84th Precinct Police Blotter – 2/22/11

bugleblotter-300x1711 It’s a cruel, cruel winter. It’s also this week’s police blotter.

At 429 Fulton Street Saturday morning, a woman trying on plus-sized clothes had her handbag stolen when she walked out of the dressing room. Out of the corner of her eye she saw someone walk into the room and confront her, but the perp feigned innocence until she ran off with the bag and $700.

At Fulton and Elm Wednesday afternoon, a teenage girl and her sister got into a fight with another group of teenage girls (and 21-year-old guy). Punches were thrown and a bag was stolen, though police arrested the juvi perps in a restaurant across the street from where the incident took place.

On Schermerhorn Street Monday evening, a man tried to open the door of his ’95 Toyota Tercel when he noticed the lock was broken. He then noticed someone had broken in his car and stolen his laptop, hard drive and eyeglasses.

The following night, a man parked his car in the Willow Street garage across from his apartment. When he returned the next day, he found the car was still there, but a $25K video camera, $10K lens, $4K mic and $5K tripod were gone.

Two cases of grand theft auto in the Heights(ish) area, the first took place Wednesday on Livingston St., where a man’s maroon Dodge Caravan Van, NYS license plate #FCZ4867. Get on the road and get to solving!

The second case was on Bergen St. on Friday. A 2007 grau Audi A4, NYS license plate #ECX2050. Get on the road and get to solving again!

Two incidents involving young victims occurred last week as well. On Tuesday morning, a 13-year-old boy was followed from the bus to the Schermerhorn Street station to the Bergen Street stop. Once the boy was street level, the thug pulled a knife on him and stole his cell.

At McLaughlin Park on Jay Street, two 14-year-old boys noticed a gang going through their bookbags. When they tried to get their bags back they were threatened and forced to hand over their wallets and iPods. The thugs, ages 27, 18 and 17 were later arrested.

A woman was assaulted by two men on Joralemon Street Wednesday morning; one served as lookout while the other put her in a choke hold, stole her laptop and debit card and then maced her. They then fled westbound on Joralemon. The good news is video cameras captured it all, though they’ve not been nabbed yet.

A man impersonating a police officer was part of a gang that robbed Kim’s Jewelry of $12K worth of bracelets and pistol-whipped a 56-year-old employee.

Finally, a man went berserk at a Pacific Street building, punching in a window pane, kicking in a door and, according to the police report, stealing a toilet. He was arrested. No word on the toilet. And that’s this week’s blotter.

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  • x

    Note to self, stay away from Jay Street and Fulton street area.

    Joralemon seems like a hot bed of activity as well.

  • bklyn20

    Do you know at what time the Joralemon Street incident occurred? After the late-night muggings at gunpoint near Joralemon and Clinton a year or so ago, I try not to be to be out there too late at night. (Which also helps curb the late-night Ben & Jerry’s trips…)

  • pankymom

    Note to All: only a complete idiot leaves $44,000 of work equipment in a car in a parking garage. Like a total, complete IDIOT.

  • Tb

    I have to agree with pankymom. Just sayin.

  • Bongo

    @pankymom, really? Pas-de-merde as they say in France. I smell an insurance inquiry on that one

  • TS McGee

    I took a crap and stole a kiss last week and I’m not on the blotter. What else do I need to do to get down?

  • http://loureads.com Lou

    Could people who are dumb enough to leave their super expensive video equipment and computers in their cars overnight please send me an email so I know which cars to break into? At least then someone in the neighborhood can benefit from the thievery. Also, those prices sound insurance claim inflated…

  • Lou K.

    +1 on pankymom’s point. Anyone/everyone who does production in NYC knows you never, ever, leave the gear in your car. Overnight in a parking garage is absolute insanity!

  • http://heatherquinlan.com Heather Quinlan

    @bklyn20 The Joralemon St. incident occurred around 9:30 a.m.

  • bklyn20

    Wow, 9:30 am on Joralemon — how did it happen in broad daylight? I hope they get something useful off of the videotapes.

    Note to self: must find another excuse to avoid late night ice ceam runs.

  • http://heatherquinlan.com Heather Quinlan

    I guess it really doesn’t take long, and one guy was the lookout. Sounds like nighttime ice cream trips are safer anyway. Neapolitan with mace.

  • Bette

    Video cameras on Joralemon Street? Where? I’d like to point them out to any thugs who menace me. Then I’ll ask them for release forms.

  • since47

    I’m sorry (I’m laughing), but is “Out of the corner of her eye she saw someone walk into the room and confront her…” a quote? Does the word ‘confront’ mean something else today? Did the woman in question have eye problems?

  • http://heatherquinlan.com Heather Quinlan


  • cat

    Any idea where on Joralemon that incident took place? I walk the length of that street every morning, but not west of Hicks.

  • x

    Joralemon street is generally very busy in the morning, with people walking to the subway station. I’m surprised no one saw it.

  • Heather Quinlan

    @cat Between Clinton and Court.