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Police Beat: 62nd, 68th, and 72nd Precinct blotters

68th Precinct

Between Sunday, March 2 and Saturday, March 8, the 68th Precinct received reports of two grand larcenies, one burglary and one felony assault. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


On Saturday, March 8 between 9 and 9:15 a.m., cops say that a nearby resident spotted two males known to the department entering a locked construction site near the corner of Shore Road and 86th Street. Responding officers stopped the two males near the location and found them in possession of a stolen rebar and pipe clamps.

The two males were positively identified by the resident. The stolen property valued approximately $400 and all property was returned to the owner.


On Wednesday, March 5 between 1 and 1:44 p.m., near the corner of 86th Street and Fifth Avenue, cops report that two perps entered a department store and attempted to purchase items using altered credit cards.

Both perps then entered TJ Maxx, according to police, and attempted to make another purchase with the same altered credit cards. The two were apprehended after a canvass by police and found in possession of multiple altered credit cards.


Police report that a woman living on Dahlgren Place received a phone call on Tuesday, March 4 around 10 a.m. from an unknown male claiming to be working with the IRS. The suspect demanded $1,887 and told that victim that if she didn’t comply, she would be arrested in 20 minutes, said cops.

The caller then allegedly demanded $4,000 and the victim complied by transferring eight Green Dot Money Paks totaling $4,000 to the unknown party.


On Sunday, March 2 between 4:50 and 5:05 a.m. cops say that a local resident entered into a disagreement with unknown perps near 86th Street and Fourth Avenue when one unknown male allegedly struck the victim in the forehead with his belt buckle, causing lacerations to the victim’s forehead.

The victim was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center where he received 14 stitches and the suspects are still at large.


72nd Precinct

            Between Sunday, March 2 and Saturday, March 8, the 72nd Precinct received reports of two felony assaults, one robbery, one attempted burglary and one grand larceny auto. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, South Park Slope, Greenwood Heights and Windsor Terrace.


Police pulled over a 32-year-old Hispanic male on Friday, March 7 around 10:35 p.m. near the corner of 42nd Street and Fourth Avenue when they noticed the car’s Pennsylvania license plate wasn’t properly attached.

The driver did not have his driver’s license and, upon investigations, cops found it to have been suspended 31 times previously. The driver also had two different client IDs attached to his name, according to cops who also reported that the car – a 1988 Acura Integra – was not insured, registered or inspected.

The perp was arrested for numerous traffic and vehicle law violations.


On Saturday, March 8, officers in plain clothes arrested a 35-year-old Hispanic male for unauthorized use of a vehicle after he was seen driving off in a car that wasn’t his near 22nd Street and Third Avenue.

Upon arrest, witnesses approached the officers and informed them that around 9:30 p.m. the suspect had been walking up and down nearby blocks, playing with handles in search of unlocked car doors.

The perp has a previous history of grand larceny auto and being in possession of burglary tools.


On Friday, March 7 around 4:15 a.m. a 55-year-old white male was allegedly punched in the face by an unknown perp inside a bagel shop near 49th Street and Fifth Avenue.

The victim told cops he didn’t get a good look at the guy. Video surveillance is being investigated.


62nd Precinct

Between Saturday, March 1 and Monday, March 10, the 62nd Precinct received reports of eight burglaries, seven felony assaults, one robbery, 11 grand larcenies and three auto thefts. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.


On Wednesday, March 5 around 9:30 a.m. unknown perps broke into a residence near 62nd Street and 18th Avenue, police said. According to the victim, a 42-year-old black male, unknown perps forcibly entered through the front door, causing damage to the frame, then forcibly entered a bedroom door, causing more damage.

The suspects made off with $4,800 in electronics and cell phones.


A woman living near 65th Street and 15th Avenue was away for the afternoon at court on Thursday, March 6 when she was notified by her upstairs neighbor around noon that he had witnessed her brother-in-law coming out of her living room window. When she returned home, she noticed her three iPads were missing.

According to police, the perp – a 21-year-old white male – is known to the department and has previously stolen from the victim – a 29-year-old white female – and knew that her windows did not lock.


On Wednesday, March 5 around 9:30 p.m. a 30-year-old white Hispanic male was walking near New Utrecht Avenue and 62nd Street when he was approached by two unknown perpetrators, one of whom allegedly choked the victim and took his phone and jacket, according to police.

The two men fled on food traveling east bound on 62nd Street.


A 32-year-old woman was riding the B61 bus on Saturday, March 8 around 1 p.m. when she allegedly noticed an unknown perp trying to go through her purse. According to cops, the victim was afraid and got off of the bus near 86th Street and Bay 20th Avenue. Upon exiting the bus, she noticed that the perp had taken her wallet containing $290, a credit card and a debit card.

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