84th Precinct Police Blotter – 7/6/10

bugleblotter-300x1711 A man is mugged while putting on cologne in a phone booth; a thief is aided and abetted by a tree; and no Newports are safe under the new cigarette tax hike. It’s this week’s police blotter.

Given today’s temps, I briefly considered staying indoors and writing up a blotter “based on true events,” just not ones that happened last week. A mugging here, motor vehicle theft there. Who would know? But I knew in my heart that you, Cat, nabeguy, Ashton, my2cents, AEB, and most shameful of all, Willowtowncop—you would see through my lies. So I threw on my summer schmatte and went down to the 84. My makeup melted off by Fulton St., but I guess I kept my integrity. So here goes.

Unknown perps wandered into the construction site at 185 York and wandered out with $2,500 worth of copper pipes.

At 7:45 am on Tuesday, a man was putting on cologne in a phone booth at Fulton and Elm when he was approached from behind by a thug with a knife, who took his wallet and $25. He left the cologne.

Another knife-wielding mugger struck later that night at Nevins and Dean—this time stealing a pocketbook that belonged to a member of the Department of Education’s Office of Special Investigations. The contents included gift cards to Starbucks, CVS, Best Buy and Brooklyn Fare; DOE BlackBerry; and DOE Office of Investigations I.D. and shield.

At 182 Hoyt St. last Monday, a delivery man reported that he was robbed of 30 cartons of Newports, and then hit by the getaway car. The vehicle was described as a green Honda Civic, and the perps were also seen at 202 Smith St. A quick Google search reveals that 202 Smith St. is also known as A&H Tobacco and Candy Wholesalers.

Also last Monday on Joralemon St., someone broke into a van’s unlocked rear door, pried open part of the cab, and stole a Mikita grinder, saw and Dewalt screw gun. Video surveillance cameras were blocked by a tree.

An officer was trying to subdue an emotionally disturbed homeless man on Sands and Jay Sts. and was punched in the head for his troubles.

Finally, keep your eyes out for a 1984 black Chevy Caprice with CT license plates, it’s as hot as the weather. And that’s this week’s blotter.

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  • GHB

    What’s at Jay and Sands Street that make it such a hotbed for criminal activity? I mean, every week…

  • T.K. Small

    Recently I learned that there is a shelter in that vicinity.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    Nothing was stolen from a locker at Planet Fitness? That’s news!

  • GHB

    Claude, I think it’s at that point where victims of locker thefts at Planet Fitness are just too damned embarrased to report it.

  • GHB

    …or embarassed

  • x

    The Copper thefts are still ongoing!! The cops must check who’s been selling copper to the dealers!