84th Precinct Police Blotter – 7/22/09

bugleblotter-300x1711Two cell phone robberies, a pricey electronics heist and two police officer assaults top this week’s police blotter.

Nearly $10,000 in electronics was stolen from an apartment building on Duffield Street between Nassau and Concord streets. On the evening of July 17, an unknown suspect entered two apartments through the rear bedroom windows. Among the goods taken were one computer, three laptops, a digital camera and a Blackberry.
A 50-year-old man had his cell phone taken from his hands on July 12 on Court Street between Joralemon and Livingston streets. The man was making his way down the street just past 11 p.m. when a group of male youths approached him and took the cell phone out of his hands, without exchanging a word.

The week’s second cell phone robbery wasn’t as quiet. A man was assaulted and mugged in broad daylight on July 16 as he approached the G train entrance on Schermerhorn Street between Hoyt and Smith streets. The 31-year-old man was approached by three young men who said “Give me your G1 cell phone, I have a gun.” The man continued walking towards the station, but was grabbed and thrown to the ground. After getting up and running across the street, he was chased and knocked back down as one of the perps grabbed the $350 phone. One suspect was arrested.

A man was arrested after assaulting three police officers in the lobby of the New York State Family courthouse on Jay Street on July 17. The 47-year-oldman stood in the lobby yelling obscenities and was approached by the court officers and told to calm down. He refused and punched one officer and bit the other two.

Later that day, another man was arrested for similar conduct in the Human Resources Administration building on Livingston Street. The man, 24, began yelling obscenities at the HRA staff, and when he was approached by an officer, he punched the officer in the chest several times before he was restrained and arrested.

A woman was arrested for attempting to shoplift more than $1350 in clothing from the Fulton Mall Macy’s on July 17.

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