The Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights Blogs are starting a new weekly feature to bring you the local police precincts’ crime logs every Tuesday. We’ll cover the 76th precinct in Cobble Hill (at CHB) and 84th for the Brooklyn Heights area (at BHB), and get as much info as we can from the cops about what happened, when, and where it was.
Privacy rules — and captains’ orders — prohibit us from publishing victims’ names and the incidents’ specific addresses, but we’ll give you all the other details as best we know them. And, if you know anymore about the alleged crime, let us know in the comments or email us at <webmaster AT brooklynheightsblog.com> directly. We will stay on top of the bigger ones, and check back in with the cops as the investigations progress.
That said, we now launch our crime logs.
84th Precinct, Brooklyn Heights
Week of Feb. 22-Mach 2, 2009
Thugs beat up a 16-year-old Clinton Street boy on Feb. 24, sending him to the hospital for jaw surgery but ultimately not robbing him.The incident happened around 5 pm near the corner of Clinton and Joralemon streets, when the five large teenagers approached the victim and his two friends. One asked what time it was, and another then said, “Don’t worry — we’re not going to steal your phone.” That’s when the gang started punching and kicking the victim. Witnesses called the cops, but the hoodlums fled before cops arrived. The boy went to the hospital, where doctors had to operate on his jaw.
Cops are looking for the pack, one of whom was wearing a red and white jersey and matching hat.
Scallywags broke into a popular Remsen Street deli in the early morning of Feb. 23, looting the place of $1,500 cash and $2,600 worth of lottery tickets. The incident happened between 1:45 am and 6 am, the deli’s owner told cops.
When he got to the deli, which is between Clinton and Court streets, he saw that the metal gate was raised and the front window was smashed in. The business doesn’t have an alarm or video surveillance equipment, but cops said they are still investigating the incident.
A thief grabbed a woman’s purse at a Montague Street bar on Feb. 26 after she left it unattended for an hour. The incident happened around 8:30 pm when the Long Island woman hung her purse on a hook beneath the bar, which is near Clinton Street. But when she reached for it an hour later, it was missing — and with it, her mp3 player and wallet.
Dead of night
Cops arrested a thug for mugging a woman on Feb. 28. The incident happened just before 2 am when the 38-year-old woman was walking home to her Hicks Street home.
The woman was at Cadman Plaza West and Tillary Street when suddenly the man grabbed her from behind, put his arm around her, and punched her in the face. He grabbed her purse — in which she had $85, two Metrocards, and a digital camera — and fled the scene. But cops caught up with him on Tillary Street, and got the woman’s belongings back.
An ambulance then took her to Long Island College Hospital.