Police Beat: 68 and 72 Precincts

68 Precinct

In the 68th Precinct, which covers the neighborhoods of BayRidge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton, one grand larceny, oneburglary, one assault, and one robbery were reported between July19 and 21, marking a decrease in grand larcenies from last week,while the number of robberies and burglaries remained the same.


A Bible was one of the items stolen when someone entered a21-year-old woman’s apartment at Ridge Boulevard and 68th Street at12:30 p.m. on July 19 through the kitchen window,. Also taken werea TV set, a computer, jewelry, $300 in cash and an iPhone.


A 17-year-old man was walking on the northwest corner of RidgeBoulevard and Bay Ridge Parkway just after 10:30 p.m. on July 19when two Hispanic men snatched his Blackberry touch phone.


An argument between two men inside of a Fourth Avenue and 100thStreet apartment on July 19 just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday becameviolent when a 42-year-old man was stabbed, who was taken toLutheran Medical Center for his injuries.


While opening the front door to his 68th Street and SeventhAvenue apartment on July 21 at 1:37 a.m. on Tuesday, a 21-year-oldman was attacked by two men who punched him in the face and tookhis wallet – containing $14,000 in cash – and his iPhone from hispocket.

72 Precinct

In the 72nd Precinct, which covers the neighborhoods of SunsetPark and Windsor Terrace, two assaults, one auto grand larceny, onereport of criminal mischief, one robbery and one grand larceny werereported between July 15 and July 17, marking an increase inassaults and auto grand larcenies, and a decrease in criminalmischief and leave-scene property damage from last week’sreports.


The owner of DCTV Club at 61st Street and Seventh Avenueattempted to break up a 3:45 a.m. fight on July 15 between about adozen male Asians who broke a large-screen TV and a glass table.His efforts failed when one of the men pushed the owner into theglass table, causing him to suffer a hand injury. Following theattack, the man drove himself to Lutheran Medical Center.


Police have arrested a 33-year-old white man for allegedlystealing another man’s car at Fourth Avenue and 59th Street justafter 5:30 p.m. on July 17.

The incident occurred when a 41-year-old man parked his 2002Nissan carry-all with the keys left in the ignition and the motorrunning while he briefly stepped into his grocery store. When hereturned to his car, he saw the 33-year-old enter his car and fleethe scene northbound on Fourth Avenue.

While searching the area with police, the older man found hiscar, still occupied by the younger man, at Third Avenue between33rd and 34th Streets. The man left the vehicle behind and fledeastbound on 33rd Street. Police apprehended him further down 33rdStreet, where they found him in possession of burglar’s tools. Heresisted arrest, and police used minimal force to place him incustody.


A 21-year-old man was leaning on a car at Fourth Avenue and 40thStreet at 7 p.m. on July 15 when a Hispanic woman approached him,saying, Do you want your life? and then slashed him with whatappeared to be broken glass. The injured man was taken to LutheranMedical Center.

Although the woman fled the scene on foot, she was arrestedaround 11:10 a.m. the following day when the man spotted her at thesame place.


A 44-year-old Hispanic man parked his 2004 Ford station wagon atFourth Avenue and 47th Street on July 17 and returned at 5 a.m. tofind the car’s front passenger-side window, rear window and rearwindshield glass smashed.


A 26-year-old man was walking on the northeast corner of FourthAvenue and 40th Street just before 5 a.m. on Monday when he wasapproached by two black men, one of whom put his arm around theman’s neck, choking him and removing his iPhone from hispocket.

While searching the area with police, the victim found the manin possession of his phone inside a livery cab traveling eastboundon 39th Street in the direction of Fifth Avenue. Police reportedthat the man allegedly had crack cocaine in his possession.


Someone broke the front passenger window of an 84-year-oldwoman’s locked car at Greenwood Cemetery on July 16 at 1 p.m. andallegedly stole $90 in cash, prescription medicines, a driver’slicense, various store cards, a Medicare card, a cell phone, housekeys, a pocketbook, a wallet and the woman’s motor vehicleregistration.

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