In addition to last week’s pricey Rolex theft on Remsen St. come reports of the subsequent break-ins which lead to all that coverage of Brooklyn Heights last week. (“They’re crazy!” “They don’t lock their doors!” “They’re Midwesterners!”) The first occurred on Columbia Place Sunday Monday morning; a 24-year-old man reported his Macbook, PS3 and 10 PS3 games were stolen by someone(s) who entered through an unlocked window.
The next two happened at the same address on Willow Street sometime Wednesday. In the first case, the perp entered through a window off the fire escape and snagged headphones, a cell phone and cash. In the second, the victim claimed she locked her windows, but the perp took the a/c out of the window before taking a $300 laptop.
Last Monday, a 37-year-old Gold Street resident who met a man on Adam4Adam.com stated that they were “hanging out for a bit” before falling asleep. That sounds as exciting as my dates, where I make them tell me their grandparents’ names so I can do their genealogy. (We all have our kinks.) But in this case, when the victim woke up he saw he was missing a $1k (!) iPod; $2K Macbook; $2K IBM laptop; $300 iPhone; two $300 watches and $580 cash. And, I’ll assume, some dignity.
On Sunday morning, a woman was hit with a hammer by her roommate, causing severe injuries to her face. The man was tackled by another roommate before police arrested the 34-year-old.
Finally, the report on Office Alain Schaberger, who was killed in the line of duty early Sunday morning: “While attempting to make a lawful arrest, the defendant did shove police officer and cause him to fall from stairwell ledge over railing, resulting in his death.” Here’s a link to an article where he’s remembered as a “Good Neighbor and Hero.” Officer Schaberger’s funeral will take place Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Frederick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home in East Islip, NY. And that’s this week’s blotter.