84th Precinct Police Blotter – 6/8/11

bugleblotter-300x1711 A mugging in Vinegar Hill; a fight breaks out at Freedom Academy; and a German tourist gets berauben. It’s this week’s blotter.

Bear with me, folks, I’m also finishing up a grant proposal for my New York accent doc this morning. So if the blotter suddenly veers into, “I feel my film fits with your corporation’s mission” territory, you’ll know why. So let’s get started before I miss the deadline and have to steal wallets from Planet Fitness to fund the rest of my movie.

On Front St. last Tuesday, near that building I call Hyman Roth’s House, a 27-year-old man was surprised by a thug who forced him to his knees, brandished a gun and said, “Give me all your money and be quiet.” The thug got away with $50.

The following day, also on Front St., a 47-year-old man from Florida must have thanked his lucky stars that he found parking in DUMBO; but when he went to find his 2009 Hyundai Accent later, it was gone.

A fight broke out at Freedom Academy on Nassau St. Wednesday morning; a 15-year-old girl was arrested after she struck an officer who was trying to break up the melee.

Here’s a report that may appeal to your darker side, particularly if you’ve ever gotten a parking ticket: on Jay and Tillary Monday morning, a meter maid, sleeping in her car between shifts, was approached by a father and son. The father asked her if he could park behind her without getting a ticket; sometime during the exchange, the son reached in her car through the open window on the other side and took her purse. The ticketrice noticed her bag was gone once the pair left, but didn’t really think much of it until she went to look for the bag later on. The dynamic duo got away with $19.

A 69-year-old woman having lunch at Teresa’s Restaurant Monday afternoon was robbed of the contents of her purse, including $10.

A wallet belonging to a 20-year-old woman was snatched while she rode the B38 bus. She didn’t notice it was gone until she began receiving text messages from her bank that her account was overdrawn; the nimble-fingered thief charged $532.99 to her debit account.

Finally, a 54-year-old German tourist discovered first-hand how sweet it is on Court and Montague Saturday afternoon, when he was ambushed by thugs who showed him a knife and got away with his $200 camera. According to the police report, the opfer (that’s German for “victim,” or so Google tells me) looked at head shots for hours without any luck. And that’s this week’s löscher (the closest I could get to “blotter,” I think it means “extinguisher.”)

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  • weegee

    Chase Bank on Montague St. was robbed yesterday afternoon; perp passed a note and fled with unknown amount of cash.

  • http://www.hoppingfun.com/crime_science_55901.htm Lorraine Hopping Egan

    Danke, Heather, for making a police blotter in a place I only occasionally visit entertaining as well as informative. And Viel Glück with the grant.

  • Heather Quinlan

    @weegee – It was also robbed May 25th.

  • Heights Observer

    I found a very confused and lost elderly African American lady on Pineapple and Willow St., could not get much information from her, she was looking for a “school” and I named all I could think of, could not tell me her address, called the 84th Pct. , and handed her over to man walking a small dog as my wife and I were on our way to an appt. Saw the squad car arrive as we walked away. Any news on that lady, where they took her, where she was from?

  • bornhere

    Heather — Not so sure about 99 Gold being Roth-esque; I’ll bet no one at 99 Gold watches a good ball game while eating tuna with a side of “small potatoes.”

  • Bette

    Thank you Heights Observer for your kindness to that elderly lady who perhaps had Alzheimers? We’ll all be there someday.

    Question regarding the (above mentioned) theft of a wallet and subsequent charging to a debit card: if someone steals your debit card without getting your pin number, can they still get money from it?

  • Andrew Porter

    A woman with only $10 in her purse at Teresa’s? They only take cash, and lunch or dinner there surely costs more than that. Curious…

  • Jeffrey j Smith

    Several disputes have occurred on the 4 & 5 Platform Manhattan bound at Boro Hall during the day and early evening hours. The platform, like much of the stations in the Heights area, has seen a BIG reduction in police presence due to cuts… Not good.

  • PierrepontSkin

    Andrew Porter, Teresa’s takes credit cards, too. But you are right. lunch and/or dinner, if you eat there like I do, certainly costs more than 10 bucks haha.

    Jeffrey, there’s a reason why I only feel safe at the Court St. R train station, out of all the trains in the neighborhood.