84th Precinct Police Blotter – 11/10/09

bugleblotter-300x1711 A drug-toting driver’s arrest, a woman’s iPod theft and two reports of thieves using their victim’s credit cards top this week’s police blotter.

A driver tried to run down a police officer after the officer attempted to issue him a ticket on the corner of Livingston and Smith streets. While the officer was writing  the ticket, the 21-year-old driver put the vehicle in drive and maneuvered as if he were going to strike the officer.  After the officer ordered the man put the car in park, the driver climbed to the passenger side and ran out of the vehicle.  He was placed under arrest, and was found to be in possession of a switchblade, marijuana and a bag of cocaine.

A group of five thugs surrounded a 43-year-old woman and snatched her iPod on the corner of Hicks and Joralemon streets at 10:15 p.m. on November 2.

A woman had her purse stolen after she accidentally left it behind at the post office on Cadman Plaza East on November 2.  A perp took the wallet containing $120 cash and even began making charges with the victim’s credit card.

A robber held up a candy store for more than $700 on Atlantic Avenue between Bond and Nevins street on November 7.  Just past 7 p.m., the perp entered the store, brandishing a gun and demanding all the money in the cash register. The gunman also emptied the tip jar before fleeing on foot.

A thief grabbed a wallet from a student’s tote bag while was studying in the library of St. Francis College on Remsen Street on November 5. The wallet contained $225 in cash, and the robber also made $315 in charges with the victim’s card.

Share this Story:

, , , , ,

  • Drew

    The ipod theft on Hicks and Joralemon sounds an awful lot like the group that Lillian wrote about on 10/29. My wife also saw this group of kids follow a woman up Hicks between Jarolemon and Grace Ct (they stopped following her once a male pedestrian walked by who was in front of my wife). I certainly think this pattern requires increased police presence in the area and an effort to apprehend this group before they commit a violent crime.

  • cat

    Drew, I totally agree. And Lillian got a lot of grief for “profiling” that group: “oh, those poor kids; how does she know they were up to no good?” Puh-lease. You feel it in your gut. I wonder why they like Hicks Street so much?

  • asc

    Several cars have had break ins on the dog park side of Columbia Heights in recent days. The precinct is aware but perhaps it’s time for the neighborhood to think about advoating for better lighting?

  • AEB

    @Cat: they like Hicks Street because it’s not exactly a throbbing, people-packed thoroughfare.

    In fact, it’s the very opposite.