Police Beat: Blotters for the 62nd and 68th Precinct

68th Precinct

Between Wednesday, April 16 and Monday, April 28, the 68th Precinct received reports of three grand larcenies, one burglary and one robbery. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


A woman made a visit on Monday, April 21 around 10 p.m. to collect cash that was owed to her. The victim was invited over to the alleged perp’s residence – near Fourth Avenue and 83rd Street – to claim her cash and told cops that, as she turned to leave, the suspect – known to the department – gave her a kiss on the cheek and allegedly removed her cell phone from her jacket pocket.

Additionally, the victim states that, when she attempted to get her phone back, the suspect rammed a bicycle into her while attempting to flee. He then pushed the victim into the hallway, while hitting and biting her. The suspect then allegedly pushed the victim to the ground and slammed her head into the floor –dropping the stolen phone.

The victim sustained swelling to the face as well as two black eyes and significant bruising to the nose. The suspect was later apprehended by the 68th Precinct.


An unknown person forced open the front door of a residence near 70th Street and 12th Avenue on Monday, April 21 between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Once inside, the intruder reportedly removed $350 cash from a dresser drawer.


On Monday, April 21 a local business-owner working near 81st Street and Fifth Avenue received a phone call at his place of business from an alleged Con Ed employee. According to cops, the “employee” claimed that the business-owner owed $1,500 in fees and – if he did not pay within an hour and a half – his power would be shut off.

The unknown person allegedly instructed the victim to purchase three $500 Green Dot MoneyPaks – totaling $1,500 – and transfer the money over the phone. The victim complied.

The “employee” then called back, stating that he never received the payment and told the victim to repeat the process. The victim complied, again, and suffered a loss of $3,000 to the scammer.


Sometime between 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 19 and 10 p.m. on April, 22, an unknown person allegedly swiped construction equipment and a light generator from a trailer on the Belt Parkway near Fourth Avenue and Shore Road. The property was valued at $10,000.


An employee working at a store near 64th Street and Seventh Avenue was caught on camera pocketing money from customers making a purchase. Over the course of almost three weeks (Friday, March 28 through Wednesday, April 16), the employee – known to the department – allegedly pocketed $1,800.

62nd Precinct

Between Tuesday, April 22 and Monday, April 28, the 62nd Precinct received reports of six burglaries, three felony assaults, one robbery, eight grand larcenies and one auto theft. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.


Police arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly using a Corona beer bottle to hit a 38-year-old man in the face near New Utrecht Avenue and 72nd Street shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. The victim was taken to the hospital with a cut over his right eye.


A 24-year-old man’s 2012 blue Yamaha motorcycle disappeared from its parking spot at Shore and Bay Parkways sometime after 4:$5 p.m. on Sunday, April 27.


Police arrested a 23-year-old man as he attempted to escape from a bedroom window inside a house on 26th Avenue near Harway Avenue after he reportedly pulled a gun on the cab driver to whom he owed money for driving him home at around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26.

The livery cab driver originally called cops and told them that he had just fled a customer who had gone into a house, retrieved a black firearm and then pointed it at him, asking “do you really want me to pay you now?” in response to the driver asking for his $45 fare.

Responding officers surrounded the house; officers inside heard a noise behind a door labeled “3,” while officers outside spotted the suspect climbing through a rear bedroom window and ordered “don’t move,” prompting him to climb back inside, at which point officers kicked the bedroom door down and arrested him. The 25-caliber gun was also found inside the bedroom.


A 30-year-old man returned to his 19th Avenue house at around 11 a.m. on Friday, April 25 to discover that someone had ransacked it and stolen $17,000 in cash.

Earlier that morning, between midnight and noon on Friday, April 25, someone broke into a home on 76th Street near 15th Avenue and ransacked the place, but didn’t appear to take anything, said the resident.


Someone swiped a shopping mom’s wallet and cell phone from atop her baby stroller inside a store on 86th Street near Bay Parkway at around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, said police. The victim’s son told police that the suspect was an approximately six-foot-tall blond woman wearing a white denim jacket.


Two Brooklyn residents were left injured the morning of Monday, April 28 as the second story of their seven-story dwelling caught fire. The blaze – at 1850 82nd Street — was reported at 6:01 a.m., with firefighters on the scene by 6:05 a.m.

The fire was under control by 6:22 a.m. with two injuries – one minor and one critical.

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