84th Precinct Police Blotter – 4/30/13

The weather reports are great, but the police reports continue. It’s this week’s blotter.

Little action going on at the 84; no Braveheart showing at Crime Analysis today, instead it was Jerry Springer. I didn’t even know it was still on the air. On to the reports …

A 36-year-old woman left her pocketbook unattended in the Macy’s shoe department—you can figure out the rest. By the way, I keep getting flack for saying the word “pocketbook,” in the same way I used to get on my parents’ case for saying “dungarees” or “icebox.” Is this an old-timey word? Have I become old-timey???

Moving on, A perp stole the entire carousel display from Roberts Corner Jewelry at 522 Fulton St. $4,000 worth of watches were stolen, and FYI, a carousel display is worth $150.

My boyfriend, who works in law enforcement, tells me I live in a bubble. I tell him he lives in a bubble because he’s 6’3″ and so never has to fight with a cabbie when he says he’s going to Brooklyn. But in this case I think he’s right. I received a report of an 11-year-old girl whose 44-year-old ex-boyfriend stole her jewelry—and this was more than friendship bracelets and lanyards. The inventory included $685 earrings, a $325 yellow metal chain; a $198 herringbone bracelet; and a $285 ruby-shaped pendant. He told her, “I’ll give them back to you when I get paid.” He was arrested in Vinegar Hill. An 11-year-old with a 44-year-old ex-boyfriend and expensive jewelry? I had to double-check it with crime analysis during the break. “Yep, sounds right,” they said. Bubble.

There were several reports of assaults from last week. The first took place around 10 a.m. last Tuesday: a 15-year-old boy claimed he was jumped by seven men near the Junior’s sign on Flatbush Avenue Extension, one of whom tried to cut him with a razor but was thankfully unsuccessful.

A razor was also found when a fight broke out the next day in front of 320 Jay St. Two officers were injured and a 15-year-old was arrested.

That same day, a 16-year-old girl was assaulted at 105 Johnson St. Four teenage girls and one teenage boy was arrested. The crime took place by MetroTech and the NYC College of Technology, a place where police walk cheek by jowl, so I’m not surprised the arrests happened so quickly.

An 88-year-old man was robbed by two men in the Burger King men’s room at 427 Fulton St. The criminals made off with $200 and the victim’s Retired MTA Employee Metro Card. Luckily he was not seriously hurt.

And finally, a barista at Nunu Chocolates on Atlantic left her brand-new MacBook Pro under a table while she took orders. And you know what time it is when a barista at Nunu Chocolates leaves her MacBook Pro unguarded while she takes orders.

I would say “Until next week, dear readers!” but ironically, I have jury duty next week. So stay tuned for an action-packed, jury duty version of the next blotter. (And in case you’re wondering, Planet Fitness is now 0-5.)

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  • Bk caller

    I called the cops for a fight outside my window at 330am last Friday or so. I watched as one guy was beaten but they had separated when the cops came and with little bloodshed apparently, no arrests. Disappointed.

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

    Your “bubble” graf has seltzer flying from my nostrils.

  • Melissa

    Your recap is the highlight of my week.

  • David on Middagh

    Re: Pocketbook (“Is this an old-timey word? Have I become old-timey???”)

    At an Internet café I once bemused the computer clerk by ordering “a quarter of an hour”, please.

  • Andrew Porter

    “Pocketbook” used to be the generic name for “paperback” for several decades, but I haven’t seen it used that way for a decade or so.

    When I served on jury duty, I loved when they asked, in English, “If you don’t understand English, tell us,” and a whole bunch of people got up and did just that. Perhaps in English…

  • Boerum Bill

    “where police walk cheek by jowl.” You are ADORABLE!

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    To anyone’s knowledge, are the local police typically responsive to noise complaints? Last summer our neighbor’s high school age son and friends were routinely waking us up at all hours of the night. With the weather warming up, I’m anticipating more of the same this year.

  • Boerum Bill

    Why don’t you have a chat with your neighbor…or get better headphones?

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    I have chatted with neighbor. In denial (“Can’t be MY kid”). Sleep with headphones?
    Anyone have an actual answer to the question I posted?