

The as-yet-unknown perpetrators used the 38-year-old victim’s identity to create a Verizon Wireless account that cost close to $400, and also created a Best Buy Credit Card account worth $6,000.

The police are continuing to investigate the matter.

The fight for food turns violent

Two men waiting in line to get lunch at a soup kitchen in East Williamsburg got into a heated argument with one of the men ending up with a four-inch long laceration across his neck, according to police.

The fight broke out just after noon on February 25 at the Peter Jay Sharp Center for Opportunity, a health center for low-income residents of the neighborhood. The victim, 20, and the assailant began arguing over their place in the line.

The victim alleges that the assailant then threatened him with a razor blade, upon which the verbal argument escalated further, culminating in the assailant slashing the victim across the neck.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital to receive stitches. The perpetrator is now in police custody.

Robbery at Dar 525

A thief with a thirst for wine made off with a giant loot from East Williamsburg Mediterranean restaurant, Dar 525, according to police.

The manager at the restaurant found the backdoor open when he came into work at 7 a.m. on the morning of February 26.

Upon canvassing the restaurant he discovered that 24 bottles of Shiraz worth $140 and six bottles of Malbec worth $60 had been nicked from the restaurant along with an Apple Macbook, worth $200.

The cameras inside the restaurant were not working at the time of the robbery and police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Art Thief Can’t Run Fast Enough

A Williamsburg Art connoisseur seemed to think he could take the art exhibit home with him.

A manager at the Cotton Candy Machine, an art gallery on South 1st St. between Roebling and Havemeyer St. discovered three missing paintings from an exhibition that had just concluded sometime earlier.

The paintings were kept in the rear storage room of the art gallery before they went missing. At first the manager canvassed the entire gallery.

Upon exciting the gallery, he observed a man standing over a dumpster on South 1st between Roebling and Havemeyer St. – It was a man he had observed earlier in the day at the art exhibit.

When he approached the thief, the latter fled, and after a foot-chase the police finally apprehended the art thief on North 4th St. and Driggs Ave.


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